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  • 48 Willys CJ2A

    Picked up a relatively stock'ish 1948 Willys CJ2A Flat Fender for about $1,800 after talking the seller down from $3,000. It has bondo (like all old Jeeps do) so I've been in the process of finding the bondo, removing it, and welding in new sheet metal with my Hobart 210 MPV. (Five years after purchase, and I still love my 210. One of the best tool purchases I've ever made)

    One unforeseen find after buying my CJ was finding out that it had a VERY rare military motor. Not a Willys MB motor; not a Ford GPW motor; but a Ford GPA motor build for amphibious craft during WW2. Motor was casted on Dec. 1, 1943 and its 1 of only 12,877 ever made during the war. I have military vehicle historical preservation folks telling me the motor alone is valued at $30,000 to the right person. Dumb luck on my part because I had no idea when I purchased it.

    As for the body, its going to need a new floor. I could patch the existing one, but I think I'm going to just buy a new one and weld it in. So in anticipation of the upcoming project, just today I took possession of a Hobart 12ci plasma cutter. I rarely cut anything thicker than the occasional Willys frame, but mostly I cut 16 gauge sheet metal so the small model seemed to fit my needs the best. Also, its a factory reconditioned model (just like my 210 was) that I ordered from www.HobartWeldShop.com; I paid $529.00 with free shipping as they are on sale right now so long as supplies last. I sat for almost a year on their waiting list waiting for a reconditioned 12ci to come back into stock. So last week when I got the email they were available, I went ahead and ordered one. Between my 210 and 12ci, being I got them both as reconditioned models, I'm into the pair about $1,200 +/- which I'm very confortable with; especially considering how much more a reconditioned model is going for now compared to 5 years ago when I got my 210.



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      Sand blasted everything. Coated everything in red oxide like they did from the factory, and starting mock up. Tested the color I wanted to go with by painting the seat frames. Its a USMC Forest Green from the late WW2/ Korean War period. Its a bit darker than the OD green, which I really like.



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        Still a work in progress . . . Johnny Cash style, one piece at a time, lol.

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        Before anyone flames me, my plasma cutter is just sitting on top of my welder temporarily. I just got it today, and I need to figure out what I'm going to do with it. I might weld a shelf onto mywelding cart for it to sit on?

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