Jeepster Conversion - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Go Back   Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups > Jeep > Jeepster-American Jeepster Club

Jeepster-American Jeepster Club Please also visit our club web site for more information at http://www.americanjeepsterclub.org/



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-02-2008, 02:30 PM
willygoat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Cool Jeepster Conversion

I am a newbie, and very curious about successful conversion to 4 wheel drive of an loder (1949) Jeepster. It has the 6 cylinder engine and I have a donor willys pickup truck with 4 wheel drive am I kidding myself about it maybe being "simple" willygoat
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-03-2008, 12:39 PM
clffhnger's Avatar
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Thousand Oaks CA
Posts: 4,334
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
clffhnger is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I've seen a few in the magazines. Most of the guys take the body off the Jeepster and put it onto the other 4wd vehicles frame. Much less adapting and welding to do it that way.
__________________
Tom
69 Jeepster
67 Jeepster Vert
68 Jeepster Vert
68 Jeepster 1/2 Cab
69 Jeepster Vert
70 Jeepster parts vehicle
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-03-2008, 08:52 PM
Pooh-Bah
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,013
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Jeepster Jim is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I have seen several conversions with the older W.O.Jeepster body being placed on another running gear. The '50's p.u. and may be the wagon, frame is nearly a bolt up from what I have been told. If my feeble memory is correct, the rear body mount will have to be altered a little to make the W.O. Jeepster body fit.
__________________
Happy Trails, Jeepster Jim
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-06-2008, 05:11 PM
Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: California
Posts: 537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Truckzilla is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

With enough time, money and knowledge you can do almost anything to a vehicle. But have you considered upgrading to a 67 - 71 Jeepster to start with. They have a much better four wheeler look to them and it is already a four wheel drive vehicle that can go out the first day (assuming its not a box of parts) and play and then the fun begins to upgrade to what you want it to be. Besides those late 40's early 50's Jeepsters look much cooler sittin down in the weeds.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-06-2008, 07:10 PM
willysworker
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

You are. The truck frame is wrong. I swapped a wagon body on a '79 Cherokee chassis. Jeepster would be about the same. A lot of work. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2451568
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 1994-2009, VerticalScope Inc. // Off Road forums & discussion groups sitemap
side by side | atv | dirtbike | snowmobile | sandsport | competition | land use | Jeep | Toyota | Ford | GM