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"Bone Stock" 1993 YJ Wrangler Project

Check the "YJ Page" to see the transformation of
this bone stock Jeep with 200,000+ miles from a
daily driver to an entry level trail rig!

This YJ was the recipient of a full 2.5" Rubicon
Express suspension lift kit and a set of 31" tires.
No more highway commuting or green trails!

Be sure to check the "contact_us" page for a link
kNOw Where 2Jeep, JeepChasm's supplier for
the suspension lift kit and other parts!
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Did you know?
chasm: pronounced (kaz' m), is defined as a deep crack
in the earth's surface, an abyss, or gorge.
(Sort of like the place your money goes when you restore or
modify a Jeep!)
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Key Words: Willys Jeep, CJ3A, Restoration, 1951
"Jeep", its' model nameplate and its corporate logos and emblems are registered trademarks of Chrysler, LLC.
The JeepChasm is our little piece of the world wide web! In
these pages we share some of  the story and photos of our
1951 Willys Overland CJ3A  Universal Jeep restoration. We will
also share photos of other Jeep projects, Jeep related
activities, and maybe even a little bit of Jeep history!
We hope this site will serve as a resource and an inspiration to others
who are interested in vintage Jeeps and in Jeep restoration. We will
post and update links to various Jeep restoration resources on and off
of the Internet. We will let you know where and how we found our
parts, and the obstacles and challenges we had to overcome.
Contact us if you would like to add a link to your Jeep related site!
This site will change periodically, so check
back from time to time and see what's new...
or old!

ADVERTISERS: If you would like to advertise your Jeep, restoration, or off-road
products on this site, contact
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"Ol' Yeller" was the "People's Choice" winner at the 2007 Great Willys Picnic
and was picked as the Best Classic Jeep at the 2007 Adams Jeep Jam!
Ol' Yeller was judged "Best Original Truck" at the 2009 Spring Thaw Car Show
sponsored by the Mid-MD Ford Club!
We were in the winners parade again at the 15th Annual PA Jeeps All Breeds
Jeep Show (July 17 & 18, 2009), taking the 1st Place trophy in the Stock Willys
Class and Best in Show (Stock)!
Gracias, Merci, Danke, Thanks!
rations photo-shoot!
Welcome to the Jeepchasm!
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J rations Editor / Publisher Rob Reaser photographs our CJ3A at the
York, PA Fairgrounds for Standard Issue #5.  "Ol' Yeller" was featured on
the cover and was the subject of a 6 page story and photo-spread! picked this 1951 CJ3A as their "Best of
Show" at the 11th Annual PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show!
Rausch Creek Off-Road Park
Sad News:
Jrations has suspended
publication. Another victim of the
current "recession."
We hope to see the Jrats Team
back in the not too distant future!
Special Thanks to:
Glen Sanders of "Glen's Repair" in Westminster, MD for helping to make the Willys Jeep dream a
Thanks also to:
Bob Westerman for his technical advice, photos, and encouragement.
Jonathan George and the
CJ3A Page, the most thorough resource for CJ3A information.
And to Sheila for supporting the Jeep addiction!
"Before" photo
Check out "Old Yeller" on the cover of
Kaiser Willys' Catalog!

Be sure to check our our YJ Page!
(See how capable a few easy & inexpensive modifications
can make your retired daily driver!)  
    9th Annual Mason-Dixon Willys Jeep Gathering
Sunday October 25, 2015 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Historic Union Mills Homestead
Westminster, Maryland 21158

Bring your vintage Willys (or Kaiser) Jeep to historic Union Mills Homestead for this special gathering!
Civilian and Military Willys Jeep vehicles are welcome and encouraged to attend! (MB, GPW, CJ2A, 3A,
3B, M38, Forward Control, Willys Wagons, Jeepsters, Willys Pick-ups, etc.) 5 Trophies to be awarded,
including Best Work in Progress!

Historic Union Mills Homestead 3311 Littlestown Pike (MD route 97 north) Westminster, MD 21158.
(7 miles north of the City of Westminster, MD and 17 miles south of Gettysburg, PA.)

General Information: This free, annual event is for Willys Jeep owners, Jeep enthusiasts, and the
general public to share information and view a rapidly disappearing piece of American automotive
history! Union Mills Homestead is a beautiful park setting rich in Civil War History, so be sure to take the
tour! Pit Beef and refreshments will be available!

Gettysburg Battlefield Run: For those interested in making this a weekend event, we will hold a
Gettysburg Battlefield run (paved surfaces) on Saturday October 24th (Day before the Show), weather
permitting. We will meet at 12:00 noon at the Gettysburg Outlets (US 15 and PA 97) by the theater
complex. After the Battlefield run, we will meet at a local restaurant / tavern for food and drink, and the
opportunity to tell Jeep stories!

Registration & Questions: For more information or to register your vehicle, send an e-mail to with the type of Willys vehicle you will be bringing. If you need a place to stay,
we can recommend several Motels and Hotels.

Annual Gettysburg Battlefield Tour
Extreme Terrain's selection of Jeep parts will get you ready for your Wrangler restoration project!
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our  sponsors!
8th Annual Mason-Dixon Willys Jeep Gathering Winners!
October 26, 2014
Historic Union Mills Homestead
Westminster, MD 21158
1959 FC-150                   Alan Knotts of Ridgely, MD
Best Work-in-Progress
2014 Winners
Chairman's Choice
1966 CJ-5      J.B. Stoltzfus of Paradise, PA
Best CJ
1951 CJ3A    Stan Wurzburger of Manchester, MD
Best "Non-Jeep"
1961 Maverick Wagon     
Jim Chadwick of Annapolis, MD
Best Military
1942 GPW        Mike Swisher of Finksburg, MD
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