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    Stripping Paint

    There are places it is really that loose; that's why I want it fixed
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    M38A1 Wiring Harness

    The M38A1 had the 24-volt system to allow it to be set up quickly as a communications Jeep. In addition to just 24-volt power, the electrical system had a lot of shielding and filtering to keep...
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    See, if you had a Jeep truck you would have a...

    See, if you had a Jeep truck you would have a snazzy vehicle to drive in the winter.

    "poke - poke"
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    Every Jeep build project has a story behind it...

    Every Jeep build project has a story behind it and, according to my darling and long suffering wife, am "windy" in that I like to tell my stories. Most guys here could write a similar story about...
  5. Thread: 6V vs. 12V

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    Reworking MB Generator

    The MB generator is not especially complicated. You might need to turn down the commutator and cut out high mica. Brushes, bearings/bushings are the major wear items. A good auto electric shop...
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    Ham's '48; The Saga Continues

    Well, the saga of the truck continues.

    The almost 2-year restoration of Ham’s ’48 came a quitting point in the early summer of 2016. As we all know, that doesn’t mean it’s done – it just means...
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    Originality of M38A1

    A 1952 M38A1 would be an early production vehicle, but nailing down those details takes research on nameplate data and serial numbers. One of the most often modified areas of the M38A1 is the...
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    Fixtures

    Awhhhh, you're really a brave man. It's getting really close to Christmas to be getting that lippy..
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    On the truck, we had a used steering sector and a...

    On the truck, we had a used steering sector and a used tube and worm. I installed a Tight Steer to take out any slack. If everything is new, you are correct - it isn't necessary.

    But, I have...
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    Dern, you do nice work!

    Dern, you do nice work!
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    Brake Upgrade

    No one is going to second guess a decision to upgrade brakes. Getting it to stop is just as critical as getting it to run.

    Just remember the phone commercial:

    "If the brakes don't stop it,...
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    Wheel Shimmy: When I took the '48 over after...

    Wheel Shimmy:

    When I took the '48 over after my Dad passed away in '64, the front end was a disaster. I replaced several parts, but I never totally eliminated the death wobble. If it happens in...
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    After all the time you have spent putting Magoo...

    After all the time you have spent putting Magoo back to USMC condition, ripping out the stock ignition for a Pertronix would be non-reg. That would deserve Office Hours. For a stock F-134 living...
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    Thanksgiving 2019

    Gentlemen:

    Between ball games, stuffing our faces and dealing with our families, let’s take a moment tomorrow to reflect on how many things we have to be Thankful for. Our forum here is an...
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    Even Dirty Harry admitted that a man has to know...

    Even Dirty Harry admitted that a man has to know his limitations ....

    With the classy bed, new panel and AIR - you're going to have a primo ride when you get done. It will turn heads and get...
  16. Gotta Have a Jeep

    There are good candidates out there - and sometimes you will have to make some choices. If you are good at sheet metal work; cutting, welding and forming - the rusty tub with the pretty good...
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    It's looking good. A dot here, a dot there and...

    It's looking good. A dot here, a dot there and it doesn't warp.

    Yeah, its a PITA, but its amazing how much more comforable the truck will be with no wind blowing through the floor boards!
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    You and your little welder and hammer do nice...

    You and your little welder and hammer do nice work!
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    Looks good, sounds like a Jeep engine ehould!

    Looks good, sounds like a Jeep engine ehould!
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    Stuck Filter

    As you will find out - lots of things that come apart will have to be "persuaded" - start with the smallest hammer and work up...
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    Six Volt or Twelve Volt; Probably More Than You Wanted to Know

    OK – let’s try to figure this out …

    You have a 1956 Jeep Truck with an L 226 engine. By the best Jeep sources, a 1956 truck was originally a 6-volt truck – the change to 12-volts was in 1957. It...
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    It looks like a bunch of posts have disappeared. ...

    It looks like a bunch of posts have disappeared. That happens, rarely. When I get back to the computer at home I'll start over.
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    24 volt bulb

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    Check midwes t military
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    It doesn't take a lot of foot-pounds of torque to...

    It doesn't take a lot of foot-pounds of torque to turn it over, remember that engine "could" be hand cranked - but not many were. Total amp-hour capacity isn't all that critical as long as the...
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    You are at the decision point where just about...

    You are at the decision point where just about every one of us has been.

    Now that I have it apart, should I fix something that doesn't really scream for attention - or wait and see if it breaks...
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