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1943 GPW Vista, CA $4950

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Seems to have potential.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/vista-1943-jeep-ford-gpw-wwii/6930075206.html

“Restoration project with the original Ford engine. Not running or driving.”

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MB/GPW Body? Bainbridge Island, WA $250

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

It’s missing the tool indents.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/pts/d/bainbridge-island-flat-fender-tub/6929726951.html

“Willys MB Crawler tub; not for the purest.”

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1942 GPW Vancouver, WA $6900

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks in good shape.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/vancouver-42-gpw-willys/6929979761.html

“1942 Ford GPW Willys, Runs great, Had for 12 years. Only used couple times a year for driving around town in the summer. 4 cylinder flathead engine, 3 speed. New: Carburetor 12v Battery, Alternator, Brake pads. Has lockout Hubs, Tow bar. Full used top, with doors never installed. Bikini Top, Hitch receiver. $6900.”

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Metamet: British Jeep Rebuilders

UPDATE: This post has been updated to reflect some more information and images. It was originally posted in March of 2013.

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Metamet was a British company that refurbished WWII jeeps and civilian jeeps, creating a slew of different models. According to the G503 Forum, “Metamet was run by an expat Pole, and latterly his son. It was a wonderful Aladdin’s caves of wartime Jeeps and Jeep bits and pieces located in a series of old mews stables in Daleham Mews. These places were commonly garage workshops in post-horse London, but nowdays are worth untold fortunes as residences.”

At one point in the early 1950s there were twelve different models of jeeps offered by Metamet, only one of which was the standard production model jeep. The rest were all customizations of one type or another. Seven models were 80″ wheel base, while the other five had 100″ wheel bases.  The models include, the Standard, De-luxe, Farmer, Five-in-one, Saloon, Shooting Brake, 10 CWT Truck, Metaplan, Station Wagon, 15 CWT Van, 20 CWT Lorry, and a 2 Ton Loadmaster.

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Metamet’s early 1950s models. There were seven 80″ wheel base jeeps and five 100″ wheel base jeeps.

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Here’s an example of Metamet’s advertising.

A 1952 Ad posted to Flicker by Johnathan confirms there were twelve models also:

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Finally, here’s a 12 page brochure that provides examples of different models that used to be linked to on the jeep farm website:

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1943 GPW Metamet Saloon Body £14,995

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

Here’s a rare Metamet Saloon body jeep for sale in the UK.

http://www.milweb.net/webvert/78018

“Just one owner since military release, genuine 28,400 miles.
Metamet Saloon body fitted early 1950`s.
A very unique vehicle, chassis no gpp82293, supplied to a Mr HJ Odell the on 30/04/1952 and the only owner since.
Trade advert.”

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1942 GPW Upper Saddle River, NJ $15,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

TJ shared this one. Needs a little more work to be finished.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/gpw/2288374.html

“Date of Delivery 1/19/43.
1942 Ford GPW, I worked at Sarafan Auto Parts (Spring Valley NY) in the 80s and 80% restored the GPW with many NOS parts, new tires and an engine rebuild but never finished it. It needs some love (work) to put it over the line

Most everything is there, including canvas top. Gas tank is the only major missing part. Hood and left fender have surface rust. Seat cushions are reproductions, but I have the original spring and straw cushions (covers are unusable.)

Unique parts include tow bar and maintenance chart holder (under hood), lots of “F” parts, extra split wheels, $4000 of extra T-84 parts (see list — NOS and used) and more.”

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1943 MB/GPW Milton, FL $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

It’s a project with a mix of parts.

https://pensacola.craigslist.org/cto/d/bagdad-1943-willys-mb-gpw-jeep-engine/6918808026.html

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“Willys frame with GPW axles, Ford GPW tub, postwar engine hot tanked and such with some machine work done ready to rebuild, and a T-90 Transmission with transfer case. Grille and fenders as well. Needs alot of work and is a project obviously. The frame tag was missing when I got it but the frame was stamped and matches the Montana title. Worst parts of the frame are shown in the pictures. Looks like they put a rear bumper on the front. Pictures should show enough details for ya. The T-90 I know nothing about except it came with another Jeep I bought. Seems to be complete with transfer case and emergency brake. What you see in the pictures is what you get. Thanks for looking. Located near Milton, FL right off I-10.”

 

 
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1942 GPW Louisville, KY $1800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Project or parts.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/brandenburg-1942-ford-gpw/6921045389.html

“1942 Ford GPW built in Chester PA. Has original glove box door with data plates that are rough but readable and matching frame serial #. Clear KY title. I disassembled it. Obviously it needs body work and new floor. Frame needs to be repaired in spots. Fenders and frame have F’s. Has MB engine with gpw head, trans and transfer case, axles, fenders, hold, grille. Missing firewall, but I have one that goes with it. I bought it with another one as a pair. Only have time and room to restore one. WWII Jeeps are getting hard to find. If interested let me know.”
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1942 GPW Lake Ariel, PA $5500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

It’s a project.

https://scranton.craigslist.org/atq/d/lake-ariel-1942-gpw-genuine-us-jeep/6917271301.html

“Genuine unrestored GPW World War 2 Army Jeep with PA title.Needs restoration.Has Ford script on tailgate, matching numbers.Early 14000’s serial number.”

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1944 GPW Cle-Elum, WA $6500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Has engine and steering mods.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/easton-1944-gpw/6915414396.html

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“New tub, fenders, grill, split rims, tires, body accessories, leave springs, all marker lights NOS. Close to all back together. Still needs some brake work, wiring for gauges, steering column shortened little more, gear shift cover.
Owned since 2000 and always ran well with 1963 153cid 4cyl. Not for purist. Title clear, original placards and new placards. 4WD with original Warn hubs.”

 

 
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1942 GPW Deer Park, WA $9500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

The rear tools boxes have been gutted. The rear bumper is attached to the bumperettes.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/grd/d/deer-park-1942-ford-gpw-willys-jeep/6915126139.html

“1942 ford gpw. Looking to trade for a 4×4 diesel tractor with a loader.”

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1942 GPW Chassis Western NC $1000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Don’s got this rolling GPW chassis for sale.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/d/shelby-1942-early-willys-frame/6913313592.html

“1942 Early Willys rolling frame with three digit GPW serial number. Very nice early style Willys frame with Ford axles, steering box, and rear springs. Front springs appear to be the Willys style. Could be used as a Ford GPW or Willys Slatgrill rebuild. Pick up in western NC. $1000”

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1944 GPW Elgin, OR $10,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

Listed as a 1942, the serial number puts this as an early 1944 GPW. It has a CJ grille.

https://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/d/imbler-1942-military-jeep/6913225030.html

“This is an all original 1942 Military Jeep with winter hard top. I am second owner and was told it was originally shipped in crate and assembled by first owner. It has the original 4 cyl motor, 3 spd transmission, and 2 speed transfer case. It is 6 volt and wiring will need to be redone. It is 99% complete and has very little rust. The gas tank is missing. It is a candidate for a full on restoration”

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1942 GPW Ventura, CA $4200

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Seller is moving and can’t take it with him.

https://ventura.craigslist.org/pts/d/ventura-1942-ford-gpw/6909765842.html

“1942 Ford gpw. Not running, needs new ignition switch. Replaced carb intake and exhaust manifold. Weeks of grinding to remove unknown number of layers of paint. Still needs lots of love. Moving and this project must stay.”

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1943 Modified GPW Bozeman, MT eBay

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

Thanks to Roger Martin for sharing this unusual vehicle. The buy-it-now price on this highly modified GPW/truck is $14,995. I’m not clear how the seller arrived at the price, but the vehicle itself is a whimsical item that seems to need some work.

View all the information on ebay

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“This is a very special vehicle I found a few months ago that came from a ranch in eastern Montana. Perhaps some handy rancher wanted a Jeep pickup before Jeep ever offered one. Perhaps he could not afford or justify the cost of one and decided to build one from a WW II Jeep, an extra WW II Jeep frame, an early Dodge pickup cab and the front of an as of yet unknown early steel pickup box.

This truck appears to have a chassis made out of a pair of WW II Jeep chassis that were cut off and butt welded together in the center to make a chassis that has a wheelbase just over 2 feet longer at 105-1/2”. That is 25-1/2″ longer than the stock WW II Jeep chassis that has an 80″ wheelbase. Someone then added a cab from a 1933 to early 1935 Dodge pickup or 1-1/2 ton truck so they would have some weather protection from the sometimes wild weather here in Montana.

What really impressed me about this truck the moment I first saw it is the amount of work some reasonably skilled craftsman went to to build a 4 wheel drive pickup out a tiny WW II Jeep. I have seen literally hundreds of WW II and later Jeeps in my life so far that have had cabs added to the original Jeep body but I have never seen one that had a pickup or truck cab installed on it like this truck has. Add to that the fact that the cab on this truck has the very attrractive backward opening “suicide” doors from the early 1930’s and one has a very special vehicle.

Not only was a completely different cab installed on this “stretched” Jeep chassis, but that cab was subjected to some very interesting modifications. The most obvious modification is the very special rounded cowl that adapted the cowl of the Dodge cab to the back of the flat Jeep cowl right bvehind the Jeep hood. I am very sure that that cowl adapter was not hand formed but I have not yet figured out what that specially formed piece of sheet metal may have been used on originally.

Please also notice the very significant fact that the as of yet unknown Jeep builder adapted a “V” windshield to the front of the Dodge cab that originally came with a flat whidshield. I have yet to figure out what vehicle that “V” windshield originally came in. Please help me here if you possibly can. Another modification to the Dodge truck cab would be the fact that it has a steel insert in the top of the roof rather than the original fabric roof that it came with when new. I have seen hundreds of Model A Ford and other similar vehicles from the 20’s and 30’s that had similar steel roofs installed when the original fabrick roofs went bad.
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1942 GPW Onalaska, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This was formerly for sale in Milton. Engine isn’t original.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/449755632518870/

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“Runs Great, Origional motor. Good Tread. New LEDs,wench,electric fan,gas pump,battery. Comes with spare tire. Will need to be trailered, not street legal. For rock climbing or wheelin. Have trailer please inquire.”

 
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Several Jeeps Pelham, Al

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, GPW (Ford MB), M-38A1, MB

No pics provided.

https://bham.craigslist.org/cto/d/pelham-military-jeeps-army-and-usmc/6904168658.html

“Old collector is selling his vintage and historical Jeeps including M38A1, GPW, MB, CJ-3A and a CJ-2A parts car.”

 
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1945 GPW and Trailer New York City, NY $31,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Hamza’s sold his MB and now is selling his GPW and trailer. Contact him in NYC at 917-822-0433.

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For Sale: 1945 Ford GPW and TC3 Bantam Trailer
Price: $31,000 negotiable

1945 Ford GPW and TC3 Bantam Trailer.

Bought from Red Bluff California where it was for 30+ years.
The GPW and trailer are in amazing condition with lots of original parts and canvas. It is a trophy winner and has been used in many re-enactments.

Feel free to come check out the GPW and Trailer in NYC or call,text, or video call me.
I am willing to help the buyer in arranging transportation but the buyer is responsible for paying.”

 
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MB/GPW Tub Cornelius, OR $500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

Has mods.

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pts/d/cornelius-flat-fender-jeep-willys-gpw/6902688799.html

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“mid 1940’s
tub, grill and hood

the dash is unmodified and so is the grill, everything else is reproduction or modified
Great wheeler or rock crawler projec”

 

 
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1942 GPW JeepRod Suffield, CT $10,500

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

(02/16/2019) This looks like one of the better Jeep Rod projects.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/suffield-1942-ford/6901955917.html

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“VERY COOL
ONE OF A KIND
WW II ROADSTER
This is a well designed “FUN CAR”
REAL STEEL 1940’S BODY

The engine is a 355 ci Chevy. It has a 327 block and 305 heads. Custom frame with ’32 Ford front spring set up and a model A rear spring with a 9″ Ford rear. The trans is a 200r4.
DRIVES LIKE A GO CART
HANDLES LIKE A RACE CAR
MORE FUN TO DRIVE THAN ANYTHING YOU HAVE TAKEN TO A SHOW OR CRUISE NIGHT
Is it perfect…no it is not, BUT is it fun to drive…
YOU bet it is
I would consider the car unfinished as the emergency brake has not been hooked up”

 

 
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1942 GPW Chassis Spokane, WA $500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Joe spotted this one. It’s in Ellensburg at the moment, but will be moved to Spokane.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1252147641540519/permalink/2319211138167492/?sale_post_id=2319211138167492&ref=messenger_share

“1942 Ford GPW Frame has title make offer, some modifications but can be undone. Axles included rims are not”

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1943 GPW Granbury, TX $3400

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/422491795237126/

“43 willys, ford jeep. 99% original ran when I parked it.”

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1945 GPW Yakima, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

Price is a bit aggressive considering condition, but there may be a lot of GPW there.

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“No rust
Runs great
Starter converted into 12 Volt System
I have not done lights or starter though
Original Generator”

 

 
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1942 GPW Rio Linda, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Was $6750. Now no price.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/d/rio-linda-42-ford-jeep/6918911690.html

“Good condition, not running at this time. PTO winch, new rebuild motor. Good body . will consider trade for travel trailer, toy hauler or ?”

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1942 GPW Winchester, TX $12,500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Look like it might have a PTO bar in the rear.

https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/west-point-1942-gpw-army-jeep/6877772453.html

“Great condition, runs great, about 90% original”

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