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Re: GPA12350

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:18 am
by bobassel
Finaly my original matching nbr GPA engine is back :D
The company Jemax Jeepparts did a wonderfull job on my engine.
Everything new and reconditioned, all cracks repaired.
I am very pleased that I can keep the matching engine with the vehicle.
Here a display of all parts, before I started the assembly of the engine.
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Engine ready to install:
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And after adjustments and installing the extra parts, finaly GPA 12350 comes to life again 8)
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After some tests and fine tuning, I will dismantle the whole frame and install this in the hull
to make shure the new body pannels will fit after all the welding.
Most of all the deck pannels and windscreen are ready.
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Still missing my dog clutch :cry: who can help??
Luckely my friends from Amphib, helped me with some missing parts.
My friend Raymund van Riel made me very happy with the bronze rudder joint.
The same Raymund was willing to sell me the two V brackets and bearing for the water propellor tunnel.
It is good to have so many friends that are willing to help me :D
From Holland, France, USSR, Switserland, Belgium and United States, friends are helping me to get
GPA 12350 complete again: THANK YOU !!!
Will be continued, Bob

engagement and mery go round

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:03 pm
by bobassel
Last week I stripped the complete chassis / frame and build this today in the hull.
Not the final wedding but an temp."engagement" :lol:
Some small adjustments, but it fitted well.
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Body and frame are now in a turnable "merry go round" structure, so now everything
is easyer to reach and to be worked on.
Then my mate ad had a hard job to refabricate the cut out rudder body part.
A very difficult job to make shure it is correct in line, right angle, and correct height.
It worked again, and now the final welding.
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Now the chassis is fixed in the hull again, the welding can go on, and the bad sheet metal
can be fixed and correct welded in the hull.
Bob

Update of GPA 12350

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:06 am
by bobassel
Hi guys, here an update of the work on GPA 12350
The hardest job, the hull!
The much, much work goes on, and less and less holes are visible. :wink:
The rotary bracket is a great help, and much easier to work on the hull.
Still a lot of welding work and improvising with the sheet metal, but my mate Ad is very skillfull 8)
I am also working on the bad parts of the round edges of the hull.
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Also made all pan head screws complete and working.
Welded all new fixed nuts inside that were gone or damaged.
I installed all rear deck parts, to see if all fit.
So far a succes :D
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And the work goes on............
Bob

wiring preparations

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:08 am
by bobassel
I did already some preparation for the wiring.
I recently purchased a complete new half track wiring set with correct wires in it.
I have to modify the wiring anyhow with two tail lights, two stop lights and parking lights
for the Dutch traffic law.
Made new connectors and sockets for the tail light units.
For the brakes and indicators, I will use the American system in which the brake lights and indicators
use the same bulb.
In this case I can maintain the original black out lights and stay only with the original units, without extra lamps.
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Also been busy with the ( not original) top :roll:
Using the original holes from the side pannels, I made swiffels like the Jeep GPW and the top bows.
I made the two top bows a bit wider and the height a little lower.
Used the original 5 GPA suds in front of the windscreen, and ten "lift the dot"studs for the rear.
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This weekend we will go on with the sheet metal work and welding.
Bob