GPW assembly plant

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GPW assembly plant

Post by Allen Sinor » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:38 pm

Hi fellow GPW enthusiasts. I have received wonderful feedback regarding my GPW # 275672 DOD 6-9-45. A few responses indicated that they needed to see a photo of my actual data plate to help me locate the actual plant where my GPW was assembled. I hope the photo I have submitted may lead to an answer. Thanks for everyone's help.
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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by Michael O. » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:47 pm

Looks like a Louisville GPW to me....one of the last! Where is this GPW located? You have omitted your location in your profile for some reason?
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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by twinflyer17 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:49 am

Michael, out of curiosity, how can you tell what plant this tag is from? DOD? Font, etc.? I know where my GPW was built, but just want to expand my GPW knowledge 8)
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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by Graham lamb » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:32 pm

Hello ALLEN SINOR. MICHAEL O. TWINFLYER 17 I would also like to know how to tell where a GPW was built........7. 27. 45. Number. 277795. Have no idea how to send picture of data plate. Seems close to your build date.Any answers G Lamb

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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by JD136 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:15 pm

From what I was told ,in the box on the Make Model line near FORD-GPW, all the assembly plants
stamped that box differently. How it was stamped is the assembly plant. My GPW is stamped
4X4. That is Dallas.
1942 GPW #6834 3-20-42 Dallas, Texas [USA 2065808 est.]


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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by Michael O. » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:42 pm

1/4 T is a Louisville
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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by twinflyer17 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:21 pm

Michael O. wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:42 pm
1/4 T is a Louisville
Cool, never knew!
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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by Graham lamb » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:03 pm

Hello and thanks that would mean 'my' GPW was built in DALLAS Nomenclature plate Make and Model.....Ford-GPW...4x4

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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by nick peters » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:41 am

Yes Graham
4x4 was used at Dallas :)
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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by zoob » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:37 pm

So what were the other plants? Richmond? Dearborn? Chester? Would be good to know if and how these plants marked their plates.

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Post by Chuck Lutz » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:30 pm

Richmond = no "day" in the DOD
Chester = serial number stamped twice
Dearborn = small font
Edgewater = no idea, never seen one.

These may have changed during production.
Always check with Tom W. as frame stampings are not as easily swapper around as data plates or glove box doors or tubs.
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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by cjv-35 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:58 pm

My GPW #269325 May 28,1945 Dallas produced has a Star stamped before the GPW 269325 on the driver frame rail. Could this also mean Texas produced ?

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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by nick peters » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:33 pm

Like it !!! lone star state :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by Chuck Lutz » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:26 am

"Star" = Texas?
Then "Bear" = Richmond, CA
Then "Liberty Bell" or "Keystone" = Chester, PA
Then "Palm Tree" = Edgewater, FL

Hmmm...the STAR is not relevant to just Dallas produced jeeps...
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Re: GPW assembly plant

Post by cjv-35 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:25 pm

Just a wild guess on my part. As you mentioned, the GPW expert probably knows all the frame markings. Have a nice day Chuck.

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