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post #1 of 72 Old 10-11-2011, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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My CJ2A build

Taking a break from my CJ2A truck build http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...tures-1091178/ and working on my other 2A. This will stay mostly stock-ish.

Doing a total rebuild. Here is the body I am starting with...

Picked it up in N. Carolina. mostly rust free, replaced front floors and other pieces. Missing the rear floor section, but I have a decent one from the original body.


Here is the frame.


Last summer I put axles under it ( It is sitting next to my 2A truck frame. )


Placed the tub on the frame.


Then put on a aluminum top and doors and used it as storage. The 2A in front of it is donating lots of pieces.




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Hat channels added under the front floor. Used 1x2 tubing. Right now it is only tacked in so I will need to flip it back over and weld it up.

Rear floor welded in....



Bolted to frame.



Previous owner of the tub only tacked in side panels that replaced bad sections, so I have a lot of welding to finish.


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Small update. Moved up my parts jeep so I can start swapping pieces.


Also grinding off years of paint.


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post #4 of 72 Old 10-16-2011, 08:54 AM
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looking good


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Done for the most part on the tub. Need to add another bracket here and there.



Same with the frame, need to repair a small section and then it is finished.





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post #6 of 72 Old 11-06-2011, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Some more done, had reluctant help from my 14 year old. The 4 year old is so eager to help so I need to find something for him to do.






Motor is out of the parts jeep and will get cleaned up a little. Ordered new motor and trans mounts.


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post #7 of 72 Old 11-07-2011, 08:21 AM
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Your jeep is looking great!! I do have to ask something though... Did you put wood into your hat channels? On my MB, all hat channels had oak wood in them. They did that so as the connecting bolts are torqued down, the hat channel doesn't crush. The problem with the wood, is eventually it gets "waterlogged" and starts to "rot out" the bottom of the hat channels. When I get another Willy's, I am going to use composite wood (the kind they use for decks) so that isn't an issue.

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No wood it the box tubing I am just going to use metal sleeves so I don't crush them.
Since I am only going for a driver I don't need it to be 100% accurate.



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Grill all painted and installed.


How it sits now. Need to finish painting the tub.


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Tailgate.




Hood.




This is what I am going for. A rolling tribute to my wife's grandfather. He was in the Korean war and drove this Jeep. I know he had the M38 and mine is a 2A, the average human won't know the difference.



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The photo is a WWII jeep, not a M38. Either way, I think it is a great tribute!!

Take care,

Check out "YJ V6 Conversion" if you want to see a frame up restoration of my 1992 YJ.

Check out "WWII Jeep Photos AND Restoration of..." if you want to see the original JEEP in action...
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post #13 of 72 Old 12-13-2011, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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The photo is a WWII jeep, not a M38. Either way, I think it is a great tribute!!

Take care,
Thanks but....he is sitting on the same Jeep in this photo.





M38.


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No real progress. The whole tub is one color now. Hood bolted on. Fenders are temporarily on, need to be stripped further and repairs need to be made. Also repairing the windshield frame I am going to use, although I have no photos of that yet. It is about 18* outside and I am out of kerosene for the heater.

Ignore the dust..





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