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I don't know if this is a good place to start this thread or not, but it's the only place that seemed appropriate. I've wanted for a long time to trailer a vintage Jeep down to BBNP and do some of the back roads in it. Unfortunately, each time I've restored one I have had to part with it (usually for marital reasons). I've acquired another project now, and this time I plan to make good on the quest. But first I'm doing another frame-off restoration. I thought I could post photos here, and then, when it's ready to make the trip, let everyone know so they can have the opportunity to show up for a free ride. At any rate, this all started back in 2004 when I finished my first restoration, a 1946 CJ-2A with early numbers that I found in Carlsbad, NM. A guy offered me way too much money for it before I could get it out of Bryan. I then acquired a 1948 CJ-2A in excellent condition, but disasembled, out of Birmingham, AL. After completely rebuilding the frame and driveline (including individually restoring each leaf in all four leaf springs), I got another outrageous offer (since I had done all the 'hard work') and let it go. Then I acquired a 1969 CJ-5 with the original 'odd-fire' Dauntless V6 out of Oklahoma City that I restored to scary-fast conditions with the help of an HEI distributor. For some reason I decided to sell this one, too - I think because I really like the old flat fender models better and wanted to go back to that. At any rate, I finally found a worthy model near Topeka, KS last fall and trailered it home where I've already torn it down and started the restoration. It's a 1946 CJ-2A with all matching very early numbers and the original military style body with tool indents. Below I've posted photos of the original completed '46, me in my '69 and the new '46 as I found it in Kansas last fall. I'll post additional photos as progress is made.
I am a Jeep fanatic myself!!! I don't have much time to put into mine right now, but it runs like a scalded ape as is... My next purchase will be one of the new 4dr Rubicons with which I will also be trailering my "toy jeep" to BIBE. It's a '79 CJ7 3spd w/304 5L V8.
That is one cool Renegade..
I've done a lot of research over the years into the Jeep and its history, etc, and the '79 model is considered by many to be the pinnacle in terms of durability and drivetrain configuration. Good choice, that.Here are som other shots of my previous '46 - it's sort of what I'm shooting for with my newest restoration:
Quote from: Buck on July 18, 2008, 08:24:16 AMHere are som other shots of my previous '46 - it's sort of what I'm shooting for with my newest restoration:wow....hey, just out of curiosity, how much does a restored Jeep like that go for? ( I know, I know, if you have to ask....)
Here are som other shots of my previous '46 - it's sort of what I'm shooting for with my newest restoration:
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