Ford used the Willy’s style frame for the first several thousand units until they had their own frame production line running
Feb, 1942 - GPW1 thru end of first contract, April, 1942 - GPW15000 NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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Looks like I have a matching numbers VEP GPW. Scratched off the paint on the frame and it revealed the same numbers as the vehicle's original data plate. When I brought it home I never would have guessed the "Willys frame" was an original from the Ford factory!! YEA!
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