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    Cowl Brass tag left side. Anyone sell them?

    When I was working on the body, I was grinding off a bunch of dent bondo on the lower cowl outside and hit a small oval brass tag I didn't know was there under the bondo. I managed to grind part of the name off, seems like it said Jeep on it. I need another one like a hole in the head, but it doesn't make me not want another one anyway. I don't see one offered on the web.

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    Bill Norris (aka Willys Super-Historian) posted this on a similar thread:

    As for the brass emblem, they were included on vehicles built from April to November 1950.


    http://www.oldwillysforum.com/forum/...9-pickup/page2
    1964 Kaiser-Jeep "Willys" Wagon Traveller 4x4
    1982 AMC Jeep CJ8 Scrambler

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    Here are a few pictures of Jeepster with the "Jeep" medallion on the lower cowl:









    It doesn't look like anyone sells them, although they do pop up on eBay from time-to-time.

    Here is the full text from Willys America from ewillys:

    “The brass medallion (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTIyWDEyODA=/z/L8YAAOxyaTxTQe2g/$_57.JPG) was found on April to November 1950 1/2 production Wagons, Jeepsters, and Trucks. It was riveted to the driver’s side lower cowl just about the fender extension. The vehicles also featured a ‘4’ or a ‘6’ on the Hood Ornament – representing the motor’s cylinder count. Both the Medallion and the special Hood Ornament were discontinued later in the this (1950) production year.”


    Willys America Restoration Guide, page 26

    1964 Kaiser-Jeep "Willys" Wagon Traveller 4x4
    1982 AMC Jeep CJ8 Scrambler

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    That's what it WAS. I had ground most of it off before I realized it was more than just some brazed area. It does date the body for me, but it was bought by the previous owner and put on a different frame. He took a car that was too rusty to save and bought a nice frame somewhere and a rusted '50 wrecked body from somewhere else and thought he was gaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scramboleer View Post
    Bill Norris (aka Willys Super-Historian) posted this on a similar thread:

    As for the brass emblem, they were included on vehicles built from April to November 1950.


    http://www.oldwillysforum.com/forum/...9-pickup/page2
    What's interesting is that my truck is in that year range yet it didn't have that brass plate but every 1951 truck I've seen has had it including the 1951 Parts Truck I used for my truck.
    David,
    1950 $WD Pickup: There is no apostrophe in Willys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathman View Post
    What's interesting is that my truck is in that year range yet it didn't have that brass plate but every 1951 truck I've seen has had it including the 1951 Parts Truck I used for my truck.
    Very good point. I don't have any facts, but it seems like the 1950.5 transition was a bit loose.
    1964 Kaiser-Jeep "Willys" Wagon Traveller 4x4
    1982 AMC Jeep CJ8 Scrambler

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    Seeing as the front sheetmetal and doors on my Jeepster are '48, and the guy bought a wrecked '50.5 to fix it with, I guess I don't want it after all. (Had to use street rod bearclaw latches because of the year difference, not that the safety factor bothered me too much. And got rid of the outside latches.)

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