It is currently Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:02 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 380 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 34, 35, 36, 37, 38
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Posts: 1869
Location: Century Bombers HQ
On the Jeep itself, there was lots of surface rust where the fender fitted. All the contact points for the fender and its fittings were cleaned with a wire brush and primed ready for painting.

Image

_________________
Stephen Carr
My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Posts: 1869
Location: Century Bombers HQ
December 4th - Fender Repairs

On Tuesday 4th, the remaining bodywork repairs were started. The body between the front pillar and step had rusted, allowing the skin to crack away along most of the length of the step. This was cleaned and welded.

Image

There was also another crack just above the exhaust. The rotary wire brush revealed the crack to be no more than the filler, and the metal below, where a new hat channel had been welded in, was still good. This would just need a new skim of filler.

Image

_________________
Stephen Carr
My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:18 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Posts: 1869
Location: Century Bombers HQ
After both areas were given a good clean with the wire brush, they were given an undercoat to seal the metal until I could proceed.

Image

Image

_________________
Stephen Carr
My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:22 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Posts: 1869
Location: Century Bombers HQ
There was another small spot on the floor where the floor panel had rusted through. A patch was welded in and painted over, leaving it overnight for all the paint to dry. The hat channel under this part of the floor also needs replacing. I'm going to leave that until the spring or summer when I can get the Jeeps out and have more room to work. 

Image

Image

_________________
Stephen Carr
My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Posts: 1869
Location: Century Bombers HQ
December 5th - Bodywork Repairs

The 5th was just a day of sanding and filling. Even with the heater in the garage, it was cold, and that was slowing down the cure times for P38 polyester filler and air dry acrylic fine surface filler. As a result, this delayed the sanding of each layer, slowing down the job. A couple of areas were still too soft to sand by the time I had to pack up for the school run.

Image

Image

Image

_________________
Stephen Carr
My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Posts: 1869
Location: Century Bombers HQ
December 6th - Bodywork Repairs

On Thursday 6th, there was lots more filling and sanding first thing, then a coat of primer. After that had hat time to harden, with a little help from a heater, it was given a light key with a Scotch pad and then I was ready for the olive drab. Because of the cold outside, and the cramped conditions inside, I decided not to spray the side of the Jeep. Instead, it was brush painted and before it had too long to dry, I went over with a mini paint roller to even out the brush strokes and to matt the surface off.

Image

Image

_________________
Stephen Carr
My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Posts: 1869
Location: Century Bombers HQ
The rollered finish turned out pretty good so then I painted all the mounting hardware. I also made some plastic washers for all the bolts. These would go between all the mating surfaces where the fender contacted the Jeep bodywork or chassis. These plastic washers, only about 0.75mm thick spaced the metalwork apart slightly, preventing dirt and moisture from being trapped between the metalwork. This tiny gap isn't really noticeable, but allows me to get the hose pipe in to give them a good rinse out. The white styrene washers were also painted olive drab.

Image

Image

_________________
Stephen Carr
My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Posts: 1869
Location: Century Bombers HQ
December 8th - Bodywork Repairs

After a day and a bit for the paint to harden, it was time to re-fit the fender. As with the Ford GPW when I rebuilt that, fitting the fender was a bit of a battle. The top rear and top front bolts were fitted loosely to support the weight of the fender. Then I started fighting to get all the other holes to line up.

Image

The hat channel needed a G clamp to pull it in to allow the bolts to start in their threads. The two lower bolts where the bracket had snapped were fitted next, followed by the other two rear and two front grill bolts. That left the step bolt until last. It was a little tricky slotting in the plastic washers, but once all the bolts were in by a few threads, it was then an easy matter to tighten them all up.

Image

_________________
Stephen Carr
My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Posts: 1869
Location: Century Bombers HQ
With the fender attached, the battery cable clamps were attached, along with a small earth wire. All the nuts, bolts and machine screws were then touched up with olive drab. The seat was then bolted back down and the radio electrical box on the side of the Jeep tub bolted back on.

Image

Image

_________________
Stephen Carr
My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Flying Control/Follow Me jeep inc P-51 photoshoot
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Posts: 1869
Location: Century Bombers HQ
All back together again! It wasn't as big a job as I first thought when I started cleaning paint off all the rust patches.

Image

Image

_________________
Stephen Carr
My talents are surpassed only by my modesty - www.sacarr.co.uk

My Collection
'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


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 380 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 34, 35, 36, 37, 38

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron