Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A week in the life.





Progress on the second Jeep ‘Willy’ is progressing at a brisk pace. The body tub was soon off and I have been over to Jeeparts, in Shrewsbury, with a big - ish, shopping list. I dropped a careful off at the Matt Savage Overland Preparation Barn last week and, as I type, brakes are being rebuilt, wheel bearings replaced and repairs started to the floor panels. Meanwhile, back in the jungle, I took the original Ford Jeep, ‘Henry’ for a 320 mile round trip to Betws y Coed for a spot of fun on some old Droving Roads. It was 16 hour day, but worth every minute. The Jeep ran perfectly and managed to cruise at a respectable 50 -55 mph. There will be a couple of small issues to attend to before I can truly sign it off as ‘finished’, but they can wait a while.

6 comments:

Diplomate said...

very good to see some motor action going on. did it rain in wales ?

Affer said...

Bit of a language clash there....shouldn't 'Henry' become a Jipfowerwilldryff in Wales?

Toby Savage said...

Oddly enough, it didn't rain. A first for Wales. You're correct Affer. I just couldn't spell it. it.

Cletus "Big Dog" Kincaid said...
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Cletus "Big Dog" Kincaid said...

Mighty pretty that! Ford was going to build Jeeps in Memphis, but laid off the workers instead. Maybe old "Yoo Hoo" Lear would have used one of these to go to his damn golf course!

merab dickens said...

That is a very good read.Lots of adventure,good motor action.The language clash is actually negligible. Jeep bumpers