Restoration of GPW 269248

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Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:32 am

Hello everyone! This is my second ww2 jeep my first is a 1945 Willys but this new jeep is special to me, because this is a Ford something I always dreamed of fining in the east rust chain. Apparently the previous owner started work on it. A lot of new old stock included. It has no data plates but the engine and frame match. The body number is 230238 which I believe is original to this jeep. All other body parts are ford! I need help finding f mark on the windshield. The engine is currently in good shape at .080 it can keep going but will resleeve it. I have a original head for it. The frame is almost new shape only reproduction parts is the bumpers. It has no seats or tank :(. I only have 1 handle. All the original reflectors are grolite. Only 1 combat rim. Gpw t84. Two gpw transfer cases. Oil bath with nos filter. Nos fuel filter. Nos alemite grease gun in the pack edge. Nos external break band. I have all new fuel and brake line and hoses. All nos Lockheed brake cylinders and new brake bands and nos axle gasket overhaul kits. Both axels are ford. I pretty Much have a survivor. The previous owner gave me a lot of parts to keep me busy for a while before I will need to buy something. Only things I need to buy is wiring, engine repair, t84 overhaul, and seats. I never thought I would get another after investing over 20k but I guess the OD fever gets the best of us! :)
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1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P


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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:38 am

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1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:43 am

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1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:45 am

I started work today and I have decided to blast the body but It will have to wait a month so to better preserve it I wire wheeled and used a rust converter for now.
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1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Boyso » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:13 pm

Wow good chunk of parts! Good luck with the build :)

Where are you situated? Would you be interested in selling one of your 2 transfer cases?
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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:17 pm

I have a complete now which I'm using and the other transfer case is just a gutten out case.
1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:18 pm

Florida
1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:22 pm

Tom confirmed it was delivered May 9, 1945 and crated May 10, 45 at the Dallas plant.
1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by DannyP » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:46 pm

Wow that is in great shape! Looking forward to following your project.
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My restoration thread viewtopic.php?f=144&t=241570

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:04 pm

Started taking apart the axle with the axle with my dad i"m 1 been on this forum since 13. Every thing looks ik excellent shape except the spindle with need to be replaces.the usual need to be replaced like the bushings and seals, the ford had rzeppa shafts.
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1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by vilmarigpw » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:05 am

I have GPW 269549, 301 numbers away from yours. Mine found in Mexico city 2 months ago, wonder how it ended here. Good luck with the resto!

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:31 am

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Cutting the drum a little to smooth out. Going to finish axles today hopefully!
1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:32 am

vilmarigpw wrote:I have GPW 269549, 301 numbers away from yours. Mine found in Mexico city 2 months ago, wonder how it ended here. Good luck with the resto!
what is your dod?
1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:47 pm

Almost there!
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1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P

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Re: Restoration of GPW 269248

Post by Jeep1942 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Finally. Painted using rustoleum rust metal primer, its an excellent flat red brownish primer. The for OD I used TM9 Shade #8 Synthetic Enamel. This paint will not disappoint you. It is an exact match to many of my original ford and slat grille parts. The paint is tough as nails, and dries really quick. Matter fact I had a cup i used to measure paint portion and 10 minutes passed by and not even gasoline will remove the paint from the bottom of cup. Do not hesitate to buy this paint. My 2 cents.
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1945 FORD GPW 269248 MATCHING, DOD 5-9-45/ CRATED 5-10-45 HOOD #20734234 Confirmed by TOM W.
(UNDER RESTORATION) viewtopic.php?f=144&t=242004
1945 WILLYS MB MOTORPOOL RESTORATION Completed Dec 2013
1943 Bantam Trailer DOD 1-14-43 Serial 9926 (UNDER RESTORATION.
1942 Slat grille serial Mb-121505 R.I.P


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