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  1. Thread: Value of a Jeep

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    5299 99% restored 1952 M38A1, oriiginal 24volt...

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    99% restored 1952 M38A1, oriiginal 24volt and all systems 100% operational only thing missing is back seat and canvas

    IN MY "get a title mode " had to get two independent appraisals, ...
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    BLACK OUT LIGHTS IN OPERATION I never drove one...

    BLACK OUT LIGHTS IN OPERATION
    I never drove one of these in black out conditions, nor do i know anyone that has. Don't think i want to, feel this is a holdover from WWII when air attack was a...
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    WELL, since i spent some time on the drag link...

    WELL, since i spent some time on the drag link and found that it could be tightened at the ends some (they were not necessarily loose, but the end pieces could go in fairly easy with the tool). So...
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    since i do not have a rear end to speak of i...

    since i do not have a rear end to speak of i have to wear them or get embarrassed when pants fall off

    "But, I have been known to wear suspenders with a belt on occasion ... "
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    did this and have no in and out movement at all, ...

    did this and have no in and out movement at all, however used original shaft but new bushings, shaft had zero scoring on it, no when wheel turned i see the drag link move with slightest touch of...
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    still tweaking steerimng........... have just a...

    still tweaking steerimng...........
    have just a little steering wheel shimmy at 50mph+ It is not my intention to drive this guy much at that speed, but being a particular nerd about it being right...
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    As far as my family goes, this critter is now a...

    As far as my family goes, this critter is now a family heirloom, not to be parked out in weather, not a daily driver, special occasions, so forth, have a clear commitment from daughter. along with...
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    Long ago i reconditioned original wiring, put...

    Long ago i reconditioned original wiring, put new connectors on when needed, redid covering, one thing i noticed was that most of the label/numbers where in un readable condition. Using a ohm meter...
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    SHIMMY going to check the bar that connects ross...

    SHIMMY
    going to check the bar that connects ross to front end to make sure no slap in there and rims and tires all new, that of course does not mean tht one of the rims might have a bump in it, ...
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    ya know, got to agree with what you said, it...

    ya know, got to agree with what you said, it starts quick now, let choke do its thing to warm it up (35degree cold weather starts great) once it has run for a minute ot two i reduce to half choke...
  11. Time to post future meets for 2020 so can plan some

    Please put down what dates and where for planning purposes
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    anyone want to comment on these>>...

    anyone want to comment on these>>...
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    you must not have read the previous posts, at...

    you must not have read the previous posts, at first i thought i had left washer off, and was worried and took it all apart and lo and behold I HAD PUT THE WASHER ON, , then i discovered that i had...
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    No, i had taken photo before i put in a lock to...

    No, i had taken photo before i put in a lock to hold the thing while i torqued it down, had to stick a crowbar in to keep from moving jeep with torque wrench, once i did that and checked all other...
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    drove 40 miles, got it good and warmed up highway...

    drove 40 miles, got it good and warmed up highway at 50mph, came back and parked it on a clean garage floor, got one tiny drop from rear main but that does not bother me, and none under the...
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    5264 done and for the last time ...this can...

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    done and for the last time ...this can only be described as a pain in the ***. And still can nt figure out engineers that had a open scoop facing forward for a parking brake
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    only cut myself once anyone got a better...

    only cut myself once

    anyone got a better diagram of the e brake other than what kaiser has, misleading (or not) thought both shoes on outside diagram makes one believe one inside nd one outside?...
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    5262 NEVER, NEVER, NEVER AGAIN YEAH, 8 BOLT,...

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    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER AGAIN
    YEAH, 8 BOLT, 4 NUTS, ONE BIG NUT, ONE NEW YOKE, ONE SEAL AND ONE BRAKE DRUM....... Yeah 2 hours most, "BUXX ****"
    YOKE AND SEAL, PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD. HAD TO...
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    am pretty much convinced of that, i ascribed on...

    am pretty much convinced of that, i ascribed on a brand new ruler in and out and moved it several times. then measured the two marks do not have a guage like in video, probably only time i wold...
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    The lip goes towards the oil. got it end...

    The lip goes towards the oil.

    got it
    end play, in my archaic way of measuring and using a new steel 6" steel ruler and a scribe i measured 35th end play and did it many times over and went...
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    uh oh the manual and the video say the visible...

    uh oh

    the manual and the video say the visible spring inside the seal goes towards the oil?? can not see spring in the seal
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    since it is on the jeep and all connected in...

    since it is on the jeep and all connected in order to get end play down where it has to be i will disconnect the front drive tmrw and then can work it back ad forth. liked the videos and have kept...
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    feeler gauge between case and housing. .004 went...

    feeler gauge between case and housing. .004 went in .005 had to force it in and it really did not go, now i had to put bolts in cap to get it to stay, remember am upside down on this. snugged...
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    dont suppose that there is a video of this...

    dont suppose that there is a video of this procedure, whew lot to it, i have three shims two thick ones and two thin ones did not measure them
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    i have no reference material for the xfer case or...

    i have no reference material for the xfer case or transmission at all, i do have a complete engine manual and the operations manual (which is just that)
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