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1941 - 1945, MB, GPW Technical questions and discussions, regarding anything related to the WWII jeep.
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Re: More Data Plates INFORMATION Required Like THESE PHOTOS

Post by warbirdphotog » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:39 pm

1944 GPW. Thankfully the dataplates were kept as is and never restored. I'm going to put on a repro glove box door with repro stamped dataplates and keep the original stored as is.

208102
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The frame number looks like it matches the serial... as it seems to look like 208102. Thoughts on the best way to make that show up a little better? Not sure who/what left those scratch marks at the beginning.
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Post by Manuel pera » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:56 am

Hy guys...an answer....the original mb 45 data plate were stamped in relief or not?...

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Post by JAB » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:28 pm

Manuel pera wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:56 am
Hy guys...an answer....the original mb 45 data plate were stamped in relief or not?...

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No, not that I’ve ever seen. I’ve only seen straightforward standard stampings from the front of the plate.
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Post by Manuel pera » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:53 pm

thank you. I refer to the writing on the data plate, not to the service number and to the dod. I saw some plates with embossed lettering and others not....ImageImageImage

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Post by Manuel pera » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:58 pm

This is my dataplate...ImageImageImage

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Post by manaola78 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:04 pm

Try putting a magnet under the stamped area on the frame and sprinkle fine metal filings over the numbers on top of the frame. The metal filings may align to the stamped numbers more clearly. It is a non-destructive testing technique to show possible issues in ferrous metal that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Let us know if it works with a photo.

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Post by Manuel pera » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:14 am

the try with the magnet have not help me. No results.

But i can not understand if the original data plates willys should have embossed lettering or not.

The answer is: is it possible that there are original non-raised data plates?

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Post by manaola78 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi Folks GPW128610. August 5, 1943. I have attached the data plate and photo of the frame stamp. I don't know the vehicle history so any info you can share is appreciated. I bought it from the big island of Hawaii and I am in Honolulu.
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Post by kmccarthy16 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:34 am

Data plate and frame stamp match.
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1942 Ford GPW
DOD 3-19-42
SN 8053

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Post by mdainsd » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:17 am

Why do the gross vehicle weight numbers change so radically between GPWs?
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Post by mdainsd » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:00 am

Just brought this one home yesterday.

Frame:

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Hood Number: 20194334
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Re: More Data Plates INFORMATION Required Like THESE PHOTOS

Post by JAB » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:08 pm

Nice! Matching fonts on the engine and frame; same stamp set probably.
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