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My 1943 GPW next to my new 2020 Gladiator. The GPW is one of 414 radio Jeeps out of 278,000 Ford built during WWII. Radio Jeeps have a 12V PTO driven generator between the seats charging 2 bed mount 6V batteries powering a 12V fender mounted radio. Radio still works. Purchased the JT so I could pull pull the GPW on a 19 foot car hauler, brakes on both axles. Total weight 4000 lbs. Should be a comfortable weight to pull.

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Amazing!
 

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My 1943 GPW next to my new 2020 Gladiator.
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Notice the WWII Jeep had nine-slot grille. The iconic 7-slot first appeared with postwar M38 and early CJs. Willys eventually trademarked the seven slots.
 
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How the old guy will get around on longer trips now. Had to through in the non-Jeep pics. My M998 staged for a “ride”. If the mirrors were off they were going to let me drive it in. Some Chinooks and Blackhawks were staged at the airport I fly out of in Denver before they did a honor flight over the Denver area hospitals.

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Awesome! I was lucky enough to ride in a fully restored WWII Jeep once, they are so cool. Pulling yours with the Jeep Gladiator is just perfect.
 

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Wow this thread brought back memories. My sister and I used to practice "play driving" in my grandpa's split-window, side-tired Willys CJ2A (I believe it was a 1947). He owned a ranch in San Diego and we went everywhere in that Jeep.

I'm the blonde kid with the awesome knee-high white socks...

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Your GPW is in great condition and I'm glad to see owners like you take care of pieces of Americana. :like:
 

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My 1943 GPW next to my new 2020 Gladiator. The GPW is one of 414 radio Jeeps out of 278,000 Ford built during WWII. Radio Jeeps have a 12V PTO driven generator between the seats charging 2 bed mount 6V batteries powering a 12V fender mounted radio. Radio still works. Purchased the JT so I could pull pull the GPW on a 19 foot car hauler, brakes on both axles. Total weight 4000 lbs. Should be a comfortable weight to pull.

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Unfreakin' real - gives me a chill.. wow, that is amazing
 

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Not even sure if it's a possibility to buy it, but is that star painted with the actual M5 liquid vesicant detector paint? Just thought that would be cool to tell people if it is!
 

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Both vehicles look amazing.

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can we get some more shots of the 43, I'd like to see that radio/battery box in the back a little closer up.
 
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can we get some more shots of the 43, I'd like to see that radio/battery box in the back a little closer up.
Not even sure if it's a possibility to buy it, but is that star painted with the actual M5 liquid vesicant detector paint? Just thought that would be cool to tell people if it is!
It is not actual M5 paint but I do have an original unopened can of that stuff. Great catch on that star. Most people don’t realize what that is. I will post some close shots of the radio and PTO generator shortly.
 
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Various closeups. That’s a 12 volt PTO generator charging two 6 volt batteries (old Ford batteries in there) running a 12 volt radio pack. The radio pack in Jeep can be easily be unlatched and latched to a 12 volt battery pack so the radio can hauled up to the top of a hill or whatever. That antenna is 184 inches tall! Old Glory shows the tip.

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