Military Vehicles Magazine Celebrates 2021, the Year of the Military Ford

From GPs, GPWs, GPAs, GTBs, and MUTTS to Universal Carriers, M48 Tanks, F-100 pickups, and M868 with many in between, MVM readers show their Ford-built military vehicles.
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Throughout all of 2021, MVM is celebrating the Year of the Military Ford.

Military Vehicles Magazine named 2021 the “Year of Military Military Ford.” We want to share photos of your military Ford vehicle in the magazine and on Facebook. Send high-resolution photos to jadams-graf@aimmedia.com 

We are proud to share some of the reader-submitted Ford vehicles (in no particular order):

Richard Senge’s 1944 GPW. He restored it over the 2013-2021.

Richard Senge’s 1944 GPW. He restored it over the 2013-2021. 

Ford WOA2 ‘Heavy Utility’ cars – chassis 7038837 – took the late Mike Ebeling, a noted WWII vehicle restorer, four years of intensive work to return to its former glory.

Ford built 9,059 of WOA2 ‘Heavy Utility’ cars between May 1941 and July 1944.This particular example – chassis 7038837 – took the late Mike Ebeling, a noted WWII vehicle restorer, four years of intensive work to return to its former glory. Mr. Ebeling used parts from five donors to renovate the WOA2.

Allan Michael Crane’s recreated Model 1917 Ford machine gun truck.

Allan Michael Crane’s recreated Model 1917 Ford machine gun truck. 

Dave Echeverria wrote, “1943 GPW “peep”, US Army Air Corps

Dave Echeverria wrote, “1943 GPW “peep”, US Army Air Corps , from Echeverria Field, Wickenburg AZ, where they trained glider pilots for glider-borne infantry in addition to powered flight basics. I donated it to American Legion in Wickenburg. Plane is a Texan owned by Doc Jones, Col (Ret) US Air Force. My dad trained in Navy WWII.”

Burt Boldebuck’s 1971 Ford-built M151A2.

Burt Boldebuck’s 1971 Ford-built M151A2. 

Dr. Grat Correll’s 1942 Ford GPW and its accompanying 1943 Bantam trailer

Dr. Grat Correll’s 1942 Ford GPW and its accompanying 1943 Bantam trailer were meticulously restored to be as accurate as possible. With the exception of the rubber and canvas, everything is NOS, right down to the carbine in the dash-mounted gun rack and the Browning 30 caliber machine gun on the passenger side step.

Ford-built M8 armored car operated by Roberts Armory.

Ford-built M8 armored car operated by Roberts Armory. 

Larry and Bonita Elsasser's 1962 Ford M151.

Larry and Bonita Elsasser's 1962 Ford M151. Larry wrote, “In 2020, of course, most shows where cancelled. We did attend a few, however, and the M151 always brought home a trophy or plaque.”

Paul and Evelyn Harless’ 1931 Model A Wrecker.

Paul and Evelyn Harless’ 1931 Model A Wrecker. 

Fred Hoppe’s 1944 Ford G8T.

Fred Hoppe’s 1944 Ford G8T.

Glen Foster’s USAF 1993 Ford F-350.

Glen Foster’s USAF 1993 Ford F-350.

Mike Nickels’ 1944 Auxiliary Ambulance was built by Ford and Shult Trailers.

Mike Nickels’ 1944 Auxiliary Ambulance was built by Ford and Shult Trailers.

John Chatham’s Ford 21C pickup.

John Chatham’s Ford 21C pickup.

Ford-produced Horch EGA Type 40 squad/command car photographed was WWII Days in Rockford, Illinois.

Ford-produced Horch EGA Type 40 squad/command car photographed was WWII Days in Rockford, Illinois.

Jeff and Wendy Rowsam's 1965 Ford F-100.

Jeff and Wendy Rowsam's 1965 Ford F-100. 

Stephan Schmidt's Ford GPW, day of delivery: 09.03.1942.

Stephan Schmidt wrote, “ Last year I bought a fully restored Ford GPW, day of delivery: 09.03.1942. We are driving it in the scenic beauty of the Eifel and, of course, in view of to the Bridge of Remagen.”

Dan Black’s Ford M151A2.

Dan Black’s Ford M151A2. 

Will Connor from Santa Rosa, California, shard this image of his 1966 Ford M151A1.

Will Conner from Santa Rosa, California, shard this image of his 1966 Ford M151A1. 

Jackie Walker wrote, “Our 1989 Ford F350 xl Ambulance is ex-USAF. It came off RAF Mildenhall, UK.”

Jackie Walker wrote, “Our 1989 Ford F350 xl Ambulance is ex-USAF. It came off RAF Mildenhall, UK.”

Gavin Gardiner shared this photo of his 1941 Ford GP.

Gavin Gardiner shared this photo of his 1941 Ford GP.

Pete Thompson's 1972 Ford M152A mounting a 1966 Browning M2 .50 cal machine gun.

Pete Thompson's 1972 Ford M152A mounting a 1966 Browning M2 .50 cal machine gun. Named “Tookie” after Pete's wife Rivers. They  have owned since Mother’s Day 2007. Bumper markings are: ODA-13, 46th Special Forces Company (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, Thailand. Pete is a retired Colonel, Army Special Forces. 

Dan Bowman's 1944 Universal Carrier, Ford of Canada.

Dan Bowman's 1944 Universal Carrier, Ford of Canada. Dan wrote, "A work in progress! Work began in May 2019 with a trip to Canada. Not perfect, still hunting for some detail parts but that’s all part of the game. Rebuilt period correct Flathead Ford."

Alan Christenson's  '42 GPW. Photo taken in my back yard in Chino Valley, Arizona. The jeep was rescued from a farmer's field in California. The restoration took about two years. Alan drives it weekly and enjoys participating in local parades.

Alan Christenson's '42 GPW. Photo taken in my back yard in Chino Valley, Arizona. The jeep was rescued from a farmer's field in California. The restoration took about two years. Alan drives it weekly and enjoys participating in local parades.

Christopher Crutchley shared this cheeky photo of his GPW.

Christopher Crutchley shared this cheeky photo of his GPW right at home in England.

We will continue to share readers' military Fords throughout 2021. To share you your military Ford, send high-resolution photos to jadams-graf@aimmedia.com

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