46 CJ2a

masscj2a

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yeh, I had to go ahead and pull the trigger again on another flattie. Its another 46. I had to sell my last one a while back after getting hurt at work and its killed me ever sense. So, been bugging this guy for a while to sell me this one and he finally gave in . My last 46 I finished and sold is at the bottom. And yes Eric, I will document the build better this time. It has a 225 odd fire, T-90 with overdive. PS, PB already installed with drop pedals. Plan is (because I have them already) a narrow 30 up front with disc, flanged offset 44 rear, same as my last one. Difference is the last one was a 4.3 vortec. Its a filler project for now until I get my CJ-6 completed or nearly completed and my M416 build done. I also have a M-170 I have to get painted for sale. But that should not take too long to get done. It also has a tube frame and YJ springs. Yes the half hard top is very cool and solid. Doors are for a 3a though I think.
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masscj2a

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Here what I found inside the overdrive. Nice and clean, same with TC and tranny. That's a major victory, when you find no water and clean oil. Outside was filthy, but got to love the inside.
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John N

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I just got a M-38 and want to end up with a look sort of like your 2A. Can you share what you did for suspension? Did you switch to hanging pedals and a more recent steering column? I’ve got a lot more questions, but starting here. Thanks.
 

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Hanging pedal off a Cherokee, ali with the brake booster. 4.3 vortec, power steering, stock column with work cut off and 3/4 double D shaft welded on. Did soft ride military springs and put the longer rears up front.
 

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@John N, first awesome that you got one, second, he basically built (and sold :angry:) my perfect flatty, that’s why I gave him crap about the build thread :rotfl:

This looks like another killer plan and I can’t wait to see it come together :drool: :bacon:
 

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@John N, first awesome that you got one, second, he basically built (and sold :angry:) my perfect flatty, that’s why I gave him crap about the build thread :rotfl:

This looks like another killer plan and I can’t wait to see it come together :drool: :bacon:
You know I'm building this one for you, right ? With the exception of motors. I'm running the Dauntless for now, but have an even fire in the works. Same 2015 tank green to. Love yah man! 😋
 

bigwalton

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You know I'm building this one for you, right ? With the exception of motors. I'm running the Dauntless for now, but have an even fire in the works. Same 2015 tank green to. Love yah man! 😋
Yes, and I’m stoked!!! :cheers:
 

John N

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Hanging pedal off a Cherokee, ali with the brake booster. 4.3 vortec, power steering, stock column with work cut off and 3/4 double D shaft welded on. Did soft ride military springs and put the longer rears up front.
Can you tell me a bit more about the springs? What are they from/for?
 

masscj2a

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Soft ride military. 2. 1/2 lift. For a 2a, but ran rears in the front as well, for more. Flex.
 

Kane

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Nice project with a solid body. So the frame looks fabricated from square tubing. Was that home built by the last owner or from a company like Matkins?
 

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PO built that when he was in high school. I'm presently searching for an early five or m38a1 frame for it. Driving it this way for now.
 

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I was thinking about using the Dana 18 small hole guts in a big hole (1966) Dana 18 and leaving the overdrive on. Was thinking about a Terra low kit, but may just go 488's in the pumpkins instead and live with that for now.
 
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Everything has changed. I picked up two T18 tranny's last Saturday and one is a Ford 2wd and one is a incomplete Jeep T18. Ford tranny is in excellent condition so I went ahead and ordered an AA bell housing for it. The same guy gave me the T98 rear adapter for the Dana 18/20 and also a like new Dana 18 Big hole TC (super 18) but just the empty case. So now, I am going to install the T18, which will help on the trails with the 373 axles. Build the big hole case with my 18 guts and call it a day. This way I can run my 373's and not have to worry about total re-gears on both. Maybe the June 15th deadline can be made after all.
 

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