Willys CJ2A

Shock Absorbers


The various shock absorbers used during CJ2A production.

These part & VIN numbers were culled from 3 Willys CJ2A parts lists: '45, '47 and '49

The questionable VIN number is the only one not annotated in the manuals. Recently, VIN 79366 was found with original shocks, part numbers, 642229 and 642230, so we know they were used at least until then.

(M = Monroe; G = Gabriel)

S/N
up to 27870
27871 to ???
(79366)
(79366)???
to 178936
178937 to 199079
199080 to 215649
after 215649
front 640525 - M 642229 - M 645795 - M 646658 - M 648221 - M same
        647500 - M 648222 - G same
        646240 - G    
             
rear 640213 - M 642230 - M 645796 - M 647501 - M 648202 - M 646849 - M
        646241 - G 646241 - G 648201 - G
Early shocks were both adjustable and rebuildable.

Adjustment & rebuild procedures from the '45 Maintenance Manual.

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