1943 Jeep "Budget Beater"

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Good to see that you are back on it again. :)
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Looking good man!
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Been tinkering around getting some things crossed off the list, so hard to find time with lots to do around here.
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Inner guards were a bit of a pain and the frame for the wings mount to them like the original, I changed the angle the guards go down at the back to try to take some of the visual length from the nose. I have to keep puttting the cowl and windscreen on to get perspective.
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Rear wheel tubs are in just need final welding when I flip it over.
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Grill is mounted and have found some headlights to go in just need to make some mount as the original is a swing up style.
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Lower radiator mounts are in for a standard BA radiator. I bought a whole car for 2 bottles of rum. I am thinking of using the computer out of it too, a friend can reprogram it to run on its own with out all body control stuff.

Box steel and sheet $100
Complete BA Falcon for radiator and pedal and probably other bits $100 (already made half money back wrecking it)
Minus EMU EFI Computer $1080 ( I will use it on my ute project)
Cost $2440

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Love your work Brock, coming along nicely :D

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Got a guard done now doing the second.
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Beaded and sitting in position ready to be trimmed and welded. The step also.
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It is wide
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Bit of a mission to get it to fit tight around all these angles, some parts will be sealed with body sealer.
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Inner guard looks reasonable
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Most welding complete that can be reached on the car
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Added a tab to secure it to the chassis. It all looks a bit agricultural but this car will be driven gravel, sand, rain whatever. FFF.

Cost $2440

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Got some work done on the other side last week but didn't get time to upload them. Just got home from the hole in the ground last night. Expect more this week.
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Beaded and started welding
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Jeep usually has a flip style bracket which I don't want so come up with these. The top radiator mount will hook onto this some how and then maybe some speed holes to break them up a bit.
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Narva adjustable buckets nice and easy to mount
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Got to find some indicators.

Headlight mounts $100 ouch
H4 headlights 5 3/4 inch $49

Cost $2389

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Well I took the guards off today and welded in between other jobs.
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Made some clearance for uni joint at firewall
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Used the floor mount from the donor Falcon.
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Welded in some nuts for the front bumper mounts. Just need to cut the frame to length and cap the end next. The bumper is made you can see it sitting in one of the other photos. On a side note the Falcon I got from my mate for 2 bottles of rum has made me $220 so far :D :D :D

Cost $2389

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Neat build...cant wait to see more
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Great progress Brock looking really cool. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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lot of neat stuff, but that is what we have come to expect from your builds brock...looks great :D
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I am loving your build and it reminded me of the one we built at McDonald Bros when I was working there a few years back,
Here’s all the pictures I have
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Should have taken a lot more, but work got in the way
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Some quality in the sheet metal work.
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Re: 1943 Jeep "Budget Beater"

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Hi Brock,

Always good to see your updates, your achieving a lot for a little and good to see something different being built.

I have a question about the beads in the front guards to help me work out how to make the main panel for my petrol tank cover. The cover has a smaller angle bend in it compared to your guards and I'm wondering if the guards were bent to shape before or after the beads were done.

I'm guessing the panel would get harder to bend once the beads have been done?

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That looks alot flasher than mine. Nice work, I got some more done on mine before it got pushed to the side.
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Front bumper is on, just needs end caps.
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Mocked the window up to keep me inspired.
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Then stacked all the parts in it and pushed it into the corner. I have got a Prefect that a mate owns in my shed to mount the body on. Will get some other bits done when I can.

$2389

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Love it Brock, you are a very talented and frugal bloke. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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