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The Official "What The Heck Is This?" Thread

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Focker, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Dec 25, 2018
    tripilio

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    I don't have one.
     
  2. Dec 26, 2018
    Don X

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    As said before, it's a stay cable. It's a safety feature to keep the engine and fan from shifting into the radiator.
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2018
    1960willyscj5

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    And is probably totally unnecessary.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2018
    tripilio

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    Why do you say that? It takes no space and little weight. I'll leave it just ''cause.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the engineers who designed these things were probably not complete idiots, if they felt it necessary to have one there then I'll them the benefit of a doubt that they are actually there for a good reason. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Dec 28, 2018
    tripilio

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    They went to school and passed statics and dynamics...they surely know a thing or two!
     
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  7. Dec 29, 2018
    PeteL

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    X2
     
  8. Dec 29, 2018
    Bowbender

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    I made an adapter bracket and put mine back. :bananatool:

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  9. Dec 29, 2018
    Glenn

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    Totally agree! And who knows, maybe over the years it has done it's job and we, or others don't even know it. :coffee:
     
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  10. Dec 29, 2018
    timgr

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    Clearly the cable (and other "superfluous" features) were not added arbitrarily. I'd imagine testing (either by the factories or unknowing owners) identified a problem, and the cable was added to remedy it. If you remove it, you may never encounter the situation where it is needed. Or you might.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2018
    timgr

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    Hi - Sorry, I was away from home and could not respond earlier.

    That bracket is shown clearly in the '70s parts book. It is listed as part of the frame assembly, and not available as a separate service part. I think it's way too far forward for a transfer case snubber. Could possibly be a mount for the snubber with a 4-speed, but I doubt it. And it's overbuilt for a transfer case snubber bracket.

    The transfer of my '80s book is poor, but it kinda shows there. Looks like it accepts a rubber bumper that contacts the front axle housing near the pinion. This would be Jeep PN 5354848 axle housing front windup pinion bumper.
     
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  12. Dec 30, 2018
    Twin2

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    any ideas what this was for . looks factory
    CAM00660 - Copy - Copy.jpg
     
  13. Dec 30, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Center support rod bracket for the factory canvas top.
     
  14. Dec 30, 2018
    Framer Mike P

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    I believe that is for a wooden slat for the original soft top. My 55 has it - it has always been the review mirror mount for me.
     
  15. Dec 30, 2018
    tarry99

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    Early windshield frame on your 71?
     
  16. Dec 31, 2018
    Twin2

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    thanks mike . just never seen a canvas top on early
    tarry . no this is a buddy's 55 project jeep
     
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