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    Posted: 27 Sep. 2022 at 2:14pm
Cheers.  My first post, of my first CJ2A.  Wanted one for a long time and finally jumped in.

Title and seller advise it's a 1949, though I researched the serial and believe it may be a '48.  So, the fun starts already.

It's not running, nor stopping.  I bought it primarily because it was 99% unmolested.  Everything is there and seems to be intact.  There is an added hitch extension, and there is an 80's era rifle mount center dash.  There is one more oddity, and that is the stick-shift has a bulbous/curve, like an old pickup that bumped out to allow granny low against the seat.  In this case, that seems odd, as there is nothing in the space between the seats to contact.  

I rebuilt a 67 GMC C-20, and a 78 CJ-5 once.. top to bottom that looked similar in patina.. so, I'm in and glad to be here.

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Edited by Hammer - 17 Oct. 2022 at 12:31pm
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Welcome!
 Great patina. I vote to rebuild the drive train & keep the body as it is ... Give it a rub down with boiled linseed oil to make it stand out. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AKoller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep. 2022 at 4:24pm
I second what DASVIS said. Great look on that Jeep. Don't ruin that thing with fresh paint.
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The "hitch extension" is Jeep. My 2A doesn't have one, but both of the CJ5s I have had one just like that. 

Looks like a good start, would like to see a few more pictures.

That shift cane does have an unusual bend to it, but folks bent them for various reasons. If it bothers you someone on here probably has a spare laying around.
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Congrats on the Willys!  Looks like it'll be a fun one!
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As mentioned already . . more pics please!  LOL

Looks like a GREAT start for a project.

Welcome aboard,  this is an amazing forum.
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Best I can see it looks like the stock shift cane has a straight piece added to make it taller.
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  I have a couple of transmission tops that have that style of cane. I dont know what they came from, but I don’t like ‘em. 
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Looks like a 48 or earlier windshield not 49
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Welcome to the page, Hammer!

It was likely a leftover '48 titled to be a '49.  Very common in those days.  I'm surprised it's not rustier than it is, being from where it is.  Were it mine, there would be rust repair/prevention going on, as I personally would much rather see ugly paint than rust.  It's your Jeep; do with the paint what you will.  

I see wheels from an M151 there.  Not a lot of non-original there besides the auxiliary taillights.  Looks decent but more pics are always welcome.
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Nice looking Jeep, how about a shot of the front frame horns and the rear crossmember ?…

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Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

.....Not a lot of non-original there besides the auxiliary taillights. 

But there's a really nicely patina-ed original NACO hiding underneath those add ons. Big smile



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Right down the street from you in Mebane!
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Lets see a better pic of the big tail light!!

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SN: 221788
And the mfg plate (?) has 205808

As it’s titled a ‘49 here in NC, can I show DMV
All of this and have it updated to ‘48?
Sounds like personal preference, but maybe it doesn’t matter?
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I’ve loaded some pictures but they don’t appear to be posting off of my phone. I’ll keep at it. I’m still on travel for this and next week so we’ll see how it plays out. More to come.
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Hi Hammer,

My Jeep is titled in Colorado as a 1949 but the VIN number is actually a late 1948. Someone here on the board sent me a copy of a letter that was sent to dealers in 1949 instructing them to sell their remaining 1948's as 1949's. I have somehow lost that letter but perhaps your Jeep is one of those.

Good looking Jeep! Smile
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hammer,

it seems just having a title is a huge deal for most owners. i have a different year issue but let it go and was satisfied with whatever DMV gave me as long as it was a title.
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