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Jeep restoration project

CJ3A Jeep project wraps up

The old Willys Jeep finally roared out of the workshop under its own power

It’s finished. On a weekend morning, my neighbour Corey and I jumped into Project CJ3A after spending some time tinkering with a cantankerous fuel pump and drove the Jeep out of the Grainews garage. Our test drive through a hay field that day was the first time the Jeep moved under its own power since […] Read more

rear axle assembly

We find more front axle problems

This time a leaking gasket and another broken stud mean we need to spend more time on the axle overhaul before its ready for reinstallation

In the last progress report on Project CJ3A, we removed a broken stud in the front-axle steering knuckle. After tearing down the rest of axle, we found yet another broken stud. This time it was one of the bolts holding the differential housing cover plate on. The gasket sealing the cover plate to the axle […] Read more

Overhauling the brakes on our Jeep restoration project meant replacing all the steel brake lines. We fabricated replacements in the farm shop.

How to fabricate steel brake lines

Our project Jeep needs a complete brake overhaul, that means 
making our own replacement steel brake lines

The brakes on our ongoing Jeep restoration, Project CJ3A, were a complete disaster. Virtually every part in the system needed replacement, including the steel lines. We could have purchased those lines already preformed, but the cost would have been much higher than buying the basic materials and fabricating our own. So, we spent extra time […] Read more