What an Original Jeep Looks Like

If you have an unrestored WWII jeep, we would like to see pictures, and hear your comments. NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by Michael O. » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:55 am

Your hood number is 20,004 digits higher than my '43 GPW....which is still "close" all things considered. I had to do a double take since we share many of the same numbers! Do you know which assembly plant this came from? Any chance for a close up of the frame serial number stamping and the nomenclature plate?

There are a few fine details that I've noticed on yours that I'll incorporate into my '43 GPW's restoration. Thanks for sharing these photos! Looking forward to seeing more.

P.S. Could you post a few close ups of your bumper bolt heads?
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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by Mark Jesic » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:32 am

In some ways it would be a shame to restore this jeep, at a show in this original condition it would probably attract more attention than a ground up restoration. :)

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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:36 am

I would take pics and then have a professional restoration done before it returns to its' separate elements.
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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by h1zelmann » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:01 am

Hello!
please leave this Jeep untouched. There are ways to conserve this substance. This jeep is unique!
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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by 3.6rs » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:33 am

What an Original Jeep Looks Like,... with a brand new black out light on the fender.


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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by AFB_GPW » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:56 pm

This Jeep will NOT be restored. To restore a Jeep like this would be a crime. We have 5 unrestored/ original Jeeps and 4 restored Jeeps so we do not need any more restored jeeps or anymore projects in that matter. The "new" blackout light is a NOS one we put on after we bought the Jeep as the one that was on it was damaged/broken. Attached is a photo of some of the other Jeeps, not all are in the picture but 4 of the original ones are along with 2 of the restored Jeeps. I will be posting pictures of the other original Jeeps in the weeks to come. Thanks.

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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by twinflyer17 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:27 am

AFB_GPW wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:56 pm
This Jeep will NOT be restored.
That's what I like to hear. Awesome collection, too! Excited to see more of your pictures.
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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:19 am

What a fantastic collection, good to hear youre keeping it original.

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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by brad m. » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:54 am

Wow that is a great looking original Jeep. can I ask you a favor I am trying to see how the fender wire clip is supposed to retain the wire leading to the black out light. Any chance you can post a close up picture of that area. I have just asked that question on the G503 Facebook page.
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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by gpw6335 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:01 pm

Can you tell us the history on this survivor? What a great find.
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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by Hamhog » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:44 am

I didn't know they put civilian style Link Belt capstans on the military jeeps? Does it have a single or double belt crank pulley on the engine?
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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by Ralph » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:08 am

Thank you for posting these pictures.It is very helpful to restorers to see.As you have kindly added requested photos,it is a real treat.
Could we see,as a further request,a set of MB pics? Very nice thing you've done.
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Re: What an Original Jeep Looks Like

Post by 70th Division » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:47 pm

Hello,

A beautiful jeep you have there !!
I would be interested if you could carefully reveal the division and regiment
that clearly are painted over on the rear bumperettes, that are slightly uncovered already.
It would be interesting to know it actual history that is sitting right there.

Best Regards,

Ray

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