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Title: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 17, 2008, 02:05:10 PM
I don't know if this is a good place to start this thread or not, but it's the only place that seemed appropriate.  I've wanted for a long time to trailer a vintage Jeep down to BBNP and do some of the back roads in it.  Unfortunately, each time I've restored one I have had to part with it (usually for marital reasons).  I've acquired another project now, and this time I plan to make good on the quest.  But first I'm doing another frame-off restoration.  I thought I could post photos here, and then, when it's ready to make the trip, let everyone know so they can have the opportunity to show up for a free ride.  At any rate, this all started back in 2004 when I finished my first restoration, a 1946 CJ-2A with early numbers that I found in Carlsbad, NM.  A guy offered me way too much money for it before I could get it out of Bryan.  I then acquired a 1948 CJ-2A in excellent condition, but disasembled, out of Birmingham, AL.  After completely rebuilding the frame and driveline (including individually restoring each leaf in all four leaf springs), I got another outrageous offer (since I had done all the 'hard work') and let it go.  Then I acquired a 1969 CJ-5 with the original 'odd-fire' Dauntless V6 out of Oklahoma City that I restored to scary-fast conditions with the help of an HEI distributor.  For some reason I decided to sell this one, too - I think because I really like the old flat fender models better and wanted to go back to that.  At any rate, I finally found a worthy model near Topeka, KS last fall and trailered it home where I've already torn it down and started the restoration.  It's a 1946 CJ-2A with all matching very early numbers and the original military style body with tool indents. 

Below I've posted photos of the original completed '46, me in my '69 and the new '46 as I found it in Kansas last fall.  I'll post additional photos as progress is made.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: bdann on July 17, 2008, 02:37:12 PM
Those are pretty cool Buck.  My Dad is currently on the prowl for a 1940s Jeep to restore. 
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 17, 2008, 02:40:16 PM
They're hard to find in decent condition.  I'm having to replace the front floorboard and back-right quarter panel on the most recent acquisition and will probably end up getting a replacement hood, windshield frame and tailgate before it's all done.  I have some good resources, though, if he's seriously looking.  I can post them later from another computer where they're bookmarked.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Casa Grande on July 17, 2008, 04:31:00 PM
I don't know if this is a good place to start this thread or not, but it's the only place that seemed appropriate.  I've wanted for a long time to trailer a vintage Jeep down to BBNP and do some of the back roads in it.  Unfortunately, each time I've restored one I have had to part with it (usually for marital reasons).  I've acquired another project now, and this time I plan to make good on the quest.  But first I'm doing another frame-off restoration.  I thought I could post photos here, and then, when it's ready to make the trip, let everyone know so they can have the opportunity to show up for a free ride.  At any rate, this all started back in 2004 when I finished my first restoration, a 1946 CJ-2A with early numbers that I found in Carlsbad, NM.  A guy offered me way too much money for it before I could get it out of Bryan.  I then acquired a 1948 CJ-2A in excellent condition, but disasembled, out of Birmingham, AL.  After completely rebuilding the frame and driveline (including individually restoring each leaf in all four leaf springs), I got another outrageous offer (since I had done all the 'hard work') and let it go.  Then I acquired a 1969 CJ-5 with the original 'odd-fire' Dauntless V6 out of Oklahoma City that I restored to scary-fast conditions with the help of an HEI distributor.  For some reason I decided to sell this one, too - I think because I really like the old flat fender models better and wanted to go back to that.  At any rate, I finally found a worthy model near Topeka, KS last fall and trailered it home where I've already torn it down and started the restoration.  It's a 1946 CJ-2A with all matching very early numbers and the original military style body with tool indents. 

Below I've posted photos of the original completed '46, me in my '69 and the new '46 as I found it in Kansas last fall.  I'll post additional photos as progress is made.


that's awesome!  I love all Jeeps, except yrs 86-95 (Dont be square), but especially the vintage ones....
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: bdhawk133 on July 17, 2008, 04:42:27 PM
I am a Jeep fanatic myself!!! I don't have much time to put into mine right now, but it runs like a scalded ape as is... My next purchase will be one of the new 4dr Rubicons with which I will also be trailering my "toy jeep" to BIBE. It's a '79 CJ7 3spd w/304 5L V8.  :eusa_dance:
(http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/4/7/17/f_BrewinJeep2m_e715a2b.jpg)
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: homerboy2u on July 17, 2008, 05:23:01 PM
That is one cool Renegade.. :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Casa Grande on July 17, 2008, 05:54:39 PM
I am a Jeep fanatic myself!!! I don't have much time to put into mine right now, but it runs like a scalded ape as is... My next purchase will be one of the new 4dr Rubicons with which I will also be trailering my "toy jeep" to BIBE. It's a '79 CJ7 3spd w/304 5L V8.  :eusa_dance:
(http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/4/7/17/f_BrewinJeep2m_e715a2b.jpg)

freakin' sweet!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: bdhawk133 on July 17, 2008, 06:58:24 PM
freakin' sweet!
That is one cool Renegade.. :eusa_clap:

Gracias amigos!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 18, 2008, 08:24:16 AM
I've done a lot of research over the years into the Jeep and its history, etc, and the '79 model is considered by many to be the pinnacle in terms of durability and drivetrain configuration.  Good choice, that.

Here are som other shots of my previous '46 - it's sort of what I'm shooting for with my newest restoration:

Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Casa Grande on July 18, 2008, 10:35:51 AM
I've done a lot of research over the years into the Jeep and its history, etc, and the '79 model is considered by many to be the pinnacle in terms of durability and drivetrain configuration.  Good choice, that.

Here are som other shots of my previous '46 - it's sort of what I'm shooting for with my newest restoration:



wow....hey, just out of curiosity, how much does a restored Jeep like that go for?  ( I know, I know, if you have to ask....)
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Matador on July 18, 2008, 11:03:01 AM
Sweet!  All these years of lurking have really paid off, my two favorite subjects in the world are combined...BBNP and Jeeps!
When she's finished, lets plan a BIBE-Jeep Show & Shine in the park.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: RichardM on July 18, 2008, 11:20:12 AM
Here are som other shots of my previous '46 - it's sort of what I'm shooting for with my newest restoration:

wow....hey, just out of curiosity, how much does a restored Jeep like that go for?  ( I know, I know, if you have to ask....)
Here's one (http://classiccars.com/54270.car) that's listed at $16,500. And here's another one (http://www.jeep-classifieds.com/30417_jeep-ad.html) that was listed for $11,000.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 18, 2008, 11:03:32 PM
Those prices are in line with what I've seen them going for in that condition.  With a lot of patience, a discerning eye and a little luck I've been able to pick mine up in fair condition for around $3,000, invest another $3,000 in them and end up with vehicles worth around $10,000.  Those numbers don't include the $25,000 in labor I invest, but that's what makes it a hobby and not a job.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: tjavery on July 21, 2008, 12:57:42 PM
That's awesome. Fixing up an old jeep is something my brother-in-law and I have been wanting to do for a long time now.

Let us know when you plan to get yours out to BiBe. That will be a cool trip!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: bdhawk133 on July 22, 2008, 02:11:20 PM
This is just a funny "trail" story... The day after I got my CJ7, I decided to take it for a test run on some pretty rough backroads just outside of town. As I am puttin along, I come across a shopping cart just sitting there in the middle of the trail (still not sure how it got there :eusa_think:). Instead of getting out and moving it out of the way, I thought that I could move it just as easily by pushing it with my bumper. Well...... I didn't take into account the fact that my Jeep sits on 6" of suspension lift with 35"tires, and I misjudged the height of my Jeep's bumper with that of the shopping cart :eusa_doh:. Needless to say, I went right over it instead of bumping it. I ended up bending the tie rod in such a way that I could not turn left. So...... after a tedious hour or so of trying to make it home by only going straight or turning right, I made it as close as I could, then adjusted the tie rod, and went a little further. Finally, I got home. $300 later, I replaced that tie rod with a Currie...... so now......if I ever see that shopping cart again.........it's goin' down!!!

When Shopping Carts Attack!!!! :nailbitting:
(http://img29.picoodle.com/img/img29/4/7/22/f_jeepbuggym_27a1f4e.jpg)
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 23, 2008, 05:26:25 PM
Since the orange 2A followed me home earlier in the year, I've removed instrumentation, wiring, all the body panels, transfer case, and body hardware.  I've started the meticulous removal of bad body panels by drilling out each spot weld with special spot weld drill bits.  These bits have a spring-loaded center punch that only allows the tiny circular saw blade to cut through one layer of metal - at least that's the theory.  I've also had the original 16" wheels sandblasted and I've painted them with Matthews Poly-Acrylic catalyzed paint in a scheme shown in an early Willys ad.  While the scheme was, as far as I know, never put into production, it takes the edge off the original 'in your face' sunset red wheel color that was paired with the harvest tan Jeeps like mine was.  In fact, if you look at the color left on the bottom of my vehicle you'll see the original harvest tan color.  Also shown are the new body panels waiting to be installed.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: bdhawk133 on July 23, 2008, 10:44:21 PM
Buck,
Thanks for letting us peek at your project..... I love JEEP stuff! It's like LEGOS for adults... Keep it coming as you move along. Hopefully I will get to join you sometime for a Jeep Bender in the Bend!?!  :eusa_dance:
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Casa Grande on August 22, 2008, 10:41:44 AM
find this on craigslist while looking for my dream jeep.....

http://austin.craigslist.org/ctd/805745574.html (http://austin.craigslist.org/ctd/805745574.html)

Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: TexasAggieHiker on August 22, 2008, 11:04:34 AM
I'm glad you repainted it.  That's way too much orange for someone living in Aggieland.   :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: dkerr24 on August 26, 2008, 02:21:14 PM
But never too much Orange for us Pokes fans in Stillwater, OK.  Oh yeah, ours is a diff shade of orange :)  No burnt orange here.

Awesome hobby...  my Dad loves his '05 Wrangler.  Think it was the last year before they made 'em into Hummer-wannabes.  We took it out a few months ago after a heavy rain and had some fun on the farm.  Even a stock Wrangler can get outta some serious muck.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: alcap on November 03, 2008, 09:46:22 PM
I've wanted for a long time to trailer a vintage Jeep down to BBNP and do some of the back roads in it. 


If you finally do it, you'll have a ball !! Here's my last Samurai.

Moderator Note: attached file lost during a move...
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on April 27, 2010, 07:11:33 AM
OK, then - after a divorce and all the upheaval that comes from it I'm back on this project. The trannie and transfer case came back from the rebuilder yesterday and the sandblasting of the frame has resumed. Starter and generator are rebuilt and repainted along with the other engine peripherals. Wheels are painted and new NDT tires are mounted. Rotted body panels have been cut out and replaced with refabricated ones. Progress!

In the mean time, I decided to go for a more contemporary (by 1946 standards) ride:

(http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/gallery/29_27_04_10_10_21_45.jpg) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=456)
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Terlingua50337 on April 27, 2010, 09:04:17 AM
Love the plate
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on November 20, 2012, 09:03:02 AM
I've cleared out several other projects and put the Willys back on the front burner.  I decided to take the engine into a top rate restoration overhaul outfit, Vilas Motor Works (http://vilasmotorworks.homestead.com/ (http://vilasmotorworks.homestead.com/)) here in Bryan, and have him go through it and do it right.  I took the major parts to the sandblaster yesterday.  Hopefully this will start coming together quickly in time to start driving it in the Spring.  Maybe I'll be able to trailer it to the Bend?

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rLUhD3Br208/UKubMIWoNQI/AAAAAAAAIqE/SzK4t-gF6-c/s640/sbstr.jpg)
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: OldJeepr on November 21, 2012, 07:19:54 AM
Here's a 'new' 81 CJ7 we trailered to BBNP the first week in October.  Two days of wandering backroads more than made up for the 1700 miles of pulling the trailer.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on November 21, 2012, 09:07:58 AM
That's really awesome!  Great looking '81 - did you do the restore?  What type of trailer do you use?  I'm looking to either purchase a used one or have one built to my specs.

Got the metal back from the sandblaster yesterday - can you say next day service?!  Now to finish the welding, bending, grinding and hammering prior to painting.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: OldJeepr on November 21, 2012, 11:52:47 AM
Fortunately, the CJ didn't need a lot of restoring, just a few touch-ups here and there, and then a paint job.  Made a few mechanical upgrades (spring bushings, MC2100 carb, coil and distributor, plug wires, etc.)  Then there were the new tires, wheels, winch, rear bumper and tire carrier, seats, ...the money pit continues.
My trailer is an 18' car hauler with a 5000# load capacity and electric brakes on the rear axle. 
Bought it new for $1795 plus TTL.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on November 21, 2012, 11:54:10 AM
Where did you get that deal?
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: OldJeepr on November 21, 2012, 04:09:15 PM
The trailer or the Jeep?
The trailer was from Texas Trailer Supply in Spring.

The Jeep was a lucky craigslist find.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on February 21, 2013, 04:08:28 PM
I just went by the machine shop (Vilas Motor Works) to check on the engine rebuild.  They are making progress.

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv76/duffelpud/IMAG2063_zpsd3d60734.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv76/duffelpud/IMAG2064_zps0c55d29e.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv76/duffelpud/IMAG2056_zpse4632259.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv76/duffelpud/IMAG2060_zpsf2e7b76c.jpg)

Looking good!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on March 05, 2013, 09:11:52 AM
Peeking out of the workshop...

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv76/duffelpud/IMAG1890b_zpsd3666017.jpg)
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on April 23, 2013, 09:39:52 AM
Installed the rebuilt engine, trannie and t-case this week and also built a rotisserie for the tub.

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv76/duffelpud/IMAG2161_zpsf1e4a65a.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv76/duffelpud/IMAG2163_zps489648eb.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv76/duffelpud/IMAG2142_zps4f4aa6d5.jpg)
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: mbender on April 25, 2013, 05:53:33 PM
Oh that's purdy. Nothin like having a body-less Jeep out on your front porch instead of a swing!  :eusa_dance:
But... where's the rest of it? You seem to be missing four cylinders and a "V"!  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on May 10, 2013, 10:56:29 AM
I'm getting dangerously close to starting the engine up - if only I can figure out how the carb goes back together  :icon_frown:
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 28, 2015, 11:28:23 AM
I assembled everything for our move from Bryan to College Station last year.  It runs great and is currently back apart for painting.  I sprayed what I hope was the final coat on the tub this morning.  Here' a shot of it shortly before taking it back apart for sanding and painting:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XMvkeT7N5NA/VIhTyfswK5I/AAAAAAAAOE0/yucXw3NovGw/s640-Ic42/IMG_3413.JPG)



I recently picked this one up over near Conroe and got it going to play around in while I finish the '46:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Puhir3YrbbI/Va6WgK_DpxI/AAAAAAAAPWI/VcLW9LaL_6U/s640-Ic42/j1.jpg)

It's a '71 CJ-5 with one of the last Willys F-134 engines in it before AMC took over with their engine line.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Talusman on July 28, 2015, 01:10:21 PM
That is awesome Buck! No wander you didn't have time to join this weekend's Fandango! Hope to see that in the park one day. Man of many talents!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 28, 2015, 02:21:57 PM
Thanks for the kudos!

Don't forget to put a knot in the end of your rope!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: mr.bean5150 on July 28, 2015, 02:45:44 PM
Here's my Jeep out near the BBSP. I thought it was something else until I met a Guy who trailered his '48 Willy's out there and was bouncing around the ranch roads with his wife. I realized how uncool a 2004 TJ is sitting next to a '48 Willy's. It was all original except the tires. It had been painted red years ago but the original yellow was showing through all over. It was beautiful.....
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: dkerr24 on July 29, 2015, 08:40:12 AM
There is no such thing as an uncool Jeep of any vintage.  :)

Heck, even these are cool...  Been trying to talk my wife into test driving a Renegade.

(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d131/dkerr24/renegade-trailhawk_zpsa9orlkdt.jpg) (http://s34.photobucket.com/user/dkerr24/media/renegade-trailhawk_zpsa9orlkdt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 30, 2015, 08:42:02 AM
How do you get the top off of that thing - with a can opener?

For reference, here are the first Renegades, circa 1971...

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5299/5466890574_901e1496e4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: bdann on July 30, 2015, 10:42:11 AM
Buck, do you attend the Living History Weekend at the Museum of the American GI in College Station?  Usually a pretty decent swap meet and lots of other cool stuff as well.  My Dad and I go every year.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 30, 2015, 11:16:15 AM
I purchase parts from Brent from time to time, but I've never made it down to his event - it seems like I'm either in the Bend or somewhere else when that takes place.  Next year I'll plan on driving the restored '46 CJ-2A and maybe we can say 'howdy'  :great:
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: bdann on July 30, 2015, 03:05:06 PM
I purchase parts from Brent from time to time, but I've never made it down to his event - it seems like I'm either in the Bend or somewhere else when that takes place.  Next year I'll plan on driving the restored '46 CJ-2A and maybe we can say 'howdy'  :great:

That would be cool!  I think it's the first week in April this year. 
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 31, 2015, 10:17:53 AM
We set the painted tub on the frame the day before yesterday and I rolled it out of the garage to work on another project last night.  Here are some photos from this morning...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yhgVWcx8LEo/VbuQ7Ouu5UI/AAAAAAAAPXk/tGWfZ6AvfQY/s640-Ic42/DSC_0196.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mRE7UvHvoFw/VbuQ9dqEVpI/AAAAAAAAPX4/yAa3Msid8cQ/s640-Ic42/DSC_0199.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IknxgnNfdzE/VbuQ-9mzCwI/AAAAAAAAPYM/vOrOTCG7S3c/s640-Ic42/DSC_0203.JPG)
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Flash on July 31, 2015, 01:07:22 PM
That is awesome Buck! No wander you didn't have time to join this weekend's Fandango! Hope to see that in the park one day. Man of many talents!

Speaking of fandangos, who might be adventurous enough to zone camp this weekend?  :eusa_think:
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on July 31, 2015, 04:45:36 PM
Jose' is having visitors.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Talusman on August 03, 2015, 09:56:16 AM
Oh Yes! And he was a most Gracious host my friend! Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Lance on August 03, 2015, 10:23:07 AM
An adventurous weekend indeed!  Jose' took good care of us!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on December 14, 2016, 10:26:53 AM
Finished.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/e6qMplDwLj3PfpH8i7di4TcCgtAZzyLnu2jgsgkGIXF4LkMiyFOGSJO23OIIf2XJA6V8FQwl5EjESwiYFnTM94rOAbLdE768Vk6yV2jRFzewCd8tI-pZCOWMqkvT4zbDxxJYVrrCWJpK-i5xD4tyMfgdj97hUDGDDXMXAySoG2dh3n4qx8WOA_jbFAmcr9L2L9jzcgk_P5M32beqBY2uHrSgKHBw7IB3OzfuPwTQ9RjezSH9Bo09rpXUjuPqVz17X1abDKT0wBLYFsQTKklCGqPp6r9kFSAqt8KakOc7krNHqTe5sa3QKgQ6Rp6khNFaXr0tfb5oPE2a9OI7_L5GYrgZSa0gx5noIQOOXKTWqZGH-E7Onfcp3OAP8D9tDzTLsVZzv4IB3nUhqj56pFtY9V64P14MY2Il1Qd3c6rOs5jqemQf8X1HD7tGfNVnZ_xe0iwc5oFYF36KEZRWXpaZ7bv50o8vpVGIHwGVRcFgwEnEo-g3hEY8uaax-y7drF4X1zZU-Hltf_t70Wps6dszRMCs1eNSQc_BlPnB4xYTWzCwa1zNdCUsX2TnvX4V2dqGDPzDugBXF5i_CeXOg2GgYS4dpwaCKxipN1WexHP_BRJF7XB6zeaN7Q=w1278-h852-no)

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Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: badknees on December 14, 2016, 10:30:22 AM
Ain't that cool!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Flash on December 14, 2016, 10:35:55 AM
A beauty, she is!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Lance on December 14, 2016, 12:35:50 PM
Wow, nice work man!!!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Txlj on December 14, 2016, 01:12:04 PM
Very nice! But now its too pretty to take to the Bend.

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Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: ds9writer on December 14, 2016, 01:53:16 PM
My son and I are drooling!  NICE!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on December 14, 2016, 02:23:23 PM
I just sold it to the son-in-law of a local rancher who turned around and brought me another one to work on. 

My "daily driver" is a '71 with one of the last Willys Hurricane engines put in it before AMC began putting in their own power plants.

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Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Matador on December 15, 2016, 06:17:05 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: BlindWilly on December 15, 2016, 02:11:08 PM
2 years ago when we were at Tres Papalotes we met this guy coming down from Nowhere.
He said he wheels it everywhere.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Buck on December 19, 2016, 01:40:51 PM
This guy followed me home last weekend...

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Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Txlj on December 19, 2016, 02:03:37 PM
Very nice place for a start.

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Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: mini64 on December 21, 2016, 11:55:14 AM
Great looking jeep!
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: willys66 on December 20, 2018, 03:30:11 PM
Finally our Jeep is finished.
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Jalco on December 20, 2018, 03:58:41 PM
That looks sweet!  I  noticed the MMA sticker.  That's close to my old stomping grounds (Los Fresnos).
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: alan in shreveport on December 20, 2018, 08:40:49 PM
that would make for some fun at the ranch
Title: Re: Jeep Restoration
Post by: Txlj on December 20, 2018, 08:45:20 PM
Nice job!

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