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Topic: What did you do with your jeep today -January 2019
Posted By: ndnchf
Subject: What did you do with your jeep today -January 2019
Date Posted: 01 Jan. 2019 at 1:06pm
I took the jeep for a breakfast run this morning. Met up with a buddy and his 1945 MB and we toured the historic city if Fredericksburg.  A great way to kick off 2019Smile

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1948 CJ2A - It goes nowhere fast, but anywhere slow.



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Posted By: redrunner
Date Posted: 01 Jan. 2019 at 1:29pm
I wish I could have done that, it was only 0 around 8 today without the wind chill.  June is just around the corner!  

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“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”


Posted By: Ol' Unreliable
Date Posted: 01 Jan. 2019 at 3:11pm
Originally posted by redrunner redrunner wrote:

June is just around the corner!  


Yeah, the days have been getting longer again for 10 days already!  Happy New Year!


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


Posted By: Mike F
Date Posted: 01 Jan. 2019 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

Originally posted by redrunner redrunner wrote:

June is just around the corner!  


Yeah, the days have been getting longer again for 10 days already!  Happy New Year!
Already gained like 4 minutes 


Posted By: Fltfndr
Date Posted: 01 Jan. 2019 at 4:20pm
red runner, Check out jeeps in January. Need to get more Iowans to attend.

Fltfndr

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Fltfndr


Posted By: redrunner
Date Posted: 01 Jan. 2019 at 4:39pm
Ok Fltfndr, but where do I check it out at?

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“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”


Posted By: Fltfndr
Date Posted: 01 Jan. 2019 at 5:12pm
On this forum, go to Shows and get togethers.

Scroll down to Jeeps in January, history of event since 2017. PM me with any questions

Fltfndr

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Fltfndr


Posted By: sparky13
Date Posted: 01 Jan. 2019 at 6:45pm
Got my sons 1946 CJ2A running today after working on it for 9 years. All we need to do yet is get insurance and a plate for it. Ready for the road after that.

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Mark
1946 CJ2A


Posted By: GloucesterBoy
Date Posted: 01 Jan. 2019 at 6:50pm
Thats awesome, Mark. What a great day for you guys! Enjoy!

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Jerry

'47 CJ2A #96661





Posted By: sparky13
Date Posted: 01 Jan. 2019 at 6:53pm
Thanks, Jerry   Now it's time to get my 1946 CJ2A wired up. Mine already does run. Can't wait for the day that we can cruise around together. 

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Mark
1946 CJ2A


Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 04 Jan. 2019 at 8:44pm
Worked on my Header design almost ready to pucker up and order materials.

Got the Skid plate on
finished hooking up Brake linkage and more done on the clutch linkage (waiting on some rod ends)
Made two Magnetic drain plugs that will fit into the Fill plugs on the Tranny and Transfer case. The transfer case is a HIGH temp 1/2" D x 1/4" long 5lb pull magnet that is recessed into the Brass plug held in place with JB Weld. The other is a normal temp range 1/2" D x 1" long 16+ Pull Magnet (the wife could not pull two of them apart) It sticks out of the Plug about 3/8" and will go in the Tranny fill.
Looking at making a brass extension for the Transfer case Drain plug so I can put the other 1" long magnet I have in there and still clear the gears and still be above the Skid plate.

The Tranny Drain plug has my Temp sending unit in it For my Gear box oil temp gauge.




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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: JeepFever
Date Posted: 05 Jan. 2019 at 9:19am
Originally posted by sparky13 sparky13 wrote:

Got my sons 1946 CJ2A running today after working on it for 9 years. All we need to do yet is get insurance and a plate for it. Ready for the road after that.
 
Wow,  that sounds like a very exciting moment.


Posted By: LuzonRed47
Date Posted: 05 Jan. 2019 at 10:53am
Mark, if you get a moment please share some close-up pics of those trick bronze magnetic drain plugs you've fabbed up. Thanks!

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CJ2A #140275 "Ziggie"
ACM #124334
1953 Strick M100 trailer
Serial #18253


Posted By: usmcpmi
Date Posted: 05 Jan. 2019 at 6:54pm
Veronica helped with a load of firewood!

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'48 CJ2A/192948
'15 Wrangler Rubicon

Mark G.


Posted By: usmcpmi
Date Posted: 05 Jan. 2019 at 6:55pm


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'48 CJ2A/192948
'15 Wrangler Rubicon

Mark G.


Posted By: ndnchf
Date Posted: 07 Jan. 2019 at 2:24pm
I really appreciate the Willys vendors that keep us in jeep parts.  Without them, we'd be in a tough spot. Most are really helpful and conscientious.  But one frustrating thing I've run into is that it seems like every time I call to place an order, there is always one item on my list that they don't have in stock.  This is despite their website indicating they have it.  I know they can't keep every part in stock all the time and it is a lot of work to update their sites (unless its automated).  But it seems I've had a string of orders where this happens every time.  I guess its the nature of the business, but its a bit frustrating when you are working on a project and have to chase parts from multiple sources, one after another.

...sigh.... I feel better nowBig smile




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1948 CJ2A - It goes nowhere fast, but anywhere slow.


Posted By: Stev
Date Posted: 07 Jan. 2019 at 3:14pm
Put the snow plow lift and lower mount on the 1946 - doing my part to insure there is not heavy snow here.  Took the carb apart cleaned the bowl and replaced the fuel line.  

Put the NOS clicking throttle on the restored 1948 and adjusted the Novi governor linkage.  Jeep is up on jack stands for the winter.


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Stev
1946 CJ2A Trail Jeep, 1948 CJ2A Lefty Restored


Posted By: Mike F
Date Posted: 07 Jan. 2019 at 5:13pm
I was gonna drive the Jeep to work this morning.

The plan was to put the heater in yesterday. It’s all tested and painted up. I picked up the hose, fittings, and valve last week. Still waiting on the switch.  I was going to get it all hooked up and drive a nice warm Jeep to work this morning. 
However,  things didn’t work out as planned. I had a few chores to take care of first. While taking the trash in the truck started acting up. Trucks a diesel. I don’t know much about fixing diesels.  They say that most of the time it’s a fuel problem.  It was due an oil change. So, I did that. Then I changed out the air filter. The vacuum indicator was sucked in to yellow so I thought I had it. Nope that wasn’t it. Then I changed the fuel filter. That’s when I noticed that the electric pump that seems to always be running wasn’t. Evidently. The injector pump will suck enough fuel to kinda run. At least until you remove the filter and it loses its prime. I called around and you can’t buy a fuel pump for a 2001 7.3 Ford in Longview on Sunday. 

So, I guess things worked out. I drove the Jeep to work this morning. 38 degrees. Light rain. About 16 miles. Defroster rag in one hand wheel in the other. It was just like going back in time 40 years. 


Posted By: berettajeep
Date Posted: 08 Jan. 2019 at 12:24am
After work I put the dowel pins and bolts in the crank. Nervously removed the rear cap to do so. After getting them in I install the oil pan.  I will not be surprised when it leaks oil later from the cap LOLConfusedOuch

 I then JB welded around the air cleaned I will be using. It had a small hole in it.



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Dennis
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Posted By: nofender
Date Posted: 08 Jan. 2019 at 6:39am
Tires for the trailer build arrived last night. I'm on the road today. So I'll take them with me and find a tire shop somewhere along the way....

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46 CJ2A rockcrawler
46 CJ2A resto-mod
51 Bantam-ish trailer
50-ish Sterling trailer
15 Grand (Mrs Nofender)
19 Hemi Ram (parts hauler)


Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 09 Jan. 2019 at 1:21am
NOT much today. But some progress.

I got to fixing my upper Starter bolt hole. I managed to get all but about 1/2 of one rotation of the 7/8" long Helicoil insert I bought from McMaster Carr. to seat in the hole. It got to hard to turn the tap and I have done a huge amount of hand threading over the years so I know when to give up before something makes me cry.

Funny thing is once I got the Hole fixed the Bolt wouldn't fit wouldn't line up. In the comments from other guys who have done the Toyota starter swap most mentioned having to open the top bolt hole in the Starter a little. SO I guess I would have to too. A few min with a nice rat tail file and she fits perfect. The old wallered out hole must have allowed the bolt to run at an angle.

I also made the shortest Brake hose possible its about 1/16" long then the two tube nuts and my double flaring tool would fit on the tubing. I am going to run my 10lb residual pressure valve right next to the Rear Brake Proportioning valve both have female 3/8-24 inverted flare connections. And NAPA couldn't find me a Male to Male connector so I had to make one.

I also got squirrelly and cleaned up the grinding/bandsaw room and all around the Milling machine and Drill press. Put a couple of hand fulls of tools back in the box and got ready for tomorrow when hopefully the majority of my flexable brake line stuff will arrive and I can get that all hooked up.

Then I went dress shopping with my 11 year old grand daughter who has a Jr High dance fri and wanted to spend some Christmas money on a new dress. She picked out a super simple Black dress she looks very cute in. And grandpa must have walked 4 miles inside that damn Target store following her around.

BUT then I took her out in the shop and showed her the progress on CHUG and she was excited she knows one day grandpa is going to teach her to drive in it. And she's actually interested in the project. This is the first time I have had enough assembled for her to actually figure it out. She's a very girl girl LOL.


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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: redrunner
Date Posted: 10 Jan. 2019 at 2:11pm
I just sent off my carb to ScoutPilot to work on.  Hopefully it won't take major money to fix it.  The total investment keeps going up.


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“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”


Posted By: NealzWorld
Date Posted: 13 Jan. 2019 at 9:52am
My grandpa bought this 46 cj2a back in 52 or 53 something like that.  He drove it up until he died about 30-40 years ago.   The details are kind of scarce.   It had been sitting in the AZ desert for the last 3 decades.   My brother finally got a hold of it and here we are rebuilding it.   Awesome project. It's running and driving.  We completely rebuilt the motor, new valves, new pistons, etc.   Fired right up once we got the distributor in the correct position.   Hell of a feeling.   I'd say about its 80% complete now.   We lack installing the wiring harness, lights, seats, couple things here and there.  Next big hurdle is getting it registered and plated!  Some before and after pics below.   Still cant figure out why it rotates some of the pics when I upload them! 

  

 
 

   



Posted By: Stev
Date Posted: 13 Jan. 2019 at 10:30am
 8 inches of powder today.

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Stev
1946 CJ2A Trail Jeep, 1948 CJ2A Lefty Restored


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 13 Jan. 2019 at 3:30pm
Looks like it worked good.
 
Would recognize those footprints anywhere.  LOL


Posted By: Mike F
Date Posted: 13 Jan. 2019 at 8:15pm
Got the heater and switch mounted. Then it got dark. I really need to build something for a shop. 


The Jeep (halfway) had a heater in it before. It was removed by someone in the past. So the holes were all there.  The PO had covered them with what turned out to be sheet rubber glued to the firewall. It peeled right off. It still took a lot of trial and error to get the bolts to line up. Next chance I get I’ll plumb and wire it. Then on to the next little project. Probably the Ross box. 


Posted By: berettajeep
Date Posted: 13 Jan. 2019 at 10:16pm
I replaced my center console ammo box with a smaller one.  

 It has been in the mid 50's and sunny this weekend so I washed it yesterday.


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Dennis
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Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 13 Jan. 2019 at 11:35pm
I been stuck in "How to make a Drill Jig" for my header flange. Since I want to be able to make more then one copy I need away to accurately reproduce them. A drill jig to locate the holes in exactly the correct place is going to be required. I love making things that can't be checked for fit until they are finished. Like brake lines LOL. Or drill jigs for something you can't accurately measure.

I'm closing in on it Got most the holes in the right place either one of three to go depending on if I go with a flip over design. Do one side then flip it over to do the other. That worked real well for the drill jig that I used when I repaired the Stud holes for the manifolds.





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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: 64CJ5
Date Posted: 14 Jan. 2019 at 10:41am
Yesterday afternoon I took my oldest grand daughter out for a driving lesson.  Her dad had her driving the suburban with an automatic and she did ok.  I brought "Eeyore" the '64 CJ5 for her to drive.  She was ready to jump in behind the wheel.  I opened the hood and we had a lesson on what was in there. 
She did well driving and we will go again. 
These kids sure grow up quickly.  I hope she will develop a love for Jeeps.      


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64CJ5 "Eeyore"
01TJ "Tigger"
52 M38 Severely demilitarized, Now running with Pinto power. "Popeye" The Coast Guard Jeep.
To Trust Government Defys Both History and Reason.


Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 14 Jan. 2019 at 8:36pm
Today was all about DA Header working on drill jigs and starting to make flanges also spending a BUNCH of money on bent tubing.


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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: berettajeep
Date Posted: 17 Jan. 2019 at 3:29pm
Couple days ago I bought 2 parts Jeeps for the one I have now. When I can coordinate with some people they will be moved to my house. The girlfriend says she loves me but we'll see when there are 2 more Jeeps here

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Dennis
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Posted By: Mike F
Date Posted: 17 Jan. 2019 at 4:25pm
Originally posted by berettajeep berettajeep wrote:

Couple days ago I bought 2 parts Jeeps for the one I have now. When I can coordinate with some people they will be moved to my house. The girlfriend says she loves me but we'll see when there are 2 more Jeeps here

LOL It’s only 2 more and they probably ain’t even whole Jeeps. I you need help moving them let me know. 


Posted By: berettajeep
Date Posted: 17 Jan. 2019 at 6:31pm
Originally posted by Mike F Mike F wrote:

Originally posted by berettajeep berettajeep wrote:

Couple days ago I bought 2 parts Jeeps for the one I have now. When I can coordinate with some people they will be moved to my house. The girlfriend says she loves me but we'll see when there are 2 more Jeeps here


LOL It’s only 2 more and they probably ain’t even whole Jeeps. I you need help moving them let me know. 



They are complete enough to resemble Jeeps

Thank you for the offer.

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Dennis
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Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 17 Jan. 2019 at 9:37pm
Finished all the port holes in my Header Flange (photos in my Project thread) and I made a neat little PITA round flange that will get welded on the end of the 1.75" to 2.25" 2 into 1 collector to attach the tailpipe. I made a mistake on it right towards the end of the process and ended up with the Weld channel on the outside instead of the inside. SO I guess I have to make a pretty weld as it will now show.


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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: otto
Date Posted: 18 Jan. 2019 at 10:02pm
I see January’s post is titled “What did you do with your jeep today?” rather than what did you do to your jeep. Maybe it’s just a semantical difference. Anyway, tonight I picked up the front brakes from a small shop that was able to re-arch them to match the drums. It’s the same place that rebuilt my clutch disc and they are about a mile from where I live. It was only $10!
Turned out to be a good day. I have been waiting 18 years for the shoes to seat in! They were only contacting the drum on 1/3 of the shoe at most.


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47 CJ2A
48 CJ2A
Forgive me if I don't return the "jeep wave", I need both hands on the wheel!


Posted By: nofender
Date Posted: 19 Jan. 2019 at 6:50am
Not very exciting....but I drove mine a bit yesterday. I was rearranging the shop to make room for the truck. I want to get the pickup under cover in prep for the coming snopocalypse that is being hyped to near hysteria here in New England. Anyway.....couple miles got the oils moving. Then back to slumber.

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46 CJ2A rockcrawler
46 CJ2A resto-mod
51 Bantam-ish trailer
50-ish Sterling trailer
15 Grand (Mrs Nofender)
19 Hemi Ram (parts hauler)


Posted By: Unkamonkey
Date Posted: 19 Jan. 2019 at 7:43am
So you get the BS there as well. The newscasters were all running around with doom and gloom forecasts. I got 1/2" of snow.

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uncamonkey


Posted By: Doug Timme
Date Posted: 19 Jan. 2019 at 9:49am
As sad as it is, I pushed my 48 in to the back corner of the garage to make room for the latest stray that followed me home (not a CJ).

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Posted By: berettajeep
Date Posted: 19 Jan. 2019 at 5:16pm
This morning I rearranged the back yard a little to have a place to put the parts Jeeps I bought.

Mike F from the page here has been trying to help me out by searching for a trailer and offering his time so I can bring them home. He is having no luck either. Unfortunately not having my own trailer is making it difficult getting them from the sellers house to mine.




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Dennis
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Posted By: cpt logger
Date Posted: 19 Jan. 2019 at 8:09pm
Dennis, You can rent one for one day fairly cheaply. I have one you could borrow, but the trip to pick it up & return it is a bit far. If my brother in Beaverton still has his, would it work for you, or is that still too far? I would vouch for you with him. 


Posted By: Steelyard Blues
Date Posted: 19 Jan. 2019 at 8:19pm
It was a nice day in Reno. I wanted to go out in the hills and do some plinking.

 I went over to mom’s house to get the Jeep. The Jeep had been there since November. I pulled the battery already and had it all charged up. She wouldn’t crank. Had to jump it. Got her going but she wasn’t charging. Drove her over to my house.

I cleaned all the terminals and she cranked over on her own. I made sure the diode to the alternator was working. All was good. Pulled the alternator and had it tested. Dead. Under warranty but not in stock. Had to go to another store. 

Got it in and she is charging. That killed the whole day. Having a cup of coffee now. I have to go cover her up since tomorrow we have rain and snow forcast.

I miss driving my Jeep. Maybe next weekend but the highs are only in the 40s. It was near 60 today. 

Damn.

Micah


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1947 CJ2A, Body & Frame: 106327, Engine: J109205, Tub and Tailgate: 97077. Originally Luzon Red

1965 Johnson Furnace Company M416 #6-1577


Posted By: Mike F
Date Posted: 19 Jan. 2019 at 8:25pm
Well because I couldn’t find a trailer to go help Dennis. I went ahead and did most of the plumbing for the heater install. Right up to the last fitting at the water pump. Only thing I could find at the time time was a straight one. Straight won’t work it hits the oil filter bracket. I found a 45 and it will be here Monday. 
After I hit the wall on the plumbing I went on to put the new choke and throttle cables in and then put all the grommets in to seal up firewall
Woulda been a good day to move Jeeps. More fun than trying to get to stuff under the dash.


Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 19 Jan. 2019 at 9:01pm
I cut exhaust bends to start making the tubing part of my Tri Y design header.

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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: NCtoy
Date Posted: 19 Jan. 2019 at 10:46pm
I looked at my transmission only to realize I better get to collecting parts for a rebuilt sooner than I thought. Maybe it will hold together for a while.


Posted By: Mike F
Date Posted: 22 Jan. 2019 at 8:37pm
Got the heater plumbed up yesterday. It was after dark when I finished. Warmed it up and took it out for a ride. Got to the end of the gravel road. The wipers won’t come on. Decided I better turn around and figure it out. When I did the head lights quit. And the alternator ain’t alternating. Wirings a mess.  It was on the list. Looks like it’s moving up. But the heater works great. So there’s that. And the lights started working again. 
Tonight I fixed the wipers. I had knocked the wires off the switch when I was under the dash running the heater wire. Tried my ride again. Now the motors cutting out. 


Posted By: ndnchf
Date Posted: 22 Jan. 2019 at 9:04pm
Tonight I mated the T90 to the D18. I can call this project done.




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1948 CJ2A - It goes nowhere fast, but anywhere slow.


Posted By: Gil
Date Posted: 24 Jan. 2019 at 5:38pm
Trying to find 4 good rims to make a extra set for my Jeep.Removing them from my part Jeep with the help of my Kioti tractor.



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1946 cj2a 59108
1998 Jeep Cherokee 2 doors
2016 Jeep Cherokee TrailHawk


Posted By: usmcpmi
Date Posted: 25 Jan. 2019 at 11:25am
What's with all that "white stuff"? Shocked

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'48 CJ2A/192948
'15 Wrangler Rubicon

Mark G.


Posted By: Ol' Unreliable
Date Posted: 25 Jan. 2019 at 10:33pm
The white stuff is expanded water. 


Sometimes known as "fluffy water".  Smile


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


Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 26 Jan. 2019 at 12:26am
I worked on my header some more. Nothing worth looking at it looks pretty much the same as it has for the last couple days. But its now Welded to the 4 in line flange and feels like a solid piece. It won't be until I weld the main flange on which will wait a while as I can move the bottom of the tubes a little and I might need to when lining things up down steam.

More details in the Project thread.






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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: berettajeep
Date Posted: 26 Jan. 2019 at 1:33am
With the help of a co-worker, I brought one of the two CJ2A's I bought a few days ago home. Big smile


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Dennis
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Posted By: Nothing Special
Date Posted: 26 Jan. 2019 at 10:15am
Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

The white stuff is expanded water. 


Sometimes known as "fluffy water".  Smile

When I was much younger a friend of mine had a party at his house.  He has a big hill in his back yard and it was winter, so we were told to bring sleds.  As the party went on (no alcohol involved, honestly!) it seemed like it might be a good idea to bring out his cheap plastic Coleman canoe and slide down the hill in that.  

We decided that was white-water canoeing!


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Bob

Flatfender wannabe
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Posted By: Joe Friday
Date Posted: 26 Jan. 2019 at 10:51am
Originally posted by Mike F Mike F wrote:

Decided I better turn around and figure it out. When I did the head lights quit.  


Sounds like you're right, your wiring is suspect, but, whenever my headlights quit, I stomp on the high beam switch a few times. The internal contacts can corrode and intermittently cut power to the lights. Yes, cuts power to high and low beams. The high beam switch is just as unreliable as the repro starter switches.


Posted By: ndnchf
Date Posted: 26 Jan. 2019 at 11:56am
Me and another flat fender guy went for a 1.5 hour patrol around the area this morning. It was about 22 degrees. We were pretty comfortable, except one hand. My mitten had a cut in it that let in the cold air. So after I got home I sewed a patch on it using my 103 year old treadle cobbler's sewing machine. Problem solved.




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1948 CJ2A - It goes nowhere fast, but anywhere slow.


Posted By: Mike F
Date Posted: 26 Jan. 2019 at 1:38pm
Originally posted by Joe Friday Joe Friday wrote:

Originally posted by Mike F Mike F wrote:

Decided I better turn around and figure it out. When I did the head lights quit.  


Sounds like you're right, your wiring is suspect, but, whenever my headlights quit, I stomp on the high beam switch a few times. The internal contacts can corrode and intermittently cut power to the lights. Yes, cuts power to high and low beams. The high beam switch is just as unreliable as the repro starter switches.

That would explain why they they just started working again. I had just spent an hour cramming myself under the dash changing out the throttle and choke cables.
I’ll assume your right on this and go on to figuring out why I’m not charging anymore 

EDIT. Turns out you hit the nail on the head Joe. It’s the dimmer switch 


Posted By: Rick R
Date Posted: 26 Jan. 2019 at 1:48pm
Used the 5 as a drying rack for a set of horns from a long horn steer.

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RWILLYS (Space R)


Posted By: Bruce W
Date Posted: 26 Jan. 2019 at 2:08pm
Well, waddya know, a CJ5 is actually good for something! WinkLOL  BW

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Happy Trails! Good-bye, Good Luck, and May the Good Lord Take a Likin' to You!

We Have Miles to Jeep, Before We Sleep.


Posted By: 64CJ5
Date Posted: 26 Jan. 2019 at 3:52pm
Watch it Bruce!    Tom


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64CJ5 "Eeyore"
01TJ "Tigger"
52 M38 Severely demilitarized, Now running with Pinto power. "Popeye" The Coast Guard Jeep.
To Trust Government Defys Both History and Reason.


Posted By: Steelyard Blues
Date Posted: 26 Jan. 2019 at 9:27pm

Fired her up this afternoon. Last week she would not idle and I had to replace the alternator. Must have been some junk in the carb after sitting a couple months. Revved her up a few times seems to have blown it out. Readjusted idle and mixture.

Took her to Auto Zone to get radiator sealant. The crack above the distributor has been dripping a bit more lately. Filled the tank with fresh gas.

The handbrake stopped working a while back. The lever would not pull back. Everything at the drum is new. Figured the ratchet was rusty or had junk in it. Pulled it out and it was fine. Cable seized. Pulled it out. Seized so much that even pulling on it with pliers couldn’t get it to move. I did not like the prospect of replacing it. So, I massaged the housing back and forth for a few minutes and got it to move. With some oil and more massaging, I got it all freed up. Put it back in, put some grease on the ratchet and it works better than ever.

Tomorrow, if the weather holds out, I’m going to take her up in the hills to do some plinking with the .22.

Micah



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1947 CJ2A, Body & Frame: 106327, Engine: J109205, Tub and Tailgate: 97077. Originally Luzon Red

1965 Johnson Furnace Company M416 #6-1577


Posted By: Bruce W
Date Posted: 27 Jan. 2019 at 12:32am
Originally posted by 64CJ5 64CJ5 wrote:

Watch it Bruce!    Tom

LOL  I figured I'd get a rise out of you! Big smileWink   BW


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Happy Trails! Good-bye, Good Luck, and May the Good Lord Take a Likin' to You!

We Have Miles to Jeep, Before We Sleep.


Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 27 Jan. 2019 at 3:01am
I figured out 27 different ways to rearrange pieces of 1.5" OD tubing to make like exhaust pipe. I figure another half day I should have it all figured out LOL


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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: ndnchf
Date Posted: 27 Jan. 2019 at 6:36am
Me and a buddy were driving around yesterday in our jeeps. 22 degrees out, but it was fun. But he tells me that my brakes lights are flickering, sometimes the work, sometimes not. 9 months ago I installed a new master cylinder, brake light switch and new wiring. I'm suspecting the switch has gone bad. I see a lot of people have trouble with these. I'll verify it today. I'm thinking about going with a mechanical switch instead. Has anyone else done this?

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1948 CJ2A - It goes nowhere fast, but anywhere slow.


Posted By: 64CJ5
Date Posted: 27 Jan. 2019 at 10:50am
Yes.  I used a lever type switch from a '50's chevy.  Bolted it to the master cyl. cover plate on the floor.  With the brake pedal up the switch is open, push the brake pedal down and the switch closes and the brake lights come on.  It took some adjustment when first installed but has worked well.   


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64CJ5 "Eeyore"
01TJ "Tigger"
52 M38 Severely demilitarized, Now running with Pinto power. "Popeye" The Coast Guard Jeep.
To Trust Government Defys Both History and Reason.


Posted By: Steelyard Blues
Date Posted: 27 Jan. 2019 at 9:18pm
Well, it was supposed to be an outing to go do some plinking. Turned into playing in the mud. Got a friend to bring out his newer Jeep. So, I felt comfortable to take her out for her longest off road outing. Didn't do much plinking.
 
Only had one issue. I hit a deep hole in the mudhole. Next thing it sounds like my clutch exploded. Got it out of the hole and to the side of the path. Fan shroud extension was pushed into the blade. How the hell did that happen? Bent it back but it still made noise the whole way back. Need to get under the hood and figure out what happened.
 
Scraped about 40 pounds off mud of her. No gas in the pressure washer. Great. Spent the next hour trying to wash away another 40 pounds.
 
That was fun. I need to do that again. Next time, I'll remember to get gas for the pressure washer.
 
It took me only four tries to get a picture to post right side up. Wow
 
Micah
 


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1947 CJ2A, Body & Frame: 106327, Engine: J109205, Tub and Tailgate: 97077. Originally Luzon Red

1965 Johnson Furnace Company M416 #6-1577


Posted By: berettajeep
Date Posted: 27 Jan. 2019 at 9:22pm
I pressure washed both parts Jeeps I just bought.


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Dennis
http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/my-47_topic21227.html" rel="nofollow - '47 CJ2A 101823
http://www.fsjnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4942" rel="nofollow - '74 Cherokee


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 27 Jan. 2019 at 10:38pm
Cut down and removed a dead tree.   It might have fallen on road in front of our house one day, so removed for safety,  and this yellow pine makes decent "starter" firewood.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: Greybeard
Date Posted: 28 Jan. 2019 at 9:59am
GOT MY TITLE!  

My 47 came with title problems. Took 3 months, but I've got 'em resolved.  Obviously, I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on a vehicle I might not be able to title... 

So...  On with the project :)

Unfortunately... high temps this week around 15f.  Doubt I'll be out in the shop much :D


Posted By: notzach
Date Posted: 28 Jan. 2019 at 12:22pm
Yesterday, I decided to take a look at my PTO gearbox on the 3B and discovered that instead of gear oil, it was full of water. Drained that and now I'm planning on taking it apart over the next few weeks.

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- 1944 MB "Norm"
- 1960 CJ-3B


Posted By: ndnchf
Date Posted: 29 Jan. 2019 at 8:11pm
I've been rebuilding another GDZ 4817a generator. The armature has been serviced, field coils rewrapped and rewired, lots of little things done. Waiting on a new commutator end bronze bushing and a set if NOS Autolite brushes to arrive.




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1948 CJ2A - It goes nowhere fast, but anywhere slow.


Posted By: Gil
Date Posted: 29 Jan. 2019 at 8:45pm

 
 

 
Love your pictures of your jeep doing work Ron.Keep those pictures coming.

Giles
 
 
 
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1946 cj2a 59108
1998 Jeep Cherokee 2 doors
2016 Jeep Cherokee TrailHawk


Posted By: Steelyard Blues
Date Posted: 31 Jan. 2019 at 5:49pm

I thought I would give the millennials something to Google when they are stopped behind me. Maybe they will learn something …..…, but I doubt it.

 

 

Also, found this cup holder:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-Heavy-Duty-Magnetic-Steel-Cup-Holder/1000614969" rel="nofollow -

Micah



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1947 CJ2A, Body & Frame: 106327, Engine: J109205, Tub and Tailgate: 97077. Originally Luzon Red

1965 Johnson Furnace Company M416 #6-1577


Posted By: Bob3b
Date Posted: 01 Feb. 2019 at 9:06am
It was like -7 out yesterday, no jeep driving!

I am rebuilding the t90 on my Empire tractor using the Rick Stivers guide. Here it is so far.

I packed the bearings then had to remove them all to shorten the internal spacer just a bit.



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1953 CJ3b, nice!
1949 Jeepster
1947 Empire Model 90
Spen "S" Utility trailer
Kubota l3400


Posted By: ndnchf
Date Posted: 01 Feb. 2019 at 9:08am
Originally posted by Bob3b Bob3b wrote:

It was like -7 out yesterday, no jeep driving!

I am rebuilding the t90 on my Empire tractor using the Rick Stivers guide. Here it is so far.

I packed the bearings then had to remove them all to shorten the internal spacer just a bit.


Looking good Bob!  Do you have a photo of this Empire tractor? I'm curious :-)


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1948 CJ2A - It goes nowhere fast, but anywhere slow.


Posted By: Bob3b
Date Posted: 01 Feb. 2019 at 10:11am
Here you go, this is a 1947 model 90, or "88-90" as the tag says. This one is very rare as it has the Love three point lift on the back, about a dozen or so are known to exist. Has the L head 134, the t90 and the dana 18 xfer case with no 4wd output.



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1953 CJ3b, nice!
1949 Jeepster
1947 Empire Model 90
Spen "S" Utility trailer
Kubota l3400


Posted By: ndnchf
Date Posted: 01 Feb. 2019 at 10:19am
That's really neat.  Thanks.

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1948 CJ2A - It goes nowhere fast, but anywhere slow.



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