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Picked up August 4, 2007. Vista, California.


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At it's new home in Paso Robles, California.


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Restoration started, 02/27/2010


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A view of the under carriage prior to restoration


All striped down, ready for sand blasting.......what a job.

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03/26/2010 Update

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Hanging  on the powder coating rack, powder primed. The under side. Just out of the oven and being picked up.

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Rear area.

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Drivers foot well and center console.

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Pass side footwell, battery box and tool box, Swiss Cheese, just a few more rough spots.

July 24th, 2010 Update

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November 28th, 2010 Update


Febuary 6th, 2011 Update

Cancer cleaned up new piece installed

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Rear floor welded in

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Lots of cancer to be cleaned out

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Rear floor drilled for install and welding

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Floor with under body kit welded in place over repaired panel.

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Rail repaired waiting for under body panel to be installed over it.

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Repaired floor, bracing and under body panel over repaired area.

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Pass. side rails and floor, next.

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Repaired rail with more to be done.

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Trans mount removed for repair, rust and under body kit. (Anyone have the trans. cross member mount they want to sell?)

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Railing with more to repair/install.

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Driver's side floor rails near completion.

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D/S railing in process, some welding, more to be done.

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Cross member showing how it will be welded in over existing panel.

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Repaired area at trans mount. More work to be done.

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Update 2/16/2012

Rebuilt transmission Trans Mount and Covers

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Passenger replacement Panels

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Under Body Kit over Replacement Panels view 1

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Under Body Kit over Replacement Panels view 2

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Battery Box, Passenger Floor and Upright

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Tool Box with New Door

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 Rail and underside repair but more is still needed


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Tool box lid battery box and upright repair


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Underside with repaired panels and underbody kit over them


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Trans tunnel from engine compartment


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Drivers side panel installed Nov 2012


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Passenger side panel installed and primed


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Damage repair on pass side dash


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Completed passenger side panel with attachments


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Frame repair waiting to be ground down


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Side panels spot welded in Nov 2012


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 Rear panel repaired and strengthened Nov 2012


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Shovel holder installed


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PS dash support 1 11-5-2012


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PS dash support 11-5-2012


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Full bottom on rotor for painting Dec 2012


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 Inside for painting 12-2012


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Primed and ready for painting Dec 2012


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Front end


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Inside ready


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Inside the paint booth


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Starting the first light coast of 383


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Slow but there are lots of places to cover and get it right


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 Looking good. Shinny still needs to dry


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Starting to look good as well as drying


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Back in the garage to start re assembly after 3 yrs of work. FINALLY


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Looks great


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 Bring in the parts, more work


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More parts for cleaning and painting


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Parts is parts


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Parts and under body protection coating


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 Original engine with 26K miles


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 Lightly blasted and ready for new paint Jan 2013


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 Lightly sand blasted


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Engine painted black


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Wiring and windshield installed


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 Ready to be stripped and rebuilt


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Underside with shocks etc. Getting there


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 Ready for an engine


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Where's my engine


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 Checking old fuel line positions for replacement with all new ones


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Engine in and lots of other parts installed, March 2013


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 Ready to be fired up


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Without the help of this Master Mechanic Body and Sheet metal man, this project would never have gone full circle. THANKS Jon


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Rear bed lined


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Bed liner in the drivers foot well


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Up and running and parked under it's USMC heritage


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Still need the other two colors for woodland pattern. April 2013


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 Off color top but hey


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 Covered and ready for the black and brown 1-24-2015


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We don't want any overspray


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Covered, Ready, PAINT


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We have contact


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Complete in Woodland 3 color. 1-24-2015





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