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

Post by seacon » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:27 pm

Glove compartment door and plates.
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Re: "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by seacon » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:32 am

Hi folks, just a few more details:
Hope this glove compartment door is worth the effort: The door is original to the body, brass plates are exact reproductions from Robert, attached using the correct steel rivets, NOS door latch, proper tiny screws with ext teeth lockwasher and the original backing plate that nobody will ever see! the spring is a repro. I wish that someone made a correct sorbo rubber seal to glue to the dashboard but there is none available. I opted for the more common seal glued to the door. As I often say, at the end of the day, I want to represent a late 1942 US rebuilt/1944 Brit converted vehicle so I can deviate a little from the factory standard.
Keep your comments coming!
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Re: "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by seacon » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:26 am

The dashboard.
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The horn button.
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Ye horn button on the SAS jeep in Brussels. Ye position varied a little from truck to truck.
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Post by seacon » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:39 am

Fiterette and front floor aaaaalmost completed. After learning about a faulty capacitor starting a fire, I am not planning to wire the filterette. It is useless and nobody will know.
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Post by seacon » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:18 am

On the sidelines, after some ... tribulation, I got the straps done right. This involved multiple acquisitions of web material (that must be right), buckles (that must be right), rivets, research proper setting tools, shipping costs and, least but not last, closely supervised workmanship. Everything for the sake of authenticity!!! At the end, and after an incredible as much as unjustified expense, I got them right! I have not even decided if I am going to install the wing battery boxes but they are so typical of some of the British Airborne converted jeeps that I HAD to make a couple. Here are the results:
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Next, I do not if I have already posted this, with an almost complete firewall, with all the wires, lines, cables going through the proper holes, most of the accessories installed, I can move forward and finally address the frame.
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It's time to unpack the frame!
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Oh, well! Looks like I will need to borrow a few stands... Right now all I have to support the frame is a chair!!!
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Re: "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by seacon » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:26 pm

Getting the wheels ready.
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Post by seacon » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:30 pm

Hanging the springs.
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More work on the combat rims...
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Re: "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by seacon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:25 am

slow motion...
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Post by seacon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:06 am

Warning! Graphic content!!! The bold head appearing in the photos is mine!
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The jeep grille has been a constant pain, I have been moving it around thousands of times. At this point, I temporarily fitted it to the frame hoping that for a while it will stay out of the way. It is amazing how it gives a sense of ... "jeep" once fitted!!!
At a local surplus store I found some cotton cargo straps that will look good and will work as a tow rope, just in case!!!
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Post by seacon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:13 am

This is for my fans!!! I do not appear much in my posted photos. Lately I received quite a few visits to see the progress on the jeep, friends, colleagues and garage neighbors pay regular visits to my man cave. One of them took this photo with a decent smartphone... You can print it, frame it and keeping it on your nightstand for inspiration and as a warning that loony people are all over this hobby!
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Post by seacon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:19 am

Forgot to mention that now I have a rolling chassis, so I can push it out the box and work around it!!! Such an improvement!!!
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Post by seacon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:23 am

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

Post by seacon » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:37 pm

An example of a static line strap made into an expedient tow rope at Arnhem in 1944.
Enjoy!
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