VEP Ford GPW owners, sn, DoD and reg no. Please add yours.

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Re: VEP Ford GPW owners, sn, DoD and reg no. Please add yours.

Postby Anders137 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:30 pm

Thanks Tom
We hosted 2 AFS students from Michigan (Name of town/City eludes me).
They gave us a Key Ring from the State of Michigan which I have been using.
This was prior to purchasing and restoring this jeep. Great coincidence
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Postby Treg » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:01 am

Tom,
On the brass dataplate are no numbers stamped. On the chassis I found the number chass. 23127 and after looking around I found out that production must be in April or May 1942
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Thanks for the data! Can you post a photo of the data plate since you show a DoD ? Thanks in advance.
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Postby jeepfinger » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:25 pm

Hi Treg
Treg wrote:On the brass dataplate are no numbers stamped.


This may be to your Data plates not being origanal. The Nomenclature plate, shouldn't have the Ford logo at the top and the line that states Maintaining Vehicle should read Quartermaster Corps, not Ordnance Department. The change occurred around November 1942.
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Postby Tom Campbell » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:52 pm

I have posted it before, but maybe not to this list

14914, Unknown hood number, Tom Campbell - Birmingham, AL
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Postby jeepster34 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:09 am

I am working on a 1943 GPW
GPW 100975 motor #
100975 Frame #

Hood # 20207798

I'm thinking Louisville, Ky plant around march 1,1943

The data plates are un-readable but I'm trying

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Postby jkillelea » Sun May 08, 2011 6:22 pm

GPW 1674 Feb 42 John Killelea, Northport, N.Y.
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Postby Gavin Walker » Sun May 15, 2011 11:36 pm

Hi,
My friend has asked me if anyone could help him with the HOOD NUMBER for his jeep.
Serial number 20957
original data plate del date. 5-11-42

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Postby Tom Wolboldt » Fri May 27, 2011 3:23 am

Hello Gavin,

First the assembly plant of the GPW is needed before a hood number can be estimated with any degree of correctness. Can you post or email to me a clear photo of the serial number data plate ?
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Postby apeitsch » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:10 pm

Ford GPW Serial number 10423 DoD 3-8-42 or 3-30-42. It looks like the 8 might be a 3 and 0 stamped over each other. I was told this was from the Dallas Plant. Estimated hood registration number would be 2065200. Below is a picture of the data plate and the frame stamping. I also had a current title for the vehicle. I can try to get a better picture if needed of the data plate.

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Postby Gavin Walker » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:11 pm

Hi Tom,
My friend has asked me if you could help him with the HOOD NUMBER for his jeep.
Serial number 20957
original data plate del date. 5-11-42
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Postby Tom Wolboldt » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:52 am

Hello Gavin,

From my GPW studies and databases, I believe the hood number of GPW 20957 should fall within the 20104584 to 20104692 range.
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Postby Gavin Walker » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:22 pm

Tom,
Thanks for your help. My friend will be very happy with that info.
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Postby John Stiles » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:35 am

Hei Frank,

GPW-10105 This is a Dallas GPW, delivered 3/28/42 per Tom W. Script Ford, Willy frame, Hinged door filterette . Have partial W number on hood. Still working on it. Never had BO Drive, light Torque reaction spring, or gas can holder mounted.

GPW-22040 Script Ford. Chester PA GPW. 4 digit engine # 9463 Rebuilt after VE Day but before VJ day by Bechtel in Anniston AL USA 7/25/45, 1 8mm Hole in pass side by feet.

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Postby Michael O. » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:07 pm

Tom Wolboldt wrote:GPW 2647 should have come from the Dearborn, Mi. assembly plant. Odds things were happening with the hood numbers on the first GPW contract at Dearborn. So for right now all I can give is a range of 2055425 through 2055525.

Hi Michael,
Hood number 2056143, I believe, should be with-in about 75 numbers plus or minus.


Hello Tom, I was wondering if you might have been able to "guess" a more accurate registration number? Thanks in advance!
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Postby Johnr » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:50 pm

GPW-14501, SN on engine mount, script body, Australia.

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