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1948 Jeep CJ2A

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1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A

First fullproduction Civilian Jeep or CJ
Nexttolast year for CJ2As
New Olive Drab Paint
Custommade hard top and doors with full glass
Pop out rear quarter windows
Upgraded to a 140 CID Ford inline fourcylinder engine from 1984
BorgWarner T90 threespeed manual transmission
New interior, enclosed cab with heater

Got an itch to go Jeepin? MotoeXotica Classic Cars can help you scratch that urge with a 1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A, produced at the former Willys factory in Toledo, Ohio.

This example is a very solid build and is dressed in Olive Drab with a custommade hard top with full glass windows. The engineering of this custom made hard top is very impressive and looks extremly handsome on this Jeep The top has full glass with rear quarter glass that pops out for fresh air, this hard top and the full doors are pretty slick The new paint is in excellent condition; the new glass panels look great, which are removable for openair adventures. The Jeeps lights are clear and hazefree. This Jeep rolls on General Grabber tires, size 265/75R15 at all four corners. Each tire surrounds fivespoke metal wheels, which are painted black. The tires and wheels are in overall excellent condition.

This Jeeps bodywork is straight and solid. Behind the rear seat is a spare wheel. The engine bay is tidy and the bumpers look very good.

Under the hood is a upgraded 140 CID inline fourcylinder and backed by a BorgWarner T90 threespeed manual transmission. This Jeep has the following new parts all leaf springs, shock absorbers, brake shoes, wheel cylinders, fuel tank and lines and speedometer.

Inside, the new Olive Drab interior is in overall excellent condition. There is a full roll cage, front buckets and rear bench seat look great and ready for action. Instead of carpeting, the floor is swathed in black mats that are in good order. The green metal instrument panel looks great, as does the threespoke black steering wheel. The canvas inner door panels look fantastic, the mirror glass looks great and so do this shift levers. From the drivers right knee are the transmission shifter, the lever to lock and unlock the front axle and the auxiliary range lever for the transfer case.

The lessons learned with the CJ2 led to the development of the first fullproduction CJ, the 19451949WillysOverland CJ2A. The CJ2A looked very much like a civilianized MB with a tailgate and sidemounted spare tire. One major difference between the MB and the CJ2A was the grilles of the two vehicles. The MB had recessed headlights and nineslot grilles while the CJ2A had larger headlights flushmounted in a sevenslot grille. In place of the MBs T84 transmission, the CJ2A was equipped with the beefier T90 threespeed transmission. The CJ2A was still powered by the reliable L134 GoDevil engine. Many of the early CJ2As were produced using surplus military Jeep parts such as engine blocks and, in a few cases, modified frames. Some of the use of surplus parts was due to strikes at suppliers such as Autolite. Since Willys produced few parts inhouse and relied heavily on suppliers, it was vulnerable to strikes. Unfortunately for Willys, strikes were common postwar. This undoubtedly contributed to low production totals in 1945 and early 1946.

Since the CJ2A was primarily intended for farming, ranching, and industrial applications, a wide variety of extras were available such as: rear seat, center rearview mirror (Stock CJ2As came with only a driver side mirror), front passenger seat (Stock CJ2As only came with a driver seat), canvas top, front PTO, rear PTO, belt pulley drive, capstan winch, governor, rear hydraulic lift, snow plow, welder, generator, mower, disc, front bumper weight, heavyduty springs, dual vacuum windshield wipers (stock CJ2As were equipped with a manual wiper on the passenger side and a vacuum wiper on the driver side), dual taillights (Stock CJ2As had a taillight on the driver side and a reflector on the passenger side), hotclimate radiator, driveshaft guards, heater, side steps and radiator brush guard.

On early CJ2As, the front seats were covered in olive drab vinyl. Around mid1947, Slate Gray vinyl became available for certain color combinations. Later, Barcelona Red was added to the mix.

This Jeep is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 353 miles understood to be since restoration. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE

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VIN: 174950

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This 1948 Jeep CJ2A was listed for sale on 11-18-17 08:15:05. The vehicle color is Olive Drab and VIN is not available . Kindly check ad for seller's location. Seller`s stock ID is motoe171103. There are other Jeep cars currently listed for sale on our website. You may desire to see what other Jeep cars are selling for by visiting our Sales Data page.

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