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GPW Body Kit Huntington, WV $3400

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Looks like a reasonable price for someone.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/448541413274672

“Brand New OD Green Military Jeep Body. Unsure of exact year or model. Can deliver for additional fee”

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1945 GPW Macon, GA $3600

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Hopefully, the funky top has protected the body. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/569825604591934

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Year? GPW Body and Parts Gresham, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, GPW (Ford MB)

There may be some value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1283731278824958

“Will part out or sell everything together Cj5 frame with a cj2a body Sbc 350 with aluminum heads, ran good when pulled Th350 worked good when pulled D30 complete with everything in a box, torn down for paint. D35 complete minus brakes $1500 for everything.”
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1944? MB? San Diego, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

Unclear how much value is here. This has an M-38 or repro grille.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/vista-1944-willys-jeep-military/7498398015.html

“Rolling frame and body only.”

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GPW Body and parts Gresham, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

There may be some value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1283731278824958

“Will part out or sell everything together Cj5 frame with a cj2a body Sbc 350 with aluminum heads, ran good when pulled Th350 worked good when pulled D30 complete with everything in a box, torn down for paint. D35 complete minus brakes $1500 for everything. Message me if there’s something you’d like separate. And I can offer delivery for a fee.”

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1943 GPW Olympia, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still available, but more parts with the sale. Check out all the parts pics on Craigslist.

(03/30/2022) A GPW project and parts.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/olympia-1942-ford-gpw-willys-jeep-parts/7491206741.html

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“1942 GPW , parts Ford restoration, 1942 Tubb, GPW T84 and transfer box, marked A27451, so that’s January 27 1945.Three Ford frames. Lots of parts. No engine, rear end is a CJ2, front is a GPW with CJ2 gears. The last picture with the soft top it had a cj2 body on it , I pulled the body off. Frame numbers, 1942 GPW 79xx, 1942 GPW 781xx *the last one is a 1943 GPW 1109xx.”

 
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1944 GPW Ridgefield, WA $9000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

The driver’s side of the body sure has taken a beating.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/983028829076461

“Rebuilt engine hard to find these. All interested must leave number and be serious about following up by appointment only”

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1943 GPW Burlington, VT $8750

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Unclear how much rust this has.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/south-burlington-1943-ford-gpw-willys/7488955654.html

“1943 FORD GPW
GOOD FRAME
ITS ALL THERE”

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1943 GPW Kansas City, KS $2000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

It’s a big project, but hard to find GPWs at this price. Seller also has a 1943 MBT trailer for sale.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/d/kansas-city-1943-ford-gpw-jeep/7479942387.html

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“Im selling a few jeeps, this listing is for a 1943 GPW serial#114840 body (tub, fenders, hood, windshield) with a 1946 CJ frame and axles. It also comes with a CJ engine, possibly from 1946 also. This would make an excellent WW2 re-enactor or parade jeep.”

 
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1942 GPW Disassembled Kansas City, KS $4000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

The engines don’t run (seller makes a point of this after being asked many times). This GPW has been disassembled. Seller is selling individual parts at this time.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/d/kansas-city-1942-ford-gpw-jeep-wwii/7472666819.html

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“Up for sale is a completely disassembled wwII jeep, made by Ford. This is a 1942 Ford GPW, serial# *78812. The entire jeep was disassembled with care, and parts put in labelled bags and boxes. Asking $4500.

It includes:
post war L134 engine and radiator, period correct
F-marked T84 transmission housing and gear set
F-marked Transfer case housing and some gears
Steering assembly, leaf springs all four corners
original front and rear axle
original frame, with serial that matches body tub, with tran mount, but no front bumper
original body tub with serial that matches frame, fenders, hood, windshield, grill
one starter and generator, period but not correct
assortment of other parts and takeoffs that were sourced from ebay, local sales, g503, etc too many to list

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Year? GPW? Spokane Valley $11,950

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Listed as a 1946 CJ-2A, this seems more like a GPW based on the front cross member. But, there’s been some frame mods, so this needs a closer inspection.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/spokane-heres-rare-one-jeep-cj-2a/7487391441.html

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“The 1946 Jeep CJ 2A was the first production Civilian Jeep, hence CJ… See, ya learn something everyday ! 🙂

This ’46 has reportedly only traveled a little over 12,000 miles. They are VERY basic, they are not fast, but, the bloody things will go just about anywhere…just don’t be in a rush 🙂

The Jeep starts instantly cold or warm and runs great. There are no rust significant issues and as expected is finished in Olive drab.
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1943 GPW Paradise, CA $5800

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This must have been a pretty cool jeep in its day.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/1589234821477836

“This is a very cool old-school build from the 1960s. Check out those custom doors. So much vintage nostalgia. It has a small block Ford V8, Saginaw steering. wide wheels and a custom dash. It has been recently rescued from Being stored for over 20 years. It’s a project! The engine runs really good. (New carburetor, new spark plugs and wires.) It steers well. It has a new brake master cylinder and some brake lines. it needs the rest of the brakes gone through, an alternator and the wiring redone.  message me and I can send you a walk around video”

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Metamet: British Jeep Rebuilders

UPDATE II: There’s another 1954 Metamet 12-page brochure for sale on eBay (see bottom of post for pics)

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UPDATE Posted July 04, 2019: 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 1954 12 page brochure that provides examples of different models that used to be linked to on the jeep farm website:

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1942 GPW Lindon, UT **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was on eBay.

Bill shared this 1942 GPW that’s themed as a British SAS LRDG jeep. Has some passenger floor rust.

View all the information on eBay

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“Runs great. Brakes have been adjusted and the jeep slows and stops as designed.
Shifts smoothly and doesn’t slip out of gear.

Nov 1942 GPW runs well
the wires to lights need to be connected
the grill is not cut but has been painted black
the tires and tubes are new
the floor hat channel rusted out under the passenger seat. It’s covered by a piece of sheet metal. See pics. That’s the only rusted area on the jeep. The floor and tool compartments are solid
The tub, fenders and hood are original.
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1944 GPW Elma, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Unclear how much value is here.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/satsop-1944-willys-ford-jeep/7475436307.html

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“44 JEEP GPW project
it has 75 cj 5 dana 44 flange rear , 30 front
289 ford that jump time
t18 4 sp. dana 20 trasfer
3500 with 289
3000 with out
have title”

 
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1942 GPW Fresno, CA $7995

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

A Script GPW with a very rusty body.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/coarsegold-1942-ford-gpw-jeep-project/7466880372.html

“1942 Ford GPW Script Jeep chassis (non-running), parts and body (rusted).
Serial number 30579
Engine Number: 37273
Includes: starter, carburetor, fuel pump, radiator plus many parts”

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1943 GPW Aurora, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

I can’t tell how much value is here, but it does look to have a GPW body (albeit with a cut tailgate area).

“Purchased this in Alabama, the same day I found a vintage Honda in Florida i had to have. I don’t have room for both so this has to go. I have an m38 diesel project I’m trying to finish so I need the space. No title”

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1942 GPW & ’43 GPW Body Kansas City, KS $7000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Seller also has a 1943 MB Trailer he is willing to sell for $1500. Though there are pics of the jeeps assembled, they are both disassembled.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/335676945079465

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“This is a repost of an original listing I mistakenly first put under auto parts. Its listed here as a Wrangler because FB doesnt offer any selections for ww2 stuff. This is a posting for a 1942 Ford GPW, and a body tub for a 1943 Ford GPW, and lots of miscellaneous parts. Also, for sale seperately is a 1943 MB trailer. ***I DONT HAVE EXTRA PARTS*** I restored a GPW a few years back, with the intention to restore at least one more jeep. These are the parts I have left over, and have decided not to do another restoration. Id prefer to sell everything all at once, as one package; You can then sell off what you dont need or want.

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1942 GPW Los Osos, CA $2000

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This has some rare Desert Dog PCV tires (in poor shape). The GPW script body appears to be sitting on a CJ chassis, based on the location of the rear shock frame mounts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3181197652168945

“1942 Ford Gpw script jeep. Comes with Ford v8 and Bill of sale.. has transfercase and adapter to auto trans.. $2000.00 in Los osos”

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1942 GPW Black Diamond, WA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $13,500.

(02/17/2022) Has a Bobcat hood and stainless windshield.

“Selling my 1942 GPW. Has a ford 302 in it with a Saginaw 4 speed and an overdrive. Just put new seat in. Runs really well. Has fiberglass bob cat hood, stainless Jewels windshield frame, brand new BFG KM3 33/12.5r15 tires, and a K Line soft top. Price is negotiable asking $13,500.”

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1943 MB Randolph, VT $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

I hope someone can save this project.

https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/randolph-center-1943-ww2-ford-gpw/7455882268.html

“’43 WW2 Ford GPW military Jeep project…No motor…See pics…Inquire…Jeep has a current Vermont registration in my name…Vermont doesn’t issue titles for older vehicles…Sold with bill of sale…”

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1942 GPW Phoenix, AZ $14,900

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This has some missing gauges and some non-stock parts.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/mayer-1942-jeep-willys/7455091570.html

“1942 original Jeep Willys was in the second war first prototype for the Air Force. The engine was rebuilding.”

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1943 GPW Milpitas, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

This has some old school updates. Some, like the tail lights, doors, and fender flares, are similar to some of the Fresno jeep mods.

“I have a 1943 Ford GPW for sale. It has the original gpw chassis and tub but the grill and hood are from a cj3a. The seats are from a Chevrolet car and sit on custom fabricated frames. The gas tank has been moved to the back to sit under the tub. It comes with a Chevy 152 engine which has 90hp and 152 lb ft of torque. Nice little 4 cyclinder engine, starts up first crank and runs smooth. The transmission is a T90 and needs to be rebuilt. Right now the third gear synchro is broken and second gear grinds. It come with a really nice roll cage, set of doors that lock, and a rear seat. The price is $6500 OBO. I paid $7500 for it, and was hoping to throw a new tranny in her and have some fun. But I’ve been busy and just don’t have time to work on it.”

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1945 GPW Charlottesville, IN $14,900

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Mark spotted this GPW with an updated engine (chevy??).

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlottesville-jeep-willys-ford-gpw/7457472700.html

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“945 Ford GPW WWII Jeep unrestored in very good shape. Frame and body in good condition. Starts and runs great. This jeep can be driven as is or would be a good restoration project. I just drove it around town and to Home Depot for fun. The jeep spent most of it’s life in California before I had it shipped to Indiana. Recent carburetor rebuild, tune-up, new locking front hubs, radiator flush, oil change and misc. maintenance done. Prior owner swapped out the original 4 cylinder engine with one with more HP. Jeep has a top speed of 55mph vs 40-45mph. Clean Indiana title.”

 
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1943 GPW Body & Parts Mt. Vernon, MO $1200

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

The chassis is not included.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/472121801236425

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“May 7 1943 ford gpw. Chasis and data plates match. Sitting on a cj2a chasis(not included). F script seats, front and rear axles are stored inside with seats, and fenders. Steering column is f script. Has a home made fuel tank same shape as original just square on the edges. No title, engine or transmission. Hood has original surplus paint numbers under hood. Needs new floors and would make a great restoration project.”