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1945 VEC CJ-2A Fernley, NV Hemmings Auction

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Thanks to Mike for sharing this VEC CJ-2A that’s being auctioned on Hemmings.com. While not a perfect restoration, there’s a lot to like here and it’s a long ways towards that goal. The jeep includes a rear PTO gearbox and drum pulley. While functional, the exhaust pipe appears under the frame in the first pic, so that would be a good thing to correct. The front frame rail area could use some restoration, too.

https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1945-willys-cj2a-920716

“You’ll need to look twice, but this is a fetching and genuine example of American automotive history. The seller states that this 1945 Willys Jeep CJ-2A, from the first year of civilian Jeep production, is also the 325th such vehicle built in 1945, based on its tub and serial numbers, which the seller says were commonly mismatched in those years. Believed to have been originally sold in California, the Jeep is reported to have undergone a four-year, body-off restoration that included a new master cylinder and wiring harness. Described as 90 percent complete, the Jeep is reported to have a rear-mounted power takeoff with a flat belt drive.”

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1948 CJ-2A Columbia Falls, MT $8000

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Seems worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2051381385047014

“1948 Willy’s jeep runs and drives selling for relatives in eastern MT $8,000 OBO”

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1946? CJ-2A Ordway, CO $4500

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Listed as a 1954, all signs point to it being a 1946 CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/574076270844306/

“Runs and drives. But needs new or rebuilt carburetor. Brake fluid leaks so brakes don’t work. Stuck in 4×4. $4500 or obo. open to trades.”

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1947 CJ-2A Havre, MT $17,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/18/2022) Has a few minor mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/327602876201669/

“1947 WILLYS CJ2A rebuilt original L134 flathead 4 cylinder new Carb new Electronic ignition new radiator new Tires including spare new windshield it runs great it is geared low to crawl anywhere”

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Various Jeeps in Various Conditions Santa Fe, NM

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Seems there are still some jeeps here (at least, the ad is still up).

(08/06/2022) There could be something interesting here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5435406496497803

“I am selling a collection of various Jeeps, including Willy’s wagons/trucks, CJ2, CJ3, CJ5, CJ7. Most are complete, just have not been started, run or moved in a few years. Selling all to clear the land. Please message for phone number please as I will NOT do back-and-forth texting. Thank you for your help in that regard. I also have others ads up for vintage aluminum trailers, Mercedes, Studebakers and a few other vehicles from the 1950’s thru 1970’s. Pictures are but a sample of what is available. Thanks for the interest!”

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1948 CJ-2A Gillette, WY $7000

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Looks like it’s been upgraded to an f-head. No description provided, other than a p#.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1125678574714325

“Call Fred 16054902633”

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1946 CJ-2A Superior, CO $7000

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Has some updates, including an overdrive. Interesting choice of a steering wheel. What’s that out of?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/898432214893978

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A Clean Title, owned for about 10 years. Mainly storage kept but less than 500 miles since putting the motor in. 3 speed with overdrive V6 rebuilt motor that came out of a 1979 Buick Skylark. Clutch replaced with motor. Dana 18 transfer case and T90 Transmission Just rebuilt the radiator New alternator just installed as well. All 4 Tires have great tread including spare. Brand new We do have the back seat and front. Also have a set of chains for two tires.”
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1948 CJ-2A Monument, CO $6500

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Has an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/738170593935294

“Complete with title.”

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1948 CJ-2A Austin, CO $6000

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Has Koenig hardtop and Power-Lok hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/804091370720409

“Runs great and a new brakes were recently put on.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Twin Falls, ID $9000

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The seller is selling for a friend. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/463625775802158

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2 Project Jeeps Pleasant Hill, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB, Parts

There seem to be 3 chassis, one with a WWII body and one with a CJ-2A body (ex Brush Busters Jeep Club jeep).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1103537683883961

“Forced to sell my willyz projects. I have two Willyz flat fenders for sale one is a 1943 and one is a 1945. There is also a 1980s chassis with a complete engine. Not sure if it runs, it does spin over. Also included is a pile of parts and a running Buick v6 engine. Both “jeeps” have all body including both windshields in perfect condition. The 1943 frame has been slightly modified to fit scout suspension. I am selling the whole package as a unit. Need it gone as soon as possible $4000 or best offer, at this point ALL offers will be considered. I hate to part with it all but there is no other option.”

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1947 CJ-2A Green River, WY $3000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/12/022) Only the one pic provided. It’s unclear what work is necessary.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/474354080950230

“1947 Willey’s Jeep. It runs just bought it as a project and just haven’t have time.”

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1949? CJ-2A Salina, KS $7500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/06/2022) This is still titled in New Hampshire. It lacks front frame horns, so either it is a very late CJ-2A or it’s seen some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/543834544094373

“1949 CJ2A Currently registered in NH plates. Have title and all other paperwork from previous owner. 43k miles No rust on frame L-head engine T-90 trans Has skid plate installed over transmission Includes removable Roll bar Runs and drives fine. This is my 50% daily driver to school (only .8 miles away Disc brake conversion New wheel hubs Recently had oil changed Partial PTO Attachment Drivers floor will need a little TLC, otherwise good drive. NOT INTERESTED IN TRADES.”

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1948 CJ-2A Hillsborough, NH $5000

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This jeep has a custom body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/818919309122517

“This is my beloved 1948 CJ with a sweet homemade body made out of plate steel with the t-bucket look. It has a reproduction m38 windshield. It has the L134 with the desired kaiser SuperSonic head, t90, and dana 18. It comes on 31×10.50r15 Mastercraft mud terrain tires. This jeep gets all the attention whereever it goes. Jeep has a tabor 9k pound winch with in cab controls. The frame has been boxed. The seats are xp1000 seats out of a newer Polaris RZR. Has LED lights all the way around. Has Brennan Metcalfs tracker disc brake conversion on the front axle. This jeep is well tested on and offroad, it goes everywhere. I really hate to sell it but don’t really need 5 jeeps, and would hate to see it sit. I would like $5000”

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1945 MB Frame Reworked for a 1946

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Bill is selling this unique MB/CJ-2A frame.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/products/rare-very-early-willys-jeep-cj2a-frame

“I am selling a very rare early cj2a frame. You may ask what makes this one rare. It is a 1945 willys mb (ww2 jeep), modified by willys to work with the cj2a. Over 22 modifications where made by willys to.use this frame with the cj2a production such as cutting the machine gun mount to clear the cj2a body. Some reports state only 100 of these frames where used. Included with this sale is the dash data tages with serial number. Not included are the leaf springs in the photos. The axles however can go. Wheels are already sold.”

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1948 CJ-2A Prineville, OR $12,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,000.

(08/13/2022) The body appears in good shape.

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/powell-butte-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a/7535530841.html

“Nice example of a classic Willys. Straight body, good paint and solid running gear. Civilian half cab canvas top and seat cushions manufactured by Beachwood canvas works.”

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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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1946 CJ-2A Carson City, NV $9000

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You don’t often see Worman hardtops out west.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/carson-city-1946-willys-cj2a-jeep/7529971770.html

“1946 Willys CJ2a. Complete. Runs. Clear title. Has a top. Brakes, lights, etc. all work. Original engine I believe. The engine could use a rebuild. I drive it as is. In Reno/Carson area. You will need to ask questions and see it.”

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1947 CJ-2A Yuba City, CA $6500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(02/17/2022) Unclear what type of ‘love’ this jeep needs. This appears to have an overdrive. It’s powered by a Ford 4cyl. It might be worth a look.

https://yubasutter.craigslist.org/cto/d/gonzales-willys-jeep/7536436528.html

“We are selling our 1947 Willys jeep that needs some loving it’s been in storage for many years . It will make a great jeep for the rubicon are just for the fun of taking it out on week ends. Also I think it has T-90 Borg warn overdrive.”

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1947 CJ-2A Salisbury, NC $2500

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Mike spotted this project for sale. There looks to be value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2899613243677769/

1947 Jeep willys frame finished, however I was in the process of restoration. Motor runs. it’s Missing seats and windshield. Original 4 cylinder motor No title”

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1947 CJ-2A Atascadero, CA $2500

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This has some interesting mods, including changes to the sides of the body. The back has a mural and possibly the jeep’s former name (Fetch This).

https://slo.craigslist.org/pts/d/atascadero-1947-willys-cj2a/7538295286.html

“1947 project Willy’s barn find. Rolling chassis and no numbers. Was used as a sand drag jeep in the 70s & 80s and used to have a 327 corvette engine.”

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1946 CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA $5100

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $5100. Pics updated on ad. A Reader looked at this and noted the following: “it has a lot of issues: rust holes in flooring, blowing white smoke, not staying in 3rd gear, etc.

(04/19/2022) The jeep runs, but see above…

https://slo.craigslist.org/for/d/bradley-willys-jeep/7526057156.html

“1946 Willy’s Jeep runs great pinkslip in hand. Insured and registration up to date. New gas tank break lines,cylinder head and gasket. New tires about 30 miles on them.make reasonable offer.”

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Year? CJ-2L? Chassis Loon Lake, WA Make Offer

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UPDATE: Some additional pics added. 

This chassis appears to have front frame horns and may have a CJ-2A transmission crossmember side-frame-mount setup. Given it’s been lengthened and located in the Spokane area, I’d bet this is a lengthened CJ-2A chassis (or CJ-2L as we’ve come to call them).

https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/loon-lake-55-willy-jeep-chassi-and-cab/7531235552.html

“WILLY JEEP … have questions we dont mind answering 240 four, four 0 21 nine7 any time or 509 two 51 eight3 1seven”

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1946 CJ-2A Everett, WA $3000

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The body appears in good shape. I doubt this one lasts long.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/7536428038.html

“1946 cj2a survivor. All original. Has original great running L134 engine (needs reinstalled) . Very straight and minimal rust. Eastern WA. Jeep.
100 percent complete minus fuel gauge. If your looking for an early Willys to restore or just enjoy as is, you found it.”

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1946 CJ-2A Port Orchard, WA $8000

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The body has a few fixes and the engine has been updated.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/7531404117.html

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“Price Reduced! Turns heads wherever it goes! Military paint scheme, OD green. Great town car and fun to drive. Nothing run by a computer on this vehicle! This modified CJ2A has a 1972 Ford Pinto engine, modified steering system and a Cj3a windshield. In the past year it has all new military tires and tubes, 15 inch rims, new right front hub, all new brake drums, new brakes, new carburetor, alternator and regulator and battery. Windshield wiper on driver side. Original transmission with added overdrive (55 mph on highway.) It runs well and will inspire you to continue to improve it. It’s a WILLYS JEEP. Collector Car license (One time license payment when you register it!) Bring me offers!”