Thanks, Mike... seems like the more answers one gives the more questions are asked, and that is not a bad way to go. This hobby is a continuing education experience.
Chuck, I could tell an MB radio jeep
bubba cut thru the body just behind the gas tank a couple of months ago. I think his data plate will be in an upcoming issue of AM. Same with just the glove box door. Since the article was received by AM’s subscribers I have now a half dozen possible MZ radio
jeeps that I'm evaluating and maybe a dozen that I have had to tell the owners it was something else. The article was truthful in that all I do is think, research and play with radio
jeeps. I use to be a hard charger... now I can barely charge, but it is all radio jeep
Any of you think you have some kind of Navy/USMC related radio jeep
, send me some photos and if I can't figure it out, I certainly know who to ask that can help me identify what you have.
I am not any kind of expert on GPWs, I only know how the Navy worked on the jeeps they converted, so, I'm hoping that will help identify any GPWs that appear to be Navy/USMC radio
My theory now is that the GPWs, however many there were, may have been those 1942 jeeps redirected to the Navy Tom noted above and set up at the Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, much the same as the MZ series (MB-N.O.M.-12) or any Navy/USMC radio jeep
that had a SCR-608 set put in it after delivery from the factory. If this is the case... which it seems to be as there is not enough GPW unaccounted for otherwise(once again as Tom noted above), then they most likely will have the Willys generator in between the seats, as that is the way the Navy set them up.
Lloyd White seems to remember 50, while Bryce Sunderlin seems to think 481. I don't know the answer... I may never know exactly how many were made, but it is important to the hobby this modification comes to light I think.
Oh, any feedback on the guy in Ohio?