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    Posted: 11 Oct. 2018 at 2:56pm
Hello all, I have been lurking in the background for several months now and wanted to take the time to introduce myself.  I came across a 46 CJ2A on here back in April which would be my 4x4 Harley Davidson to take the wife and dogs out for ice cream.  It has taken some repairs and convincing to get them all in it.  Mostly because the first trip around the block I was so amped up I forgot to release the parking brake, had no air in the tires, and 1 functioning wheel cylinder (with an empy master cyl...), so needless to say the drive was a little sketchy.   

Since then, with the help of my wife, the Brakes have been completely overhauled, Exhaust replaced, Cooling system flushed and hoses replaced, Draglink, Bellcrank, and Tie rods all replaced, Front Wheel Bearing replaced, and turn signals added via parking lights and an additional taillight.    Now its all driving and enjoying until winter when the body work and potential rewiring starts.   



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Welcome!  I'm a recent member as well, this place is a treasure trove!
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Hi Mike,

Welcome to the forum and nice column shifter.

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Awesome! I wonder if that is the original Harvest Tan paint under only one layer of green? Looks great!! Congrats 
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The column shift is a lot of fun to drive, its my first.  All the levers confuse most of the young guys at work! 

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Originally posted by ggordon49 ggordon49 wrote:

Awesome! I wonder if that is the original Harvest Tan paint under only one layer of green? Looks great!! Congrats 

I am pretty certain it was harvest tan, under the dash shows the same color. 
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Originally posted by SpringerKing SpringerKing wrote:

All the levers confuse most of the young guys at work! 

Around these parts that's what's known as a theft deterrent system LOL

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Welcome, nice looking jeep! Always good to see fellow Michigander's on this site. I was trying to figure what water body was in the pic. Wild guess, looks like Muskegon or Manistee? Joe W
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Welcome to the Page Mike, great looking Jeep. You should have a great time with it.
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That's a cool looking jeep. Good luck with the project.
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Originally posted by wadoyado wadoyado wrote:

Welcome, nice looking jeep! Always good to see fellow Michigander's on this site. I was trying to figure what water body was in the pic. Wild guess, looks like Muskegon or Manistee? Joe W

nope, the body of water is actually the St. Claire River a little ways south of Lake Huron.  
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Originally posted by SpringerKing SpringerKing wrote:

Originally posted by wadoyado wadoyado wrote:

Welcome, nice looking jeep! Always good to see fellow Michigander's on this site. I was trying to figure what water body was in the pic. Wild guess, looks like Muskegon or Manistee? Joe W

nope, the body of water is actually the St. Claire River a little ways south of Lake Huron.  

By the Blue Water Bridge, my Dad helped paint the bridge back in the 50's.
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Hi Springer

Looks like you gotta a handle on it...hope you have tons of fun with it...

Welcome to the page...from upstate NY here...

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welcome aboard!  Great looking jeep👍🏻
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Welcome! How do you like the column shift? I love mine cause I have big legs! It makes it easier for me to shift!
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Thanks for all the welcomes everyone!   This forum has already been extremely helpful even just reading through the old posts, and tons of awesome jeeps!


Originally posted by Jerry45 Jerry45 wrote:

Welcome! How do you like the column shift? I love mine cause I have big legs! It makes it easier for me to shift!
Jerry

I am really enjoying the Column Shift.  I have longer legs so I have to watch my knee when I am in 3rd, but that will be alleviated when I do a couple of the mods to taller drivers.  
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