MB212720 W-20306183

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: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by OzH » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:37 am

3 or 4 months ago, with the help of my daughters boyfriend, we managed to lift the tub off the chassis

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Got lots of work to do on it but have been makings some progress..
Replaced the front hat channels

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Stripped, cut, filled and primed the dash and the footwells..

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Also taught myself how to weld... quite happy with the results..!

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First coat of OD is drying off as I type...!

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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by dpcd67 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:22 am

Very nice.
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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by Ralph » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:58 am

Good work on those early hat channels, not seen too often...good for putting the Daughter's boyfriend to work...a lot of us have done that too... :D
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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by acespast » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:42 am

Good work,most impressive restoration,thanks for sharing.
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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by OzH » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:34 am

First coat of paint looks OK...

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And a nice comparison under the drivers seat..

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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by twinflyer17 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:44 pm

Nice job! I'm excited to continue watching your progress!
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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by OzH » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:43 am

Some more progress shots.. painting and wiring up the tub

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Beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel..!

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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by twinflyer17 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:40 pm

Nice job! Your tub looks awesome!
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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by 70th Division » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Wow,

Beautiful work, you will be ready for Normandy and all points in between soon :D :D :D

Keep up your good work, very nice repairs and paint job !!

You have Talent !!!


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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by OzH » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:50 am

I've been doing a lot of work on the rear chassis, cleaning fixing and painting..

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Cleaned up and undercoat
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and OD...
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Some repairs required, first, the driver side shock absorber bracket was damaged
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Cut it off, cleaned it up and welded it back on again.. good as new..
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Also looked at the rear crossmember, it looks like it had been had a chain wrapped around it to tow stuff..
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I thought I'd rather try and fix it instead of replacing, not perfect but looks OK..
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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:25 am

Outstanding work, im enjoying your progress. :D

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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by OzH » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:57 am

Next up has been clutch, transmission, transfer box and prop shafts

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With the help of a hoist I managed to get the whole lot apart relivitly easily
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Then it was a case of addressing one piece at a time:
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I stripped the transmission, inspected, for damage, measured tolerances... ended up with two piles, those that could be saved and what needed replacing...!
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Prop shafts were stripped, painted, universal joints replaced (after the picture was taken!)
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I changed the clutch while I had access, a load of new parts in the transmission, transfer box cleaned, inspected and re-assembled and all put back together
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A bit of a wipe down to get all those grubby hand marks off and she's ready for the tub to go back on..
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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by 70th Division » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:54 am

Hello OzH,

Beautiful !!
Such great progress you have made with your outstanding Jeep !!
Excellent work !
I want to commend you for fixing and repairing original parts like the rear cross member and shock absorber mount .


Keep us updated, that Jeep looks like it is getting ready to roll again :D :D :D
There are many Jeeps in this world that wish they had an owner as talented as you, that could restore them too :D :D :D


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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by Ralph » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:47 am

Ozh
Great work, very pro work!
...and welcome to the fat driveshaft club...
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Re: MB212720 W-20306183

Post by OzH » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:48 am

Thanks Ray and Ralph

I'm sure I read somewhere that the fat rear drive was correct for a 43 MB..

Even if it's not, its picked it up along the way and seems quite happy!!

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