Don't know why but I dragged home a CJ3B basket case

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  1. Sep 25, 2015
    fesser

    fesser Napa, CA Sponsor

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    While looking for cool stuff for my other Jeeps, I found a CJ3B. Made a low offer and after several weeks the seller accepted it. I had actually forgotten about it but I went through with it anyway. Not sure what I am going to do with it but it did need a new home. Also the two back rims look a lot like the KH 15x8's. More to follow.

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  2. Sep 25, 2015
    homersdog

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    Congrats! I hope you put her back together.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2015
    wheelie

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    I've brought home worse than that........WAYYYY worse. I see potential. Good luck.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2015
    oldtime

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    No big mystery....... We all know why.
    Sorry, there is just no decent cure for it either..... Ha Ha Ha !
     
  5. Sep 25, 2015
    Glenn

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    Well, at least you showed pity on it. That was good of you to do so. :)
     
  6. Sep 25, 2015
    jpflat2a

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    Had you backed out on your lowball, then there was need for concern........
     
  7. Sep 25, 2015
    Daryl

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    That'll buff out.
     
  8. Sep 26, 2015
    Twin2

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    looks like it needed a new home , and a little love . I like it
     
  9. Sep 26, 2015
    Glenn

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    :rofl:
     
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    Nice patina good work to do, at least you will start from the beginning.
     
  11. Sep 27, 2015
    fesser

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    So I played around with it yesterday. Threw on the parts that were loose. Was happy to find that two of the wheels really were the Kelsey ayes Renegade 1 wheels.
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    One of them was like new inside with the sticker and grease pencil showing the KH part number. The other was full of water and needs some love. The engine looks like a 225 V6. Fairly intact but stored with no air cleaner so the seam in the hood probably dripped water down the carb for the last 30 years. Engine only moves a few degrees either way before stopping. I am sure it will be rust on some of the cylinder walls. The oil doesn't show any water in it but I am not sure if it would show on the dipstick anyway as it may be just floating on the oil.
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  12. Sep 27, 2015
    fesser

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    So now she looks sort of like a Jeep.
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    Still has many issues. Steering is locked up solid, front fenders are not stock, hat channels are rotted out, transmission is stuck and likely full of rusty water an so on. However, the floors aren't bad, and she is fauirly complete. It is obviously going to need a total going over though. I don't think I am going to do it. I need to get focused on the CJ6 project and for some reason my wife thinks there are too many projects here already.
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  13. Sep 27, 2015
    47v6

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    She might be right. I will take one or 2 off your hands.
     
  14. Sep 27, 2015
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    Those "high hoods" are really neat, great find.
     
  15. Sep 30, 2015
    lynn

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    Looks like a good baseline for a project. Hope you find it a good home.
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  16. Sep 30, 2015
    fesser

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    Okay, so the novelty is wearing off and I have decided to try to focus on the CJ6 for awhile. I will post the 3b in the classifieds for a bit and might end up parting it. I have to learn to stay off of Craigs.
     
  17. Sep 30, 2015
    timgr

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    I like the 3Bs too ... but you are a looong ways from me and I need another project like you do.

    Hopefully someone will pick it up and make a whole Jeep from it again.
     
  18. Oct 2, 2015
    tymbom

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    Looks like the hard part is done!! You got it to your house lol... I like the green one myself
     
  19. Oct 2, 2015
    uncamonkey

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    Shesh, If you were closer. I seem to have another 3B in my yard. But the PPO did some nasty work on it. Good luck.
     
  20. Oct 7, 2015
    fesser

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    Had a guy come by to look at it. He found things to confirm that it is really pretty rough. He also happened to have a 75 Cj5 tub that may not have the same rust issues as my CJ6 tub (passenger floor and tub supports). We have a trade deal pending. I have my fingers crossed but that is the way I like to see these things work out. He starts a new project and helps my project move forward.
     

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