Slat grill Footman loops on a GPW?

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Slat grill Footman loops on a GPW?

Post by m3bobby » Sun May 03, 2020 4:13 pm

Hello all, would anyone know if the (what I’m told) Slat grill footman loops were fitted to early GPWs? The F marked top bows and passenger seat that came with my GPW have the Slat style loops. Was it more of a case of “early v late” rather than specific to the Slat? Oh and the pivot thingys are also Early Willys I think.
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Re: Slat grill Footman loops on a GPW?

Post by Stingray » Sun May 03, 2020 5:55 pm

Yes some of the VEP GPW's came with the slat grill style footman loops. At least GPW-712 and GPW-713 did. Mainly in the ax and shovel area and under the passenger seat.
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Re: Slat grill Footman loops on a GPW?

Post by m3bobby » Mon May 04, 2020 1:02 am

That’s great, at least there’s a very good chance these are original to my jeep. I don’t suppose 712 and 713 had the early willys top bow pivots/mounts? Both of mine have match the condition and paint of the vehicle and match each other so they been on a long time.
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Re: Slat grill Footman loops on a GPW?

Post by Fabrizio » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:39 am

Hi,
Gpw 3606 has a mix of « Ford » and « slat » footman loops still fitted on the body
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Re: Slat grill Footman loops on a GPW?

Post by nick peters » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:28 am

Hello Mate
If that's typical of the ones you have on your jeep.The picture of the footman you posted is'nt an early one. It's a late one (in my opinion).
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Re: Slat grill Footman loops on a GPW?

Post by m3bobby » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:08 am

The photo does look like a late type but when I put a late style against it, the one in the photo looks squarer if that makes sense.
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Re: Slat grill Footman loops on a GPW?

Post by steven ellis » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:39 pm

Every single footman loop on 314 and 227 are the early square style. Fyi
GPW 314 DOD 3-14-42
GPW 227 DOD 2/42 2062315 (actual) & US NAVY 195086 hood numbers
MB124997 DOD 3/4/42 2079954 (actual) Slat grill
42 WC51
M38 DOD 3/52 Hood# 20908270 actual

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Re: Slat grill Footman loops on a GPW?

Post by chucks_toy » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:21 am

Would this be for a slat grill?
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Re: Slat grill Footman loops on a GPW?

Post by Fabrizio » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:12 pm

Here are some from GPW 3606
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