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    About the only way I can get pictures to post as...

    About the only way I can get pictures to post as intended is to move them to a computer, check orientation and post from there.
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    Metalshaper is a youtube personality who does a...

    Metalshaper is a youtube personality who does a lot of jeep maintenance videos. I don’t know that I have ever watched one of his videos but has a pretty big following on other websites.
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    We were upgraded yesterday to severe drought and...

    We were upgraded yesterday to severe drought and it’s not even the hot and dry part of the year yet. Going broke trying to keep the shop below 90 and the house below 80. Forget any aircraft...
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    Did you really do .20 (2 tenths) or .020 (20...

    Did you really do .20 (2 tenths) or .020 (20 thousandth's)? The recommendation I read said .020.
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    There must be a way for the air to get out. Not...

    There must be a way for the air to get out. Not much help here but disc brake bleeders are always on the bottom in airplanes because the brakes are pressure bled from the bottom. Just push fluid in...
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    Did you try turning by hand with the transfer...

    Did you try turning by hand with the transfer case in neutral?
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    That sounds like it could be one of the...

    That sounds like it could be one of the transmissionís roller bearing sets to me. I donít think a ball bearing would act like that. Maybe the counter shaft bearings?
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    Now I know what to do with mine after the body...

    Now I know what to do with mine after the body swap!
  9. Thread: history of CJ2a

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    I think that would be unlikely. MB, GPW, M38,...

    I think that would be unlikely. MB, GPW, M38, M38A1 and CJ3A are the only ones I have heard of being in the military prior to and during that time frame. I researched it some for my ‘51 CJ3A because...
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    Surely someone besides KW sells a hub puller that...

    Surely someone besides KW sells a hub puller that would work and has it in stock.
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    It’s nice to have a parking brake. I have owned a...

    It’s nice to have a parking brake. I have owned a few vehicles with manual transmissions that didn’t and got used to killing the engine every time I stopped so it would not roll away. I find parking...
  12. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I have experienced the wobble. When I was a kid...

    I have experienced the wobble. When I was a kid my Dad had a 1975(?) GMC 3/4 ton full time 4wd that would do it really bad if you got mud packed into the rims. You had to hit the brakes and get one...
  13. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Another thread reminded me of a question I have...

    Another thread reminded me of a question I have on mine. It has a steering stabilizer. I never thought anything of it before because I think every 4WD I have owned had one. I am going to have to cut...
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    Fish scale works well. Take the reading when the...

    Fish scale works well. Take the reading when the knuckle starts moving. My guess is too tight might affect steering. Too loose could let the front end shimmy.
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    I had a niece do something similar on her way to...

    I had a niece do something similar on her way to school one morning. She swears she wasn’t on her phone. The tracks (gravel road) looked like she just drove into the ditch. No sign of braking or...
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    I too recommend getting a manual. I haven’t...

    I too recommend getting a manual. I haven’t pulled a drum on a front end in over 30 years and that was on a Bronco. My CJ3A has discs on the front which will come off without pulling the hub. My CJ2A...
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    Should not hurt anything on a daily driver....

    Should not hurt anything on a daily driver. Modern fuel lines and carburetor parts should take it okay. I think 100% gas is critical for anything that sits at all. Alcohol draws moisture into the...
  18. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    It looks like the lack of bumperettes or holes to...

    It looks like the lack of bumperettes or holes to mount them is going to be the determining factor on whether or not this jeep was part of the Navy order. If I ever run into the previous owner’s...
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    It looks like it’s going to be tough to source. I...

    It looks like it’s going to be tough to source. I haven’t found one in stock yet. Summit is saying mid-July.
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    That’s a nice looking distributor. Points are a...

    That’s a nice looking distributor. Points are a bit worn. Mine was rusty and packed full of sand. I couldn’t believe it was still making spark.
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    I was just reading a thread about an “Iron Duke”...

    I was just reading a thread about an “Iron Duke” in a GPW and a post in the same thread talked about a Chevy engine without hood modifications. I am not savvy enough to know the differences but it...
  22. Thread: Shifting CJ2a

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    I always stopped to move either lever. I wouldn’t...

    I always stopped to move either lever. I wouldn’t think it would be possible to do High and low on the fly because of the speed difference of the gears. In and out of 4wd might be doable if the front...
  23. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    My copy of the CJ3A History Book By Bob Westerman...

    My copy of the CJ3A History Book By Bob Westerman arrived today. It didn’t dispel the notion that my CJ3A could be military. In fact, it appears to have been built during the same month (January...
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    That was easier than I thought:...

    That was easier than I thought: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/addison-willys-jeep-cj2a/7475849984.html
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    I just saw a picture of CJ2A with an F head motor...

    I just saw a picture of CJ2A with an F head motor the other day. I didn’t notice any holes in the hood. I will see if I can find it again.
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