Yes, the hole is threaded, it got an early part. It came to me with an 8W Ford marked generator painted a good solid coat of grey too.
I have my sights set on a restoration that's as close to factory as I can get it, although, I'm adding trailer eyes to the pintle & a trailer plug. The back panel had been cut out for the trailer plug & a Jerry can. The plug will remain in the final product, but the can is deleted. I may add a tow-bar if I run accross an exceptional deal.
That's all the add/mods planned. The reinforcing gussets for the back panel were never added.
I THINK it was a low-mileage jeep, based on the condition of parts (bumper gussets almost perfect) & completeness. (rear seat, bows, carb, starter was just about the only thing that wasn't in the "package". I can't prove it, the numbers on the odometer are toast & I haven't opened it to see the numbers 180 out, but I will someday.
FT Meade, MD
'42 GPW Script 12078 (2APR42) USA 2066837
'53 Strick M100 SN 16133 USA unknown (help???)
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