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Evening everyone 

I am trying to find out more information about ww2 Jeeps that we’re part of a rebuild program post war in Europe 

This topic has is based on a current thread I started on a possible typo on my Jeep data plate. 
Quick recap, I recently purchased a gpw , chassis number 137### making it a July 1943 but the data plate is stamped 1952

I’ve come across a thread on the g503 forum talking about Esslingen rebuild Jeeps and my Jeep has a number of similarities but doesn’t have an Esslingen rebuild plate, I’ve attached the link below and matching pictures of my Jeep , hopefully some else has come across this and can shed some light on other European rebuild programs. 
 

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiZi4O9taX0AhUW7rsIHbsyAzgQFnoECAkQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fforums.g503.com%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D285634&usg=AOvVaw1RzeCSyahozCTlJ8YxWJcd

First is the data plate with 1952 stamped , note the font is not standard 


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Second is a body stamp on the drivers side above the rear wheel arch

 

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Third is the stencilling for the dash

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Forth is the Normal tag for the black out light

 

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and lastly OOCULTE tag under the black out switch

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Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

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Hello Friend,

 

although I can offer no further information on the topic of Esslingen rebuilt Jeeps, I do have in my collection a rebuilt Willys MB engine with the Esslingen rebuild data plate on the block.

It is here in Australia in dry storage, having been acquired when a local military museum went out of business and no details came with it.

 

cheers

 

Phill

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6 hours ago, Philliphastings said:

Hello Friend,

 

although I can offer no further information on the topic of Esslingen rebuilt Jeeps, I do have in my collection a rebuilt Willys MB engine with the Esslingen rebuild data plate on the block.

It is here in Australia in dry storage, having been acquired when a local military museum went out of business and no details came with it.

 

cheers

 

Phill

Hi Phill 

thanks for getting in contact. It’s a nice touch to find a rebuild plate from Germany, during the course of seeking information on these rebuilds it would appear that a lot of these Jeeps were bought in the 1980s by US dealers and shipped back to the states, I’ve read a few articles about Jeep engines with bmw rebuild plates, it all adds to the history. 
 

Regards Seamus 

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