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Parkette Body and Bobcat Hood (& more) Yakima, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Features, Racing, Roll Cage • TAGS: , This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated.

UPDATE:  Last price was $1000. It sold.

The Parkette fiberglass body is an extreme rare, well made body.  One of the best things about this body is that a CJ-3A windshield will properly fit it, unlike the fiberglass Bobcat body.   During the 1970s, a friend of mine bought a Bobcat body, prepped it, and painted it.  When he stuck on the windshield he discovered the cowl was too flat to properly seat the windshield to the cowl.  To say he was angry was an understatement, because he felt he was mislead by the promises the manufacturer made.

So, after talking with the Parkette body manufacturer and getting assurances that the measurements were more accurate, he bought the body and has been happy about it ever since.

The body shownn below has had it’s rear wheel wells cut a bit.  It’s got a good looking rollcage that has been attached to the frame.  If this has been available when I was building biscuit, I would have started right here.


3 Comments on “Parkette Body and Bobcat Hood (& more) Yakima, Wa **SOLD**

  1. Ed Bray

    I read this ad with interest. My father was good friends with both Fred Weis (The Bobcat body builder) and Paul Parker, (The builder of the Parkett bodies). My dad and I built two Bobcat race jeeps back in the seventies. Recently I met a young man in the Spanaway area that told me he owned all of the Bobcat molds. I remember going over to Paul Parker’s house one night with my dad and he joked about making snap on rear flairs for the Bobcat bodies! My dad raced many times against Paul with his Parkett body jeep, (301 Chevy)(We had a 327 Chevy) and tied and eventually won the Calgary hill climb in 1970. My dad and I went on to race many SCORE races with the fiberglass bodies until 1982.
    Ed Bray – Spanaway WA

  2. mmdeilers Post author

    Hi Ed,

    I bet you knew the Carters as well? The were/are family friends. They still have Otis and the Parkette body they bought. When I built my jeep a few years ago (before starting eWillys), I couldn’t find a Parkette, so I built my own using a Bobcat as the template.

    I discovered when Paul moved to Atlanta he made some more Parkette bodies. I have all Parkette bodied posts tagged

    I’m planning to write a more comprehensive piece about the bodies for eWillys and contribute a piece to the PNW4WDA TriPower at some point this summer.

    Thanks again for the comments!

    – Dave

  3. mmdeilers Post author

    By the way, if you have any pictures of your old racing rigs digitized, I’d love to get some scans and share them with readers. My email is

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