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1947 CJ-2Aish Leander, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Here’s an unusual flattie.

“1947 Willys Jeep body mounted on a Chevy S-10 2wd chassis. Front power disc brakes. Chevy 383 stroker motor with roller rockers and forged domed pistons. Turbo 350 trans. Runs and drives great. Needs lights wired and windshield to be street legal. Lots of new parts. I have a title for the Willys Jeep. $2500”

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Aluminum Flattie on Bronco Chassis Prescott, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Here’s an aluminum flattie body on a modified Ford Bronco chassis.  As I mentioned in a post last week, the vented hoods are very rare.  I’m not sure if that’s aluminum or steel.

“Unique aluminum bodied CJ2 Jeep. This is a professionally built for off road, but very streetable CJ2. It is a real eye catcher. It features a highly modified 1974 Bronco chassis with 4 wheel disc brakes, dual master cylinders, urethane bushings, power steering, trans. cooler, power steering cooler, etc. It sits on, like new, 35X10X15 Goodyears. Power is supplied by a fresh 351w ford with edelbroch manifold and newly rebulit edelbrock 4 barrel, connected to a modified c-4 trans.and headers. It is an older construction, but is done right! I prefer cash, but will consider a trade for a nice cj or wrangler or ? and cash. ”

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1948 Truck Chino Hills, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $13,000. **SOLD**

(06/16/2010) Here’s a beautiful truck.  Moreover, this is the truck the previous owner used to tow his 1926 roadster to car shows.

“My father passed away last year, but he left an extensive car collection behind. Up for auction was one of his last projects, a 1948 Willy’s pickup Resto-mod. My dad purchased the pickup about 3 years ago and completed the modifications 3 months after that. He painted the truck with a Satin black finish with hand painted flames. It has 360 C.I. putting out roughly 300 HP with an automatic transmission. The interior has been re-done with new headliner, carpets and seats ( red…see photos ). The gas tank has been modified and sits in a galvanized steel bed.

I am not an expert on this vehicle, but my dad was maticulious about his cars. In the last 6 months we have had to sell most of his car collection. All paperwork and history of vehicle modifications has all been kept on this pickup. Great running daily driver, in fact my dad used to tow his 1926 Roadster to car shows with this truck.”

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1944? Wagon Greenwood, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17,500

(01/21/2010) Just a mod or two on this Willys Rod.

“454/400 turbo trans, chop top, mustang 2 ifs, 8″ ford rear. $19,500.00 or best offer will take part trade.”

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1953 Wagon Rat Rod Crown Point, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000.

(01/12/2010) I think it still needs some work?


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1948 Wagon Greenville, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

Someone has spent some time and money on this build.

“reduced to sale: need garage space.1948 Jeep Willys Overland : 350 Chevy small block: custom interior, electric windows, automatic Transmission, customized engine compartment, rear air shocks, RUNS GOOD–MUST SEE”

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1948 Truck Burlington, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Here’s a cool, custom 4 door truck.

“What you see here is a 1948 willys crewcab custom conversion, the back doors are suicide mounted. The conversion was done about 10 years ago and has held up very well. The interior has a stock bench rear seat, with a storage well beneath it. The front seats are cavalier buckets(grey) that do not match the buckskin on the rest of the interior. The truck has been on the road for the better part of decade and needs some freshening (to your tastes). The drivetrain is a Fresh rebuilt 454, .030 over with .500 lift cam and big oval heads, has performer intake with new performer carb, headers and a light porting on the heads. This thing is a tourque monster! will burn the tires at will.Tranny is a turbo 350 rebuilt approx. 2000 miles ago with a shift kit and billet internals, transfer case is np205 gear drive with 1350 rear joints, 1310 front joints. Front axle is scout 2 with disk brakes, rear axle is ford 9” 31 spline with spool, both are geared 3.73.Body exterior is painted flat black with a ton of custom pinstriping and paint work, looks like it has been tattooed!Paint is about 5 years old and has some issues (passenger rear door opened up at 60 mph, cracked a little but held up well!) but is still real good looking , especially if you like the rat rod look.Only reason its for sale is to fund a new project.Happy bidding!

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1961 Wagon Lakewood, Ca $6,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  price dropped to $6000

(07/15/2010) This is one of those odd title situations — I can understand on a non op why an owner might delay getting a title, but I don’t understand it on a vehicle that is driven around …

“1960 Willys wagon, 2 wheel drive. Converted to a bone stock Chevy 350 V8, auto trans & Chevy 10 bolt rear end, (not a Mickey Mouse job). Has “I” beam front drop axel, rack & pinion power steering, drum brakes all around, BMW wheels, new tires, tilt front body, new carpet, FM CD player, reverse arched front leaf springs, lowering blocks in rear, surf boards & racks, redwood headliner, dual quiet Flowmaster type mufflers, electric & stock engine fans. no leaks anywhere! Temp does not get above 160. Runs like a champ! This is NOT a show car, but what a blast to drive! I have the title, but it is still in previous owners name. It has been signed off and I have bill of sale from him. I will also give bill of sale. Tags good through Oct. Question? Please ask! ….. Please email me through Craigslist or @ I will get back with you as soon as I can. ..Located in Lakewood, Ca. 90715. Thanks”

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1948 Wagon Toledo, Oh $7000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This is a great looking Wagon … but who actually appraises vehicles and why don’t the know what they are doing? I mean, it  appraised at $19,000?  That is nuts.

“1948 Willys Town Delivery SBC-350 turbo 8 ¾ crystler 355 gears power disk brakes. $12,000 invested, $19,000 appraised,
$7,000 asking price.”

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1956 Wagon Watertown, SD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

(06/26/2010) Here’s an unusual wagon looking for the right owner.

1956 Willys Overland station wagon. Chopped, raked and stretched. Power steering. Power brakes. 1967 Chevrolet 327 with Powerglide. 1934 Ford front fenders and bumper. Chevrolet S-10 chassis. All steel except hood scoop and front 1/2 of front fenders. Personally built by myself from the ground-up over 2 years. Everything new or rebuilt. Deathtrap Customs “flying Skull” hood ornament. 16″ American racing Hopster wheels and new Kona 235/16 tires. New brakes, bearings, shocks and control arm bushings. Rear differential from 1997 S-10 opened, thoroughly cleaned, inspected, painted and installed with new, correct fluid. New drive shaft. 1967 Chevrolet aluminum Powerglide totally rebuilt by Dakota Clutch and Transmission. 1967 Chevrolet Impala 327 “double hump” heads (275 hp Impala). Roller rockers. 1967 Corvette 350 hp aluminum Winter “snowflake” intake manifold. Bored and crank turned .030. Heddman headers. 1967 Chevrolet power steering. Holley 4-barrel. New electronic ignition. New Jeep CJ gas tank and “Hidden Hitch” to pull your other junk. Hidden trans cooler….”

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1951 Wagon Bentleyville, Pa $5500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons

UPDATE:  The year has been changed to a ’51 and the price increased to $5500. Better pics added to the ad.

(06/04/2010) This is an interesting project … a wagon on a camaro foundation.

“This 1953 Willys has a Chevy 400 small block in it. It is 2WD. It has a 67 Camaro subframe under it. The underneath is rust free, very solid. This came up from North Carolina. It runs and drives. It is very rare Sedan Delivery. (724) 239-5648 or (724) 986-6285.”

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1953 Truck Clare, Mi $1500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1500.

(06/09/2010) This looks like an interesting project.

WILL MAKE A KOOL STREETROD OR RATROD //// 989 429 7427 ////////”

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1961 Truck Dickinson, Tx $14,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

It’s a pretty truck.

“61 willys truck 350 chevy turbo 400 pioneer stereo,vdo gauges & speedo; r&p front end cold AC runs rides & drives great. need to sell no time for it. call buddy. 832-282-4269”

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1959 Custom Truck Graham, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $22,000.

Here’s a beautiful truck.  Check the dual door setup.  Very nice.

“One of a kind four door truck, multiple show winner, 351 windsor, automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, mustang II front suspension, ford 9″ rear.  Lost sight and cant drive anymore. Tom”

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1954 Jeep Rod Phoenix, Az **SOLD**



UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7200.

I’d like to see an image with more of the whole vehicle in it.

“One of a kind 1954 Willys Pick up Rot Rod for sale, lowered and cut in mint driving condition. The 327 engine and powerglide trany are from a 1966 chevy and work great. The 327 has the same camel back heads that came from the factory and it runs strong, no smoke. . The fame has been Z’ed, boxed and shortened. The rear end is a 1969 Camaro 10 bolt hung on 1963 Chevy truck arms with coil over shocks, the front end is from a 1934 Ford and the brake masters are new wilwoods. new upholstry, wood floors. turn key Willys. Asking $7200.00”

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1951 CJ-3A Jeep Rod Barberton, Oh $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

This has an unsual paint job and ‘hood’.

“51 Willys rat rod v8 302 2 speed automatic real neat rod call 330-835-7570”

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1946 Truck Ferrisburg, Vt $7000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Looks Nice ….

“Chevy S-10 Running Gear. 355ci Chevy engine with 2-4 barrel carbs. Too many options to list. Beautiful paint job, well maintained inside and out, stored inside always, no winters.
MUST SEE! Please Call 802-373-4236.”

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1949 Jeep Rod Ferguson, Mo $1000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons

This still needs a little work.

“Relisted. Had lots of lookers and some good offers, but no deal, now it has to GO! Price has been reduced and is firm, but I’m open minded. 49 Willys wagon on an S-10 frame. Body has been chopped/channeled and needs to be finished, I have misc body and mechanical pieces, suspension and brake system is in place. S-10 rearend, Super Six engine w/904 trans. 4bbl intake manifold, 32 Ford radiator/shell, great looking old school wheels/tires. This is a great father/son project and will be a real unique head turner. Jump on this before it gets to Ebay…NO REGRETS! Additional pics and info on request. I need the room, it’s got to go!”

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1951 CJ-3A Springfield, Oh $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Unusual

Well, I can tell it is different, but from this one pic I can’t tell how different.

“1951 willys jeep rat rod call 330-285-5066”

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From Long Haul Truck to Hot Rod

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods

So, you have an extra $100,000 and 3000 hours.  What do you with yourself?  Randy Grubb decided he’d build a Hot Rod out of a long haul truck.  Popular Science magazine highlights Randy’s efforts.  Though it has nothing to do with jeeps, I thought it was worth mentioning.

What I really liked was the before and after pics.  In the before pic, you can see how he arranged the parts so he could visualize what he was building.  Any of us who have done projects like this where there aren’t specific instructions/directions can relate.  I can’t tell you how many times I put on and took off the jeep body to make sure it fit in the right spot, not too far forward, not too far back, not to high, was it straight — then stand back and ponder and take a few pics and adjust and ponder …. details, details, details.  It’s all part of the fun :-).

Despite it’s fun design,  this wasn’t just some show vehicle.  When Randy was finished, he drag raced it at 100 mph.  Now that’s a HOT Rod!

I’ve included the before pic (taken by Randy’s wife).  You can see the after pic result and read all about the transformation at

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1956 Jeep Rod Dollar Bay, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It’s registered and drivable.

“Up for bid is a 1956 Willys Rat Rod truck.   Everything is pretty much new.  Mustang II front suspension, ladder bar coil over suspension 9″ rear end 4.11 gear, four wheel disc brakes, Willwood dual master cylinders.  2 speed power glide w/ brake 4200 rpm converter.  New heavy duty rear drive shaft.  1965 327 Chevy small block 30 over alluminum edelbrock rpm heads 11.1 compression ratio.  Forged crank, 6 ” rods, custom ground Howard’s cam solid flat tappet, balanced, blue printed, and dynoed.  Weind tunnel ram with 2 carter AFB carbs.  Full mallory ignition.  Rack and pinion steering.  There is so much to list, please call Mugsy for more information.”


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1949 Jeep Rod Palm Beach, FL **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  Was on eBay.  **SOLD**

(03/17/2010) If you are gonna build a jeep rod, go all the way.  This builder went farther than that.  How about the hood ornament or the cutout star on the hood.  Pretty unusual!

“This is a 1949 Willys CJ2-A that features- New frame and body from Willys Acres (Canada), Rebuild 134 Willys Jeep Motor & transmission, New brakes, starter, carb, alternator, clutch & drive shaft. Front 700 x 16 firestone military tires, new 16 x 4 wheels from coker tires, rear 820 x 15 firestone, 15 x 7.5 smoothy wheels from coker tires. wheels are powder coated red, chrome 30 Cal. Browning machine gun, 1957 chevy steering box”

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1948 Truck Hot Rod Mt. Washington, KY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500.

Check out the suicide doors!

“1948 Jeep Willis P/U. 302 – Chop Top -Sucide Doors – Mustang Front End – Disc and Drum- Tilt Wheel- Truck is in primer, turn key ready to ride. Sale or Trade for 1977 or older, Muscle Car, possible trade for Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Rhino. NO Joy Rides Please. Pics available on request”

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1954 Truck Rod Selma, Or $1500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1500

(03/15/2010) Here is an old school Rod.

“i have decided to sell my rat rod project.its a 54 willys with 2 1/2 ton izuzu box truck has the stock frame 4×4 steering box and tilt colum,1972 running 350 motor,1972 turbo 350 trans,around a 373 8000 lb rear end,the truck needs losing interest in has the removible roof cap to run topless if you want to.needs ,front end finished,wiring,brakes,drivshaft,fuel lines,and glass and also needs a bed but mite have one soon to go with it it is low and long.i will trade this for a chevy muscle car pre 72 or a cool old school chevy truck pre 72 or ?.the more work i do the more the price will go just trying to recoupe some of my 541-660-2202 or email for more info or pics.”

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Year? Slightly Rodded Pickup Union Park, Fl **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $6500. **Status Unknown**

It looks pretty nice, though the ront bumper looks a bit crooked in the pic.

“351 Windsor Ford Engine/20,000 miles-runs great/9 inch Ford rear end/Mustang front  end.”