Building a night brake light for a World War 2 Jeep

Building a night brake light for a World War 2 JeepA solution to night driving in a WW2 Jeep – Part 2

Continuing the update from last week as I finish the trailer plug stop brake light! I finally finish the project… mostly, with one hiccup! Then, I acquired an actual WW2 Jeep jack (finally!) at a flea market, so I get to work restoring it and comparing it to a post-war jack.

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Building a night brake light for a World War 2 Jeep

Building a night brake light for a World War 2 JeepA solution to night driving in a WW2 Jeep – Part 1

For the past few weeks I’ve been devising a quick and easy way to enhance my Jeep, in a correct one brake light configuration, with a trailer socket plug in stop light that is easy to put on and remove without changing any existing wiring on the Jeep!

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12 O'Clock High Operations Building then and Now - Chino Airport

12 O'Clock High Operations Building then and Now - Chino AirportSpecial Update – 12 ‘O Clock High at Chino Airport

In this week’s update, the Jeep visits the 918th Bomb Group at Archbury… a fun look at the shooting location for the 1964-67 TV show “12 ‘O Clock High” filmed at Chino Airport, California. I took the Jeep over to the shooting locations and documented what things look like today!

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WW2 Jeeps lined up at the Planes of Fame Air Museum - June 18, 2022

WW2 Jeeps lined up at the Planes of Fame Air Museum - June 18, 2022Planes of Fame Event, Night Stop Light, & 1940s California License Plates

In this week’s update, I took the Jeep out to an event I helped put on at the Planes of Fame Air Museum which had TEN Jeeps! After a recap of the entire event, I show a new idea for safety in night-time driving. Finally, for those in California, I discuss license plates from 1940-1945 and how they changed each year.

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GPW Jeep Fuel Gauge

GPW Jeep Fuel GaugeAir Cleaner Restoration, Fuel Gauge Calibration, Early Fire Extinguisher, & More!

This week’s update is full of some great goodies. First, I continue work on a friend’s post-war air cleaner restoration for his Jeep. Then I get to work getting the fuel gauge to read the right fuel level. I stumbled across a nice flea market find (early Fire Extinguisher for Jeeps), and a look at some projects/events in the works for the Jeep!

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GPW Jeep #208102 with B-25J Mitchell 'Guardian of Freedom'

GPW Jeep #208102 with B-25J Mitchell 'Guardian of Freedom'Lyon Event, Fuel Filter, Air Cleaner, & More

This week’s update includes a trip to Lyon Air Museum with the Jeep for an event and then a photoshoot around Old Town Orange! I continue work on a friend’s Fuel Filter and start work on his Air Cleaner for a full restoration. Finally, a look at a ‘smaller’ Jeep project I’ve continued.

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WW2 Vehicle Jack

WW2 Vehicle JackWW2 Jack, March Field Museum, & Extras!

A new flea market find, while not a WW2 Jeep jack, it’s pretty much the same with a slightly different design! I take a look at how it works and the full restoration. I then shift focus to an ongoing Fuel Sender issue. Also, I went to the March Field Museum in Riverside and took a look at the Jeeps there.

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GPW #208102 Jeep's Original Fender Installed!

GPW #208102 Jeep's Original Fender Installed!Fender Project complete!

It’s been nearly two months’ worth of weekend work, but the whole ordeal with replacing the repro fender with the repaired original GPW fender is complete, including having to deal with a total realignment of the body tub! This update includes a recent update on the Jeep restoration as a whole, and getting an original push/pull switch tag!

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The original GPW Passenger Fender

The original GPW Passenger FenderFender Work Begins, Jeep History, and more!

Now that the holidays have passed, I have been able to get a start on my next big project which is repairing the original passenger fender! This is part one of what will be several parts during the repair and install. I also found some new history on my Jeep! Plus I started a new side project!

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GPW #208102 with a Japanese A6M5 Zero

GPW #208102 with a Japanese A6M5 ZeroDecember 7th event, Ammo Crate Radio upgrades, Ignition Switch, etc!

I took the Jeep out to a Pearl Harbor event at the Planes of Fame Air Museum, where I tried a new amp board for my Ammo Crate radio and added some new upgrades. I took a NOS ignition switch for a special project, some new accessories for the Jeep, and more!

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