Posted by Gary Arf on June 05, 2005 at 19:37:03:
In Reply to: Posted by on June 04, 2005 at 17:08:22:
: I just brought home my grandfathers '47 CJ2A. It has 24,700 miles and is all orginal. It sat in the barn for the last 30 years. Where do I start restoring it? I hate to tear it all the way down first. Should I start with the body, engine, wiring, suspension? I love it, but looking at it I am over whelmed.
All great advise, remember it is only original once, but all the regular maintance issues are fair game. If you don't know what you have and how original it is , go slow and do some home work.There are only so many 2a's out their that have not been modified in some way, even if it is new shocks. Not many of those out there, their may be lots of goodies on her that you don't know about, and these projects have a way of getting out of hand in a today's time line. Go slow and take one thing at a time, it will be easier and less consumming of your life and relations. My 2 cents, if its still around in six months, you will be hooked and have another "parts Jeep" in the drive, Get your wife ready and read verco.com section Marrriage and Jeeps "don't let wife have access to this material or it could become difficult. I Know trust me.