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    Welcome jweisbro! The Jeep doesn't look too...

    Welcome jweisbro!

    The Jeep doesn't look too bad at all. We look forward to seeing more of your ride.
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    It's no fun having a broken limb while trying to...

    It's no fun having a broken limb while trying to enjoy your Jeep. When you do the compression test, you've done the work on the valve train and the head gasket, but the piston rings may be suspect. ...
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    Well done Sir. From the looks of it, you found...

    Well done Sir. From the looks of it, you found yourself a great starting point.
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    The Plastidip is good stuff. At least we learned...

    The Plastidip is good stuff. At least we learned that the bed liner stuff isn't the way to go.
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    No kidding. That's quite the cliff hanger.

    No kidding. That's quite the cliff hanger.
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    Good deal! Congratulations to your Grandson for...

    Good deal! Congratulations to your Grandson for a fantastic showing!
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    Class and elegance all the way. I can't wait to...

    Class and elegance all the way. I can't wait to see some photos from the event.
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    You are quite welcome. KW has your floor riser...

    You are quite welcome.

    KW has your floor riser sheet metal;

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/category/body/repair-panels/floor-panel-repair/replacement-steel-rear-floor-riser-fits-52-75-cj-5-m38a1
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    The weight for your truck was as follows; New...

    The weight for your truck was as follows;

    New York Unladen vehicle weight = 3,356

    New York Maximum load weight = 2,000

    I was just curious to the different weight rating acronyms.
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    Alove, I'm the first guy to insist on using as...

    Alove,

    I'm the first guy to insist on using as much of the original parts that you can during a restoration. With that being said, if it were me working on your transmission, I would use new...
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    I just saw your message, and responded. I'll...

    I just saw your message, and responded. I'll contact you when you are available.
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    The correct tires would be the 7.00 X 15",...

    The correct tires would be the 7.00 X 15", depending on the GVW of the truck. Most trucks that I've ever seen were shod with the 7.00 X 16" tires, but that is not to say that all trucks came that...
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    Those are few and far between. I have one that's...

    Those are few and far between. I have one that's pretty rough still attached to a spare set of doors, but no key. The set I have on our wagon actually unlock using an International Harvester...
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    ...And to think the old technology of the filter...

    ...And to think the old technology of the filter element in a housing is coming around again on several makes of vehicles. I saw something on one of the new 1/2 ton truck diesels. The owner...
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    Outstanding job JB. She looks great with the...

    Outstanding job JB. She looks great with the body set in place.
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    What we have here is a conglomeration of a lot of...

    What we have here is a conglomeration of a lot of different Jeeps. The front axle is from an MB, or WWII Jeep due to the steering bell crank being mounted to the axle. The frame looks to be a CJ 3A...
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    All the front line military equipment didn't have...

    All the front line military equipment didn't have any bling, but a base support vehicle could have hub caps. So it isn't out of the realm of possibilities to have a military stock of hub caps...
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    The hubcaps are from a J series truck from what I...

    The hubcaps are from a J series truck from what I can tell. They should fit any steel wheel from the late '60s through the '70s that have the center hub cap lip. The older Jeep, (Kelsey Hayes steel...
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    The lower rocker repair panels are the same for...

    The lower rocker repair panels are the same for the CJ5 as was used on the M38A1. The link to the one I used are listed below;
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    Then if for some reason you don't have a supply...

    Then if for some reason you don't have a supply of grease, you can pack the bushing with loaf bread. Sounds crazy, but it works as well.
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    in my last shop I had an older model IR 80 gallon...

    in my last shop I had an older model IR 80 gallon industrial compressor that had a rather large motor and three cylinder compressor. It kept up with all the air tools and painting that was done. I...
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    Like I said, I swear by the brushes. They eat...

    Like I said, I swear by the brushes. They eat through body filler, multi layers of paint, and undercoating. The metal surface then just needs to be blown off and wiped with prep-sol, then it's...
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    Looking great!

    Looking great!
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    This is what I use exclusively; ...

    This is what I use exclusively;

    https://www.harborfreight.com/4-in-80-grit-nylon-abrasive-wheel-with-14-in-shank-60325.html

    They do not damage the metal, and you don't get the pesky wires...
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    The monster would look good in bright wheels, but...

    The monster would look good in bright wheels, but it looks great with the blacked out beefs, in my opinion. That's the good thing about being on here. You get a variety of tastes to choose from.
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