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jerry haynes22/10/2019 21:28:04
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p1000717.jpghull9.jpghull5.jpgHi new to this site take a look at the ford gpa I am rebuilding

Edited By JasonB on 23/10/2019 07:19:48

IanH23/10/2019 08:15:51
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Hi Jerry and welcome to the forum.

With all the rain we are getting these days I suspect there might be a queue of people wanting to buy that if you are planning on selling it! Is it also known as a Seep?

Ian

John Penfold23/10/2019 08:30:21
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Hi Jerry

Some way to go then ;~}

J

old mart23/10/2019 20:59:57
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It looks like a miniature version of a DUKW

Neil Wyatt23/10/2019 21:27:38
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Looks like a fun project!

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Ian Johnson 123/10/2019 23:17:36
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Unusual looking thing what is it?

Ian

Jeff Dayman24/10/2019 00:07:07
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Looks like a Ford GPA ("general purpose amphibious" I think) vehicle.

Or as a friend who had one said "great place for accidents". He sunk it accidentally a number of times, and I helped dry the engine out afterward. It needed the bilge pumped just about continuously while in water, the "seals" at the wheels were not effective.

Ian Johnson 124/10/2019 00:37:16
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Posted by Jeff Dayman on 24/10/2019 00:07:07:

Looks like a Ford GPA ("general purpose amphibious" I think) vehicle.

Or as a friend who had one said "great place for accidents". He sunk it accidentally a number of times, and I helped dry the engine out afterward. It needed the bilge pumped just about continuously while in water, the "seals" at the wheels were not effective.

It's done quite well considering they didn't expect the vehicles to last more than a few days or months in the war, the manufacturers would be dead chuffed if they could see it still alive after 70 plus years!

Neil Wyatt24/10/2019 14:27:30
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Worth a look:

Half Safe

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john fletcher 124/10/2019 16:31:39
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We never had amphibious JEEPS like that when I was in the army. Willis or Ford 6 volt Workhorses, simple to work on, rugged, drank petrol but that didn't matter, fill it up. Next, the Landrover much more complicated, easily damaged and off the road, followed by the disaster, the Champ.John

jerry haynes06/11/2019 15:36:06
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p1000667.jpgp1000626.jpgyes its a Ford G.P.A. built in 1943 lots of work but I have all the parts this is my willys mbmz2 a usmc radio jeep fitted with a SCR 506 command radio and has the usmc twin wheel conversion fitted was only used in the pacific war will put some more up soon all the best jerryp1000625.jpg

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