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    Here are some pictures of my newly acquired 1943 GPW radio Jeep. Painted in Normandy invasion markings. Well equipped with the original data plates and in between the seat mounted 55W/12V generator, canvas top under pax seat, two original Ford 6 volt batteries in the bed that power the radio stack, an original Ford script spare tire, radio suppression kit on the engine, practice Springfield 1903 rifle in the rifle rack, tire pump, jack and handle, new M6 compass that some of the invasion jeeps had mounted to the dash, and crank for hand starting.
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    1985 M998
    2006 M1101
    1991 M936A2
    1961 M43
    38' M971 van trailer
    1970 M35A2 "Snake Eyes"
    1951 M37
    M101 trailer

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    Few more pics
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    1943 GPW radio Jeep
    1985 M998
    2006 M1101
    1991 M936A2
    1961 M43
    38' M971 van trailer
    1970 M35A2 "Snake Eyes"
    1951 M37
    M101 trailer

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    Now THAT is a rare setup.
    My 1942 jeep of 'many years' Has the radio drive pulley and engage lever, and the suppression box, But the generator went awol years back when I was Much younger and (UN) 'wiser'.
    I don't suppose you happen to know the whereabouts of another unit by chance?. (As I would rather like to put my jeep back to it's original configuration).
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    No sure don’t know where a another unit may be. I was just lucky that all the rare things on this Jeep were still there. Generator does work.
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    1985 M998
    2006 M1101
    1991 M936A2
    1961 M43
    38' M971 van trailer
    1970 M35A2 "Snake Eyes"
    1951 M37
    M101 trailer

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    Looking really good. That generator setup is a never seen accessory. A critique if you don't mind, the bottom box on the BC659 setup was used when the radio is dismounted, not typically seen in triple decker fashion.

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    It’s a beaut! Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDT View Post
    Looking really good. That generator setup is a never seen accessory. A critique if you don't mind, the bottom box on the BC659 setup was used when the radio is dismounted, not typically seen in triple decker fashion.
    NDT, do not mind at all. Still trying to familiarize myself with all the different things on this Jeep. The stack is off for cleaning and painting. The bottom box is a battery box for dismounted use, correct? And it wonít be going back on the Jeep.
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    1943 GPW radio Jeep
    1985 M998
    2006 M1101
    1991 M936A2
    1961 M43
    38' M971 van trailer
    1970 M35A2 "Snake Eyes"
    1951 M37
    M101 trailer

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    Very nice!
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    Very nice GPW!
    Life ain't fair, but it sure is Interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmetalmiki View Post
    Now THAT is a rare setup.
    My 1942 jeep of 'many years' Has the radio drive pulley and engage lever, and the suppression box, But the generator went awol years back when I was Much younger and (UN) 'wiser'.
    I don't suppose you happen to know the whereabouts of another unit by chance?. (As I would rather like to put my jeep back to it's original configuration).
    The generator is the same as used on 3/4 ton WCs like the command car.the bracket shows up from time to time on the big online auction site.
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