RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:34 am

Here is the fuel pump : a restored AC of 1944, that will replace a useful but post-war AC one.
I used a new kit for the Inside, but tried to preserve a maximum of original part, even rough. I tested the pump before installing, everything seems to be working normally.

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Bottom and top are both marked 44.
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Fuel pump is completely installed :
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GPW 01/19/1945
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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:36 am

Next is the oïl filter case. Original Purolator, restored too, with all its decals.

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GPW 01/19/1945
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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:42 am

I completed the installation with the intake/exhaust manifold.
I had restored it a year ago. Exhaust part with High Temperature paint.

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It i also an original GPW part, markings are barely visible.

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And that's all for today !
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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:08 am

Hi everyone !

here are some pics of my carb. 539S fully restored.
I had found it last April at Ciney Militaria expo (Belgium).

Big thanks to Fabrizio, he was the one who did this great job.

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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by YLG80 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:18 am

Outstanding job :wink: !
Ford GPW 164794 1/4T 12-7-43 - Frame# GPW*239762*
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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:57 am

Hi everyone

Steering fully installed and functional:

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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:29 am

This thread has 10000+ views ! :shock:
thanks for your interest.

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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by twinflyer17 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:44 am

Division Leclerc wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:29 am
This thread has 10000+ views ! :shock:
thanks for your interest.

Bertrand
I'm not surprised, you do great work! :wink:
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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:03 pm

Many thanks Yves and Sean .
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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:38 am

Hi everyone

Works in progress, slowly but surely.

Carb. installed on the engine :

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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:45 am

...and my Ford GPW has got now a set of Firestone tires :wink:

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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by horrocks » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:04 am

Absolutely stunning, all of it. Like new.

Did you buy the Firestones in Europe?
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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:22 pm

horrocks wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:04 am
Absolutely stunning, all of it. Like new.

Did you buy the Firestones in Europe?
Thank you so much Toby.

Yes I have bought them from a well-known french military vehicles specialist.
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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Division Leclerc » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:49 pm

Here are a few more pictures of my project :

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Re: RESTORATION *GPW-247 024* (1945) in France !

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:01 pm

Well done Bertrand, thats a show winner. :D

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