Willys Jeep Restoration

I purchased a Lincoln SP-175 Plus wire feeder welder (current model is Power MIG® 180C) after buying a small farm. It has been an invaluable piece of equipment. I have built hog traps, furniture, BBQ pits, an aluminum storage box, and used it to fix all kinds of stuff around the farm.

My latest project has been a 1948 Willys Jeep that was in pretty bad shape. I used my Lincoln 175 for welding up things like holes in the body and dash, as well as beefing up the frame, and building a new windshield frame. It may be hard to believe but from the original front bumper to the custom rear, and everything under the sights on the machine gun, there is a 10 pound roll of .030 MIG welding wire in there.

The machine gun was built from scrap metal, punchings, and oil well parts. I like using my Lincoln MIG welder because whether it is a 1/4-inch thick rectangular tube bumper or a thin body panel I know I can count on it to do a great job. I love the versatility of it and would never have been able to do this project without it.




*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.