1947 Willys CJ2A

This Jeep was brought to us to restore on October 5, 2008 for Bill Standley who lives in Missouri. This Jeep was restored back to it's original condition and was painted with the green body and yellow rims paint scheme.

This project as we progressed became more and more peculiar. Someone had previously tried to make a rock climber out of this Jeep but we found that the frame was not a CJ2A frame. We noticed this when we tried to install the original springs. We went back to the original pictures and you can see the frame is longer because the wheels don't match up with the wheel wells or front fenders. So we had a CJ2A frame here so we started all over sandblasting it and used the correct frame and everything went together just fine on this frame.

This Jeep was a combination of a CJ2A body, CJ5 frame, and a CJ3B engine.

Check back often as we will post pictrues of the progress of this Jeep.


Removing a Rhino Liner inside the tub



Removing a Rhino Liner inside the tub





Chassis sandblasted getting ready to prime


Inside of tub just starting to get sandblasted


Front axle sandblasted ready to prime


Rear axle sandblasted and ready to prime


Rims painted and ready to mount


Axles blasted and primed ready to paint


Axles all painted high gloss black and done


The frame all painted and ready to assemble.
Looks like brand new!


New axle snubbers installed ready to be painted.


Frame with springs and axles installed.
Ready for the drive train.


Headlight bucket sandblasted, primed and ready to paint.


Fan blade sandblasted, primed and ready to paint.


Wheels on the chassis ready for the engine.


Chassis with engine and radiator set in.


Gas tank being sandblasted


Final sandblasting of body


Final sandblasting of body


Bad hat channel that needs replaced


Bad hat channel that needs replaced


Jeep completed loading it up to take it home.

 


Removing a Rhino Liner inside the tub


Starting to sandblast


Smaller sandblaster used to get tight spots


Chassis sandblasted getting ready to prime



We found alot of bondo once we sandblasted


Rear axle ready to sandblast


Rims sandblasted and ready for paint


Rims mounted with tires and ready to roll


Axles blasted and primed ready to paint


Axles all painted high gloss black and done


New spring shackles installed ready fo the springs
to be mounted.


Frame with springs and axles installed.
Ready for the drive train
.


Drive shafts painted and ready to install.


Headlight bucket painted and ready to install.



Fan blade painted and ready to install.


Engine getting some touch up ready to install.


Chassis with engine and radiator set in.


Front bumper gussets ready for paint


Final sandblasting of body


Final sandblasting of body


Bad hat channel that needs replaced


Jeep completed loading it up to take it home.