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Many reproduction Willys MB dataplates are made of aluminum instead of the correct metal, zinc. The technique used is often not correct. Repeatedly reproduction companies use a letter-presse or silk-screen print technique. Both are incorrect, because the procede used in WWII was the etching technique. This technique gives that special apperience which is so recognizable for an original dataplate. Also the fonts used are  not the same as on the WWII jeep.

Following an examples of  a bad repro plate


wrong Ford GPW repro plate
           - wrong fonts
           - wrong spacing
           - bad hole location


 original data plate


   correct repro data plate



   

                                       






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