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Old 10-25-2011, 09:26 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I also finally got a reply from Duffy at DD Machine about my shifters. Paperwork got misfiled? We will see how it goes from here on that...
Cough Cough Bullshit Cough Cough
I hope they come soon, oh, and good luck with that raise from the boss. hope it goes better for you that it did me!

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Old 10-25-2011, 09:39 AM   #52 (permalink)
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oh so close, but yet so far, far from completion(which means running under its own power) for quite a few of us here--just have to keep plugging away ---I like the spring bolt set up--trick.....chris
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:11 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I have a line on a M38 tub for $300 that it is 3 to 4 hours south from me. I can wait another month or two and get a early CJ2a tub for free. Both tubs need about the same amount of work. Thoughts?
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:24 PM   #54 (permalink)
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The M38 tub with the removable tunnel panel should make building a custom tunnel WAY easier. The M38 battery box is kind neat for getting the battery out of the engine compartment, or just using it as something else....remote air cleaner box, tool storage, beer cooler, etc. You get the shovel and axe indentations on the m38 tunnel which would be cool.

A somewhat military looking m38 with your 3b windshield would look very cool.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:16 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I would go with the free one, my because I'm cheap. That 300.00 bucks could be used elsewhere on the build. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:59 AM   #56 (permalink)
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The worst thing about the M38 tub is that it has been patched before. It is also missing all of the little military pieces.

Free 2a tub




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i'd go with the 2a, free, close, frees up 500$$( tub & fuel) and you can make your own tunnel to fit. plus 4 weeks to work on it. my 0.02
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:22 AM   #58 (permalink)
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The 2a tub seems simpler and therefor lighter than the M38 tub. It would be cool to have a "M38" though.

It would be a bit of a snowball though. M38 tub with a 2a grill would really bother me. Plus all of the other things it is missing. Short term the 2a makes more sense.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:26 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Thank you for making me feel like my tub wasn't that bad!

Free is Free, but time is time. I would rather be out a few $100 now and have the tub I am going to use this weekend. To me it looks like the M38 tub is in a bit better shape.

A month or two without a tub is a long time, to me it looks like you are about to the point where you need a tub now.
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if you can wait then wait, but I'm with Mieser on this one, buy that m38 and you can piddle with it while other things have ground down to a stop----chris
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my bad, i got the 2 mixed up. remember covered in od green from 50' away they all look the same. its just sheet metal and its easy to change and rearange any way you want it. i cut 4" out of a m38 winshield frame for that lo look on my 42. i like the way your's is looking
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I had a chance to measure the 3b windshield frame in the upright position and it was 22" to the highest point.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:37 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I need to measure my MB windshield. I think it might be an inch or two taller?
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:21 PM   #64 (permalink)
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AAANNNNND.....

Can you please post some pics of what you did for a steering column?
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A m38 grill is really close to a 2a grill, the only real difference visualy is the loops over the headlights and the hinges on the bottom of the m38, I wish my mb has the big tranny tunnel and battery box of a m38. Come over to the dark millitary side! Im sure glad I went that way. Oh and they re pop all of the special bits, and the dash is way easier to mount gadges.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:37 PM   #66 (permalink)
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The column is not something I am real proud of, cobbled together from stuff I had laying around. I will get some pictures of it tomorrow.
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:55 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Sorry about the delay on the pictures, weather has been odd the last few days and the jeep is sitting outside on the trailer.

Steering wheel with quick disconnect.


YJ steering shaft from a manual steering box. I am not sure if I will keep the bushing at the lower mount or not.


On a bright note I finally got my wood stove up and running in the shop.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:11 PM   #68 (permalink)
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MMMMMMmmmm shop heat.....

Did you get your seats yet? How does the steering wheel position feel if you lower the seats? I was thinking the column angle would have to be a lot flatter.
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No seats yet. I did a very scientific block of wood seat test for mock up of the column placement. I think it will be close.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:02 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Shifters finally came in...



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Old 11-02-2011, 06:36 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I love these shifters. So simple but complicated at the same time...

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Nice shifters were they worth the wait? Your scrambler is in the January issue of Petersen's 4wheel and off-road. Probably one of the nicest ever. I went back and had to watch the 07 UA. I remembered there being a flatty on there. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #73 (permalink)
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Since I was not further along in the build it was worth the wait. It is a shame DD Machine does not have better customer service. I really think he could sell a ton of these kits.

I was pretty excited to see the picture in the Peterson's. Not as cool as my buddy Carl's write up on his Bronco but I will take what I can get.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:20 AM   #74 (permalink)
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I think I need these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-He...sories&vxp=mtr
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:27 AM   #75 (permalink)
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That seems like a pretty good idea! I was joking with the misses that if she wanted to chip in $300 we could add heaters to the PRP seats. She said ' how about $150 and I only get it in in my seat!". At that point I went back out to the shop......
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