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New Member early GPW

Post by Shotgun98 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:28 pm

Good Afternoon all,
I recently managed to find myself a jeep to restore down here in New Zealand.
She's a real bits jeep but the majority of parts are F stamped.
After scraping off some paint and bog I have found *GPW 1101*
I have consulted Darryls Tub Timeline http://jeepdraw.com/images/Darryls_Tub_Timeline.jpg but was wondering if from the factory it would have been fitted with a willy's skid plate etc.
The photos are not great but best I could get at the time.
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Cheers,
John Harrison
1942 GPW 1101, Feb 1942, currently under restoration
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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Fri May 19, 2017 6:18 am

Welcome to the forum. I could not pull up the pictures but, congrats.
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Post by fred22237 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:40 am

hello?
I'm french, so excuse me for my English....
I restore a Jeep Ford Gpw number *GPW 22237*
I'm looking for the DoD and the city where my jeep has been built.
Can you help me ?
Thanks.
Fred.
I live in French Ardennes near Bastogne (80km)

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Post by Old Pal » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:55 am

fred22237 wrote:hello?
I'm french, so excuse me for my English....
I restore a Jeep Ford Gpw number *GPW 22237*
I'm looking for the DoD and the city where my jeep has been built.
Can you help me ?
Thanks.
Fred.
I live in French Ardennes near Bastogne (80km)
You'll want to contact Tom Wolboldt here on the forum. You can search his name under "Members"
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Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:54 pm

Shotgun98 wrote:Good Afternoon all,
I recently managed to find myself a jeep to restore down here in New Zealand.
She's a real bits jeep but the majority of parts are F stamped.
After scraping off some paint and bog I have found *GPW 1101*
Look forward to seeing some images. Welcome
Oz

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Post by 70th Division » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:41 pm

Hello John,

Welcome to the G-503!
It is a great jeep owner and observer site, like none other !
A great community of jeep 503'ers from around the world !!

Would like to see pics of you jeep, sounds really early and special :D


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Post by Wolfman » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:26 am

I restored GPW 964 and at 1101 you should have an MB frame. The GPW serial number , which you have already found. The small pilot holes for the MB serial number tag would be in place behind the front bumper on the left front frame rail but not drilled to size.
Ford used MB frames in the beginning until they got their frame line up and running.
Other things it would not have, front fender blackout light or Trailer plug.
Would have a Wilson Foundry engine and a flat pancake air filter.
This is if you are lucky. Field modifications ruled once they left the factory.
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