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Picked Up A 71 For A Buddy Of Mine......

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Norcal69, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Jul 25, 2016
    Norcal69

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    Picked up this little gem last Friday evening. Some of you guys from the bay area California may have seen this jeep before. I purchased it from the original owners son. It was last licensed in 1982 and appears to only have 27,000 mi. All work done to it was preformed by Archer Brothers. Specs are: Even fire 231, SM420, 3.73 gears, Power locks front and rear, flanged axle, Discs on the front 11" drums on the back with ebrake cables and hardware, front and rear tanks, and much more.
    The story was that the owners father purchased it new in 71 and was in the process of installing the sm420 and 231 when he developed brain cancer and died. He said that his father had big plans but didn't know what they were. While removing all of the junk from the inside I stumbled across a complete 3.8 turbo kit with what appears to be all the wiring, computer, ect. Under that I found a back seat and brand new upholstery for the front seats.
    My buddy was given a 59 a couple months ago, but this rig is so clean, we are going to abandon the 59 and get this on the road. It is a far better starting point than I had on my project.
    There is the usual front pillar rust, but that is the only real bad part. We will probably start a build thread at some point.
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  2. Jul 25, 2016
    wheelie

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    Sweet. You're a good pal. Looks like tons of potential there. So uhhhh........send the '59 to PA ehhh. hahaha.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2016
    aallison

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    Looks like a project. What are those black things on the side? Looks like vents?
     
  4. Jul 25, 2016
    Twin2

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    yep looks like project and looks better with all the junk out of it
     
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  5. Jul 25, 2016
    47v6

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    Great starting point. I bet it was almost really nice years ago before the guy passed. Upholstery kit even came with hog ring pliers? This jeep might be perfect with all the parts and potential.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2016
    Norcal69

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    That's exactly why I picked it up. If you were to source the axles with power locks alone you would spend at least $1000. All of the components are there to make a very capable jeep. The black things on the sides are air vents.
    I told my buddy to add $1,000 to it and just start driving it.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2016
    Keys5a

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    That turbo is from a late'70s Regal/Monte Carlo. It takes a real unique 4 bbl Rochester-totally different porting to deal w/ positive pressure.
    Nice find with all the upgrades!
    -Donny
     
  8. Jul 25, 2016
    Norcal69

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    I got the complete kit as far as I can tell. Carb, Piping, Turbo, Intake, Air box, Computer, Wiring.. ect.
    I'm sure that I'm probably missing a few odds and ends.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2016
    tarry99

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    Classic mail order plastic side vents..........either Sears or JC Whitney back in the day.........I still have a pair somewhere that were never installed.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2016
    Norcal69

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    When they cut out for the side vents, they cut out the Jeep Stamping.o_O:shock::cry:
     
  11. Jul 25, 2016
    tarry99

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    Short of cutting up the body which I would not do , But I have rode in a Jeep with them before and the extra air flow is pretty nice to have.........
     
  12. Jul 25, 2016
    Daryl

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    T type guys love the induction pieces. I have had good luck selling some of that stuff in the past.
    Great start.
     
  13. Jul 25, 2016
    47v6

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    I am kind of salivating over this pile of junk. Its a bit gross and hard to type with all the slobber on the keyboard.
     
  14. Jul 26, 2016
    Focker

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    He paid $1k?
     
  15. Jul 26, 2016
    tarry99

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    Archer Brothers , my old hood in Hayward , Calif........new Fire Station now going up on the old property....................Pretty Nice , Lots of work do to.........hopefully the rust is not to bad.........I would assume that motor would have to come apart if it has been setting that long.........Era correct accessories from Archer.........roll cage and front down tube kit , tire and Jeep Can Carrier..........I still have mine just like that.
     
  16. Jul 26, 2016
    Norcal69

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    The rust is not even half as bad as what I started with on my build.
    Yes. He paid 1k for it. When we added up all the parts that he was going to need to acquire for his free 59 project, we figured he was at least another 1k ahead parts wise.
    When you add up the cost of the flanged 44 with power lock, 11" brakes with e brake hardware.
    Front 27 with power lock and disc brakes
    Sm420 with aa adapter ready to run.

    He stumbled into a well built even fire 231 last weekend that is ready to run as well.
     
  17. Jul 26, 2016
    Norcal69

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    Tarry,
    It's almost a time capsule. The motor that came with it is just going to be a rainy day project. He sang a guy out of a running built even fire 231 last weekend that will be going in to replace the eve fire 231 that's currently in the jeep. On the plus side, the motor that came in it turns over by hand nicely.
     
  18. Jul 26, 2016
    Focker

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    I think it's a great score.

    Seems like an oddity being a '71 with an under the seat tank and a rear flanged axle?
     
  19. Jul 26, 2016
    homersdog

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    The under seat tank must have been added, all 71s were built with rear tanks.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2016
    Focker

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    Yeah...Looking at close ups on my computer it does look added.

    Something doesn't seem right with the dash...The steering wheel cut out isn't stock...Right?

    Do I spy swinging pedals too?
     

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