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Offline sbeilstein

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2019, 12:59:43 PM »
That sounds about right. Maybe you have more experience, but I did it myself and for the first time, I read and prepped as much as I could but it was still a mess. I spent about $700 on etch primer, primer surfacer, paint and hardener. I had two colors though (body is white, and the grill, windshield frame, and bumpers are black.) After considering my options, I just bought the stuff off the shelf at the local NAPA. My advice if you DIY; get a really good face mask and filter, don't cheap out. Spend the $100+ for one with a mask that wont fog.  This was my biggest mistake, I was constantly wiping my goggles to see (like every 10 seconds). I was also spraying in a small garage at night while dragging a task light around. It would be worth doing some practice too on some sheet metal if you don't want runs. Also, the paint basically turns into a cloud of vapor and just hangs in the air.  Any place you've taped off, including in your space, that doesn't have a good seal will wind up with a mist of paint on it.  In the end it turned out fine for my purposes, and I like to be able to say I did it myself, but again, I would seriously consider paying somebody if I had to do it again, and then I would probably just do it myself again :). I guess I don't learn my lessons.

If you like you can read about my experience here.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/cj3b_bulletin_board/hello-cj-3b-world-t4656-s10.html
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Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2019, 09:23:21 PM »
Today I have been fighting the exhaust system. When I first got the jeep a couple of years ago, the first thing I did was to install a new exhaust system from the manifold back. The old one was totally incorrect and rusted out. I was never happy with the fit as it rubbed in several places and was right up against the master cylinder heat shield. This was one of the $125. systems from e-bay.
I took the entire system off while I was working on the pedal shaft and arms and now I started re-installing it piece by piece and making modifications to make it fit correctly. I have had to cut and weld the pipes in 4 places so far, and it now fits pretty good, except for the muffler.  I keep referring to the service manual and the few photos that I can find, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how the muffler is suppose to fit around the two braces that run from the frame to the draw bar. Does anybody have a clear photo of the muffler installed on a frame with a draw bar? Does anybody make an exhaust kit that fits correctly?  Thanks!
This is about the best view that I have found so far.

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Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2019, 11:51:26 PM »
Chuck,
Here's a start (will post more if I find them):
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/cj3b_bulletin_board/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1561&p=13933&hilit=exhaust#p13933

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From my Service Manual:


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Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2019, 12:33:42 PM »
Thanks, Rus.  The photo of Lawrence's muffler shows what I needed to know. back to the chop saw and welder!

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Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2019, 12:57:02 PM »
After a lot of modifications to the long pipe, I now have the exhaust system installed. Nothing touches and all clamps and hangers are in. All the work I wanted to do to the chassis is now complete, other than a little more black paint. Hope to have the body tub back later this week and can start the metal work. Poor Eeyore has become a parts storage bench!

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Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2019, 02:07:51 PM »
I recently received an item that I wanted to share. My old paint and trim tag, while still on the jeep, was not salvageable. Robert at www.dataplates4u.com now makes an accurate reproduction and will emboss the the tag with your original numbers.
This is the third data plate that I have purchased from Robert, first was a Bantam T3C serial number plate, next was the correct Kaiser plate for this 1964 CJ3B project, and now the trim tag for the same project. I am extremely pleased with all of the plates I have purchased and highly recommend him for any data plate you may need.


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Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2019, 02:35:57 PM »
He does excellent work! 
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Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2019, 12:59:30 PM »
Another milestone today, picked up the blasted tub and parts and delivered to the body shop.  Found some additional work that needs to be done, but in all, it looks pretty good.







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Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2019, 05:05:40 PM »
Let the good times roll!
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