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    47 cj2a



    New guy here. I have acquired a 47 CJ2a and have reduced it to a shop full of parts. Intent on a frame off and mostly original except where it might make sense for a modern touch.

    The frame was badly hokied up by some guys attempt at a new bumper and winch mount that weighed about 75 pounds. Now repairing the front of the frame.

    Starting overhaul of the various components and first is the steering box however I need to know how to remove the outer tube. No doubt many have seen this. Your help is appreciated.

    Don Wilson

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    A shop full of parts is a really good starting place.

    GMWillys knows how to get that tube off ...

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    The outer tube is clamped on at the bottom to the box. There is a clamp and bolt assembly.
    Last edited by bmorgil; 04-27-2021 at 04:20 PM.

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    I understand your plight with the front bumper/frame hack. On our 2A, it had a 4" piece of well casing for a front bumper, and the front frame rails were scabbed over with scrap metal for reinforcement. I had a spare frame that was roached in the center of the frame. I cut the front frame horns off at the radiator crossmember and spliced it into my existing frame.

    Bmorgil has you covered on the steering column outer tube.

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    Thanks for your speedy reply.

    I have purchased new front frame parts and I am going to fix the frame with those parts.

    The steering column tube has been missing the bolt for who knows how long. The tube simply rotates where it is attached. I sometimes have a habit of forcing things to my will so I do not want to screw this up.

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    No problem!

    The new frame steel isn't a bad plan at all. I just so happened to have a spare frame that was rotten in the middle. I like to salvage all that I can from the too far gone Heeps to use all the original parts I can so a Willys can live on, even if it is just pieces.

    If the bolt is missing for the steering column tube will cause the tube to spin around. Just for kicks, I added a link to KW's video on rebuilding the steering box just to point out that there are video resources out there.

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/categor...3b-5-m38-m38a1

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