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The Official "What The Heck Is This?" Thread

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Focker, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Apr 20, 2024
    Andrew Theros

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    Pic of the rear location… IMG_2116.jpeg
     
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  2. Apr 20, 2024
    Ol Fogie

    Ol Fogie 74 cj5 304, 1943 mb

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    Usually both front and rear axes will have one. Both should display the same ratio, but the individual tags may have info specific to each axel, such as a pos trac or other differences specific to the respective axle.
     
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    Ol Fogie

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    Usually both front and rear axes will have one. Both should display the same ratio, but the individual tags may have info specific to each axel, such as a pos trac or other differences specific to the respective axle.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2024
    Bulldog Shoaf

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    Well there you have it. Thanks
     
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    Bulldog Shoaf

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    Of course it makes me wonder what the other numbers represent
     
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    dnb71R2

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    In the case of Andrew's photo, the 44 represents number of ring gear teeth and the 9 represents the number of pinon teeth.
    44 / 9 = 4.89
     
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    Ohiowrangler

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    It should also have the BOG number(bill of goods), This is crosses to a list of the original configuration, ie gear ratio/limited slip and sometimes application when built). Which sometimes is stamped into the housing. Ron
     
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    Bulldog Shoaf

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    Hence the term selling someone A Bill of Goods!?!
     
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    Ohiowrangler

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    Would appear so, Ron
     
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    Lockman

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    ........Me thinks that being the Reverse Engineering , halfast kinda guy that I am....one may find it's original location by lining up the bolt holes to both covers & then see which one it came from ? :shrug:
     
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  11. Apr 22, 2024
    EFranzen

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    That looks like the exhaust stud from the driver side that holds the oil dipstick bracket.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2024
    amboynut

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    Right. Got the paperwork but not the merchandise.
     
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    vtxtasy

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    It could be the bolt to secure the fuel pump heat shield.
    IMG_5252.jpeg
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    Probably not Jeep related but found on a jeep trail. My wife is kind of obsessed with figuring out what it is. I told her one of y’all would know.

    Rusty beat up metal with a stainless steel piece going through it. The stainless looks like some sort of spring mechanism but it’s very stiff/thick and doesn’t move by hand. Dimensions are about 4” x 3/4” or so.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for looking.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Lockman

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    ''''''''Looks like a piece from the top of a rather old style Clipboard......... I Dunno, just a shot :shrug:
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    the metal part is very heavy for something like that. I was thinking of a miniature tracked vehicle. But that’s not it either.
     
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    PeteL

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    Kinda reminded me of a door strike for a vintage car - but too heavy duty.
     
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