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About 2ndArmourMad

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  1. Front end completely stripped down, some loom and diesel parts still to chop out etc
  2. the body on this one has got red primer, removing the hip pad metal plates and all the seat mounts etc has shown the original red primer and areas of OG green.
  3. So I’ve started stripping the body down ready for media blasting, found an original bulkhead cut so I can repair this one once blasted.
  4. Just collecting parts really, odds and sods so I can rebuild the engine etc
  5. Projects start around £10000 depending on condition and a fully restored model is £30k upwards. I would stay away from the modified engine models, as the cost to find the correct parts is great. tracks can be replaced with new correct rubbers and bands the cost is around £5000 or you can get full rubber tracks. canvas and poles are hard to find and replacement ones require your old zips/hoops et. I managed to get a near complete model with original engine/box/tracks/data plates minus the canvas in the uk a few years ago
  6. It’s ok, this gmc has a custom made manifold which I’ve had skimmed and now I’m just adjusting the inlet to suit. Ive ordered some exhaust gasket paper and I will make new gaskets for it, so hopefully no more blow in those ports. We shall see...
  7. Got the old girl out of storage and started with putting a Battery charger setup on it. Nice little charger with a lead you attach to the battery and has a waterproof cover, so I can keep the battery topped up while not using it.
  8. So after the little vintage show the manifold gasket failed blowing on outlet 3, the manifold which is a homemade job (not by me) was sent away for skimming but port three still has a blow by. So it’s time for a new/original manifold to be fitted I think. I will try and remember to take a photo tomorrow.
  9. All of the running gear has been put in grey epoxy as I used that daily, but the body will be red when I get round to starting on it.
  10. So I pulled the axles and stripped them down, degreased them and media blasted everything before priming. Not sure as yet to what colour or shade the jeep will be so just grey primer has been used. the newly acquired mb engine is stripped down, checked over and sent away to a friend who knows these engines better then me.
  11. Here are some photos of the bulkhead mod and french engine install.
  12. So we started to remove the axles to clean everything up, lots of good old grease and dirt
  13. Wow now that’s a nice setup, not sure that our 43 had the same setup.
  14. The old girl has a few issues, the engine conversion means the bulkhead has been cut and extended into the cab area, the generator install has lead to the rear panel being cut out in the centre, the jeep did come with its French airforce doors and hard roof. So not that I have done a lot to the jeep in the past few years but I have pulled the old engine, found an original engine and had it fully rebuilt ready to install
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