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MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:29 pm
by CLeBlanc
Howdy Guys,

I figured I'd finally get around to posting a project topic for my jeep. Everyone seems to enjoy looking at the progress others have made in ongoing restoration, I know I do. So I'll post from start in November 2009 to now.

November 2009

Fresh off the side of TX HWY 21:

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I have the nomenclature plate, I had already removed it.

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More coming

MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:38 pm
by CLeBlanc
Progress from December thru February

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We really white-trashed the motor out. 4 guys and two tow straps hoisted that baby out...
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Removed the bubba bumper
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MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:44 pm
by CLeBlanc
Last couple of months:
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Nice coat of primer and then BAM!!! Quite a bit more work than that, but you know...
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MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:48 pm
by CLeBlanc
Current state of things:

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Yes I still have that stupid starter, if anyone wants it just ask.
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Yes I know the fan is supposed to be black....

MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:55 pm
by CLeBlanc
Lots of things are waiting in boxes and crates waiting to be restored. Body tub is behind the shop at work under cover. Carb is done and beautiful (Thanks to Dave Morganthall). Also finished is the air filter cleaner, fuel pump, stamped pintle and a few other odds and ends. Still working on that rolling chassis, hopefully by the end of the summer. Trying to work out springs and transmission at the moment, I think those may be close to solved though thanks to Richard Oberstar and Lee Potter. I appreciate everyones help so far here on the G!

Guys I couldn't have made it this far without: (in no particular order)
Jimmy Brinkley
Dave Morganthall
Dave Morganthall Jr
Corey Helweg
Howard Nash
Trey Moore
Gary Turman
John Zollinger

If I forgot anyone just yell at me and make me feel bad! Thanks!

Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:28 pm
by David H. Morganthall
Can I borrow it when it is finished?

Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:33 pm
by CLeBlanc
I'll think about it......... :wink:

Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:10 pm
by leepotter
David H. Morganthall wrote:Can I borrow it when it is finished?

lol

Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:04 pm
by thidisbogus
Is Jimmy in the North Houston area? I talked with Howard Nash and he lives up by me. Any one else live up around Howard? I have bought a GPW and am looking for folks closer to me that are enthusiasts.

Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:07 pm
by thidisbogus
Is the electrical system still 6 volt or has it been converted to 12?

Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:24 pm
by CLeBlanc
I live in Bryan/ College Station and go to school at A&M. I'm about an hour from Howard in Conroe, an hour and 15 min from Jimmy in Spring and 15 minutes from John Zollinger here in CS. Jeep and MV nuts are everywhere. We seem to have a nice little niche though! Shout at me.


Chase

Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:58 am
by thidisbogus
I will. I tried calling the other day but didnt get an answer. I will be in Bryan this weekend for a family reunion. PM me your address in case I might have time to drop by.

Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:35 pm
by thidisbogus
Chase,

Whatever happened with this jeep? How far have you gotten?

Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:02 am
by 352B2
Huge job you are doing ! Nice to see other people's retoration !
Marie-Christine :D

Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:50 pm
by CLeBlanc
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Well, three years later and I finally have a rolling chassis! It's all downhill from here!