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Offline oldtime

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« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2019, 10:23:07 AM »
Yes indeed... What a great feeling it is !

Offline duffer

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« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2019, 12:09:28 PM »
Congratulations!

Hopefully I will have my B back on the road/trail soon.
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Offline Rus Curtis

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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2019, 12:13:01 PM »
Yes!  Well done!
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« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2019, 03:16:57 PM »
Fellas! I had a big weekend. I took Friday off to finish up some wiring and get the body back together, then I figured out that the spring in the hand brake drum decided to pop off at some point during the installation and had to deal with that.



We took it for it's first drive on a major highway Saturday night, it was so much fun. Then Sunday morning I took it for a 10 mile drive around town at around 9am. It was so much fun.

I do have a few problems, the brakes need work and the transmission leaks from the shifter tower. I'm going to make a new gasket for the shifter tower and see if that helps any. I'll adjust the brakes tomorrow night and try to get it out on the road again.

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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2019, 12:23:25 PM »
Hey folks! I meant to post this week with some updates, but it's been a crazy week at work and everywhere. I did go to the Southeast Willys Get Together last weekend which was amazing, I'll post some pictures soon, and I ordered a bunch of new parts for my ignition.

I did find a few cool things at the Get Together last weekend. I've been on the hunt for a skid plate, wiper motor and radiator shroud (that didn't fit) for a while now. Found them, I also picked up a few steering boxes and a really cool Beebe Brothers hand crank winch. The winch is soaking in Evaporust right now and I'm going to do a full restoration on it.



We also decided that it was time to get the old random orbital sander out and get that ugly red primer off of the Jeep and figure out what is under it.




We did find a lot of bondo, but also, what I believe to be the original blue paint. The Orange was added later, but it is super thick and I really like it.
 




I'm planning on painting it with some boiled linseed oil this weekend and keeping the patina look. Or, I might just rattle can it.
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Offline Rus Curtis

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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2019, 03:46:13 PM »
Nice score on parts!  Another thread on a manual winch restoration (for inspiration):
https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/sasgen-derrick-winch-restoration_topic45465.html?KW=winch

That will be a fun project for sure!
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« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2019, 08:46:50 AM »
Nice score on parts!  Another thread on a manual winch restoration (for inspiration):
https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/sasgen-derrick-winch-restoration_topic45465.html?KW=winch

That will be a fun project for sure!

That post actually inspired me to try to find one of these winches, It should be fun! It's stripped and I might paint it tonight.

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« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2019, 09:49:59 AM »
Hey folks! So, this weekend was really fun. I started off by taking a drive up to Valle Crucis, I had planned on taking some back roads and avoiding highways, but I ended up missing my turn and did a bit of highway driving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4655UZCliFs

The jeep handled perfectly until I broke the steering damper mount. You can hear the bug clunk at around 27 minutes in.

I also spent yesterday finishing up the headlight wiring, I put 2 relays in, wired it all and it seems to work like it should.











I need to fix the steering damper and deal with my exhaust leak this week.
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« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2019, 09:21:36 AM »
Hey fellas! It's been a little while since I've gotten any work done on the 3B, it's the start of our cold season and it's been in the 20's every morning.

I did make it out to the shop to do a few things this weekend. Last week I ordered a new exhaust down pipe to replace the old one that had a quarter size hole in it and welded it into the exhaust Saturday morning. It sounds so much better and it seems to have fixed the miss it was having.

I also got a new steering damper, but I'm waiting on the temperature to warm up a bit so I can paint the brackets.

Offline Rus Curtis

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« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2019, 10:41:02 AM »
Zach,
Nice work so far!

And as an aside, I CAN SEE ALL THESE IMAGES!! 

The weather here changed rather abruptly.  Hoping for some milder weather to get some items done as well.
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« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2020, 10:48:14 AM »
Hey fellas! I know it's been a while, but I have a few updates on the 3B! It's been a crazy few months, the weather is unseasonably warm, I took my first vacation in a few years and I'm about 2 weeks into a new job.

First off, I'm about 90% done with the Beebe Brothers winch. I need a few lock rings and I need to make a crank for it.



I can't wait to get it mounted on the front of the 3B.

I also installed a new steering damper to replace the one I broke (or thought I broke) a few months ago.



I also picked up a gear set a few months ago that I decided to start cleaning up.




The gears are really pitted inside the transfer case, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. I may just clean it up and sell it.

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« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2020, 12:47:41 PM »
Hey folks! It seems like winter has finally arrived in Western North Carolina and I keep running across new projects. I took a trip down to Johnson City last weekend and picked up a L-head and gear-set that's in pretty rough shape.



It's been so cold outside I haven't been able to motivate myself to get it out of the truck, so it's living there until the temperature gets up above freezing.

I have a '44 MB that I've been collecting parts for and I think the engine and a decent gear-set are the last items I need for it. I'm also thinking about swapping the F-head that's in the 3B currently for this engine, it's developed a knock near the rear of the engine so we'll see.