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Jeep® CJ Rebuilder's Manual:
1946 to 1971

Mechanical Restoration
Unit Repair and Overhaul
Performance Upgrades

by Moses Ludel

Softcover, 8 3/8 in x 11 in.
548 pages plus index
1371 photos and illustrations
Mopar Performance Part No: P4510077
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1037-5
Price: $49.95

Jeep CJ Rebuilder's Manual: 1946 to 1971, from the author of the Jeep Owner's Bible

Is it time to rebuild the axles or install a locking differential on your vintage Jeep vehicle? Does your CJ model need a frame-off restoration? Between these covers you will find the unit repair and overhaul steps for completely rebuilding a 1946-1971 Jeep CJ! If engine, transmission, transfer case, axle, steering, electrical or metal restoration seem difficult or beyond your skills, here is the fix! Jeep vehicle expert, automotive instructor and author of the Jeep Owner's Bible, Moses Ludel demystifies the most complex service procedures.

Jeep Models Covered: 1946-1971

  • CJ-2A
  • CJ-3A
  • CJ-3B
  • CJ-5
  • CJ-6
  • MB
  • M38
  • M38A1

Note: For coverage of later model year Jeep CJs, refer to our companion book Jeep CJ Rebuilder's Manual: 1972 to 1986

Talking with hundreds of enthusiasts at his Camp Jeep workshops, Moses discovered that hobbyists and professional Jeep vehicle mechanics alike want heavily illustrated, step-by-step "how-to" manuals. For the Jeep vehicle owner who finds the typical workshop manual impossible to decipher, Moses Ludel breaks ground with this book. No longer will you struggle with pages of text steps and an occasional photograph. The author and photographer/illustrator of more than 2,500 magazine tech articles and five popular Owner's Bible books, Moses undertook the Jeep CJ Rebuilder's Manual to meet the needs of Jeep vehicle owners and restorers. With this ambitious effort, Moses launches a series of "how-to" rebuild manuals with a photograph marking each technical step.

At the onset, Moses stripped a vintage CJ model to the bare frame, photographing every step in the process. He then disassembled and rebuilt each subassembly of the vehicle - again under the detailed scrutiny of his camera. Procedures are thoroughly explained, and even the most complex mechanical concepts can be readily understood.

For an authentic restoration to original equipment standards or sensible upgrades that will enhance the performance of your vintage Jeep CJ, this is the book. Moses Ludel brings his mastery of Jeep technology into your shop!

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Jeep CJ-5 1965
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Author Moses Ludel and his Jeep.
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Chapter 5: Axle Rebuilding and Upgrades - Rebuilding the Front Axle Assembly
Fig 5-36. If you change the pinion gear, you will likely need to add or subtract shim stack thickness. Shims come in "kits," offering various thicknesses.
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Chapter 7: Steering and Brake Service - Ross Cam-and-Lever Steering Gear Rebuild
General Layout of the Steering System
Jeep CJ Rebuilder»s Manual: 46-71
Jeep CJ Rebuilder»s Manual: 46-71
Wholesale Case Quantity: 10
BSIN: GJR1
ISBN: 0-8376-1037-0 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1037-5 (ISBN-13)
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