Happy Birthday to my 43 GPW

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Happy Birthday to my 43 GPW

Post by Mark Jennings » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:36 pm

Today, Feb 22nd my 43 GPW is 69 years old. Happy Birthday my friend. Mark.

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Re: Happy Birthday to my 43 GPW

Post by Jim M » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:31 pm

Very nice GPW!
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Re: Happy Birthday to my 43 GPW

Post by drjeff » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:28 pm

Very nice! Happy Birthday 'ol friend.

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Re: Happy Birthday to my 43 GPW

Post by Mark Jennings » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:27 pm

Thanks Guys, My Jeep had a great day. Mark.
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Re: Happy Birthday to my 43 GPW

Post by 43 REME WILLYS » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:00 pm

Did you take it out and buy it a couple gallons of gas ? Thats what i did for my jeep on its birthday :D

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Re: Happy Birthday to my 43 GPW

Post by Mark Jennings » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:37 am

No Unfortunately here in upstate New York the weather is still not good enough to bring her out of storage. Granted we have had very little snow but there is still the salt and sand on the roads that could reek havoc on her 69 year old sheet metal. It won’t be long until she is back out in the sun.
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Re: Happy Birthday to my 43 GPW

Post by WILLYS45 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:03 pm

Depending how far upstate, it could be June before you get on the road!
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Re: Happy Birthday to my 43 GPW

Post by Mark Jennings » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:41 pm

Only 55 miles East of Syracuse, most of the snow is gone. I will wait for a few good rain storms to get the sand and salt off the roads.
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Re: Happy Birthday to my 43 GPW

Post by 43 REME WILLYS » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:01 pm

Since i was a kid i have always driven the hell out of my dads ww2 jeeps, usually we would run M38 arctic enclosures for winter and if we were lucky even a heater, LOL, but nowadays with me getting older and modern cars being so much more comfortable. Now i too only drive em when there's no snow on the ground. About 15 yrs. ago i payed $1000 for a early winter enclosure and boy have i got my moneys worth out of it so far, especially for my weak (non jeep enthusiast) passengers during spring and fall. What i prefer about the "early ww2" winter enclosure is you could store your side curtains under the rear seat and there's no hardware attached to the body like with the "late ww2" winter enclosure. Give Dan a call at Beachwood canvas you wont be sorry :D
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