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Another Jeep with a Front Loader

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Unusual

To keep with our recent front loader theme, Steve sent me some pics of what I’ll call a ‘custom’ loader (at least, I think it’s a one-off) mounted on the front of an old flattie.  Don’t try this at home!  Please!  This was sold at an auction in Ames, Iowa a few years back.



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1947 CJ-2A Madison, WI **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_madison2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6950.

“1947 Restored Willys Jeep, Original Frame & Drivetrain, Flathead 4cyl Engine,  Hi/Lo 4×4 System, Fiberglass body, New Western Wheels & Tires, AM/FM CD Stereo System, CB Radio, Much Much More!! Excellent Condition!! $6950 OBO.”

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Mud Racer Flat Fender Warrensburg, Ks $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing

mud_flattie_warrensburgProbably not much value here, but I’m sure it was fun in it’s day.

“For Sale: Willy’s Jeep, Built for mud run, does not run, 289 slant plug heads, nitrous bottle, Call Jordan at (660) 238 1173”


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1946 CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_phoenixUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

For $1500 it runs and drives.  Might be a reasonable deal.

“For Sale – 1946 Willy’s CJ-2A Jeep. I bought this Jeep years ago with the intention of doing a slight resto-mod on it. I came to realize over the past year that don’t have the money or time to do this correctly…. I’ve recently put on a Rancho 3 inch suspension lift, with a spring over. At the same time, I put on Spiderco ¾ wheel spacers on all four wheels Also recently replaced were the Solex carburetor and an restored the fuel pump back to the original style glass bowl type. The transmission on the jeep was re-built about 3 years ago (approx 3000 miles since rebuild) Runs and drives, there is an issue with the passenger side rear wheel cylinder leaking a little bit, but the replacement is only like $15 from www.Jeepdoc.com …. Asking $1500 for the Jeep, serious inquiries only please.”


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1947 CJ-2A Southwest Wisconsin $3500


1947_cj2a_madisonUPDATE:  Still Available

This would make a great restoration project.

“This has been my elderly fathers Jeep for many years. There is no rust, as any sign of rust was replaced with new metal. It has a 1960’s Buick V6 conversion. The motor has few miles since a complete overhaul. The jeep runs and drives great. It also has new tires with very few miles as well. The jeep was only driven around a small town on nice days, and always stored in winter months since his ownership. The price is $3,500 and is pretty firm. We are looking for a serious buyer, and not tire kickers who are looking to share old Jeep stories. Feel free to contact me at 608-575-4166 if you have serious interest…”


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1947 CJ-2A Key West, Fl Sold for $1650


1947_cj2a_keywestThis jeep just sold for $1650 through a ‘buy in now’ purchase.  Given that the seller didn’t start it and it’s not in the best shape, I’m a little surprised at the purchase price.

” A very nice, mostly complete and original 1947 CJ2A.
Original 4-134- L head motor.  Stamped “3-19   640161   W6″ on left side of smooth head. Converted to 12V.  I have done nothing to it.  I became the owner in 2007.  No battery has been hooked up to see what comes alive. It was last licensed in 1977 in Arizona as a collectible car. I have a current clear Florida title for it …”

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1948 CJ-2A Joshua Tree, CA **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_joshuatree2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500. It’s been for sale since June.  There are more pictures now and it looks pretty good.

“1948 Willys Jeep 4 x 4, CJ 2A Body, Exterior is white in color, Interior is black, original 4 cylinder engine, Mileage 61409, Gas gauge does not work, Jeep runs good and you can test drive it and drive it home if you purchase this. Jeep has off road tires and it also has another full set of what seems to be original Ford rims with tires, tires are not original but all hold air. Jeep comes with vehicle cover that was custom made to fit. Does not have a hard or soft top, Equiped with roll bar. Passenger side windshield is cracked.”

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1947 CJ-2A Orange, CA **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_orangeUPDATE: **SOLD** WAS $2850.

This jeep has its engine out and apart.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ 2a, Army Green, Orig 4 cyl flat head. Very fun car. Ran good, but burned oil, so removed engine, hot tanked parts, ready to rebuild. Many new parts: $2850”

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1947 CJ-2A Eagle Creek, Or $2300


1947_cj2a_eaglecreekThis might not be a bad price.  I think it depends on exactly what the herculiner on the inside is covering.

“willys has all stock running gear including flat head 4 cylinder runs great, has newer best top line x sprayed inside the tub,it runs and drives cory 971-506-0484, no email please”


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1946 CJ-2A Column Shift Kempton, Pa eBay

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

1946_cj2a_kemptonThere’s a good deal of junk here, but the opening bid is only $195, so maybe there’s some value.  I can see there’s the column shift parts at the very least.

“You are bidding on a 1946 JEEP WILLYS. 4 cylinder, 4 wheel drive low. Column shift, transmission & under gear is all there. Full radiator assembily w/shrowd. Floating hubs for front, starter. Overall condition is restorable. Willys OJ2A 32336. Jeep does not have title….”

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1947 CJ-2A Lake George, NY **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_lakegeorgeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

I got a couple problems with this jeep.  The seller claims the jeep has a “Frame Up Full Restoration”, however given the jeep has no engine or engine related parts, the use of the term full is pretty innaccurate.  Clearly, there’s been no restoration from the frame downward, as the U bolts are rusted, the shocks are greasy, etc.  Also, check out the roll cage; there isn’t even an attempt to place a plate underneath the fiberglass body to sandwich the body at the very least, let alone a proper attempt to tie the roll cage into the frame.  A stock buick 225 engine is rated at about 150 – 160 hp, not 175hp.  The paint job does look very nice and their appear to be a number of other new parts as well.  The opening bid price is $3995.

“Up for highest offer is a 1947 Willys Jeep painted 1965 Ford Poppy Red.  Original frame and Willys overland Drivetrain.Needs motor.   Frame up full restoration.  many aftermarket parts 5000.00 invested . Aftermarket HD fiberglass body and fenders .  many parts to much to list. Comes with 1970 Jeepster Commando with Buick Dauntless running V6 engine.     You will need to buy the V6 swap kit to link the Buick V6 to the T90 transmission….”

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Jeep Collection for sale out of Colorado


willys_collectionUPDATE:  This was $85,000 for the whole collection. I have found some related craigslist ads.  See them below.

I’ve found a couple references to the sale of this collection.  Anyone know more? Based on the pic to the right, these don’t appear in great condition.  My guess is that this is over priced.

Here is a link to another reference at Hemmings, where I found the pic to the right.

Here’s a link to Hemmings that readsWILLYS: elderly WW II veteran has vintage Jeep collection, 40s-60s, both military and civilian, must sell, best offer.”




1946 CJ-2A $4995

This one looks perfectly find.  The price doesn’t seem that outrageous.

“1946 Willys C-J2A spruce green all original condition, partially restored with new canvas removable top – runs and drives – $4,995”



1948 CJ-2A $11,500

This one doesn’t look like it is in great condition.  There’s no reason to think it is worth $11,500.

“1948 Willys C-J2A signal red fully restored and in great condition – $11,500– Firm”


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1949 CJ-2A Brockway, PA **SOLD**


1949_cj2a_brockwayUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“Have a solid little 49 CJ 2-A. Brand new rebuilt tranny and case. T-90 with D-18 case. Welded rear with new 9:50 x 16 trail digger tires. Rebuilt lever lock hubs. Springs reworked, body patched but extremely solid tub and floors. New inset taillights. Rewired but turn signals need done. Switch is there. This 2-A has a 3-B 1/2 cab and windshield that has been extended 4-1/2 inches. Can see out of this 2-A when driving. Pretty neat. Runs good. 12 volt system with alternator. Have truck heater mounted between the seats. Not much to get this on the road.”

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1946 CJ-2A Connecticut $6500


1946_cj2a_ct1The $6500 is a buy it now price on eBay.  Apparently the Seller has 2 other offers made via eBay as well.  This appears to be on the boarder between a VEC and an EC CJ-2A.  The seller is only the 2nd owner.  Too bad a floor shifter was swapped into it.  It looks quite nice.

“Here is an original 46 willys cj2a that I bought 7 years ago off the original owener who purchased the jeep new in 1946 and used it on his farm in Easton CT.  The jeep is still in running condition after all those years and only has 27000 miles.  the way you see it is pretty much the way I bought it,  I replaced the fuel pump, plugs , and plug wires.  The jeep starts right up and will even start with the original hand crank!  The motor at times has a skip to it, so it may need the carb rebuilt eventually but does not smoke or knock. The jeep drives great and will do almost 50mph it handles good and does not shimmy at any speed.  It is really fun speed around back roads in this little jeep! At some point it was converted from column shift to floor shift, it is still 6 volt and has its original wiring harness….”

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1946 CJ-2A Powell, Oh eBay


1946_cj2a_powellUPDATE:  This is back on eBay.  Very nice work!

This appears to be a well done restoration, though not restored to original specs.  In an earlier post, I mentioned the body was probably an aftermarket body, but I was wrong.  The seller indicates this is the original body.  If that’s the case, then the seller has some excellent work on this CJ. Apparently, this about the 15th CJ the seller has built.  See the comments on the ebay ad for additional information about this CJ.

“1946 Restored Willys CJ2A. Jeep restored for daily driver with reliable GM 4 cylinder and 4 speed manual transmission.  12-volt electrical system with battery relocated between seats, brand new “best top” and doors, 6-point roll cage, transfer case and hubs rebuilt in restoration.  Fuel cell in rear cargo area (not under driver’s seat as originally built). Auto meter gauges. Frame is immaculate.  Body and paint exceptional, no rust whatsoever.”

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1947 CJ-2A Cedar Rapids, IA **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_cedarrapidsUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This 1947 Willys Jeep runs and acts just like its old.  However she’s reliable and has her own personality. Yep just like all the old ones this gal needs a special touch to start, for which I will show the new buyer. Yes, I did drive it as a work vehicle for three years. Its a 6 VOLT system and the engine was overhauled in 1967 which is stamped on the block. Original nameplates are on the body. The transmission shifts great, does not jump gears and does leaks a “little” oil around the seals. The 4×4 transfer case shifts in & out smoothly. The PTO works great and drives the 60’ish Ramsey 12,000 LB winch just fine…. .”

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1945? CJ-2A Libby, MT *SOLD**


1945_cj2a_libbyUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“One 1945 Willys Jeep Cj-2A up for sale. I bought this jeep for my father, but his location no longer allows for this type of vehicle.  The jeep is in need of restoration, but is nearly ready to drive. The jeep has a brand new set of tires.  The stickers haven’t even worn off of them.  They have approximately 30 yards of mileage on them. There is also a new starter installed. The engine turns over, and spark is good.  It is not running due to a probable timing issue.  It backfires, but doesn’t start yet. This jeep is in need of a new wiring harness, along with various and sundry repairs.  The frame is good, the drive system appears to be in running order, although with some use it will probably need some seals and gaskets to be replaced. The tub has quite a bit of rust, as is normal with a 1940’s jeep.  The tailgate and windshield frame fold (no glass in the windshield though), and the attached towbar is usable….”

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1945 CJ-2A Bozeman, MT **SOLD**


1945_cj2a_bozemanUPDATE:  **SOLD**

This is a beautiful CJ-2A, no doubt about that.  However, if I’m going to spend $19k for a CJ-2A, I would prefer it be restored accurately.  Here’s a few minor issues and thoughts.  If this is a 1945 CJ-2A (only 1,824 made), then I’d expect the serial number to be pretty low. So, with that (and with help from the Cj-2A Page website) here’s a few detail issues:

  1. The color is off.  This is a pale green rather than the two original colors (pasture green or harvest tan).  Additional colors weren’t added to the line until serial number 38221 (mid 1946).
  2. The windshield is a CJ-3A windshield.
  3. The headlight bezels, while they look better in chrome, should be the body color up to serial number 38687
  4. I believe the front hubs are aftermarket, as I think the early CJ-2As came without hubs (I could be wrong about this detail)
  5. I don’t see the cutouts on the driver side (maybe the image obscures them) that should be there on a CJ-2A up to serial number approximately 29500.

There are other details I would want to know more about, however the pictures dont’ show enough information.

“This is a 1945 Willys Jeep CJ-2A. It is owned by mother in-law who has owned it for almost 20 years. She is the second owner. The first owner was an elderly potato farmer in Manhattan, Montana. She has kept this CJ-2A in her garage under a sheet for the past 15 years. It was restored in the mid 1990’s and has been driven about 100 miles per year since. It has the original engine though it has been rebuilt. It is a pale green color insode and out. I have driven this Willys and can assure you it starts right up, doesn’t smoke, and shifts through all of the gears smoothly. It is 100% rust free. This is a very clean, straight Willys that has been very well cared for. $19000”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Huron Township, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $950.

This is a project with a rough body.  However, the body tag indicates an early serial number of 11019.

“1945 CJ2a Willys Jeep for sale. Serial number 11019, one of only 1824 built in 1945. All original frame and body tags in place. Sold on Bill of sale. Exhaustive description with pictures at the CJ2a website – see the link below. Will consider trade credits for M38 and CJ2a Jeep parts and accessories or White Vinyl fencing 6-7 feet high.”

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1947 CJ-2A Mickleton, NJ $1500


1947_cj2a_mickletonYou mean, it’s not supposed to smoke?

“Up for sale, 1947 Willys CJ2A runs and drives, but smokes, has manual plow as seen in pictures. Needs restoration. $1500 or best offer, possible trades. Call Tom at 609-970-5953.”


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1942 MB Parker, AZ **SOLD**


1942_cj2a_mb_parkerUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000.

There’s been several mods to this vehicle.  Note that the front tires are a little farther forward then they should be.  Also, this is a 2wd vehicle.  it appears to have a home-made tailgate? (see other pic)

“1942 Willys Jeep, CJ-2A, V6 Buick, automatic, 2wd, new tires, clean, clear title, current registration, and just runs great.

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1947 CJ-2A Oakton, Va $9000


1947_cj2a_oaktonIt appears in pretty good shape.

“completly overhauled and rebuilt 1947 willy’s jeep. Desert Camo paint. Clear title. New body, new tires, new seats, new breaks, new custom built radiator, new gages, new windsheild and liner, new springs and shocks, new wireing, rebuilt transfer case and axels, over 12,000 in parts to rebuild. comes with 30 caliber machine gun and stand. RUNS great!! Must sell. $9,000 Or best offer. I have lots more pictures, just send me your email address and I can send more photos to you.”


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1946 CJ-2A Hanover, Ma $1500


1946_cj2a_hanoverUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“willys cj-2a 1946 this jeep is part of a barn clean out I did.. this willys has been highly modified it has a mid 60,s v6 buick motor 12 volt ele system roll bar bikini 1/2 top .. upgraded rear end dana 40 new starter motor starts and runs well.. had a warn overdrive thats missing so it will not move on its own NO BRAKES!! this is being sold as a parts car no title! bill of sale only .. would make a great summer toy to the right person $1500 I think its worth it in parts alone
so bring a trailer or a ramp truck and$ 1500 cash and take it away!!”

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1947 CJ-2A Canada eBay


1947_cj2a_canadaIt seems the seller has owned this for 35 years, but doesn’t really know anything about it.  The seller has this listed as a CJ-3B and wasn’t aware that the back of the jeep wasn’t original.  It’s certainly an interesting rebuild.  The seller apparently had this sold, but the buyer backed out, so the seller has relisted it.

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1947 CJ-2A Prescott, AZ **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_prescott2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

For only $1200, this is worth a look.  It looks to me like there is no glass in the windshield.