LIMA — The father-and-son team of Bob and Cody Wrasman, of Lima, owns this 1948 Willy’s CJ-2.
“All of our family has served,” Wrasman said, “starting with my great-grandfather who served in WW I. My son wants to enlist. He’s doing reenactments now. When COVID hit, we needed a father/son project.”
The duo found the Jeep in Versailles, and it was in “pretty bad shape.”
“It’s been a labor of love when we have been working on it,” Wrasman said.
The Wrasman Jeep includes a three-speed manual transmission.
The Willy’s Overland Company saw the ending of World War II coming to a head and decided to mass produce its Willy’s CJ-2 model. They were hoping to gain ground in the civilian farming, ranching and agricultural arena. The company produced more than 214,000 CJ-2’s for civilian folks from 1945 through 1949.
One can’t miss the POW sticker and American flags flying on Wrasman’s Jeep.