Real Wheels: 1948 Jeep Willy’s CJ-2 an All-American Jeep


By Merri Hanjora - info@limanews.com



Bob and Cody Wrasman, of Lima, have been working on rebuilding this 1948 Willy’s CJ-2 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bob and Cody Wrasman, of Lima, have been working on rebuilding this 1948 Willy’s CJ-2 during the coronavirus pandemic.


Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

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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.

Bob and Cody Wrasman, of Lima, have been working on rebuilding this 1948 Willy’s CJ-2 during the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/12/web1_IMG_1547.jpgBob and Cody Wrasman, of Lima, have been working on rebuilding this 1948 Willy’s CJ-2 during the coronavirus pandemic. Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

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