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Hardtop Wilsonville, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200.

Looks like it’s missing some glass.

“I have a in nice shape top and doors all metal”


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Half Cab Guilford, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300

I can’t tell if this is a CJ-5/6 or flattie.

“Came off an old willys jeep cj would trade for an atc or utility trailer.”


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1947 CJ-2A Spokane, WA No Price


It’s an early ’47 based on the body tag and serial number (matching).

“1942 cj 2a jeep willys up for trade or sale. Looking for best offer or nice sport quads. Needs a battery, and maybe little wiring done to it to get it to run. A little restore was done on it 10+ years ago, Sat out in the weather for a few years. I picked it up from a buddy’s dad. Minimal surface rust but no bad spots at all. Motor turns over but has no spark. Needs a good home. Bill of sale only. Needs to be taken to WSP for a vin inspection to get title. I did most of the home work on that issue and it’s pretty simple.”

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1962 Truck Milwaukee, WI $2500


May be worth a look.

“Awesome old Service Station Jeep
6cyl Hurricane flat head
4spd high-low range
needs battery and fresh gas then it should run…
$2,500.00 o.b.o..”



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No Updates Saturday


Next updates Sunday morning.

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Chris Needs a Rear Seat For A 3B


Chris from Minnesota is looking for an original rear seat for a CJ-3B. If you know of one email me or comment below and I will let him know.

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1946 CJ-2A Menifee, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

(09/05/2015) No good pics of the sides provided.

“All original jeep willys CJ2A…4×4 3 speed, runs great , all fresh fluids…no tire kickers, serious buyers only… Don’t waste my time or yours….starts right up and runs great…8,500 cash only !!!!!!!!!!”




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Server Move Successful


Tuesday night the site was moved to a new server, so I couldn’t do any updates (and that is why the site was down). Next updates will be Thursday morning.


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1952 M-38A1 + Trailer Tellico Plains, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

Might be worth a look.

“1952 jeep m38a1 starts and drives good all new brakes new tires comes with trailer still 24V all gauges and 4 wheel drive works I’m selling because I just have to many things drive it home”

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1951 CJ-3A Apple Valley, CA $20,000

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Seller believes this was modified by Barris.

“I have a one of a kind 1951 Willys jeep hard top cj1a that i believe was made by Bairrs Customs in the late 1950s.”

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Jerry Can Radio Kernersville, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

Jim spotted this unusual radio.

“If your wanting one of these include your number due to so much spam. Yes you are reading this correctly!! I make and sell unique Military Collector Radios! This listing is for a USMC Jerrycan that has been converted into a portable radio. It has 4 marine Pyle speakers in it that are powered by an 800 watt marine amp! This unit also has a 12 volt power supply built into it that you recharge with your trickle charger. This one also has bedliner sprayed on it. You can plug in anything with a Headphone type plug! I used an Ipad, IPhone as well as a MP3 player on it and sounds awesome. Makes a killer statement when you show up at your events! Parties, tailgating at games and concerts! I can also make these out of ammo cans or even pelican cases. Just ask! Great for Jeep guys as well! If you want something custom it will require a deposit. Depending on what’s wanted on them it can go up in price! ”


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Email’s back, kind of …


Reminder from yesterday:::: Good news: my email is working again. Bad news: of the 330 emails that I received over the past seven days, only 70 were saved in the process of getting the system back online.

So, if you sent me an email and I haven’t responded to some request or question, presume the email lost and re-email me.


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1948 CJ-2A San Fernando Valley, CA $7500


Has an unusual roll cage; 1 1/2″ tubing or smaller?

“Looking to sell or trade my 1948 Jeep Willys CJ2A flat fender 4×4. Has Chevy 327 V8. 3 speed manual transmission. Beard seats. They need covers. Hi Lift jack and new LED lights on front.”

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Happy New Year!!




Welcome to 2016. This is the 9th year of eWillys. Hopefully, once the book gets finished, which it will get finished, Ann and I will hit the road for more exciting adventures. We still have lots of things to see, people to meet and jeeps to drool over. I know for sure we’ll be in Utah in early June (my youngest son is graduating high school and wants us to take him to dinner. How can I resist that offer? We are also tentatively planning to go to the FC-Roundup in March. Over the past week I’ve been considering the possibility of exploring more of Nevada and southern Idaho for a couple reasons, but we also talked about trying to get to Europe. The latter idea may have to wait another year until we save some more money.

It amazes me that after 8 years and 35,500 posts that I can still find some unique content out there. I’ll keep turning over rocks until I run out of stories. Thanks for everyone’s support!!


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Ron’s Jeep Collection in Michigan


Several folks shared this article published by Jalopnik. In 2013 during our drive through Michigan Brian had suggested we stop by Ron Hattner’s place, but we never did find it. Later on, we were surprised to learn that when he’s not working jeeps, he has a Wurlitzer organ he’s installing in his basement.


Ron Hattner’s FC-170 — Photo Credit: David Tracy

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Transcontinental Flatfender Tour of 2008


Originally published in 2008:

The Transcontinental Flatfender Tour website follows the refurbishment of a CJ-2A and CJ-3A and an ensuing trip across the US (they started July 15th and ended August 19th, 2007).

There are many pictures, stories of adventure, meet-ups with other jeepers, and a video history. Here is Paul and Evan’s story:

Back in December of 2007, we (Paul and Evan) came up with the hairbrained idea of trying to do 2 complete frame-off restoration/builds on two 1948 Willys CJ-2A Jeeps with the intent of driving them from coast to coast on July 15th of 2008–just over 6 months later. Not really knowing how much work was really going to be involved, we started tearing them apart.

Well, just over 6 months later we’ve almost got them completed after many a long night of turning wrenches, and we’re readying to embark on the coast to coast trip.

This website documents the restorations of both these Jeeps, and the day-by-day account of the trip–beginning on July 15.


  • 26 days-total road time
  • 5,038 miles-total distance covered
  • 14mpg-average fuel economy
  • 45mph-average speed
  • over $2000 in donations
  • 5 days of mechanical breakdowns
  • longest time broken down: 22hours in Georgetown, Kentucky (NOT 24!!)

list of parts replaced or broken while on tour:

  • 2 omixada sideview mirrors
  • 1 overdrive
  • 1 second gear and synchro keyset
  • 1 cruddy nat’s hat (health hazard)
  • 1 16″ tube
  • 1 134 headgasket
  • 1 rear D44 pinon seal
  • 1 speedomenter cable + housing
  • 4lbs of grade 8 nuts and bolts/ other hardware
  • 3 body mounts lost
  • 1 battery box (fixed while on the trip is that broken?)
  • 2 cooshy top bow cusions due to wind

number of times ran out of gas: 2 (Durango, Co & Moab, Ut both evan haha) (i ran out once in gordania, WV the first day and somehow coasted into the gas station)

number of other roadtrips like it: 0




(I haven’t watched all of these, but one has a good look at a ’45 column CJ-2A in the process of being built)

DAY 1 Video:

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1963 Wagon Bend, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

Dan spotted this wagon.

“I bought this wagon to be my winter driver but then found a ’89 Grand Wagoneer and decided to keep it instead. Tough decision. Over the years I have owned three other Utility Wagons and this one is a match to my favorite of those three. If not for money issues I’d keep it for sure.

Your magnet will love this rig: if there’s any rust I haven’t found it. The two-tone paint has been resprayed once. The white is fine; the gold is sunburnt. Front seats have been recovered; rear seats are factory. Overall the car is complete and pretty-much all original. Interior needs some tlc but it’s all there. Headliner is serviceable.

One owner for over fifty years. Purchased new here in Bend. I got it from his daughter and son-in-law who had intended to use it as a marketing tool for a business that never materialized. They spent a ton of money on it and then it sat. Zero miles on tie-rod ends, seals, radiator, carb, tires, brakes, and more. Glass is good. As I recall the mileage on the car is just over 100K.

Owner’s manual, service manual, clean title. The 230 OHC Tornado runs well. Fuel/vacuum pump leaks, charging system needs attention. I haven’t yet driven the Jeep but it’s very close to being streetable.

I’ll entertain cash offers but I will not give the car away. Try and find another one as original and unmolested as this….”

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1946 CJ-2A College Station, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

Includes a hardtop.

“For sale- 1946 CJ-2A Willys Jeep
Starts and drives great for a 70 year old jeep.
Motor was rebuilt in 2011, brakes and transmission work well. Lights, blinkers, brake lights and running lights work good. Licence plates good to 9/16. Tires are in good shape. Motor is strong and starts easy. Four wheel drive works(high and low). Planned to do a body off rebuild , just don’t have the time. Also has an aluminum top. Can send you pics if you want to see something or have a question. ”

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Year? M-38 Snohomish, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1900

Listed as a 1947, it looks more like an M-38.

“Original Arctic top; original engine (not running); transmission (locked in gear); extra transmission included; new windshield and gasket; new exhaust; new brake and clutch pedals; includes tow bar; rusty front door”

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1959 Wagon Van Buren, AR $18,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

Looks nice.

“1959 Willy’s Wagon. 350 V-8, 3 speed w/OD.”

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2 Jeepsters for Parts in Maine **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

Glenn spotted this possible parts opportunity.

“Have Two of these 19 48, 1950 Jeepster Parts or restoration project most of the parts are solid and just have surface rust, Asking $500 Or Best Offer, Will Have another add for the other Jeepster. Also have extra fender for either and other parts all parts should fit either jeep. Also as you can see in one of the photo Somebody did some frame work on it. ”


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1953 M-38A1 Bellflower, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,900.

(07/08/2014) Looks good.

Turn heads in your neighborhood and make a statement without saying a word An Original 1953 Military issue Jeep .37392 Low miles and CALIFORNIA vehicle ,clear title. 134 cu in 2.2 L Go Devil I4 cylinder Hi gears and low gears in a Dana transfer case so you can driver on urban or country roads. Leaf springs shock absorbers on all 4 corners with full hydraulic brakes .24 volt system. New tires, top canvas ;, seat cushions and covers,batteries, gauges, brakes,carburator,spark plugs and more…. Green Heavy Duty Military grade paint in and out Road ready and street legal Always maintained. MAKE: Jeep MODEL: Willys M38A1.YEAR: 1953 INTERIOR COLOR: Green”

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Next Update on Sunday


Next Updates on Sunday Morning.

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1962 CJ-3B Adair, OK $4950


UPDATE: Still Available

(07/01/2015) Doesn’t run at the moment.

“Classic Willlys CJ3b. F124 engine, 3 Speed transmission, 4 wheel drive (high and low) All are there.
What paint is the original blue.
Missing to drive is a fuel tank, and seats. I’ve had it running. I plan to add those to get it drivable.
I’ll update ad as things change.”

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1953 Wagon Bend, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,900.

Has a colorful roof.

“1953 Willys 2WD wagon with a 3.8L V6 out of a 2001 Mustang donor car, Donor car had around 60,000 miles on it, Converted it to carbureted, Mustang 2 front end, Power rack, Power disk brakes in front and drums in back, Automatic OD transmission running off of a computer interface, Lokar tilt column, All new wiring and fuse box, New body mounts, Nicely detailed underneath, Aluminum Radiator, Electric fan, 8″ rear end, Aluminum gas tank, Dual exhaust, New tinted windows and rubber all the way around, Powder coated window trim, New tires on old alloy rims, Mexican blanket headliner, Rust has been taken care of, Nice straight body, ”

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