VEP Ford GPW owners, sn, DoD and reg no. Please add yours.

Feb, 1942 - GPW1 thru end of first contract, April, 1942 - GPW15000 NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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Re: VEP Ford GPW owners, sn, DoD and reg no. Please add yours.

Post by JAB » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:46 am

RJH wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:48 pm
My 42 gpw, sn.4090, DOD 3-4-42 has something in common with those built with numbers close to mine. Many are sitting on Willys frames. Is this coincidence and were "built up" over the years, or was there a "block" of them built on Willys frames at the factory?
Ford used the Willy’s style frame for the first several thousand units until they had their own frame production line running
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Re: VEP Ford GPW owners, sn, DoD and reg no. Please add yours.

Post by RJH » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:56 pm

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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