42 GPW

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  1. Jul 18, 2017
    73 cj5

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    Bubba did a number on the rear of the tub and the frame horns. I've been thinking about the toolboxes and I'll probably replace them all together. Cross member needs some attention.

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  2. Jul 18, 2017
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    Is that a factory tailpipe support? :D
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2017
    73 cj5

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    In Bubba's motor pool it is:lol: There is a beer can used as an exhaust repair too.
     
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  4. Jul 18, 2017
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    Hey come on now. That's a creative trail repair. :)
     
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  5. Aug 17, 2017
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    Started the tear down yesterday and got my first batch of parts.

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    Speedometer is a Stewart Warner.
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    Fuel Gauge is a Stewart Warner. Early Long needle type
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    Only the Speedometer and Fuel gauge are the correct ones for the Jeep. These others are later gauges. (50's maybe)

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    Looks to be an original panel light switch. Douglas MFG
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  6. Aug 18, 2017
    73 cj5

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    Got a bit done today. Removed some scrap from the tub and cut the front bumper off. Started sanding off the old paint on the hood to prep it for welding. Tomorrow I should have the fenders and grill off.
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    Frame horns need some tlc. Rat Patrol?? I made a miscalculation when cutting and damaged the right frame horn,,,,oops.
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    Oh and FEF
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  7. Aug 23, 2017
    Unkel Dale

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    Hi Noah, as a source with a photo, your tailpipe should be before the passenger tire...I had a good deal from Waldron exhaust, go there to see a photo of what I am talking about. Would you be searching far a MB/GPW fuel tank?
     
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  8. Aug 23, 2017
    73 cj5

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    I have the later large cap fuel tank someone retrofitted in the jeep. There is a crack in the top of it but other than that it seems to be in good shape. I am on the lookout for a GEG 5001, 5002 or 5101 generator.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2017
    Unkel Dale

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    photo of generator AND tag...I have two
    suspicious tech tip
    we have a neighbor who would submerge a USED fuel tank in water and slowly bleed CO2 into it to WELD CRACKS IT FUEL TANKS...yes still very alive
     
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  10. Aug 24, 2017
    PeteL

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    I have done both of those things sucessfully, to displace explosive fumes.

    But I'd be very surprised to see anyone welding a fuel tank. Soldering, or possibly brazing, is much more appropriate. And old OEM solder would contaminate a weld.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    Put dry ice in the tank, then weld
     
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  12. Aug 25, 2017
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    I grew up welding/brazing/soldering a lot of fuel tanks. We just stuck an open air hose in the filler neck, let it run for about 30 minutes before you start and while your welding obviously. It takes a healthy air compressor to keep up with an open air hose but it works if you've got a big enough air compressor.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2017
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    This is brilliant
     
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  14. Aug 25, 2017
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    Thanks for the tips. I welded the gas tank on my TO30 Ferguson and there was a small explosion. I will try not to repeat that mistake.
     
  15. Aug 25, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    I heard when they pull the big metal gas tanks out of the ground from a gas station, around here that is a 10,000 gallon tank. They dump dry ice in them, then start cutting them up with a torch
     
  16. Aug 25, 2017
    ITLKSEZ

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    If they'd just cap them after dumping it in, half the cutting would happen on its own. BOOM! :rofl:
     
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  17. Sep 2, 2017
    73 cj5

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    Been busy with another small project so now I can work on the GPW again.
    (NP231 rebuild)
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    Daily dose of script parts.
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    Starter Tag: Autolite MZ-4113
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  18. Sep 9, 2017
    RedWing

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    Check out G503.com. Great information about WWII Jeeps and restoration.
     
  19. Sep 27, 2017
    73 cj5

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    Here's some recent progress.

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  20. Sep 27, 2017
    fesser

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    This is giving me flashbacks. I think my GPW was painted all the same colors as yours. Maybe more purple and less green. Have fun.
     

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