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    Welcome GringoEarl, Great looking 3A project! ...

    Welcome GringoEarl,

    Great looking 3A project! I believe you are correct in saying that the cab is a home made piece, but it looks pretty descent. Cabs do save you a lot of head aches because...
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    me Ozarksbill! Thank you for your service. ...

    me Ozarksbill!

    Thank you for your service.

    We will be awaiting the photos of your next Tuxedo project, and will be extremely happy to help where needed. With Tjones being our resident heavy...
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    Welcome Rick M! Sounds like Bmorgil has you on...

    Welcome Rick M!

    Sounds like Bmorgil has you on the right track. One thing I would add is to look at the starter itself. With 12 volts being applied, the starter Bendix may need to be looked at...
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    VT, Some will use industrial strength...

    VT,

    Some will use industrial strength degreasers or even oven cleaner to loosen up the big chunks. A hot water pressure washer would help the most, but pack a lunch and a rain suit. Stay away...
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    The most frustrating experience I've ever had...

    The most frustrating experience I've ever had with a Bubba was "helping" a neighbor with his '70 Olds 442 W-30. Dumb people should not be allowed to have nice cars. Long story short, he was a body...
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    Willys engineering processes explained; Willys...

    Willys engineering processes explained;

    Willys factory engineering: Use what you have on hand at that particular moment. If one spot weld is good, 30 is much better. Wood is a perfect material...
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    Keep the Bubbas away from the pipe wrenches/out...

    Keep the Bubbas away from the pipe wrenches/out of the engine bay. In all my time working with engines, I can only think of one time where a large pipe wrench was employed. Even then I cut a piece...
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    I might never think so, but both Jeeps and boats...

    I might never think so, but both Jeeps and boats have a similar bond that ties them together. Both JEEP and Boat are actually acronyms.

    J= Just
    E= Empty
    E= Every
    P= Pocket

    B= Break
    O= Out...
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    Considering the price of a bass boat or pontoon,...

    Considering the price of a bass boat or pontoon, in my mind it would be a benefit to use marine grade seat covers. The seat cushions on my '46 are actually old boat seat cushions. Unless you just...
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    The education possibilities are endless around...

    The education possibilities are endless around here.
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    Sweet! The Rotacut is on my wish list. You'll...

    Sweet! The Rotacut is on my wish list. You'll have to give your opinion to how they cut.
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    Joseph, As a quick and simple idea, take your...

    Joseph,

    As a quick and simple idea, take your old pump and cut the actuator arm off, then re-install. If you are going for a cleaned up look, then follow Bmorgil's idea of the Chevy style.
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    I would weld up and re-drill.

    I would weld up and re-drill.
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    Well done VT! The interior turned out...

    Well done VT! The interior turned out outstanding.
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    The original wheels were Kelsey Hayes 16" X 4...

    The original wheels were Kelsey Hayes 16" X 4 1/2". The link listed is pretty darn close to the military spec wheels from what I can tell from the picture, even though they are called out as...
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    I know exactly where you are coming from in the...

    I know exactly where you are coming from in the regards to the scrap iron glued to the front frame horns. Our '46 had a chunk of schedule 40 pipe globed on two sets of scrap pile refugee, mixed...
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    The tub doesn't look too bad at all. The Jeep...

    The tub doesn't look too bad at all. The Jeep pictured above was a lot worst wear when it was brought in. The pictures bellow were from the starting point.
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    The Windshield is from a later CJ5 or so, judging...

    The Windshield is from a later CJ5 or so, judging from the amount of rake it has. The mirrors probably came from the same donor from the looks of them. The original windshield would have been a two...
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    As the resident patina guy, I don't see any ugly...

    As the resident patina guy, I don't see any ugly in your pictures. You are doing a great job on your teardown, and are definitely keeping this organized.
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    No matter what racing or car legend put their face on a can, don't go with the soup.
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    Welcome Gizzard! We have grown to be quite...

    Welcome Gizzard!

    We have grown to be quite found of M38A1 sagas, and we would sure like to add yours to it. The link that LarrBeard posted above is great starting point to prepare yourself for...
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    Welcome Davide! We are sure glad to have you...

    Welcome Davide!

    We are sure glad to have you with us, and we look forward to watching your progress on your '67. We will be glad to help on anything you may need. Please post some pictures so we...
  23. I used Amsoil in my 2000 Chevy 3/4 ton. I worked...

    I used Amsoil in my 2000 Chevy 3/4 ton. I worked with a guy who was a part time dealer, and he offered me a free oil change to try plus sponsorship for the derby cars. At 6,000 miles I sent in an...
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    I have brought home worse.... But don't need...

    I have brought home worse.... But don't need anything else in pieces at this moment. Too bad it wasn't a Scout. That would be a different story.
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    Sticky: Well done Chief. I'm am thankful for your word...

    Well done Chief. I'm am thankful for your word smithing abilities to preserve the memories that we have of Ira in one place.
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