1944 Ford GPW-231738

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by mrbill » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:08 am

Great work. Love the music stand for the TM! :)

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by Boyso » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:16 am

Thanks! I also use those red hooks you can buy for dirt cheap to hold my manual open against the wall when I'm working at the table :D
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by Boyso » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:13 pm

So for the past 2 weekends, the parents and I were working on the terrain for the sceptic tank replacement. Thankfully, I skipped the weekend where the guys came in to do the work, it's all around the garage and the sceptic tank pump is right in front of the garage. It would've smelled terrible!

I also had to have the roof changed at my home as well as replacing the car suspension after I blew not one but two of my coilovers shocks. So funds are a bit tight at the moment, I'm going through the parts bin and cleaning up stuff.

I pulled all the guages from the dash. Unfortunately, I had to cut the speedo cable and the ammeter broke off one of the connectors on the rear :(

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Also found out an original plate to go under the transmission hiding under the T-90 that was in the jeep originally. I thought it was a scrap piece of steel until I degreased it and saw a lot of olive drab!

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Also cleaned up my driveshafts, I thought they weren't correct for my T-84 but found plenty of Spicer markings and even a F stamp! Funny, my rear driveshaft ujoint w/ spicer caps didn't have no snap rings or cir-clips! That would've been an interesting failure at 45mph!

I messed up a bit though. The rear driveshaft has an arrow to match for indexing the yoke to the rest but the front does not and I didn't mark it :(
Any clue how to index it properly?

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Also drilled the two holes in the front bumper for Fords
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by rjbeamer » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:43 pm

The position that they are in is correct. (The picture of both drive shafts laying on the sheet of cardboard.)

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by Boyso » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:47 am

Hi Roger,

Ah good to know, I just assembled them quickly for the photo. Since the two ends of the front driveshaft won't sit exactly 100% flat, is it only 1 "spline teeth" off center or is there a definitive amount of teeth from flat I should get it to? There's a dot on the slidy-part (yoke?) but I couldn't find one near the splines.
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by Boyso » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:03 pm

Well the piggy-bank is still empty and I hadn't been in the shed for 3 weeks so I just pulled stuff apart and installed cotter pins pretty much everywhere to keep me busy. I'll have to sort out a solution for the brake pedals, it has a Crimp One Off of sideplay to it and yes I,ve got the washer installed.

Engine seems in pretty good nick for one that hasn't spun in 10yrs.
Also sorted out a clip to hold the rear axle brake line using an old one used on the front diff. It works Iguess :)
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Post by Boyso » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:48 am

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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:51 am

Looking good. My 42 is about at the same stage. Look forward to more progress pictures.
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Post by Boyso » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:07 am

Thanks! Money is a bit in a short supply at the moment so progress is slow!
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by Boyso » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:24 am

I'm happy that the tub fits the repairs I did on the frame with no issues. Pulled the "tailgate", that'll be project numero uno, trying to straighten it and salvage some of my rear panel

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by Fortyeight2A » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:00 pm

Boyso wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:47 am
Since the two ends of the front driveshaft won't sit exactly 100% flat, is it only 1 "spline teeth" off center or is there a definitive amount of teeth from flat I should get it to?
The shaft ends need to be "flat". You may need to find a different yoke.
Is it true real Jeeps have flat fenders?
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by Boyso » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:35 am

I'll mess with it, maybe I'm just 180off!

Been slow going as of the last weeks, got a "golfer's elbow" even though I never played golf! Can barely move my right arm :(
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:47 am

Blame it on the Canadian winter instead of old age.. :D
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by Boyso » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:48 am

No joke, the past 35-40cm snowfall was the cause!

I should've left my car there...

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738

Post by Boyso » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:49 am

I did buy a full set of (cheap) body hammers & dollies, a shrinking disc and a spotweld cutter.

As soon as I'm back with fully working limbs, I should get busy!
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