GPW (Ford MB) Research Archives

GPW (Ford MB)

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Year? MB? Washougal, WA **SOLD** (Was $400)

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

This popped up on Craigslist last night and sold very quickly.

“1946 or 1947 willys jeep, no title, rust, probably best for parts. Can deliver within reason. Asking $400.”

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1943 GPW Powell Butte, OR $8000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

A lot to like here.

“For sale, 1943 Ford built GPW Jeep. All body work is original (Tub, fenders, hood, windshield, grab bars). Mechanically all original (Engine, trans, Transfer case, front and rear dif.) Top is like new. Koenig PTO wench. Runs and drives. This Jeep has been in my Family since 1972 and has been in storage for the last 20 years. Always stored inside. Please, serious buyers only. Cash sale only.”

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/6059806306.html

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Year? GPW Gibsonville, NC $5200

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Jim spotted this one. It last ran in 1991. I don’t see a Ford script, so this is likely a later model.

“Rare 1941 Ford Army Jeep. Great restoration project. Has the orginal tires. Ran in 1991, been stored inside a warehouse.”

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/cto/6057804787.html

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1945 GPW Oroville, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/16/2014) The dash on this is customized flattie is unusual.

“1945 Willy’s Custom Jeep (Price reduced for quick summer sale). Up for sale we have a well upgraded custom 1945 Willy’s Jeep. This Jeep has a 1969 Buick V6 229 Engine with the original Transfer Case. The Transmission in this Jeep is a Manual GM Granny 4-Speed tranny; to support the torque of this motor you have a heavy duty rear drive line, a Air locker front axle, and a Detroit locker rear axle. This Jeep has a Pre-78′ Chevy Steering column with the ignition switch in the column and the power steering is fully functional. This Jeep is ready for the fun in the sun, go out in style with the confidence Jeeps were founded on.

Fully Fabricated Front Bumper Air Tank
Removable Cooler Rack (Was Originally Assembled to be permanent)”

https://chico.craigslist.org/ctd/6053867346.html

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1943 GPW Kennewick, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Other photos show more parts. Has some GPW, CJ, and MB parts.

“Howdy folks, Here is my Ford GPW project, parts and more. Lots of military jeep stuff. I have a GPW chassis with a Willys engine. A GPW body, cj2 tub and fenders. I have an original Ford GPW engine and trans/transfer case. An extra trans/ transfer case. Extra radiator, drivelines and more. There is a Spicer PTO that fits either t case. Has a nice clean carb for the willys engine and more parts in a box. I have too many projects now and want something that needs less work like cash. This has a clean title in my name. War jeeps are getting harder to find these days and the Ford GPW is even more rare then the jeep. They go for an insane amount of cash when restored. Looking at ebay I found I can part it out for over 3000$ which is my plan if nobody wants it. I would be happy to trade this for something that runs. I like off road toys, like maybe a sand rail, or a big dual sport bike, dirt bike, Stand up jet ski, 701 or bigger. OR?? Let me know what you have. Worst I can say is no. Thanks for looking.”

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Year? GPW Salado, TX $3850

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Needs some work.

https://killeen.craigslist.org/grd/6051742490.html

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“For Sale: 1942-1944 Ford Open Jeep. Clear Texas Blue Title. This is a Jeep that was probably assembled out of many different Jeeps at some point. The frame is MB, M2 mount is in the frame, tub floor shows it, front square cross-member confirms it is a Ford.
The Jeep has a Ford GPW body, shown by the embossings in the tool compartment lids. The windshield frame and front grill are CJ2A/3A stamped “Willys.” The right front fender is Ford GPW.
The L134 Flat head Willys “Go Devil” motor is correct vintage for the jeep, 1944-1951. Continue reading

 
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1945 GPW Camptonville, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Needs brakes at the very least.

“This classic would be an Awesome restore for the right guy, (or gal) perfect to tow behind your RV. This rig runs but will need brakes. Its on non-op. No Smog ever. We have original motor also. Looking for 10K, may consider part trade, Yes the windshield folds flat onto the hood. and its a half ton. Not pictured is the metal shell (roof). we can deliver if needed, partial trades considered…heavy or construction equipment vehicles or machinery, send pics w/description get priority. but cash is best. Make an offer! no text, call or leave message 530 two 88 5zero 2zero. or 288 one 8two9. We can meet any time, loc appx. 22 mi north of N. San Juan off of Hwy 49. Many other vehicles avail. plus 40 acres of car/truck parts. Let us know what you might need.”

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/6049499307.html

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1942 GPW Salado, TX $1000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Parts or project.

https://killeen.craigslist.org/cto/6041556269.html

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“For Sale: WWII Ford GPW: T-84 and transfer case and bell housing still installed, front cross member is square, tool bin lids are embossed, gun mount installed–no mistaking this as a Ford GPW Jeep. No motor. Driveline is otherwise complete. Transmission input shaft spins freely, linkage does cycle through the gears and ranges as it should. I do have the steering column with the steering wheel; splines are good on the shaft. Frame will need metal work in the usual areas. Body is rough, missing headlight assemblies, grill has been modified with CJ headlight buckets. The Jeep has a nice hood and good military F-script fenders that are fair. Original windshield frame is fair, will need soda blasting and or restoration, glass is bad, but correct to the Jeep as a low windshield frame; definitely restorable. Interior is gutted, only one passenger seat, no gas tank, no rear seat. Back of the tub was cut for a make-shift tail gate. All the brackets for the rear seat are there.
This jeep will need extensive restoration; it was in World War II, vintage 1942-1944, then it served a rough life on a ranch in San Antonio–this jeep is beat up, but it has tremendous potential, unlike an MB, you’ll always get your money out of this Jeep being a an authentic Ford Jeep. No title, sold on bill of sale.
$1000.00 cash only.
This IS a rolling chassis.”

 

 
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1945 GPW Springfield, CO $7000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This needs some work.

“Original Engine rebuilt – only 5k on rebuilt engine – needs some work – 3 speed transmission – 12 V system – recently replaced 1 wheel cylinder and fuel pump. Have a new set of brakes for jeep. Have title”

https://pueblo.craigslist.org/cto/6049727581.html

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1942 GPW Portland, OR $3500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/26/2016) Doesn’t run at the moment, but looks interesting.

“Killer garage find. Ben sitting years. Complete and in good to great shape it’s 1942. Has a four cylinder pinto engine. Clean and clear matching title and new plates . I bet a gas tank cleaning and a tune up she will run agine.. Lots of good new parts to go with it.. cool old ford 4×4.”

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/6029444489.html

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1943 GPW? Auburn, CA for Trade

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks like the cross member is GPW. The passenger side is a little beat up.

“Looking to trade my 1943 Willys Jeep for a newer jeep something in the 80s or 90s. The 1943 has a rebuilt motor, one owner and original army trailer. 2017 tags and pink slip”

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/6046340542.html

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Year? GPW Kernsville, CA $800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Might be some parts value here.

“1949 ford jeep, engine is seized, non-opp, overall good condition for a project, moving sale, everything must go”

https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/6029866850.html

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1944 GPW Rowlett, TX No Price

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price was $10,200. Now no price.

(05/06/2016) The seller’s bucket is overflowing … just not sure why (first sentence of last paragraph.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/6048405664.html

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“The 1944 Ford GPW offered for sale here has been restored on top of what was a very solid and rust free chassis and tub. The hood and fenders have slight imperfections which indicate to me that the sheet metal is original as well. I purchased this GPW earlier this year from the estate of a Willys collector, restorer and enthusiast. I chose this one of the four MB/GPW’s available because of its originality and condition. There was a museum quality one in olive drab and Army livery but it was beyond my price threshold.

With the exception of the light blue paint (my son suggested it might be a Navy Jeep), the Pirelli Scorpion tires and 12 volt conversion this little GPW is completely stock. It came to me with a brand new canvas top that was still in a plastic bag. Opening it, unfolding it and installing it inside my shop made the whole place smell like a musty old army surplus store!

Equipped with what I believe to be its original drivetrain this GPW is powered by the Willys “Go Devil” 134 cubic inch iron head flat four designed to produce 60hp and 105lbs of torque delivered through the correct T84 three speed transmission and working two speed transfer case to drive the correct front and rear Dana axles and Warn locking hubs. The truck starts right up and idles cold with a little choke from the original one barrel Carter carburetor. It warms up quickly and runs cool with good oil pressure. The gas gauge is the only instrument not indicating. Steering, shifting and braking (four wheel hydraulic drum system) all work as they did when the rig was new, which is to say these are raucous, rough and tumble vehicles that offer little in terms of ergonomics, comfort or safety. Top speed was claimed to be 65mph although I can’t say I have gotten it much over 50mph but I do enjoy a casual cruise around the neighborhood and in the parade line (so long as I can avoid going in and out of that seriously low first gear).

I am going to guess that this car wasn’t driven much at all before I purchased it. I was impressed to see how readily it came to life but not really surprised because so much of it looks freshly restored. The motor is smooth, sounds good and has ample compression. It might grind a bit on a lazy shift and it does have a few weeps and drips after a day’s work but so do a lot of 72 year olds I know.

I fully admit to being a shameless car flipper. As such I have experienced a good percentage of my “bucket list” cars. I can tell you that this car attracts a lot of attention and draws people from walks of life far and away from the average car enthusiast. I have had the privilege of listening to memories of veterans that span the spectrum of emotions evoked by this little Jeep; from saving a life as a getaway vehicle in Korea to saving some sanity as a surfboard hauler in Vietnam. I have watched teenage girls give compelling (and as yet unsuccessful) arguments as to why their parent should buy them this car. One guy offered to store it for me in the foyer of his business. He didn’t want to drive it he just liked looking at it. Everyone loves the GPW.

Now, my bucket floweth over and it is time to move the GPW. This vehicle is located in Rowlett, Texas and is offered as is where is with no warranty implied or otherwise. Texas residents may be subject to sales tax and licensing fees. If the ad is up, it is for sale.”

 
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1944 GPW Colorado Springs, CO $18,995

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks nice, but has a few incorrect items.

“I am selling a 1944 military Jeep, this is one of the more rare GPW models manufactured by Ford during the war, it shares the same design with the Willys built MB units with a few minor differences. This jeep has the “Script F” stamped on many of the parts denoting them as manufactured by Ford. It has had a complete “Frame-off” restoration taking over 16 years, including a completely rebuilt ford manufactured GO DEVIL 4 cylinder engine, T84 transmission, and Dana 18 transfer case. The brakes are new and freshly adjusted, and it has new reproduction firestone military tires. It has all new canvas seats and top and comes with multiple manuals and literature. ”

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/6043144856.html

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1942 GPW Seattle, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Pics now provided. Unusual way of mounting the winch.

“1st Generation, WWII Ford Jeep. In the one picture you make out the FORD logo stamped in the body. 100% original. Complete. Hardtop is currently on it. Also have the soft top for it. The winch on the front was made by the Bradley winch company TULSA, OKL. Model #J2-134. First $6,000 gets it. Buyer has to make arrangements for shipping or towing.”

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/6032246913.html

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1942 GPW Yuba City, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Has a few mods.

“yellow gpw 3 speed 4 cylinder runs good 8000 obo some chips and scratches in paint”

https://yubasutter.craigslist.org/cto/6038230704.html

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1944 GPW Oahu, HI $1000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Parts jeep.

“Jeep 1944 gpw
title in hand
call for more information”

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/6004178897.html

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1943 GPW w/Trailer Fremont, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), trailer

Has some updates.

“I am asking 6500 for a 1943 Ford gpw Army Jeep with Bantam trailer. It has a Buick 225 V6 with Warren Overdrive and rear posi with front power lock differentials. Full cage roll bar gas and Tire rack on rear.
I got hurt it will no longer be able to use it so it’s time to go someone who will appreciate it. Of course it is 75 years old and could use a little TLC and needs new tires but all in all it’s a very nice Ford gpw army jeep M1 gun mount on windshield set up for the Rubicon. For more information contact me.
I’m sorry I don’t have better pictures but the Jeep and not at my home but it is in Fremont.
If you would like to come and take a look at it please let me know”

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/emd/6030215356.html

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1942 GPW Duluth, MN $9500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2016) Lots of padding in the back.

“Hello I am selling my 1942 Ford Jeep built for the military. The body has 39k miles on it and the 283 v8 motor is freshly rebuilt with less than 1k miles on it. Starts and drives great. Comes with plow and plow mount, soft top that detaches and an extra set of tires. Manuel transmission that shifts great and the body Is in great condition as well”

https://duluth.craigslist.org/cto/6014526896.html

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1942 GPW Phoenix, AZ $18,500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

Seller indicates the VIN is #5767 and that it was manufactured in December of 1942. Given the first GPWs were constructed in February of 1942, there seems to be a disconnect   (http://wwiijeepparts.com/Archives/JeepSerialNumber.html#WWIISerialNumbers)

“POSSIBLY THE OLDEST OPERATIONAL FORD GPW JEEP
***FIRST WEEK OF PRODUCTION–DECEMBER 1942***
VIN #5767

ALL ORIGINAL PARTS HAVE BEEN CLEANED AND SAVED

About 6,500 were produced that first week. Somehow this one survived over 70 years in original condition. However, to be operational, it required a lot of TLC such as:

REBUILT ORIGINAL MOTOR AND MANIFOLDS
NEW ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, REGULATOR, BATTERY AND STARTER
NEW RADIATOR
NEW TIRES AND TUBES
NEW BRAKE SYSTEM
NEW HOSES AND BELTS
NEW TRANSMISSION AND HOUSING
NEW SEAT CUSHIONS
NEW FUEL PUMP AND FILTER
ORIGINAL CARB REBUILT
NEW FUEL TANK AND LINES
SEVERAL HUNDRED HOURS OF THE OWNER’S LABOR”

https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/6030885794.html

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1942 GPW Mechanicsville, MD $2500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(012/26/2016) This GPW is #60673. Not sure how rusty the floors are.

“CASH OR CREDIT ONLY
NO TRADES
YOU MUST PICK UP / NO DELIVERY”

https://smd.craigslist.org/cto/6032586281.html

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Year? GPW Hutchinson, KS $5500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Could use a new windshield. Listed as a 1941.

“This is a nice 1941 GPW Jeep from World War 2. It has new tires new rear axles and the gas tank has been refurbished. It has been partially restored. The engine and drive train still need to be gone through. If interested please call”

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/6023396009.html

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Year? GPW Oklahoma City, OK $1000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Engine isn’t stock. Listed as a 1941.

“I have a 1941 army jeep has motor and trany good project for a jeep lover”

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/6024102327.html

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1943 GPW Waterboro, ME $18,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

Looks good.

“Have a 1943 ford international army jeep for sale. All original every thing works as it should starts runs and drives. Comes with all ratio equipment and carrying bags. Also has a trailer that will come with it in the sale ..4×4 works shift on the fly high and low..as back in the 40s this rig is a 4 speed manual transmission 1.4it 4 cylinder it’s a small rig will go any where ..just serviced ready to roll..no tire lockers no trades .. Selling for an old friend very rare hard to find..you won’t find one of these in this kind of condition and I know what she is worth thank you..”

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/6017373488.html

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1943 GPW Pomona, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks like it would take more than $2500 to make it original.

“:Great jeep with just about perfect body
:Runs good to drive around Town
:Needs about $2500 worth of work to bring it back to original
:Comes with original rims but the tires are no good
:Seats are not original. Original seats are metal so these are more comfortable to sit on
:Paint job not original
:Carburater not original
:Steering wheel not original
:If you have the time and want to restore it back, this Jeep could be worth $12,000 or more
:If your like me and just want to drive it around for fun it’s a classic cool jeep from WWII
I can bring the Jeep to my house in Tarzana if you want to have a look and not drive out to Pomona”

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/6014266091.html

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