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Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2020, 04:18:29 PM »
Thanks! Right now we are just trying to stay healthy and stay away from people. I feel sure I will get my body tub and parts back after this is all over.
Trying to stay busy, stripped and painted the air cleaner assembly, new Donaldson decal is on order.


Also decided I needed to clean and paint the Sparton turn signal controller, it was pretty rough. Easy to take apart.





The housing got sand blasted, primed and painted, all the internal parts were carefully cleaned and re-greased. Paint should be dry tomorrow and I can put it all back together.

I went through my three tubs of parts and looks like the turn signal unit was the last thing that needed to be cleaned and painted, so I am about out of work.
Stay safe, everyone, and stay home!

Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2020, 03:34:36 PM »
Finished up the turn signal controller, works much better and looks good.


Also went by the body shop and he is open again and is working on my tub, hopes to have it in paint by the end of the week. Trying not to get my hopes up!
« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 04:02:01 PM by Chuck W. »

Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2020, 03:57:28 PM »
Air cleaner is finished except for decal.


While I was ordering the Donaldson decal, I decided to order the Fram decals and repaint the oil filter.



Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2020, 05:25:09 PM »
Little more progress...




Offline Rus Curtis

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2020, 05:47:16 PM »
Nice work!
'54 CJ-3B "Green Gruntt"
Bantam T3-C

Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2020, 02:28:57 PM »
No progress. Paint shop is really dragging his feet, don't know if it is due to CV-19 or what. I have heard, "it will be finished Friday" for the past two months!

Offline Chris P

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2020, 11:05:55 AM »
Hi Chuck, that's very nice progress anyway. It is also happening to me that all the progress on my '56 3B I was expecting during these months it is just limited to small steps on small parts. Just as you are doing with the decals and Sparton turn signal. I am focused on headlights and parking lights. Will post them soon.

Quick question. What kind of washers did you use on the valve cover studs? There should be kind of a plastic one below a plain washer.

Regards,
Chris

1943 Ford G.P.W (located in Argentina)
1944 Willys MB (located in Argentina)
1948 Willys CJ2A (located in Mexico)
1956 Willys CJ3B (located in Mexico)
New: 1957 Willys CJ5 (located in Mexico)

Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2020, 01:12:43 PM »
Mine had metal flat washers with the remains of rubber washers under them. I asked the same question here and everybody said they were just plain rubber washers, so I went to the local Lowe's and looked in their hardware section and found rubber washers that fit the metal washers just right. Been on there for a couple of years with no leaks, plus they look "right", too.

Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2020, 08:12:53 PM »
Well, after 8 months, it has come down to two weeks. If not finished in two weeks, I am going to pick everything up and either find another painter or do it myself.

Offline derekredmond

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2020, 09:50:50 AM »
Yeah, frustrating, Chuck.  But a very exciting stage.  I hope you'll do an overview of the project for the website when you're finished.

Derek
Derek Redmond
Kingston, Ontario
https://CJ3B.info

Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2020, 03:27:49 PM »
The two weeks have come and gone and I still don't have my jeep body back. I have been promised everything and heard every excuse you can imagine. Last Thursday, he had it in the paint booth and said he would paint it either Friday or Saturday. I have been to his shop 4 times in the past 3 days and no body's ever there.
I would really encourage anyone who is contemplating a project like this to do a lot of very careful research on the individual you are considering to do the work. I didn't, and I am paying for it now. 9 months and I don't know if I can even get my stuff back now. I am about at the end of my rope.

Offline Chris P

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2020, 07:35:46 PM »
I can understand your feeling Chuck. It happened the same to me several times. I ended up bringing the body to someone else who promised to do the job in 2 months. It ended being 6, not very satisfied and paying 25% more of the original quotation. It seems that there are a lot of people like these around. For me was so annoying that I stopped going to the shop to avoid feeling frustrated. But things will come to normal again, you will get your jeep back and you will be able to continue the work yourself. Hang in there!
It is now 4 years since I started my 3B project and I know it won't be the last one!
All the best!
Chris

1943 Ford G.P.W (located in Argentina)
1944 Willys MB (located in Argentina)
1948 Willys CJ2A (located in Mexico)
1956 Willys CJ3B (located in Mexico)
New: 1957 Willys CJ5 (located in Mexico)

Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2020, 08:55:57 PM »
Thanks, Chris! I'm 70 years old and don't have as much patience as I use to! This will be my last jeep rebuild project and I want to do it right, give the kids something to fight over after I'm gone!
I think I need to get the M38 out and go for a long ride with the top off and the windshield down!
« Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 09:00:14 PM by Chuck W. »

Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #58 on: June 03, 2020, 01:02:26 PM »
FINALLY!!  Some progress on the paint.



Offline Chuck W.

Re: CJ3B 57348 117993
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2020, 07:25:24 PM »
More progress: