Dec. 1944 GPW

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 SteveG » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:54 pm

This is my unrestored original GPW. It has a second paint job that was probably put on late in the war as it's semi-gloss. You can see the original paint under the windshield seal area and where the old repaint is coming off.

Jeep has original Air corps markings. All numbers match. Had to put on a new front bumper to replace the Bubba tow bumper.

Motor has some issues that need to be resolved, so the prior owner has taken some things off in anticipation of doing the work, that's why you see some things removed.

That's my Nov 20th 1944 Willys sitting next to it. Also a great survivor that runs and drives perfectly (just doesn't stop well..) and is all numbers correct as verified by Lloyd White. Didn't know if this forum is for Jeeps that weren't OD any more so I didn't post pics of that one.

The '41 Dodge Command Car in the background, which I bought like you see it, is due for a paint job in the future to remove the incorrect markings and and install the right wheels, just in case anyone is wondering.

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Post by GI jeeps » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:00 pm

O M G :!: :shock:
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Post by Mike Wright » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:25 am

Steve,
NICE :shock: :!: :shock:
That looks like a great potential for a validation of thoughts on many aspects of late GPW's :!: Things like what kind of nuts are holding the gas tank straps. 1 nut and then a stamped locknut :?: Sots of those little things that are the difference between a 98% and a 100% :!:
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Post by Derek Eddlestone » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:13 am

Really nice......really.really nice.
Some under hood shots would be nice to see.

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Post by lucakiki » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:04 am

Steve, I remember how you are one of the not-dipped in-the-same -pot guys. Great to see how yours is not just theory!
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Post by SteveG » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:39 am

Thanks for the comments guys. I'll try to get some underhood shots in the next day or so.

Luca,
Glad to see you remembered that thread from quite aways back. It would be nice to start seeing Jeep restorations done with the same attention to those details where appropriate. Whoops, don't get me started on that topic again.......

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Post by jeep-a-holic » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:38 am

Did you buy the jeep from Rob Gordon? If so, you got a GREAT deal on it. I believe it is the one I sold for him.... anyway, Great Pics!

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Post by SteveG » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:37 am

Sean,
That is indeed, the Jeep from Rob. Thanks for listing it.
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Post by Jammie A. Romee » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:32 pm

Most impressive ! :shock:
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Post by AZ Jeff » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:00 pm

...and that's my (old) unrestored Schlitz carton and... my (old) NOS MP billy club on the windshield... :P

What can I say... Steve has good taste!

On a somewhat more serious note: Does that (obviously original) FRAM oil filter have the drain plug on the outer side??? It's usually on the same side as the INLET... right?

We'll have to take that off and inspect it closer next Tuesday Steve... :twisted:

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Post by Mark Tombleson » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:14 pm

Steve, does your GPW retain any of the little suppression filters at the regulator, ignition and starter switches? :?
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Post by jeep-a-holic » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:05 pm

Dont ask... thats not fair. He probably wants to keep them.....
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Post by GI jeeps » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:43 pm

My July 44 MB had that same very olive shade of olive drab as its 2nd coat of paint.
Noted with interest the OD Crossover tube and Oil filter bracket.
Noted with surprise the OD Oil Filler tube.
Does your engine have a coat of lacquer over many of its parts as mine did?
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Post by jeep-a-holic » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:49 pm

From What Rob said, it had been used in Hollywood in the oictures for years. Could the laquor look in the paint be from age? Is the engine grey at all?

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Post by shawnhoag » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:08 am

Steve,
Just wanted to say congrats on such a beautiful jeep and thanks for keeping her original.Shawn :D
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