Restoring a German Schwimmwagen

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Restoring a German Schwimmwagen

Post by DocUwe » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:32 am

while restoring my FORD GPW in the Black Forrest the Jeep garage is restoring an original Schwimmwagen from the Wehrmacht.
The Germans left the car behind in south Italy, after servicing in an Italian fire brigade an olivary farmer bought the car in the fifties and packed the car full of olives. The virgin olive oil preserved the car totaly, only underneath there was a little rust.
The restorer wants to use the original cable control brake but did not find parts for it.
Cheers Uwe

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ImageImage FORD GPW 80468, Day Of Delivery: 11-20-42, built in the FORD plants in Dallas/Tx

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Re: Restoring a German Schwimmwagen

Post by Bill M » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:06 am

Amazing condition! We are always being told olive oil is good for us!
I would have never thought of it as good for a Schwimmwagon :lol:
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Re: Restoring a German Schwimmwagen

Post by fightingiron » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:43 pm

Bill, love Max Headroom. He was the man back in the day!
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Re: Restoring a German Schwimmwagen

Post by Dave M38A1 » Mon May 05, 2014 6:10 pm

That thing is too cool. Talk about a challenging restoration.
I really like that.

Thanks for posting.

Thanks,

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Re: Restoring a German Schwimmwagen

Post by jasonvallen » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:14 pm

I believe that is a kennedy right? Much easier to get its parts than a Mcarthur. Getting originalwheel is one of my next plan in restoring my jeep. Will post pictures once installed.

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