GPW 86534 restoration.

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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Navarre » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:54 am

Working in the steering box
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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Navarre » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:07 pm

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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by 1/321FA » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:26 pm

Nothing better than when you can put paint to a refurbished piece. Nice job. 8)
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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Navarre » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:24 am

Yeah...thats a funny thing. You are doing great with Arty too!

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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Fabrizio » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:43 am

Hi Rodrigo, very noce work as always!
Did you end up finding what was the difference between the two Ford steering boxes?
I'm looking for one for my late GPW and would be interested to know if there is a late/early thing!
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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Navarre » Tue May 03, 2016 2:51 pm

Thank you Fabrizio,

About the two different Ford steering boxes shown time ago....I did not get any clue.

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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Navarre » Fri May 27, 2016 6:33 pm

Hi again,

Muffler on place

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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Boyso » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:50 am

Any updates?
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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by JAB » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:15 pm

Boyso wrote:Any updates?
It's been going so well! I hope everything is OK.
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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Boyso » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:53 am

Indeed, wonderful resto with great pictures, makes it a great reference!

He last visited the g503 2 weeks ago, hopefully Navarre is just stacking those NOS parts :)
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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Chuck Lutz » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:01 am

Don't forget to put the anti-rattle springs on the OUTSIDE of each of the T/C levers before you finish! Not between them!
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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Navarre » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:53 pm

Hi there!

I´m really glad you were missing updates on this thread. I really apreciatte that, thanks.

Well, everything is OK here but I´ve been very busy and with no spare time to work on the jeep as desired.

I have been restoring the inner and outer windshields, here you are some pics:
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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Navarre » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:57 pm

...and doing some work on the tub:
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Resto thread: viewtopic.php?f=144&t=198728

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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Navarre » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:03 pm

....And found a battery with correct dimensions. Now I´m building a "cover" to make it look like the originals. Repro battery frame and J bolts.

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Resto thread: viewtopic.php?f=144&t=198728

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Re: GPW 86534 restoration.

Post by Navarre » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:10 pm

Chuck Lutz wrote:Don't forget to put the anti-rattle springs on the OUTSIDE of each of the T/C levers before you finish! Not between them!
Thankl you Chuck. I´ll do that this week hopefully.

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Ford GPW 86534 DoD 12-11-42...in progress!
Resto thread: viewtopic.php?f=144&t=198728

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