"This is not a picture of my '48 but does show what a trencher Jeep looks like." Todd Paisley
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Todd Paisley


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Year / Model  1948 Willys-Overland CJ-2A
Engine  Willys-Overland L-134
Trans  Warner Gear T-90
Transfer Case  Spicer 18-77
Rear Axle  Spicer 41 (5.38:1)
Front Axle  Spicer 25 (5.38:1)
Wheels / Tires  Kelsey Hayes 16 x 4.5/Firestone Mud andSnow non-directional Tread, 16 x 6.00
Springs / Shocks  Stock (front Willys-Overland A-8463 ten leaves, rear Jeep-a-trench with LOTS of leaves)/Monroe double action hydraulic front, coil spring rear
Brakes  (Bendix 44916 with Wagner FD-7379 3/4" cylinder)
Misc --This Jeep was originally sold as a trencher Jeep. The rear shock absorbers have been removed and a coil spring added to help cushion the shock of the trencher. The rear springs are VERY heavy duty with LOTS of leaves! (Didn't count them.) The frame has been reinforced on the outside to stiffen up the frame for such heavy-duty work. It also is setup for a dirt-pushing plow on the front. Its original color is Picket Gray with Harvard Red wheels with a black stripe. Body stenciling was Harvard Red. It came with a olive-drab canvas top.
Current / Future Projects -- Most original Jeep I own. It has not been run since the early 1960's and was used by a contractor to dig footers for foundations for houses. It was retired in the early 1960's and stored in a heated warehouse! The last owner sold the trencher mechanism in the 1970's and I am currently tracking it down. I haven't even attempted to start it since it has not run in over 30 years. I will disassemble and clean the engine before doing it.
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