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1993BlackYJ 09-24-2011 06:12 AM

1953 CJ-B3 "Ray"
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I'll start by saying this will be a slow process. My plans are to restore the 1953 CJ-3B back to the factory look. I've been searching CL for a while now looking for a 3B. For some reason they are my favorite Model. I like the High Hood & Willys stamped on the Grill. Heres what I found. I went after the 3B but the guys wanted rid of both so I made an offer on the 2A and he took it. The 3B will be dubbed "Ray" after my Grandpa. I already have a 71 CJ5 named "Dorothy" after my grandma (see build thread for story)
and the 2A gets the name of "Maude". When I took the 2A my thoughts were to sell it for a quick profit, but my oldest Daughter likes it..... I guess will see. After a 5hr road trip I'm home and time to unload.

1993BlackYJ 09-24-2011 06:14 AM

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Unloaded and feeling at home with "Dorothy" and the 93YJ

1993BlackYJ 09-24-2011 06:19 AM

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Ray is in the Garage. The engine has been ran recently; It has a newer battery, fresh looking oil and the voltage regular looks new. So the first order of business is the make sure the engine will fire off before I strip the tub off the frame. Seats out and Hood off.

MoC 09-24-2011 07:08 AM

Sweet!! Love 3B's!

243 09-24-2011 07:14 AM

Very cool :thumbsup:

How will you set up the 2A for your daughter?

twinstickd20 09-24-2011 08:40 AM

Nice find! They look like good additions to your collection. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

1993BlackYJ 09-24-2011 08:55 PM

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Lights work, Maggie and my youngest helped today. I tinkered with the engine for a few hours trying to get it too start all I got was a back fire..... So I moved on to fender and tub removal.

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1993BlackYJ 09-24-2011 09:05 PM

Slows the process down, but well worth it.

1993BlackYJ 09-24-2011 09:10 PM

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Fender off, Steering Wheel off, and all but 2 body mount bolts out. They will need a saw-zall. Maybe the tub can come off in the next couple of days if I can get some help.

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1993BlackYJ 09-24-2011 09:25 PM


Originally Posted by 243 (Post 12218019)
Very cool :thumbsup:

How will you set up the 2A for your daughter?

Not sure what to think about the 2A, I think it may be beyond what I want to mess with, but for now it will just go under the shed i guess.

1993BlackYJ 09-25-2011 03:04 PM

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The Lovely Bride, Dorothy, & Maggie helped me put the 2A up this afternoon when we got home from Church. She drove while I steered.

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Skerr 09-25-2011 06:19 PM

That's so cool! Both are great. I like them both, but I'm really liking the 2A with the top and fence! Great find.

1993BlackYJ 09-25-2011 08:03 PM

Timing was off.

1993BlackYJ 09-25-2011 08:05 PM

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A buddy came over this afternoon and we got the tub off.

mjfitz99 09-25-2011 08:38 PM


I might be little jealous. Nice job!

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