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1941 Slat Grille MB Santa Rosa, CA $25,000


Parade ready!

1941 Willy’s “Slat Grill”.
DOD December 4th 1941.
Older restoration that was hardly ever driven. Only 875 miles since it’s restoration.
New paint is pretty much all it needed.
Runs and drives and stops very well.
All canvas in good shape.
Titled and currently on a “NON-OP” status.
We will deliver it anywhere in California and put basic markings on it with a full price offer.”


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1942 MB Carlsbad, CA $4200


Not perfect, but might be refurbishable back to a pretty original look.

This is a barn find coming out of the Bakersfield area. Limited paper work. The car needs TLC and some one with auto skills. The car has been run very limited and seems to work in all areas. You will see extra parts on the car. This is not a total original car. Could also be a great parts car. New gas tank, starter on a 12 volt system, carb, fuel pump, and stuff. “


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1942 MB Wentzville, MO $25,000


Looks like a clean rebuild.

I am happy to present to you my 1942 Willy’s MB. It has been fully restored to it’s original condition. This fresh restoration includes a complete drive train rebuild by an expert Jeep restorer. The sheet metal is all new, and was purchased from Bensinger Jeep. All canvas is from Beachwood Canvas Works. There are many things I can tell you about this Jeep. Email or call Mike if you are interested or would like to know more about it. Clean title.”


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1945 MB? Leavenworth, WA $1500


UPDATE: Still Available

(It sounds like this has been disassembled. Appears to have combat wheels.

Unsure of the year but I believe it’s a 1945 Willy’s MB. It is currently decommissioned. The plan was to start the frame off restoration but no time to even start. Tub is rusty. Hood is decent. Any takers? The picture was taken BEFORE we decommissioned the Willys.”



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1942 MB? San Jose, CA $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000

(05/26/2014) Needs work.

Asking 6,7000 for a military vehicle from world war two
It doe nees sone work
Plus extra parts. Front grill 2 sidr panels also wall panels two extra headlights . Front hood radiator cover ftont 2 windows assembly 
And a fly wood if your have any qustions feel free to give me a call ….bob”


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Field of Jeeps Longmont, Colorado


Myself, my boys, Ann and her mother spent a few days at Desolation Pass for the last two days. Turns out, connectivity was horrible. So, that explains the lack of updates. Nice to get away from the wired world for a while. Substantive updates will begin thursday, but I’ll get a few in for Wednesday as well.

Now, for this unique ad. James forwarded this gem of an ad. Looks like there are military and civilian jeeps for sale here.

“I recently purchased an estate of Willy’s CJ Jeeps and Parts, and I think I am ready to see if anyone needs parts or project vehicles. Mostly vintage with many early Willy’s CJ2A’s in complete condition and various stages. I have tubs also, some even bead blasted and ready to go. Looks like a fair amount of CJ5 and possibly early CJ7 as well. Look at the photos, that will give you an idea, most of the vehicles with wheels have complete drive trains. There are many loose front ends, rear ends, transmissions, and engine parts, as well as body parts. If you have a project needs help, or looking for a new one, give me a call, 303-507-0045.”







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1942 GPW Tulsa, OK $2000


UPDATE: Craig pointed out that it’s possible the MB frame on this the correct frame. Ford used the same frame supplier, Midland Steel, before they contracted with Murray Steel for the GPW frames. (http://olive-drab.com/od_mvg_www_jeeps_mbgpw.php)

For sale is a World War II, 1942 Script Ford Jeep, GPW, restoration project. Early 1942 Ford “Script Ford”. Might trade for 1965 to 1968 Mustang Fastback or Convertible in similar condition.
Body is Ford, Chassis is Willys. Titled on the dash VIN plate as Ford, GPW. Clear Ok. title.
Flathead engine is not correct, possibly late 40`s but I do have a Willys MB Block, WW2, (was running engine) that goes with the Jeep. Distributor boss is chipped on the block that is in the Jeep now, also some welding on the side of the block. Kaiser Supersonic head. ( adds 5 horsepower to engine ),I would use parts off the block that`s in it and put the MB engine in the Jeep. see picture. Correct Ford Transmission and Transfer Case. 1 seat is “F” , the other seat is WW2 Willys.”


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1946 CJ-2A + Parts Jeeps De Soto, MO $4500


The only photo is of the CJ-2A. There’s a CJ-3A and MB parts jeep, too.



“I have decided to get out of the old Jeep hobby and sell all of my remaining vehicles and parts. I will attempt to sell everything to one buyer first and if no singe buyer emerges I will list everything separate.

I have:

1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A,

L-134 flathead 4 cylinder with less than 2000 miles on rebuild, Solex carb, Petronix ignition and 12 volt conversion. T90/18 trans and transfer case, Dana 44 rear. Body was taken off frame and repaired with pop riveted sheet metal. Floor boards and hat channels were replaced along with tool compartment floor. The Jeep is not original in anyway but is period correct. Nothing on this Jeep came on a 1946 Jeep. The windshield frame is off a 1942 GPW, the hood off a 49, body tub somewhere around 1950, engine is late 40′s or early 50′s, transfer case and transmission are earlier pieces with equal length handles, etc. It has been rebuilt dozens of times over its life.

Paint is rattle can and looks like it, but the body is very solid.

New gauges except fuel, no fuel gauge in vehicle. Tail lights are new and headlights and marker lights work. No turn signals, horn, or wipers. No top.

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1944 MB Lake Butler, FL $1500


It’s rough.

1945 MB Willys Jeep. Serial #340860. Delivered to military 6/9/44. This is an intact, complete jeep with front end, rear end, transfer case, 3 speed transmission, front and rear end drive shafts, extra transfer care, extra motor. Doesn’t run or have title be great project vehicle or parts vehicle. DANA Front end and DANA rear end. model 18 spicer. DANA transfer case. $1500 firm. Lake Butler . Leave message”


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1944 MB Sacramento, CA $8500


It’s got a few mods.

Due to hobby interest changes im deciding to sell my willys mb 1944 good running some mods have been done like a tilt steering wheel and newer style seats and the feul tank is located in the rear. I do have the stock tank but it needs the sump. Asking 8500.00 obo i dont need to sell so dont low ball me its located in suisun clean title”



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Year? MB? Reno, NV Make Offer


This appears to have a MB/GPW tub and running gear. It’s also got the custom angled dash found mostly in California.

I have a 47 jeep that I got a while a go I like to sell or trade the jeep is been sitting for a few years but it’s got tons of potential seems to be the military type I’m not sure it’s got a V8 chevy engine on it that turns freely however I don’t know if it will run. If you want a restore it or are restoring one this one will be good! It is a project!!! I like to trade for guns,tools? I don’t know or make a decent offer!


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