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Old 26th December 2008, 00:56   #31
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Way to go Vaibhav . Nice to know the progress on your project. Yes, the chassis looks to be in great shape. One must appreciate the metallurgy in those days.

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I have planned the restoration in four separate stages.
First stage will be to sand..........
.................the jeep would be ready to drive....

Phew!!!
Nice WBS(Work Breakdown Structure) you have there. I'll follow the same approach during restoration of my restoration too.
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Hey Vaibhav!

A great find there man!!

I think now even I should bring my 3A so that we can do the restore together!!

I guess I will have to hurry up on this front now!

Of course now that UBS sir is following this thread, the luck has already started to be on your side and if I bring mine...may be on our side

UBS Sir: I have a jeep which according to my knowledge is a CJ3A. Will post pics soon to have your expert opinion on it. Might bring it to Delhi sometime soon from Rajasthan and will bother you to help me restore it too.

Anyways, best of luck vaibhav and pls keep posting the pics. I am glued

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Hi Vaibhav,

I think this link might be of help to you:

My 1950 3A* Restoration

Its about a restoration project done with amazing detail.

cheers:
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Old 26th December 2008, 23:40   #34
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Way to go Vaibhav . Nice to know the progress on your project. Yes, the chassis looks to be in great shape. One must appreciate the metallurgy in those days.
Nice WBS(Work Breakdown Structure) you have there. I'll follow the same approach during restoration of my restoration too.
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Even i was surprised to see the chassis in great condition hidden behind all the dirt and grime.
And it's good to see another petrol Willy's being restored.
Best of Luck!!

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What a coincidence, i am doing up a similar but 1943 Willys.

And its undergoing the same treatment what i am seeing on this thread
Hey Pavan,
That's great news!!
Please start a thread ASAP on the restoration.

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Hi Vaibhav,

I think this link might be of help to you:

My 1950 3A* Restoration

Its about a restoration project done with amazing detail.

cheers:
Vinay
Vinay,
Get that CJ3A before its too late!!
Thanks for the link, I hope i get results that good!


Cheers
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I have planned the restoration in four separate stages.
First stage will be to sand blast, repair, rustproof and paint the chassis. The differentials will be overhauled with new bearings, seals etc. along with the wheel bearings, brake shoes and wheel cylinders. At the same time the all steering components will also be replaced with new parts and the steering box overhauled. The suspension (leaf springs, shackles, shock absorbers, etc.) would also be overhauled/repaired/replaced. Wheel Rims would be sand blasted and painted and new tires mounted. All this would be assembled to get a rolling chassis.

In the second stage, the Engine, Gearbox and Transfer case would be completely overhauled along with new universal joints for the propeller shafts. The radiator would receive a new core. The water pump, fuel pump and oil pump would be overhauled or replaced with new units. The starter motor, dynamo (generator), distributor would also be overhauled alongside. A new Carter WO carburetor would be installed instead of the Solex. All this would be installed on the chassis along with the ancillaries. A new exhaust, preferably in stainless steel would be fabricated and installed.
At this point we would be able to test start the engine.

The third stage would see the bodywork being taken care of. This is the part which scares me the most when i think about it. The tub, fenders, hood etc. would be painted and then assembled on the rolling chassis.

The fourth stage would be getting the wiring for electrical connections in place. All lights, meters, pedals, body trim, et cetera, would go on now. A canvas top and seat covers etc. would also be made and fitted.

And then, I hope, the jeep would be ready to drive....

Phew!!!
Congrats Vaibhav on your acquisition
The above post should be used as a guide for all restoration projects.
And that is Mandeep in some of the pics Right?
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Old 28th December 2008, 10:28   #36
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Harjeev,

Yes, that is Mandeep. My jeep is being done up at his place
in Noida. Both Mandeep and Jasvinder like working on the
jeep themselves and they are as finicky for detail as me .
If it was not for them, I wouldn't know where to get my jeep done.

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Hey Vaibhav

How is your project coming along? oh and Happy new year BTW.

Still waiting for the pics of the hard top you got installed on your gypsy.

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Old 6th January 2009, 00:33   #38
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Ankit,
Things are back to a crawl on the jeep front.
All lot of missing parts were missing on the jeep and now
the missing pieces are being arranged to complete the jigsaw.
Original parts are tough to come by but they are trickling in slowly.
Will be posting about the Gypsy's tonneau and cabin in a couple of days.

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Sir Ji - hope you are being able to source the parts you were after. How about a little update of what was missing and how are you trying to get it?

P.S. - Still waiting for the pics of the top on the gypsy
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Ji - hope you are being able to source the parts you were after. How
about a little update of what was missing and how are you trying to get
it?
Ah, how I wish I could get all the jeep parts I desired
Well, renegade's fracture and my own personal commitments have
meant that we did almost no work on the jeep chassis.
However, the engine was dismantled, only to find out that almost
all the parts except the camshaft need replacement. Almost all
parts required for the overhaul have been sourced and the last bits
should be here by the weekend.
Hope to update with pics in a week.
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Any updates on the restoration gotzuk ? The last post was in feb 09. Please let us know the current status of ur 2A
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Vaibhav!,

You are very lucky... your chasis is in excellent condition. I am really suprised to see it's condition. Another thing, try listing all the parts you are in need so that someone here can help you out.

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Vaibhav: Updates please

@mathewJ: Just noticed your signature. Looks like you have found a Ford GPW to adorn all those rare WW-II accessories you have been collecting. Please start a new thread about it with pics...Thanks
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Vaibhav: Updates please

@mathewJ: Just noticed your signature. Looks like you have found a Ford GPW to adorn all those rare WW-II accessories you have been collecting. Please start a new thread about it with pics...Thanks

Yes, It's still under restoration with Mr.UBS. Sir has been doing an excellent work on it (he really really know a lottt on jeeps) and we have nearly reached it's completion. Speaking of the ww2 tool kit for my GPW, I have to update my old thread with new tools.
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