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    By the way, I think that oddball way of starting...

    By the way, I think that oddball way of starting my Jeep the coolest thing. There was no way I was changing that. Can’t wait to try it.
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    Helps immensely! Thank You.

    Helps immensely! Thank You.
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    Cj3a ignition switch

    Hey folks... got an easy question I think... is there a correct ignition switch for the 3a? There are several out there that say they fit and some universal ones. Iíve learned so far that it is in a...
  4. Thread: Whatís this?

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    It is, once you said that I went searching for...

    It is, once you said that I went searching for new and found a picture of it on Walcks.
    Thank you gentlemen
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    Whatís this?

    Hey there! I found this in my box of sandblasted small parts and I canít figure out where it goes. Iíve scoured my pictures of the tear down and cannot find it. Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance
    Tom
  6. Thread: Wiring harness

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    Good to know, thanks... it should be noted that...

    Good to know, thanks... it should be noted that it is 200 cheaper than Vintage... not chump change.
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    Thanks for your input men. Based on cost and the...

    Thanks for your input men. Based on cost and the uncertainty of Vintage Wiring, I have a harness coming from Walcks. And it is approved by my man Brian in Connecticut.
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    Wiring harness

    Getting ready to order my wiring harness from a company called Vintage Wiring, formerly Vintage Wiring of Maine. Just seeking opinions if anyone has heard of them, good or bad, or maybe other sources...
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    No apology necessary. You are right about him, a...

    No apology necessary. You are right about him, a perfectionist to his core. He caught me off guard with that one. In fact I was bringing him the only body parts I had remaining, thinking we were...
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    Well, a little egg on my face here. Should have...

    Well, a little egg on my face here. Should have paid more attention to the video I just watched for the third time. Just realized that the 90 degree fitting sits in a little groove in the engine...
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    Fuel pump problem

    Gentlemen, does anything at all come easy when putting one of these things together? The 2 pictures attached show the old fuel pump with 2 easy in and out connections. The second shows what I bought...
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    Actually sir, I just dropped off something to...

    Actually sir, I just dropped off something to Brian this past Friday and he was very excited about these new India tubs, so much so that we have switched from him cobbling and fabbing one to buying...
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    I am pretty much out of usable parts from the...

    I am pretty much out of usable parts from the original Jeep. The original driveshafts are close to being finished and installed soon. The original PTO will go back someday. After that, all new parts,...
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    Thanks... I love this also... all new stuff from...

    Thanks... I love this also... all new stuff from here on out.
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    Ground up 51 update

    Big step today, drivetrain installed... thought Iíd share.
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    Bell housing curiosity

    Happy thanksgiving to all... while I wait for the birds to cook I have a question, not critical to my build, I just am a curious fella... attached is a pic of my original bell housing, soon to be...
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    Ask and you shall receive.

    Ask and you shall receive.
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    Thank you sir. I am trying real hard to be...

    Thank you sir. I am trying real hard to be original. That said, I have the original tie bar and it’s newly painted so why not put it back. I will order a heat shield.
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    Master cylinder tie bar

    Hi folks... easy one I think.... it appears based on limited info that the tie bar that connects the master cylinder to the brake pedal tube is eliminated on the cj3a. Is this true, or should I just...
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    Thanks guys. I took a pic and I do believe it is...

    Thanks guys. I took a pic and I do believe it is a protective coating. But nonetheless , it should be removed, right? And if 400 grit will do the job, easy enough.
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    Painted pressure plate

    I have a new clutch pressure plate and disc for my cj3a. The entire pressure plate is painted, including the surface that makes contact with the clutch disc. Shouldnít this surface be bare metal like...
  22. Thread: Need cj3a body

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    I have located a toolbox in New York, will be...

    I have located a toolbox in New York, will be traveling down soon to get it and drop it off to Brian in CT on my way home. Thanks gmwillys for the vote of confidence in him. I do feel that I am in...
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    I just received an email from Brian, aka...

    I just received an email from Brian, aka metalshaper, the guy that is going to assemble and paint my cj3a body. He says he has everything we need except the tool box. I am not going with the Filipino...
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    Need cj3a body

    Hey folks, Iím looking for a used cj3a body. When I say used, I mean in practically any condition. More specifically, I need the window frame, cowl, and radiator support. But I will take those parts...
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    Thanks gentlemen.... spring and washer it is! I...

    Thanks gentlemen.... spring and washer it is! I think it looks way better. I’ll keep the rubber ones and tubes as spare parts for me or the next owner, if I don’t keep it, which I may... However, I...
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