1948 Willys CJ2A
This restoration brought back to life one of the most iconic vehicles of American history. The jeep emerged as the vehicle of the cavalry during World War II. Developed as a simple, rugged and dependable vehicle, it became beloved by the American GIs. At the end of the war, Willys-Overland began producing civilian jeeps (CJs) to sell to this new market of returning soldiers. The original vehicles maintained many of the features of the military version, and production soared. A variant of the CJs remain in production to this day, and still have an avid following.
The Willys in this build needed to undo decades of use and wear. The body came off, and the frame was cleaned and repaired. The engine, transmission and transfer case match the original running gear. All were rebuilt and brought to factory condition. The body is clean and rust free, a work of great care in bringing it back to original condition.
Specs: 1948 Willys-Overland CJ2A
Engine: "Go-Devil" L-Head, Four cylinder, 3-1/8” bore x 4-3/8” stroke, 134.2 ci displacement, 6.48 to 1 compression. The flat head engine puts out 60 hp, and 105 ft-lbs.
Transmission/Transfer Case: Borg-Warner T-90. 2.79, 1.55, 1.00, R3.79 gearing. Dana 18 transfer case.
Dimensions and Capacities: 80” wheelbase by 48-1/4” tread. 122-3/4” overall length, 59” width, 69-3/8” height. 8-5/8” road clearance. 2137 lbs curb weight.
Paint and Interior: Single stage PPG paint, Harvest Tan. Rhino Coat (polyurea) tinted coating on interior pan. Single stage PPG paint, Sunset Red on wheels. Original canvas covered seats. All metal work powder coated. Frame painting single stage PPG matte black.