Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

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Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

Post by sam C. » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:56 am

Losing my storage spot so putting my '42 GPW up for sale. Now, don't be intimidated by the CJ lights. The original lights are still present!!
Seriously, she's pretty bad-off. She was going to be my next project but I don't have the time or space to keep her.
The body is pretty bad. The frame is rotted in several places. Assume that everything needs rebuilt.
The good news is that she has a clear Ohio title that matches the frame and engine. Middle data plate is missing from the glove box. More good news is I have recently bought another GPW body (script body but someone cut the script from the rear) to put on her. The replacement body has already had work done. It was sand blasted before I got it and the bad panels have been cut away. It would be an easy body to fix.
I figure the body is shot. Frame is questionable. But again, she's matching numbers and comes with an extra body. Engine, transmission, drive shafts are all there. I haven't cleaned off the transmission or front/rear ends to see if they are Ford or Willys.
I'll post more pictures as I get a chance or PM me for specifics and I can take some.

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Re: Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

Post by sam C. » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:01 am

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Re: Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

Post by harve » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:33 am

It’s a shame that these modern marvels were left outside in the weather all these years. But nobody new what the value of these machines was gonna be in today’s world

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Re: Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

Post by sam C. » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:41 am

I bought her from a guy who had used it on his farm. He parked it behind a corn silo and always had plans to restore her. The license plate was from 1973 and I wonder how long she sat behind that silo. It took me a few years of visiting with him, until he finally decided to sell her to me.
I’ve had her for a few years now. Pretty much all i did was get her out of the elements. Now I don’t have the storage room for her and that’s why I’m parting ways. If she doesn’t sell, I’ll probably tow her home and strip her down to pieces that I could stick in my shed. Except for the frame and axles.
But I’d rather she go to someone who can make her complete and running again.

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Re: Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

Post by nick peters » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:17 pm

Hey Sam
Good luck with your sale mate. For $3000 its nearly free :wink: Hope you don't end up parting it out.
regards Nick


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Re: Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

Post by sam C. » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:36 pm

Thank you. I feel $3000 is a good deal but it may take that special person to see the potential.
If I were to part it out, the engine, frame section and title would have to stay together.

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Re: Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

Post by Michael O. » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:46 pm

That tub looks very savable...just needs some new panels and some patch work here and there. I don’t understand why guys would toss this tub in favor of a repop tub.
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Re: Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

Post by twinflyer17 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:06 am

Michael O. wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:46 pm
I don’t understand why guys would toss this tub in favor of a repop tub.
My guess is because there are a lot of guys with no metal work/welding experience who don't have the ambition to try and learn, but do have the money for a repop and do have the desire to finish their jeep as quickly as possible. Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt it. I know a lot of people out there who are scared to learn to change their car's oil, let along pick up a grinder, hammer, and welder and try to learn to use them :lol:
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Re: Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

Post by Michael O. » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:44 am

twinflyer17 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:06 am
My guess is because there are a lot of guys with no metal work/welding experience who don't have the ambition to try and learn, but do have the money for a repop and do have the desire to finish their jeep as quickly as possible. Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt it. I know a lot of people out there who are scared to learn to change their car's oil, let along pick up a grinder, hammer, and welder and try to learn to use them :lol:
True statement!
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Re: Selling my '42 GPW. $3000

Post by donk_316 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:57 pm

This is worth the money just for the matching and correct parts! Jeeez!
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