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1948 CJ-2A Dalles, OR $1800

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UPDATE: Still Available.

Dan bought this jeep for the hardtop and plans to put it up for sale. As is with no Oregon title it is $1600 (parts jeep). Once he goes through the paperwork to give it an Oregon title, he plans to raise the price to $2000. The body is a unique wood kit. You can contact him at 971 704 1045 for more info or bosmate @ (remove spaces around @).

Dan shared this ad. The seller of this jeep told Dan that his father bought a wood kit from Sears or Montgomery to make a wood body; this is the result. I searched my Sears and Montgomery catalogs, but couldn’t locate a body repair kit (but I don’t have all the old catalogs). Dan got some close of up pics which are at the bottom of this post.

“1948 Willys CJ2a Jeep. Was my dads jeep but he passed away recently. He had hopes to get it runnig and driving again as he used to drive it on his property 20 years ago. Needs work. Engine missing carb, distributor and starter. I don’t know where he put those, also I can’t seem to find the title for it so no title (unfortunately)…selling as parts.

The jeep has a wooden body from the mid body seam to the rear (forward body is original metal). My dad bought a kit to make the wooden body from sears or montgomery wards many years ago. I assume he did this due to rust in the rear body floors. It’s done very well as the kit included supports and corners. The frame and other parts are solid and only have surface rust. I was going to get this going again and purchased a rare Koening hard top for it which I will sell seperately if the new owner desires it. Also the jeep includes a nice roll bar which is not installed.”

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Wood body closeup pics:

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6 Comments on “1948 CJ-2A Dalles, OR $1800

  1. Joe in Mesa

    Wow: that wooden rear body is very impressive. First time I’ve seen that… definitely worth restoring this one WITH that wood and brackets kit – IMHO. I wonder if it added weight or was a fairly even trade off?

  2. David Eilers Post author

    Joe … I guess the weight would depend partly on the wood used, but I could imagine it being as heavy. Some of the early Bobcat body’s were on the heavy side due to thick fiberglass and wood reinforcing. I sure wish I could have found more info on the ‘kit’.

  3. Joe in Mesa

    And now appears SOLD: “This posting has been deleted by its author.” I hope it found a good home… and I’d really be interested to know what the buyer does with it, especially that wooden kit tub!

  4. Daniel Allan

    Guys, I’m the person that bought this jeep, I wanted the hard top from it but ended up buying the whole jeep. I have no plans for the jeep at this moment, but would definitely consider offers.. I am submitting the paperwork to Oregon DMV to get a clear title for it

    If someone is interested in the old girl I’m open to offers after I have a title

  5. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Daniel,

    I can go ahead and relist this for you if you’d like. Feel free to email me at and let me know how much you want and how you’d like folks to contact you.

    – Dave

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