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    I received information from the Jeepster Club's...

    I received information from the Jeepster Club's technical expert, that Willys put the 4.56 gears in those Jeepsters and wagons that did not come with the electric overdrive. That explains why mine...
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    I'm sure all possibilities may be at play, but I...

    I'm sure all possibilities may be at play, but I have had a number of these Jeepster and this one certainly looks to be unaltered, but I'm no expert. The point about a conglomeration makes the most...
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    Stranger and stranger. I got the front drums off...

    Stranger and stranger. I got the front drums off today and I noticed that the drums and shoes are 11 inches. I have read that the Jeepsters did come with 11" drums as an option and they called it...
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    Trying again. Nope? Anyway the pictures only...

    Trying again.

    Nope? Anyway the pictures only show the number "23" on the lower passenger side of the casing, and a metal tag with "W41/9" attached to one of the lower bolts. Thanks.
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    I followed the instruction, but no luck. I...

    I followed the instruction, but no luck. I cannot log in most times either. When I do, it takes several minutes to give me permission to do anything. When I upload the screen goes dark for a few...
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    Still not able to post pictures.

    Still not able to post pictures.
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    Here's a few pictures. Thanks. I can't seem...

    Here's a few pictures. Thanks.

    I can't seem to post the pictures. I'll try later.
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    The axle is stamped 23 on the back passenger side...

    The axle is stamped 23 on the back passenger side of the housing. I know this is an old vehicle, but I now have the body off (doing a frame off restoration) and everything I see suggests all the...
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    I have not counted the gears but the tag on the...

    I have not counted the gears but the tag on the housing is clear 41/9. I have contacted an expert on Jeepsters and he said he has seen some 4.56 gears on Jeepsters but mostly the model 23's with...
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    Dana 23 with 4.56 gears

    I have an early 1950 Willys Jeepster with the 49 body style that has the Dana Model 23 rear end with 4.56 gears. I understood that all Jeepster can with 4.88 gears. The are some that say they also...
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    L 148 Distributor Position

    I just pick up an early 1950 Willys Jeepster with the L 148 six cylinder engine. I have one already and I was comparing the two. The new one does not run as yet. It is full of oil and coolant and...
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    One more. I think this was the standard not the...

    One more. I think this was the standard not the exception?

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    Yet another one. Seams like they are everywhere,...

    Yet another one. Seams like they are everywhere, see attached below:

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    Guys: (notice no sir), I found another Willys...

    Guys: (notice no sir), I found another Willys Wagon with the same configuration. The add says this one is a 1949, see below:

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    I found it on Craigslist in San Diego, see the...

    I found it on Craigslist in San Diego, see the link below: It has the expected early 50 front clip, 2WD with a six.

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    I found another 1950 Willys, this one a wagon...

    I found another 1950 Willys, this one a wagon with the same configuration. I was thinking of my Jeepsters, they have the high beam indicator in the middle of the dash just above the instrument...
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    Tommy P. Thinking more about the original...

    Tommy P. Thinking more about the original problem you requested help on. I think all the basics have been covered by the real experts. My only additional thought is if your father cleaned and...
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    Lets be sure we are clear what we are talking...

    Lets be sure we are clear what we are talking about. 1950 was a split year for the trucks, wagons, and Jeepsters. In the case of the Jeepsters, the 1949 body style VJ-3 (L134) or VJ3-6 (L148) had...
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    It looks very nice. I notice that the body tub...

    It looks very nice. I notice that the body tub is a 48/49 (rectangular instrument cluster), but the grill, front fenders, and hood are from a 1950/51. I cannot tell what year the body tub is from,...
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    Sir: I'm no expert on the Willys tranformation...

    Sir: I'm no expert on the Willys tranformation during 1950, but because this vehicle was restored, I think it is more likely that the unique features are the mind child of the restorer. For...
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    I took the Jeepster for a ride today and she...

    I took the Jeepster for a ride today and she drove very nicely. Starts easy, runs nice, steers, shifts, and stops very nicely. She had more power than I thought and she drove up the hills well. ...
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    I'm sure the L134 four produces just as much heat...

    I'm sure the L134 four produces just as much heat as this one, the L148 six.
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    The early 1950 48/49 body style Jeepster is done,...

    The early 1950 48/49 body style Jeepster is done, except for the top. Not sure if I will install a top, they are expensive, the vehicle looks better without it, and they start to deteriorate as soon...
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    The car now stops. I replaced the brake and...

    The car now stops. I replaced the brake and master cylinders and flushed out the brake lines. Blead the brake system today and all is good. With a vehicle that has been sitting for 40 years and...
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    The next thing is brakes. I already replaced...

    The next thing is brakes. I already replaced three of the wheel cylinders but I am having trouble removing the passenger side rear hub. I need to replace that one and the master as well. Hopefully...
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