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    Posted: 18 Jan. 2013 at 5:43pm
It is for a CJ5, I had an exact duplicate of that on my '56 Cj5. I always wondered what the upper bracket were for, water bag makes sense.

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Originally posted by Ryan_M Ryan_M wrote:

On the topic of these chaff screens, I have one for my 3A but have not used it for fear of the screen clips scratching the grill paint. If not during installation then definitely while rattling and vibrating around while driving. What do you guys do to avoid that? Is there a way to use some kind of cloth or rubber insulator so there is no metal-to-metal contact between the grill and the screen clips?
 
Solution -- coat the metal tabs in tool dip and tape the back edge of the frame.
 
BTW -  The chaph screen does not rattle. I run my chaph screen year round without any extra protection and have no major paint problems.... and I drive mine a lot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ryan_M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan. 2013 at 3:46pm
At least with the windshield strap you can flip it up under the closed hood to keep it from thrashing around. That's too bad about the chaff screen paint issue. I will probably leave mine off unless I start farming with it....Big smile
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No way around the paint damage.  You put it on and leave it on.  The windshield hood hold down is another paint chipper. A Jeep thing. I'll bet the ranchers out in the field were not concerned!Clap John
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On the topic of these chaff screens, I have one for my 3A but have not used it for fear of the screen clips scratching the grill paint. If not during installation then definitely while rattling and vibrating around while driving. What do you guys do to avoid that? Is there a way to use some kind of cloth or rubber insulator so there is no metal-to-metal contact between the grill and the screen clips?
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Is there a winter version that would keep the engine compartment free from cold and snow?
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Update, stopped to the neighbors last night and tried it on a 76 cj5 grille (supposed to be same outside dimensions as early cj5s). It fits perfect, apparently the slats of the cj5 are closer together, the clips center over the slats much better than the cj2a.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote porsskar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan. 2013 at 4:11pm
We call the screen squirrel remover.
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Yea that and the galvanized coating would leave an odd after taste.

I was noticing the clips pull out some when it’s snapped on the cj2a grille. Are the cj5 slats closer together?
I might just have to find someone with a early cj5 that will let me try it on.
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I'd be afraid of the possibility of lead paint being on it.

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Anyone ever use that grille screen to cook over a campfire with?
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I miss understood you. I thought they did not have the headlight cut outs. sorryEmbarrassed
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Originally posted by F Bill F Bill wrote:

I've always used them for handles to pull the screen in and out.
 
That makes sense.
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I assumed those tabs were handles also. 
 
The CJ-3B version of the Chaff Screen is rectangular with no headlight cutouts.
 
I guess the acid test would be to set this up against an early CJ-5 to see what it looks like.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote F Bill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan. 2013 at 3:21pm
I've always used them for handles to pull the screen in and out.
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In pic 2, are the clips for carring a water bag? I've got the same ones on mine. Only use I could think of.
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Could be home made but I dont think someone would of used rivets but its possible.
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