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PNW4WDA Race Jeep Selah, WA $13,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Lots of custom work here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1087404771735438

“Race season is right around the corner!! Pnw4wda full comp rig, built in 2018/2019, custom tube chassis built by sean trokey, chevy 63″ springs at all corners,4 wheel disc brakes, dana 44 4:56, GM 12 bolt 4:56 (welded), hydraulic steering, triple pass aluminum radiator, dual derale electric fans, new 15 gallon jaz fuel cell, PRP wide seats, new gauges/turning brake, 6 new 31×10.50/15 mudhogs SBC 383 trick flow aluminum heads, aluminum intake, holley 750, runs on 110 octane. TH350 with manual valve body/NP205 transfer case, comes with spare axle shafts Complete jeep has seen about 8 races total, low hours/miles, everything is basically new. Fresh paint job Needs someone who wants to use it!”

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1950 Flattie Dinwiddle, VA $5300

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

This custom jeep hasn’t been raced in three years.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/271342891283816

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“1950 Willy’s fiberglass body on and 70s model bronco from, ford 9 inch in rear and a 12 bolt in from. Turbo 350 trans with a 468 big block chevy that needs new cam and lifters, has world Merlin steel heads with dome Pistons. Center steer. Has 38.5×11 boggers on it with 5×5.5 lug wheels. Have won many of trophies with this truck over the years. Asking $5300 obo. Hasn’t been races in three years and don’t have the time or money to mess with it anymore. Need to sell and get out of my yard.”

 
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Off Road Race Jeep San Tan Valley, AZ $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/17/2021) Interesting square muffler (custom?).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1930969883707286

“Off ROAD RACE JEEP $3800 OBO”

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1975 CJ-5 Sand Jeep Surprise, AZ $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/27/2020) Needs some work, but seller doesn’t specify.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1022408671545172

“1975 CJ it has a built 440 (old technology built with parts from Loper’s. Over 20k in the motor) motor has approximately 5-10 hours on it. Has reversed shift pattern 3 speed TorqueFlite with manual valve body built for motor. Upgraded differentials. Fiberglass front end Made to climb competition hill without having to back down. It needs some tlc but is solid. I need it gone. I have to many projects and preparing to move out of state”

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1972 CJ-5 Sand Jeep Bellflower, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/27/2020) This is a 2WD sand jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/828718211239539

“For sale… $12,500 OBO 1972 CJ5 Jeep all fiberglass body and one piece hood. 2 wheel drive with a Pontiac 9 1/2 rearend. 355 SBC with 400 trans. Only one trip on trans. Running 20.00 paddles. LED headlights and bar. New fuel tank. Custom dash …. $12,500 OBO”

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1979 CJ-5 JeepRod San Antonio, TX $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: , , .

I can’t tell if this was built to drag/sand race or just built to be a hot rod cruiser.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/694852867850230

“1979 CJ5 stretched Jeep hot rod. Many newer parts and upgrades. Straight axel, R&P steering, front disc rear drum( rear brakes and MC are new). Ford 9” rear, 5:13 w/ spool. 1964 327 , steel crank, shotpeen rods, 12:1 pistons. Corvette angle plug closed chamber heads. Crane full roller cam/valvetrain. With stud girdles. Victor jr intake and Proform 750 DP carb. MSD ignition and Hy- Fire coil. Hughes PG trans with deep pan, transbrake, 1:90 first gear. Ballistic blanket. 10 gallon fuel cell. Passed Texas state inspection. Clear title. Rear tires are newer Mickey Thompson SR drag radials. MT Sportsman’s on front. Fiberglass front fenders and inner liners”

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Fiberglass Drag Jeep Bodies Monticello, IL $1800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Features, Parts, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/26/2020) There’s a company out of Illinois selling drag ‘jeep’ fiberglass bodies called Dunn & Gone Racing, Inc. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Sand-Drag-Racing-Cars/184108659/RAMROD-JEEP-BODIES.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=32&from=search#6

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“The newset addition to our high quality fiberglass family
—RAMROD—
Each body is hand laid with the best resins and glass available
Specs
overall length 143 inches
cage opening width 30 ½ inches
rear width 63 inches
front width 52 inches
Basic wheel base from rear center to front center 96 inches
untrimed rear wheel well opening 34 inches, trimmed 39 inches
no body work required, just wetsand and paint!!!!
1800.00 in stock and available NOW
Thanks
JD
Dunn and Gone Racing Inc.
Located in Monticello Illinois”

 
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1946 Sand Jeep Rocklin, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/28/2020) Has lots of updates.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/rocklin-1946-willys-cj2/7260426741.html

“1946 willys jeep that was one time used as a sand dragster, (wild oats). I bought it as a project with a blown motor and trans. No rust, fiberglass tub and boxed frame. I rebuilt the SBC engine and trans for street use. Zero miles since done. Added all street legal requirements, head lights, tail, turn, stop, high beams, horn, windshield and wiper. Has brand new mud terrain tires and wheels. I added 4.88 gears and a powerloc to the front diff. The rear is a dana 44 with a spool. Chp would not allow me to license for street use. It is licensed for off road use. I do have current registration and pink slip. Come and get it for this season in the dunes.”

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1972 Pikes Peak Winner a CJ-3A Race Jeep?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

A reader heard a rumor that the winner of the 1972 Pike’s Peak “in the unlimited class was a cj3a”. I found a video of the 1972 race, but no jeep was mentioned:

I also learned that the overall winner on one day of the 1971 Pikes Peak Hill Climb trials was Bob Sievert (his obit) in a jeep, but Bob failed to win that year. His rear end broke during his race up the hill, forcing him to rely on his front wheel drive. Still, he finished 5th in the four-wheel-drive class. Here are the results of that 1971 race, though no pics are provided that show why type of jeeps were raced:

Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, July 12, 1971.

Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, July 12, 1971.

In 1973, Bob did win the Non-Production Truck division of the Pikes Peak race. There’s supposed to be a mention about him and his jeep in the July 1973 issue of Hot Rod Magazine. Eventually, I was able to find a photo of Bob from 1973, but it appears he raced using a modified Jeepster Commando:

There was another jeep entry in 1973, this CJ-5 operated by Ken Anderson, but no mention of how well he did:

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So, I’ve been unable to confirm that a CJ-3A was used or modified for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, but I’m sure CJ-3As, as well as WWII jeeps and CJ-2As and other vintage jeeps were raced given there was a 4WD class. Anyone else have more info or photos?

 
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1950 CJ-3A Drag Jeep Sacramento, CA $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/03/2020) Looks fast.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3876330212378713/

“Sand Drag/Dune /. 1/8 mile asphalt. Jeep. BB Chevy. Powerglide 8” converter. 9” rearend. Disc brakes. 4 link and coil overs front n rear. New rear tires n wheels. Engine ,Trans and Rearend fresh beginning of last season.”

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Ronald Reagan’s Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: International, M-38A1, Racing, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Joe-in-Mesa shared this pic of Ronald Reagan driving Mikhail Gorbachev around his ranch in his beloved Jeep Scrambler. The image was part of a Calendar his parents had.

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Four Wheeler Magazine has a collection of photos showing both his CJ-6 and his CJ-8 Scrambler. Not shown in the Four Wheeler pics, but shown at the bottom, is the M-38A1 purchased by the Secret Service.

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Originally Posted November 12, 2020: The CJ-3B

A recent post highlighted Presidents and Jeeps. Included was a stock photo showing Ronald Reagan in his late model CJ-3B:

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Originally Posted March 30, 2016: The CJ-6

Former President Ronald Reagan’s CJ-6 was awarded national historic status in 2016 when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Vehicles. You can learn more here: https://www.historicvehicle.org/national-historic-vehicle-register/vehicles/president-reagan-1962-willys-jeep-universal-model-cj-6/

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Originally Posted May 10, 2013:  This M-38A1 was for sale for $50,000 in 2010.

Well, if you are looking for a special Jeep for your collection and you love Presidential Stuff, then this is the jeep for you.  Ronald Reagan’s personal M-38A1 which he owned from 1982 – 1996, before donating it.  It’s now in the hands of a collector who wishes to sell it.

Continue reading

 
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1977? Flattie Milville, PA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(01/15/2021) This has no powertrain. Looks like a metal body with a fiberglass tilt front clip.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/443828039953439

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“Jeep CJ5 body has NO engine or transmission was set up for Ford. Dana axles out of a scout they are locked have driveshafts has new 31 inch mud terrain tires mounted on Wagon Wheels also full roll cage mounted to frame has fuel cell mounted in rear new extended leaf springs also traction bars on rear front axle moved forward several inches also fiberglass tilt front end 2 fiberglass race seats MSD ignition box aluminum radiator power control box for ignition and lights an electric fan on radiator don’t miss out on this deal make it a great toy or racer There is no title off-road use only get it before spring so you can get it ready to play for the summer”

 
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1947 Race/Sand Jeep Canyonville, OR $8000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Looks like a fun race rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1089426504835742

“For sale,1947 jeep, set up for racing or dunes, has a wild Chevy 383 putting out pretty good HP, custom built turbo 350 with manual shift, Dana 44 front and rear with spool in the rear, disk brakes, trussed diff. solid cage including engine cage, bead lock wheels, this is handful of a jeep, not for the timid! Comes with new 31″ sand tires on Mickey Thompson aluminum wheels.”

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Sand Drag Jeep Placerville, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/08/2020) Looks fast.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/d/placerville-willys-jeep/7265946008.html

“Sand drag / Dune / 1/8 mile asphalt Drag. Bb Chevy. Call.”

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1976 CJ-5 Rochester, MN $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

I’m not sure how this build was used, but it has a variety of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/253754752532245/

“Fiberglass CJ5 aluminum tub Roller set up 4 Chevy Too much to list Get in touch if interested, can then you give you more info.”

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1979 Spain Jeep Rally video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos

Here’s another, less exciting video with more safety equipment.  I don’t understand why they are racing with the windshield in place? And, I’m glad when I raced I didn’t have so many people so close to the track.

 
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1958 Jeep Race Video from Europe (Belgium)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos

UPDATE: According to Jordi, this Spanish language news film describes a jeep race in Belgium.

No helmets, no safety equipment … craziness! This video from Europe shows some gutsy folks running WWII jeeps hard through the mud. (if the video embed doesn’t work, go here).

Rodes i fang 1958 from Peter G Mozzone on Vimeo.

 
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Stainless Steel Flattie Atascadero, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing, stainless/jewels • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

“Stainless steel Willys Jeep roller no motor no trans  … (from previous ad: it has a supper 14 rear end with leaf springs and 44 up front on coil over it a cj Frame that is boxed).”

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1978 Article on Road Rebels Playday

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles, Racing

An article in the June 22, 1978, issue of the Longview Daily News highlighted an upcoming Road Rebels jeep club payday. The reference to 199 trophies to be awarded reminded me of just how big of an event the Sunday evening trophy awards could be. They could last hours. People usually lumped together by clubs in one large group. Each name would be called. Imagine it takes one minute to hand out each trophy; in the case of this event you’d be looking at over three hours for 199 trophies.

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1975 CJ-5 Drag Jeep Mesa, AZ $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

Could be worth a look if you just want a fun sand/drag jeep. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Sand-Drag-Racing-Cars/182905393/1975-CJ5-Jeep-436-CID.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=59&from=search#9

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“1975 JEEP CJ-5 436,CID small Block
This Jeep is not a show car but
Built for fun!

Engine is New with only one tank of fuel (C-14) ran through it.
Over 15k in Engine 980+ Hp, built to add 500 hp NOS kit.

Racing Part Number:ESP-B12028040 Continue reading

 
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1979 CJ-5 Drag Jeep San Antonio, TX $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

The is actually street legal in Texas. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Willys/183206129/1979-CJ5-stretched-Jeep-.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=51&from=search#4

“Fiberglass front fenders, Rockwell straight axel with disc brakes. Rack n pinion steering. New MC,rear brakes. 9” Ford with 5:13 and a spool. New MY Sportsman S/R tires. MT rims. 1964 327 with 12:1 pistons, Crane roller valvetrain. Crane Fireball heads (292 Corvette angle plug heads) , Victor jr. Proform 750 carburetor dp. New MSD distributor and coil( HVC II) . New 10 gallon fuel cell. Hughes racing pg with trans brake. 4000 stall converter. Ballistic blanket.
Many new parts and miscellaneous parts go with it.
This Jeep has been set up to be street legal. It passed Texas state inspection 11-18. Clear title.”

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Drag Jeep McMinnville, OR $25,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

This drag jeep uses a narrow racing body which were popular in the PNW4WD racing scene. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Mud-Racing/184109610/Fiberglass-Jeep-.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=46&from=search

“540 c.i. Dart block, Turn Key, Chrome Molly frame. Power Pro Chain drive, 1250 CFM, TH400, Mac, 360 c.c. heads.”

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1972 CJ-5 Drag Jeep Franklin, OH No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

The FB ad indicates a dealer is selling this. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1930173613784962

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1943 Flattie Willamina, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/06/2020) Former PNW racer?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/701712834055357

“Chev small b 400 turbo 400 2500 stall 513 gears”

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1975 Drag Jeep Project El Paso, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

I’m not sure how much value is here, but there seems to be at least some value.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/955940711575366

“Selling or trading rolling chassis for mud drags or sand drags”

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