Last month I started the process of repairing my original GPW passenger fender to replace the temporary reproduction fender. With the welding and overall repairing done, it was time to swap the fenders… but things didn’t go as planned making what should have been a small project into a two-month project requiring a complete realignment of the body tub!
Body Tub ALMOST done!
Another busy week working on the Jeep every morning and evening (plus weekends). Not quite as fast of a pace as I was hoping, but still getting lots of progress. Going back and forth between working on the engine, painting various things, and drilling holes in the new body tub..
Back on wheels again and the crate is here!
Some big updates since last week… the Jeep is back on wheels again! More painting was done during one day of dry (but windy) weather, and the biggest update… the reproduction body tub kit has arrived!
Work here and there…
For the last two weeks I’ve been working on the Jeep when I can, but it’s been busy with the Planes of Fame Air Show 2019 and several air to air photoshoots. But things are getting back on track and there’s a lot to update on the Jeep, so let’s go!
Painting and Grill Work
Finally was able to get some more painting in, mainly due to setting up a paint booth because I was so fed up with the wind! Progress is coming along, as most things get painted the closer I get to putting them back on the Jeep!
This past week has seen a lot of work, and I’m finally reaching the HALFWAY point of this restoration with the (finally) painting of the frame! There’s a lot of extra work including electrical checks, final engine painting, and the return of major parts from sandblasting!
I opened the voltage regulator I got on ebay to a wonderful surprise, and work continues on various items for the Jeep. Plus, there was a ‘less windy than usual’ day so I was able to pre-paint the frame with primer!