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1948 CJ-2A Cathcart, Wa $1500


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."


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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


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…."

View all the pics on eBay 

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


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**


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.”

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1946 CJ-2A New York eBay


This CJ-2A appears well maintained with a very nice, newer Auger.  The jeep also sports the rare borg warner overdrive that mounts behind the transfercase output shaft.  I doubt any buyer will offer the $9000 starting bid request. Post Hole Digger. Roper?

“I purchased this Willys two years ago and it was what you might call a parade vehicle. Very nice to look at with the wood trim and rust free body. It had been converted to a 12 volt electrical system.”

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1946 CJ-2A Bountiful, Ut $3200 obo


This looks to be a nice baby blue CJ-2A.  Oddly, the lower part of the top slopes downward as it runs from the driver's door to the back of the jeep.  Maybe the top connectors slope down on the body, but that would be odd I would think.

"1946 Willys Jeep, CJ2A, with a 1969 V6. HEI ignition and oversized Commando brakes. New battery and extra axles included. Spare engine also included, disassembled but all machine work done. Jeep in great condition and in the same family for more than 35 years. Moving. Can’t take it with us. $3,200 OBO. Call 801-295-9464 or 801-520-8083 to come see it."


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1947 CJ-2A Eugene, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700.

If this runs, this is a great price.  The jeep looks like it’s in very good condition.

“1947 Willys CJ2.PTO winch. 4 cy Willys flat head engine.”

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Fiberglass Flatfender taken apart, Chicago eBay


UPDATE:  The seller has reposted this on eBay with more pics.

This looks to be the same fiberglass body as my first jeep.  The seller is correct; this body is light — I used to move the body myself by crouching underneath it and picking it up on my back (my current body is somewhat heavier).  However, I disagree with the seller; this body makes a fine jeeping body.  But, if used for jeeping, tie a cage to the frame and use the cage to help support the body.

“1949 Willys CJ 2 A/B, I have one title with no vin plate, Two Straight solid frames, Light weight single wall fiberglass body tub (not my recommendation for serious off road use, good for a sand buggy), Overhead valve inline 4 cylinder engine (from a 3B or early CJ-5), 2 T 90 transmissions with transfer cases, 2 sets of stock willys axles, one of which has new brake shoes and hardware”

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1947 CJ-2A Yakima, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

“Trail ready, looks good too! Totally refurbished tub streched to fit 1972 frame w/diamond plate half doors and custom diamond plate fenders. 350 Chevy V8. T98 ford 4 speed w/compound granny low. Soft ride suspension. 35″ Kelly Safari tires on steel chrome wheels w/matching spare. New soft top and bikini top. 9000lb Warn low profile winch. All new wiring. Heater. Kenwood detachable tilt face CD player”

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1948 CJ-2A Ventura, Ca Make Offer


This jeep has been for sale for a while.  The owner was asking $5000 obo, but I think now will take something lower. Looks like a great little jeep.

"This is a 1948 CJ-2A willys, Chevy 350 V8, Turbo 400 transmission Rebuilt less than 500 miles ago, Dana 18 Transfercase Rebuilt less than 500 miles ago. This is a fun little jeep. Have taken it many places Pismo Gorman ect. Does not have an overdrive top speed around 50mph. But will go up, around, through and down almost any hill you have the guts to try. Needs some work but any vehicle that old will always need tender loving care. I am getting rid of her because i got married……She has been kept in a garage and i have done alot of work to her."


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1946 CJ-2A Woodland, Wa $2500


Update:  Price dropped to $2500 

The add says '45 Willys, but the body looks to be 46 or greater, so I'm calling it a 1946 CJ-2A.  It appears driver's side step isn't there, so likely some rust underneath.  Also, the ad says roll bar, but it looks to be a full cage.  Woodland is north of Portland.

"45 Willy's stock motor never had the head off runs and drives great nice top newly recoved seats, newer rancho suspension,roll bar $3000 OBO"


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1947 CJ-2A Minnesota Status?


Was listed at $5700

This is a nicely modified CJ-2A called “Quick Change”.  The builder built a similar drive train to what I’m doing, except for using a 289 where I’m using a buick 3.8.  We even have the same rims.

“This is a jeep I picked up a while back. It has been trail riding since 1981 and has the little trail ride plates on the dash. It is a modded steel body with very little rust by some trail scars. Specs are:  1947CJ2a, Chevy 283 V8 (I was told this was a stroker…no way to prove it without dissasembly), Torker intake, Tall chevy aluminum valve covers, Edelbrock carb with the offroad needles and seats (works awesome off road)…..”

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1948 CJ-2A Boise $2700


This jeep has been for sale for a few months now, but hasn’t been listed in a while.

“Here is a nice running little jeep. In stock condition with all original running gear and flathead 4 cylinder engine. Drives good and looks decent. Has had 12volt upgrade on electrical. New tires, wheels, brakes, carb, recovered seats. Has tow-bar, bikini top, and spare front axle assembly that goes with it. 4 wheel drive works great. Has some rust in the floor boards typical for this year of jeep, and passenger side windshield is cracked.
Great little rig for hunting or wheeling trails. “

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1948 CJ-2A Mason City, Iowa $3900


I guess today is 'red jeep' day; Lots of them for sale!  This stock CJ-2A still looks great.  Very likely it's a good restoration candidate.

"You are viewing a good running and driving 1948 CJ2A. I've owned this Jeep for about five years. I'm the third owner and I have the title. I've done just a few things to this jeep including: rebuilt starter, generator, new brake wheel cylinders and a couple of other little things. It does leak oil and pops out of second every once in a while. The heater does not work, but did when I first got it…."


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1947 CJ-2A Eatonville, Wa $15000


The package looks good but I doubt the price will hold.  Neither the body nor the windshield is CJ-2A, so there’s some mixed and matched parts.

“new exhaust,front disc brakes,spray lined tub,8000lb winch,automatic transmission,centerline wheels,soft top and doors,totally rust free very very nice”

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1947 CJ-2A St Louis, Missouri eBay


UPDATE:  Oops, forgot to include the link — thanks Mitch

There's a number of nice detail pictures that show some nice work.  Note the modern running gear (likely mid 70s CJ-5 running gear).  I can't say I'm a fan of the tranny/tc mount — it's a single bar that just waiting to be hit by a rock.  It most definitely needs a skid plate of some kind.  I think the body is fiberglass, but I"m not entirely sure.

"Motoexotica is proud to offer this 1947 Willy's CJ-A2 Jeep 4×4. This Jeep has a 3 speed automatic transmission with newer big 33 inch mud tires. This tough Jeep is ready to play in the mud or just go for a drive. It has power steering, power brakes and a working heater!

The motor is Buick 231 Cu In 3.8 liter V6. It is fun to drive with the GM 3 speed Turbo Automatic Transmission. The motor runs strong. It has a quadrajet 4-barrel carb with an aluminum Edelbrock air intake and a Jeep transfer case with a Dana 44 rear-end."

Here's the link to more pics on eBay 

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Stainless Steel Flatfender Camas, Wa ** Sold **

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Unique Jeeps

This is probably being sold by a seller who has been trying to sell a couple other nicely finished jeeps and stainless jeep parts.

“Stainless steel willys jeep very rare call for details.will trade for muscle car,hotrod,pro street car,nice lifted rubicon wrangler rockcrawler,beach property. *** SOLD***”

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1948 CJ-2A San Diego, Ca $4500 obo


I find this jeep slightly puzzling. I love the nice detail and old school upgrades — the full roll cage, the extra large windshield, a good front bumper mod, the nice paint job, updated seats — yet it still sports an F-head?  This jeep looks like it should go fast, but can’t.

“Fresh F-Head 4 Cyl., new exaust, 3 speed w/overdrive, 8000# Winch, full roll cage, front disc brakes, custom tall windshield, custom seats, rock bars, custom bumpers — $4,500 o.b.o.,”

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1946 Sand Jeep

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

Looks to be street legal. Has lights and a license plate.

“Selling my toy. 1946 Willys Jeep .The only thing on the jeep that is a 46 Willys is the Tub and Title. Motor is a Pontiac 468 with 1970 Ram Air heads 500+ HP, New narrowed 9″ 31 spline axels with limited slip,frame lengthened 12”,aluminum hood,aluminum fenders and tail gate.Turbo 400,new transfer case,new paint,custom headers. Have full canvas and doors.two sets tires sand and street. street legal, Jeep is at the dunes at Coos Bay until April then will be in Grants Pass …. “