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1948 CJ-2A Fort Mohave, Az $12,000

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UPDATE: Still Available

(08/17/2017) This has a variety of upgrades.  The grille reminds me of a Nuffield.

“One of a kind
1948 Willys Jeep 4 wheel drive ( 81 ” wheel base )
I’ve owned this Jeep for over 40 years
All steel body (no rust or damage)
Complete frame including spring hangers etc. are boxed in
Hi performance 350 cu.in. fresh small block Chevy / chrome custom headers
Turbo 400 trans, electric lock up tork converter, custom made dash and hood
Halibrand quick-change rear end (extra gear sets)
Custom body work-exhaust exits out rear of body,
Flaring on wheel wells / license plate recessed
Enlarged windshield / frenched head lights /custom grill
Stainless fuel tank
Custom Fresno top / side panels included
Tilt steering wheel / power steering
Disk brakes all around
Double chain driven transfer case
Chrome traction bars
Roll cage
Bucket seats
Street legal, titled and registered
Has never been outside my shop over night, always indoors”

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-custom-willys-jeep/6213425917.html

 

12 Comments on “1948 CJ-2A Fort Mohave, Az $12,000

  1. mmdeilers Post author

    It’s a good question. If it were me, I would keep 4:27 – 4:88s in the front and then swap in the matching gears into the back when wanting to offroad. However, for onroad driving, I would put it in two wheel drive and put in something more road friendly (3.73s perhaps).

    So, there wouldn’t be any need to swap out the fronts.

  2. Bill

    that huge windshield modification is interesting. should be helpful when pulling wheelies in that thing

  3. Leo

    It appears to have warn hubs in front so whatever you want to stuff in the Halibrand doesn’t affect the front, as long as you don’t forget to unlock the hubs ofcourse. imagine what happens if you do…. that would really mess up your drivetrain LOL

  4. Jim Sparkes

    Hello, I use to own your jeep.I bought it from Charlie Krikorian from Fresno, CA late 60’s early 70’s! He fabricated all the trick body mods and the windshield in his shop. He had it for quite some time and I finally talked him into selling it to me unpainted and without an engine or transmission. The original engine was incredibly trick with moldex billet crank and carillo rods, it was totally blueprinted and dynoed 510hp naturally aspirated. This was in the early 70’s. the engine originally was built for an outlaw car with a dry sump oil system, roller solid lifter cam. You can’t believe how good it sounded in those days of Chevron 104 octane gas! I put in a B&M transmission with a 3000 stall torque convertor. Bill Arbuckle also from Fresno did some work on it. The windshield latches are from a Porsche if my memory serves me. The top was made in Fresno, I think it was a Muller. It was way ahead of it’s time. That is one very special jeep my friend. How long have you owned it? What use have you gotten out of it? It still looks like it did when I sold it except the grill had a flat piece of polished stainless with holes in it instead of the grill you have now. I think your grill looks better and probably flows air better. We used to go to Pismo Beach in the sand dunes before the BLM really cut back on the available sand play area. They took away most of our “sand box”! I had to have another jeep so I built one with an automatic trans, V6, disc brakes & the same windshield you have that Charlie built for me. Same dash except a little deeper and more space top to bottom. My next jeep was built for serious off road stuff. Your jeep was originaly built as a street rod not for serious off roading such as the “Rubicon”. I hope I hear from you as the history of the jeep really holds some nostalgia for me.

    Best regards,

    Jim Sparkes San Jose CA.

  5. deilers

    Hi Jim,

    Your best chance of contacting the seller will be to click on this link

    http://northcentralaz.ebayclassifieds.com/classic-cars/fort-mohave/1948-jeep-willys/?ad=17099460#ixzz1s4lA39NS

    And click the ‘reply by email’ button.

    However, thanks for sharing the information with the rest of us. I’m fascinated with all the different jeep mods people used to create great jeeps. This is a beautiful build and I was curious about a few of them.

    You can view 2 very similar modified jeeps (same top and windshield) sold in Fresno
    1) http://www.ewillys.com/2012/03/13/1948-cj-2a-clovis-ca-ebay/
    2) http://www.ewillys.com/2008/02/05/1947-cj-2a-fresno-ca/

    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at d@ewillys.com

    Thanks,

    – Dave

  6. bill

    Ad states disc brakes all the way around but that sure looks like a drum backing plate on the rear.

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