My first feeling is that this plate is not original. First, for (the Dallas plant) in February I only have seen style 1 brass dataplates. Ford GPW Style 1 is the same style as style 2 used on the Willys MB, the only difference is that the text WILLYS MB
has been changed on the Ford plate in FORD GPW
. (Maybe these first GPW plates came from the same place as were the Willys plates were made?)
Second, I have seen so many GPW plates, in picture and in real, I have large doubts this is an original plate. Also look at other Ford plates from the Dallas plant, the "3"
is this GPW 53 plate does not have the double rounded shape as all Dallas stamped plates. Also the "4"
looks like it is open in top of the figure, all other Dallas stamped plates have a closed "4".
This is ofcource my opinion! Looking forward to read other opinions.
Or the see other plates like this!