My 1942 Ford GPW , Lend lease time GB , 49 West riding division

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My 1942 Ford GPW , Lend lease time GB , 49 West riding division

Post by Martin2 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:47 am

Please see below pictures of my 42 GPW
original tub and original plates on the glove box
Was looking forward to going to my first shows this year but ain’t gonna happen.
So I thought I would show it here , any comments appreciated
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Martin U.k
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Post by Klaas » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:02 pm

Hi Martin,

Looking good! Only thing is that on a British vehicle you usually do not have the American shovel and axe fitted. Also probably no American antenna base.
If your GPW is before August 42 it would have rubber bonnet blocks as well. You can check the typical British jeeps here: http://www.britishjeep.com/how-to-recog ... -jeep.html and
https://www.scribd.com/document/3577288 ... L27MFGRLov#

Stay safe and enjoy jour jeep!
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Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:40 pm

Nice jeep Martin, there are loads of U.K. jeep owners around, so you will never be on your own if there is a problem. Welcome aboard. :D

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Post by Martin2 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:52 pm

Hi Klaas
Thank you so much for your reply and helpful observations.
Will probably loose the antenna mount but keep the pic and shovel as I like the look and it appears from the links you sent me that it’s not totally out of the question for them to be there.
The delivery date of my jeep was September 42 so I should I guess be ok with the wooden bonnet blocks.
The links you’ve sent me are awesome; loads for me to soak up.
Thank you very much for your help
Martin

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Post by Martin2 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:00 am

Thanks Mark
This seems like a great place to learn from , and I do have a lot to learn 😬
Not sure weather most guys here are from the States or if it’s a mix ?
It’s nice to be able to “show” my jeep as such as there are no events to go to , haven’t had it long and I love it !!
Best wishes
Martin

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Post by Mark Jesic » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:03 am

Martin, most guys on here are in the U.S.of A. but there is a healthy smattering of us Brits on here, everyone is helpful. Where in the U.K. are you located, anywhere near me ? :D

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Post by Martin2 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:28 pm

Hi mark
Thanks for your reply
I’m at Coltishall near Norwich
Best Wishes
Martin

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Post by Mike Soltis » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:59 am

Martin you did a great job. Bummer about all the show/parades etc being cancelled. Best of Luck Regards Mike
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Post by Ladislav » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:41 am

Again one Jeep in British green, nice... Also Czechoslovak troops under British army used these green jeeps...
Congrats..👍

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Post by nick peters » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:19 am

Hello Martin
Just had a look at your post, welcome to 503 not sure if you are aware but you have quite a good branch of the mvt over in your area. If you don't know of them, send me a private message and I can let you have some contact details.
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Post by nick peters » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:22 am

Hello Martin
Just had a look at your post, welcome to 503 not sure if you are aware but you have quite a good branch of the mvt over in your area. If you don't know of them, send me a private message and I can let you have some contact details.
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Post by autonoob » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:53 pm

Jeep looks great, I prefer it without a cover.

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Post by gpwmke » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:13 pm

Nice jeep. What is your GPW serial number and date of delivery?

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Post by Martin2 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:02 pm

Thanks to you all for your encouraging comments
And sorry I hadn’t replied, I hadn’t kept an eye on
The post, perhaps I didn’t click to receive notification.
The chassis Number is 67796 and the delivery date is
September 42

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Post by packer » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:36 am

Hi Martin good looking jeep i have just moved back from France with my jeep a ford but 1944,I have fitted the antenna in the same place i think it was so it fitted inside a glider looking forward to a few shows this year all the best colin sleaford


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