A short while back I posted about vintage Dodge trucks at Ernie Baals’ place. Now we are going to step back and finish up my visit to Ernie’s with his Jeeps. The first shot is of a project in his shop.
I honestly cannot remember the years of most of them, but I thought folks would enjoy the photos. The one below was restored by Ernie when he was sixteen and he plans to overhaul it again.
Ernie built the Jeep below almost entirely from reproduction parts. It lasted about 300 miles and chipped a gear. It sits as of now as a failed experiment and an annoyance to Ernie.
If any of you followed or read about our M38 resto rod overhaul . You know we have seen really screwed up wiring. Well the Jeep below takes the cake. I have never seen home lighting switched in a wiring harness. Kudos to Bubba, you have topped yourself!!
I had fun sharing stories of Bubbafied Jeeps with Ernie. He also has found a large amount of old street signs used to rebuild Jeeps. I started a collection of the street signs we have removed from Jeeps.
Ernie also has a really nice 1942 GPW that he drives regularly. I will include it as the grand finale of this post.
Thanks again to Ernie for helping with the Dodge ambulance project and for showing us around his collection.