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    When you have never seen a light switch...

    When you have never seen a light switch arrangement like that it can be a challenge to figure what has to happen to turn the lights on. Of the retired military trucks we use in the fire department, I...
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    A little snow doesn’t shut much down in east...

    A little snow doesn’t shut much down in east central Oklahoma except schools. A forecast of snow or ice is enough to cancel school here. I see an average of one car or truck in the ditch every mile...
  3. Thread: Cleaning tips

    by 51 CJ3
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    Cleaning tips

    I was looking at my transmission housing yesterday and marveling at how hard 70 years of gunk is to remove. I started off by spraying a cleaner like Purple Power on it then using the pressure washer....
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    If I did lube those parts I would use some kind...

    If I did lube those parts I would use some kind of dry lube. Oil and/or grease attracts dirt which will wear those parts out faster.
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    You might find there isn’t any insulation on the...

    You might find there isn’t any insulation on the wires with the mice in it that bad. I don’t know what’s in the insulation they like so much but mice are pretty effective at stripping wire.
  6. It doesn’t look like the M38A1 had number stamped...

    It doesn’t look like the M38A1 had number stamped into the frame.

    https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=58921
  7. Thread: The Frankenjeep

    by 51 CJ3
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    Looking at another thread got me thinking about...

    Looking at another thread got me thinking about my mess. My transmission, transfer case and front axle all had water damage (corrosion). The transmission and transfer case are getting new internal...
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    I would guess the bearings are shot with as much...

    I would guess the bearings are shot with as much corrosion as I see in those pictures. My transfer case was in the same condition as the transmission.
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    There is a lot of good steel in that “sculpture”....

    There is a lot of good steel in that “sculpture”. Enough to frame up an expansion for my shop!

    Nice work on the Jeep. I wouldn’t know where or even how to start a project like that.
  10. Thread: New to Forum

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    Everything for the seats can be bought through...

    Everything for the seats can be bought through the popular Willys parts stores. My Jeep only has the bottom half of the frames. It had captains seats out of a van or something that I hauled to the...
  11. I see the PI got hit with a bad storm. I hope you...

    I see the PI got hit with a bad storm. I hope you and your family are all safe.
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    A person always has the option to actually log...

    A person always has the option to actually log out if worried about appearing to be online 24/7. I typically only have to log in whenever I clear the browsing history on my iPhone. My computer is set...
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    I have the same “time-out” issue. I solved it by...

    I have the same “time-out” issue. I solved it by checking the box just below where I enter my user name that keeps me logged in.
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    I am a novice welder at best but I have learned...

    I am a novice welder at best but I have learned flux core splatters bad. I am running a Miller Multimatic and had been using flux core because the bottle was on my TIG machine. I was repairing gas...
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    Looks like good work. I know I would like to own...

    Looks like good work. I know I would like to own a plasma cutter.
  16. There are some neat ideas there. Nothing I would...

    There are some neat ideas there. Nothing I would do to a Jeep I own but cool anyway.

    I had a friend who was evacuated from Clark Airbase when it closed. Volcano was erupting if I recall...
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    The seat belt latches look like what belongs in...

    The seat belt latches look like what belongs in my 1942 Piper Cub (L4 Grasshopper). I don’t know if the FAA would allow the quick removal option but it would be handy because the front seat belt can...
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    Probably need something like this to hoist the...

    Probably need something like this to hoist the engine out:
    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/nos-engine-lift-plate-kit-fits-50-71-jeep-willys-with-4-134-f-engine
  19. Thread: I'm the new guy

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    Don’t look at the Jeep as one big project, think...

    Don’t look at the Jeep as one big project, think of it as several small projects and focus on one project at a time. That’s where I screw up. I removed my transmission and transfer case to overhaul....
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    Ever since the big data loss, Safari sometimes...

    Ever since the big data loss, Safari sometimes won’t show me logged in even though I am. It kind of threw me the first time because I didn’t get an error message about a bad password or user name....
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    I don’t believe I ever heard it said the vaccine...

    I don’t believe I ever heard it said the vaccine will prevent infection or the spread of covid. Only that it might keep the vaccinated from having to go to the hospital. Not much different than the...
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    I didn’t know this. Someone told me I would have...

    I didn’t know this. Someone told me I would have to change the manifold to install the Carter so I assumed it was luck of the draw from Willys.
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    Bmorgil is correct. If fuel is coming out of the...

    Bmorgil is correct. If fuel is coming out of the tank then the hose must be plugged somehow. Alcohol will cause rubber to swell and can swell some hoses shut if they are made of the wrong compound....
  24. Thread: Wheel Questions

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    What is driving the decision to go to 16”? When...

    What is driving the decision to go to 16”? When I was shopping I chose 15” because I could not find any 16” wheels I liked for a price I was willing to pay. If I did stumble across something they...
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    It can be made to work if you want to swap tubs....

    It can be made to work if you want to swap tubs. I chose to make mine match a CJ3A since that is what the frame is. I could keep it a CJ2A or make it military but prefer to return it to it’s original...
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