As a Car Dealer in Woodbridge Va, I traded the Jeep in on a Used Car Sale in about 1978. It was restored by Body Shop in Washington DC for me and later Moving to South Carolina in 1981 and getting New Ford Franchise, brought it to SC. It was used at my Lake House to run around woods, and one day bogged down (bad) in the Swamp and left there for nearly a year. Finally went with my Wrecker and pulled out and stored under shed for years. After selling Dealership and retiring, I have seen several Military Jeeps w/ trailers and thought they were very neat looking, so decided to restore the old 46 to Military Fashion. After tearing apart, accumulation of stuff for a couple of years, finally in 2013 have nearly completed complete restoration with finding a used Body, and purchasing Trailer ect. Have joined Military Vehicle Preservation Society and attended the National Convention in Huntsville, Ala this year and also placed the Jeep in couple of Car Shows, and have won 2nd Place in First Show and top 20 (don’t know exact place) in second show to my amazement. People really relate to the Military Vehicle and associated stuff in display such as Meals Ready to Eat, Packs, Weapons, Uniforms ect.
Owned the Willys Jeep since 1978, have restored it three times, latest to Military. Trailer converts to BBQ Grille, or Cast Iron Cooker and also have Griddle conversion for two burner adjustable up and down burners.