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Posted in News on December 12, 2012
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Contributors: SerneVimons

 Yep I am a certifiable Jeep nut. This job is an enabler for my addiction.  I bought a '49 Willys truck last weekend. The price wasn't great, but it was pretty good. I don't ever get the incredible deals that Christian or former editor Cappa could pull down on Jeep junk. The good new is I actually got a lot more than even I thought I was. The Jeep is originally from coastal Southern California, and has some rust, and a few dents, but the rust is not too bad where it counts. The worst is in the hat channels of the trucks bed. In my opinion its perfect. It was disassembled several years ago to be restomoded, but that project never came together. It sat for several years in Peoria, Arizona in pieces collecting dust and housing pack rats. It came with all the body parts, a solid frame, front and rear axle (its a 2WD with a beam front axle), and a rebuilt Ford 351W that  sat out in the elements for several years. Unfortunately the engine and auto tranny behind it are probably junk? We'll have to see when I get a chance to pull the engine apart. I also got two extra doors with glass (the doors on the truck have been disassembled). An original 40/60 bench seat that pack rats have torn up a little, some old radiator, about 5 crates and bins of miscellaneous parts and bits. I got a BEAUTIFUL gauge cluster that is way nicer than the truck it belongs to. The Jeep also came with several duplicate internal and mechanical small parts from a Willys wagon. this includes two vintage heaters. I think I'll fix these up and run the small one in my '49 CJ-3A and the larger one in the truck. I am stoked. I am certifiable. So the eternal question is how am I gonna build it? Spoiler alert! I am not gonna tell...mostly because I am not exactly sure how I'll build it. You'll have to keep your eye on the magazine to see what I do with it.

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