Ford GPW 218392 restauration

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 marco.verhaag » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:54 am

Hello,

My name is Marco Verhaag from the Netherlands and i recently bought a GPW frame 218392 and acm 2 body 96438. I am planning to fully restaure this to a fully working jeep which memorates the liberation of Europe.
This jeep originates from the north of France. There iT had been overhauled La Maltournee and been given number 35169. Anybody who van help me with the history from body and frame numbers?
I know i have a long way to go, but i don't want to hurry. Lucky i recently met Some KTR friends in the north of Holland (Friesland) who helpt me with a front and rear axle.


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Post by Gary C V » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:52 am

Hi Marco, welcome I have GPW 224051 with a date of 09/15/44 and came from the Dallas plant, can not remember body # at this time.

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Post by marco.verhaag » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:32 am

Hi Gary,

Thanks for your reply. Your gpw comes very close to mine! Where dit you bought yours? Ik would like to make data plates but only until i am sure / almost sure of the delivery date! Anyone?
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Post by cjv-35 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:28 am

I'm sure that Tom Wolboldt here on the G has all the information about your GPW pertaining to date of manufacture, and military hood number it had when it left the factory.

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Post by marco.verhaag » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:39 pm

cjv-35 wrote:I'm sure that Tom Wolboldt here on the G has all the information about your GPW pertaining to date of manufacture, and military hood number it had when it left the factory.
That would be great, how can i contact him?
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Post by Gary C V » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:09 am

Hi Marco,

Mate I'm sure Tom will find you :lol: .
Marco my jeep was delivered too the Australian Army late 44 early 45 ?.

Cheers Gary

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Post by marco.verhaag » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:51 am

Just taken care of the front window!ImageImageImage


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Post by marco.verhaag » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:07 pm

For my new project i purchased some goodies today from a fellow jeep enthousiast this was burried in his ship container on is field. Always nice to find a hidden treasure. Anyone can tell me how to date these parts? The date plate on the gearbox has been eaten of by time and the stamped date on the t84 gearbox the piece were the dat should be is emty...Image


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Post by marco.verhaag » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:56 am

And i found a engine mb from 1942ImageImage


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Post by marco.verhaag » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:14 pm

Had to remove bubba's bumper


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Post by marco.verhaag » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:16 pm

Gary C wrote:Hi Marco,

Mate I'm sure Tom will find you :lol: .
Marco my jeep was delivered too the Australian Army late 44 early 45 ?.

Cheers Gary
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Post by marco.verhaag » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:02 pm

Today with Some help we removed the yoke and Some gears. Unfortunately the gear housing does not want to come of? We removed the iron balls and spring but it moves one cm en wo'nt go any further? How can i remove the housing?ImageImageImage


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Post by marco.verhaag » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:11 am

Startend with the airfilter:
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Post by marco.verhaag » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:15 am

And the cilinder headImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by marco.verhaag » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:17 am

Now the engine blockImageImageImageImageImageImage

Any one can help with the numbers?


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