44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

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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44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by USAFpj » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:49 pm

I've been pretty busy the last couple of months, but managed to massage the deal on this 44 GPW that I had my eye on for the last (4) years. For a Pacific Northwest jeep that has been sitting in the elements for 25 years, she looks great. The jeep had sat for so long that the ground had actually raised and grown around the wheels; I loaded it on the trailer and once home, aired up the tires just for giggles, and she has held 25psi for the last week now :lol: The only jeep I've found with no rust through at the pioneer tool indent section or fuel sump, and only a 3in section of hat chennel will need to be replaced :shock: . The frame matches the title which matches the data plates, and although it has an F script head, the block belongs to a 3A :lol: . Anyway, I knew anyone who kept the original chains attached to the windshield pivots, felt tool box lids, and bothered to reupholster the hip pads must have taken pretty good care of everything else. This one has been real fun as the previous owner, who was a logger in the Mt. Hood region, left most of the bolts on it, so the F's have been real fun. hat channels and frame horns need work, but the tub has absolutely no rust through. Both firewall filterette and suppression under the passenger seat is intact as well. No rust through under the metal conduit, and I've never seen that before. After selling my MB project, I said I was done with jeeps for a while so that I could concentrate on the Command Car... this one changed my mind :lol: . 'Click' on the picture, and the album will open :wink:

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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by Halsey » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:59 pm

Looks great to me!! Definitely better than most I have seen here in Central NY's rust belt. Usually rust right to the ground around here......

Still has a lot of the goodies on it as well!! A very good find!!


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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by zepher11 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:42 pm

Looks like a great find. Way to go!
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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by wizigig » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:48 pm

Nice

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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by macaddict23 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:27 pm

I love the patina! I would leave her paint job as is.

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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by Halsey » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:13 pm

How about posting some more pics of this neat lil critter???

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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by thidisbogus » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:39 pm

Very nice jeep. A lot more than most start with as you know. Please post more pics when you get a chance.
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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by USAFpj » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:12 pm

Gents, if you 'click' on the picture, the album will open :wink:

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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by Halsey » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:43 pm

Well, ya if ya want to do it the easy way! Ha! :D

Very nice jeep!!

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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by Jeffro Bodine » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:58 pm

OB,
now that you have room in your garage,this would be a good one to fill the void.
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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by USAFpj » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:27 pm

She turned 68 today! OB

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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by Ronnie Guin » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:37 pm

Looks like the original oval style reflectors for this vintage GPW. Can you tell us the manufacture name and numbers on them? Thanks for posting.
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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by USAFpj » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:07 pm

Ronnie, they state "Guide A-2 Number 415-A", and then "Made in the USA" on the bottom. OB

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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by AZ Jeff » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:29 pm

OB,

Is that a Converto Dump body I see in the background??? :wink:

Great GPW. Take your time, find the equally patina'd missing parts and you'll have a very cool example.

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Re: 44 GPW 183457 (2-9-44)

Post by USAFpj » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:49 pm

..find the equally patina'd missing parts .
Well Jeff, if you could keep your 'used parts for sale' listed on the Gee for more than .03 seconds, maybe I would have a chance :roll: :lol:

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