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    Oil Dipstick

    I have a cj2a Flat head. I do not have a dipstick, I know how much to fill it from an oil change. But would like a way to know if I need to top it off. Does anyone know of an alternative dipstick that could be used?
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    Jeff
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    A heavy TIG welding rod or even a wire coat hangar may work. Just have to mark it somehow. Assuming you have the original cap, where did the dipstick break off at? I have seen that style repaired before.
    Jeff
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    '47 CJ2A

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    When I got it there was no stick just the cap. That was my thought, do a oil change and fill it up a qt low mark it then fill it and add a second mark. I guess I was hoping for someone to say “go get X dipstick cut it to this length” etc. Thanks for the input though.

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    Would anyone on here with a dipstick still in tack be willing to measure the overall length as we as the fill markings from the end? So that I could have some kind of reference for my home made dipstick. Thanks in advance!

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    Here are some measurements from around the web;

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/locking...illys-and-jeep

    http://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=236267

    Re: Dipstick measurement.
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    Post by packer Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:11 am

    Hi this might help just the flat bar of the dipstick measurments onto the cap top inside .....25,,, 1/4 ",,,,,total length,,,,9,,,3/4" from top a washer,,,,23" down from top full mark,,,full to empty,,,,2,,,1/8" ,,,,all sizes in imperial,,,,not metric,,,any problems e mail me ,,, all the best colin
    Last edited by gmwillys; 05-24-2018 at 05:51 AM.

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    Perfect. Thanks I appreciate it!

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    try e-bay under m38-a1 same eng /the guy hase a bunch

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    Quarter ton and military is a good source of NOS parts. I buy from them a lot.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Willys...ty!36207!US!-1

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