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    Thanks for the tip. Tulsa is about an hour and a...

    Thanks for the tip. Tulsa is about an hour and a half away for me.
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    Good machine shops are hard to find here too. If...

    Good machine shops are hard to find here too. If you do find one they are months behind and projects for the little guys go to the bottom of the list every time a bigger customer walks in the door....
  3. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    That’s what I did after the separator quit moving...

    That’s what I did after the separator quit moving the bearing. Then I started hitting pry bars and big screw drivers to push it off. Seemed kinda Bubba to me. It got the job done but I lost a brand...
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    I have a couple different ball joint forks like...

    I have a couple different ball joint forks like in the first link. The biggest I have will just start over the shaft. I think it’s the biggest I have seen in a parts store. It was a little hard on...
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    Not so good in my experience. A lot of videos...

    Not so good in my experience. A lot of videos from fly-by-night and shade tree mechanics. Even the ones most people accept as knowing what they are doing disregard published torque values and other...
  6. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    What are people using to remove the front bearing...

    What are people using to remove the front bearing on the D18 output shaft? It’s been so long since I took it apart I don’t remember how I did it the first time and today I am ruining new parts trying...
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    I didn’t think of Vaseline. That would work well....

    I didn’t think of Vaseline. That would work well. I keep some in the shop to grease o-rings. The service manual just says something like “sticky grease” and I wanted to make sure I didn’t use...
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    I am guessing that since there are issues with...

    I am guessing that since there are issues with modern gear oils in the transmission there could be a potential problem with some assembly greases. What is the preferred assembly lube for the...
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    I had HUD video of an F16 pilot out practicing...

    I had HUD video of an F16 pilot out practicing dogfighting. The word FUEL was flashing in the center of the HUD. After he gets the kill he calls his buddy and says they need to head back because he...
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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!
  18. 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...
  21. 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...
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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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