Ford GPW 97472

The frame, engine, dataplates and tub are original to this vehicle and all match. Since I bought it I have rebuilt the generating system, the complete suspension, the transmission and transfercase, and a complete restoration/rebuild of the original fuel system which included a new Carter Carb, cleaned and recoated the fuel tank, re-routed the original fuel lines and added the right metal bowl fuel pump. Brakes were completely restored,complete steering system rebuilt, valve job and removed many pounds of bondo in the process of restoring the tub. My jeep has many "F" marked parts, although smaller parts and details are a mix of original and repro. The Jeep is now also remarked as HQ-18 "Hootin Annie" from the 99th Infantry Battalion, and has been added a M31C mount and 50 Cal Machine Gun. Hood number is for the original "Hootin Annie" which was a May 43 MB.

Name Erik Wiborg
City, State/Region, Country Davie, Florida, United States
Frame Number GPW97472
Engine Number GPW97472
Body Number GPW97472
Body Type Ford
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number W-20328511
Factory Mystery Code 4X4
Gross Weight 2453
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Plated Steel
Date of Delivery 1943-02-09
Date of Acquisition 2008-06-28
URL For More Info http://www.99battalion.org/index_files/hootinannie.htm
Date Info Created 2004-03-19 20:28:24
Date Info Last Updated 2018-09-09 17:52:35
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Ford GPW 97472
I purchased this 1943 GPW summer of 2008. Matching frame and engine numbers and original tub. All dataplates original. It has now been painted up as a representative vehicle from US Army 99th Bat (Sep) which served in Norway.
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