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Old 2nd January 2011, 15:31   #31
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This is the first post in the lines of restoration of the CJ3B body, electrical and few cosmetics. The I would call the current state as phase one which is identification of all the necessary tasks and planning for procurement of few parts which are missing.

The following picture will give an idea of the jeep in its current state, however what you see on these pictures are only the body condition. The drive terrain of this jeep is perfectly good and engine cranks super quick.
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The original Lucas cutout in good order, please pardon me for the poor picture quality as these pictures were taken with tiny mobile camera in low light condition.
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Myself along with the CJ3B looking towards the east for brighter morning as we our self set this state as start of new episode in jeeping.
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to be continued...

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Body is busted, may need a nearly new overhaul. I see the hand brake cable in place..!! Neat. Looks like there is only 1 way to bring this jeep back to life, and it is surely not a 1-by-1 approach - needs a COMPLETE strip/rebuild.

PS - I found a new tinker in krishnagiri, let me know if interested - may workout less expensive than chennai or even hosur...!!!

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Old 3rd January 2011, 11:20   #33
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Body is busted, may need a nearly new overhaul. I see the hand brake cable in place..!! Neat. Looks like there is only 1 way to bring this jeep back to life, and it is surely not a 1-by-1 approach - needs a COMPLETE strip/rebuild.

PS - I found a new tinker in krishnagiri, let me know if interested - may workout less expensive than chennai or even hosur...!!!
Hey Santhosh,

We are striping the Body off from the Jeep in Kancheepuram, The Jeep is already set his foot in Kancheepuram only for this purpose. Thanks for the Krishnagiri offer however we(Me, Dr.Jones and Logesh) are doing this jeep under our supervision in Kancheepuram.

I have almost collected all the required body parts that are missing in this jeep and it will be installed in no time as and when the body tub is getting fixed.

Some of the modification I'm looking at in this CJ3B are:

1. Free Wheeling Hubs (already procured)
2. Scissor top (though this vehicle is a civilian one, I wanted to have the scissor top design)

Missing stuffs which will be installed during the restoration:

1. right side mounted spare wheel bracket (already procured)
2. Windshield with push out glass frame (already procured)
3. 4x4 gear levers and front propeller shaft (already procured)
4. Emergency brake cable (already procured)
5. Battery (already procured)
6. 7.00x16 NDMS tyres (already procured)
7. Original left hand drive bench seats (Looking out for the same)
8. Windshield wiper motors (already procured)
9. Horns (will procure it when electrical work is been carried out)
10. Lights and electricals (will procure it when electrical work is been carried out)
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Hello Trammway,

i definitely do not envy you, only thing i can say is that i will very closely monitor this thread to follow your restoration work in the days to come. i need little more time to join the league which you are already in with many others. keeping my fingers crossed for the last one year and patiently waiting for things to happen in my favour.

By the way, congratulations and best wishes for your new Willys CJ3B LHD acquisition.

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Happy New year to you all !

Siva, Congrats on new buy. This will be a interesting restoration thread. Please keep us updated with your restoration progress.

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So finally the cat is out of truck! Hearty congratulation and very happy new year to you. Looking forward to the build report.
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Happy New year to you all !

Siva, Congrats on new buy. This will be a interesting restoration thread. Please keep us updated with your restoration progress.

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Sir, I haven't bought this Jeep. This is direct gift from Mr.UBS's Jeep station.

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Hello Trammway,

i definitely do not envy you, only thing i can say is that i will very closely monitor this thread to follow your restoration work in the days to come. i need little more time to join the league which you are already in with many others. keeping my fingers crossed for the last one year and patiently waiting for things to happen in my favour.

By the way, congratulations and best wishes for your new Willys CJ3B LHD acquisition.

Regards,
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So finally the cat is out of truck! Hearty congratulation and very happy new year to you. Looking forward to the build report.
Thanks guys, I will keep you posted with maximum information on the build project.
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7. Original left hand drive bench seats (Looking out for the same)
Can you tell me how these looked like? I am also working on my 1966 model CJ3B LHD, so would like to know how the bench seats were originally.

Also regarding the FWH, will the same sets for Bolero/Scorpio fit the 3B or there is any specific type?
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Can you tell me how these looked like? I am also working on my 1966 model CJ3B LHD, so would like to know how the bench seats were originally.

Also regarding the FWH, will the same sets for Bolero/Scorpio fit the 3B or there is any specific type?
The left hand drive bench seat is in this picture, however this Jeep is converted to right hand drive.
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You can use the FWH from MM550/Classic, this is available at Lamda factory at Electronic city in Bangalore or in any Mahindra dealers.
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You meant the front bench seats? Okay, now I understood. I have got them in my Jeep, only needs some new upholstry. Thanks.
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You meant the front bench seats? Okay, now I understood. I have got them in my Jeep, only needs some new upholstry. Thanks.
Nope, What is there in your Jeep is a Right Hand Drive jeep's bench seat. Like the above post where a RHD jeep with LHD jeep's bench seat, your jeep got RHD jeep's bench seat.
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The smaller portion should be the driver's seat.
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Hmmm, got it. But in my jeep the smaller portion can be flipped down to give access to the back. So if it is on the drivers side would it not hamper that movement due to the steering?
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Congrats Siva. What a way to start your new year!! All the best for your restoration.
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Siva - The passenger side seat is the one that should be folding, isn't it? the "40" portion? (Just confirming)
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Siva - The passenger side seat is the one that should be folding, isn't it? the "40" portion? (Just confirming)
Yes, I also think so. And it is the case with my jeep. I had seen another 3B lying around in the scrapyard from where I picked up mine and the seat was same., i.e, 60 portion is on the drivers side with the 40 portion passenger side folding. But
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The smaller portion should be the driver's seat.
So, now there is confusion. The 40 portion should be on the passenger side or drivers side? I feel its the former, but experts your views?
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