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post #1 of 24 Old 10-06-2012, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Ford GPW Jeep? Considering this project.







Considering this old GPW Ford-produced Jeep, and wanted to get some opinions on it. Anybody? I've never seen one quite like it. The guy claims it's a '43, and he has a title for it.

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post #2 of 24 Old 10-06-2012, 11:48 PM
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Humm... it could be 1 of 2 things.

A factory prototype (Likely if its a 43)
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custom

If its a factory Jeep, then its collectable and rare
if its custom, its kinda werid?

But it looks factory. Id buy it. Problably worth alot.

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post #3 of 24 Old 10-06-2012, 11:52 PM
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That's cool looking! It looks like they couldn't figure out what they wanted! And in GREAT shape.

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The guy claims it has the original flat head and it starts up and rolls straight. He said the motor's been bored out, though. He bought it from a storage locker by a military base where it had sat for 35ish years. It hasn't been registered anywhere for at least 25 years
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I'm gonna go look at it tomorrow. I just hope that all those mod's aren't chop jobs done by some moron and they ruined the body. From the pictures, the body looks outstanding.
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post #6 of 24 Old 10-07-2012, 12:26 AM
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No way that I, personally, could resist it! Unless it is chopped. Probably a military option for a specific purpose.

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post #7 of 24 Old 10-07-2012, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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I knowwww - I wasn't even looking for Jeeps either. I just stumbled upon it, and realized that this is the type of Jeep, at the right price, that I've been dreaming about for years...
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post #8 of 24 Old 10-07-2012, 12:31 AM
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Looks like what they do in the Phillipines to Jeeps. I think they call them jeepneys.

Pop that "body" off the frame, drop on a Replitub and call it a day.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #9 of 24 Old 10-07-2012, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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What would a jeepney be for?

The more I look, the more I can't find any pictures of a body like it. Even the single-pane windshield and the headlight covers are weird. I'm excited to see this thing in person.
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post #10 of 24 Old 10-07-2012, 09:34 AM
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Looks like an abortion to me. Sell what's left of the body to the scrap dealer and get a replacement tub.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #11 of 24 Old 10-07-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Here's some more pictures for you guys.






















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post #12 of 24 Old 10-08-2012, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Really? No opinions?
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post #13 of 24 Old 10-08-2012, 04:15 AM
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I'd buy it....Not a fan of the quarterpanels but could clean up nice
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post #14 of 24 Old 10-08-2012, 07:06 AM
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There are a bunch of military forums - lots of guys into ONLY the old military vehicles.... I'd post a pic (without saying where it is) there and see if anyone knows what it is. On one hand it could be like this...

Worthless 80s custom


On the other hand it could like this..
Rare one-off Corvette prototype

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post #15 of 24 Old 10-08-2012, 07:15 AM
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Look at the grill its one peice molded into the fenders , No seams??

the thing doesnt look like a jeepney its not all blinged out haha

hell if the price is right jump on it

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