1943 Ford GPW (Drew Ballard)

This particular vehicle spent the war at Fort Indiantown Gap in PA. It was surplused and bought by a farmer in 1946 who abused it and blew the engine. A friend of mine bought it from him and restored it; replacing the engine with one from a generator with 30 hours time on it. He owned it for 30 years before selling it to me along with a Bantam trailer in 1999.

This jeep was a Ford 12V radio vehicle with twin 6 volt batteries between the front seats and a Ford 100-amp Generator. None of the shielding boxes are present on the engine but my buddy did install an SCR-506 radio set which was the same model that was originally in it.

1943 Ford GPW Pictures

1943 Bantam Trailer Pictures

SCR-506 Info

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