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    Welcome Cajun98! Great looking early 5! I...

    Welcome Cajun98!

    Great looking early 5! I love the custom paint on the hood from the '70s.

    We look forward to seeing more of your project.
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    To every problem, there is a solution. It just...

    To every problem, there is a solution. It just depends on what lengths you are willing to go. Critters pooping on your Willys, a JD belching out a mixture of burnt diesel and oil, or building a...
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    I had an Uncle who hated critters crawling or...

    I had an Uncle who hated critters crawling or pooping on his go to town car and truck. The car shed was not connected to any other building, so a couple of times a year he would park his 4020 John...
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    But with nobody arguing who has the better...

    But with nobody arguing who has the better design....
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    The smart guys who have done the F head...

    The smart guys who have done the F head conversions would also perform a body lift to make up enough room for the carb. I hate to see the hacked up holes that often accompany the F head conversion...
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    Looking good BB. Just think where technology...

    Looking good BB. Just think where technology will be in another 10 years.
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    Welcome New Willys, At first glance, you have...

    Welcome New Willys,

    At first glance, you have yourself a 2A. The year would be around a '48 or '49 from the looks of the marker lights in the grill. The F134 engine was installed after the...
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    Looking great! The bearing idea for the wheels...

    Looking great! The bearing idea for the wheels is classy. Your attention to detail is first class! The Rover turned out wonderful. Well worth what you have invested, and could easily get a return...
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    Check out eWillys.Com. There is usually a steady...

    Check out eWillys.Com. There is usually a steady parade of adds from across the country.
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    Pelago has an early production A1, and you can...

    Pelago has an early production A1, and you can read all about it in "the darn thing is out" in the restoration section of this forum. I have body experience with the A1 as well, so fire up your...
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    When I get some time, I'll post some more on the...

    When I get some time, I'll post some more on the 2A. I have managed to get it back to road worthiness, then a set back reared its head. Not a big deal, but have to go back through the service...
  12. Great job Chuck. The best way to learn all you...

    Great job Chuck. The best way to learn all you need to know about a component is to tear it down. You'll end up with two good transmissions, and maybe some trading material.
  13. I had the opportunity to be the fireman on a...

    I had the opportunity to be the fireman on a steam engine once. The fireman is a fancy term for the guy with the shovel jamming coal into the firebox. Love the old technology of cast iron, gears,...
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    Check to see if it is gear lube or engine oil. ...

    Check to see if it is gear lube or engine oil. My front seal on our 2A leaks when driven. I had serviced it when I was doing brakes and getting it road ready, and added the correct amount of lube,...
  15. Seven, I'm going to have to sort this one all...

    Seven,

    I'm going to have to sort this one all the way out to make sure I get you the proper information. My quick, gut answer is the MB/2A starter has a stud attached to the top of the starter. ...
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    I love it! Wish I had that in the driveway to annoy the neighbors, and to burn off all my filtered used oil.
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    The creek bottom frame wasn't too good as far as...

    The creek bottom frame wasn't too good as far as structural. It is pictured on it's side on the trailer. It did come in handy for mocking up tubs for body work, but the center section rails were...
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    There was a link from yesterdays post that...

    There was a link from yesterdays post that covered some of the unique USMC additions and some reasons for the difficulty of tracking down the history of your Jeep. The main one to look for is the...
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    Welcome Willyswilly! The flat fender...

    Welcome Willyswilly!

    The flat fender business is a good one to be in. We look forward to learning more about your 3B.
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    The Marine Corp rear bumper will look like this,...

    The Marine Corp rear bumper will look like this, the A1 pictured started out as an USMC variant with gobs of undercoating covering everything, but the bumper was removed somewhere in time. The last...
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    I use paint thinner and a razor blade at a flat...

    I use paint thinner and a razor blade at a flat angle to remove paint off of the data plates. I have seen guys use oven cleaner and brake fluid to loosen the paint for removal.
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    Here is a link to the service manual; ...

    Here is a link to the service manual;

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/category/literature/mechanics-manuals/mechanics-service-manual-fits-46-65-cj-2a-3a-3b-5

    To un-stick an engine, I use a...
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    Those are the hinges I was referring to. This and...

    Those are the hinges I was referring to. This and the delivery date puts you correctly at a '53. The next item(s) that make the Marine Corp A1s different from the other branches is 1) undercoating...
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    I agree with Bmorgil. A reprint of the original...

    I agree with Bmorgil. A reprint of the original shop and service manual is a must because it is written in plain language. As Bmorgil said, do your research on your local machine shops. Talk to...
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    Welcome E.Schlegel! Looks like the engine was...

    Welcome E.Schlegel!

    Looks like the engine was at least dry in it's slumber. As long as there was not water left in the block and allowed to freeze, you should be alright. It will take a lot of...
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