The first 25,808 Willys MBs used a welded steel grille very similarto the Ford GP design, and there were a host of other differences fromthe later Willys. These early MBs had "Willys" embossed in the backpanel. In production, the slat-grilles were given running changes untilthey finally evolved into the standard stamped-grille MB we know andlove. Around 200 slat-grilles are estimated to survive today, includingthis one owned by Reg Hodgson of Edmonton, Alberta, Editor of ArmyMotors, the official magazine of the Military VehiclePreservation Association. (Reg Hodgson)
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