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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!
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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!

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products on this site, contact
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Rausch Creek Off-Road Park
Special Thanks to:

Glen Sanders, Bob Westerman, Jonathan George, the CJ3A Page, and
Brad Gates for their help and advice with "Old Yeller."
And, to Sheila for supporting the Jeep addiction
"Before" photo
Check out "Old Yeller" on the cover of Kaiser Willys'
2010 Catalog!

Be sure to check our our YJ Page!
(See how capable a few easy & inexpensive modifications
can make your retired daily driver!)  

    The 7th Annual Mason Dixon
    Willys Jeep Gathering on
    Sunday Oct. 27, 2013 was once
    again a huge success! Thanks
    to the following sponsors:

  • kNOw Where 2 Jeep
  • Adams Jeep
  • Hanson Mechanical
  • BTW Off-Road
  • PA Jeeps

    Thanks also to everyone who came
    out Saturday for the Gettysburg tour
    and Sunday for the show!
Extreme Terrain's selection of Jeep parts will get you ready for your Wrangler restoration project!
Please support
our sponsors!

Be sure to check out the February 2014 edition of
Petersen's 4WHEEL & OFF-ROAD magazine.
"Old Yeller" is featured in a story  
"Farm Jeep Shootout:
What Replaced the Willys?"
Don't miss the YouTube episode of
Dirt Every Day
where Old Yeller comes out of retirement for some
farm work!
7th Annual Mason Dixon
Willys Jeep Gathering
October 27, 2013
Glenn Harrington: 1961 Willys Pick-Up
Petersburg, VA
Best "Non-Jeep" Willys
Jeremy Cornett: 1968 Kaiser M-715
Reisterstown, MD
Best Military Vehicle
Stan Wurzburger: 1951 CJ3A
Manchester, MD
Best CJ
Dwayne McCleaf: 1949 Willys Pick-Up
Aspers, PA
Best Work In Progress
Tim Kress: 1959 Willys M-274 "Mule"
Hanover, PA
Chairman's Choice Trophy
Merlin Hanson (below) of Hanson Mechanical "talks Jeep"
with one of the many visitors to the 7th Annual Mason Dixon
Willys Jeep Gathering at the Historic Union Mills Homestead
near Westminster, MD USA.
1941 Willys MB
"Old Yeller" taking a break during the filming of an
episode of Dirt Every Day.
Vintage CJ3A photograph
Save the Date!
8th Annual Mason Dixon Willys Jeep Gathering
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Please keep our friend Glenn in your thoughts
and prayers! He recently suffered a stroke
and has a long road to recovery. We are sure
he will pull through, just like a Willys in 4
Wheel Drive!

8th Annual Mason-Dixon Willys Jeep Gathering
Sunday October 26, 2014 (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!

Where: 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,

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 25th (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 Appalachian Brewing Company 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

Know Where 2 Jeep, Quadratec, Hanson Mechanical,
Adams Extreme Off-Road, PA Jeeps, BTW Off-Road,
East Coast Willys, and

10/21/14: Current weather forecast for Willys
Gathering weekend is low to mid 60's and sunny!
Let's get those Willys Jeeps out!