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Old February 7th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Finally started work on my CJ2A

First time I have had a few hours to finally start the teardown of my CJ2A. Luckily it leaks oil everywhere, so the bolts were well lubricated.



Can anyone tell me what viscosity this gear lube is??


Now if I can just keep the momentum going..
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Old February 7th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #2
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Cool..

I almost wish I didn't have my other trucks, so I coudl start on mine. Very anxious..

Hehehe, coilovers and TJ seats. That is some chocolate pudding in the diffs there!


There have been SO many times I've been thankful for oil leaks. Those bolts just come right out with that nice protective layer of oil sludge.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 10:36 PM   #3
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Peanut butter has alot of oil to it.. but not whats needed for gear lube..
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Old February 7th, 2006, 10:57 PM   #4
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cool jeep, but you may need some shots after that diff
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Old February 7th, 2006, 11:10 PM   #5
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When they said open diff's were ok for light wheeling they didn't mean it literally.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 01:51 AM   #6
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kinda funny, thats the exact color my 3a was when we pulled it out of some guys back yard......
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Old February 8th, 2006, 06:33 AM   #7
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If someone wants any of that peanut butter for a science experiment, let me know. I think it's 50 year old goo..

I didn't even bother to open up the rear, it has that weird Dana 27. I just picked up a D44 from a 1950 Jeep. (edit: that should read Dana 41, Duh!)

Those seats are just sitting in there, I need to build some brackets to bolt them to. Anyone have any experience??

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I think that rear is a Dana 41. The WWII Jeeps had a full floating Dana 23 rear, with a dana 25 front. They shared the same gearset, I think.

Your front axle is a Dana 27. Since its a 46, its possible you got a Dana 23-2 rear. If its full floating, its the 23, and maybe worth some money to a WWII guy. Doesn't appear to have the WWII notches on the side, so I'm guessing its probably the 41.

For the seats, I think making one frame that goes all the way from one side of the Jeep to the other is the best starting point. Run down some legs to a plate to go on the floor on each side, and run another set or two of legs in the middle.

For mine, I will have them be a subframe attached to the roll cage, but Ithink yours is more of a resto/fun vehicle instead of off-road focus, correct?
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Yes, your right about the axles (I don't know what the hell I was thinking, too much reading about rebuilding I think).:miff:

It's just going to be a fun Jeep, most it might see is the dunes and some trail riding.
I was thinking the same thing for the seat brackets. Tube or flat stock? I can do flat stock, but it wouldn't seem as rigid as tube. I would need to find someone with a bender, or try doing it myself with heat.
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You could always just miter the corners and make it without bends. I think tube for the frame is better. Flat stock would have to be pretty thick to be rigid, and would get heavy.

Flat stock for the actual seat mount bar/tabs should work, though.

Probably some 1" x 0.080 or 0.120 wall tube, square or round.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 09:51 AM   #11
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Looks like mine! No time to work on the SOB though, I envy you.

Keep up the work and keep the pics coming!
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My reaction to that pic of the diff
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Old February 8th, 2006, 01:23 PM   #13
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I got the rest of the front axle apart today, and only broke one brake line .
Looks like a bunch of new bearings and some races and I should be back in business!
It has Rzeppa joint Axle shafts (Early CV I guess), one feels like it could use a rebuild. I will find out when I take it apart.

I figured out how that little flathead can pull the Jeep around so well, I was trying to pry the front spring down to get enough clearance to remove the tie rod end from the knuckle, and found myself lifting the front end of the Jeep off the jackstand. I had to do the hokey-pokey to get the stand re-aligned while I held the front end up in the air.
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2120 lbs, baby!

I'm shooting for 2700 lbs wet on 36" Swampers with a full cage and a winch. Toyota 4 cyl drivetrain.
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