Ford GPW 61223

I acquired this 1942 GPW while living in Papua New Guinea in 1987.  This unit was left in PNG after WWII and was used on cocoa and coconut plantations unit it was parked due to lack of parts.  There was no internet to view/order parts in 1987 in a third world country like PNG so I had to rebuild it from parts of three other rusting jeeps, choosing the must usable parts/components which were not rusted out.  Quite a bit of welding and repairs to the tub. After returning to the USA I rebuilt the engine and the entire drive train, bought new wheels/tires etc.  Unit runs fine now and I use it for trips to the golf course and giving my grandsons rides.


Name Roger Brandt
City, State/Region, Country Charlotte, NC, United States
Frame Number
Engine Number
Body Number
Body Type Unknown
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number
Factory Mystery Code Mystery Box is blank on serial plate
Gross Weight 2288
Data Plate Origin Unknown
Data Plate Material Brass
Date of Delivery 1942-08-25
Date of Acquisition 1987-02-15
Date Info Created 2021-09-13 13:51:09
Date Info Last Updated 2021-09-13 13:51:09
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Ford GPW 61223
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