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Now, as for the 1949 CJ 3a, we picked that up in May 2018 from a family friend of my wife’s.

It was “restored” back in 1982 and has been living in a barn and driving around the POs farm since then. It is in really good shape. Since picking it up, I have done little things like add mirrors and mount the spare on the rear passenger side. I also ran fuel hose around the metal fuel lines to help insulate them to stop a vapor lock issue I was having. Recently I replaced the 6v battery and cleaned up all of the cable connections to help with a starting issue. I think the battery had a bad cell and was not cranking well. Seems to do better now.

No real plans for it other then new tires and keep it nice and drive it around as much as I can.

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After backing it into the garage, I noticed some writing under the paint on the windshield vent.

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So I took it off and traced it a bit to see better what it may have looked like. I think I am going to have a better artist fill out the text. “Flying W Ranch”. The ranch is still around up in PA. So I am learning a bit about it.

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After backing it into the garage, I noticed some writing under the paint on the windshield vent.

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So I took it off and traced it a bit to see better what it may have looked like. I think I am going to have a better artist fill out the text. “Flying W Ranch”. The ranch is still around up in PA. So I am learning a bit about it.

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That’s amazing!! I love finding little glimpses into history like that.
I purchased some 1965 VA License plates about 6 yrs ago that ended up having 3 sets of DMV returns. They were signed & dated by DMV clerks in 65 with new tag # written on them too. Such as Customer turned in Truck tags for CONV tags.

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Brrr! Snow still on the ground! Willys looks great though!


Thanks. And yes some snow is still on the ground. But it got up to about 38 today and sunny so a lot melted off the sidewalks and streets. Tomorrow should be near 50 so it might all be gone by then.
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