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Koubayashi wrote:I checked the serial carefully
It starts with either a 3, 5, 6 or 8.
I can't decide if it's a 3 or 8 or a 5 or 6.
There are good arguments for every number
Well it isn't a 3 or 5, just compare with the 3 and 5 in the serial. So 6 or 8.
But now compare with a serial from a 1996 Orville:
http://imageevent.com/chingo123/july201 ... =1&l=0&z=9
The upper part of the 6 is flat, not rounded like yours, so it's most likely to be an 8. My conclusion is that it's also not likely to be a leftover ObG body in 1998. Wouldn't that be used earlier?