Tucked behind the 4.3, the 700R4 was hard-wired to allow for a manual torque converter loc
Owning a machine shop sure helps when making modifications to and for your four-wheel driv
Jeds buildup advice: Pick your drivetrainengine, tranny, transfer case
The interior makes use of 85 Pontiac Fiero seats with factory speakers, usually not
Rugged, durable, and unstoppablewords that describe an American classic. Both Willys Overland Motor Company and Ford Motor Company manufactured what was to become a four-wheel-drive iconthe jeep. Between 1941 and 1945, for a mere $738.74, the U.S. government was able to purchase roughly a half million jeeps. When WWII was nearly over, Willys Overland retooled and began marketing a civilian version of the militarys jeep that won the war, and between 1945 and 1949 the company made the CJ2A.
Aside from owning a part of the Jeep character, Jed Colledge wanted to explore the great outdoors. His 48 buildup is a story not unlike the classic ¼-ton itself. Practically built from the frame, his CJ2A is modified to favor rockcrawling more than anything else. That means that the components Jed selected, like twin Ford 9-inch axles, a well-laid-out/well-functioning drivetrain, and a spring-over with Wrangler leaf springs, make for one heck of a good time.
Jed Colledge: Proud owner of a 48 Willys Overland CJ2A.
Envy: We want it.
Enjoy the outdoors: The purpose for which it was built.
Perfect tools: Whats better than a backstage pass at a Metallica concert? An all access pass to your dads machine shop. Think tube bender, grinder, and all sorts of amusing metalwork gear.
Custom six-point rollcage built by Colledge Machine of Lindon, Utah, and painted DuPont red to match the rest of the rig.
Jeep: The American icon.
2 years: Thats the time it took Jed to build the ¼-ton.
Air tank and compressor built into the rollcage make for convenient, compact air and tool access.