I just purchased a 1963 Willys.Of course the past owner says it was military.That wasn't the selling point for me, only a bonus.I'm just interested in a good off road vehicle that I can have a good time restoring.What I need to know is if it was really military or not.
It has a small removable section on the passebger side of the hood where a snorkel would go through.On the passenger side of the tub in front of the "doorway" is a (approx) 7-8" circular hole where something went.underneathy where the passenger seat was is a toolbox or compartment.On the underside there are a few coats of olive drab.I think it was only a 12 volt system but I can't be sure since the generator/alternator is missing, and I haven't torn any lights out to look for voltage ratings.Alot of the things are missing as well including seats, dashboard, canvas.Its basically down to the bare body and theres all kinds of paint all over everything.It has a one piece windshield on it and the taillights are most definitely not military.The engine is a 4 cylinder, it has what I think is a 3 speed gearbox and a twin stick transfer case.Also the speedometer is about 5 inches around.
I think someone may have just put O.D. paint on the tub to try and pass it off as military.Or possibly just changed the tub.If there is any diffinitive way to find this out I would appreciate any help.
I have the serial number off of the plate on the driver side of the engine compartment...
I'd like to know whether or not this is a CJ-5 or a military jeep so I know which scheme to go with.I think it would be kind of fakeish to put military accesories on a civvy jeep.If you guys need a pic I can getit, just tell me what you need.