GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue May 23, 2017 12:39 pm

Christ, ive started a war here, yes Willys is MY preference for jeeps, BUT i have had nothing but ford cars since 1976, does that get me off the hook ? :)

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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Fortyeight2A » Wed May 24, 2017 6:40 pm

A car is a car, but an MB is a JEEP!!! :D
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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by JIMN » Wed May 24, 2017 7:49 pm

Fortyeight2A wrote:A car is a car, but an MB is a JEEP!!! :D
Oh no....... :mrgreen:

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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Beers » Wed May 24, 2017 8:47 pm

JIMN wrote:
Fortyeight2A wrote:A car is a car, but an MB is a JEEP!!! :D
Oh no....... :mrgreen:
Oh yes..... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed May 24, 2017 11:47 pm

And its a priviledge to own a jeep. MB in my case, some great answers on this topic guys. :D


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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Ben Dover » Thu May 25, 2017 3:58 am

GPW, MB? no real preference, These Jeeps all had the same purpose and provided the Army and other branches a 1/4 Ton 4X4 to fight a war. I am thankful just to have an example that is turn key and still able to do its original mission. There is no truth to the story that MB or GPW were issued geographically by manufacturer.
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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by GI. » Thu May 25, 2017 7:10 am

GPW's are more rare then the MB's, plus their a lot faster then an MB and their driver's are normally more handsome. BTW...I own a GPW. :wink:
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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu May 25, 2017 10:19 am

Believe me MB drivers are better looking, my partner says so. :D

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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by jpb222 » Sun May 28, 2017 6:51 pm

I prefer gpw over mb. But like them both.

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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Mark Jesic » Mon May 29, 2017 1:36 am

Remember two different manufacturers, 100% interchangeable parts, thats why its known over here as the "All American Wonder". I feel priviledged to own one of them.

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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by sjalbert » Tue May 30, 2017 6:43 am

Mark Jesic wrote:Remember two different manufacturers, 100% interchangeable parts, thats why its known over here as the "All American Wonder". I feel priviledged to own one of them.
Not just two different manufacturers, but two manufacturers in a fiercely competitive market where 9 out 10 manufacturers had already gone out of business and each manufacturer was diligent about maintaining their edge and were still able to make 100% interchangeable parts. Truly a herculean effort by our greatest generation both at home and at the front.
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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue May 30, 2017 9:25 am

Absolutely :D

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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Michael O. » Tue May 30, 2017 9:31 am

Willys Overland didn't manufacture much (if any) of the MB. They outsourced most of the manufacturing. One could say they were more of an "assembler of parts" than a true g503 manufacturer.
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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Ben Dover » Tue May 30, 2017 9:41 am

Remember Consolidated did this with the B-24 with Ford and North American.
Boeing B-17 with Douglas and Vega, Grumman Wild Cat and Avenger with General Motors, Vought Corsair and Goodyear. Willys made Corsair center Sections, Boeing B-29 with Martin and Bell. P-47 by Curtis, Packard with the Rolls Royce Merlin, P&W R-1830 with Buicl and Chevrolet. Garand by Springfield, Winchester. .50BMG was subcontracted, M-1 Carbine had a handful of manufacturers. Lionel Train Factory made Telegraph Keys.The list is long.
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Re: GPW OR MB, whats your preference.

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue May 30, 2017 10:23 am

Christ Ben you know your stuff. :D

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