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 1955 CJ3B, "Stock" restoration
Jax
Posted: Dec 12 2011, 02:45 PM


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Thanks Hoghead,
I appreciate your comments.
I really like & agree with your philosophy
"For me its about
the "journey" not the destination...

This build has been just that same road for me.
Learning along the way & the adventures where the Willys will take me.
Aloha Jax cool.gif
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Just added the tail lights & a multi-purpose rear flood light for backing-up....or to tell the speedsters behind they're too close...or...their brights are unnecessarily distracting
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Aloha, Kealoha Jax
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Waihou, Kainaliu Mauka, Hawaii
Willys Trans-Vintage project 1955 CJ3B
My Build:
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Jax
  Posted: Jan 11 2012, 11:50 PM


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Well....Back at it..... test flight, adjust steering, brakes, fine tune ignition,test flight... run basic wiring.
The details never end. But I'm running it on the back roads & in the orchards near by.
Aloha Jax cool.gif


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Waihou, Kainaliu Mauka, Hawaii
Willys Trans-Vintage project 1955 CJ3B
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Jax
Posted: Mar 30 2012, 06:05 PM


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I've been wired in the wiring
Wires n more wires....
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Simply, somewhat confusing huh.gif:
But....Lamps are lighting and Lights are Bright rolleyes.gif
Even the Stat Signal turn signals blink left n right unsure.gif


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Aloha, Kealoha Jax
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Waihou, Kainaliu Mauka, Hawaii
Willys Trans-Vintage project 1955 CJ3B
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HOGHEAD
Posted: Mar 30 2012, 11:02 PM


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Looking good.... Where did you get the neat Hooks from on the front,,, I've got a set off a 50 couple Mack truck.. Found on a dump sight (sink hole) on a farm.. That had been sold to developers,, Took 3 hours to hand saw them off,, Used 4 new hacksaw blades & a 6 pack of Guinness... They will be the only thing giving any clue as to its name ,,,, Wart Hog... Same white as the Willys emblems .... I still love that dark green,,, blink.gif


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Dargan Md...
Death Before 2 Wheel Drive...
"On a Steel Horse I ride"
AMC Rules.
"Journey" not the Destination...
59 Cj3-b (married to a 74 Cj-5 frame & AMC running gear)
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Jax
Posted: Mar 31 2012, 01:24 PM


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Thanks HOGHEAD,
I salvaged the "Boar Tusks" from an old Chevy 1 ton. Lucky for me they unbolted
with a little extra effort from my "PERSUADER" ,a big breaker bar & a HEAVY pipe extension. No hack sawing needed......but I'll always agree, the Guinness tastes great when a tough job is finished!! biggrin.gif
I like your idea for the subtle clue to the name for "Wart Hog".
Here in Hawaii wild boar are called "Pua'a" they are amazing creatures.
Keep up the project it's always a good thing.
Aloha, Jax cool.gif


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Waihou, Kainaliu Mauka, Hawaii
Willys Trans-Vintage project 1955 CJ3B
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HOGHEAD
Posted: Mar 31 2012, 02:34 PM


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Amazing creatures.....Sounds like a Jeep to me ,,, biggrin.gif


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Dargan Md...
Death Before 2 Wheel Drive...
"On a Steel Horse I ride"
AMC Rules.
"Journey" not the Destination...
59 Cj3-b (married to a 74 Cj-5 frame & AMC running gear)
user posted image
Willys Overland,,

My Build http://z4.invisionfree.com/CJ3B_Bulletin_B...?showtopic=2892
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Jax
Posted: Apr 19 2012, 02:28 AM


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Added a Tach.... I didn't want to cut a hole on the dash so I asked my brother in law to make a Koa wood cup & I made a mount to attach it to the steering column.
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Before:
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Aloha, Kealoha Jax
kealohajax@yahoo.com
Waihou, Kainaliu Mauka, Hawaii
Willys Trans-Vintage project 1955 CJ3B
My Build:
http://z4.invisionfree.com/CJ3B_Bulletin_B...?showtopic=2775

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Moncheche
Posted: Apr 20 2012, 09:44 PM


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I love the custom work. Keep it up!


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1957 CJ3B (29,000 miles)
Chevy 305 , Hanging pedals, Hydraulic clutch, original brakes, two gas tanks, Saginaw steering.

Major work done in the 70's following an accident.

T90a trans
Warn OD
D44/D25
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Bob_webber
Posted: Apr 20 2012, 11:49 PM


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i like it, is that an original c5 tach? and if you don't mind me asking what did you order the air filter for? it looks like a nice alternative to the old oil bath setup. smile.gif


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53 3b, early cj5 frame (hurricane),2.43 ratio t case 26 tooth with 1 1/4" case (my own creation), late 60's c5 ross steering box, all range od, parts from a welder generator, and parts from about 9 different jeeps and counting. my every last penny and ounce of patients creates what we call the FrAnken B, the jeep that never was

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Jax
Posted: Apr 21 2012, 01:44 PM


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Thanks Moncheche & Bob,
Yes it is an original CJ5 tach. I Didn't want to cut a hole in the dash like the CJ5 & the tach cups available were too small. I've always liked to try & adapt new things so we made one up with some Koa wood & SS plate for mounting to the steering column.
I'm keeping the original Oil Bath filter but I've put this together this set up to test out as an alternate. So far, it breathes real smooth & clean
The air filter setup is:
- a K&N RD-0720 Universal Rubber Filter (fits perfect on the air horn)
- a K&N RU-0520PK Powersports Black Air Filter Wrap(keeps moisture down)
And....(for dusty conditions)
- a K&N 25-1770 Red Air Filter Foam Wrap for really dusty ninja.gif conditions.
Got all 3 on Amazon.

Aloha, Jax


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Aloha, Kealoha Jax
kealohajax@yahoo.com
Waihou, Kainaliu Mauka, Hawaii
Willys Trans-Vintage project 1955 CJ3B
My Build:
http://z4.invisionfree.com/CJ3B_Bulletin_B...?showtopic=2775

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RVSwisher
Posted: Apr 21 2012, 03:40 PM


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Jax,

How did you attach the "Willys" hub cap to your spare tire?

RVS


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HOGHEAD
Posted: Apr 21 2012, 03:53 PM


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Jax I love looking at your pictures & you talking about me thinking out of the box,,, I was wondering what are you doing for an E-Brake,,,Im still tossing mine around...


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Dargan Md...
Death Before 2 Wheel Drive...
"On a Steel Horse I ride"
AMC Rules.
"Journey" not the Destination...
59 Cj3-b (married to a 74 Cj-5 frame & AMC running gear)
user posted image
Willys Overland,,

My Build http://z4.invisionfree.com/CJ3B_Bulletin_B...?showtopic=2892
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Jax
Posted: Apr 21 2012, 05:32 PM


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Thanks HOGHEAD,
I really admire your work too. I'm finishing up wiring these days.....that be can be a "Cluster ". Never did much of that before. Chasing circuits, grounds & soldering connectors has me wired! blink.gif Front half all wired, lighting & gauges etc. working. Now for the back half!!
The Brake-E is a work in progress. I'd like to keep it original. I've taken apart the old drum/shoes setup on on the rear drive shaft,it was a little oily from before, brake cleaner soaked the whole thing, new seal on the output but still dealing with a small drip & the E-Brake has a bit of slip on steeper grades. Rick Stiver's rebuild guide, recommends Speedi Sleeve for the yokes and companion flanges & National Federal Mogul double-lipped oil seal. I might try that.

Hi RVSwisher,
Still brainstorming that....The Dog Dish hubcap has a 3/4" lip on the back side, thinking of fitting a piece of 3/4 or 1" flat steel under the lip & across the hubcap tapped for a longer machine screw or bolt to attach that to the rear spare tire carrier mounting (5x6"-1/4") plate.

Thanks & Aloha,
to all of you for the advice encouragement on my project. It's been taking awhile but I never could have done it without all the knowledge information here on the CJ3B Page
Jax


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Aloha, Kealoha Jax
kealohajax@yahoo.com
Waihou, Kainaliu Mauka, Hawaii
Willys Trans-Vintage project 1955 CJ3B
My Build:
http://z4.invisionfree.com/CJ3B_Bulletin_B...?showtopic=2775

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imtb
Posted: May 17 2012, 07:52 PM


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Hi Jax,

Looks awesome.

Could you post a few pics of your rear bumper mount. i am wanting to put one on mine and looking for ideas.

What size tires are you running and are those ford wheels?

thanks,
mike
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Jax
Posted: May 26 2012, 02:12 PM


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Thanks imtb,
I've seen your 3B on the posts.....Really nice!!!
The tire carrier set up on mine is offset & bolted to the rear cross member.
I welded in a piece of [ channel into the cross member where the original
stamped reinforcement piece was to give it the strength to carry the load.
You can "search" under "Frame And Motor Done" on (Page 1 )for my pictures
posts to see the set up. Scroll down to April 16th to see it.

The rims are standard 15" spokers from newer CJ. Used them to accommodate the offset I needed for disk brakes up front & 11" in rear.Tires are 30x9.50 BFGoodrich ATs
The Ford look is probably because I put those Ford rear dust covers on over the rear hubs.
Aloha Jax


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kealohajax@yahoo.com
Waihou, Kainaliu Mauka, Hawaii
Willys Trans-Vintage project 1955 CJ3B
My Build:
http://z4.invisionfree.com/CJ3B_Bulletin_B...?showtopic=2775

http://s767.photobucket.com/home/kealohajax
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