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Topic: '42/'47 Rebuild Project in Tsawwassen
Posted By: 92889
Subject: '42/'47 Rebuild Project in Tsawwassen
Date Posted: 14 Jan. 2016 at 4:56pm
I thought that I would post my progress on here for interest sake.

The goal is to end up with a nice Sunday driver to cruise around town on a sunny day and get my paddle board to the beach and home. I am not building a rock crawler or a parade worthy history piece.

This is my first time rebuilding anything, so I am not looking for perfection. The plan is to tear the Willys down to the frame and start fresh, reusing as much as I can from what I have. Also I want to do as much of the work as possible myself. I have a couple friends that have offered to teach me welding. And I have a couple mechanic buddies to turn to as well when required.

If anyone has tips or suggestions, I am open to all ideas. I have already got a lot of answers from this sight with regards to identifying my jeep.

It appears that I have a 1942 GPW with a 1947 CJ2A body. I have no idea of the history of the jeep.

So far I am 3 afternoons in to the teardown.

Wish me luck.

Jon










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Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 14 Jan. 2016 at 5:34pm
Interesting any idea what the steering column is from?

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Chug A Lug
1948 2A Body Customized
1949 3A W/S
1957 CJ5 Frame Modified
Late 50's 134L 9.25"clutch T90A D18 (1.25") D44/30 flanged E-Locker D25 5.38 Since 1962


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 14 Jan. 2016 at 6:57pm
No idea, but it is definitely not original.

The steering box was mounted forward of the grill. Its in the bin now.

I have posted this before but here it is again:



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Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 14 Jan. 2016 at 7:04pm
Should you want to stay with a Saginaw type steering (a much improved system over the Ross) you can do a much cleaner looking installation where using a Saginaw 525 box the whole thing is below the level of the frame rail. On my CJ5 frame I didn't even have to cut the cross member not to mention messing up the grill like that.

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Chug A Lug
1948 2A Body Customized
1949 3A W/S
1957 CJ5 Frame Modified
Late 50's 134L 9.25"clutch T90A D18 (1.25") D44/30 flanged E-Locker D25 5.38 Since 1962


Posted By: Sunny
Date Posted: 14 Jan. 2016 at 11:18pm
I do not post often and live in the shadows ...but , there is another jeep enthusiast in Richmond.. So very close to your location. He has an ad on Craigslist for CJ parts. Good guy and knows his stuff. We have trade parts and he has sold me parts. Very fair guy.

I live on the island and have some spare parts and a few contacts for different people. Check out Gemini jeeps in Burnaby. They have most of the Omix Ada line of parts on the shelf

PM if you want to talk more

Sunny

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Project 1948 CJ 2A
1963 Land Rover Dormobile
Bultaco Trials


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 15 Jan. 2016 at 2:20am
Thanks,

I'll send you a PM

Jon


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 15 Jan. 2016 at 2:24am
Originally posted by Mark W. Mark W. wrote:

Should you want to stay with a Saginaw type steering (a much improved system over the Ross) you can do a much cleaner looking installation where using a Saginaw 525 box the whole thing is below the level of the frame rail. On my CJ5 frame I didn't even have to cut the cross member not to mention messing up the grill like that.

Thanks for the suggestion. I did get a new ross box from this forum, but I will look in to other options as well.

Jon


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 16 Jan. 2016 at 12:20am
Rad off and heater out today.






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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 17 Jan. 2016 at 12:16am
Gauges out today. Just as you guys described it on another thread.



Oil temperature connection to engine is seized in there good. Penetrating oil applied. Try to finish it tomorrow.


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 18 Jan. 2016 at 6:09pm
Got the last of the instruments out today. Getting the oil temp probe free from the block was a pain. But I successfully extracted it after much coaxing.

Got the tub off too. Big day.

Frame needs some love, but I think I can save it.





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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 21 Jan. 2016 at 1:57am
The V brace is missing from the back of the frame which explains the swale in the floor of the tub. And there were only 5 bolts holding the tub on.

It was pouring rain in Seattle in December the day I bought the jeep. I did lay in inch deep water to look under the jeep at the time, I just didn't lay there for very long.

Good times.

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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 21 Jan. 2016 at 2:04am
And I can't get the pins out of the tow bar to remove it. The pins have cotter pins to lock them in. Once the cotter pins came out I assumed the pins that the tow bar pivots on could be pulled out to remove the tow bar but they won't budge.

The front bumper (cross member) is a mess so I may just cut the whole thing off.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Jon

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Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 21 Jan. 2016 at 3:41am
Wow Jon they really went to some extreme effort when they taped off those gauges to paint the dash

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Chug A Lug
1948 2A Body Customized
1949 3A W/S
1957 CJ5 Frame Modified
Late 50's 134L 9.25"clutch T90A D18 (1.25") D44/30 flanged E-Locker D25 5.38 Since 1962


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 21 Jan. 2016 at 11:38am
 
 
Yup, real pros.
I think the previous owners attacked it rather than fixed it up.
The front of the frame is messed up too but not as badly as the back.
 
Nothing that time and money wont mend.
 
 


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 03 Feb. 2016 at 12:34am
I managed to make some headway today.
I surgically removed (hacked off) all the home made crap that the previous owners of 92889 had attached.
I think it looks a whole lot better.
I got some great tips from my friend Ken who came over to check it out and help.









I also got those home made shock mounts off.
What a pain !!!

 


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 03 Feb. 2016 at 12:38am
I also crated up the body. It will be a while till I get to it and I have limited shop space. So I wanted it out of the way and protected.


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 06 Feb. 2016 at 1:44am
Transmission and transfer case out today.

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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 10 Feb. 2016 at 9:41pm
Engine out today.
Now it's time to fix the frame.
 


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Posted By: smfulle
Date Posted: 11 Feb. 2016 at 10:12am
That's quite the hoist you have built there. You could probably lift the whole assembled jeep with that thing.  Keep up the good work.

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48 CJ2A (Grampa's Jeep)
59 Chevy 1/2 ton
https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/grampas-cj2a_topic16836.html" rel="nofollow - Grampa's Jeep Build Thread


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 23 Feb. 2016 at 1:50am
I already had the hoist and the lumber was $30 so I figured it would work without tearing the ceiling off the shop.

Tore the transmission apart today.
Looks pretty good except one sheared off set screw that I need an easy out for and 2 worn gears.
Hope I can get it back together once I get it cleaned up and the new parts arrive.


What type of paint would you use on the case? Do I need to paint the inside or be careful not to?

Thanks 

Jon


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Posted By: 48willys
Date Posted: 23 Feb. 2016 at 7:30am
Originally posted by 92889 92889 wrote:

What type of paint would you use on the case? Do I need to paint the inside or be careful not to

I was pondering that too, did some research on it. The coating is to keep any sand or casting junk from coming loose and getting into the bearings. If the original paint is still good you should be ok, but if you clean it off you should redo it with Glyptal varnish as even years later sand can work itself from the casting. Just what I found about it anyway     . Looking great BTW.

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1946 cj2a #28680
1948 chevy 3800 thriftmaster
1946-50's cj2a-3a farm jeep
1993 yj, aka the yj7


Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 04 Mar. 2016 at 9:31pm
it looks like you have a great 2a to work with, the body looks good and yes it looks like a mb frame with the machine gun mount and the bell crank shaft on the front axle


Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 04 Mar. 2016 at 9:36pm
is the trans a t 84 or a t 90 and are you thinking of building it into a mb?


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 06 Mar. 2016 at 12:49am
T84

I am just going to rebuild the jeep with the parts I have.
Mostly.

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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 09 Mar. 2016 at 11:57am
I got some work done on the frame yesterday.
I relied heavily on the BAMBAM rebuild thread. Thanks Jeff. (jpet)
It's like the ultimate rebuild guide, except I do not have all the fancy tools.
At least now I am putting the jeep together and no longer tearing it apart. Than's a good feeling.

Jon







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Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 31 Mar. 2016 at 10:34am
looks like you have a great start on the jeep and what parts that are missing can be made or bought , are you thinking of building it into a mb or keeping it a cj ? 


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 01 Apr. 2016 at 2:17am
Progress:



I am going to work with the parts I have so it will be a hybrid on MB/CJ2A. I am thinking of eliminating the tailgate at some point, but that is a couple years in the future.



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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 16 May 2016 at 8:18pm
Recent Progress








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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 16 May 2016 at 8:33pm


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Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 20 May 2016 at 3:53pm
looks good 


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 07 Aug. 2016 at 6:36pm
Progressed slowed since the kids are in summer break from school.
I did manage to get the rear springs done however.

I used dry graphite lube where the bare metal parts mate together. So no they are not completely painted black. It just looks that way.

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Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 09 Sep. 2016 at 12:11am
ah school is back in and you can go play in the garage againThumbs Up


Posted By: swmoboy
Date Posted: 14 Sep. 2016 at 7:20am
 I like you crating up the tub.  Good idea.  Please keep us posted on your progress.




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Posted By: Stray Bullet
Date Posted: 14 Sep. 2016 at 2:39pm
Great job! I'm in the middle of finishing mine too. Here's a dumb question. What is the plate attached to the crossmember that (what looks like) a vice grip is resting on? I've seen circular ones on MBs before but I never knew what it is or what it's for.
Rog
http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/uploads/7459/Build_3.JPG" rel="nofollow - http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/uploads/7459/Build_3.JPG

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'47 CJ2A
Bantam T3-C
'05 Yamaha FJR1300

Come to the Dark Side...

we have cookies!


Posted By: Stray Bullet
Date Posted: 14 Sep. 2016 at 2:40pm
I was thinking maybe a mount plate for a machine gun?
Rog

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'47 CJ2A
Bantam T3-C
'05 Yamaha FJR1300

Come to the Dark Side...

we have cookies!


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 14 Sep. 2016 at 3:05pm
It's 1/2 of a machine gun mount. Someone cut it in half ar some point (not me)
I own a slightly hacked up GPW frame that I am putting back together to accommodate a civilian CJ2A body.
Not cool for some people but good enough for me.

Kids are back in school. I will be building again soon.

Jon



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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 22 Sep. 2016 at 1:14am
End of summer update:

No actual progress on the build, HOWEVER..... I found an entire second CJ2A for sale for $550, so I jumped on it. Lots of great parts. Tub is waaaaayyyyyy better then the one I started with. The engine appears to have been rebuilt and never run.










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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 22 Sep. 2016 at 1:17am
Also I refined my engine hoist setup.
(Unloading engine #2)




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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 22 Sep. 2016 at 1:20am
I also drove over the river and dropped in on Shadow.
Andy is a nice guy, building a cool jeep.

I look forward to swapping parts and stories. Hopefully I don't drive him nuts asking advice.
Maybe in a couple summers we will go jeeping.
Can't wait.

Jon


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 22 Sep. 2016 at 1:27am
Got my front springs rehabilitated over the last couple of day.
(Kids are back to school 👍🏻)








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Posted By: swmoboy
Date Posted: 22 Sep. 2016 at 6:18am
nice haul!!!

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1947 CJ2a #155307


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 13 Oct. 2016 at 6:54pm
I got the rear axle (GPW) up on the bench today and took off the cover. Lots of clean oil came out, so that's good. All the gears look to be in good working order. Free play and no noticeable damage to the gears. I think I will just clean it up, add oil and see how it goes.

I believe I read earlier that some have used diesel to clean inside the case. Does this sound reasonable, or is there a better way to go about doing it?

Thanks

Jon





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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 25 Dec. 2016 at 10:39pm
Brakes are done.

Pinion seal replaced.

Rear end cleaned up.









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Posted By: Oilleaker1
Date Posted: 26 Dec. 2016 at 7:26am
 Nice stuff and a great deal on the 2nd Jeep. To clean stuff up, my first stop is the parts store. I buy brake clean by the case. It won't eat your paint off, and sprays into the areas you can reach. Works great. If you catch it in a metal sealed bucket, you can re-use it to wash stuff with a brush. Wear good chemical gloves or your hands will suffer. 

Are those 11 inch brakes?  John


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Green Disease, Jeeps, Old Iron!


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 26 Dec. 2016 at 1:36pm
Yes, I have used lots of brake cleaner so far. I may need to find a bulk supplier as I move forward.
Yes the brakes are non standard 11". Good eye. Apparently from an early 70's jeep.



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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 23 Jan. 2017 at 12:35am
I have repacked the bearings in my rear axle with grease, but before I put the axles in, should there be extra grease in the hub area? or just what will fit in the bearings?

When I took it apart there seemed to be a lot of excess grease in the hub , but I can't see how it would do any good if it can't contact any moving surfaces.

I did a search of this site and I think there is no point to extra grease outside of  the bearings.
  
Thanks


Jon


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Posted By: 2t2-crash
Date Posted: 23 Jan. 2017 at 12:46am
I'm located in Tacoma, where did you send your engine for rebuild?


As for the grease, I usually just pack the hell out of the bearings whenever I do it on any of my vehicles and have never refilled the space between the inner and outers. That's been my understanding of how to do it and it's worked so far but I'm far from being a professional mechanic.


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 23 Jan. 2017 at 12:50am
I have not rebuilt either engine yet. The first is in probably in need of a rebuild but I may attempt that myself. The second engine appears to have been rebuilt, but I am not sure.

Thanks for the grease answer, thats what I figured as well.

If anyone has a definitive answer it would be appreciated.

Thanks

Jon


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 24 Jan. 2017 at 1:41am
no progress in December to speak of.
Today I got the rear ended buttoned up and the front end is on the bench.





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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 13 Mar. 2017 at 9:41pm
I got the front axle apart and so far to my untrained eye it looks pretty good . There is some wear in the races adjacent to the bearings around the ball joint pivot pins. So they will be replaced.

I took a diversion and renovated one bay of my garage for the jeep project. It is much better working in a well lit, clean , warm , organized workspace. Well worth the effort.

BEFORE


JEEP IN ITS NEW HOME


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Posted By: pilot195
Date Posted: 14 Mar. 2017 at 8:19am
nice work!
Thumbs Up


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Jim
'46 Willys Jeep
USAF retired


Posted By: swmoboy
Date Posted: 14 Mar. 2017 at 8:40am
I'm liking it too!  Like any work space/shop though, is it big enough????



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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 14 Mar. 2017 at 12:24pm
Actually I do have a second garage bay and a 16x16 workshop but you are right, there never is enough room!

Parts are in the garden shed too. But they might migrate over to the shop.

With the new bay I don't have to worry about getting overspray on the kids toys and sports gear.

I'm always jealous of the guys with the barns and 25x24 workshops on the farms..



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Posted By: rosssloan68
Date Posted: 29 Apr. 2017 at 4:08pm
May I ask where you got the ?brackets? that are holding the springs in place? Those are good looking and look easier to install than the factory type. Thanks.


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 29 Apr. 2017 at 5:19pm
The [ shaped brackets with the bolt at the top wrapped around the springs I believe are military GPW style. 

I reused the ones I could and had a metal shop bend up some new ones for what I needed to replace. Can't remember what it cost but it was really cheap.

Ron at RFJP.com may stock them. 

Jon


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 29 Apr. 2017 at 5:26pm


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 29 Apr. 2017 at 5:28pm


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 12 May 2017 at 1:58pm
Started cleaning up the wheels yesterday.




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Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 23 May 2017 at 10:51am
cooper Shawn and myself had a great visit yesterday over at Jons to talk about jeeps and parts , I just happen to see a great article that you would be interested in about the rims we were just discussing at your place, sorry I don't know how to link it to here but it can be found in general discussion under Kelsey Hayes rims, scroll through and look for the link, they look just like your rims

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lets go for a rip eh bud

Andy


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 27 May 2017 at 9:11pm
Thanks Andy. Those do look like my wheels.
1959 according to the article.
I just need one or 2 more. Waiting to hear from the hoarder in Aldergrove still.
Then maybe sell the 1959 M38 wheels.

Jon


UPDATE:  I have been asking the wheel question on other websites as well and there is a strong consensus that these wheels are most likely from a Willys pickup truck.
Makes no difference to me. I just need one or two more.



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Posted By: Rons2a
Date Posted: 28 May 2017 at 9:08am
Just looked at your whole project so far. Awesome! Time well spent with my morning coffee. I learned a lot. You are a lot further along than I am on my project. Looking forward to more of your progress. Thanks for sharing.

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Jeeperagain


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 30 May 2017 at 5:34pm
Front axle is all back together.
I hope I got it right. I guess we'll see.



GPW military style knuckles did not give room to connect steering with the 11" brake plate..



Replaced with later CJ2A knuckles give me more room to connect the steering.




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Posted By: Rons2a
Date Posted: 30 May 2017 at 6:04pm
Looks Great! Mind stopping by Vermont and help me with my axles?

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CJ2a 14159
Jeeperagain


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 30 May 2017 at 6:26pm
That would truly be the blind leading the blind.
I have no idea what I am doing.
I take about 1000 pictures of everything I dismantle. Ask 1000 questions on 3 online forums. I am fortunate to have a friend who knows what he is doing to help. I also have all the CJ2A and GPW manuals.
It's a bit confusing at times as this jeep is a hybrid of a few jeeps already. And I am trying to use the parts I have to save costs.

Hopefully it works out in the end.

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Posted By: Rons2a
Date Posted: 30 May 2017 at 6:32pm
Does beer make your project go better? Seems to help (for me) on the dismantle stage. I don't know on the rebuild stage.

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Jeeperagain


Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 30 May 2017 at 10:23pm
you will have the axles under the frame in no time at all and a rolling chassis,
keep up the great work Jon


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lets go for a rip eh bud

Andy


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 31 May 2017 at 10:09pm
Up next.....

..... steering.

Another merger of multiple parts sources.



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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 01 June 2017 at 5:21pm
I spent today breaking down both Ross boxes.
Next to pick which parts to use for rebuild and order a rebuild kit.

Lots of parts to choose from.















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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 20 June 2017 at 2:17am
Finally got around to U-Blast in Langley today.
I love going there.








The inside of the Ross box looks much better.
Waiting for the rebuild kit from RFJP.
It should arrive tomorrow.

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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 23 June 2017 at 8:45pm
I made some progress today. Got the axles attached to the frame
The wheels are the mismatched ones that came with it. 
Still looking to complete my set of Kelsey hayes rims.





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Posted By: Rons2a
Date Posted: 24 June 2017 at 7:17am
WOW! I love it! Maybe by this fall I will have my baby to that point. I have a hundred questions for you but you have enough to keep you busy. I'll keep following.

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Jeeperagain


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 27 June 2017 at 2:04am
Thanks Ron, you are too kind.

I got some steering parts primed and painted today. All the replacement parts have arrived and all my existing parts have been refurbished.  I should have the steering connected up next week.





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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 07 July 2017 at 10:19am
We had a bit of excitement at 4:30 this morning as the neighbors garage burned down. My garage caught fire too but the firefighters put it out in time.
No one hurt. All my camping gear melted. Jeep is ok.


Burning garage



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Posted By: TowMater
Date Posted: 07 July 2017 at 12:00pm
GeeZe Louise...glad y'all are ok.


Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 07 July 2017 at 11:01pm
glad to hear they were able to control the fire, little scary when its that close

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lets go for a rip eh bud

Andy


Posted By: eestes1
Date Posted: 08 July 2017 at 5:39am
Whew ! Glad you are all ok. Do you know what started the fire?


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Posted By: Rons2a
Date Posted: 08 July 2017 at 7:29am
HEAVENS TO BETSEY!! Thank God everyone is ok. Things can be replaced but life is precious. Still sucks though. It makes one think! It can happen to any of us.

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Jeeperagain


Posted By: Rons2a
Date Posted: 08 July 2017 at 8:42am
Jon, I read that you used JPETs rebuild of Bam Bam to help you fix your frame. I've been searching for an hour to find it. No luck! Could you tell me how to get to it? Sounds like a great resource. One day I'll figure out how to better navigate this forum.

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Jeeperagain


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 08 July 2017 at 12:47pm
Ron,

I got a lot of good information from Jeff's (jpet) project BAM BAM thread.
You can find it here:  

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/project-bam-bam_topic23731_page1.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/project-bam-bam_topic23731_page1.html

That guy is the master.

I don't have all of his amazing shop tools but the CAD diagrams alone that he has drawn and posted are pure gold.

Also thanks for all the kind words regarding the shop fire. The JEEP rebuild is on hold for a bit while I get the garage rebuilt. The big issue is that I have no power out there now as the water from fighting the fire has toasted my workshops electrical system.

They think it was caused by his faulty beer fridge and a bunch of BS DIY wiring in his shop but the place is so destroyed that they have no way of determining that for sure.

No big deal though in the big scheme. No one was hurt.  Another neighbour and I moved my daily drivers out of danger before the fire department arrived. When my shop started burning my wife asked if we needed to save the jeep. I just said, nope, let it burn. At the end of the day its just a hobby.

First responders are cool. They have my utmost respect.




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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 08 July 2017 at 1:22pm
My shop still standing (wet jeep inside)
You can see the fire got up in to the roof and attic.



My shop attic.
I'm going to need new golf clubs.



My shop wall adjacent to the fire.



His Shop





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Posted By: JoeD
Date Posted: 08 July 2017 at 3:44pm
I just became a member on this forum and checked out your project. I live in Boundary Bay in Tsawwassen and have been restoring a 46 cj2a for the past 2 years, so I thought I would get in touch to trade info. etc., but it looks like you just had a fire. I'm very sorry to see that. Obviously you must be pre-occupied at this time. If there is anything I can help with let me know. I have a truck and a car trailer if you need anything moved.  Joe


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 08 July 2017 at 4:04pm
Joe,

I am home today.
Come by for a beer if you like.

Jon


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 15 July 2017 at 4:14pm
My jeep in its temporary summer home while the garage gets rebuilt.





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Posted By: Ol' Unreliable
Date Posted: 15 July 2017 at 7:26pm
It's a nice safe place.


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There's a reason it's called Ol' Unreliable


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 16 July 2017 at 1:53am
Like a summer cottage.
Shame it's not near a lake.


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Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 24 July 2017 at 10:55am
Hi Jon did I just see that there is another jeeper in our area?

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lets go for a rip eh bud

Andy


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 24 July 2017 at 11:02am
Yes another Tsawwassen jeeper.
Joe is building a 2A nearby in Boundary bay.

We need to start a Lower Mainland chapter of the flat fender club.

Jon


Also I got the steering box together.





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Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 24 July 2017 at 6:18pm
looks good, and yes we should get together one night over a cold beer and get this set up and running

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lets go for a rip eh bud

Andy


Posted By: Ol' Unreliable
Date Posted: 25 July 2017 at 10:09pm
I can't tell from the pic, but you do have the copper washers on the bottom two bolts on the steering box, right?


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There's a reason it's called Ol' Unreliable


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 25 July 2017 at 10:41pm
no the top.
But if that's wrong I can move them down.

Couldn't find a reference so I put them back where they were.
Won't be surprised to find out it's wrong.

Easy fix.

What is their purpose?


.... just found the answer. They act as an oil seal. Will move them tomorrow.

UPDATE...

Copper washers have been moved to the lower bolts. Good eye Mike, thanks for the tip.

If anyone has any tips to offer, I am more than happy to hear them.

Learning every day.

Jon




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Posted By: Ol' Unreliable
Date Posted: 27 July 2017 at 11:01pm
Hey, always glad to help!  Smile


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There's a reason it's called Ol' Unreliable


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 13 Sep. 2017 at 1:08am
The garage is still a mess from the fire. However the kids are back to school so I have some free time. Ken and I made some progress on the restoration today.

We got the steering all connected and the wheels aligned with a 2mm toe-in as per the manual instructions.

Basically I am civilinizing my GPW frame to properly accept the CJ2A body and parts I have. Not cool to some but like I have previously posted I am just building a Sunday driver with the parts I have acquired.

It feels good to be wrenching again.




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Posted By: Ol' Unreliable
Date Posted: 13 Sep. 2017 at 11:40pm
Wow, that looks nice!


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There's a reason it's called Ol' Unreliable


Posted By: Rons2a
Date Posted: 14 Sep. 2017 at 12:39am
Are you sure that is a re-build or a brand new Jeep being made in a factory? OMG

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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 14 Sep. 2017 at 7:21pm
Transmission next. Then transfer case.
I have a T84 and a T90. I think I'll go with the T90. Sounds like it's a better (stronger) transmission with easier to source parts.




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Posted By: Paraex79
Date Posted: 16 Sep. 2017 at 1:10pm
Hi Jon, my name is Allan Montile from Durban, South Africa, sorry about your fire. I am a new member on this forum and have been following your build..well done, you are doing a great job. I have a '47 CJ2a that I have just bought and awaiting collection. All the best

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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 16 Sep. 2017 at 9:12pm
Thanks for the kind words guys.
Honestly I have no idea what I'm doing. 
Lots of YouTube videos and lots of reading.

I am spending the weekend watching 
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCI617SoBFIYfxPIRqw0pRxA" rel="nofollow - https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCI617SoBFIYfxPIRqw0pRxA

If anyone is in the Vancouver BC area please drop in for a beer.
I'll keep building and posting.

Jon


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Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 19 Sep. 2017 at 11:36pm
T90 teardown.
Will clean up parts tomorrow and decide what needs replacing.






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Posted By: Ol' Unreliable
Date Posted: 19 Sep. 2017 at 11:42pm
Those gears look pretty good to me.


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There's a reason it's called Ol' Unreliable


Posted By: 92889
Date Posted: 20 Sep. 2017 at 4:29pm
I hope the gears are good.
I will reuse as much as I can.

Now to order parts.




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