Willys MBs -GPWs in Storage Lot ?

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Willys MBs -GPWs in Storage Lot ?

Post by 70th Division » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:33 pm

Hello,


Here is an interesting photo of Jeeps parked in an open air storage yard.
It looks to be an army depot, as I see Dodges, and other things there ? Click to enlarge !!
Willys MBs.jpg
These jeeps have some preservation methods displayed like cellophane over the glove box doors,
horn buttons wrapped, USA numbers sprayed with a wax type preservative ?

Also note, mirrors turned down and wrapped .
No fire extinguishers, no seat cushions at all, only a spare rim attached on mount, without a tire.

I haven't ever seen this particular photo before, and also note the grills covered in something to keep the weather out .

Not to mention many jacked up on cinder blocks !!!


Very interesting , maybe you can notice additional things, or can add info about this picture ?
What are we looking at ??

Brand new Jeeps, already being left out in the elements !!!!


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Post by conrod6 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:01 am

MB's looking at the nearest top bow or do my eyes deceive me? Late production as late light switch.
Interesting photo.

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Post by GUNNUT in Iowa » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:41 am

All of the windshields are down on the ones facing "front to back" and up on the ones facing "side to side".

They sure did a nice job on getting the windshield wipers in the same position - even those with the windshields down.
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Post by Hartofoak » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:55 am

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Post by Mark Jesic » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:26 am

Very interesting photo, thanks for posting.

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Post by slatgrille » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:58 am

Clutch pedal depressed by a stick jammed up against steering column bracket.

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Post by YLG80 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:49 pm

Strange hood numbers with mixed white and blue drab characters
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Post by sjalbert » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:31 pm

Hood numbers are not sequential.
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Post by conrod6 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:22 am

slatgrille wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:58 am
Clutch pedal depressed by a stick jammed up against steering column bracket.
Well spotted !

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Post by YLG80 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:19 am

Could it be a photo taken before the veteran sale in the Columbus Depot, Ohio. 2000 jeeps were for sale?
The jeeps were also sitting on blocks

jeep sale.jpg

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