Jeep-OARE data plate

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Jeep-OARE data plate

Post by pierino » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:19 am

just after the war ending, OARE (Officina Automobilistica Riparazioni Esercito... an italian army branch ...something like Army Automotive Repair Shop...) in Bologna did some light modifications on italian army jeeps...

this is the data plate then installed.

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maurizio
1941 Dodge WC21
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
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Re: Jeep-OARE data plate

Post by ElwoodJayBlues » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:21 am

Isn't it amazing that even a vehicle data plate sounds slinky if it's in Italian? :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Jeep-OARE data plate

Post by pierino » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:03 am

ElwoodJayBlues wrote:Isn't it amazing that even a vehicle data plate sounds slinky if it's in Italian? :wink: :lol: :lol:

I'm not sure to understand your point of view: I should consider it as the usual superficial commentary on the Italian virtues?

I left this here as, here, we're talking about jeep modifications, something technical, I guess,...and not about other countries' styles...ok?


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1941 Dodge WC21
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
1943 Stinson L-5 SOLD w/sadness

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Re: Jeep-OARE data plate

Post by ElwoodJayBlues » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:09 pm

Hi Maurizio,

no offense, all I tried to say was this:

The italian language sound so much smoother and sweeter than our language.
And I wanted to say that in your language even that dataplate sounds like a "serenata" to me!

So... after all... it was a compliment.

EJB
MB 134202, stamped grill, script back
"Lili Marlene"

"Vor der Kaserne, vor dem großen Tor..."

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Re: Jeep-OARE data plate

Post by pierino » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:26 pm

good... :wink:

I think that now we can go back to modifications,...can't we? 8)

I will post some pictures of actual job made at that time by OARE on italian jeeps...

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maurizio
1941 Dodge WC21
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
1943 Stinson L-5 SOLD w/sadness

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Re: Jeep-OARE data plate

Post by ElwoodJayBlues » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:37 pm

pierino wrote: I think that now we can go back to modifications,...can't we? 8)

Sure thing!

I'll take some compliment lessons!

EJB
MB 134202, stamped grill, script back
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Re: Jeep-OARE data plate

Post by pierino » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:23 pm

here are the total of modifications done by OARE on two different models. images are from the original SNL G503 15.1.44 made by them (possibly printed after the war end).

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maurizio


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1941 Dodge WC21
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
1943 Stinson L-5 SOLD w/sadness

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Re: Jeep-OARE data plate

Post by PopsDudley » Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:45 am

These old posts were just brought to my attention. It helps tell the story of my 45 MB that was brought back to the US 21 years ago. The FWD and shifting operating instructions are in Italian. I tried to include photos but can't seem to get the file size small enough [ tried printing to pdf but that was not enough]
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