[MV] Repeat of GPW questions

Fri, 12 Dec 1997 15:43:17 CST

I am repeating my post of last week since no one really touched on the
threads I raised.
My GPW, #48315, doesn't have any stars, nor anything other than "GPW483
15" stamped on the frame.

Since the subject is fairly topical now, I'll ask a few questions about
mine. First let me twll you what it is like: It had a glovebox (which is
missing including the data plates), Ford script on the lower left rear,
trailer plug on the rear, no black-out light nor mounting holes,
mismatched engine (cam driven). Several things have been changed on
it--including it having a CJ grill and headlights, CJ windshield, and a
@#$%&*'d up front bumper and frame--it has a mix of wooden and metal
plates for a front bumper with bolt on hitch on the front, plus some
reinforcing plates on the top of the frame connecting to the bumper.

My questions are: What is the date andlocation of manufacture? AAW#2
shows #48305 being made 16 July, 1942, so I could assume it is around
this period. The issue of Ford assigning different serial numbers and
productionserials not being always sequential comes to mind as well. I
know Ford produced them at five locations--any way to determine exactly
which plant and what date?

Secondly--AAW cites that scripted bodies were generally stopped in the
April-May 42 time frame. While it is possible this jeep is a mutt of a
couple, it seems probable to me it isn't.My only logical explanation is
perhaps it was pulled from the line for a problem and completed later
and stamped. What do you think about it?

I am curious to any comments from others who have other GPW'swho are we
ll versed with the anomolies out there. Tim

* Tim A. Scherrer "You'll be fighting WWII for the rest of *
* Facilities Supervisor your life", Ron Scherrer, 1971 *
* Truman State University *
* WP: 816-785-5551 CPT, MI, USAR *
* WF: 816-785-4201 Commander, D/2/334th INF RGT *
* HP: 816-665-6704 *

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