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1964 Cj3b Build. My Second Jeep.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Buildflycrash, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Sep 21, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Putting the 231 together for 3B project today. Couple dips in the pool. Walked the dogs. Other than that this took me most of the day. Forgetting to put in the spring and puck on the end of the cam shaft didn’t help save any time. :banghead: Otherwise I had a great time working on this. Cleaning, painting, wrenching.


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  2. Sep 21, 2019
    MOSDIF589

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    I had the same hardtop & doors you have on my Green 1975 CJ-5... I loved those doors...
     
  3. Sep 21, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    My wife likes the hard top. I keep reminding her we live in Florida. 2 small windows that has got to be HOT!
     
  4. Sep 22, 2019
    Glenn

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    The Kelly hard top on my CJ5 is much nicer than the one on the 3B. It really depends on how and when you all use the 3B as to a hard top being preferrable. Biggest thing is the cost of a soft top nowadays and how long it can be made to last.
     
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  5. Sep 22, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Got about half way done welding up the holes in the grill. Starting on the left the holes were smaller and flatter. Now getting bigger and curved with the grill.

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    The “before” shot.
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  6. Sep 22, 2019
    47v6

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    Cut some wire or get TIG filler wire and use both. Pull the trigger, apply wire and heat and simultaneously add filler wire. IT can deposit a lot more material to the rust lace without s much burn through. Grind smooth and hit the holes or pits with the MIG. Might want to make some coper or aluminum spoons to dissipate teh heat and lessen burn through as well. Get some scrap metal and shove it in the large holes to fill them up too.
     
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  7. Sep 22, 2019
    47v6

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    Steel hard tops are loud inside.
     
  8. Sep 26, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Going to the N. GA swap meet this weekend so no Jeep work getting done.

    But the grill is ready to hide up in the attic with the other body parts. (Jeep body parts)

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  9. Oct 7, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    It’s hard working on two old Jeeps at once. I hoped to be further along by now.

    Two fenders straightened, welded and primed going into storage. I guess the tub is next. Only evenings for the next few weeks. Busy October planned.

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  10. Oct 25, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    I got my CJ5 to a point where it doesn’t “Need” any work so I pushed the 3B into the garage.

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    Quick look around I noticed these parts on the top of the wheelhouse will definitely interfere with the new (to me) rollbar. Any issue with knocking these off the Jeep?

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  11. Oct 25, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    If nothing else, they keep the top rail from getting floppy. If the roll bar goes into the sides, cut away. If not, you might want to find away to stiffen it up a little.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Seats, seatbelts and fuel tank out. Started taking old stuff off the dash. Cleaned the floorboards up a little.
    Only one spot where floors are rusted thru. Of course in a corner where the medal is bent a couple different directions.

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  13. Oct 28, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    The gutter around the lid is rusted thru in several spots. I can live with that. The toolbox floor is still whole.

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  14. Nov 22, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    A little progress lately. Took everything out of the dashboard and trashed it. Cleaned, sanded, primed and painted the seat frames and other small parts. Put this stuff away ready to reinstall.


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    Last night I dropped the transmission and TC.


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    Anyone want to come take this stuff away?

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    This worked.

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  15. Nov 22, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Just ordered rear corner repair panels and replacement steps from Classic Enterprises.

    Remember this is going to have all the running gear out of a 1979 CJ7.
    Yesterday I ordered the rebuild kits for T-18 and D-20 TC. Also ordered the adapter for the Buick 231 swap along with new clutch and bearing items. Engine swaps are expensive. But this is going to be a great Jeep.
     
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  16. Nov 23, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Nice to have some time to work on the Jeep. Last night I stripped some paint an welded a couple patches over the big inspection plate and antenna hole . These came out better than I thought I could do.

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  17. Nov 23, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    This morning I’m stripping more paint and Bondo.

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    and knocking the rust off the front frame rails.

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  18. Nov 23, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    It’s only about 10 bolts but getting this out took lots longer than it should.

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  19. Nov 24, 2019
    47v6

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    where that round cross member welds into the side rails is a place for rust and cracks. check it.
     
  20. Nov 24, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    Thanks. I will get out my readers and flashlight. The tub is coming off eventually so I’ll get a good look at the whole frame. Going to get some body work and engine mount mocked up first.

    Is there a preferred reinforcement / repair technique?
     

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