DISTRESSING DATA TAGS

Robert U’Ren of Willys Jeep UK shares some of his helpful fixes and tips on buying, selling, repairing and recommissioning World War Two and Hotchkiss Jeeps

Old Jeeps here in the UK sometimes have their glovebox data tags missing or they have some poor-quality replacements fitted with modern pop rivets that just don’t look right (see picture 1).

I like to try and get the finishing touches as good as possible on a Jeep, especially if it has that old original look.

I know some owners prefer a minty clean restored vehicle that looks like it has just come off the production line. Nice and easy to look after, it doesn’t need all the faffing about to match faded paint and age down replacement parts to blend in.

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