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11-14-2014 06:31 AM  3 years agoPost 1
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Watch at YouTube

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11-14-2014 04:52 PM  3 years agoPost 2
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Someday, mine will look as nice!

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11-14-2014 11:43 PM  3 years agoPost 3
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you have one ?? well lets see the photos !!..

I had a 47 CJ2A back a few years (ok, more than a few), I put the 225 Dantless in her and put a 44 in the back and a 30 in the front, both front and rear had the PowerLocker in them with the stock 5.38:1, with 11:00s rubbers on it made her a great Vermont trail Jeep, the larger Jeeps like the CJ7 and later 5s with larger rubber had trouble following it cause guys didn't like rubbing trees where the little Willys would just go around,, boy I miss her

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11-15-2014 01:01 AM  3 years agoPost 4
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Well, this is how it looked, on the trailer when the guy i got it from brought it home.
Currently, it's in a bunch of boxes, with the frame out for blasting.

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11-15-2014 01:13 AM  3 years agoPost 5
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My buddy has a 1952(I think that's the year) looks just like the one in the op. We get the girls in it and go all over the place in the summertime. What a hoot. I think he paid about 10k for it about 8 years ago. Worth every penny if you ask me. I might get one myself to go with my 88 YJ islander...

".........said the joker to the thief"

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11-15-2014 01:43 AM  3 years agoPost 6
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I found the only photo I have of my Willys, sorry it didn't come out better, in this photo it had the stock "Flat Head" and stock axles,, I still have the original speedO, note the mileage, LOL that would be 1 hundred and 20 thousand

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11-15-2014 02:08 AM  3 years agoPost 7
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CJ2 A 100% Pure Stock : 1948 Lousy heat and No -Defrost

Dad and a buddy poured it off a stock truck then handed me a Canceled check and said your in debt this much in September. It was paid for by December. Manufactured a Snow blade out of a Old Water tank and using a Brake pancake for Vacuum lift.

Never butchered it either by dropping in a small block.

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11-16-2014 02:25 AM  3 years agoPost 8
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we drove mine many-many times in the winter, had a ball,, it had 2 heaters in it that worked great, but being a rag top Jeep it was like it had no heater at all LOL

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11-16-2014 02:33 AM  3 years agoPost 9
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My buddy had one in high school(Colorado),it was a scary blast. We were stupid enough to do anything in it, but thank god it only did 45-50 tops.
I will have a willy someday.

Youre right, it was not warm, but I dont recall caring!

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11-16-2014 03:26 AM  3 years agoPost 10
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story time
one winter we (my friend Jeff <my brother in-law to be, and I) were out driving one night in a snow storm, we were half way up the mountain in this other town,,,,

"want a get a 6 pack", "yeeaa, I will stop at the store",,
so as we get to the store we see this other Willys there, it was all stock and had small tires on it, we go in the store and this old guy was there and we got talking to him,

the old guy was telling us that he lived in a 100 year old Sod House way up on the mountain, well Jeff and I thought "no way", but we believed him and thought how cool it would be to see this 100 year old Sod House,,, this old guy went on to tell us that he had this 300ft hill to drive up, he said he had chains to put on his small tires to climb the hill in the snow,

well I looked at Jeff and Jeff looked at me and we were thinking the same thing>, that this old guy ant never going to make it up that hill in that snow with those small tires,

you see at that time my jeep had the 225 cid V6 and the larger 11:00 tiers, and these tiers were rather vary good snow tiers, and I knew I could climb a hill like that in snow because I have before many times, so we told the old guy that we would fallow him up the mountain and make sure he got home,

well we got to that big hill and it was 300ft long,, the old guy got out and put the chains on, but he had chains only for the rear tires,
well sure enough he only got about 1/4 the way up that hill and his Jeep went right off the road and it was stuck but-good,

so we drove up to the old guy, stopped, and the old guy got in the back of my Jeep with his 2 bags of food, and I let-out the clutch petal and my Jeep>, well>, she walked right up that hill,

we had to drive about 2 more miles to his house and that old guy asked me 4 times what my tires were and what size they were,

well we got to the house and sure as dirt it was a Sod House, it was cool, it only had 1 room, it was not too big but it was the warmest Vermont house I have ever been in

I have more stories about that Jeep but that is one of my favorites

and one thing,, that house,, it smelled like Dirt, cause it was made of dirt

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11-16-2014 03:32 AM  3 years agoPost 11
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thats a gooder, I thought for sure the old guy was going to show you the ropes reading that story....

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11-16-2014 04:10 AM  3 years agoPost 12
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thanks

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11-16-2014 09:54 PM  3 years agoPost 13
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My littel toy 48 made LOT's of $$$ pulling out the El stupido or moving snow.
Can give you the exact opposite story about the time's the Guy's where Taking K-5 Blazers " Original " Large Chevy's" - small block's -- jacking them up with Lift kit's and Bilstien shock's and putting high flotation balloon tires and mags on em on them - The Original Monster trucks.

Going out all gassed up from the bar's { Sloshed } and getting them stuck in drifts or out in the middle of a field or in a ditch as they slide off the crown of a road and are leaning up against a fence line or culvert they didn't see. We didn't have cell phones either but they seem to alway's find me in the middle of the nite working snow.

Flat Rate $50.00 Period !!! as it was a real pain to un do my Blade then go remount it and get back to work. Didn't have the wiz bang blades they have now. We used vacuum lift. That was REAL Money too at the time - they all way's coughed it up too

Crawling around rigging up a sling then dealing with a bunch of frozen to death drunk's begging to go home !! While your supposed to be clearing snow by sun up. $$$$$

Cool thing about the Willys it had Narrow Tall 16" tires for a purpose it could get to the ground or something solid. They where pretty high ground clearance any way and the box's where armored with plate.

You ALSO did not need to be in the cab Necessarily !! It had a UBER Low Granny gear in 4WD using the in and out box. Why their are two ADDITIONAL GEAR SHIFTERS ON THE FLOOR. -uBER low granny gear

IT ALSO HAS A fixABLE THROTTLE on the dash : You pull out the throttle cable on the dash - in Uber low gear and it would just crawl and digg at about walking speed. Then point it and jerk and shove and bounce and tugg till you get thing's moving and the wheels just keep churning - your standing out side spinning the steering wheel.

Some of them even had PTO shafts for spinning generator's.

More than once pulled stuff out completely side way's or thru crap you won't dream of or over the top of stuff.

I ran Tire's made by DAYTON -Then later called on the same plant when I grew up ! Still - Nothing can compare to those tire as what Snow can do to a tire. Just sand's them down - They where hard as rock's.

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11-17-2014 01:04 AM  3 years agoPost 14
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heehee I found a photo of them,, the Armstrong True Track, I bought these because they were the tallest 11:00 tires I could find back then, and they had "Lugs" for the mud, they woked well on my Willys

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11-17-2014 03:14 AM  3 years agoPost 15
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Mine I kept the original L4 Flat head, the 6 volt generator and manually set voltage regulator. Taught me a BUNCH. Had every service manual including the break out's and the part Number's.

Like I said it came in pieces poured off a stock truck in the street right down to the shackles and Pumpkin's with all the small bit's in feed bucket's. Dad and Rich thought it was Hilarious - Then to see my face as he said YOUR are NOW in DEBT !! I figure they spent all Friday nite the day before rattling it apart with impacts. Dad was involved with the Sioux line.

LEarned how to break down my 1st manual gearbox including the transfer case and In & Out Box: I lost the brass syncro's. LOT"S of GEAR"S and Lot's of Washer's and bearings ! Just to get to those brass syncros.
3 gear boxes all working as ONE . Think the Syncros cost me $21.00 and a full gasket set was $7.00

Piece of cake ! Slid every thing onto Broom sticks and the combo's of the gear's in order as the shafts came off. Broom stick city.

NOW when I got That Look from DAD ?? as the floor was covered in card board and broom stick's ! THAT was Hilarious : I GOT EVEN !

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