1962 Jeep Willy Build

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  1. Oct 29, 2017
    jeepstar

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    I picked up a 1962 jeep willy over the weekend.
    Strong running 134 motor.
    T90(I think) transmission.
    Dana 18 t case w/twin stick shifter
    Dana44 rear axle/Dana 27 front axle
    From the VIN (57548126930) it's a 62 cj5.
    If I'm wrong, please let me know.

    I want to document the build and will post pics/progress as it happens.

    The plan: build the wife a dependable road rig, that is capable on mild to medium off road trails.
    I want to keep it stock, with minor creature comfort updates.

    Currently there is a plow that came with it. Since I have the hydraulic pump already in place, this winter I will be doing a power steering conversion, ditching the Ross box. (Selling the plow, no interest or need for it).

    Currently there is a boat gas tank mounted in the back. Want a poly underseat tank.

    Want to get a pertronix electronic ditributor to replace the points and condenser.

    That's about it for now....

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  2. Oct 31, 2017
    jeepstar

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    Rear bumper has to go.
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  3. Oct 31, 2017
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    Is wood above the windshield channel the soft top plugs into normal?
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  4. Oct 31, 2017
    jeepstar

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    What would this wire thingy have been for? Factory or bubba'ed?
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  5. Oct 31, 2017
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    Nice looking 5. Tub looks real good for a starter. Never seen the wood above the windshield or the bar behind it. Probably one of the prior owners work. I am sure you will get a lot of suggestions here.
     
  6. Oct 31, 2017
    y2k-fxst

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    Hate to tell you but, you've got a mutt. The body itself is a 1971 or newer. A 1962 would have no side marker lights in the rear of the tub, and the JEEP script on the front of the body would be all upper case. Fenders are correct short fenders without side marker light, hood and windshield also look correct. Not sure on the wood above the soft top channel or the rod on the inside of the windshield. The rod looks like it would interfere with wiper motors, maybe that's why the are missing.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2017
    jeepstar

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    I know this. The passenger side has been replaced at some point. Im ok with it. :D
    Its a running driving ecj. What could be better?
     
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  8. Nov 2, 2017
    jeepstar

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    While pressure washing the jeep after work i noticed it has a steering stabalizer on it. Sorry its such a poor pic. The plow mount is in the way.

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  9. Nov 3, 2017
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    You might hang on to the hitch. You may want it later. Looks like a fun start.
     
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  10. Nov 3, 2017
    jeepstar

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    its coming off, but this time around I'm not going to toss it. just put it up in the rafters...
    I learned that the hard way from when I was building my 1970 CJ5. tossed a lot of goodies that I said "i will NEVER" want this garbage!
     
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  11. Nov 3, 2017
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    That is a nice body for WI!

    Good pickup!
     
  12. Nov 7, 2017
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    Changed the oil and picked up a filter to replace the oil air bath thingy. I will put it up in the rafters in case a proper restoration happens
     
  13. Nov 14, 2017
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    New wire harness arrived...waiting for the blinker switch and then the fun begins
     
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  14. Nov 27, 2017
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    Not much of a build update per se. Changing the transmission fluid and found either the most ideal Bubba fix or the most ridiculous lazy fix ever. I bought a new floor pans to weld in I just don't know if I want to keep the Bubba or go back to the stopper plug. 20171127_151738.jpg
     
  15. Nov 27, 2017
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    In response to my previous post. This bubba POS is gone. Probably responsible for 90%of the oil buildup on the fill side of the transfer case.
     
  16. Nov 27, 2017
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    Wednesday's project...install wire harness and blinker switch...
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    Can you give more info on the wiring harness? What is it, where did you get it, can I run my hair dryer off it... errr grinder off it?
     
  18. Nov 28, 2017
    jeepstar

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    43 dollars off of eBay. The last time around I spent 20171128_054130.jpg big bucks on a Painless wiring harness because I didn't know any better. I don't know how that company got to be so big and I'm sure they do fantastic work for modern vehicles but for an early CJ5 almost 400 bucks seems obscene looking back
     
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    Thanks, that's how I was feeling about the painless kit. I've never heard anything bad about it, but $400 is a lot of burrito's.

    I'm sure many of us would appreciate lot's of pics of the wiring kit install (hint hint) ;)(y)
     
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  20. Nov 29, 2017
    jeepstar

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    So the dash panel is welded to the cowl in several spots...why?!!!??? Was this factory?
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