UPDATE: Still Available
(03/28/2014) It’s a project.
“Just totaled my parents truck so now i need to sell my toy. I have a clean 1946 willys cj2a. Ran good on the original l134 before I started to swap it to a v6. Stopped that and started restoring the original engine. The jeep needs an engine in it and steering completed along with a few other comestic things and it’s set. I’ll toss in a full soft top with 2 doors, a bikini top and both the original L134 flathead and the v6 I was thinking of tossing into it. Willing to trade for a truck.”
I had big plans for today — a trip out to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, a walk through downtown Santa Cruz, and an excursion to the Mysterious Mystery spot.
Alas, all that was put aside as I wore a path between the bed and the toilet. Was it the sushi or the artichokes? Who knows, but something didn’t agree with my stomach.
I felt much better by the afternoon. We even made it to dinner at the Santa Cruz Diner for dinner (though I had breakfast), which has appeared on a number of food shows.
That’s a mural inside the restaurant. Ann was concerned the mermaid might get her! BTW, she is the understanding wife who hadn’t combed her hair yesterday. She’ll do anything for a photo!
So our plans to locate the worlds largest Monopoly board, visit the Pez Museum, and visit with Dan and see his Traveller will still occur today.
One thing I did have time to do yesterday was plot the remainder of our trip. The top is cut off, but I’ll provide that later on in the trip.
Jeepster Jim is driving across the southern portion of the USA. He left St. Augustine, Florida, April 6th and will arrive at Imperial Beach, California, April 24th. Learn all about it here:
I put together this map of their trip based on their itinerary. As of the 18th they ought to be near Tucson, AZ.
One of our stops will be in Georgetown, CA, to see the Jeep Jamboree hometown. I’m not quite sure if we’ll see much at all, but we’ll be close enough that I gotta go.
Here’s a Truck Trend article that includes a variety of vintage Jamboree jeeping photos. Most appear to be downloadable in high resolution, too.
Speaking of the Jamboree, Dirtxdirt.com has a good article about Jeep Jamboree founder Mark Smith and his collection of jeeps. http://dirtxdirt.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-mark-smith-collection-founder-of.html
This video link is included as well. Note that during the video Mark is mentioning his Bantam jeep, but the video shows a Ford GP.
And it runs!
“1954 Willys Jeep 4X4 truck. “Super Hurricane” inline six. Runs drives and stops. Current registration. Rust holes in cab and bed. Some broken glass. The paint doesn’t look as good as the pictures. In Lompoc. If you are out of town trailer or tow it.”
This might be a good price.
“1953 Willys CJ 3B, original drivetrain, runs and drives needs a little TLC and a windshield. Good solid original Willys getting hard to find, I have owed it for the past 30 years time to let someone else have fun with it.
text or call with any questions,”
“Sello g My friends jeep willys.
Great tires like new
Great looking willys.”
Listed as a CJ-3B, the body is more like a CJ-3A (the windshield is 3bish). The hood looks carefully modified.
“Up for sal is my 1954 Willys CJ3B. This jeep had a modified engine when I bought it. Modified to a ford 2.0L engine. I have had this jeep for a couple years and I just don’t drive it enough. New brake cylinders and tires. Upgraded gauges. New hubs. When I bought it, none of the gauges matched so I bought a set. Has a new speedometer. I also put in a new fuse box as this jeep never had one and it worried me. I have had a vehicle catch fire before and it isn’t fun. This jeep is fun to drive. It gets about 27mpg around town.”
I can’t tell what’s hanging in the back under the tow ball? The jeep looks solid.
“1953 Military Jeep in good running condition. Body is in good shape Looks great!!”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,500.
“1942 Ford GPW Military Willys Jeep Restored Runs Great! Stored inside. I am not certain on the miles 7311 4X4. This was a project of turning 3 jeeps into 1. Serial # 54138 Everything is back to the original to the time. Any Questions please email or text me. Thanks for looking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEdcmdRUEvU”
It looks like this jeep is named Mudlark.
“Removable hardtop, full roll cage bar, tow bar package, convertible backseat, fires-up every time, runs great. $4500 OBO”
Looks like there might be a touch of rust along the top.
“1950 jeep willys, 350 engine, clean title. $3900.00″
I just thought this was interesting, because it was put in storage in 1960.
“willys jeep wagon 1953?
has been in storage sense 1960 completely original
engine is locked up
fully complete auto
4cyl, 4 speed, 4×4″
No good overall pics. Sounds like it has an interesting story.
“runs great everything in great working order. It was my grandmothers first car and has been garaged in the family ever since. we have the original canvas tops and door along with new black ones please call i would be happy to give you all the details”
No pics provided.
“I got a jeep willys great classic no title but I own a shop so I can get one with lean runs good needs a little tlc (carburetor) work but has a rebuilt engine very strong and great shape.. willing to trade for another vechicle thanks have a great day”
It has a rear PTO winch.
“1947 willy’s jeep
Great hunting rig runs great
305 Chevy engine
New mud tires
Pro wench ( works)
Rack on back great to hold a cooler,dog box or taken game
Rhino lined interior and exterior
Just a great hunting and outdoor vehicle that can go just about any where you want to take it”
AdvertIsed as a 1942 GPW, I don’t see any 1942 or GPW in this build.
“Classic Willyz, 1942 RUNS GREAT and DRIVES GREAT!!! Clean title I’m the SECOND Owner!
Register til 2015. No smog required because it’s a classic!!
~ equipped with terlow gears in the T case and 4 speed transmission.
~Yukon gears and axels, front passenger axels is broke at the u-joint, if I replace it the price will become firm.
~ Detroit front and rear slip lockers.
~ iron duke 4 cylinder engine. Rebuilt about a thousand miles ago. THAT RUNS PERFECT!!
Only call if you are serious, no BS.
NO EMAILS, NO TEXTING, CALL the number I listed ONLY.
The price sure is good.
“Canvas top for a Willys that was made by the Army during our time in Korea. Canvas is good . Stitching & buckles look good. Rear window still flexible too.
$200.00 or best offer. No spam or help wanted in sales.
Thanks for looking!”
Sure it’s a little rough, but it runs and has hurricane rims. It just doesn’t stop well.
“1956 Willy’s CJ3B Jeep, runs great, smokes a little. Has not been on the road in years… Used as a hunting rig on the farm. Starts right up and shifts good. I don’t think you could hang this thing up. Will go anywhere. I got a side by side and just haven’t needed the jeep so I thought maybe someone else could use it. Needs brake work. they worked last year but got it out yesterday and pedal goes to the floor. Cant be much wrong with them. Call me if interested. $1500″
Looks like some rot near the front fender. Probably hasn’t run in a while.
“I have a Willys jeep, all original, engine and everything, needs work to get 5-10K just need cash and will not scrap it! Nine eight five 222 nine 147. Hate to let it go, but I am disabled and living on ss and it isn’t cutting it. Have to sale some toys”
Some value here.
“For sale or trade 1946 willys a great project to either restore or make a rock crawler. No motor or transmission it’s a little rough. But all in all a really cool toy. 1500 obo.”
No pics provided.
“I have for sale a 1948 Willy’s Jeep. Painted Camo, has all original everything. Runs good. Has been sitting for awhile. This was my dads retirement project to restore. But he passed away in Decemeber and we have decided to sell it. Please call or text me for pics. We are asking 4,000.00 OBO. THANKS!”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $850
“This Jeep has a V8 high compression 302 engine. It has a clear title and good tires. It has a tow bar. It is a project and needs work. It.has lots of power.”
No pics provided.
“This jeep runs well and all gears work normal. It was modified for two gas tanks but I took the extra one out. I still have it. It fits under the passenger side and will go with the jeep if you want it. Light rust is found in most places, mostly surface type but its mostly solid. A few bad spots here and there. It will make an excellent hunting rig. This steering has also been modified and the steering gear box is on the front bumper which makes it more stable and takes out the wobble in the front tires. High arcs on the leaf springs, which is like new. Front bumper hinge attachment mounts for easy hook up for towing. This jeep has sat for 8 years and has been put back into service. It cranks fast and you cant beat it. No roll bar. It has a home made camo paint job, CB hook up, two seats in front, empty bed in back, spare tire on right side original size tire on spare rack, large tires on the ground, original 4 cyl engine 134, original Willys tail gate, the windshield will not fold down to the front because a support angle iron was welded to the sides of the frame for roll over protection, an alternate horn button was put in for the horn. No leaks have been found as of yet at least in the eng oil and watter systems. There is no rust in the radiator. Inter locking hubs on front wheels. Must see. Im working on pictures now. If interested call john at eight oh five-nine for four-for to one two.”