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1942 GPW Newport Beach, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

The engine runs.

“This is a rare Ford GPW script Jeep that has been here in California since going into active service in 1942. After stripping the paint off of the body I was pleasantly surprised to find an extremely straight and almost rust free body. The fuel well was rusted and will need to be replaced and a new fuel tank should be purchased also. The engine runs well with 40 pounds of pressure at idle while cold. It drives and shifts well but the brakes are dragging and will need to be gone through. Someone has cut a small area on the passenger side body as can be seen in the pictures, a steel plate was welded in place. Why that was done is a mystery, there’s no evidence of damage, just that this small area was cut out. Since stripping the paint off a few months ago there is minor surface rust which has formed on the bare metal that can easily be taken off. I had originally thought about doing a complete body off restoration. I decided to keep the minor ding on the leading edge of the front drivers side fender to keep some character showing that it had been there and done it some where many years ago. One thing is for sure that with a minimal amount of work and cost this rare WWII survivor could be back on the road in short order. I don’t know where or if it would be possible to find a better unrestored example of an early Ford GPW Jeep. I have a clear California title. The original ID tags have gone missing so assume that new ones will have to be affixed to the Jeep.”

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