A Frame Off Restoration

August 2015

Finished Painting Body Parts

Photo fo Jeep Body Parts
Another milestone! We finished painting most of the larger body parts. The windshield and a few small pieces, some nuts and bolts and we moved on to complete Phase III — installation!

All the Help We Can Get

Photo of Jeep body work James & Earl
From time to time a friend or two would stop by for a visit and we put them to work on the Jeep! James and Earl stopped by to help with the fenders. Thanks guys!

Painted Tub

Photo of painted Jeep tub
We completed painting the tub a beautiful Marine Forest Green. It looked great!
1953 M38A1 Navy Jeep

Phase II Restore

With the easy part behind us it' was time to start restoring or replacing parts. This took the longest time because each piece had to be cleaned, inspected, refurbished or replaced. It was fun to learn about each component and gratifying to see each part repaired and ready to install.

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