BIG rear star from factory

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BIG rear star from factory

Post by W. Winget » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:57 am

Trolling the L.O.C. today, found this unusually large factory (edit: not factory, rather Depot) Star on the rear of the jeep. (Edit: just noticed none on the jeep in front of it too)
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Re: BIG rear star from factory

Post by Bangle 99 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:43 pm

Look at that overspray.


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Re: BIG rear star from factory

Post by Mark Tombleson » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:24 pm

Detroit, that would be a GPW?

But it says "loading" and that looks like a depot rather then the factory.

Does anyone have any documentation that Ford put stars on GPWs at the factory?
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Re: BIG rear star from factory

Post by W. Winget » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:10 am

I agree it has to be a depot, there's too many Dodges in th background for Ford or Willy plants. Still not sure why one would have a star and the other in front not have one. (and so large)
Also funny that the carrier needed wood down for the narrower jeep that wouldn't fit the steel ramps. top deck of truck has the wood in place to offset the load to the other side, maybe he's unloading VS picking up, who knows.
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Re: BIG rear star from factory

Post by Fabrizio » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:34 am

What is weirder than the big star (often seen on very early Jeeps) is that this one is painted over a jerrycan mount reinforcement plate...
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