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Old 12-07-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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1945 ford gpw

So I got this project last summer, it's a 1945 ford gown.

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The prior owner had bought it for parts. He was building an all original f script Ford. What I got is the left overs with lots of new parts. There was a new floor pan that needed to replaced. The rest is all in boxes. So after I get it home and start working on it one night after work my 13 year old daughter comes out in the garage and is mad that I started working on it without her. So I had her unborn all the sheet metal and pull the tub off the frame.

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Very cool, I'll be sure to stay tuned.

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Old 12-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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Darryl the prior onwer had already sand blasted and painted the frame and running gear. Thanks Darryl. But now I get to start from scratch (kinda like playing with Lego's) trying to figure out what goes where.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:48 PM   #4
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I've decided that I will have the tub sand blasted and start from scratch. While this is being done I will attempt to bolt all the drive train together.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:51 PM   #5
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Here are a couple now pics

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Old 12-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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Last week just to give me hope I stripped and painted the grill.

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I ordered the paint from Army Jeep Parts.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:59 AM   #7
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Cool, another one surfaces!
Looks like a nice solid project. I look forward to seeing it unfold.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #8
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Subscribed, I like it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:01 AM   #9
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What a fantastic piece to start a project with. Too many guys are starting projects with pure junk, then giving up. This one looks great.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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So today was slow at work so I disassembled the light housings, sandblasted them then they got a coat of etch primer. The black out lenses that go in the grille also had 70 years of paint on them aswell. So I resurfaced those as well and got them looking decent.

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Old 12-29-2013, 02:21 PM   #11
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ill keep up on this... very original
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Excellent! Always feels good to make some progress.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:16 AM   #13
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Body and wheels off and ready to go to the sandblaster this week

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Nice, sandblasting makes things allot easier.
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:34 AM   #15
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Here is my buddy Darryl's web site. He is the one I got the ford from.
www.darrylsgarage.com/wwiijeep/wwiijeep.htm
tons of good info on here,
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:07 AM   #16
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Man, you're really gettin' with it!
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:14 PM   #17
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My helper for the night my 14 year old daughter.

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Old 01-17-2014, 10:52 PM   #18
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My helper for the night my 13 year old daughter.

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Old 01-31-2014, 10:40 PM   #20
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Before and after the sandblaster. Looks like I got some hammering and welding to do before a coat of olive drab.
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Cool, you are doing well but I'm on your tail.

It's a race between the Willys and the Ford!

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Old 02-01-2014, 12:36 AM   #22
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Impressive, if I had everything there it would still take me fore than 5 minutes.
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Very cool old jeep. Cant wait to see it done
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:41 PM   #24
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Bare metal tub

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Epoxy primer

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Seams sealed

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Fresh coat of olive drab for the under belly.

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Three steps forward no steps back.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:42 PM   #25
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Should last another 70 years.
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Looks great, coming along nicely
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:00 PM   #27
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Mocking up hardware to see if there is too many or too little holes.

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Looking good.

One thing though, if I'm not mistaken, I think the rear strap bracket goes on the inside. I think it attaches using the bottom bolt for your forward top bows bracket.

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Old 02-18-2014, 04:51 PM   #29
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Good catch beastmaster.
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No prob, it took me a while to figure out all my holes too. (ew, I don't like how that sounds out loud, sorry)

I came across a site called Jeepdraw that had diagrams on everything you could ask for on G503 Jeeps. For $2 a each, this guy in Australia can send you drawings on hole patterns, items you can fabricate, etc. My anti-virus program doesn't like the site but I have used him and I can assure you he can be trusted.

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