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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2018, 02:21:24 AM »
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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2018, 06:11:09 AM »
My front has Spicer axles so here's the tag.


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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2018, 09:15:08 AM »
Looks good.  I noticed the EP 140 gear oil in your photo.  Original spec calls for 90w.
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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2018, 12:26:00 PM »
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Looks good.� I noticed the EP 140 gear oil in your photo.� Original spec calls for 90w.
Yep, that's what my Service Manual says too. I think they owned shares in the company that made 90w cause you pour it in constantly. The 140 stays put.
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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2018, 12:52:45 PM »
It's finally starting to look like a Jeep instead of a large pile of parts. The front and rear axles are installed!
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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2018, 03:11:44 PM »
Nice, you're gonna love the 11" brakes..
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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2018, 05:57:39 PM »
Coming right along! Axles are on the springs, 11" brakes are complete, front suspension is complete, shocks installed and the wheels are aligned. I bought the * bell crank repair parts from OMX. They were looser that what I took out. Sent them back for a refund. Spent $54 on a NOS repair kit from Obsolete Automotive Warehouse. It is a large bronze bushing and center bolt. Fits and feels like new! Ya get what ya pay for! I re-engineered the brake/clutch shaft. I made nylon washers that fit snug on the shaft to act as a grease seal. Made a bushing to fit between the brake pedal and clutch arm to replace the washer and cotter pin. then I made the anti-wobble bolt to hold it all together, feels like new! My Willys, just like most new cars now requires a 10mm wrench, the reproduction brake lines have US threads but the hex is 10mm. The transfer case and transmission are next...
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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2018, 01:34:33 PM »
Started tearing into the transfer case today. Doesn't look too bad but I'll replace all the bearings, shafts and thrust washers. I also pulled the trigger on a new Saturn overdrive. I bought it from Kaiser Willys. They had the best price, $1049.99 with a shifter kit and free shipping. Who has the double lip seals?
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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2018, 03:19:28 PM »
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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2018, 01:02:35 PM »
Working on the transfer case. Everything has been cleaned and inspected. All the threaded holes have been re-tapped. Case checked for cracks. Even the pilot bushing has been removed (PITA! had to cut it out cause the bread trick didn't work). Here's a few pictures, before and after. Waiting for parts to come in the mail. The transmission is next in line.
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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2019, 07:39:26 PM »
I haven't posted in a while here's some more pictures of progress. The tub is Smoke Gray Rustoleum and a Harbor Freight HVLP gun. One run, I'm going to leave it and let people wounder how it got a horizontal run. Let it sit for a few days and on the frame she goes! Wiring next...
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Re: One Owner CJ3A Restoration
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2019, 08:26:43 PM »
An excellent job.  I really like the paint job on the fan.
Keep the pictures coming.
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