Ford GPW 265773

This "sporterized" GPW has been in my family since the 1960s when my father bought it from a duck club in Fremont, CA, in barely running condition and apparently used for target practice judging from the number of bullet holes in the body. The body was repaired (coat hangers make decent welding filler rods), repainted, and the original engine was replaced with a 2.0 L Ford Pinto I4 with a T90 transmission and Warn overdrive to make up for lower gearing installed. Pinto bucket seats and a 20 gallon fuel tank under the rear seat were added along with a Warn winch, Chevy steering box, and wider wheels with custom aluminum wider flat front fenders. This was the first car I ever drove at age 12 in the Sierras on a deer hunting trip and I drove it in high school in the 1970s in San Jose. We also did the Jeepers Jamboree one year in the early 70s. The jeep moved with my father to Chicago, IL between 1976 and 1986 and then to Phoenix until 2007, when I had it shipped to Danville after his declining health prevented him from being able to drive it any more. I enjoy taking it out occasionally, but I have not had a serious 4-wheeling adventure with it yet.

Name Craig Wuest
City, State/Region, Country Danville, CA, United States
Frame Number GPW 265773
Engine Number N/A
Body Number N/A
Body Type Ford
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number N/A
Factory Mystery Code
Gross Weight 3258
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Aluminum
Date of Delivery 1945-04-19
Date of Acquisition 1966-00-00
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Date Info Created 2010-08-08 21:33:28
Date Info Last Updated 2010-08-08 21:35:42
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Ford GPW 265773
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