Dating jeep cj5
Unfortunately for Willys, strikes were common postwar.
This undoubtedly contributed to low production totals in 1945 and early 1946.
The CJ-2s, also known as "Agri Jeeps," were the second generation prototype for the first production civilian Jeep, and were used solely for testing purposes.
The CJ-2A was still powered by the reliable L-134 Go-Devil engine.
Many of the early CJ-2As were produced using surplus military Jeep parts such as engine blocks and, in a few cases, modified frames.
From then on all CJ Jeeps consistently had a separate body and frame, rigid live axles with leaf-springs both front and rear, a tapering nose design with flared fenders, a fold-flat windshield, and could be driven without doors.
Also, with few exceptions, they had part-time four-wheel drive systems, with the choice of high and low gearing, and open bodies with removable hard- or soft-tops.