post #1 of Old 04-10-2012, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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51' CJ-3A Build...

Okay guys, I needed another project like a hole in my head, but I just got a 51 CJ-3A with the flathead L-134 and a lot of body work haha The engine looks fairly solid and it turned with my hand. I got it from right next door literally! My Uncle gave it to me so its a win win anyway you slice it, even if just because it has the same parts as my 47 truck. I plan to restore it slowly if I can, although my truck is still the priority. Body off soon, but I want to see if it will run first. It had oil and the tires filled up haha When I pulled it in gear my buddy said it had oil pressure at 40 psi! I hope thats a good sign. More to come... stay tuned boys!

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Had to cross-post your 'before' pics in the Abandoned and Neglected thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/a...l#post13391851

Looking forward to following this one!


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Had to cross-post your 'before' pics in the Abandoned and Neglected thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/a...l#post13391851

Looking forward to following this one!


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Thanks for that man. It should be fun... low budget wholesome preservation of history haha

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haha now i have 2 flatty builds to watch

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Okay here we go... I got the tailgate off without much hassle, including the spare. I got the headlight bezels polished up and they look almost perfect!!! I need to get a 6 volt battery to see if she does anything... Does anyone know if a test battery can be had from a junkyard?
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It never ceases to amaze me how some guys can reach into a pile of rust and pull out a Jeep!
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Very nice, Viper. This should make a fun 'back burner' project.

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I've had eyes on possible flatfender projects for the past 6 months like a fat kid oogling a 6 layer chocolate cake. You've gone and made me jealous...good thing I'm still poor.

Yank up that carpet and lets see what the floors look like. Good score!

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I've had eyes on possible flatfender projects for the past 6 months like a fat kid oogling a 6 layer chocolate cake. You've gone and made me jealous...good thing I'm still poor.

Yank up that carpet and lets see what the floors look like. Good score!
I am incredibly nervous to do that haha. I need to get my mask on first I do know that some of the floor braces that had wood in them are gone so I am expecting some rust through...

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Nice shag carpet.

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I got the bolts for the windshield off... only had to break one... and pulled that off for stripping. I am almost finished stripping the tailgate. I bashed out some of the dents on the concrete and roughly straightened it (good enough for a Jeep). It won't be winning any body work awards but it will be way better. I also cut out a small section of the bent upper rolled edge and am going to put a piece of pipe with the same diameter in its place(just so happened to have some that will work) I also saw pinholes in the bottom hinge so i cut open a section to release about a pound of rust... I will try to seal that cavity somehow to prevent further issues.
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Darn I bet this tailgate never thought it would be this shiny again. I got it all stripped and I chopped out that bashed in part of the edge. I had some pipe that fit the diameter so thats going to patch it. I am not doing a 69 Mustang here so you will still know there is a repair because there is still a slight bend at that point but no Bondo!!
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I got this baby all patched up and a couple coats of self-etching primer, which just so happens to be an excellent color for a Willys Jeep haha Some of you might be wondering why the heck I am putting time into the tailgate right now haha I am the kind of guy that needs an inspiration piece for my projects. Something that I can look at and say "The whole thing will look like that". So this fits the bill nicely. Plus you gotta start somewhere.
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