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 your

Postby Tom Wolboldt » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:59 am

Hello Michael,

Based on the latest data there were still odd things going on with the Dearborn production, hood numbers and DoDs in Feb.,'42. Newest estimate would be in the range of 2055580 through 2055735.
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Postby skelly » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:56 pm

Hi everyone, this is my first post on here so greetings from sunny England are in order.
Anyhow I now have my first jeep, its a 1943 ford GPW, the middle data plate is missing but the chassis number is good, it is 108104, on the receipt it says it was made in May 1943.
It looks like the body has never been removed from the chassis and still has the wood in the hat channels.
All of the body pannels are stamped with 'F'
Is there anywhere else I can look as to a clue as to its origin and history ?
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Postby Tom Wolboldt » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:19 pm

Welcome !,

Posting a good photo of the complete frame serial number stamping would be a big in telling the origin.
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Postby skelly » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:44 pm

Hi tom.
I will hopefully get a photo next week and post it.
I guess a 43 GPW doesn't really class as a VEP,,
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Re: VEP Ford GPW owners, sn, DoD and reg no. Please add your

Postby skelly » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:07 am

Tom Wolboldt wrote:Welcome !,

Posting a good photo of the complete frame serial number stamping would be a big in telling the origin.


Hi Tom,
Here hopefully is the photo of my chassis number, hope you can tell me something interesting from this.
Cheers.
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Re: VEP Ford GPW owners, sn, DoD and reg no. Please add your

Postby Tom Wolboldt » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:17 am

Hello Jon,

From my GPW studies and databases, I believe your GPW 108104 should have come from the Louisville, Ky. assembly plant . The most likely DoD should be mid April, '43.

The good news is that Jim Gilmore has a copy of the Ford shipping records of the Louisville plant in the spring of '43. These records show how the GPW was shipped, when it was shipped, the original hood number, and the type tires used (not the brand used ). These records do not give the DoD of the GPW but the DoD has to be before the shipping date.
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Postby skelly » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:15 am

Wow cheers Tom.
Now, being a relative newbie here, I'm not sure who Jim Gilmore is,
Hope I'm not regarded as being ignorant or anything.
Any idea as to how I can contact him please ?
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Postby skelly » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:44 am

Aah, I have just found Jim on here..
I'l message him and see what he says.
Gota say I'm well impressed with the depth of knoweledge on here..
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Postby Bob at Warsaw » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:59 pm

hi all, so what does the full list of (VEP Ford GPW owners, sn, DoD and reg no.)
look like to date, thanks
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Postby dct » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:18 pm

Do you have #287 on your list? If not, you should add it--all numbers matching.

I'd be curious to see the list to-date.

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

Postby Chuck Lutz » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:58 pm

Skelly....my GPW...

GPW 108552
Louisville jeep missing data plate( est DOD Saturday 4/17/43 or maybe Friday 4/16/43)
Motor Assembled Tuesday March 30, 1943
USA 20371278
Shipped on Monday, 4/19/43 by railcar

Yours may have rolled off the line around this time also...Jim gave me all the info on this one. You can find more of it by going to SERIAL NUMBERS forum and searching via last name, serial number, model or a combination for GPW 108552
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Postby skelly » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:12 am

Hey Chuck.
Yes, I have had emails from Jim, (very helpful and knowledgeable guy)
Luckily he has all the shipping info for the Louisville plant for that time.
So I now know my DOD, hood number, engine build date, boxcar number, shipping contract number, all from official documents which is absolutely cool as..
I managed to find a proper shovel today also, for £15...
Chuck can you send me a photo of your GPW please ?
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Postby Chuck Lutz » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:53 pm

Here she is the day I picked her up in LA...
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GPW Rear Quarter.jpg
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GPW 17963 4/24/42 Chester, PA. USA 20113473 (est./Tom W.)
GPW 108552 4/19/43 Louisville, KY. USA 20371278
Bantam T3 4582 10/29/42 USA 0173499 (est.)
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Postby Chuck Lutz » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:02 pm

Here she is at home up in the hills in July 2002:
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And again later after a little painting and such....
GPW 17963 106th Cav Gp 121st Cav Squadron.jpg
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GPW 17963 4/24/42 Chester, PA. USA 20113473 (est./Tom W.)
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Postby skelly » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:55 am

Hey Chuck, I really like your GPW,, it looks 'just right'
Cool..

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