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Now, CJ3A has regained a bit of the glamour it had when it left the factory in Toledo, Ohio back in 1952.

CJ3A Jeep project wraps up

The old Willys Jeep finally roared out of the workshop under its own power

It’s finished. On a weekend morning, my neighbour Corey and I jumped into Project CJ3A after spending some time tinkering with a cantankerous fuel pump and drove the Jeep out of the Grainews garage. Our test drive through a hay field that day was the first time the Jeep moved under its own power since […] Read more

With the body finally back on the chassis, our coat of Deep Blue Metallic paint is the fifth this Jeep has worn. Sanding showed it left the factory wearing “Hampshire Green.” Then it was blue, black and finally red when it arrived in the Grainews workshop. Now, it’s time for reassembly.

We paint our restoration project

Finally, we’re nearly finished with Project CJ3A. Now it’s time for a splash of colour 
as we move the Jeep’s body into the paint shop for its fifth new colour

No stage of a restoration project seems to provide more satisfaction than seeing it painted for the first time — other, maybe, than driving the finished machine out the workshop door. And our project Jeep’s body has at last hit the paint stage. All those hours of sheet metal work, filling and sanding should now […] Read more