Ford GPW 109730

The ambulance jeep restoration was completed in August 2008. There was over four years of research involved in this restoration. This matching number GPW ambulance jeep was rebuilt, painted Army Olive Drab and the original blue drab numbers USA 20376332 were reapplied. The jeep was then painted USMC Forest Green and the original USMC numbers were reapplied. The original markings on this jeep were preserved or reapplied. The original markings indicate this ambulance jeep was assigned to B Company, 5 th Medical Bn, 27 th Marines, 5 th Marine Division, V th (5th) Amphibious Corps. This jeep served both on Iwo Jima and in the occupation of Japan. The jeep has shrapnel holes through the driver's seat and corresponding wheel well on the driver's side as well as the upper portion of the same wheel well underneath the relocated rear seat. The canvas top, straps and seat cushions were done by WeeBee Webbing.

Name Frank Steele
City, State/Region, Country , Oregon, United States
Frame Number 109730
Engine Number 109730
Body Number N/A
Body Type Ford
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number USMC 79576
Factory Mystery Code Blank
Gross Weight 3120
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Plated Steel
Date of Delivery 1943-05-00
Date of Acquisition 2004-01-00
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Date Info Created 2008-08-23 15:35:43
Date Info Last Updated 2008-08-23 20:28:38
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Ford GPW 109730
This USMC ambulance jeep took first place in the motor pool judging at the 2008 MVPA Convention, Portland, Oregon
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