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Old 02-15-2011, 08:33 AM
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What is this a picture of? In what year(s) was it built? How many were made?
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:43 PM
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43 to 46 gpw
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:01 PM
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Close, Model is right, years are wrong. How many made?
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:17 PM
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Could be a Korean war. 50's
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:53 PM
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It a Ford GPW made from 1941 - 1945. 649,000 give or take. This is the predecessor to the to what eventually would become the CJ and the " jeep" name. " Jeep" as we call them now came from the "GP" portion of thier call designation meaning "General Purpose" , there are other explanations that could be but this is what I got from the horses mouth from my grandfather, he was a mechanic during WWII and said they just started calling them "Jeep" instead of the GP. FYI "CJ" means " Civilian Jeep"
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Could be a Korean war. 50's
That would be Willys-Overland making the M38, M38A1 for Korea. The M38A1 eventually becoming the CJ5, basically... sorta... kinda...
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That corner handle is kinda cool though....
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It a Ford GPW made from 1941 - 1945. 649,000 give or take. This is the predecessor to the to what eventually would become the CJ and the " jeep" name. " Jeep" as we call them now came from the "GP" portion of thier call designation meaning "General Purpose" , there are other explanations that could be but this is what I got from the horses mouth from my grandfather, he was a mechanic during WWII and said they just started calling them "Jeep" instead of the GP. FYI "CJ" means " Civilian Jeep"
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281,448 is the number I'm getting for total GPW production.

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It is a picture of a Ford GPW (standing for General Purpose Willys) They produced 277,896 from 1942-1945 to supplement the Willys MB, using the Willys pattern. Ford was awarded the contract as a second source of the Jeep due to the high demand. American Bantam, the true developer of the vehicle, was shut out of the contract prompting them to protest. The Truman Committee and The Office of Production Management decided that the Quartermaster Corp's award to Ford violated a War Department policy that contracts should be distributed (all three contractors -Bantam, Willys, and Ford) but the contract award was never reversed. This essentially sealed the fate of Bantam who continued to produce 1/4 ton trailers for the military and went out of business in 1956. They did win a Federal Trade Commission decision in 1948 where Willys-Overland was ordered to cease and desist from representing themselves as either the creators or sole developers of the Jeep.
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