Old School Mod: Waterproofing Willys Jeep

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1. Extremely cool to watch these submersed Jeeps
2. Asbestos putty? Why aren't they all wearing gloves to apply the putty?!
3. Question: don't you have to remove all that putty?
 

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Asbestos is primarily an inhalation and ingestion hazard, specifically the friable variety. Using it as a fiber reinforcement for the putty is the same reason it was used in cement shingles and various flooring tiles, it’s tough and strong and was pretty much THE engineering fiber of its day.

That said it’s some bad joojoo in the workplace and I had to shut down about 10 million worth of renovation work until it was resolved.

I’ve seen what amount to a skirt kit that displaces just enough water to float a hummer, supposedly derived from a rover design that I’m sure was Jeep in origin.
 
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Yes, you're right - inhalation and ingestion hazard, not tactical... my mistake.

But after the water landing, doesn't all that putty have to be removed for long term use and maintenance of the Jeep?
 

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Asbestos is primarily an inhalation and ingestion hazard, specifically the friable variety. Using it as a fiber reinforcement for the putty is the same reason it was used in cement shingles and various flooring tiles, it’s tough and strong and was pretty much THE engineering fiber of its day.

That said it’s some bad joojoo in the workplace and I had to shut down about 10 million worth of renovation work until it was resolved.

I’ve seen what amount to a skirt kit that displaces just enough water to float a hummer, supposedly derived from a rover design that I’m sure was Jeep in origin.
Don't forget the Swimming Shermans! :captain:
 

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