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64 CJ3B restoration

Post by usmc20c » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:12 pm

I have purchased a 1964 cj3b from blackdog and starting to do a complete restoration on it. The jeep belonged to the army and the markings represent that it belonged to a transportation motor pool, what unit it was has not yet been determined. I will keep pictures coming as I progress. If you have any knowledge regarding what unit it may of belonged to I will appreciate it and any other comments.
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by Cuz » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:38 pm

The military version of the CJ3B was the M606. Both regular civvy CJ3B's and M606's found their way into regular military service. Our web site addresses issues specific to the post WWII Willys and Kaiser built military jeeps. You are welcome to visit us and explore what we have on the M606.

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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by usmc20c » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:25 pm

These are the pics I took the first time that I saw the Jeep and decided to buy it.

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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by usmc20c » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:30 pm

March 21, 2010.
Went to U-Haul and got a 6x12 trailer only to find out its not really 6' wide at the ramp - instead its only 57". So if you ever plan on picking up a vehicle NEVER EVER get a 6x12 to do it... I think the pictures will show you why you shouldn't... lol

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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:31 pm

The Army bought a few hundred CJ-3B Jeeps in 1964 with Koenig Steel Cabs. Many were for administrative use such as Post Engineers and MP units. They startef showing up surplus as late as 1966 in various states of disrepair and cannibalization. All of the ones I witnessed were gloss O.D. with 600X16 Goodyear NDT tires. and Warn Hubs.
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by usmc20c » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:54 pm

MARCH 27, 2010
Well a week later and I went ahead and got a car hauler from U-Haul rather than a trailer. Worked much better than that 6x12.
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First day of having my Jeep in the garage. Day 1 of many!
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Blackdog was kind enough to throw in another engine with jeep that is in real good condition. It is a 134 F head as well and has a governor on it - was used as an APU.
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Didn't have a cherry picker handy so I turned the roll bar backwards bolted it back down and used cargo straps to lower it onto the engine stand. Very redneck I know...
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The start of disassembly... woohoo
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by usmc20c » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:30 pm

MARCH 28, 2010
Another day of disassembly...
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by usmc20c » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:37 pm

March 28, 2010
Vehicle Markings
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Left Bumperette
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CJ3B not an M606.
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by usmc20c » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:43 pm

Under the tool box lid and some other things where the weather didn't get to it are Gloss O.D.
Ben Dover wrote:The Army bought a few hundred CJ-3B Jeeps in 1964 with Koenig Steel Cabs. Many were for administrative use such as Post Engineers and MP units. They startef showing up surplus as late as 1966 in various states of disrepair and cannibalization. All of the ones I witnessed were gloss O.D. with 600X16 Goodyear NDT tires. and Warn Hubs.
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:44 pm

Note the Liggett Springs (grooved), and later type CJ-3B Axles and Brakes.
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by Cuz » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:55 pm

Don't let that ventilating windshield get out of your sight!!!
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by usmc20c » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:04 pm

Why's that? Are they rare to come by? Also, what do you think the unit number is on the right bumpreette is? I think on the left it reads TMP... Let me know what you think.
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by usmc20c » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:07 pm

Thanks Ben Dover. Btw, what do you think the numbers read on the right bumperette and do you know what the markings on the hood mean?

Ben Dover wrote:Note the Liggett Springs (grooved), and later type CJ-3B Axles and Brakes.
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by Cuz » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:02 am

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I'd say the jeep was managed by an Army post "Transportation Motor Pool" and it was vehicle #18.

The hood markings look correct for an Army unit in the 60's.

Since this would make the jeep a Non-tactical loaner vehicle it probably had a license plate ID'g the post or unit.
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Re: 64 CJ3B restoration

Post by Joe Gopan » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:02 am

The USA Registration reflects the system used for commercial vehicles of the time. The 1964 CJ-3B Jeeps I have seen when new and the other 1964 CJ-3B Jeeps that have showen up surplus from that period all had the 1M-XXXX registrations, I still encounter catalogs from DRMO that have an occasional CJ-3B listing USA and Chassis numbers from your batch, they are stashed away with the excess TM's and SNL's that I lack shelf space for. All you gotta do now is save some bucks for the new Goodyear 600X16 NDT's that are in the planning stage. The missing fres air heater components are hard to come by in useable shape, especially in the CL-3B configuration. The familiar under dash Harrison heater will fit just fine.
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