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Re: GTB Build

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:28 am

Seat is completed. Had to really worked the rails to free them up without damaging them.
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Re: GTB Build

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:28 pm

Finished another fender as well as the inner fender well. It had a bullet hole in it. I will have to take a picture of the finished inner but for now, here is the fender and the old inner before repairs.
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1945 GPW 247890 DoD 1-26-45 Louisville Plant
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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:43 am

Thanks to lt. luke for sending me the craigslist ad. I understand from talking to him that I owe another G member a thanks as well for sending the ad to luke. Thanks all. Anyway, yesterday I went and purchase 2 NOS block and piston matched sets for the GTB. both are painted gray under the cosmoline.(sp). Here are some photos. One has 414c on the block and piston boxes. The other has 356C on all parts. The curious thing I saw was one block has a foundry stamp below the oil fill and the other has no raised (or lowered) markings. Any ideas?
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Re: GTB Build

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:33 am

Cleaning the cosmoline off of the block I will use.
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1942 GPW 1871 DoD 2-27-42 Dallas Plant
1945 GPW 247890 DoD 1-26-45 Louisville Plant
1942 GTB 136166 DoD 9-18-42
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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:20 am

Straight out of the cosmoline. A time capsule of Aqua paint on a GTB block. Go figure.
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Re: GTB Build

Post by pintelhook11over » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:16 pm

Bravo Zulu!

Now that is what I call "Vintage Patina"!

Outstanding progress, that old girl will be running in no time!

I can hear it now.....RRRrrrr-RRRR!!!! Go GTB! :D
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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:46 pm

Progress report.
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Re: GTB Build

Post by IvorGPW » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:55 pm

Nice!
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Re: GTB Build

Post by 70th Division » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:39 pm

Hello,

You have made an excellent post, of your most excellent restoration work, of a truck we don't see enough of, so your
restoration of a rare Ford WW2 Truck is a great pleasure to look at !!!

Keep up your great works, looking forward to your progress updates !!!

Best regards,

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Re: GTB Build

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:29 am

By the end of the day, I was able to have most of the front of the engine put together. P.S. Thank you for the nice comments. It keeps me motivated. :D
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1942 GPW 1871 DoD 2-27-42 Dallas Plant
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1942 GTB 135938 DoD
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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:36 am

Installed the head. I was lucky enough to find some NOS wires from Brent when I visited him in College Station Texas. Here are some photos.
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1942 GPW 1871 DoD 2-27-42 Dallas Plant
1945 GPW 247890 DoD 1-26-45 Louisville Plant
1942 GTB 136166 DoD 9-18-42
1942 GTB 135938 DoD
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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:09 am

Isn't it crazy that the color looks different depending on what angle you take the photo? The far away ones make it look lighter colored than it is.
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1942 GPW 1871 DoD 2-27-42 Dallas Plant
1945 GPW 247890 DoD 1-26-45 Louisville Plant
1942 GTB 136166 DoD 9-18-42
1942 GTB 135938 DoD
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Re: GTB Build

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:13 am

Started working on the radiator. First I had to de-solder the tanks. Rod out the core and make any repairs necessary (replaced three tubes in the core) then wash thoroughly with cleaning solution. Then solder it back together and pressure test it.
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1942 GPW 1871 DoD 2-27-42 Dallas Plant
1945 GPW 247890 DoD 1-26-45 Louisville Plant
1942 GTB 136166 DoD 9-18-42
1942 GTB 135938 DoD
1952 M100

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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:23 am

Installed the intake and exhaust yesterday. Still have to put the weight onto the heat riser and install the heat shield over that area.
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1942 GPW 1871 DoD 2-27-42 Dallas Plant
1945 GPW 247890 DoD 1-26-45 Louisville Plant
1942 GTB 136166 DoD 9-18-42
1942 GTB 135938 DoD
1952 M100

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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:14 pm

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So the NOS carburetor that I purchased a few months ago is awesome except the main butterfly was incorrect as well as the choke lever. I switch them out with the OE ones. In the process I impelled my hand with the screwdriver when trying to take the screws out of the butterfly. It opened up while I was pushing down (super hard). OUCH.
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"None of us are as smart as all of us"

1942 GPW 1871 DoD 2-27-42 Dallas Plant
1945 GPW 247890 DoD 1-26-45 Louisville Plant
1942 GTB 136166 DoD 9-18-42
1942 GTB 135938 DoD
1952 M100

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