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Unread 09-08-2013, 08:35 AM   #31
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Glad you're back and still at it. Congrats on the wedding date. Hope she likes Jeeps! Those are Chevy axles?? From what?
Stock D27's, but they will be sporting late 70's Chevy half-ton disk brakes on the front. Sorry. It looks like my post yesterday wasn't too clear.
I have a hunch that there will be forehead prints on the windshield since both Dad and I are used to how they are "supposed" to stop.

I'm debating on larger Ford 9" drums for the rear, but we have everything in inventory to do new rear stock brakes.

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Unread 09-08-2013, 05:44 PM   #32
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Stock D27's, but they will be sporting late 70's Chevy half-ton disk brakes on the front. Sorry. It looks like my post yesterday wasn't too clear.
I have a hunch that there will be forehead prints on the windshield since both Dad and I are used to how they are "supposed" to stop.

I'm debating on larger Ford 9" drums for the rear, but we have everything in inventory to do new rear stock brakes.
I would really LOVE to see a step-by-step pictorial on that. If you got/make one...
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Unread 09-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #33
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Unfortunately, I didn't get to put the caliper mounts on. Dad did that one without me and sent the pictures to torment me. I will see what I can do to get some more details and pics when I get down to the shop to work on the rest of the system; however, I doubt I could do the best job at documenting and explaining the process. Usually when we get going we forget all about taking pictures. I think there is only one of the blue 3B before we broke/ cut it in half! I will reveal that I do plan to retrofit in a dual reservoir master cylinder in as well.

To prep we had to have the knuckle ground a bit so the caliper would fit. You can see where in the third picture.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 06:53 AM   #34
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10-4... I will pay closer attention.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #35
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I'll do my best!
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Unread 09-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #36
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I'll do my best!
I am SEEING your best. It's pretty dang GOOD, Dude!

Unfortunately, I may have sold my 3B. If the guy doesn't buy it, it is getting rebuilt. I don't CARE what wifey says...


















yeah... right....
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Unread 09-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #37
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NO, Keep it! It can sit and wait for ALL the others to finish up first.

I was going to sell the YJ and replace it with the 3B - Yea. That plan "fell through."
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Unread 03-11-2014, 05:51 PM   #38
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Sorry - not much progress on my 3B. I'm stuck up here in the big city and all the cash is going towards the upcoming nuptials.
My body is sandblasted and primed now.... I still need to get on the replacement panels. Free time is at an incredible premium right now though.
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Well.... This is awkward. I seem to have misplaced my primed Jeep body picture. Since I am such an awful OP, I have brought tribute of Jeep pictures.

The 3B Dad took from the lot, Lucy, is out and about earning her keep this winter.

Bonus points if you recognize what Dad's awning is.

Lucy also likes to get cleaned up and hang out with friends.



I was also able to let my YJ stretch her legs a little. She just sits around Dad's back pasture waiting for me to come visit.

I apologize for the awful sideways cellphone picture.
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Unread 03-12-2014, 04:22 PM   #39
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I still have my 3B. I don't think the guy wants a project that "strong"! I love the pic of your dad's 3. SWEET! The awning is a hood?? But it looks more like a golf cart top.
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Unread 03-13-2014, 11:00 PM   #40
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I still have my 3B. I don't think the guy wants a project that "strong"! I love the pic of your dad's 3. SWEET! The awning is a hood?? But it looks more like a golf cart top.
Thanks. His is still a work in process. When he's got a part done, it goes on the Jeep. It's really not much father ahead than mine. In fact, I think mine has a few more rebuilt and shiny parts on it. His is just together and driving around.

Glad to hear yours is still around. So.... Is it drivable? Kinda close enough to drivable? If we put this plywood where there should be floor, sit on a milk crate and hope we don't have to stop in a hurry drivable?
It doesn't have to look pretty to be fun.

The awning is an old 2A hood. I can see golf cart top with the snow piled up.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 02:50 PM   #41
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My 3 is NOWHERE near driveable! The front clip is pretty good, but the motor is seized. Tranny is seized. Axles barely roll. There is nothing to hold a plywood floor inplace!! Thus, no milk crate!! BUT... I want to rebuild it MORE THAN ANY OTHER JEEP I OWN! Splain that to me.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 05:07 PM   #42
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My 3 is NOWHERE near driveable! The front clip is pretty good, but the motor is seized. Tranny is seized. Axles barely roll. There is nothing to hold a plywood floor inplace!! Thus, no milk crate!! BUT... I want to rebuild it MORE THAN ANY OTHER JEEP I OWN! Splain that to me.
Haha.... Easy. 3B's are awesome.

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Unread 10-24-2014, 07:51 PM   #43
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The 3B will get there, I promise!



.... At least that's what I tell myself. Hey, how about two dogs in a YJ?



Yea... That helps a little.
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