1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep Completely Restored
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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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|Engine:||Flat Head 4 cylinder|
1948 Willys CJ2AThis Willys is a Cj2a that has been completely restored from ground up.With the motor being all standard it has not been run much. I completely disassembled it and started with the frame and worked my way up. The list that follows of new parts installed to make it drive on the highway and be safe to operate. I upgraded the brakes, from 9" to 11"" self adjusting; And new dual master cylinder. Converted it to a single wire Alternator to get the 12v needed for modern lights.Rebuilt the steering box with new sector shaft, and the jeep does not wander going down the road. All steering is tight.The list of parts is long and I did not cut corners on the restore. I rebuilt the Motor, Transmission,Transfer case, went through front Dana 25 and the 41 Rear with all new seals gaskets and oil. I originally bought the jeep from a guy that had it up on blocks, and you guessed i, in his barn. He gave me a stack of paper work for all purchases he had done through the years plus a couple pictures of his family hunting in the old days. I kept the majority of the receipts from the purchases I have done and they will go with the willys. I have drove it around my little town on nice days but it has less than 50 miles.When I bought it, the last time it was registered was in 1982.It has original blue Oregon plates. On to the next project!!!Frame sand blasted and sprayed with Aquacron IndustrialNew Body and undercoated with Raptor U-POLPainted with Urethane which is as close to Luzon Red as I could get/ Actually a burgundyNew Glass and rubber around glassNew Stewart Warner Gauges/ Speedo stockNew wiring /Braided like stock and installed blinkersNew brake lightsRestored heater and changed to 12VAll new springs/ bushingsNew shocks5 new tires and tubes 7.00-16 6ply military treadNew seat foam padding and upholsteryNew gas tank and S&W float gaugeDrums/ shoes/wheel cylinders are newNew front bumperRebuilt transmission and transfer bearings and sealsNew motor mounts and body rubber
MOTOR IS ALL STANDARDMotor boiled and magni-fluxedStandard bore honed and installed standard ringsStandard rod and mains/polished crankCam bearings installed and valves ground with new springsOil pump, water pump, distributer checked for runoutElectronic ignition installedNew AlternatorNew old stock carb I purchased on Ebay.Surfaced flywheelNew clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing and pilotNew Exhaust system and exhaust manifoldNew battery and cables
This is as close to a new/old vehicle you can get.