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    Re: My New 45 Willys MB


    I am jealous. Incredible find!

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    Re: My New 45 Willys MB

    Time for an update!

    I finally got the home made support plates off the front horns. As you can see the right side horn is in pretty bad shape. The previous attempt to repair it looks pretty poor.

    The left side also has a crack near the front crossmember.













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    Re: My New 45 Willys MB

    Did you make it to the Military Show at Falcon? Any good parts for the MB?
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    I have been absorbing all the knowledge I can from the internet and other sources. In the mean time I have also been aquiring more tools and eqipment for this restoration, plus I have been teaching myself how to weld. Mind you I have never attempted such a project like this so this has been an exciting challenge for me.

    I sent the frame off to the media blaster a few weeks ago.



    Here it is all necked.


    A better look at the cracks I already knew existed.




    This was my first repair to the frame. That cracked pintle V brace. The welds aren't that pertty but it works.


    After hours and hours of research on frame repair it was time to grab the jeep by the horns. First I hammered the horns back to as close as original as possible. The passenger's side horn was the worst and was cracked almost completly around.



    After grinding all the filler weld away this what I had left. The whole horn actually fell off after all the hammering and trying to get it all lined up correctly.

    After removing the frame gusset, spring hanger, and horn gusset remnant, I was able to straighten it even more. Then I tack welded it to hold it in place.




    I then decided the best way to repair this, other than plating it like Bubba did would to cut out the damaged area and make a replacement panel.

    Here I marked out the area to cut.


    And here it is all cut out. Let me tell you I was really nervous doing this, but thought, "Hey if I screw it up I can always buy a new replacement horn."
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    I then took the piece I cut and spray painted the outline on a piece of sheet metal. I then cut it out with a jigsaw.



    With a little grinding here and there it fit like a charm.


    Next I tack welded it on.


    Okay don't laugh. Remember I never welded before in my life. But it all grinds down nicely.


    I repaired the other gaps and welded in some small plates inside to fill the gaps.



    After some more grinding and primer, it's fixed!


    I think it turned out pretty good for my first major repair. Plus it feels really strong.
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    Re: My New 45 Willys MB

    Well, well... look at you. Nice job man. Heck of project ot cut your teeth on. The frame sure does look sexy all stripped down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRUNT View Post
    Did you make it to the Military Show at Falcon? Any good parts for the MB?
    Yes I did. There wasn't very many parts there like the Papago show. But I did get some good advice and joined the AHMTA (Arizona Historical Military Transport Association). It will be a great source of info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    Well, well... look at you. Nice job man. Heck of project ot cut your teeth on. The frame sure does look sexy all stripped down.
    Oh God! You saw my welds. I'm so embarrassed!
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    Re: My New 45 Willys MB

    Killer Job DUDE!


    Not bad at all... looking forward to following the project to the end!
    Adam

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    cool , looking good --I had to rebuild the whole front end including the round front frame bar (well my buddy did I cant weld) at any rate its back to a rolling frame waiting on money to buy a new tub still havent figured out how to do pics will have to work on that

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    Got her blasted huh? When I got mine blasted there where all kinds of cracks poping up all over. I almost got the frame done on mine, thinking bout body schutlz over powder coating now. Looking Good!!

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    this is one build im anticipating on from every post keep up the good work
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    Quote Originally Posted by MALLCRAWLER06 View Post
    Got her blasted huh? When I got mine blasted there where all kinds of cracks poping up all over. I almost got the frame done on mine, thinking bout body schutlz over powder coating now. Looking Good!!
    All the cracks on mine except for the rear V brace are up front around the horns. The rest of the frame looks in great shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terron gregg View Post
    this is one build im anticipating on from every post keep up the good work
    Thanks, I can't wait until it's done. This project has been a lot of fun so far. Plus I've acquired all these cool new tools. I swear I don't know how I went this long without an air compressor and air tools.
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    Nice work...

    Keep the progress pic's & descriptions coming...
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