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    never leave things lying around. the little lady will always find a use for them !
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    Great looking project! What are the dates on the .303 rounds? Must have been a nice surprise to find them inside, they are a big part of the Jeep's history.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Quote by Emil View Post
    Hello Again! More pics!
    And a question... Adrian? Do somebody have a picture how it should look like without the step on the right side? Will replace some rusted out panels there soon....Don´t know if there are some diffrence when they did take away the steps on Ford GPW/ Willys MB? The steps are different....Best regards, Emil
    Ford type are slightly different than Willys, but it is really
    only in the mounting holes.........
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hi Emil, I will try and find some pics for you which show the "damage" after the foot steps were cut off as part of the Airborne mods.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Ade, why the removal ?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hello Guys!

    Yeaaa That basket with flowers i would have!!!
    The rounds are dated 1942 and 1944! Very nice to find some history things in the Jeep!!! Very happy to find them!
    The older man (80year) i did buy the Jeep from did have a leak in the gas tank... when he put the tank away he did find that a round had maked a little hole in the gas tank... That round he did have as display in his home... but his wife cleaned that away...
    Steve... I think most Airborne Jeeps did not have right steps on... They where cut away for loading the Jeep in to a Horsa Glider.
    Willys steps are in one piece with the hole "front"panel.
    Ford GPW do have loose steps that are spot welded to the sides.
    My right step that was on my Jeep when i did bought it are a rewelded repro step.
    I will try to figerout how to cut the new panel for looking that the step have been cut away!
    Best regards!

    Emil Bruce
    Sweden

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    Hello Adrian!

    Ok! Thanks!!!
    Best regards

    Emil

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    Seems a strange thing to do, as they do not protrude from the fenders,
    and sit flush with them. Or was it to reduce overall weight
    as much as possible.........? ! ?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hi Steve, it was in order to get it into the Horsa MkI glider: it was a tight turn into the fuselarge.

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    Pic as promised. It is hard to find a good clear shot. Taken in Norway in 1945.

    But I think you get the idea? The area where the step met the body is cut away just leaving the top hat section under the body showing.

    Cheers, Ade.
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