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Unread 11-16-2008, 10:38 AM   #1
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Restoration/Build of a 1945 cj-2a ser#11713

about 5 years ago i got this jeep and a 1946 cj2a on ebay. luck for my it was only 20 mins away from where i lived in northern baltimore county. i figured that this would be a 2 year project and i'd be having fun in my willys in no time, lol, ha, ha, ha, lol, ha, ha, ha. so as far as i know the jeep started it's life as a parts runner for a auto parts place. i found the words batteries, gennerators, starters and 2 phone numbers from the mid 40's on the jeep. then it was sold to a farm and used till 1995. then a former baltimore colts player bought it w/ his son but soon realilized that neather could ever dream of even sitting in it as both of them were huge guys. they put it on ebay and the rest is my project. anyway the jeep came to me like this

i also got a 1946 jeep for parts. that jeep proved to be nothing but a pain in the @$$ and didn't give me much for parts. over the next year i tore it down and bought a few more jeeps, 5 or 6 maybe. i then was able to take it down to my shop in baltimore city and reall begin the badly needed body work and frame work.



since getting into my shop i have been able to rebuild my trany/transfer case, blast the tub, fenders, and frame. i am a metal fabricator so i completely rebuilt the body tub witch was was mostly lace from 64 years of rust. i just started boxing the frame this weekend.


i could be all day posting photos and vids but it would be easyer for both of us if you took a few mins to look at my youtube link and my photo album link below in my signiture. this is the 1st time i've ever done anything like this. i started a few jeeps before but at that time i had no talent, time, attention span, knowledge or money. the mods to my jeep are simple and usefull. i'm going w/ a 12v system and electronic ignition from msd w/ petrotrnix(sp) distrubutor upgrade. a m8000 warn winch, line-x liner in the tub, limited slips in the stock front and rear full floating mill issue rear axle, 32x9.50 swamper tsl's and all home made armor that is removeble for classic jeep shows. the jeep was orig harvest tan and i'll paint it harvest tan but flat not gloss. the wheels were orig sunset orange and i will paint the orig 16" wheels orig w/ non directional tires and the 15 " wheels from a cj5 will be black and tan,(mmmmmm black and tan mmmmmm) the spare will mount on the pasenger side as it did orig but when off road i am making a flod down tire carrryer so i can keep it out of my way but still use the tail gate. i'm also instaling a cage for the jeep jamborees i do every year but that will not be something i will keep in all the time.
so... from this

to this...

like is said there are a bunch of pics 500-600 in my photo album and a bunch of vids in youtube links below. tell me what you guys think.
thanks for looking,
mike g

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Unread 11-16-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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Just looking at your pics and subscribed. Looks Great!
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Unread 11-16-2008, 12:16 PM   #3
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what kind of cab is that? and that body work you've done looks AWESOME!
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Unread 11-16-2008, 06:50 PM   #4
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Good work, and keep it up. I can't wait to see it finished. Who knows, maybe you'll have several flatfenders when it's all said and done.

That red CJ-2A looks like someone cut the cab off a 1940s or early 1950s pickup and "installed" it on there.
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Unread 11-16-2008, 08:09 PM   #5
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thanks, the top was a earyls ford pick up I think.
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Unread 11-16-2008, 09:09 PM   #6
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look awesome - don't ya just love making somethin from nothin
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Unread 11-17-2008, 04:49 PM   #7
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thanks, it blows my mind how this is comming together. i just wish i had more time to work on it.
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Unread 11-18-2008, 12:52 PM   #8
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Yep, when it comes to working on a Jeep time is the culprit Keep it up....you're making good progress
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Unread 02-03-2009, 08:31 PM   #9
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well been busting my hump and the tub is done and ready for paint and rhino liner.

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Unread 02-03-2009, 09:22 PM   #10
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Dude if i only had a garage id be doing the same thing.

You are aawesome
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Unread 02-04-2009, 08:21 AM   #11
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Dang man, that is some excellent work there.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 11:27 AM   #12
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thanks for the kind words. i just had a major setback. the coating i used didn't work and the makers of it didn't give great directions on how to use it. i' a little pissed off because now i need to sand blast the tub again. i'm talking to the makers of the rust coating about hooking me up with some primer and other products to make up for the difference.

i see you have a willys wagon. i love those and my girlfriend does too. got a thread on that? iu'd love to see some pics.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 11:38 AM   #13
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/i-found-willys-4x4-wagon-ive-been-looking-575699/

That's my thread, haven't gotten much done yet though.
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I'm doing a 52 3a right now. These jeeps are so simple there fun. You can still get any part you need for these old ones and the price is reasonable. I get a lot of my parts from willys overland out of Toledo Ohio, home of the original jeep.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 09:47 PM   #15
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willys-overland is a father son shop that happened to buy up a lot of the old invatory. I've never delt with them. I use krage.(jeepdoc.com), classic enterprises, & www.4wd.com. Beleive it or not 4wd has great deals on the omixada stuff you can get anywhere. I can't say I've ever had a problem with any of those places. Not to mention eBay is a god send . Now eBay is a buyers market. I try to sell my stuff person to person now. My rare 2a stuff I still post. got pics of your 3a?
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