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post #1 of 73 Old 07-01-2015, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Project Bulldog, a 1953 willys

I just purchased a 1953 willys cj3B on Monday. My plan is to bring it back to a road worthy, cruising condition. Is has all of the factory drivetrain. Runs, but not well, drives good enough to move around, and has ZERO brakes. It is my first flat fender and I love it. I just finished my cj6. At least for now. I need to no where you guys recommend buying parts. Any input is appreciated! first pic is at the guys place I bought it, and second is after hours of mouse turd and rotten wood and carpet removal.

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post #2 of 73 Old 07-01-2015, 08:52 AM
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That looks pretty cool.
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Very nice. A real survivor. I'm going to assume that orange was not the original color...

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Noble looking Beast! You are lucky to have found it. FWD.com has a a lot of parts for the "Heritage" Jeep. Good luck and enjoy. Those military lugs on the CJ6 would look great on it--be appropriate too. Now you can get rid of the rebranded Dodge--just kidding! Sweet trio.

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It was originally a dark green. Can't recall name of it tho. And I agree on wheel and tire choice. Would like to match what I have on my cj6.
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Few more pics of what I have done so far. First thing I cleaned inside out. Full of rotten wood, and trashed back seat, beer cans, and 50 years worth of lady bugs.
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Next I had to remove the grill screen crap and homemade grill guard with el cheapo lights.
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Last thing I did was remove the old, non working electronic wiper assemblies. Couldn't lay the windshield down with them on, so they had to go.
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post #10 of 73 Old 07-01-2015, 02:31 PM
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looks pretty good. That type of willys can actually look pretty good all done up and with a lift and tires on there although the set up it has now makes it looks pretty stout. Very nice.

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Nice old jeep

its a rusty one

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looks pretty good. That type of willys can actually look pretty good all done up and with a lift and tires on there although the set up it has now makes it looks pretty stout. Very nice.
I hadn't thought much of lifting it. That would be pretty nice. Maybe a 2.5" lift and 31" muds?
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I believe woodstock green or willow green were the two darker green shades.

I wouldn't lift it, I think the stance is cool.
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I believe woodstock green or willow green were the two darker green shades.

I wouldn't lift it, I think the stance is cool.
Just checked cj3b.info and mine was Woodstock green. Kinda like that color
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Tonight I ground down all the spots left over from cutting off the bumper bar and those stupid lights. Then flap wheeled the whole bumper. Also cleaned the corrosion off of the MACK Bulldog. Which by the way is the reason why I named this project " project Bulldog ".
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