Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by da_man1974 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:01 am

I will do some work and see if I can get to the frame rail and see if it is stamped or something. I have been trying to get a hold of my uncle that owned it before my dad did but haven't had much luck so far. I know my dad wouldn't have gone through all of the work with the DMV to get different tags and what not. He looked at vehicles as a tool to get him back and forth to work. Didn't care much about all the numbers and that stuff.

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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:44 am

All that matters at this point is what is stamped under that glued on state tag. And they all were hand stamped there from the factory, to match the engines with already had a number. You need that to verify matching frame and engine, or not. It will take a wire brush to clean it off so you can read it.
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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by da_man1974 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:26 pm

Am asking $5k OBO on this jeep as is.

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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by Farrell Fox » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:05 am

da_man1974 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:53 pm
I was wanting to see if anyone has ideas on how much I should ask for my 43 jeep that needs to be restored.
I'd ask $4,500 for it.
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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by da_man1974 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:25 am

Would you offer $4500 for it? lol


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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by Farrell Fox » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:50 am

I've bought, brokered and sold Jeeps in similar condition, so yes. Lately I've been finding more for less, so depending on the buyer, you could get haggled down, and obviously an up-close inspection of it's physical condition could dictate the negotiation. However, $4,500 is a fair asking price IMO.
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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by da_man1974 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:50 am

You want it?

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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by MrVisB » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:52 am

Interesting read. I've gone thru both of the discussions on this jeep. It really would be of note to those around here if you can get at and verify that rail stamping under the DMV tag. We just don't see matching GPW numbers very often. :o

It definitely looks to be a restorable project. The buyer will be most interested in noting any significant rust damage, especially in the undercarriage/frame since your dad used this as a daily driver there in Oregon :?

Asking price range from $3-$4.5k sounds to be reasonable, and you obviously would like to get the best price you can :P , but without giving it away too low keep in mind that this looks to be an $8-$12k full restoration project for the buyer to complete, depending on what the buyer can do themself vs outsourcing. :|

Two motorpool GPW restos behind me, so not looking for another (any type) myself :) , but it should be a satisfying project for someone with the time, money, facility, and talent to take on. I'd love to be a birdy on the shoulder to watch as this is transformed, and certainly hope whoever buys it will update these forums with the progress. :D

Grab that frame number, and let's watch it happen!
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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by Farrell Fox » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:34 am

da_man1974 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:50 am
You want it?
No
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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by da_man1974 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:09 pm

So are you guys saying that I should pull that tag off the frame and wire brush it down to find the serial number?

I appreciate all the help on this. I am really wanting to sell it to somebody who can restore it back to original. I am thinking my tastes lean more toward the CJ's that you can do mods on, not ruin a piece of history.

And not to try for any pity out there, but we just found out last week that my uncle, who my dad bought the jeep from, is in the hospital dying of cancer. I was hoping to get a chance to talk to him to find a bit more history but it doesn't look like that will happen. Maybe that's why he didn't reply to my facebook friend request.

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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by da_man1974 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:10 pm

Still for sale.

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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by da_man1974 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:55 am

bump.

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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by Dawgman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:57 am

The frame number stamped on the left front frame rail, glove box data plate, and motor block number should all match from the factory. The only GPWs to have body numbers would be ACM produced bodies from late 43 to early 44 onward and this number NEVER matches the other 3 numbers. Ford tubs up to late 43 have no body numbers.
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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by volunteercheng » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:04 am

Did you remove the tag and find the frame number yet?

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Re: Numbers Matching '43 GPW Value Needed

Post by da_man1974 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:57 am

volunteercheng wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:04 am
Did you remove the tag and find the frame number yet?

Dan
Yes i did that last night and found that it is in fact the right frame number.

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