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Greetings! Seeking info on my 1945 Ford GPW


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#1 1945fordgpw

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 04:47 PM

Thank you for including me in this forum! I was fortunate enough to buy a 1945 Ford GPW recently. I am trying to learn about its use with the military. A contact at the Smithsonian recommended I ask the experts on this site for guidance. Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 05:17 PM

Try w we.g503.com

They are the WWII Jeep experts!

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 05:22 PM

Welcome to the forum!

 

Unfortunately records pertaining to individual vehicle use in WWII are sporadic, and there is no easy way (if indeed you are that fortunate and find a record still exists) to find out where your GPW was issued or used during WWII. Sometimes people will start restoring a WWII jeep and find that it has painted markings on it, and that can be a clue to it's past history. But often the markings are long gone, and we are left guessing.

 

Being a 1945 model, there are some interesting differences from earlier GPW production, and if you are planning on restoring your vehicle to a factory appearance, you will want to learn more about those details.



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:52 AM

Thanks Steve. Just registered at g503.com

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:55 AM

Thanks Rusty Canteen. Other than g503.com where else would you recommend looking for documentation?

I am aware of many differences in how GPW evolved during the war. How would these indicate where it was sent and how it was used?

Many thanks!


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