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Ford GPA serial numbers & photos WANTED

Post by Gavin Walker » Thu May 22, 2014 7:56 pm

Hi, Everyone
My Name is Gavin Walker and I'm after GPA serial number info.
I'm after any serial numbers of Ford GPA's and photos if possible. I'm after GPA's That are still around today (survivors)
I'm after if you know the following.
Serial number on data plate (if you have)
Engine number
Chassis number.(frame number)
USA number( if you know)
Del. Date.
Location Country:
(I do NOT need to know who owns it)

Any Info would be great
E-mail info and photo's to gavin@jacobsens.com.au
And we will add them to the List i'm working on
Thanks Gavin Walker
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Post by acmack » Tue May 27, 2014 4:39 pm

Gavin, I thought Eric Rouvez (Mithril) has a comprehensive database compiling as well?

Eric's list or the one you've linked, should be made a Sticky just like the prototype jeep section has.

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Post by hummermark » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:59 am

Do you want any information on Gpas that are on your list but now in another country and new owner ?
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Post by Gavin Walker » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:03 pm

Sure any info & photos would be great.
Send them to gavin@jacobsens.com.au
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Post by Adam » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:31 am

Is that link in the first post any good, virus software wont open it, can you fix it or delete it.

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Post by Gavin Walker » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:22 am

The web site is down getting repairs and updates. Will be up and running again soon .
Thanks Gavin
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Post by JAB » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:32 pm

Please let us know when it's fixed. In the meantime I just posted this elsewhere here.


In about 1987 I bought a '45 GPW for parts for my script GPW. It turned out to be too good to part out so I refurbished it, drove it for while, and sold it about 20 years ago. It did come with an extra Ford motor that was on the guys junk pile. I kept the motor for my script GPW-37718, which, now that I'm retired, I hope to start on (in a year or two) after I catch up on other things. In looking for parts for the vehicle I'm working now on I found myself nearly trapped in my "parts pile"; actually two jeeps stacked on top of each other, facing that motor in the back seat area. Since I was nearly stuck there and my wife luckily happened to come out to see me about something I convinced her to hand me a wire brush. I already had a flashlight, so I did a little brushing and this is what I found! GPA-345!
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Post by Gavin Walker » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:55 pm

http://www.willysma.com/gpa_serial/gpa_ ... y=serialNo

It website is running again
Your engine is a very early one as the serial numbers started at GPA1
In 1944 & 1945 some GPA amphibious jeep were dismantled for there engines, diffs and running gear. Spare parts for Standard GPW/MB jeeps.
I would guess that you your engine might of came from one of these early batches that was dismantled.
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Post by JAB » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:50 am

Very interesting! Thank you Gavin!
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Post by IRQVET » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:35 pm

I emailed my stuff in, but somehow I noticed it never made it onto the database. :?:

Granted, all I have is a running GPA engine.
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Post by mav1942 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:00 pm

I'm looking at purchasing a 42 gpw with a gpa engine. It currently resides in PA. It looks like it wqs double stamped, not sure what's going on there, but the numbers look like GPA 2977 and stamped above it is 1182111.
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Post by JAB » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:05 am

Maybe one of those disassembled seeps mentioned above that was installed into MB1182111?
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