Gypsy WIP–II (work in progress)
Continuing with the previous post
Now that the engine + Gearbox + Transfer case had been sourced, time had come to pay attention to the body or as many of my friends had begin to call it “The Rust Bucket”.
I was even suggested to replace the whole body tub, but I wanted to restore this vehicle only. I believe that anything with metal can be put back together and I would definitely try with this one. From the past couple of post I have been repeating myself that the body was very rusted and that there are holes in the tubs, etc etc.
Here are pictures of the body tub
And the condition of the tub
So now, with the big task of ‘restoration’ of this rusted bucket. The body was the first to go. A couple of pictures
Post the body the chassis was stripped of all parts
Then were to go the front guard and the other accessories
And so starts the work on the tub
At the same time the chassis was moved outside, washed and then coated with anti rust coating following with parts were changed. Now its been a long time so I do not remember the exact name of the parts but here follow the pictures
Here the workers can be seen assembling the steering box and also the tie road & the ends have also been changed.
Till the next post