Hello CJ JF!
I have always wanted to restore a vehicle. My dad did a 52 Chevy deluxe, and I always expected breathing life into a scrap heap is one of the most rewarding experiences one could have.
I came across a 1948 CJ-2 lot up north. I am extremely interested. The owner says that one is almost complete, but needs an alternator set up. I would like to "restore" this vehicle to near original or show condition, not particularly off-roading (heresy, I know).
I am living in central Texas, about to move to central Missouri, both due to military.
I am extremely eager, but have some questions. I have started doing some research on my own, but I will be leaving in just over a month, so I am on a bit of a time crunch.
1. How much should one realistically expect to pay for a jeep in this kind of condition?
2. I would have to move this unit about 13 hours to MO when I relocate. Where can I learn about safe-hauling procedures?
That's all I can think of for now. Most military bases have machine shops you can rent for pretty cheap, so I figure now is not a terrible time to start such a project.
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