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    Posted: 22 May 2020 at 1:15pm
New guy here from Atlanta Ga. 

Just got my hands on a 1947 CJ2A that a fellow photographer friend has had since 93. Sadly she has been sitting under a tarp for the better part of 15 years. He knows Ive had my eye on this jeep for a long time and due to his health has asked me to give her a proper home.

So I am sure I will have plenty of questions for everyone here as I start this journey. First thing i have to do is get her to my shop just to see what I am truly dealing with.




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Looks like a great starting point and a beautiful 2a! Welcome to the forums!
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Welcome aboard!
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Looks in really great shape. I'm wondering if some parts of it are WW2 ? ..which if true, I think that adds to it's character.
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What is the serial number?  The pictures give the impression your rig may actually be a late 45 or early 46.  The tool indents and full-floating rear axles are a tel tale sign of an early CJ2; however, the pictures also reveal there is no tail gate causing me to believe your rig my actually be a war time GPW or Willys MB. 




Edited by danover321 - 22 May 2020 at 5:53pm
44 Willys MB 379***
45 Willys MB 459***
46 CJ2A 38008
46 CJ2A 38136
47 CJ2A 97474

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Originally posted by danover321 danover321 wrote:

What is the serial number?  the pictures also reveal there is no tail gate causing me to believe your rig my actually be a war time GPW or Willys MB. 







The other things I saw were: the shape and width of the seat backs which are not 2A, and I think in the 2nd pic, the rear wheel tubs look to be the extended ones for the WW2 ammo/toolboxes near the back of body?
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The frame looks 2A-like; is it possibly just an MB/GPW tub and rear axle on a 2A frame?  The hood and grille and windshield frame (fenders too?) look to be 2A, but I see that Bubba just hacked a hole for the gas filler.  Still, it's a start!
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Congratulations!  As mentioned before,  looks like a great start for a project.

You came to the right place,  as you can see,  you are already getting a bunch of good info from a great group.

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The frame could be either a war MB or CJ2A.  Without more pictures, it's impossible to make an accurate determination. A machine gun mounting plate and cross member would be deciding factors.


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44 Willys MB 379***
45 Willys MB 459***
46 CJ2A 38008
46 CJ2A 38136
47 CJ2A 97474

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The steering bell crank is mounted to the front crossmember, so it looks 2A to me.  Of course, it could have been modified by a PO.  The rear upper shock mounts would be an easy ID point, too.
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Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

The frame looks 2A-like; is it possibly just an MB/GPW tub and rear axle on a 2A frame?  The hood and grille and windshield frame (fenders too?) look to be 2A, but I see that Bubba just hacked a hole for the gas filler.  Still, it's a start!


I see the frame mounted bell crank with an zoomed view.  It's a Frankenstein for sure, but a good project.  I wonder what gear ratio it has 5:38 or 4:88?
44 Willys MB 379***
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Originally posted by danover321 danover321 wrote:

It's a Frankenstein for sure, but a good project.  I wonder what gear ratio it has 5:38 or 4:88?


I'll put money on...one of each!  LOL
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Welcome to the forum TK  It was nice meeting you last week, I'm glad the tires and wheels helped you get get it home. The tires on the jeep were "only flat on the bottom" which is the attitude you need for continuing your plan for your jeep, get it running and get some wind thru your hair ASAP. Keep the pictures/questions coming! 
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Welcome!  Looks like you have a good place to start.  Numbers will help with the ID, engine, frame, serial.  Pictures we need more of them.  Get it going and stopping and have fun with it.
Lots of info on this page.  A good book helps or several of them.  An early shop manual will help.  Another good one is "Jeep CJ Rebuilder's Manual 1946 to 1971" by Moses Ludel.  
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Yup, I'm in West Cobb but the jeep is at my movie prop house/fabrication shop off Fulton Industrial. Just easier to work on it there. 
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Originally posted by CT48 CT48 wrote:

Looks in really great shape. I'm wondering if some parts of it are WW2 ? ..which if true, I think that adds to it's character.

Thanks, She is def a Frankenstein. The guy who had it before my buddy did apparently cut the tub right after the dash and then welded (Poorly) on a MB tub, You can see it in the pic below.

My goal over all is to do a MB tribute with this jeep but i'm already certain ill need to replace the entire tub. 


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Originally posted by jeeper50 jeeper50 wrote:

Welcome to the forum TK  It was nice meeting you last week, I'm glad the tires and wheels helped you get get it home. The tires on the jeep were "only flat on the bottom" which is the attitude you need for continuing your plan for your jeep, get it running and get some wind thru your hair ASAP. Keep the pictures/questions coming! 

Was great meeting you last week and thanks again for the donated wheels. I was able to get her home a lot easier with those. Now she sits at my prop house with my other projects and props while I start researching my first steps!




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