My Grandpa purchased this 1949 Willys CJ-3A in 1953. It was his daily driver for a couple of decades. He gave it to my Dad in 1973. My dad drove it very little, and then fired it up again in the early 80’s for me and my sisters to drive around on our property.
November of 2016, after years of bugging him, he said just take it….. and I DID!!!! He helped with every step of the restoration. All of the new pieces and parts came from Kaiser Willys. It is pretty much original. I had to purchase a new tub and gas tank. Upgraded to a 12 volt system, LED tail lights and added blinkers. My mom made slip covers for the original seats. The local body shop did the body work and a beautiful new blue paint job. I sincerely could not be happier!
Kaiser Willys Jeep Blog Story – Vanessa Thompson
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