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1948 CJ-2A Camdenton, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900.

(03/22/2020) The Kelly top appears to be for a CJ-5.

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“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A
Solid body and frame
Original flathead motor was rebuilt several years ago, runs good no smoke
Has been converted to 12V, electric fuel pump and solid state ignition
Stops good-new master cylinder, brake shoes, etc.
New fuel tank, sender-electrical system has been gone over, lights, brakes, turn signals, gauges-all work
Has a Kelly metal top-can be easily removed
Make a great off road or farm jeep”

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1947 CJ-2A Orem, UT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Roger Martin shared this one. It’s a project.

“This is a rolling 47 Frame and early 46 body. Frame is in very good shape. It has the axles, transmission and transfer case. Driveline’s included but not on it. It’s a floor shift that seems stuck in gear. Also have another tailgate, extra frame (needs some repair), windshield frame, Floor pan parts, 3 in the tree Trans and Transfer case (not the one shown in the back), tow hitch, tow bar, extra set of axles, and some misc parts.

Has mags and 1 original wheel, steering box or seats. I’m in Orem, Utah I might sell parts separately but would prefer to sell it all. Looks like i’ll be moving soon so I’ll entertain offers and trades.”

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1949? CJ-2A Nekoosa, WI $10,000


Has a new body. Listed as a 1949 CJ-2A.


“Solid, brand new Phillipean sheet metal
New radiator and battery
Frame off restoration
Excellent running condition
Like New”

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1948 CJ-2A New Waverly, TX $6000


It’s a project.


“Clear Title, for re assembly. Eng/trans/tansfercase all new parts ready to be reinstalled. good frame/drive line/ body fair. “


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Year? CJ-3A Helena, MT $3500


It’s listed as a 1947 CJ-2A, but it looks to be a 3A.This half top is a curious one. It looks like it’s been built out of galvanized metal? If so I suspect it’s a home made one, perhaps modeled after a Porter & Reed top?


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“Pulled this out of a Quonset a couple months ago, it’s a cool little Willys Jeep but I already have a CJ2A and this is one project too many.

Hasn’t run for about 4 years, I asked the guy how long he’d had it he said, “I put those 1973 plates on it. ”

We have not tried to start it, the oil looks good and it has antifreeze in it, the gas line is disconnected at the fuel pump, they had a little can on it last time it ran. The engine has pretty good looking red paint so I asked him about that. He said they had it rebuild a “Long time ago.”

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1946 CJ-2A Wolf Creek, MT $5750


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5750.

(07/25/2018) Has a Bobcat fiberglass hood, an f-head and some other updates.


“Looks and runs great. I’ve owned for 5 years and made the following upgrades:
-new clutch
-transmission overhaul
-new steering unit
-new radiator
-new generator
-new brakes
-new gauges
-new stereo
Over $11,000 invested. Recently purchased a UTV and no longer use the Willys much.
4-134 F engine. Top is in excellent condition. Custom rollbar, heater, wipers and turn signals. All fluids recently changed.”

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1949 CJ-3A Johnstown, CO $5200


UPDATE: Price now $5200. More pics provided.

(02/28/2020) Has a variety of updates.


“I am selling my 1949 Willy’s CJ3A Jeep. It is in very good shape, solid, little to no rust ( left front fender has 2 small patches). F Head engine, 3 speed (manual) with Overdrive. Lockers front and rear, lockout hubs on all 4 wheels, dual shocks on all 4 wheels, Custom roll bar which has all wiring and switches moved up top in it. 9500 TI Warn winch, Bikini top and half doors. The Jeep does have a PTO and drive shaft in place however I have never used it. This will climb almost anything and will do 55 on the HWY with the overdrive. Street legal with a clear Colorado Title. I’m done Jeeping and going off road, it’s time for someone else to have fun, over 11k invested. $5,200.00 Special Spring Time Price

Don’t miss out, time to beat a Covid and get out it’s very fun to drive and play with.

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1958? Flatfender Body Mesa, AZ $300

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-2A, CJ-3A

It doesn’t look to be a 1958 body based on the grille and the took box; looks more like a 2A or 3A body.

“1958 Willys jeep body. Hood,fenders,grill, and tub.”


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Year? CJ-2A Weston, CO $1150


Unclear how much value is here.


“I have for sale a willys cj2a. I is 90% complete, the engine is missing the head and some other misc parts. It has a Metro brand hardtop on it. I do not have a title but have the vin tag.”

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1946 CJ-2A Campbell, CA $4200


Could be worth a look.


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“1946 Willys Jeep, Rock Crawler
street registered never smog required
driven by a little old man that ONLY drove it on Sundays (no really!)

Runs great – $4,200 – OBO
Ford V8 – 302
Edelbrock four barrel carburetor
Edelbrock Performer 302 aluminum intake manafold
Pertronix distributor/ignition system
MSD ignition coil
105 amp Delco 10Si self-exciting alternator, 1 wire hookup
Warn locking hubs
Big radiator
Electric fans”

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1947 CJ-2A Sparks, NV $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/25/2020) Looks rough. Has updates. Includes a Warn overdrive.


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“For sale is a 1947 CJ-2A Willys Jeep.

Sold as is, as a project, not running. Rolling and only somewhat complete.
Nothing left of the original drivetrain. (okay, it does have a Spicer 18 xfer) Body and frame are original.

Hasn’t run with this engine. Been outside, somewhat covered for 15 years.
CA title (lost), but the title is currently being replaced by the state of CA, hasn’t been registered in 25 years

Solid but Bondo in few places, dings and dents (it’s 73 years old)
The bed has been replaced by a ¼” steel plate, welded in place, not flat
Glove box under passenger seat has been removed but will be included in the sale
Seat brackets have been changed
Original style (but newer) gas tank under driver’s seat
2A has fold-up (out) windshield
Some rust on lower edge of tailgate
Left fender pushed out to fit previous headers from Buick V6
Small hole, crudely, cut in firewall, to clear valve cover of Buick V6
Grill modified to fit larger aluminum radiator

Engine – Chevrolet 4.3 V6
The engine has been fit to the engine compartment. Motor mounts in place. Radiator (new aluminum Ron Davis, 4-core, never used) in place with new mounts/front cross member.
Trans – SM420 (4-spd with a granny 1st gear)
Tower has been off but transmission has been covered
Xfer – Dana 18

The rear is currently a Dana 44 from a 1948 CJ-3A. The front is a newer Dana 44 (flat top knuckles). It has been narrowed 4.75 inches, professionally. Also changed to 5on5.5. I have the matching rear Dana 44 (not yet narrowed). It is an offset diff with a six-bolt lug pattern. Can’t remember what they were from, maybe a Wagoneer?

GM steering box relocated to in front of the grill, behind bumper

White wagon wheels, 15×8. Very old 31-inch tires, good for rollers only

-Current spring over with narrow 1.75” wide springs.
(Rancho 1” lift, for CJ-2A)
-Might negotiate in other springs I have laying around.
-I have two sets of 5.89 gears for Dana 44 axles.
-Extra clutch assembly
-have a top, new in a box for 30 years
-Original horn (6v horn sounds great with 12v to it!)
-Dana 44 spool
-receiver hitch (Ford) for new rear cross member
-tow bar and mounting points for front bumper

I have a Warn overdrive unit that I will sell with the Jeep. It has not been mounted on this vehicle.

I have no interest in parting this out; I’d actually rather throw more parts in with it.”

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1946 CJ-2A Farmington, NM $5000


It runs. Looks like something was eating the outside of both seat sides.


“1946 Willys CJ2A. Manual Transmission. Has been converted to 12 volt system. Does run. Have Title. Good project vehicle. Someone tried cutting dash for a radio, needs windshield, no taillights, seats need to be redone, odometer is broke. Willing to consider trades for things that pew, or reasonable offers”
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1948 CJ-2A Amarillo, TX $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/29/2019) Has a few mods.


“1948 willys runs and drives with title. Brakes need a little attention has lots for new parts. Lights work front and rear. Rebuilt carb After market starter New dizzy New battery Located in Amarillo Texas”

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1946 CJ-2A Weston, CO $750


Looks like it’s been sitting a while. No description provided.



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5 Jeeps for Sale in Riddle, Or **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38, trailer

UPDATE: Status Unknown. These jeeps were listed in the Farm & Garden section of Craigslist, so the ad was likely flagged for that reason.

Seller has 2 M-38s and 3 CJ-2As for sale. The pics are upside down in the post.

“2 M38’s, 3 cj2a’s, 1 ww2 trailer.
#1- 49 cj2a, just rebuilt engine, body in good shape ( minor rust in tool compartment and passenger floor. New gas tank, good tires and seats. Drivers good,4 wheel works great. Needs the following, no brakes ( need complete rebuild, carburetor work (I think just break down and cleaning). Has flat spot. Can’t find title bill of sale only. Great fun little jeep. $ 4550.00.

#2- 1950 M-38 Complete less seats, was running when parked (4 years ago). Has original engine converted to 12 volt. ( have most of 24 volt parts)
Drive train complete. Have title and will make bill of sale. M38’S are getting hard to find , won’t last long . Asking $ 3500.00

#3 – 50 m38, all parts are there. Started to disassemble to restore but lost interest. Was running when parked , no windshield or seats. Asking $2550

#4 CJ2A all part are there, has been setting for many years. Has a aluminium top. Needs a lot of work or a great parts jeep, $ 1100.00 bill of sale only. Still trying to find title.

#5- cJ 2a parts jeep asking $550.00

#6 – ww2 1/4 ton trailer. Complete, in great shape. Has ball hitch. Very rare hard to find . $ 1200.00″


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1946 VEC CJ-2A St. Paul. MN $2850


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2850.

(04/11/2020) Looks to have a serial number in the 2XXXX based on the dash plates.


“Early production CJ2A with the die marks on the driver’s side. Has iron duke Chevy 4cyl. engine but otherwise highly original. Runs. Drives. Stops. Has rust but restore-able, or have fun using as-is! Clean title in my name. Cash-only sale.”

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1946 CJ-2A Battle Creek, MI $18,000


Has some minor mods.


“Clean good running Cj2a. 12v conversion, lined bed, clean original frame. 4×4 works awesome. Have some parts for her 1500$worth in just tires. Clean paint. Almost no rust. Was originally yellow. Have a spare windshield. Interior is immaculate. Underside is very clean for a cj2a. Beautiful truck. Has floating axles. Take her for a ride”

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Year? CJ-2A Clear Lake, WI $3000


Has some kind of hoist in the back.


“1942 willys cj2a jeep with factory heat and plow setup. Spring over axle lift with lockouts. Need rear brake work, fuel pump and battery. Does drive but has no brakes. Willing to trade.”

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1948 CJ-2A Custom and 1947 CJ-2A Parts Ottawa Lake, MI


Seller has two different jeeps for sale. The 1948 is listed at $1100. The other does not appear to have a price.


“Project, Willis body sitting on a mid 70s CJ5 frame with title. Set up for Ford 8 cylinder with bell housing and adapt or plate. Have trans/transfer case etc. Just need engine, brakes and some other minor stuff to be a decent trail rig or dune unit. Last pic is a 1947 parts Willis I also have for sale “no title””

1948 CJ-2A (this was listed a few months back):


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1947 CJ-2A Rockton, IL $4500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2019) No description provided.


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1947 CJ-2A Liberty, IN $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/11/2020) Jordan forwarded this 2A. The “hatchback” mod is interesting.


“Needs full restoration. Has been stored indoors for 20 years. Has cab from Sears and Roebuck. Has gas tank in trunk. Solid frame, will need trailered! Actual miles different than listed. Have two Willys Trucks as well. More pictures here”

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1948 CJ-2A Indianapolis, IN $3800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/31/2019) A lot of work to be done.


“1948 willys jeep . Been in storage a long time . Asking $3800 obo . No title but will give bill of sale”

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1947 CJ-2A Grand Rapids, MI $6000


Has a fiberglass body.


“1947 CJ2A fiberglass body 4 cylinder 3 speed with overdrive. Runs and drives. Drove it all last summer.”

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1946 CJ-2A Iron Mountain, MI $350

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride

There might be some parts value here, but hard to say from the pics.


“Early column shift 1946 Willy’s cj2a. Very rough! Front 1/3 of frame has been cobbled together, back half not terrible. Tub is beyond repair. Rear axle complete and rolls. Front axle missing pass side hub, brake, and leaf spring. Engine is missing parts but I believe it’s free, and has black oil in it still, I believe it’s a good rebuilder. Transmission and tcase there, condition unknown. No title. This was my yard art for many years but no where to keep it now”

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1946 CJ-2A + Parts Glens Falls, NY $2400


The rolling chassis appears to be a CJ-3A.


“1946 cj2a Willy’s with paper work runs moves need work has a F-head motor in it but also have a 134 L-head lots of parts 2 good frames axle and dive trains have 2 spare transmission 2 transfer case asking 2400 obo (Winch not included)”

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