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47 2a Keep It Original Or Make A Driver?

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by Daryl, Oct 4, 2018.

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Keep it stock and 6 volt or make it a driver?

  1. All stock original parts

    8 vote(s)
    34.8%
  2. 225, t14 and 12 volt.

    15 vote(s)
    65.2%
  1. Oct 4, 2018
    Daryl

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    Got a pretty decent almost totally stock 2a. Needs trans/transfer case rebuilt. Should I throw a bunch of parts at it or swap to a 225, t14 and make it a driver?

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  2. Oct 4, 2018
    jeepstar

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    what on earth do you do with all of these jeeps? where do you find all of them ?
    you must be the only person to keep these old buggers on the road. most people buy them, and disassemble them!
     
  3. Oct 4, 2018
    Walt Couch

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    That looks like a good parade jeep for somebody. Keep orig.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2018
    Daryl

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    The last 4 Jeeps that I have bought, someone else called me to go buy them. It is pretty easy when people want you to come buy their pile of parts. My schedule helps as I don't work two days in a row so I can always be there today or tomorrow with cash.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2018
    gunner

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    Daryl doesn't disassemble jeeps- he blows 'em apart. Not all of them- just some

    I watch the same CL he does- seems there are an amazing number of jeeps for sale in his area. And that's just CL
     
  6. Oct 4, 2018
    Rich M.

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    Normally I say make it yours. However on the (increasingly rare) occasion one comes across a relatively complete straight stocker ,I feel it should be kept that way. Salads and part piles do whatever you fancy.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2018
    sterlclan

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    its a sweet ride, put the 225 in it make it safe and dependable and enjoy.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2018
    47v6

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    Resto mod all the way.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2018
    3b a runnin

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    Only a purist, (or one of us) would know the difference. Make it drivable.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2018
    Bowbender

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    Which is going to make it easier to sell?
     
  11. Oct 4, 2018
    Daryl

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    225 is way easier to sell. An L head just doesn't have enough power to really drive on today's roads. Plus throwing in a transmission with a synchro first gear is huge. I really don't have any money into this one so the jury is still out.
     
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  12. Oct 4, 2018
    Hellion

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    Were there any mods or hop-up parts for the L-head engines?

    I like the oversized tires on steelies.

    More photos please. :watch:
     
  13. Oct 4, 2018
    Bowbender

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    I'd say put the v6 and T14 in it.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2018
    Muzikp

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    V6 T14 vote here also. I really like that one.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2018
    garage gnome

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    I prefer jeeps with the 4 cylinder. I'm not a huge fan of the v6. There's so many of them out there, it's getting harder to find unmolested jeeps. I say throw some PTO doo dads on and someone will want it to restore.
     
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  16. Oct 5, 2018
    montanacj

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    I think you need to paint your tow rig with a willys emblem or something. (y)
     
  17. Oct 5, 2018
    heavychevy

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    Modernize it with a 12 volt system and leave everything else original
     
  18. Oct 6, 2018
    masscj2a

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    Looks pretty complete as is. For this one, if its as good as it looks, keep it close to stock as you can. If it was a clunker with no motor/tranny, I'd say go for what ever you wanted to do. Daryl, if your having a hard time making the call on this one, put it on a trailer for me and send it this way, so I can take that burden away from you and you can get some sleep. :shrug:
     
  19. Oct 6, 2018
    Danefraz

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    Upvote.

    “daryl’s willies rescue service”. Saving basket cases one nut at a time.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2018
    Jeepenstein

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    I'd keep it as much like it is right now as I could.. I love the look.. maybe some safety issues like disc brakes but it's perfect otherwise..
     

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