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1946 Willys Jeep

The wife and I have been looking for a Jeep for a little over a year now, but nothing seemed to fit our budget, so when the opportunity presented itself, we jumped on a 1946 project jeep. While it was only $300, a problem did present itself. It was located in Lancaster Ohio.


We rented a car transport from Uhaul and drove out to pick it up on May 1st. About half way through Illinois, and in the middle of the night, we found out that the trailer driving lights were inoperable. Nothing to do but press on and hope the state troopers didnt find us.

After an hour nap outside of Dayton, we continued to Lancaster, arriving about 9am. We loaded the Jeep (took a couple hours all told) and got back on the road.

We toyed with the idea of stopping at a hotel for some sleep but decided to finish the trip in one shot. After about 25 hours on the road, we finally had the Jeep home.

You can follow its progress in the gallery.

The first image is a map with pins marking where we are obtaining parts. Hope you enjoy the photo gallery!

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