I gotta agree with the weird factor in this post=lol! I didn't know so many of us thought this much a like, but only different=lol! Years ago I was @ PC3g when Wally Parks,Bob McGee & Alex Xydias were talking. Each of those guys were in WWll and they each had a cool story to tell. I listened as to how they coped with the lack of speed while they were each doing their tour of duty and here is what Wally had to say. We were in the Paciic Theater in the Phillipines & all of the officers had lil GPW's, Well we wanted one too so we found one that had a blown engine in it, we found a generator that had a V8 60 in that was in need of repair. We swapped in the 60 & drove around the island in our own lil hot rod jeep american style." He said that they left it there and some other guys took it over. Never said where it ended up=guess that he didn't know. So here was my take on it. I've got a bud who I grew up with that is a die hard military collector. He is also a greaser. I did a bunch of work on his 51 Business Coupe & 27 T- Roadster & I asked him about this lil Jeep body that he had as a spare. Well it turns out to be a Ford so I tell him Wally's story. I just happen to have a V8 60 & dropped axles & some other necessities. I was going to make the frame from scratch and do the kick ups in the rear wheel wells so they wouldn't show. The theme of this would be in a sense a tribute to what Wally & his buds did while they were away so it would have to be olive drab with the nomemclature all over it. but when it got to the wheels I was thinking The usual rings & caps with stones all tucked in. Last year a friend was moving out of his place and for some reason acquired a 42 Ford GPW. He's like" I've got no place to put this", I said the same, but gave in just because it is a Ford version. Well now I have the body as well as the rest of the Jeep albeit in 2 different locations. I promissed it to my nephew who is 15yrs old, so I would love to see the Jeep Rod version get built & maybe I could get my nephew down here and we could do that lil tribute version for Wally as well as him as he loves all of that WWll army stuff. Cool post. Keeps the imagination working!