MY NEW GPW UK

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Re: MY NEW GPW UK

Post by ammoboot » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:49 am

Thanks Luke. :)
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Re: MY NEW GPW UK

Post by awddouglas » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:30 am

Our jeeps are pretty close in number and date! Mine came with tombstone which had been unit fitted. I didn't refit it after the restoration though as i wanted to go for the factory look.

What work are you planning to do to yours?
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Re: MY NEW GPW UK

Post by lt.luke » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:35 pm

ammoboot wrote:Thanks Luke. :)
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Re: MY NEW GPW UK

Post by ammoboot » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:12 am

I have always thought if I was ever lucky enough to own a jeep I would recreate the 1st Commando Brigade jeep that carried my grandfather from Normandy to the Baltic. However, having found 11084 to be so original I am now unsure. I live on land that was once part of US Army marshalling area 'D5' where units the 2nd Rangers & 1st Infantry Division were based prior to leaving for Omaha Beach and it seems more fitting that after nearly 70 years she should once again wear US Army livery.
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Re: MY NEW GPW UK

Post by 1942ford » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:11 am

Hi Steve!

Sorry I've not replied sooner mate :-(

Your jeep looks lovely now fella - you must be really proud of her!

You asked about the ford markings on the hood - I was told, I need to buy a 'ford' hood for my script too - the markings are correct and I believe they're made using different pattern canvas sections to those used on the standard MB/GPW hoods available...there IS a photo of one 'somewhere' on the internet if you google 'GPW Summer Top'...

I see your in Dorchester - I used to live locally to you actually - nr Bridport (Broadoak) many moons ago and still get down your way a fair bit - you'll have to get the kettle on one of these days mate!!! ;-)

Best Wishes & keep up the good work!

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Re: MY NEW GPW UK

Post by ammoboot » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:03 pm

Hello again guys. It's been a while since I've posted so I thought an update was in order. Work on 11084 is 90% complete and she is now back on the road. After much thought I've had a change of heart and decided to restore 11084 to how she would of looked in 1946 when released from US military service. So by using old filler/bondo plugs as a guide all the field fitted items have been reinstated such as B.O. light (tombstone) & switch and the fuel can holder (fitted well clear of the Ford script). The trailer power hook up point was still in place. She now has her hood original number as discussed earlier in this thread. Although it was always a dream to recreate my Grandfathers wartime jeep I am happy that 11084 once again has her true military identity - another little piece of WW2 history saved.
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Re: MY NEW GPW UK

Post by ammoboot » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:36 pm

GPW 11084 at the D-Day Camp with famous Chesil Beach and Lyme Bay in the background..
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Re: MY NEW GPW UK

Post by ammoboot » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52 am

GPW 11084, how she looks now.
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Re: MY NEW GPW UK

Post by 70th Division » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:57 am

Hello Steve,


What a great transformation !!!!
Very nice comparison pictures of before and after, we would all love to see more action photos of your hard work,
and the jeep out and about now, doing what they were meant to do !
GREAT SAVE ON THIS JEEP !!!!

Ray

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Re: MY NEW GPW UK

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:24 pm

You can be very proud of that restoration!
The before/after photos tell a very good story to anyone contemplating a restoration.

Nice one!
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