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Old 21st January 2011, 06:13   #31
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That might not be an original Ford WWII jeep.

One of the FINEST, BEST and the MOST ORIGINAL FORD WWII jeep is owned by a Bangalorean. A dear friend of mine

Also, i had restored a 1943 Willys WWII jeep few years back, so i know a little bit about jeeps and due to UBS sir and his knowledge i can size up their originality.

Let me take his permission first, before posting pics of it.

But as a teaser, i will put up one pic
Please post more pictures of both your friend's Ford and your Willy's Jeep. As I am a big fan of those WW II Jeeps, I would love to see them and understand how to find out their originality.
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Old 27th March 2011, 06:22   #32
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Pavan please post the pics you had intended to and also can you give some details on identifying Bantam, Ford and Willys Jeeps. Thanks.
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Even I have seen jeeps over adorned with logos which were never there.
Along with a lot of accessories/add ons, which the owners would adamantly claim are "original american".
Such claims usually travel from mouth to mouth and somewhere in their journey make the jump from fiction to fact.

BTW, do post some pics of your GPW.

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You are right gotzuk.We do find many jeeps adorned with fittings which do not belong to them. You will find them adorned with Tata Benz Truck Headlights with a mesh guard mounted in the bumpers, Nissan army truck indicators on the front fenders, ammo boxes also in the front fenders etc.
The name was embossed in early 1942 at the rear left side for a very short while and was discontinued thereafter as these vehicles were made for US Govt. contracts. These jeeps are referred to as " Script " jeeps.
I have a very original script Jeep. See 'my garage '.
Unable to post pics of the script due to technical difficulties in my computer.Shall post once it is rectified.
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Originally Posted by PAVAN KADAM View Post
That might not be an original Ford WWII jeep.

One of the FINEST, BEST and the MOST ORIGINAL FORD WWII jeep is owned by a Bangalorean. A dear friend of mine

Also, i had restored a 1943 Willys WWII jeep few years back, so i know a little bit about jeeps and due to UBS sir and his knowledge i can size up their originality.

Let me take his permission first, before posting pics of it.

But as a teaser, i will put up one pic
LOL Pavan ...the Jeep in teh picture is not even close to original.

There are much much more original Jeeps in India
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I don't know much about authenticity of WW-II Jeeps. I shot these back in 2008, since it had Go-Devil engine and LHD, I figured it must be close to original. It was not mere show piece either, it did well in a pretty tough OTR event. During to heavy rains, the MGE had turned every challenging.





The Go-Devil Engine.

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You are right gotzuk.We do find many jeeps adorned with fittings which do not belong to them. You will find them adorned with Tata Benz Truck Headlights with a mesh guard mounted in the bumpers, Nissan army truck indicators on the front fenders, ammo boxes also in the front fenders etc.
The name was embossed in early 1942 at the rear left side for a very short while and was discontinued thereafter as these vehicles were made for US Govt. contracts. These jeeps are referred to as " Script " jeeps.
I have a very original script Jeep. See 'my garage '.
Unable to post pics of the script due to technical difficulties in my computer.Shall post once it is rectified.
Here are pictures of the "Script", from my 1942 Ford GPW.
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