25th may 1943 Ford GPW Jeep
This 1943 Ford GPW runs and drives with a pre war willys engine (it looks exactly the same as a wartime engine and is also used in the willys MA) . The gearbox is a wartime t84 and works as it should ,the axles and the rest of the running gear are war time. The body is solid but has been modified over the years with some Cj body parts. The chassis has had a few repairs/strengthening due to being cracked or broken not rotten.
This great vehicle is available from AMD Four Wheel Drive in the UK for £13,000.
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A brief history of the GPW Ford jeep history
The Ford GPW Jeep was a military vehicle produced by Ford during World War II. The Jeep was developed as a response to the U.S. Army’s need for a lightweight, all-terrain vehicle that could be used for reconnaissance, troop transport, and other purposes. The original concept for the Jeep was developed by American Bantam, but due to production constraints, the design was shared with Ford and Willys-Overland, who both produced their own versions of the Jeep.
The Ford GPW Jeep was based on the Willys MB Jeep, which was the first Jeep produced for the U.S. Army. However, due to production demands, the U.S. Army contracted with Ford to produce additional Jeeps using Willys’ design. Ford’s version of the Jeep was designated GPW, with “G” standing for Government contract, “P” for 80-inch wheelbase, and “W” for Willys engine design. The Ford GPW Jeep was produced from 1941 to 1945, with approximately 277,896 units built.
The Ford GPW Jeep played a critical role in World War II, serving as a versatile and reliable vehicle for troops and logistics support. The Jeep was used for a variety of tasks, including reconnaissance, transportation of troops and supplies, and even as a makeshift ambulance. The Jeep’s off-road capabilities and durability made it well-suited for use in a variety of environments, from desert landscapes to rugged mountain terrain.
After the war, the Jeep continued to be used by the U.S. military and was also adopted by other militaries around the world. The Jeep’s legacy continues today, with many enthusiasts restoring and preserving these iconic vehicles as a symbol of American military history.
The Ford GPW Jeep was a military vehicle produced by Ford during World War II. Here are some of its technical specifications:
- 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)