Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by ILikePlanesToo » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:24 am

Thanks, I think the timelapse turned out pretty neat. Glad you liked it.

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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by zepher11 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:41 pm

Your GPW looks outstanding, Michael. And the video you and your wife made with the timelapse did turn out fantastic! A job well done on both counts. You are an inspiration to us all. It did look like you had some help putting the tub back on, however. 8) :mrgreen:
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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by ILikePlanesToo » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:30 am

Thanks, Zeph.

I did end up getting some help putting the tub back on. I took it off originally using a winch on the ceiling of my shop. It worked fine, but it was a little sketchy. Putting it back on, I really didn't want to risk dropping it on the freshly assembled chassis. It was nice to have a few friends over anyway.

I'm going to tweak a few things on it this morning, and then hopefully take it for a little drive with my wife this evening. :)

Michael

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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by Rml1708 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:36 am

Now the fun begins! all the wonderful rides and enjoyment it will bring. There will be a few little adjustments over time. What a wonderful topic, I always waited for updates.

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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by zepher11 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:45 pm

ILikePlanesToo wrote:Thanks, Zeph.

I did end up getting some help putting the tub back on. I took it off originally using a winch on the ceiling of my shop. It worked fine, but it was a little sketchy. Putting it back on, I really didn't want to risk dropping it on the freshly assembled chassis. It was nice to have a few friends over anyway.

I'm going to tweak a few things on it this morning, and then hopefully take it for a little drive with my wife this evening. :)

Michael
You know I'm just giving you the business. :) I'm still just trying to get back to working on my tub. I seem to be easily distracted during the few hours I am home per week. :( Have a great weekend and have fun taking her for a drive.

It's supposed to be 114 degrees here tomorrow. Sounds like welding weather to me! :lol:

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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by ILikePlanesToo » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:25 pm

Wow, Zeph. 114 degrees out? That really sounds like great welding weather! :)

I got the front seat cushions on earlier today. They sure look nice. They are much more comfortable than sliding around on a steel seat, too!

We just got back from a nice little drive. It went really well. The odometer now has 7.7 miles on it. I've been working on the carb a lot, so I was curious if it was still going to boil over when we got back. I gave it a little workout, so it was nice and hot. The flooding after shutdown was better, but it did still flood just enough to be hard to start after it cooled down. It looks like I still need to do a little work on that. Overall is was a nice drive though.

Have a good weekend everyone!
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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by sutts » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:39 pm

Fantastic result Michael, what a beauty. You won't know what to do with yourself now....another jeep perhaps? :D
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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by ILikePlanesToo » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:40 pm

Well, today is my GPW's 70th Birthday!

I've been doing a little tweaking to it here and there. Just little stuff like changing out some of the seat mounting screws. The new seats are really nice I think.

Maybe to celebrate its birthday, we'll take it for a little drive later.

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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by ILikePlanesToo » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:07 pm

sutts wrote:Fantastic result Michael, what a beauty. You won't know what to do with yourself now....another jeep perhaps? :D
You're so right Sutts, I totally don't know what to do with my time now.... I'm almost bored today. :?

I've always been a project guy, and I love working with my hands, so I already miss working on the GPW.

I was actually thinking I might build a kit plane next. Maybe a bush plane or possible a gyrocoter...

Have a great day!
Michael

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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by thidisbogus » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:56 pm

Love the video! I wish I was as organized to have been able to do something like that. FUnny seeing your cat run around too!

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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by zepher11 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:05 pm

ILikePlanesToo wrote:Well, today is my GPW's 70th Birthday!

I've been doing a little tweaking to it here and there. Just little stuff like changing out some of the seat mounting screws. The new seats are really nice I think.

Maybe to celebrate its birthday, we'll take it for a little drive later.

Michael
Happy Birtday to your GPW! 8)

The seats look great!
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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by Belac » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:49 pm

Excellent work! I also enjoyed the video. Very nice!
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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by David McElreath » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:08 am

What a great find!

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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by whatthecrunchyo » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:10 pm

I have been following this build since December of last year! Glad it worked out. Looks great! Wish you were in the buying/selling arena!
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Re: Starting restoration on Michael's ’43 GPW.

Post by The Raven » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:16 pm

That is great...I love how the wife helped.
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