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1946 CJ-2A Ellijay, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4900.

(10/07/2016) Has been sitting a while.

“1946 Willys Jeep driven into a barn 20 years ago Been there since.”

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7 Comments on “1946 CJ-2A Ellijay, GA **SOLD**

  1. Dan

    Hey guys,
    I’m slowing getting sucked down this CJ2a ownership rabbit hole. I’ve been successfully fighting off the urge to buy one (with the help of my wife) for probably a decade now but I’m not sure how much longer I can holdout. I’m probably going to be chiming in often with questions as Willys that interest me show up. I’d like to do a rolling restoration on a mostly originally 2A.
    First off, whats going on with the dash on this? After market?
    And what about that box on the cowling of that CJ2A listed yesterday out of Carr Colorado? That one is actually only about 45min from me.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. David Eilers Post author


    Ask away. These simple vehicles are can become surprisingly complex do to the interchangeability of parts and people’s tendency to modify them.

    The dash has been modified. Why? who knows. The dash could be replaced with a dash from a donor jeep, but it isn’t a trivial project for the average person.

    The box on the cowl of the Carr, CO, jeep is something I have seen a couple times. It’s likely a storage box. Such a box is *probably* easily removable. I suspect they secured it there through the cowl or through the windshield or both using bolts. That jeep also has the windshield wipers moved to the top of the windshield (not stock, but not a bad idea either). It sports a rare Porter Reed Hardtop. The slats on the hood aren’t original, but could be easily removed or replaced over time. It may be just the kind of jeep you seek and could be a good value at $1850. Here’s the link:

  3. Dan Porter

    Thanks for the info David.
    The more I look at that 2a in Carr, the more interested I am. Doesn’t seem like it would take too much to get it back to looking original.
    I’m guessing the doors would be pretty hard to locate if the owner doesn’t have them laying around.
    Where would the wipers have been originally? Guessing thats not original paint.
    Do you think they welded that guard onto the original bumper? Can you tell if those are the original seats? What do you think is going on with those fender extenders?
    Any other questions I should as the seller when I email him?

    I just spoke with a guy a couple streets over that got a solid 49 for $500.00. Ugh.

    Thanks in advance,

  4. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Dan,

    I’m sorry, I forgot to respond.

    As long as the body is solid, it might not be too big of project to make it original.

    It isn’t clear that the owner has a top. If not, then there are no doors associated with this jeep.

    I don’t know what I was thinking on the wipers. They are where they are supposed to be (just lost my brain for a second).

    The 1946 CJ-2As came in Harvest Green and Pasture Tan. The Harvest Green jeeps had yellow wheels. So, it’s possible that is the original color, albeit faded. It would take an in-person examination to know for sure.

    I’m not sure what you mean by fender extenders?

    The tow bar looks welded onto the bumper.

    The front seats may be original. I can’t tell for sure.

    A solid ’49 for $500 is a pretty rare event.

    Ask if the engine spins and if the transmission shifts gears. $4900 for a non-running jeep is pretty high price. That’s why it hasn’t sold yet.

    – Dave

  5. David Eilers Post author

    My bad! … if the body isn’t too bad and it starts, it could be a decent jeep. It’s a bit of an odd duck with the mods. but they *might* not be difficult to remove. It has a rarish Porter & Reed Hardtop.

  6. Randy Snyder

    Harvest Tan and Pasture Green. Mid way through 1946, four more colors were added. Black, red, blue, & yellow.

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