We were on our way back to the Jeepster when our friend Sarah snapped this picture with her cell phone after walking 1 1/2 miles down a bike path to find an abandoned wooden train trestle in search for a Cache while Geocaching (a nationwide treasure hunt). It was a beautiful sunny September afternoon in Wisconsin and though we did not find that Cache, we discovered there is nothing like a Geocaching adventure in the Jeepster!
Mike, I couldn't help myself, so I am sending a few more Jeep photos.......... Primer colored Jeepster is a 1948 from Windsor Ontario Canada, and the 2 photos of the 1949 green one are; 1st taken in Newport Vermont when I found it, and the second was after I got her home & cleaned her up. Both are currently under restoration by the gentleman I sold them to (in Montreal, Quebec Canada) My most recent order from you (for the Oak bows for the top & a carpet set) was for the restoration of the green '49 Barry Evans Danville, Quebec, Canada 1st photo (Blue Jeepster) ; 1949 VJ2 Jeepster, 4Cyl. I purchased this original condition car from Somerset New Jersey in 2006. The vehicle was originally owned by a Mrs Louise Bell from Flemington NJ. Upon her death, her daughter inherited the vehicle, and then sold it to the gentleman from whom I purchased it. It is very original...even the headlamp bulbs are date stamped April 1949 on the back! It is a well maintained, low mileage vehicle that runs impeccably. The 2nd photo (red Jeeptruck) was purchased by my Dad as a gift to me when I was 15. It is a 1948 2WD Jeeptruck with a 134L 4 Cyl (no overdrive unfortunately!) I spent many of my teenage years fixing and restoring this old girl, and I regrettably sold it in 2003. The current owner (to whom I sold it) passed away in the fall of 2009, and I an in negotiations to "bring her home" again. Keep your fingers crossed for me! The 3rd photo (Yellow Jeepster) is a 1948 with the standard 4 Cyl. I purchased this car from Fall River MA back in 2005. Again, like the blue '49, I bought it from a lady who inherited it from her deceased father. This car is my weekend cruiser, and as most Jeepsters, is a reliable old girl that is a blast to drive!!! Hope you enjoy my photos... Keep up the great work Mike! us Willys guys need you! PS if you want more photos let me know.... I have a many "barn find" photos of Jeepsters that I have bought & regrettably sold! (My wife seems to think that 2 are more than enough??!!) Thanks, Barry Evans Danville, Quebec Canada
Here are a couple of photos of my 1949 Willys Jeepster. I have owned it about two and a half years. I believe it had a partial restoration many years ago. It runs quite well and is a fun car. I have never understood why it did not have the chrome step plates on the rear fenders. The title clearly states that it is a 1949. Bob Singdahlsen
1950 Willys Jeepster - Love at First Sight! The summer of 1969 is when my brother Roger and I first saw the 1950 Jeepster with a blown motor our neighbor had for sale. It had black gorilla hair carpet lining the interior, no brakes and two flat tires. Jeff was asking fifty bucks for this beauty! We wanted it bad! Dad saw through our request for the money and bought it himself. The Jeepster sat for the next twenty three years in various places and rotted away. Dad and Tom worked on it for two years to get it ready for Mom & Dads 50th wedding anniversary in 1992. Primer red with a new convertible top and mixed matched tires, but it moved on its own power to give Mom a ride on their special day. Dad passed away in 1994, so the Jeepster sat again till 2003 when it came to me; or did I steal it? I tubbed it out, gave the brakes an overhaul, shocks, tires, electric fuel pump, rewired electric harness, removed giant mouse nests in the seats. My father-in-law did the repainting with my help. Mom got to ride in it for her birthday and special occasions, grinning wide and happy! Its a fun old car with lots of stories to tell yet.
My trusty 1970 Jeepster Commando. It\'s been a kind of \"flagship\" for my land surveying business here in Washington State for several years. On nearly every field assignment, it elicits thumbs-up and affectionate comments from both guys and gals. We work some of the wildest, toughest terrain in the country and it has been proved a dependable workhorse. In the summer it goes topless, putting a good dose of pleasure into the daily grind. It\'s the perfect rig for me.
We have had the Jeepster for 33 years and in 2005, upgraded it with a 1982 Buick 231 V6, Muncie close ratio 4 speed transmission, 8 inch Ford rear end with 2.79 ratio, Mustang II front suspension with disc brakes, rack and pinion steering and front and rear sway bars. A couple of friends and I did all the work ourselves.
My jeepster was remodeled in 1966. A Mustang 289cc engine w/a Mustang drivetrain was installed. The seats are done by a local furniture upholsterer. It was stored in a garage for the next thirty years. I had the engine fuel injected and added a mustange II front end w/disc brakes, rack&pinion steering,and sway bars. The car now resides in my garage in Shell Beach (Pismo), Ca. awaiting my arrival. I enjoy driving it everywhere on the central coast.
I rebuilt this 49 Willys Jeepster. When I bought it the original body had been put on an S10 frame with a 2.8L v6 and automatic transmission. The previous owner could not complete the project because of his health. I put on the v front clip, did the body work and finished it out. The front seats are from a late 60s CJ, rear seat a Dodge mini van. The gauge panel is for a 36 Ford pickup. It is a great driver and a real head turner.