1945 GPW found online

If you have an unrestored WWII jeep, we would like to see pictures, and hear your comments. NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.

Re: 1945 GPW found online

Postby Jim M » Fri May 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Beautiful, looks just like 274701 DOD five days earlier.
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Postby 68Kiwi » Fri May 19, 2017 5:03 pm

Cool,

How can I find out which factory built it..?

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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Postby Greendot319 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:44 pm

I'm sure Tom W will be along to answer that in a second. Thanks for the photos, looking forward to more, it's interesting to see your body handles were placed 'upside down (f mark wrong way up) like mine were, I'm having a dense moment here guys but is that the only orientation they can go in with the bolt holes?
Did you find any unit markings so far or is yours an end of war auction jeep? On the left hand side is the S behind the hood number or on the cowl, very interested to see if you turn up anymore markings such as perhaps an auction stencil on top of the cowling, I sent my tub off to the blasters before sanding back the cowling to check and regret it!
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Postby Bill M » Sat May 27, 2017 2:43 pm

Very nice GPW Kiwi! Excellent decision on preservation.
That is a very late GPW, one of the last delivered I have seen!
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Postby 68Kiwi » Sun May 28, 2017 12:46 am

Hi Mark,

Pics of trico wipers and unmarked bolts and other..
No other markings found sofar apart from XF 43 under the paint on the front windshield panel..
Non original bolts on trans cover and master cyl access plate.

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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Postby Greendot319 » Sun May 28, 2017 11:42 am

Oh wow, that really is a beauty. All the details you would expect to find including correct fender hardware. Interesting that the hood numbers are crooked! If you are interested I'd be more than happy to rebuild the wiper motors if they need some tlc, done twenty odd now and getting good at it ;)
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Postby JIMN » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:35 pm

I really like unrestored jeeps like that...... great find/purchase!
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Postby Greendot319 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:30 am

Would it be possible to please post some photos of the front engine mount/generator/ bond straps and their hardware,
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Postby 68Kiwi » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:16 pm

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the offer on the trico wipers, but I might rebuild them when I have the time..
Generator fitted was a later CJ type, and looks like non original bolts on the bracket as well..

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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Postby Greendot319 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:41 pm

Thanks for that, it's a shame that side has been messed with although it does show the bondstrap on the right hand side of the front engine plate as I found on my GPW too. Feel free to post anymore pics they are really appreciated. Boring detail bits are really useful. Your other bolt photos are perfect. That's ok on the Tricos, the offer stands if you change your mind ;)
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