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Automotive Students Revitalize Historical Jeep

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Long Beach High School’s automotive students continue to bring amazement with their vehicle restoration projects. This fall, they worked on a 1946 Willys CJ2A, which holds historical significance as the first Jeep model that was available to the public after WWII. The name’s “CJ” letters stand for “Civilian Jeep.”

Using a combination of new and used parts, the students have completely restored all systems to working condition. The only original components are the drivetrain and grill.

The Jeep features four-wheel drive, a three-speed manual transmission and a four-cylinder flathead engine.

“The students have done an excellent job and were able to learn about all parts of the automobile while building this Willys CJ2A,” said teacher James Johnsen.