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Hotchkiss M201 Jeep - Glovebox Floor Style?

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While reviewing my M201/MB differences page, I had a closer look at the glovebox on my M201. It appears to be the Ford type, with the two swaged ridges on the glovebox floor.

 

m201_glovebox.jpg

 

Were these ridges standard on the M201 Jeeps, or did the French army rebuild my Jeep in 1966 with a Ford glovebox?

 

I haven't had a chance to look around other M201's to compare.

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Well so far, it's only 3 out of some 30,000 Hotchkisses, but perhaps Hotchkiss ended up with an example of the ACM Type body to copy, or that's the tooling/drawings they got to work from?

 

I'll keep looking, but it's an interesting start.

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