More rust bites the dust...

From VC-1 to WC64-KD.
Adam in Wa
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42 WC53

More rust bites the dust...

Post by Adam in Wa »

I had to remove my left front window box to gain access to the area under the window and assess the big freaking hole. Looks like someone used a P-38 can opener on the body panel. I also found the metal was very thin with several pin holes. I thought about dealing with the holes individually, but decided the most efficient way was with one large patch. I could not find a shop near me to make a patch, so I made one myself out of 18 gauge with some hammer and dolly work. The black line under the patch is body panel adhesive.

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Kaegi
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Post by Kaegi »

very nice job!
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zepher11
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Post by zepher11 »

That does look really good. Nice!
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June J
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My garage: 1942 Dodge WC 53
1941 Willys MB
1960 M38A1 Nekaf
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Re: More rust bites the dust...

Post by June J »

When I see what some folks have had to do to restore their Carry-Alls I res=alise how fortunate I have been with my one. Awesome job Adam!!

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1942 Dodge WC 53
1941 Willys MB
1960 M-38A1 Nekaf
Ray Edsall
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Post by Ray Edsall »

G,Day When i first sighted your wc53 i said then that you were a very iucky kiwi .Yours was all there and very little rust .Me and Ian J had to scour the earth trying to find pieces for our Carryall,s ..Our,s were like a big jig saw puzzle . Having not pulled them apart ourselfs ,we had trouble putting them back together . Ian J,s is still in the resto process . Probably be in this state for the next couple of years . Very lucky Kiwi . Ray
Adam in Wa
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Post by Adam in Wa »

Ray, you should have seen the yard of the guy I bought it from. He had two complete Carryalls, a nearly done Command car, an M38 Jeep, a 5-ton truck, and two shipping containers full of parts.. including an NOS windshield assembly!
ziro
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Post by ziro »

Very nice!!!