GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by tamnalan » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:01 pm

Welcome back! I hope your daughter is doing well. Your GP looks great!
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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by lawcdw » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:20 pm

Thanks Alan,things where touch and go for quite a while with my daughter.But well on her way to a full recovery now days.So things are getting back to normal.Still some things to work on.

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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by lawcdw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:48 am

I like to get it out on days like this,it's peaceful and quiet down in the bottom of the property.Just seen a healthy sized red fox run across the way.
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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by lawcdw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:31 am

So i ended up having a company custom build the front seats.I think they turned out amazing.I did have to extend the drivers seat another four inches.So i could accommodate the new fuel filler neck under the seat.Forward March!

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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by lawcdw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:05 am

I had these seats built then figured out that i needed to modify the drivers seat,to make everything work.Slots in back of seats for saftey belts.
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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by lawcdw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:24 am

See if we can't get you a good view of inside of the jeep. I think it was in a rough state the last time you seen it.
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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by lawcdw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:31 am

I really need to get on the ball and get horn plate,button etc and get that hole covered up.
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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by lawcdw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:29 pm

This is my security guard.lol Step away from the jeep.haha
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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by roblenzz » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:11 am

Very nice! Glad you're back and happy to hear the family is doing well!
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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:26 am

That is the coolest. I always thought the GPs were awesome. Good job.
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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by lawcdw » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:07 am

Just another picture out trailing the jeep.It is all covered up now under a thick tarp.With about 6 inches of snow on top.
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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by robymn » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:33 pm

The jeep looks great! Any more updates/pics?

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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by OldPappy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:11 am

Very cool to see one of these rare Jeeps brought back to life in such a beautiful restoration!

I have only seen one GP in person, and it was a junker which had been picked clean with what remained being pretty butchered up. So, I don't know much about them.

I am curious as to how the seats are mounted as I see no frame under them.

I am also curious about the transfer case and drive line orientation, as . Is the rear pumpkin centered?
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Re: GP Rebuild in the Great Wide Open

Post by IvorGPW » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Just to update this thread, I am the new caretaker of this GP. Claude did an excellent job and the restoration of this GP. To answer your questions, the drivers seat isn’t bolted down (it’s a work in progress) and the offset is flipped around on the GP axles and transfer case
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