Ford GPW 51238

Unfortunately Dick passed away in 2005. I was fortunate to purchase this Jeep from Dick' Son in August 2013. It was stored in FL for about 10 years where it saw little use. Dick restored this Jeep to resemble the one he remembered from his time during WWII aboard the USS Hancock Aircraft Carrier. As Dick told me before his passing, while aboard the USS Hancock docked at port, he claims the men of the ship "Liberated" a US Marine's Jeep from the pier and hoisted it aboard the ship. They stowed it in the hanger bay quickly set about to make a custom Jeep for the Captain of the ship. The Ship mechanics repainted the Jeep Corsair Medium Blue as that was the paint they had aboard to paint the Corsair's planes that the ship had. Then the ships Mate responsible for canvas tarps made special white canvas seat covers and top for the Jeep. Unfortunately Dick couldn't find any of the original pictures of the Jeep so he restored based on his memories of Jeep from 1945. I bought this Jeep to recover my original 45 GPW engine which I sold Dick back in 1982 and was installed in this 42 GPW. I still have my 45 GPW, and was happy to be able to return my original GPW #257161 engine back to its original frame! For more info on my 31 year pursuit of my original 45 GPW engine and Dick's restoration of this 42 GPW please go to the following link. http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=84&t=227273 Regards, Gary Schultz Andover NJ

Name Gary Schultz
City, State/Region, Country Andover, NJ, United States
Frame Number GPW 51238
Engine Number GPA 10034
Body Number
Body Type Ford
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number
Factory Mystery Code
Gross Weight 2265
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Brass
Date of Delivery 1942-07-28
Date of Acquisition 2013-09-01
URL For More Info http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=84&t=227273
Date Info Created 2013-11-30 15:02:53
Date Info Last Updated 2013-12-14 06:59:18
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Ford GPW 51238
This 42 Script GPW was restored by Dick Ivory (Pic above)in the mid 90's to resemble the Captain's Jeep of the USS Hancock that Dick remembered from is time aboard the ship during WWII. Jeep has matching data plate & frame number & original script body
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