Build Thread Project Jeep-Saw-Puzzle (cj2a build/restoration)

Build Thread Project Jeep-Saw-Puzzle (cj2a build/restoration)

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Penticton, BC
Vehicle(s)
1983 cj7, 1947 cj2a
Project Jeep-Saw-Puzzle

I bought my 1947 CJ2a on january 24, 2009. i just got it home a few weeks ago and started work. The Previouse owner had it for 3 years, and was restoring it, but had to sell. Acording to the PO i am the third owner, and the original owner purchased it new when he was 16.

What i got

1947 CJ2a - serial number 106562
Front dana 25 axel
Rear dana 41 axel
4.3 vortec v6 engine
SM465 transmision
Dana 18 transfercase
New fenders
New hood
New tailgate
New tool box
original tub, (most work done, sandblasted)

I know some of you have been waiting for my build so i got to work as soon as i could. enjoy :2thumbsup:

Picture Time

Before the PO started work
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The Day i got it home

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New Floor Panels

driver side
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Passanger side/ new tool box
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Rear section
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Drivetrain


Rear Axel
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Front Axel
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Tranny (sm465)
trannysm465.jpg


Other Peices

Windsheild/frame
windsheild.jpg

New Hood
newhood.jpg

New Fenders
newfenders.jpg

New Tailgate
tailgate.jpg

Gas Tank, Need a new one this one has rust holes
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Man I love those old flat fenders! The way the side body panel extends forward for the windshield frame to pivot on is great and the dash is such a neat feature.

Looking forward to watching this thing come together!
 
My first JEEP ever was a '47 CJ2a. I sure miss that thing...
Keep us posted on your progress...
 
Update 1

The First day of work

Body off
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Removed leafs of rear axel

this stuff is my new freind (got them bolts right off)
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The second day of work

Took the wire wheel to the rear axels and painted

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getting ready to start the front
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found a place for the grill
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my mom hates it, :rofl:

Third day of work

got the front axel almost finished today, wire wheeled it and first coat of black paint went on.

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Also got if a new center consol for when its finished.

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Thanks for the comments, ill be sure to keep you updated,

-J-J-,
 
Re: Update 1

What a great thread! The diffs look great!

That is a perfect place for the grille!!! Right above the ??? Well - I see two grenades, a 50 cal and what are the other two? The don't look like mortar rounds... AA maybe?
 
Re: Update 1

Thanks im getting ready to do the frame, i just need some more zerorust i should get it this week, and have the frame done next weekend if the weather is good.

That is a perfect place for the grille!!! Right above the ??? Well - I see two grenades, a 50 cal and what are the other two? The don't look like mortar rounds... AA maybe?

those are my dads he says there, 37 mm pompom's from the boar war
 
Re: Update 1

It took me a while but i finally got my zerorust and went to town on the frame. It was a good weekend

Frame cleanded up on friday afternoon, cut my leg up but im ok (damn grinder)

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Got the 2 coats of grey zerorust on the frame took all saturday

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Then today i got two coat of black zerorust on the frame

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there are a few drip and brush marks but over all i think it looks good

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I finally found out were my forth shackle was, its broken off and still in the frame and leaf. does anyone know were i can get another one?

-J-J-
 
That's a beauty!:drool: I'd have to breakout the stink'in Lincoln & flatplate & fully box that bad boy while it was in that position.:D
 
yes cj thats exactly what im looking for, the front pass side is broken.

thanks longhorn, id love to fully box it but we dont own a welder....yet,
i might try and get a guy from work to do it for me.

-J-J-
 
Its been a while since i updated. I recently got rid of the 4.3 vortec and decided to get a L-134 from a 48 CJ2a it came with a t90/D18 and was the right price and made it easier for me.

I got new U-bolts and shackles and mounted the axles

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Here are some pictures of the L-134 that I got last month, I looks to have been “recently” rebuilt, and has been bored 0.03 over.

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This is what happens when I get bored and wanted to see some progress ;D
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Are you sure the 4.3 is going to fit with the low hood
I have a 3b high hood with a 4.3 and it bearly clears the top of the hood:chug:
 
From what i found out it would fit. but i dont have to worry about that anymore
 
heres a little update

ive mainly been blasting and painting smaller parts while i wait till more parts get it. I also test fitten my trans/tcase and the rear drive shaft.

E-Brake baking plate

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Steering linkages

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Cluthc and brake pedal arms

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The "new Transmission and Transfercase

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and the new place for the grill since i had to take it out of the house

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Looks great man, nice work. I wish I had time/space/money to put together one of those old 2a's or a 3. Sooooo cool. Keep it up!
 
Looks great man, nice work. I wish I had time/space/money to put together one of those old 2a's or a 3. Sooooo cool. Keep it up!

thanks, i really love these things aswell and figured i get one when i had money and dont have any bills. when i started i had space time and money now all i have is time.
 
A Small update

Ive been working on the front axle and brakes the last month. I got one side almost complete jsut need to borrow a press to put my hubs on th new drums. And tomorow when my paint drys i will be assembleing the driver side knuckles, seals and brakes. Then im jsut waiting on my new front springs.

Pictures tomorow i left my camera in the jeep.
 
Update

well i finished of most of the front axle now, just need to press the studs out of the old drums to put into the new ones.

Work done to front axle
- Brakes - pads,springs,cylinders
- fluid change
- axle shaft changed
- steering knuckle seals
- Paint

I also figred out my jeep is a rainbow of colors and full of bubba work. It was red,yellow,purple,black and then blue. As for bubba i dont know who bought him a welders :bang:

Pictures as promissed

Front axle work,

before

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knucklebefore.jpg

After

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Some of bubba's work that i had to fix, well i just grapped a knuckle off my spare axle :D

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