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Hello from Bali
« on: April 15, 2015, 10:01:42 PM »
I have a few Jeeps (CJ7s, a J20, an XJ Cherokee) but my wife has always hankered after another Willys to replace the 3B her stepmother sold when she was overseas.

We were in Java a few weeks back and a regular contact told of a "1947 CJ2a" for sale.

We had a look and it is a bitsa, done to a high standard but bits from different models.

It has the L head engine, the right transmisison etc and is rust free.

The windshield is 3a (hence on this forum, for windshield questions!!) and maybe other bits. There are M38 and MB bits on it as well as other military bits from unknown eras.

It is green and may well have been in the military, a lot of early Willys were including MBs and CJ2a seized from the Dutch on independence. 

As I work through I will try to identify which model each part came from but it is a nice period drive.



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Re: Hello from Bali
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 10:06:23 PM »
And a few more

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Re: Hello from Bali
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 10:09:32 PM »
And one more

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Re: Hello from Bali
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2015, 12:52:43 AM »
welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hello from Bali
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2015, 05:40:47 AM »
Welcome
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Re: Hello from Bali
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 08:41:32 AM »
Welcome to the 3A Page.

Very nice looking Willys.  I like the term Bitsa.  In your group of photos, I don't see anything that screams 2A.

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Re: Hello from Bali
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 05:17:41 PM »
I thought it was Baltimore cut off when I first saw location! Nice vehicle. M38 would have had the battery box in cowl, a glovebox and the grill radiator would be removed together with the grill hinged. If it isn't an M38 it sure is a very nice tribute to it. Vented windshield about easiest thing to change.
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Re: Hello from Bali
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2015, 11:27:25 AM »
Welcome! Nice looking jeep!
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Re: Hello from Bali
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2015, 01:40:34 AM »
I can now confirm, having had a closer look at numbers and rubbings, that it is a 1951 CJ3a frame with a 1949 engine.

The frame number on the frame leg at the front has "GB1" in the middle of it, so a 1951 CJ3a for certain.

Just looking through the rest of the bits to check vintage on the other parts.

The confusion in the mid 80s when registration became mandatory may explain why it was labelled as a 1947 CJ2a when it was actually later. The numbers match the logbook so it was properly registered in the mid 80s, just nothing before that.

Looking at a 1951 M38 this weekend, same source. May be a 2011 JK!!!



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