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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by Chuck Lutz » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:28 am

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However, I prefer to drive with my headlights and tail lights on during the day (the SERVICE LIGHTS position. The more obvious you are, the better they can recognize you aren't going 65 MPH in the slow lane.
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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by Radmonster » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:45 am

Had a blast this weekend!!!! Saturday the little woman and I were able to take it for a quick shake down run while the rain took a brake. After that little trip There was a few things to address like a leaky fuel line and such. Oil pressure gets a little lower than I'd like when it warms up so maybe a rebuild this winter but thats something I'll address later. Sunday we went cruising! The MB does 55 mph flat out and is probably one of the funnest things I have ever driven! We put 100 miles on her already and were able to find some fun dirt roads to rip around on! here are some pics from the drive.

I haven't put any guns on her yet because the DMV registration is 100% finalized for my 1945 plate and I figured not having them would be easier to talk my way out of anything lol. (wont stop me from enjoying her though!) My MB didn't get its original DMV title until it was out of the service and into civilian life in 1946. So since my title reads 46 I was able to run a year of manufacture plate which in California is a 45 plate with a 46 tag that I bolted behind the plate to keep her in the war years. Another cool thing about a Ca 1945 plate is that it was the ONLY year DMV issued ONE plate per vehicle to save metal for the war effort, so I didn't have to find is match to reg it!

Lol more pics to come!
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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by 70th Division » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:55 am

Hello,

Pure beauty !!
What a great job you have done, such a great jeep build post !!
Looks like you are having tremendous fun driving it around and already putting 100 miles on it :D :D :D
Beautiful pictures and countryside ...Jeep country :D
Post more action photos of your jeep adventures now that it is done, it is just as important to see it in action again, as to see it restored !!
Great deal on the original license plate placement !

You sir have " Kept it Rolling " !!!!

An " Old Reliable " rides again ... honoring the 9th Infantry Division Veterans :D

Best Regards,
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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by Radmonster » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:01 am

Here are a few videos from yesterday

The little woman driving

https://youtu.be/nzUzeT7sirU

Me driving bouncing in puddles!
https://youtu.be/l3Za2jJxU5k
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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by Radmonster » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:06 am

70th Division wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:55 am
Hello,

Pure beauty !!
What a great job you have done, such a great jeep build post !!
Looks like you are having tremendous fun driving it around and already putting 100 miles on it :D :D :D
Beautiful pictures and countryside ...Jeep country :D
Post more action photos of your jeep adventures now that it is done, it is just as important to see it in action again, as to see it restored !!
Great deal on the original license plate placement !

You sir have " Kept it Rolling " !!!!

An " Old Reliable " rides again ... honoring the 9th Infantry Division Veterans :D

Best Regards,
Ray
Thank you so much for your kind words!!!! It feels good to have people enjoy my love and effort! there will be many many action shots to come!!! And I'll keep posting videos on the youtube links!!

AAAO! Anything, Anytime, Anywhere, Bar Nothing!


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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by 70th Division » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:58 am

Hello,

Those videos were great !!
Having so much fun, and the laughter, outstanding !!
By the way, it will always be like that with your jeep :D :D :D :D
Always fun and enjoyable, all the time !!

Ray

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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by Radmonster » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:19 am

Nothing super new this week... got all my DMV stuff done and have to wait for my 1945 licence plate to get into the system so right now I'm running around with no plate. BUT now that I am fully registered and this weekend will be in the 70s, its time to throw all the guns on and go to some more cool places for pics!!!
On another note... last Sunday at one of the antique swaps we attend the little woman found a super cool old distressed repro bomber jacket that fit her nice and was perfect for cold weather jeepin. I've painted a few of my jackets in the past so yesterday she went through one of my books with all of Walt's war insignias and found a Donald she really liked and painted it on the back of her jacket (shes a waaaay better artist than me). I think it came out awesome! Today she will probably age it a bit to complement the jacket a little more.
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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by horrocks » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:37 am

You are two very talented people!
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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:42 am

Radomonster, brilliant jeep, and a happy woman, it dont get much better than that. Your hard work has certainly paid off, my best wishes to you.

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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by Radmonster » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:30 am

Thanks! This weekend was a fun one! Went to my first show with the jeep! It was amazing to see how many people enjoyed looking at it! I talked to so many vets about how it brought back memories from the army and I let a bunch of kids climb in it with a helmet I brought with me. After the show I dropped the little woman off and headed to my buddies grandfathers house who is an all around bad ass and a Korean war vet. My buddies grandpa is a man with the most amazing knowledge in guns, welding, machining and so much more. I had stopped by his house a few days back to originally show him the jeep and ask if I could bring my 1919a4 over to go through it with him look over the machining that was done on it and anything else I could soak in.

BUT!!!! on the way to his house I started hearing a clicking coming from my front driver wheel. It started to get worse so I hung my head out and saw my wheel wobbling BAD! I pulled right into a gas station and to take a look and the center of my wheel had broken out!!!!! No idea why this happened but luckily I wasn't far from my friends house he brought over a wrench and we swapped out my spare.

After that short setback I got to the house and man did his grandfather blow my mind!!!! When I say that this man has knowledge its an understatement... he is a treasure and has probably forgotten more than I could learn in a lifetime. This has been his life since the 50s! We tore apart my 1919 while he dissembled ONE of his along with me. After that it was all about the passion and collection he had. I saw more WWII weapons in this mans collection than I have ever seen anywhere else. Lugers, mausers, 1911s, carbines and more!!! For decades he has bought cut up firearms welded them and machined them back together! Even taking original parts that wouldn't work for a firing weapon but put back together non functioning for display. He loved the passion and interest I showed and told me when the day comes to start unloading after his family picks (they are not into war memorabilia) I will be his first call which is a true honor for him to tell me that....
He told me to keep coming by to talk over his collection and he would start bringing out more to show. before I left he showed me a few projects he was working on and give me a little history lesson... an EXTREMELY RARE Johnson 1941 (machined semi auto) but then he kept grabbing boxes and ended up having 4! Blew me away.... I need to start saving now for the day he gives me the call
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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by Fred Coldwell » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:27 am

Radmonster:

Beautiful jeep!! It's great that you and your lady are having fun with it (and I love her artwork on her bomber jacket). Driven jeeps are the happiest jeeps. :)

Regarding your combat wheel that tore apart while you were driving your jeep, please read this thread immediately to see if it (and possibly your other combat wheels) are the recalled ones made in China and sold by Omix-Ada:

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If yes, then please remove them and installed safer wheels so you don't get killed or seriously injured while enjoying your jeep. You also might post photos of your torn combat wheel in this other thread. Be safe! . . . and continue to enjoy your beautiful jeep.
Happy Jeep Trails,

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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by Radmonster » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:11 am

Fred Coldwell wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:27 am
Radmonster:

Beautiful jeep!! It's great that you and your lady are having fun with it (and I love her artwork on her bomber jacket). Driven jeeps are the happiest jeeps. :)

Regarding your combat wheel that tore apart while you were driving your jeep, please read this thread immediately to see if it (and possibly your other combat wheels) are the recalled ones made in China and sold by Omix-Ada:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=293333

If yes, then please remove them and installed safer wheels so you don't get killed or seriously injured while enjoying your jeep. You also might post photos of your torn combat wheel in this other thread. Be safe! . . . and continue to enjoy your beautiful jeep.
Thanks for the Info but all my wheels are ORIGINAL! NO CHINA RIMS HERE. I've seen aftermarket rims and they are much thinner than the originals..... I'm still not sure why it cracked, this wheel might have been the one I had to fix from being bent and it could have fatigued the metal without showing any signs, there was no rust in the crack so it had of just happened. these are the wheel when I got them
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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by 70th Division » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:24 am

Hello,

Great posting and pics !!

But most important, get rid of all OMIX-Ada rims asap !!

If you used all new omix ada rims made by their Chinese connection, get them gone !!

It would be a good idea to get some new MD Juan combat rims for the front wheels especially.

Stay Safe, Safety First !!!

Rommel Juan has a great link in the post, that explains that MD Juan rims are made to original, and correct specs, and the omix ones are not.

Best Regards,
Ray

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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by Radmonster » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:08 am

70th Division wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:24 am
Hello,

Great posting and pics !!

But most important, get rid of all OMIX-Ada rims asap !!

If you used all new omix ada rims made by their Chinese connection, get them gone !!

It would be a good idea to get some new MD Juan combat rims for the front wheels especially.

Stay Safe, Safety First !!!

Rommel Juan has a great link in the post, that explains that MD Juan rims are made to original, and correct specs, and the omix ones are not.

Best Regards,
Ray
Thanks again for the info on the china repos but I only used original WWII era rims no aftermarket

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Re: mb 102550 build

Post by twinflyer17 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:59 pm

Radmonster wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:08 am
Thanks again for the info on the china repos but I only used original WWII era rims no aftermarket
I'm rolling on 4 (+1 spare) originals, too. Seeing this scares me a little bit, as we of course "expect" that original parts will be to manufacturer spec, but maybe don't take into full account the ~75 years or wear and tear on them...

Hell, at least you didn't have any major issues and at least (even more) your jeep still looks amazing! :D
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