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CJ-5 Sand Drag Jeep Los Banos, CA $10,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000

(10/24/2016) Looks fast.

“Sand drag jeep- Willys
Big Block Chevy 468 with forged internals and balanced running a 1050 dominator on 112 octane
Solid roller cam with all roller valve train
A built 2 speed power glide with trans brake and an 8 inch torque converter
Dana 60 rear end with Morser engineering cover
6.20 Gears
Fits behind garage in toy hauler.
This jeep is fast and loud!
Motivated to sell. All reasonable offers will be considered.
Ready to take to Pismo for Thanksgiving!!”

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1949 CJ-3A Sand Jeep Las Vegas, NV $18,600

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $18,600.

(10/14/2016) Has quite a few mods.

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Small block Chevy 283
Iskenderian racing cam
270 grind Hydraulic lift
Holly carb 4160 Avenger
Weiand 3000 intake manifold
Mallory Unilite ignition
Flex-a-lite fans with custom alum housing
Alum overflow tank
Fram HPG1 and inline fuel filters
Fuel pressure gauge
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1947 CJ-2A Mud-Sand Dragger McGregor, IA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/05/2016) No pics provided.

“1947 CJ Sand/Mud Dragster with 9 inch Ford rear with spool. Model 44 Chevy front/narrowed. Ford top-loader transmission. Pro-shifted / 1 3/8″ input shaft. Aluminum / paddle tires. Complete less engine. This is a modified jeep intended for off road use only. Not suitable for street use. Text for current pictures.”

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1946 CJ-2A & Drag Jeep Phoenix, AZ

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

Seller also has a modified ’87 CJ-7 for sale as well. He’s selling all three together for $10,000.

“46 cj2a 200ci ford I-6 with turbo–needs head put back on and and MSD 6AL box, 3 spd trans, twin stick t-case, D44 rear end, D20 front end. 4″ YJ springs sprung under right now, but tabbed for sprung over as well. full cage welded into frame. Clean VIN and title in hand—$4k obo

Custom built sand drag Jeep with 46 willy’s grill. Rolling chassis with 9″ Ford rear end, all Mark Williams inside with spool ($3k in parts in rear end alone) comes with Wilwood calipers. Tabbed for BBC and TH400 trans. $2k obo. 510BBC nitrous long block and TH400 available as well for additional $$$

87 CJ7 4.2L I-6 with Holley EFI conversion, electric fan, 5spd trans with hand throttle, twin stick t-case, 9″ Ford rear end (needs ring and pinion replaced) D44 front end manual hubs. . .both locked, not sure of ratio but I know they are low. Rear triangulated with Fox coilovers, front sprung over. 39.5×15.50 Boggers, bucket seats, full cage from front to back welded into frame, cooler rack, fuel cell in back. No title, but bill of sale will be notorized, clean VIN. $7kobo

Take all 3 for $10k…NEED $$ FOR DIVORCE!!!!”

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Jeep Sand Dragster Snohomish, WA $7,500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

It doesn’t have an engine.

“Rolling chassis Wil wood rear disc brakes I believe 530 gears 9+drop out sumer brothers axle custom paint fiberglass body set up to do 300ft in 3 sec no motor or trans have front and mid plates fuel cell set up for sbc 2 speed glide”

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1946 Ex-Drag Jeep Evanston, WY **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Seems like a good price.

“1946 Willys jeep ex sand drag racer set up for street legal. This vehicle is show condition. Can be used for show, off-road or even street rod. Upgraded to small block Chevy, turbo 350 transmission, front disc brakes. Lots of chrome and polish. I have to many vehicles and must downsize.”

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1946 Sand Racer Spokane, WA $9500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

Looks like a nice race rig.

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“Hello and thanks for looking we are selling our sand drag race jeep due to health issues
What it is?
it is a 1946 All Fiberglass Willys CJ2A on a 1969 CJ5 Frame with a frame mount cage that is quick release to remove the body it take about 3 hours to make this car into a pile of parts

What it has?
Freshly Rebuilt Small block 283 Chevy with gear drive right about 350 HP built to run 110 Octane race fuel! the heads and intake where ported and polished and matched to the cam by Howard green(rip)
The transmission is a 2 speed Power glide with trans brake built by Malik Racing has a 4500 stall in it right now also comes with a 6000 stall has external trans cooler

Transfer case is a Dana 20
Rear End is a Dana 44 with 538 gears superior one peace axles and a loc rite locker
Front is a stripped down Dana 30 we don’t run in 4WD just there to met class specs
Rancho Ladder bars
B&M Ratchet shift
Hand Brake
New 5 Inch recall shift light tach
New Gauges volt ,Oil, water temp
New Battery
New Alternator
New Starter
New fuel pump and lines
16.5×15 Sand unlimited Paddle tires on ultra light Alcoha Racing rims
Custom Built Wheelie bars
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Sand Drag Jeep Snohomish County, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

Nice looking rig.

“Late model boxed frame, Dana 60 rear, 5.13 gears, wheelie bars, super scoops, fiberglass body, full cage, suspension seats with 5 point harnesses, 4 wheel disc brakes, 360 cubic inch small block chevy brodix heads, roller cam, rockers, tunnel ram injected on methanol, 14 to 1 compression, 700 HP, Mikes Monster glide, 5000 stall with trans brake, MSD transmission with all electronics”


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Sand/Mud Bog Jeep Renton, WA $8000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $8000.

This has been racing along time if it ran in the old Kingdome. The name is JUMP’N JACK FLASH!

“Jeep style mud bog/sand drags racer. King Dome record holder in mud bogs. 355 full roller motor. Top loader 4 speed, Dana 20, 44 rear, 30 front, spool rear, locker front. Let me fire it up for you!”

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1971 CJ-5 Sand Jeep Gilbert, AZ $7500


UPDATE: Price bump to $7500.

(09/04/2016) Looks fun.

“All the wiring is done with airplane wiring labeled
Paddle tires and rims are included.
1. 1964 Oldsmobile rear end with Henry spool and axles.
2. 1975 jeep transfer case.
3. Super T-10 4 Speed Transmission with/elite 3rd and 4th gears.
4. McCloud slipper clutch & flywheel.
5. Scatter shield bell housing.
6. 373 C.I.D small block Chevy Yencer built.
A. 400 C.I.D. Block standard bore. Block casting #3951511
B. 350 C.I.D. Billet crankshaft with Hank crank bearings.
C. Both the rod and bearings are pinned.
D. The engines been balanced.
E. Flash grounded and shotpeaned Chevy pink rods.
F. Speed pro-pistons and tapered wrist pins.
G. 14 to 1 compression W/.010 deck Clarence.
H. Chevy cast/iron turbo angle plug heads/ported and flow tested by Yancer.
I. Stainless steel 194 valves and titanium retainers.
J. SIG Errsen roler valve lifters.
K. Competition camshaft #CS-322-C-R8
L. Crane roller rockers with oversize studs.
M. The head bolts where replaced with studs.
N. Scorpion intake manifold.
O. 850 CFM dual pump Holly carburetor.
P. Mallory dual point distributor with cable tachometer.
Q. Mallory Coil and coil booster.
R. 7″ wide Mitchell aluminum rims.
S. Steel rear black rims with paddle tires. BFGoodrich trailer tires.
T. New Simpson five point harness seatbelts.
I have the original Front windshield and backseat.

I also have the pistons for 10 to 1 compression.

This Jeep does 4.6 seconds in 100 yard dash at 70 miles an hour. ”

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1942? CJ-5 Drag/Sand Jeep Norco, CA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

Not sure why it’s listed as a ’42.

“42′ willies sand jeep. 383 stroker with nitrous, New TCI 2 speed powerglide with brake has no trips on trans. ford 9″ with 6:20 gears built by currie. Nice dune jeep as well as drag.!! Serious inquiries only please. ”

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Stainless Steel Flattie Atascadero, CA No Price

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

UPDATE: Still Available. This was last listed in 2015.

I imagine this goes fast on the dunes.

“It a flat fender full stanless steel willys from the Philippines. . It has a 383 twin turbo afr aluminum head sbc. In it with a 400 trans with a brake in it it has a supper 14 rear end with leaf springs and 44 up front on coil over it a cj Fram that is box call for.more info thanks”

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1947 Mud/Sand Jeep Caldwell, ID $4500


Engine not included.

“1947 Willys jeep mud and sand rail. Has 9 inch rear, D30 front, Powerglide, NOS, 5000 stall converter, Paddle tires front and rear.
For and extra $5000 I will sell the motor with it.
Small block chevy, half filled, 396 Cubic inches, 620 hp at 9000 rpm.”

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Saturday @ The Races

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Racing • TAGS: , .

Jeff Miller’s newly built race jeep.

Saturday morning in Ethel started with a driver’s meeting at 8:30am. This has been standard practice for decades, the intent being to let driver’s know of any changes to the schedule, heats, classes, and courses. Some folks always have a skip in their step, others, like me, not born as morning folks, view it as the crack of dawn. Eventually my caffeine kicked in and things began to make sense.

After the driver’s meeting is a parade of jeeps, something that I never remember doing. Most of the racers line up and slowly drive the obstacle course. Not only do you get to see the course first hand, but it seems like a great group activity.


The line was pretty long. If you look near the top of the photo you can see the beginning of the parade of jeeps.


The jeeps returning from their loop on the track.

Here’s a short video:

Once the parade was finished it was time to race. About that time, the drizzle began to fall, adding some extra water to the already muddy track. The kids lined up to race first. During that time Jeff Miller introduced himself to me. We’d exchanged emails not long after I started eWillys. At that time he shared his Jewel’s Stainless Jeep with readers. Jeff has been a regular reader of eWillys since.

For much of the 1990s Jeff raced a jeep, but then he put racing on hold. It wasn’t until this year that he finally assembled another racing so he could reenter the sport. Like me, he’s fond of the Bobcat and Parkette bodies, so it’s no surprise that his race uses a Parkette shell. The jeep is a little more old school, powered by a 331 Stroker connected to a Ford Toploader and Dana 20. Not much is jeep other than that Dana 20. The hood is a piece of aluminum that a shop rolled for him so the angles from the grille to the body would look correct. It’s a nifty, clean piece. Holding the hood to the fenders are some original, stamped, Jewels stainless latches. As you can imagine, my shirt was wet from my drool. It’s a beautiful rig and it’s obvious he’s proud of it.

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Drag Jeep Moreno Valley, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $10,000.

“willys sand drag jeep. small block chevy with Lenko 2 speed. car is an awesome ride. it has run 3.970 at 85 mph in 100 yards. set up to run 4.20,s all day long . motor is fresh, Hate to sell need the money. car has been a winner at the finals. $12.000 firm. have at least $15.000 in motor alone. everything on this car is the best money can buy. Brodix #8 heads T&D rockers with Titanum Valves, solid roller cam. 131/2 dominator tunnel ram with bench flowed two 1150 dominators.steel crank with H beam rods. MSD 7al with multi step.crank trigger. to much to list.”

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Sand Drag DJ-5 Las Vegas, NV $5000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Racing

This certainly is different!

“Sand Drag Jeep for sale $5000
DJ Mail Jeep
350 Chevy small block
2 speed power glide transmission
Ford 9″ rear end
750 Pro-Form carb.
Brodix Heads
Brodix Intake
Hurst 2sp. Shifter/Transbrake
80″ wheel base
All Terrains and paddles”

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Mud Racer Pineville, LA $2000


It’s a project.

“Sand blasted and painted top and bottom
Roller , custom frame
Sent up for sbc
Pineville LA”

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1947 Sand Jeep South Jordan, UT **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was on KSL priced at $15,000

Looks like fun

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“47 Willey’s Extended Flat Fender
2 Wheel Drive Sand Dune Jeep
Chevy Small Block 400
23 degree DART Aluminum Heads
Engine Compression/Specks???
Outerwear Pre-Filters Valve Cover/Breathers
Edelbrock competition manifold
Holly Performance Carburetor
K&N High performance Air Filter
MSD Pro billet distributor
MSD Blast 2 Coil Continue reading

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Race/Drag Jeep Las Vegas, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

No engine.

“Drag jeep, co2 shift powerglide. Roller, no motor”

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1948 CJ-2A Sand Jeep Fresno, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9000

(03/30/2016) Nice looking rig.

“Sand drag/ Street Jeep
1948 one-piece fiberglass body
327 13 to 1 compression Powerglide transmission with trans brake
narrowed Ford 9-inch with strange axles
630 gears with spool street tires and sand tires.
Call if more info needed”

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1947 Drag Jeep McGregor, IA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

Only pic provided.

“1947 CJ Sand/Mud Dragster with 9 inch Ford rear with spool. Model 44 Chevy front/narrowed. Ford top-loader transmission. Pro-shifted / 1 3/8″ input shaft. Aluminum / paddle tires. Complete less engine. This is a modified jeep intended for off road use only. Not suitable for street use. Text for current pictures.”


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Race Jeep “Plum Crazy” Aloha, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

(05/03/2016) Might have some value.

“Death forces sale of Plum Crazy Jeep. 9″ rear, dana 44 front axle, fuel cell, radiator and custom built shroud for radiator to be mounted behind seats. Custom hand built frame. ”

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1947 Sand Jeep Fremont, MI **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $9000.

Looks fast.

“Willys sand toy. 406 sbc 502hp paddle tires.”

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Sand Jeep Yuma, AZ $6850

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Racing

Still needs a little work.

“Registered as a 1952 Willys. All fiberglass, Locked Ford 9in., Automatic Transmission, 427 Big Block Chevy (approx. 450hp), nitrous kit available, Full cage built for 3 people attached to the frame, New drive shafts, etc. The Jeep has not seen sand since 2008. I had a new T18 transfer case put in it in 2012 as well as having the rest of the drivetrain inspected. It does not currently run. The fuel lines, battery and driveshafts need to be installed. The seats are weathered but actually new. I have never driven it with these seats installed. The Super Swampers and Mickey Thompsons are no longer on the Jeep, It will be sold with 32×11.50×15 BFG All Terrains on aluminum wheels. I am willing to negotiate but do not come at me with some ridiculously low ball offer.”

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1957 Jeep Derby Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles, Racing

The Toledo Blade ran this article about 1957’s Jeep Derby on April 22 in that year.