Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Willy's Jeep! Cargo Trailer.

"This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! About 8 soldiers pull up on a main street in Halifax , Nova Scotia on ( ? ) some holiday.

They're in a standard issue WWII type Willys Jeep.

In the span of about 5 to 6 minutes they completely disassemble the vehicle and reassemble it and drive off in it fully operable!

The idea being to show the genius that went into the making of the jeep and its basic simplicity. Fantastic!"

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Now they just need this 50's Meek travel trailer behind it:

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Today:

 

Ray went on the roof of the trailer and applied sealer all around the new roof vent. 

SAM_0223-1 While I was inside, I saw some water damage on the ceiling insulation, so we donned insulation proof clothes, and tore it all it out from the ceiling. 

It has a rubber roof, and even though we couldn't see any damage, now the roof will have to be sealed before we put the MaxxAir over the vent.

SAM_0226-1 But we did see some ants behind the ceiling insulation, so we tore off all the wall paneling, but never did find a trail going to the outside.

We found some places where there had never been any wall insulation, so I am glad we did that.

 

It was lovely weather to be working outside, but we had to quit for the day.

2 comments:

Sandra said...

When you do all these repairs and rebuilding to these vintage vehicles, do you get your money out of them?

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Hi Sandra,
I guess it is more of a hobby now, though I used to do it for a living, for us, and for other people. I just enjoy making something better than it was when I got it.

They are sometimes sold before I have finished them. Then I can do other things that the buyer might need. Like the fiberglass trailer that was going to be off the grid. We added solar to that:
http://picasaweb.google.com/LakeConroePenny/LiteHouseTrailerIntoCamper?authkey=Gv1sRgCILyyJ3emqHKdQ&feat=directlink

It started out as a line shack on an oilfield, and we made into a cozy self-contained RV for hunting.

Happy Trails, Penny, TX