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Old 07-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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cj 3a build

im an owner of an 87 yj,but my father just bought an 52 cj3a. does anyone have a build thread they would like to share ? this will be our next project.

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Old 07-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Don't have any useful info but I bet you'd win that t-shirt in the challenge thread!! Haha post some pics

1987 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L
D30/35 with LockRight in the rear
4" Pro Comp Lift with 2" lift Shackles
34/9.5/15 Super Swamper TSL on Cragar Soft 8
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:28 AM   #3
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An ideal build, IMHO, would be about a 2.5" lift, a D30 front axle swap, dual-chamber master cylinder, swinging pedals, 11" drilled drum brakes (or front disc/rear 11" drum) Saginaw steering swap, a flanged D44 rear swap, a T18 or SM420 tranny, a 225 or 231 Buick V6, big-hole D18, maybe a set of teraLow tcase gears for the D18, depending on the ratio in the swapped axles, and set of pizza cutters.

A moderate build resulting in a very capable rig.

You might find more ideas at earlycj5.net. Lots of flatties and build experience over there.
'05 LJ
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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I love those old high hoods. I wonder how much trouble it would be to mount a CJ3a/b tub on a TJ chassis?
2006 TJ Unlimited, stock.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:45 AM   #5
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Here is one of my threads. You can also find some of it on YouTube under mikeg576

7 Years of work.... A lifetime of fun! - The CJ2A Page Forums - Page 1
1945 Willys CJ-2a #1,713
1995 Wrangler YJ 4.0 RE 4.5, 33's
2012 Sahara Tan JK Unlimited J8 build
"If you're gonna scream, scream with me. Moments like this never last." Glen Danzig, The Misfits 1977
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