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1947 CJ-2A Surprise, AZ No Price


This is a project. I think we’ve seen this one listed elsewhere.


“Up for sale is my 1947 Willys flat fender cj2a mudder/ crawler!! I inherited this jeep from my father who passed away who was in the process of swapping out the axles. The front axle has been swapped out already and just needs the steering arm connected. I have the rear axle with new break parts. 302 V8, 4 speed manual transmission with twin stick transfer case. custom roll cage, seats, dash, Warn hub quick release steering wheel, front bumper with winch, rear bumper, suspension and the list goes on and on!!!

This jeep was running and driving when my father parked it to swap out the axles but sadly passed away before he could finish 2 years ago. Has brand new 33×12.50 super swampers on it currently and comes with an extra set of 15/35 15LT super swampers on 10×15 rims. Tread is about 80% or more. Rear fuel cell, remote locate battery in rear. Battery is completely dead but jeep will start and run!!! More info if wanted. Looking to sell or trade!!”


2 Comments on “1947 CJ-2A Surprise, AZ No Price

  1. Roger So. Oregon

    It has some interesting mods. I noticed it has either a shackle reversal or a M-38A1 frame, but what caught my eye is the shock that is interlinked to the rear shackle. Never seen that before. I’ve “heard” stories of shackle reversals having an uncontrolled hop in certain braking conditions, wonder if this was to combat that scenario.

    More importantly, I wonder if it worked?

  2. David Eilers Post author


    Good eye. I didn’t notice the shock on the shackle. I hadn’t seen that either.

    That’s a custom reversal, as both the CJ-5 (first year or so) and M-38A1s had their pivot points within the frame. The pivot above is under the frame.

    I’ve had custom shackle reversals in both my jeeps, along with longer than normal front springs. I never noticed a hop in stopping.

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