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Old 6th February 2009, 16:32   #46
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@maddy: Thank you

@Randeep: Thank you buddy, waiting for your Willys restoration thread soon.

@-GT-: Thank you very much

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Wonder if he ever studied that way for his exams while he was in college\school...LOL.
Dont remind me S@~+#0$#, my wife and Dad had the same complaint.

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@ pavan : Excellent restoration , rated this thread excellent.
Thank you very much.


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That's great work Pavan. Good pics. Willy boy looks absolutely stunning. You now surely have to open a company for restoring the cars (my suggestion)
You bet, there are already 3 cars waiting in the workshop where i am currently doing up my VW.

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Pavan, that's a good restoration done on the Willy'43, waiting for the stickering work on the Jeep.
The jeep looks damn good and are the tyres good or do they require change
Gowdre, see the next set of pics tomorrow.

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Neat job Raghavendra, you've earned your Doctorate in restoration if you go by my standards. Sure many of us think on the same lines. Amazing achievement.
And thanks for giving me a sneak peek as to how the final product came up!
From that phone call from the lorry driver to the off roading trip, awesome experience. Enjoyed every bit of it and thank you so much for taking the time out to give me an invaluable experience.

Keep it coming mate :-)
It was truly an experience, that i savoured each and every bit of it.

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Old 6th February 2009, 20:16   #47
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Pavan

In the beginning of the thread, you had mentioned that you had resotoration to Bug(s) and could claim that you were good at restoring the bugs and that you had no idea on why the owner called you to restore his Willys.

Who else but you? The jeep is just amazing. Not sure what it means to the owners, am sure it means something or everything, I dont know, but can imagine the sleep less nights and the passion you have put into WillyBoy.

The person who has sent it to you has made the best decision. How would you feel when giving it back?
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Great Stuff pavan. The jeep looks really cool. Now I know who to chase down for a restoration! need another project? :-D
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Pavan

How would you feel when giving it back?
I felt really happy for the jeep, to have come out well. I had infact got too much attached to it over the past 2 months.

After the delivery last week, the next 3 days i spent searching for the Willyboy at the workshop

I wish he finds a nice owner.

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Great Stuff pavan. The jeep looks really cool. Now I know who to chase down for a restoration! need another project? :-D

Game for it buddy, any day.

As someone mentioned to me earlier on, its an harmless intoxication.
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Pavan, just went thorugh the whole post. Its awesome.

Few days back I was thinking that when I get a bigger space, I would like to add a jeep/gypsy and a sedan in my stable.

Now I know whom I have to come to for the Jeep restoration
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Old 7th February 2009, 09:17   #51
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Dear Pavan,
Fantastic job!! That Willy boy would be so happy for having gotten back its identity. And you, being the man behind it: Awesome Pavan
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Nice job pavan, your jeep looks great. However if ur hubs and the spades are painted the same colour through out instead of black it would have looked nicer and more original. Just my opinion!
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Pavan, just went thorugh the whole post. Its awesome.

Few days back I was thinking that when I get a bigger space, I would like to add a jeep/gypsy and a sedan in my stable.

Now I know whom I have to come to for the Jeep restoration
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Fantastic job!! That Willy boy would be so happy for having gotten back its identity. And you, being the man behind it: Awesome Pavan
Cheers,
Deepak
Thank you, Well this restoration was all about wrong things falling at the right place and at the right time.

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Nice job pavan, your jeep looks great. However if ur hubs and the spades are painted the same colour through out instead of black it would have looked nicer and more original. Just my opinion!
Vinod,

This restoration was done referring to so many books and articles found on the web, this is what i could best do, Yes i can still improvise . Thank you.

Now i would like to post the final pics after all the stencils were cut according to the exact sizes. This was actually the most complex part during restoration, as there were lot many things to follow the book, Size, Distance and exact alignment. But finally the team did it and here are the results for all you guys to see.

Correct me if i've not followed any other techniques.

Thats all folks. untill next time
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Old 9th February 2009, 13:01   #54
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A restoration really well done, Pavan!
Here's to the hard work and dedication put in from you and your team!!!

PS: correct me if i'm wrong, but in the spec. painted along side, should it be "LENGTH 132 IN." ?
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A restoration really well done, Pavan!
Here's to the hard work and dedication put in from you and your team!!!

PS: correct me if i'm wrong, but in the spec. painted along side, should it be "LENGTH 132 IN." ?
Kamath sahebre correct re thavu, chalo iddeeere neevu

Pavan same here i guess it should be IN and not LBS

You have put 200% effort on this vehicle to get it back it to the factory look.

Pavan where is the ORVM

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pavam - Thats a good job that you've done there. I've done some restorations in the past and there still a few going on.. i know it feel great when something you've put alot of effort into comes out just as u wanted.
Just a few suggestions and questions-
1) Is the front grill original?
2)Stuff that i've noticed your missing - handbrake lever, windscreen clamps, trailer socket, an end fitting into which the hood frame slides into (sits right behind the front seats)
3) Everyones already mentioned the fact that the length is in weight
4) small picky stuff that might be worth doing - Exhaust is in the wrong place, and the paint in some places could do with a touch up, also the glovebox had a button to open it and not a lock.
5)Lastly most of the body actually had canvas (i think) between panels. i see you've used rubber - how about changing those?

Overall i can see you have put a really good effort into the Jeep. Well done. If you need, i can send you some photos of the jeeps restored at my place.
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A restoration really well done, Pavan!
Here's to the hard work and dedication put in from you and your team!!!

PS: correct me if i'm wrong, but in the spec. painted along side, should it be "LENGTH 132 IN." ?
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Kamath sahebre correct re thavu, chalo iddeeere neevu

Pavan same here i guess it should be IN and not LBS

You have put 200% effort on this vehicle to get it back it to the factory look.

Pavan where is the ORVM

, gee what a mistake, i can only use 2 smilies. Add some more.

That printer guy, if i can get hold of him now.

Sorry for the typo error.
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Nice Going Pavan, When do you plan to take it for serious off roading?

In the beginning I was thinking the Jeep in question was a Ford GPW, but got my answer as the Willy's Post 1942 adopted designs of the Ford, like the sunk in head lights and also the grill. The older Willys came with a curved grill near the head lights similar to the Kaiser.

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In the beginning I was thinking the Jeep in question was a Ford GPW, but got my answer as the Willy's Post 1942 adopted designs of the Ford, like the sunk in head lights and also the grill. The older Willys came with a curved grill near the head lights similar to the Kaiser.
Randeep,
The curved grill near the headlight was found on the later civilian versions jeeps to accommodate the headlamp rings. The jeep restored by Pavan is a Willys MB.
The Willys MB and Ford GPW were made from 1942-45 and came with headlamps recessed in the grille.
The larger headlamps (7") were introduced with the first civilian jeep, the CJ2A, which was put into production in 1945. The grille was also changed with seven slots instead of the nine slots found on the WWII jeeps and the curved indents for the larger lamps.

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Randeep,
The curved grill near the headlight was found on the later civilian versions jeeps to accommodate the headlamp rings. The jeep restored by Pavan is a Willys MB.
The Willys MB and Ford GPW were made from 1942-45 and came with headlamps recessed in the grille.
The larger headlamps (7") were introduced with the first civilian jeep, the CJ2A, which was put into production in 1945. The grille was also changed with seven slots instead of the nine slots found on the WWII jeeps and the curved indents for the larger lamps.

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Thanks gotzuk,
Yeah I figured it out later.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!
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