- Restoration Frame + Body
After completely dismantling the jeep, the restoration could begin in earnest. We started with the frame by replacing the rear bar, replacing parts of the frame that were too rusted through to preserve, aligning the frame, sandblasting it, and finally give it a coat of red-oxide primer.
Photo 33 - replacing rear bar
Photo 34 - welding on the frame
Photo 35 - aligning the frame
The second step of the restoration was doing the sheet metal work on the body. Because of its condition, the complete floor had to be replaced, including a new gas tank tub. After that several notorious weak spots on the side of the body, e.g. the spots where the shovel and ax are mounted, were replaced as well.
Photo 37 - condition body before restoration
Photo 38 + 39 - new floor
Photo 40 - gas tank tub
Photo 41 - replacing side parts
Now the body is back in shape, the storage box which goes on the passenger side is reconstructed and put on its place. A long hinge is added and the cover of the box is placed back. (Photo's below 42, 43, 44, 45 - construction of the storage box)