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  1. Making Progress: Badger's Axles and Frame Re-Assembly

    It's been a little while since I've posted my progress about my Jeep projects (1952 CJ-3A "Honey Badger," and 1952 M38A1 "Porkchop.")

    This past weekend I finally made enough progress to show some...
  2. Thanks! I know, I'm really chomping at the bit to...

    Thanks! I know, I'm really chomping at the bit to do this. Just want to make sure that I make the right choice about the brakes. :)
  3. A little progress goes a long way for your mental sanity :)

    I don't know about you, but I love before/during/after photos. I don't have 'after' photos yet, as I'm still working on the project, but I did finally hit a milestone recently. I managed to finally...
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    Leaded to Unleaded Fuel Conversion

    I don't know if you're interested, but as I'm still a noob I've been trying to find out more information about converting my CJ3a to run on unleaded fuel. I think it's safe to say that I knew next to...
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    I was trying to find something like that too, but...

    I was trying to find something like that too, but I have a feeling there isn't going to be much of an option for that. :(
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    So far I've found this page for the rebuilding...

    So far I've found this page for the rebuilding part. They need a core. I don't know if that means that you can just send them your engine as is or if they expect you to dissassemble it yourself,...
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    Yeah, that was one of 2 reasons for me too. The...

    Yeah, that was one of 2 reasons for me too. The other was the fact that I'm starting to get antsy - I really want to drive it!

    One of the things I learned in my research, btw, is that it's a good...
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    FWIW, I just had a couple of conversations - one...

    FWIW, I just had a couple of conversations - one with the Kaiser Willys rep and one with a friend of mine (a mechanic).

    The Kaiser rep said that the overhaul kit needs to have accurate...
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    L-134 Engine Overhaul kits

    Anyone used the Kaiser Willys overhaul kit for the GoDevil L-134? Any caveats about using it? Suggestions?

    I've been very tempted to pull the trigger on getting this kit - it looks comprehensive...
  10. Thread: Jeep Toys

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    Every once in a while ewillys.com posts Jeep toys...

    Every once in a while ewillys.com posts Jeep toys for sale. HTH
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    This is very true. I've been going back and forth...

    This is very true. I've been going back and forth about the pros/cons regarding new frame vs. donor frame vs. fixing what I've got. There are very strong arguments (and emotions) connected with each....
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    Thanks. I did see that, actually. I was a bit...

    Thanks. I did see that, actually. I was a bit concerned about the part where the M38 has "4 holes in the center of the frame for rear pintle hook" (what is a pintle hook btw?) whereas the CJ3A has 6...
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    No, not giving up on it, just trying to find a...

    No, not giving up on it, just trying to find a backup strategy. I haven't had a chance to take the original to the framers yet (waiting on some parts to arrive first) but I need to accept the...
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    CJ38 Frame replacement with a M38 frame?

    Hello all,

    I'm trying to figure out what to do about my CJ3a frame. I have found a possible replacement M38 frame, but I'm having a hard time finding the direct answer to this question:

    Can I...
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    This has all been *extremely* helpful. In all the...

    This has all been *extremely* helpful. In all the research that i've been doing about this, I have not found one single person advocate keeping the original steering as a preference over the updated...
  16. Thread: Wheeler Dealers

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    Wheeler Dealers

    Anyone see the Wheeler Dealers episode on the Willys Jeep?

    There's a whole host of possible topics to discuss about that one. :) I've got a couple of questions about supplies they mention,...
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    Cool. My steering needs some serious...

    Cool. My steering needs some serious re-examining. Thanks for the tip. :)
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    I had wondered about the dampener. Thanks for the...

    I had wondered about the dampener. Thanks for the advice. Where did you get it from? :)
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    Saginaw Steering vs. Bell Crank

    Hello,

    I've been looking at future steps in my CJ-3A project, and in a recent conversation was told about Saginaw steering as being safer and more controllable than the existing bellcrank that my...
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    1948 - This entire project has been one of...

    1948 -

    This entire project has been one of "what surprise is about to be revealed now?" If you go back to the original moment when I decided to get the Jeep, the engine ran and it looked solid...
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    Yeah, I can't wait to see the finished product...

    Yeah, I can't wait to see the finished product photos too... :P

    In the meantime, there are some "before and in-progress" photos that I posted a couple of days ago if you're curious.

    Thanks!
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    Thanks for the advice, guys. I've been asking...

    Thanks for the advice, guys. I've been asking around since I posted this and my suspicions have been confirmed - this is probably something that I shouldn't tackle myself with my limited welding...
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    Thanks! I appreciate the welcome. :)

    Thanks! I appreciate the welcome. :)
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    LOL. Well thanks for saying hello!

    LOL. Well thanks for saying hello!
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    Right type of Welding?

    Hello,

    I'm new to the forum (just introduced myself on that thread) and thought I would jump into it with both feet and ask a question of particular relevance to my 1952 CJ-3A project.

    I'm at...
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