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1948 CJ-2A Godfrey, Il $3000


The body looks solid.  And they take credit cards.


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1947 CJ-2A South Wayne, Wi $1500


This sure looks like a fiberglass body.

“For Sale- 1947 Willys Military Jeep. 4 cylinder. Runs.  Asking $1,500.00.  Cash only.  Buyers responsibility for pick-up. Call 608-439-5721 or 608-439-5087.”


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Year? CJ-2A Thief River Falls, Mn $2,300


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2300.  More pics.  Looks like a great price.

It looks like it runs and has a really bright orange blade.  Other than that, I can’t tell much.

“1948 Willy’s with Meyers Plow. 2.3 Ford engine, 3-speed manual, 4×4, hi-low. Not perfect, but not bad for 60+ years. $2300 or best offer. Contact email.


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Tall Flattie Project Palmdale, Ca **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500

You might have to purchase a ladder for this flattie.

“Willy jeep on 44 inch Super Swamper tires. Runs and drives, but radiator has not been moved to the rear. There’s no rooom in the front for the radiator. This is a project that needs work and is certainly not ready to be driven on road anytime soon. The Willys sits on a early 80’s Bronco frame that has been shortened. Lift is from a IFS ford. Runs good and no backyard custom suspension, this is basicly a bronco with an expensive aftermarket lift, so it will drive good too.  Swampers are in great shape with more than 3/4 tread.  I have a tilt column from a late model caprice, ready to install. I am willing to part out this thing if i get some serious offers. Or if someone wants to trade the swampers for some HUGE military tires i’d probably finish this project. Or a set of Rockwell axles ? Chevy Dana 60 ? I’d trade the whole truck for some Super Swamper Irok tires and wheels size 39.5 or 40 for a 20 inch rim, either chrome or polished, forged wheels.”

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1942? CJ-2A/CJ-3A Atascadero, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $1350.**SOLD**

How about that windshield!  I’d like to take a closer look at that.

“Great Project for any collector of Ex Militery Vehicles from WWII or just a great vehicle for the beach! It has a rebuilt 231 V6 which needs to be finished, all parts are there. It just needs the right person to put it together!”

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1947 CJ-2A Detroit Lakes, Mn **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was priced at $1500.

(11/22/09) A seller of few words.

“Runs good, needs body work”


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1948 CJ-2A Smiths Grove, Ky $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500. The top two pics are the newest. It appears the seller no longer has the ‘bogger’ tires.

(12/12/09) It looks nice.

“I have a 1948 jeep willys for sale it has a buick 3.2 liter v6 with the original 3 speed transmission. it has a new besttop cover along with new chrome wheels and tires have very few miles on them. This jeep runs and drives great if you have any other questions please call 937-602-1845 thanks Todd asking 4500 or may take some trades”


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1948 CJ-2A Gresham, Or $2500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2300

This jeep looks like it’s parked in a farm shed.  It’s hard to tell whether this is running or not.  I can see some rust.  It might make a good restoration project.

“1948 Willys Jeep, 4 X 4, with PTO wench and optional hardtop. 27,000 original miles, original stock condition. Call 503-663-6629


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Art’s 1946 CJ-2A Fire Willys and Trailer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, trailer • TAGS: , .

Bruce surprised me today with some pics of a Fire Jeep.  He noted that after reading the section that includes Fire Jeeps, he thought I might be interested in seeing a couple pics of Art’s Jeep.  After reviewing the pics, I asked him for permission to publish them.  Bruce was kind enough to contact Art, who in turn has been nice enough to let me share them with you.  If you haven’t seen Art’s Jeep on the CJ-3B page or at one of the Willy’s reunions, then you are in for a treat.

One of the more interesting factoids I ran across while doing a search for Art’s Jeep on the internet was a discussion on the CJ-2A Page Forum regarding Bill’s effort to include Art’s Jeep in a Calendar of Fire Vehicles.  It turns out that Daimler Chrysler wants a piece of any Calendar pie for showing a Jeep Grille (specifically, a $500 guarantee and 12% royalties).

So, that got me thinking. What about Jeeps on pay websites?  Could Daimler, for example, begin asking for royalties from a site like the Jeep Forum, which has paying members, on which plenty of images of a Jeep Grille exist?  At this point, my opinion is they can’t, because they haven’t enforced their rights (if they even have them) to do so.  But, I’m gonna research this more.

Anyway, here’s some pics of Art’s Willys.  Thanks for sharing Art 🙂

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1946 CJ-2A Murphy, Tx $11,750


This looks sharp.  It looks like the dashboard was smoothly modified.

“This is a COMPLETELY restored Willys Jeep from 1946, the first year of the CJ (Civilian Jeep). It has a clean Texas title and is registered as an antique auto. Every part of this jeep has been reconditioned, refurbished or replaced. The original flat-head 4 cylinder engine has been totally rebuilt with new pistons, rings, bearings and seals. The 3-speed transmission and transfer case have both been rebuilt including new bearings. The front and rear axles have been rebuilt with new seals, bearings and shims. The front and rear bumpers are custom built with hitch receivers. All the wiring is new, with six AutoMeter gauges in the dash. The electrical system has been converted to 12 volts. This Jeep comes with a new Bestop folding soft top. There are a few more improvements from stock, such as a 12 volt alternator in place of the original 6 volt generator, and new, more comfortable seats and seat belts. This Jeep also comes with a big stack of receipts and technical documentation including reproduction factory owner’s and service manuals. Call Grady at 214 681-9420”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A body Delphi, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100.

This might be a good deal on a VEC body.

“Just Selling body”

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1946 CJ-2A Bay City, Mi $6000


This looks great!  I’m assuming that it’s been 4,703 miles since the rebuild?

“For sale by owner – a 1946 Willy’s CJ-2A Jeep. Manufactured by Overland Motors back in 1946. This fully restored jeep is fully functional, starts immediately and runs very smoothly. Odometer reads 4,703 original miles. This would be a great find for a collector, or a very cool vehicle to tool around with at your vacation home up north. I have lot’s of additional pictures and can answer any questions you may have pertaining to the jeep. Price is firm at $6,000.00.”


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1946 CJ-2A Roseburg, Or **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4,695. 

(02/01/09) “I am selling my 1946 CJ2A. Would be open to equitable trades, what do you have? Jeep is pretty much original and I drive it from time to time. I have done some work to the original motor, rebuilt the carb, new battery and cables, spark plugs and cables, fuel filter, etc… Please feel free to contact me with questions or if you would like to see it. Thanks! Nate


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1946 CJ-2A Austin, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900.

(12/31/09) Here’s a militarized CJ-2A that has a slat grille according to the seller.

“1946 CJ2A Jeep $3900, runs fine, 4WD works fine, engine rebuild 2 years ago, body a bit rough (60+ years old ya know) converted to look like ’41 military jeep. Used for historical re-enacting. With canvas top, licensed, have title.


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1947 CJ-2A Rathdrum, Id $1000


I can’t tell why the fender is off …

“1947 Jepp Willys 4 cly. All sheet metal, but the windshield frame.  I rebuilt the carb and it runs and moves. no seats, has title
$1000 208-659-6180.”


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1946 CJ-2A Oakland Township, Mi $5900


According to the seller, this is a perfect Valentine’s gift for someone.  I can’t argue with that 🙂

“Up for sale is a 1946 Willys CJ2A in excellent running condition. Starts well, runs well, shifts well and brakes well. I’ve put tons of hard earned cash and precious time in getting the Willys into this condition. The body is in very good shape with the usual issues. Color is RED with a star. My wife told me to mention that it would make a wonderful Valentine’s gift for that perfect someone. This Willys is ready for the next step in the “restoration” process but not for me. I’ve spent way too much on
the project. The next owner will literally save a thousands (see the ad for all the work done)…. All this and more (I know that I missed something) This Willys can literally driven home. Call Dean at 248.762.3911 or Email me at Minnlowe@comcast.net. No warranty is offered or implied.”


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1948 CJ-2A Kansas City, Mo eBay


UPDATE:  This is back on eBay.  It was auctioned late last year.

This is a nice looking CJ-2A.

“1947 Willys Civilian CJ-2A. Please bid and have the money to complete this transaction. I bought the Willys just a few months ago to sit in the showroom. I have few other cars I have purchased that I need room in the showroom, so here is your chance! Frame off restoration a few years ago. Over $18,400 invested over the initial price of vehicle. This Jeep is about as nice as you will find, in, off, or on Ebay, or anyplace else. 274 miles since restored. No rust body, no filler, no bondo. Every known component rebuilt or refurbished. Starts immediately, idles well. Drives excellent. Correct Picket Gray paint, correct red wheels …”

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1946 CJ-2A Fresno area, Ca $3500


UPDATE:  Still available

(12/10/09) Not the best pics.  There’s been some updates to this.

“rebuilt 350 motor rebuilt 350 tranny t-18 transfer case was rebuilt same time as tranny new front and rear spicer drive lines runs great needs new radiator the one in it is still for a four cylinder motor great jeep lookin to trade for a toyota 4×4 preferable but will look at any nice truck 2 or 4 wheel drive the jeep also has a full roll cage for summer and bikini top call tom 559-273-9823”



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1946 CJ-2A Kalama, Wa $775


1946_cj2a_kalamaUPDATE:  Price had dropped to $775

(06/14/09) This is being sold as a parts jeep now.

“I have a complete cj2a minus tranny and transfercase, but has a buick 350. Plus i have a second rolling frame with a buick v6 also no tranny and transfercese. I dont have tiltles for either. I want $775 for all i have. I have a chevy 4spd tranny and another buick v6 that i could throw in. $775


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1946 CJ-2A Orting, Wa $6000


UPDATE:  Still Available.  No price listed.

(10/06/09) It looks like a nice jeep.

“Very nice clean jeep willys. New wheels and tires, and new dual exhaust. Open for trade on newer extended cab 4×4 trucks, or newer suv. any questions please call Casey @ 253-224-5704x”


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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3300

(02/12/09) This CJ-2A has a number of custom details.  The engine compartment looks nicely laid out. This jeep also sports the enlarged windshield; I’m not certain if this is custom or an aftermarket product?? .

“1947 Willys jeep with Chevy 283 small block (runs great), 3 speed, NO RUST,set up for duel optima batteries, rewired the whole jeep, took all the old nuts and bolts and replaced them with new,full roll cage,costom bumpers, holds matching (new) 33×14.50 spare tire and Hi-lift jack mount, $600 Holey truck avenger, $800 clutch, Exhaust, rhino liner tub, excelent front seats with back bench seat (seat belts), Custom windsheild and doors that lock, custom Cooper top, Racho suspension (leaf springs, shocks, shackles) Dana 30 front with disc brakes and locker, Dana 44 rear,too much to remember but I have reciepts for allmost everything I’ve done to it in the last 14 years. I’ve only put around 200 miles on it since I’ve owned it which means everything is in like new condition except for paint has brush scratches, 2 ez fix dents (nothing bigger than a lemon). Dana 44 left side axle shaft is bent and needs to be replaced (not the whole axle assembly). Theres a lot more but cant remember everything. Point is.. if you like the jeep and you want something classic that is a major head turner for the family to enjoy for years to come like my family and I have enjoyed. It’s the most reliable old jeep in the world:) I used to put car seats in it and me and my girls would be off finding those hidden fishing holes and camp sites. I thought I would own this jeep for ever but I lost my good job and now I’m under paid and have to make big sacrifices. I’ve already done everything that needs to be done to an old jeep so now all you have to do is make me an offer and steal it. ”


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1947 CJ-2A Emmett, Id $1500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1500

(11/22/09) No indication as to how long ago it was parked.

“1947 ran when I parked it. Needs some workcj2a I have the split window that goes with it.”



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1948 CJ-2A Phoenix, Az $2000


UPDATE:  The price dropped to $2000. No engine/tranny and needs wiring.  The Body has been customized to look MBish.

(11/13/09) “1948 Willy’s CJ-2A 80″ wheel base, with a custom built roll bar. Body has been customized to appear as an MB. No engine or transmission, original Dana 18 transfer case. Original front axle, Dana 44 rear. Missing front drive shaft. Needs some minor wiring on lights and gauges. Fuel tank and battery needs secured. Has 33/12.50r15 all terrain tires with good tread. No rust, just needs a little TLC. Questions, call 602-404-7899 leave message if no answer.”



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Year? CJ-2A Middletown, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

The price appears high on this project, but the seller isn’t the owner. It will likely drop.

“1948-49 Split window Willys Jeep. Was in the process of being restored. Many new parts installed. Engine rebuilt by machines shop, with reciepts. Owner was unable to complete and relocated down south. I am selling this for a friend. I was helping him with the restoration. Call me for details any questions. Asking $2000.00 or best offer. ”

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1946 CJ-2A Portland, Or eBay


You gotta love the ‘flower’ box on the windshield … well, at least is looks like a flower box. According to the CJ-2A page, there was only production of 73,378 CJ-2As produced by the end of 1946, which would make this CJ-2A, with a serial number of 73459 as an early ’47 (assuming VINs, bodies, etc etc weren’t switched).  I didn’t realize this had the 6 cylinder in it.  It fits snugly. No title!

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A. I’ve owned this jeep for about 16 years. We use it every year during elk and deer season. Other than that it’s stored inside undercover. The body is pretty straight for it’s age and  has very little rust, although there is some under the driver and passenger seat pans. The seats are just the steel frame with no cushions. The speedometer is missing but has the other gages. She starts easily and runs good but don’t plan on going anywhere fast (top speeds about 45mph). The original flat head 4 has been replaced with a Willys Super Hurricane 6 cylinder 226 cu. in. engine (produced by willys after 1954 for their pick ups.) It fits very nicely and delivers about 115 hp.so lots of power for climbing or dragging that big one out of woods. Transmission and transfer case are stock and work fine, although half of the rear driveline is missing (I think it dropped off during the tow home this year). The paint is mostly camo with the original red showing inside the cab area. I have’t had it registered since I bought it and can’t find the original title so I’ll issue a notarized bill of sale.”

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