This is my 1947 Willys CJ-2A and her name is Scarlett. I found her in a barn in 1999, offered the owner $400.00 on the spot and he took it. She did not run but I guess it was love at first sight. It took me about 8 years to finish a complete frame off restoration. Kaiser Willys Auto Supply made the restoration a whole lot easier with all the parts available. Everything is original with the exception of the body tub, front fenders, and a 12 volt conversion. I had the engine rebuilt, however I rebuilt the transmission, transfer case, and carburetor myself. The best part of the restoration was the fact that my three young sons helped me with it. The original color was Normandy Blue, which I was going to go with until I saw this red on a small fire-truck and thought it would look good (hence the name Scarlett). I have taken her to several car shows and won some trophies. It is a kick to drive and the best part is the looks I get from other drivers and the nods of approval from other Jeepers.
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