A Frame Off Restoration

November 2016

All Wrapped Up

Jeep Cover
All wrapped up for the Winter with a note: “Do not open until Spring!”

Prep for Winter Storage

Winter Prep
We prepared the Jeep for an eight month storage. We filled the gas tank, added a preservative to the fuel, slightly over inflated the tires, covered seats and put it on wheel dollies. We’ll put a car cover over the Jeep and let it hibernate for the winter—kind of sad.

Last Outing for the Season

Last Ride 2016
We took the jeep out for its last outing before putting it away for its long winter’s nap. It seemed appropriate to go back to Dick’s Drive In, the same place we went to on the frist trip of the season.
1953 M38A1 Navy Jeep

Phase IV Maintenance

Maintenance is an ongoing activity. It’s the best part of the restoration project. It is gratifying to fix something and then take the jeep for a test drive. It only gets better from this point!

Click the Phase IV link below and scroll to the bottom to see the progression.