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1945 GPW Everett, WA $300

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

This has a WWII frame. Has a lot of mods.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/d/everett-1945-willys-mb-ford-gpw-jeep/6977393685.html

“Titled as a 1945 Ford GPW. 300.00 minus wheels”

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1945 GPW San Diego, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

It’s a project.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/bonsall-1945-ford-gpw-jeep/6974208645.html

“A project with a running engine. This is a project and will need some restoration to make it a driving vehicle”

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1942 GPW Bellevue, ID $7000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/28/2019) An old GPW that’s still going.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/787168731684896/

“This Ford gpw has been customized but is most all original runs great but as of recently I am having trouble with the starter.”

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1944 GPW Le Sueur, MN $9500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks to have later rims.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/cto/d/le-sueur-1944-ford-gpw-military-jeep/6974289270.html

“1944 Ford GPW Military jeep, runs,drives, starts, stops, uses nothing, runs cool, decent shape for 75 years old, what can I say, they’re rare.”

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1942 GPW Madison, WI $5000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Powered by a VW Rabbit Diesel.

https://madison.craigslist.org/pts/d/madison-1942-jeep/6964097948.html

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“This is the Ford version of the world war II jeep. Two companies made the same vehicle for the war effort. Willys and Ford. The original motor broke the crankshaft so I replaced it with a 1986 diesel vw rabbit motor. Has about the same hp and gets great mileage. The motor runs well but the transmission pops out of gear when slowing down. The synchro also does not work correctly. The trans could use a rebuild. Otherwise the brakes, tires, and lights including custom turn signals work fine. This vehicle was a 6 volt system but now its 12volt. Very fun to drive. Also included is a hard top with doors and windshield called an arctic cab. These cabs were used during the Korean war. I don’t have the original title but have it registered as a 65 willys.”

 
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1945 GPW San Diego, CA $5000

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It’s a project. It may have a set of Watson hubs.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/bonsall-1945-ford-gpw-jeep/6970867883.html

“A project with a running engine. This is a project and will need some restoration to make it a driving vehicle. I only respond to phone numbers.”

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1945 GPW Graham, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Has some updates, including an f-head.

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“Runs good, needs a few things here and there. Frame has been brought down to bare metal and recoated with por15. Rebuilt transmission and f head swap with hardened valves. 11″ brake upgrade in front. Back brakes capped at the moment. Comes with various parts. Authentic WWII production. Ridiculous low-ballers will be ignored.”

 
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1944 GPW Cottage Grove, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks rough.

https://eugene.craigslist.org/pts/d/cottage-grove-1944-ford-jeep/6969387421.html

“1944 Ford Jeep, “Willey”. Need a project? Or parts for a current project? $4000 or make an offer.”

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1942 GPW Project Albany, NY No Price

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

It’s a project.

https://albany.craigslist.org/pts/d/delmar-1942-ford-gpw/6962110732.html

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“Looking to sell my 1942 Ford GPW project jeep. Attached are photos of it together whole, and in parts (its current state). I’ve invested a lot of time and money into this project, and unfortunately my new job doesn’t allow me much time to work on my project. Looking to get out of the project while I still can and to make back some of the money I invested into it. Here’s the list of everything I have:
-primed GPW frame with the axles still attached, it is sitting on MB leaf springs, and I have extra leaf springs in the garage. Ive got the drive shafts too

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1943 GPW Upland, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/01/2019) I’m not sure what’s involved with the lien sale papers and obtaining a title.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/upland-1943-ford-gpw-jeep/6958082728.html

“Selling a 1943 Ford GPW. Good running and driving Jeep. Original Ford flathead motor, fully rebuilt and runs excellent. Transmission shifts good. Stops good, has upgraded 11” brakes. Sold as is, what you see is what you get. Lien sale papers. Asking $6500 no trades.”

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1942 GPW Vancouver, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

Looks in good shape.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/vancouver-42-willys-jeep/6953053072.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.”

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Year? GPW? Fruita, CO $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB)

This may be a GPW, but it’s listed as a 1946.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/325925008104050/

“Old Jeep very cool old Jeep”

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1946? GPW Reno, NV $7000 or $6500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: It’s listed at $6500 on Facebook (thanks Terry).

Listed as a 1946, I think I see a hint of a GPW cross member.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/reno-1946-willys-jeep/6961848181.html

“Runs good, clean, new paint. Must see.”

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1942 GPW Calabasas, CA $19,500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

The front frame rails and bumper have been modified. This has no combat rims. The dash has been modified. The GPW front crossmember  doesn’t not appear to be there. It’s been covered with a textured paint (body liner?).

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/calabasas-1942-classic-military-jeep-gpw/6959455985.html

“The WWII Willys MB and the Ford GPW, both formally called the U.S. Army Truck, 1⁄4-ton, 4×4
Works and runs great.
Clean title in hand.
The coolest and most attractive car on the road.
You will get the most compliments while driving it.
So much fun to drive.
Completely restored.”

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Year? GPW Le Sueur, MN $9500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Seller notes you’ll need a trailer; perhaps it needs some work?

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/clt/d/le-sueur-1947-military-jeep/6957646250.html

“1944 Ford GPW Military Jeep, good shape for 75 years old. Runs, drives, stops. Dreamers and low ballers don’t waste my time. 9500.00 cash/ bring a trailer.”

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1943 GPW Vista, CA $4950

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available.

07https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/vista-1943-jeep-ford-gpw-wwii/6949355414.html

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

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1944 GPW Auburn, CA $8500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Has some mods.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/auburn-1944-ford-gpw-jeep/6945788459.html

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“1944 Ford GPW Jeep.
Serial # 241158.
Odometer reads 14,086.
Powered by a 1960s 90 HP Chevy 4 cylinder that runs good (these are very good engines).
T90 3 speed with 2 speed transfer case.
Correct WWII Ford GPW chassis with larger steering box moved forward on the frame.
All of the sheet metal and the combat wheels are new reproduction.
The tires are new.
This Jeep was being built and was not completed.
The wiring will need to be completed, some peripheral like trailer plug and the paint needs to be completed.
It is a good looking Jeep and would make for an easy project and a nice looking WWII Jeep.”

 
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1943 GPW Sandpoint, ID $6500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/17/2014) This has a variety of updates.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/colburn-1943-ford-gpw-jeep-willys-flat/6932425005.html

“43 Ford GPW,4×4, 305 V8, flat fender, PS, tilt wheel, 69 cj5 running gear, BF Goodrich 33″ TA’S, limited slip, new brakes, reclining leather bucket seats, full roll cage, battery lock out switch, headers, 65 mustang tail lights, Chevy 4 speed with married transfer case, chrome bumpers front and back, over 20 k invested, hurry won’t last, trade for Honda side by side, chevelle , or land cruiser.”

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Year? GPW Ortonville, MI $6000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Has a variety of body ‘fixes’.

https://flint.craigslist.org/cto/d/ortonville-willys-jeep/6944565928.html

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“My grandfather restored it back in late 90s and got it about 95 percent done. He got sick and it sat in his garage for 20 years. Not a numbers matching jeep and I am in the process of getting a title. Most everything was rebuilt engine axles and trans. Runs and stops. Steering is tight. Last year at Halloween we were pulling a hay wagon around and something in the rear end let loose. Only moves in front wheel drive. Entire jeep was taken apart and sandblasted no rust. Make me an offer.”

 
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2 GPWs Denver, CO $5000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Lots of parts here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/378122506389528/

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“PRICE REDUCTION!!!! I’m still selling my two Gpws 1942&1943. Again It comes with two bodies, two motors (one decked and bored) an engine rebuild kit. New front seats new gas tank. An extra frame that’s been sandblasted already, three hoods ones been and blasted. One Jeep has already been taken apart. One transmission. Axles. And 5 brand new tires. I have lost interest in the project, and I need money for school. I’m just trying to get back what I have into it. $5000 obo for everything. I might be willing to trade. I also have some small accessories like a water bucket. I also have the capability to transport it to anywhere in the South west part of the US. In and Surrounding Colorado. For an extra cost depending where. I’m not really not wanting to part it out and want it all gone at one time.”

 
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1943 GPW Christiana, TN $16,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: As Rob points out in the comments, this is a 1942, not a 1943.

This GPW is was recently bought and now is being resold. It’s in good shape, though it lacks some correct details.

https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d/christiana-1943-ford-gpw-jeep-willys/6937732243.html

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“Up for sale is a 1943 Ford GPW with “Willys Jeep” L134 Go Devil engine. I recently purchased this vehicle with the idea of leisurely traveling around town/country side. However, after taking my wife out in it a few times, she’s not “in to it”. Minimal safety features and people into their phones more than driving have given her reservations about about setting foot in it again. Listed below is a description and history.

Bought recently from a man in Franklin, Tn. He had it for 2-3 years and drove it infrequently, stating that he might have put 40 miles or so on it. It mainly sat in his large garage. It was professionally restored not long before he purchased it, approximately 4-5 years ago. It starts, runs, drives, and shifts nicely. Has numerous and desirable “F stamps” scattered about. The authentic-looking oil pressure gauge is inaccurate so I have a universal gauge to show the oil pressure is good. A few blemishes scattered, but looks great. Everywhere you drive, heads turn. I hate to sell it, as I have always wanted one, but wife wants it “gone”. Videos can be sent if requested.”

 
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1942 GPW Eaton, CO $4000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Jay shared this GPW. It will need a little work before it runs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/471756656949829/

“Helping my parents sell their 1942 Ford Military Jeep. Has all new whe bearings. Comes with a wheel cylinder kit. Has a 1967 Ford 200 engine. Manual 3 speed. 4×4 with lockout hubs. Needs a starter, gas and antifreeze and will work. Is rough for its age but would make a good hunting vechile or mountain trail. Unsure of miles. Asking $4000 obo.”

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1942 GPW Shipshewana, IN $5500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Nick’s got this GPW project for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/449357038978502/

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“$5,500 w/o title $6,000 w/title, process would take approx 3-4 weeks to receive. I have already done the state police VIN inspection. Now a matter of sending in documents to the state, wait, then take that info to license branch and wait again. I would need a nonrefundable down payment before proceeding. Logistics: You may pick up the Jeep, or arrange transport and I will load onto a trailer with forklift.

All the spare parts can fit inside the Jeep if necessary. Overview: This is a survivor worth saving. Matching numbers 4-21-42 Script Ford GPW. Engine, frame, and data tags all match. Body is in pretty good shape without much rust. Rolls and steers very easily. Frame is solid. Will need the bumpers/horns and machine gun piece replaced as they are bubba.

The previous had the engine machined then passed away. It will need machined, however there do not appear to be any cracks between water jackets/cylinders nor in the matching GPW head. -Matching numbers survivor -Original data tags -Decent body without much rust -Solid tool boxes and fuel tank area -GPW transfercase -Extra MB trans+tcase -Extra postwar engine complete -Lots of misc parts to go with I spent an hour looking for F-script parts, and found these below. I’m sure there are more but I haven’t looked at everything: Filter bracket Timing cover Bellhousing Dipstick Flywheel Front driveshaft Rear driveshaft Pedals Axe bracket Axe handle Driver headlight bucket”

 
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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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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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