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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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So I have some questions for you jeep guys

I am stationed overseas and decided to buy something a little different.

So I got me a nice yellow 1988 Mitsubishi Jeep.






4 speed, 4 cylinder turbo diesel.




Has it's fair share of some rust and neglect, but that is what I am trying to fix.



It still had FACTORY 1988 shocks and steering stabilizer... Yea they are blown, so that is step one, (taking measurements and deciding which ones to go with)

Step 2 is my pretty much destroyed bikini top. When it was installed no one decided to cop the studs coming out of the roll bar (they held covers for the bar at one point) so there is 8 nice holes in it, the center strap is broken so it sags when it rains and there is a hole in the front as well.... Now I tried looking in the states but I cannot find one with a front like this



Step 3 is front and rear end fluid change, and trans case fluid change... since the trans case is leaking, and the rear end is leaking at the pumpkin and it looks like it may be leaking at the wheel seal as well. So if you have an idea of what axles these are that would make my life alot easier.

Any suggestions on axle and trans case fluid?





Next I have no heat, not really needed much here (espically since I don't actually own a top) but it is nice when you get off at 0300 and your windshield is all fogged over and you have no way to fix that. lol so does ANY stateside jeep have a heating setup like this? (apparently this is my heatercore and blower motor)



So sorry for the million questions but any helpful advice I would greatly enjoy. This is something I plan on keeping for a while, but Japanese prices are a bit extreme. Right now I am searching part numbers all over the internet because a new clutch is $600, a full top is nearly $1,600 hell for that matter i just paid $50 for an air filter, $30 for an oil filter and $25 for a fuel filter.

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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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Cool ride. Thanks for your service to our country.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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the body identical to a cj3b
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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That's what I have been told, but when I looked them up the fenders seem different, I could take some measurements I suppose for the top to see if that would work.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #5
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Front axle is a Dana 30, rear is a Dana 44. For fluid use GL5 rated gear oil in whatever weight you choose to run.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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Is that a turbo diesel?
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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:39 AM   #7
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Yup she is a turbo diesel. Kinda ballsy but not fast by any means.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:40 AM   #8
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Front axle is a Dana 30, rear is a Dana 44. For fluid use GL5 rated gear oil in whatever weight you choose to run.
Thank you much. For amounts is it around 2 quarts per axle and 3-4 for t-case?
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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:54 AM   #9
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Pretty cool dude
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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:58 AM   #10
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Pretty cool dude
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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:17 AM   #11
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I is a licencsed CJ-3B from the 50s but the running gear looks typical Mitsubishi truck type stuff. Is it the J3 variant?

You may get CJ3B stuff to fit the metal work so check out early Jeep CJ resources for things like bikini tops but you need to know which variant (J3 / J20 etc)

A 75-90W GL5 is probably good for the axles, about 2.25l each end.

The transfer case may well take the same fluid, about 2 litres.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:23 AM   #12
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I is a licencsed CJ-3B from the 50s but the running gear looks typical Mitsubishi truck type stuff. You may get CJ3B stuff to fit the metal work so check out early Jeep CJ resources for things like bikini tops.

A 75-90W GL5 is probably good for the axles, about 2.25l each end.

The transfer case may well take the same fluid, about 2 litres.
From what I was seeing on the tops, was alot of "windshield" channels. Would that solve the bolt type front?
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Unread 02-05-2013, 06:57 AM   #13
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the fenders ar edifferent. it look like they added a nose to the orignal fender
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Unread 02-05-2013, 02:27 PM   #14
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the fenders ar edifferent. it look like they added a nose to the orignal fender
The older Mitsubishi jeeps have the cj 3 fender but mid 80's thru the 90's had this style. I've seen them before I just need to research again.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #15
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an uncommon ride..... cool
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