This 1948 Willys CJ-2A belongs to my grandfather Carl Siebert and is nearly all original. The Jeep was given to him by a gentleman who he had done handyman work for over many years. It had lived on a farm for decades, was last on the road in 1968, according to the inspection sticker on the windshield, and has 27,000 original miles. Over these years some of the brake lines had rotted from the inside, and the hand brake and low gearing had been used to bring it to a stop around the farm.
Using parts from Kaiser Willys, my grandfather and I rebuilt the brake system and have since enjoyed driving it around his neighborhood. My grandfather is the third owner, and the body and paint is all original with only some minor surface rust on the frame. In fact, the only parts on the Jeep that are not original are the flex lines from the frame to the axle, the seals in the brake cylinders, the turn signals added by the first owner, and the spark plug wires. The Jeep runs great and provides a great deal of enjoyment for my grandfather, myself, and my siblings and cousins.
Kaiser Willys Jeep Blog Story – Carl Siebert
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