The GPW looks great in these photos !! I just started restoring a 1942 GPW that has been in the family for 50 years, and as I started lifting the layers of paint to get to the hood numbers, all I could find under the current red was thick desert sand paint layer – just like you’ve painted yours… And then under that, a “fire engine red” that appears to have been a primer, and then the metal.
I was shocked to not find a layer of OD, although there are other areas of OD that have come through all over the jeep.
How did you decide to paint yours desert sand color? I had every intention of painting mine OD, but have now begun to question whether — if it is being restored to it’s “motor pool grade” — it should be painted the color you selected for yours.
Please confirm your GPW’s history, how you selected your color, and indeed what color it is and where you got it.
Thanks so much.
GPW #73175, DOD 10-13-42
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