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#626 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 12:55 PM

This has been a great thread to follow, nice to see the project nearing completion.

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:21 PM

This has been a great thread to follow, nice to see the project nearing completion.

Thank you!  I first envisioned a basic metal building for my dream shop.  Then, like my GPW project and everything else I get involved in, I ended up with something way beyond the initial concept.  I just can't seem to stop myself.  Anyway, after having a few extra days off over the holidays, I knocked out the paint, electrical and finally had the garage doors put on.  I think, with the exception of some grading around the shop, I can call in for a final inspection.  Then I can finish up my compressor air lines, build some shelving and work benches:

 

 

Happy New Year everyone!

 

Zeph



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:18 AM

Looks great!

I'm eager to see it filled with WWII vehicles and stuff, hehe. ;)

 

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 08:02 AM

Looks great!

I'm eager to see it filled with WWII vehicles and stuff, hehe. ;)

 

Erwin

Thank you Erwin!  It shouldn't take long.   B)

 

Z



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:41 AM

Well, now I can close out this thread as I have my next project ready to stain the new concrete in the garage.  I was going to start a WC63, but this 1941 Dodge WC16 Radio Command Car came along.  I think today will be my official start date to gauge my progress.  I find it is good to have a goal:

 

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Plus, I now have something to watch over the garage:

 

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Over and out...

 

Zeph



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 08:13 AM

Zeph, congratulations on starting a new project! This thread was one of my favorites to read, and although the jeep is now done I look forward to your new project updates.

 

Thank you for taking the time to share your projects with us.

 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:44 AM

Nice one Zeph! Did you get all of the parts and the small wheels too?



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 01:09 PM

I made a new thread for the Command Car....



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:35 PM

Great!

Something to look forward to again.

I loved following the progress on the jeep, so I'll be following the command car progress too.

 

Erwin



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:07 PM

Thank you so much for sharing this project! I always look forward to your posts and will be following your posts on your new project.

God Bless

Craig

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:31 PM

Great!

Something to look forward to again.

I loved following the progress on the jeep, so I'll be following the command car progress too.

 

Erwin

 

 

Thank you so much for sharing this project! I always look forward to your posts and will be following your posts on your new project.

God Bless

Craig

Thanks guys.  It will be a learning experience.  Looking forward to getting this back on the road!

 

Zeph



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:27 AM

I am really looking forward to following a new series of your adventures, Zeph!!

 

Good luck!

 

Love that 'Twelve O'Clock High' mug, by the way! :love:

 

 

Cheers, Sjef



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 06:42 AM

I am really looking forward to following a new series of your adventures, Zeph!!

 

Good luck!

 

Love that 'Twelve O'Clock High' mug, by the way! :love:

 

 

Cheers, Sjef

Thanks Sjef!



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Posted 19 April 2015 - 07:07 AM

I attended the Red Bluff Round Up Rodeo Parade yesterday with Kelley.  A bit warm to have the top off, but Kelley likes it that way.  He told me that he was a little sore from weed eating for three hours the day before.  At 93 I guess that will happen.   :) 

 

Largest parade I have every been a part of to date..  Very impressive.  Everyone likes their rodeos up here!

 

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 06:54 PM

Zeph,

 

I am sure this is a day you will cherish for the rest of your life. It is great that you gave him a ride in your jeep! I am sure he had a great time.

 

...Kat



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Posted 19 April 2015 - 11:30 PM

Nice Zeph... Great wood D-handle shovel you've got on the Jeep... Still looking for a model like that...

 

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 07:34 PM

Zeph,

 

I am sure this is a day you will cherish for the rest of your life. It is great that you gave him a ride in your jeep! I am sure he had a great time.

 

...Kat

I really will Kat.  What is nice is that Kelley really enjoys getting out there and chatting it up.. 

 

Nice Zeph... Great wood D-handle shovel you've got on the Jeep... Still looking for a model like that...

 

Johan

Hi Johan,

 

I think I picked this up at Tower Park a couple of years ago.  Don't see them available very often, so I'm always keeping an eye out for one.  I'm actually heading down to TP Wednesday morning.  Looking forward to it.

 

Z



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Posted 17 May 2015 - 07:57 AM

Great another project !!! I guess you might be talking to John B out here in Minn for some parts for the staff car.Clark.



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:35 PM

Great another project !!! I guess you might be talking to John B out here in Minn for some parts for the staff car.Clark.

 

Oh yeah, I have already spoken to John.  I'm a big supporter of his.   :)



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

Been some time since I posted a photo of the GPW.  I finally completed the '43 Willys MBT trailer project, so brought it out with the GPW for a little display today.

 

Plus, Ralphie has been bugging me for some time to get the GPW out of the garage, so I finally acquiesced and made it happen today:

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 08:26 PM

From those great pictures, I'd have to say that Ralphie knows best!

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

Looks like you had a good Memorial Day!

Thanks for sharing

Craig

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 06:09 PM

This restoration is a legend! Do you still drive it around?



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 08:41 AM

This restoration is a legend! Do you still drive it around?

 

You know, after about five years or so years I have less than 200 miles on it.  Most in the first month of completing.  It has been years since I have really driven it.  With work and my other projects, I find that my real enjoyment when I have a Saturday free is the restoration of these historic vehicles.  Finished my Command Car a couple years ago, and I think I just broke 100 miles on it.  Once again, busy working on another vehicle when I get any free time at home.  



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:19 AM

Zeph,

What are you working on now? I restore vehicles vicariously thru you! Hahaha!

Kat


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