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1948 CJ-2A Polson, Mt $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

racejeep_polsonThis is a highly modified race (drag/mud) jeep.

“Set up for big block Chevy – mid engine. TH-400 transmission with cooler. B&M Pro stick shifter. 3/4 ton Chevy front & rear end. 4 wheel disc brakes. Full roll cage w/ nets. 44″ Boggers rear 39 1/2″ Bogger front. 48 Flat fender fiberglass body. Bassett racing headers. Seat w/ 5-point harness. 12 gallon plastic fuel cell. GT steering wheel. 121″ wheel base. Call Troy 406-261-7820”

http://montana.craigslist.org/cto/1006283735.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Madera, Ca $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1948_cj2a_maderaThis is an interesting custom project.  The transfercase is probably one of these four gm tcs.  I’m not sure how the back of the cage mounts, but it’s unusual.

“Extremely powerful Jeep. Rebuilt for having maximum fun on the dunes or taking it to the mountains. Custom 327 Chevy small block engine, Edelbrock Torker intake manifold, Accell ignition wires and coil, 1970 CJ-5 axles, Warn hubs, Newly rebuilt TH350 automatic transmission, Newer Chevy 4X4 transfer case, Custom Roll Bar, 5 point harness seat belts, Large Tachometer, Custom drive line, 33″ BFG tires (has wear), Transmission cooler, Fiberglass hood, Cherry Bomb header exhaust, New Electronic Fuel Pump, New Die Hard Battery.
Picture shows non-matching seats but the matching seat to the passenger side is included. Asking $3500 OBO. If interested call 559-871-4464”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/1044408051.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Lubbock, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_lubbockUPDATE: Was $5500. **SOLD**

This is a nice looking CJ-2A with a slightly different type of paint job.  Looks good.

“1946 Willys Flat Fender Jeep; mechanically restored; new top and new tires; good paint tagged and inspected, needs nothing…ready to drive for hunting or summer fun; $5500.00”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Aumsville, Or $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_aumsvilleIt ran when they last parked it.  I don’t know if that means it still runs or they haven’t tried starting it or?

“This is a pretty original 1946 CJ2A. I don’t know a whole lot about it – only that it ran when parked. My dad and I received this jeep from a cousin in trade for something else. I think the pictures tell the story and I have more so email me if you’d like for me to send you additional pictures. I don’t have the wherewithal (mainly a lack of time) to do anything with the jeep at this time. If you see this ad, the jeep is still available. The only trade I would consider is a partial trade towards an uncut first generation Bronco with minimal rust and a straight body.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/1036433317.html

 
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1942 GPW & 1946 CJ-2A Cherokee, NC eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB)

1942_gpw_cherokeeHere’s an interesting pile of parts out of Cherokee, NC.

“A great project for you flat fender Jeep fans.  This is a 1942 Ford built GPW Jeep basket case with many many parts.  There are basically two Jeeps here, the ’42 is a genuine WWII era model complete with the built in ammo storage cans in the back, the flip up headlights and the Browning machine gun mounting plate built into the frame.  The other is a 1946 civilian jeep.  These represent 10+ years of accumulating the parts and pieces to build a WWII jeep that I never got around to doing. ”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1948 CJ-2A **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-2A • TAGS: .

**SOLD**

“The good stuff and everything I’ve added, replaced, rebuilt, etc: Clear Colorado title, Jeep is turn key, start it and go, needs nothing major right now.  Original flathead 4 cylinder, Solex carb, 12 volt, rebuilt a few years ago, runs great, excellent oil pressure, no smoke etc. Original transmission/transfer case, also rebuilt, shifts tight, quiet, never does the “2nd gear pop” like so many Willys. Body’s in great shape, CJ3A windshield frame, The usual minor rust in the tool box (see picture) and at the ends of the hat channels. The rest of the Jeep’s in great shape, perfect floor boards front/back, some dents in the rear corners that someone repaired with bondo in the last 60 years….”

Below are some exclusive before pictures of this jeep:

Before:

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After:

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1948 CJ-2A West Seattle, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_westseattleHere’s a CJ-2A that needs some work, though the nature of the work isn’t clear.  Looks good.

“This is a little too much project for me.  1948 Willys CJ2A with the following, 64 ford 260v8, new Chevy alternator, rebuilt t90 trans 3speed, resealed transfer case twin stick, stock Dana axles 5:38 open gears, 2 to 4″ shackle lift, 35″ Tires Wild Country (75% tread), new master and slave cylinder for clutch, new clutch, throw out bearing, pilot bearing, pressure plate, resurfaced flywheel, rebuilt motorcraft 2100 carb ….. ”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/1032379270.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Ellsworth, KS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1947_cj2a_ellsworthUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

“my step dad passed away and now im helping my mother sell his jeep willys. not sure how long he has owned it but can tell you it was longer than 12 years. it has always been stored inside while he owned it. since him and my mother have been together in 96 it has been driven only bout a dozen times. maybe once a year. was always taken good care of. i do not know the extent of what kind of resto was done. the frame appears to have been painted at one time…..”

 
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1945 CJ-2A Snohomish, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1945_cj2a_snohomishUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700

It appears a good deal of work has been done throughout the frame, suspension and drivetrain.  It also includes a second V6.  If you can get it started, this would be a very good deal I think.  While it’s missing the driver side step, I think it that won’t slow it down in the trails.  Nice aluminum slot rims.

“To many projects, got to get rid of some. Jeep used to run would probably fire up with a little work, haven’t tried yet. This jeep is super flexy, it is spring over in the rear and under in the front. Frame has been beefed up with custom bumpers on both ends. It has a older 231 V6 with a rebuit turbo 350 automatic. Wrangler springs, 30 disc brake front end with a lockright and a 20 rear with 1 piece axles and a welded dif. Full cage, 3a windshield, power steering, full harnesses, ok tub and good full top. Have a newer 231 that goes with it. With a little work it will be a nice offroader. It has 33 swampers on it now the price above is without these wheels and tires. You can have it with them for 2200.00. Jeep has been sitting for about 5 years. It is titled with collector plates.”

 
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Readers Builds — William’s 1948 CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-2A, Features

William, a reader from Costa Rica, contacted me this weekend with a question.  After exchanging a few emails, he offered to share his project with readers.  The 1st picture was taken in April of 2005 and the second in November of 2007.  He has made some nice improvements that have made this jeep look much better.  You can see all the pics here at cardomain.com.  Thanks for sharing William!

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1946 CJ-2A Miami, Fl $5,599

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Here’s an early ’46 CJ-2A with a column shift and the driver indents.   This appears to be in excellent shape.  I don’t think it’s a bad price.  I’ve added a second pic below to show both the column shift and the state of the floor, which looks excellent.

“1946 WILLYS CJ2A, Restored 1946 Willys Jeep, new yellow paint, street legal, titled in Florida(Collector car), custom new bikiny top, new tires and tubes, fun to drive. ALL ORIGINAL. 3 speed manual, colum shift(DJ), used by mail courriers on WWll. Purchased from original owner in Colorado. Original papers to prove it. Included many NOS spare parts. Call me and check it, you will love it. I’m finishing an M38 1951 all military……”

View all the pics at Auto Trader

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1945 CJ-2A Huntington Beach, Ca **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Lee just bought this Jeep. Congrats!

This restoration looks beautiful, though if this is really a ’45, then I think it should have the column shifter.  It’s beautiful and I rather like the burnt (?) orange.  The one element I don’t like is the ‘all wheel drive’ plaque on both sides of the hood.  It’s also missing the rear soft-top bars holder on the driver side.

“The vehicle IS titled as a 1943 though the serial number on the vehicle matches the code for a 1945. The transmission is a 4 speed.”

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1948 CJ-2A Orange City, Fl **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_orangecityUPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $3500.

Looks pretty good.

“1948 Willy’s Jeep, 4 Cyl, 3 Spd, 4 Wheel Drive, Mostly Original, Runs Great, Body Fair/Good. New items; Brakes, Wiring, Lights, Gauges, Fuel Pump, Carb. A Classic Jeep. $3900 O.B.O. Located in Orange City Florida (just south of Deland).”

 
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2 Willys Jeeps Naches, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $900.

This is a great deal.  The cages themselves are worth $150 a piece.  I’d be willing to bet that the white jeep has my fiberglass seats in it.  Get this while it lasts.

“1 jeep has a 302 Ford Transfer case needs work.  2 jeep has no Eng. or no Trans. $900 for both. Will separate or trade for CJ Parts.  ”

 
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1947 Drag Jeep Enumclaw, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: , .

1947_dragjeep_enumclawUPDATE: Was $1500. **SOLD**

If the paddle tires are in good shape, this could be a good deal.

“willys, has small block currently full of water,moter may or may not be good i beleive its a stroker motor , sat outside for a year after i lost my storage 2wd s10 frame 4 linked kinda cool paid 5g for this 5 yrs ago has paddles roll cage powerglide line lock stall conv. tach dash is tinned w all gauges.fun toy need 1500 firm come get it.”

 
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Working Jeeps from Offroad Adventures

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Features, Website

offroad_adventures_workingjeepsI’m not familiar with the “Offroad Adventures” publication.  Instead, as usual, I stumbled upon it while looking for something else.  It’s a compact 2 pages article with a variety of pics of cjs accompanied by different hydraulic implements.  I’m not a big fan of the myvirtualpaper’s interface, but the pics are still cool.

See the working jeeps article

 
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1948 CJ-2A Boulder, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_boulderUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2848.

That’s a big winch on the front of the jeep.  I’m not familiar with it.

“1948 Willys Jeep was a ground-up build about 7 years ago. Has a 302 Ford engine-runs very well,but could use a tuneup as I have changed oil-air filter every summer, but havent done anything else (didnt have to) all Jeep other than engine I have had this jeep about 5 years and have never had anything go wrong with it. This is one tight vehicle. no rattles tight tight..I have put less than 1000 miles on this in the last 3 years. I drive it around town in the summer. Has never been abused. Has been garaged. No rust. No dents. Pto wench worked when I got it 5 yrs ago,but have never used it. Tires are fare.50%.(they were new 7 years ago) fun rig.”

 
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1949 CJ-2A Vancouver, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Price has dropped to $2500 which I think is a great price for this jeep.

It looks to be in pretty good shape.  There were only 2,182 CJ-2As built in 1949, so this might be a rare CJ-2A.

“1949 Jeep Willy CJ2A, RUNS WELL, flat head 4cyl, 3spd, Hi/Lo range, 4×4 with locking hubs,front tow bar, new top, tires are in nice shape, has been switch to a 12volt system, unsure on the gear ratio. been stored for two years – somewhat negotiable on price. Call 360-518-1567”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1018213143.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Lakewood, Wa $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_lakewood3UPDATE: The price has dropped to $4000

Lots of upgrades on this CJ-2A.  The ‘bad’ items don’t sound all that bad.

“1948 willy cj2a, 302 V-8, three speed, twin stick transfer case, rear dana 44 locked, front dana 27 locked, extra front and rear axles complete, new red paint, new front seats, brand new painless wiring, 33×11.50 super swampers, ready to go. The Bad: Needs new gauges soon and a new front right shock. $4000 O.B.O. Call Berry 253-861-1161 for questions ”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/1015765053.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Paradise Valley, Az eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_arizona18It’s 1:53pm my time and the auction for this CJ-2A ends in about 4 hours.  The price has climbed to $14,600, pushed high by two bidders, though this high price seems a bit fishy to me.

“This particular CJ is finished in Harvard Red, which was a 1946 only color and was replaced for 1947. The Body, Serial, and Frame numbers all match and this was the 73,437 CJ2A produced and was built late in the ’46 model run which ended at S/N 83379. This Jeep is said to lived its whole life in Arizona and Colorado and is believed to have only 56,166 original miles on the body.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Joshua Tree, Ca $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_joshuatreeIt appears that a good amount of core work has been finished.

“1946 Willys CJ-2A. Rebuilt F-head engine, trans., and transfer case. New springs, brakes, shocks, carburetor and gas tank. Rebuilt 12V alternator, water pump and radiator. Chassis is complete except for steering, pedals and master cylinder. Engine is all hooked up and you can hear it run. Body needs new front section floors. Body is sitting on rolling chassis for transport. No title, bill of sale only. $1,500 obo. Please contact for additional info or photos.”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/1012655645.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Soquel, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_soquelUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5800.

I can’t tell if the paint on this is unusual or has been altered as part of the photo compression process.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A Frame up restoration, many new parts. Stock Engine, 12 Volt System, Overdrive, Stainless fastners, Epoxy Primer 31 Inch Wheels, Rifle Rack Leather Seats. 1000 Miles Since Restoration.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Woodland, Ca **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  A reader reports this has been sold.

This appears to be a very nice rig and I think it’s a very good value given it’s got a stainless steel chrome windshield. I’m pretty sure the seller means sm420 tranny.  Interestingly, the very top pic on the bulletin board shows an external fan attached to the outside of the grille.   I don’t know if that’s a new feature or an old one, but it would suggest there might be cooling problems.

“Thinking about selling the wifes rig. She never drives it and Im tired of seeing it sit. $4000 obo.  200 miles on new chevy 350, hyper pistons, small cam, 1.6:1 roller rockers, 4bb quadrajet carb. 31″ tires, 95% tread. GM power steering. best top high back seats. Fishmouth fab 6 point cage. soft top. sm240 4 speed. d18 transfercase with 200 miles on it since rebuild. on board air.  5.38 gears. dana 44 rear. dana 25 front. fenderwell headers with 2 chamber flowmasters. griffen aluminum radiator …”

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You can view a variety of pics at this bulletin board (some pics at the top and some you have to scroll down about midway)

**SOLD**

 
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1947 CJ-2A Austin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1947_cj2a_austinUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800

I’m pretty sure this is parts jeep given the poor condition of the body.

“Old ranch jeep. Bought a year ago and never touched it. Rust in some areas, worst near the side steps by the driver and passenger seats. Other areas not so much rust. Glass in windshield intact. New fuel tank. Does not run and no title. All major components seem to be there. With a little work should run. Email for photos or questions. Thx – Ben”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Skiatook, Ok $10,600 **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_skiatookWhile updating the ebay results page, I ran across the following jeep.  It’s a CJ-2A made up to look like a MB/GPW.  On ebay, it sold for a winning bid of $10,600.  I’m a bit shocked it sold for that much.

“1948 WILLYS CJ2A JEEP, SN/CJ2A 181994, refurbished to look like a WWII MB military jeep (don’t get me wrong, it is NOT a WWII military jeep) only made to look like one. It would be great for parades or WWII re-enactments. It does have a working military style fender blackout light, military style grill blackout marker lights, MB style spare tire rack, WWII style fuel can with holder, bumperettes, MB style side and corner handles, WWII style tandem hand wipers, military style foot starter, new front OD canvas seats with WWII style seat back pockets, stars, USA lettering and 5 new 6 ply WWII style NDT tires (non-directional tread, pulls just as good in reverse as in forward)….”

View the all the pics on eBay