In January of 2003, I decided to collect Jeeps as a hobby. I was always fond of these vehicles as a child, and was very interested in the history that they represented. The very first Jeep I acquired was a CJ-3B, followed by an M606 WILLYS HI-HOOD.
I began the restoration from the body works to the under chassis. When I bought my first jeep, it was powered by an Isuzu diesel engine C-240, but all the under chassis are all in its original parts. I simply changed the engine transmission to the original one: a WILLYS valve-in-head and WILLYS transmission, performed some body works and repainted.
That was followed in February of 2004, when I was able to buy two more units of MB—1 unit M-606 WILLYS_MITSUBISHI and M-38—and 3 units of M38AI. I restored them all that same year. In 2005 I then bought a CJ-3A, a Korean military Jeep, and 4 units of MISTUBISHI-HI HOOD. I enjoy looking for units that I can purchase and restore, and I find great pleasure in seeing these vehicles brought back to their old glory and top condition. Today, I own about 15 units of Jeep, and am still in the process of restoring some.
Kaiser Willys Jeep Blog Story – Romeo Dilig
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