Too bad this isn’t in color. Note the DJ-3A with the convertible top at the lower right. the photo was published in the February 1956 issue of Willys News.
On April 20, 1997, the Toledo Blade devoted an entire section of its newspaper to the jeep history, going all the way back to the construction of the Jewel sewing machine factory in 1885. While it isn’t a perfect history (for example Jeep did not copyright the name JEEP in 1946, they tried, and failed, to trademark it at that time), it’s still interesting with some photos and a historical time line.
That’s some serious mud!
“WWII Line of U.S. Jeeps Bogged Down in Mud on Ledo Road in Burma Press Photo”
“1943 Press Photo A destroyed American jeep after it hit a land mine, Navy beach”
Has a custom wood bed.
“Frame off build, dana 30 front, dana 44 posi rear, 3.73 gears for comfortable highway speeds. Fresh 350 Chevy motor, 3 speed auto trans, promatic shifter, 4 core aluminum radiator, power steering, power brakes, painless wire set, full cage, custom seats, racing harness, custom top, rear mounted gas tank, custom wood bed.”
“Watch this video in a new window: http://vimeo.com/116792913
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Gus is a 1965 Willys originally from the south west, which means NO RUST. A retired man with a history in restoring military Jeeps saved Gus from the cutting torch. A few misguided teenagers concocted a plan to cut Gus’ fenders and make him into a “rock crawler”. Our retired friend couldn’t let that happen, and decided restoring and upgrading Gus would be a great retirement project.
$11,800 – We are open to trades, prefer interesting/older cars.
Just a reminder: Tickets are $100 and only 100 will be sold. The raffle won’t take place until they are sold.
“WIN THIS JEEP! 1952 Military Willys Jeep M38A1 – Surplus military unit acquired by the Fryeburg Fire Department upon military retirement. All original, 24 volt system, blackout lights, and new batteries with all maintenance required to maintain readiness. Steel top is bolted on and is easily removable to return this Jeep to its original configuration. Gas can and spare tire mounts currently attached to the top will bolt back onto the tailgate as designed. Always stored indoors and climate controlled. This is a little-used time capsule that could easily be restored or enjoyed in it’s current condition. Includes original military records but no title as Maine won’t issue a title to any vehicle older than 1995.
We are raffling this Jeep off to the winning ticket holder. Tickets are $100 each and are limited to only 100 tickets. That’s a 1 in 100 chance if you buy one ticket or a 50 times better chance than getting a hole in one golfing. Buy more tickets and your odds increase! The drawing will be held as soon as all 100 tickets are sold. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new ATV Wildlands Firefighting unit. We’re replacing the old with the new and you have the opportunity to benefit while helping out a worthy cause. Tickets are available from the Fire Chief most weekdays at our Main St. fire station or from various members of our Fire Department.”
Has some mods, but still may be worth a look.
“1952 Willys Jeep, 4 cyl, 4×4. registration good through march 2015″
Has some updates.
“Great running 1946 CJ2A Buick v6, 3 speed, Dana 20 transfer case. Power steering, Disc brakes.
lots of updates in the running gear. Brand new tires. Steering rebuilt, front axle, repacked, new brakes all around. Good upholstery. I have a new full top too! No time to play with it, my loss your gain.”
“This a 1958 jeep willy overland pickup
I’m actually just testing the water if interested contact me with an offer
The jeep is good condition, it starts right up and needs a few things like seat beats but runs great. Local pick up only.”
Listed as a 1946, it looks like an MB to me.
“is it a willys? a jeep? a willy jeep? army jeep? a jeep that was in the army but got discharged? whatever or however, it sure is cool. asking $7950 and we accept trades, and we accept money. gold, silver and art also considered. si se hablo espanol. precio $7950. classico. bueno. gracias”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.
(11/29/2014) Paint job has some overspray.
“Buy a legend in history and off-roading. Here is a list of features for the original Willys Jeep.
-Flathead 4 cylinder
-Brand New tires–16”x6 5 Total
-4 High and Low work
-Body was repainted recently to freshen it up
Just an all round fun jeep for the ranch or deer lease. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any further question.”
Missing some windshield wipers, but still worth a look.
“Sits on S10 frond clip and suspension parts. Has S10 motor that is carbureted, 5 speed trans. Runs and drives.”
It looks solid.
“Very cool Willys Jeeps for sale. Built over the last two years from combined 47CJ2A and later CJ3B it has most of the things you want on a Willys build. I still have a ton of parts left over from the two jeeps, infact the list is too long to put here. Great CJ2A body blasted, primed, and painted along with frame, and most everyother part you can think of. Virtually everything was replaced or rebuild. Extra 4 Cyclinder Ford motor in addition to the original WIllys motor installed. Brake update kits, all running gear and steering components have been rebuilt or replaced. No telling how much time and money invested. Time and space will no longer allow me to keep it. New projects coming soon and we need the room and cash. Everything that I have goes with it, extra everything. Drove it summer before last haven’t started it since then. Does have tow bar and I know that put a little gas in the carb, she will fire right up! Contact with questions, remember time is short so serious interest only. Can send more photos on request.”
Converted to four wheel drive.
“1976 DJ5D Mail Jeep. 3000, or best offer.
Professionally converted to four-wheel-drive.
Parts only, no title.
Some minor issues, cracked glass etc.
Chevy 305 V-8 with Holly carburetor.
Automatic trans, manual transfer-case.
5 brand new Grabber tires! Only driven two days, less than 100 miles!
Spare aluminum radiator, plus most of the parts to add power brakes.
RIGHT HAND DRIVE.
These are getting rare, and have become popular “rat-rods”. Raise it, or lower it.
Use it instead of a much more expensive “gator”.
Turn it into a mud-buggy. Fix it up a bit and use it for a mail or paper route!
Frame and tub/body are in good shape, very little rust. Some door seals replaced. Other seals come with but not installed.
Please,….I do not need help selling, will not ship and will only accept cash in person.
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3300.
(11/12/2014) Sounds like it might require additional work.
“The new: complete break job, water pump, fuel tank, carburetor, ignition system, 12volt converted, exhaust system. Starts every time. runs strong. Too many projects.”
“runs, needs cosmedics, has v6 motor, has 2 speed browie”
“For Sale is my awesome 1977 Jeep DJ-5. I hate to sell it, but I dont drive it enough to justify keeping it anymore. These jeeps are getting really hard to find. They have a cool hard top, sliding doors, and swing out rear door. This one is even more rare because it has the best engine combo that was available for these jeeps: Legendary AMC 232 In-Line 6 cylinder engine and the 727 torqueflight automatic transmission. Engine runs great and transmission shifts smooth. Even the “fun” features work (wipers, horn, lights, etc.) This thing is awesome all around. 3″ Lift. New knobby tires. No rust. Ready to cruise around town.”
In good shape, but the price seems optomistic.
“1950 Jeep Willy’s CJ3A F-Head Motor. Antique Vehicle, very rare find. Vehicle runs and is in excellent condition. New starter, New alternator, new battery, rebuilt carborator. New upholstery, new tires. Hate to part with but family pushing to sell for financial reasons. Serious inquiries only!! Asking price $32,000, will consider all offers.”
Unclear if it runs.
UPDATE:Pics now provided.
“Titled as a 1946 but has a later Fhead engine, later windshield frame so who knows. The engine sounds pretty good, the gas is really old so stinks a little smoke, newer exhaust, new plugs, wires, filters, oil change etc. Has nealr y brand new BFG ATKO tires, no rust, has good brakes, has a Saginaw steering box, runs and drives well but needs some “tinkering” Would be a good hunting Jeep. ”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.
(08/30/2014) Needs work, but might be worth a look.
“1947 Willys wagon. Newer style front end. Running 350 chevy, 3 speed t90, twin stick dana 18 transfercase. This wagon needs a clutch installed. This is a project, but it is all there. Lots of extra parts. Extra glass, frame, axles, transmissions/transfercases, wheels, tires, fenders, hood, grill, seats, trim pieces, etc. Way too much to list all of the spare parts, basically another wagon worth of parts. I had big plans for this, but no time anymore. I have the title.”
Has a bobcat hood.
“1947 Willys Jeep Flat Fender – $3,500.00 or OBO
This Willy’s Flat-fender was built for fun and it’s ready to rock crawl or for play’n in the mud, sand or snow.
Built 307 v8 with a 4 speed. Brand new rubber plus spare. Nice roll cage and harness belts. Soft top only but comes with doors and extra hood. The clutch and master brake cylinder are also new. Also work been done to the lift, suspension/frame and rear end. Other miscellaneous parts included. Can see from road but do not bother people where it is parked (beware of dog!). Call ahead and I will meet you or if you want more information,”
It’s a project with a rear PTO.
“I’m selling a project that will not get done in the near future so in an effort to save It, its time to move on to a new home. This is a CJ-3B also called a high hood. WE have all the major parts to reassemble (body parts and such). It was stripped down to sand blast the body and clean up the running gear. I do have a box of most everything that was removed. The rust is very minimal to not having any at all except surface rust, the one bad spot you can see in the pics. This jeep was never modified in the past, that makes it a good resto project or you can be the first to start cutting on it. It has stock running gear with a rear PTO. May consider a part trade for chevy truck stuff I’m not looking for junk and will still want cash too. Possibly an auto-trans t-400 or T-350 2wd. again no junk please don’t waste my time.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(11/25/2014) No pics provided.
“Hey I have a nice 2 piece willys/cj2a fiberglass tub that I am not going to use due to acquiring a different project. Floor is cut for 3spd and twin sticks tub has never been mounted and nothing is drilled. I have fuel tanks,47 frame, and other parts for sale as well. It is stored inside out of the weather. Thanks calls/texts get faster response”