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09-29-2014 08:30 AM
Beastmaster 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.
09-28-2014 10:36 PM
Retroman1969 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.
09-28-2014 09:29 PM
Moabrubi 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.
09-08-2014 11:16 AM
G54 Awesome Beast. Looks like a great event!
09-08-2014 04:18 AM
1Topp
09-07-2014 09:45 PM
JeeperJake thank you so much for making such a fine thread possible
09-07-2014 08:07 PM
Beastmaster 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.
09-07-2014 12:35 PM
G54
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Originally Posted by Vocalsman View Post
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

Jeep History: "Autobiography of a Jeep" 1943 United Films 10min - YouTube
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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09-06-2014 04:30 PM
Meatball_man Absolute beautiful you saved a piece of American history and it came out awesome
08-05-2014 02:25 PM
skeeter0311 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.
Thanks again for the picts.
07-23-2014 11:26 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by jdwKY View Post
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.
07-23-2014 07:49 PM
jdwKY 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!
07-22-2014 08:27 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
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.

Looks great!
07-22-2014 12:03 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by SabresFTW View Post
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.

07-22-2014 03:40 AM
SabresFTW Happened around this thread after you welcomed me to the forum, must say, absolutely breathtaking work! Quite the amazing Jeep!
06-03-2014 10:14 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by Tommy4949 View Post
Nice Jeep and nice thread. Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by JMerenda View Post
Amazing Work
Thanks for the good words. I drove it to work again today, I love the looks I get.
06-03-2014 09:29 PM
JMerenda Amazing Work
05-26-2014 10:49 AM
Tommy4949 Nice Jeep and nice thread. Thanks for sharing.
05-21-2014 10:55 PM
Retroman1969 I've heard about it, sounds like I need to check it out.
Thanks!
05-06-2014 07:15 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by Retroman1969 View Post
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.
05-06-2014 06:47 PM
Retroman1969 I missed the latest pics, wow! Just an awesome jeep! I never get tired of looking at these.
04-30-2014 09:39 PM
Beastmaster Thanks, I think I will be "tinkering" with it for some time to come but I like the results to date.
04-30-2014 09:23 PM
Vocalsman
Wow !

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

Jeep History: "Autobiography of a Jeep" 1943 United Films 10min - YouTube

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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
Here are some pics at an airshow this last weekend
04-20-2014 04:21 PM
AmericanGI Nice poser pic at work; I really enjoyed following this build.
04-20-2014 04:00 PM
RufBoy Excellent Job! The legacy lives on, and on, and on...
04-20-2014 02:43 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by schnutzy View Post
awesome lyle absolutely friggin awesome.
bonus points if you start driving it to work on a regular basis
Alright Derek, this is the best I can do for a pic at my work.
04-16-2014 06:45 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by schnutzy View Post
pics or it didn't happen
That'll be a tough one John, I work for a defense contractor and no cameras are allowed on the plant site.
Tell you what, I'll try to swing by outside the gate this weekend and get a pic next to the "Air Force Plant 44" sign (ya, google it and you can figure out where I work).

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Originally Posted by dove00021 View Post
Wow,....that is amazing! I wish I could turn my TJ into a Willy's homage vehicle. Thanks you for posting the progress.
Thanks, this will keep me busy for some time to come.

Check out some of the threads in the Military Pic Forum. Lots of cool military looking TJs there.
04-16-2014 05:07 PM
dove00021 Wow,....that is amazing! I wish I could turn my TJ into a Willy's homage vehicle. Thanks you for posting the progress.
04-16-2014 04:21 PM
schnutzy
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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
LOL, I fixed my exhaust leak and bought a new carburetor (the old one had a crack in the body) and HOLY %&$@, it runs great!

I'm going to take it to work tomorrow.
pics or it didn't happen
04-10-2014 08:29 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by HuskerNation1 View Post
Sarge and Gunny... Just a suggestion. Great job!
Hmmm, "Gunny sounds too Marine, I think I'll go with "Sarge" and "The Colonel"

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Originally Posted by schnutzy View Post
awesome lyle absolutely friggin awesome.
bonus points if you start driving it to work on a regular basis
LOL, I fixed my exhaust leak and bought a new carburetor (the old one had a crack in the body) and HOLY %&$@, it runs great!

I'm going to take it to work tomorrow.
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