Cj2a chaff screen

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Cj2a chaff screen

Post by 42GPW » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:58 pm

On the outside/front of the chaff screen there are 2 brackets. Not the 4 on the back for clamping on the grill. What are those 2 brackets for?

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Re: Cj2a chaff screen

Post by Wolfman » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:23 am

I have a customers 46 column shift in the shop now that has a chaff screen with the brackets.
My guess, and that is what it is,
To hold a winter cover for the radiator during winter operation.
There is also a strap loop top center. My guess is that would be to roll the canvas cover up and stow it when not in use.
I have found pictures with a strap buckled to the loop. None of a canvas screen.
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Re: Cj2a chaff screen

Post by Wolfman » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:25 am

Update,
Went through most of the CJ pictures I have. Still no clue as to what goes on the brackets on the screen, but
Some photos show a strap that goes in the top center footsman loop, above the screen, that holds the windscreen down while laying on the hood blocks.
I did find pictures in AAW III that shows a winter cover that covers the entire hood and grill. Could not tell if the brackets came into play with this add on. Had something to do with improving heater function.
Still looking.
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