I purchased “Willy Pete” from a farmer in Utah in 2004. The jeep had not been on the road since 1971. Upon my return from Iraq, a good buddy of mine (and collector of Willys of all ages) provided the guidance and expertise to help me restore and transpose my CJ2A civilian jeep to a military version. I know that some have a problem with this type of violation, but being an active duty Marine, it seemed only fitting that I drive a Marine vehicle. MB’s are beautiful, but scarce and expensive. I recently replaced the entire brake system. That was a chore! The farmer told me he did the brakes in 71, well I guess they will be good for 40 more years!