Ford GPW 189404

Wording from story on warhistoryonline.com on May 12, 2018: This Jeep Served in WW2 With the Australian Army. It is a genuine Pacific Theater veteran and after it’s military service it was sold at auction to a farmer in Outback NSW where it was used to round up stock. It was on the same property for all its civilian life. The serial number is GPW 189404 and the build date was March 1943. The Chassis number and Data plate number are matching and the engine is a wartime replacement Willys MB Engine (MB307435) [Engine Turns].This Jeep has such a solid original tub and strong chassis it will make a very easy restoration. The floors, side panels, rear panel tool boxes, bulkhead, wings etc. are all solid and only the Footstep on the passenger side is showing any corrosion and will need to be replaced, which is very straightforward.Original Drivetrain , T84 Transmission and transfer box, Complete set of original dials and four combat rims. The engine bay is missing the common elements which are often missing in Jeeps after all these years such as; air filter assembly, Horn, generator, starter motor, voltage regulator, distributor and fuel pump, headlights (mounts are present but no headlights). Jeep has complete and intact original firewall padding in place. This is a completely original Jeep in easy restorable condition and with many F marked parts throughout. I can assist in sourcing any missing parts as required. Comments: This jeep was also discussed on G503 under thread topic "WWII: JEEPS SHIPPED TO AUSTRALIA - MB&GPW SERIAL NUMBERS" Jeep looked fairly intact. A distinguishing feature was that the front bumper looks to have been run smack into a large pole or tree dead center and formed into a semi-circle.

Name Cam Bennett
City, State/Region, Country , UNK, Australia
Frame Number 189404
Engine Number MB-307435
Body Number UNK
Body Type Unknown
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number UNK
Factory Mystery Code UNK
Gross Weight UNK
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Unknown
Date of Delivery 1943-03-00
Date of Acquisition 0000-00-00
URL For More Info https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/pacific-theater-jeep.html
Date Info Created 2019-11-18 10:01:12
Date Info Last Updated 2019-11-18 10:01:12
Ford GPW 189404
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