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    Go with the brake upgrade. You'll never regret...

    Go with the brake upgrade. You'll never regret the decision after driving it the first day after the retrofit.

    Bmorgil is right. I was jaded when using the Crown brake parts.
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    I'm a gluten for punishment. I like points,...

    I'm a gluten for punishment. I like points, mainly because if there is an issue, you can generally fix them with a pocket knife and a match book cover as long as the capacitor isn't crapped out. I...
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    The headlight switch would be the first place to...

    The headlight switch would be the first place to look. Often times there will be a lot of corrosion on the terminals or even the contacts within the switch, causing high resistance. This will cause...
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    It is a bit of an acquired talent. Coming from a...

    It is a bit of an acquired talent. Coming from a heavy equipment background, it took me a bit to figure out how not to make a panel look like the ocean.
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    That's why most all parking brakes are MIA by the...

    That's why most all parking brakes are MIA by the time we get them. The A1 that I did was the first one that was actually functional on any Heep project.
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    A 3M dust mask with the replaceable filters. My...

    A 3M dust mask with the replaceable filters. My prescription glasses sit on top of the nose piece alright, but does move the byfocal up a bit. It just takes some getting used to.

    Today, the...
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    In between putting the turkey and ham in the...

    In between putting the turkey and ham in the oven, I did get a bit more paint removed on the frame. There was a lot of scale on the driver's side shock tower. It all came out fairly clean. The...
  8. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    Welcome OkieMark, Purchases end up being...

    Welcome OkieMark,
    Purchases end up being projects more often than not. You already have the needed skills to get your 5 back in good shape, but if you need anything we will be here for you. Please...
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    You'll have your work cut out for you, but it...

    You'll have your work cut out for you, but it will be well worth the effort. The bumper is stout to say the least!
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    Welcome Pabutler1, A '41 MB is a rare bird for...

    Welcome Pabutler1,

    A '41 MB is a rare bird for sure. The T-case and transmission look great. Bmorgil is already putting his Dana experience to use in giving good advice in setting up the...
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    Classy is an appropriate adjective. I like the...

    Classy is an appropriate adjective. I like the utility of the bed.
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    Amen Chief.

    Amen Chief.
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    Looks good. Lots of potential! Military...

    Looks good. Lots of potential!
    Military Vehicles Magazine is another great resource for information.
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    Thank you guys. Maybe I can keep the momentum...

    Thank you guys. Maybe I can keep the momentum rolling on my own project.... After at least getting the roof done on the garage extension.
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    Ran out of daylight for today. I did get the...

    Ran out of daylight for today. I did get the driver's side frame all welded up and reinforced. Then repaired the rear crossmember using some 1/4" cold rolled. This should add a bit of strength to...
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    Sounds great!

    Sounds great!
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    Welcome RickM1957! I would start with your local...

    Welcome RickM1957!
    I would start with your local chapter of the MVPA, ( military vehicle preservation association). The Supply Line magazine that they put out is full of good information.

    Good...
  18. Welcome WV Jeep! Another good source is...

    Welcome WV Jeep!

    Another good source is eWillys.com. David scrounges through several sources and posts daily on Willys and parts for sale. He also has countless historical articles that is good...
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    There isn't a source as of yet, outside of making...

    There isn't a source as of yet, outside of making modifications to a Willys pickup bed floor. I would like to replace the rear portion where the tailgate was rotten. I have figured on fabricating...
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    If you want to see real skills, Google the grand...

    If you want to see real skills, Google the grand willys project. Gojeep is a true Craftsman.

    The weather was too nice to stay at work today, so I decided time was better spent on the heep...
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    Swing by your local CAT or any heavy equipment...

    Swing by your local CAT or any heavy equipment dealer. They should have a supply of 24 volt bulbs.
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    Here is the solution that we had come up with on...

    Here is the solution that we had come up with on the license plate mount in the rear. When being shown, there is a unit cover that affixes to the license plate. Still not absolutely legal because...
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    The legacy of Western Auto lived on, (albeit a...

    The legacy of Western Auto lived on, (albeit a more mainstream-pre Auto Zone craptacular junk) well into the '90s. Much like the Pep Boys is today. Somewhere in the bottom of one of my tool boxes...
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    The aluminum piece is an adapter for a...

    The aluminum piece is an adapter for a "universal" type wiper. There was usually a set screw that bound them to the shaft, but I see no evidence of it being there. The adapter was for when the...
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    Seal savers or Speedy sleeves, (or at least...

    Seal savers or Speedy sleeves, (or at least that's what we called them) have saved many of crank shafts on heavy equipment over the years. They are worth every penny. A lot better then the snake...
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