A Frame Off Restoration

June 2012

Tub Repair Section

Photo of donor tub
Our jeep’s tub had some serious damage to the right rear corner and tailgate. It was beyond simple body work. We were able to locate this “donor” tub in rough shape except for the part we needed! (see the red outline). It appears the back end had been covered keeping the area we were interested in relatively good shape, with just a little rust and a few small dents.
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.