A 1946 CJ2A has arrived in VintageDonVille!!

joon

Bigger Hammer
Apr 16, 2020
47
South Africa
First Name
Jonathan
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1955
Do they really think we can get our hands up in that tiny, cramped space, and get those nuts and bolts apart from the bottom of the manifold -with a box wrench - after they rust together for half a century or so?

I thought about that as well. And seeing as those were used in the military, I also pondered how many soldiers cussed and cursed the Willys engineers if they ever had to do any repairs out in the field?
 

JABJEEP

Precision Fit
Sep 20, 2017
795
Under a jeep in SE Wisconsin
First Name
Jeff
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
  2. Pickup
  3. CJ
Willys Year:
  1. 1955
  2. 1958
  3. 1962
I pull it apart like Vintage Don but then assemble it with quality new hardware and hi-temp anti-seize compound. I had to pull the pipes off my CJ after a decade of (ab)use and they all just unscrewed with minimal effort. That hi-temp anti-seize compound is good stuff!
 

Vintage Don

Well Oiled
All-Star
Oct 9, 2017
2,541
Medina, Ohio
First Name
Don
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
Don, when you get to working on it, be sure to capture the date stamping off the T90.
The transimission manufacturer went on strike around October of 1945, so there is much debate when the 1946's started production..

I have not yet "dug out" the trans Casting Date. However, I pulled off the floor shift cover to see what all I am going to need inside there, to convert it back to the proper Column Shift. Which allowed me to see the Transmission "Machining Date" code.

It says Feb. 13, 1946 - which falls right in line with a late February built date for this #18970.

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Mildly ironically, it (finally!) arrived at my Shop here on Feb. 13th, just past - exactly 75 years to the day since the transmission was machined....
 

Vintage Don

Well Oiled
All-Star
Oct 9, 2017
2,541
Medina, Ohio
First Name
Don
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
OK, something has kinda developed here, as a result of two comments above, a few days ago.

First, there was this from Joon in South Africa -

Damn Don I almost feel guilty about reading your next saga while Willa Dean is sitting in the final stretch :)

But honestly I’m chuffed there’s a sequel.

And then @JABJEEP said -

Wow! Lotsa info here, but I'm still de-cyphering "chufffed" from Joon

Just a couple of comments in passing....

But since then, I have occasionally started calling the new CJ2A "Chuffy."

I'm starting to think it might 'stick' and become it's name. The Bride kinda likes it......

That's how these things happen.
 
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