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As far as identifying the correct screws for the choke plate check with Scout over on the site. He would have the answer. I would be concerned about the screws rolling around loose also.

EVERYTHING ELSE, General tips / Scoutpilot
« on: December 23, 2020, 09:32:58 PM »
Really didnít know where to post this but Scoutpilot has suffered a heart attack. You may be able  to get more information on his site old Jeep Carbs., the back room thread.i wish him well.

BODY and trim / Re: Door hinge... broke
« on: December 23, 2020, 08:54:42 PM »
Thanks athawk11 ..... IĎm about as far from Charleston as you can get, up on the Ga./NC  state lines. Iím sure there are some good welders up here, I just have to find them.  Thank you very much for pointing out the plug weld, I like that.
Weíre taking off on a two week camping trip the 27th when we return I will get started on this repair.

Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

BODY and trim / Re: Door hinge... broke
« on: December 23, 2020, 04:53:19 PM »
Athawk11.... how close to SC are you??  Lol

Is the plug method a common procedure?

BODY and trim / Re: Door hinge... broke
« on: December 23, 2020, 02:16:30 PM »
Athawk11 if I do end up having it welded back on that will be a big concern. If I can secure it some way I have a non- asbestos sheet I used when brazing near flammable material. Maybe I will be able to use it to protect the glass, we also used a paste to protect adjacent material, might work on the rubber gasket, I think the name was Heat Trap.
I appreciate the comments. Thanks

BODY and trim / Re: Door hinge... broke
« on: December 23, 2020, 02:02:24 PM »
Thanks for the comments and suggestions guys.

There is a small machine screw securing the top three or four inches of the bracket to the ws frame, the rest of the bracket is spot welded to the frame. I was able to pry the bracket from the ws frame far enough to determine that the ws frame metal is still in good shape. I will find a welder and get his opinion on how to repair. Right now I have no problem with drilling a couple of holes thru the ws frame and hinge to secure.  But I would rather have it welded as original.

Thanks again Steve and Rus. I appreciate your input.

BODY and trim / Re: Door hinge... broke
« on: December 23, 2020, 09:08:50 AM »
Rus... what is a crush sleeve?

BODY and trim / Re: Door hinge... broke
« on: December 22, 2020, 10:45:59 PM »
Hopefully this is a pic of the strip the hinge tore off of.

BODY and trim / Re: Door hinge... broke
« on: December 22, 2020, 10:39:29 PM »
Russ... I went down to the Jeep shed to take some pics, which I did, now to find out if I  can figure out how to post them.
Anyway I got some light on the damaged area and discovered that the hinge is attached to a strip that is attached to the windshield frame, it also has the grove that the door edging slides into.The top edge of the strip is secured to the windshield frame with a screw and nut, canít tell how the bottom is secured. Will look again tomorrow when itís daylight. If I can get this strip off it will be a simple repair.

BODY and trim / Re: Door hinge... broke
« on: December 22, 2020, 01:12:14 PM »
Thanks Steve..... My goal with this jeep is not to restore but to get back into original condition. I looked at the door hinge mount on my m38a1 and they are bolted on, I may do this but then it wouldn't be original, but then not many would know that.

I only use the doors during the three cold months. considering having a small plate welded over the torn out area, then spot welding the hinge to that. Does spot welding create enough heat to damage the rubber gasket and/or the glass, or is there a welding method that would work but not create as much heat?

BODY and trim / Door hinge... broke
« on: December 22, 2020, 08:43:37 AM »
Well it didn't actually break but the metal under it did. Jeep is a '52 cj3a, the hinge is on the driver side, welded to the windshield frame. The hinge pulled out leaving two holes where it was welded to the frame. Trying to figure out what happened, the door frame may be bent and when the door is wide open it is pulling on the hinge. The passenger door does not seem to do this pulling.
Obviously the hinge will need to be welded back on. How would you approach this repair? The hinge is nearly touching the rubber gasket. I am not a welder and will have to farm-out the repair. I hope the repair can be done without removing the gasket and glass. What are your thoughts?

My baffle was missing also. Found it when I cleaned out the oil pan. Brazed it back on.

Back in the eighty's I installed a LOCK-RIGHT in my '52 M38A1. I think they have the same rear end, but wouldn't swear to it. Easy install and have had no issues with it since then. I don't think there are many choices available.

Your CJ-3A Project / Re: Rockgod1619's '51 CJ3a Project
« on: July 08, 2020, 08:41:57 AM »
From as much as I can see you are starting out with a good body. Have fun with your rebuild.

Electrical Systems / Re: Amp gauge insulators
« on: June 20, 2020, 09:09:11 AM »
Sorry for the late reply guys, had a long hard day yesterday.

Thanks to both of you for the ideas. I certainly would never have thought of a Bic pen as a repair part. Ingenious. And thanks for the link to the 'store-bought' insulators, those look great. I need to get me one of those big ole catalogs.

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