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The Ford is not the same as the Willys, only built to similar patern.
Some parts are made lighter on the Ford, not all parts are interchangeable even though this was in the first specification. Later Fords are even more different.

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Which one is the Ford  :?


Definitely the top pic ..... the clue is in the label on the bonnet. I seem to remember that the vehicle type code works like the aircraft ones, and indicates the manufacturer by number or letter.

Most jeeps sent to UK were Ford. Any sent direct to US units were usually Willys. Only because Ford US were used mainly for export manufacture during WWII .  They were still manufacturing in Germany too . There was talk of colaberation between Ford factories which was denied (then if it was true, quickly hidden after the war.).

At least one American suggested that Ford actually made no profit from their trucks , jeeps and staff cars to 'prove' they were loyal. No doubt it was the same in Germany thus hedging their bets, along with a few hundred other firms too.

Never saw any concrete evidence, so either it was not true ,or the evidence was destroyed. Ford Germany were also on the list of slave users too, along with BMW etc., and although this has never been 'proven' some of them  have announced reparations, recently, far too late to be of any benefit to those who suffered of course .  


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There were eleven different varianrts of jeep body work and most Jeeps nowadays are a mixture of Ford or Willys or even the dreaded Hotchkiss :!:  :!:

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Hawk wrote:
There were eleven different varianrts of jeep body work and most Jeeps nowadays are a mixture of Ford or Willys or even the dreaded Hotchkiss :!:  :!:


Yes you have to be careful when looking at the restored types. On most original ones the Willys have extended hubs on the front axle, which are longer than the Ford ones. Engine and transmission,and axles, although originally to an equal spec , were quickly changed to suit each builder. The Ford impression in the back panel is more than likely post WWII.

One silly detail: Ford did the pressed metal front grill panel, so Willys had to change the number of slots to be able to use them post war. Considering 95% of the ideas Ford used were provided by Bantam via Willys it looks typically mean.


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Agreed, anyway the Ford Pygmy looks horrible, I am glad the Pygmy was never put into production

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Taken at the Three Oakfords Rally 2008 by myself

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heres a few taken at the ringmer steam and country show:

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Some nice clear pics there.  :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

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A few pics of Jeeps at the 1940s weekend we have in this area:

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Chiang KaiShek's Jeep, Kinmen Island Taiwan.
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Nice pictures Rik. The last one shows how not to do 'Micky Mouse' camo., The idea of camo is to flatten the view of the object, paint the dark bits lighter and the light bits darker and it is is far less easy to see. That Jeep would have stood out even at night   :wink:

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