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1949 CJ-2A Colorado Springs, Co $600


There looks to be value here.

“1949 willys cj2. No motor,no title. Running gear from bellhousing back including rear drive pto. Body not bad but lot’s of bondo. Would be fun to drop in a bigger motor and turn into a rock crawler,ice racer or rat rod.”


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1947 CJ-2A Hickman, NE $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(01/18/2011) This has a fiberglass tub.  It does need some work.

“Pretty solid Jeep. Motor runs very good. Top is very good. 31×10.5 mud terrain treadwrights. only downside is the fiberglass tub. Needs very little done to it. What it does need are spring bushings and shackles which are pretty cheap and the storage bin that the passenger seat is mounted to. Was also converted to a 12v system but I think it still has the original generator, so it has a little bit of a hard time keeping a charge in the 12v battery on short drives. has original wheels. I have doors also. I just never mounted them, because I saw no purpose. $3000 obo.”


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1947 CJ-2A Hoquiam, Wa $1700


UPDATE:  Priced dropped to $1700.

(12/22/2010) No pics provided.

“47 flatfender all steel tub in good shape decent paint good project jeep I have a 302 ford motor and a t90 tranny with overdrive and a Dana 18 transfercase they just need to be put in it’s probably 90 percent complete it just needs some small parts I have a top for it also I can email pics I’m asking 1700 or best offer”


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1946 CJ-2A Cedar Park, Tx $3500 + trailer


UPDATE: Mike notes in the comments that the pintle hitch was an option for the CJ-2As and bolts right up.  So, this could be a CJ-2A frame with a pintle.

The serial number suggests this is a little late to be a VEC CJ-2A.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A (VEC- very early civilian) SN#76584. Kept in garage. Not working but small repairs required. Trailer included”


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1948 CJ-2A St-Antoine, Quebec, Canada eBay


UPDATE: The is back on ebay

(01/07/2011) Looks good.

“1948, original Jeep Willys CJ2-A, all accessories originals and functionnal, 6 VDC battery and générator, RPM governor, rear PTO functionnal, Cavas roof with original frame support, execcelnt condition. Vehicule inspected in québec, always licensed.”

View all the info on eBay

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Auctions Kings sells a Militarized CJ-2A for $16,000

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

Pete spotted this upcoming suction on the Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings Show.  Turns out, the episode is on the web. It was also for sale here for $20k.

My question is, does the auctioneer have any fiduciary responsibility to be honest?  Because, to say “this is restored perfectly” is simply dishonest.  On the other hand, the seller didn’t know what they were buying, so they shoulder some blame for spending $16,000 (plus any other fees) on this one.  It does look great, just not as historical as implied.

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1946 Flattie Kirkland, Wa eBay


Some  unique customizations on this nice build.

This vehicle is titled as a “1946 Jeep”(which would technically be a CJ2a)  but has been built with a new Willys GPW steel tub as well as Ford running gear. Windshield is from a CJ3a. This was a custom build to replicate an over the top version of a GPW jeep. It was done professionally and is in incredible condition, mechanically as well as cosmetically.

Engine: Ford 302

Transmission: Ford D5

Transfer Case: Dana 18

Axles: Dana 44 front/rear

Edelbrock 1405 4 barrel carb

New Genuine Jeep Willys metal Tub, with fiberglass fenders.

Gorgeous Paint, soft top is in good codition, but leaks through two small gaps in front.  I don’t drive the vehicle in the rain so it never bothered me but the one time I got caught in a Seattle summer rain storm.

Lifted with 35″ Tires on Aluminum Wheels

Custom Bumpers front and rear

Frame is painted a nice Burgandy color. See pics.


The vehicle has heat. Two heaters, actually. One under each seat.

The vehicle has working turn signals. All gauges work.

Other goodies:

Optima Blue Top battery

Mallory ignition system

Mileage: About 8,000 miles since resoted. I drove the vehicle on a 250 road trip and it did great. Vehicle tracks straight down the freeway at 60 no problems.

Vehicle is 100% new or restored. Beautiful example of a restored Willys.

Note: I am a collector, not a mechanic. I have owned this vehicle and have had no problems with it what so ever. This vehicle is is terrific running condition. Everything works on the vehicle to the best of my knowledge.

Other: Vehicle has three paint flaws. See last three pictures below. They are VERY MINOR and are NOT on the body of the vehicle. The one on the interior windshild is not rusted, it looks like it in the picture, but it is not. The body paint is gorgeous and only has a couple chips on the door sill where your foot would hit getting in and out. Pictures speak a thousand words. Vehicle is being sold as-is, where-is. I will help arrange shipping on this side, but you’re responsible to get it to you and to pay for any shipping charges. There is no warranty on this vehicle express or implied.”

View all the info on eBay

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1948 CJ-2A Larned, KS **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

Ran great last time used. Has been sitting for quite some time. Come see it and make me an offer.”

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1948 CJ-2A Adams, NE **SOLD***


UPDATE: SOLD.  See comments.

(10/24/2010) It’s got some rust, but drives.

“1948 Willys, 32,721 +/- on the odometer. Guy who had it before me parked it in his garage thinking he would do some body work. Sat for 12 years. I got it thinking I needed another project vehicle. Wife decided I didn’t. Dumped some gas in it earlier this summer and it fired right up. Drove OK but brakes need work. Tires are good including a spare on a matching wheel. Looks to me like everything is there with the exception of a seat-bracket and seat. The lights/trim wipers, steps, etc are in a box. Body has some rust (see pictures) but the frame and drive-train look solid and straight. I have a clear title for this jeep. With a little elbow grease this winter I think this has potential as a fun summer ride. Asking $1,100.00 but would entertain any serious offer.”

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1945 CJ-2A w/glass tub Alamogordo, NM **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $2500. **SOLD**

(05/26/2010) This was rebuilt with a fiberglass tub.

“1945 Willys CJ2A $3500. 1st Year civilian Model. Has been rebuilt. Fiberglass tub/fenders. Engine rebuilt last year to run unleaded fuel. Tranny and transfer case rebuilt 2 years ago. Went through axles, repacked wheel bearings and replaced brakes. Added blinkers and roll bar.  Rebuilt charging system and is now 12V. New tires and wheels Seats redone as well. Looks and drives nice All work done in last 2 years.”

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1948 CJ-2A Paris, Tx **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

No Engine.

“Jeep is ready for restoration. Engine block is missing. This was in Arizona until 4 years ago.
This Willis Jeep body is in good condition.”

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1947 CJ-2A Sequim, Wa $2500


It looks like a black can of spray paint went wild in the cab of this rig.

“it is a 1947 Willys Jeep that has a half cab on it. they made very few that had the half cab on them. the 4×4 workes great. has a two speed transmition that works hard to cahnge over some times just needs to be greesed. just re insilated and then also it has a new battery. miles is 20961 WILLING TO TAKE OFFERS emal or text me at (360) 7758013 please do not call normally in school.”


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1946 CJ-2A Chisholm, Mn eBay


The seller has listed this as a 1945. Someone tried to correct the seller within the question area, but it didn’t seem to change the mind of the seller.  The serial number of this is #72596, making this a late 1946 CJ-2A.  The seller claims the tool indents were filled in, but they should not even be there with that VIN#.  However, the drain holes do appear filled in, so is possible there were indents, but then the VIN is wrong.  Of course, there isn’t a column shifter and the data plate is incorrect for a 1945  There are other issues as well.  Note where the emergency brake is located.  Here’s a few shots of how a 1945 CJ-2A should look from the CJ-2A Page (Jim Coffed’s Jeep).

“But this is a nice 1945 Willys Overland. Has nice MB steering wheel. Some rust on underside appears to be untouched for the most part. It does have original drive train. Solid original exhaust. Has new parking brake and cable. This is an amatuer restored vehicle and is about 95% complete with slight modifications like gauge panel folds down for easy access to fusses and under dash. The heater and driver seat are not original. Engine has been rebuilt. Tank heater w/ thermostat. Front windshield is fully operational like new. Passenger side window is cracked but both pieces of glass are original. Turn signal lenses are glass not plastic. Has Brass screws in Transmission and master cylinder cover so they dont rust solid for easy removal when maintnence is needed. Back of jeep is loaded full of parts. Some of the parts included are carburetor, driveshafts, new u joints still in box. 6 volt headlights and bulbs. Master cylinder and kits wheel cylinders and kits. Spare fuel pump, regulator, and distributor. Also an assortment of spare original gauges, windshield latches and wing nuts…”

View all the pics on eBay

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1947 CJ-2A Imperial Beach, Ca $599


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $599

(01/18/2011) No engine or tranny.

“WILLYS CJ3A. I think it is a 1947. No title. It is a rolling chassis. NO MOTOR or TRANSMISSION. Tub is straight but has rust. Windshield frame and front fenders are very good.  Sold as is where is. Bill of Sale only. $750.00 OBO Cash talks!! 619-977-4888 or 619-610-8661 Located in Imperial Beach.”


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1947? CJ-2A Linn Creek, Mo $3000


UPDATE:  Still available

(01/10/2011) The price is a bit high for a non-runner with no title, but the jeep looks in good shape.  This is the 2nd John Deere-themed flattie I have seen; another one is here (scroll to bottom).

“Old Willys for decoration or Advertising Neat old Vintage steel that does not run but complete.Sold as is.no title”

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1946 CJ-2A Marysville, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4500

(10/11/2010) This looks in good shape.

“CJ2A Jeep for sale, all original, stock, no rust, warn overdrive, 12 volt, turn signals, all 3 ID plates, title in hand, asking $4500.00 or OBO”

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Rudolf finds more Willys: CJ-2A & CJ-3A in Bali

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, International

Check out the rims on the CJ-2A.  I’ve never seen rims quite like those.  I don’t have any specific information, other than the pics.



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1946 CJ-2A Bullhead City, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000. 

(09/23/2010) There might be some value here.  The cage appears to be a little too tall to sport a normal top.

“I am selling a 1946 jeep willys 4×4. It has a ford v8 289 with an auto three speed tranny. It has an advanced adaper kit that has the original dana 18 t-case. It has a edelbrock 4 barrel carb, with a torkker intake, and headers. It starts and runs rough, but it needs the front brakes redone, because the original drums just don’t cut it. It is in pretty good shape, all lights work, and i even have a title for it. I need 1500 because that is what i need to fix my boat. That price is firm so if you don’t want to pay than don’t bother. e-mail me at the above link and i will get back to you a.s.a.p I will even call if you leave you phone number thanks for you time.”

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1950 CJ-3A Quapaw, Ok $1500


No green paint was spared in the coloring of this jeep.

“Willys jeep runs good. Nice tuckroll seats. Has military tires good condition. Has been stored in barn for years pulled it out put in gas fired right up. Front wheel cylinder is sticking. Clear title. Would be good restoration project! Phone 9185330661.”


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Year? CJ-2A? Mabelvale, Ar $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride

A big project yes, a “good project”?  I don’t think so.  If only character was valuable, this might just fetch $35k at a Barret auction.

“Not sure what year it is. Has a motor in it, but would need work. Good Project.
(501) 4 1 6 – 6 1 0 7”


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1951 CJ-3A New Paltz, Ny **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Looks like it could be solid, but hasn’t run in 3 years.

“Work jeep with soft top. 4 cylinder. Was running when last used about 3 years ago. Snow plow included. Garage kept. NADA average retail value of $10,165.”

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1946 CJ-2A Tulare, Ca **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was priced at $900. **Status  Unknown**

“im selling my project all running gear work and in good shape motor is half complete so will need to be replaced tiers are 31″ on 15″ rims and only have 3000 miles on them. i will be interested in trades just make an offer. ”

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1946 CJ-2A Portland, Or $3500


This appears solid.

“i have a 46 willys jeep for sale runs rives good has 302 4 speed twin stick tcase has near new 33inch tires nice soft top and soft doors and full cage nice jeep 6500.00 trade for quads toyota ????????????”


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1948 CJ-2A San Fernando Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

This needs an engine rebuild at the very least.


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1946 CJ-2A Arizona **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $35,750.

Bill spotted this …  as he suggested, sit down …. the auction estimate was $12,000 – $17,000 which in itself is an inflated price in my opinion.  However, this past weekend this franken jeep sold for $35,750.

“63 hp, 134.2 cu. in. flathead four-cylinder engine, Carter carburetor, three-speed manual gearbox with low-range, four-wheel drive with live axles front and rear with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 80″

– From the Bill Jacobs Collection
– Only 578 miles since total nut-and-bolt restoration
– Original Forest Service Jeep with shovel and axe included
– 4WD with low range, trailer hitch, full gauge package

The 1946 Jeep offered here is beautifully finished in white. It was reportedly the property of the US Forest Service and carries the appropriate axe and shovel. It was the subject of an extremely detailed two-year restoration in 2001 by Jim Neirynck of Macomb Township, Michigan.”