Monday, November 15, 2010

5) Beginning Body Work

Cleaning off years of grease and dirt!

More dirt and grease coming off. 

Checking fit of original hood before fitting the new "old stock"  hood

Fits the same as the old hood... not good...guess they weren't very picky at the factory in '53!  Hard to put something on that doesn't fit well!

Friday, November 12, 2010

4) And the work continues....

More engine work in progress

Engine mounted to chassis

Adding new exhaust system

New seals, u-joints, emergency brake

Resurfaced flywheel, new ring gear on fly wheel. 
 Complete new clutch assembly

More hours spent

More money spent

Lots and Lots of new parts and many dead presidents spent

3) On to the Frame, Suspension and Running gear

Sandblasted and Painted... Ready to move on to bigger and better things!

Fully disassembled, cleaned, restored and starting to reassemble

Reassembly in Progress, more cleaning, refurbishing, and painting.

2) Tear Down...

Pulled the engine...I am not putting this engine back into the jeep... I am using the engine from my "donor" jeep... I know it runs.   

Starting to remove a few years of grundge and buildup

Engine is out...the body is off... now to work on the frame