- - cj 3a build
07-26-2012 11:19 AM
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.
07-26-2012 11:28 AM
Don't have any useful info but I bet you'd win that t-shirt in the challenge thread!! Haha post some pics
07-27-2012 06:28 AM
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.
07-29-2012 08:38 PM
I love those old high hoods. I wonder how much trouble it would be to mount a CJ3a/b tub on a TJ chassis?
07-30-2012 05:45 AM
Here is one of my threads. You can also find some of it on YouTube under mikeg576