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Old 25th September 2011, 00:07   #1
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i am presently restoring a 1960 willys cj3b which i picked up from a fire dept.
auction . the mechicals of the the the jeeps are all made in america including the the gear , brake drums etc are all original american.the rear part of the
body tub has totally been fabricated using a 16 gauge sheet and the chassis has been stripped of the remaing paint and rust , to my utter surprise
chassis in a pristine condition , needing no tinkering at all.
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nice find Aulakh saab.

i would be glued to this thread to see WIP and the photos.

please do let me know if you find a RHD willys rusting somewhere!
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Congratulations Sir! When I saw your CJ3B's first pic reminded me of my 1955 CJ3B restoration. Good luck.

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some more pics of the chassis and the engine after pressure washing and de greasing.
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Another one bites the dust! Amazing find! Good to see another LHD CJ3B coming to life!

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Was this jeep actually a 'fire-engine' ?? WOW, what did you do with the water-spray equipment in the rear? Any pics of that?

EDIT - on 2nd thought, it looks like a different jeep you saw and took pics, if yes - still - any pics of that unique equipment?

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Oh, very nice! Hope you can get the old girl running again. Will be glued to this thread
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@svsantosh
Yes indeed this was a fire engine.There was no fire equipment at the back
except for a hose roller and a step ladder on top.It is the same jeep,now
that everything has been removed and the body patched up .
The equipment was nothing unique, it was a normal pump used by the
fire department and moreover everything was rusted beyond repair so
that is why i decided to convert it into a civilian jeep, the original idea
was to restore it as a fire engine.
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Will be very interested to see how the dashboard will be after restoration. As to what will be going in there (particularly the speedo)
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@svsantosh
Yes indeed this was a fire engine.There was no fire equipment at the back
except for a hose roller and a step ladder on top.It is the same jeep,now
that everything has been removed and the body patched up .
The equipment was nothing unique, it was a normal pump used by the
fire department and moreover everything was rusted beyond repair so
that is why i decided to convert it into a civilian jeep, the original idea
was to restore it as a fire engine.
Nice find sir, in fact you must be lucky to get a gem like this or should I say the Jeep is lucky here getting saved from going to scrap yard, any behind screen story sir? how did you find it? what made you to buy this gem ?

Feeling sorry looking at the steering wheel, did you get the original JEEP speedometer with it ? what was the other hole ahead of the steering wheel which was closed ? it would have been one and only kind if you had the fire equipment in a good state but nevertheless it is good to restore it as a civilian I guess you can do the actual vintage fire engine, a proper truck which I also wish to since my childhood some time later in life.
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@ chanu sir.
thank you for appreciating . The jeep was bought from a fire department auction which was advertised in the local newspaper.As far as LHD's are concerned
i am like a kid in a candy store ,they have always reserved a special place in my heart.
It had the original speedometer in it and the best part is the jeep has run only 17000 miles.The mechanicals were in mint condition,nothing was changed as far as the
bearings etc. are concerned except for the brake leathers, brake rubber kit and the spark plugs & wires.The closed hole had a temp gauge installed which was removed.
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nice find Aulakh saab.

i would be glued to this thread to see WIP and the photos.

please do let me know if you find a RHD willys rusting somewhere!

thank you parm sir, will surely let you know . Are you interested in just willys
or any other RHD jeeps will do and do let me know your budget.I am more
than willing to help a fellow Bhpian and friend.
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@ chanu sir.
thank you for appreciating . The jeep was bought from a fire department auction which was advertised in the local newspaper.As far as LHD's are concerned
i am like a kid in a candy store ,they have always reserved a special place in my heart.
It had the original speedometer in it and the best part is the jeep has run only 17000 miles.The mechanicals were in mint condition,nothing was changed as far as the
bearings etc. are concerned except for the brake leathers, brake rubber kit and the spark plugs & wires.The closed hole had a temp gauge installed which was removed.
You are more than welcome sammyulakh, more than anyone I am very happy seeing this Jeep coming into form. please let me know you need any help regarding your jeep.
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thank you parm sir, will surely let you know . Are you interested in just willys
or any other RHD jeeps will do and do let me know your budget.I am more
than willing to help a fellow Bhpian and friend.
thanks for listening to my request for sourcing a jeep for me.

i would prefer a willys or any of CJ3Bs (LHD/RHD), im not interested in M&M 550s/5540s or majors.

budget would depend upon the condition and availability of the vehicls. since you are based in Patiala, it would be easier for me to get in touch with you.

changa fer...drive safe.
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