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Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Bob leguit » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:29 pm

Hi I'm Bob Leguit from the Netherlands and my father (Guus) restoration from the beginning of this year a Ford GPA.

here's a video of the first into the water with the engine in it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwh5goYwrEY

I've got some pictures of the restoration.

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Dominique Cordonnier » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:22 pm

Very nice work Bob...!!!!...Your numb is close to mine ...! ( 3052 )
Jolly good show on your video sunny
Did you get some water in ? ...!
Nice to see all these Gpa 's coming up lol lol
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Jeep Ford GPA 3052 1942

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Bob leguit » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:07 pm

no we have fortunately no water in the hull sunny

before we have had the motor built into it, we have launched and 5x times after he was waterproof lol

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Dominique Cordonnier » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:38 pm

Nice to see again your excellent work !! sunny
Sure hope to see you one day on one Amphib meeting... lol , that's where we really we get together and enjoy the best of our vehicules together lol lol lol
Wonderfull pictures , and what a great vehicule this is ...!!! lol lol lol
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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Bob leguit » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:19 pm

I hope I'm there on the next european Amphib

More pictures will follow

Greetings Bob,

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by bobassel » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:47 pm

Wonderfull job indeed !!
I 've seen that hull several times, but this outfit looks the best ! rolley
Keep us posted with the other restauration pictures !
Bob (the other 0ne)
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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by leo verhagen » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:31 pm

Hello Bob,

You and your father did a wonderful job in a very short period.
Nice too see the movie of the watertest.

For me it is a good motivation to complete my own soon.

Maybe we can swim together in the near future.
Regards,

Leo Verhagen

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Bob leguit » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:12 am

it strikes me that it all went very quickly with the GPA.
we bought it in January and now in August we can all run and swim.

I certainly hope we can sail together in the future

Regards

Bob,

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Donovan » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:05 pm

Bob,

A very nice job. Hope you enjoy for many years.

I noticed the small switch bracket to the left of the dash. That is not standard on a GPA though it looks great. What is it used for?

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Bob leguit » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:17 pm

thanks

I use the little dashboard for

1, electric fuel pump
2, electric water pump
1, I think a siren under the deck

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Bob leguit » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:26 pm

The dashboard is finished. only the wiring and some small things

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Bob leguit » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:29 pm

restoring the GPA continues.

We get a lot done, painted and ready for assembly.
But we missed that part of the wheel bracket that is perfectly made,
By a good metal worker in our neighborhood.

Bob & Guus Leguit,
The Netherlands

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by bobassel » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:43 pm

Hi Famely Leguit,
GPA 3762 is really getting in shape !
Today I took a look at the Bart Holland site and saw the work his company also did.
The pictures of your GPA and mine beside eachother !
Next amphib probably sailing together lol
Great Job
Bob
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Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by Bob leguit » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:29 am

Restoring the GPA continues and comes to a end sunny
Its al long time ago that i post some picters of the GPA so here are the new one.
In the weekend we go for a drive and see if everything works as planned.
I'll see if I can film it lol

here are the pictures

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Re: Restoration of GPA 3762

Post by David Welch » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:33 pm

Nice work with a good eye for detail. You must be very proud.
David
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