GPW Jeep #208102 with B-25J Mitchell 'Guardian of Freedom'

GPW Jeep #208102 with B-25J Mitchell 'Guardian of Freedom'Lyon Event, Fuel Filter, Air Cleaner, & More

This week’s update includes a trip to Lyon Air Museum with the Jeep for an event and then a photoshoot around Old Town Orange! I continue work on a friend’s Fuel Filter and start work on his Air Cleaner for a full restoration. Finally, a look at a ‘smaller’ Jeep project I’ve continued.

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GPW Jeep #208102 with Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

GPW Jeep #208102 with Grumman TBM-3E AvengerTBM Avenger, Fuel Sender, & restoring a Fuel Strainer

This week’s update includes a trip to the Planes of Fame Air Museum to see a TBM Avenger, more updates on my Fuel Sender float, some mail call items, and a complete look at how a Fuel Strainer works and restoration!

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WW2 Vehicle Jack

WW2 Vehicle JackWW2 Jack, March Field Museum, & Extras!

A new flea market find, while not a WW2 Jeep jack, it’s pretty much the same with a slightly different design! I take a look at how it works and the full restoration. I then shift focus to an ongoing Fuel Sender issue. Also, I went to the March Field Museum in Riverside and took a look at the Jeeps there.

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GPW #208102 with a Japanese A6M5 Zero

GPW #208102 with a Japanese A6M5 ZeroDecember 7th event, Ammo Crate Radio upgrades, Ignition Switch, etc!

I took the Jeep out to a Pearl Harbor event at the Planes of Fame Air Museum, where I tried a new amp board for my Ammo Crate radio and added some new upgrades. I took a NOS ignition switch for a special project, some new accessories for the Jeep, and more!

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1944 GPW Jeep with Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sentimental Journey'

1944 GPW Jeep with Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sentimental Journey'WW2 Bombers, MD Juan Grill Display, and Flea Market finds

It’s been a while since the last full update, so here’s a special one with what all has happened in the last month! First, the Jeep got to meet two incredible World War 2 bombers including a B-29 Superfortress and a B-17 Flying Fortress! Lots of photos with both the aircraft. Then, I finished the MD Juan grill display that I had worked on in August which is now hanging in my garage. Finally, various flea market finds including tools and how to identify correct Schrader screw type tire valve caps.

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GPW Jeep #208102 with a SBD-5 Dauntless

GPW Jeep #208102 with a SBD-5 DauntlessWarbirds and MD Juan Grill

This past weekend I took the Jeep out to the Planes of Fame Air Museum (in over 100 degree heat, yikes!) to get some photos of the Jeep with various warbirds at the museum and also have it on display for visitors to check out. Driving home was a bit of an issue with the intense heat though! Also, I started work on a special project with a MD Juan Grill…

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Jeeps at a reenactor camp in Normandy, France near Sáint Mére Eglise

Jeeps at a reenactor camp in Normandy, France near Sáint Mére EgliseSPECIAL UPDATE – Jeeps in Normandy!

This week I decided to do a special update about the Jeeps I saw in Normandy, France during the 2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day. I documented every single Jeep I saw during that time taking over 2,500 photos of Jeeps in five days! This update showcases some of the interesting Jeeps I saw around France and some of the Jeep events that took place. Looking forward to the 80th anniversary when I head back!

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GPW #208102 with B-25J Mitchell 'Pacific Princess'

GPW #208102 with B-25J Mitchell 'Pacific Princess'Planes of Fame Air Museum event, Air Field History, & more!

Despite the ongoing issue with the rear axle sound, I took the Jeep out to the Planes of Fame Air Museum for their Live Demo event. The museum is located at Chino Airport, formerly a US Army Air Force training base called ‘Cal Aero Field’. After the event I took a Jeep tour around the airport. I also did some minor cosmetic work on the Jeep this week, used a tachometer to dial in the RPMs, cleaned up some tools, etc!

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Vehicles at the Old Town Tustin Veterans Day Event

Vehicles at the Old Town Tustin Veterans Day EventSmall projects, custom F Stamps, Hood work, and completing the rear axle!

This past week was a flurry of work on the Jeep in prep for the Veterans Day military vehicle and car show in Old Town Tustin, CA. That meant finishing some smaller projects that I’d been meaning to get around to (mostly cosmetic things). Some photos from the Veterans Day event and the 9 other Jeeps that showed up included. I continued work on the GPW hood and had a major setback. And I FINALLY finished the rear GPW axle! Work then began on the Front axle

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