DOM 21 APRIL 1943
ORIGINAL HOOD NUMBER U.S.A. 20371664
Before & After 22 Months
Registered on 21 April 2003, 60 years to the day it was
P L N
additions added December 2009
T-1 Compressor, part of the Cross Country Kit.
it required that I make the brackets to fit the motor, all the drawings,
both brackets and the Air Hose Box, are available through Jon at JeepDraw.
part of the project is making the Air Hose Box attached to the passenger
side foot rest.
one slight error I made making the box, but if I don't tell you , you
won't see it.
PROJECT Started Late 2004
have asked for what I am working on. Well THIS is GPW
Matching Numbers Called "Rustie"
of the Best Restored WW2 jeep at the 2008 Portland MVPA Convention
So far I have the
fenders / grill / engine done and am working on the hood as well as several other items, my trailer is getting FULL of done parts.
are the Before Photos the Completed photos will be put up against the
Before ones as parts get done.
2 and 1/2 years finally a rolling chassis. Had to rebuild 3 feet of the
left rail and 1 foot of the right rail. Got lucky, frame measured out at
1/32" out of square and level. Tub next, then the Odograph."
Photo of the special drive for the Odograph can be seen between the
transfer case and the handbrake drum on the lower left side photo.
to Mike Wright reading the write-up below explains in basic terms what an
I made the IDIOT box on the dash
from a sketch in the Manual and the Accessory box under the Pass seat. Did a trial fit of everything for the setup so it all fits. This GPW will be shown at the Portland,.
Oregon. 2008 National Convention
Mounted Odograph Warning Light Box
fitting of the Odograph Equipment, repaired original fenders ( See repair
section above) and original grill
weekend, some friends turned up to help trial fit the tub to the frame
(chassis) . Here Joe
Potter is pointing out that spray can tops really do the job keeping
out of the transmission when working on it...Chuck, in the background,
considering the possibilities of which parts are in dire need of
attention. Looking good so far.....
to get serious, the Portland MVPA Convention is not that far away so the
tub was completely stripped by sandblasting, primed and re-painted over
the past two weeks.(August 2007)
the meantime, Jon (JeepDraw) printed the Gauge faces and sent them back,
going along smoothly.
Rotated and top sprayed early September 2007
an opportunity for those who are quick, a Schwarze Horn, totally correct
for an MB or a Slat Grill jeep, but I need a Sparton Horn, and it must be
original, in good working condition and good condition overall, appearance
Schwarze is, I believe harder to obtain than the Sparton and I'm looking
for a clean swap, but you pay the postage.
November 4th 2007
Horn has now found a home in Iowa, set up in a Slat Grill jeep where it
spray painting was completed and tub fitted over a weekend when a few
friends came over to help, this is starting to look like the real thing
Canvas arrived from WeeBee
and couldn't wait to check the look and the fit - Perfect! I had some NOS
Door straps which matched , note the GPW way of fitting the Door strap
safety eye, horizontal!
to arrive next week are the hood marking stencils from Jon (JeepDraw.com)
now to find the correct blue paint. I'll add a photo of the masking up and
finished hood when the job is done
Very hard to take photos of this Blue Drab.
a little update on the Odograph toy in Rustie.***********
NOVEMBER 25th 2007
battery cables up and turned her ON. NOTHING!!, so I hit the vibrator and
she started to run. Next problem is it wouldn't stop hunting on one
direction. One tube replacement and adjustment of the
voltage for the
emitter lamp (in the compass head) and now she hunts as she should. About
once every 1/2 second. BOY! IS THIS SUCKER NOISY.
But all in all it is great news, after 60+ years the lights work and the
thing hunts. Checked the reading of 335 Degrees against the Hull compass I
have and they match. So far it looks like a keeper.
people have asked what's actually inside one of these "Gizmo's"
, the simple answer is "Lots" It's chock a block full of shafts,
gears, tumblers and things that go bang in the night. I dread the day when
the numbers on the tumblers need replacing, and I always thought replacing
them on Speedos was fun. ......... Paulie.
I do in my "Spare Time" - Home
Made Weed Tire Chains
Completed and complimented by
the Barcalo-Buffalo Wrenches
Reproduction Autolite Battery turned up
and fitted with a NOS
Maker is:- Antique Auto Battery
Address is:- 2320 Old
Mill Rd. Hudson, OH. 44236
Tele #330-425-2395 /
Rustie is now ready
for the road.