Forum Home Forum Home > CJ-2A Discussion Area > Jeep Photos and Stories
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - "Easy" my new jeep, needs a little help!!!
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

"Easy" my new jeep, needs a little help!!!

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <123>
Author
Message
1943 ford gpw View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 25 Aug. 2007
Location: Crawford CO
Status: Offline
Points: 540
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 1943 ford gpw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar. 2012 at 11:50pm
Originally posted by xbombtek xbombtek wrote:

Is that the one I saw sitting along side the road on the way to your place?

I'm not sure, it was on Craigs list and the guy lived about 30 miles South of Albuquerque NM 
1941 Dodge wc12
1942 script gpw
1942 gpw/mb
1942 mb
1945 Ford GPW
1951 Navy m38
1951 m38
1952 M38a1
1954 m38a1
1962 M151
1962 dodge m43
1964 m416



Back to Top
Haines Garage View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 26 Feb. 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Status: Offline
Points: 2708
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Haines Garage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr. 2012 at 9:49am
I am not sure on the shovel. Most Ive seen are Ames, True Temper, but thats not to say its not. Could you post a pic of the head and handle. Look for markings on the axe such as Kelly True Temper, Plumb, Collins. US or USA marked is good. 4# dayton axe, with a fawns foot handle. I am no expert, but would like to become one.  That razor back is really nice though...Thumbs Up
Back to Top
1943 ford gpw View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 25 Aug. 2007
Location: Crawford CO
Status: Offline
Points: 540
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 1943 ford gpw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr. 2012 at 12:33pm
Here are the pictures of the Axe and shovel!! 


















1941 Dodge wc12
1942 script gpw
1942 gpw/mb
1942 mb
1945 Ford GPW
1951 Navy m38
1951 m38
1952 M38a1
1954 m38a1
1962 M151
1962 dodge m43
1964 m416



Back to Top
xbombtek View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 13 Dec. 2010
Location: ABQ NM
Status: Offline
Points: 228
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote xbombtek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr. 2012 at 3:16pm
That's where I've seen it. Got it.

Heck, I could have hauled it up for you...

Wink
Dave

1947 CJ2A 109161
Back to Top
Bruce W View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 29 July 2005
Location: Northeast Colorado
Status: Offline
Points: 6015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bruce W Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr. 2012 at 3:25pm
Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe RailwaY. That ax may be worth as much to the right rail buff as it is to a MVer. BW
Happy Trails! Good-bye, Good Luck, and May the Good Lord Take a Likin' to You!

We Have Miles to Jeep, Before We Sleep.
Back to Top
Haines Garage View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 26 Feb. 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Status: Offline
Points: 2708
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Haines Garage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr. 2012 at 4:04pm
Originally posted by Bruce W Bruce W wrote:

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe RailwaY. That ax may be worth as much to the right rail buff as it is to a MVer. BW
Very True Bruce. That axe is a correct style for your MB but not WW2. The shovel is looking real good, but have not pinned it down yet. I will post a 100% sure Kelly axe photo shortly, and a winner of a shovel I bought today for $5.00 at a flea market. (Have to download the photos) Very Nice!
Back to Top
Haines Garage View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 26 Feb. 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Status: Offline
Points: 2708
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Haines Garage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr. 2012 at 5:28pm
Heres the picture of the axe head like yours but marked correct for ww2 Gpws MBs. This is the shovel I bought today for $5.00. I think its a gem. Axes I know a little more about than shovels. I think yours may be correct, still can't find the proper evidence. The axe I am almost certain is a replacement someone added at some point. Like I said, It is the correct style.  Ill keep looking though. This is my secondary passion...only to my 2a that I wan't to look like an MB. Buy the way, you have a very impressive collection of vehiclesThumbs Up. Paint the spade on the side of the Jeep as well for the Toccoa Boys!
Back to Top
mikec4193 View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 22 May 2009
Location: Malta NY
Status: Offline
Points: 1099
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mikec4193 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr. 2012 at 8:21am
Hey 1943GPW
 
You guys are killing me with all this stuff you keep buying..."a couple leaks and a tune up and it runs great now"....I gotta $3000 piece of lawn art that runs like a pile....I keep feeding it money and it keeps accepting it and I wouldnt trust it to run across the street for fear of something breaking on it. I keep seeing pictures and hearing stories of these great Willys Jeep finds that "run great" and all it needed was....
 
I guess some of us have it and some of us dont.
 
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
 
MikeC
 
I am the squirrel....
Back to Top
kilroy View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 14 Dec. 2009
Location: Iowa
Status: Offline
Points: 2096
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kilroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr. 2012 at 8:59am
Mike,
Are you trying to fix up the "parts" truck?.....
Wink LOL

"You know, I'm too old a bunny to get very excited about all this."
General H.E. von Salmuth
Commander
German Fourth Army
France: 5 June 1944

1947 Willys CJ2A
1947 Bantam T3-C Trailer

Back to Top
1943 ford gpw View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 25 Aug. 2007
Location: Crawford CO
Status: Offline
Points: 540
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 1943 ford gpw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr. 2012 at 10:13am
Originally posted by mikec4193 mikec4193 wrote:

Hey 1943GPW
 
You guys are killing me with all this stuff you keep buying..."a couple leaks and a tune up and it runs great now"....I gotta $3000 piece of lawn art that runs like a pile....I keep feeding it money and it keeps accepting it and I wouldnt trust it to run across the street for fear of something breaking on it. I keep seeing pictures and hearing stories of these great Willys Jeep finds that "run great" and all it needed was....
 
I guess some of us have it and some of us dont.
 
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
 
MikeC
 


Well don't feel so bad. this jeep was NOT cheap LOL I had to put around $500 into it just to get it in the shape the seller told me it was, so I ended up having about $5500 into it Angry if I had to sell it I don't know if I could get that out of it or not. I think I paid a few thousand to much but oh well, live and learn I guess. 

I do find allot of jeeps that just need a little fixing and run great like this one, But they are getting fewer and fewer, more junk is showing up now. Anyway I wish you well on your jeep. Maybe you need to buy one from me hahaha Big smile
1941 Dodge wc12
1942 script gpw
1942 gpw/mb
1942 mb
1945 Ford GPW
1951 Navy m38
1951 m38
1952 M38a1
1954 m38a1
1962 M151
1962 dodge m43
1964 m416



Back to Top
ralf View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar
Sponsor Member x 2

Joined: 05 May 2008
Location: Fayetteville WV
Status: Offline
Points: 4846
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ralf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr. 2012 at 7:32pm
Worrying about how much money you spent on your Jeep is like worrying about how much air you breathe.  You gotta breathe.  Right?Wink
1947 CJ2A
1948 CJ2A
1953 Ford NAA Golden Jubilee Tractor

1941 J-3 Cub
1957 Farmall Cub Low Boy tractor
1942 Clarktor WW2 tug
Back to Top
Haines Garage View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 26 Feb. 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Status: Offline
Points: 2708
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Haines Garage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr. 2012 at 7:43pm
$5500 for that beauty!! I wish stuff like that would pop up in my neck of the woods. I would have to sell the farm to get it but what the H***! (No cursing here fellas) Still looking for info on that razorback shovel. Thanks again for sharingThumbs Up
Back to Top
Haines Garage View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 26 Feb. 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Status: Offline
Points: 2708
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Haines Garage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr. 2012 at 9:18pm
I'm becoming a post stalker, but thought you might like this on here as well.....Thumbs Up
Back to Top
1943 ford gpw View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 25 Aug. 2007
Location: Crawford CO
Status: Offline
Points: 540
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 1943 ford gpw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr. 2012 at 9:57pm
Thanks for the picture, Love the movie!! 

I am THINKING of repainting Easy OD green, BUT I want the dirty, off the battlefield look. What color you guys think would be better, 33070, 34087 or another color?? I have about 4 gallons of original 34087 paint but really don't want to mess with the led, but I am thinking if I dress up well and don't touch the paint with bare skin I might just use it, Any thoughts?? 
1941 Dodge wc12
1942 script gpw
1942 gpw/mb
1942 mb
1945 Ford GPW
1951 Navy m38
1951 m38
1952 M38a1
1954 m38a1
1962 M151
1962 dodge m43
1964 m416



Back to Top
Haines Garage View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 26 Feb. 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Status: Offline
Points: 2708
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Haines Garage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr. 2012 at 6:20pm
I think you should foget about the whole thing and sell me Easy. Like you said, you paid way too much for itLOL Just kidding. Looks like the shovel might just be the real deal. There where many suppliers for the shovels. It looks period correct. I am sorry I can,t authenticate it for you. That Jeep is still Awesome!
Back to Top
1943 ford gpw View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 25 Aug. 2007
Location: Crawford CO
Status: Offline
Points: 540
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 1943 ford gpw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr. 2012 at 6:41pm
Originally posted by Haines Garage Haines Garage wrote:

I think you should foget about the whole thing and sell me Easy. Like you said, you paid way too much for itLOL Just kidding. Looks like the shovel might just be the real deal. There where many suppliers for the shovels. It looks period correct. I am sorry I can,t authenticate it for you. That Jeep is still Awesome!



Thanks for the info, glad to know its the real deal Smile I plan on getting a handle for the ax so it looks better and also if the occasion arises I could use it.. You know of where to get an original looking one? Just a hardware store or some place special that charges lots and lots of money LOL

Anyway here is a picture of Easy on the side of a hill taking a breather after climbing it this last Sunday, She just wont stop, went through some ponds up and down hill's that I would not even slide down my a$$ on LOL I will have to get some video of how steep the hills are, its pretty amazing what this old girl can do. 






1941 Dodge wc12
1942 script gpw
1942 gpw/mb
1942 mb
1945 Ford GPW
1951 Navy m38
1951 m38
1952 M38a1
1954 m38a1
1962 M151
1962 dodge m43
1964 m416



Back to Top
Haines Garage View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 26 Feb. 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Status: Offline
Points: 2708
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Haines Garage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr. 2012 at 7:37pm
Handle can be bought at the hardware store for about $13.00. True Value has them. The modern ones have a flat on the butt for pounding the head on. I cut that off, and sand them into the proper "fawns foot" Its a 36 inch handle. Ill try to put a pic on here for you!
Very Nice Jeep Indeed!
Back to Top
Haines Garage View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 26 Feb. 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Status: Offline
Points: 2708
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Haines Garage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr. 2012 at 7:40pm
John Barton is the man as far as shovels and axes go. From what I understand, he has passed. I have learned alot from his sharings. This is a post he made on original handles, hope it helps!
 
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <123>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.03
Copyright ©2001-2019 Web Wiz Ltd.