John Hecker's Ford GPA
Some detailed pics of a locally owned GPA
John Hecker has been involved with Military Vehicles most of his life, his father, Sam, had always restored old vehicles and I guess John just "caught the bug"!
The GPA is located in Maryborough, Queensland
Last year, 2004, John and I took the GPA to the Corowa "Swim In" Australia, where this GPA got it's feet wet for the first time in twenty or so years, apart from one small leak in the left side rear wheel well seam the GPA performed flawlessly, a credit to John's diligence and careful restoration. I hope you like the pics, please be aware, some may be large. I believe there are some parts that are still missing such as the wave/surf shield and the fuel tank tube may be incorrect, apart from that, it's a true representation of what an Australian used GPA should look like. Enjoy!
See The Australian Tac Signs to get information about the markings John used.
Corowa "Swim In" 2004
Packed for Corowa, Shame they can't "mate", Gamma Goat taking a risk, Just in case help is needed.
DUKWs on the Pond, Like ships passing in the night, Group Photo other GPA's out and about.