GPW 266565

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Re: GPW 266565

Post by Stingray » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:37 am

Nice original GPW ! I would much rather have one in this condition than a restored one. Hope you decide to preserve it. I would hold off on removing the undercoating. Correct me if Im wrong but didnt late ACM bodies have a tar undercoating in the wheel wells? Years ago I parted out a very late GPW with this same undercoating.
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Re: GPW 266565

Post by nick peters » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:00 am

Mr Ray is quite correct in saying that. You can also find a type of wax-oil which got sprayed onto the inner wings and the inside of the hood/bonnet on a number of late gpw's maybe someone reading this will confirm if they have that on their gpw. It was sprayed on quite thin so you very often see runs and little puddles of the stuff, where it collected on the frame or splash shield.
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Re: GPW 266565

Post by CharlieGPW » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:39 am

I'm certainly going to preserve it, it's just needs some work just to stop further decline. As with most jeeps, it's had a hard life, its had many owners since military release in 47 and bits have gone missing like the shipping plate, first aid bracket, fire extinguisher bracket, gearbox and transfer. But saying that for a vehicle that is 71 years old it pretty good. Especially when you consider these vehicles were tools not treasured items.

As for the under seal, it has to go, it's an awful layer of tar which someone has then painted, certainly not original. The only redeeming factor is that it may have protected its original paint. If I can carefully remove this then I will be happy. I'll just clean everything and maintain rather than restore.

As for the bumper bolts, no not F marked but the jeep has been taken apart at some point so hard to say if the bolts are correct.

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Re: GPW 266565

Post by Wouter » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:07 am

Hi,

Thanks for checking the bolts, to bad he has been taken apart. Otherwise, we could conclude for once and for all, certainly late models, didn't have f marked bolts. Please keep posting those detailed pictures as I'm restoring a may 45 GPW.
Remarkable you have fuel strainer on cowl, Ford pintle hook, no deep mud exhaust.

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Re: GPW 266565

Post by CharlieGPW » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:28 am

There's very few F marked bolts on this one which seems to be the concensus with late GPW's, I do think most of it is original though but I guess I'll never know how much.

I will document everything going forward as and when bits are removed.


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Re: GPW 266565

Post by Greendot319 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:25 am

Wouter wrote:Hi,

Thanks for checking the bolts, to bad he has been taken apart. Otherwise, we could conclude for once and for all, certainly late models, didn't have f marked bolts. Please keep posting those detailed pictures as I'm restoring a may 45 GPW.
Remarkable you have fuel strainer on cowl, Ford pintle hook, no deep mud exhaust.

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'certainly late models, didn't have f marked bolts'
Sorry but that isn't correct from what I found on my GPW. I would say that 70% of the remaining bolts on my May 45 GPW are F marked including bolts like the bell housing dowel bolts, transfer case bolts, half shaft bolts and many engine bolts. The bolts that aren't ford marked on my GPW were bolts like air filter and fuel filter brackets, hand grips, rear foot rests and diff covers. It would appear to me that perhaps more bolts than earlier GPW's are not F marked but to say that 'certainly late models, didn't have f marked bolts' is not correct from my experience.

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Re: GPW 266565

Post by Wouter » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:58 pm

Hi Matt,

I meant that the bumper Bilts certainly weren't marked. My 45 gpw had f marked bolts on fender to frame, spare wheel carrier, transfer case, ... body Grab handles and most of the other "hardware" wasn't marked.

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Re: GPW 266565

Post by Fabrizio » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:05 pm

I think I've read several times that F marked bumper bolts did simply not exist?
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Re: GPW 266565

Post by CharlieGPW » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:05 am

I've been doing a bit more colour investigation. I removed the lubrication chart holder which has revealed this. Lovely original OD which matches pretty well what I found under the underseal under the arches although the shade is a touch darker. I guess this is the first time it's seen the light in 71 years.

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Also for those F fanatics out there, it's a very subtle stamping on the hood hinge.

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Re: GPW 266565

Post by Greendot319 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:06 pm

Nice Charlie,
just like I found on mine, pre painted lube holder assembly and grease gun bracket attached to a primed hood and then sprayed with OD. You should find primer under all the brackets on the firewall too (fuel, air cleaner etc), if it has been left untouched. You should also find internal/external star washers under the air filter bracket and hopefully primer underneath the crash pads, although your body handle bolts look like they might have been replaced so perhaps the crash pads have been played with too at some point, would be inserting to see
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Re: GPW 266565

Post by Einar » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:13 am

A beauty indeed Charlie.
She's in good hands, and that's good to know :)
I just wonder if she has a Norwegian postwar history? Looking at the black rust preventer coating inside the wheelhouse.
Mostly all of the jeep that served in our army were coated like that, under the body and on frame. The green color looks familiar a well as the green slight layer of paint over the engine compartment.


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Re: GPW 266565

Post by Flypv2d » Thu May 11, 2017 6:07 am

Hi Charlie:
You have a wonderful GPW!!
My GPW is 266955.
I understand my GPW came from the Dallas Plant. Do you know where your was built?
My jeep has many of the same features as yours.
My GPW also had an undercoating. I thought it was a post war application.
I noticed that the radio suppression box had washers on the box mount.
I thought that only MB's had this. Maybe its a modification.
I had few F marked bolts on the jeep.

Also I did a frame off restoration and had the similar orange primer paint.

Thank you for posting your pictures.
Cheers!!
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