Ford GP

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by mnbubba, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Oct 3, 2005
    Bill F

    Bill F Finally running

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    I am waiting to see more pics of the rust in the body and what is left under the hood. If it still has its gp block and not just a ford 9n tractor engine that would be nice
     
  2. Oct 4, 2005
    Glenn

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    As far as rust I think it's in remarkably good shape. After all it's at least 64 years old. ;)
     
  3. Oct 4, 2005
    Dummy

    Dummy I kick hippies

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  4. Oct 4, 2005
    53Flattie

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  5. Oct 4, 2005
    mnbubba

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    I am going over to pick it up on Sunday. Full pictures will come after that. The guy has 4 more Jeeps in the woods that I never saw. Maybe something else will be lurking. My friend is bringing a trailer and so am I, I might be picking up more then I thought.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2005
    cj5 buggy

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    Way to GO... awesome... can't wait for the pictures... :beer:
     
  7. Oct 4, 2005
    blevisay

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    Price?

    Just courious......
     
  8. Oct 4, 2005
    53Flattie

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    Since you're going to be offering it for sale, I suppose we're not going to get to hear about the smokin' deal you got on it, huh? :?

    Come on - give us a hint... $300? $500 $1,000?
     
  9. Oct 4, 2005
    mnbubba

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    I am wondering if you guys can help me out here. Once I get the pictures posted I would like to find out the true value of the Jeep. That is not what I will charge the person that buys it but I just want to know what a fair price is. I would rather this Jeep go to someone that will love it and restore it then make a ton of money from selling it. I want them to have money left over to start the restoration process. But I also don't want to sell it for $100 if it is worth 10-20 times that.

    In the Off-Road adventures magazine they say that only 78 serial numbers have been registered and some of them are just data plates and parts. The data plate is still on this one and I am wondering where I should go to register the number once I get it. The Jeep has been registered with the State of MN, there are plates on it so I can only assume there is a title.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2005
    Rondog

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    Did y'all know that Bantam made a prototype with 4-wheel steering?
     
  11. Oct 4, 2005
    timgr

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    Well, you should probably charge what you're comfortable with. If the eventual owner does a full restoration, the cost of the original vehicle will probably be a fairly small fraction of the total invested.
    A restoration could easily cost more than the eventual resale value ...

    I recall that both Bill F. and Glenn expressed an interest ... if you are concerned that they might part it out or flip it, you'll need to talk with them about their intentions.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2005
    mnbubba

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    Ford made 50 of them too.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2005
    Rondog

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    I didn't know that Ford made some too. Wouldn't it be great to score one of those prototypes with 4-wheel steering! Probably roll it over and kill myself.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2005
    Bill F

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    bout 200 gp's are known to exsist, this does not count the ones that are found in the woods. A couple of months ago a complete and fully restored gp sold for $17000 which is about the same price as an mb/gpw. The hard part about a gp resto is parts are hard to get, the gas tank, carb and other parts are always missing and sell for lots of money. Very few reproduction parts are made for the gp as well, and those that are cost 3 times as much than a mb/gpw or cj. All that needs to be taken in to account when trying to value a project gp. The correct carb alone will cost you over $5000, which going by the pics of this jeep I would say it doesnt have because of what looks like a cut out in the hood. Most people in the GP world would probably part out this jeep depending what is under all the dirt on the floor. I would love to restore it but it all depends on the price
     
  15. Oct 4, 2005
    Spicolli

    Spicolli jeep geek

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    I think ford did as well
     
  16. Oct 4, 2005
    Bill F

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    Willys, ford, and Bantaam all made four wheel steer versions. Some of the willys quads where four wheel steer, to bad no of those are 4 wheel steer or otherwise.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2005
    blevisay

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    Anyone want to take a guess what this baby is worth?

    Bill_f you seem pretty knowledgable.......
     
  18. Oct 4, 2005
    Bill F

    Bill F Finally running

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    Note to self dont type when not feeling well, my last post didnt make to much since.

    It would be hard to put a value on the jeep without better pics and knowing what is under the hood. If it doesnt have the orginal gp engine it wont be worth as much. Alot of them ended up getting ford 9n engines installed, which is basically the same engine. I am really interested in seeing how much rust is in the body. I am sure the engine is froze solid.

    I did look at one not to far from here a couple of weeks ago that the guy wanted way to much for, was missing a ton of parts and need new floor pans and rust frame repair so I wouldnt base anything off his price. Prototypes are really hard to put values on because of parts that might be present or might be missing. The more rare hard to find parts on it the more it is worth, just a body and frame is not worth much, there was one on ebay a while back that didnt even sell at $500, it was just the body and frame

    If this post seems confusing it is because my head feels like it is going to explode
     
  19. Oct 4, 2005
    blevisay

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    I ask for more than one reason

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  20. Oct 4, 2005
    Bill F

    Bill F Finally running

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    Is that the back end of a gp or a ford sript gpw?
     

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