This is a rare early production Ford GPW. It has a willys MB frame which was used as ford had not developed their frames yet. The jeep runs and drives and does stop but could do with a bit of work on the brakes to make them better. It has a CJ engine and a CJ T90 transmission but the transfer box is the same as a war time one. The front of the chassis has seen some modifications for a different engine in the past so the engine mounts and front crossmember would benifit from some attention to put them back to original. The body is an early reproduction but it has the correct slope on the rear floor unlike some reproduction body’s.
This great vehicle is available from AMD Four Wheel Drive in the UK for £13,000.
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History of the Ford GPW Jeep
The Ford GPW Jeep is a light four-wheel drive vehicle that was used extensively by the United States military during World War II. It was designed and built by Ford in collaboration with Willys-Overland, which had originally developed the Willys MB Jeep.
The Ford GPW was produced from 1941 to 1945, and during that time, approximately 277,896 were manufactured. Like the Willys MB, the Ford GPW featured a four-cylinder, 2.2-liter engine that produced 60 horsepower and was mated to a four-speed manual transmission. It had a top speed of around 60 mph and could climb gradients of up to 60%.
- Engine: Willys “Go-Devil” L-head 4-cylinder engine
- Displacement: 2.2 L (134 cu in)
- Horsepower: 60 hp at 4,000 rpm
- Torque: 105 lb-ft at 2,000 rpm
- Transmission: 3-speed manual (T-84)
- Transfer case: Spicer 18 two-speed, part-time 4WD
- Suspension: Front and rear live axles with semi-elliptical leaf springs
- Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes
- Steering: Ross worm-and-roller gear
- Top speed: Approximately 65 mph (105 km/h)
- Range: Approximately 300 miles (480 km)
- Weight: 2,435 lb (1,104 kg)
- Length: 132 inches (3.35 m)
- Width: 62 inches (1.57 m)
- Height: 70 inches (1.78 m)
- Ground clearance: 8.75 inches (22 cm)
- Fuel capacity: 15 gallons (57 L)