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    Super Bug Ford Like Truck

    Looking at that VWFordTruck, I don't think there is anything on a flat fender CJ resto-mod that you won't be able to handle.

    And, we don't judge on where you take your project, but we may raise an...
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    Looking for a Jeep

    Welcome to the forum, I need another former sailor around here.

    GMWillys was right in that a CJ 2A would be a good flat fender project, but don't discount a CJ 3A either. BMorgil,one of the...
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    Congratulations!!!

    Congratulations!!!
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    Paint a Jeep

    Well, the good news is that a Jeep isn't a tough vehicle to paint. Once you get the old paint off, and the rusted and missing places filled in, it is mostly painting flat surfaces. I would suggest...
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    Vintage Radio

    [QUOTE=pelago;9178]

    THEN TO FIND A RADIO OF THE RIGHT VINTAGE.....................AND MX6707 AND MOUNT

    What radio are you thinking - VRC-12?

    As for being a movie star; $500/day plus your...
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    Ira: Wow. I am as close to speechless as I...

    Ira:

    Wow. I am as close to speechless as I have been in a long time. I am sure that all of the guys who have watched this Jeep come back to life are as thrilled as I am.

    There is no way I can...
  7. Grease Bibs ... aka Zerk Fittings

    Take a look for Zerk fittings or grease zerks (really - that's another name for them ... zerk)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seEQ06-UKdA

    Here are links to some books that would be helpful:
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    That engine bay is great! It looks like 1953 all...

    That engine bay is great! It looks like 1953 all over again!
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    I learned more book learning about Carter YF...

    I learned more book learning about Carter YF carburetors than I wanted to trying to get the '48 running. The YS on the M38A1 is in the same family and there are some lessons that might carry over...
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    Detroit U-Joints; Again

    I need a helping hand from the Jeepster community.

    The 1946 through 1950 2-wheel drive trucks and the 4651 Jeepsters shared Detroit universal joints. They may or may not have been the same...
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    Standard Logo

    First of all - it looks like you have a pretty good starting place for a Jeep project. We can't see rust or holes in the floor, but the external sheet metal I can see looks a lot better than...
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    Drips and Honks; Part of Having an Old Jeep

    [QUOTE leak at the rear end stopped?? maybe had too much juice in it?? could be

    That is a definite possibility. If I fill my differential to spec (level ground, fill untill it drips out the...
  13. You should buy an owners manual to see how much...

    You should buy an owners manual to see how much information you find in it. "Research" .
  14. Thoughts

    Just some thoughts:

    Learning to work on a Jeep.

    The information in the books often turns out to be a suggestion every Jeep has its own set of likes and dislikes. Probably the biggest area of...
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    Project Jeep

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    Not the best but enough to get an idea of the condition
    Hopefully the engine turns over at the crank, that would be a plus


    For a project Jeep, on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd...
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    Willys of the Week (WOW)

    Wow!

    That is a find! And, only us old guys understand the critter in the decal.

    I dropped some comments in the WOW note section.
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    Sick? No way. That's why we have Jeeps. We...

    Sick? No way.

    That's why we have Jeeps. We like to work on things we understand.

    And, fixing the horn is not as simple as you make it sound. Sometime between 1948 and 1953 Willys changed the...
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    1956 cj5

    Offer him a little more than you think its worth. He will feel well compensated for GrandPa's Jeep and you won't feel like you beat him out of some money.

    There is really no good guide for what...
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    If you get a brake shoe that does not retract...

    If you get a brake shoe that does not retract fully for whatever reason, it will get really hot and stink a lot! Had that happen more than once.

    If a brake drum has been turned out oversize, the...
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    Dorian

    How did Jake do? This was his initiation.
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    Slave Cables and Clean Up

    [QUOTE=pelago;9066]ALSO WHILE BROWSING FOUND THIS

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=SLAVE+CABLE+M38A1&_sacat=0

    You probably won't need a slave cable to start or...
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    I looked at the Jacksonville NC weather last...

    I looked at the Jacksonville NC weather last night and it looked like you were going to get sideswiped.

    It's time to rig the generator, chain up the gas cans, tie down the loose stuff and get a...
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    There is a lot to be said for a two lane road ......

    There is a lot to be said for a two lane road ...

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys.com/showthread.php?2196-Taking-a-Road-Trip-Just-Jeepin&p=8680#post8680
  24. Truck Luxury Options

    Old trucks had options for luxuries, but what they have now depends on what the original owners thought they needed or could afford.

    The 48 came out of northern Mississippi. Its original...
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    4.27 is a good compromise on a differential...

    4.27 is a good compromise on a differential ratio. The '48 has the 5.38 behind the F-134 engine and at the 2200 RPM happy place, it wants to run 42 MPH.

    It will pull a train, just not very fast!
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