GPW146954

Post your jeep photos, Pre or Post restoration. Bragging Photos etc. Also LIFE jeep photos.
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GPW146954

Post by rgus » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:04 pm

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43 M3A1 256117, 42 CCKW 129,XXX, 43 GPW 146954, 43 WC54 81635383, 43 WC54 81665843, 45 WC52 818682 "MO', 43 WC63 82009972 "BIG MO", 44 GTBA NAVY CARGO 218299, 43 PE95, 44 Checker K52 Trailer,42 MBT 375, 44 Coverto Trailer 886475

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Re: GPW146954

Post by thidisbogus » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:57 pm

Are these before and after photos? Very nice looking jeep and if they are before and after, some very fine work on the jeep. Can you post some more?

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Re: GPW146954

Post by rgus » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:11 am

Yes they are. What do you want to see?
43 M3A1 256117, 42 CCKW 129,XXX, 43 GPW 146954, 43 WC54 81635383, 43 WC54 81665843, 45 WC52 818682 "MO', 43 WC63 82009972 "BIG MO", 44 GTBA NAVY CARGO 218299, 43 PE95, 44 Checker K52 Trailer,42 MBT 375, 44 Coverto Trailer 886475

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Re: GPW146954

Post by rgus » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:24 am

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43 M3A1 256117, 42 CCKW 129,XXX, 43 GPW 146954, 43 WC54 81635383, 43 WC54 81665843, 45 WC52 818682 "MO', 43 WC63 82009972 "BIG MO", 44 GTBA NAVY CARGO 218299, 43 PE95, 44 Checker K52 Trailer,42 MBT 375, 44 Coverto Trailer 886475

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Re: GPW146954

Post by Millerdvr » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:36 pm

Outstanding work! Great job.

That rear bumper was pretty cool. I might have kept that one on mine :wink: How was it attached to the frame?


Thanks for the pictures.


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Re: GPW146954

Post by rgus » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:35 am

It was bolted to the frame using existing holes ( Thank God) and the big round headed bolts through the body on each corner that had to be welded up.
43 M3A1 256117, 42 CCKW 129,XXX, 43 GPW 146954, 43 WC54 81635383, 43 WC54 81665843, 45 WC52 818682 "MO', 43 WC63 82009972 "BIG MO", 44 GTBA NAVY CARGO 218299, 43 PE95, 44 Checker K52 Trailer,42 MBT 375, 44 Coverto Trailer 886475

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Re: GPW146954

Post by all4jpn » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:25 am

awesome work....

any more pics/info on that funky winch..the bubba in me thinks its cool...
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Re: GPW146954

Post by rgus » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:46 am

I was told it was a bomb hoist out of a WW2 bomber but that is all I know. I still have it under the bench. The Vet was in the C B's in the Pacific, he bought the jeep from the City of Sacremento CA and drove it back to Arizona where he painted it white, carried it on a custom built trailer and took it to the mountains as his "hunting jeep" I bought it from his daughter after he passed. It has slightly over 700 miles on the clock when I bought it.
43 M3A1 256117, 42 CCKW 129,XXX, 43 GPW 146954, 43 WC54 81635383, 43 WC54 81665843, 45 WC52 818682 "MO', 43 WC63 82009972 "BIG MO", 44 GTBA NAVY CARGO 218299, 43 PE95, 44 Checker K52 Trailer,42 MBT 375, 44 Coverto Trailer 886475

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Re: GPW146954

Post by Tim52 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:28 pm

Very nice work!

What color and type of paint did you use?
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Re: GPW146954

Post by rgus » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:29 am

I buy my paint from Rapco I think it is 34070
43 M3A1 256117, 42 CCKW 129,XXX, 43 GPW 146954, 43 WC54 81635383, 43 WC54 81665843, 45 WC52 818682 "MO', 43 WC63 82009972 "BIG MO", 44 GTBA NAVY CARGO 218299, 43 PE95, 44 Checker K52 Trailer,42 MBT 375, 44 Coverto Trailer 886475

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Re: GPW146954

Post by thidisbogus » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:30 am

Rgus,

WOW. Terrific work. I mean you did a fantastic job. How long did it take you?

Did you mean 33070 on the paint?

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Re: GPW146954

Post by rgus » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:43 am

I do not work in the winter because I am too cheap to heat the garage. An avarage complete restoration takes 2 years plus. I am in the middle of a WC-63 right now. I hope to have it finished this year.
Yes you are correct on the paint number.
43 M3A1 256117, 42 CCKW 129,XXX, 43 GPW 146954, 43 WC54 81635383, 43 WC54 81665843, 45 WC52 818682 "MO', 43 WC63 82009972 "BIG MO", 44 GTBA NAVY CARGO 218299, 43 PE95, 44 Checker K52 Trailer,42 MBT 375, 44 Coverto Trailer 886475

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