I found this "barn find" GPW over the weekend. It's more like the barn fell on the GPW.
Anyway, the frame and engine serial numbers match, "GPW 109071", but once I removed the layers of paint from the glove box data plate it is stamped with a later number, "268547".
A good friend of mine suggested the idea that the location where the shipping plate is placed, could actually have been a rebuild tag. Unfortunately, whatever was there is not there anymore.
Is there anyway other way to prove this? I couldn't find a rebuild tag on the engine block.