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1942 GPW Apache Junction, AZ **SOLD**


1942_gpw_apachejunctionUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I love this jeep.  It comes with a blender — and the blender is attached to the jeep!

“1942 (FORD) has a 231 Buick V6 (6K on completely rebuilt engine), SM420 4-speed xmission, beefed up T18 xfer case, Dana 44 rear, Dana 30 front, both with Powr-loks and 5.38:1 gear ratios, new one piece Warn hubs, new MP3/IPOD Stereo, 4-wheel disc brakes, new brake master cylinder, New fuel pump, Summers Bros. Flanged axles, Warn O/D, Saginaw power steering, tilt steering wheel, 6500 LB. Sidewinder Winch, Superlift 2” softride suspension, new battery, brand new BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, Full cage rollbar with rackon top ….”


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1942 MB/GPW Roseburg, Or **SOLD**


1942_mb_roseburg2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750

“mostly original, not running at moment, rusty and needs tlc,”

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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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1943 MB Wenatchee, Wa $5200


1943_mb_wenatcheeThe paint job on this is pretty unusual.  It looks like a tile mosaic.  The top is in poor condition.

“Body, running equipment, and engine all excellent. Interior and top need work. Has a tow bar to pull it with and you will need a light bar for rear if going very far. If you want to drive it away bring top post battery.”

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1945 GPW Lake County, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), trailer

1945_gpw_lakecountyUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

It sounds like this is a bit of a project.  Includes a trailer.

“here is a vary rare 45 ford army jeep and trailer and has been used for mostly hunting and camping from summer to summer and has been in my family since sellen it for my great aunt witch is the origianl owner.i have a clean title in hand also is curently not running do to a frozze starter and bad wireing and i need to sell asap. There are many extra parts to go with it such as the full cloth doors and top,extra hubs,seats,and misc little stuff ,and the triler is a home made job,bottom line this jeep would make a great toy or father /son project with just a little tlc.”

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Year? GPW/MB Bethany, OK **SOLD**


year_gpw_mb_bethanyUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600.

I’m not sure what is funkier, the roll bar or the paint job.  However, I don’t think the price is too bad given it runs.

“For sale is one Ford GPW World War Two, 4 Cylinder Jeep. Motor did/can run good no smoke. Needs some work to get it running. $1000.00 of new Jeep parts and VERY good Willys original rims/new non-directional military tires, 6 ply nylon included. Newly rebuilt orig Carter Carb and new fuel pump. 134 L-head Willys flat head four cyl. Lots of new parts that need installed. Or this jeep can be used as parts or a rebuilder from frame up. $1600.00 FIRM with $1000.00 new parts included. Serious inquiries only! Price has been lowered to minimum due to needing it moved from my backyard.”

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1946 GPW San Juan Batista, Ca eBay


1946_gpw_sanjuanbatistaThis GPW body looks like it’s in pretty good shape.

“This is a 1946 Ford Military Jeep Willys CJ. It does have the engine, but it is not running at this time.  My husband has owned this jeep for quite a while, and was planning on restoring it someday, but we have just not had the time or the money for this project.  He did have it running at one time, but it has been sitting for quite a while.  It is pretty much complete, and would make an excellent project for someone who had the time.  I will be happy to answer any questions that I can.

This is going to be local pick up only, or if you would like to arrange your own pick up and delivery, we will be happy to work with the company that you choose to facilitate that.”

View all the pics on eBay

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Builds — 1945 GPW spotted by


1945_gpw_alameda2I was playing around with a new internet toy called cooliris (I was using a plug-in version for the Firefox browser) and came across this 1945 GPW spotted and photographed in Alameda, California by

I scratched my head and stared at the hood.  Do I like the diamond plating on top or not … hmmm .. I figure it’s there for a reason, as the top of the hood is likely trashed.  After scratching my head at it a bit, I decided I liked it, not because it’s a work of art, but because it’s entirely practical.  With a strong roll cage, a winch, and other improvements, this 4×4 looks ready for a jeeping adventure.

You can view all the pics here





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1942 GPW/MB Spokane, Wa $7000


1942_mb_spokaneI’m really not sure if this is a GPW or an MB.  The writing left me confused.  It looks nice.  I think extending that bottom indent across the bottom of the body is an unusual feature (no doubt, part of a body fix). It appears well put together.

“a very FAST 1942 ford jeep , correct a MB1 WWII flat fendered hard to find fast 4×4 for mud bogging trpohies buy this one , 350 chev crate motor ( fender well headers )with only 12,000 miles on it , backed with SUPER T-10 4 SPD also fresh , custom work and a full cage and full canvas with doors , the chassie has lots of upgrades to brakes and hd drive lines n more , am listing for RAY , a friend sooo no need to email me , ya gott a call him spk # 509-484-2265 please no late pm calls , a titled and tabbed FAST tr0phie winner 4 sure”

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Year? GPW Pipe Creek, Tx **SOLD**


year_gpw_pipecreekUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

This GPW is beat up, but it does have some Ford script on it.

“this is a rare ford gpw like the willys jeeps. it is an early 1940’s vehicle. vehicle ran up until about 6 months ago but the trans started to have some problems and it was parked. motor is good and rest of drive system is good. tub of body is in poor shape. front half is good but back is very bad. this vehicle also has a wench that works off the transfer case to the front. wench is a ramsey. vehicle has military style rims on it also. it is hard to come by these old ford jeeps. this jeep also has the plates on the glove box that relate to the old ford jeeps.”


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1942 GPW Bloomington, Mn eBay


1942_gpw_bloomingtonHere’s a good looking GPW with plenty of Ford script parts.  It’s not all original as the author notes within the ad.

” …. Now I’m not a wrench turner, but this jeep runs great , I have owned it for about 3 years and have only put in a battery and changed the fuel filter. I have had no other problem with it besides the normal spotting of oil underneath it. Starts right up with choke pulled out and a tap of gas, no knocks or ticks or weird noises or smoke or any other  engine problems- runs great. I drove it about 4 times last summer and had no problems, i use non-oxygenated gas. everywhere i have stopped people stared in awww at it, and the old Vets love it! ….”

View lots of good pics here on eBay

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Locating the F script on your GPW

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB, Website

So, you think you have a GPW, but you have no idea where to find that F script?

You are in luck!  Ren Bernier has posted numerous images of how the F-script appears across all kinds of parts.  This is the first that I have run across a collection of F-script images so extensive.  It’s a great resource to bookmark.  He also has a variety of images from MB restorations as well.

Ren’s home page, Ren’s F-script pics

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1942 GPW Dallas, TX **SOLD**


1942_gpw_dallasUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9400.

“’42 GPW. Utah desert recovered. Nice restoration. 5K in new/OS parts, new canvas seats, top. Does have locking front hubs for ease. New tires, generator, 6 volt system. Starts and runs great. Inop; emergency brake, speedo (new cable, possibly loose?), gas gauge (no sender in tank). Call or e-mail for addit pics, or questions.”

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1945 GPW San Antonio, TX **SOLD**



UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was Make Offer

“jeep has new steel floors, no motor or radaitor, body is good. lost interest in this project. make offer”

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1946 CJ-2A (mb?) Avenal, Ca $3000


1946_cj2a_avenalUPDATE:  Price dropped to $3000

With the driver side indents and the lack of tailgate, this certainly looks like an MB/GPW to me.  Note the phone number is missing a digit.

“nice jeep …runs ok…have done some basic work on it…used it for deer season last year and now we are moving….got to much stuff has original straight 4 cylinder ….has 4 new bi-directional military tires,new battery,new plugs, cap,rotor and points new coil and 12 volt head lights….12 volt conversion with altenator… call 559-816-960.”

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1942 MB/GPW La Center, Wa $1800


1942_mb_lacenterUPDATE:  The price has dropped to $1800. This appears to be a very good price on an MB.

“Willys Jeep needs a new home. Has a brand new battery. Please call 360 263-3259 or 360 951-3409 after 5 PM..”

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1941? MB Bayless, Mo $4000


1941_mb_baylessOk, so 80% restored doesn’t classify as almost finished.  It’s a bit pricey for what appears to be a hefty project still.  The body appears in pretty decent shape though.

“Here is your chance to own an ORIGINAL 1941 Willys, 80% complete!! It has primer on it and is ready to be painted, NO RUST!! NO BODY PUTTY, all original parts except for the wheels.  Here is what is new:  Brakes, Gas Tank, Windshield frame, Carb, Battery, Plugs, All bought from Swamps. All the gages work and are the ORGINAL gages, even the seats are original but need to be re-covered…. “

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First Aid Box for GPW Orange Cty, Ca Make Offer


firstaidkit_gpw_orangecountyI don’t know how rare these are, but I thought I’d post them in case anyone was interested.

“World War II Willys Jeep First Aid Kit With Contents. I also have an original Pyrene fire extinguisher with brackett. 909 908 4390”

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1942 MB Sublimity, OR **SOLD**


1942_mb_sublimityUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

“1941 Jeep needs some motor parts to run like fuel line and radiator hose. It was in World War 2. Body is in good condition. 3 speed.”

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1942 GPW & 1946 CJ-2A Cherokee, NC eBay


1942_gpw_cherokeeHere’s an interesting pile of parts out of Cherokee, NC.

“A great project for you flat fender Jeep fans.  This is a 1942 Ford built GPW Jeep basket case with many many parts.  There are basically two Jeeps here, the ’42 is a genuine WWII era model complete with the built in ammo storage cans in the back, the flip up headlights and the Browning machine gun mounting plate built into the frame.  The other is a 1946 civilian jeep.  These represent 10+ years of accumulating the parts and pieces to build a WWII jeep that I never got around to doing. ”

View all the pics on eBay

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1942 GPW Reedsport, Or **STATUS UNKNOWN**


1942_gpw_reedsportUPDATE: Was listed at $4000.

I’m not sure if there are any ’42 parts left on this jeep.

“1942 ford , very strong 327 chevy , th400 transmission with 2800 stall converter and shift kit , pro stick shifter , dana 20 transfer case , dana 44 rear end with track lock posi , dana 30 front end welded , 35 inch tires , power steering with tilt wheel , power drum brakes , full roll cage , nice seats , no rust but there is bondo in the hood and front fenders , aluminum hard top , also have a good windshield frame for a soft top , not a real pretty jeep but it has alot of character and is alot of fun, runs and drives great and will go just about anywhere you have the guts to point it. $4000.00”

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Hand Crank Heater 796-A by Stewart Warner


UPDATE:  Here’s a post of a Ypsilanti Machine and Tool Company Hand Crank Heater

UPDATE:  I’ve posted pics of Dennis’ hand crank heater here.  Here’s another from Nathalie.

UPDATE:  Here’s a video of a Stewart Warner Heater in action.

ORIGINAL POST:  I was at Josh’s when I spotted an odd device I didn’t recognize.  When I asked what it was used for, he explained it and then offered to send images of similar heaters along with a couple brochure images.  Cool stuff!



Pics of actual heaters on full post page ….

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Brian’s Warehouse Clearance


Brian’s, of Brian’s Military Jeeps Website, is clearing out his storage lockers and has a variety of things for sale.  Items include “ACCESSORIES FOR MOTORCYCLE, TRUCK, AMBULANCE, 1/2 TRACK, TANK GMC, DODGE, CHEVROLET, STUDEBAKER, WHITE, HARLEY, KAISER, AM GENERAL”.

You can view his list of items here

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1942 MB/GPW Scotts Valley, Ca $4300


1942_mb_scottsvalleyInterestingly, the body appears to be a MB/GPW, but the driver side cutouts are missing.  So, I suspect there’s been some body work done at some point.


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1942 MB Burlington, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $1500. **SOLD**

This MB comes with a brand new body.  The rest of the parts appear to be a bit rougher.

“Project jeep includes rolling frame, original 4 cylinder engine, extra front end. Engine ran when parked. This is a project! Please, serious buyers only. We are not willing to trade.”