Posts Tagged ‘Jeep’

Willys Jeep: The Frame, Before & After (Photos)

July 26, 2013 2 comments

As promised in my earlier post, here are the before and after photos. I tried to figure out a way to do this so that the comparison was easy to see, but I didn’t have the time to do anything too special. Thankfully there are online animated gif programs. I hope this works the way I wanted it to. This is going to be a photo blog, with very few (if any) commentary.

I’ll only say this: there are a lot of comparison photos here. Mostly this is for me, actually, because each photo represents some part of the process that has a specific memory or problem that was overcome at some point. For that reason, perhaps you can forgive the self-indulgence. 🙂

WordPress is doing something rather interesting. Each image is an animated gif of before and after (or sometimes, before-during-after), but is only showing the first/oldest image. If you want to see what it looks like now, simply click on the image (my apologies for all the clicking). I guess that’s what tabs are for…
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Willys Jeep: The Long and Painful (Frame) Journey is Over

July 26, 2013 3 comments

8 months.

It’s been 8 months since I took the frame, completely free from other parts of the Jeep, to get the front crossmember to get welded. It’s been 7 months since I was able to bring the sandblasted frame home and deal with the reality of not being anywhere near completed. It’s been a very long road since then.

Now, however, I’m extremely happy – one might even say encouraged – to say that the Willys Jeep frame is finally, blissfully, fixed and ready for assembly.  Read more…

Porkchop, The New Willys Jeep, and the Great Samaritan

May 28, 2013 6 comments
Meet Porkchop

Meet Porkchop

The Monday of Memorial Day weekend, we went up to Sacramento to look at a 1952 Willys Jeep – a M38A1 “field extended ambulance prototype.” A friend of mine, Dave Alexander pinged me on Saturday to let me know that his father had a Jeep that he (sadly) needed to sell.

The timing was better than you normally expect. Anyone who has read this blog before knows that I’ve been rebuilding a 1952 Willys CJ-3A but its meticulous nature has been making me somewhat frustrated because I’m getting more and more anxious to drive it. This one, Dave said, was a runner. He showed me the pictures, put me in touch with his father, and Monday I hooked up the trailer “to go see a man about a Jeep.” It turned out to be more of an adventure than I was expecting. Read more…

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