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    New to Forum - '47 Jeep Truck

    Hey everyone, I'm new here and am enjoying catching up on all the great info. I just moved my grandfathers '47 pickup from its previous home in our family farm in central IL to my home in southwest Ohio.

    Planning to do a ground up restoration and plan to share progress along the way.

    Look forward to discussing more. Here's a picture!

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    Sweet looking start to a restore Andy! That should turn out very nice. Love those Willys Trucks. LarrBeard will be a great resource if you need him. It is awesome that it has a family history.

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    WOW!

    That is nice - it looks a lot better than where I started with the '48. It's a 4WD, so you will have a few more things to look at than I did on the 2WD '48, but it will be great to have another pre-1950 1/2 truck on the Forum.

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    Sweet truck. Looks like a great project.

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    Welcome Andy!!!!
    You definitely came to the right place for any question you may have, Larrbeard has a pickup he restored and like bmorgil said he has a long history to go along with his.
    You have a Beauty to start with that's for sure!!!!
    Keep us posted with pictures along your journey please, we love pictures and progress reports.

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    I have some requests before you tear into things:

    A. What is your VIN?

    B. Would you post a picture of your instrument cluster? There a number of different cluster styles and I am looking for examples.

    C. Could you post a picture of your horn button on the steering wheel. I suspect it will be the "flat" version, not the "domed" version.

    D. Finally, do you have the Timken (clamshell style) differential or a Dana style unit? Are your U-joints open or enclosed in a sleeve?

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    Welcome AndyB462,

    Great looking truck! We look forward to seeing your progress.

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    Geez Senior Chief Larry B, would you like fries with that? Ha ha it looks like you peaked Larry's interest that's for sure! Looking forward to your project Andy.

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    Yep, you knew Senior Chief would be all over it! At least it isn't a wagon equipped with a dead goat....

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    VIN: 10081 -> I think this means this is the 81st truck ever made? Wow, if that's true.

    Not sure about differential or u-joints. Will look later and post info.

    Pics below.

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