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Builds: Mike’s 3B build

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Mike emailed me pics of his beautiful custom build this morning.  He’s taken his time over the past few decades to build something nice.  I especially like the heated seats :-).  But, this build isn’t just pretty; Mike takes it out on some ‘severe’ trails in the Northwest with his friend Phil, whose CJ-3A you can see here.

“Here are some photos of a CJ3B that I have worked on over the years.  I have had this jeep for over 20 years.  The frame started life as a 1950 CJ3A but the body was shot and I really like the 3B style.  I purchased a new steel body kit from 4 wheel parts wholesalers and at the time it was on sale and cost $900 complete.

The way it is now is the final version.  The color is Impact orange, The motor is an all aluminum  5.3 L33 engine that only had 6 miles on it.  The transmission is a turbo 350 mated to a Dana 300.  The rear end is a 1975 CJ5 Dana 44 with full floating axles and disc brakes with 4:56 gears.  The front end is a dana 30 with the same gears and disc brakes.   It has power steering and an aluminum radiator .

The interior is 2008 Corvette buckets with power and they are heated (great in colder weather) Lokar shifter, autometer gauges, Flaming river column plus a lot of other things.”






7 Comments on “Builds: Mike’s 3B build

  1. Ron

    Mike: ‘am rebuilding my ’47 CJ-2A with the 4.3L Chev. Could you please tell me the make etc. of the steering box, column & wheel you used. I should be able to utilize the same for this CJ-2A correct ?
    Thank you -Ron-

  2. Hog

    Ron I asked a question a couple of days ago ..Maybe I can help you.. looks like a Ididit brand or Flaming River to me.. I found a Chevy S10 Tilt column with a stock 74 jeep box,,For my CJ3b project in the works ,,

  3. Mike

    Hog- the rear driveshaft is a CV from tom woods. It is the shortest that can make.

    Ron- The steering box is an AGR off e-bay from a Nascar builder. 16-1 ratio. The steering column is a 30 inch flaming river also from ebay. The wood wheel is off ebay from various vendors. The steering will be the same for your 2a


  4. Hog

    Thanks Mike ,, I get a lot of stuff off E-bay for my projects too,,I had a 78 Cj-5 with 7 inchs between the yokes It had a 4 speed out of a Honjo with the real low fist gear,,& a 7 inch spacer between the bellhousing & tranny..used solid bar for a shaft& 2 yokes one on each end..It held up with over 400 HP going threw it..

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