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    Kaiser jeep here any knowledge will Help

    Okay so im trying to identify what kind of Kaiser/willys jeep that was in the middle of restoration. These are the details I have gotten from looking over the jeep that I think will be helpful in identifying it.

    Upon opening the hood there is a plate stamped with Kaiser jeep corporation from Toledo, OH. Serial code 8305 170854: its located on drivers side

    The model is believed to be a CJ2A series after my own research- there are features that also could make me incorrect which i will now list what ive observed on it...
    1st thing is Itís fully enclosed with hard cover

    FEATURES
    -Bottom hinged drop down windsheild with top mounted wipers
    -passenger rear spare tower mount
    -drop down tailgate that is held up by metal pins on metal chains
    -seperatebdriver and passenger seat
    -hinged tow bar and winch;front mounted
    -step side on driver and passenger side
    -believed to be L134 Go Devil engine
    -currently sitting on 225/70R15 tires
    -flush mounted round approx 10in headlights
    Dimensions of body approximately
    *Bumper to bumper L:127″
    windsheild with frame edge to edge is W:59″
    windsheild with frame height is 20″
    *ground to center front fender approximately
    I dont know if Odometer will be of any help in however i domt know so here : 71532.82

    This was a project of a family member who suddenly passed away, which is why I donít know the exact model and year. I am needing to remove the jeep from its current location and am ultimately hoping that somebody here will be in search of a project 🙏

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    It sounds like a 2A but, some pictures would be helpful Jollyrancher. You may want to put what you have up on the https://willysforsale.com/ site.

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    "Upon opening the hood there is a plate stamped with Kaiser jeep corporation from Toledo, OH. Serial code 8305 170854: its located on drivers side"

    Most CJ2A's would have had a serial plate on the passenger side fire wall. Another number plate might have been on the frame horn behind the front bumper - but those seldom survive.

    The "8305 170854" does not look like a typical CJ2A number, but it is not at all unusual to find Jeeps with odd plates - especially if someone has done a tub swap or a swap for convenience to get a title.

    The hard top, tow bar and winch are after market add-ons. The L-134 (flathead) was a CJ2A engine through all production.

    Pictures would help.

    Good Luck - keep us informed, we're curious now.

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    Welcome Jollyrancher,

    As Bmorgil and Larrbeard stated, photos would help immensely in determining what exactly you have. From the serial number from the Kaiser Jeep tag, you have a tag off of a CJ5. The first part of the number provided is the model number, 8305 =CJ5. The serial number puts the build date of April of 1964. Again, the tag could have been swapped to a 2A for any number of reasons. The enclosed photos are of our 2A, and the second is of a military version of the CJ5. The windshield hinges statement has me really leaning towards your Jeep being a CJ5. A 2A would have pivot arms on the windshield, and not a hinge like a '5.
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    Thank you everyone so far for the input, it really is a help, I will need to go get photos here this weekend, I somehow didn't take photos when measuring/looking it over, I do however have this one photo of the stamped plate currently. Gmwilly; the Rounded rear with squared front fender of this is a match, the military '5 photo has the same windsheild hinge posts in the corners. But I will get photos, Stay tuned! Thanks again
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