Progress on the 1945 WC52 tear down

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Lew Ladwig
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Progress on the 1945 WC52 tear down

Post by Lew Ladwig »

[img]The spring pivot bolts came out easy!
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Re: Progress on the 1945 WC52 tear down

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Hello, Lew- we need to see progress on you posting images, first :lol: :lol:

I recognize that you've been in the CJ2A world for decades- is this your first tear-down of a WC? If you need, I have a hoop of images that I can place on a thumb drive if you need. My Son and I tore down a 43 WC52 and rebuilt it back to about 80% now...
Lew Ladwig
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Re: Progress on the 1945 WC52 tear down

Post by Lew Ladwig »

That would be awesome! Ya, jeeps are my knowledge base. This WC52 is MUCH bigger and all new to me. Plus parts weight a lot more!
Please let me know!
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Re: Progress on the 1945 WC52 tear down

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Lew- what's the latest on your Dodge?
Lew Ladwig
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Re: Progress on the 1945 WC52 tear down

Post by Lew Ladwig »

Update,
Down to bare frame. Welding up a broken and bubbfied motor mount tomorrow.
I got both front frame horns pounder straight. That was work but it came out near perfect. After the motor mount, I will haul the frame to the sand blaster.
One bite at a time!
Lew Ladwig
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My garage: 45 WC52
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44M29C WEASEL

Re: Progress on the 1945 WC52 tear down

Post by Lew Ladwig »

Motor mount repairs are done. Came out great. Now to sandblast the frame.

What color primer and paint was used?