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1946 2A
« on: May 19, 2014, 03:12:44 PM »
Yeah I know this is the 3A forum, but I still want to highlight it here.

I am now a certified, insane Willysaholic.
I now own 5 Jeeps, 3 of them old Willys.
There's no such thing as too many Jeeps.

Here's lots of pics and details:
http://jeeps-folbots-etc.epizy.com/jeep/2a/2a.html

I could have driven it home. There was nothing wrong with the carb. I think the float was stuck and the run home vibrated it loose.
We started it up and drove it down the street. Not a drop of gas leaking. Woohoo. Need to fix the brakes and it's safe to drive.

The purists will probably chastise me for removing the farm stuff and making it pseudo-military. I can't afford a restore. I'm just going to fix it, paint it and drive it in parades. When my Dad can't do parades anymore or is gone, then I'll have to sell it.

My whole reason for buying it is to do parades with Dad. He's 93 and is probably good for a couple more years at least.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 10:16:35 AM by johnrb3b »
1946 2A - - - 1949 me - older than most of my Jeeps
1954 3B - - - 1957 Wagon - - - 2010 4-door JK
past Jeeps ---> '54 3B - no tub --- '59 3B - no engine
past addiction - VW ---> '69 bus --- '70 camper

Offline Ryan_M

Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 07:28:37 PM »
Looking forward to the parade pics. Your reason for taking on this project is priceless.
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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 06:50:40 AM »
Your reason for owning it is the purest! Good luck and take pictures of the parade...
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out... WC

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 01:40:08 PM »
Nice! Congratulations!
Owner of the world famous?? Pintojeep 3A and one yet to be named stock project 3A.
Based in central TX and upstate NY.

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 06:20:34 PM »
Boy, that thing looks almost fresh out of the box. :)

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 01:21:48 PM »
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 10:17:49 AM by johnrb3b »
1946 2A - - - 1949 me - older than most of my Jeeps
1954 3B - - - 1957 Wagon - - - 2010 4-door JK
past Jeeps ---> '54 3B - no tub --- '59 3B - no engine
past addiction - VW ---> '69 bus --- '70 camper

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 04:59:06 PM »
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Boy, that thing looks almost fresh out of the box. :)
Oh how deceptive pictures can be.
 ;D
It's like my 3B - a 20/20 - looks great from 20 feet away at 20 mph.

Added a few more pics to the parade page. I think I"m done now.
http://jeeps-folbots-etc.epizy.com/jeep/parades/parades.html
Enjoy.

Oh by the way, the Army Colonel offered to buy the 2A from me when I'm done with it. Really.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 10:18:29 AM by johnrb3b »
1946 2A - - - 1949 me - older than most of my Jeeps
1954 3B - - - 1957 Wagon - - - 2010 4-door JK
past Jeeps ---> '54 3B - no tub --- '59 3B - no engine
past addiction - VW ---> '69 bus --- '70 camper

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2014, 07:49:27 PM »
Great parade pics. Thanks for sharing them with us!
Current:
'49 CJ3A
'51 CJ3A
'42 Willys MB-T
'47 Bantam T3-C
Previous:
'46 2A
'51 3A
'52 3A
'52 M38
'54 3B
East Coast Wi

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 01:02:30 PM »
OK one more time.
The local newspaper published a pic of Dad and me.
Best pic of the lot.
http://jeeps-folbots-etc.epizy.com/jeep/parades/parades.html
Be sure to hit Refresh on your browser or it'll just serve up the cache of the last time you looked at the page.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 10:19:08 AM by johnrb3b »
1946 2A - - - 1949 me - older than most of my Jeeps
1954 3B - - - 1957 Wagon - - - 2010 4-door JK
past Jeeps ---> '54 3B - no tub --- '59 3B - no engine
past addiction - VW ---> '69 bus --- '70 camper

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2014, 02:12:36 PM »
Great photo of your Dad pointing off into the distance.  I'm guessing this is the published photo.

Big grin...flag in the backdrop...those photographers really know how to frame a picture!

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 12:54:01 PM »
Yes they do. Though most of them will admit there's a bit of luck involved as well.
I got a hi-res, digital copy from the newspaper. Big difference from the scan from the newspaper.
http://jeeps-folbots-etc.epizy.com/jeep/parades/14MemDay_us_1024.jpg
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 10:19:46 AM by johnrb3b »
1946 2A - - - 1949 me - older than most of my Jeeps
1954 3B - - - 1957 Wagon - - - 2010 4-door JK
past Jeeps ---> '54 3B - no tub --- '59 3B - no engine
past addiction - VW ---> '69 bus --- '70 camper

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2014, 09:14:51 PM »
Nice!
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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 12:41:44 PM »
Well, I've finally made some progress on removing the farm equipment.
I got the rear bolts out of the PTO drive shaft with the angle grinder. The front bolts came out easily with wrenches. The PTO gear box came off easily with the impact wrench so all that's left is the PTO shifter off the back of the transfer case. Will tackle that this Saturday.

As I was removing things, I was hit with pangs of regret.  :-/ :'(
I still feel bad molesting this great survivor, farm Jeep. But I don't have any other options at this point. I need the cash the parts will bring to pay for this 2A and it'll look a little more "Army" without a PTO hanging on the back.

Next is to get the original springs back on it and buy some matching shocks.

I'll be taking the parts to Effingham. I'll post a list in a couple weeks.
1946 2A - - - 1949 me - older than most of my Jeeps
1954 3B - - - 1957 Wagon - - - 2010 4-door JK
past Jeeps ---> '54 3B - no tub --- '59 3B - no engine
past addiction - VW ---> '69 bus --- '70 camper

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2014, 09:33:10 PM »
Had the same on a jeep of mine.  Newgren lift, PTO, shaft and selector. 

They got me some parts I need for my jeep.  It will help someone else trying to create or preserve one like you took apart. 

Looking forward seeing your "Little More Army" jeep,

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Re: 1946 2A
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2014, 10:45:14 PM »
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As I was removing things, I was hit with pangs of regret.� :-/ :'(

John,

I think many of us that have taken our Willys jeeps in a "different direction", feel your pain.� I know I did.� I kept reminding myself that the Willys jeep is historically one of the most modified vehicles in the history of vehicles.� So, you're just joining many hundreds of thousands of others that have made their Willys the way they wanted it.


Tim


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