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Old 18-01-20, 15:57
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Question C8A HUM census numbers?

Marty Morren is looking for a suitable census number for his C8A HUM.

Who can help with contract number & census number range?

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Old 18-01-20, 23:28
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Default Two possible lists

Hi Hanno

Two possible lists , Peter Ford, and John Merchant list. Though many of those are from existing vehicles. Will take look and see what numbers show up .
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PS Is the serial or engine known both list have those as well so might find something closer.
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Old 18-01-20, 23:51
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Default HUM Serial numbers

Hi Phil,

The serial and engine numbers are:
Chassis: 3844515289
Engine: FR3918642
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Old 19-01-20, 17:55
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Hi Phil,

The serial and engine numbers are:
Chassis: 3844515289
Engine: FR3918642
Hello Marty,

LV.1679 was one of the contracts for C8A's, see Chevrolet Heavy Utility contracts.

Search this forum, and you'll find a few more C8A's supplied under that number.

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Old 19-01-20, 18:08
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Default Chevrolet census numbers

Parts of David Hayward's site were copied to other sites, for Chevrolet census numbers see his page:

"ALLOCATION OF W.D. NUMBERS BY CENTRAL CENSUS TO 23RD NOVEMBER 1944 - CHEVROLET"
at http://www.gregwapling.com/hotrod/ch...t/warchev.html

Search for "C.8A"

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Old 23-01-20, 21:10
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Hi Hanno,

Thank you for sharing the link.
I'm sadly not able to get any meaningful info out of it though.
Searching fir the contract number also has not brought up anything solid.
Maybe I'm not looking good enough?
And maybe someone else has any info?

Cheers!
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Old 24-01-20, 00:13
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Marty,

Following Bram Goudkuil's suggestion I searched on the RLC Archive (https://www.rlcarchive.org) and got a subscription to do some digging.

One contract I found was (corrected below is it was transcribed incorrectly in the RLCA database):
  • M 6230395 to M 6230594 SM6407 Chevrolet Car 4x4 Hvy., Utility
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According to David Hayward SM6407 was an order for the C8A with 1C11 staff car body, so this number range would not really fit your C8A body style.
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I wanted to stimulate a discussion about the very end of CMP production. The last known [to me] CMP was 1C11 STAFF CAR 4844521386 ENGINE # FR4,057,573 AUGUST 31 1945 to British order SM 6407.

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Old 24-01-20, 00:22
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Hi Hanno,

Is M here the prefix as in CM? What does the M mean?
Also, I have to do some research on how the WD numbers work. I've not yet seen a number that started with 62.
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Old 24-01-20, 00:39
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Hi Hanno,

Is M here the prefix as in CM? What does the M mean?
Also, I have to do some research on how the WD numbers work. I've not yet seen a number that started with 62.
Hi Marty,

Read for example https://www.canadiansoldiers.com/veh...lemarkings.htm > War Department/Census Numbers > Overseas

"M" stood for Car (staff car, jeep, etc.). As SM6407 was a British contract, they would not add the "C" in front as the Canadian Army did. Not a suitable census number range, as I said, we'll have to keep looking!

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Thanks for the info!
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PS: also do some searching for threads with "census" in the title.

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This table of census numbers allocated to the Canadian Army Overseas narrows down your search:

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So, guessing mine should have a somewhat similar number as the ZL in the first picture of this thread, it would be somewhere in the 4208201 - 4214200 range. Ths indeed does narrow it down!
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Default The Heavy Utility in Canadian Service

You may also want to contact the author of this book? Rob Clarke is a member of this forum.

https://servicepub.com/product/the-h...nadian-service

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Great idea! Will do.

Thanks.
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Default WD Census Numbers assigned to Canada

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This table of census numbers allocated to the Canadian Army Overseas narrows down your search:

Source: Clive Law’s “Drive to Victory”
The list can also be found on a cached copy of Clive Law's website:

https://web.archive.org/web/20171204...allocation.htm

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