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    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.

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Interesting any idea what the steering column is from?
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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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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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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

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Thanks,

I'll send you a PM

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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.

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Rad off and heater out today.




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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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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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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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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?

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Wow Jon they really went to some extreme effort when they taped off those gauges to paint the dash
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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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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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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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Transmission and transfer case out today.
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Engine out today.
Now it's time to fix the frame.
 


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