You probably noticed the website was down for a while. I would like to blame aliens or the government or anybody else for the problem. Even as I type this, which I am doing on my phone, I can still not view the site on my computer. The cause of the problem is partly self-inflicted. It was misunderstanding between me and my web host. I’m sure by Friday this will all be taken care of.
Marc spent some time looking for an inexpensive Bending Brake when he ran across a set of free plans from Dave Clay. http://www.ch601.org/tools/bendbrake/brakeplans.pdf
Marc built the brake and shared his experience. He reports:
It does work well, but the I find the radius a little to large, I will make another top part once it has been machined square so I can reduce the radius. The standard angle iron edge does not give a tighter radius no matter how I filled it.
I used a smaller angle (2-inch x 2-inch x 0.650-inch) than what is called for in the plans but as I see it one can use what suits your needs.
I mounted mine on a section of square tubing (3-inch x 3-inch x 0.060-inch x same length as bending brake) with a angle welded to it for clamping the vice, the total length of the one I made is 47.5-inches.
The piano hinge remained the same except that I used 3/16 AD airplane rivets instead of steel pop rivets and doubled up on the rivets using a 1.250-inch rivet pitch.The adjustable top part (adjustable with slots to change the set back when bending) I made with slots cut into like the real thing would have (okay the real one has removable sections that look like teeth) but cut slots work just fine as well.
Please see attached jpeg of my version of this, called the “Marc 1 Field Bending Brake”.
The brake will work well if treated properly and not pushed by bending material that is to thick or to hard. I have bent 0.020-inch mild steel, 0.040-inch mild steel, 0.060-inch mild steel and some 0.40-inch T3 Alclad Aluminium.
I certainly would not go above 0.080-inch mild steel with the “Marc 1″.
The only weak point as see it is the piano hinge, the rest is put up with use.
Here are photos of Marc’s finished brake:
Speaking of projects, Marc forwarded these plans for a half-sized trailer. The plans are available from Google Docs. Below are a few of the pics and all of the links to the plans:
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M100 Military Style 1)4 Ton Jeep Trailer Frame c.JPG
M100 Military Style 1)4 Ton Jeep Trailer Frame c1.JPG
M100 Military Style 1)4 Ton Jeep Trailer Tub a.JPG
M100 Military Style 1)4 Ton Jeep Trailer Tub a1.JPG
M100 Military Style 1)4 Ton Jeep Trailer Tub b.JPG
M100 Military Style 1)4 Ton Jeep Trailer Tub b1.JPG
M100 Military Style 1)4 Ton Jeep Trailer Tub c.JPG
M100 Military Style 1)4 Ton Jeep Trailer Tub c1.JPG
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M100 Military Style 1)4 Ton Jeep Trailer Tub g.JPG
TJ relayed this story of his missing CJ-3B.
He writes, “So I have a scam, of sorts, to post. I had a beautiful 53 3B, 90% restored. Last major piece was an overhaul. I met a mechanic: Joe Jump here in Seattle, his references checked out and he towed the Jeep to his ‘garage’. Long story short, the guy is a meth addict and convicted car thief. So he has my Jeep probably somewhere between Seattle and Portland. My wife and I have been watching craigslist religiously with no luck. He has had the Jeep since mid August.”
So, if anyone sees this jeep, please let TJ (email@example.com) or I know. Here are a couple pics of it.
Glenn has run into an unusual insurance issue. He writes, “I was informed today by my MAJOR Antique Auto Insurance Co. that my newly purchased CJ3B is not acceptable under my Antique Auto Policy because it has a factory installed winch along with a trailer ball. I have been with this (Unnamed right now) company for about 25 years. I have insured several Willys vehicles over the years, never with a problem until now. To quote the underwriter employee:
We appreciate your longevity with (hidden), but although it is a collector vehicle, given our low rates we need to be sure the vehicles we insure are not be used for work purposes, i.e. to tow or haul anything, plow anything, pull anything with a winch, etc… We insure many types of vehicles, but the usage of each vehicle is the primary concern. This is why when we see vehicles with the type of equipment that is included on this Jeep we require the items be removed.
You can read more about it here: http://z4.invisionfree.com/CJ3B_Bulletin_Board/index.php?showtopic=5351
Marc forwarded this ghost town jeep tour brochure from Salida, Colorado. I can’t tell how old the brochure is.
I can’t imagine there are too many of these matchbook covers left.
“Oil is Ammunition – Use It Wisely, Havoline Motor Oil, Slim’s Garage & Tire Shop, Phone 270, Texaco Products, East Brewton, Escambia County, Alabama MatchbookNo town is indicated but I found a reference to this guy’s garage at the web site shown here.”
This photo was taken during the Battle of Manila.
” You are looking at a non-original 8×10 photograph printed on FujiFilm Crystal Archive emulsion paper depicting a Jeep and crew from the 11th Airborne Division crossing the Pasig River in February 1945 during the approach on Manila, Luzon, Philippines.”
Glenn spotted this rare item on eBay. The seller has listed it as “FOR TRADE ONLY”.
“TRADE GPA PTO FOR USED MB GPW WINDSHIELD AND SEATS.
PTO has been taken apart, cleaned and freed up so the selectors and gears move freely. the detent springs for the shifter levers need replacing and 1 ball needs more freeing up. some minor pitting inside. one lever is cut short. there are no broken gears or teeth. the propshaft yolk holes are 3/8″.
it will require a rebuild including new bearings and seal and gasket.
LOCAL PICKUP IN CAMARILLO, CALIF ONLY WITH YOUR WINDSHIELD AND SEATS TRADE ITEMS.
IF INTERESTED IN THE TRADE, CONTACT ME- DO NOT PLACE BID. DO NOT USE PAYPAL (it is listed by default per ebay policy)
ITEM IS LISTED LOCALLY ALSO, SO I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END LISTING.”
Craig forwarded this unusual truck that he spotted at Willystech.
“A late gettlemens pride & joy was built to stay in the dessert for 30 days some of equip- late mod 327-turbo 400-pto air compressor-elictric air compressor-2/20 gal feul tanks/30 gal water tank-inverter-dual batterys with disconect-tilt wheel-bucket set-spare parts-hyd winch-cb-spot light asking $8500″
Blue Belle has some good character.
“True Willys jeep all stock. Motor rebuilt with less than 500 miles, motor is a 134 L block, new gas tank, all new brakes, 6 volt system. Runs great looks great. Fun to drive. Asking $6,500. OBO Call with any questions and time to see and drive. (805)443-5313.
There’s not pic of the M-38A1.
“Partial listing on cars and trucks we are selling.
(1) 1948 Dodge half ton swb pickup
(1) 1949 RARE swb Dodge Panel truck.
(1) 1950 Dodge swb stepside truck.
(1) Low mileage 1953 Ford 1.5 ton stake body farm truck.
(1) Low mileage 1946 Chevrolet 1.5 ton cab and chassis.
(1) 1958 Ford half ton swb fleetside pickup, all original, V8/3-speed.
(1) 1958 Ford half ton swb stepside custom cab (curved rear window) with 351C engine
(1) 1958 Chevrolet Apache half ton stepside pickup
(1) 1958 Ford F-5 short box dump truck.
(1) 1950 Studebaker flareside swb pickup–56k miles.
(1) 1964 Studebaker flareside swb pickup–rare variation with factory installed high performance Hawk 289 V8.
(2) 1963 Chevrolet half ton long wheelbase stepside pickups.
(1) 1961 Chevrolet C30 ONE TON PANEL TRUCK. USAF truck. OHV six with granny four speed.
(1) 1952 M38-A1 US Army Jeep. Mechanically restored. New gas tank and top bows.
(1) 1957 Jeep Civilian Model (with tailgate). 8,000 actual miles.
(1) 1975 Jeep CJ5. 6-cylinder 3 speed/4X4. 41,000 miles.
(1) 1977 PLYMOUTH TRAILDUSTER CONVERTIBLE 4X4
Prices range from $2000 to $3500. I will listen to reasonable offers, but please don’t insult me.
Faelan Wilson (256) 392-3989″
This looks solid, though the paint is a little rough on the passenger side.
“63′ CJ3B runs great 8000# ramsey winch, new brakes,lines,axle bearings, seals, valve job. everthing works. phone calls only Jerry 979-224-6151″
“I have a 1956-57 Jeep Willys FC170
This is a rare forward cab 1 ton 4 wheel drive Willys with a flat bed. Truck has a small block chevy believed too be a 327. Motor turns over with a new battery. Truck has not run in about 7 or 8 years but it did run when parked. No paperwork so bill of sale only. This would make a nice rock crawler or wood getter for someone with more time than me to work on it.
$1500 or possible trade. What do you have to trade…not interested in 215.. but I like my toys…working toys…quad, dual sport, motorcycle, guns, rifles. hunting stuff, truck, good gas millage car, rc toys open to just about anything short of 215.
call for info Two 44-Six 3 four 2 . . . Thanks for looking…Mark”
Both appear rough.
“These are 2 rolling chassis w/ body shells – one is a 1946 CJ2A which I have the title to and the other is a 48 to 51 I believe. Plenty of extra parts as seen in pics. Wanting to sell both with all extra parts for $1200 OBO or trade? e-mail or call 575-588-7354.”
Ever wanted a topless FC project? Here’s a candidate.
“Jeep 1956-1963 FC-150 4X4 Cab over jeep Willys. I am not sure of the year.Can’t find the Vin Number on the truck. Great Price for a very Rare Jeep!! Overall Cond. Fair to poor, Has a alot of rust on body.Frame and drive train in good shape. 4 cyl with Spicer transfer case etc. I don’t know alot about it and someone who is interested would know more than me. Take a chane of owning a one of a kind jeep. I bought it to restore and just don’t have the money. I will consider trades of Guns,Atv,or other project vehicle. Call me at 717-468-0388 only. No Emails answered don’t have time to email Calls Only!!! Conestoga Pa. about 10 mins from Lancaster City or 5 mins from Millersville. Can deliver for fee. $1000.00 dollars O.B.O. 717-468-0388 CALL ONLY. NOT AFTER 10 PM OR BEFORE 6:30 AM Thankyou for looking and call for any questions. No Spam!! And No I won’t Ship it so Don’t Ask!!”
Jay checked this out. He says it looks good, but there’s very little jeep here.
“1941 Willys Jeep body on a Fuller built 90 inch WB chassis, Wrangler springs front and four link and quarter elliptic springs rear. All Toyota running gear including 22RE, Toyota 5 speed trany, Marlin Crawler 4.7 transfer case. Toyota CV joint drive shafts, front and rear.Toyota cable operated locker in the rear with a trutrack in the front. Toyota power steering, cross over to Sky Manufacturing High steer arms, one ton tie rod ends. 35 12.5 15 BFG KM tires with 32 bolt beadlocks. It weighs 3040 lbs wet. 10 gallon fuel tank with a screw in cap, no leaking, like most old Jeeps. 1941 Ca license Plate The front and rear seats are covered in top material that has a 10 year guarantee in the sun. It has onboard air! Seats 4 grown ups.
It does the Rubicon with ease as well as Foredice creek. It did the Pipe Jam trail In less than an hour. With 5.29 diff. gears and 35 inch tires it is geared just like a stock Toyota Pickup. it is a little too soft to drive on the street at speed. Add one more leaf to each side of the the rear suspension and it is a great hwy runner. I have the extra leafs
408 204 2121″
Runs and drives, but needs brakes.
“All original, except electrical upgraded to 12 volt with new electronic distributor, and alternator. Runs and drives good. Everything works as it should. Brakes need repair. Bad master cylinder, I do have a brand new one in the box. Texas Clear Blue Title in my name. I am willin to negotiate, but unreasonable offers will be refused. Thanks for looking.”
Unclear if it includes a windshield.
“runs and drives, good tires, with another complete engine.needs restoration, a very rare. looking for a solid Corvair or VW bug, or something else unique .”
Hard to tell how much value is here.
“For sale: 1947 willys jeep tub, hood, windshield (m38), fenders, tailgate, grille. $350
Also, a 1973 jeep cj5 tub, hood, grille, fenders, rollbar. $350
Or both for 600. Both need body work and restoring. Or trade for a rat rod cab from 30s-50s truck. Email for more info and pics.”
No pics provided.
“Warn overdrive 6 spline 29 tooth it is dissasembled but all parts are in great shape and should be a good deal for someone who doesnt want to pay $1000 for a new one. I will be posting pictures soon or you can call anytime with questions or arrange to look at it. Call Curt at 530 470 3047″
No pics provided.
“1946 CJ2A Willys Jeep – complete jeep
1946 willys Jeep in parts
Call Mike 208-284-6623″
These might be worth a look.
“4 wheels 15 inch fit tire size 15.5 wide with 2 goodyear terra tires size 31 15.5 R15
Asking $150.00 OBO
please text (248) 941-4436 between 8:00a & 10:00p”
No pics provided.
“1950 Willy’s flat fender Jeep. Needs work”
These should work for someone.
“(2) Jeep rims that were removed from a CJ2A. Stamped on the wheel is: Made in USA by Motor Wheel 16 450E 569. They are in excellent shape. No rust on the inside, tube stem hole is nice, outside of the rims are nice, just coated in paint. $60 firm”