1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by zepher11 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:37 pm

Looking good. Interesting regarding the floor boards. I installed new front and rear floor panels on my '42 GPW. I wish I had thought about placing them on the frame prior to installing. Never crossed my mind. Mine didn't fit very well either. I had to move my pedal holes in the floor over about on inch so I could insert the brake and clutch pedals into the lever below. Also had issues with several other mounting points. Since my floors were already installed to the tub when I placed on the frame, I had to use my porta-power to make some adjustments. I recall fitting some floor to frame bolts and using my porta-power to "fine tune" in order to get other bolts installed. It's been a while. I know I ranted about it on my rebuild thread. :wink:
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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by crazychevelleman » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:34 pm

I know Zeph, I love your build page it helps me quite a bit. Thank you for posting it.
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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by crazychevelleman » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:42 pm

I fixed the floor pan. There was a lot of excess material that was interfering with the master cylinder and clutch pedal that had to be cut back. It seems to fit good now.

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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by crazychevelleman » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:20 pm

Started work on the tub today. Cutting away years of rot and bubba ingenuity.
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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by crazychevelleman » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:43 pm

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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by crazychevelleman » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:17 pm

I like working in the Jeep on Saturday mornings. My cup of coffee and none to bother me. Worked till noon and got a lot done.
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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by 1/321FA » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:11 pm

Coming along nicely. Good work.
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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by crazychevelleman » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:26 pm

Was able to get the driver side bottom tool box patch panel in today.
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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by 1/321FA » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:07 pm

Are those Midwest tool panels? I am actually going to try to form my own. I now see how you welded. These pictures are larger than on Facebook.
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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by crazychevelleman » Tue May 24, 2016 10:15 pm

Yes they are from Midwest. They fit perfect. I was really surprised and please with these panels.
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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by crazychevelleman » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:34 pm

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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by crazychevelleman » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:04 pm

Today I repaired the area where the hood bolts. It looked as if something hit it, because it was creased. There is a piece missing as if something was torn out. I don't know what goes there.

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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by RoyC » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:44 am

looking real good keep up the good work
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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by IvorGPW » Mon May 22, 2017 9:22 pm

You are doing a fantastic job on your restoration. I am very envious of your skills and how nice your jeep is. Also thank you for your service.
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Re: 1942 Ford GPW #20385883 rebuild

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed May 24, 2017 2:04 am

That is taking shape superbly, you will be very proud once this project is completed. I am envious but also admire your skills, well done. :D

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