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Re: Attention GTB Series Owners

Post by Bill Scott » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:41 am

Registration number - on data plate and hood, is different than the serial number- on transmission, etc.
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Re: Attention GTB Series Owners

Post by pierino » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:56 am

Bill,... USA # is NOT on Army data plates...

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Re: Attention GTB Series Owners

Post by pierino » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:16 pm

lt.luke wrote:... I think evidence shows that while Bubba has had his way with this truck, the hood, frame (such that it is) and bell housing have been together with the remaining tin work since they left the factory.

you are more than welcome to think what you prefer about your own truck's details.

initial question was:
The question is, does the SN and the Hood number "match"?
and my reply was:
which makes unlikely the matching of the two. my .2 cents only...
but, if you prefer to use this level of statement instead:
I think the evidence points the other way
as I cannot see the evidences, this discussion ends here.


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1941 Ford GP
1942 Ford GTB, matching #'s
1943 Huffman model 81
1943 R.I.A. Hand Cart M3A4
1943 Willys MB
1943 Highway Trailer K-38
1944 Ford GPW, matching #'s
1944 Cushman 39G
1944 Harley WLA
1944 Converto Dump 1/2 Ton
1944 VW TYP166 Schwimmwagen
1960 Willys MB-T
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Re: Attention GTB Series Owners

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:33 pm

What lt.luke meant was that the government assigned hood number corresponse with the batch of GTBs in that number range. Not that they would be the same number as the serial number.
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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:32 am

Does anyone want to play "figure this number out"? I can tell by looking at both sides that the hood number is 312-232. So, I need to figure out the fourth digit.
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Re: Attention GTB Series Owners

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:34 am

Also, is this brake booster suppose to be on this???
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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:43 pm

Ok, I just found out that the Brake booster was for the Cargo only. Very cool.
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Post by lt.luke » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:38 pm

1943Willysgpw wrote:Ok, I just found out that the Brake booster was for the Cargo only. Very cool.
So that makes this one a cargo as well?

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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:00 pm

Yup. I looked up Hydrovac systems. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=203943
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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:05 pm

Also the member that posted this said (viewtopic.php?f=25&t=203943) "If you want a working hydrovac, that's great, but not necessary. Mine works and it does increase stopping power, but I've driven a [b]cargo variant[/b] without one and it stops just fine. Definitely not necessary for parade use. The bomb variants don't have them and used electric brakes for the trailers. If I had to do it over I would save the money and just do a cosmetic rebuild on the Vac and bypass it."
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1942 GPW 1871 DoD 2-27-42 Dallas Plant
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1942 GTB 135938 DoD
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Re: Attention GTB Series Owners

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:06 am

Food for thought, should you have a serious accident and not have the brakes set up the factory installed, it can have consequences, especially if it is registered with Antique or historic plates.
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Re: Attention GTB Series Owners

Post by lt.luke » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:30 am

Ben Dover wrote:Food for thought, should you have a serious accident and not have the brakes set up the factory installed, it can have consequences, especially if it is registered with Antique or historic plates.
Except that most LEOs won't know what it is, much less be able to assess what is factory or not and will likely have to ask the owner of the vehicle is maintained properly. Fully manual brakes aren't that uncommon on vehicles back them.

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Re: Attention GTB Series Owners

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:22 am

You have a surprise coming, law enforcement takes part in motor vehicle autopsies every day, they have decades of experience. Insurance companies also act on behalf of the plaintiff, and there are engineers that specialize in MV accidents.
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Re: Attention GTB Series Owners

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:23 am

I will fix mine. Sorry, the reason for the quote was to show Luke that the Cargo version was supposed to have Hydrovac brake boosters
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Re: Attention GTB Series Owners

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:09 am

What generator should be in my 9/42 GTB? Anyone know?
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