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Ya pretty crazy. 

January was so nice I had spring fever, now I’m back to snow boots!
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OPERATION HIGH HOOD ADVENTURE!!

I decided to get some stuff done on my 3B for my Next jeep adventure. 

1. Restore 5x16 KH wheels 

 2.Mount different tires that I bought a while back and never have got around to using. 

3. Add some insulation for lower noise.... maybe won’t have to wear ear plugs when drivingConfused

4. A bunch of other stuff LOL



Edited by Flatfender Ben - 13 Mar. 2018 at 10:10pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote a4cj2a77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar. 2018 at 2:10pm
Funny that I never noticed how many jeeps you have. I think a 6000' heated workshop is in order, because this must be a full time job maintaining and driving your collection. Always enjoy your posts. Keep up the good work. 
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Question:

If I have a chain-drive GPW L134, can I install the helical timing gear set for a later Civilian engine ?

Or are the crankshafts different and the end of the camshaft ?

I am not to keen on the interchangeability of the L134's.

Also, has do you know of anyone who has welded exhaust manifolds with nickle rod successfully ?

   Oh, and to spark a thought on that Willys wagon - I had one just out of high school, and the guy I bought it from had installed a 327 with Powerglide.
the wagon was a '57 2wd with the straight-axle up front. I couldn't afford to drive it and got rid of it for a '67 VW Bug ( I was in college )

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I had the lead welder at the refinery where I worked weld the exhaust manifold on my 64 CJ5.  That was in 1997, I do not know what he used, but it is still ok.
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Originally posted by Greaser007 Greaser007 wrote:

Question:

If I have a chain-drive GPW L134, can I install the helical timing gear set for a later Civilian engine ?

Or are the crankshafts different and the end of the camshaft ?

I am not to keen on the interchangeability of the L134's 

thanks

   Len

Sorry I sure don’t know. 
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Originally posted by a4cj2a77 a4cj2a77 wrote:

Funny that I never noticed how many jeeps you have. I think a 6000' heated workshop is in order, because this must be a full time job maintaining and driving your collection. Always enjoy your posts. Keep up the good work. 
Phil

Yes a big shop would be awesome!!
Glad you enjoy the posts. 
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  I wanted to use 5x16 wheels and after collecting for a while I only had three. 
Then last year I happened to find a forth one at a swap meet.

So I decided alright nows the time to finally get the tires  mounted and on the jeep for my March adventure!!


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After looking at the wheels closer I realized one was the later style with the flat area where the dish meets the wheel. 

Not that it makes much difference on this jeep Sleepy
But I still wanted them to match!!
So I started looking... and lucky day I found one of the wheels on my bulldog jeep was 5” Clap



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1948 cj2a blue jeep
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Now for the dismount. 
It took almost as long to get my handyman Jack to work as it did to dismount the tireAngry

I need to rebuild the stupid thing... that’s what I think every time I try to use it!LOL

A note to anybody not familiar with a highlift/handyman jack. 

They are like a billy goat..DO NOT turn your back to them or they will try to  KNOCK YOU DOWN !!



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1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
1953 cj3b yard dog
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I used a wire wheel to remove the loose paint. 
These aren’t going on a show jeep so I wasn’t worried about getting them perfect and smooth. 


I thought the date stamps were cool 



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1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
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Now for the fun part!!

I like instant results... therefore I like spray paint!!

Started by painting the centers green then built a ring that fit into the wheel and painted the gray. 












Edited by Flatfender Ben - 15 Mar. 2018 at 2:41am
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1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
1953 cj3b yard dog
1955 willys wagon
1955 willys pickup
1956 willys pickup boomer
1960 fc 170
1968 jeepster commando
1990 Grand wagoneer
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The tires were out at Dads and he has a tire machine so I went out there to mount the tires. 
I bought these tires at a junk yard there Good year duratracs. 
245.75xR16
I’m running them tubeless so we’ll see how it goes. 
I put tubes in the radials on my blue jeep. So I wanted to try these without. 



JUNK JAM!!




I told Dad  he should paint the centers of his pickup wheels green, after leaning my tires along the pickup and noticing how good it looked.  

What I didn’t tell him was I may have scuffed his paint a little with my tires!!LOL



Edited by Flatfender Ben - 15 Mar. 2018 at 2:42am
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1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
1953 cj3b yard dog
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I like instant results... therefore I like spray paint!!

Agreed sir! Those look great!









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Nice job Ben. 
I like how you just figure it out, whatever you are doing.

Love your dad's AD (that's Advanced Design for any non-GM connoisseur, what GM called those style of pickups from the late 40s and 50s with the round fenders.) And a GMC to boot!


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Now you must get those wheels dirty to match the Jeep--unless you're going to wash the Jeep...  Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by smfulle smfulle wrote:

Nice job Ben. 
I like how you just figure it out, whatever you are doing.

Love your dad's AD (that's Advanced Design for any non-GM connoisseur, what GM called those style of pickups from the late 40s and 50s with the round fenders.) And a GMC to boot!



Good to know about the AD. 
This GMC is a 1949
Dad also has his first pickup,a farmer gave it to him when he was 14!
It’s a 1950 GMC. 
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1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
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Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

Now you must get those wheels dirty to match the Jeep--unless you're going to wash the Jeep...  Thumbs Up

That’s the plan Saturday!!......To get the wheels dirty, not to wash the jeep LOL
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1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
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