1954 Cj3b

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by pfmg, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Aug 3, 2017
    pfmg

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    We pulled the rear 44 apart, found a bonus, its got 33 spline 1.5" alloy shafts...think its time to rethink the tire size...thinking 38's now. LOL

    The ox locker and alloy shafts for the front 30 showed up, so we can put that one together now too.
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  2. Aug 3, 2017
    pfmg

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    The rear 44 ready to be sent out for welding.
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  3. Aug 3, 2017
    pfmg

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    Adding some old school cool to the build, and started restoring the Conferr storage seat.

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  4. Aug 3, 2017
    pfmg

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    Seat is completely done, cleaned up and reused the original seat covers, they look okay from 10 feet away, if I can find something close to it I'll have them redone and the fronts to match.
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  5. Aug 3, 2017
    pfmg

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    Axles are all done, custom rear 44, 5:38 1/2" thick tubes, ox locker, 33 spline alloy shafts, disk brakes. front 79 d 30, 5:38, ox locker, alloy shafts, warn hubs
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    I'm gathering the parts for a manual saginaw setup now, as well.
     
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  6. Aug 12, 2017
    Tom_Hartz

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    Great build and keeping it old school. I like all of the Con Ferr parts. I remember their place in Burbank Ca. what a neat shop.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2017
    47v6

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    The D44, Did you cut the tubes yourself? Di you end up welding them back together? Where did you send the axle shafts to have them shortened and resplined?

    This is cool.

    Thanks.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2017 at 6:53 AM
    pfmg

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    I had a friend who rebuilds axles do it, he has done a bunch. He has a prof welder do the welding. The shafts were shortened at a local auto machine shop
     
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  9. Aug 13, 2017 at 12:44 PM
    mortten

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    Those slotted rims may not work with disc brakes.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2017 at 7:08 PM
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    They do, trial fitted them on my 3A with disks first
     
  11. Aug 14, 2017 at 8:44 AM
    Mark Wahlster

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    I doubt 38" will fit with out a lift. You will loose quite a bit of turning radius even with the wider D-30 and you could run into problems in the back Wheel Houses if you get off camber much.
     
  12. Aug 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM
    pfmg

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    If you cut enough sheetmetal anything can fit...but tires will be 32" skinny swampers
     
  13. Aug 17, 2017 at 12:01 PM
    pfmg

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    Got the front axle in, but the steering is kicking my arse, I got most of the stuff from AA, and their guidelines for install are just stupid. I usually don't even look at instructions, but figured they might have something to say... thankfully I didn't follow them right off the bat, especially in regards to the box. THEY say to drill out the threaded box mounts and bolt through the box into their mount. Which in theory is ok, but the side of the box where the bolt head work rest is not machined, or really even flat. I'm no engineer, but putting all that uneven stress on the bolt head on something that sees the forces of a steering box just doesn't make sense. Had I just started following their instructions the box would be messed up. I'm going to do one bolt as they say, but will grind and file the surface flat. Going to have to rework the motor mount to make room for the shaft too.
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  14. Aug 17, 2017 at 12:42 PM
    Muzikp

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    Wow that looks good. Most of the 3's I see have the steering shaft thru the grill. Your's looks nice.
     
  15. Aug 17, 2017 at 1:59 PM
    Warloch

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    I've used their stuff in the past, mounted my way as well. If you want - take a look at my site warloch.com and I should have the pics in the Saginaw thread here as well.

    I'm headed out of the country or would offer other pics. FWIW - I fit the manual box to the same bolt plate location as the power - so it can be changed in the future if needed. Power on the Red '51, Manual on the Blue '49 right now.
     

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