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1946 VEC CJ-2A New Jersey $1000

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Here’s an early CJ-2A with the column shift. The seller doesn’t not indicate whether it runs or not, but it looks whole — it looks like it might run.  Obviously, the hood and windshield are a bit rough.

“For sale is a 1946 Willys with early column shift.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Rigby, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

“1946 CJ2A: Frame off restoration with 4200 miles. New 1967 Buick 225 V-6/300 hp. Boxed in frame for winch support. Titanium alloy “Rock Crusher” rims. Gas filled guages. Custom built 15 gallon fuel tank under back seat. Jeep Wrangler seats. All original and completely rebuilt runnung gear. Best top and doors. Original and rebuilt Willys heater that will keep you warm. Warn overdrive and hubs. Custom top mounted pedals. Chevrolet steering box and tilt wheel from 1967 Camero. Much more info upon request. $9500.00 or close to it.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Nashville, TN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

“jeep has a newly rebuilt motor and i have hardly driven it. it has a spare gas can and a tow bar on the front. the body is in fair shape. this would be a great project jeep. cashiers check or cash only please.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Vermont $2700

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This is a fine looking CJ-2A sporting a M-38 body.  The rims are interesting.

"1946 WILLYS CJ 2A JEEP. 4 CYL. 3SP. RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT. USED AROUND THE PROPERTY THE LAST FEW YEARS. NEW TIRES. CHEAPER THAN A GOOD 4 WHEELER. EMAIL OR CALL 802-754-2978"

http://burlington.craigslist.org/cto/797156754.html 

 
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1950 CJ-3A Cypress, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

This jeep appears fully equipped for trail running.  Interesting reversal of spring pads — the back shocks sit inside the springs rather than the outside. I assume this has to do with the expanding shackles on the back.  The seller lists this a CJ-2A, but the last CJ-2A produced was in 1949.  

"This is a 1950 Willy's Jeep Rock Crawler with the following offroad modifications: Front Rock Crawler Bumper with Tow Bar and Clevis Rings, storage boxRockcrawler rear bumper with spare tire swing out carrier and gas can carrier Buick 231 motor, oversize "burma"radiator, hoses, new valve cover gaskets, headers, straightpipes, new/rebuilt 4 barrel carburator, high volume adjustable oil pump, new distributor, cap rotor, plugs, competition cam, new alternator,water pump, and thermostat. New twin electric fans controlled from cab(one kicks on at 195 degrees). On board Air Compressor to run power tools,air up tires and run ARB air lockers "

View all the pics on eBay 

 
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Willys Rustbucket Pennsylvania $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Last Ride • TAGS: , .

This is one of the most rusted flat fenders I think I've ever seen.  Next, I noticed the rear PTO water pump, which was cool.  Then I noticed the solid back — no tailgate, yet the body doesn't look like a MB/GPW.  It's hard for me to believe that this jeep rusted so much while in storage. 

"Willys,4 x 4. NO TITLE. year unknown, needs complete resto. has drivetrain intact. rear water pump pto driven. was in storage for 25 years until last week…. coalbiz2001@hotmail.com"

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/789830625.html 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Alabama eBay

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I think this is the first jeep I've posted from Alabama.  Either that's a brand new body or someone has taken very good care of that jeep. 

"1946 Willys' Jeep Model CJ2A – civilian style. Yellow with black interior and black bikini top. All new (not rebuilt) front end, steering, tow ends, both transmissions and belts, hoses, etc. Parade ready."

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1947 CJ-2A Columbus Grove, Ohio eBay

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This is a sharp looking jeep.  I would guess the reserve is pretty high on this one.

"For Sale:  1947 Willys Jeep 4×4.  Spent most of its life in California.  Absolutely NO rust.  The paint is not perfect and has some chips.  It has a GM V-6 with roller rockers, aluminum high rise intake with 4 barrel carb, headers, spark arrester header mufflers, electronic ignition, high performance clutch with T-10 4 speed, big face tac, true-loc axles, 3 inch lift, aluminum wheels with 33 inch mud tires, 2 fuel tanks.  Grant steering wheel (also have original big Willys steering wheel and side mirrors), Bimini and full convertable top with canvas doors.  The motor has less than 5000 miles on it and is either built by Kenne Bell or has Kenne Bell parts (this information was provided by previous owner)…. Call Dave at (419)303-4918."

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1949 CJ-2A Sequim, Wa $3500

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It looks like the steps have been modified.  Probably should do a close rust check of that area.

"1949 willys jeep CJ2-A 78,412 miles. 3500$Firm. 4 cylinder F head engine, key start, 3 speed trans, w/ hi-lo range. 4 wheel drive with locking hubs. Newer fuel tank, and electronic fuel pump. Newer carb, Kay-line soft top, newer seats, padded roll bar, electronic wipers, and also comes with tow bar and wiring TOW READY!!!!! 15 years of service records, previously owned by a auto dealer. John @ (360) 461-2628"

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/806451756.html 

 
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Reader Pix — David’s Parents at the Sand Dunes

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, News

A reader named David has shared an old picture of his parents racing around the sand dunes in what looks to be a CJ-2A.  This picture is a good reminder that you don't need a fancy jeep to go out and enjoy a day in the sand.  David will be sending a few more pictures along with some background text soon.  Thanks David!

 
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1948 CJ-2A Arvada, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Mighty Mites, Unique Jeeps

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ-2A. AS-IS parts or restore. No title. The drive train is complete But the chassis is shot. We do have a few other little parts in a box that we didn’t want to walk off in the wrong hands. Overall this truck has a whole lot of potential. We also have a few other jeeps and 3 1/2 Mighty Mites for sale as well. We are liquidating some of the collection. ”

 
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1953(?) Willys Denver, Co $5000 w/ trailer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

I’m gonna guess this is a 1953 CJ-3A with a 2A windshield and a MB grille. It looks like it needs a few more details completed than the seller lists.

“1953 Willys Jeep with Trailer.  $5000 or Make me an offer… I have not run this jeep since I began restoration, but it ran well before I began. It does have overdrive. I am including all the parts to make it look like a 1945 Willy’s. It still needs the seat cushions and speedometer. It will need to have the gas tank hooked back up as well. Has a 6 volt system. Both Jeep and Trailer have been sand blasted and painted. Pintail hook and regular ball trailer adapter is included for the trailer. Trailer has a hill brake.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Denver, Co $5500

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There have been a few updates to this daily driver.  

"This old willys is a daily driver. It has had almost everything replaced or rebuilt. It runs great and is very dependable. It has the original 134 cu engine in it and gets great gas mileage. I can deliver to the front range for free. Call if you have any questions 785-821-1943"

http://denver.craigslist.org/car/776883001.html 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Snohomish, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

Hmm .. maybe there’s something here?

“Not Running, turns over with hand crank, all original, no modifications, have the title, good running gear and frame, needs work but could be restored to original condition, don’t have the time to start on it, make me a offer.  “

 
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1946 CJ-2A Conway, Mass No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride, Unusual

The ad for this jeep is pretty funny.  Note the comment "No Rot".  Now, look at the pic — somewhere along the line there must have been some rot (unless that wooden box seat was a rare factory option)! 

"1946 willys jeep cj2a original 4 cylinder, twin stick transfer case, some sort of wood body from previous owner, runs strong, no rot call with any offer 413-231-4677"

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/car/752836470.html 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Puenta, Ca eBay

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Here's a garage find.  The starting bid of $3200 is a bit high considering this hasn't been run in a while.

"garaged original 1947 willey jeep soft top with door, not running , 4 cyclinder body mint no visable rust sold as is looks complete engine may need to be gone through for pick up only from estate sale uncle passed away has not been moved in years 2 original black calif plates unsure of auctual miles"

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1947 CJ-2A Sunnyside, Wa $3500

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This seems like a reasonable price for an updated, trail ready jeep.  The windshield looks like it’s a CJ-3A windshield, but it is flat.  I wonder if there was some custom work done on it.

“1947 Jeep Willy’s with Chevy V6 engine. 4 speed manual transmission, power steering, tilt column, racing seats with 6 point harness and soft top. Has ultra aluminum wheels, 35″ Super Swampers and comes with 4 extra wheels. Includes tow bar.”

 
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Year? CJ-2a/CJ-3a Nampa, Id $2800 — given away …

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Final Update:  Originally priced at $2800, the seller dropped the price to $1000, but changed the ad so that it was difficult to find.  Eventually, the seller made good on his claim and it was given to the Youth Ranch (I missed it by two days, otherwise I would have bought it for $1000).  I haven’t seen it since.

Here’s the text of the new Ad, just prior to it being given away:

THIS JEEP WAS REBUILT AND SAT 4-5 YEARS STARTS RIGHT UP NEEDS A FEW MINOR THINGS.  IF NOT SOLD BY 5 PM THIS WED. I WILL DONATE IT TO YOUTH RANCH SELLING AS PARTS OR RECON. ITS BUILT OUT OF CHEVY INTL. FORD PARTS $1.000 FIRM”

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Not many specifics on this flattie.  I’m gonna bet this is a CJ-3A.  Looks pretty old school, especially those tires.  From this pic it appears the front springs are reversed.

“his thing is built to the hilt the only thing jeep is the body, intl. running gear, new built 302, 4 speed , race seats, power steering, full cage , the motor is linked to the tranny by trans adapter . done right ,all ne wiring could use tires , and a few other odds and ends . motor sounds bad ass will look”


 
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Builds — Irwin Arnstein’s 1947 CJ-2A

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When some one gives you a jeep for free and you have to pull the jeep out of the mud to start rebuilding it, you know you are going to have your hands full.  Irwin Arnstein nicely revives this old Jeep.

"When my brother’s neighbor T.J. generously gave me his old 1959 1-ton truck, I felt that I ought to do a good job with it and show it to him. As you could see on my Gallery page, it brought T.J. a bit of pleasure to see his truck ready for another 46 years of work. A few months later (and I think after his wife got on him to clean the place up) he gave me his 1947 CJ2A Willys Universal Jeep.

When I got the truck, I had no idea that the Jeep would soon get so lonely that it spoke to T.J. about rejoining its old compatriot. I wasn’t so keen to do the jeep but when my brother offered to help, I decided "Why not — if it wasn’t a complete junk pile."

See all the pics of Irwin's rebuild

 
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1949 CJ-2A Shasta Lake, Ca **SOLD**

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Update: **SOLD**

James asked me to post this CJ-2A for him. Some of the upgrades he doesn’t mention in the ad include swing pedals with a hydraulic clutch, trusses on the front and rear axles, and reversed front springs.

“This is a 1949 CJ2A with a no rear gate (MB) pan. It has a CJ3A one piece windshield.
Engine: GM Dauntless Odd-Fire V6 225ci Dual exhaust
Front: Trussed Dana 30 (72 jeep) 4.88 lockers
Rear: Trussed AMC 20 (72 Jeep) 4.88 lockers
Trans: Muncie 4speed
Steering: Saginaw power with Chevy SS tilt column …”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Cathcart, Wa $1500

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I'm guessing 'thin floorboard' = rusty floorboards?  No obvious modifications or damage.

"All original except farmer modified bumpers. Axles, tranny, Transfer case, and entire engine compartment is original and all there. Body is very strait except floor boards are pretty thin. Give me a offer I need to sell."

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/car/744447629.html 

 
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Builds — Mike Hardesty’s 1951 CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

Mike got a deal on a $530 CJ-3A, but buying it was the easy part.  Mike's built an extensive website called Jeepchasm that follows his extensive rebuild from a cheap deal to best of show.

"We hope this site will serve as a resource and an inspiration to others who are interested in vintage Jeeps and in Jeep restoration. We will post and update links to various Jeep restoration resources on and off of the Internet. We will let you know where and how we found our parts, and the obstacles and challenges we had to overcome."

Visit Jeepchasm 

 
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1949 CJ-2A Murphys, Ca eBay

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Jeeps with these beautiful type of paint jobs, much more common a couple decades ago, have become rare.  However, the paint job isn't the only well done item.  The engine compartment is nicely updated and organized.  The fender wells were carefully modified to accomodate the headers.  There's just lots to like about this jeep.  

"Summer is here and the time is perfect to spoil yourself with this vintage 1948 Willys Jeep.  Brand new rebuilt V6 Jeep engine with 3 speed transmission with overdrive.  Manual hubs  in front and back detroit lockers infront and airlockers inback.  Custom paint rootbeeb brown and tan, a real eye catcher.  CB radio and stereo built in to theroll bar.  tires are fresh and in good shape.  The reserve has been set low, the boat is also for sale, but not in this auction.  Seller reserves the right to end auction early and sell to private party as it is also beingadvertised locally.  I am selling thisjeep for my dad and it is located in Murphys, CA 95247…."

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1947 CJ-2A Castle Rock, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500

“Small Block 350, power steering, tilt wheel, locking hubs on all 4 wheels, Dana 44 rear end, full cage, runs great normally, but needs new tires and a transmission now. 8000 1b warn winch. Too many toys Mom says something has to go! $3,000 OBO. I will deliver it to you within reason as I have access to a trailor.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Denver, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This looks to be a pretty stock jeep in great condition for only $2000.  This is a deal worth checking out.  Note the hood has flexed a bit.

“great condition excellent project/ colleters car.”