1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

If you have an unrestored WWII jeep, we would like to see pictures, and hear your comments. NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Mark Jesic » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:41 pm

Hi Boyso, im still admiring your excellent work and skills. Keep going mate. :D

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:50 pm

I don't plan on stopping now! Thanks you two!
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Ian Fawbert » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:54 am

Hi Boyso,

Way back on page 1, I can see a mirror arm on your jeep. Would you mind sharing some photo's of that mirror arm please? I searched each page for 'mirror' but nothing came up, so sorry if you have answered/shared this before.

Again, well done on great work!

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:59 am

Hi Ian,

Sure, but I won't be at the shop until the 25th-26th unfortunately. Will do as soon as I get there!
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Post by Ian Fawbert » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:17 am

Not a worry!

Thanks and seasons greetings,

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:05 pm

Some progress. I'm on holiday until Jan 6th, but I might run out of argon gas! :(

started working on the left side panel now.

Santa got me new tools though :wink:

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Beers » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:23 pm

That’s some really nice work Boyso!

Thanks for posting the photos
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Post by Ralph » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:35 am

Solid metal work and nice camera angles on the photos.Almost like being there.
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Post by Boyso » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:14 pm

Thanks Beers and Ralph :)

Sorry if I spam with many photos, it just helps my morale when I look back at it :) I've improved quite a bit and I'm getting happy with the results.

This thread has been my way of showing to all the people that've told me I couldn't do something or that it couldn't be done. I made an habit of proving 'em wrong :D

Also, two days late, but I've had the jeep for 6 years now !

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I need to tweak the bottom corner a bit, stretch back the panel along the weld and weld the bottom part of the flange that goes against the rear panel.
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:25 pm

Tweaked the corner, welded the rest of the flange and fixed the upper rail and hole in the rounded bit. Beer o'clock now. :D

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by HH Birnie » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:02 am

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Look out for your dog. When your jeep is finished he want to drive with it.
Great job the restoration.
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:52 pm

Thats a beautiful dog Birnie! Mine is getting old, she's turning 13 in a month, I'll have to finish my resto soon!

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by hell-fire » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:48 pm

Great photos, your work is getting better all the time and the body work is looking fantastic. Somthing I couldn't have done with mine, I just hollered for a Simon.

Keep up the good work.
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:57 pm

Thanks John, appreciated :)

I wish I could afford a Simon, at least your thread has been a great motivator!

For all the moneys I don't have, I've got patience and time :P

If this turns out 10% as good as yours, I'll be an happy jeeper!
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by hell-fire » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:19 am

Have no fear your Jeep will be fantastic and like you I am looking forward to seeing it finished.
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