Ford GPW 65146

In Brazil there are very few accurate jeeps running and the challenge for restoration is hard because original or even reproduction parts are not available. Many times you have to buy 2 or 3 old jeeps just to take something as a model and build it. Due to my job I am fortunate to trip abroad and the majority of my parts came from USA (thanks to Ron Fitzpatrik, John Rogers and hundreds of other friends) and Europe. Today my jeep is 100% like the original. Engine runs quiet and powerful, every parts works perfect. The problem happens when for any reason I have to park it and people came around to ask, to admire and I be proud to be the owner of a real legend.

Name Francisco Lopes
City, State/Region, Country Mogi das Cruzes, SP, Brazil
Frame Number 65146
Engine Number 65146
Body Number
Body Type Ford
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number 20429509 (extimated)
Factory Mystery Code
Gross Weight ~ 2430
Data Plate Origin Reproduction
Data Plate Material Brass
Date of Delivery 1942-09-21
Date of Acquisition 1997-06-20
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Date Info Created 2005-02-03 09:15:31
Date Info Last Updated 2005-02-03 10:06:36
Ford GPW 65146
After 4 years of hard work finding information, parts, making friends all around the world, finally the Jeep came to life again exactly like the one used by my Dad in Italy at the end of the WWII. More than 60 years late it is still a legend.
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