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1948 CJ-2A Tacoma, WA $1500


No title, but does have a Warn OD. There seems like parts value here.


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“1948 Willys CJ2A – NO TITLE motor/trans ford 289 – needs starter and carb I did have it running shortly with adding fuel into the intake Has brand new- coil , distributor, plugs and wires , oil change T90 trans to T18 with a WARN OVERDRIVE Got this from a buddy that had it sitting for 30 years Passenger bumper side looks like it was hit and pushed the frame alittle, but I picked it up to do a frame off and really just don’t have time Too many projects and this is going to sit now that I got my old YJ wrangler back Would trade it for some wheels for my truck 6×5.5 with a low offset Or trade for Jeep Wrangler YJ parts Or trade for a 5.3 swap with trans and case Or a 6.0LQ9 Pretty much open to trades so just tell me what you got and we can make something happen”

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1947 CJ-2A Palmview, TX $7500


This looks like a decent build. It may have a CJ-3B windshield. It does have a fiberglass body kit.


“1947 cj2a jeep willys v6 headers standard 4×4 custom fiberglass body all lights and components work as they should it is in very nice condition…I will take part trade for muscle car or truck.”

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1946 CJ-2A Houston, TX $18,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,500.

(10/06/2022) Looks like a nice build with updates.


“Arizona garage kept
Rust free
28355 original miles
231 Buick V6 motor
3 speed with overdrive”

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1947 CJ-2A LaPryor, TX $2200


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2200.

(07/25/2022) This has some body rot, but there may be some parts value here.


“1947 Willys CJ2A. Barn find. Comes with Engine, transmission, transfer case, axles, 5 new tires, hard top and full doors. Missing interior. Glass broken. Floor boards rusted and will need replacement. No title. Willing to trade for nanny goats, heifers, quality hay, covered livestock trailer or $2500 cash.”

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1948 CJ-2A Memorial, TX $10,800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/06/2022) This militarized CJ-2A appears to have a replacement body.


“This 1948 CJ2A is a beauty. It runs well and feels like you are driving a piece of history.”

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Parting Out 2 CJ-2As Berryville, AR


The pics aren’t super helpful. I can identify one 2A (2nd pic with the 3A windshield), but harder to see the first.


“I’m parting out a two cj-2a. I have the transmission and transfer case and drive line, i also have the go devl block I’ll take pictures on Thursday and post them . Let me know what parts you’re needing I’ll look and see if it is still available”

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1946 CJ-2A Gorman, CA $4000


Unclear how much value is here. It has a body lift.


“1946 Jeep Willys.
4000.00 OBO
Needs restoration but all parts are there, rust in the tub around the rear wheel openings. MB grill added does have headlight buckets but no brackets. CJ grill included. Has a small block ford engine “ran when parked” per previous owner.
Have new radiator and a few other pieces that go with it. Does have fender well headers.
Clean California title last registered in 2017. Do not know about back fees.”

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1947 CJ-2A Scotts Valley, CA $7800


This is a big project with parts in uncertain conditions disassembled more than 30 years ago.



“I’ve had this Willys far too long and realize how unlikely it is that I’ll ever do the build I envision.
I purchased it in 1990 and dismantled in 1991, after I cooked the rear pinion gear. It’s been kept in a garage/tent in Santa Cruz Co. ever since. It was first placed in CA DMV non-op status in 1994 – I have a clean title in hand.

The contents for sale include all parts for a complete jeep (and then some), including:
– Body tub, fenders, grill, 2 hoods, windshield, tailgate, roll cage, 2 seats
– 302 Ford V8 – ran fine in 1991
– 4-core radiator (unused in box)
– Rebuilt Ford T18, 4 spd. transmission w/granny-low 1st gear
– New trans/transfer-case adapters, Centerforce clutch, pressure plate, t/o bearing
– ’74 CJ5 Model 20 transfer-case
– ’74 CJ5 transmission cross-member
– ’74 CJ5 Dana 20 front-end rebuilt w/limited slip diff, disc-brake kit & new Warn hubs
– Ford 9″ rear end w/ factory disc brakes – needs shortening & differential
– Orig. Dana 44 rear-end – needs rebuild
– (4) 8″x10” chrome 7-spoke wheels with tires ~90%tread
– Used Jeep wrangler leaf springs w/new in-box spring perches
– 2 frames – stock ’47 & ’74 DJ (postal jeep)
– Complete Bestop soft top
– Unused “bikini” top
– Wood project rack with casters

The posted price is what I figure the sum of the parts are worth. I’ll entertain offers – just not ridiculous ones.”

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Year? CJ-2A/CJ-3B Kent, WA For Trade


UPDATE: Still Available. Now for Trade. Was $8900.

(05/10/2022) Listed as a 1946 CJ-2A, it looks to be a CJ-2A with a CJ-3B body. It’s also a non-drivable project.


“1946 cj2a. Looks like a really cool army jeep. Needs tlc and minor motor work. Comes with a lot of extras. Really fun project that I just keep get to.
Looking to trade for a newer good condition travel trailer or something cool that doesn’t take up garage space. ”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Atascadero, CA Auction


This VEC has a serial number of 10461. It has been updated with a V8. It might still have the side shift T-90 updated with a different kind of linkage.  Current bid with 6 days to go is $1800.


“This 1946 Willys Jeep 4×4 V-8 is up for auction on October 22nd! This is an online auction and there are no minimums or reserves! Everything sells to the highest bidder! V-8 Oldsmobile engine, manual transmission, 4×4, tow hitch.”

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1948 CJ-2A Rye, CO $9000


Appears in good shape. PTO bar has been cut off and the area where the spare tire mount mounts looks redone.


“1948 Willy’s Jeep. In excellent original conditions. Michigan Yellow. Original tires. Very drivable.”

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1946 CJ-2A & 1951 CJ-3A Moab, UT $9000


The 3A runs, but the 2A needs some work.


“Two Willys Jeeps for sale. The 46 (white) has a clean Title. It has a resent rebuilt Buick V6. it runs but needs exhaust manifolds and radiator to match the water pump. The 51 (green) runs and drives fine and has the overdrive. The starter is weak but still fires it up. It has no title so I will provide a Bill of Sale. They come with a spare Flathead engine, transmittion/transfer case, and Mics. parts.”

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1948 CJ-2A + Bantam Trailer Hayward, CA $9400


Runs, but exhaust manifold is off….


“1948 Willys Jeep with Bantam Trailer, solid, strait and rust free, Good runner but the exhaust manifold is currently off for repairs. , trailer is strait original and solid. Clean title in non op. 9400.00 for both. cash, no trades, if its listed its available, serious only please.”

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1946 CJ-2A Vista, CA $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/02/2022) This might be worth a look.


“Current registration, new alternator ,new carburetor ,new water pump , runs good”

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1948 CJ-2A Tatum Ranch, AZ $9500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/02/2022) This jeep has mods along with a rebuilt cargo bed floor.


“1948 CJ2A runs amazing. Has rebuilt Chevy 153 4 cylinder and Chevy 4 speed manual transmission and Chevy steering. Brand new aluminum radiator with shroud, new hoses and thermostat. Freshly rebuilt carburetor, new brake lines throughout, new tires, new battery, new fuel pump/lines/ and filters. Very reliable and a blast to drive. No leaks”

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Jeep Collection For Sale Whitney, NE

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ5, FC150-FC170-M677

This seller has a wide range of jeeps. He hopes to sell them in various lots. The seller notes in the comments on this post that he won’t sell to folks in Nebraska.

The collection itself looks interesting. It is wide ranging with 2As, 3As, FCs, CJ-5s, and M-38s to name a few. I haven’t yet seen any pics of a 3B.

You can see more pics and read the comments here. The seller has responded to some of the comments: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WillysSwapMeet/posts/3312265972379992


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1947 CJ-2A Phoenicia, NY $5000


Glenn shared Andy’s ad for a 2A with a Newgren 3-point hitch and a rear pto.


“Up for sale is a very rare 1947 CJ2a. Besides remnants of original paint on the body and on the wheels this jeep has a very rare Newgren three point hitch. The jeep also has a full power takeoff to the rear. original upholstery on the rear seat. The engine has a King Seely governor and dashboard control. Original bumper. Also hard to find is the original top bow hardware for the half cab. I have the rear bow for the full cab also. Jeep will need a full restoration but given the rarity of this example it would be well worth it. Clear title”

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1946 CJ-2A Sonoma, CA $9000


This appears to have a Worman hardtop.


“1946 cj2a Willys Jeep Clear title. Probably original engine. Runs fine. Most everything works. Don’t text. Call and ask questions.”

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1946 CJ-2A Oroville, CA $4000


Has some body rust. Will need some work. No title.


“Hi I have a 1946 Willy’s jeep , runs great, no brakes I have been using it as a farm/runabout vehicle . No title. But it’s a first generation cj2a with tons of potential 4×4 all mechanical only needs two wires to run and drive. Rims don’t go with it I have 5 original rims three with old tires”

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1946 CJ-2A Lincoln, CA $3600


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/05/2022) This is a project. It may have a Warn OD.


“I have to many projects. It is a 1946 Willys cj2a. I pulled the engine and transmission. The motor is a 4 cylinder Chevy, I think it’s out of a mail jeep or a 1960s nova. The transmission is bad, I took it to a shop and they said it would be cheaper to buy a refurbished T90 and transfer case. The brake lights aren’t working, I checked the bulbs and they looked fine. I have the pink slip. $4000 obo 9one6 three 9 seven 3 six 55 Will trade for a Suzuki sidekick/tracker, dirt bike, or a Rokon”

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1948 CJ-2A Elma, WA $14,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/05/2022) No description provided. This has a variety of updates, including a rear tank setup with a filler door on the driver’s rear quarter panel.


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1947 CJ-2A-Crawler Tenino, WA $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/08/2022) Runs on propane, but sound like it runs and drives(?). It has a Bobcat hood.


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“Have 47 Willy’s wheeler needs a lot of work and new axles put under it. Have a Dana60 Dana44 with 5:13 gears that will go with.has bare Toyota axles under it right now. had a cage done for it. the cage rear needs to be finished welded and a bunch of other stuff. Does run has a Chevy 4.3 on propane Dana 20 twin stick with aftermarket gears in it with front dig and a th350. 4link in the rear and springs in the front. Have a set of brand new fox 18in gas shocks for the rear.

Has some ok 35in tsl’s on beadlocks. Need a running vehicle more Than anything or cash me out. Have the title also. Really don’t wanna sell but times are hard..make me a good cash offer or trade. I’ll trade for a ls with a 5 speed also. I know it’s ugly and beat it’s a wheeler and pretty old.. i really don’t wanna part it out have to much stuff laying around as is.”

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1948 CJ-2A Sanford, NC $1500


Listed as a 1946, the serial # 175762 puts it as 1948 model. Thanks to Mike for sharing.


“1946 Willy’s cj-2a, original flathead has been swapped for a overhead valve engine. No title, bill of sale.”

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1946 CJ-2A Hamburg, CA $8000


Not quite all “original” as there have been lots of little mods.


“1946 Willy’s CJ2A. MANY, MANY , MANY NEW PARTS ALL installed Willys parts. New tires and rims , military tires and Willy’s rim all new lug nuts. Old timers project lots of love all moving parts.Willy’s is all original. Body needs paint. Serious calls only .cash .located on Klamath river hiway, call for more info. Clear title in hand. Wanting to sell.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Red Bluff, CA $15,000


This has a VEC body.


“Restored 1946 Willys Jeep in very good condition less than 300 miles.”

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