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For Sale A Bunch Of Parts From My Donor 1956 Cj6

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Classifieds' started by Calvin Evans, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Jan 13, 2019
    Calvin Evans

    Calvin Evans New Member

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    Hello. I have a bunch of stuff from my 1956 CJ6 donor vehicle that I will not be using and so I am looking to clear it out of my garage. Much of this stuff is still bolted together, but if there is interest I will get out there and pull it off.
    I am flexible on these prices. Some of this stuff I have no idea what is even a fair price, but forum rules mandate a price so i am including one.
    Sorry about the no pics. I will try to get some over the next week. It takes a bunch of moving stuff around in my garage to get things laid out for pics...and the Harley is in the garage for the winter right now. I will get pics as I can. If someone is really interested in something I will try to make special effort to get pics of it for you.

    1956 CJ6 rolling chassis. It is solid, but covered in rust. Rear bumper/farm implement attachment plate has been removed. Front single point engine mount for Chevy small block 283 has been welded to chassis, and it appears that the front suspension may have been moved to accommodate this engine. Stock cj6 axles and leaves still attached, but not in good shape. Axles may be rebuild able, but springs would probably be better off being replaced. $800 obo.

    Full set of Rancho 2.5 inch lift leaf springs RS44062 and RS44162, 2 of each. Used, but good condition. Throw in some new bushings and they should be good to go for a long time. $300 obo.

    T90 transmission. Complete with shifter. Currently bolted to a SBC 283 bellhousing, dont knot input shaft is stock or not because of this. Shifts well. Dirty, but functional. $500 obo.

    T90 to SBC adapter and bellhousing. Does what it is supposed to do, allows mounting of T90 transmission to SBC engine. $300 obo.

    Dana 18 twin stick transfer case. Is it dirty, yep. Does it work, yep. Good little unit, no complaints. $600 obo.

    Overdrive unit. I was told that it is a studebaker overdrive which I guess means it is probably a Warn unit. I do not know the overdrive ratio, but it does make it so you can drive this setup on the street. Was operated by pull handle on dash, but handle is gone. You can get a new one and it will be good to go. $500 obo.

    Koenig ironworks ch6 hardtop. All glass and hardware was removed so exterior could be media blasted. I have all of the hardware and the glass that was not broken. Will need new glass as it was not in good shape, but I saved the broken glass so that it could be used as a template. Rear hatch part is not in existence, but would probably be easy to make one. To be clear, I have top cap, both sides, and both doors. Doors have slide down to open windows. Sides have side sliding to open windows. Sides are one piece, not cj5 sides with filler panels so it can fit a cj6. A little work and a new hatch and this could be a really nice unit. $1000 obo.

    A couple of not early CJ parts, but they kinda go with this guy. CJ7 axles, AMC 20 rear, with disc front and big drum rears (dont know size). These have upgraded axle shafts and are really strong units (I know AMC 20 is not the best, but for old cj6 it is ok) $250 for the pair.
    Late 1950s Chevy 283 V8. I am pretty sure this is accurate based on it having a single motor mount in the front of the engine and the block casting number. Without taking it apart and measuring the bore I cannot guarantee that it is not a 265, but I do not think it is. 2bbl carb and cast log exhaust manifolds, ie bone stock. $250
     
  2. Jan 13, 2019
    Keys5a

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    Your ovedrive is likely a Borg Warner R10. This mounts rear of the D18 where the parking brake drum would normally be? If so, this makes for a bit longer trans/transfer case assy. These were popular on Willys wagons, and the longer wheelbase CJ6.
    If you can get the casting numbers from your Chevy engine block, located between the bellhousing mounting flange and the base where the left head mounts, I can likely identify your engine. It is about 7 or 8 digits.
    -Donny
     
  3. Jan 14, 2019
    Calvin Evans

    Calvin Evans New Member

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    Yeah, the overdrive is mounted exactly where you said. Rear of the Dana 18. Probably would be a bit troublesome on the shorter wheelbase jeeps, but is just fine under the cj6.
    The block casting number is 3737739. I have this as a 1958 283 SBC V8, but I was told by a GM guy that this block was also used in some of the 265 engines and it can be hard to tell the difference without taking it apart.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2019
    Keys5a

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    Your engine is a 283. My main source gives '56-'67 as the years, and my secondary source says '58-'62.
    Your overdrive, though a Borg Warner unit, was marketed in the later 1960s as a "Rancho" overdrive. It is pretty much an integral part of the D18 transfer case as the shafts inside are specific to this combination. I have one of these under the bench from an old wagon. They are a but fiddly as they have a governor and a couple electrical switches, as well as the cable to engage, but they do work well.
    -Donny
     
  5. Jan 14, 2019
    Calvin Evans

    Calvin Evans New Member

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    Thanks Donny. Does that mean I should try to sell the transfer case and overdrive as one unit, or are you saying that it is only for a D18 transfer case?
     
  6. Jan 14, 2019
    Keys5a

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    I think its best to keep the D18 transfer case and overdrive together as a unit. That, and I think the overdrive that you have only fits the D18 the way its configured.
    Variations of these overdrives were used for years in Fords and Studebakers in the late '50s, and up through the early '70s in 2wd Chevy/GMC pickups.
    -Donny
     

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