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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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What jeep do I have?

Last week I bought a jeep frame with suspension, axles, wheels and steering gear box. He called it 1960 Willy's Jeep, but what model would this actually be? It has Dana 25 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle and a short wheel base. That is all I know about it. Any help would be appreciated!

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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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Last week I bought a jeep frame with suspension, axles, wheels and steering gear box. He called it 1960 Willy's Jeep, but what model would this actually be? It has Dana 25 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle and a short wheel base. That is all I know about it. Any help would be appreciated!
Most likely it's a CJ-3b. Those axles match what came on the 1960 model.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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Thank you. What does the "b" stand for?
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #4
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Does it look like this?




The B is just the next sequential model number. The previous model was the CJ-3A. When Willy's put the F-134 (Overhead valves) motor in, they need to do a "hoodectomy" to make room. That's why there is a spacer section in the body cowling and and the higher hood.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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The 3A and the 3B had some differences. The 3B had a different engine which required raising the hood and placing a taller grill. The CJ (Civilian Jeep) 3A was produced by Willys (pronounced Willis, not Willees). The CJ3B was built by Kaiser after Willys was sold to them.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:16 AM   #6
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Does it look like this?




The B is just the next sequential model number. The previous model was the CJ-3A. When Willy's put the F-134 (Overhead valves) motor in, they need to do a "hoodectomy" to make room. That's why there is a spacer section in the body cowling and and the higher hood.


I don't have the body, just the frame.
jeep-chassis.jpg   jeep-chassis-2.jpg   jeep-chassis-3.jpg  
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #7
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The only true way is to decode the VIN number. Look on top of the frame by the left front shock mount. There should be VIN stamped into the frame. The frames were pretty much the same despite the model. I know its not a M38 (no shackle reversal in the front).
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Unread 05-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #8
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you got everything that people usually throw away when they upgrade to anything
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you got everything that people usually throw away when they upgrade to anything
Always helpful information, as usual.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 09:09 AM   #10
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you got everything that people usually throw away when they upgrade to anything
For what I'm planning on doing, this will suffice.
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