GPA 3936

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dmolasov
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GPA 3936

Post by dmolasov » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:56 am

I just acquired this vehicle from a retired Ford dealership owner in El Dorado, Kansas, who purchased it as military surplus in 1954 in Tucson. He used it unregistered on his ranch for many years, according to his son-in-law. At some point the vehicle was driven into the dealership and left there for some decades. For its age and lack of use, the vehicle is remarkably complete and largely rust-free.

Check it with me in six months to find out whether its restoration is as fun then as it is now.

David Olasov
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Brooklyn, NY

GPA 3936 (date of delivery 12/12/42)

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Post by Jan Roelse » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:48 am

Hi David,

Any USA-registration on the hull? My GPA is 3 days older.
No USA-reg. number on mine!
Best regards,
Jan
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Post by Mithril » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:39 am

Do you have some picture to share with us David ?
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Post by dmolasov » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:29 am

I have pictures, which I'll be glad to post once I figure out how to do so.[/list]
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GPA 3936 (date of delivery 12/12/42)

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Post by fordgpa » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:39 am

dmolasov wrote:I have pictures, which I'll be glad to post once I figure out how to do so.[/list]

please send them to me I will post them for you

Peter

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Post by bobassel » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:22 pm

Hello David

Welcome again!
I have your pictures shall I put them on the forum?

Greetings Bob
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GPA 3936

Post by dmolasov » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:56 pm

Sure. But I'd like someone to tell me how to do it so, as restoration moves along, I can share the progress.
David Olasov
Brooklyn, NY

GPA 3936 (date of delivery 12/12/42)

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David Olasov's GPA

Post by bobassel » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:56 pm

Here some pictures of Davids GPA.
NOT BOB "S GPA !!!, Reactions to David.
David take a look at the topics at the forum
how to create a photo bucket.
If you can't succeed ask Peter Verhoeven or Glenn Verhoeve
to help you.
Greetings Bob
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Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
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Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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Post by Carl Watt » Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:49 pm

David:

For getting the registration number on the sides and rear I had good luck using just very fine wet sand paper kept wet with a sprayer. Good luck. You are way ahead of most of us already.

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Post by Mithril » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:01 pm

Great vehicle.

Registration number will be around U.S.A. 705900 ... ?
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1943 Ford GPA #7177 (SOLD)
1945 Ford GPW #267061
1944 Bantam T-3 #48593
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