This Jeep was bought by my dad eighteen years ago from a car repair shop in Armenia, Colombia. The Jeep was in use for the first six years but after that it was stored and took heavy damage over the years. We fixed it up a year ago and decided to use the Kayser Willys decals. This vehicle is an eye catcher every time we take it out for a spin.
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Hi Mike, I wanna thank you guys for helping me keep my Willys Fleet in tip top shape for all these years. I've enclosed some photos.
The Black Beauty is the princess of my fleet, its a 1949 Jeepster which I had painted black with green accent two tone, it's been modified by the previous owner to have a 1952 F-head six which gives this ol' girl a nice comfortable ride especially with the overdrive.
I procured Middleton (1954 jeep wagon 2 wheel with F-head 6) as a donor vehicle for the princess, its equiped with an identical overdrive, tranny, and engine. He was rescued from a barn and the radiator was packed with acrorns! Much to the chipmunks dismay, I got the ol' wagon to turn over then I realized that "Middleton" (after his former owner Middleton Train) was no longer a parts car. He is still a work in progress, nonetheless an object of beauty.
The Red Devil (1947 CJ2A) is my fun workhorse that I use to plow and haul hay for the goats. My wife likes to drive the red devil in the summer without the top. The top is an original 1953 Sears Roebuck aluminium half top that provides dryness and warmth in the winter months.
Dave Driscoll, Essex MA.
Kaiser Jeep FC-150AM 1960 model. Prototype made on heavy duty Jeep Chassis for military purpose. The Jeep has T-98 gearbox and Dana 44 front and rear. It has leaf springs and axle width like the FC-170, but the frame has the measures form the FC-150. The chassis is only made in 5 ex this year.
When I found this jeep, it was just a wreck in a coffee farm at Castañer (Lares, Puerto Rico). This is a mix of 1946 CJ2-A with 1942 MB & GPW. I spent about two years working in this vehicle (starting in april 2010). There are some many details that I have to correct, but now I’m close to finish. According to the last owner, this vehicle was fixed in the mid 60’s using original military parts from another wreck founded in Ramey Air Force Base (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico). For example, the front axle shaft was marked with “F” (FORD), and is a rare ‘Rzeppa’ model. Also manifold, bolts, pedals, ect., were marked with “F”. The carburetor is a Carter 536 S (1941-1945) and works perfect. The engine is a willy’s overland L134 mounted over a CJ-2 ‘chassis’. Some replacements were used to complete my restoration. I’m still looking for a DANA 27 rear axle and a T-84 Transmission to finish the job, but right now this jeep has a perfect running. Numbers, marks and colors were selected to commemorate the LRDG and the 880 Ethiopian Commonwealth Group (North Africa,WWII). Some historical references were used for the paint job. For me, this is not only an old MB jeep, it’s also a great time machine. Thanks to the people of ‘Kaiser Willys’.
I am Héctor L. González from Puerto Rico. I own of two Jeeps. One of them is a TJ 2001 and another one is waiting for I find a new job $$$ for the restoration is a CJ3B 1962. This morning I find a good photo in a local news paper El Nuevo Dia. This news talks about a new era in Cuba. And show a taxi Willy in a beautiful view of the capital of Cuba La Habana. Enjoy the photos...
Our 17 year old daughter wanted a jeep to bum around in and take to the beach. We live in Florida. Last year around this time my husband found this jeep for sale from some swamp rats and brought it home on a trailer. He had a vision, however, my daughter and I thought he had lost his mind. This jeep was a wreck! His camera which had the original picture was stolen so the picture of it torn down is the earliest photo I could find. He thought he would have the jeep done for her for her birthday in May. It took a little longer than he thought. With a lot of hard work and many nights in his shop he and his friends rebuilt the Willys. It was completed for our daughter for Christmas this year!
My Grandfather (Merl Peters) built this in the 1970s. It is the combination of a 1942 GPW and 1949 Willys. The cab is from a 1950s 2.5 ton truck that he narrowed, the seat is from whatever was laying around, the doors, box and much of the interior are all fabricated from old road signs and scrap metal by Merl. I restored this a few years ago after he died ( with many parts from Kaiser Willys). I added some before shots as well.
Here are three photos that you folks may wish to use in your website or catalog. The first is of my son, Steven and I in 2009 in my 1962 CJ-3B with no rust and 6,800 original miles, original paint, original top, etc. This amazing "barn find" is documented in the CJ-3B sit that Jonathan in Canada (can't remember is last name) runs. Steven was fighting brain cancer at the time. He passed away last June. Riding with him in the cold in my Jeep is a memory I'll keep forever.
The second photo is me in 2008 during the worst phase of my Jeep addiction. I'm using an M543 Army wrecker to load Jeeps in a container to ship to my friend, John Gillis, in Manchester England. The third photo is of my current 1966 CJ-5 with 29,000 miles. There are no dents and little rust. I'll be ordering parts from you soon.
My name is Rick Cruz. We have a Jeep 1943 WWII USMC with service in iwojima Base US Marine Corps, Japan with complete service in Medical Support in Okinawa Regional Hospital. We received the Steel Soldier Award in Nevada, Iowa in the Jeep Show celebrate for second Year. We have T-34 WWII Trainer we use for air shows. Also I am US ARMY retired from Iraq. We bought this Jeep 1 yr ago and rebuilt the engine with the help of Kaiser Willys. We bought some parts we need. I like to show how the engine looks before and after.
My father bought this back in the late 70's ... the guy that owned it before him must have owned stock in Dupont because there is bondo everywear... it had a roof from a "scout" and the doors were from a VW .... the back of the tub looks to have been re-fashioned with plate steel... still haven't had a chance to get under neath it with a wire brush but will soon. Thanks again... I'm sure I will be visiting your website quite often.
Here is the Jeep we rebuilt and redid for my dad. He was on the U.S.S. Franklin aircraft carriers in WWII. He said they had 3 Jeep on the carrier. He was 17 when he went in...had to abandon ship and floated for 3 hours. His name is Charles E. Botts of Illinois. Me and 2 other army guys fixed this up for dad for parades etc...Paul Noris and Bob Pollard and me, Steven C. Botts rebuilt it with all the help form Mike at Kaiser Willys - thank you.
Here are some pics of some equipment that has been in my family since it was new. These are off my dad's farm. The HOBART WELDER is in regular use and puts all the late model 2 cylinder Milller and Lincoln 10,000 rpm buzz boxes to shame. This old HOBBIE runs @ 1,800 rpm and puts out a constant 250 amps ALL DAY. The air compressor is a GENERAL SUPPLY with a WILLYS using 2 cylinders to pump air and #'s 1 & 4 to run the engine. It runs good and I use when I need a lot of air for truck tires etc. The MYERS irrigation pump was used right up to a few years ago and should run with just a minor freshing up. I can remember the pump running from dawn til dusk for many, many years.
Attached is an image, c.a. 1950, of Paul Callanan and his brother in law, Dr Julian Doherty at their cottage on Nauset Heights, East Orleans, MA. Obviously very pleased with their catch of striped bass, behind them is their faithful Jeep CJ. Jeeps were the vehicle of choice to navigate the beaches of outer Cape Cod. As a young boy, the most exciting events of the summer were the Jeep rides, whether just to the beach or an extended trip to Chatham to dig clams. I now own a 1967 CJ5 which evokes instant memories of those early days on Cape Cod. The sound, the smells and the various rattles are so familiar.