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Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Focker, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Jul 24, 2016
    Wirework

    Wirework Navy_Jim Sponsor

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    Hi guys;

    I'm restoring (mostly) a 1969 cj5 and found the end of some kind of fiber woven (?) strap attached via a screwed clamp at two locations. The one in this (bottom frame view) photo is about mid way back on the drivers side.

    'Anyone know what this ? Since i'm trying hard to be authentic i'll try to duplicate it if I can determine it's function.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 24, 2016
    Twin2

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    looks like a old muffler strap
     
  3. Jul 24, 2016
    tarry99

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    Yep!
     
  4. Jul 24, 2016
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    1967 CJ5A Mike

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    I have the very same thing in the same location (67 with F134, stock under the crossmember exhaust)
     
  5. Jul 24, 2016
    PeteL

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    Yep, exhaust hanger.
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  6. Jul 26, 2016
    Wirework

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    Thanks, all.
     
  7. Jul 26, 2016
    Wirework

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    This white paint stenciled number appeared on both sides of my 1969 cj5 frame when I pressure washed it yesterday. Just for fun, does anyone know what this number represents? Thanks.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2016
    1960willyscj5

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    Bet it is military of some kind.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2016
    Twin2

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    looks like a jeep part number
     
  10. Jul 27, 2016
    Keys5a

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    My '60 Sedan Delivery has those same kind of numbers in about the same location. I assume they are part numbers for the frame rail. Now I'm going to have to search this in the Parts Catalog.
    Doing a concours restoration?
    -Donny
     
  11. Jul 27, 2016
    PeteL

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    900,000 series numbers are typical of Jeep parts numbers
     
  12. Jul 27, 2016
    Wirework

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    Here's another one... APR291969... My frame has a birthday!



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    And these stampings appeared near the rear cross member weldment. I know welders of pressure vessels stamp each weld with their identification number... maybe assembly welders did too.

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    I forget where on the frame this showed up. I'll check later this week if anyone is curious.


    And finally each of the frame horns were stamped 425L (on the left one) and 425R on the right one) near the leaf spring brackets.
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  13. Jul 27, 2016
    Wirework

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    Thanks.
    I'm guessing it's the finished frame p/n, then. The date stencil (APR291969) was close by and the same paint and the same font type and size as the 948939 number. And other indent stamps (425L & 425R) appear in the long frame members.
     
  14. Jul 27, 2016
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    The stamped numbers are id numbers for the individual pieces of the frame before they get assembled into a complete unit.

    Neat find on the date :)

    H.
     
  15. Jul 27, 2016
    Wirework

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    Hi Donny.
    I'm doing a restoration, but not with all original parts. I'll try to be as authentic (if that is the right word) as I can afford. no lift, no big tires, 'trying to go "stock" but with a US Navy theme (color and markings). I bought a MD JUAN tub kit and started to document the build in another section. I only put "what the heck is this" stuff here. Today I have a bare frame I'm preparing for primer and paint. Navy_Jim
     
  16. Jul 27, 2016
    Wirework

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    I wonder if I can save and protect these stencils with multiple coats of clear coat... thoughts? Thanks.
     
  17. Jul 28, 2016
    honeywells41

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    Wire work, I just finished installing the Energy Suspension polyurethane kit 2.18104G 55-75 Jeep CJ5/CJ6. This kit has the spring bushings & the body bushings. My suspension works great & most of the body rattles are eliminated.
     
  18. Jul 30, 2016
    Wirework

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    Thanks, honeywells;
    I'm likely to use pieces of tires for the body mounts. I also bought the poly leaf/shackle bushings but i'm at least a month away from that assembly
     
  19. Aug 1, 2016
    Wirework

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    A front grill came with my 1969 CJ5 MD JUAN tub kit which I was not expecting. It does not match my existing 1969 grill (color, grey). Can anyone please identify it (color, black) from the following photos?
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    Unidentified


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    1969

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    Both

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    Unidentified


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    1969


    Thanks.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2016
    ITLKSEZ

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    I'm sure the AMC - era guys will chime in here, but I'm pretty sure that's a grill for a '72+. Definitely not a Kaiser or Willys era.
     

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