This CJ2A spent most of the last seventy years right here in Worcester County Massachusetts. This being the case the body was in terrible shape so using a brand new body saved countless hours of body work and welding. After taking this huge part of the restoration off the table it was onto the engine and drive line which proved to be a huge project within itself. The Jeep would go through two engines before accepting the third into service. The original engine would turn out to have a cracked block and a second “good” engine would also have the same problem. To get a usable engine, a bare chassis and drive train parts truck was acquired and raided for parts. Once this happened the rest of the project went smoothly and the Jeep was ready for another seventy years of service.