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Well this is my new baby, Early Scripted Ford GPW 1942. Most of it's there, unsure about the engine but gearbox and transfer case looks have bee overhauled. Main issue is the bodywork, hat channels as usual. Brakes just about finished just waiting for 2 new shocks to arrive and finish off spaying the chassis. Then it's the dreaded panel work to sort and front floor. Nice to have a warm workshop to work in though. What do you reckon Seamus, look any different to when I picked her up.    
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31 minutes ago, 67burwood said:

It’s coming along well👍

Cheers Seamus, your not taking any at all getting the Wot looking good. Just bought myself a little inverter arch welded, what a difference that has made with regards to the welding up the floor and hat channels. 

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1 minute ago, steviem said:

Great work,  it's good to see these old wardogs being put back on the road. 

Yes buddy, trying to keep as much of the original tub as possible as it was in quite good condition. Managed to get hold of the centre floor gearbox section from a mate as the one in the jeep was cut about badly, it's gone in quite well. Hat channels were a nightmare, trying to get the floor to stay in line as I had to cut out a 3" complete section out of the floor from side to side. 

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Just now, 67burwood said:

How does it compare to the mig welder?

To tell you the true, I was brought up on gas welding and arch. Never been able to get the hang of Mig or Tig welding. I personally love gas welding as you have more control over the weld with regards to the heat/flame. I have found that with gas welding you can feed the rod in at your own speed but with mig it's a constant feed and you have to keep going. If the wire speed is not correct it shoots out like a bloody rocket. It's no doubt down to what you prefer and get on with.    

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Gradually getting there. Just a bit of touching up inside the wheel arches then tub back on. Biggest headache will be the wiring loom, got a box full of spaghetti lol. What are the thoughts on the MME pattern, not sure how it is supposed to look. Been on some of the various forums and there is a lot of confusion over what it should look like.

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8 minutes ago, 67burwood said:

All looking good Steve. Have you looked on the Airfix/modellers forums ? They are usually very accurate for details like paint schemes. 

Yes Seamus have been on a couple of those sites and some say that a jeep side body is not a large enough platform for a MME camo to look correct. They are saying that the camo should be like a continuous black top and bottom but that leaves a bit of a green 'go faster' stripe which does not look correct. Have tried to look for an official paper regarding this camo but as of yet not found anything relating to how it should look on a jeep.  Can't find any wartime photos which are clear enough either. 

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In practice the 'Dappled Pattern' became predominant and morphed into a series of interconnected circles which became known as the 'Mickey Mouse Ear' scheme, due to its similarity to the famous rodent's head!

This resulted in a number of stylised designs and Camouflage Chart No 15 was issued in May 1943 to again standardise the pattern painting. It provided a series of colour images demonstrating an officially authorised pattern similar to the 'Foliage Pattern'. Previous designs, particularly the 'Mickey Mouse Ear' were hence forth forbidden. 

The complete article:-

https://www.paradata.org.uk/article/camouflage-painting-airborne-vehicles

Jeep Camouflage in WW2

https://42fordgpw.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/jeep-camouflage-in-ww2-8/amp/

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Well I finally got my starter motor repaired and got the engine turning over. Though I would drop the sump and take a look at the bog end shells. Not too bad and the bores only have a light dusting of powdery rust which has come off with the engine turning over. Next is tub back on and rewire or is it best to install most of the wiring with the tub off. Best of all was finding the date on the block, 10-6-42.20210424_171249.thumb.jpg.14bdb44e6b0869ee3356dca37c83bd4a.jpg

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On 4/18/2021 at 9:22 AM, Rootes75 said:

Are you going to use the original loom or use it as a pattern to get a new one made?

I got a new loom from Gavin at jeeparts, thought it would be easier and it's all the correct colour coded cabling. 

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10 hours ago, Chris Hall said:

10 06 42 must convert to 6th Oct 1942, I take it the motor doesn’t match your frame number?

Unfortunately not. Chassis number is 19661 so we are looking at about May, April time I reckon. 

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On 1/9/2021 at 2:07 AM, DFC1943Fl.Lt. said:


Well this is my new baby, Early Scripted Ford GPW 1942. Most of it's there, unsure about the engine but gearbox and transfer case looks have bee overhauled. Main issue is the bodywork, hat channels as usual. Brakes just about finished just waiting for 2 new shocks to arrive and finish off spaying the chassis. Then it's the dreaded panel work to sort and front floor. Nice to have a warm workshop to work in though. What do you reckon Seamus, look any different to when I picked her up.    
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