GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

If you have an unrestored WWII jeep, we would like to see pictures, and hear your comments. NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:49 pm

Image

Image

Image

Sadly, Vic, the nice old timer owner past away last year and I am told this lot was sold to
the UK. Very friendly man who I will always have fond memories of. We always ended a sale
with food and a beer :)

Image
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes

User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:51 pm

Complete album from my Manila trip:

http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/showgal ... p?cat=3884
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes

User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:55 pm

Not much progress lately due to a work accident, but I recently bought all the parts
I need to totally complete the frame-driveline-engine. Next step is to start on the
body rub work.

I sent the early 7W (July 42) Autolite dissy to Willys distributors in USA.
Before:

Image

Image

And after:

Image

Image
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes

User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:57 pm

Looking good on the engine:

Image

Brake lines all fitted, just need to get more clamps / put them in right places:

Image

Finishing up the pedal system. Pedals themselves are NOS GPW from the Manila
basement:

Image
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes

User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:00 pm

The starter had correct "7W" date code, but looked a bit poor on the inside:

Image

I had both the field shoe and regular starter repair kits NOS:

Image

Image
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes


User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:01 pm

Looking a bit better now:

Image

Note that the starter housings have alignment markings seen here:

Image
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes

User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:03 pm

Original dataplate:

Image

And new repro, correctly stamped from Robert in Holland:

Image
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes

User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:05 pm

Original armature was no good. Shorted out. Found a good replacement in my pile:

Image

Starter almost ready, slatgrill starter below:

Image
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes

philipj
G-First Sergeant
G-First Sergeant
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:19 am

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by philipj » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:36 pm

Amazing, what a great collection.. Will you sell one of each? :P I imagine you dealt with Elvie Calderon in Manila.. I remember US voltage regulators in boxes for
$89 USD- Seriously now, will you consider selling any of you multiple items?

User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:19 pm

Hello, I might sell some of it later, but I still have my 41 Slatgrill to restore and
I am help some of the local boys with parts. If you tell me what you need, I might
check to see what I have.

Many of these NOS parts are getting hard to find. I have a glass cabinet in my living
with some rare stuff. Like this NOS GPW spare parts kit:

Image
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes

philipj
G-First Sergeant
G-First Sergeant
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:19 am

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by philipj » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:41 pm

Very well. I will let you know regarding any spares. Thank you. Super collection.. What are the contents of that kit? Sure the is a list somewhere...

User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:30 pm

Philip,

This is a complete kit of the spare parts which came with each jeep out of the factory. If I am reading
earlier posts right, then this kit was included in the wooden shipping boxes and when jeeps were assembled
the contents of this box would be removed and placed in a fabric spares bag and box thrown away.

Image

Image

Image

The contents list tag is a repro. I would be very interested in buying a real tag to complete this kit

Reg

Hinrik
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes

philipj
G-First Sergeant
G-First Sergeant
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:19 am

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by philipj » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:30 pm

Hello Hinrik,
A beautiful thing, would like to have the spark plugs :P but actually (regarding my previous question) I could really use 2 (R/H) tie rod ends.. Can you spare any?
Thanks again,
Philip.

User avatar
Viking27
G-Brigadier General
G-Brigadier General
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Location: Iceland

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by Viking27 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:11 pm

Hello, I have some NOS GPW tie rod ends. Not a complete set, will have to check

Reg

Hinrik
Hinrik Steinsson
White M2A1 Halftrack
41 MB 103469 107069
42 GPW 51368
Dodge WC-16/26/51
M38A1 USMC MRC35
WD Motorbikes

philipj
G-First Sergeant
G-First Sergeant
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:19 am

Re: GPW 51368 1942 Restoration in Iceland

Post by philipj » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:13 pm

Perfect, Thank you..

Post Reply

Return to “Original Unrestored WWII Jeeps”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BERLIN RED, David Hughes and 8 guests