Ford jeep 1942. To that end i have sent you photos of my 1942 ford gpw jeep along with a fact sheet on my ford jeep the gpw had a frame off restoration three years ago and has won several awards for its restoration. Along with many other designs innovated by ford the slotted grille was adapted by willys and became the jeep standard in april 1942. Right down to the original ford f marked bolts and branded parts which are prominent on the ford jeep.
Below is a list of informational articles pertaining to the restoration of wwii g503 1945 ford gpw jeep. Based on the serial number the jeep was produced in july 1942 near the end of the jeeps produced by ford with the ford script logo on the rear panel. The engine transmission and rear end were professionally rebuilt.
For wwii years 1942 mb gpw. This is a 1942 wwii ford gpw. 1942 ford gpw this started out as a little place for me to post some pictures and blather about my jeepgpw 29668.
Over the course of time it has developed into an opportunity to dig into those volumes of ancient army motors from world war two. The willys mb and the ford gpw both formally called the us. Included are some common articles that apply to all wwii jeeps including ford gpw.
Original cost to the army was 649 per jeep. During wwii willys produced 363000 jeeps and ford some 280000. It retains its plucky honest feeling and is willing and able to be used regularly.
Find great deals on ebay for 1942 willys jeep ford. This 1942 ford gpw has been completely restored and is in excellent running and driving condition. It has a new tub combat wheels brake lines fuel lines wiring harness and fuel tank.
Some say fewer than 25 slat grille jeeps survive.