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Old 02-22-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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What is the different between cj2 and cj2a?

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Old 02-22-2014, 06:39 PM   #2
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there was no cj2..the cj2a was the first civilian jeep..built from 45-49

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Actually, there was a Cj-2. It was built between 1944 and 1945. The body was manufactured by American central. It had special axles from spicer geared at 5.38 and transfer cases with 2.43:1 low range. The first ones were called "AgriJeeps". they had T-90 trannys. some of the early ones had brass Jeep plaques mounted to the side of the hood, windshield frame and rear panel. the serial numbers started with CJ-2. the major visual difference between the CJ-2 and the CJ-2A was the 2 had 9 slots in the grill. the 2A had 7. The CJ-2A, especially the early units are the hottest collectible civilian jeep.
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Correct,I should have worded that different.the cj2 was a prototype.It was not a production vehicle.

Although it bore the CJ name, the Willys-Overland CJ-2 was not really available at retail. The CJ-2s, also known as "AgriJeeps," were the second generation prototype for the first production civilian Jeep, and were used solely for testing purposes. It was directly based on the military Willys MB, using the same Willys Go Devil engine, but stripped of all military features, particularly the blackout lighting. They had tailgates, Power Take-offs ("PTO"s), engine governors($28.65),[3] column-shift T90 manual transmissions, 5.38 gears, 2.43:1 low-range transfer cases, and driver's-side tool indentations. The earlier models had brass plaques on the hood and windshield that read "JEEP". Later models were stamped "JEEP" a la the familiar "WILLYS" stamping that appeared on the CJ-2A and later models. Some CJ-2s had "AgriJeep" plaques affixed to the dash. The spare tire was mounted forward of the passenger-side rear wheel on the earlier models and aft of the rear wheel on later ones. It seems that CJ-2s were distributed to "agricultural stations" for evaluation purposes. Of the 45 CJ-2s built, serial numbers CJ2-06, CJ2-09, CJ2-11, CJ2-12, CJ2-14, CJ2-26, CJ2-32, CJ2-37 and CJ2-39 have survived. Only CJ2-09 has been restored.
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Does anyone know if cj hard top fit a cj2a jeep. Does anyone know where I can find a hard top for a cj2a.
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Does anyone know if cj hard top fit a cj2a jeep. Does anyone know where I can find a hard top for a cj2a.
There were factory hardtops for 2A's along with aftermarket versions. If you want to keep the stock windshield frame, you are limited to a hardtop made specifically for a 2A or the military GPW/MB's. If the windshield is swaped for a 3A version, those tops will also fit.

While I suspect you could modify a 3B top to fit (doors will need some work), all the CJ5 tops will be too wide at the front. I believe there is some discussion of hard tops on the 3B Page. Look in the specs section.
The CJ3B Page

For specific 2A information, it doesn't get any better than this:
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