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CJ3B Beastie

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by browncoat, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Jun 11, 2018
    OzFin

    OzFin Vintage Jeep Guy

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    Great story and pictures :beer:
    I really like this picture, its worthy of being a calendar shot.
    Oz
     
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  2. Jun 18, 2018
    browncoat

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    I think this is an even better shot OzFin, taken by Scott who is a member of the Cherokee Australia 4WD club on the weekend away.

    This was the second and successful attempt at the slippery hill that I had taken on a little bit too gently the first run up and lost traction about 2/3's of the way to the top.
    So backed it down and gave it a good squirt to get the turbo singing on the second run.


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  3. Jun 18, 2018
    mortten

    mortten I can’t put my finger on it

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    Love it.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2018
    OzFin

    OzFin Vintage Jeep Guy

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    Both are excellent action shots, thanks for sharing !
     
  5. Jul 7, 2018
    ojgrsoi

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  6. Jul 15, 2018
    browncoat

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    Yep, had a fair bit of interest in it since it got on the road.

    Tested it out even more this past weekend on our first trip with the Cherokee club.
    The track out of the camping spot.
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    Later in the day it warmed up a bit so we went topless.
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    Photos by Brent, one of the clubs members
     
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  7. Jan 26, 2019
    Focker

    Focker That's what I do, I know things and I fix stuff. Staff Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    How are things going with the Jeep?
     
  8. Feb 19, 2019
    browncoat

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    Some teething issues Focker.
    Got a whine in the transfer case that is annoying. Have an eye out for another gearbox to swap into it.
    Plus a recurring oil leak at the rear main seal despite having replaced the seal once already.

    But can't complain about the fuel economy which has been good and the power from the little engine is also good with the turbo on it.

    Got a new project to occupy myself, a couple of bren gun carriers to restore.
    Ford V8 sidevalve power plant, basically a tracked and armoured version of a jeep.

    So a whole new learning experience with an even heavier vehicle.:lol:
     
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  9. Feb 19, 2019
    mortten

    mortten I can’t put my finger on it

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    Don’t be afraid to post up that project. Maybe in the Quitter’s Section:beer:
     
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  10. Feb 25, 2019
    jeep peep69

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    Wow awesome work just wasted 3 hours of a windy and rainy day reading the entire thread. Nice jeep and mad fabrication skills and farmer ingenuity
     
  11. Mar 8, 2019
    browncoat

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    Thanks jeep peep. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Here's the next project, the universal (bren) carrier, LP2A, in case anyone is interested or has never seen one before.

    The chopped down and stripped hull that I found out west.

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    So far have got the upper hull plates back in place and have been collecting all the other parts required.

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    How it will end up looking once everything else goes back together.

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    That is number 731 built.
    Mine is #4425 built in 1943.
    We only made around 5600 in total so there are not to many left any more.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2019
    47v6

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    AWESOME!
     

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