Dating jeep cj5
Although it bore the CJ name, the Willys-Overland CJ-2 was not really available at retail.
The CJ-2s, also known as "Agri Jeeps," were the second generation prototype for the first production civilian Jeep, and were used solely for testing purposes.
This allowed Willys to consider designing a Jeep for the post-war civilian market.
One major difference between the MB and the CJ-2A was the grilles of the two vehicles.In 1948, the following color combinations were also added: Emerald Green with Universal Beige wheels, Potomac Gray with Harvard Red or American Black wheels.For 1949, the Picket Gray, Michigan Yellow, and Normandy Blue combinations were dropped. On early CJ-2As, the front seats were covered in olive drab vinyl. The Willys-Overland CJ-3A was introduced in 1949 and was in production until 1953 when replaced by the CJ-3B.Some of the use of surplus parts was due to strikes at suppliers such as Autolite.Since Willys produced few parts in-house and relied heavily on suppliers, it was vulnerable to strikes.
Since the CJ-2A was primarily intended for farming, ranching, and industrial applications, stock CJ-2As only came with a driver seat and driver side mirror, and a wide variety of options were available such as: front passenger seat, rear seat, center rear-view mirror, canvas top, front PTO, rear PTO, belt pulley drive, capstan winch, governor, rear hydraulic lift, snow plow, welder, generator, mower, disc, front bumper weight, heavy-duty springs, dual vacuum windshield wipers (stock CJ-2As were equipped with a manual wiper on the passenger side and a vacuum wiper on the driver side), dual taillights (Stock CJ-2As had a taillight on the driver side and a reflector on the passenger side), hot-climate radiator, driveshaft guards, heater, side steps, and radiator brush guard.