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Old 04-20-2014, 05:21 PM   #121
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Nice poser pic at work; I really enjoyed following this build.

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Old 04-30-2014, 10:23 PM   #122
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Wow !

Incredible job. Congrats !!! Im so glad I found this thread... is simply inspiring.


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Here are some pics at an airshow this last weekend

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Old 04-30-2014, 10:39 PM   #123
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Thanks, I think I will be "tinkering" with it for some time to come but I like the results to date.
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I missed the latest pics, wow! Just an awesome jeep! I never get tired of looking at these.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:15 PM   #125
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I missed the latest pics, wow! Just an awesome jeep! I never get tired of looking at these.
I'm with you there.

Not to take anything away from our Wrangler Forum, but have you checked out the G503 forum? Nothing but restored military vehicles there.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:55 PM   #126
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I've heard about it, sounds like I need to check it out.
Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:49 AM   #127
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Nice Jeep and nice thread. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:29 PM   #128
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:14 PM   #129
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Thanks for the good words. I drove it to work again today, I love the looks I get.
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Happened around this thread after you welcomed me to the forum, must say, absolutely breathtaking work! Quite the amazing Jeep!
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:03 PM   #131
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Happened around this thread after you welcomed me to the forum, must say, absolutely breathtaking work! Quite the amazing Jeep!
Thanks,

Oh, I've been meaning to post my latest restoration project. I have an old wheel barrow that's over a dozen years old. I was trying to decide if I wanted to scrap it and buy a new one or try to fix it up. Well, with some left over paint from my Willys' restoration, a can of spray on bed liner and a new tire, I don't think it came out half bad.

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Oh, I've been meaning to post my latest restoration project. I have an old wheel barrow that's over a dozen years old. I was trying to decide if I wanted to scrap it and buy a new one or try to fix it up. Well, with some left over paint from my Willys' restoration, a can of spray on bed liner and a new tire, I don't think it came out half bad.

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Old 07-23-2014, 08:49 PM   #133
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I just read through this whole thread....WOW, amazing, incredible job Beastmaster!! I can't imagine the personal satisfaction that brings.

You have 2 green jeeps, I have 2 yellow :-) One old, one new. Pretty cool!

Hope you can keep posting pics as time goes on with any other mods/projects you do, they are worth all of us ogling over!
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:26 AM   #134
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I just read through this whole thread....WOW, amazing, incredible job Beastmaster!! I can't imagine the personal satisfaction that brings.

You have 2 green jeeps, I have 2 yellow :-) One old, one new. Pretty cool!

Hope you can keep posting pics as time goes on with any other mods/projects you do, they are worth all of us ogling over!
Well, I don't know if I'm up to any more full restorations. I still have things I'll be buying for the Willys (rifle mount, 2-way radio, etc.) over the next few years. Next year I plan on tearing my trailer down and fixing it up.
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Them picts are so cool. Outstanding JOB. My first jeep was a Korean War era jeep. Many a time over the years I have wished that I had done what you have. I can't even imagine the research you've had to do to get it right.
The only thing I had done to mine was light cosmetic work and just enough mechanical work to get it to run good. (Plus I had to get rid of all the "ARMY" stuff and convert it over to "Marine" Stuff. LOL). I later donated it to the local VFW where I lived then.
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Absolute beautiful you saved a piece of American history and it came out awesome
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:35 PM   #137
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Incredible job. Congrats !!! Im so glad I found this thread... is simply inspiring.


I found an interesting piece.
Jeep History: "Autobiography of a Jeep" 1943 United Films 10min


Ive seen certain parts of this video in an anniversary video that was on JP magazine's site. And the guy driving shirtless was in that one too. I cant prove it, but I think that guy may be my dad. Same curly hair with the big pompadore. Here's a screenshot at 2:00 in, and the best pic I have of my dad from WWII...making some time with a couple Philipino girls.


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Took my Willys to a fund raising event the other day they called the "GI Jubilee".
It was for an organization called Honor Flight. They raise money to send WWII vets to Washington DC to visit the WWII memorial as well as other sites.

Folks dressed up in 1940s attire (especially the vets) and they had a whole show with big band music, singers, etc..


Here are some pics taken by a photographer for the event.


The first is on of our group, the second is one of the "Cigarette Girls" that were at the event. And the rest are some artistic shots of my Jeep.


It was pretty cool, the cigarette girls were walking around with trays of candy cigarettes and bubble gum cigars and selling them for donations.
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thank you so much for making such a fine thread possible
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Awesome Beast. Looks like a great event!
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:29 PM   #142
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Wow you really turned this MB around quick. Gives me inspiration for mine!

The pic on page 1 with all the original holes is great, less money I have to spend on Jeepdraw Mine has a million useless holes.
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:36 PM   #143
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Amazing pictures! Your Jeep looks right at home.
Makes me anxious to get to redoing the body tub on mine so it looks right.
Just put on all new brakes wheel bearings and races, so the mechanicals are nearly done. Your pics are inspiration for me to continue with enthusiasm.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:30 AM   #144
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Thanks for all the good words guys

I still find myself saying to myself "Hey, I have a WWII Jeep" when I go to my garage.
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That's awesome! Love the pictures almost as much as the Jeep. I swear, I was born about 40 years too late.
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I have a couple of events coming up (Nam-Jam concert for Veterans as well as the Veteran's Day parade) so I'll try to get some pics of mine (and other's) afterwards.
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cool project- I love working on Jeeps !
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:44 PM   #148
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Had the Willys in the Veteran's day parade today along with 16 other restored military vehicles, want a rush.





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