1943 MB 213301

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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Beers » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:59 am

YLG80 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:34 am
Beers wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:32 am
Thank you Mark!

I just put in an order with Robert de Ruyter for some stencils.
Could you confirm that you had a contact with Robert de Ruyter, dataplate4u.
He was silent during a long while.
Thanks.
Yves
Yves, Robert sent me an email last Saturday, 8 June, to confirm my order
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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by YLG80 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:15 am

Thanks. Thats good to know.
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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Beers » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:15 pm

Ralph wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Hi Paul,
All very pleasing to look at, yours is as good as they come.Each section 10 out of 10.
Robert's stencils are high class, nice to use; however,I did manage to apply an S upside down on one cowl... :oops: it looked stupid...sort of how I felt.
Best wishes
Thanks Ralph! I’ll have to keep an eye out for the S stencil, I was going to use the photos of your old ‘43 as a go-by, probably would have replicated this exactly lol

You came to mind this weekend as I put on the top bows, I had those unique A-marked 3/8 bolts from you for the pivot brackets, much appreciated Sir

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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Ralph » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:17 pm

Paul,
The best you could use this pic for is...'how not to do it' the hooks of the S are subtle but are there...
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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Beers » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:01 am

Just a few more photos, here are the original parts for the CB reflectors w grotelite 100 lens

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A comparison of the originals and the reproductions (which are actually very nice)

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You can see the difference in the stamping though, original on top

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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Beers » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:10 am

Wonderful rubberized coating that someone had applied, makes for a nice way to kill a bunch of hours on a Saturday :evil:

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I replaced the sheet metal on the windshield, I think the PO had tried to repair it with an ice pick and a hand sledge, it was past my skills to repair. Just had to drill the drain hole and then some smaller holes for the plug welds.

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and finally some more OD :D

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edited for a better photo of the windshield skin
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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Beers » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:25 am

The top bows are repros from Ron, really nice.

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Here are some NOS wood blocks. This early ‘43 Willys had the unique all-wood blocks, that were installed for a several months between the early rubber blocks that ended in mid-‘42 and the later wood ones with the webbing material that Willys started using in March ‘43. (I believe some of the contract radio jeeps used these as well?)

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Installed, you can also see the screws for the air deflector

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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Mark Jesic » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:23 am

REALLY good work Beers, exciting times ahead. :D

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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:22 am

I know its a little late, but we had a hood to restore that had the same material on the underside. After trying the wire-wheel method which destroyed the wire wheel itself. We hit on another method.

We used a propane torch to heat up a 6" x 6" section and a putty knife to scrape the stuff off as the heat got it to a very viscous state and it came off very easily. Yes, it took some time for two of us to do the heat & scrape process, but it was done in no time and after we had an area done we could clean it with a rag and a petroleum-based product of your choice. We used paint thinner I think but kept it and the torch far from one another for safety.
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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Beers » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:30 pm

Mark Jesic wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:23 am
REALLY good work Beers, exciting times ahead. :D
Thanks Mark! Getting closer :)
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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Beers » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:33 pm

Chuck Lutz wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:22 am
I know its a little late, but we had a hood to restore that had the same material on the underside. After trying the wire-wheel method which destroyed the wire wheel itself. We hit on another method.

We used a propane torch to heat up a 6" x 6" section and a putty knife to scrape the stuff off as the heat got it to a very viscous state and it came off very easily. Yes, it took some time for two of us to do the heat & scrape process, but it was done in no time and after we had an area done we could clean it with a rag and a petroleum-based product of your choice. We used paint thinner I think but kept it and the torch far from one another for safety.
Ahhh heat! I should have tried that, could even have kept some wet rags on the other side of the hood if it started getting too hot. Don’t know why I didn’t use a little flame there Chuck! Maybe I just gave up after I tried some different paint strippers to no avail. That heavy cord wire wheel did last the duration of the job at least
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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Ralph » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:20 pm

Nice pictures,Paul,
Seems to be flying together now, besides that gum mess..The one reflector shot showing the repro v original maker's stamping would sure make an informative picture in an MB restoration guide or an MB judging standard reference (should there ever one be done)
Anyway, still enjoying your solid progress.
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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Beers » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:18 am

Thanks Ralph, it is picking up speed! Will be getting down soon to the detail pieces and working out all the little kinks and such.

I did get a nice package in the mail from Robert de Ruijter... :D


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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Beers » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:38 pm

Robert’s stencils are a pleasure to work with, really easy to use. Add in some blue drab from Ron and my estimated reg number is now official (or at least official in my garage motor pool!). :D

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Re: 1943 MB 213301

Post by Ez8 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:51 am

Beautiful work, Beers. I can only aspire to the attention to detail and high craftsmanship of your work.
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