Bumper wood filler colour

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Re: Bumper wood filler colour

Post by Mark Tombleson » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:55 am

Per the General Specifications For the Willys Model MB Truck 1/4 -4x4 dated April 25, 1945 as noted in The Evolution of the Willys-Overland Jeep by Lloyd White, Volume 1 on page 73, Frame A-1142-A(R) (e).

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Re: Bumper wood filler colour

Post by Farrell Fox » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:00 pm

Ben Dover wrote:
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There are WWII military spec books on correct wood for wooden cargo body components that do not agree with the piano grade wood that restorers wood use. This was war time and the Chief of Ordnance had a lot of discretion when it came to alternates.

Please provide any proof of deviation in regards to Willys A-1142 wood filler. Specs on wood cargo bodies does not apply because the G503 did not use a wood cargo body.
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Re: Bumper wood filler colour

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:24 pm

Not"baiting" ,am still reading and learning from Volume 1 , but I did notice on Page 73 "An insert of hard wood" in reference to the front bumper filler with no species mentioned.
What I do know is that mine is manufactured from poplar and has manufacturing detail that differs from some of the repros being offered.
Now if we could get color photos of that filler as installed on finished and accepted MB's awaiting delivery we might be able to arrive at a definitive answer.
If for some reason I ever remove my bumper filler, I will take photos of how a factory issue A-1147 is really supposed to be cut.
I do not know what wood species is specified, but do understand why there could be substitutes. Am sure that Jeep production would not be held up for something like bumper filler material.
I wish Maynard Page were still alive to explain wood species.
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Re: Bumper wood filler colour

Post by YLG80 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:19 pm

Ben Dover wrote: ↑Anyone know the actual purpose or intent of the wood bumper filler on their Jeep?
I guess to avoid this :mrgreen: !
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Re: Bumper wood filler colour

Post by YLG80 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:28 pm

From the Ford wood filler drawing, equivalent to WO A-1147 :
GPW-17751_A-1147_FILLER_FRONT_BUMPER_BAR_WOOD.jpg
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No painting spec. mentioned on the drawing.
Today Phenyl Mercuric Oleate (PMO) is prohibited :o !
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Re: Bumper wood filler colour

Post by Beers » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:24 pm

YLG80 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:28 pm
No painting spec. mentioned on the drawing.
Today Phenyl Mercuric Oleate (PMO) is prohibited :o !
There’s always boiled linseed oil mixed with turpentine!
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Re: Bumper wood filler colour

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:03 pm

I use Raw Linseed Oil with Turpentine, 50/50 mixture. Raw Linseed Oil is thinner than Boiled Linseed Oil and has better penetration.
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