Sue King's red, red '47
"WE HAVE OWNED this jeep about 5 years now. We knew about
this jeep for several years prior to our owning it. When our friend
sold it, we lost track of it for about 4 years. One day on the way
back home while following a detour because of road construction, we came
across it again for sale in a farmer's front yard. We negotiated
a purchase for little more than our friend had sold it. The new owner
had rebuilt the engine and many other improvements. When I got it
home I removed a homemade cab and snowplow and proceeded to convert it
to a WWII MB look-alike. I installed an MB grill and bows and brackets
on the body. An MB windshield and fuel can and spare tire holder
were also installed, but I saved all the CJ parts. We did this because
I had not finished my ground up restoration on my 1941 MB slatgrill.
I finally decided to put it back to a CJ after we got a 1942 Ford GPW which
we needed the military jeep parts to complete it. So I replaced all
the military parts with the civilian parts after repairing them.
I welded up many drilled holes in the body and tailgate prior to paint.
The PTO came from a recently purchased 1945 CJ2A chassis. This jeep's
original color was Luzon Red as seen on the color chips elsewhere on this
site but I chose an implement color because of easy availability.
Tim and Sue"
Nice job, Tim and Sue!
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