"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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Post by seacon » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:50 am

Thanks!
Right now this GPW has been kidnapped by the friend that was supposed to trailer it to my new station... three months ago he came to pick it up and was supposed to deliver it the following day... He has not asked for ransom yet...


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Post by seacon » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:55 am

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transmission and transfer case are up.

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Post by seacon » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:02 am

The grill is just a test. I got this from a friend, partly restored, but not up to my standard. I will have to work a little to tweak this too...

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Post by seacon » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:23 am

Front and rear prop shafts in place.
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Re: "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by seacon » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:33 am

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... and the pedals...
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Post by Mark Jesic » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:38 am

Thats looking great. :D

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Post by seacon » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:40 am

Windshield on the side.
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Post by seacon » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:49 am

And a few details...
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The replacement radiator as been cleaned, repaired and painted. Looks good even if not 100% correct. Better than a repro.

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Post by seacon » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:19 pm

This is how the overhauled rear axle differential gear looks like.
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And, I do not remember if I posted this before, two rebuilt speed-o-meters to choose from. I know that neither one is the correct factory installed meter but ... you know, this is always a documented repaired, rebuilt and modified jeep... at least these are perfectly working originals!!!
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Need to start thinking about paint, camo pattern and markings.
Enjoy!
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Post by seacon » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:46 am

Ooops! Looks like the rad is not as good as I thought! More about it later…
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Re: "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by Bangle 99 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:16 pm

It’s been a long time since I looked at how your jeep was coming along. It’s looking great! ...sorry about your radiator.



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

Post by seacon » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:16 am

Upsetting as it is, the replacement radiator is not coming...
Keep looking. I cannot wait to call it done.
Work and COVID (I have been detached to the Civil Protection Dept to support the Public Health System) has been keeping me away from the garage.
I am actually a little more farther down the road than the posts show but there is still a lot of work to do.
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Re: "Do it yourself" a WWII British Airborne Jeep...

Post by Airlanding Light » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:31 am

M,

Let me know how you are doing? I am also restoring a GPW British Airborne Gun Tower (Airlanding Light) and have bumped into some interesting challenges. Have you solved your front spare wheel mounting question?

I am now on the hunt for the equipment to go with a 75mm Pack Howitzer - let me know if you have any contacts?

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