Yet another WW2 project (not a Mahindra though im affraid)

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Yet another WW2 project (not a Mahindra though im affraid)

Post by armourerdoug » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:46 pm

well this is the jeep i have been working on for a mate, it started as a Suzuki SJ410 Jeep and the body tub was constructed entirely of Willys MB/Ford GPW reproduction repair pannels,and hand formed pannels!! i have to weld in a hand made floor yet, its getting there :D ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Post by chrisjones » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:06 pm

Very funky. I'm liking that. :cool:

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Post by armourerdoug » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:35 pm

Thanks Chris! I diddnt want you getting all upset that you couldn't see it :grin: once my welding is sorted then it goes to Aitch for his rewire then James for mechanical wizardry, then the 3 of us are collecting a 1936 Austin 7 Opal for restoration :good: should be fun and worth a bit when it's done, it's good the 3 of us are in the same yard! :D
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Post by CHRIS » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:07 pm

Looking good Doug, I can see a little sideline business cropping up there !!

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Post by chrisjones » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:16 pm

armourerdoug wrote:Thanks Chris! I diddnt want you getting all upset that you couldn't see it :grin:
Your concern is very much appreciated. :grin:

I'm pleased you decided to post it up, I enjoy reading about your builds they inspire me.

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Post by armourerdoug » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:22 pm

Ha ha! Thanks :hello:
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Post by holte999 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:07 am

You obviously have a great talent, looking forward to pics of the Opel :good:

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Post by armourerdoug » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:43 pm

Picking it up tomorrow, it's totaly stripped down, so will see what it's like :scratch: :good:
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Post by armourerdoug » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:27 pm

Finally got stuck in to this over the last few days.... :yahoo:
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Post by armourerdoug » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:45 pm

So, next week will be sorting the body tub to chassis mounts then tacking in the floor pan pieces. Then turning over the tub to weld it all up, then got to weld on the bumper mounts and fit that on.
As four the Opal, the chassis gets moved in to my workshop next week :yahoo:
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Post by BazoooL » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:34 pm

Looks great :good:

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Post by armourerdoug » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:17 pm

Today saw 6 of the tub to chassis mounts sorted and the floor pan plates being final cut and tacked in place, tomorrow will be seam welding and grinding then hopefully flipping the tub over for welding underneath, priming and painting :grin:
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Post by armourerdoug » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:37 am

Tub is off of the chassis now, got to seam weld the front part of floor pan . All going well so far, will get more pics up later
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Post by armourerdoug » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:32 pm

Tub is 3/4 seam welded now, pedal box modified and exhaust all made up ready to fit, decided to fit a 1000cc engine not the 1300, just need to find a good one :scratch:
Engine and box out, prop brake fitted to replacement transfer box too, all going to plan :good:
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Post by armourerdoug » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:03 pm

Today, i stripped the military mahindra jeep dash pannel from Jodys old jeep and masked and painted the chrome bezels on the guages to match the body colour, also the rear lights that i also modified to work as an indicator as well as tail and stop lamp. These were also fitted to the jeep once the whole upper tub had its 2nd good coat of paint, some parts have 3 coats ;)
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i designed, made and welded the front tub to chassis mounts as well as filed out the small dash holes to take the Mahindra temp, fuel,Amps and oil pressure guages
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then on to the steering column, i tempororily placed the lower half through the existing suzuki steeering colunm hole in the bulkhead, then measured where the Universal steering joint (land rover) will fit and then set the angle of the upper half of the column, I also welded an outer steel tube to cover the odd sized parts of the Suzuki upper column.the WW2 steering wheel had had 2 coats of Light olive drab and was fitted when dry.
all in all a bloody good day!
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