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  1. Thread: Tie rod ends

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    Thanks gentlemen.... spring and washer it is! I...

    Thanks gentlemen.... spring and washer it is! I think it looks way better. I’ll keep the rubber ones and tubes as spare parts for me or the next owner, if I don’t keep it, which I may... However, I...
  2. Thread: Tie rod ends

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    Tie rod pics

    Well, I went ahead and bought the spring and washer pieces, along with NOS tubes, bell crank, and kit. The bell crank and kit I bought were correct, matched the old stuff exactly and has been...
  3. Thread: Tie rod ends

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    Tie rod ends

    Need some insight on the protection of tie rod grease. It seems there were different methods back in the day. I currently have 2 brand new sets of tie rod ends for my all new 51 cj3a under...
  4. Thread: Project update.

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    And just like that I have direction! One cannot...

    And just like that I have direction! One cannot put a price on the knowledge that is out there. I thank you gentlemen and this forum once again. I like the frame first and the dash on the bench idea...
  5. Thread: Project update.

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    When to start wiring

    Hello again... moving along here and Ive got a question. I pick up the engine and drop off transmission/transfer case this Saturday. Attached is a pic of the engine and my chassis to date. While I...
  6. Thread: 17 months in

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    I agree, for me it’s a great way to keep my brain...

    I agree, for me it’s a great way to keep my brain busy. (Dementia scares me more than death) I still work and do many things with my wife of 32 years. I am learning with the Jeep and I am always...
  7. Thread: 17 months in

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    Wiper motors

    Yes, he does. Text or call me at 978-995-7969
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    So first things first, get that seal just below...

    So first things first, get that seal just below the steel on both sides, then install as you have instructed.
  9. Thread: 17 months in

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    Truth be told, I am no longer buy critical fit...

    Truth be told, I am no longer buy critical fit components from KW. I have had many fit and quality issues and have in fact replaced or not even used many parts from them. I now buy from a supplier...
  10. Thread: 17 months in

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    17 months in

    And a long way to go on what will be essentially a brand new 51 Cj3a. The completed running engine with 12 volt converted original generator and rebuilt foot activated starter is due any day. Will...
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    Cj3a steering bell crank

    Attached is a photo of the everything new steering bell crank from KW. As we know, their instructional videos are a bit quick. In this case its a different setup altogether. My question, should the...
  12. Thread: Horn assembly

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    It does, puts me about half way. The other half...

    It does, puts me about half way. The other half would be that it’s a 3a so there are differences that I will learn and then I’ll be good.... thank you.
  13. Thread: Horn assembly

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    Horn assembly

    Gentlemen, attached are the photos of what I have for my horn/sttering column final assembly. Steering box has been rebuilt with horn wire running through and exiting bottom of box. I bought the...
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    Thanks guys, but false alarm. I should have...

    Thanks guys, but false alarm. I should have thought this through. My buddy suggested waiting until I attach both drive flanges and sure enough, all is well. Turning the yoke turns both wheels, in...
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    Such an awesome truck! Best of luck.

    Such an awesome truck! Best of luck.
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    Dana 25 question

    Hello again. 2 questions.... I am attaching the drive flange to the hub. Do I add gasket cement to both sides of that paper gasket? And when I turn the yoke with nothing on the axle the axle shaft...
  17. Thread: Bell housing

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    Excellent! I love freshly painted parts.

    Excellent! I love freshly painted parts.
  18. Thread: Bell housing

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    Bell housing

    Easy one gentlemen... got my bell housing squeaky clean and grease free but she is flash rusting. I know how to deal with that. My question is, after seeing what looks like paint inside and out, can...
  19. Thread: Project update.

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    Milestones

    Hello all, been making fairly decent progress. Attached pictures mark an important milestone, the completion of the frame!!! I hated this part, doing it by hand. Clean, degrease, sand, rinse and...
  20. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    Thanks Bob, I would say it’s not so much...

    Thanks Bob, I would say it’s not so much perseverance as a “why not” attitude. This is strictly a hobby thing for me with no time limit. I’m learning new things, keeping the brain working so I figure...
  21. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    Thank you sir. I have in fact acquired all the...

    Thank you sir. I have in fact acquired all the lubes for the Jeep, specifically created for vintage Jeeps and sold by the gentleman in Connecticut who is rebuilding my engine. The knuckle lube...
  22. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    Moving forward, easy question.

    Well men, I did it. Im shelving the KW axles and have sourced 2 NOS axles, along with 2 NOS knuckle seals. I really think those are cool, the 2 halves with the paper gasket, hard to find from what I...
  23. Thread: Pinion shimming

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    Ok gentlemen, shes all together, rotational...

    Ok gentlemen, shes all together, rotational torque set at 20/22 inch pounds. Now on to knuckles and axles. New issue - bought two new spicer type axles from KW. The long one came assembled and the...
  24. Thread: 51 oil filter

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    Bob, you are an invaluable source of Jeep...

    Bob, you are an invaluable source of Jeep knowledge. I appreciate your prompt response. I’m sure I’ll have more questions as I continue to learn. Thanks again
    Tom
  25. Thread: 51 oil filter

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    51 oil filter

    This oil filter came off the l-head I am restoring. It does not have the bands that I see in all the pictures. Is this a typical one? Will it mount to the standard bracket that KW sells? And how the...
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