A Frame Off Restoration

Completed the Teardown

Jeep Chassis
We finally reached the teardown milestone! After 160 man hours of labor the jeep was reduced to its bare chassis. All the parts were inventoried, photographed, and stored for cleanup and restoration. We were then ready to start Phase II, Parts Restoration.
1953 M38A1 Navy Jeep

Phase I Restore

Phase I focused on dismantling each component. It was important to take a lot of pictures, organize the pieces in plastic baggies, plastic shoe boxes, and larger containers. It was years before we put it all back on, so time spent organization paid dividends later. One piece of advise we read and now experienced; take more pictures!

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