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Old 08-20-2009, 10:53 AM   #151 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=noflyzone;10207402]This thread made me delete my for sale post on Craigslist. pretty much stock cj3a here. I'm just fed up with the lack of power.



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Are those rocksliders ? Can i get a closer pic ? What are they made out of ?
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:30 PM   #152 (permalink)
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There's not much to them. Simply 1 1/4 square tube (1/8") wall with two legs going over to the frame. There's not much room on the drivers side so that took some trial and error to get it to fit without interfering with the clutch. They have saved the body for sure. They give me a point where I can jack the jeep up from also.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:43 PM   #153 (permalink)
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CJ3 Roll Cage

Anyone know of where you can buy a prefabbed Roll Cage for a CJ3A?

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Old 08-20-2009, 11:19 PM   #154 (permalink)
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This thread made me delete my for sale post on Craigslist. pretty much stock cj3a here. I'm just fed up with the lack of power.
What's it got now?
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:43 AM   #155 (permalink)
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Anyone know of where you can buy a prefabbed Roll Cage for a CJ3A?

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http://extremecustomparts.com/i-3626...t-cj5-cj7.html
They have pre bent DOM rollcages for early cj5's. Im going to get one for my cj3a. Idk how much re fabrication will have to be done.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:31 PM   #156 (permalink)
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It has the original firebreathing Lhead 4
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:51 PM   #157 (permalink)
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:42 AM   #158 (permalink)
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:26 PM   #159 (permalink)
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does anyone know how much a CJ-2 or CJ-3 weighs approximately?

would it be possible to flat-tow one with a 4-cylinder Tacoma?

I know it wouldn't be preferred, but maybe once or twice a year?

Also, with the stock motor and axles/gears, what speed can you get the willy's up to? Are any of you guys driving it to the trails?

Considering buying a stock CJ-2 or CJ-3 and wheeling it. Kind of want to try something different with retro wheeling. Seeing what these things were capable of back in the day makes me think they are plenty capable on the trail. Hopefully looking for one with a 12V conversion, no rust, and a decent body/frame.

Any thoughts?
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does anyone know how much a CJ-2 or CJ-3 weighs approximately?

would it be possible to flat-tow one with a 4-cylinder Tacoma?

I know it wouldn't be preferred, but maybe once or twice a year?

Also, with the stock motor and axles/gears, what speed can you get the willy's up to? Are any of you guys driving it to the trails?

Considering buying a stock CJ-2 or CJ-3 and wheeling it. Kind of want to try something different with retro wheeling. Seeing what these things were capable of back in the day makes me think they are plenty capable on the trail. Hopefully looking for one with a 12V conversion, no rust, and a decent body/frame.

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A stock one wieghs less than 2000 lbs. With a roll bar/top spare tire winch you can get over 2k though. Pretty well maxed out at 55 mph if that and any hill will drag it to its knees. Tow barring them seems to tear the front of the frame off in time but I see a lot of people still do it. If you dont have a long way to go you can prolly get away with pulling one with the taco you just may not have full speed. They are capable in stock form but under geared and under powered. When I was running the 4 banger I always wished it had a 4 speed with a 6 something to 1 first gear instead of the T90 3 speed. 12v conversion is easy you can do it your self for cheaper than you can get a rebuilt generator for.
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[QUOTE=LeftCoastLax;10248314]does anyone know how much a CJ-2 or CJ-3 weighs approximately?

would it be possible to flat-tow one with a 4-cylinder Tacoma?

I know it wouldn't be preferred, but maybe once or twice a year?

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If you do flat tow it you don't want to go over 60mph anyway. The stock axles weren't designed to handle todays highway speeds. As for the Tacoma pulling it, I pulled mine home over a 4 hour drive with a 4 banger 98 TJ so I'm sure the Taco will do it. But remember, flat towing is not the best option ever. If you really are only going to tow it a couple times a year it would be more advisable to rent a trailer. I wish I had when I towed mine home on a trailer and not flat towed it.
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They also dont flat tow very well due to the steering design using a Ross steering crank. JFYI
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Here's a pic of those rocksliders.



Its for sale again after a really bad weekend around the house. Had some good times but its time to buck up and get rid of the toys

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Old 09-02-2009, 09:34 AM   #164 (permalink)
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My non hardcore rigs. My near stock 1948 CJ2A on the left and my 1950 CJ3A on the right with a goofy build.

The 50 is going to keep the original engine, but has a T98, scout D300, locked, 5.89 dual D44's. I'm still working on it. Need to finish some more frame and tub work, then I can move on to the cage and ALL the little stuff.

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Old 09-02-2009, 10:17 AM   #165 (permalink)
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Nice rigs.....any more pics of the 3A ??
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:33 AM   #166 (permalink)
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Looks like 37" boggers eh'? Got any more pics? Look like a badass little willys.
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The 50 is rollin on 35X10.50X15 boggers. I spaced the rims out 1.25/side, stretched the front 3" and the rear a little over 1". It's got about 3" total lift including a small body lift. I tucked the T98 up high enough to get my cross member higher than the original.

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Old 09-02-2009, 03:02 PM   #168 (permalink)
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My non hardcore rigs. My near stock 1948 CJ2A on the left and my 1950 CJ3A on the right with a goofy build.

The 50 is going to keep the original engine, but has a T98, scout D300, locked, 5.89 dual D44's. I'm still working on it. Need to finish some more frame and tub work, then I can move on to the cage and ALL the little stuff.

lucky find on the t-98a, I had to drive 1200 miles one way to get mine!
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Yeah, I got the t98 from a friend at an unheard of price too.

The whole jeep is practically being built around that trans. It's no doubt a bass ackwards build. No motor swap, but the rest of the jeep is built heavy enough to handle a mild V8. I'm trying to keep it light.

I'm going from small to big. I got my stock 48 running and have been referring to it while building my sleeper 50. I have a pile of 1ton parts, my old 02 TJ project frame and engine, and another pile of old flatty body parts for my next rig.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:07 PM   #170 (permalink)
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:29 PM   #171 (permalink)
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i got some more work done on my willys this weekend. heres what it looks like now. cheers
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:32 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Can we get some specs and maybe a side shot? Looks good!
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:44 PM   #173 (permalink)
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thanks man.
i think i posted on page one but i'll give it again.

46 cj2a, 4.3L tbi, t18, d20
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soa with stock yj packs, out boarded springs, boxed frame, home made headers so the exhaust can run in the frame rails, flaming river steering shaft cause it snakes a bit. hydo boost high steer with one tonne chevy rod ends, i could go on for a long time but i think you get the idea.

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Old 09-13-2009, 06:51 PM   #175 (permalink)
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knew i was missing something.
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