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Old 17th August 2011, 22:26   #1
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Default 1944 Ford GPW : Restoration Help?

Hello,

Bought this 1944 Ford GPW sometime back and planning to restore this completely. I'm a Zero when it comes to Jeeps. Can you please suggest as to what should I be looking for when I restore. I wish to pay attention to detail. If you can let me know what all should I be paying attention to while restoration, I will follow up with the process accordingly. I presently have a Peugeot Diesel Engine and a 2WD 4 speed gearbox. I have attached a few pics herewith....Thanks so much......Lockheed
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first you need to get all the information on the stock GPW & specs,

search the vintage section of Tbhp.

& search the net for more info on the colors , engines , accessories used in the original GPW.

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sorry if my post is outdated but may I ask how you are able to tell if this is 1944 and a GPW?
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Hello,

Bought this 1944 Ford GPW sometime back and planning to restore this completely.
Lockheed,

Congratulations on your Jeep.


Though the RC may show it as a 44 GPW, do take MathewJ's question in the right spirit and let fellow members help you in ascertaining if this is a replica or original.

More photographs of interiors, exteriors showing details are important,
for eg. in your pics. it shows that the U leaf shackles used in Ford Jeeps are not there etc.
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Congratulations on your purchase. I came across this interesting read and not sure of where to post. Thought it might be of some interest to you, now that you want to rebuild it
completely.

http://www.1943mb.com/c-117-MB_GPW_H...ing_wheel.aspx

Good luck with your rebuild.
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first you need to get all the information on the stock GPW & specs,

search the vintage section of Tbhp.

& search the net for more info on the colors , engines , accessories used in the original GPW.

rgds,
Nikhil
There is something in the 4x4 technical too. How could you forget ?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...s-manuals.html (WorldWar Jeep/Truck/Military Vehicles Manuals)

If anyone wants to restore it to original, I think theses links are best.

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What do you want to do ? Restore it retro style and install a GO Devil petrol engine ? If yes it will require a lot of scouting for parts.
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Old 31st July 2013, 18:42   #8
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@Lockheed: any updates on the rebuild process? did you get the information you were looking for? how and where did you source the parts from?

There's one Ford GPW getting re-build at Bolton Concepts,Bangalore you might find it interesting?!

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