my name is ian nowlin i am 18 years old, me and my dad have been looking for a project jeep to work on for a long time. we finally found one about 2 hours north of us. we went to look at it and decided that this was somthing that we would have fun rebuilding.
so the next weekend came around and we loaded up the truck and headed north to go pick it up
after a lil bit of work it is in our garage and we have already started by removing the spark plugs that fell apart and useless things like the tail pip and different things like that.
we plan to completely restore this to stock condition.
Found a slight problem. Tried to take the wheels off but the lugs were rusted on! Not just that, but in the first pic, looks like someone tried to get them off along time ago. So in the second pic I tried to power hammer them off. But due to my compressor not building and holding air fast. I'll have to get someone with a torch or some kind of cutting tool to get these off.
That looks like a project I'd like to jump on one of those. When I saw your topic title I was thinking the 'high hood' but that must be the CJ3b. Cool thing about taking on that restore is that you can just about buy any part or piece that might need replacing. What year is that? I had a 1942 years ago had tons of fun with it. There sure is a lot of open space under the hood. Back to the '42 I changed out the steering column and steering box that made it a lot better steering, I also added a vacuum brake booster and a heater and replaced the dead flat head motor with a overhead 'F' head. Lots of other little things, seems like you could work on it forever, lots of fun and a great experience you will have working on it with your Dad. Take lots of pictures and keep us updated on your progress. If you have any questions I'm sure there is someone here that can help you out.
It's a 1951 cj3a. That sounds really cool! Me and my dad are debating on replacing the tub or fixing it. But first thing we are doing is getting the tires off, then removing the body and working on the engine, trans and running gear. Then put everything else in the body! Hope to make it look original! Should be a blast!