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    The goods arrived

    I am more than pleased with the parts order. The supports are wider by .5 inch, giving the floors, wait for it...more support. That is in the parts description so it was no surprise.
    Upon removing...
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    Get the lead out !!!!

    I like using lead for body work when I can. I'm not that great at it but growing up in the 50's and 60's I was around it. Those guys were amazing.
    Most are dead now...probably from lead...
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    I see a perfect ranch truck. Hauling a hay wagon...

    I see a perfect ranch truck. Hauling a hay wagon or some such chore with that nice manageable short wheelbase. It looks to have 4 wheel drive. Those Y blocks are good engines for what they are. ...
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    Lucked out. It is identical in print clarity to...

    Lucked out. It is identical in print clarity to my other not so perfect manual. Glossy pages and print date Dec. 10, 1948, First edition.
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    Monster truck

    This is in San Diego. If anyone is looking for one. Appears to be a O.E. Szekely with the aluminum body and correct Ford Y block. What a neat grocery getter :rolleyes: Or, if you need to tow jet...
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    Those were the days. Well, at least I think I...

    Those were the days. Well, at least I think I remember those were the days. Boy, do I have stories...if I can remember them.
    I used to be a hip guy, and now?, just an old guy with a bad hip.
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    I uploaded a couple of photos

    Better? I probably got spanked but you never know.
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    Is it original or a repo?

    Although I have several cj3a owners manuals in 70 year old condition, I saw this one and took a chance. The only hint to me that it may not be a reproduction was the darkening on the inside cover...
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    I remember when I was 18...well, kinda. You can...

    I remember when I was 18...well, kinda. You can post pix here. I'm not smart, I need pictures.
    There are a lot of folks that don't do all those other websites or text.
    Take your time, ask...
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    Thanks guys. So much to learn, so little time...

    Thanks guys. So much to learn, so little time left.

    Well I'll be. Sure nuff' there is Jeep script across the front of the tool box. It was coated with a type of tar.
    But, it makes me wonder...
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    I would like an opinion or more. The tool box...

    I would like an opinion or more. The tool box adds structural support and lateral rigidity, "I think". What if...pause...the tool box was not there. Or, the tool box once removed is not...
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    I spent hours drilling out spot welds just to get...

    I spent hours drilling out spot welds just to get the tool box out of the cj3a...dang that was no picnic. I'm going to replace the floors as I don't know the condition of the floor where the wood is...
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    I got a chuckle out of garage-ma-hall. Just when...

    I got a chuckle out of garage-ma-hall. Just when you think you've heard it all. Dang...:)
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    Thank you. I read the link. A good reminder for...

    Thank you. I read the link. A good reminder for me to stay with CJ's and away from Mil Spec items as that stuff would drive me crazier.
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    Now the fellow with the M38 has informed me that...

    Now the fellow with the M38 has informed me that he is looking for an L134 industrial head, as that, is what they came with originally. Is this accurate?
    I'm still learning, so I don't know beans.
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    Thank you B...that makes perfect sense and a good...

    Thank you B...that makes perfect sense and a good history lesson. And, now I understand what I've been eating all the years...
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    My old welding instructor used the term all the...

    My old welding instructor used the term all the time so I've been using it for the last 50 years. Funny thing is, we all dipped Copenhagen so we all were dipped :)
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    Thanks boys, now I'm much smarter, well sorta'. ...

    Thanks boys, now I'm much smarter, well sorta'. So that hinged grill was copied by Toyota for the FJ40, I'll be dipped. Ahhh' the things you learn.
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    Educate please

    I had a conversation with a guy that stated his military jeep (M38) has a different engine than a cj2 civilian engine.
    Since I'm on the learning curve I didn't know if there was a difference. ...
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    yep, same here exactly. I still use my hood...

    yep, same here exactly. I still use my hood with flip lens. Old habits...
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    The floor supports are rotted out (gee, with wood...

    The floor supports are rotted out (gee, with wood inside metal channels underneath who da' thunk) and a small area of floor has pitting. So, odered new supports, floors and tail area where a prior...
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    Here is an interesting number. Less than one...

    Here is an interesting number. Less than one percent of the U.S population joins the service. But, since we as Americans have gun rights (thank the gawds), are the largest armed citizenry in the...
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    As for the wheels on the Willys. I buy spray...

    As for the wheels on the Willys. I buy spray paint from these folks. It is not cheap but it is the best can of spray paint I have ever used and the stuff is tough. The spray is wide so feathering...
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    FJ40's are incredible. So well thought out and...

    FJ40's are incredible. So well thought out and of course, they, in the beginning copied Willys but went on to be on another level. The inline 6 is as smooth as butter and wonderful low end. Not...
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    That was funny. It's a little toasty now that's...

    That was funny. It's a little toasty now that's why I'm hiding over in San Diego. :cool:
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