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    Posted: 26 Apr. 2010 at 11:46am
Hello,
 
First post so I better introduce myself.  When I was a kid my mom got me a book, "The Year of the Jeep".  It was a story about a kid who found and fixed up this old Jeep.  That got me hooked and all my life I've wanted an older CJ.  Well, as luck would have it I turned out to be 6'9" tall, and didn't really fit in a Jeep.  I've had Scouts, Broncos, pretty much every other 4X4 out there, but in the back of my mind I still longed for an old CJ.
 
Last month I was up in the great state of WA and I saw an old timer driving a CJ2A that was about 2' longer than stock.  I thought, gee, if I had that I could move the seat back and still have plenty of room, so I asked him about it.  It wasn't for sale but he explained his uncle bought the Jeep new when he got back from WWII.  He picked it up from a dealer in Idaho and it was already stretched.  He recalled that there was an aftermarket dealer who bought them from Jeep, stretched the frame and tub, then sold them through dealerships as a CJ2L.
 
Well I figured I would never see another but when I got back to CA I started browsing Craigslist and lo and behold, there was a stretched 46 for sale and only 10 miles from home.  I called right away and made an appointment to see it.  It looked to be in pretty good shape--some body damage here and there but nothing that can't be repaired with a little time and TLC.  The frame has been sectioned and stretched 24" but it is a really professional job.  It hasn't run in 20 years but everything is there so it will be a fun project.  My plan is to get it running so I can putt around the ranch in it, and then restore it a piece at a time.
 
Anyway, here is a pic of the beast.  It is stamped CJ2A but the registration from the 1970's calls it a CJ2L which lends credibility to what the guy from WA told me.
 
Anybody have an idea about who might have made these?  I imagine they aren't around any more but knowing the history would be fun.
 
I'll post pictures and updates as I progress.
 
 
 
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They turn up from time to time and for some reason most tend to show up on the west coast or NW. Don't know if there is a relavance to that, just an observation.
 
 
 
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Welcome to the forum.

Interesting Jeep!
 
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wow..learn somethin new every day....
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Yep!!! Just when you think you have a good knowlege of somthing, up pops somthing new.
 
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for sharing.
 
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i found one here on the east coast in annapolis a couple years ago. frame tag # stated it was a 46, but had the same long body.

http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/what-kind-of-willys-is-this_topic7333.html?KW=


Edited by jeepdaddybrian - 26 Apr. 2010 at 1:18pm
47 cj2a # 94348
48 cj2a #193443

http://bshockleywillysrestopics.myphotoalbum.com/
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Welcome!
 
Could it be an ambulance willys? Love these mutant jeeps!Smile 
 
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I remember reading "The year of the Jeep" also...what a great book for a boy. I always wished they'd made a movie of it.
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Originally posted by Beedoo Beedoo wrote:

Welcome!
 
Could it be an ambulance willys? Love these mutant jeeps!Smile 
 
Mark W.
 
 
 
No, No, No!    Not mutant!!   Standardization deficient maybe. Differently  configured...Bubba enhanced....Optionally altered....Ya gotta be PC ya know., WinkLOL
 
And welcome to another reader of Year of The Jeep...That book is to blame for a lot of wasted hours in study hall trying to figure out what surplus parts I needed to buy from JC Whitney to build a jeep of my own. (And lots of hours on the internet trying to figure where to buy them now I have my own jeep.)
 
Neat Stretch... WOuld like to see some detailed pics of the actual stretched parts.


Edited by F Bill - 08 Feb. 2011 at 8:35am
If you haven't checked out the tech FAQ section, go to:
http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/tech-faq_forum57.html
for a lot of great stuff you need to know!!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote garage gnome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb. 2011 at 9:20pm
Here's one for sale right now:


And rocnroll is right, it is in the west coast area.

Funny thing is, there's a link to this post. LOL


Edited by garage gnome - 08 Feb. 2011 at 9:23pm
Nate
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