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Unread 01-28-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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'45 CJ2A for $2500

Hey Gang,

Found this on craigslist, called and have scheduled to view the rig tomorrow morning around 10:30 a.m. Curious for any feedback that may help me. I've always wanted a "Flatty".

The pictures are poor at best...





Here's the listing:

http://medford.craigslist.org/cto/2185348963.html

Let me know what ya think and what to look for.......THX!!

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Unread 01-28-2011, 09:47 PM   #2
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I can't imagine anyone telling you something that you don't already know, Trap... I think if it is as good as it sounds it's worth the money. Guess I would look for Bondo and rust, but it looks pretty clean from what I can see. I like them too. Dad had one when I was a kid. Let us know...
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Unread 01-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #3
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if its as good as it looks, get it! and yes update us on its condition and with good pics. i would love to get a flatty and street queen it
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Unread 01-29-2011, 07:01 AM   #4
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Do it!!!!

That would be a great around town driver and they look so cool with a set of slightly larger Super Swampers
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Unread 01-29-2011, 09:54 AM   #5
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Only 1,824 CJ2A's were built in 1945...so you have a rare bird if it's original!
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Unread 01-29-2011, 11:14 AM   #6
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Check all body mounts
Check the steering box and bellcrank for wear
Insure the OD operates properly
No top means another 700 + bucks
Insure the oil filter is there
Everything else is pretty obvious.
Good luck!
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Unread 01-29-2011, 11:19 AM   #7
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man I want that thing. Im going to buy a cj2a in a few years but I cant snatch this one up now
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Unread 01-29-2011, 12:47 PM   #8
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2As had a split windsheild.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 03:09 PM   #9
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Look at the frame. I know thats generic but if you
don't have a solid foundation you have nothing.
Especially since those have a c-channel frame.
Thats if someone has not modified it or slapped a
early cj5 frame under it. I always love when someone
post " 100% original". and then you go and look at it.
and it's far from original! So my advice is look at the frame.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 04:38 PM   #10
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2As had a split windsheild.
A lot of people convert to a single pane windshield, and this one has wipers at the top (cj3b had them at the bottom)

the rest you would need more detailed pictures to tell
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Unread 01-29-2011, 06:06 PM   #11
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I have seen trash sell for 3000, so if it half way decent its a normal price, the windshield glass is not orginal and looks tacky.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 08:08 PM   #12
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Checked out the CJ2A this morning. I do believe it is a 1945 model. Sorry about the large pics but I wanted to show some real detail.

The rig is not in bad shape from a rust and corrosion standpoint, there's a little here and there but nothing to get excited about. Both rear corners have been damaged and are full of bondo. There's a horizontal hole punched in the tub just forward of the left rear tire about a inch long and a quarter inch wide.

The steering system is not original. The steering column looks to be a late 60's or early 70's Ford. The tie rods have angle iron welded to them. Really couldn't tell if the rods had been shortened. The steering box is located just behind the front bumper at the end of the frame on the left side.

My understanding is the '45 CJ2A's had column shifters but this one has it on the floor. The shifter cover looks as though someone just punched a hole in it to accommodate the floor shifter.

The rear axle is not original and looks to be an early Dana 44. The engine is the L-head 134 and the carb looks original. I forgot to take a picture of the engine compartment. The engine had a definite "Ticking Sound" on cold start up but diminished when the engine warmed up.

As was pointed out earlier, the windshield has been modded. A previous owner took and aluminum frame with a piece of temper glass and stuck it into the tube windshield frame.

Here is some pics I took:















The current owner is pretty firm at $2500, I tried an offer at $2000 but they weren't going for it. I was the first person to view the rig but they've had at least 3 other calls on the ad. At this point I'm not really excited about the rig for the asking price.

I had to laugh when they shared with me that one caller wanted to know how many miles the Jeep had.......
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Unread 01-29-2011, 09:55 PM   #13
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I liked it lot better with the small blurry pictures
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Unread 01-30-2011, 06:18 AM   #14
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In that condition it's still worth it as a starting point. But a 1945 cj2a should be restored IMHO. The rear should be a Dana 41. Lots of mods to be fixed in a restoration. I count 4 shifters, does it have an overdrive?
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Unread 01-30-2011, 06:56 AM   #15
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Did you ride it around lil bit?

Id call him back in week and see if he has it still and tell him 2000 offer still there.
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