Two CJ2As spotted

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by NorthernMich, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Nov 25, 2006
    blevisay

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  2. Nov 25, 2006
    NorthernMich

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    I can't find anything online about the Supersonic head...other than a picture. What is the relevance? Option or add on later?

    Thanks again.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2006
    Glenn

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    Gump

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    Just be prepared at the The CJ2A Page , they will resurrect a chip of rust. ;)
     
  5. Nov 26, 2006
    GaryArf

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    I can give you some educated guesses. WW is a mid '47 to late '48 CJ2A judging from the front running lights. The gray is a mid spring '46 to mid '47 CJ2A Judging from the same (but different) running lights. someone cut out the dash it looks to put in a m38 dash panel (easier to wire maybe). The WW has a Kiaser "Super Sonic" head and or engine. This supposably has a couple more hp than the standard 60 hp. I'ld by these in a heartbeat. There are a ton of hard to find parts like the "NACO" tailight. Chrome wheel trim ring Just for a couple. Not to take you away from this forum but the guys on the "CJ2A page" will pick up alot of the details for you.
    http://www.thecj2apage.com/
     
  6. Nov 26, 2006
    jeepfreak81

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    I paid almost that for my one unit, that was less complete... I would do it
     
  7. Nov 27, 2006
    NorthernMich

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    Thanks for the heads up..little pun there. I'm hoping the motor in the back of Gray has a SS head too....fat chance...lol

    You guys are giving great heads up. A few years ago I bought a Honda 50. $100

    Research online lead me to find out it was a K1 model and the tank badges alone were close to being worth the whole $100. So this led me to the world of Honda 50s and I have bought and sold several now:)

    Now I am opening the CJ2 realm...all this after opening the whole CJ 7 realm...I own a 1976 Quadramatic Levi Renegade...loaded with options. Purchased this summer on E-Bay.

    You all are great! THANKS!
     
  8. Nov 27, 2006
    madcitymfg

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    $500 is a good price weather your're going to fix them up or just use them for parts. I see some harder to find items on both jeeps that would justify the price tag... tail light, uncut dash, possible uncut trans tunnel, early parking light lens, possible Goodyear 6.00-16 NDT tires, ect.
    I wouldn't recomend a full 100 point restoration on these jeeps as it would be very time consuming and expensive... there are much better candidates for that level of restoration out there. If your looking for an early jeep to fix up with bondo, sheet metal, and paint, these will do just fine.

    Joe
     
  9. Nov 27, 2006
    MCSCOTT

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    Neither are military, and they do both look pretty rough, but I would most likely buy them, and I would justify the buy based on the fact that I could use one of those L heads in the M38 I'm working on. Oh, and to answer the other question, you should be able to swap parts from one to the other, if you wanted to take both and make one. Of course there would be some other parts you would need to get new though.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2006
    michigan_pinstripes

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    Waaaaaaaaait a minute! I wonder what happens when that white-walled 2A hits 88 MPH? :D
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  11. Nov 28, 2006
    DrewDog_CJ3A

    DrewDog_CJ3A I'm back!!

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    "you're going to see some serious sh!t"

    -Good movie, just watched it again (been about 10 years since the last time.
     
  12. Nov 28, 2006
    NorthernMich

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    I don't think I can hit 88 with my CJ7...scary anyway.
     
  13. Nov 28, 2006
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  14. Nov 28, 2006
    MCSCOTT

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    Heck, I don't even hit 88 in my stock TJ anymore. I have had it up to right at 100 twice in the 6 years I have had it, and it was scary back before the sway bar was permanently disconnected, I don't get 'er much past 65 now. Can't even imagine what one of these older ones would be like.:) :)
     
  15. Nov 28, 2006
    timgr

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    I'm a little puzzled. :? My '73 304/4.27/30s CJ would do 80+ easily, and I drove it that fast sometimes. Maybe it was my yute, or that all the systems were new, but I don't recall it as scary (just noisy).

    My new '75 CJ-6 258/3.73/30s would poop out, but I easily drove it at 75 commuting on the 405 daily in CA. Again, all new systems. What has changed?
     
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    We have slowly sunk to discussing speeding in a JEEP when we started out with two overpriced flatties that don't run. Thread degeneration, or, lack of focus. or, nothing else to do....................................
     
  17. Nov 28, 2006
    NorthernMich

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    Lots of cool info spilling out...

    I looked up Naco tailights...I believe both Jeeps have that housing :)

    Starting to get excited about possession now.

    Where is this "footrest", wonder what colors these were original, maybe that Harvard red for both. Raining and dark after work so I will need to wait to investigate. I believe the # for WW is 152854 made in Ohio if that helps year...do those numbers seem right? Tag was hard to discern.

    A question, if they had two tailights and they were different, why have markers above them and not on the sides of the fenders like the later CJs.

    I was amazed that no one commented on what I believed was a rare option on the Gray-traction weights/wheelie bars. It must have been a screamer in the day. Oh yeah that Supersonic head propably ;)

    I was not thinking 100% resto. maybe...a runner on the 6 acres we are building on. With a hardtop, I'd plow with it and restore the 76 Renegade :JEEP:


    Great threads...both sites. I run two websites...an Arctic Cat vintage site and an amateur wrestling site. I know good people when I read the posts...thanks for taking a newbie in :p
     
  18. Nov 28, 2006
    MCSCOTT

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    I would imagine it is just the age. If everything was new it probably wouldn't be that bad. When the TJ was new it just felt like it was floatin at 100 and that just about anything would send it into a disaster, but 80 wasn't that bad. Six years later, and I do keep in mind that the lack of the sway bar makes a huge difference in the handling, but it does not do 80, the poor thing just doesn't want it. The older ones I have I just put around in, but I would just have to imagine that as old as they are they don't want 80 either.:) :)
     
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    michigan_pinstripes

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    Only 80 MPH? Well no wonder you didnt go <pause -- points quickly to nothing off camera and holds stare> back to the future!!!!!!! :D
     
  20. Nov 28, 2006
    chasm

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    The "88 mph" must have been the combined speed of both of the "CJ2A's Spotted"!!! 44 mph apiece isn't too fast... of course if you have a tail wind and are going down hill, you could experience the full effects of the classic "death wobble"!!!!
     

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