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 Post subject: Re: '43 Ford GPW, my new project
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:35 pm 
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Next along from the Spitfire was Paul Mayo from the Yorkshire MVT. He brought his GMC and Royal Enfield motorbike, together with some tents and other display items. For Saturday, between the GMC and Spitfire, the display was joined by a blue RAF Jeep.

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 Post subject: Re: '43 Ford GPW, my new project
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Next was my part of the display with 'Hope', our GPW, then the Signal Square, followed by 'Jessie'.

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'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: '43 Ford GPW, my new project
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There was quite a nice sun set on Friday evening and I grabbed a few pictures with the Spitfire and 'Jessie'.

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On Saturday morning, I went for the first of several long walks with my camera to record what was on display. The first circuit was along the military line and round to the classic car field. Later wanders took in the pits and some of the racing. During the lunch break, the 25 pound field gun was escorted out onto the circuit near the tower for a firing demonstration. The Twisters aerobatic team also displayed during both lunch breaks.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: '43 Ford GPW, my new project
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Twisters aerobatic team.

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25 pounder field gun firing demonstration.

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There was musical entertainment in the marquee all day with various acts performing along with a best dressed competition for those who turned up in period costume. On Saturday evening, there was a band who played a variety of music and the dance floor was rarely empty.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: '43 Ford GPW, my new project
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On Sunday, I went for further tours to get pictures of those who weren't there on Saturday and took in some more racing. Sunday was also the day for the parade laps. Unlike the previous years when the military parade was first thing in the morning, this year it was mid afternoon, and was far less rushed.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: '43 Ford GPW, my new project
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:15 pm 
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Also on Sunday, I managed to get on the top deck of one of the vintage busses to get a panoramic view of the 'RAF 100' display.

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All too soon, the weekend was over. Just before the Spitfire was dismantled, the Daisy Belles came over to get a few photos. We started packing around 4pm and finally got away from Croft about 7pm.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: '43 Ford GPW, my new project
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:49 pm 
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August 20th

Going to Croft, I lost a tail light bulb. Unlike the Hotchkiss Jeep where the housing takes standard bulbs, the GPW has wartime sealed units where the bulb is part of the housing. The bulbs are fitted and soldered in place from inside the housing before the front and lens are crimped on. I decided to replace the bulbs with LED's but wanted to use the original housing. The first step was to open up the fingers holding the front cover and lens in place. The broken bulb was unsoldered next.

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While I was pulling one to bits, I decided I might as well do the pair. Both of them were covered in surface rust inside the housings, so the first job was to get in there with a rotary wire brush and get all the rust off. The new LED was soft soldered into the housing next, and the bare metal was then painted silver inside to give it some degree of protection. The front cover of the lamp housings were also covered in surface rust and took some time to clean up and paint.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: '43 Ford GPW, my new project
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:52 pm 
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To further weather proof the inside of the housing, the glass lens was glued into the front cover with waterproof PVA glue. Once dry, the cork gasket was fitted between the two parts of the housing and the metal tabs bent back to hold it in place.

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So the brake and tail lights are now LED's, but the little used marker lights are still traditional bulbs.

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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 Post subject: Re: '43 Ford GPW, my new project
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Nice job Steve. :)

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 Post subject: Re: '43 Ford GPW, my new project
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:10 am 
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Ryhope Engines Museum - August 26/27th

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We took both Jeeps to Ryhope, the replacement event for the DLI show after the DLI Museum was closed. I added a brief report to my Follow Me thread, but the full set of pictures can be found on my Jeep's website - http://www.sacarr.co.uk/mymvs/events/2018/ryhope.htm

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'58 Hotchkiss Jeep 'Follow Me' Jeep, '44 Dodge WC51 'Flying Control' truck
'43 Ford GPW 'Station Photo' Jeep, '53 Roset Trailer and a B-17G Fortress #42-31035


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