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I'm not here to pick nits but it would have been easier to start with a MB. My first Jeep was a MB and I know them fairly well. There are a few things... The only thing about your stencil, you can only see it if the fender is off so you need to do something on the cover on the floor as that is usually how people get to the MC to fill it.
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[QUOTE=Unkamonkey]I'm not here to pick nits but it would have been easier to start with a MB. My first Jeep was a MB and I know them fairly well. There are a few things... The only thing about your stencil, you can only see it if the fender is off so you need to do something on the cover on the floor as that is usually how people get to the MC to fill it.

Yes John it would have been must easier to start with a MB, but where I live there are very very rare and very expensive.The stencil can’t be seen with the fender on from the outside that the way I wanted it to be but I can see it from under the hood. I have also put a stencil on the inside the floor cover. I did not post a picture of it because my stencil was a reused one and it didn’t do a nice job.

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Weeel, The MB cost me $500.00. it ran and stopped. times have changed.
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My little Jeep got a lot of attention this year at the Atlantic National.There was close to 1800 vehicles of all kinds.It’s a week long car show with lots of stuff to do.The Jeep next to mine is a M38 that the guy talk to me about for the last two years at the same car show.He drove it for a year and it broke down.But he couldn’t fix it by himself so I went to look at it and the Jeep needed lots of work.It was a Jeep he bought that had a complete restoration but it wasn’t done right. I helped this guy that I did not know.We worked together on the Jeep and we had to go over the Jeep from one end to the other.We repaired the front end it never had any grease for the kingpin bearings,axle shaft ,had to do some engine work,replace 4 broken valve spring,had the head planed ,electrical was not done right.Windshield wasn’t installed properly.It’s a repo tub.He spent close to $700 in parts to get it back on the road.This year he brought it at the car show for the first time.Now we are good friends.



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That guy you helped out is very fortunate to have you as a friend. (Anticipate he knows)
Inspirational work - thank you for sharing.  
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That's a great story! Thumbs Up  
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I finally found a GPW.When I was at the car show a guy told me that he seen a old Jeep for sale in the local add.Two weeks before I had found one that the owner was going to think about it and give me a call.It was the same Jeep and the owner had lost my number Shocked.After the car show Saturday night I went back to see if the Jeep was still there.It was still there and he said that there was a lot of interest but nobody showed up.So I bought it right then.The Jeep is all in place because the owner wanted to do a rat rodCry.He had sold everything that he would not use for the rat rod .Like the engine/transmission/transfer case ,combat rims and the windshield.But it’s a 1943 GPW and yes today I have the title to my name Smile.The frame and the rolling chassis are in really good shape,the tub is not that bad compare to my cj2a when I started on it.Hood,fenders,grill,light pots with hinges,front seat frames ,steering column,steering  wheel and two box of small stuff are all in really good shape.The dash has the original serial # plates.Here are pictures when I found it.




The guy I bought it from delivered it for free.Because he was going by my place to pick up some logs with his trailer.Talk about good timing.The GPW in my driveway 





One more Jeep!!!!  I have a good wife.


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Congratulations!

Enjoy your new find and keep us posted with pics.Thumbs Up

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Nice find !!   
 
Considering how nice your "tribute" version turned out,   this one promises to be truly amazing.


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Rat Rod?? Good thing you came along Gil. Rescue this one too!
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This GPW is gonna be great, I can see it already!  Thumbs Up
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That fortunate M38 owner at the Atlantic Nationals car show is not the only person Gil has helped with their Jeep.

Since mid May Gil has been giving my 1942 Willys MB similar needed rehab and cosmetic treatment.  My initial contact with him came about by following this forum thread and seeing the miracle he performed on his own CJ2A.

The work on my MB is now complete, I have a great running jeep and a new friend in Cap Pele.  Gil, I can't thank you enough for everything you did.  Thumbs Up   Good luck with your new GPW project.  

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The work on my MB is now complete, I have a great running jeep and a new friend in Cap Pele.  Gil, I can't thank you enough for everything you did.  Thumbs Up   Good luck with your new GPW project.  

Brian 

Thanks Brian ,I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer with your Jeep.


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I just read back through your whole thread, and WOW!  You helping others with their Jeeps just goes to show it takes a community to restore a Jeep.  I'm hoping I can count on some of the members here as I work on my '46.  Actually two people in your photo already are! LOL  I'd better start my own thread.
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I not sure your latest purchase is enough of a challenge for you. Should we get a bet going as to how long it takes Giles to finish.Wink
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