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Unread 02-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
54willysjeep
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New guy here and i have a 54 WILLYS CJ3B

Hello everyone,

i have a 54 WILLYS jeep that i have been working on for the last 2 years and i have had to do extensive work to it. replace body and restore everything else on to the best of my abilities. tight budget you know. but i do what i can to when i can buy stuff for it. project is moving along nicely though.

used to look like this


looks like this still a long way to go.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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Very cool - 3Bs are great Jeeps.

Where in Santa Ana? I grew up in Orange, near Chapman and Yorba.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 01:01 PM   #3
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Very cool - 3Bs are great Jeeps.

Where in Santa Ana? I grew up in Orange, near Chapman and Yorba.
Harbor and Mcfaden area.

my latest thing to add to it is the alternator of course a newer one having trouble with the mount that came with it.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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Green is good, well done on the body clean and finish paint. 3b's are rare up here. only one guy has a 3b in a club of two hundred Jeeps that I belong to
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Unread 03-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #5
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Green is good, well done on the body clean and finish paint. 3b's are rare up here. only one guy has a 3b in a club of two hundred Jeeps that I belong to
yes it is a good color. I know it's not the original color for it. but I like the Olive Drab look. I may camo it but not sure at this time. I want to get it running. but there is so much to do to it.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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just an update since I have not really posted in a while I have been working on the jeep quite a bit.

since then I have wired the jeep up to start without the foot switch which I didn't want to use.

rebuilt the carb.

new exhaust system

installed the gas tank and no leaks. I believe this is the orginal.

bled the brakes and only had one rubber hose has a small leak (new one on the way)

inspected the brakes, drums and wheel cylinders they look brand new aside from some dirt and spider webs.

installed a new distributer one with no points new plugs wires and new plugs.

I also drove the Jeep around my neighborhood yesterday and it runs great. engine is purring like a kitten.

still lots to do but I now can drive it out to my garage instead of pushing it.

probably a few more things I did but can't remember.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #7
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