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1943 Flattie Eugene, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: Racing

Looks off-road only.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/544544933237892

“Sbc 400 built turbo 400 transmission”

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1946 CJ-2A Drag Jeep Cle Elum, WA $8500

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

It lacks an engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/223529036307712

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“(Jeep, Ford, Willys, Alcohol, SBC, TH 400, power glide, CJ, five point, Dana 60, ladder bar, straight axle, Sand Dunes, Street Racing, Fiberglass) Clear title and collector plate.

MSD 7AL-2 with two step full wiring/gauges/switch panel. Dana 60 rear end/, 6:17 gears/with spool. 2WD Wheelie bars. Full float leaf spring suspension with ladder bars.

Reverse shackle with straight axle front end. 32 x 14.5 x 15, Rear tires: staggered Super Scoops with tubes, Front tires: Desert Track, by Sand Tires Unlimited. 12 point cage, five point harnesses, suspension race seats mounted on cage, Seat covers in excellent condition. Halon full suppression (extinguisher) system. No motor. Set up for SBC on alcohol or gas, plus power glide or TH 400.”

 
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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://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/200485645036138

“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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Drag Jeep Canby, OR $9500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/18/2021) This appears to have a Bobcat fiberglass body on it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/476084010500371

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Our ‘New’ Racing Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing
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My ‘new’ race jeep

I owe Marty Tilford a hearty thanks for spotting this jeep on the local Yakima Craigslist. I never saw it, because it was listed in the wrong category (tires and wheels), so it sat there for a few weeks before Marty sent me the link. Long story short, I showed Ann the jeep and she said, “buy it; you deserve it”. How can I argue with that?

On Sunday we drove to Naches, Washington, where we met Don and Ruth, the owners of the jeep.  They are members of the Yakima Valley Timberwolves club. We enjoyed meeting them and swapping jeep stories. They loved racing the jeep, and were sad to see it go, but the pounding of racing the jeep was too hard on Don, so he thought it best to pass it along.

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This is the Yakima Valley Timber Wolves club sticker.

This race jeep has a built and bored Chev 350 with a Ford Toploader four-speed and a Dana 20 transfercase. The engine is a fresh 350 Chevy bored 30, with 202 summit heads, and an Edelbrock intake with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor,

The body is a narrow body fiberglass. The rear springs were outboarded (DJ-5 or FC mounts still there), but have since been moved underneath the axle; I’d like to move them out again. The front springs are reversed. The rear Dana 44 axle is from a scout. The front is a narrowed Dana 44, but I can’t remember from what.

Here’s a pic of the jeep with the front clip removed:

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I didn’t have to look it over much before I was ready to jump in and drive it onto the trailer:
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When we arrived at our new place, we discovered one of the rear tires was flat. The rear wheels have spacers on it meant to widen the stance but that also meant the jeep barely fit between the rails of the trailer. We suspect the tire may have lost its bead, which caused the air to go out.

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It’s not a big problem, as I plan to a couple Desert Dogs on back anyway.

Below you can see it parked in the new shop. It’s officially the first item moved into our new place (the Roadster in front is the seller’s):

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One of the biggest changes I need to make is to redo the seating so I fit more comfortably. The other thing is to finalize the name. I am told this jeep was originally built by Brian Wylie (sp?). At some point it was known as the Red Delicous (the red paint can still be seen in a few small places).

One name we had in mind was to name it the “Cosmic Crisp” (an apple invented by nearby Wash State Univ) as a nod to the early name. While I like the name, it isn’t one that rolls off the tongue.

OR, because the jeep has Marvin the Martian mud flaps, we thought about calling the jeep “Marvin” and theming it with a Marvin the Martian theme. It turns out that is one of Ann’s all-time favorite cartoon characters. But, I also think there may be another Marvin race jeep out there (it seems I remember one from the 80s, but I could be wrong).

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Note the Marvin the Martian mud flaps.

I likely won’t get to making changes on this for at least a few weeks. In the meantime, here are a few more pics from the ad:

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1953 Video of Yakima’s Jeep Road-eo From British Pathe

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

John found this 1953 version of the Yakima Jeep Rodeo, pronounced by the British narrator as “Row-day-Oh”.

 
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Mud Racing Flattie Glencoe, MN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing

Not sure how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/746299556251559

“old willy’s mudder 44 front 60 rear 5:38 4 wheel disc brakes 39 swampers 350 chevy 4 spd 205 complete motor shot rest good 2500.00 as seen can help load”

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PNW4WDA Race Jeep Selah, WA $13,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(Lots of custom work here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/180621760155867

“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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Year? Drag Jeep? Orland, CA $4500

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(03/28/2021) This might have a later model Bobcat body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1077775939400620

“This is a fiber glass jeep with a Dodge 360 motor automatic with Dana 300 has paddle tires but not in great shape but nice ultra lightweight wheels. Motor has a electric water pump and a summit racing starter. All that it needs is a radiator and fuel lines hooked up asking”

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1947 Drag Jeep Visalia, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.

Looks drag ready.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/634576923938259

“1947 Willy jeep. Newer 406. Turbo 400 trans with brake. Fiberglass body. 9500 Pm for more info”

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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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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.hagerty.com/drivers-club/my-garage/78598943/national-historic-vehicle-register/a5c43c08-c897-4387-9edd-a9ffe6df3180

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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.

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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.