GPW 197412 D O D 4-19-44

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: GPW 197412 D O D 4-19-44

Post by Sargent Resorator » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:54 am

In the process of moving into my new shop. I was able to spend a little time on the jeep this weekend. I finished welding both sides of the fire wall gussets. I was also able to work on my original front bumper. I wanted to be able to mounted it safely and retain its ordinality. I did some repairs on the top. Now I can bolt it on the frame.
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Post by Sargent Resorator » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:42 am

Last night I unbolted the tub and removed it from the frame. I need to finish some minor welding under the floor. This weekend I plan to paint the frame and touch up the firewall.
I had the frame and wheels power coated a couple of years ago and the color it not correct.ImageImageImage I also started to take a look at my steering box. I have two of them. Both F marked from 43 and 44gpw's.ImageImage One of them still has the wire connection for the horn and seems to be in good order.

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Post by Sargent Resorator » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:02 am

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Last weekend I was able to paint my frame the correct color. After the painting was complete, I set the frame in the shop on stands to begin the assembly phase.Image
Years past I had built these rolling stands for a drive line shop for rebuilding differentials.
So last weekend I built one to use for the jeep differentials.
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The chain vise keeps the differential from rotating.

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Post by Sargent Resorator » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:36 pm

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Finishing up on the reassemble of the motor this last weekend. With the cold weather, spray paint cans or spray gasket don't flow very well. So if you soak them a cup of warm water it really helps.

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Post by Sargent Resorator » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:42 pm

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Finally I received my summer top from Weebee Webbing. Fit perfectly. I had one of my windshield studs off. Had to drill the hole over 1/2".
I took these pictures a couple of days ago. Now the top is getting tighter and looks great.

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Post by Sargent Resorator » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:58 am

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Wanted to updated everyone on my project. Have the motor, trans, and transfer case installed in frame. I have been doing a lot of little details.ImageImage
Finally was able to set the tub back on the frame this last weekend.

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Re: GPW 197412 D O D 4-19-44

Post by 70th Division » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:24 am

Hello,

Wow looking incredible , looking great !!
It has been much pleasure watching your project as you bring your jeep
back into restored condition.

Keep us posted, and keep up your great dedicated jeep work :D :D :D

Ray

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Post by Sargent Resorator » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:51 pm

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I have two original fire wall insulation pads. One was usable. I had to remove the old cardboard backing and glue two layers on. As you can see I used wood glue and used a lot of weight. I let it set for two days. Then trimmed around the edges.

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Post by Sargent Resorator » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:59 pm

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This last weekend, I bought a radio, battery box, antenna, Morris code pad, early USMC gas can, ww2 gas can holder, and NOS trailer leg. 1938 aluminum German ammo can.

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Re: GPW 197412 D O D 4-19-44

Post by 70th Division » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:10 pm

Hello,

That is a great save on the firewall insulation cardboard.
Very nice !!!
I may look into that to try myself sometime to save one.

Your radio and equipment finds are awesome, and I really like your jeep shovel as well.
Keep up your excellent work on your jeep !!

I was thinking it would be good to find a radio that is not working or missing the radio items and replace them with a shortwave radio, and also an am- fm radio.
That way I could talk to people in France or any where else, right from the jeep.
With the fm car radio also have regular radio reception in the WW2 speakers when driving or parked.
I wonder if others have done this ?


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Post by Sargent Resorator » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:57 am

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Installed the fire wall insulation. Installing all the gauges, and the tubing, sending units, parking brake linkage thru the fire wall. I also fabricated the antenna side mount. The angle brace is next to fabricate.

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Post by Sargent Resorator » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:54 am

Started the teardown of front and rear differentials. All GPW, three front and rear. Image
one of the front axles had this tag. Had the correct Rzeppa axles inside.ImageImageImage
years of the axles are 42, 43, 44.
Cleaning parts and desiring what is the best set to rebuild.

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Re: GPW 197412 D O D 4-19-44

Post by Sargent Resorator » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:54 am

Finishing up on the final carburetor insulation. I purchased a carburetor linkage from Ron. I realized that I had seen one of the parts in my rusty parts pile. I wire wheeled it of to discover the spring tab bracket off the carburetor to intake manifold is " F " stamped. is this common?
Looks cool.
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