My son's Jeep refurb

Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:18 pm

My son Ryan has spent the last year or so restoring....no, refurbishing a 1951 Jeep CJ3A. This Jeep was originally purchased by his great-grandfather who used it on his farm and then later when the farm became a subdivision, the Jeep was used to mow the private golf course, pulling a 3 gang mower. Last year the association grew tired of maintaining the Jeep and bought a new Kubota to haul the mowers. Ryan purchased the Jeep and has done a pretty nice job of renewing it (he doesn't like to use the term "restore"). I'm quite proud of him, as he never tackled a project like this before. If you have the time, desire, bandwidth, and enough oomph on your data package, here are 246 photos of the project.

http://s1188.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... 3A%20Rehab

Re: My son's Jeep refurb

Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:36 pm

Great documentation, That is a fine looking Willys. I keep saying I will finish my 47 someday, but I have a feeling it may not go far.

Re: My son's Jeep refurb

Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:52 pm

:{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: Hey hey is a keeper. Don't let that boy get away. The great Grand pa part really does it.

Re: My son's Jeep refurb

Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:04 pm

Wow!! :shock: That is one sweet looking willy's :D Love to get a Willy's Jeep CJ2A or a Willy's Over-Land Wagon or Pickup :mrgreen:

Re: My son's Jeep refurb

Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:14 am

Here's a brand new video of said Jeep:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCGrNTtBrzQ

Re: My son's Jeep refurb

Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:52 am

Jeff:

Ryan did an awesome job on that refurb :wink: Talk about attention to detail, the whole process seemed to be a labour of love for him. Tell him he done real good and his Great GrandDad would be proud I am sure. So... maybe I get to see it next time I am down and around your way :?: Really enjoyed the pics :)

Re: My son's Jeep refurb

Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:19 pm

Nice restoration, great job. I love jeeps being an ex jeep mechanic from the 70's. Before that i was into big 4x4 chevy trucks. But there is nothing like a jeep when the road gets narrow. I would love to get a CJ3b willy's. (134f head). My family buddies had stories of being in washington state and going under the deep snow like a mole in a jeep out in the fields of course.

Re: My son's Jeep refurb

Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:07 pm

Loved the ending (hope your camera's OK ! )

Re: My son's Jeep refurb

Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:11 am

nice job! Ed

Re: My son's Jeep refurb

Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:02 am

Rudi wrote:Jeff:

Ryan did an awesome job on that refurb :wink: Talk about attention to detail, the whole process seemed to be a labour of love for him. Tell him he done real good and his Great GrandDad would be proud I am sure. So... maybe I get to see it next time I am down and around your way :?: Really enjoyed the pics :)


Rudi, if you had the time to go through all the pics you'd see the 108 I used to own, about which I've posted here before.

Re: My son's Jeep refurb

Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:04 pm

Jeff:

I still have a bunch to go through, but I will. And I will be looking for the 108 :D