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    Default Re: 1947 CJ2a Willys Jeep

    This is outstanding work !

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    She's a beauty
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    Default Re: 1947 CJ2a Willys Jeep

    Good stuff Locklaw.

    Now for that question, what are you selling it for
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    Thanks all!

    Mitsu, I doubt anyone would be able to convince me to let it go.

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    Nice very Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Having a cj2a in standard trim, well there must be only a handful left.
    It is not what you buy its what you build.

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    Thanks oom Grips! Yes, very, very few correct 2a's in the country from what I've seen.

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    Update.

    Ok, so Murphy is again conspiring against me. On Saturday, I started the Jeep (I cannot describe how immediately it starts. The starter barely moves, which is awesome), drove out of the garage, switched it off to get my wallet and when I jumped in, nothing. Quick check of the wiring showed everything was perfect so I got the multimeter and saw 9.5v on the battery.

    Chucked it on the Ctek overnight and yesterday it starts. Ok, so flat battery. Let it run for a while, switch off and later the afternoon I want to go buy us some ice cream. Dead again. When connecting the charger, it does not want to charge even. Clearly, dead battery or cell.

    Borrowed my Cruiser's 674 AGM and it really, really starts on that one...

    So today, I thought I'd give the Jeep some love. I got a few NOS parts in again -

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    Genuine Auto-Lite foot starter, still with some cosmoline on it. These are ultra hard to come by (the replacements which look the same are a dime a dozen though).

    Near new pulley for the generator (old one had a dent which causes a squeak) -

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    NOS clutch idler shaft and rod (on mine the holes are a bit worn)

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    A shift boot, ex US Army surplus -

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    And a NOS, WW2 surplus Ford oil hose for the one which burst -

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    Plus a shifter whose threads for the knob are still good -

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    Also, bought some 3/16", 1/4" and 5/16" steel hoses and fittings from my new favourite hydraulic place in Pta and proceeded to make new fuel and vacuum lines to replace the temporary rubber ones -

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    Finally, while unrelated to the Jeep I also found a correct spare generator for my Dodge Power Wagon, nogal locally -

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    I am impressed with the plumbing job on the carb. Fits in with the time period of the CJ2A
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    Finally, while unrelated to the Jeep I also found a correct spare generator for my Dodge Power Wagon, nogal locally -
    Hey, that was the first 4x4 that I ever drove. LHD and V8 nogal, in 1963 on a farm in the Clanwilliam district.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    I am impressed with the plumbing job on the carb. Fits in with the time period of the CJ2A
    Thanks oom Grips! Yep, the steel line is correct as per the factory back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Hey, that was the first 4x4 that I ever drove. LHD and V8 nogal, in 1963 on a farm in the Clanwilliam district.
    Nice! I suspect it was a wide body, sweptline W series instead of an M series Power Wagon (V8's don't quite fit between the chassis rails with the steering box there in the M's and did not come like that.)

    Something like this?

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    Update time.

    Since the major work was done, I don't have big things to do on the Jeep and can now focus on detail.

    Found a NOS Eaton fuel cap in Europe for the Jeep -

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    At the same time, I found three more caps from early WW2 Jeeps. All are NOS, one is spotless, one is still factory packed and the last was packed but got wet. The WW2 caps are the same as 2a's, apart from a chain to keep it from getting lost. I decided to paint the WW2 one that got wet and use it so the NOS European one does not wear anymore.

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    Also found one of the last NOS number plate mounts -

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    And the biggie, a hen's tooth Skinner glass bowl fuel filter with new filter element -

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    Finally, I found a NOS throttle pedal rubber in good nick -

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    And, very hard to find, a correct JW Smith headlight switch (very used but still fully functional) -

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    Quote Originally Posted by locklaw View Post
    Update time.

    And, very hard to find, a correct JW Smith headlight switch (very used but still fully functional) -
    Uncle Locklaw

    Respect and respect again. Where do you find the time and resources to find these elusive items? Perseverance and luck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naas le Roux View Post
    Uncle Locklaw

    Respect and respect again. Where do you find the time and resources to find these elusive items? Perseverance and luck?
    +1

    those items aren't easy to find!

    I find it quite frustrating - finding stuff that used to be commonplace is a nightmare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naas le Roux View Post
    Uncle Locklaw

    Respect and respect again. Where do you find the time and resources to find these elusive items? Perseverance and luck?
    Thanks so much oom Naas! The resources bit is relatively easy, finding the stuff boils down to luck and perseverance as you state. However, a lot of research is needed and you must know what your looking for, not rely on others.

    Much of the stuff I have found has come via eBay. Thing is, it's not always accurately described and sometimes your luck runs out. I bought 7 radiator caps before I got the right one.

    When luck strikes, you're golden. On the fuel filter, I took a chance on the element and it was the perfect one. This is luck.

    For knowledge, the light switch cost an almighty $3 since the seller did not know what it came off. I knew that there were 2 suppliers of headlight switches. The Culver-Streams switch with a Klixon circuit breaker which is more common and known and then the second one with the Smith circuit breaker, which is very scarce yet correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    +1

    those items aren't easy to find!

    I find it quite frustrating - finding stuff that used to be commonplace is a nightmare!
    Yep. Equally frustrating is dumb sale staff. I had a guy tell me GUD does not make the oil filter I want for my Dodge. Says he phoned them and everything. Brought him the GUD box I bought the current one in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locklaw View Post
    Nice! I suspect it was a wide body, sweptline W series instead of an M series Power Wagon (V8's don't quite fit between the chassis rails with the steering box there in the M's and did not come like that.)

    Something like this?

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    No the shape as below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    No the shape as below.
    Ooh, very nice!!! Now that would be a worthwhile candidate to find and keep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locklaw View Post
    Update time.

    Since the major work was done, I don't have big things to do on the Jeep and can now focus on detail.

    Found a NOS Eaton fuel cap in Europe for the Jeep -

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    At the same time, I found three more caps from early WW2 Jeeps. All are NOS, one is spotless, one is still factory packed and the last was packed but got wet. The WW2 caps are the same as 2a's, apart from a chain to keep it from getting lost. I decided to paint the WW2 one that got wet and use it so the NOS European one does not wear anymore.

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    Also found one of the last NOS number plate mounts -

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    And the biggie, a hen's tooth Skinner glass bowl fuel filter with new filter element -

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    Finally, I found a NOS throttle pedal rubber in good nick -

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    And, very hard to find, a correct JW Smith headlight switch (very used but still fully functional) -

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    You have a way in finding very rare stuff.
    It is not what you buy its what you build.

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    Guess I am just lucky oom Grips

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