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1947 CJ-2A Madera, CA $4800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4800.

(08/05/2019) Looks like a solid jeep. I wonder if that’s a fiberglass body.

“V8 conversion.Headers, flowmasters exhaust. Muncie 4speed manual transmission. Dana 44 front and rear axles. Warn locking hubs. 31″ BF goodrich mudterrains. Rancho suspension. 5.38 gears , tops out around 60mph. Current registration, currently insured no fees. Runs great. Soft top.”

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10 Comments on “1947 CJ-2A Madera, CA $4800

  1. Chuck

    Looks like a 1960’s Build that has kinda gone down hill a bit. Another good “using” Willys!

  2. David Eilers Post author

    John, without an overdrive and with 5:38 gears, I would imagine it would be whining pretty good by the time it hit 60 mph .. might not want to hear what it sounds like at 65!

  3. Chuck

    This Jeep being only an hour away and being sweet on the half door look; I called. It is an older build. The current owner isn’t sure about everything; for example if it really has a 44 in front. The transmission appears to be a side loader; so no granny gear. I might go take a look next weekend.

    From the pics it looks to have power steering,winch ready bumper, full cage and an overdrive, but thick bondo on the tailgate section and a funky fuel cell. If it has no rust, no other bondo, after market 44’s front/rear with big brakes and an old Muellar top sitting in the garage….it may be hard to resist.

  4. John

    Dave: from my initial reaction I figured a 4 speed and v8 would be peppy and able to handle well on the highway (not that it’s meant for that anyway). Although I knew having 3.73 gearing may be more beneficial in the long run for that under the hood

    Chuck: honestly it does look like a nice CJ… if it was for sale in the northeast it would probably be listed for double that even with bondo. At the very least maybe kick those tires

  5. David Eilers Post author

    Chuck: it includes a Mueller top? I don’t know how I missed that. Sounds like a good deal to me.

    John: I have never tried driving a Jeep with 5:38s on the highway, so I am only guessing the hearing is the thing that would keep it from going over 60. You’d think there would be plenty of power.

  6. Chuck

    Dave x2

    Yes, wishful thinking on the top, but……
    1) the ad said it had a soft top.
    2) the style of half doors suggests it may of once had a Muellar top.
    3) and it’s in the right geographical location to have had a new Muellar top.

    I think it’s worth a look being only an hour away and I’ll be driving right by there next weekend anyway. The thing is; I’m scared; I don’t need another Jeep. Just trying to be cautious and avoid temptation, lol.

  7. David Eilers Post author


    I do agree with your assessment, so I’ll keep my fingers cross that 1) you find something interesting and 2) you can RESIST the temptation!

    – Dave

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