1947 Willys Jeep CJ-2A Original Preserved

1947 Willys CJ2A for sale in Traverse City, Michigan, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Make: Willys
Model: CJ2A
Year: 1947
Mileage: 33728
VIN: 148247
Color: Michigan Yellow
Engine size: 134 ci Go Devel
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Willys CJ2A 1947

Selling my1947CJ-2A. $9500. Located in Traverse City, MI. Could deliver but arrangements need to be made with me prior to agreeing to deliver. Additional fee is negotiable.
This is a really well cared for, well preserved, near original, unmolested1947WillysCJ-2A. This Jeep is not a mint, off-the-assembly-line restoration with new body or panels or filler. Rather my restoration approach was to maintain the history of this jeep by preserving it in its current state, yet making it attractive, safe, and reliable, but still near original condition. This was a farm jeep from Crookston, MN and the intent was for that character and history to remain preserved. I've owned this jeep for about 8 years. Work completed by me 5 years ago. Stored indoors.Generally new components include rubber and other gaskets, electrical lines, full brake system, tires, tubes, 12v system, paint.
General notes:
  • Clean/clear PA title with antique plate.
  • Matching numbers (frame, body, engine)
  • Odometer displays 3x,xxx miles and works
  • Spent its life as a farm jeep in Crookston, Minnesota.
  • This jeep was a barn find from a widow. Her husband purchased it from the farm and stuck it in his barn in Grand Rapids, MN and left it covered, he then passed years later and the wife decided to sell. Lucky me to find it.
  • Only body rust holes came from some of the channels that contained wood supports but other than some holes, there is no rot, frame is solid, and there's no indication it ever saw a road with salt. Two other holes in floor of tub were torched out, likely from the farmer to access the PTO or service/grease drive lines easier. This is part of the character and history I wanted to maintain.
  • When cleaning it up, I removed corn stalks from the frame, so it was truly a working farm truck.
  • Near all original preservation with a few safety and convenience upgrades. All components removed come with the jeep as well (e.g., 9" breaks)
Work done and new components purchased:
  • Cleaned and painted gas tank
  • New gas lines
  • New fuel pump
  • Added additional fuel filter
  • Body and wheels striped of paint and cleaned before being primed and painted. Clear coat not applied.
  • Body painted (hand mixed color to match Michigan Yellow found under serial number plate. Will need to check if any paint is left over. If not, paint is a combination of yellow, white, burgundy.
  • Wheels painted (match to Luzon Red (burgundy color))
  • Color scheme is either very rare from the factory or the wheels were taken from another Jeep. No record found on internet of a Michigan Yellow body with Luzon Red wheels.
  • Seat frames painted black
  • New seat cushions and covers
  • No filler and no body work done. The approach was to preserve the history of Jeep's life while still making it attractive. Didn't want to go as far as just clear coating over fading and patina. With this said, there are some areas of the body missing sheet metal due to rust, like near body channels that contained wood strips and under gas tank. These were distinct holes and not wide-spread rot. The body prep and paint sealed the sheet metal so no further damage should occur.
  • New 12V alternator
  • New 12V mini racing starter
  • New coil
  • New plugs and plug wires
  • New, historically correct battery cables
  • New floor starter switch
  • New hydraulic pressure brake switch
  • New, historically correct break lights with new wiring
Driveline and breaks:
  • New tires and tubes. Holds great air.
  • Upgraded breaks to dual master cylinder and 11"CJ-5 drum breaks with refinished drums, backing plates, and all new hardware and lugs. Painted with POR-15.
  • All new break lines
  • Manual proportioning valve
  • New U-joints
  • Some oil leaks. Engine and driveline seals not replaced
Other info:
  • New steering wheel
  • New windsheild rubber
  • New hood blocks
  • New oil pressure line
  • 20-40 lb oil pressure
  • Starts, runs, and drives great
  • Keeps good temperatures
What is not complete:
  • 12V headlight bulb and hook up wiring. (also determine if stock wiring is acceptable)
  • Front grille marker lights buy/install
  • 12V horn (6v connected and works, but will burn out if used frequently or long presses from what I read)
  • Windshield lollipops installed (requires silver soldering new nuts (included) to windshield frame)
  • Stock Windshield is cracked. Need glass company to cut 2 new panes.
  • Parking break installed and plumbed
  • Buy wipers assembly (motor, blades) and install. I have some vacuum lines.
  • Tool box cover paint and install
  • Tie rods
  • Michigan Yellow pin striping on wheels
  • Get fuel level gauge working
  • Rear "4 Wheel Drive" lettering
  • Shifter floor cover and boots
  • Install headlight bezels
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