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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by Gravel Guy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:54 pm

Hi Guys
I need a rear panel for my 2nd series GP, could someone post detailed info for the guy that makes them in the Netherlands.
Is there any one that has a panel here in states that would sell or trade it ?
I also need tool locker lids and passenger seat.
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Post by docdoom45 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:45 am

Hi Mike,
I have bought GP panels from this man in Holland and they are very very good. I had a rear panel and the stamping are sharp excellent work.
He makes lots of parts for the body tub.
Give him a try his email add. is :- j.van.leijen@kpnplanet.nl his name is Joos.
Hope this helps.
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Post by Emil » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:59 am

Hello David!

Yes... it´s a ex- British GP... It did have number M 5834958 or M 5834953... the last digit are hard too see... on the hood!
Did even find out some other parts that are British on it... Like the hornbutton was replaced with a lucas one... On Ebay there are some for sale for British airborne Jeeps... and i did find a small tube on the inside off the rear "bumber" with a little light in it, pointing towards the rear axel... for driving in the dark with the lights off :shock:
Do think i will make it like a british when i have restored it!? :roll:
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Post by mr rusty » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:57 pm

Hi Mike & Dave,
'Hi Mike,
I have bought GP panels from this man in Holland and they are very very good. I had a rear panel and the stamping are sharp excellent work.
He makes lots of parts for the body tub.
Give him a try his email add. is :- j.van.leijen@kpnplanet.nl his name is Joos.
Hope this helps.
Dave.'
I think Joos' e-mail may be slightly different now - if problems try this address;

j.van.leijen1@kpnplanet.nl

regards .. Peter

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Post by pierino » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:40 pm

Emil wrote:.. and i did find a small tube on the inside off the rear "bumber" with a little light in it, pointing towards the rear axel... for driving in the dark with the lights off :shock:
...

Emil

it was a small light pointing the rear axle house cover... that on british vehicles (jeeps) was painted white... this way, the following vehicle in a column could see the preceding vehicle without any light that could be seen from airplanes...

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Post by Robinb » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:10 pm

Hi

Here is the GP rear panel made by Joos of the Netherlands I bought it a few weeks ago at Stoneleigh swop meet in England. The only thing I have noticed is the Ford embossed logo is not embossed as deep as the original at the centre point. It looks weak in the middle area other than that it is very good reproduction. Joos makes most panels including the floor panels for the GP, he has some of my original air deflectors he is reproducing.
Here are some photos:

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Also here are some original British GP photos showing the white diff and the Mickey mouse camouflage with the British army lights on the fenders.

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Here is the 1st GP off the production line delivered on the 28th Feb 1941. 70 YEARS OLD YESTERDAY!

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Post by Emil » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:02 pm

Thanks Robin for those nice pics!!!

Did also get a tip from John Wilson... Many Thanks!!!
There is a guy in Australia that makes almost all body parts exept the cowl...
His name is Simon Allen, i did ask him if he can make the toolboxes bottoms, and he said that he could make the panels i would need.
If there are somebody needing any panels... his email are: bscallen@bigpond.com
I do have some pictures that he did send me. Looks like very nice panels!
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Post by GP1942 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:46 pm

Hi
do you know if one of Joos or John Wilson make the inner panel of the front fenders ?
is a rare part to find in a good shape !


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Post by Gary C V » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:39 pm

Thanks Robinb,

Mate I have never seen that photo of the GP coming off the assemble line before, not from that side anyway :) .

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Post by ccdoran » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:25 pm

Has anyone noticed the steering wheel has been cut? (and across a pretty straight line, too)
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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by wjohn » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:46 pm

GP1942 wrote:Hi
do you know if one of Joos or John Wilson make the inner panel of the front fenders ?
is a rare part to find in a good shape !


Michel
always looking for parts of GP :roll:
Michel,

It is Simon Allen who makes the panels in AUST, I'll pass on your question.

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Post by wayne douglas » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:39 pm

hi Emil - could you please post a photo or two of the convoy light which is under the rear of the GP. I am presenting my Bantam as a British Airborne vehicle and need to see what this light looks like.

Thanks :D

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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by Emil » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:19 am

Hello Wayne!

Here are some old pics...
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It´s still in place... but i hope to next winter that i can take it apart and work wit it!
Are you going to make it like a british airborneJeep now or later this year?
If later i can take the light apart and take more pics of it!
Best regards

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Willys MB Canadian Slat 1942 # 120197
Ford GPW Orginal British Airborne Radio Jeep
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Converto Airborne Dump 1945
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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by pierino » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:04 pm

be aware... those lights are definetely NOT rare at all! they surface quite often to eBay too! ... 8)

instead... as I wrote, those lights were used to illuminate rear axle cover...painted in white!

...yours seems to be painted black: is that definetely coming with the rest of the jeep?

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1942 Ford GTB, matching #'s
1943 Huffman model 81
1943 R.I.A. Hand Cart M3A4
1943 Willys MB
1943 Highway Trailer K-38
1944 Ford GPW, matching #'s
1944 Cushman 39G
1944 Harley WLA
1944 Converto Dump 1/2 Ton
1944 VW TYP166 Schwimmwagen
1960 Willys MB-T
1943 Stinson L-5

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Re: Ford GP project started today...

Post by wayne douglas » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:12 pm

Thanks Emil & Maurizio. My Bantam project is just about complete and in fact went to the auto electricians this morning for the wiring :D

I purchased an awesome Bantam wiring loom from MV Spares.

I'd say I will be driving it in three weeks. I have painted it an early khaki brownish green and will paint mickey mouse ears on when it comes back from the auto electrican.

I did purchase the black bakerlite switch which turns on the convoy light from ebay.


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