My Seven Year Itch

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by kelleesimms, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Jun 19, 2015
    kelleesimms

    kelleesimms Member

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    I thought I would post some photos here of my (has it really been) seven year project nearing completion...

    As found near Wichita, Kansas in 2008. It was an airport tug, running (sort of) and completely original including matching ACM numbers on the body and tailgate and original engine.

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    Very early model with tool indents, square windshield washers, column shift and lots of F-script bolts throughout the drivetrain.

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    Teardown

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    Cutting out rust

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    To the blaster

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    Wheels blasted and painted and new NDT's mounted

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    Engine rebuild

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    Putting it back together

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    Still working on the body - homebuilt rotisserie

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    The Willys workshop

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    Bolted together for the move across town (and a little driving around)

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    The body is back off the frame and on a new rotisserie where I sand and sand and sand until I decide I'm through sanding (soon) and then paint it Harvest Tan before final assembly takes place. I'm just waiting on the rain to stop...
     
  2. Jun 19, 2015
    47v6

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    45 or early 46? beautiful.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2015
    gunner

    gunner Member

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    Cool. My first jeep was a 45 2A. Yours is as original as they get: keyed coil, 3 data plates, column shift intact etc. The guys over at the CJ2A page would be drooling over this one.

    Mine was SN# around 11200, putting it built in November 45.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2015
    Jeepenstein

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    Man, that is just 800 kinds of cool.. I love the pics..
     
  5. Jun 19, 2015
    Glenn

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    Very nice! I love it. :):coffee:
     
  6. Jun 19, 2015
    phantomfixer

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    great build, and I love the fact that it was an airport tug....so utilitarian....thanks for saving another flatty
     
  7. Jun 19, 2015
    wheelie

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    That is beautiful. I love it. Can't wait to see it done. Keep the pics coming.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2015
    Streeetch

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but how's it coming? I just love your little Willys workshop! It looks so cozy.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2015
    Beach66Bum

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    I agree!! And what a great find getting that old tug! Wow!
     
  10. Nov 9, 2015
    givemethewillys

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    I'll third that! Would love to see a few more pics of your willys workshop!
     
  11. Nov 28, 2015
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    I can't see the picts.....all I get is a grey circle with a "-" sign in it.
     
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    Alan28

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    same for me, I am on mac. Maybe the problem?
    But I see the 'alias' which is the Davy Crockett atomic bomb on a Jeep.
    This is terrific to see how an atomic bomb can be so small.
    And that it is possible to use one, the world is crazy now.
     
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    wheelie

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    Saw them before, when I replied but, now I see the gray circles.
     
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  14. Sep 20, 2017
    kelleesimms

    kelleesimms Member

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    rusty

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    Very nicely done. Sweet !!
     
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    CJMark

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    Thanks for posting image gallery, will help with my ‘46 restoration. Really like the buckskin, fawn beige color. You did awesome work.
    Mark
     
  17. Oct 18, 2017
    Nekaf&Jeepsterdude

    Nekaf&Jeepsterdude 1968 Jeepster Commando, 1951 M38a1C

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    Walt Couch

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    Could it have been done any better? I doubt it. Hard to improve on perfection. Love it.
     
  19. Oct 19, 2017
    GeorgiaFlattie

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    You did some fantastic work.
     
  20. Oct 19, 2017
    58 willys

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    Fantastic job love the color
     

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