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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #301
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What? No, "that looks hillbilly" comments? Man you guys are slacking

You get U bolts yet?
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:54 PM   #302
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best plow jeep ever!
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Old October 28th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #303
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best plow jeep ever!
Maybe not, the jeep is too damn light I am going to bet. Good excuse for lockers maybe. I need to get the cab mounted up too

Trade for plow tug? I just hope it works well, the 6' plow I have is fawking heavy. I'll find out probably next weekend when I get all the parts together and maybe hook the plow itself up for the first time.


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Old October 28th, 2009, 01:10 PM   #304
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Maybe not, the jeep is too damn light I am going to bet. Good excuse for lockers maybe. I need to get the cab mounted up too

Trade for plow tug? I just hope it works well, the 6' plow I have is fawking heavy. I'll find out probably next weekend when I get all the parts together and maybe hook the plow itself up for the first time.


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just plow everyday and it will work fine

you can buy the tug if you want and covert that. i think i might sell it next spring/summer or change it to 31-33's.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #305
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my 2a had a 6' plow and it worked good.

if you are plowing with it I am probably going to be getting rid of the vinyl half top/doors i have for a 2a if you are interested in being covered.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #306
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Maybe not, the jeep is too damn light I am going to bet. Good excuse for lockers maybe. I need to get the cab mounted up too

Trade for plow tug? I just hope it works well, the 6' plow I have is fawking heavy. I'll find out probably next weekend when I get all the parts together and maybe hook the plow itself up for the first time.


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no way...my dad used a cj2 for a plow jeep for 20+ yrs at our cabin in drummond island...and if it could work there it could work down here no problem
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Old October 29th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #307
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Just don't plan on angling the plow much in deep snow, tends to just angle the Jeep instead. I've seen a Pinto 4cyl powered CJ-2A push 24" heavy wet snow until it was coming over the top of the plow, and that was on stock-ish tires with chains and open diffs. Make sure to brace your lower carriage WAY back on the frame, like at the T-case, makes a HUGE difference.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 09:41 AM   #308
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my 2a had a 6' plow and it worked good.

if you are plowing with it I am probably going to be getting rid of the vinyl half top/doors i have for a 2a if you are interested in being covered.
Definitely interested, any pictures? My tub is so tweaked the hard top I already have doesn't fit right

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Just don't plan on angling the plow much in deep snow, tends to just angle the Jeep instead. I've seen a Pinto 4cyl powered CJ-2A push 24" heavy wet snow until it was coming over the top of the plow, and that was on stock-ish tires with chains and open diffs. Make sure to brace your lower carriage WAY back on the frame, like at the T-case, makes a HUGE difference.
It should be ok, we don't get more then about a foot around here. The only reason I am doing it is because I plow the large driveway by my house, and the neighbors driveway. My tractor just wasn't quite up to the task once it got over 6-8" it was too dang light.

We may have to add in some bracing bars later. I want to see how this simple setup works first for a few passes, the bracing it will have isn't done yet either.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 07:29 PM   #309
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Well It would be done if some genius hadn't spec'ed this out with 1/4" bleeder screws. I broke them off, no one stocks them, and because it is an oddball axle they are $30 each instead of $8 each.

Plow mount is done, and axle is installed otherwise. Also installed a new pinion seal and rear t-case output seal.

Jeep is now "Miller Locked" in the rear as well. I hope I don't regret it.

I also have some painting to do... one of these days I will tear the whole damn thing apart and paint from the chassis up. Maybe wwhen I have my own garage.














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Old November 7th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #310
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Just wanted to say i like your cj2a. I bought your old axles from adam . Just bought a set of lockers off c/l and going to install them soon. You will be happy plowing with your 2a . My cj 5 was aplow jeep before my family ended up with it in 89 . Good luck with the rest of your bulid
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Just wanted to say i like your cj2a. I bought your old axles from adam . Just bought a set of lockers off c/l and going to install them soon. You will be happy plowing with your 2a . My cj 5 was aplow jeep before my family ended up with it in 89 . Good luck with the rest of your bulid
I think you will be happy with them, they gave me a few years of trouble free service.

I think it will be fine too for the amount of snow we get. I think this mount is better built then what was originally with the plow as well. Thanks for the props
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I welded my rear NT d44 (72' mail jeep axle). I have run 35's and 37's on the street with no problems. I have no experience in winter conditions with it but in the summer months it was fine on the highway and around corners. I think you will like it.
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I welded my rear NT d44 (72' mail jeep axle). I have run 35's and 37's on the street with no problems. I have no experience in winter conditions with it but in the summer months it was fine on the highway and around corners. I think you will like it.
He may be referring it to be a bit squirrelly in snow and ice conditions. I know my '91 Islander with a Trac-loc on Q-78 Buckshot Mudders, I could not negotiate a turn in 1" of snow without being locked in to 4WD in order to turn at a simple intersection.
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He may be referring it to be a bit squirrelly in snow and ice conditions. I know my '91 Islander with a Trac-loc on Q-78 Buckshot Mudders, I could not negotiate a turn in 1" of snow without being locked in to 4WD in order to turn at a simple intersection.

hmm. words to ponder, was looking at welding the rear end on my 2a. You give me things to think about.
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What axle do you have, I don't know that I would recommend it with a stock 2pc rear.
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Im going to run an amc 20 with 1 pc rear 31 " tires
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Are you swapping out the D18? An AMC 20 is centered.
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maybe he got a quadratrac 20 out of a 7?
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maybe he got a quadratrac 20 out of a 7?
I thought of that, but wow I have not seen one in years. The last one I saw was in a field, and I couldn't get the person to sell the jeep. They thought it was still worth thousands even though the frame was rotted in half, and the tub was falling off. I wanted it for the little ebay items IE laredo clock, and axles.

Possible I guess, I just figured between the gear ratios they came with and rarity, it was unlikely.
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.....Jeep is now "Miller Locked" in the rear as well. I hope I don't regret it......
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He may be referring it to be a bit squirrelly in snow and ice conditions. I know my '91 Islander with a Trac-loc on Q-78 Buckshot Mudders, I could not negotiate a turn in 1" of snow without being locked in to 4WD in order to turn at a simple intersection.
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hmm. words to ponder, was looking at welding the rear end on my 2a. You give me things to think about.
They are ok on dry roads, but road driving an early CJ with a rear spool or full locking rear diff on snow/ice covered roads is not fun, especially roads with patchy ice. I think we got up to 30 MPH on our ride back to the hotel from the trail at last years SnoFari.......and that was scary. We would hit a patch of ice and do a lane change without moving the steering wheel, just ask Danimal what it was like It was bad enough that the 8 will now be getting an ARB in the rear instead of a Detroit.
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