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Ford GP project started today...

Post by Emil » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:06 am

Hello Guys!!!

Today are historical...in Sweden! :wink:
I did start with my Ford GP today!!!
Here are some first pics...
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Will put the gp in my warm garage tomorrow...

To be continued....
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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by Olav » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:47 am

:D Go for it Emil! Please keep us informed as to how it goes and please keep the photos coming. Looks like a great GP to start with.

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Post by Todd Haley » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:55 am

Hi Emil,
Nice project you got there! Congrats on starting your resto, my GP will have to wait until my airborne dump is finished. I know it's early in your restoration but, have you given any thought about how you are going to repair the rear section? My GP body is cut out just the same as yours and I'm just trying to see how other GP'ers plan on repairing,(or have repaired) this section. Good luck and keep posting update pics!
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Post by pierino » Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:22 pm

Hi Todd,...

by the way (pardon me, Emil), I have no reference about your Converto on my database... do you mind to add a picture of your dataplate here http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=147936" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ?? THANK YOU!

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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by Greencom » Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:33 pm

Wow looks a nice straight GP. Good luck.

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Post by Todd Haley » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:42 pm

I just posted a pic of it on the coverto thread,let me know if you need a better one!
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Post by Michael Browne » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:03 pm

Hello Emil,

Great to see you make a start on the project :) :)

Keep us posted on the progress.

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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by Emil » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:48 am

Hello!

My rear panel are cut out... But i have a repro i think it is Ken Hake that have make it... It´s very nice.
If your rear panel are cut out you can make one your self with a ordinary Ford GPW script logo... But a lot´s of job!
I will let a guy make the hat channels for it soon so i can begin to weld those to the body first. I hope i can borrow a spot welder from a friend of mine.
Will be nicer to make it that way.
Maurizio i will try to take some better pictures some day of the Convero trailer... But it´s standing into a wall...
Did work with The GP yesterday, but when i did take my mum to a cafe not long from my house, she did fall and i have to follow her to the hospital. She was ok, but on hospitals you have to wait sooooo long times....!!!
So this weekend i haven´t done so mutch on my GP
Here are some more pics...
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Ford GP 1941 #15322 DoD 9-26-41
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Post by BrenGun » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:50 pm

Good luck, Emil. I'm looking forward to seeing more on the build! :D
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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by Emil » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:46 pm

Hello Guys!!!

Some new pics today...
Yes there are some things to work on ... :wink:
A new repro rear panel... and repro frontbumper/gussets... But i need all rivets for them... :roll:

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Ford GP 1941 #15322 DoD 9-26-41
Willys MB Canadian Slat 1942 # 120197
Ford GPW Orginal British Airborne Radio Jeep
Willys Jeep Surrey 1959
Willys MBT 1942 Very early
Bantam T3 1942 Very early # 639!!!
Converto Airborne Dump 1945
Gemco T1 1945

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Post by GP1942 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:50 pm

Hi Emil

Who make your rear panel and front bumper and gussets ? :?:

search for parts........ :|

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Post by William » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:54 am

Hi Emil ,

Great to see you started your GP project ! Looking forward to see its restoration progress . Will we see her in Beltring ? :D :wink:

Michel , ask J-P-J Van Lijen in the Netherlands , ha makes wonderfull rear GP panels :wink:
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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by acmack » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:53 am

Emil, other than the rear panel, the body looks relatively clean and straight with no civvy patched in panels or welded on stuff.

Where is the motor?

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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by Emil » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:52 am

Hello Guys!

William The Topic are 1 year old... :lol:
I have not been working with the GP for a long time now!
Did buy a house and have been working with that, there are two flats in it and i have old ladys that hire them.
It will be my pension...
But i hope to work with my GP later this year!
Michel my parts are from the hole world... I think Michael Brown have the front gussets....?
What more parts are you searching for?
David... i have bought a GP engine from Lindsay Clark... but no Holly 847D yet... :wink:
Yes there are not so mutch extra that bubba have attached, but there are some cut outs.
No William i will not take her to Beltring this year... Hope i can get there.... :wink:
When i did start with this prodject i did noticed that i needed more tools for riveting and some others tools for making panels... i have bought that now...
This is the latest pictures:

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Do feel free to look at my other pictures... :D
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Ford GP 1941 #15322 DoD 9-26-41
Willys MB Canadian Slat 1942 # 120197
Ford GPW Orginal British Airborne Radio Jeep
Willys Jeep Surrey 1959
Willys MBT 1942 Very early
Bantam T3 1942 Very early # 639!!!
Converto Airborne Dump 1945
Gemco T1 1945

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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by acmack » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:10 pm

Does that M number on the rear quarter tell us this GP was ex-British livery? David
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MAR 43' GPA 9545 MAR 43' GPA 10568 getting there!
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