My dad purchased this 1947 CJ-2A back in the mid 70′s from a very close friend, and at that time, he and I briefly went through the vehicle to insure its safe operation before taking it out on many camping trips to follow.
Now that it has been passed over to me, my wife and I are looking forward to the many adventures that we will have in this jeep. We (my wife and I) really enjoy the outdoors and exploring the back roads/trails that are hardly seen by many. I currently own a lifted Chevy blazer (that I wish to keep in nice condition), but our addiction to exploration has left its mark(s) of pin-striping on my daily driver.
This 1947 CJ-2A is completely original (other than getting a coat of paint and new seat covers). It has the matching serial numbers through-out the vehicle and has only 21,864 original miles. Even the shocks are original from the factory. Once I got the jeep over to the house, I began a thorough inspection and have found “many” things have just deteriorated away and some things are in desperate need of attention,,,, but even though it sat for over 10 years, after replacing the battery, and adding some fuel, it fired right up.
Sooooooo, The Restoration Begins!
Plans are to start from the front, removing/ inspecting/ and polishing ”every” nut, bolt, and washer along the way. As for everything that has been, needs to be, and will be replaced, Kaiser Willy’s has been fantastic. I am like a kid in a candy store while shopping through their web site. Thank you Kaiser (Mike). Your help and full range of available parts supply has turned my stressful project into a fun one.
Kaiser Willys Jeep Blog Story – Dan Rogers
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