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Biff
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: M38 grill hinges Reply with quote

Iím pretty new at M38 feature identification but Iím looking at one that seems to not have grill hinges. How can I tell if itís the real McCoy or not?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lack of grill hinges is generally indicative of the use of a CJ frame. Post a photo of the front frame rails that includes the bumper and the base of the grill.

This is a real M38 Frame:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick comeback. Itís appreciated.
The subject vehicle is still someone elseís property but is being considered. There are a couple red flags that need to be addressed. The grill hinge issue is one of them. Posting pictures on here is still one of the mysteries that has to be figured out and mastered. Iím not there yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you haven't done so, You need to ask Wes to set yo up with a photo album here on this site. Then you upload photos to it from your computer and then link your photo(s) from your album to the post you are writing.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biff,

I opened an album for you here on our web site. The loading of photos is simple and clearly explained in the attached links.

Here's your album:
http://www.willysmjeeps.com/v2/modules.php?set_albumName=album676&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php

Here's the rules:
http://www.willysmjeeps.com/v2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=498

Here's the tutorial for loading your album:
http://www.willysmjeeps.com/v2/modules.php?set_albumName=album53&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php

Here's the tutorial for posting your photos:
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at the shock mounts, M38 is threaded for a 7/16"-20 lock nut, civilian has a hole for a 3/32"-1" cotter pin. EDIT: Thanks, Wes, fixed it!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CJ shock mount cotter pin is actually 3/32" x 1".



This link is for the larger file size photo that will be easier to read.
http://willysmjeeps.com/v2/modules/gallery/albums/album228/CJ2A_vs_CJ3A_vs_M38_frame_sm_001.jpg
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