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Your CJ-3B Project / Re: CJ-3B 57348 69050
« Last post by Zach S on Today at 09:28:35 AM »
Good news everyone! The new-to-me engine tried to start yesterday! Turns out the distributor was timed wrong, it is 180 out. I just need a stronger battery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smDbcSFfV5w



This weekend, I finished wiring the coil, starter and alternator in.




The gauges on the dash are working.



I should have it actually running tonight and hopefully driving by the end of the week.
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Gearboxes and axles / Re: Flat Towing
« Last post by SteveKfl on Today at 07:14:47 AM »
I fabricated a simple "driveshaft park bracket" for flat towing.  It is mounted to the cross member next to the driveshaft during normal operations.  No interference to the travel of suspension.  I take the four nuts off the yokes, move the shaft over to the bracket, use the yokes and nuts to hold the shaft and bearing cups together in one place.  Easy access and everything stays ready to go back to work at destination.  I've heard some horror stories of gear shifts popping into gear during flat-towing.  As far as "backwards towing", remember, you'll be putting a lot of "50-55MPH air force" against the normal direction of the windshield holding brackets, so should probably "drop it" and secure it too... IMO.  A soft-top may create a whole different but similar set of concerns too.  My DJ is 2WD so a second bracket could be used for the front shaft as well for CJs.  That's my $.02.
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Gearboxes and axles / Flat Towing
« Last post by DanaD on Yesterday at 11:09:52 PM »
I have read all the post I can find on flat towing. There are several places I would like to take my CJ3A but the Interstate is the best way to get there. I don't like driving the interstate in the jeep but would not mind towing it at 50-55mph

I am only talking about a hour each way.

Has anyone tow with the jeep backwards on a tow dolly ? With the hubs unlocked, steering wheel tied off nothing should spin but the front wheels. I know I can remove the back drive shaft and tow it frontwards but I don't like taking the driveshaft off and putting it back on that often.

I have been looking for a trailer I can afford but don't really have a place to keep one and am just looking at different options and a dolly takes up less space.
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Non-Jeep Projects / Re: Workshop
« Last post by SteveW on Yesterday at 09:00:04 PM »




This is finished ceiling in the bays with low profile LED lighting. These things are great as they only need about 2" of space to put a box and clip the light in.



Wall with my bins for nuts bolt and screws plus a little fold down sorting table that is working quite well



That is where my workbench will go 7' in my old shop almost ready to get it out.
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Non-Jeep Projects / Re: Workshop
« Last post by SteveW on Yesterday at 08:54:09 PM »




Middle bay with storage for my jeep parts and the like. This is the 2nd jeep that the body is on the 1 st jeep. Project #3 behind the Cushman scooter and jeep trailer
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BODY and trim / Re: Headlight Bucket color
« Last post by Chuck Watford on Yesterday at 08:52:58 PM »
I removed the buckets today and started cleaning. The paint was so thick, I wound up having to use the blast cabinet. I gave them a coat of Rust-Oleum cold galvanizing paint, looks ok, I guess.

I also decided it was time to start getting rid of this paint job, so the hood, fenders and grill are off now.

I had the windshield frame powder coated gloss black last year as a test and I have been very happy with it, si I think I will have all the other black pieces powder coated, too.
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Once You've Joined / Welcome FrankUSMC
« Last post by Forum Master on Yesterday at 08:22:06 PM »
Welcome to the CJ DJ 3A 3B Willys Community Forum FrankUSMC!

Tell us more about you and your Willys!

We love pics so don't be afraid to post pics of your Willys.
Here we like any kind of them!

You will find a lots of smart people here that are willing to help.
Enjoy your stay,
Pascal and all forum members

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Once You've Joined / Welcome Spacecrab
« Last post by Forum Master on Yesterday at 08:22:06 PM »
Welcome to the CJ DJ 3A 3B Willys Community Forum Spacecrab!

Tell us more about you and your Willys!

We love pics so don't be afraid to post pics of your Willys.
Here we like any kind of them!

You will find a lots of smart people here that are willing to help.
Enjoy your stay,
Pascal and all forum members

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Electrical Systems / Re: 12v setup for cheap?
« Last post by Mark W. on Yesterday at 04:25:11 PM »
Keep in mind no alternator will come with the proper sized pulley for the wider belts. Speedway motors sells pulleys designed for alternators mounted on Ford flat head that are cheap and work well.
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Non-Jeep Projects / Re: Workshop
« Last post by SteveW on Yesterday at 04:16:51 PM »
Well we have had break in hot weather so can work setting up inside. Good progress and mostly how I pictured things working out. I built my box to exhaust hot air from shop but can't tell how effective it is although it was what we used to flush our whole house with years ago. It is quieter than I thought it would be and that is a good thing. Used osb even though I don't need it that heavy but plywood and paneling cost too much to justify using them.Slow computer so pic's a little later







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