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Jeepfreak81 09-14-2006 08:51 AM

My 1946 CJ2A
I think I finally have my build plan, and the engine goes in tomorrow so its a good time to post....

that mixed with a

2" lift
1" BL
Buick 225 V6
T-86 or t-14
saggy swap

34" pizza cutters
possible PTO (if I can find one)

Stock Axles 5.38 gears or 4.xx Offset 44 rear, D27 closed knuckle front

Eventually a set of Autometers (MAYBE)

The jeep will have a military arctic hardtop off a M38 as well.

CJ5 frame... will put the 2A frame in storage for possible later restoration if I decide to.

getting closer :rock:

even better pics tomorrow night :naughty:

sciron4x4 09-14-2006 02:22 PM

Very awesome, man. Keep us posted. And good luck.

Jeepfreak81 09-15-2006 07:03 AM

this should make it go a little faster

Ignore the fender on the trailer, it is not touching the wheel, it just looks that way because the fender got bent by a tractor.

Jeepfreak81 09-16-2006 08:09 PM

crap I may be driving it soon (then I will take the tub back off to paint it)

Going to try to get it running tomorrow :D

ckos9LD 09-17-2006 08:16 PM

That thing looks awesome. A friend's dad of mine has either a CJ5 or CJ7 that he restored and I love it. Yours looks great though!

wheelchairman 09-17-2006 08:59 PM

whos with me starting a restore section here? I think restores need a forum all to themselves.

Jeepfreak81 09-17-2006 09:02 PM


Originally Posted by wheelchairman
whos with me starting a restore section here? I think restores need a forum all to themselves.

restoring? DId you read the build plan :laugh: :confused: My original plan was to restore, but the tub is too far gone.

For restore advice I hit up and go to the flatty section

GreenDean 09-17-2006 09:27 PM


Nothing like a good rat rod.

JeepRocks86 10-08-2006 09:33 PM

Awesome. You will probably take a lot of heat about cutting up an old flattie if you haven't already. I was going to buggy mine, but have decided to restore it. 48 first and then the 46.



48 next to my TJ's 36s

Jeepfreak81 10-08-2006 10:15 PM

The only hacking is on the 66 CJ5 frame, the body itself would take WAY too much money and work to restore, it was hit prior and repaired, I found a lot of bondo... the factory frame and axles are going into storage for a possible future restoration as they are very good still. I have not got ragged on too much because of that

JeepRocks86 10-18-2006 08:20 PM

I was at the badlands a couple weeks ago and some one had this.
I talked to the guy and he had a CJ 5 frame and a fiberglass 2a body similar to what it sounds like you are doing. He still had the leaf springs though. I think i might have to try my hand at that in a number of years.

Here's all 3 of my big toys...

Jeepfreak81 10-18-2006 08:27 PM

Good group! I wish mine was that complete and original o start... I would have been way more likely to restore.

Jeepfreak81 12-04-2006 08:58 PM

So much for a solid Tub... The hat channels were rotted out... so I removed it all.... :(

Sadly I thought it was worth saving when I bought it as it was very solid, but I found many brazed panals with 1/4" of bondo over them. Then the hat channels were rotten, so I took them off and it was punky where the wood is in contact with steel...

The vertical step I think is also going to eventually need to be changed/reinforced. It is mostly there but there are bad spots.

The tub is getting fixed/reinforced with 1" C-channel and The floors will be diamond plate. The tub is going on a 66 CJ5 with 34x9.5 TSLs and will be smoothed and painted slate grey with Navy markings, going for the used look

It will be a around town toy/ mild trail wheeler just to have some fun in, smiles per mile. when I saw the tub was rotten I figured fun is better then accuracy

I just HATE cutting on this 60 year old steel, every time I remove a piece I feel like I am removing history

Jeepfreak81 12-04-2006 08:59 PM

So this weekend I put up most of my Christmas lights, need to find out why only 1/2 my spiral tree in the front yard is lit. I also installed the floors in the CJ2A with 99grandTJ (my buddy Adam), he also started dismantling my D18 t-cases to install the twin sticks on the proper case. (the one that has them is smoked it is safe to say)

also started cutting out the bad stuff, found out someone must have whacked the spare tire on something as the passenger side was pretty bad under the bondo I found.

Then we did some sawhorse wheeling :rock: :woot:

yes it is diamond plate, and still needs some final trimming/welding underneath, but the rear floor fit perfect :) Also need to weld the new hat channels in, changing the locations of them to allow mating to the 66 CJ5 frame easily

Going faster then anticipated, hoping to mount the tub and fire the motor before Christmas :twisted:

Jeepfreak81 12-04-2006 09:00 PM

Test fiting the tub with the new hat channels/measuring for body mounts for the 2A tub to go on the 66 CJ5 frame

headers clear the passenger side, but NOT the drivers side for some reason, going to have to do some 'adjusting' with heat and a sledge I think...

Good chance the bottom will be painted and the tub mounted tomorrow ! :)

The time now is 08:45 AM.

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