My Jeep After Its Most Recent Refurb

My jeep in the woods

My jeep in the woods

Front view of my jeep

Front view of jeep with full enclosure installed

Front view of jeep with full enclosure installed

I have had this jeep for over 25 years. It is a World War Two jeep…1942 Ford GPW. It’s the best vehicle I have ever owned. Sure it will never win any awards for factory restoration or even motor pool…but it’s already won the most important award I care about. That’s toting me about when I absolutely had to be there.  It happened in Alaska at -45F when my every day “modern” truck wouldn’t start.  The jeep fired right up.  The jeep kept me warm (okay I was wearing AF bunny pants and a parka along with mukluks) and it got me to work.
 

Three quarter side view of the jeep.

Three quarter side view of the jeep.

People talk about Hummers and such but I say who cares. There’s nothing better than a jeep. A Ford GPW jeep is even better.

Side view of my 1942 Ford GPW jeep.

Side view of my 1942 Ford GPW jeep.

All the while, while I was shooting these pictures the jeep’s engine was purring. What a great vehicle to have.

 

One Response to “My Jeep”

  1. Susan Says:

    Hi Bob,
    Just got the new book from
    Amazon “Grampa’s War Pony” and gave it to my father, Louie Larson (aka Willys Mpls) for Christmas…he just loved it ( we all did) and he wants to order some more. He will be calling you for an autographed copy! Thank you for writing a legacy book about people like my father! I only wish I had wrote it myself! We will be pushing the book for you to all those with the shared passion! Happy New Year and great job!
    Susan Larson-Walter, Akeley MN

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