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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-06-2014 07:50 PM
Retroman1969 Man, is that looking good!
Nice to be on the downhill side isn't it?
I look forward to finished action shots.
04-07-2014 09:06 PM
firepainter Thanks Beastmaster, I'm really starting to enjoy it cause I'm really seeing progress now. Its nice not to feel overwhelmed anymore. I feel like the jigsaw puzzle is looking like a picture nowm
04-07-2014 08:23 PM
Beastmaster To continue the mutual admiration society:

Your rig looks awsome!
04-04-2014 01:24 AM
firepainter Teaser shots before I had to remove the front sheet metal because a few stripped bolt holes in the bell housing. Dang it.
03-06-2014 09:57 PM
firepainter Made some progress, fresh coat of olive drab.

Now to finish the rest of the parts.
02-18-2014 07:19 PM
Beastmaster 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.
02-18-2014 05:51 PM
firepainter Good catch beastmaster.
02-18-2014 03:12 PM
Beastmaster 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.

02-17-2014 11:00 PM
firepainter Mocking up hardware to see if there is too many or too little holes.

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02-08-2014 05:56 PM
Beastmaster Looks great, coming along nicely
02-08-2014 04:42 PM
firepainter Should last another 70 years.
02-08-2014 04:41 PM
firepainter 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.
Good day.
02-01-2014 02:59 AM
curt68 Very cool old jeep. Cant wait to see it done
02-01-2014 01:36 AM
firepainter Impressive, if I had everything there it would still take me fore than 5 minutes.
02-01-2014 12:13 AM
Beastmaster Cool, you are doing well but I'm on your tail.

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

Army Crew Tears Apart & Rebuilds Jeep in Four Minutes - YouTube
01-31-2014 11:40 PM
firepainter Attachment 723161

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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.
01-17-2014 11:55 PM
JKralph sub'd

01-17-2014 11:52 PM
firepainter My helper for the night my 13 year old daughter.

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01-17-2014 11:14 PM
firepainter My helper for the night my 14 year old daughter.

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01-13-2014 01:07 AM
Retroman1969 Man, you're really gettin' with it!
01-12-2014 01:34 AM
firepainter Here is my buddy Darryl's web site. He is the one I got the ford from.
tons of good info on here,
01-11-2014 02:28 PM
Beastmaster Nice, sandblasting makes things allot easier.
01-11-2014 12:16 PM
firepainter Body and wheels off and ready to go to the sandblaster this week

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12-31-2013 05:46 AM
Retroman1969 Excellent! Always feels good to make some progress.
12-29-2013 03:21 PM
redline454 ill keep up on this... very original
12-27-2013 09:43 PM
firepainter Attachment 618441

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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12-13-2013 01:01 AM
JKBrad 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.
12-12-2013 07:17 PM
demarpaint Subscribed, I like it.
12-11-2013 02:59 AM
Retroman1969 Cool, another one surfaces!
Looks like a nice solid project. I look forward to seeing it unfold.
12-07-2013 10:00 PM
firepainter 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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