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Sam Gives Craig’s CJ-3B a Lift

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(Sam, feel free to correct if I have erred with any of my descriptions!)

Sam’s been keeping busy working Craig’s CJ-3B.  For example, Craig was complaining that the brakes didn’t work real well.  So, Sam took a close look at them and discovered that the jeep was only stopping with one brake!  Two of the brakes were completely rusted up and the third brake had suffered a pinched line!  So, Sam obtained some brakes off of a Wagoneer (shoot, I can’t remember the details Sam!), installed those and rebuilt the lines.  Now it “stops on a dime with 9 cents change” as Sam says.

Another project Sam tackled was the springs.  The ride was hard as a rock.  Sam told Craig he had a pretty easy solution.  Instead of installing new springs, they just needed to pull the leafs apart, clean them up, install new bushings and shackles, and then add a liner between the springs to help quiet the ride and improve the action between the springs.  So, Sam put everything back together, saving Craig plenty of money in the process, and the ride improved immensely.

A third project Sam tackled was a lift:  Craig wanted the jeep to ride slightly higher, but not as high as a SOA would have been.  Instead of using longer shackles, Sam suggested simply adding some blocks between the frame and spring holders.  This would provide the lift, but negate the need to change the axle angles.  Below are some pics of the finished lift.  During the process, Sam also installed new shock mounts in the middle of the frame, which allows for the use of stock shocks.

The blocks were made with 2.5″ x 2″ x 3/16″ square tubing that has been capped on each end.  Below pre-paint finished product.

Here is the post paint result of the front hanger (note the color is actually black, but the light faded the color)

You can see the homemade shackles that Sam built which utilize the horizontal piece in the middle. This helps reduce spring sway.  He prefers to keep the shackle as short as possible to additionally remove sway.

Here’s a shot of the front of the rear spring.

This shows the ‘new’ brakes, but does not show the lowered top shock mount.  It also doesn’t show the updated Rack and Pinion system which should be completed soon (here are some early images and discussion of the process).

 
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The Barfrosttreffet is this Weekend

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Even Erlien wrote me today to tell me about the upcoming Barfrosttreffet (early frost gathering) in which he and about 40 other vehicles will participate.  Given it will take place in Norway, I suspect it will be plenty cold!  Even has offered to take some pics and share them.

Even tells me a number of folks from Norway keep tabs on eWillys, so I thought I’d give a shout out to the Jeep Club of Norway.  Launched in 1999, the club has members in areas throughout Norway.  Their website with some images to check out, but if you want to read about the club you’ll need to brush up on your Norwegian 🙂 (or use a translator, which is what I did).  Thanks for the email Even!

(btw, Even I need you to email at d@ewillys.com … I tried responding to the email addy you sent and it didn’t work for some reason)

 
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A Very Sad Wagon ….

• CATEGORIES: Features, Last Ride

Maggie Mae discovered this terribly sad wagon.  This poor thing is now sitting in her driveway.  However, looks can be deceiving.  It turns out it has a part she has been trying to find.  Also, upon closer inspection, she reports the frame appears in good shape.

She writes,  “In my defense, it was ‘free for haul away’ and has the 2 barrel manifold I’ve been searching for. The floor is just a couple inches shy of the bottom of the windows, it actually looks a bit better than it should in the back end because of the homemade spring hangers/lift kit. Yes, the grille guard is a piece scaffolding. The gas tank had rusted through and was replaced with a beer keg that was “mounted” on 2×4’s where the passenger rear seat should have been.”

 
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1960 FC-170 Oakland, Ca $1700

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

1960_fc170_oaklandUPDATE:  Price dropped to $1700

(11/02/09) It sounds like price is at least somewhat flexible. Must Sell.

“1960 Jeep Willy’s FC-170 Flathead 6 cylinder. Runs, needs restoration. I love this truck dearly, but our house needs a new roof! I’d like to get around $2,000. for it, but will take best offer. Must sell now!Call Mike at 510-593-5860”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/2013602152.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Anacortes, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

I’m not sure if this runs or not.  It does have a bobcat fiberglass hood though.

“The is a project that could be really cool….. It comes with a new body, new 36″ TSL’s, centered dana 44 rear with lockright, dana 35 front with lockright, 3 racing style seats, painless wiring harness, new aluminum radiator, soft top with doors, and a few other things. The price is $2800”

 
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1964 CJ-3B Mohave Valley, Az $2000

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No pics provided.  Sure sounds like a good price for a no rust CJ-3B.

“327 motor(v8); corvette clutch; chevy transmission; very fast lots of power for qualified buyers only; blue; no rust; hard top and doors; please call 928-444-7447 for more info”

http://mohave.craigslist.org/cto/2011707136.html

 
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1960 FC-170 Lennox, SD $800

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It’s not perfect, but the price sure is good.

“would consider trades for running 4×4 pickups, motorcycles or snow blade equipment, log splitters, small campers, tools or interesting trades.”

http://sd.craigslist.org/cto/2010984094.html

 
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1962 CJ-5 Tuxedo Mark IV? Dawsonville, Ga $2800

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This one just made my laugh.  DEERSLAYER!  How about that back hunting seat?

“- 4×4 – Tow Hitch – Runs Good – Deer Slayer. PLEASE: No texts or emails 706-974-7364.”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/2012004087.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Peoria, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1946_cj2a_peoriaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

(02/16/2010) This looks good.

“1946 CJ2A Jeep V6 225 Buick, Straight body, Good tires, chrome wheels, bikini top, tow bar, winch, very nice cond. “

 
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1949 Truck Sumter, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

No engine, but appears solid.  This might be a good find for an eastern truck.

“Body in very good shape with very little rust. Motor was taken out before I got it. Last motor in it was a GM v-6.”

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Greenville, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700.

This runs.  It might be a good price.

“This is a 1947 Willys Jeep. I am not crazy about selling it but my dad needed the parking spot in the shed for a tractor. Instead of letting it sit out in the weather I decided to pass it on to someone who might be able to use and enjoy it. I bought this jeep from a friend who was forced to sell it for exactly the same reason. Believe it or not the jeep was original to his family and I am only the second owner. My friend drove it as his only means of transportation growing up until he parked it in his father’s barn 15 years ago. I bought it as a project and actually got it running great. I replaced more things than I care to list but will be glad to explain it all to any interested parties. I found that parts for this model are relativley inexpensive and easy to find. It still needs work but not as much as you would think. I feel that most of the work is cosmetic but I liked the patina and wouldn’t do it personally.”

 
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1951 M-38 Lampasas, Tx $2500

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UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2500.

(08/09/2010) This appears solid.

“1951 willys jeep 4×4 327 v/8 engine runs great. road ready call 1-512-525-1217”

http://killeen.craigslist.org/cto/2011258005.html

After Paint Job:

Before Paint Job:

 
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Older Flat Fender Toy New Jersey **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100

Steve found this rare flattie toy listed yesterday.  The CJ-3B Page shows it is a Structo Steel Jeep intended as a ridable toy for toddlers.

“Found this old pressed steel toy ride on jeep from the 1950,s in a house i was painting.”

 
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The Bantam BRC-40 T2 & T2E1

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UPDATE: These images come from the War Wheels website. There’s a longer discussion no why changes were made to the gun placement.

Here’s what’s likely a 1941 image from warwheels.net of the Bantam BRC-40 T2 with the 37MM Gun on it mounted in the middle of the vehicle:

There were some problems with the T2, so the gun was moved to the back for version 1 of T2E1.

The army preferred this location, because a 2nd version of the T2E1 was developed that lacked a standard body (many more photos here):

Finally, there was also reportedly an anti-tank Willys MB version called the T21 with a75mm mounted in the rear, but I haven’t been able to verify it.

 
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1948 CJ-2A Redondo, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2250.

(09/25/2010) If the rust situation is good, this might be a good price.

“1948 willys jeep cj2a 33000 original miles all stock except wheels and tires title in hand and colectors lic. plate 2500.00 obo you could drive this home today.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Estes Park, Co $1900

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It runs and appears solid.  It looks like a good price.

“1947 Willys CJ2A. Good condition. New rebuilt carburetor. Solid body and frame. Runs well. Has hard top with doors and spare tire. Call Chris evenings (970)689-2664.”

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/2011598046.html

 
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1958 CJ-3B Alturas, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

Someone chopped the sides of that hood.

“1958 Jeep CJ3B Frame off rebuild 5 years ago. 6,000 miles since rebuild 302 Ford V8, 3 speed automatic, BestTop soft top, roll cage, Mile Marker Hydraulic winch, rear seat/storage box, Detroit Locker in rear, 31″ oversize tires. Body in good shape, no dents or dings. Home garage paint job with a couple of chips.

Runs perfectly, loads of power. This is a narrow, short wheelbase vehicle with a high center of gravity so it must be driven carefully at highway speeds, but it will run down the freeway at 70MPH with ease. Vehicle needs nothing, but has lots of possibilities for cutomization/modification.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Salem, Or **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $6500. **SOLD**

This has an unusual approach to creating a dash for a fiberglass body.

“Selling my ’51 cj. It has a 225 v6, original t90 3 speed transmission, spicer 18 transfer case, dana 44 rear axle. The front axle is an upgraded dana 30. Everything works great just had carb and ignition tuned. Body is fiberglass. Asking $6500, but price is negotiable. Will possibly consider trade for toyota fj 60 or other toyota landcruisers”

 
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1956 DJ-3A & other parts Surprise, Az

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No pics provided.

“I have a 56 Willys DJ3a with a good title for sale. I can’t finish it and am moving on. It is currently disassembled, and I will sell it all or part your choice. Here’s what I have.

1-Frame no cracks started boxing it and stripped it of spring hangers. $50.00
1-Tub needs some work front floor pans rusted, the rest not too bad. will come with title $150.00
1-pair front fenders $50.00 for the pair
1-hood $50.00
1-grill assembly with complete head light buckets and turn signals $150.00
1-windshield frame with good windshield $250.00
1-offset dana 44 complete but dissassembled $50.00
1-dana 44 30 spline carrier with 3.08 gearset. $75.00
1- narrow track disc brake dana 30 from a 79 CJ with 3.73 gears. $250.00
1-middle bench seat brown leather $30.00
1-2wd ford NP435 with small block ford bell housing and granny gear $150.00

or all of above and 1 engine from below for $1000.00

Below engines are complete and supposed to run I bought them for various projects and am now tired of tripping over them.
1-ford 3.8 v6 complete has small block ford bell housing pattern $250.00
1-ford 2.3 from an injected ranger or mustang $150.00
1-ford 4.0 from a ranger $250.00

all prices open to offers.”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/pts/2009917565.html

 
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1962 Truck Shelby, Mi $1500

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This looks pretty original and I can’t see any obvious rust.

“What we have here is a 1962 Willy’s Pickup for sale. It has the 6 cylinder Super Huricanne Engine. Restorable but not running. $ 1,500 cash takes her home Call Rich at 231-861-6737.”

http://nmi.craigslist.org/cto/2010606586.html

 
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1951 Wagon Brookings, Or $1000 (or best cash offer)

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

No pics provided.  This seller must sell within the next 2 days.

“I have a 1951 Willys Wagon that I NEED TO SELL in the next 72 Hours or loose My house!!! It is complete minus Motor/Trans/Transfer and radiator. Minimal rust and CLEAR TITLE! Cash only! Call Steve at 541-412-7837 $1,000 or best CASH offer.”

http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/cto/2009733420.html

 
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1962 Truck Puyallup, Wa $1700

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It doesn’t run and there is rust.

“Selling my grandpa’s farm truck. 1962 Willys pick-up, it’s been in the barn that it drove into for the past 18-20 years. Does not run now and is rough but it’s all there and has lots of good parts. Rust seems to be just surface rust. Don’t have the time to fix it up and I don’t want to see it rot away. Call Cass if interested 253-377-3051 or email.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/2009295369.html

 
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1965 CJ-6 El Monte, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

It needs work and isn’t running.

“1965 Jeep CJ6. Second owner. Arizona title. 4 cylinder hurricane engine-not running. PTO, Myers hard top. great project. many extras. i can deliver in so cal area”

 
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1951 M-38 Seagoville, Tx $4900

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This looks to be in excellent shape (at least from the front).

“Jeep Willis 1951 Standard Transmission. If interested in seeing this vehicle please call:
Seagoville Motors (972)-333-9315.”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/2008367563.html

 
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1950 Panel Wagon Colorado Springs, Co **SOLD**

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This appears very restorable.

“1950 Jeep Willys Panel. Very unusual panel truck, most of these Jeeps had side windows. This is a 2 WD with what we believe to be a Chrysler 383 with an automatic transmission. They never completed the engine installation and the engine is locked up. The body is very straight and rust free and would make a great project. We have a title for this vehicle and can arrange shipping anywhere. For questions call Rich 719-338-1053.”