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dcwpainting

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Starting a full restoration of my father-in-laws 47 jeep Willy's going to keep it stock.

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wallew

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dcwpainting,

That's a great looking 48 Willys.  MOST of it is still there. 

Yah, you got your work cut out for you in 'knocking the ugly' off it.  But it looks like a very good starting point.  It even has glass - so many of them do not.

There are SO MANY places to pick up parts, you could have this up and running in a few weeks or a few months, depending on how deep your pockets are and what your free time is like (this project will challenge that part as well).

My previous next door neighbor restores these era jeeps and he's REALLY good at it.  I've seen jeeps that looked like swiss cheese on more than one piece of sheet metal. 

When he is done, they look factory fresh.

I wish you luck on this project.  Keep us up to date, regardless of how long it takes - and our mantra is "WE LOVE PIX!"

dcwpainting - again, welcome.  You are gonna like it here.

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I agree that I will like it here this jeep is the start of a business that though I would like to have it be my occupation much sooner will likely be my retirement plan. The pictures were taken in early June and to date have not gotten much done the hood is off right front fender and the old plow mount the left front fender and grill are almost off.
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Cool Project. My restomod project has an axle from a truck that had a plow. You might want to think about replacing the front springs. When I placed the new one next to an old one the leaf spring eyelets on the old one were two inches lower
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Actually the plow is not going back on this Jeep it is going on my 2001 Cherokee and this summer I will be putting stiffer springs on the front of it
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The plow is not going back on this Jeep it is going onto my 01 Cherokee not even using the hydraulics and I will be upgrading the springs in the front this summer.
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Very cool project.  Good luck and maybe remember posting some updates as you go.
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