A Frame Off Restoration

October 2012

Extra Tub's Winter Cover

Photo of donor Tub winter cover
When we got the other tub, we had one with a poor rear section the other with a poor front section. In the spring we planned to take the two good parts and combine them to make one good tub. Since we live in Seattle we had to cover it for the winter. With a couple tarps from Costco, a wood frame, and sewing machine we made a portable garage for the tubs.

Parts Shopping

Photo of jeep parts
The work on the jeep slowed again through the winter months. However, we used the down time to shop for parts online. We also planed the order in which we would rebuild the jeep and sought advise from forums on the internet, YouTube, and the pros on how best proceed. Hint: Ask a lot of questions!
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.