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Old 31st October 2008, 01:23   #1
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Default 1948 Willys CJ2A Restoration Project

Well..
Finally got myself a bucket load of rusted metal in the form
of a 1948 Willys CJ2A. Traded my 1964 CJ3B for it with a friend
who originally found the CJ2A.
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Its incomplete, missing a lot of stuff and sporting lots of incorrect parts.
With every passing day the enormousness of the job is sinking in deeper
and deeper.

I need all the help i can get from our resident jeepers.
Plus, i would be needing tons and tons of parts too!!
I have given myself a time frame of roughly one year to get it restored.
Guys, wish me luck, i need loads of it!!!
Cheers

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Old 31st October 2008, 01:28   #2
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Congrats buddy for a great find. Looks twisted but then thats the rugged Jeep. Please update us on this thread, point by point regarding the restoration. Will be a great read.
All the best for the restoration, which im confident will be top notch.
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Old 31st October 2008, 08:52   #3
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Oh.. what a beauty and that to in rusted-red color :-). I am sure it will keep you busy for the next 1 year.

Over to UBS and other's for your help :-)

PS: The number plate is from UP. Looks to be from my hometown or nearby place.
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Wish you best of luck for your new project.
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Whoa...One of the best in the category of jeeps awaiting a thorough restoration! Great find and it will definitely be an experience of a lifetime. Best of luck buddy, do keep on updating
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Oh.. what a beauty and that to in rusted-red color :-).
Ha Ha, Thanks for rubbing it in Khan. It is so badly rusted, it can be heard creaking at night.
The jeep has a Allahabad registration. Are you from thereabouts??
Another pic of the mangled rear end. Don't miss the Jeep stamped mudflaps
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Wow, now that's quite a rare find....Congrats on your acquisition. Its raining JEEPs in Team BHP now a days.

Uday Sir would be the best person who can help you with parts and suggestions for restoration. By the way, is the Original Petrol Engine intact or does it have a Diesel plonked in ??

All the best for your restoration... would be glued to the thread.
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Sabareesh,
It still has the original Go-Devil side valve gasoline engine but a lot of ancillaries are missing :(
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Oh, this one seems familiar. This must be the snap at your friend's place.

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Really a nice project , I love to do such kind of projects.

Will you go for petrol engine or a diesel engine..?
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Congrats, Gotzuk!

That is a nice find you have there... I've been unsuccessfully searching for a Willys CJ3B for two months now and here you found yourself a CJ2A with a Go-Devil engine in place!

Make sure you get lots of pics of the restoration progress... it will inspire the rest of us who're still on the lookout for a Willys!
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Oh, this one seems quite familiar. Is it the snap at your friend's place or yours?
The jeep is presently at a friends place from where it will shortly be moved to
his new found garage for a grounds up restoration. The blue jeep in the background is his too. Do you know him?

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Really a nice project , I love to do such kind of projects.

Will you go for petrol engine or a diesel engine..?
The original petrol engine, of course!!

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The jeep is presently at a friends place from where it will shortly be moved to his new found garage for a grounds up restoration. The blue jeep in the background is his too. Do you know him?
Cheers
Yeah know him well. Was drooling when I saw his blue jeep for the 1st time, what a look! Heard about some coming CJ2A project, but seeing it for the 1st time here.
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Can you please post some pictures and more details of the blue Jeep in the background.
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Hello Vaibhav,
what a rare find.........Brilliant.
I am confused why you are calling the Bawan a CJ2A?
Going by the pictures and enlarging them out of my screen, my old eyes could see Bawan's battery box, shockabsorber brackets and the front bumper attachments.
The CJ2A has most of the above things similar to the Willys MB including the gearbox cross member which is just an inch deeper that the MB for the T90.
None the less, it is a fantastic project to go for.
The previous engine was probably a diesel unit, and now the Go Devil is lowered into the bay, not even fitted.
Take special care to get it in place before moving it out.
Cut off the extra brackets made for the previous engine and ofcourse the funny exhaust pipe.
You have a diamond on the dash, please save it well, hope you know what I mean.
When doing the engine remove the CJ3B oil filter and bracket please.
I have a new condition steering wheel, and emergency brake lever of the CJ XA, incase you accept it all for free.

Wish you a happy restoration, and please feel free to ask me for any possible assistance and help.
Always with you,
yours............................................U BS
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