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That was damn near 30 years ago. Time sure flies. Anyway, the Jeep started as a CJ3B that my dad built. He knew I wanted a Jeep for my first vehicle. He definitely took this into consideration when he decided on using an "Iron Duke" 4 cylinder and TH350 with 5.38 gears. It was quick but topped out at 60 going down hill.
Well, I made my payments and it was all mine before I turned 16.
 

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I rebuilt and re-powered it a few times over the years, but you know how it goes. It was time to do it all again. The plan this time was to update everything and make it more capable and a little more comfortable. Those old Willy's are pretty cramped.
Here is a pile of parts I am starting with. It made my dad sad to see the old Jeep in this condition. The only thing left from the old 3B is the cowl section. I was never really a fan of the 3B, so I decided it will be a low hood this time around.

 

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Originally, I had big plans to build a tube chassis. That changed after a lot of consideration. I decided to get two wrecked LJ frames from Daveys Jeeps. Why two? One was smashed on the driver side and the other on the passenger side. My goal was to make one from two.

I cut them both down and straightened them.

Once I had it all welded together, we had to do a little more tweaking.
 

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neat build......you know we have a forum just for Willys stuff right?
I thought about putting it there. I kind of thought since Willy's parts are probably the smallest percentage of parts on this, it may not fit the forum. Should I move it?
 

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My first vehicle was a 1948 CJ2A...I was 15. It's long gone now. :( After I blew and replaced 2 engines, I sold it when I was 17.
 
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