douglas jeep

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douglas jeep

Post by hatchetdan » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:19 pm

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Just picked up this 1942 gpw . it was used at the douglas aircraft factory in tulsa oklahoma as a people hauler. serial number is 78895 , maybe Tom could run that number for me. Has a cj engine.

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Post by Tom Wolboldt » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:49 pm

Hi,

Can you post or email to me a photo of the frame serial number stamping ? Also one of the data plate if there is one.

This GPW should be from mid Nov. 42. Is there a BODL switch in the upper left han corner of the dash ? Is the gas tank / driver's seat small mouth or big mouth ?
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Re: douglas jeep

Post by hatchetdan » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:07 pm

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The gas tank is a later replacement ,and the seat pan is modified, there are welded up holes from the blackout lite that was on the left front fender and a hole in the dash for the switch, the ford data plate is missing

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Post by hatchetdan » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:16 pm

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Heres the number thats under the hood

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Re: douglas jeep

Post by hatchetdan » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:38 pm

It has a small mouth seat frame


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Post by Tom Wolboldt » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:46 am

Hi hatchetdan,

Thanks for the photos!!!

From my GPW studies and databases, your GPW 78895 should have come from the Dallas, Tx. assembly plant on about - wait for it..... Wednesday Nov. 11, '42.
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Re: douglas jeep

Post by hatchetdan » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:37 am

How awesome is that!! Thanks Tom.

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Post by Tom Wolboldt » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:17 am

Can you post a photo of the bodl switch hole ?
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Re: douglas jeep

Post by hatchetdan » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:44 am

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Post by Tom Wolboldt » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:29 am

Thanks!

The switch with the round white knob should be in the original BODL switch hole. If you pull the switch the hole should be flat on the bottom side.
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Re: douglas jeep

Post by Joe Friday » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:37 am

So this is the one from the City of Tulsa Auction?
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Post by hatchetdan » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:07 pm

Yes , the tulsa auction. I plan to keep it like it is but make sure its a reliable runner

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Re: douglas jeep

Post by lt.luke » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:16 pm

Great jeep!

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Post by Mike Soltis » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:10 pm

Fantastic find with an interesting background Keep us up to date if you find any additional history on it or photo's in use Regards, Mike
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Post by Mark Tombleson » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:22 pm

I agree... great jeep, good story and the DOD is a wow for sure!
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