1959 Jeep Project on The CJ3B Page — Volkswagen Iltis

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1959 CJ-3B Frame-Up

by Pat McIntyre, Ontario, Canada

2007: Well, its been three years and she now runs and great. I am hurrying to get her finished as my grandfather was a Canadian paratrooper and in the Korean war. He spent a deal of time in a Willys he spent 15 months over He would like me to drive him in the Parade on November 11 and he would me to wear my fire uniform as he be in his. I have to bleed the and get the steering aligned and tie up some minute wiring. But I think we can do it.

I am a fan of the early Jeeps and finally up a 1959 CJ-3B in a little called Denbigh, Ontario. The 4WD and I drove it around for a bit when I looked at it. The restoration was initially to be a quick fix and ride repair. But as I got the tearing down phase, I to really find it interesting and to refurbish the Jeep as well and as possible — as well as some personal touches in the color scheme. The CJ3B also helped a lot in adding the necessary to do more.

I soaked every nut and bolt Liquid Wrench, etc. for prior to putting a wrench to If I went into the garage to get I would spray the whole and then let it sit, and repeat, for a month or two. This paid off, as some came off with light wrench work. I never any heat!

I welded the frame in the cracked locations featured in the Tips section. I also the front bumper as it looked it hit some stumps over the The bumper is now made from and is quite a bit heavier (in case I hit a or two.)

My rims I had blasted at a manhole foundry in Renfrew, Ontario. If you at the manhole covers in your or city, they will say Himbleau, Renfrew, Ont. have a large steel blasting tank which my rims from nasty to clean in 20 minutes or so, and cost me CDN each. The shop itself and out looks like something a Charles Dickens novel. industrial revolution like.

I a set of lightly used Iltis on the rims. These were by a local tire guy who had them a recent job. It saved me cash and I think they They also have a aggressive tread. $400.00 CDN for tires.

I have rebuilt the axle (120K JPEG) all new seals and bearings and am working on the axle (100K JPEG) The original or recent(?) knuckle found inside actually to do a good job as the bearings inside pretty pristine considering the outside appearance of the Jeep.

The engine was completely torn hot tanked and rebuilt with the parts ordered from a of on-line parts supply new manifold (120K JPEG), carb, new rings, bearings, oil fuel pump and gasket I had this work done for me, as is my first vehicle restoration. I a high school buddy who on the side for a auto resto and they were slow the last winter and I told there was no hurry for the work to be It was there for over a year, but did a great job.

I work at a station in Ottawa and have the fortune to have a Captain and a who are former mechanics. These two lend info and help some questions. They allow me to bring my portable blaster into the truck bay and it up to our massive air system. We have time allotments during shift as we do not get normal breaks and so I fill my time with brushing, blasting and painting It’s great to put things together clean and smooth. I been replacing all the fasteners stainless as well.

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The frame has been sand and painted. I did not add a lot of extra expense to coat or anything like as I have read different on whether future work on the is workable with heavy on the frame. I may want to add a winch or make other repairs if become necessary.

I got my tub from a who had a tub kit sitting in his barn for a couple of and never got around to using it. It me $1500 CDN and I also got a new Tiger Top and wiring set for another $500.00 not a bad deal! No matter what the say about the repro tubs!


See the grille in primer (90K As for a finish color, I decided to go a rather dull desert as I’m not an overly flash guy.

The Remembrance Day parade was a end to the rebuild and new beginning for an old Jeep. The Page and the contributors on the Bulletin have been a huge To have the resources of the internet to all of this together is really I would not have been to do this project otherwise. See Remembrance Day 2008 .

Check out a video clip (2 MB QuickTime of the Jeep in the woods (and at the

At Christmas 2007, Pat McIntyre got the family (70K JPEG) the Jeep for a Christmas photo. And the were eager to go on a moonlight (100K JPEG) in the first of the winter in Ontario.

Thanks to Pat for the story and photos. Derek Redmond

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