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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 18:02 pm 
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Gents,

My jeep is currently under restoration and I'm getting it back to a factory fit.

I would like to have it marked up as a jeep from the 456th PFA 82nd Abn as they were the closest US unit to my home during the war.

basically what I'm after is if anyone knows of any mods done to their jeeps for transportation in the gliders similar to the way the Brits had mods done for glider fit.

Also bumper markings would be good but not essential as I can find that out later on.

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Jon

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:22 pm 
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Hey there, i'm finishing a Jeep myself and the group i'm part of is an 82nd one . . .
As far as i know the US paratroops and glider troops didn't really modify their Jeeps, other than the usual wire cutter posts that is, there's a photo floating around somewhere of a 101st Jeep in St Marie du Mont and the only modifications on it are the complete lack of a windscreen and a .30 cal on a tripod sat on the bonnet. Hope this helps.
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jon_short wrote:
Gents,

My jeep is currently under restoration and I'm getting it back to a factory fit.

I would like to have it marked up as a jeep from the 456th PFA 82nd Abn as they were the closest US unit to my home during the war.

basically what I'm after is if anyone knows of any mods done to their jeeps for transportation in the gliders similar to the way the Brits had mods done for glider fit.

Also bumper markings would be good but not essential as I can find that out later on.

Thanks

Jon


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Chopping and changing your jeep? what are you doing with the Brit bits, just starting to sort out modding mine :D

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I did my jeep as 82nd 320 GFA for a time, no mods at all, std. jeep. The unit numbers were still on the rear. The only thing I found, was when I stripped the clutch, it had 2 sets of springs on, making a very heavy clutch. I can only think that this was for towing something heavy, a big piece. Big numbers on front.. I'll post a pic I used,,,, hang on.

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Here is the pic. Light covers and windscreen covers, no wire cutter, that would have been added once in the field.

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