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Bent Or Straight?

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Chipper, Jul 7, 2024.

  1. Jul 7, 2024
    Chipper

    Chipper New Member

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    Greetings, should the radiator shroud struts on my 64 CJ5 be straight or bent? The driver side strut was bent downward about 5 degrees about 8” from the firewall. I made it straight am I OK?
     
  2. Jul 7, 2024
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    The driver side is bent from the factory, i think it's a holdover from the M38A1 for some reason. I think straight is OK, when i got Tonk he had straight threaded rods for supports.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2024
    PeteL

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    Maybe to clear the shovel mounted under the hood.


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  4. Jul 7, 2024
    Dave Deyton

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    Mine are bent. Never thought about why.
    Got a shovel in the M38A1 hood but never gave it much thought.

    Dave
     
  5. Jul 7, 2024
    Beach66Bum

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    1966, rod has bend
     
  6. Jul 8, 2024 at 11:22 PM
    Chipper

    Chipper New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. Now I know why the rod was bent and it makes perfect sense!
     
  7. Jul 9, 2024 at 8:12 AM
    Jeepenstein

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    I learned a thing today..
     
  8. Jul 9, 2024 at 6:26 PM
    T. M.

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    With the shovel mounted towards the back of the hood, shouldn't the bend be up, making a "u" like shape instead of a "n" like bend? Are mine upside-down? I'd throw a pic on, but the ones I have don't show it well, and I can't be bothered to fold the windshield back up at the current moment only to put it back down again when I drive tomorrow.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2024 at 8:06 PM
    mikvar

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    Too much stuff on the hood right now to look, but pretty sure it is bent on my 1964 CJ5.

    Learned something again from this group! Here I thought I might have to find a donor Jeep to find a replacement.
     
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  10. Jul 12, 2024 at 10:58 AM
    amboynut

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    I was looking at a pretty much intact M38A1 yesterday. It had the shovel brackets but no shovel. Both rods were bent upward in the middle; i.e. they were "humped" up.
     
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