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    That's how hoarding starts. It's a good thing...

    That's how hoarding starts. It's a good thing wagons and early CJs aren't plentiful in these parts, because that's when I stock up during a build. The M38a1 build yielded three donor bodies and one...
  2. I think the $10,000 isn't a terrible price for...

    I think the $10,000 isn't a terrible price for the assumption that the body and frame is solid. There are some deduction for not having the 24 volt equipment, but not a deal breaker. The tub and...
  3. The frame and body both are consistent with an...

    The frame and body both are consistent with an M38a1. The electrical system has been converted to a civilian 6 or 12 volt system. It looks very nice!
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    Being in Montana, there isn't a bad issue of rust...

    Being in Montana, there isn't a bad issue of rust since they do not use calcium chloride on the roads. I saw it posted, and thought it was worthy of throwing it out there. I'd have to add on again...
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    Just in case you are still considering a truck to...

    Just in case you are still considering a truck to match LarrBeard, this would be a good start on parts.... If I had $3,000 burning a hole in my pocket, and time to go to Montana, I would sure be...
  6. Please share the add and any photos of the A1 to...

    Please share the add and any photos of the A1 to see exactly what you are looking at, to help us iron out exactly to what they are trying to sell. It sounds like it is a CJ from the items that are...
  7. Thread: New gal here

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    Welcome Silver 88, we are happy to have you here....

    Welcome Silver 88, we are happy to have you here.

    We look forward to seeing your new purchase when you get it. Any questions you may have, we have the answers, and maybe a few opinions to boot.
  8. Bmorgil has great advice. The clutch adjustment...

    Bmorgil has great advice. The clutch adjustment should do the trick to get the transmission back under control.
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    Welcome pipefitter44, To start, the mix match...

    Welcome pipefitter44,

    To start, the mix match of parts is not that uncommon when after the war these steeds usually were overhauled at one of the government, (U.S., Europe, South African) depots. ...
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    Looks real nice!

    Looks real nice!
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    I use a copper "spoon" for finished sections that...

    I use a copper "spoon" for finished sections that can be seen and reached. This also helps to dissipate heat, and limit deformity when you stay too long in one spot. Copper pipe flattened out works...
  12. Welcome MidwestSingh, Check with Midwest...

    Welcome MidwestSingh,


    Check with Midwest Military;

    https://midwestmilitary.com/

    I would contact the fine folks over at Midwest Willys and see who they recommend as well;
    ...
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    That's why I prefer salvaging original floor...

    That's why I prefer salvaging original floor boards. The original steel likes to retain its shape better, and less likely to warp. On the A1 project I used an original driver's side floor pan. The...
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    Here is some video from Moab of some stock-ish...

    Here is some video from Moab of some stock-ish Heeps taking on the terrain.

    http://www.ewillys.com/2020/08/07/grandpa-crosses-the-golden-crack/
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    Pelago, Your gunsmithing skills are top notch....

    Pelago,

    Your gunsmithing skills are top notch. Your rifles are museum quality pieces of art, and will be cherished for generations of your family.

    I made a vacuum gage years ago for charging...
  16. With that being said, go with Bmorgil's advice. ...

    With that being said, go with Bmorgil's advice. There is something to investigate if it was a recent occurrence.

    The trick to the steering wheel removal is three key factors. Penetrant oil,...
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    I hear the wheels turning. Bmorgil and LarrBeard...

    I hear the wheels turning. Bmorgil and LarrBeard with matching trucks.... That would be great to see!
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    Looks like fun LarrBeard. One of my guys just...

    Looks like fun LarrBeard. One of my guys just opened up a gun shop for his wife to run during the week. He's on a search to find me enough parts to build me an M14, which is my platform of choice,...
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    A mad Marine and his rifle. The next county is...

    A mad Marine and his rifle. The next county is too close.
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    It's a matter of opinion on the worth. In mine,...

    It's a matter of opinion on the worth. In mine, $10,000 would be a starting point, but only after a thorough inspection. The method of my madness would be to look at the amount of panels that are...
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    Don't forget the intruder repellant. Your 1903...

    Don't forget the intruder repellant. Your 1903 will work well for warding off any crowd.
  22. Welcome CBrandtbliska, If the road manners are...

    Welcome CBrandtbliska,

    If the road manners are good, there is a simple solution to this conundrum. Pull the steering wheel, and put it back on straight. Easier said then done if it has been on...
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    The throttle springs are the same, just different...

    The throttle springs are the same, just different on the 134F. I neglected to share a picture of the end product. I didn't use the spring mount that came with the spring because it was longer then...
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    Bikini, bimini, versus topless..... Hmmm. I'm a...

    Bikini, bimini, versus topless..... Hmmm. I'm a rear end guy, and doesn't mind the sun beating down. Although the M38/CJ3A mashup that I had did have a bikini top and a roll bar, it didn't do too...
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    Were the Trico motors rebuilt? If so, look at...

    Were the Trico motors rebuilt? If so, look at the following pdf;

    https://www.mafca.com/downloads/Technical/Lubricating%20the%20Trico%20Vacuum%20Wiper.pdf

    If they are the originals, then you...
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