Title: My 59 CJ-3B
Description: TRANS-MODEL... Build ,,,
HOGHEAD - May 5, 2011 02:52 AM (GMT)
Well let me start by saying Im going to marry a 3b body to a 74 Cj -5 frame,, Its going to look as close to stock as possiable ,, This jeep is my inspiration,,
I bought a Nice grille from owner of this Jeep,,,From Frank Maurer
My Jeep body was bought from Sean Downey ,,,
This is as radical as Im going to get with the 3b,,
It will be powred by a fresh 1981 AMC 360 out of a Cherokee.. Ill use the running gear from the 74 CJ ,, Frame, 3 speed, dana 20 tranfer, dana 30 front differental & a dana 44 in the rear with 373 gears,, With a 4inch lift on it ,,, With 11" drums for now,later disk on the front,,,The body has been stretched 4 ins to match the wheel base on the 74 CJ-5,,, I will run 15 X 12.50 X 33s,,
HOGHEAD - May 5, 2011 03:13 AM (GMT)
This is what Im starting with ,,,
As you see it was cut up in the back to be used as a rock crawler,, Ive worked in steel for 35 years so it is going to be a easy fix,,
HOGHEAD - May 5, 2011 03:37 AM (GMT)
This is the new grille,, & a couple more shots,,
Fenders could use some TLC too..
I took the gas filler out,,,
The 4" was added at the door area ,, this will give me 4 more inchs of leg room ,,
HOGHEAD - January 20, 2012 01:18 AM (GMT)
the 1974 Frame for my 59 3B... You cant see here butt under the frame as it goes across the rear axle it needs some repair,, Seems it rust out at the frame,,, rubber bumpers for the rear axle... Ill send more in the spring on that repair,,
Ive been collecting stuff for this build for some time,,
This is the tailgate sit-up Im planing on doing to her..
Jax - January 20, 2012 09:23 PM (GMT)
You have some good ideas for your build. I've always believed
in thinking outside the box to adapt for new & functional ideas.
The tailgate set-up your planing on doing is a great innovation.
johnstonjeep - January 20, 2012 11:29 PM (GMT)
Wow, I like your ideas a lot. I agree with Jax that tail gate setup is sweet! Also I always thought the 12.50's look great on little Willys
Good luck with your build.
HOGHEAD - January 21, 2012 01:16 AM (GMT)
Thanks guys,,, I have built it 3 times in my head,, This spring its going to go togeather,,
Im looking for a set of seat belts with AMC or JEEP on them for the tailgate,, Found a NOS set on e-bay went for $250 a set ,, just a little to salty for me..
HOGHEAD - February 9, 2012 10:40 PM (GMT)
Ive got a few pictures of my plans,,,
Im using a Dana 20 Tranfer case & this is the sit-up Im going to use,,,
It will look like the stock 3b on the inside also,,
The psrking lights on the front will be the stock benzels with the chrome ring & since Ill be driving it as a daily driver I need a blinker,, Just found this on the Net,,
This one is a CJ-5 but I have a few gussets for the roll cage Ill use a smaller one for this,, With my Winch in place you'd be hard pressed to see the blinkers if they were in the stock benzels,,, And plus it will stiffen my fenders too,, Ive got the same replacement kit for the headlights They will be brighter than sealed beams... These are the side markers off a TJ ,,They will flash & be used as markers ...
UPDATE ,, Instead of mounting these blinkers under the fenders I'm going to mount them on the front of my front bumper by drilling a 2in hole saw hole & adding a 1'' long piece of pipe.. believe they call it frenching ,,,
63owner - February 11, 2012 03:44 PM (GMT)
If you don't have a use for that gas filler and it's in good enough shape to be reused, I'd like to talk with you about it for a project I'm working on. Or if anyone else has one sitting around?
HOGHEAD - February 11, 2012 04:24 PM (GMT)
Sorry its gone on E-bay,,,, It was ruff,, I had thought about putting it on the other side & a tank under the passanger sit ,, Butt Im using the tool box for stoage,,,& a 22 gal tank in the back,,, Again Sorry ,,,
63owner - February 11, 2012 10:16 PM (GMT)
No problem Hoghead. I'm in no hurry for one....yet. It'll probably be the end of the summer before I need it and one should turn up somewhere by then.
HOGHEAD - March 26, 2012 08:33 PM (GMT)
Picked this off E-Bay for the 3b I need to be able to take out a couple bolts or screws & work on whats behind the dash ,,, Got a couple 2 inch holes to drill in it rattle can it Gloss Black & use it as a removable dash to work on anything behind the dash,,,, Ill post a finished picture when I get it done,,,
HOGHEAD - May 30, 2012 01:42 AM (GMT)
Was looking for something else & found these,, Custom made windsheild hold downs,,, only draw back is they dont match the holes for the old so Ill have to drill new,,, Made of stainless steel,,,
And Im looking for a set of these,, NOT brand new butt something you toosed over in the corner,,, I can sand blast them & paint them flat black for my tailgate ,,,
Jax - May 30, 2012 04:22 AM (GMT)
Keep it going Hoghead.
You have some great ideas & adaptions.
Always Thinking ,an inspiring innovator for us all!! :D
HOGHEAD - August 11, 2012 10:27 PM (GMT)
Did some shopping on Cragslist today ,,I needed a nice front bumper kinda sporty & will hold my winch,, Little bit of clean-up ,Prime & gloss Black.. Got a new fairlead for it & the Ramsey will fit right in it , Made of 3/16 steel & the plate for the winch mount is 1/4 inch ,,, Price was right ,,, With so much other fabrocation on this project It felt good to let someone else fab this,, Ill fab up mu own roll cage and at the same time add some 2'' tube on this to finish it off & protect the grill from the four legged critters that feed in my yard...& step out on the wife in her Cherokee,,,
HOGHEAD - August 12, 2012 12:52 AM (GMT)
Got this to mount on the top of the hard top as a 3rd brake light,,
These are the Brake lights Im using..
mounting them on this ..
And these are for every day The blue dots are for shows,,,
Don - August 12, 2012 01:12 AM (GMT)
HOGHEAD - August 12, 2012 03:09 PM (GMT)
Thanks Don ,,, Still working on the frame & a turn table (rowtisory sp?) for the body ,,, Work has been slowing me down latly ,,Sure wish Id hit Power Ball,,,
Something like this butt to fit the Jeep body only ,,, using 2 motor stands & Years of fabrication for someone else,,,,
Rus Curtis - August 12, 2012 05:02 PM (GMT)
I really like the idea of a third light mounted high! Good idea!
HOGHEAD - August 12, 2012 10:40 PM (GMT)
Yeah Rus,,, I'm planing on cutting down (if it needs) my top that was on my CJ-5 for winter use,, & I have always wanted suicide doors on it even when it was on the CJ-5 & these stop lights are repos of old timey ones,, Figured that would finish out the winter top,, & just run a bikini top in the warm months.... ;)
HOGHEAD - September 30, 2012 04:40 PM (GMT)
These are the wheels Im using on my 3b ..They will be painted the same color as the Jeep & buffed out,,
With these tires..BFGs 12.50 X 33S X15
HOGHEAD - March 12, 2013 07:20 PM (GMT)
Found this on Cragslist for my 3B picked it & 2 nice low back seats up for $100,, the low backs go in my 64 Cj-5... Butt the back seat goes in the 3b,,,
Front seats are Leon Rosser THINK JEEP ..With THINK JEEP embossed on them.. Here they are... They are High back seats..
HOGHEAD - June 8, 2013 03:31 PM (GMT)
Had a chance today under my tarped garage to check out the Windsheld frame for my 3b,,, Had (being the key word here) a mirrow on it butt it was yellow from years of sitting in the sun,, So I picked up this new one from E-Bay ,,, I daught it will show me much out the back with my 12.50s X15s hanging off the tire rack,, butt it will look good.. Going to checkout the 12 volt wipers wile Im at it ,,,
And clean and check the rubber out on the windsheild...
since I live in Western Md the eastern jeep club sticker has to go,,,Darn I dug it out & there is a crack running from top to bottom on the passenger side,, Looks like I spend $200 bucks on new windshield & new rubber,,, Guess Ill go with tinted this time.....Least 1/3 down,,,,
HOGHEAD - June 8, 2013 05:03 PM (GMT)
Found some other photos of things that are going into this jeep...
Grant sterring wheel &And a wheel adaptor to fit the S-10 tilt sterring & a adaptor I came up with & had a freind make to fit a custom Willys Horn button to the grant wheel....
This was hand made (well done on a CNC) for a 41 Willys coup streetrod & was being sold on E-bay,, both the horn button & the aluminum adaptor will be buffed out & bolted together with Staninless steel socket head screws,,,, The adapter marries the horn button to the Grant wheel... The horn was supposed to fit some high dollar wheel.. I bought it with the intentions to make it fit the Grant wheel I had,,,The horn button has a spring ball in it to hold it into the wheel so I had to put a cut out on the inside of the adaptor that lines up with the ball spring on the horn ,,,,I've completely assembled it & it works like it was supposed to,,, On a 85 S10 tilt steering column with a Grant wheel adaptor ..
Duffer - June 10, 2013 02:11 PM (GMT)
Even with 33-12.5's on a centered tailgate tire carrier, the windshield mounted mirror is still useful. However, if you have a full cage, mount if off the cage so it stays in-place with the windshield down.
Interesting project you have going.
HOGHEAD - June 20, 2013 10:58 PM (GMT)
Didn't think of that Duffer... I'm using the stock 74 roll bar & adding on a loop at the dash & 4 tubes back 2 outside & 2 close together died center to mount a CB on & cab light That looks a lot like my HOGHEAD picture & it will have a back lighting to it .. then mounting it to the frame,, The tire mount is on the rear bumper.. so I hope I will be able to see out the back...
Like I have said before I've built it a few times in my head,,,, Got a few projects going right now between the rain drops I do get to work on the frame & mounting the motor & tranny to it ,,
HOGHEAD - June 23, 2013 04:29 AM (GMT)
I found this left over from a 48 Jeepster project & I'm planning on using it on the hood of the 3b,,, not sure if I'll just paint the same color as the Jeep or buff it out ,,, Could us something shinny in that area,,,
& I also have the Stainless Steel tee grill bar,,Ill have to check it out to see what it looks like on the 3b grill,,,,,,
HOGHEAD - July 25, 2013 08:00 PM (GMT)
When I was rotting in my shop I found this ,, With a new coat of gloss White & a New frame and plastic clear cover she should look as good as new,, This will be mounted on a fold up tag bracket so I can get to the fuel ,,,
And since I'm using the 74 frame my tank will be in the back between the frame rails 22gal I might add... Made out of 1/8 steel...And in the rain today I laid hands on my Stainless Steel covered Windshield wiper motors & switch ,,,I'll run them off a relay to save on the switch ....
HOGHEAD - August 29, 2013 02:46 AM (GMT)
Adding a few more pics tonight It rained here just about all day ,,, Didnt get the tarps off at all,,,
Im going as safe as modern technology will allow me,,,, found air bags to fit right in the 3B,,,,
And Ill be locking up the front end & rear end too...
Maybe using a lock like this ,,,
HOGHEAD - August 29, 2013 03:00 AM (GMT)
I found this on E-bay for the times the AMC does not want to start....
You've heard put a quarter in it,,,Well there you go,,,
And for refreshments,,,
HOGHEAD - September 13, 2013 05:24 PM (GMT)
Found this on E-Bay last night Figured since there are not many people that know what vintage the CJ3b is.... I figured to save me some breath I would buy this ...
Mine will read 1959... ...
I'll mount it on the rear tag as thats the one everyone will see most of...
Bob_webber - September 14, 2013 02:40 AM (GMT)
lol, hoghead that is dead on.
sometimes when i stop in a parking lot or gas station i feel like everyone around me is getting out of time machines.
they seem to go straight to my jeep and say " what year is it ?"
i am going to start telling them it is 2013 :lol:
HOGHEAD - September 14, 2013 12:41 PM (GMT)
I've had people ask me what kind of Jeep is that ,,,, I tell them its a real Jeep,,,
HOGHEAD - October 22, 2013 02:22 PM (GMT)
Got these New center caps... 2 for the front & 4 for the back off Cragslist for 20 bucks ,, And picked these centers up off E-bay ,,,New chrome lug nuts ,,,
RMinPA - October 23, 2013 08:01 PM (GMT)
A friend of mine who buys/sells Flat Fenders occasionally handles other vintage vehicles. One he was showcasing had this tailgate set-up:
Thought it might interest you to see it. It's a '56 F-100
Speaking of interesting, here's his website:https://www.facebook.com/LimeStreetCarriage
HOGHEAD - October 24, 2013 09:41 PM (GMT)
Looks nice ,, Butt Im going with the seat belt system Ive seen a few on some street rod truck & they seam to work well,, Thanks for putting that up ,, Might need it for another build,,