[Article] Comparative MB / M201

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[Article] Comparative MB / M201

Post by Benleroy » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:12 am

Hi G'

It's really difficult here to find an untouched ww2 Jeep here in Europe. Lot of MB or GPW went through rebuild programs after war. And Hotchkiss, a french manufacturer, produced 27628 "M201" under Willys License, the MB and M201 are nearly the same.

So there's really a confusion between MB, GPW and M201. It's frequent to see in auction "WTS Jeep MB201 with 1967 title, who have made "Debarquement en Normandie". No comment...

With the help of some members (on french forums and here on the G), I've make a comparative to help everyone who want to identify their Jeep.

At this time it's only in french, i'm working on it's translation but the pictures speak themselves ;)

Hope It helps ;).

http://perso.latribu.com/Benleroy/Jeep/ ... icles.html

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Post by fredjc1 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:36 pm

Benoit,

A very comprehensive series of articles on the differences between MB and M201 has been written by Steve Carr on the Historic Military Vehicles Forum website.

There are five excellent parts to it with great pictures:

Part 1
http://www.hmvf.co.uk/index.php?option= ... &Itemid=30

Part 2
http://www.hmvf.co.uk/index.php?option= ... &Itemid=30

Part 3
http://www.hmvf.co.uk/index.php?option= ... &Itemid=30

Part 4
http://www.hmvf.co.uk/index.php?option= ... &Itemid=30

Part 5
http://www.hmvf.co.uk/index.php?option= ... &Itemid=30

The forum itself is also excellent for all sorts of great articles.

http://www.hmvf.co.uk/

Enjoy!
All the best
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Post by Benleroy » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:45 pm

Thanks fredjc1

I did not know this article. He has made a great job too.

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Post by Horst » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:02 am

Benoit,

Nice work. I still wait for the English version...

Another small one which comes to my mind is the different grounding of the headlights. As far as I know the MB has a small separate grounding wire, the M201 has a braided ground connection
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Post by fredjc1 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:01 pm

Horst,
Is this the type you mean?
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Post by Benleroy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:25 am

Thanks Horst.

If you have some pictures, i can add it in the comparative ;)

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Post by Horst » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:02 pm

Fred,

Yes that's what I am talking about. This is the way the headlights are grounded on a M201. The other way (MB/GPW) is a thinner ground wire not connected to the large bolt holding the headlight itself, but with a smaller bolt and subsequently a small hole in the holder of the headlight.

But that other photo seems to come from a MB/GPW too, so I might be wrong that the thick grounding is M201 only
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