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New to the forum and I just picked up first Flatty. Came across relatively stock looking 49 Cj2a that the seller claimed had only 814 original miles. Turned out, it had 814 miles on an M38 speedo but who knows how many actual miles are actually on it. Popped the hood and it didn't have the correct motor, as it had a GPW engine. 

Seller was a older gentlemen who took it in trade years ago for services rendered, but knew very little about it (or Jeeps in general) and had really no attachments to it. It appears to have lived indoors most of its life out in California, until the seller parked it in his field 18 months ago. It has almost zero rust, but a little in the tool box under the passenger seat. 

Seller was only asking $3,000. But the starter was bad, it was missing a battery, so I talked him down to $1,700. On the plus side it was extremely original, and it had 5 brand new tires with less than 10 miles on them before he parked it.

Going to power wash it and start digging into the engine issues. But overall, I'm excited. 

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Welcome aboard, and congrats!

So let me get this straight... almost rust free, gpw engine, side steps, and it looks awesome right outta the gate... for $1700...

Ya, I’d be “excited”... excited the police are on their way, lol!




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Welcome aboard and congrats.
Wow that a nice looking Jeep for that price.It shouldn’t take much to make it a driver.

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You definately definately got your money's worth in that one!

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Originally posted by rocnroll rocnroll wrote:

You definately definately got your money's worth in that one!



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Welcome from Astoria! Look into attending the Oregon spring fling. 
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Originally posted by berettajeep berettajeep wrote:

Welcome from Astoria! Look into attending the Oregon spring fling. 

What is that?
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Originally posted by IRQVET IRQVET wrote:

Originally posted by berettajeep berettajeep wrote:

Welcome from Astoria! Look into attending the Oregon spring fling. 

What is that?


Here is the thread from 2019. http://www.thecj2apage.com/FORUMS/2019-oregon-spring-fling_topic44288.html


 What parts of Oregon are you in Dean?
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Roseburg

Just got done pressure washing it. Did find a rusted through hat channel underneth the passenger seat storage box, other than that, pretty rust free. 

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Can't quite make out the engine serial # GPWXX6018?












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Dean,

Congrats from Grants Pass area !

The GPW block serial number is behind/near the oil filter/housing/cannister in a somewhat oval looking pad on the side of the block. The block casting numbers are on the same side of the block, but are just above the oil pan per se.

Looks like a great jeep !

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Looks Great, Good Deal!! I love it Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Frank Frank wrote:




The GPW block serial number is behind/near the oil filter/housing/cannister in a somewhat oval looking pad on the side of the block. The block casting numbers are on the same side of the block, but are just above the oil pan.

Yeah I need to examine that closer. I just ordered $800 worth of parts so I'll tear into it once my parts come in. I need a battery, starter, generator, master brake kit, and I'm sure much more. What does JEEP stand for again???

Just Empty Every Pocket! 

This is my first Flatty, but not my first Jeep . . .

Geek

I do have one question, if anyone knows, what is that electrical box mounted on the fender, left of the air cleaner? Trying to figure out if the P.O. tried to convert it from 6v to 12v?

Noticed it has an alternator rather than a generator. So I'm curious because I am no expert on electrical. 


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Welcome to the Cj2A Page!

The electrical box is hard to make out in the pictures.  It is possible that the box is the old voltage regulator for the generator that was removed.


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Looks like a Ford starter solenoid to me. https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+Products/555/10308/10002/-1?msclkid=4a2cc6f1c0fc1c06f17298ec83bbe81b&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BSC%20-%20JEGS%20Brand&utm_term=4579122334349136&utm_content=Ignition%20Electrical%20%26%20Tuning
 
Does she still have a foot starter switch? How about the ignition switch, is it a two or three position switch: Off, On and Start?
 
Looks like a GM alternator to me.
 
Do I see Luzon Red in the engine compartment and OD green on the oil filter housing? Does it have a heater>
 
Nice Jeep, awesome price.
 
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1947 CJ2A, Body & Frame: 106327, Engine: J109205, Tub and Tailgate: 97077. Originally Luzon Red

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Very nice jeep. Welcome to the PAGE.
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Originally posted by Steelyard Blues Steelyard Blues wrote:

Looks like a Ford starter solenoid to me. https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+Products/555/10308/10002/-1?msclkid=4a2cc6f1c0fc1c06f17298ec83bbe81b&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BSC%20-%20JEGS%20Brand&utm_term=4579122334349136&utm_content=Ignition%20Electrical%20%26%20Tuning
 
Does she still have a foot starter switch? How about the ignition switch, is it a two or three position switch: Off, On and Start?
 
Looks like a GM alternator to me.
 
Do I see Luzon Red in the engine compartment and OD green on the oil filter housing? Does it have a heater>
 
Nice Jeep, awesome price.
 
Micah
 
It has the foot button, but I don't think its hooked up.
 
It has a three position switch: Off, on, start.
 
Didn't see a heater, but I did locate two cut hoses coming out of the firewall of the passenger side. When I saw the rubber looking tubes my first thought was that must have been for a heater.
 
Also, G503 is about an hour away from me, and those are the guys who supply KaiserWillys.com with all their parts from what I've been told. Figured I'd just cut out the middle man to save $$$.
 
But I've been looking for a 6v generator, but G503 wants something like $300 just for the core charge. (and I don't have a core to trade in) Anyone aware of a place I can source one without a core charge?
 
 
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Looks great.

Don't know what your plans for the GPW engine are, but if you can confirm the serial number, it might be worth posting it on the G503.com website just in case someone there owns the jeep it came from. The chance of that is pretty slim, but I do recall reading a thread some time ago in which someone actually did locate their original engine and was able to reunite it with the vehicle. If the engine for my GPW 240019 ever came up, I suspect that I'd be a very motivated buyer.

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Dean I should have a generator, I will look when I get home tonight.
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