Ford GPW 271418

This GPW was purchased in California in 2000. I hadn't researched a whole lot on what to look for in a WW2, just the basics. I am still amazed at how incredibly lucky I was to find this jeep. It literally was almost completely original, even down to the F script bolts. I didn't have to purchase any of the commonly missing (and expensive) F script parts, ie. grab handles, foot rest, ect. Even my crank handle was Ford marked. Every system was completely rebuilt and new floors were added to the tub. The ground up restoration took me a while to complete, but I was able to do it and in the process I learned a great deal about auto mechanics.

Name Steve Karlson
City, State/Region, Country Anoka, MN, United States
Frame Number GPW 271418
Engine Number GPW 271418
Body Number 246701
Body Type ACM Type 2
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number 20741924
Factory Mystery Code 4X4
Gross Weight 3253
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Aluminum
Date of Delivery 1945-06-11
Date of Acquisition 2000-03-03
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Date Info Created 2002-05-14 08:01:36
Date Info Last Updated 2009-12-09 18:18:25
Ford GPW 271418
I could not have restored this jeep without the knowledge and generous help of countless members of this board.
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