142: Jonathan Franks’ 1942 Ford GPW
As you can tell it has some modern modifications: Ramsey 9500 Winch, Off road lights, Super Swamper 31” LTB tires, Disc Brakes, Headers, and a Weber 2 barrel carburetor. It now keeps up with traffic and stops better than most modern vehicles. The flat head 134 engine has been bored 20 thousandths over and the original rear axle has a Power Loc locker in it now. I still have all of the original parts in case I ever decide to make it all original again. The GPW has been in the family since my Dad drove it home from WWII.
The GPW with the B-17 was over the weekend, the Memphis Belle flew into the Burlington Airport about 20 minutes from where I live so I drove down to the airport and they allowed me to pull up next to the B-17 plane and take some pictures.
The last picture is of my son Jared wheeling at Uwarrie where there are a bunch of trails.
- Jonathan Franks
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