Jeep CJ2A Review

1946 Jeep CJ2A 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1946
First year of ownership1955
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance37000 miles

Summary:

Certainly been worth the money

Faults:

This jeep and a M38 were purchased together in 1955 for $50. The CJ was used to tow the M38.

Steering knuckle seals failed in 1960 and were replaced in 1993. Steering knuckle bearings were also replaced in 1993.

Converted to 12 volt system in 1965.

Engine (original) rebuilt in 1955 and again in 1977.

Major body work performed in 1993 to repair rusted floorboards and fenders.

Oil pump (external) failed in 1998. Removed one shim plate from base plate and restored function.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2004

1st Mar 2004, 19:59

That's it, how about how you liked it, etc.

24th Mar 2004, 12:15

Love the old Jeep. My grandsons now drive it (off-road).

Four generations have operated the same vehicle.

14th Jan 2005, 13:39

I did what you suggested. Got some heavy sheet metal and cut to fit in the floorboards and bed.

Need a good set of main bearings... the oil pump isn't much.

Go to 12 volt (change lamps, put a resistor ahead of the points and hang a GM alternator on it). Use the original starter.

Then have fun!!

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review