Don't do those. I did get permanent plates. Had it out on the road for the first time this afternoon. Other than the herding, great. Not to say there aren't a few more things to address. The shocks are high on that list. All are leaking. I have two good RS5000's I pulled from the rear of the 3B in the last makeover that I think are just right. Will order two more. You will need to come pilot it to give you an idea where the Willys is going to end up with the 225. 54 years after my first 225 drive, I'm still impressed with the low end torque. As to your "new" Willys project, you need to put a scissors jack between the spring and frame to clear the shackle perch and then a bottle jack horizontal off the bumper and a loop of chain around the axle housing to pull that all forward. My original equipment 3B springs should still be here someplace or you could pilfer the ones off the remains of the 2A.