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    This may have just been a problem specific to my...

    This may have just been a problem specific to my CJ3 but it had mismatched windshield frame, body and hood (from 3 different models) when I bought it. The glass was broken (cracked) on both sides...
  2. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I discovered emilitary manuals when I was trying...

    I discovered emilitary manuals when I was trying to fix an electrical problem on one of the M1008 trucks we have at the fire department. None of the local shops knew what to do mostly because no one...
  3. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I finally got back to being able to look at this...

    I finally got back to being able to look at this thing again. A while back I downloaded the military manuals for the Jeep because I figured they would be a little more in depth than the Universal...
  4. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Not quite ready for this but decided to get a...

    Not quite ready for this but decided to get a repli-tub kit while I had the money. I am pretty new at this kind of work but looks and feels pretty good to me.
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    I have that same problem even with good overhead...

    I have that same problem even with good overhead lighting. A well placed, bright, work light shining on what I am trying to weld helps me. I also started wearing dark shirts when welding. Lighter...
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    There should be a chart on the welder or in the...

    There should be a chart on the welder or in the instructions for the welder to give good starting points. It just takes a little practice to get decent results. The first time I used a mig welder I...
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    X2. If I think what I want may not be on the...

    X2. If I think what I want may not be on the truck I send the driver a text so he can get it ordered. Additionally, I don’t know of a place locally that calibtates torque wrenches so I get that done...
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    Thank you for both your support and your efforts....

    Thank you for both your support and your efforts.

    USAF MSgt 51 CJ3
  9. Best parts manufacturer for transmission, ect...

    I am putting together my shopping list for the transmission (T-90), transfer case (Dana 18) and front differential (Dana 25). Who makes the best parts for them?
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    Number one would be the culprit if it is grooved...

    Number one would be the culprit if it is grooved where the seal rides. Had to order a couple of yokes for mine. I read somewhere there is a ready sleeve (or redi-sleeve?) kit available to do a...
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    I am not running vacuum advance on the CJ3A. It...

    I am not running vacuum advance on the CJ3A. It seems to run fine even when stepping on it. I am using the electronic ignition distributor replacement KW sells.
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    Some places aren’t so fortunate. I have to buy...

    Some places aren’t so fortunate. I have to buy gas at the local airport to get “clean” gas.
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    My distributor was in pretty bad shape so I opted...

    My distributor was in pretty bad shape so I opted to replace the whole thing with the electronic ignition replacement. It has the only metric hardware on the entire jeep :mad:
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    Even with a used refer engine it appears to be a...

    Even with a used refer engine it appears to be a several thousand dollar mod. Each major component 3(?) will cost more than $1000 each. Could maybe do without a turbo. To me it looks like engines are...
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    Sticky float? Float out of adjustment? Float...

    Sticky float? Float out of adjustment? Float sunk? Just throwing out possibilities for too much fuel. I would expect a more consistent problem if the needle valve needed adjusting but it could be a...
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    I would guess somewhere in the confusion below...

    I would guess somewhere in the confusion below (from Wikipedia):

    1905: The company was created by Maurice Goudard and Marcel Mennesson, both graduates of the École Centrale Paris.
    1973:...
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    There are some good discussions and articles on...

    There are some good discussions and articles on diesel conversions elsewhere on the internet. I want a diesel in my CJ3A but it isn't cheap.
  18. Thread: Oil Dipstick

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    A heavy TIG welding rod or even a wire coat...

    A heavy TIG welding rod or even a wire coat hangar may work. Just have to mark it somehow. Assuming you have the original cap, where did the dipstick break off at? I have seen that style repaired...
  19. Thread: Oil Dipstick

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    Here is one for sale:...

    Here is one for sale: https://www.kaiserwillys.com/locking-style-dipstick-fits-41-71-willys-and-jeep
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    I had a CJ5 once that had some bondo in the area...

    I had a CJ5 once that had some bondo in the area where the bow bracket is in the CJ2. The bondo started to come loose because it was too thick so I scraped it all off. When I was done The shallow...
  21. Thread: New guy here

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    I am jealous that you get to do that much. I...

    I am jealous that you get to do that much. I won’t be able to do anything to my cj for several months.
  22. Thread: Fuel Pump

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    Thanks, CRS kicking in bad today. I installed a...

    Thanks, CRS kicking in bad today. I installed a vacuum reservoir on a ‘69 Bronco to help with the wipers in it when I opted for a single function fuel pump replacement. I still didn’t have wipers...
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    I forget the proper name for it but a can plumbed...

    I forget the proper name for it but a can plumbed into the vacuum system can help a little with the loss of vacuum assist from the pump.
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    Popping out of second can also be caused by worn...

    Popping out of second can also be caused by worn poppets on the shift rails. The poppet balls in mine were badly worn (as bad as the gear in the picture I posted) and one of the springs was broken.
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  25. Thread: New guy here

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    An unlabeled or hidden toggle switch makes for a...

    An unlabeled or hidden toggle switch makes for a good anti-theft device. It won’t go far with what is in the carburetor. I would still route it through the key just so nothing has power when the key...
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