Your Jeep is beautiful!
I wanted a MB or GPW, at the time of "Want", I found pieces of them, nothing in a "total package"
I settled for a CJ-2A with a good windshield frame, decent frame, "Shot" complete engine and complete "nice" drive-train.
The body was "Terminal"--So I saved and saved, till I could get a New one. Real winner. Fiberglass, NO MORE IRON OXIDE ISSUES! $950. It has major advantages, but some disadvantages.
I started my project in 1991, had it sorta Drivable and looking decent by '92 (still was burning 1 qt. Of oil for every 7 miles of travel). Over the years, I have made leaps and bounds with it, having ridded myself of the Evil Female I was Hitched to, and finding a "Quality One" who does me right!
The 2A has a stronger tranny than the "Baby Borg" in the WWII Models. But I do "Suffer" in looks. My windshield is Taller, and I will be modifying my Fuel Filler and installing my shovel and ax in the future.
Yes, I have a tailgate, but the swinging rack I made still gives me the "Rear Look" and lets me use the tailgate.
I have made many things "User Friendlier". But keeping "The Look".99% of all who see it, HAVE NO CLUE, and "Fictitious Stories" of this being a Fiberglass Mine Sweeper Model really throws Icing on the Cake!
As far as Wiring.I did all of mine from scratch! A Chicken Hatchery being remodeled, provided me with Mega Multicolored wire assets! (I was a Plumber, on that job)
I got the '43 MB Grill in '95, which is my best, Good Looking Improvement!
I used several Diagrams to Make mine like I needed it, I added Turn signals (using front black out markers) Added both tail lights, brake lights and signals and the Switch on the column. And you will see, I remodeled the dash, for ease in changing bulbs etc. Extra gauges and of course, My Riding Buddy, "Mr. AM/FM Cassette Radio" (Now trying to figure out this Computer Music Downloading so that I might Play "Portable" digital music thru the Radio of both of my Jeeps.
In our Veterans Parade there are usually 4-6 Jeeps (all Campaigns) Toting the VIPs around, I throw in my Tape with all of the WWII Era Music and we Cruise the 1/4--1/2 mile route down Main Street.
Much of my stuff is improvised, as I Started out with nothing, and still have most of it left!
I have Diagrams--Even some Military WWII (when I go look for them)
Send a List of what you need powered on your rig, All switches and gauges (Still using the floor starter. Mine's now a Ford Key operated Solenoid, as on my '77) you Sounds like you need to start from scratch with new wiring---On mine I went overkill for Normal Stuff 16 gauge on most. Bigger where needed!
It's not really hard doing it all, it's taking the time to LABEL it as you go, to stay straight.
I even implemented in a homemade fuse box---Nearly everything goes thru it.I used "Buss Bars" to hook my wires up to either "ON" and "Accessories" from the switch. Another for all of my grounds (remember, I'm fiberglass, I had to run a ground wire to everything)
I can make you a colored Diagram to make this EZer on you. If you can provide me a list of colors you can get, I will use them where I can.
If you will click on my Avatar/ Username and leave me your Email Address in "MESSAGES" I will send you a Sample of My "Revamping" in colors of a '79 Diagram
Over the years, I continue to improve stuff, like the "Solex Carb" so much better than the "WO", I will be labeling better than you see in my "Fuse Center", and one day, get back in there, and make the wiring look better, under the dash!
I drive Him a lot in the Summer.I'm so glad I "Broke Down" and began this project. Many around me thought I was Stupid, when I dragged him in.
My Daughter "Helped" restore him, when she was 2 and 3 years old. Was helpful many times!
My Daughter Started learning How to drive "WILLY" at age 8--Proficient at age 10 (Summers, when away from my Wicked X Female) Her Birthday, is my Hood Numbers
Continue to correspond here too!
I like doin' this stuff
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 7:57 PM