SWITCH TO GPW FRAME

Feb, 1942 - GPW1 thru end of first contract, April, 1942 - GPW15000 NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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SWITCH TO GPW FRAME

Post by 65shelby » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:37 am

At what serial number did the switch from a Willys style frame to a GPW frame occur?

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Re: SWITCH TO GPW FRAME

Post by Tom Wolboldt » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:49 pm

There is no clear cut serial number change in GPWs from the Midland frame to the Murray frame.

Ford documents show that 8000 Midland frames were to be used. The highest numbered one that I am aware of is in the mid 11,xxx range in very late March, 42.

The earliest Murray frame that I am aware of is in the 78xx range in mid March, 42
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Re: SWITCH TO GPW FRAME

Post by kody » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:10 am

my march 26 1942 serial number 9924 has a ford frame
if you cant fix it with duck tape you must not be using enough!!
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Re: SWITCH TO GPW FRAME

Post by Cairo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:02 pm

My GPW, 8015, has a Midland/Willys frame.
42 GPW
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Weren't they all running the last time they were parked?

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Re: SWITCH TO GPW FRAME

Post by libbster29 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:26 am

My 4209 has a Willys frame. So how much earlier did they start using them


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Re: SWITCH TO GPW FRAME

Post by Michael O. » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:32 pm

GPW 2647 DoD 2-26-42 = Midland Frame

GPW 4880. DoD 4-2-42 = Midland Frame
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Re: SWITCH TO GPW FRAME

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:43 am

GPW 1871 has a Midland frame.
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Re: SWITCH TO GPW FRAME

Post by 17thAirborne » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:39 pm

I will be looking at Ford Script tub on a Midland (Willys?) Frame with the SN GPW3742, I assess 5 Mar 42
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