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 My First CJ3b Rebuild, step by step of my rebuild
iron43
Posted: Mar 19 2012, 12:43 PM


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Here are the two CJ3B's I am hoping to restore. I am hoping to use a mixture of parts from the two of them to make one very nice restored 3B. I was originally hoping to buy a aftermarket tub but since doing some research i am going to try to build most of it myself. There are a couple Willy's folks that have done this in other forums and I am hoping to follow some of the same processes. So here goes lol.......

here is one of the home made bodies
http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/my-winte...topic21822.html




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iron43
Posted: Mar 19 2012, 12:46 PM


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I definitely have my work cut out for me!
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johnrb
Posted: Mar 20 2012, 02:48 PM


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Wow, you've got your work cut out for you.
We'll watch your progress with great interest.
Good luck.


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John Burch - west burbs of Chicago
1946 2A - now I have one older than me
1949 - me - no longer older than all my vehicles
1954 3B - mostly stock - fun driver and snow plowing
1957 - 6 cyl Station Wagon - hope for the future

past Willys
1954 3B - no tub | 1959 3B - engine in pieces in a box

past addiction - VW
1969 Bus | 1970 Westfalia Camper | 1984 Westfalia Camper
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ozmarty62
Posted: Mar 21 2012, 02:50 AM


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From one novice CJ3B rebuilder - welcome aboard. This process is such a learning experience and the other Board members are really helpful. I'm not too far into the restoration, but I know already that the final result will be something to be proud of.

OzMarty


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Current owner of;
1958 Right Hand Drive CJ3B.
2013 Jeep JK Rubicon Unlimited (from mid- January 2013)
former owner of;
1972 Jeep CJ5
1984 Mitsubishi Pajero (Montero) SWB
1996 Jeep ZG Grand Cherokee
2000 Land Rover Discovery TD5
2003 Jeep TJ Wrangler
2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
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iron43
Posted: Mar 24 2012, 05:52 PM


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Well my new eastwood hammer and dollie set arrived today. Gonna start practicing some metal work to get ready for tub building. I'm hoping to build some of the smaller pieces as I clean up chassis and freshen up drivetrain. But we will see how that goes lol
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iron43
Posted: Apr 4 2012, 07:25 PM


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Spent the past couple days performing disasembly of the blue parts Willy's. Got the Koenig winch off with all cog in hardware as well. Cant decide what to do about the body? Been looking for a better one to use to no avail. Anny suggestions? I may still build most of my own panels and supliment with professionally made bigger panels. We will see.
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Doug
Posted: Apr 4 2012, 10:00 PM


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You do have your work cut out for you, but just keep at it. New tubs are ohmy.gif expensive ohmy.gif and decent used ones can be real hard to find. I scrapped the original tub on my jeep, but got REAL lucky and found a great used one. Looking back, I wish I would have saved my original tub and just replaced the panels that needed to be replaced (pretty much everything from the cowl back).

Whatever you decide to do, I'm sure you will learn a lot, have a lot of fun, spend lots of money laugh.gif and be very proud of the end result! Good luck!


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1963 CJ3B - F134 Hurricane, T-90C, D-18, 5.38s, Overdrive, 938YF, 12V alternator
1969 Bronco - 302, 3sp, D-20
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iron43
  Posted: Apr 21 2012, 10:29 AM


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Picked up a new 3B for a better body to work with. Still gonna have a BUNCH of body work but ... lol

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johnrb
Posted: Apr 23 2012, 01:20 PM


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YeaaaahOK.
That one LOOKS a lot better than the other two.
Beware what might or might not be under the paint (ie. solid metal).
Good luck. We're all looking forward to following your progress.


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John Burch - west burbs of Chicago
1946 2A - now I have one older than me
1949 - me - no longer older than all my vehicles
1954 3B - mostly stock - fun driver and snow plowing
1957 - 6 cyl Station Wagon - hope for the future

past Willys
1954 3B - no tub | 1959 3B - engine in pieces in a box

past addiction - VW
1969 Bus | 1970 Westfalia Camper | 1984 Westfalia Camper
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HOGHEAD
Posted: May 9 2012, 06:14 AM


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I personal like the old iron,,, Might take some time to bring it back but its worth the trouble,,, Find your self a welding shop with a sheer & use 16ga steel for the flats,,, Get as much of the rust out of her as you can save problems down the road,,, Ive used 1x1 sqare tube to replace any of the frame work on the body,,


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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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My Build http://z4.invisionfree.com/CJ3B_Bulletin_B...?showtopic=2892
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iron43
Posted: Jun 6 2012, 10:17 PM


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Haven't made much progress as of late... Been dealing with a knee surgery complication so I haven't been tooling around the garage much. I have got the 3b with the PTO winch tore down and salvaged what parts I could. Will be back at it probably next week.
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Moncheche
Posted: Jun 8 2012, 08:39 AM


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Heal up fast! These 3Bs can take a real toll on our bodies. Hope you're busting your knuckles again real soon.

John


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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.

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iron43
Posted: Oct 25 2012, 11:04 PM


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Sorry for the inactivity but I was hired to rebuild a 42 Willy's MB. I will post a link to the pics in a day or two.
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