GPA 5892

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GlennV
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GPA 5892

Post by GlennV » Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:56 am

Hi I'm Glenn from Belgium / Holland.

I've had my GPA for almost 15 years now, but i still haven't finished it yet. There are several reasons :
- buying a house, which was in need of work
- getting married
- buying another house, which was in need of more work (also a running project)
- having kids (well .... my wife did ;-))

Back to the GPA :
It was in parts when i bought it but most of the body was in good condition. I was missing a lot of sheet-metal, but over the years i've collected and made a lot of parts. Putting it back together is a different story .... it's difficult to make all the parts i found (and reproduced) fit to each other. Well maybe i'm trying to do it to perfect, but my opinion is : do it right or don't do it .....

Therefore i do not have a deadline, but i'm sure i will be happy with the result ....

So ... enjoy the pictures ......

Glenn

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Fitting the chassis ......

Post by GlennV » Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:57 am

Fitting the chassis ......

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Rolling chassis ......

Post by GlennV » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:00 pm

Rolling chassis ......

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Inside of rolling chassis .....

Post by GlennV » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:01 pm

Inside of rolling chassis .....

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Engine in place ....

Post by GlennV » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:02 pm

Engine in place ....

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Engine in place 2 ....

Post by GlennV » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:03 pm

Engine in place 2 ....

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Problem with rear seal .....

Post by GlennV » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:06 pm

Problem with rear seal .....

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Is it normal that there is so little room for clamp on the tube .... can anyone verify please ?

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Prop tube/diff

Post by uglyduckling5643 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:17 pm

Hi glenn, possible explaination to proptube/diff situation under 'serial5643', I thought this picture might help, good luck! mark.[Image][/img] YIKES ! I had no idea that my bottom was so dirty !

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Post by GlennV » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:36 am

Thanks Mark,

it could be the weight problem, but i also think that i'm putting it to far on the tube.

I just don't want to experience a submarine GPA :wink:

It's true that you have to assemble everything twice (or more times) before it fits. But it's worth it .... :lol:

Thanks again,
Glenn

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Re: GPA 5892

Post by GlennV » Sun May 11, 2008 12:50 pm

Just to update this topic and show you the finished product of 16 years of blood, sweat and tears ! (pictures from biesbos 2008, thanks to Raymund van Riel)

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Ford GPA - SN 5892 - DOD Jan 14 1943
Willys MB - SN 456307 - DOD July 30 1945

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Re: GPA 5892

Post by GPA2196 » Tue May 13, 2008 1:49 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!! It looks great Glenn...

Tony
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Re: GPA 5892

Post by leo verhagen » Tue May 13, 2008 8:07 pm

Hello Glenn,

Finally floating!
Wonderful to see you with your GPA in the water.
You did a great job. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Regards,

Leo Verhagen

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Ford GPA#8787 d.o.d. 27 Feb '43
Ford GPW#87243 d.o.d. 21 December '42
Willys MBT waiting for restoration

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