You have got a great vehicle I have a 63willys and a 44willys you are going to have a hard time finding some of the rare parts if you are going to do a resto. Your best bet is to buy used parts off of various bulliten boards on the web.
Here are a few of my favs.
http://www.film.queensu.ca/Interaction$forum/cj3b http://www.g503.com/boards/?id=TVD2X http://www.serve.com/teaherbfarm/wwwboard/wwwboard.html?id=TVD2X
There are not many Willy's fans here on this board but my $.02is to keep it original the frame is not strong enough to modify to much you probably have a 60HP 134cu.in. L-head motor T-90and a Dana 18this is plenty of power for these little jeeps. I love mine and take it anywhere my friends can take there modified jeeps but I don't brake as much stuff.
You may want to upgrade the carb. The Carter YF [Yiddish] is not very reliable I here that Solex makes a good replacement but I haven't [haves] tried it yet.
The people on the BB's above are very helpful and know a lot more than me everything I know I learned from them.
You need to contact the MVPA (Military Vehicles Preservation Association). It's not just for wartime jeeps. They have a bi-monthly publication called Supply Line that gives you access to every part on the MB,CJ2,3,M38's, tanks,Mighty Mite,Unimogs, you name it. Finding parts is easy once you know where to look. If you buy a part from someone not in this publication your paying too much. This is where THEY (Leon Rosser,Turner) get their parts from. Their websie is www.mvpa.org Good Luck.
Thanks for all the replies. I don't know how stock I'm going to keep it
right now. The first thing is to get the brakes working or upgraded and
upgrade the wiring with fused circuits. Would like to be able to get
hiway speed,60-65, out of it. Maybe even a V6/V8 in the future. I was
wondering, Why do you say the T-98 was the best thing you did? Guess it
shows I'm kinda new to this. Thanks again.
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