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US ARMY JEEP PHOTOS

FEBRUARY - 2012

PROGRESS

The body returns. Thanks to Dave for a good job for retaining as much of the original body as possible. As seen in earlier photo’s, the bottom and cowls of the tub were completely rotten and had to be replaced.  The bottom edges and parts of the wheel arches of the tub were very bad, so Dave had to fabricate and weld in new sections.
By the look on Diane’s face when I asked Bob and Linda to assist with moving the body into the garage, it was pretty obvious that she was not at all happy with me! I didn’t think it was that heavy.
I spent a weekend sealing most of the seams, filling in the worst of the bumps and dents, adding 2 more coats of primer and, finally, spraying the traditional olive drab.
As mentioned before, I am trying to preserve the Jeep in keeping with the original, using as many of the parts as I can. This also means showing all the lumps, bumps, repairs and welds that it would have gathered since 1944.

 

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The body
The body

The body
The body
The body
The body
Diane is NOT a happy bunny
Diane is NOT a happy bunny
The body
The body
The body
The body
Fuel filter body
Fuel filter body
Fuel filter fitted
Fuel filter fitted
Starter button
Starter button
The body sprayed and ready to go
The body sprayed and ready to go
Looking good
Looking good
The body sprayed and ready to go
The body sprayed and ready to go
The body sprayed and ready to go
The body sprayed and ready to go
 

 




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