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Postby TOM R » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:20 pm

those are not cj they are m38 jeeps, the military version of the cj korea era :D
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Postby ChevyM14 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:02 pm

The one from CA has a talgat. the one I put up is a cj with the talgate welded up. (I talked to the owner)
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Postby Bil » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:26 pm

Did you know that Ford also made Jeeps for the military?! I seem to remember that the easiest way to spot a Ford jeep is that Ford didn't have a tailgate,the rear panel was built in,not welded or bolted.Part of the body.I once bought a house that had an old jeep on the property.It was made for the air force,had a small plate that said so,and under the rear body there was a framework for the gun mount.It was made like that.I gave it to a friend,and it was so bad that when we got to his house about a mile away,all that was on the wrecker boom was the front half! It had fallen in two right in front of the seats.We went back and the back was in the middle of the road! Good thing I like out in the sticks.All he salvaged was the gun mount and parts of the drive train. ---bil

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Postby TOM R » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:45 pm

new pics, made a pedistal mount almost done here but mounted, also added m151 tow loops front and rear like the m38 has :D
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Postby TOM R » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:52 pm

Bil wrote:Did you know that Ford also made Jeeps for the military?! I seem to remember that the easiest way to spot a Ford jeep is that Ford didn't have a tailgate,the rear panel was built in,not welded or bolted.Part of the body.I once bought a house that had an old jeep on the property.It was made for the air force,had a small plate that said so,and under the rear body there was a framework for the gun mount.It was made like that.I gave it to a friend,and it was so bad that when we got to his house about a mile away,all that was on the wrecker boom was the front half! It had fallen in two right in front of the seats.We went back and the back was in the middle of the road! Good thing I like out in the sticks.All he salvaged was the gun mount and parts of the drive train. ---bil


no ww2 jeeps had tailgates and the ford ones had a big F stamped in the body and on all parts even bolts
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Postby TOM R » Tue May 15, 2007 3:06 pm

got a repro mb/ gpw grille at the aberdeen show :D $125 brand new unused
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Postby Bil » Tue May 15, 2007 6:00 pm

Looks good,Tom.Glad to see you still have some toys to play with. :D ---bil

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Postby ChevyM14 » Wed May 16, 2007 6:45 am

Looks great, much better looking then the old one. are you a MTA member? I do the vets day proade in NYC and I saw a lot of NJ guys there.
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Postby TOM R » Fri May 18, 2007 5:11 pm

just made the wire catcher for the front :D yes i am an MVPA memeber
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Postby Bil » Fri May 18, 2007 11:01 pm

Very nice field re-fit.These were installed to cut wires that may have been strung across roads as a booby-trap.A lot of Germans were killed this way,especially motorcycle couriers. ---bil

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Postby TOM R » Fri May 25, 2007 7:25 pm

welded up the gas filler hole in the body and modded the tank, blew up 2 tanks in the process filled with water, drained, and started to tigg and BOOOM I didn't even jump, scared the crap out of my buddie since ai was weldin for about a minute before it blew, now if i could only get the dam thing to stop leakin :evil:
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Postby TOM R » Tue May 29, 2007 7:45 pm

rear seat from a mutt 151 compliments of salt6 i modded to fit the jeep :D
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Postby TOM R » Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:38 pm

built a step pedistal :D
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Postby FN74 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:54 am

Tom,
Good work so far on your mock up! If you can, try to replace the front grill and lights, as that and the gas tank fill spot you welded up are the two most notorious tattletales to CJ2s masqueradeing as a WW2 jeep. The windshield also is a tell tell sign, as the civie windshields had the embossed WILLYS on them and are higher than the WW2 ones, and the top will not fit right with the civie windshield on it.


Ford jeeps up to around april 1942 had an embossed FORD on the left rear panel of the jeep. After that they did not have it on the body. F marks are not on every part, as some parts were contracted out to other companies, however a majority of parts did contain the F marks on the GPW (Designation for the Ford WW2 jeep).

I own a 1942 Ford GPW, Date of Delivery Oct 1st, 1942. I got it for $1500.00 in 2001. I have currently about $5000.00 in it as seen in my pictures, without the cost of the 1919s and other weapons. A real WW2 jeep can be expensive or inexpensive, it just depends on how hard you look for one. The bonus is that the value of the real WW2 jeep will continue to climb year after year.

If you do a search for D&L Bensinger on yahoo.com, you'll find his Reproduction parts for sale. He has grilles and lights etc, basically everything you need to make your CJ look darn near spot on. The only things you cannot hide are the lack of glove compartment, the tool box arrangement and tub, and the tranny hump, as they have T90 trannys instead of T84s like WW2 jeeps. The BEST resource on the planet for WW2 jeeps is http://www.g503.com - check it out, it's got everything you'd ever want to know about the subject as well as info on later jeeps, both civie and military.

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Postby TOM R » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:27 pm

installed a gi surge tank :D
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Postby Bil » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:30 pm

Tom-good to see you are still working on this-it really looks good.I like the 'wire cutter' /wire holder up front. ---bil
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Postby DARIVS ARCHITECTVS » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:13 am

Wow, Tom... you do GOOD WORK! :shock:
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Re: tom r cj2a 1946 restoration

Postby FN74 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:07 am

Tom, looks great! One note - 2nd AD had 82nd Armored recon btn, not 81st.

Bumper markings should look like this from left to right: 2 triangle 82R star A - 1 (or HQ whatever company you're representing)


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