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firepainter 12-07-2013 09:37 PM

1945 ford gpw
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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.

Beastmaster 12-07-2013 09:44 PM

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

firepainter 12-07-2013 09:45 PM

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.

firepainter 12-07-2013 09:48 PM

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.

firepainter 12-07-2013 09:51 PM

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firepainter 12-07-2013 10:00 PM

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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.

Retroman1969 12-11-2013 02:59 AM

Cool, another one surfaces!
Looks like a nice solid project. I look forward to seeing it unfold. :)

demarpaint 12-12-2013 07:17 PM

Subscribed, I like it.

JKBrad 12-13-2013 01:01 AM

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.

firepainter 12-27-2013 09:43 PM

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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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redline454 12-29-2013 03:21 PM

ill keep up on this... very original

Retroman1969 12-31-2013 05:46 AM

Excellent! Always feels good to make some progress.

firepainter 01-11-2014 12:16 PM

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Body and wheels off and ready to go to the sandblaster this week

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Beastmaster 01-11-2014 02:28 PM

Nice, sandblasting makes things allot easier.

firepainter 01-12-2014 01:34 AM

Here is my buddy Darryl's web site. He is the one I got the ford from.
tons of good info on here,

Retroman1969 01-13-2014 01:07 AM

Man, you're really gettin' with it! :)

firepainter 01-17-2014 11:14 PM

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My helper for the night my 14 year old daughter.

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firepainter 01-17-2014 11:52 PM

My helper for the night my 13 year old daughter.

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firepainter 01-31-2014 11:40 PM

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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.

Beastmaster 02-01-2014 12:13 AM

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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firepainter 02-01-2014 01:36 AM

Impressive, if I had everything there it would still take me fore than 5 minutes.

curt68 02-01-2014 02:59 AM

Very cool old jeep. Cant wait to see it done

firepainter 02-08-2014 04:41 PM

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Bare metal tub

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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.

firepainter 02-08-2014 04:42 PM

Should last another 70 years.

Beastmaster 02-08-2014 05:56 PM

Looks great, coming along nicely :thumb:

firepainter 02-17-2014 11:00 PM

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Mocking up hardware to see if there is too many or too little holes.

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Beastmaster 02-18-2014 03:12 PM

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.

firepainter 02-18-2014 05:51 PM

Good catch beastmaster.

Beastmaster 02-18-2014 07:19 PM

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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