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 Boyso » Tue May 25, 2021 3:55 am

Unfortunately, they've been shortened down the middle and the 2nd part of the bows are much shorter. They're also super wavy. I'll just wait til the borders reopen and have Ron ship me a set to the border, US Made of course !
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by 70th Division » Wed May 26, 2021 9:33 pm

Hello,

Well that sounds like a plan !!

Have Canada send us some of your excellent lumber, lumber prices here are in stupid land territory !!

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Mon May 31, 2021 4:39 am

That captive nut was a royal pain to install. Tore up a finger trying to hold it while I was zapping it with the impact with the other hand :roll:

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by 70th Division » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:01 am

Hello,

That forward progress is looking great !!

I like the reflector too.
Watch those knuckle busters !
Drilling things too, they tend to spin items fast !!

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Post by Boyso » Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:01 pm

Last piece of the puzzle is in thanks to Hellfire ! All the way from Australia !

Took me a while, got the piriformis syndrome and could barely walk for the past 5 weeks.

Very happy

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by hell-fire » Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:54 am

Looking good Etienne,

I have really enjoyed watching this Jeep being re-born, be careful you don't hurt your eyes with that bright light at the end of the tunnel.
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:56 am

Aha indeed, the list is definitely getting shorter now ! Its just the expensive bits that are left :D

Next time I'm at the cabin, I'll need to start dissassembly, grind all the welding from underneath, tin the grounding spots and get it ready for paint. Might take me a few weekends.
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by 70th Division » Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:41 am

Hello Etienne,

Great work !!!
That is nice that John had the part you need to complete that hump, all the way from Australia !!
It looks like a perfectly blended in weld repair !
I am glad you are feeling better, I had to look that up to find out what it was, sounds plenty uncomfortable !!
I had never heard of it .

Jeep work should help it out 😁😁

Stay safe !!!

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:35 pm

Thanks Ray, appreciate it :)

Straightening and fixing up the driver side fender.

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by 70th Division » Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:18 am

Hello,

The fender repair looks great !!
Good job !!
Your jeep is really coming together now, getting closer and closer.
I did both fenders the way you did,
and was very happy with the results 😄😄

Keep us posted !!


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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:08 am

Two weeks ago, finished the last patch on the driver side fender. This weekend, 4 years to the day after painting the frame, I painted the Tub. Ready for wiring :)

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:44 am

Keep going Boyso, youre nearly there, and full credit to you.

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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by horrocks » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:47 am

Looking good. You really are making a lovely job of this.
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by Boyso » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:00 am

Thanks guys :)
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Re: 1944 Ford GPW-231738 - "Potshot"

Post by 70th Division » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:58 pm

Hello,

Very nice Etienne !!
It seems to be coming together quickly now.

That is great, after all these years of hard work.
It seems like you, and we, just started our restorations, but time flys when we are having fun !!


The paint looks great !!

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