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Your CJ-3B Project / Re: 1953 CJ 3B
« on: November 07, 2019, 10:10:09 PM »
Not bad for a dollar, lol.

Great looking rig.

Non-Jeep Projects / Re: Bitten by the Hot Rod bug again....
« on: September 04, 2019, 08:25:13 PM »
I bought on of those back in 2008. Got it out of an estate sale for $1,500. It was one owner car, with (not a typo) 3,280 original miles on it. Driving it a week after I purchased it I suffered a blow out in the freeway. Just goes to show even though the car looked brand new, the tires were still over 30 years old, lol.

It was a time capsule. Absolutely creampuff of a car. Drove it for the summer and sold it shortly after.

Non-Jeep Projects / DIY Gas Stove (fireplace)
« on: September 04, 2019, 08:12:30 PM »
I tackled this earlier this spring. Built the hearth out of 2x4 wrapped with a 3/4 inch ply. That was covered in 1/2 in cement board and topped with wood look ceramic tile. Backspalsh was stacked slate and the stove is a Heat n' Glo natural gas unit in dark cooper/ bronze.

Materials: $600 +/-
Time: 3 Weekends and 396 cuss words.
Stove: $3,400 minus 10% veteran discount
Stove Install and Mechanical Permits: $1,540 (which included 3 way gas lines to power more stuff later)

$6,240 +/- all in for this DIY project.

Project gave me an excuse to buy a tile saw and a few more tools.

I'm currently Jeepless so I needed a project to keep me occupied.

Once You've Joined / Re: Welcome IRQVET
« on: September 04, 2019, 12:52:32 PM »
Hello everyone. I recently sold my 67 CJ5 and now I'm on the hunt for a new project. I have always been a fan of the Cj3B's so that is where I'm focusing my search. I'm kinda on a kick right now looking for an M606 because I want to build a military parade rig, and something I can take the kids out on the weekend and just tool around. But getting a regular civilian CJ3B is okay too.

In a previous life I was a body and paint guy; currently I'm a horrible welder and my mechanical skills are almost non-existent. So I like these forums because of all the shared knowledge you can get from them.


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