Richard N. Meagley Sr's
'48 can FLY!

Richard N. Meagley Sr. sent me this incredible pic of his flying 1948 CJ2A.Says Richard, "I have owned Mighty Mo since 1975. During the 70s I raced him at off-road 'rodeos'. There were sand drags (100 yards) and obstical courses. We were quite sucessful and aquired some 15 trophies for our efforts. Many of these are 1st place."

He also has another 1948 CJ2A -- This one powered by a Dauntless V6.  "While working on Mighty MO. I determined I needed some parts. I further determined, the cost of these part would be quite high.So, I went about finding a vehicle that would serve as a parts vehicle. I found one on the Willys Tech Parts Board and called the guy. He said he had no pictures he could email me. He and the Jeep were located just south of Nashville, TN and as luck would have it, my sister lives near there. I asked her to take some pictures and email them to me. These are shown below. I decieded to buy the Jeep and went on a WRM (Willys Recovery Mission) to Nashville. Upon seeing the vehicle I wasn't so sure this was a parts vehicle. Body seemed solid, original script in all the right places, disk breaks on the front and 10" drums on the rear. Tires and wheels lookes perty good, he had a tow bar and sported front and rear trailer hitch balls. The Top was in very good condition and a decent tire carrier adorned the rear. AM/FM radio and CB were mounted below the dash and worked. The owner stated it had been in regular use till he took it in on trade for Ford Bronco - go figure -. Maybe I need to find another Jeep for parts. Well, we loaded it up on the trailer and "It followed me home""

And he has yet another 1948 CJ2A.  This one came from eBay!

You can read all about these projects at Richard N. Meagley Sr's Flying '48 and Friends, which features more photos and restoration notes.

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