1944 GPW #208102 Jeep

1944 GPW #208102 JeepPhotoshoot, Russian ‘Jeep Clone’, and Jerry Can Nozzle!

Another slower week since there wasn’t a lot to do on the Jeep work wise, but with a day of cooler cloudy weather, I was able to take the Jeep out to a new location and do a photoshoot in several spots with some great results! Also, I chronicle, through photos, a Russian ‘clone’ of the Jeep… a GAZ-67 located at the Planes of Fame Air Museum. Finally, I begin work on a very rusty Jerry Can nozzle.

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GPW #208102 post water pump surgery!

GPW #208102 post water pump surgery!Replacing the Water Pump, Thermostat Redo, & Flea Market Finds!

After another lull in updates on the Jeep, this week I finally have things to show! I’d been meaning to replace my post-war water pump with a GPW wartime-style water pump, and this was the week it happened! I also re-did my thermostat which was leaking slightly. I also worked out a way to do some temporary markings, and I go through some more recent Jeep flea market finds!

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GPW #208102 at the Golf Course!

GPW #208102 at the Golf Course!Fake rivets, Fire Extinguisher, and more F stamps!

This week had some fun smaller projects on the Jeep such as adding ‘fake rivets’ to the passenger seat swivel bracket, moving the custom starter switch so I could mount the Fire Extinguisher in the bracket, and getting my safety strap large bolts F stamped! Plus some different looks at the Jeep.

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Repro, Wartime, and Post-War Carbureter

Repro, Wartime, and Post-War CarbureterRing & Pinions, Jerry Cans, Carburetor, Eye Bolts and more!

Quite the busy week with lots of busy work on the Jeep! After two days of soaking in fuel, the NOS Ring and Pinion are clean! I continued work on the fire extinguisher decal, and finished the 1943 Jerry can! I replaced the safety strap eye bolts with correct F ones, and replaced the borrowed carburetor with a new one!

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NOS GPW Ring and Pinion Set

NOS GPW Ring and Pinion SetRing & Pinion journey, Fire Extinguisher Decal, looking for more history, etc!

This week I finally saw the light of the end of the tunnel trying to acquire a ring and pinion set… which revealed a great surprise! I then attempted to find some more history on my Jeep via the body tub, more work on the Fire Extinguisher decal, and finally finding a wartime jerry can for the Jeep!

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GPW #208102 turns 76!

GPW #208102 turns 76!THE JEEP TURNS 76!

Today, June 26th, the Jeep turns 76! With a DOD (date of delivery) of June 26, 1944, the Jeep is another year older. This week, I added some more Ford F stamp enhancements, continue work on one of the hood clamps, more Torque Reaction Spring work, some flea market finds, and PART 3 of the Coolant System flush!

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GPW Ford Tie Rod

GPW Ford Tie RodMore Axle work, a tire pump, and more!

Looks like for the next few weeks I’m only going to be able to work on some weekend days and Mondays as weekdays have gotten busy! But even then, still got a lot of work done taking apart the axles this week. Follow along as I take apart various items on the front axle and hunt for Ford F stamps! Also prepping for a tire pump headed my way and a nice flea market find!

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Jeep parts from MV Spares

Jeep parts from MV SparesNew shipment of items!

This week saw a few more little projects done, thanks to some shipments of new items! As I prepped for another major engine project, however, tragedy struck requiring an expensive replacement…

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L134 Engine Block without Head

L134 Engine Block without HeadMajor work done this week!

In a quest to stop the coolant leaks, I took apart the engine head to replace a gasket, quite the ordeal! Plus, restoration work was finished on the replacement Jerry Can, and the accelerator linkage was adjusted. Felt like back a few months ago during the heart of the restoration with all the work!

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Original GPW Rear Axle

Original GPW Rear AxleAxles, Mirrors, Jerry Cans, oh my!

Work continues on the axles, which I got last week… revealing some bad news in a startling discovery. But, on the bright side of things, a few other projects that have been needing work are done!

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