I've always taken these stories with a grain of salt, but now I've got my own!
Last week my dad calls me out of the blue and says a woman he works with told him that her husband was selling a 1953 Willy's for $1000.00. I stopped by the house when no one was home and there sits a completely stock 1953 CJ3B with NO rust on the body or frame! Later I went over and met with the guy and he explains that he's owned it since the mid 60's and it has always been covered in a barn or stored in a heated garage. His family only used it on a farm to mow a field (it has the rear PTO shaft) and to haul deer out of the woods during hunting season. It still has a 1971 PA Inspection sticker on the windshield. It needs a tailgate (it didn't have it when he bought it) and a new master cylinder, but other than that it's in great shape.
Needless to say I'm the proud new owner of a FLATTIE. Damn I've always wanted one.
Don't worry, I'll be posting pics as soon as I pick it up!!!!