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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

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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.
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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?
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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

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