"Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

1941 - 1945, MB, GPW modifications, sugestions, and ideas, official MWO's and unofficial WWII field mods NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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OD AT LAST!!! "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by seacon » Sun May 27, 2018 2:29 am

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Re: "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by Michael O. » Wed May 30, 2018 10:17 pm

Very nice work! What brand of OD paint did you use? I like it a lot!
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Post by seacon » Thu May 31, 2018 1:55 am

That is MAT1, widely available from most dealers in Europe.
This is just a base coat, this GPW will be almost entirely redone in Light Bronze Green and camouflaged with flat black waves...
Keep up the good things!
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Odd NOS parts: defect fuel filter

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First coat of OD on this neverending British Airborne Jeep...

Post by seacon » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:00 am

OD also on the bottom of the tub.
Not a 100% perfect but not bad, uh?
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Some of the older repairs are evident. No reason to re-do them, this is going to be a very reliable "motorpool ready" GPW, meant to be used ... a lot!
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Most of the decisions made about the restoration follow a philological scheme: This GPW was new (there fore a "factory class") for some time in the summer of '42. Was used and abused in training in the US, had is share of troubles/small accidents/collisions, was repaired and went on to serve in the British Army. From there on there was more use and abuse, repairs and modifications...
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The idea is to get a most reliable, period correct, representative vehicle, using as many original parts are available and do not over-restore anything unless it is absolutely necessary to make it safe and technically sound
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Re: "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by Michael O. » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:34 pm

Don’t forget to do the tinning on your tub!
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MB 111414
GPW 2647
MB 203XXX
GPW 104111
GPW 108552 (coming soon)
MB 369488
MB 379204

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Post by seacon » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:59 pm

Tin is there...
Now it would have been late to tin the contact points without screwing up all the rest...
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FRAME DETAILS "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by seacon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:30 am

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These here are my 100% fake BOM rivets. I turned a few 12 strength bolts I got on eBay to represent the originals. The look is not bad and the actual mechanical strength is much higher than the originals. Too bad that the ALCOA/Huck rep in Italy does not offer a decent rental service for the hydraulic rivet puller. I had to sacrifice originality for practical and security reasons...

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