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Jeep-shaped Lighters

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Dennis noted that the was a CJ-5-shaped lighter. I was able to find a picture of one, but it is unclear to me how it works.



Original Post: I just returned from a quick trip to Seattle, so limited updates today.

While there, I picked up three different sizes of Jeep lighters (thanks to Dan)! I plan to keep one of each and will sell some of the others. I tried to price these on eBay, but none of these are currently on eBay.

The largest one is particularly cool (far right). To ignite it, you collapse the steering wheel; the fire shoots out the hood. I’ll get a video of it tomorrow. The smaller ones are surprisingly heavy.

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There’s another, similar version of the smaller jeep lighters above that’s an LRDG jeep model. You can see one pic below and more pics of that jeep here:


The jeep-shaped lighter (and ashtray) I run cross most often for sale is the German Walter Baier type, which apparently was only sold on US Bases in Germany after the war (I have no documentation of that, other than this info was part of an eBay ad). Here’s a good example of the lighter:




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1948 Article on Elk Hunting with a CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I wish the pic and caption were better reproduced in this scanned newspaper, but the December 02, 1948, article in Montana’s Choteau Acantha newspaper demonstrates how surprised some civilians were by the jeep’s capabilities. The writer mentions Black Leaf Canyon, which is south of Glacier National Park.

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1946 Sand Jeep Rocklin, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

Has lots of updates.

“1946 willys jeep that was one time used as a sand dragster, (wild oats). I bought it as a project with a blown motor and trans. No rust, fiberglass tub and boxed frame. I rebuilt the SBC engine and trans for street use. Zero miles since done. Added all street legal requirements, head lights, tail, turn, stop, high beams, horn, windshield and wiper. Has brand new mud terrain tires and wheels. I added 4.88 gears and a powerloc to the front diff. The rear is a dana 44 with a spool. Chp would not allow me to license for street use. It is licensed for off road use. I do have current registration and pink slip. Come and get it for this season in the dunes.”

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Year? CJ-2A Old Town Fort Collins, CO $1500


This has an Opel engine. I’ve never heard of that engine in a jeep. Fits nicely. No title.

“Cool little Jeep here. No title meaning it’s probably a strictly off-road vehicle. Has an opel 4 cylinder engine with the original gearbox and t case. Ran fine and worked good 2 years ago. Should still be good will definitely need a battery and a carb clean. New brakes and brake lines all around comes with 2 sets of wheels and tires (ALL TIRES ARE VERY BAD. ) it will definitely need to be trailered. I had a blowout towing it behind my 4runner so it will need to be trailered not flat towed now. Unique little rig.”

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1949 CJ-3A Johnstown, CO No Price


Has a variety of updates.

“I have a 1949 CJ2A Willy’s Jeep that has an upgraded F Head engine, 3 speed with overdrive, internal lockers both axels, hubs on all 4 wheels. Dual shocks on all 4 wheels. It has the PTO but nothing hooked to it. Custom roll bar where all wiring and switches were routed up top. Bikini top, it has a warn 9500lb winch in the pics which I’m keeping however I have a PTO winch if you want to try and mount it and hook it all up. Mounts on the back for gas cans and more. A tough little Jeep that has a lot of life left in her. It is street legal with a clear title.”

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Year? CJ-2A Golden Valley, AZ $3000


I doubt this sold at the estate sale this past weekend. Might still be available. Unclear how much value it has. It must be sold, according to the ad.

“1946 willys Jeep 3000 selling on Sunday bring cash and a trailer”


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1953 CJ-3B Dixon, CA $4900


Has lots of updates.

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“1953 willys CJ-3B (reg as ‘48 for some reason) (it’s small like an atv so I posted it here)
Flatfender high hood 4×4
Clean title
Current reg, Runs and drives, needs some minor maintenance and improvements (imho)
cj5 frame and engine (oddfire 225 v6)
Good compression
Good 2 barrel Rochester carb (needs a little tuning)
sm420 4 speed transmission with AA adapter
Twin stick Dana 20 transfer case (drips, of course)
SOA cj7 axles, 4.56 gears (amc20 rear with Detroit and one piece shafts, Dana 30 front with lockright)
New front u joints, calipers, rotors, pads, ss lines (one drips)
Warn hubs
YJ springs
6 point cage
36” tsl’s, black rims. Spare set of champion bead locks and rings included
New front driveshaft
Power steering
Manual brakes
Windshield frame not installed (have two, one banged up, one straight, neither have glass)
Autometer gauges (loose ground wire somewhere)
12v air compressor mounted on firewall (was for air lockers in previous axles)
Spare headers (straighter then than the currently installed ones)
Great project”

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1947 CJ-2A Hysham, MT $2750


it runs. Has lots of diamond plate.

“No title. Only bill of sale.
4 cylinder
Runs great
Sold as is, cash only.”

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1956 CJ-6 El Paso, TX $11,500


UPDATE: At least one person has had difficultly contacting the seller.

Has a variety of mods.

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“1956 Willys Jeep CJ6 Rock Crawler
-Upgraded 401 V8 with fuel injection, tune-able distributor, and headers
-Dual Yellow Top Optima batteries
-T18 manual transmission
-Chromoly axel and lockers
-17 x 9.5 beadlock wheels with Irok tires
-Custom roll cage
-Lots of upgrades; invested over $30K
-Located in El Paso, TX”


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Year? Custom Flattie Morgantown, WV $800


It’s a combination of parts.

“Selling my Jeep Willys that was mounted on an International Scout frame. Comes with an International Scout title. Fenders, hood, and grill on the Jeep are in good shape. The bucket has been lengthened a few inches to help it fit on the frame. Jeep does not run, I was told that it ran when it was parked.”

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1952 M-38 York, SC $4552


UPDATE: This is also on eBay.

It’s a full rebuild.

“I am selling this Jeep for my father who is 89. He has had this Jeep for many decades, but never got around to doing anything with it. It is all original from what I can tell and untouched except the head from the motor was stolen many years ago.

Matching Numbers: The Vin behind the passenger seat , the vin on the dash plate, and the vin on the title all match. The engine block vin locations show no indication of having ever been stamped or the vin has completely rusted away.
Sold As Is.”

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1941 Ford GP Lebanon Junction, KY Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs

Seller currently has an offer for $15k on this.

“I have a 41 ford gp for sale or trade. Feel free to make offer I currently have a 15k offer feel free to offer anything you might think I’d want.”


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Season 1, Ep 2: Wagoneer Restoration

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This is season 1, episode 2, by Mark and Tom Smith of from his series with Drew Norman at his Jeep Farm in Phoenix.

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Willys Jeep Sign Lawrenceville, IL eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

Maury spotted this cool sign. Price is $2500, but seller is accepting offers. Looks like ti was for the Bobe’s K-W Motors dealership.

View all the information on eBay

“VINTAGE Willys Jeep Double Sided Sign . Condition is Used. One of a kind RARE keeper!!!”

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Empire Tractor Model 90 Huntsburg, OH $11,600

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Doug is selling his beautiful Empire Tractor. He’s included a recent magazine article about Empire Tractors and his restoration process. Call or text 440 840 5538 or email decarter @ (removed spaces around the “@”) … you read more about Empire Tractors here.

“Empire Tractor Model 90 S/N 5607 frame off restoration. The Tractor was in the Vintage Tractor Digest magazine spring 2018 plus it’s on the cover of magazine.

Sandblasted, primed and painted with urethane automotive paint. Complete engine re-build done by a motor shop. The head and flywheel resurfaced and installed a new clutch. New brakes, gas tank, radiator, tool box, wiring harness, governor control, exhaust system, gauges.

I can send many pics just ask. Located in Huntsburg, Ohio 44046. Asking $11,600 OBO.”






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1947 Wagon Reno, NV $7500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(11/13/2019) Appears worth a look.


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1946 CJ-2A Prescott, AZ $4500


Looks like a good price.

“I have a 1946 Willys CJ2A with a mild lift, 33” tires, full roll cage, and a ford 302 engine. I just went through the engine with my boys as a “teaching experience”. We put ported heads, new Summit torquer cam (0-5000), new lifters, new timing chain/gears, roller rockers, valve covers, and a new Edelbrock carburetor. The bottom end is bored .40 over with flat top pistons etc etc etc. What we learned is that a CJ2A can pop wheelies!!

That was not the lesson I was trying to teach my 13 and 15 year old so the “death trap” needs to go to someone with a more developed frontal lobe than my boys. I just put new front brakes (11″ drums) on it including rubber lines, slaves, and pads. It has the original 3 speed trans which pops out of 2nd when coasting sometimes. I do have some new polaris seats that go with the jeep. I also have a soft top that looks good but I have never put it on. There is a new aluminum radiator, fan, dual chamber brake master, etc etc etc.

It is a lot of Jeep for the money but someone needs to bleed the rear brakes, and tinker with it a bit. I have it set so only the primaries open on the carb. Adjust them at your own risk. The engine idles perfectly smoothe but has a ton of power for a jeep this size. $4500 obo Body is very straight but has some paint peeling on the hood. Very little rust or corrosion.”

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1951 CJ-3A Gilbert, AZ $9500


Should I recognize the plastic carrier mounted on the side of the jeep? Water or gas canister?

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“51 CJ3A
50,000 on rebuilt 134L motor
12volt with new electrical
New brake lines, master cylinder and 11inch brakes.
new gas tank and lines.
New front springs, shackles, and body mounts.
rebuilt driveshafts
Heater works
soft top with doors
custom bumpers
tow bar
16 inch powder coated wheels
some minor spots of rust.
runs good”


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Year? DJ-3A Savannah, GA $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Last Ride

Despite it’s wretched shape, there’s some useful parts on this convertible DJ-3A (not $1500 worth though), including remnants of the convertible top, a topic about which we DJ guys would like to know more.

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1963 CJ-5 w/Mark III Package(?) Palisade, CO $5000


Includes a Warn OD. I wonder if the light on the inside dash is for monitoring the blinkers.

“1963 jeep cj5
VIN: 57548151366
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 56567
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: other
1963 willys Cj5 jeep tuxedo park edition original Indian ceramic paint , hard top, 134 F head 4 cylinder 3 speed warn overdrive 56,567 original miles runs good $4500 obo”

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1966 CJ-6 Upland, CA $3900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/10/19) Runs and drives.

“1966 Jeep cj6 with Meyers half cab with a Jeep dauntless v6 all original runs and drives good factory widened Steelies some rust but all easy to repair and in manageable locations original bench seat, out of the system sold on bill of sale call only”

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1953 CJ-3A Yucca, AZ $1500


UPDATE: Still Available.

Might make a nice build.

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“Dana 44 with lockers in rear
Dana 30 in front with disk brakes and 20″ shocks
5.38 gears
Brand new NV3550 transmission 5 speed
EFI 302 needs to be installed
33″ tires and spare
Tire rack
Luggage rack with gas can mounts and cans
Bikini top
Fiberglass front end
Great project vehicle the transmission costs $1500.
Have too many projects to get to.”

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1953 M-38A1 Lufkin, TX $10,000

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Mark listed this over at


“Complete Frame-Off restoration completed in 2018. Motor, transmission, transfer case, front and rear end are original equipment. It has 24,000 original miles. This is a no rust Jeep. It is equipped with an overhead cam 4 cylinder engine. The Jeep shifts great, motor has excellent compression. The transfer case is smooth in low range or high range 4 wheel drive. The frame was sanded and repainted and no rust was evident. New gas tank, brakes, brake lines, master cylinder, hoses and belts. New paint is correct military specs for this authentic Korean War Period Jeep. The interior is new with correct seats. It has the original 24 volt system that works without a flaw. This Jeep has a clean title showing it was purchased from the US Government. Equipped with a new full canvas top. Runs and drives great.”

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1966 CJ-5 Tux Park Highgate Center, VT $1495


ModMike spotted this one. The Vin indicates this is a 1966 CJ-5 Tux Park. It might be good for some parts. It runs.

“Rusty all original drive train all matching numbers. Runs not sure of the year.”

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1952 M-38 Phoenix, AZ $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/24/2019) It’s a project.

“I have a 1962 willy’s m38 army jeep with rebuilt motor not yet running lights work brakes work has good tread on older tires boddy in good shape has clean az title”

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