My Jeep

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My Jeep

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:03 am

I know I've mentioned my Jeep a few times on the forums and some have asked about it so I thought maybe I'd post up a short thread about it. She was named "Francis" for WWII entertainer Francis Langford. When the wife and I were members of the Mid-Atlantic Air museum in Reading PA we were heavily involved as period reenactors during the annual WWII Weekend show from 1990 to 2003 and represented the 13thAAF of the south pacific. The leading ace of the 13th was Bob Westbrook. His P-38 was named "The Florida Thrush" for Francis Langford and she actually flew with him in it on one flight so I named the Jeep in her honor.

Before (as found in a junk yard).
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Average condition.
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One of 34 patch panel repairs to the tub.
Before.
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After.
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Finished product. I did all the work myself (including paint) with some help from
my son to swap the differentials (Hard to lift up both ends by yourself).
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Re: My Jeep

Postby Slim140 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:07 am

That looks great! Great job on your restoration.
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Re: My Jeep

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:30 am

Thanks. It was a lot of work but we had a lot of fun and participating in veteran's events was especially rewarding.
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Re: My Jeep

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:14 am

Very nice! Was the original data plate still on it when you got it?
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Location: Lehighton, PA

Re: My Jeep

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:42 pm

Yes, the data plate was there.
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Re: My Jeep

Postby Winfield Dave » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:55 pm

Very pretty!
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Re: My Jeep

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:43 pm

Thanks. I had it over in your direction a couple of years ago for a show at Heisler's Dairy.

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Re: My Jeep

Postby Urbish » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:30 pm

Looks fantastic! Here's my 1953 CJ3B. I plan to do a full restoration someday, bit it is mechanically sound and cruises around nicely.

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Re: My Jeep

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:35 pm

:applause: :applause: :applause:
Spectacular job!
I never would have considered taking on the mess that that jeep was when you got it. The results are amazing.
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Re: My Jeep

Postby ricky racer » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:28 am

Lt.Mike wrote::applause: :applause: :applause:
Spectacular job!
I never would have considered taking on the mess that that jeep was when you got it. The results are amazing.

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Re: My Jeep

Postby coppersmythe » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am

ricky racer wrote:
Lt.Mike wrote::applause: :applause: :applause:
Spectacular job!
I never would have considered taking on the mess that that jeep was when you got it. The results are amazing.

:Dito: :Dito:
:Dito: :Dito: :Dito: wow , amazing that is the same vehicle . dedication. you give me a little kick in the pants i need to hit my project hard :oops: coppersmythe........................

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Re: My Jeep

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:48 pm

coppersmythe wrote:
ricky racer wrote:
Lt.Mike wrote::applause: :applause: :applause:
Spectacular job!
I never would have considered taking on the mess that that jeep was when you got it. The results are amazing.

:Dito: :Dito:
:Dito: :Dito: :Dito: wow , amazing that is the same vehicle . dedication. you give me a little kick in the pants i need to hit my project hard :oops: coppersmythe........................

Got my projects to knuckle down and get done too ;) inspiration always helps motivation.
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Re: My Jeep

Postby Barnyard » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:31 pm

Looks great, but I am curious why you didn't keep the original windshield, windshield frame and grill.

Is the data plate military or civilian?
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IH 59P Shredder
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Location: Lehighton, PA

Re: My Jeep

Postby radioguy41 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:57 pm

It is a 1950 CJ3A with the factory serial plate. I wanted a military Jeep but they are nearly impossible to find in this area and would have cost me, in similar condition, about 3-4 times as much so I saved this one from the junk yard. Once I made the decision to convert it to a military style it was going to be an all-the-way thing so the civvy windshield had to go. The windshield on the Jeep is a repro CJ2A windshield rather than a true MB windshield. The reason being it looks the same but is 2 inches higher allowing for more headroom and since I'm 6'2" I needed it.

Interesting side story - the Jeep spent it's entire life on a farm so when I crawled underneath the entire chassis was packed with straw and manure. From around the tranny and transfer case alone I filled 3 IBM computer paper boxes with crud. In some cases I had to dig it out with a long screwdriver and hammer. Once the crust was broken it smelled just like what it was. :shock:
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Re: My Jeep

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:34 pm

Did you have to make up your own patch panel to replace the tailgate?


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