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1948 Jeep Willys

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Tacomagirl64, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Tacomagirl64

    Tacomagirl64 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, I recently acquired a 1948 Jeep that I am planning on restoring and making off road ready. I am really excited about this build and looking forward to seeing what I can turn it into. Here are a few pictures of what it currently looks like (Fenders, hood and windshield are there just not on the jeep at this time).

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    And here is what I am thinking:
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    Something like that is what I would like to do. I plan on getting a custom cage built that incorporates the seat mounts as well and relocate the gas tank to the rear. No rear seat, but a shelf for a cooler and jerry cans and the spare will be mounted as it is now but centered. I wasn't planning on stretching the frame or anything like many do with these jeeps, but I plan on fitting some 35" super swampers and a nice wheel and then as far as suspension goes, I am either going to go with new leaves that offer 4" of lift all the way around with a new shock, or have some mounts fabricated for coilovers on all four corners. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Will update as I go, but for now I am waiting on it being delivered to my house :)
     
  2. Tacomagirl64

    Tacomagirl64 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If anyone knows anything about these and can offer some insight into a few things I would really appreciate it. I am looking to get new axles for it first so it can handle a bigger tire. I was thinking Dana 44s. Can I just get them off of any old truck and put them on, and if so, will they need any modification? Thanks
     
  3. Hairy Taco

    Hairy Taco Bush Pusher

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    cool project, enjoy!

    p.s. it looks like you caught some dude pissin in one of the photos:D
     
  4. Tacomagirl64

    Tacomagirl64 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The pictures were sent from a friend since the jeep is up north. I was going to edit that out but thought it was more interesting than a rusty old jeep :p
     
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    Tacomagirl64 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It is going to be a lot of fun, just a slow build because I have three other projects going on at the same time, and the tacoma is never ending, but I am looking forward to getting started on it soon!
     
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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    Awesome find! That is gonna b a fun build for sure. !
     
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    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    :popcorn: @ Sarah
     
  8. Tacomagirl64

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    Haha I knew would hear the word Jeep and be here sooner or later :p
     
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    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    :anonymous:


    I know a thing or two about em..
     
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    Millertime187 I'll be your huckleberry!

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    LMAO!
     
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  13. Tacomagirl64

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    I have no intention of making it look like a military jeep, I just like the way that one sits as well as the wheel and tire size. Sorry should have mentioned that. You are right, it is a cj2a! Thanks for the links
     
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    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Nice project. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
     
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    David, I have looked at quite a few sites, but I did not see the c3ja website...thanks for that. The one that I have been looking at is Pirate4x4. There are some amazing builds over there!
     
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    Best of luck and keep us posted!
     
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    Nice fine ,,,Ive been looking for one of these for 10 years All rust buckets or big $$ for anything nice. [​IMG]
     
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    Looking into it, it seems the majority of them start out as rust buckets, but what some people do to them is amazing! Just hope mine turns out as good. That pickup would be nice!
     
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    We camped by like a 79 cj with a v8 swap At TDS this year . The thing was screaming down the wash throughout the day . Looked scary fast .
     
  20. Tacomagirl64

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    Been thinking about a v8 swap. Currently it has a 4cyl Nova motor in it. Anyone have any thoughts on a motor and transmission that will work for it?? Any help is greatly appreciated
     
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