I've been involved in this MV hobby for 2 years and i've been restoring a 44GPW for 1.5 of that. I've learned a tremendous amount about GPWs thanks to this site.
But what i've always wanted, and still want, is actually a 1/2 ton CCKW or Dodge. And i haven't taken the time to learn much about them while i restored the GPW.
Now i have two more GPWs in the garage; one is a parts jeep i suppose and the other is a matching engine/frame GPW with an EXCELLENT tub. Would like to sell those to finance the 1/2 ton. The wife sees this as moving 2 junkers out (her words) and moving a larger junker in? (her words).
So to get down to it, where do i start? with a running driving truck or basket case? Can you still get all the parts needed for these? What website would be good to learn from to make it historically accurate? What vendors are reliable and trustworthy? Where to get paint codes for colors?
Intent would be to make it reliable as a daily driver but motorpool restoration back to ww2 spec.
What i learned from doing the resto on my WW2 jeep is that it would have been cheaper and time ahead to buy someone else's restored jeep~! What are these things worth restored and where to get one?
i feel like a newb like when i was just starting out with ww2 jeeps on this site, so excuse all the questions!
"I like jeeps, of the ww2 and rock crawling kind, but i'd never mix the two"
95YJ and 44 GPW. Serving Army since 1988...
GPW is finally done---why is it still costing me money!?!