York show

Feb, 1942 - GPW1 thru end of first contract, April, 1942 - GPW15000 NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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York show

Post by steven ellis » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:43 pm

I was unable to attend the event. I'm looking for as many detailed photos of gpw 40 as possible. If you have some and willing to share send them to spejeep@gmail.com
I have two 3 diget vep gpw and would love to have seen it in person
GPW 314 DOD 3-14-42
GPW 227 DOD 2/42 2062315 (actual) & US NAVY 195086 hood numbers
MB124997 DOD 3/4/42 2079954 (actual) Slat grill
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M38 DOD 3/52 Hood# 20908270 actual

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Re: York show

Post by Mike Wright » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:03 pm

Hi Steve
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GPW 2636, DOD 28 FEB 42, Reg# 2055811 (est)
GPW 104331 DOD 31 MAR 43
MB 438075, DOD 1 MAY 45, Reg# 20704591 (Orginal Blue Drab)
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Re: York show

Post by Michael O. » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:36 am

Steve, GPW 40, DoD 3-27-42 was delivered a few weeks after yours and a month after my GPW 2647. It was obviously assembled much earlier than its DoD though. I hope you are able to check out its radiator....it’s very interesting.
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Re: York show

Post by Chuck Lutz » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:30 am

Hmmm...I thought that GPW-40 could have either been assembled EARLIER and was used as a "factory example" sent to one of Ford's assembly plants and eventually added to the line.....or, the engine just did not get sent from Dearborn to whatever factory assembled this jeep or it sat around at that factory for some time before being put on the line.

I think the deciding factors would boil down to this: if it has the expected Ford accoutrements on it from circa March, 1942 then I would think it was the later situation. However if it had an overwhelming Willys parts bolted on it and they were "original" to the build, then it might have been the former, one of those sent to instruct the line crews on exactly what they were going to be building.
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GPW 108552 4/17/43 Louisville, KY. USA 20371278 (DOD est./Tom W.)
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Re: York show

Post by Jacob » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:35 pm

Hi Michael

I think the radiator is black and it has a round plate with GPW on it. De position of these plate is to de left from the upper
cooling water pipe.

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Re: York show

Post by Michael O. » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:00 am

I have several pictures of this GPW and I spoke with the owner at Frank Buck’s. This GPW was probably assembled early, say early Feb 1942 and used as an example....then when no longer needed by Ford it was placed in line with other more recently assembled GPW’s and delivered on 3-27-42.
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