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    The worm gear looks like one of the ball bearings...

    The worm gear looks like one of the ball bearings found it's way there, and they muscled it through. It is amazing some times the different types of wear and damage that one comes across in a...
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    Speaking about a piece of art! That's my kind of...

    Speaking about a piece of art! That's my kind of sculpture. Now we get to sit back and watch it come to life before our eyes.
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    I use a lot of the cheap angle finders. They...

    I use a lot of the cheap angle finders. They have a magnetic base to hold them tight. I put one on the frame, then one on the bracket. Just make both of the dials match. Then you don't have to...
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    Steve, The dimensions stayed the same from the...

    Steve,

    The dimensions stayed the same from the 2A through the CJ5. When you set up your new bracket in the former location, get it as level as you can. Left to right is more critical than...
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    I will be interested in a set for my project. ...

    I will be interested in a set for my project. The knobs will add a nice flair.
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    Welcome Dazzler, We are glad you have joined...

    Welcome Dazzler,

    We are glad you have joined up with us. I have a new found appreciation for the late '80s and early '90s Wranglers. The wife and I purchased one last January, and have been...
  7. Dazzler, Your hub cap was introduced in 1940...

    Dazzler,

    Your hub cap was introduced in 1940 on their car line. Very nice piece!

    http://www.ewillys.com/2020/01/10/hubcap-branding-by-willys-overlandwillys-motors/
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    The handle fit around the transfer case shifter,...

    The handle fit around the transfer case shifter, so it didn't slide around when hooking corners. The Radio Shack version didn't have a battery, so it had to be plugged in to use. You could buy a...
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    Ah, the bag phone! I had one in my '90 Chevy...

    Ah, the bag phone! I had one in my '90 Chevy pickup. Radio Shack special for a penny to start, but don't get out of your area, because roaming charges were steep.
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    I can fully understand the attachment with your...

    I can fully understand the attachment with your project. There is no amount of money that anyone could offer that would make me consider selling my 2A. Now my ongoing wagon project, if the right...
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    Looking great! The color looks good on the wagon...

    Looking great! The color looks good on the wagon too. Good body guys aren't cheap, but the final product will look great for another 60 years. We can't wait to watch all your hard work come...
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    I have felt the pain of finding out the wheels...

    I have felt the pain of finding out the wheels that I thought were good, ended up being junk. I had received the wheels on a crusty '47 2A. They held air, but the tires were beyond dry rotten. One...
  13. The U stood for Utility, and was originally in a...

    The U stood for Utility, and was originally in a wagon. Willys did a very poor job of record keeping, and the engines were mass produced and only designated at the point of installation. This is...
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    Sometimes, you just have to back away from...

    Sometimes, you just have to back away from project. Expensive things happen when pushing too hard to make something perfect. TJ and I like the sit on a bucket, look at the problem, have a beer or...
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    Welcome Bates Ta! We are glad to have you, and...

    Welcome Bates Ta!

    We are glad to have you, and look forward to answering any questions you may have.
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    That's quite the commute! Me being me, I would...

    That's quite the commute! Me being me, I would have started on the top and work my way down.... But I have a bad habit of not tying the air hose over my shoulder, and end up dragging it over freshly...
  17. The surface rust to the gears isn't the big...

    The surface rust to the gears isn't the big issue. It's the rust on the idler shafts that eat the bushings out of the gears, and cause issues like you are seeing. If you do not feel comfortable,...
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    The corn head grease is a 00 viscosity oil/grease...

    The corn head grease is a 00 viscosity oil/grease that is thick as a liquid gets at room temperature. It is what is an equivalent to what is called out for the Ross steering box. Gear lube will...
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    In my opinion, I would cut you a piece of copper...

    In my opinion, I would cut you a piece of copper tubing, flair the end that comes out the bottom, (to the outside air) and sweat it in with a plumbers torch. If you use the 00 corn head grease or...
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    True. Orange crate, and now orange crush!

    True. Orange crate, and now orange crush!
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    You'd be surprised to the amount of times ones...

    You'd be surprised to the amount of times ones sees where the bleeders are on the bottom.

    Looks great! The stopping ability will be a night and day difference.
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    Much like farm equipment, the toys were a big...

    Much like farm equipment, the toys were a big part of natural selection. If you are dumb enough to stick your hand in a running piece of machinery, or catching a knee in the steel pedal assembly,...
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    What, 100 degree days are perfect days to weld...

    What, 100 degree days are perfect days to weld panels... I spent the majority of last week under the welding hood. Too warm to wear a welding jacket, so tank top and shorts it was. My Bride thinks...
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    I bet it doesn't ride all that bad. Duel tires...

    I bet it doesn't ride all that bad. Duel tires front and back, plus it looks like the tracks are arctic tracks or maybe Studebaker Weasel tracks. My curiosity lays in the steering? Dual brake...
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    I agree with the Senior Chief. Nobody would ever...

    I agree with the Senior Chief. Nobody would ever scoff at you running a slightly larger mirror, at least around here. You'll never see a true Concourse restoration of a Jeep. They were designed to...
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