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    Posted: 07 Dec. 2017 at 9:57am
So, I'm talking about the welting that seals the gaps between the grill and radiator. I just purchased the welting from Walcks, and am trying to figure out the install. Does the welting mount to the inside or outside of the grill? The precut angles for the top piece don't match up to any angles on the grill, and it's also about an inch or two too long. (my 2a is all original) Is this welting kit "universal", and do you just cut to fit? Has anyone used Walcks welting, and can maybe post a pic of your install? Thanks guys.
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Maybe this will help you, not sure? This is what is left of mine:



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The welting goes on the outside of the grill.  My experience is with 1942 MB.  Perhaps something changed by the time they started making the CJ2A - but the MB welting was held on to the grill using wire.  Some would call it a staple.  The staple was passed through the welting, then the holes in the grill and then twisted together like a safety wire was - the Cj2A might just have them bent over. 

The staple is a unique design with two loops in the wire to increase the surface area on the welting.   The sections of the welting were stitched together using the wire to join the upper corners.  If you are interested I could make up a one of the wire staples and post a photo of it.

In the long run - the challenge is trying to stop a mouse from come along and removing the welting to make a  house over by the number 4 spark plug.  


Edited by Stev - 07 Dec. 2017 at 10:31am
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Check out "radiator felt" under tech questions one page back, I just did mine and used a combo of suggestions.....enlarge the holes slightly, a hot brad nail to make holes in the felt(Thanks Bufordjeep) and make own staples extra long paper clips or 1/16 bailing wire. Joe Wadoyado
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Thank you, guys. Stev, appreciate the explanation. I know exactly what you mean about the staples. That is the type used on my jeep to secure the welting that runs across the top of the grill.
I'm out of town till Sunday. I'll play with it some more when I return.
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Picture of modern and old style staple (hand bent).  Hope this helps
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Thanks Stev,
Here's what is holding my upper grill welting. Was on there when I purchased this jeep back in the early 90's.







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We are not talking about the same part of the jeep.  I am taking about the horse hair seal between the radiator and the grill.  You are taking about the double beaded welting between the grill and the  hood.  Most CJ2As use a rivet to hold the double beaded welting on to the grill.  There is a special set of pliers used to bend the rivets.  Sorry for the confusion.

In the photo I posted showing the staple styles, the staples are sitting on the horse hair that gets installed between the grill and the radiator.

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