132: Wendall Cameron’s 1951 Willys CJ-3A
This is my 1951 Willys CJ-3A that I purchased in September of 1995. Was a farm vehicle used to pull hay wagons before I bought it. I disassembled to the frame and rebuilt it for trail and rock crawling while still retaining its heritage. Ready for trail in 1996 and it has been used to wheel all over the northeast since that date. Fifteen years and counting.
Engine – Stock L134 flathead
Transmission – T18 4 speed with 6:32-1 first gear
T-case – Stock model 18 with O’Brien’s 4:86-1 rock eater gears and 2 wheel low range
Front axle – Stock Dana 25 with Warn hubs, lock right locker and 5:38 gears
Rear axle – Stock Dana 44 with Warn full float 19 spline axles,
11” drum brakes, lock right locker and 5:38 gears.
Crawl ratio – 165-1
Suspension – 2 l/2” Rancho and RS9000 shocks
Other additions – Power steering conversion
New wiring harness 12 volt conversion
Warn 8000i winch with synthetic rope
32 x 9.50-15 Super Swamper TSL’s mounted on jeep rims
– Wendall Cameron
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