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1949 CJ-2A? Yerington, NV $4500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(10/25/2019) The roll cage has not been finished. I will need additional work. This has a rear full floating kit.

“1949 Jeep Willys Chevrolet V8 283 4 speed early Corvette transmission with Hurst shifter Warren overdrive positraction front and rear 538 gears power steering new Holly carburetor, new seats, spare rear axles, roll cage (tack welded in, can be removed or finished) title in hand”

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2 Comments on “1949 CJ-2A? Yerington, NV $4500

  1. Chuck

    I wonder why back in the day some guys swapped close ratio 4 speeds into a Jeep when the SM420 with the granny 6:1 is a much better fit for a Jeep. (just my personal opinion). Idk, maybe they wanted a sports car type Jeep. I suppose a Jeep with the close ratio 4 speed and a V8 has the potential for achieving repeated adrenaline rushes; lol.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    I think some folks preferred them for road driving, as it provided an extra gearing option (vs. the granny 4 speed, which was essentially a 3 speed). I found it a much more pleasant and car-like experience using the Ford Toploader in Dad’s CJ-5 rather than trying to shift the SM-420, which we had in our motorhome at the time.

    As you note, the Hurst was definitely not a great crawler though. Some folks also liked the close ratio for dune play and drag racing. The SM-420 is also larger in terms of size, while the Toploader was more compact.

    When dad switched from his V-8 to the Ford Pinto engine, he also swapped out the Hurst for a T-98. Given the drop in HP, there was little need for a quick shifter, so the T-98 worked fine. And, it was a much better crawler set up (that Pinto engine was super rock solid in the hills, no matter the angle).

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