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1945 MB Frame Reworked for a 1946


Bill is selling this unique MB/CJ-2A 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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

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

“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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1947 CJ-2A Yuba City, CA $6500


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.


“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


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


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


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).


“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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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…

“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


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).


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1946 CJ-2A Everett, WA $3000


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


“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


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


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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!”

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Year? CJ-2A? Centralia, WA $3200


No pics provided.


“Cj2a parts/project old parts, new parts, rebuilt parts, rebuilt Buick v-6.”


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1947 CJ-2A Long Beach, WA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/12/2022) TJ shared this jeep. Interestingly, the manufacturer of the hardtop is “Overland Manufacturing Ordinance”.


“1947 Willys CJ2A. Original flat head 4 cylinder, 3 speed. Vehicle ran well when I garaged it 27 years ago. It has been in a closed garage since 1995 except for the last 18 months. Vehicle is complete but in need of a restoration. I primered it when I originally bought it to discourage rust but there is still some decay in the expected spots. Comes equipped with a “Overland Manufacturing Ordinance” hard top which is in OK condition. Asking $3500 or best offer.”

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1946 CJ-2A Wausau, WI $5500


It’s been stored for a while. The body was repaired at some point.


“1946 willys jeep. Recently pulled out of storage after 30 years. All original. Was going to restore but plans have changed. $5,500 OBO or open to trades”

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1949? CJ-3A? Jamesville, NC $7500


This is a mix of parts and ingenuity.


“1940s-1960s MB, GPW, Willys, CJ2A A lot of new parts, bearings, seals, gaskets, U joints, sandblasted frame and body plus paint, wiring and hoses/lines. You’ll have to come check it out to appreciate the work. Has been sitting awhile but will start and run. Good tires all around. Used it around the farm for fun but have no use for it anymore.”

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1948 CJ-2A Corbin, KY $10,500


This body has been rebuilt.


“Candy apple red cj2a 1948 Willy’s 11” drums original drive train new wiring hubs windshield all new brakes lines and cylinders everything works as it should. Another frame with springs axels transfer case steering box”

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1947 CJ-2A Palmyra, NY $3800


It’s a project with some new parts. This may be partially disassembled.



“1947 Willys CJ-2A for sale. Frame is solid and the Engine is not frozen. Was in the middle of restoring it but we sold our house, so it needs to go. 3 speed on the tree (only 7500 made). Many new parts. See below for the list. Wire Harness 350 Carburator 300 Exhaust Manifold 220 Steering Column 32 Steering Shaft 170 Steering wheel 100 Blinker Kit 45 Headlight Bezels 60 Radiator 575 Front Marker Lights 200 Tail Lights 100”

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1946? CJ-2A Somerset, KY $2000


Listed as a 1946, it appears to have a later grill. It seems like there could be some parts value here at the very least.


“Listing for a friend. If interested, message me your number and he will call you when he’s available. 1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A with title.”


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1948 CJ-2A & Parts Seven Valleys, PA $1500


Unclear how much value is here. There is a rear PTO gearbox included.


“Has go devil motor with pto has a body in not so good condition and lots of other parts”

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CJ-2As and Parts Junction City, OH $3000


This seller has several partial jeeps/chassis for sale. Not all of this is CJ-2A.


“I have 3 cj2 a frames with trans and transfer case in each a decent body hood and grill fenders are rough there are 2 4cyl one runs good other unknown and 1 flat head engine that is disassembled have 1 1948 title and vin on the frame $3000 obo can deliver for $1.50 a mile”

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Year? CJ-2A? Albion, IL $2500


This looks to be a CJ-3A chassis with a CJ-2A body.


“42 willys army jeep. Been in the shed the last 15 years. No title but ran when parked motor is not locked up”

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1947 CJ-2A Panama, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** was $5000.

(09/02/2022) This has no title or registration. What does the shifter between the seats control? Is that a plow-related device?

“Listing for my father in law. I know nothing more that what is in the ad. Was used an driveway plow in the past but has not run in years. Long side front axle shaft is broken. Been in barn sitting.”

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1946? VEC CJ-2A Lyles, TN No Price


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/26/2022) Not sure how much value is here.


“Make a offer I got it to take body off and try make a little 4×4 buggy but don’t have the money or time right now”

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1947 CJ-2A St. Cloud, MN $9500


This body lacks drain holes, but the jeep appears solid.


“Rust free 1947 willys jeep everything but fuel gage works. Runs and drives as it should. Firm on price. Cash only no payments or trades.”

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1948 CJ-2A Minneapolis, MN $15,900


UPDATE: Steve notes the plates indicate this is a 1948.

This appears to be a later model CJ-2A; the seller does not seem to know the year (no title?).


“1945-48 jeep cj2a Absolutely a wonderful unit , must see to really appreciate details. Completely restored in 2004 , Upgraded electrical system to a 12 volt , Added rear tail lights. New battery , freshly rebuilt carburetor. Warn hubs , 4 x 4 with overdrive. 66,000 original miles , comes with extra parts, and original technical manuals. Asking $15,900 obo”

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1948 CJ-2A Aledo, TX $2500


The body may be off this jeep.


“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A Does not run. Driver’s side wheel studs are broken off.”

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1948 CJ-2A Loveland, CO **SOLD**


This was priced at $12,500 and seems to have sold pretty quickly. Of note is that it has the Hudson steering mod. If Wikimedia is correct, this may have been from a 1954 Hudson.


“Redone by previous owner, who upgraded from Go Devil to Hurricane engine. I bought in 2016. Converted to 12V in 2019. Just redid brakes and added dual-reservoir master cylinder this year. Carburetor rebuilt this year. Drives great. I have driven it from Fort Collins to Walden over the Poudre! Paint is good with a minor booboo on hood. Selling to do dental work.”

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