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Johan
06-29-2014, 06:26 AM
Background:
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This Jeep Was build in about July 67 and then exported to Switzerland (the m606A2 is the export version of the M38A1)
The USAF also used a few M606A2's.
At the end of its life it was sold and imported to South Africa, where I am the owner now.
It is the only registered M606A2 in South Africa and more important is it 100% original with matching numbers on data plates.

Restoration:
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Restoration took a good 8 years.
The Jeep was completely disassembled, And the chassis was sand blasted and then resprayed. it also got new set of wheels at that stage.
It was then from there, being rebuild little by little.
Engine / gearbox was rebuild.
All body parts were resprayed and again assembled.
Many parts were imported (thanks to places like Kaiser Willys that helped a lot)

Stripped down
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/z01strippeddowntoChassis_zps01f3db40.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/z01strippeddowntoChassis_zps01f3db40.jpg.html)

Chassis resprayed
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/z04Chassissandblastedandresprayed_zps9a38337f.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/z04Chassissandblastedandresprayed_zps9a38337f.jpg. html)

Old engine/gearbox is being removed
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/z03Engineandgearboxtakenout_zps29c6af4a.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/z03Engineandgearboxtakenout_zps29c6af4a.jpg.html)

Rebuild engine/gearbox is going back
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/z06EngineandGearboxrebuildonwaybackin_zpsfa861f8b. jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/z06EngineandGearboxrebuildonwaybackin_zpsfa861f8b. jpg.html)

post 2 to follow with some more photos.

Johan
06-29-2014, 06:27 AM
Body parts with first primer
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/z05Bodypartsresprayedinprimer_zpsab34c558.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/z05Bodypartsresprayedinprimer_zpsab34c558.jpg.html )

Starting to look like a Jeep again
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/z07Bodyfinalsprayedcolourandbusyassembling_zps3b37 f1a4.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/z07Bodyfinalsprayedcolourandbusyassembling_zps3b37 f1a4.jpg.html)

Engine bay starting to look really nice. Hurricane 2.2 L original engine that still matches the papers and the dataplates.
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/z08Enginebaystartingtolookgood_zpsb73c1572.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/z08Enginebaystartingtolookgood_zpsb73c1572.jpg.htm l)


It just had its first run around town.
Much more still to be done
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/z10jeepdoneFirstcoffeerun_zps996c0411.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/z10jeepdoneFirstcoffeerun_zps996c0411.jpg.html)

Johan
06-29-2014, 06:28 AM
Finally getting finished.
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/DSC_1848_zps655963b2.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/DSC_1848_zps655963b2.jpg.html)

Visiting a town close to where I live
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/DSC_1933_zpsf5f7545e.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/DSC_1933_zpsf5f7545e.jpg.html)

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/DSC_1967_zpsf7779116.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/DSC_1967_zpsf7779116.jpg.html)

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/DSC_1903_zps440418ce.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/DSC_1903_zps440418ce.jpg.html)

Johan
06-29-2014, 06:28 AM
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/DSC_1880_zps5e503645.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/DSC_1880_zps5e503645.jpg.html)

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/DSC_1927_zps00615c91.jpg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/DSC_1927_zps00615c91.jpg.html)

Thank you for watching my pride. We now have a little something for our children's heritage.

Johan

Johan
06-29-2014, 06:31 AM
My other bobby: Photography in HDR

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/DSC_1928_min1_min2_plus1_plus2_fused_zpsdf295399.j pg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/DSC_1928_min1_min2_plus1_plus2_fused_zpsdf295399.j pg.html)

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/DSC_1905_min1_min2_plus1_plus2_fused_zpsd87532ae.j pg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/DSC_1905_min1_min2_plus1_plus2_fused_zpsd87532ae.j pg.html)

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/bliksimpie/DSC_1965_min1_min2_plus1_plus2_fused_zps8d04ef56.j pg (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/bliksimpie/media/DSC_1965_min1_min2_plus1_plus2_fused_zps8d04ef56.j pg.html)

60willys
06-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Great Job!! wish my '60 looked like that

Johan
06-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Thank you kindly.

Teach12
01-22-2015, 06:00 AM
I am having an M38a1 restored, might be done by March/April. I hope mine comes out as nice your cj did. Very well done! How long did it take you start to finish?
Teach

WillyJeep1963
06-17-2017, 08:51 AM
WOW!!! Can only dream that I could ever restore mine like that! Congrats!

LarrBeard
06-18-2017, 07:29 PM
Wow!

We think of Jeeps as being just "US" vehicles, but we see over and over again in these posts that these vehicles touch a place in people everywhere.