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    Posted: 21 Oct. 2019 at 2:10pm
My 6 year old has been asking for close to a year now "When am I going to get a Jeep?" I mean, don't all 6 year old's need a Jeep? In all seriousness he asks nearly everyday "Dad, can we go out and work on your Jeep?" I've been thinking about this for a while now. If he wants to work on a Jeep he might as well start working on his own.

Last week I finalized a deal on his first Jeep. It's a 1942 Ford GPW #70221. It has been sitting in the corner of a shed for 20 years now. All in all it's in fair shape for a jeep of its age. It's missing the transmission/transfer case and has an F-head sitting in place of the L-head. It does however have the original Dana 25 and 23 axles.

The body seems to be quite good. The hat channels are still mostly there and the body is fairly straight. It appears someone tried to streamline the drivers side of the tub. As you can see in the picture the axe groove is missing. A piece of sheet metal has been added that covers the axe groove and goes down over the fuel well. It also has a step that has been added to the back.

The frame needs a little attention as well. Both frame horns are pretty rough. The v-shaped piece at the back of the frame that the pintle hitch mounts to has been removed (I think to make room for that lovely step). One of the front spring perches for the back axle has been partially broke loose from the frame.

So here is the game plan as of right now. We will repair the frame and put a locked Dana 44 under the rear and a 27 under the front utilizing "stock replacement" springs. I am thinking we will go with a f-head engine using a Zenith side draft carburetor. A T90c and a big hole "Super 18" with Teralow gears will be mated to the engine.

As for the rest of the Jeep I am thinking it will be basically stock. I want to allow my son to be able to have something that he can build on over time and not something that has already been fully customized already.

This build will take some time. We will likely not get much done on it till next year sometime. I have projects that must get done before this. I also would like to not rush things and actually enjoy this project with my son as much as possible. This will be a build we will both remember our entire life.





I will post more pictures after we go get it dug out of the shed and get it brought home.

Edited by AKoller - 21 Oct. 2019 at 6:59pm
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This is so cool!  You and Brennen have a great plan and are going to have a blast building it together.  
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Is that an MB tub there behind the GPW?  I can't quite tell if the tranny cover is a CJ item or not...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AKoller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov. 2019 at 8:54am
Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

Is that an MB tub there behind the GPW?  I can't quite tell if the tranny cover is a CJ item or not...


That is actually a new full front floor replacement panel sitting on top of a pile of other stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JeepFever Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov. 2019 at 1:47pm
What great project!    My sons did not ask for their own until they were about 15 years old.    You are getting an nice headstart.   It should be fun and very memorable,  as you said.
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Looking forward to seeing this project! Congrats!!
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Great father son project, those desert dogs bring back memories. Keep the pictures coming
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