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1946 CJ-2A Trencher Minden, NV $5500

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UPDATE: price dropped to $3500.

(05/23/2022) It hasn’t been started for over a decade. It’s unclear why the rear axle looks like it has been pushed backwards.

https://reno.craigslist.org/hvo/d/genoa-1946-willys-jeep-trencher/7534663935.html

“We bought a ranch a couple years ago that had a variety of farm/construction equipment and junk on the property. We’ve gradually sold off or disposed of most of it. We’ve been on the fence however about what to do with this bizarre little rig; a WWII-era jeep that has a trencher built onto it. Part of me wants to hold on to it and take it back to a stock jeep. On the other hand, how many projects can a body accomplish in a limited number of years? Thus, if the right person were to offer, say, $6,500. in cash, I would part with it.
I have not tried to start it, though everything else on the property that was parked 15 years ago when the ranch was abandoned, has been made to run..
We are well off the grid, east of Minden, NV. Phone reception is poor. If you have an interest, please text me and we can arrange a visit.
There is no title or documentation that we are aware of.”

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5 Comments on “1946 CJ-2A Trencher Minden, NV $5500

  1. Bob

    you suppose it’s sitting on a later CJ5 frame or something? The wheelbase looks too long for the body.

  2. Blaine

    The body and engine look to be moved back several inches on the (early CJ5?) frame.
    The forward position of the rear spring hangers have nothing connected to them.
    Rear wheel arch is cut at the back corner for tire clearance.
    It appears to have long tubular trailing arm for the rear axle. It’s either this or 4 inch dual exhaust.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Good points guys. I didn’t look at this one close enough.

    note also that the front shock mounts are missing, but I believe I can make out the welds that were holding it in place.

    It appears to me that a spring mount was welded upside down the driver side exhaust pipe. And, there is one upside down on the passenger side rear just below the spring mount on the frame (that is missing a spring as Blaine notes). I can’t tell what the heck is going on here.

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