The original GPW Passenger Fender

The original GPW Passenger FenderFender Work Begins, Jeep History, and more!

Now that the holidays have passed, I have been able to get a start on my next big project which is repairing the original passenger fender! This is part one of what will be several parts during the repair and install. I also found some new history on my Jeep! Plus I started a new side project!

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GPW Jeep Nose Art Pinup Girl 'Picture Perfect'

GPW Jeep Nose Art Pinup Girl 'Picture Perfect'ax Bracket, new Pinup, and more Flea Market Finds

A small update on what’s been going on during this otherwise quiet month of November! I finished the ax bracket project I started in the last update, got a new flea market find, changed out my pinup artwork on the Jeep, took a look at my fender that needs some welding, and more!

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Combat Rim on GPW Rear Axle

Combat Rim on GPW Rear AxleRear Axle Extravaganza!

This past week was a whirlwind of work on the rear axle replacement, finally removing the CJ axles and bringing in the wartime GPW one with combat rims and correct Firestone tires! It wasn’t all fun, though, as I had to weld underneath the Jeep, ran into some issues reinstalling the springs, and more. But still, making progress!

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Unrestored GPW hood test fitting on the Jeep

Unrestored GPW hood test fitting on the JeepHood work, Firestone Spark Plugs, and Rear Axle work – Part 1!

This week’s update will be a two part post once again! I got quite a few things in the mail to continue my ongoing quest to correct post-war things on the Jeep, got more radioactive Firestone spark plugs, worked on the GPW hood including fixing some stress cracks, and fixed a stripped bolt hole in the rear axle hub with a Helicoil kit in this first part!

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Radioactive Firestone F-40 Spark Plugs

Radioactive Firestone F-40 Spark PlugsMore fake Rivets, radioactive spark plugs, and a GPW project

This was a bit of a slower week with only some smaller projects. After last week’s success with the fake rivets on the passenger seat, I decided to tackle the rear seat in the same way with even better results. I also found some correct ‘radioactive’ spark plugs for the Jeep! Finally, I tackle a project that asks, what if Ford was producing GPW Jeeps during a pandemic?

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Welding the 1944 GPW Grill

Welding the 1944 GPW GrillWelding Time!

This has been another busy week with lots of activities on the Jeep, from finishing the Voltage Regulator to finally welding one of the fenders and grill! Then from welding to sanding and adding filler to the gaps left for a good finish.

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