Ford GPW 115729

I started working on this jeep because I wanted to learn more about mechanical work. I chose this vehicle to learn on because it had just been sitting at my Grandpa's house for a little over forty years, and he just let me have it. My Grandpa and his brothers passed it around when they first bought it back in the 50's and used it for several different jobs. Because of this it is missing various original parts (Such as the back seat, pindel hook, the military tail lights, and the top bow assembly. I was very happy to discover recently that the serial numbers on the engine block, frame, and data plates all match. The engine; however, uses timing gears instead of a timing chain. This seemed odd to me because all the manuals that I have looked at only talk about chains. This project is moving very slow for me because I am currently a full time college student and therefore have limited time and funds. I am hoping to have the engine rebuilt and placed in the chasse by this coming June (2006)

Name Paul Terry
City, State/Region, Country Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
Frame Number GPW 115729
Engine Number GPW 115729
Body Number
Body Type Unknown
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number
Factory Mystery Code
Gross Weight 2265
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Unknown
Date of Delivery 1943-05-11
Date of Acquisition 2003-04-29
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Date Info Created 2006-01-15 11:35:55
Date Info Last Updated 2015-10-18 15:37:45
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Ford GPW 115729
43 GPW that my Grandpa and his brothers bought back in the 50's. It had been sitting in a field for about 45 years when I started working on it. It has matching serial numbers on the engine, frame, and glove box data plate.
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