1949 VJ2 Willys Jeepster
good looking car but needs detail attention such as wheels and steering wheel and it does not have an overdrive.
Body is very nicely restored. chrome untouched which i like very much so you can see its an original car.
Gave it to my wife on het 50th birthday! I can tell you she was very pleased!
Now we start on the details
First we bought some stuff on ebay and i managed to trade some wheels and the overdrive with all parts like colomn steering knobs etc etc from a friend in France. Also the side curtains. One rim in england and one is coming from the USA. Even some NOS rear light lenses from South Africa!
Turn signal switch
Spare tire lock
Top down cover
Original deluxe steering wheel in very bad shape
Trim rings found one more later
Nos spare wheel cover
And lots more
The steering wheel took quite some time but it urned out pretty nice.
grinding the cracks
Using a 2 component bumper filler.
Sanding down to the correct original shape.
The paint job.
The final result, looks as new again!
May 11 2015
At last the rims and tires are ready well at leats 4 of them, Brand new 670 x 15 Firestones white walls.. they look great !
That looks much better now its a real Jeepster instead of a hotrod.
took the gearbix out broken main shaft!! anyone knows the model??