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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Ammo Crate Radio

Ammo Crate RadioAmmo Crate Radio , Display Sign, & Flea Market!

Taking a break from the axle clackity issue this week, I focused on some fun side projects for the Jeep when it’s on display at future events. First, I had an idea for a custom-made Ammo Crate radio that looks like a WW2 soldier field mod! I go through the entire idea to finish product. I also finished my custom-made ammo can Jeep display sign. I also got some fun Jeep items from a local flea market over the weekend!

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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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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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Post-War SOS Fire Guard Fire Extinguisher

Post-War SOS Fire Guard Fire ExtinguisherFire Extinguishers, more Combat Rims, etc.

After last week’s big Combat Rim installation tutorial, this week went by a lot slower. I completed the rest of the combat rims (and I have a few extra notes to mention about them), worked on a post-war Fire Extinguisher, continued the ongoing chronicles of the GPW axles restoration, some ‘artsy’ shots of the Jeep, and more.

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Combat Rim on the rear Spare Tire

Combat Rim on the rear Spare TireCOMBAT RIMS & TIRES!

This week’s update is an exciting one… COMBAT RIMS! I finally have a complete set of Combat Rims to replace the CJ rims on my Jeep, along with the correct Firestone tires! In this update I’ll take you through the entire prepping, painting, and installing Combat Rims on tires! I also added a spare tire lock for the spare tire!

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GPW #208102 with a F4U Corsair

GPW #208102 with a F4U CorsairCorsair, Voltage Regulator, Tires, and another Jeep!

This week saw quite a bit of Jeep related things… I took the Jeep out to the Air Museum and got some shots with a Corsair, I continued research on the Firestone Tires, finally stamped my Voltage Regulator, and helped to save a friend’s Jeep from rusting worse!

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Coker Firestone 600-16 NDT Tires

Coker Firestone 600-16 NDT TiresFire extinguisher, new wheels, F Bolts, and more!

This week an uptick with work on the Jeep! From getting a fire extinguisher bracket to four new firestone military tires for the Jeep! Also some more axle work was done (and some good news), replaced some more non-wartime bolts with F bolts, and more work testing out Voltage Regulator inspector stamps!

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Jeep Thermostat on L134 Engine

Jeep Thermostat on L134 EngineFlushing the Coolant System Part 2, TRS Shackles, and Coca Cola project!

This week’s update features Part 2 of a complete flush of the coolant system on the Jeep and the results, fitting bushings into the Torque Reaction Spring shackles, adding some more F bolts to the Jeep, adding the correct style valve caps to the tires, battery enhancements, and Part 1 of building a Coca Cola crate! Whew!

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Carter WO CarburetorEngine problems!

The restoration has slowed to a crawl as I finish the last little bits. Compared to just a few weeks ago, it seems like not much is getting done. But a major engine issue has plagued me this entire week causing me to stop everything and work on various tests. It’s been frustrating to say the least…

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