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Topic: What did you do to your Willys - December. 2019
Posted By: ndnchf
Subject: What did you do to your Willys - December. 2019
Date Posted: 02 Dec. 2019 at 11:13am
Hard to believe its December, but it is! So time for a new thread.

Our local flat fender club will be participating in a Christmas parade this Saturday.  So I'm getting the Air Raid Warden jeep ready.  I'll be pulling a trailer with a decorated Christmas tree in it and some presents.  




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



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Posted By: Hillwillys
Date Posted: 02 Dec. 2019 at 2:02pm
Some of this was November 29th and 30th, and yesterday so not technically all done in December but this past weekend on the ‘47 I finally cut out the terrible homemade seat frames, removed the old original door panels and lubed the window cranks, removed the gas tank, removed the transmission access plate and cleaned and degreased underneath, removed the radiator, and removed the fenders, removed and cleaned the carb, it looks good, and removed the mechanical fuel pump, going to see if I can clean it tonight  Planning to clean out fuel lines also.  I have the cylinders soaking in MMO. I’m planning on flushing the radiator and coolant passages in the block soon. I’m also planning to drain and replace the gl1 in the transmission and transfer case, but I’m having a hard time with the skid plate bolts. I think my skid plate is bent and I can’t access one bolt enough to turn the wrench. The others are rusted. If penetrating oil and heat doesn’t loosen them I  may have to cut the heads, but being carriage bolts, I’m not sure how well that will work. Other than that I’ve just been scraping old grease and oil off of everything I can reach while I save up for parts. Any tips or other things I should be looking at right now while I’ve got all this apart? 

On the ‘52 I haven’t done much. Hopefully I’ll have a new cheapo universal electric fuel pump in another week or two and I can drive it some more. I still need to figure out the clutch pedal not returning. Other than some horrible welds, everything in the linkage looks ok  I’m planning on cleaning out the gas tank from the ‘47 and putting it in the ‘52 temporarily because it will be a little while before the ‘47 is running. I need to make a couple brackets for the rear of the driver seat on it also. 


Posted By: rocnroll
Date Posted: 02 Dec. 2019 at 2:33pm
Originally posted by ndnchf ndnchf wrote:

...Our local flat fender club will be participating in a Christmas parade this Saturday.  So I'm getting the Air Raid Warden jeep ready. 


Ours is tomorrow night (Tues) so have been doing the same thing....first time for the lefty.

      (should have a pic or two tomorrow)




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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: 48walker
Date Posted: 02 Dec. 2019 at 10:45pm
On the skidplate bolt you can't reach-are they bolts of rivets? I haven't looked in a while and can't remember. I'd they're bolts, maybe cut a groove and use a screwdriver, or a screwdriver tip in a ratchet. Or a dremel with a cutoff wheel, could cut away at the skidplate a little to get it out of the way, remove the bolt and weld the skidplate back together. Otherwise PB Blaster, heat, and patience.

I actually did some Jeep work on Sunday-some cutting, welding and rearranging to the tire rack, plug welds to reinforce the frame patches (my welds are still boogery, but getting better), then 3 hours in a deer stand and one less deer in the woods. Haven't worked much on the Jeep in a while, feels good to make a little progress here and there.


Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 03 Dec. 2019 at 1:28am
I finished mounting my custom Fuse Box to be under the dash rather then on the engine side of the firewall. Also working on the rest of the electrical system.

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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: sconsalv
Date Posted: 03 Dec. 2019 at 10:27am
I just finished my 44 floater build so I'm starting to work on building the dana 25 for the next build but in the meantime I've got the Christmas wreath on the grill ready to cruise around and spread the cheer
...lol



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1948 CJ2A , Picket Gray


Posted By: drm101
Date Posted: 03 Dec. 2019 at 10:41am
I've been cleaning and getting ready to rebuild the t90 and put new gaskets and seals in the t-case. I noticed wear on the end of the main shaft where it was rubbing inside the input shaft. I filed the burrs off and my guess is I can reuse it, but please respond if you know better. I'm no trans expert. 




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Dean
'47 CJ2A "Hard Target"
The Less the Power the More the Force


Posted By: sconsalv
Date Posted: 03 Dec. 2019 at 10:45am
That shaft doesn’t look bad but if you don’t feel confident I do have spare mainshafts and a Nos cluster gear. 

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1948 CJ2A , Picket Gray


Posted By: rocnroll
Date Posted: 03 Dec. 2019 at 4:14pm
 
Winter 'down South'...LOL
 


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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: drm101
Date Posted: 03 Dec. 2019 at 4:19pm
Thanks, sconsalv!

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Dean
'47 CJ2A "Hard Target"
The Less the Power the More the Force


Posted By: DMusil
Date Posted: 03 Dec. 2019 at 6:35pm
Started cutting spot welds on floor hat channels.

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DMusil


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 03 Dec. 2019 at 11:22pm
Originally posted by rocnroll rocnroll wrote:

 
Winter 'down South'...
 

Cotton balls to the side of your face . .  are nothing like the real thing LOL

Here in VA we are tweeners,    If lucky,  we might get a couple good snows each year.


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 03 Dec. 2019 at 11:33pm
Christmas parades . .  where are your photos?  LOL    

I have signed up parade on the 8th, and looking for ideas.  Smile     Actually,  I have an idea of what I might do.   Plan A failed,  so trying to make Plan B as good as possible.

My 4-year old granddaughter has mentioned that she wants to participate,  hoping I can get ex-breakfast-buddy involved also.


Posted By: rocnroll
Date Posted: 04 Dec. 2019 at 12:03am
Originally posted by JeepFever JeepFever wrote:

Christmas parades . .  where are your photos?  LOL    
 
 
Patience Ron....haven't been home long.
 
Actually the parades (Christmas ones anyway) themselves don't photograph that well. Here's an action shot, will get a static shot tomorrow.  (as it looks like it may end up being a yard ornament for the next few weeks) Wink ...and oddly enough it was her suggestion!
 
 
And yes, I know what a real snowball feels like, especially the packed, half frozen kind. Ouch
 
Believe it or not, the fake snowballs were a big hit....(for the big 'kids' in the crowd) we had plenty of candy to throw to the younger ones.  (they were a little more 'throwable' than cottonballs, they have more of a beanbag quality to them)
 
Anyway, THANKS to my friend Mark for the photos.
 
 


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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 04 Dec. 2019 at 12:15am
Very creative!!

I bet that really looked cool in real life.


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 04 Dec. 2019 at 12:28am
I attended a parade last year with local Jeep group.  Approx a dozen Jeeps with over-the-top lights attended.  Wilson was only flatfender, and had very lame decorations.   

Just now I went to 2019 parade website,  to get some details about where and when etc,  . . while on the site, I looked thru some photos from last year . . they had a few photos from our Jeep group,  and Wilson made the cut!!  haha  

Flatfenders rule! LOL



Note: photo was taken a very beginning of route . .  there were actually some spectators later.  LOL


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 04 Dec. 2019 at 12:37am
Originally posted by rocnroll rocnroll wrote:

Believe it or not, the fake snowballs were a big hit....(for the big 'kids' in the crowd) (they were a little more 'throwable' than cottonballs, they have more of a beanbag quality to them)
 

You threw them out at the parade?   That sounds like a cool idea!  Did you start a snowball fight in the crowd?  I need to find some of those.  haha


Posted By: rocnroll
Date Posted: 04 Dec. 2019 at 9:02am
Well considering they averaged out to be a dollar apiece I saved them for special friends and family......actually a couple people after laughing about them gave them back so others could be surprised as well.

We got Mr & Mrs Mayor and they seemed to get a kick out of it as did our Police chief....it was the surprise factor, nobody was counting on snowballs only candy.

I don't know what's inside them but have just enough weight to throw....weird thing about them is whatever is inside them makes that 'scrunch' feel....you know how when you walk on snow it's got that scrunchey sound when your feet packs it.

Box of 20, I came home with 10.

Highlight for me was grandson's comment (11 this year and first time to throw candy). ..... Halfway through the route he said " this is sooooooo much fun, making all these little kids happy!"......now isn't that what it was all about I thought to myself.

I definately get the feeling he is an old soul sometimes.....



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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: ndnchf
Date Posted: 04 Dec. 2019 at 10:58am
Our local flat fender club is participating in the Spotsylvania Christmas parade on Saturday.  The theme is "Twas the night before Christmas". I've built a carboard fireplace with chimney that sits behind my half cab facing rearward.  It has stockings hung, a glass of milk on the mantle and a plate of cookies for Santa.  Behind it will be my little trailer with a lighted tree and presents.  Other club members will follow, each with a load of presents.

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


Posted By: AKoller
Date Posted: 06 Dec. 2019 at 8:14am
I got the old rubber peeled off these wheels I will be putting on Thumper with 7.50-16 NDT's. The tires that were on these wheels were stamped 1951. My original plan was to sandblast the wheels and paint them. After power washing them I've decided I REALLY like the patina. So they are going to stay just as they are.



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1950 CJ3A "Thumper"
1966 M151 A1
1942 GPW #70221


Posted By: rocnroll
Date Posted: 06 Dec. 2019 at 6:25pm
Originally posted by JeepFever JeepFever wrote:

Christmas parades . .  where are your photos?  LOL    
 
 
Like I said before Christmas lights don't photo well but here's two.....
 
 
 
 
 
 


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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 06 Dec. 2019 at 11:55pm
The "internally lit" presents look nice,  even in tough photo conditions . .  I bet they are really impressive in person!

I will be participating in a parade on Sunday.   I will be pulling a Bantam "float".   I was not planning to decorate Wilson too much,  other than some ribbons etc.   but I like the way you added lights to follow contour of tub.   How did you attach those?

I doubt I have time to add those,  a busy weekend,  but it would be cool to do if possible.


Posted By: Ol' Unreliable
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 12:16am
Originally posted by JeepFever JeepFever wrote:




That plaid jacket and the hat look like they are from the same year as the Jeep.  Without the roll bar, that could be an actual period pic.  Thumbs Up


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


Posted By: rocnroll
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 10:03am
Since I was using just running lights during the parade I got tickled when I heard one lady comment on the electrified lantern...." I love the headLIGHT"   

And since they put me ahead of a line of side by sides I overheard three or four "oh, that's an old Willys!"... (nice there were a few who knew what they were looking at)

All in all I agree that not much decoration is needed. ..(and that mine was on the virge of 'ratty', but we had fun)

I would advise keeping it simple and recognizable.



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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: rocnroll
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 11:58am


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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: 48cj2a
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 2:23pm
Nice Job Chad!

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Art C

47 CJ2A #134955 Project
48 CJ2A #206759
62 L6226 Station Wagon #58167 10900
45 T3-C #191 Project
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Posted By: rocnroll
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 4:24pm
Thanks Art!



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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 5:04pm
Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

Originally posted by JeepFever JeepFever wrote:




That plaid jacket and the hat look like they are from the same year as the Jeep.  Without the roll bar, that could be an actual period pic.  Thumbs Up



The use of Roll bars in civilian Jeeps goes back into the 40's. By the time my parents were going to Jamboree's in the early 60's they wouldn't let you compete in any of the events without a roll bar Helmet and seat belts. This photo is from a Feb 1948 Pop Mech mag article.

http://www.ewillys.com/wp-content/uploads2/2012/09/1948-jeep-posse-popular-mechanics3.jpg

So Chads roll bar is totally period just the way it is.


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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: rocnroll
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 6:05pm
I have a rollbar in 'Southpaw' Mark but that picture (and attending period/rollbar discussion) is Ron's Jeep (JeepFever).

I think the idea Ol'Unreliable was trying to convey was the look of an old Willys 'factory type' photo....which wouldn't have had a rollbar.



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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: Mark W.
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 6:32pm
oh sorry with quoting and commenting and being on my phone I got confused as to who's Jeep etc.

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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: a4cj2a77
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 9:46pm
Replaced my emergency brake cable today with what I think is an original style cable. Let oil gravity feed through the housing overnite and installed today.  One more little victory.
While I was installing the new cable, my guard dog was watching my back. 
Phil




Posted By: Gil
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 10:10pm
I think your guard dog thought replacing the hand brake cable was going to be faster.Wink

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


Posted By: a4cj2a77
Date Posted: 07 Dec. 2019 at 11:39pm
Start to finish in one day and only one beer.
I thought that was fast for cable install😎

Phil


Posted By: nofender
Date Posted: 08 Dec. 2019 at 6:50am
Pulled the body off my CJ5 project. Just easier to do Suspension, brake and exhaust work with the body off. Goal today is to pull the drive train out so I can start the chassis work in earnest. 

Maybe I'll start a build thread.....or add it to my existing thread. We'll see. 


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46 CJ2A rockcrawler
46 CJ2A resto-mod
51 Bantam-ish trailer
68-ish CJ5
50-ish Sterling trailer
15 Grand (Mrs Nofender)
19 Hemi Ram (parts hauler)


Posted By: GJCJs
Date Posted: 08 Dec. 2019 at 8:09am

PeePaw’s garage was well represented at our local Christmas parade last night. I had Roscoe and the trailer, Steve had his 2A (pictured) and Kevin had his 65 CJ 5. I had the Mayor and the 4 ladies in the back were the Grand Marshall’s so we were right ar the front. Very fun parade. The Mayor loved your snowball idea Roc!
Hopefully I’ll get a couple of more pics up later today. 

Greg



Posted By: rocnroll
Date Posted: 08 Dec. 2019 at 9:57am
Originally posted by GJCJs GJCJs wrote:

The Mayor loved your snowball idea Roc!


....but y'all get REAL snow doncha?



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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: GJCJs
Date Posted: 08 Dec. 2019 at 9:02pm
Every now and again Chad! Not very often though. Will is here tonight and wanted me to tell y’all Merry Christmas! He and his buddy rode with Uncle Steve in the parade. 


Posted By: Ol' Unreliable
Date Posted: 08 Dec. 2019 at 9:03pm
Originally posted by rocnroll rocnroll wrote:

I think the idea Ol'Unreliable was trying to convey was the look of an old Willys 'factory type' photo.


The smiling driver, the plaid jacket, the hat---all he needs is a pipe to look like he's straight out of the late '40s / early '50s.

Wait a minute----I didn't see the high-back seats before.  Okay, Photoshop out the roll bar and high-back seat and then it's a period pic...  Smile


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


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 08 Dec. 2019 at 10:28pm
Based on Ol'Unreliable's comments,  I decided to wear the exact same outfit. LOL   I don't have any photos yet of the "rig" and me,  but below is one I took while staging.

The 7 yr old boy in photo was a previous "breakfast buddy" of mine.   A couple months ago, he moved away with his mother to a town about 25 miles away.  (sad story)  I thought it would be cool to attend their local Christmas parade with him.

This night could almost be a novel LOL,   I might start another thread.

Bottom line though,  we created some wonderful memories for each other,  he is a great kid!!  



This photo was taken while still a little daylight.  The nativity scene looks better when darker out.   The "rebar" supports disappear when darker,  and the star appears to hover overhead.  



Posted By: bobevans
Date Posted: 08 Dec. 2019 at 10:58pm
Wow Ron, that's really cool and it certainly captures the spirit if the season.

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'48 CJ2A

'56 DJ3A

'79 CJ7

And two of them actually run!


Posted By: ndnchf
Date Posted: 09 Dec. 2019 at 9:03am
Our Fredericksburg Flat Fender club participated in a local area Christmas parade on Saturday.  The parade theme was "Twas the night before Christmas". My jeep lead our group with a fireplace in the back of my jeep complete with stockings, cookies and milk.  A decorated tree was in my little trailer.  The other jeeps followed loaded with gifts for the tree.  We had a great time and got a lot of compliments.










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


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 09 Dec. 2019 at 9:05am
One of the memorable moments occurred while we were inching along on the side road that led to main street.   This memory started out horrible then turned cool.     To my horror Wilson stumbled a bit and stopped running. Reminded me of the scare it gave us on Rubicon. LOL.   It was dark and made it hard to troubleshoot.  Turns out it ran out of gas, even though the gauge showed 1/4 tank.   My buddy looked so panicked,   and I was too.

The good news, one of the floats had extra gas (I think brought for the generator powering their lights). The fellow who offered it said, "We can't have a nativity scene miss the parade" haha


Lesson learned,   if you replace a tank and sender, make sure to check the full range of travel on the needle.  Ouch   (I replaced the tank a couple months ago,  and I guess never realized how close I was to empty when letting it get down to 1/4 tank.


Posted By: JeepFever
Date Posted: 09 Dec. 2019 at 9:36am
Looks great Steve!!


Posted By: rocnroll
Date Posted: 09 Dec. 2019 at 11:30am
Awesome fireplace!



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'47 CJ2A PU
'48 CJ2A Lefty

"Common sense is not that common"


Posted By: ndnchf
Date Posted: 09 Dec. 2019 at 2:09pm
Thanks Guys.  My wife gets credit for painting it. She also painted the milk glass and made the cookies. But I attached it all, and it made a 20 miles round trip with no problem (but the chimney was removed). So it was a success.

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


Posted By: NealzWorld
Date Posted: 09 Dec. 2019 at 6:58pm
Put up the christmas decorations!

 


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1947 CJ2A #88589


Posted By: oldscot3
Date Posted: 09 Dec. 2019 at 7:18pm
Just watched the video scoutpilot made of testing my carb. I'm very eager to get it back now, it was going to be a spare but it's so nice I think I'll put it on and run it and make my current carb the spare!

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James 4:6 God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.


Posted By: Steelyard Blues
Date Posted: 21 Dec. 2019 at 8:47pm
 

Its been a while since someone posted. I’ll throw out my project for today.

A few weeks ago, I found a Jerry Can on eBay that appears to be fairly rare. It is a Vietnam vintage Conco can made completely out of aluminum and designed for water. I didn't know they made them in aluminum. It does not have a date code on the bottom but is stamped USMC on the sides. https://olive-drab.com/od_mvg_jerry_can_metal_water.php" rel="nofollow -

I was looking for a WWII vintage water can just to bring along on the trail in case of an emergency. I stumbled across this aluminum one and liked the idea that I would not have to worry about rust. Most of the WWII ones are pretty bad inside as the protective coating has deteriorated.

It was delivered Friday. The aluminum construction is amazingly light. When it was delivered, I thought the box was empty.

Today, I spent the day filing out the scrapes and sanding it down with 120 grit. It cleaned up pretty well, not perfect. A few dents and dings from nearly 50 years of use. I used a good caustic soap to clean the inside and it looks like new. I wouldn’t hesitate to drink out of it.

I’m going to send it off to the powder coater to have it done in the same shade as the Jeep wheels, Universal Beige. I already have a Korean War fuel can to match.

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: calndrman
Date Posted: 21 Dec. 2019 at 9:41pm
Yesterday, I drove 25 miles to Lew Ladwig's shop. I needed door rods to complete my enclosure. JPet completed my top in September but without door rods, the job wasn't finished.  Lew had his door rods to use for a pattern for bending. I bought 3/8" rod stock that came in 4' lengths at the local hardware store along with 1/4" x 1" flat stock. Lew heated and bent and I helped when needed. We bent the flat quarter inch stock to make the pieces that attach to the windshield and serve as the top door pivot point.  Lew is a great teacher.  I should have taken photos of the rods before installing, they are perfect reproductions. 

Today, I installed the lower pockets on the tub where the door hinges are inserted.  I needed a way to keep the vehicle rods in place. Since I don't have welding equipment, I decided to cut threads into the top of the vertical rod and put a nut on the end of the rod to keep it in place.  The bottom end goes into the tub so nothing is needed there.  

The last pieces to go on were the door handles. Everything looks and work great.  Thanks Lew and Jeff!




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Bruce
1949 2A


Posted By: a4cj2a77
Date Posted: 23 Dec. 2019 at 11:41am
NICE. That looks great, Love the 1/2 cab look in canvas
Phil


Posted By: ggordon49
Date Posted: 23 Dec. 2019 at 12:19pm
That looks so good!!

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Ship of Theseus - As years go by wooden parts begin to rot and are replaced by new. After a century, all of the parts have been replaced. Is the "restored" ship still the same object as the original?



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