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Yesterday 09:31 AM
jeepcj Chaos off road parking is having a meet and great at Bear Chase brewery today at 3:00 sorry for the short notice.
09-08-2019 03:37 AM
nofender
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Originally Posted by jeepcj View Post
I love your thread. I too have way to many Willy projects. I live a few miles from Fredrick MD over the WV line.
I'm 20 miles from Frederick in New Windsor MD. Not far at all.
09-07-2019 07:05 PM
jeepcj
Where in md?

I love your thread. I too have way to many Willy projects. I live a few miles from Fredrick MD over the WV line.
09-03-2019 01:49 PM
csutton7 nice shop and nice addition...
09-01-2019 12:33 AM
nofender And here's the preview of the next project to add to this thread. We are bringing it south this morning to add to the collection.

late 60's CJ5

glass body and nose
3.8 even fire
SM465
D300
D30 front with a lock-rite
D44 flanged rear (unknown on locker status)
Some nice late 70/early 80's bits and pieces

Step one will be just to get her safe and reliable. Then make it a beach rig, light wheeling rig. More to come once we are all settled in......
09-01-2019 12:29 AM
nofender A lot has happened in these last six months. We are in the process of moving from Massachusetts to Maryland. Job transfer/promotion came into play earlier this year and it was something I just couldn't pass up. I've spent the last few weeks moving rigs south to the new shop.

So here's a shot of the Jeeps in their new home.
03-18-2019 03:14 AM
nofender Wrapped up the floater project.

Also redid nearly the entire TBI system on the crawler. No pics. The Holley TBI unit served well for years, but was giving me some fits. So I went back to a stock GM unit.

I think both rigs are ready for the season. I can't remember the last time I was ready this early.....
03-10-2019 07:58 AM
danielbuck I like those wheels!
03-10-2019 04:03 AM
nofender Spent a little time and built a full float D44 to replace the D41. I've been collecting parts for a year or two now. Finally decided to do something with it all.
02-07-2019 03:36 AM
nofender
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Originally Posted by jpet View Post
Great project. Can't wait to see the combo in person one day!
We'll see you in Ohio!
02-03-2019 04:08 AM
jpet Great project. Can't wait to see the combo in person one day!
02-03-2019 12:11 AM
Gojeep Looking good.
02-01-2019 03:41 PM
CJ3BL Superb! Really great craftsmanship and your choices on mods really worked out well Cool ride!
02-01-2019 03:22 PM
nofender Thanks for the kind words!

As for steering - I think more important is getting the geometry right. I got this one dialed in well. I think a manual box would have probably been fine. But I don't like the big wheels that are kind of needed for the leverage. So I went with power. It's great - pretty much effortless going down the road. Put it this way, unless it's a 100% correct and original Jeep, I would add power steering to every one I build.
02-01-2019 03:06 PM
WILLYN That whole rig is beautiful! Nice job on the trailer. The fire extinguisher is nice too. I had one of those as a teenager and used it like a super soaker, blasted my opponents in the eye with a mix of dish soap and water. What a rotten kid!
Anyway, great job, always enjoy this thread.
02-01-2019 09:25 AM
GTOffroader After driving it for awhile what are your thoughts on the power steering? Is it worth the extra hassle or would you do manual saginaw steering if you had to do it all over again?
02-01-2019 03:25 AM
nofender
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Originally Posted by Gojeep View Post
Coming up well. I like how you thought of adding additional bracing to overcome the loss of strength when the tailgate is down.
Thanks!

Trailer is complete. We took it for a very brief ride in the cold. Also added a little jewelry to the Jeep. Been searching for a vintage extinguisher and finally found one.

I know....not very hard core. But it's been fun!
01-04-2019 01:16 AM
Gojeep Coming up well. I like how you thought of adding additional bracing to overcome the loss of strength when the tailgate is down.
01-03-2019 01:34 AM
nofender Most recently we blasted and painted the old gal. I added a rear bumper and LED lights all around. The tail light wiring is hidden in the struts.

Now just waiting for the matching tires to arrive.
01-03-2019 01:28 AM
nofender Been a while since I posted. Not much done on the Jeep, other than driving it around.

The past few months have been spent tinkering on the trailer. So to catch up....

First thing I did was cut out a tailgate opening. Then i split two gates and made one 4 inches taller to span the gap.

Then we replaced the badly rotted front panel.
06-06-2018 03:59 AM
Gojeep Very nice result.
06-06-2018 02:28 AM
nofender So we are 99% done! We spent some time over the last few weeks tidying up loose ends. I didn't post it. But prior to the steering work, I found the front axle was junk. So we built a whole new front end last month. Wheels got a polish and we finished up the engine compartment.

I'm sure there will be minor updates here and there. But at this point it's a driver! Trip to the RMV got me my tags and we are off!

Here's a before and after for you.
05-12-2018 03:27 PM
WILLYN Very nice!
05-12-2018 06:36 AM
nofender Steering is done. I did a tie rod flip using some bits from Ruff Stuff and M38 tie rod ends. Came out slick. Loving the extra clearance for the wheeling i'll probably never do.

Getting closer by the day!
05-02-2018 02:12 AM
Gojeep
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Originally Posted by nofender View Post
Kind of scary. What started out as a simple flatty runabout has turned into the nicest Jeep I've even owned. Go figure....
Funny how that can happen.

Looking very nice.
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