45 GPW268333

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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Post by Greendot319 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:32 am

Thanks Nick,
Still trying to find a good 45 gas can and waiting for a good original combat rim and tyre to come along, don't think the surplus jeeps had a spare tyre either? I nearly won some lovel bumperettes the other day but was outbid sadly so got to wait for another set, also won an original radio box last week and will purchase the repro conduit and cable from Paolo when I get a chance!
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Post by Greendot319 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:37 am

Did fit an original panel light switch though last week to replace my MV spares one!
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Post by nick peters » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:57 am

Hey Matt
Don't forget if your looking for the spare wheel disc you need the one with four holes. Wheels do turn up from time to time so hang on mate :roll:
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Post by Greendot319 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:06 am

Four holes Nick? I think I've only seen two holers?
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Post by nick peters » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:28 pm

Hey Matt
Do you happen to have a copy of John Farleys 'Standardised Wartime Jeep 2 ? If you do then have a look at page 239. And You'll see a nice picture of the 4 hole disc. If you don't have the Blue Book. Then you'll just have to use your imagination :wink: It has the two larger holes for the studs and then two smaller holes between them. Oh and they are quite difficult to find :roll: in fact I need a couple for my other fords :roll:
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Post by Greendot319 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:19 pm

Ah, I don't have the book but I see what you mean now, I went to Dallas jeeps the other day and had a look round and saw one of those 4 hole discs on one of their 45 GPW's, don't recall ever seeing one for sale on ebay etc. so far! thats another thing to find :(
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Post by Fortyeight2A » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:02 pm

Those are some really nice pics of a nice jeep on a really nice day! :D I'm OD with envy over all three!! :mrgreen:
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Post by Greendot319 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:01 am

Thanks! It was great fun taking them, unless anyone gets really bored (a la baby pics on facebook) I shall continue to post photos in this thread!
To please Nick I have now bought a 1945 dated jerry can and shall get it blasted and painted, need that combat rim next and pioneer tools.
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Post by Beers » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:23 am

That is one excellent looking jeep Matt! And what a nice way to spend the day :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by Greendot319 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:48 am

Thanks Beers, certainly was. Going out to car show later will let you know how we get on!

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Post by nick peters » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:39 am

Great to see the can fitted. But what happened to the rear Bumperettes Matt? :roll:
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Post by Greendot319 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:07 am

I lost the auction.. got to wait for the jmp repros in the future!
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Post by nick peters » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:47 am

What price did they go for?

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Post by Greendot319 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:19 am

£196, they were very good but I have to draw a line occasionally, they went around the time I bought the wheels and canvas etc so couldn't really be spending that sort of money.... I saw a set of F marked rear seat hooks went for $250 (I think) odd on American ebay, thats nuts, I was very lucky to have been given an original set by a generous UK parts dealer which was very kind of them, funny thing is you cant see the F once they're fitted!
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Post by Greendot319 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:10 am

Looks like a toy from Underneath! Nearly completed 500 miles and ready for first oil change, MOT passed to day but not required.

Someone told me at a show once if you're doing over 350 miles in a jeep a year you're doing too many!
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