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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-23-2000, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Last week I got a '46 Willys CJ 2-A. It has the L-4 motor which is the flathead four. Currently the radiator is at the shop being cleaned up, and I am in the process of cutting the rusty floorpans out so I can put new sheetmetal down. I found a new OEM gas tank for $100 at a shop here in Ft. Worth. I hope there will not be too much to do before I can get it in the rocks. I do not plan on doing any major suspension work on it because of money strains. Currently I am also replacing the fuel line from the tank to the fuel pump. I just have to be careful when I am bending the line not to kink it. That is what is going on for now. If anybody has a vehicle similar to mine, let me know what you have done to it. I love this jeep already, because it is so easy to work on and I also love the simplicity of it. I hope I can have it running up and down the trail in the next couple of months. Take care and Keep toting your guns, as I will be along your side throughout it all.

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]'46 CJ 2-A Rusty, but still fun to drive and easy to work on.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: New Toy!!!

Just an update on what's going on. Both of the headlights were broken out, so I went to the local auto store and bought two new ones. I got them put on and turned the light switch on to see if the old wires still worked, and low and behold everything is still in contact and the headlights work well. I also noticed that the dash light, turn signals and tail lights still work. WOW!! I figured I would be replacing all of those bulbs. Take care and keep jeepin'.

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]'46 CJ 2-A Rusty, but still fun to drive and easy to work on.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: New Toy!!!

Hi there.
I have a 48 and the one thing you might want to do first is check out the wiring
under the dash. Everything worked on mine when I got it but when I looked under the dash it scared the H... out of me. Over 50 years of use takes it's toll. Also I could find NO fused circuits. Might want to check out Painless or Centec
wiring kit. I used Ron Francis kit and loved it but the fuse box is a little
big and the price is higher. Also might want to upgrade the brakes to 11" or disk. The stock 9" on mine left ALOT to be desired when going down hills.Check out www.serve.com/teaherbfarm/wwwboard/wwwboard.html and join the mailing list.
There a good bunch of people and a lot of help. Good luck I love mine too and think I'd sell the wife first.

C-Ya.....................kh
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Re: New Toy!!!

I have a flattie as well. I'm not sure as to what year I actually have though. All of the numbers are gone. I am in the process of totally rebuilding mine. I am still in the tear down phase. If there is anyone out there that can help me
figure out what this is, it would be greatly appreciated.

It has no tailgate, no tool box on the passenger side, no glove box, no shovel and axe indents, a one piece windshield and a rear mounted spare.

Congrats on your new toy. They are alot of fun.

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Re: New Toy!!!

My best guess for your jeep is a CJ-3A. I am looking at a picture of one with a description below and it does not have the shovel indents, it has a one piece windshield, and it has a rear mounted spare tire. I do not see anything about the toolbox, glovebox, or tailgate, but this would be my best guess. The CJ-3A was first produced in 1948. Good luck on your project.

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]'46 CJ 2-A Rusty, but still fun to drive and easy to work on.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: New Toy!!!

Another update on the project jeep. I got a new 1/4 inch fuel line run from the gas tank to the fuel pump. I also got the new gas tank installed which is an OEM replacement. Today I got the radiator back from the $hop and installed it. It fit like the origional one did, wait, it is the origional. My plans over the next few days are to fill the radiator, charge the battery, fill it with gas and try to start it. I hope it starts on the first try. Well, after the fuel gets to the carb anyway. Later plans include replacing plug wires, cap, rotor, and coil. These things might take a while even though they are minor due to a heavy work load. Have fun jeepin' for those of you with running rigs.

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]'46 CJ 2-A Rusty, but still fun to drive and easy to work on.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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