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1944 MB Fremont, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

This might be a  ’44 or a ’45.  It’s definitely a project.  Lots of parts of pieces which the seller lists on the Craigslist Ad.

“I bought a ’44 or ’45 MB years ago with the intention of using it for a hunting rig. What I bought was rough, to say the least. Upon tearing into it I discovered a lot of wonderful parts. Appreciating history, I decided to do as much restoration as I could without going overboard. I acquired a lot of needed parts and slowly began the process. Well, many years later it’s going nowhere and I don’t have a hunting rig. I’d like to swap it for a license worthy and smog test exempt (CA) jeep that I can take hunting and occasionally to the grocery store….”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/974302273.html

 
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1942 GPW Modesto, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“Here is MB 192498 which is a December 1942 MB. I found the jeep on a farm here in California and it is a very solid jeep. The old guy I bought it from had owned it for over 40 years and used it for irrigation in the hay fields. There is very little rust but it does have some dints and dings. It has an F head motor that I was told runs and just needs a battery but I would have a mechanic check it out. It has all the gauges and an early windshield. I can provide a correct L head engine for an additional $500.”

 
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1942 MB Holden, Mo eBay

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

This MB looks like a play jeep.  It does not appear to be licensed.  I wonder if the stock axles were upgraded.  I’d think that power and those tires would be hard on stock MB axles.

“I’VE OWNED LOTS OF JEEPS IN THE PAST, BUT THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE IN THE PAST I’VE TURNED DOWN NUMEROUS OFFERS TO SELL IT BUT COULD NOT PART WITH IT. WILLY HAS A 283 CHEVY V-8 RUNS SMOOTH, QUIET,AND COOL. IT HAS HEADERS AND GLASS PACKS AND SOUNDS LIKE A V-8 SHOULD. IT HAS A 350 TURBO TRANSMISSION WHICH HAS BEEN REBUILT AND IS A STOCK TRANNY. THE REST OF THE DRIVE TRAIN IS STOCK I THINK? WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE 4X4 LOCK OUT HUBS. FOR ADDED DRIVE ABILITY I’VE ADDED A STEERING BOX WITH A GM POWER STEERING PUMP WHICH MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE IN MANEUVERING THE 31 X15 GOODYEAR TERRA TIRES ON 14 INCH WIDE STEEL RIMS.”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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GPW Bellhousing Horseshoe Bend, Id $50

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

This is right over the hill from me.  I really don’t know how rare these are, but I could run and pick it up if someone’s interested in it.

“Hard to find single rib Willys bell housing for 4 Cylinder L-Head (CJ2A, MB, GPW Jeep). I removed this from my GPW. It’s in good shape with no cracks. It will bolt up to a T90 and T84 transmission. It’s for the CJ2A jeep or early flat fenders. It includes the original inspection cover. Somebody drilled another drain hole in the bottom (see photo).”

http://boise.craigslist.org/pts/899733812.html

 
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1942 GPW Parts Portland, Or

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This seller is parting out a 1942 GPW frame for $50 (though the pictures show the axles, they are no longer there).  Separately, he’s also selling the engine $150 and the tranny/tc $250.  If you are collecting GPW parts, this might be worth checking out.  It sounds the seller is looking to get this out of the drive way.

The Frame Ad:
“1942 Willys GPW frame for sale. Need to sell to get it out of my yard. Would rather have it go to a jeep lover than the scrap guy. $50 bucks and it is all yours. The engine, transmission and axles are NOT included just the frame (sorry old pictures they are not attached now). Get back to me to set up a time to see it.”

The Engine Ad:
“Engine block from 1942 Ford GPW with the bell housing all original and ready to sell at $150. It needs a Willys jeep lover to work on it but will be worth it. Come by and take a look.”

The Tranny/TC Ad:
“Willys 1942 GPW transmission shifts smoothly all original, this needs a good home not my garage. Come on by and take a look then take it home. $250 and it is yours. Original Willy’s rebuilt ones cost $750 and up, the case alone is $200 for a reproduction one. Get back to me to set up a time to see it.”

 
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1942 GPW Colorado Springs, CO $2490

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This is a running GPW for under $2500 that appears to be in good shape.  I haven’t seen too many of these at this price.

“1942 Willys Jeep – Ford built, hinged headlites, Brakes work, engine & driveline orig., driven frequently, Folding top with doors, extra tranny, tires new. ph 432-6873”

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/872470319.html

 
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1943 GPW Riddle, Or — $3500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE:  The price has been reduced to $3500

Obviously, there’s been a few updates, and it sounds like good ones, to this jeep.  Most interesting to me is the chain driven clutch.  I’m not sure what the seller means by that.

“1943 flatfender jeep produced by ford for the war.. Not all original so if thats what your looking for this isnt it. But if you want a good driving fun flatfender this is the rig. Its got a buick 225 v6 that was rebuilt 4,xxx miles ago, saginaw power steering, swapped in dana 30 front end with disk brakes and warn hubs, rancho springs and shocks, t-14 3 speed full synchro tansmission with a warn overdrive, full k line soft top in decent shape, chain driven clutch makes it easier to engage, Good body with minimal rust, larger gastank, electic fuel pump with shut off switch, spare tire carrier, ….. Contact me at cpap22@hotmail.com or call Chase at 541-817-2101”

http://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/841104224.html

 
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1944 GPW Granite Falls, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This appears to be a very restorable GPW.  If you are serious about getting a GPW, this one is worth a look.

“This is an original Ford GPW WWII jeep from 1944. It is a pretty rough project but does have a lot going for it.
original Ford engine not running but not seized. Engine and frame numbers match!! (as they should on ford jeeps). Original gearbox and transfer case. 3 combat rims. Call for more details if interested. Jason (360)691-7740”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/840846673.html

 
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1942 GPW Sacramento, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This GPW looks like it is in very good shape.  I’m surprised it isn’t gone priced at $3000.  The back seems like it sits a little high?  No description at all.

“Please leave a Email. I will get Back to you as soon as I can.  Thanks For Looking…”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/831647033.html

 
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1942 MB Smith River, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

This jeep is located on the Oregon/Cali border near highway 101, so the drive alone is worth getting the jeep.  This doesn't look in too bad of shape.  The seller describes the body as fair to poor, but I've seen many worse bodies than this one.

"Body: Fair to poor condition, areas of rust.Engine: Has not run in 5 years.Tires: 5 in good condition.Other: Fenders & gas tank in good condition.Many usable parts if full restoration is not your thing.Shipping/Transportation will be the buyers responsibilityI'm located in California two miles south of the Oregon border on highway 101. I can be reached at (707)487-5808"

View all the pics on eBay 

 
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1951 CJ-3A Oceanside, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, GPW (Ford MB), MB

The seller states $12000 was spent on the restoration of this CJ-3A and that it will now go easily down Cali highways at 80mph. My response would be, for starters, how does the hood stay down at 80mph, because there is only a hood latch on the passenger side fender (none on driver side) and no latch receptacles on the hood.  There's no mention of the MB body on this CJ-3A. The rear lights are missing on the driver's side.  Rather than a CJ-3A, the grille appears to be a slat grille in the front (probably the most valuable part of this jeep).  Caveat Emptor.

"4 wheel disk brakes, rancho suspension, 10,000 lb warn winch, power steering, power brakes, newer Ford 250 6 cylinder motor, new tires, new wheels, ground up restoration, new interior.  This old jeep has been lovingly professionally restored to better than new condition.  I had power disk brakes, power steering, Ford 250 motor, and rancho suspension added recently.  I also had the interior completely redone for $2200 with commercial grade heavy duty vinyl and super heavy duty rubber on the floors.  I also had the jeep painted with a $5500 base coat clear coat paint job which looks fantastic.  There's over $12,000 in restoration and now I've decided to sell it…."

View the pics on eBay 

 
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MB & M-38 Parts McCall, Idaho

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), M-38, MB

Here's a few MB parts:

Front & Rear Differentials DANA 25
Transmission & Transfer Case T18 (military versions)
All for $100 (all good for parts only)

M-38:

Rare fording kit for M38 – Never installed –
$225 Call for details: (208) 741-9304 

http://boise.craigslist.org/pts/808629316.html 

 
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1942 GPW Susanville, Ca $2400

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Update:  Price dropped slightly to $2400

I suspect the body on this jeep isn't worth restoring, but it still a running gpw for a reasonable price.

"Must sell, I have a 1942 willys jeep with 16,000 miles on it. I cant confirm the milage as it has a new speedomiter that I havent hooked up, have cable havent done it. It is a 1942 GPW, with the original Go-Devil engine, does not use oil and runs great. New tires, brakes are good (for this old of a jeep), it is an original flat fender the tub has been glassed. The body is very straight and the last paint job it got is marginal. I do not have the time or money to restor it as I had planned. I have driven it around locally since I bought it a year and a half ago and never had any problems at all. I really hate to sell this jeep but have to, my loss is your gain. You may call me at 530-569-0524, I will consider a trade for a jeep Cherokee in good condition."

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/801717370.html 

 
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1942 MB Elk Grove, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800

“1942 Willys jeep, 4 cylinder flat head, (up graded steering, brakes, trans.) Runs great! 4-wheel, top speed approx 40mph, 40gal gas tank. has tow bar requires 1-7/8″ ball&4-prong plug.Body modified for hunting,Which makes it a really great hunting vehicle, has high rear observation seat and rifle racks both sides, In addition it could be a great VIP veh. for small town parades”

 
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1942 GPW + Bantam Trailer Bellingham, Wa $3800

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

There's definitely some work to be done on this package.

"Broken Leg forces sale! Serious buyers only please, no trades. Engine runs (134L head go devil) 4 combat rims & brand new military tires. Started to tear down for sheet metal work & paint, but unfinished. Box of spare parts goes with. Clear title, same owner last 8 years. Have Bantam trailer fender (is missing in pictures). Would be beautiful restored. Call 360-733-5911 or email aeschliman4@comcast.net for more photos or with questions."

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/car/780675621.html 

 
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1944 GPW Cincinnati, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

“1944 ford willys jeep from world war II ,completly redone new top tire engine overhaul and more …original manuals ..runs great and good for parades or just to have if your a collector.miles are 23000 and to the best of our knowledge are to be correct as per the title states ..jeep is in great shape and with the 4 wheel drive will go any where offroad ..more pictures available upon request . we are asking 7000.00 but are open to any reasonable offers.”

 
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1942 MB/GPW Seattle $1500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

A running MB/GPW with new tires for $1500?  This should go fast unless there the seller forgot something important.

"350 v8 buick power steering power brakes body ruff firm on price maybe trades has title thats hard to get 206 830-0635 calls good till 11 pm thanks dan new tires"

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/car/772655908.html 

 
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Willys Woodies

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB), MB, Website, Willys Wagons

I wandered across this website in 2008 that showcases old woodies.  There’s a jeep section with a variety of woodies. The woodie at the bottom is made from an old MB/GPW.

“A French coachbuilder’s modification of the American Jeep into a wood-bodied fire fighting squad truck is similar to the work of Duriez.”

See some other old willys woodies here

 
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1942 GPW Sacramento Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

My question is, are the paint spots highlighting bullet holes?  Looks like there has been some changes in the rear related to the suspension (frame over axle perhaps).

"Please Call and leave a message at 916-416-3777. I will get Back to you as soon as I can Thanks For Looking…"

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/car/732914290.html 

 
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Early MB/GPW Parts Jeep Denver, Co $150

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

If you are looking for that MB/GPW parts jeep, then here it is.  No doubt it has seen better days.

"this is a early 50s willys jeep, no title, no engine trans and t case are there but in pieces, do not have much info on it call chris at 303.450.2380 american auto. the jeep is in rough shape"

http://denver.craigslist.org/car/727605206.html 

 
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1943 GPW Sacramento, Ca $3500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This GPW looks like it has had a caring owner.  Some minor mods has made it more ready for camping and carrying equipment.  

"I have a 1943 Ford GPW Willys Jeep 4×4. Original running gear, 4 cyl, manual trans. There is less than 10,000 miles on the motor. Other extras. For more info please call Mike 916 424-2018. $3500.00 obo"

http://sacramento.en.craigslist.org/car/706878444.html 

 
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Year? GPW Roseburg, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Not sure how much value is here.

“Have a Willy’s jeep. No title asking $1,200”

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1942 GPW Tucson, AZ $700

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Given the slat grille, maybe this is a mix of parts? Gotta love the windshield.

“For sale 1942 ford jeep body in bad condition no title has original engine trans and differentials. It ran and drove about 15 years ago and has been sitting every since. It is a project but it is somewhat rare since it was built by ford in 1942 when jeep could not keep up with its military contract and the contract was split up to fulfill the military needs. The windshield was put on it by my father it was from a vw bug it does not belong on it . the price is $700.00 obo if interested please call five 20- four 19- 498zero thank you.”

http://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/4096412247.html

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4-wheel-steers

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Here’s the most complete information on 4 Wheel Steering that I could find. I found it at JeepStation.com (http://jeepstation.com/main/?q=node/18). Looks like Ford built 100, Willys 50 and Bantam 50. If anyone knows more, please add info. This is likely a GPW-4WS.

BRC-40-4WS: American Bantam Jeep, 4 Wheel Steering – 50 built. (62 according to this site)
MA-4WS: Willys Military model A with 4 Wheel Steering – 50 built.
GP-4WS: Ford First model Military with 4 Wheel Steering – 50 built.
GPW-4WS: Ford Military 80″ wheelbase, Willys design with 4 Wheel Steering – 50 built.

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1945 GPW? East San Jose, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Pics now provided. Not a perfect body, but still looks like a great price!

Good running “ranch jeep”…some rust…runs great, good tires, frans oil filter,front hitch”

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