Grandfathers '47 Willys Stationwagon

by Louis
(South Africa)

I am busy restoring my grandfarthers 1947 Willys/Jeep Stationwagon.

I waited since 1988 to get hold of the Jeep. When my uncle passed away in 2010 I managed to buy it out the estate for R25 000=00 ($3550).

My dad told me how all 5 kids with grandpa and grandma used to travel 100's of miles with the Jeep. As a child we used to sell veggies with the Jeep in the town of Potch here in South Africa.

My heart is in this vehicle and surely I will not get rid of it.

Louis van der Walt
Johannesburg, South Africa

Larry's Comment: Wow, Louis...your grandfather's Willy Wagon is a beauty!

Keep us up-to-date with your restoration.

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by: Atholl

HI Louis,this is Atholl from Ladysmith. Would like to know how far you are with your restoration.Do you know where I could get the window rubbers from?
My email is

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by: Engelsman

I'm in Texas and am buying the same wagon. Keep me posted with updates.
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