GPW 68901

If you have an unrestored WWII jeep, we would like to see pictures, and hear your comments. NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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Re: GPW 68901

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:32 am

Ray I do not have any more info on the SG. My friend is working that 1/2 of the deal. Will post when he is at that point.
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Re: GPW 68901

Post by Raflad » Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:23 pm

Looks like you found a really great jeep there Oz. Congrats!
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Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:44 am

I think it will be a relatively smooth project in time. Thanks for commenting. How is you resto going?
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Re: GPW 68901

Post by 1942 Ford GPW 352nd » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:03 am

Raflad wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:23 pm
Looks like you found a really great jeep there Oz. Congrats!
Congrats Oz! That is a great find and although my 42 GPW is not finished (but nearing completion), I have already started to look for my next project. :lol:

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Post by 17thAirborne » Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:33 pm

Thanks. It's always nice to have the next one lined up. I recall waiting a few years and ended working on a WC12 which was fun but not my passion.

Sometimes the fun is in the search.
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Re: GPW 68901

Post by JAB » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:21 pm

That's a beautiful start for a project! I wish I found stuff in that good of condition!

As far as lining up the next project....that's never been a problem for me. My problem is that I lined up all my projects before I was able to work on them! I had to buy a bigger lot and build a shop! Now that I'm retired I'm finally enjoying one that I bought 30 years ago and finsihed this past winter and working on two Script GPW's side by side (saves time on researching what size bolt etc. goes where!). Then there's the '55 pickup, the '58 wagon, the trail rig CJ5, to project CJ6, etc..... See what I mean!?
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Re: GPW 68901

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:34 am

Jeff, those are great problems, too many projects but the time and space to work on them. Sounds like you are finally in the prime situation for getting them moving. I like your idea of side by side restorations. A two-fer eh? The workspace is definately a deciding factor. A friend of mine who restores old motorcycles told me, "build twice as big as you think and you will still not have enough room". Good advice. I ended up putting up another steel building to move the dirty work (grinding, cleaning etc) and some of the long term storage. Of course money is usually a deciding factor.
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May 42 GPW 23874 USA 20104502
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Re: GPW 68901

Post by JAB » Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:48 am

17thAirborne wrote:
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................ Good advice. I ended up putting up another steel building to move the dirty work (grinding, cleaning etc) and some of the long term storage. Of course money is usually a deciding factor.
Exactly what I need! I have such a mess. Even the lights are covered with a rust colored flour-fine powder from welding/grinding/priming/painting/etc. I originally wanted to hang a curtain separating the "storage area" from the work area, but it really hasn't worked out that way. After a certain point I'll clean everything and start over, and be less messy for a while!
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