1945 photo US Army jeep in China

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1945 photo US Army jeep in China

Post by geologyjohn » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:27 pm

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My 86 year old cousin was in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the CBI theater during WWII. In 1945 his unit made a long jeep road trip in China. He recently found some photos from that trip, including a number that show some of his units jeeps with interesting modifications. He sent me the photos knowing that I have a 1943 GPW and might be interested. I'll post additional photos over the next few days, if there is interest. John


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Post by Gary C V » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:15 pm

Yes please John, very nice pics.

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Post by geologyjohn » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:40 am

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Here is a shot of that same modified jeep, with trailer, being shipped by rail in China. U.S. Army Signal Corps driver has a CBI patch on his shirt, and Nationalist Chinease hat. John

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Post by Derek Eddlestone » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:50 am

Period photos are always valuable John. Please post them.

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Post by Gary C V » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:49 pm

As Derek said, period photos are best, keep em coming please John.

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Post by Bill C. » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:40 pm

Interesting how they stretched the top out. It looks like they cut the front frame loose from the back frame at the pivot. Then they removed the front hold down and bolted the pivot point through the top hole.
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Post by JimP » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:03 pm

Not9ice the different tires on the front?
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Post by geologyjohn » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:47 pm

There is an another interesting photo of this jeep that I posted earlier today in the 1/4 Ton Trailer forum. John

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Post by gerrykan » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:04 am

Windshield wipers have also been relocated. Great pics, by the way.

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Post by Derek Eddlestone » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:31 am

Bill C. wrote:Interesting how they stretched the top out. It looks like they cut the front frame loose from the back frame at the pivot. Then they removed the front hold down and bolted the pivot point through the top hole.
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I'm 6ft tall and even with the screen angle correct, the tarp flaps up and down in a headwind and slaps me on the top of the head. Seems like a mod worth doing if I can find some spare brackets/parts to work on.

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Post by geologyjohn » Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:02 pm

Rubber hood blocks and no black out light. I am curious, can anyone venture an opinion as to the date range for when this jeep might have rolled of the assembly line? John

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Post by geologyjohn » Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:03 pm

Rubber hood blocks and no black out light. I am curious, can anyone venture an opinion as to the date range for when this jeep might have rolled of the assembly line? John

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Post by Gunner » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:23 pm

Winshield wipers mounted at the bottom of the windshield.
Both driver and passenger side. Factory ?
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Post by carbinekid » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:30 pm

Notice the difference of grills between the two jeeps shown in the second picture. The slats look very thin.

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Post by R.P.Witt » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:07 am

The grile on the first jeep is field modification. When the jeeps was used in hot weather the original wide bar from grille was remove because of better cooling. Sometime the bar made from thin materials as is in the picture.


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