Mike Cool from Piketon Ohio sends in pictures of his sweet 1950 CJ3A. Mike has this to say about his CJ3A project.
The Jeep had a rough life for some 8 years wheeling the local 4×4 haunts of southern Ohio and it was looking pretty rough and was needed some serious TLC. In early 2005. I stripped it down to the frame and this is the end product after nearly 2 years work.
The 283 Chevy was built by Shell racing Engines and will produce over 450hp with the help of a little NOS.
M21 Muncie 4 speed with Advanced Adapters help sends all that power to a Dana model 18t case that uses a AA Saturn overdrive.
The rear end is a Dana 44 with Detroit locker and 4:56 gears
The Body is a light weight fiberglass unit with tilt front end from Terra Comp.
Well that hits the high spots. I could go on for a while if I listed everything that has been done to it. I will say this 450hp in an 81″ wheel base jeep that weighs barely 2000 lbs is a lot of fun!