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1952 M-38? Spring Valley, CA $8500

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This has a replacement body, but I think it might have been an M-38. The windshield is shorter, like a CJ-3B, but with an unusual scallop. I don’t know if this is custom or aftermarket.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/700121887946181/

“1952 Jeep Willys 4×4 350 automatic transmission 3.8L V6 Clean title and registered till Nov Beautiful restored jeep Engine runs strong 33” tires Only issue are the brakes, the pedal hits the steering wheel column so it needs to be positioned better. They’re drum brakes so they’re stiff but they do work, I used to drive this thing around. I just don’t have the time or money to fix anymore.”

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1950 CJ-3A Chandler, AZ $6500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/26/2022) Unclear if the diamond plate is protecting the body or covering issues.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/578014883964601

“1950 Willy’s Jeep for sale. 6,500 OBO.”

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1953 CJ-3A Idyllwild, CA $5900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5900.

(08/26/2022) This has a rare passenger side tank, along with a few other updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/469434271398397/

“1953 Jeep 4×4 in Idyllwild * Runs and drives * Buick V-6-cylinder * Borg Warner 3-speed manual transmission * Spicer front and rear axles * 15-inch steel wheels & tires”

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1951 CJ-3A The Dalles, OR Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Blaine shared this project CJ-3A that’s currently sitting at $215 with 9 days to go.

https://washington.hibid.com/lot/135632723/1951-jeep-willys-w-accessories?ref=catalog

“Soft top, snow plow blade, miscellaneous parts. Consignor states no brakes. Odometer Reads: 77,792 VIN: 451GB135030”

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1953 CJ-3A East Moriches, NY $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is supposed to be Ward Canaday’s jeep. It does appear to have some rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/418906373693557

“This is Ward Canaday’s Jeep. He was President of Willys/Overland during WWII and considered the Father of the Jeep. It’s a mostly original unmolested 1953 CJ3A wich runs great. It’s still runs on the 6 volt system and I’ve replaced the windshield, muffler and rebuilt the carb.”

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1951 CJ-3A w/ Roof Rack Denver, CO $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

I can’t tell if the $8k price includes the roof rack or not, but it certainly is an interesting piece. The seller provides an extensive list of parts added and work done.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/denver-1951-cj3a-willys-jeep/7541314708.html

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“Customized 1951 Willys CJ3A with 3-speed manual transmission with a 1969 Ford small-block 302 Windsor V8 (5.0L) engine generating 210 hp @ 4,400 rpm and 295 ft-lb of torque at 2,600 rpm.

Customized with a roof rack and Eide Automatic Boat Loader (https://boatloader.com/). Valued at $1,000. I can remove and sell separately.

Over $40,000 in custom modifications and upgrades since its purchase in 2005. The major upgrade ($24,000) was in 2014 – 2015 with engine overhaul, addition of electronic fuel injection, addition of front and rear disc brakes, change to front and rear gearing, and steering column replacement.

The off-road and engine mechanical work was performed over 9 winters (2006 – 2015) by The Barney Brothers Off-Road (https://www.barneybrothers.com/) in Grand Junction, CO. Continue reading

 
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1946 CJ-2A & 1951 CJ-3A Moab, UT $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

The 3A runs, but the 2A needs some work.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/pts/d/moab-1946-and-51-willys/7545518245.html

“Two Willys Jeeps for sale. The 46 (white) has a clean Title. It has a resent rebuilt Buick V6. it runs but needs exhaust manifolds and radiator to match the water pump. The 51 (green) runs and drives fine and has the overdrive. The starter is weak but still fires it up. It has no title so I will provide a Bill of Sale. They come with a spare Flathead engine, transmittion/transfer case, and Mics. parts.”

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1952 CJ-3A Northglenn, CO $25,000

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Here’s an unusual build. It is stretched and modified.

https://denver.craigslist.org/for/d/denver-willys-jeep/7543603466.html

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?I have a 1952 3A Willy’s Jeep for sale over 50K invested runs drives but still needs other work done need room in garage and don’t have time to finish completely! Has a 5.3 V8 320 hp Fi-tech intake computer controlled – griffin radiator 4L60E transmission w1500 stall atlas11 transfer case 4.0 low range 32 spline front and rear front axle Dana 44 rear 9” ford 4.11 gears moser axles 35 spline Eaton Detroit limited slip all new. Jegs LS mini starter 6.1 ratio. Front range custom drive shafts
Paul’s custom canvas bikini top rear cover, doors battery mounted in rear tool box custom seats 5 point harness to many things to list!
Don’t need help selling
No low ballers
Asking 25K?”

 
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Jeep Collection For Sale Whitney, NE

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ5, FC150-FC170-M677

This seller has a wide range of jeeps. He hopes to sell them in various lots. The seller notes in the comments on this post that he won’t sell to folks in Nebraska.

The collection itself looks interesting. It is wide ranging with 2As, 3As, FCs, CJ-5s, and M-38s to name a few. I haven’t yet seen any pics of a 3B.

You can see more pics and read the comments here. The seller has responded to some of the comments: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WillysSwapMeet/posts/3312265972379992

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1951 Unrestored CJ-3A W/ A lot of Fixin’s Auction Oct 14-15

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, CJ-3A, Features

Thanks to John for sharing this one-of-a-kind low-mileage jeep: 1731 miles … just stop what you are doing and check out these pics! Sadly, no engine pics are included. This jeep will be auctioned October 14-15th. Thought it is listed as a 1952 model, the serial number puts this as a 1951 model.

Some of the implements are unused!

https://www.broadarrowauctions.com/vehicles/tj22_124/1952-willys-cj-3a-jeep

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“Chassis No. 451GB117583

This four-wheel-drive CJ-3A Jeep was ordered in January 1951 from Wiley Brothers and Lewis Packard-Willys of West Chester, Pennsylvania, by Arthur Knorr. A producer of Milton Berle’s Texaco Star Theater and the Miss US and Miss Universe pageants, Mr. Knorr would occasionally escape to his wife Ruth Gray’s family home on Halfmoon Valley Road near State College, Pennsylvania. The Jeep was ordered to support any and all possible maintenance needs on the Pennsylvania property. Accordingly it was outfitted with all the options, including a Ramsey cable winch, both front and rear tops with side curtains, floor mats, a hood lock, a radiator cover, and a heater/defroster – but also a dump trailer, power take-offs in front and rear, a pulley drive, and a hydraulic implement lift, running attachments that included a Timken buzz saw, grass cutter, ‘bush and bog harrow’, and hydraulic 6-foot snow plow!

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1953 CJ-3A Boise, ID $13,995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , .

This jeep came out of the Fresno, California, area and has been for sale previously. It’s got a Muller top, expanded windshield, and doors similar to some other California-jeeps from that region. One thing I hadn’t noticed was that the generator has a power steering pump mounted behind it. Is that out of some vehicle? It seems like a handy setup.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/773364020586550

“1953 jeep cj willys Vehicle has been fully restored with a custom blue paint job, new engine, and every bolt turned! This jeep runs and sounds amazing! Ready for your next adventure or just to cruise around town!”

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1951 CJ-3A Eugene, OR $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/16/2022) This appears to have a fiberglass hood. Engine isn’t installed. This has a custom body lift.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/466101215372598

“1951 Willy’s jeep wanting to sell Will need to be towed the engine is damn near complete only missing a few external pieces like belt starter and alternator will need new spark plugs and wires ran last I knew engine is not installed 4500 obo”

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1949 CJ-3A Roseburg, OR $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

Looks like a fun sand jeep.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/winchester-jeep-49-willys-flat-fender/7540641532.html

“Off road use or dunes just had 15,000 into it everything new 383 motor roller motor crane rockers 11 1/2 to 1 compression race fuel only come look to much to put in add”

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1947 CJ-2A Tualatin, OR $1595

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B

It’s a mix of parts.

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/d/tualatin-1947-cj2a-jeep/7541002431.html

It has 2A and 3A parts with a overhead valve
CJ3B Running Gear
Family Owned for over 45 years
Good Off Road Rig
Engine turns over
Hasn’t been used for a couple of years
95% Rust Free Body
Comes with Roll Bar, Tow Bar, Spare tire rack
Newer Radial Tires and wheels
Extra 4 tires and wheels
Bill of sale only w/ no title
Would consider a trade
Old guy who doesn’t text or email.”

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1952 CJ-3A Poplarville, MS $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is a project. No pics provided of the body. Has Arizona title.

https://gulfport.craigslist.org/pts/d/poplarville-1952-willys-cj3/7525484764.html

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“Arizona desert vehicle no rust no dents.100% factory with extra engine.
I have owned for many years and started restoration in Arizona but have moved to Mississippi and have no room to complete restoration.
Brief description:
Dana 44 rear end
Dana 25 front end
T90 3spd transmission with factory overdrive ( pretty rare )
1 Willys Go Devil L-134 straight 4 cyl chain drive
1 Willys Go Devil L-134 straight 4 cyl gear drive
Posted with many photos and have many more. Including photos of being wrapped for shipping to Mississippi.
Cash only 4500.00 serious inquiries only.
Bring your trailer load up and start your restoration project and do it your way…clear (Arizona title )”

 
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1949 CJ-3A San Antonio, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/18/2021) Needs work.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/pts/7541258945.html

“I have a 1949 CJ3A Jeep for sale. It runs and drives, has a blue bonded title. I got the parts to start the brakes, but haven’t installed them yet. It’s not a rust bucket and would be fine on a ranch as-is, but it needs work. It would be a fun project for someone who has the room and the mechanical ability for a do it yourself project. I am firm on the price.”

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Year? CJ-3A? Laurel, MT $3500

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Jerry’s father is selling this jeep he found in Wyoming (contact Jerry via FB — https://www.facebook.com/groups/18657808157/permalink/10160120357838158).

Jerry was told this was one of about a hundred that were built by an unknown company. I looked through my archives, but could not find anything exactly like this one. Anyone ever seen one like this?

For all the work that was done to create it, it seems possible that more were made. Jerry indicates that the body is galvanized. The entire top is custom, along with the fenders, and it looks like the work is reasonably good. The doors are suicide doors. The hood looks like an original part. The cowl and dash may be original, but the dash has been modified. The fan shroud is galvanized with an old electric fan.

If forced to guess, I’d say if several hundred were built, that they were older jeeps that were stripped and rebuilt. If all like this one, they were designed for colder and wetter climates (permanent hood, perm dash, and a perm heater blower), so I could imagine these would have been constructed out of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, or Northern Idaho.

Another theory is that if several hundred built, maybe they weren’t all built the same? Maybe some were more custom than others or more creative than others? That might explain some of the odd designs that we’ve seen over the years out of the northern Intermountain West? My assumption had been these were all home built, but perhaps not?

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Jeep-Parts Collection Pottersville, MO $1400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ5, M-38

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1400 for all.

https://springfield.craigslist.org/pts/d/west-plains-jeep-cj5-collection/7533037489.html

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“Selling over 20 year collection of Willys CJ parts. Several flat fender parts and cj5 parts. F head block and head, pistons,rods, turned crank, never installed, l head parts, block head, miscellaneous, m38 body and frame(body rough), v6 Jeep frame and axles, several front and rear axles, steel top for cj5 v6, radiator for m38 or cj2, several bodies, rough, transmission/transfer, windshields, new brake parts, far too much to list. Price is firm. Suggest you come and look first and then bring a trailer if you decide to buy. Will take me hours to dig it all up. Getting older and trimming down my project list.
All cj stuff to go.”

 
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1952 CJ-3A Mohave Valley, AZ $2400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

No engine.

https://mohave.craigslist.org/pts/d/mohave-valley-1952-cj3a-flat-fender/7537041625.html

“1952 CJ3A Flat fender Jeep project. 5x rare 16″ wheels, original drive train minus engine. Adapter included for small block Chevy. New grill. Includes some extra bits, steering boxes, PTO winch, hood, fender, ect. $2400. Clear AZ title in my name.

Will trade for 40′ container, K5 Blazer project, or block work. Can put cash on either side to make deal work.”

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1949 CJ-3A Billings, MT $21,500

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Looks like a fun jeep ready for some off-roading. With all that power and updates, it could use a full rollcage IMHO.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/451291330232670

“1949 CJ3A with 350 GMC and 3 Speed automatic transmission. Body and paint are incredible. Bikini top. Roll bar and bikini top. Lots of upgrades. Fun convertible that turns heads.”
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1949 CJ-3A Council, ID $12,000

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Lots of updates to this jeep, including a Parkette fiberglass body and Bobcat fiberglass hood.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5648060188565361

“Fresh 4.3 Vortec V6 Plus more”

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1951 CJ-3A Clovis, CA $6850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

The rear bumper and cargo rack appears to accommodate a horizontally stored tire.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/for/d/fresno-willys-jeep-4×4/7534433063.html

“1951 willys jeep low hood 12k winch,bucket seats, top,ect”

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1951 CJ-3A Moab, UT $6000

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Powered by an f-head. It has an overdrive.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/8137521

“1951 Willys CJ 3A. no title but will provide bill of sale. this Willys runs good. It has a weak starter but still fires up. It has the overdrive which is nice. I’ve drove it all over place for a few years now. Its getting too small for my family and our adventures so I’m selling it so it doesn’t just rot in the yard.”

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1953 CJ-3A Eugene, OR $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Parts or project jeep with some early Free-Lock hubs.

https://eugene.craigslist.org/pts/d/eugene-1953-willys-cj3a/7533509262.html

“1953 Willys CJ3A project vehicle.
All kinds of parts for it, no engine though.”

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1949 CJ-3A Deer Park, WA $5700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/29/2022) The seller lists some of the problems that need to be addressed. It’s powered by an f-head.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/deer-park-1949-willys-cj3a/7526965988.html

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“1949 Willy’s CJ3A. Runs and drives great. I have an additional motor that came with it when I bought it from a 1960 Jeep, original hood and tow bar. Also, I have an extra set of wheels and tires to go with it. The body is in great shape. Little to no rust. The guy I bought it from wasn’t sure on the year, but said he dropped in an early 1960’s F4-134 F-Head motor. Everything works: four-wheel drive, transmission, lights, speedometer, oil-pressure, etc. Already has the classic license plates.

It is 73 years old, so there’s always room for improvement. The windshield is cracked, no e-brake (I have the housing), gas gauge doesn’t work (needs a new tank sending unit), muffler pipe is cracked and could use a weld, wouldn’t hurt to get a new battery. It’s been converted to a 12V system.

Overall, it’s a great Willy’s that isn’t rusted out. It’s been stored inside. Nice to drive to town or take into the mountains. Awesome hunting rig, just don’t have the time or storage anymore for it. $6,200 OBO. Looking for cash at the moment, no trades.”