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End of summer update:

No actual progress on the build, HOWEVER..... I found an entire second CJ2A for sale for $550, so I jumped on it. Lots of great parts. Tub is waaaaayyyyyy better then the one I started with. The engine appears to have been rebuilt and never run.










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Also I refined my engine hoist setup.
(Unloading engine #2)




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I also drove over the river and dropped in on Shadow.
Andy is a nice guy, building a cool jeep.

I look forward to swapping parts and stories. Hopefully I don't drive him nuts asking advice.
Maybe in a couple summers we will go jeeping.
Can't wait.

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Got my front springs rehabilitated over the last couple of day.
(Kids are back to school 👍🏻)








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nice haul!!!
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I got the rear axle (GPW) up on the bench today and took off the cover. Lots of clean oil came out, so that's good. All the gears look to be in good working order. Free play and no noticeable damage to the gears. I think I will just clean it up, add oil and see how it goes.

I believe I read earlier that some have used diesel to clean inside the case. Does this sound reasonable, or is there a better way to go about doing it?

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Brakes are done.

Pinion seal replaced.

Rear end cleaned up.







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 Nice stuff and a great deal on the 2nd Jeep. To clean stuff up, my first stop is the parts store. I buy brake clean by the case. It won't eat your paint off, and sprays into the areas you can reach. Works great. If you catch it in a metal sealed bucket, you can re-use it to wash stuff with a brush. Wear good chemical gloves or your hands will suffer. 

Are those 11 inch brakes?  John
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Yes, I have used lots of brake cleaner so far. I may need to find a bulk supplier as I move forward.
Yes the brakes are non standard 11". Good eye. Apparently from an early 70's jeep.

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I have repacked the bearings in my rear axle with grease, but before I put the axles in, should there be extra grease in the hub area? or just what will fit in the bearings?

When I took it apart there seemed to be a lot of excess grease in the hub , but I can't see how it would do any good if it can't contact any moving surfaces.

I did a search of this site and I think there is no point to extra grease outside of  the bearings.
  
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I'm located in Tacoma, where did you send your engine for rebuild?


As for the grease, I usually just pack the hell out of the bearings whenever I do it on any of my vehicles and have never refilled the space between the inner and outers. That's been my understanding of how to do it and it's worked so far but I'm far from being a professional mechanic.
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I have not rebuilt either engine yet. The first is in probably in need of a rebuild but I may attempt that myself. The second engine appears to have been rebuilt, but I am not sure.

Thanks for the grease answer, thats what I figured as well.

If anyone has a definitive answer it would be appreciated.

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no progress in December to speak of.
Today I got the rear ended buttoned up and the front end is on the bench.



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I got the front axle apart and so far to my untrained eye it looks pretty good . There is some wear in the races adjacent to the bearings around the ball joint pivot pins. So they will be replaced.

I took a diversion and renovated one bay of my garage for the jeep project. It is much better working in a well lit, clean , warm , organized workspace. Well worth the effort.

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nice work!
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I'm liking it too!  Like any work space/shop though, is it big enough????

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Actually I do have a second garage bay and a 16x16 workshop but you are right, there never is enough room!

Parts are in the garden shed too. But they might migrate over to the shop.

With the new bay I don't have to worry about getting overspray on the kids toys and sports gear.

I'm always jealous of the guys with the barns and 25x24 workshops on the farms..

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May I ask where you got the ?brackets? that are holding the springs in place? Those are good looking and look easier to install than the factory type. Thanks.
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