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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

    Buildflycrash Member Sponsor

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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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