GPW 25798 Finally Finished

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GPW 25798 Finally Finished

Post by ghengus » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:22 am

I know that this is not an unrestored jeep, but I finally finished my 1942 "Script" Ford #25798 enough to take it to its first show. Restored to USN USS SIBONEY, per the "jeep" carrier my grandfather was one. A way to honor my grandfathers service. This has been a 10 year 3 generation project (my grandfather, father, and me). Finally got some time this past year to really move along on it in between my duties with the CG. Had to post some pictures of it. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post.
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Re: GPW 25798 Finally Finished

Post by macaddict23 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:55 am

Beautiful! Can you post pics of what the Jeep looked like before?
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Re: GPW 25798 Finally Finished

Post by ghengus » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:40 pm

Thganks. I will try. My father still has the original pictures. Should be able to get some pictures around Thanksgiving.
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Re: GPW 25798 Finally Finished

Post by TopKick » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:58 am

Outstanding! I'm sure your Father and Grand Father are proud. 8)
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Re: GPW 25798 Finally Finished

Post by Ronnie Guin » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:19 pm

Nice restoration! I am almost finished with GPW 113491 Navy jeep and I also am numbering it after my Grandfathers WWII ship the USS Smith DD378. :D
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Re: GPW 25798 Finally Finished

Post by Halsey » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:15 pm

Very nice restoration!! Hope mine comes out even half as good!!

Very well done!


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Re: GPW 25798 Finally Finished

Post by thidisbogus » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:42 pm

Very nice restoration. Post some before and after if you have them..

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Re: GPW 25798 Finally Finished

Post by Millerdvr » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:52 pm

Great job! They take on a whole new personality in a color other than OD. I like that shade, very well done.

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Re: GPW 25798 Finally Finished

Post by WILLYS45 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:56 pm

Very nice JP!
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