1947 Willys CJ2A Jeep
As its title alludes to in a roundabout way, this song is centered
on the emotional disposition of a fictional character named
"Painless Pole" Waldowski who was featured in the 1970 movie
version of "M*A*S*H". Said character was indeed, at one point,
suicidal. And the lyrics basically depict life as a
progressively-depressing experience. As such, the singer concludes
that, relatively-speaking, "suicide is painless". Or stated
differently, he perceives the prospect of ending his life as being
a less-painful option than continuing it. And yes, as Marilyn
Manson, who later covered this song, himself concluded the lyrics
are in fact "depressing and offensive". And that may be why, in the
grand scheme of things, the instrumental to "Suicide Is Painless"
has proven to be exponentially more popular than the lyrical
Sometimes we get ideas for a project which really doesn't seem
realistic. They're those projects that, in our heads, sound like a
really cool idea but in reality are probably going to be difficult,
time consuming, and cause lots of migraines. Bringing one of these
projects to completion and ending up with a really bitchin'
vehicle, is something to be proud of. Here in, we offer up a 1947
CJ2A which will need some TLC but in the end you will have a truly
unique original. "Reportedly" went overseas post WW2 which begs the
question as to exactly why, and also there are rumors it appeared
in a Hollywood Movie but as if yet don't have any info on this
either. Is this Jeep folklore hokum or a true fact? Lets just go
with it's a very neato project!
Here we see some spotty invasive rust, surface rust and worn chrome
and overall in need of some serious metalwork. It is all original
though, and bathed in gray drab paint which is in poor condition as
well. The iconic front grille with round headlights adorning either
side leads the way with a black bumper framing the bottom. A rear
hitch, and small bed with tailgate are seen as well as the frame
for an eventual canvas top is in the vehicle at present. 15-inch
steel wheels in white are wrapped by aged 6.50-16's on each corner.
"Ok lets see Klinger, Mother dying, sister dying, brother dying,
ooh and here's an oldie but a goodie Mother and sister
Inside, which is pretty much outside at this point, is a setup with
2 bomber style mostly missing and bare framed black vinyl buckets.
The dash is all original and also in gray drab with black faced
round gages and some pulls on top. Floors are bare metal and are
also suffering from spotty rusting in various stages. No radio and
all electrics are 6 volt...shocking! Choppers..
Under the hood is the rusted hulk of a 134ci I-4 cylinder engine,
it has a 1-barrel carburetor and in back is a Borg Warner T90
3-speed manual transmission. The rear axle is 5.38 gears giving a
very high engine sound when it rolls into the mobile hospital
compound. It is seized and does not run, and needs a top end.
Some invasive rust has rotted the undercarriage in various
locations. Also plenty of surface rust is in abundance. Leaf spring
suspension, and drum braking are all around this undercarriage
Currently the engine is seized but the steering wheel turns the
An ambitious project to say the least, for the home tinkerer as
that is the only way you could come close to carrying out your
ambitions and not depleting your retirement fund. A classic though
and it will keep you away from in front of the TV!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.