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Wife says I created a monster. Willys Jeep build

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by anthony myrick, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Pulled out parts axle apart. Needed a better spindle but found out it had been updated to u-joint axles. (top)
    Our axle we are building had the Bendix type axle. (Bottom)
    The donor set up also had these locking hubs in great condition
    the u-joint style requires a c-clip on the hub, this c-clip is removed to run the locking hubs
    The Bendix style axles do not need c-clips.
    Anyone with any experience on these?
    The spindle with the u-joint axles has a dinged up bushing
    the side with the Bendix style does not
    these bushings are being replaced.
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    Didn’t have a pipe deep enough so we turned the axle around

  3. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 3,158

    oldiron 440

    I'd like to have a early Jeep for a project, think T bucket with a Jeep body...
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  4. I’ve kicked that around with the leftovers. But not really a t bucket style.
    Use a transverse style from axle moved slightly forward. Low with a rake. Keeps the fenders.
    I have a DJ windshield frame that is shorter than the CJ.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2022
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    this is a factory 2wd DJ
    Bob the rails, move the front axle slightly forward, lose the step, dropped with a rake.
    Similar style top but lowered about 3-4 inches
  6. 20220118_105705_HDR~2.jpg Something like this.. Ww-2 body sitting on a 2wd (70s) Dj-5 (postal) chassis.. N-50s on 10" rims & a 4:10 posi .
    Soon to get a 231 V6 & fenderwell headers . (maybe chop the windshield 4-5" to)
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2022
  7. 60 year old chiltons

    nice to have spares for reference
    It donated a missing blocking ring
  8. Dave G in Gansevoort
    Joined: Mar 28, 2019
    Posts: 2,363

    Dave G in Gansevoort
    from Upstate NY

    More pictures! This takes me back to the summer of 72, a CJ5, and a 327...

    But I'm much better now!
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  9. Anthony- I am to far away from Somewherin Al to be practical, but we have an orchard sprayer in the shed with what I was always told was a jeep engine- maybe a hurricane? Might also have seen them running water pumps for irrigation. Might be an affordable source of an engine. Give me some notice if you are making a pilgrimage to Detroit.
  10. He’s been doing some work on the the jeep.
    Crank turned, engine block ready for the machine shop
    Axles cleaned and new seals.
    His frame had a push bar welded on that they removed about an inch of the frame. We had a donor frame and he swapped over the frame horns.
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    now removing some homemade engine mount
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2022
  11. We’ve also rebuilt the trans and working in the T-case.
    Waiting on some spring shackles and we will assemble the chassis.
  12. Just seen this today.
    thanks. We located a rebuildable core.
    I’d love to visit the ford museum one day.
  13. Installed the new shackle mounts and replaced the butchered engine mount with a donor piece.
    The frame we are using was 2wd. We’re adding the hitch brace the 2wds didn’t get
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  14. Kids been busy.
    Front axle assembled. Chassis sprayed.
    We’ll assemble the chassis, give it a scuff-n-clean and shoot it all together.
  15. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,305


    :D Looking good there Anthony.As my Grandfather used to say"Slow and sure beats the hell outa quick and dead".
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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  16. He’s full time college. Works full time during the summer and does online classes. So we work on it as he has time.
  17. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 6,161


  18. Using and extra engine and trans to fit things up.
    making a tab to help a 2a engine plate fit a 3a chassis.
  19. Got some serious thinking go on
  20. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,661


    8119399530_5e319ec915_c.jpg I always checked the blocker ring gap..The NOS forged have the proper gap
    Differential inner seal install tool.. 8119395808_8d84b2c024_c.jpg
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  21. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,804


    You'd be better off starting with a re-body of a Samurai frame with a flat fender Jeep body.[MB]
    The wheelbase is within 1/2"

    The engine and trans will need moving rearward [the transfer box is stand alone].

    If you were into serious off roading the Sammy frame would out perform most Jeeps even with a 1300 to 1600 engine.
    A stock Sammy hardtop weighs 1900 lbs but with a stripped down Jeep Body it would lose about 400 lbs
  22. You guys are moving right along! I just picked up a ‘44 GPW on an MB chassis. Such neat little machines!
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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2022
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  24. D72ECCD8-8677-48B3-8524-B0F31A157551.jpeg Kid fabricated his first piece by himself.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2022
  25. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 8,293


    If that's his first piece he's headed down the right path.
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  26. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,305


    :D:eek:For a first try that is great.Keep up the good work.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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