Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Macomb, IL
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OT - I\'ve found where all the Jeeps have gone!!!
Today I made a great journey. Not to the moon, or the center of the earth. No, I went to a far better place. Its under the name Wally's Sale and Service, but its far more. Folks the place I went is the place old Jeeps go to live out their final days. On a whim I had decided to stop by his place and see what he had. I had heard it was a great place to find parts, but I didn't know what I was getting into. As we (my dad and I) pulled into the lot I could tell I was gonna have a good day. Lined up were a few YJ's, two count em two Air Force CJ-10's in near perfect shape, other assorted CJ's and then we parked. A voice from the back of a building called us to them. While walking to the voice I passed by at least 5 Willy's, a CJ-6 (baby blue too, and all original), What appeared to be an m715 turned into a firetruck (I'm still not sure if thats what it was originally), and more CJ's than I could dream. In the back was a yard that I couldn't imagine. We went inside where he had a perfect GPW body, an M38 body, two unpainted from the factory steel CJ-5 bodies (not the current imports, but American made), a galvanized CJ-5 body, and more accessories than I had dreamed. It was heaven. He has or can get any new or used part you can dream up. He also specializes in military vehicles, so he had a duece .5, and some odd looking stuff I had never seen before. I asked him how many Jeeps he had and he had no clue. He told me he and his father started collecting them back in the '60's. His dad has since passed away, he is now in his 60's and he's still collecting. 40 years of saving old Jeeps from the crusher. 40 years of doing what we all dream of. I thought about bringing a camera with me, but sadly I did not. I will go back, and I will take pictures next time. I just thought I'd share my excitement with all of you. Now if only I could find some money to grab that CJ-6, and maybe one of them Air Force CJ's.