My Rebuild 1947 Jeep CJ 2A

by Mike
(Ballwin, MO)

Willys CJ2A (File Photo)

Willys CJ2A (File Photo)



I purchased my '47 CJ2A for $1800.00.

I had it about a year. I put new tires, basic engine parts, spark plugs, wires, fuel filter and a few other parts on it.

The brakes were bad. The pads and drums were good, but neither I or my mechanic could adjust them to the right tension. They were either too tight or too soft.

The body needed work. The owner before me had put a hard top on it. To keep the hard top on he drilled holes in the windshield frame. So when I took the hard top off I had big holes in the frame and there were about a dozen or more.

I had about $2200.00 hundred in it, when I was offered $3000.00 for it. I took the money and paid off my Wrangler YJ. But every day I miss that old Jeep.

I have looked at other old Jeeps but now the price has gotten so high for what you get. The one thing to remember is unless you have lots of extra money and lots of free time (I lacked both especially the money), fixing up any vehicle requires both.

Good luck on your ventures. My YJ is now My project Jeep with 211,675 miles on it, but someday I hope to have an older one again.

I really did enjoy driving that old Jeep.


Larry's Comment: Ah...but the joy you get from your project Jeep when you get it running well and can then show it off....

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