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My 1949 cj3a
11/13/18 at 22:17:01
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Hey all m, this is my first time posting here though I have read a lot on this website. I was given a 1949 Willy’s CJ3A by my grandpa five years ago when I was 14. Yes that makes me 19. He said I could only have it if I had it running by my 16th birthday, he got first ride, and if I started it I had to finish it. In the first year and a half before I turned 16 I pulled the motor and rebuilt everything. The carter carb gave me quite the headache. Even took that to be professionally rebuilt and it still quit on me Cry. But I had it running on time. When I learned to drive it I gave grandpa first ride.
Now three years later and a move from Colorado to Kentucky, I met a body and paint guy and we set out to finish it. He joked that I should get a welder and learn how to weld and he would help me paint it. Little did he know I would take home up on it. I learned to weld putting my Jeep back together after cutting it up. Now after five years of dreaming my Jeep is done.....until I decide to fix other stuff anyway..... you guys know, Jeep disease😂. Anyway thought I’d send some pics
  
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Re: My 1949 cj3a
Reply #1 - 11/13/18 at 23:04:33
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Great looking jeep and even a better story on how it got that way.

Thanks for the pictures.

Lots of satisfaction in learning to do it yourself!

Randy
  

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Reply #2 - 11/14/18 at 11:35:27
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Great job, Bryce!  But "Colorado to Kentucky"???
  

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Re: My 1949 cj3a
Reply #3 - 11/14/18 at 12:23:17
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It's a beauty! Nice job! The last picture belongs on a calendar. Now go get another one! Haha!
  

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