Ford GPW 122779

Jeep is need of complete restoration. Engine turns over but has not started since 2003. All major parts are Ford, body and frame serial numbers match. This jeep was bought from the Army by Gilbert Phenes. He was a Bronze Star winner in 1945. He used it on his land as a hunting jeep, up here in Beaver Dams NY. He stenciled "The Wild Bunch" on the makeshift rear bumper and had truly loved the little jeep. He died in 2003, and I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase it from his son in 2008. Body and tub number are GPW-122779 7/15/43 is the dat of manufacture. The engine is Ford, but has a serial number of GPW-7656 a 1942 vintage. Its going to need a lot of work, but I definitely think it is worth it.

Name Chris Lange
City, State/Region, Country Cortland, NY, United States
Frame Number 122779
Engine Number 7656
Body Number 122779
Body Type Ford
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number
Factory Mystery Code
Gross Weight 2430
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Plated Steel
Date of Delivery 1943-07-15
Date of Acquisition 2008-11-02
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Date Info Created 2008-11-10 19:50:08
Date Info Last Updated 2008-11-10 19:50:08
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Ford GPW 122779
This Ford GPW was purchased from the Army by Gilbert Phenes, a Bronze star winner. I bought it from his son in 2008. I plan to restore it back to original as time and money allow. 7/15/43 is the date of maunfacture. Serial number is GPW-122779
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