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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Fender work on GPW #208102 Jeep

Fender work on GPW #208102 JeepFender vs Body Tub

Last month I started the process of repairing my original GPW passenger fender to replace the temporary reproduction fender. With the welding and overall repairing done, it was time to swap the fenders… but things didn’t go as planned making what should have been a small project into a two-month project requiring a complete realignment of the body tub!

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GPW Rear Axle

GPW Rear AxleThe complete ‘clackity’ Axle Saga

It’s been 5 months now since I replaced the CJ axles on my Jeep with original GPW wartime ones. I’ve been plagued with a ‘clackity’ sound that just won’t go away after all these months, lots of work, lots of money, countless tests, etc. So I thought for this week I’d go through the entire story from start to finish. It’s been frustrating, to say the least! Join me on this ongoing journey…

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T-84 Transmission and D-18 Transfer Case

T-84 Transmission and D-18 Transfer CaseTransmission goes back in the Jeep!

It’s been a month since the transmission and transfer case project started and it’s all lead up to this! It finally goes back in the Jeep. After a full tutorial on how to put it back in, I fill it with oil, reattach the driveshafts, and take it for a spin! How does it turn out? Well, you’ll have to read this update to see!

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External Emergency Brake

External Emergency BrakeFinishing up the Transfer Case and rebuilding the Emergency Brake!

In this week’s update, I finish up the transfer case rebuild adding the yokes and the external emergency brake. I also explain how to adjust the e-brake according to the TM manuals. Finally, I finish off the T-84 Transmission with a new second gear and get repairs done to the cover. Also, some goodies that have arrived in the mail the last few weeks!

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D-18 Transfer Case Play Checking

D-18 Transfer Case Play CheckingD-18 Transfer Case Rebuild!

After last week’s rebuild of the T-84 Transmission, it’s time to turn the sights to the D-18 Transfer Case with a full rebuild, shimming, and shaft play checking. This one is a bit more complicated than the T-84 as there are a lot more steps that require various things to happen at once. Almost halfway done with the transmission/transfer case restoration/rebuild project!

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T-84 Transmission Rebuild

T-84 REBUILD!

Finally, starting the other half of the transmission/transfer case restoration and rebuilds with the T-84 complete rebuild! From an empty case to a nearly ready to install transmission, the entire process is documented. Once you get the hand of how it all fits together, it’s actually quite simple! After the build, I also attach the crossmember support bracket. Finally, a new SOS Fire Guard decal for my Fire Extinguisher!

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Haul from the SCMVCC Fall Rally military vehicle swap meet!

Haul from the SCMVCC Fall Rally military vehicle swap meet!Military Vehicle Swap meet and Axle Work Begins!

PART 1: As I predicted, last week was the calm before the storm, and this past week it’s been one heck of a ride! In fact, it’s so much I have to split it into two parts! After attending a military vehicle swap meet, I came away with a horde of new items for the Jeep, including an original Sparton Horn which I completely restore in this update! Look for Part 2 on Monday!

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