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Ford GTB 198483

Post by Bodger Baz » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:58 am

Here are some pictures of my GTB restoration, its getting there slowly.

The truck came in as a chassis cab from the USA to the UK about 4-5 years ago through a friend, i bought it two years ago complete with a cargo body that was imported from the USA 2 years ago. it was originally a bomb service truck but is now a cargo. the cargo body came from Kentucky, it still had USN 108083 on the tailgate. the US number of the truck had been removed at some point several paint layers back! although two "S" markings were still present on the scuttle. it was painted yellow on top of the original OD as many GTB's seem to have been i believe this was for road building?

now just making the troop seats and canvas to complete.

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Post by Bill M » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:25 am

Great truck there BB,
thanks for sharing your project, I'm green with envy :mrgreen:
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Post by gerrykan » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:35 am

Nice work! 8)
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Post by Bodger Baz » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:21 am

Nearly done
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Post by jzimm » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:59 pm

Baz:

curious about how you mounted your gas tank. I know you fabricated one so it's not exactly original, but wondering if you have any pictures of how you mounted it.

I have an original tank, but no rear mounting bracket (part GTB 9054)
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Post by Goranwc51 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:04 am

Nice work! Good to see a GTB on these shores. They're not too common in Europe. What are they like to drive? Like a Jeep or like a Dodge WC?

Played around a bit with one of your pic's, just for fun. Hope you don't mind:
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Keep up the good work, and keep us informed of your progress.

Will you be at W&P/Beltring this year? I plan to have my newly restored Dodge WC51/Willys MBT combo on a shake down cruise there.

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Post by Bodger Baz » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:21 am

jzimm wrote:Baz:

curious about how you mounted your gas tank. I know you fabricated one so it's not exactly original, but wondering if you have any pictures of how you mounted it.

I have an original tank, but no rear mounting bracket (part GTB 9054)
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i made a rear mount very similar to the original, not exactly the same as it is fixed to the fuel tank permanently but its looks correct and does the job a treat.
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Post by Bodger Baz » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:30 am

Goranwc51 wrote:Nice work! Good to see a GTB on these shores. They're not too common in Europe. What are they like to drive? Like a Jeep or like a Dodge WC?

Played around a bit with one of your pic's, just for fun. Hope you don't mind:

Keep up the good work, and keep us informed of your progress.

Will you be at W&P/Beltring this year? I plan to have my newly restored Dodge WC51/Willys MBT combo on a shake down cruise there.

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I like what you did with the picture.

They are great to drive, quite quick for 1.5 ton truck and they have a small turning circle. i would compare them to driving Dodge WC with lighter steering!, very similar performance. mine seems to cruise quite happily between 45-50 mph. have pushed it up to 60 mph but the noise is deafening!! one problem i have found is that it gets stuck really easy in 2 wheel drive, forget gravel driveways or grass, its hopeless unless you put it in 4 wheel drive!

Hope to be at W&P this year, will have to see nearer the time. will be going to Armour and Embarkation the month before which is looking to be an amazing event this year. I will be driving to the Belgium Winter Rally next weekend in Houffiliaze.

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Post by Bodger Baz » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:23 pm

The truck made the 792 mile round trip to Houffalize and back for the BMVT winter rally, only a couple of miner problems to speak of, so all round a great drive :D
And it won best vehicle in show :D :D
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Post by Bodger Baz » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:52 pm

A brace of GTB's, a rare sight anywhere.
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Post by Bodger Baz » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:40 pm

two GTB's at the War and Peace show in the UK, my truck got the runner up prize for Best Medium Vehicle, very happy:-)
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Re: Ford GTB 198483

Post by Bodger Baz » Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:51 am

Took the GTB over to Normandy for a week over the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Had a wonderful time and covered 600 miles in the old girl all over Normandy:-) . Image
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Post by Bodger Baz » Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:53 am

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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:31 am

Excellent truck. I am trying to get one now. I have to find out how to get a hold of some correct rear wheels. This one only has one back tire on each side.
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Post by Bodger Baz » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:51 pm

The wheels are standard WW2 rims as used on GMC, Chevy, Studebaker etc.
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