signsup wrote:Just joined the group this morning after purchasing what I believe to be a 1942 Script GPW. It was about 90 miles away and I negotiated the price to include delivery, so it's on it's way! I want to come back to this group with information so that I can begine what will be a frame off restoration to original condition. Welcome! We can't wait for pictures & more info.
I don't even know what information to provide.
I will take lots of pictures, but what should I be looking for?
Here's what I believe so far:
Data plats missing from glove box door except for shift pattern plate. GPW and number is on head casting. Where do I look for block number? Under distributor or under oil filter? The serial number is under the oil filter & stamped on a flat pad. The casting numbers will be uner the distributor & cast in. Cross member in front of frame is U shapped, not tube, but where will frame number be? Look on the left frame rail, inside the engine compartment, either on the engine mount structure or on the actual frame.
FORD in script is on rear panel lower left. Has pioneer tool brackets, spare tire bracket and Jerry can bracket as well as grab handles. Excellent start, ask him to look around real good for other stuff that he thinks came off, goes with or is for the jeep, other tools, parts, bolts etc. even if he thinks it is junk, take it!
Front bumber has been cobbled on and a tow bar has been permenately welding to it over the hole locations at the frame ends, but I know it has large hole in center of bumber for crank. If the hole is there, it's worth carefully removing the other stuff and trying to save the bumper.
Has bows for top, but one pivots on the other and it is welded to the body. Welds can be ground, dents can be filled, or cut out & replaced by sections of pipe etc, get them & work on them carefully, they are worth it!
No wipers, but small holes in center of frames for manual wipers. Manual wipers are factory on all but the late war jeeps.
Fuel tank is NOT located under seat but well rusted out and was located under the tub under the pioneer tools with the filler neck coming out in the rear wheel well in front of the left rear tire. I'm having trouble finding information on that type of fuel tank location, but I have seen a photo of a restored GPW with that tank location. Really? Where is the pic as I'm interested to see it. The tank on all jeeps was under the seat, with the filler under the canvas. Yours should have a "small mouth tank"
What other information can I look for when it arrives to provide to this group to help me properly identify what exactly I have before I plan the restoration project?
This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.
thank you in advance.
signsup wrote:Have taken plenty of photos. Need to find web host site so that I can post here.
Pictures to come.
signsup wrote:Haven't looked for body tub numbers yet, but floor pan, rear pan and Ford Script rear panel is pretty bad. Might have to go for replacement tub and Ford script rear panel and have them cut and welded together as they don't come that way.
Chuck Lutz wrote:You can post three pics per post without having a host. If you use a hosting site that you quit or goes down, those pics are forever lost here as the link is no longer valid.
Start a thread or post on one that exists already
Look below the window for the UPLOAD ATTACHMENT and click on it
Click on BROWSER
Find the file where the pic you want is located on your hard drive
Click on the pic you want
Click on OPEN
Click on ADD THE FILE
Move the cursor to an open line under the text where you want it and click
Click on PLACE
You may have to crop a large pic to get it down to about the 256kb maximum....and only three pics per post....
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