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1951 Photo of CJ-2A w/ Wood Hardtop

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies

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John spotted this CJ-2A in a Westchester, NY, local history book. As he read through it, he spotted the jeep with it’s unusual hardtop. He was wondering if I knew what it was. (is that possibly the Yorktown Heights train station?)

My best guess is that it is a modified V-7 Body Works hardtop (modified on the lower door along with the front corner extension that appears to go down to the step). Here are some links and photos for comparison:

V-7 hardtop http://www.ewillys.com/2013/04/28/v-7-body-works-out-of-chicago/ which first went on sale in 1948, so the timeline works.

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A few other examples of similar hardtops:

http://www.ewillys.com/2016/07/12/cj-2a-custom-wood-top-sullivan-pa-ebay/:
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http://www.ewillys.com/2013/08/17/1964-usaf-photo-cj-3a-with-body-v7-works-top/
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http://www.ewillys.com/2012/08/10/letter-about-woodies-by-station-wagons-inc-on-ebay/
1948-february-popular-mechanics-wood-tops

http://www.ewillys.com/2017/02/12/1946-cj-2a-yuma-az-ebay/:
1946-cj2a-yuma-az-wood-hardtop1

 

 

3 Comments on “1951 Photo of CJ-2A w/ Wood Hardtop

  1. John

    Thanks again Dave, and yes you are correct. That is a photo of the Yorktown Heights train station c. 1951

    Great job putting these pictures together for the post, it is definitely getting bookmarked for later! 🤘👍

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