My latest project finished (April 2014)
Restoration and modification
of a Spanish 1974 Ebro Diesel Jeep
I bought for a song an old rusted wreck of a 1974 Spanish Ebro Jeep (actually a CJ-3B duplicate)
with a British Perkins 4-108 Engine driving a Borg Warner T13
four speed (1= 4.58 2= 2.55 3= 1.34 4=1.00
Rev.= 6.01) tranny
(similar to the T98, yet never built in the US) and a standard Spicer T18 transfer case.
Axles are both full floaters, in front a Spicer 25 and on rear a Spicer 44, with 4.36 reduction gears.
Enerything had to be rebuilt and body was totally shot (humid tropical climate). This is now a new car.
I ordered an aftermarket CJ3-A galvanized
body (as I don't like le CJ-3B tall hoods).
The rack is for my daughter's surfboards
I rebuilt everything : everything dismantled, cleaned, repaired
or replaced where necessary, new brakes, brake lines, all new electrics
With the new body
Tired of twisting and fumbling behind the dash, I just cut a big hole and used a M-38 dash plate.
Just remove 4 screws and everything is accessible!
Notice the CJ-5 type hanging pedals and foot emergency brake (bought on Ebay)
The little 4 cyl 1760 cc Perkins 4-108 Diesel engine (extremely reliable, even if a little underpowered,
but I drive slowly on our small island - 40 miles around it)
It gives me 34 MPG (8 liters/100 kms).
The result of 3 years of (fun) work. Actually a new car, should last another 70 years.
It's now my daily driver.