Make & Model: Willys Jeep Civilian
Owner: Scott Kendell
“I bought in the Willys Jeep from a man in the UK. He had imported 2 , kept one (1956 Willys) , and sold me the 1947 CJ2A. I managed to track down the original owners daughter. She sent me a mail briefly telling me her dad had bought the jeep from new and used it on his farm in California. After passing away , the jeep was put into storage, and then 25 years later it was in the UK for 2 months and now in my possession in Ireland. I received her running and in great condition for a 73 year old vehicle but had no brakes which is understandable from sitting for so long.”
“I then tore her down and rebuilt her up from a bare chassis. Unfortunately covid hit and things slowed down alot but I cracked on and she is nearly finished. All work on the jeep was done by myself with the exception of machine work on the engine block and a radiator service. “
“She originally had 33000 miles on the clock and the clock was still working when I first drove her. I have replaced alot of parts , nuts bolts etc but kept all the old parts. New wire loom original Willys, 5 new tyres, tubes, and inners , the list is huge. I still have a couple of things still to come in from the states then she’s ready for the road. I did not respray her as the original paint work was still in mint condition. I polished up all body work and clear coated her to keep the original patina. A few small rusted areas I treated aswell.”
3 thoughts on “1947 CJ2A Willys Jeep civilian”
Great job on the CJ2A, you must be very proud.
I have a 1946 CJ2A in fairly good condition but it needs some work, problem is I haven’t a mechanical bone in my body.
I am living in Cork and any help would be appreciated. I have been searching the internet for CJ2A connections and that’s how I found this link.
Hi Richard. I’m in Leitrim and I have a n Irish assembled 1948 cj2a which I’m about to begin a resto on. It currently in a poor state with some parts missing. Do you kno of any more similar ones in Ireland?
Hello John .
My name is Scott and I’m in Bridgetown Co. Wexford.
I have some left over spares from my cj2a 1947 model if you interested.
Brake slave cylinders
Shackle spring brackets etc.
you can what’s app me on 0879302090