In 1978 I owned a Car Dealership in Woodbridge Va and traded in a 1946 CJ-2A Jeep Serial # 45898 and decided to restore it. I had a Body Shop repair and paint it in Virginia and installed a new canvas top and used it around Virginia for the duration of time that I lived there. I moved to South Carolina and obtained the Ford Franchise in 1981 in Bamburg, SC and was living at Clear Pond (a private 100 acre lake) in rural Bamburg County. I bogged the Jeep down in a swamp while hunting, and it remained there for about a year before I took my wrecker and enough chains and cable to reach it and pull it out. Several years later after retiring, I decided to restore the Jeep to Military Fashion.
After a couple of years and nearly completed I purchased a Bantam Trailer to go along with the Jeep. I had a old Barbecue designed for a brick Barbecue and decided to install it in the trailer, and added other features to it to cook with. The Jeep is now used for Veteran Programs, Car Shows, and driving around town daily. The Trailer is fully functional as a Grille with Barbecue Hooded Grille, Plain Griddle over the rear two burners and a Grille over two burners for Cast Iron Pots cooking. It has a functioning sink and side burner also. It now belongs along with me to the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (member # 34914), the SC Military Vehicle Collectors Club and the SC Flat Fender Club. I now have a 1942 Ford Script Jeep which is starting to be restored also. Have not been able to establish an ID for it as no serial numbers are available on it.
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