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DJ pics, finally.

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by Alex V., Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Apr 18, 2011
    Alex V.

    Alex V. Member

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    I finally got some better pics of my '63 DJ3A, and actually "drove" it for the first time. (Okay, it was just my sister pulling me around in her '84 XJ, but it was still fun!) I'm hooked. :)

    [​IMG] I just can't get over how small this thing is!

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    [​IMG] Love that little upper door.

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    [​IMG] Door open...

    [​IMG] Door closed.

    [​IMG] "Willys". :patriot:

    [​IMG] Cancer in driver's side floorboard - it's worse on the passenger side, but nothing that can't be fixed.
     
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  2. Apr 18, 2011
    all4jpn

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    really nice pics...so..dj's came with bumperettes?
     
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    mb82

    mb82 I feel great!

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    Thats the coolest DJ-3A that I have ever seen.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2011
    Alex V.

    Alex V. Member

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  5. Apr 18, 2011
    the last early cj5

    the last early cj5 Member

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    LOVE IT! I Want One!chainsawguy
     
  6. Apr 18, 2011
    ralf

    ralf New Member

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    ...only a mother could love!
     
  7. Apr 19, 2011
    Alex V.

    Alex V. Member

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    Last Early CJ5 - Go for it! Maybe we can get enough owners, with enough demand for information and support, that we can actually get a good following for these things going. It's sad how little info there is for the DJ's on the internet - not that there isn't any, just a tiny percentage of what there is on CJ's. And many books, no matter how much detail there is on other models, seem to largely avoid the Dispatchers.

    Ralf - Yep, I know what you mean. Some people are gonna think it's cool, but others aren't going to hesitate in telling me they think it's ugly. :)
     
  8. Apr 19, 2011
    all4jpn

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    alex..have you posted on thecj2apage.com....there are some dj owner/lovers on there too
     
  9. Apr 19, 2011
    F Bill

    F Bill Member

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    I wouldn't know who you'd be referring to.. lol.

    You might want to search thru the for sale posts over at the 2A page, I remember at least one free or almost free DJ top, which may have had better doors on it, and If you PM me I will tell you another possible source for a redone top if the guy in OK still has it. Not many people like the top you have, as it is pretty funky and totally alters the look of the jeep. Did you see the recent one on Ebay that had your style top and normal door openings?
     
  10. Apr 19, 2011
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    That thing is cool! It looks just like my jeep "Patina".
     
  11. Apr 19, 2011
    Alex V.

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    all4jpn - Yes, I've posted on the DJ3A portion of the CJ2A page, but didn't get much of a response.

    Thanks for the tips, F Bill. I'm not really looking for a new top - I intend to redo this one. Yep, it is kinda funky and makes it look really silly (kinda topheavy), but it's pretty spacious inside. I'm not sure if I saw that particular one - what color was it? I know they put my style top on both "flush" floorboard and normal CJ-style bodies.

    Thanks, Nate! Yes, it's got a really nicely weathered look. If it weren't for the cavity rust I have to take care of, I'd be tempted to just put some clearcoat on it and leave it!
     
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  12. Apr 20, 2011
    dagr8tim

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    Awesome find. Can't wait to see where this project goes.
     
  13. Apr 20, 2011
    jasonjp62

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    The top looks allot like the one on my 5 when I got it (minus the windows). The doors even look the same minus the way they mount.

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    really cool looking old dj
     
  14. Apr 20, 2011
    Alex V.

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    ...Right back to 99% bone stock original, and then to "daily driver" status. :)
     
  15. Apr 20, 2011
    Alex V.

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    Yes, I've noticed some of the tops used on CJ5's look nearly identical to mine - and those panels (where your side windows are at) are removable, so if you could find those panels with a window opening it might be a perfect fit.

    Thanks! It should be 10x cooler when it's finished. :)
     
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