Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.
Garbage, that sucks. If you have to do a bunch of work, may as well refurbish some originals. Not at $500 apiece though.
Dphillip, Have you checked out this site ? : Willys Jeep Parts | Kaiser Willys Jeep Parts and Restoration
I was turned onto them a while ago & their parts, ordering & shipping were top notch.
I also found this for you , if interested. They state that these are OEM .
I Realize that they are more expensive, but IMHO, the Crowne stuff is pretty chintzy remakes . Also, Walcks has the same part #'s , for 4 bucks less each.
Thank you Richie for the link. I am familiar with that company but was under the impression they source their body parts from MD Juan in Taiwan. I’m concerned that all reproduction CJ fenders regardless where you purchase them from are made by MD Juan. I now have a set coming from Discount Body Parts so I’ll see what their offerings look like. If they are the same poor quality I’ll definitely give Kaiser Willy’s a call.
The body shop is making nice progress with my CJ so I really need those fenders.
Have you called Collins brothers in Dallas? They are longtime AMC-jeep dealers that carry lots of CJ parts. They might have something to help you.
Used Parts Specials
I did check Collins and their online inventory shows no used fenders. I did find two in Ohio that the seller said are rusty but not rotten. He wants 500 per fender, not paying a 1000 dollars for two rusty fenders.
Body folks know their trade, don't they ? Your Jeep is look'n good, man. I feel like you have the younger sister to my " Rosie " , just a bit longer is all . Mostly 'cuz were the only ones I know with the 700R4 3 speed auto w/ Overdrive .
P.S. Kaiser states that theirs are OEM ? , Not Juans ?????
Thanks again Richie!
I found something curious with the Kaiser Willy’s part numbers. Their part numbers for 76 thru 86 fenders are the same part numbers for Walck’s 72 thru 75 fenders. Somethings not right there?
More than I've ever paid for a whole jeep. You might want to consider buying a parts vehicle.
I thought 72 and later where all the same
where the shock mounts is different. I think all of them are cut out for a 76 and up and those with intermediates have to cut out where the shock mount is.
I went and had 5 new tires put on the Jeepster. It had Duratrac 265/75/16 that were 8 years old with dry rot and some chunks missing from the lugs on the tread. I bought Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx. Size is 255/85/16 so a little taller and just slightly narrower. It seems to ride and handle a little better. Getting ready for a trip to Big Bend Ranch State Park next week!
I have always & still do.... Dig Cooper tires. Look'n good, man
Aftermarket fender saga update:
If you recall I ordered new front fenders from Qudratech. The first pair arrived and they were of poor quality and dented which may have been cause by UPS since the boxes were in horrible condition. Those were sent back and Qudratech sent two replacements. The replacements arrived and were in the same poor and dented condition. I sent the replacements back and gave up on Qudratech. I called Discount Body Parts online and talked with customer service who assured me that their CJ fenders came from a different manufacturer than the Qudratech fenders because of different manufacturer parts numbers. I ordered a pair and they arrived today. These arrived by FedEx Freight and the boxes were in pristine condition. Opening the boxes I saw these fenders were from the same Taiwan manufacturer as the Qudratech fenders, same wrapping and markings. These fenders however were in pretty good shape! One fender needs a little bondo and the other fender looks almost perfect.
So, it was a process but I should have a new pair of decent fenders on the CJ.
Sometime ago another forum member said all CJ fenders are made by one manufacturer MD Juan in Taiwan, I think he was correct.
This is how the boxes arrived from UPS.
Got the ox locker installed. .007" backlash, .012 differential bearing preload. Tooth contact pattern looks the same as before I took it apart.
By the way I bought the housing spreader off of ebay for $96. I got it as per the OX locker install instructions that it was the only way to the correct preload. I tell you what it made it a breeze to work on this rather than fight the differential in and out during setup. It turned out to be money well spent.
Finocj's mini-build thread was extremely helpful with this, so thank you James!
Next up is to get the axle housing back in the jeep, then get the full float axle conversion from Herm installed.
Nice progress at the body shop!
The infamous MD Juan fender are fitted and will require some trimming on the inner fender for shock absorber clearance. I’m pleased with the their work and pace so far. They might have color on by weeks end.
Looked at this 66. F134 with T98 No idea what I'd do with it if I got it. Maybe throw on some 33's and do some trail runs with the local "jeep" club.
You have a real nice rig . Your's is one of my favorites on the forum. Nice Job on the Locker...
I'll be doing mine this winter sometime. If you would like to part with that spreader when you are finished , Please keep me in mind.
That’s a PTO winch? Folks like them. I’ll bet lots of good parts. I could use a passenger fender.
yep complete and functional. I doubt I'd part it out unless I threw the 3b tub on it
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