CJV-35 10695 My father-in-law
bought it from the Georgia Forestry Commission back in the early
1970's. You'll see the GFC color on some of the closeup photos of the
engine compartment & dash. At some point the rear main seal started
to leak. He let a high school shop class rebuild the motor. It hasn't
run since. It's been in storage since probably 1975 or so.
The current plan is to "preserve" the jeep, not "restore" it. We're
going to leave the Civilian top, roll bar & paint job. As we need
parts, we'll replace the civilian with the correct military part.
The projects will be to:
Clean out the gas tank - I'm sure it's got at least some gunk in it
New fuel lines
Rebuild carbeurator or new carbeurator
Get the engine running. I'd also like to install the parts to allow me
to hand crank the engine. I've hand cranked my MB before & think it
could really help when we try to get the engine running.
Install new brake system. You can see the brake fluid has seeped from
the wheel cylinders during the 15 years the jeep has been parked at
Install correct seats. The current seats don't allow a whole lot of
space for your legs.We're going to leave the current rear seat in.
Remove tow bar from front. We'll never tow the jeep, only trailer it,
so there's no need for the tow bar.
Updates as of Sept 17, 2006
The CJV-35 has been up & running for the last couple years.. After
a new exhaust system, new brakes, and a new wiring harness form Vintage
Wiring of Maine, we were able to start using the jeep again. The jeep
has been in two Griffin 4th of July Parades so far.
Robin's CJV-35 in the 2005 4th of July
You can see from the photo that we've replaced the Corvair seats with
the correct CJ-3A seats. We've also gone from the 15" rims to 16" M38
rims with vintage style knobby tires from Coker Tire. The spare tire is
still mounted on the side, like the CJ-3A. We don't intent to move it
to the tailgate anytime soon. It's just too practical to use the
tailgate & we haven't had any problems getting thru trails with the