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  1. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I have lots of grease. A couple of different...

    I have lots of grease. A couple of different grades of wheel bearing grease, marine grease, lithium grease, aircraft grease…tubs and guns. No shortage of grease around here.

    I am pretty confident...
  2. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I took several measurements of the bushing. None...

    I took several measurements of the bushing. None of them were less than .634”.

    I am not grasping the how to use hydraulic force to push the bushing out. Big hole where the bushing has to come...
  3. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Found it! I keep most of my hardware in labeled...

    Found it! I keep most of my hardware in labeled cloth mail bags. When I finally found the bag I found the the snap ring. The bag had fallen into a junk box under one of the tables and got covered up...
  4. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I found the solution. The front cover has a lip...

    I found the solution. The front cover has a lip that that sets the depth of the front bearing cup. It should be recessed about an eighth inch. I haven’t looked at the rear cover to see how the rear...
  5. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I have the CJ2A and CJ3A master parts list...

    I have the CJ2A and CJ3A master parts list (https://www.kaiserwillys.com/master-parts-list-manual-fits-46-53-cj-2a-3a).
    The snap ring I didn’t have sorted out earlier goes inside the front cover....
  6. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    What keeps the D18 output gear from dragging on...

    What keeps the D18 output gear from dragging on the case? Right now itís dragging hard. The only part I canít identify or find where it goes is index number 37 on the transfer case diagram. Part...
  7. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    KW has always been good to work with on the rare...

    KW has always been good to work with on the rare occasion I had to get an order fixed. I did figure out I ordered it from them as part of the “intermediate shaft repair kit”. I don’t know if they...
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    I make enough mistakes on my own to seriously...

    I make enough mistakes on my own to seriously slow down progress that I really don’t need the parts suppliers sending me the wrong parts. I just found out I was sent 2 different size thrust washers...
  9. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    That’s what I did after the separator quit moving...

    That’s what I did after the separator quit moving the bearing. Then I started hitting pry bars and big screw drivers to push it off. Seemed kinda Bubba to me. It got the job done but I lost a brand...
  10. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I have a couple different ball joint forks like...

    I have a couple different ball joint forks like in the first link. The biggest I have will just start over the shaft. I think it’s the biggest I have seen in a parts store. It was a little hard on...
  11. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Not so good in my experience. A lot of videos...

    Not so good in my experience. A lot of videos from fly-by-night and shade tree mechanics. Even the ones most people accept as knowing what they are doing disregard published torque values and other...
  12. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    What are people using to remove the front bearing...

    What are people using to remove the front bearing on the D18 output shaft? It’s been so long since I took it apart I don’t remember how I did it the first time and today I am ruining new parts trying...
  13. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I didn’t think of Vaseline. That would work well....

    I didn’t think of Vaseline. That would work well. I keep some in the shop to grease o-rings. The service manual just says something like “sticky grease” and I wanted to make sure I didn’t use...
  14. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I am guessing that since there are issues with...

    I am guessing that since there are issues with modern gear oils in the transmission there could be a potential problem with some assembly greases. What is the preferred assembly lube for the...
  15. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I have experienced the wobble. When I was a kid...

    I have experienced the wobble. When I was a kid my Dad had a 1975(?) GMC 3/4 ton full time 4wd that would do it really bad if you got mud packed into the rims. You had to hit the brakes and get one...
  16. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Another thread reminded me of a question I have...

    Another thread reminded me of a question I have on mine. It has a steering stabilizer. I never thought anything of it before because I think every 4WD I have owned had one. I am going to have to cut...
  17. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    It looks like the lack of bumperettes or holes to...

    It looks like the lack of bumperettes or holes to mount them is going to be the determining factor on whether or not this jeep was part of the Navy order. If I ever run into the previous owner’s...
  18. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    My copy of the CJ3A History Book By Bob Westerman...

    My copy of the CJ3A History Book By Bob Westerman arrived today. It didn’t dispel the notion that my CJ3A could be military. In fact, it appears to have been built during the same month (January...
  19. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    All the black is gone from mine. It appears to be...

    All the black is gone from mine. It appears to be embossed brass so this tag could be military. It was installed with pull rivets which makes me think it isn’t original to this CJ2A body and could...
  20. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Does a brass tag like the picture indicate...

    Does a brass tag like the picture indicate anything? The one in my CJ2A is black and white.
  21. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    It would hard to prove anything on the Jeep...

    It would hard to prove anything on the Jeep itself because of the CJ2A body swap. It has a CJ3A serial number tag next to what I believe is a CJ2A paint code tag but that is all. The next time I am...
  22. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Black is my color of choice as well. The...

    Black is my color of choice as well. The transmission and transfer case had been painted black at one time and the body is blue. Just wasn’t sure if rattle can was good or if I needed to mix...
  23. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I am finally getting some parts cleaned up and...

    I am finally getting some parts cleaned up and ready to assemble. What are the popular paint options for things like the transfer case and transmission? This won’t be a show piece but I want it to...
  24. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Is there an economical differential case spreader...

    Is there an economical differential case spreader for the Dana 25? I know it can be reassembled without a spreader but would like to have one anyway. Everything I have seen online is for the 30 and...
  25. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Looking at another thread got me thinking about...

    Looking at another thread got me thinking about my mess. My transmission, transfer case and front axle all had water damage (corrosion). The transmission and transfer case are getting new internal...
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