Got Another Willys CJ2a - Free

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  1. Jun 13, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Double post.

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  2. Jun 14, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Mocked up the '48 today. I'm going to use Stainless Steel bolts for the fenders etc and case hardened for everything else.
    Now to rebuild the J-10's carb.

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  3. Jun 14, 2013
    Rollbar

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    I am going to put the SOA back to SUA - to tall for me but it does look like a monster :)
     
  4. Jun 14, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Also got her cleaned up a bit after rebuilding the carb on the J-10-I think I can work w/this :)

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  5. Jun 15, 2013
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    THe tub looks real good. I'd love to have something like that to start with on a 2A. Have you thought about putting a v6 in it? A 4.3L would be quite spiffy in that.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2013
    Rollbar

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    I have thought about the v6 but everyone I look at needs rebuilding and bellhousings.

    Found a Chebby 350 w/clutch bellhousing to go in it.....no I didn't want to go v8 but for 200 bucks, couldn't pass it up.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2013
    duffer

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    You will not be sorry. The torque is not really comparable. Just old skool here, but for just slightly more work, a V8 is the way to go, especially a sbc V8. Just pay close attention in the cooling department.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Thank you-I would like to keep it old school but in this case since I don't have the original motor ......

    I did get three original radiators w/the Jeep and they look like they are three core.

    Will those work or do I need something else?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  9. Jun 17, 2013
    duffer

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    Definately in the something else catagory and personally, I like aluminum. I am using a National 9605 (25.5 x 19.5 x 3.25") which is a two row cross flow. You will likely have to build a new cross member to fit that because of the hump in the stock one and that also infers Saginaw steering as the bell crank will be going away. There may be shorter versions of it also.

    I ran a stock radiator with a 327 for a couple of years and they sort of work as long as ambient temps are no hotter
    than mid 70's and you don't do a lot of slow speed crawling. I got pretty good at throwing buckets of water through the front to cool it down but that is not likely available in a lot of places.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Is the cross flow a must for a small rad? What does the cross flow mean (guess I can google it).

    Not sure what you mean here ?

    Especially in the desert :)

    Sorry for the questions, but it's not clicking right now.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  11. Jul 6, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Question, is the leaf spring supposed to be welded to the shackle ?

    In this case, this one is broken. Can I weld it back or ?

    Thank,
    Jim

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  12. Jul 6, 2013
    timgr

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    No, not welded.

    That type of spring is called "military wrap" because it has the end of the second leaf wrapped around the primary leaf. I presume it was used on the military Jeeps - it's considered a quality feature. The primary or top leaf has an eye in the end that holds the spring bushing. Normally the primary leaf tightly holds the bushing that keeps the spring in alignment with the shackle. In your picture, it looks like the primary leaf is broken, and the wrap of the second leaf is all that's holding it together. If so, that spring is scrap metal.
     
  13. Jul 6, 2013
    Rollbar

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    OK thank you, I might have another spring here to replace it.

    Thanks,
    Jim

    P.S. Got the VIN inspection done-heading in the right direction :)
     
  14. Jul 7, 2013
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    It's also possible to replace just the primary leaf in that leaf assy..
     
  15. Jul 7, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Thank you, I found a extra set of front springs I had in stock :)

    Thanks again,
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  16. Jul 29, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Well just bought another '48 frame w/a Buick v6 in it. The PO started a rebuild and decided to sell it.

    Now I need to find a Buick bell housing.

    This addiction will end soon, or that is what I told Peach.

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  17. Jul 29, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Not sure why the PO put a safety chain on the DSide only ?

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    Not sure where to check for the year and not sure the air cleaner cover is correct.
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  18. Jul 30, 2013
    timgr

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    No pics. I can't see them even on the reno4x4 site - says "invalid attachment link." I suggest you use Photobucket or another photo hosting site.
     
  19. Jul 30, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Work for me even in your post.

    I have my own hosting svc/gallery but when I uploaded these w/my iPhone they wouldn't work. I have to figure it out cause I uploaded everything else by the phone.

    Thanks for letting me know.

    Jim
     
  20. Mar 14, 2014
    Unkel Dale

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    Did you ever find that bell housing for a Dauntless v-6 engine on the frame in the photo? I have a spare...just sayin.
     

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