Archive for April, 2014

Willys Jeep: Quick and Dirty Axle Before-and-After


4002fae2e65d57bdc33cf21c97631e69_largeI don’t have a lot of time, so this is going to be a pure photo extravaganza. Just brought the Badger’s axles back from the restorers. Due to time constraints I haven’t even had the chance to take them off the trailer yet. I’ll write more about that later. For now, though, here are the comparisons for the axles after they’ve been restored, powder-coated. This is only the rear axle, but I’ll take pictures of the front soon. Read more…

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Willys Jeep: Porkchop’s Clutch Arm Problem

April 25, 2014 6 comments
Problem area

Problem area

This is a quick and dirty post to describe a particular problem that I’m having.

Part of what I have to do when replacing the master cylinder (that is, converting it to a dual master cylinder (MC) from the original single reservoir, making it safer) on the M38A1 (affectionately named Porkchop) is disassemble the pedal assembly bracket and modify it a bit so that the new MC can fit onto the frame.

I’ll likely revise this post in the future to describe what that process has been like, but I need to ask a question right now and see if anyone knows the answer to it. Read more…

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Willys Jeep: Calm Before The Storm

April 19, 2014 4 comments

It all started so well this morning. A beautiful day, sunny and cool. I had finally gotten the right tools (after my third trip to Home Depot and another one to Sears) to fix the problems that I couldn’t get to last week.

Photo Credit: Christopher Foley

Photo Credit: Christopher Foley

I started off working on Honey Badger, trying my hand at my first-ever tap in order to get the frame ready to accept a screw, and it worked! Encouraged, I decided to tackle the pedal brake assembly. And that worked too!

Could I finally, finally be getting the hang of this? Could maybe, perhaps, some real progress get done today?

As it turns out, no. No it could not.

This post is not about that frustration, though. This post is about how you can get small feelings of minor accomplishment that can raise your hope that maybe, just maybe, you’re on the right track – just before that “one more thing” comes and tears it all down again.

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Willys Jeep: Rims and Tires for the Badger

April 12, 2014 2 comments

Just a quick photo update for some stuff. I am so severely backlogged on the blogging that I just need to put something up here to show myself that progress is actually being made.

Pre-Cleaned Rims Read more…

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