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Brian1

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My 1942 Ford "Jeep" (Pics)

Well as some of you know I have had an on-going project working on and building my Jeep. This Jeep is a 1942 Ford GPW.
I have built the entire thing myself (with the help of some friends and my Father) from the ground up. See the pics at the bottom of my post.

For a complete build up post with detailed pictures go HERE
Here are some specs about it and what I have done to it:

Completly strapped and boxed stock frame
Origional tub with new floor and sub-frame, Herculiner in and under
Home-made rear diamond plate corner protection
Wheel base stretched from 80" to 91"
Shackle reversal
Custom Aluminum dash with Autometer Phantom guages
SBC 350 bored 20 over, completly rebuilt with performance parts.
Single 2.5" exhaust with Flowmaster 50 muffler
AFCO aluminum radiator
SM420 tranny with Novak adapter to Dana 300 twin sticked
Custom hydraulic clutch linkage
Around 95:1 overall low
Front Dana 44 with discs, 5.13's and full detroit.
High steering with 1 ton TRE's and behind the axle tie rod arms
Soon to have hydro assist steering (just need to mount the ram)
Rear GM 14 Bolt FF with discs, 5.13's and full Detroit
Rear cutting brake
F&R HD driveshafts
Traction bar
Custom cage
Rock sliders
Rancho 99036 shocks all around
Outboarded springs all 4 corners.
Front YJ 5-leaf springs, rear (front) Waggy springs
rock lights, reverse lights
Custom front and rear bumpers
Steering box support arm
T-Max 9000 lb winch
Optima Red top
Summit racing plastic bucket seats
20 gallon Aluminum fuel cell
38.5 Swamper SX tires
Hydro-boost brake system (sponsored by Vanco Power Brake Systems)
Scores over 1000 on a 20* RTI
And alot more little details...

On to the pics
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More pics here: http://photobucket.com/albums/b141/Brian4x4/42 GPW/
click on the thumbnails for bigger pics.

Still to do:
Finish up wiring
Make new traction bar
Mount rear shocks
On the wish/To-do list:
Hummer wheels re-centered with beadlocks and rock rings
Warn shafts and Longfield u-joints
HD Dana 300 output(s)
Lo Max 4:1 gear set
 



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Nice rig, looks like it's built pretty nicely. More pics?
 






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Brian looks sweet dude! Now i just need to finish mine and we can go have some fun!
 






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bmxking5 said:
Nice rig, looks like it's built pretty nicely. More pics?

No wheeling pics yet, still waiting to take delivery of my trailer

I have over 100 pics taken through the buildup, if you are looking for something specific let me know.
 






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Very Awesome man.
 






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Okay I added a few more pics here: http://photobucket.com/albums/b141/Brian4x4/42 GPW/
Click on the thumbnails for larger pics

A few pics of interest:
The start:
tow_home.jpg

The drivetrain:
drivetrain-ready4.jpg

Driveway building :D
weldingfronthangers1.jpg


The entire Jeep was built in my driveway, backyard, side yard and in the garage
 






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Looks Great! Where is the Bat mounted?
 






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Thats a Kick Azz looking WHEELER....good job!!!!! :thumbsup: :chug:
 






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It's beautful, Brian! :thumbsup:

Question: does the cage tie into the frame? I'm wondering about the rear corners specifically.
 






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Nice looking brian. Did you ever get that steering issue resolved that you posted on Pirates? If so what was causing it? I would love to get one of the old flat fenders someday.
 






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RangerX said:
Question: does the cage tie into the frame? I'm wondering about the rear corners specifically.

Yes it does. It is tied in to the frame at all 6 points. If you look at the 1st and 3rd pics in my first post you can see the down bars to the frame, they blend in to under the fender, look hard and you will see them. I dont trust 60 yr old sheetmetal to support the weight if it :roll: :D

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Did you ever get that steering issue resolved that you posted on Pirates? If so what was causing it? I would love to get one of the old flat fenders someday.

No I didnt and it got a little worse when I put the 38's on yesterday. Im thinking if I boost the pump pressure and bore it out and install the ram it should work better. For some reason it still wont turn to lock when it is standing still.

Battery is mounted just behind and in the middle of the 2 seats. I run 2/0 cables to it and then the 6ga cable that is hanging on my fender in the pics goes from my 120 amp alternator to the battery, Im just waiting for my batt cut off switch to come in before I cut it to length.
 












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Its about time! :p

Looks sweet! Are you going to bring it to Moab this year?
 






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mrboyle said:
Its about time! :p

Looks sweet! Are you going to bring it to Moab this year?

Nah, it would feel weird being the 10th anniversary and all, I will have the Explorer with hopefully a few new things on it. Maybe Moab '07 :D
I might bring it up to GJ to do 21 road this summer maybe.
 






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Friggin awsome man! What kinda calipers are you using in the rear? I've been trying to figure out what calipiers to use on my 9" disk swap. I want to keep a parking brake but am looking for options outside of caddy calipers which i've read are a pain to get to work right...if all else fails a line lock will be my next option. Just wondering!

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CodePoet said:
What kinda calipers are you using in the rear?

Thanks. They are chevy 1/2 ton front calipers from a 76 (came off my parts truck that the engine came from). I use an electric line lock when I need a parking brake. Look into a 87 Ford Thunderbird, I think they may use rear calipers with an e-brake.
 












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Thanks Brian. I was about to get a set of the Caddy calipers as well. I'd feel better using some calipers from a newer vehicle (even if they were new ones from the Caddy). Plus it's a Ford. :p

Here you go CP. It looks like the 87-88 are the same part number. Before that, I guess discs in the rear wasn't an option. 89+ has some, but it's a different part number. I'll search for some more info on them. Here's some unloaded ones = needs pads and "mouning bracket". You guys think the mounting bracket is the caliper bracket? /end hi-jack

http://www.partsamerica.com/Product...1C&mfrpartnumber=184508&parttype=5003&ptset=A

I hope I can have a project similar to this one day. Once again, nice work! Thanks for the tip on the T-bird calipers. :)
 






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Ever hear of resizing Brian? Scrolling sideways sucks...
 



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Looks really nice Brian. Bring it out here and we'll run some trails.
 






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