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    Posted: 11 June 2021 at 8:05pm
I think I was lucky to snag most of an early 1945 CJ2A today. Serial number 10313. This would be the 313th civilian Jeep to come off the assembly line. Unfortunately, I got about half a Jeep. 
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I’m not sure if Jeep disease has taken over my brain or if I did something noble. 
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I did score some early VEC parts; full float rear end, square washer windshield with MB pivots and a side shift transmission case. 
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I’m not convinced a six hour drive and $1500 was good judgement or plain crazy. 
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I think you got a good deal, I know I’d be excited about it. What’s the serial number? 
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Edited by TateC - 11 June 2021 at 8:26pm
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1943 Willys MB #263100
1944 Ford GPW #234613
1945 Willys CJ2A #10226
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Correct! Thanks!
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It looks like the parts you did get are in good condition.
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Forgive me if I don't return the "jeep wave", I need both hands on the wheel!
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Maybe you just needed a good adventure, some excitement.. In my experience, the money is just secondary. God bless you still have the energy and ability to drive 6 hours for half a Jeep! Hope it made/makes you happy Big smile
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Cool!  Do you have the linkage to the transmission?  I would love to see photos of the yoke ends as they attach to the arms extending from the transmission case.
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    Lunacy for certain !!

     Now, I don't have much room to talk because i purchased a '46 2a for "yard-art" in Dec 2017.
Since then, for my adventures I tell the wife i am going in search of Willy's Parts for sanity.

     From what I have learned since joining this forum and snooping on the g503, the VEC's are rare.

      Have fun fiddling with your parts and pieces.

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Nice find! crazy or not, you scored and possibly saved some rare parts. enjoy.
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As my Dad always said (and now me)"Everybody's crazy it just shows up different"!!!. I think you did well!!
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Are the engine, transmission, and transfer case original? If so, I'd say you got a pretty good deal.

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1t really doesn't make any difference.  if you have the money and the passion for old jeeps theirs no problem . I have only regretted selling most of the jeeps i have once owned and wished i still have.
Jerry  San Diego
BTW, I think the deal is solid.
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Transmission appears to be original. Dated 4-5-45. Unfortunately pretty rusty inside. Thanks for the support from everyone. It seems I’m not as crazy as I thought. 
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