It’s been nearly two months’ worth of weekend work, but the whole ordeal with replacing the repro fender with the repaired original GPW fender is complete, including having to deal with a total realignment of the body tub! This update includes a recent update on the Jeep restoration as a whole, and getting an original push/pull switch tag!
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!
The last week has been pretty busy with work done on the Jeep each day. The pace has certainly slowed down dramatically, and many of the projects I have left take a long time to complete, so it’s not as productive feeling since these projects are tedious. The good news is the Jeep RUNS! The bad news… there’s another issue.
Lots and lots of work!
This past week has been day and night working on the Jeep. Any time not eating food or working has been spent working! So much to do, so little time… but some great progress! It’s been a lot of work for sure. The Grill is finished, and lots more parts are painted. I’ve also started to amass all the various bolts/screws/nuts/washers/etc I need for mounting everything on the Jeep.
Body Tub ALMOST done!
Another busy week working on the Jeep every morning and evening (plus weekends). Not quite as fast of a pace as I was hoping, but still getting lots of progress. Going back and forth between working on the engine, painting various things, and drilling holes in the new body tub..
Last update for 2 weeks!
Got some things done on the new repro tub such as sanding and drilling holes, but it’s been quite the pain! A new shipment of items arrived, like a new muffler and special filter system for the air bath. I’m taking a break for two weeks for a vacation, so updates will continue once I start back up! Then it’s in super drive mode for the home stretch to finish it by mid-july!
Repro Tub is here!
As mentioned in the previous quick update, the new MD Juan reproduction tub kit has arrived! With it comes some interesting discoveries, some good news, and some bad news. Plus, it brings a few headaches. This update I’ll compare the new repro tub with the original GPW tub and contrast the challenges I have ahead! Plus some other small projects I’ve done over the past week!
MD Juan tub is finally home!
Quick update, the body tub has arrived at the house! Here’s a quick shot of the new reproduction MD Juan tub VS my original 1944 tub. Remember, I’ll be keeping the original tub and slowly repairing all the major rust damage (welding, metalwork, etc) over the next few years. Until then, I’ll be able to drive my jeep thanks to the repro tub.
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Back on wheels again and the crate is here!
Some big updates since last week… the Jeep is back on wheels again! More painting was done during one day of dry (but windy) weather, and the biggest update… the reproduction body tub kit has arrived!