What have you done to your JEEP today

DeetFreek

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Decals applied, makes it waaaay cooler! Those little things add the "pop" to the almost finished project. 20210119_180018.jpg20210119_180037.jpg20210119_180055.jpg

Seat frames painted finally, new covers arrived, slipped them over the existing cushions just to get a idea of the look it will have when they get finished up. 20210117_154036.jpg20210109_121401.jpgs-l400.jpg

Rear seat is being fabbed up by @river_ridge_4x4
cushions coming in today for that. Ruby will be able to ride a little more comfortably once that's all installed. I hadn't intended on doing a rear seat this soon, but looking at prices and the small amount of work it will take, I figured I may as well do it now. Brackets from Midwest Military arrived, need to do a little metal massaging before I can get those in.received_395512768206411.jpegreceived_118240576824354.jpegreceived_849215372543348.jpeg
 

DeetFreek

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Now that you got the hang of it, I'd like to get in line if you're thinking of tackling another one (for sale)...
The wife would probably disavow me! Because she knows I'd have a difficult time saying no. I've got a buddy in Minnesota that picked up a M37 recently and decided since I'd mentioned I liked those and it would be a fun vehicle to have, he needs to find me one to start reworking. I'm being smart and saying no to that. I need a trailer and a better pickup first.

And thanks, all the little steps add up.
 

DeetFreek

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I have a rear seat! I hadn't planned on putting one in this early, but decided I may as well. Brackets and all the fixins were cheap enough, got both cushions off ebay for a decent price, so why not? Cleaned and tapped all the bolt holes in preparation for the seat frame, which I had built by Bryan down at River Ridge 4x4. 20210123_094036.jpg20210123_095001.jpg
I welded the front brackets in, it looks like the originals were ripped off, literally. Had to do a little redneckery to get everything flush(ish) before I tacked them up. received_1115039022300584.jpeg
They're definitely not the most comfortable seats! But, it's in, top cushion is affixed. Bottom one I'm waiting for a canvas cover to arrive, it currently has leatherette and looks totally put of place. received_167575331554834.jpeg
 

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They're definitely not the most comfortable seats! But, it's in, top cushion is affixed. Bottom one I'm waiting for a canvas cover to arrive, it currently has leatherette and looks totally put of place. View attachment 825092
Just read somewhere (not 3-4 days back) that NO G.I.'s ever sat in the back seat of Jeeps.

And that when Piper was pulling off his surprise Battle of the Bulge offensive (with captured U.S. uniforms and vehicles),

that THAT was the giveaway to U.S. troops of the infiltrators:

- So (apparently) any (seemingly) U.S. Jeep with four troops seated in it was fired on, figuring that those in it were a part of Piper's troop strength

Wish I could remeber where I saw that, Quora?
 
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