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1943 GPW Watseka, IL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

.(04/11/2012)  Hacked a bit but still some value here.  It even starts and runs.

“NO title just Bill of Sale.
Here is what I think is a 1943 Ford GPW Jeepney from the Philippines. I took this Jeep to a Military show in California and put a sign on her “What did Bubba do here” ?  Lots and lots of guys looked her over and at the end of the day the consensus was that she is a Jeepney, a Filipino Jeep. Seems as the USA left the war they also left behind tons of equipment. They say the Filipino’s use whatever they have to make things work. Frame is GPW with machine gun mount still there.  Body is GPW but has been altered as shown. The little 4 cylinder engine has been removed and a Chevrolet either 265 or 283 was installed.  The engine does have oil filtration on block, so at least 1956. It has no side motor mounts, just fronts, so it could also be 1957. The casting number on the intake manifold (4 barrel) is for either a ’56 or ’57 165 or 283 V-8.  Has 265 exhaust manifolds on it. Has Chevy car bellhousing with an adapter to a Jeep T90 transmission and transfer. Both driveshafts are there. Has cut out hubs on front. Original front and rear axles. The Jeep had been sitting for at least 20 years in California when I bought it. Took some time, but I finally got her running. Besides needing a tuneup after all these years she does sound pretty good through her dual exhaust. Needs 12 volt battery also. Has Chevy generator that does charge.  I think she has 11 inch brakes on her? CJ wheels with mud grips. Steering box needs replacing as sometimes the steering wheel will spin round and round without turning front wheels.  This would be a great and different project for someone. Storage is not a problem and will work with you or your hauler on getting her loaded. What you see in the pictures is what you get..”


2 Comments on “1943 GPW Watseka, IL **SOLD**

  1. Andy

    Wow!, I used to own almost the exact same jeep in white with red interior… Same fenders.. Also GPW. I had no history on it unfortunately.

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