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“Fat Boy” Stock Car Mockup

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Racing

Something a little different …. According to Autoeveolution.com, there’s been an increasing number of “Jeep Willys builds” at drag strips. A digital artist, Yasid Oozeear, decided to render a drag jeep with a WWII look (this is an illustration, not an actual build).

You can read more here: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/jeep-willys-fat-boy-looks-like-a-stock-car-for-offroaders-140712.html#

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CREDIT: Illustration by Yaddesign: https://www.instagram.com/p/B76Z8OBFST3/

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CREDIT: Illustration by Yaddesign: https://www.instagram.com/p/B76Z8OBFST3/

 
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EC4WDA Legal Racer New Tripoli, PA $6000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/05/2020) A custom racer for EC4WDA events.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/698462943969382/

“Offroad racer for sale. EC4WDA legal No motor. Fresh rebuilt turbo400 trans and new convertor. $6,000 obo.”

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1953 Drag/Sand Jeep Corona, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

Looks like a fun rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2876557802401239/

“Sand Jeep I pc fiberglass body tube chassis, 454 big block, 2 spd powerglide which need to be rebuilt”

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1947 CJ-2A Rainier, OR Make Offer

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

Former racing jeep?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/558804484723258/

“I have a 1947 Jeep willys it has a built 302 bored over. It has 3/4 ton axels Chevy front and ford rear offer me anything price is Best offer”

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1950 PNW Racer Chassis Gig Harbor, WA $900

• CATEGORIES: Racing

UPDATE: Price dropped to $900. This was Steve Carter’s old racer, and before that El Coyote. The rollcage has been removed. 

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/for/d/jeep-cj-2-3a-pnw-barrel-racer-willys/7066298790.html

“44 tapered offset rear. dana 44 front with 30 ends and axels, New Master cylinder with 11″ brakes, brakes worked good when i bought it. Two desert dogs on super offset wheels, buckshots in the front. Fiberglass willys body and nose, both need some fiberglass work. Roll cage ready to weld back in as soon as you throw on the body. ”

Current pics:

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2012 Sand Jeep Mira Loma, CA $30,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

Looks like fun.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/740361653135496/

“Stroker 350 SBC, Turbo 400, Manual Art Carr Valve Body, Ford 9inch Strange Heavy 3rd Member. Currie 300m 35 Spline Axels. Pro Am Front Suspension and Brakes. Pro Am Rack and Electric Power Steering. Too much to list..super clean fun reliable toy . Make me an offer located in norco ca”

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1952 Drag Jeep Santa Fe, NM $16,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Lots of updates to this drag jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/791366161361193/

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“16k or best offer One of a kind 1952 Pro Street Willys Military style Jeep Hot Rod. Back halved,tubbed, and caged. This is NOT A Rat Rod and was professionally built and a lot of money invested to do it. If you want to be the center of attention, LOOK NO FURTHER!

*****ENGINE***** 468 Chevy Big Block Tunnel Ram 2 Holley 1850 Vacuum secondaries with Shaved choke horns I recommend tuning the carburetors a little bit. Isky Solid Cam/lifters/valve springs .590 lift Summit Gear Drive Roller Rockers Chromoly Pushrods MSD ignition Aluminum Radiator Aluminum Water pumpFull exhaust

*****TRANSMISSION***** TH400 2400 stall Shift kit Deep Finned pan *****REAR END***** Narrowed Ford 9 inch 5.29 Gears Spool Competition Engineering Coil overs Wheelie Bars *****FRONT END***** Mustang 2 front Disk Brakes Tubular Control Arms ARP extended wheel studs Power Rack and pinion ( currently not running a PS pump)

*****WHEELS AND TIRES***** Rear 15×14 Welds with 33×19.50 Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pro with great tread but have sun cracks on outer sidewalls. Front 15×3 Welds with Mickey Thompson Sportsmans *****INTERIOR***** PRP seats 5point Harnesses B&M shifter Quick Release steering wheel Autometer Auto Gauge gauges WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST! Street legal with all working lights and absolute blast to drive and is a great cruiser/toy! Clean, clear title in hand. Still registered as a 1952 Willys Jeep.”

 
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CJ-2A, MB, & M-38 Jeep Tubs Missoula, MT $1700/each

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Racing

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/15/2019) Seems like a reasonable price.

https://butte.craigslist.org/pts/d/basin-jeep-mb-and-m38-tubs/7055437997.html

“new omix ada jeep tubs. $1700 each. also have fenders and hoods and grills. no texts or email.”

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Mud Racer Rock Springs, WY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

I wonder how long this has sat.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1632732343525059/

“This mud racer was built from the ground up. I don’t have a pic of the tires that come with but for the best info I can give you my father’s number. Very serious car. Nitrous system. Fiberglass body”

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Sand Drag Jeep Placerville, CA $8500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/25/2019) Ready to race.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/442092699720857/

“Sand drag Jeep. Fiberglass body. Brown primer. 454ci Chevy motor. Power Glide transmission and torque converter are fresh. Zero passes. Trans brake, shields and deep pan. Olds rear end. 614 gears, Summers Brothers spool and axles 35 spline. Car goes straight, runs 450’s…fastest pass was 448.8. Turn key.”

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1954 Mud Races in Yakima, Wa, from Criticalpast.com

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Originally posted in 2012

Here’s some great early mud racing video from Yakima, Washington.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675030302_World-Jeeping-Championship_drivers-race_driver-covered-in-mud_rough-terrain

 
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1957 Drag Jeep Menomonie, WI $3250

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

Still needs some work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2404268526460774/

“WHO WANTS TO GET MUDDY!!!57 Jeep mudd racer this is a mechanics special or for the person who wants a toy no one eles has. just dropped in a 389 out of a superstock race car with only one race on it, has a 7,000 stall kit installed, this willis is ready to run you down that mud strip in less than ten seconds while throwing mud on your buddys and rivals just needs few things finished…. manafolds put on, radiator installed, bolt up starter and little bit of wiring.”

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1952 Drag Jeep Mesa, AZ $20,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/22/2019) Joshua is selling this flat fender drag jeep.

https://santafe.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-fe-1952-jeep-willy-pro-street/7030693296.html

“One of a kind 1952 Pro Street Willys Military style Jeep Hot Rod. Back halved,tubbed, and caged.
This is NOT A Rat Rod and was professionally built and a lot of money invested to do it.
If you want to be the center of attention, LOOK NO FURTHER!”

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*****ENGINE*****
468 Chevy Big Block
Tunnel Ram
2 Holley 1850 Vacuum secondaries with Shaved choke horns

I recommend tuning the carburetors a little bit.

Isky Solid Cam/lifters/valve springs .590 lift
Summit Gear Drive
Roller Rockers
Chromoly Pushrods
MSD ignition
Aluminum Radiator
Aluminum Water pumpFull exhaust

*****TRANSMISSION*****
TH400
2400 stall
Shift kit
Deep Finned pan

*****REAR END*****
Narrowed Ford 9 inch
5.29 Gears
Spool
Competition Engineering Coil overs
Wheelie Bars

*****FRONT END*****
Mustang 2 front
Disk Brakes
Tubular Control Arms
ARP extended wheel studs
Power Rack and pinion ( currently not running a PS pump)

*****WHEELS AND TIRES*****
Rear 15×14 Welds with 33×19.50 Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pro with great treadbut have sun cracks on outer sidewalls.
Front 15×3 Welds with Mickey Thompson Sportsmans

*****INTERIOR*****
PRP seats
5point Harnesses
B&M shifter
Quick Release steering wheel
Autometer Auto Gauge gauges WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST!
Street legal with all working lights and absolute blast to drive and is a great cruiser/toy! Clean, clear title in hand. Still registered as a 1952 Willys Jeep.

I am located in Mesa, Arizona next to Mesa Gateway Airport. I can help with transportation either getting it loaded on a truck or assisting you however I can at the buyer’s expense. Inspections are encouraged. $1000 nonrefundable deposit due at auction end and remaining

 
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More on The New Mexico Jeep Derby’s

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

The February 1963 issue of Popular Mechanics included an article about the New Mexico Jeep Derby held annually in Truth or Consquences, New Mexico. It’s a great article about the early days of jeep racing. I’ve also included a video of one Derby race, but the quality is poor. Still, in some clips, you can see just how much the co-pilot shifts his body around the jeep.

 

View Popular Mechanics February 1963 at Google Books

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Sand Dragster Chassis Maricopa, AZ $1800

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Looks like a simple Dana 18, but I’m guessing it’s been modified based on the seller’s comment that the transfercase is worth more than the asking price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1625862104215949/

“Hi guys looking to sell a Aluminum body sand dragster Jeep. It’s just a rolling chassis. There is no motor but does come with a direct drive transfer bolts right up to a BBC or SBC. Comes with a few parts. It’s definitely a project but be sweet for the drags or dunes. I’m asking $1800 O.B.O the transfer is worth more than that. And no trades please cash only”

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2 Sand Drag Jeeps Yuma, AZ No Price

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Contact the seller for price(s).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/638459980004779/

“Two Sweet Sand Drag Jeeps For Sale.. Located in Yuma,Az.”

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Drag Jeep Portland, OR $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

If you need a little more speed, maybe this will do it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/550516045688878/

“Willys Jeep S/G S/P etc. Drag Car very unique roadster One of a kind Chromoly cage built buy Lloyd Culp race cars Multi event winner, car is very consistent Ran 9 flat @149 with mild motor 2300 LBS w/190# driver Roller, Minus Motor/Tranny/Ignition Setup BBC 4-link rear front and rear willwood disk brakes”

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1973 CJ-5 Sandy, OR $5450

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5450.

(05/17/2019) Has a fancy paint job.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/344964736192379/

“1973 jeep sand drag v8 automatic paddle tires”

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Sand Jeep Valley Center, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/snw/d/valley-center-1946-willys-sand-jeep/6904347979.html

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“Motor was built by lead mechanic for mario Andretti, made 850 on alcohol, Oliver billet main caps 4 bolt main, solid roller cam with dart stud girdle, dart intake with 1050 quick fuel, Currie 9 inch rear end with fully upgraded internals,brand new fox 2.5 in rear with hydrolic bumps front and back, brand new fox shocks in the front and rebuilt 4 link. I had the trans and converter rebuilt by Mike’s transmissions cost almost 5k, rugged radio system with two headsets, prp seats and harnesses, bead locks front and rear. Motor is a 496 13.5:1 compression”

 

 
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1952 Willys Drag Jeep Alberta, Canada $8850 USD

• CATEGORIES: Racing

Joe’s got this drag jeep with a hint of Willys DNA. If you want to learn more, call Joe (780)472-1938 or Email remos@shaw.ca.

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“1952 Willys with a small block Chevy 355 Cubic INCH 4 Main BLOCK,Steel Crank,New World HEADS 202-160,Titanium Keepers,Steel Valves Keith Black Hypereutectic Pistions,30 Over,Steel Pink Rods,Windage Trays High Volume Oil Pump. Victor Junior intake with spacer 750cfm Holley Carb,100 Shot NOS, Zoomie Headers Msd Model AL6 with Retarder, Autometer Gauge Big Tack with shift light.

Powerglide Tranny with 5000 Stall Torque D. Differential Nodular Steel Pumpkin Steel Spool 35 Spline Mark Williams Axles 6.50 Ratio Front Diff 3.56.

Rear Tires are Unlimited Paddle all aluminum Rims with small center line aluminum rims in the front. Adjustable Suspension.

Best RACE TIME 3.76 SEC

This Jeep is Turn Key Ready only has a few Races under its belt. Runs and Drives Great. Need to Sell no more room to store it
$8,850USD

 
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Mud Race Jeep Vancouver, BC $1100 (CDN)

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Racing

Does look like much value here, but maybe(?) someone can use some of the parts for a cheap PNW race rig.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/snw/d/aldergrove-mud-race-truck/6880591653.html

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“46 willys narrowed lenghend has no motor has turbo 400 dana 20 transfer drive shafts chev half ton diffs posi front rear 35 inch boggers rear ground hawgs front billetdistributor blaster coil 6al ignition box monster tac nitrous system removable steering wheel cheap must go”

 

 
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1947? CJ-2A/M-38 Belfair, WA $4000

• CATEGORIES: Racing

This looks like it was a race jeep to me, probably from the 1980s as there is no driver’s side “door” bar. It appears to have a Chev 1953?

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/snw/d/ethel-ol-jeep-willies-4700-obo/6879168495.html

“Bad ass jeep
Runs great
Holly carb
Warn locking hubs
Updates 4 banger
Roll cage”

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Willys Pull Truck Nekoosa, WI No Price

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

Something different.

https://eauclaire.craigslist.org/cto/d/nekoosa-two-wheel-drive-pull-truck-for/6862495802.html

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“I have a very nice complete two wheel drive pulling truck for sale.

If you ever wanted to get into truck pulling this is your opportunity. I am selling at very reasonable price. I can finance terms or become partner if you are able to provide nice shop to work on it and have mechanical abilities I can help with the truck give you my knowledge of it. And if you want I can help finance a plan to purchase.

This truck is custom made was in top 4 out of 12 to 14 trucks.
Its complete with engine to wheels and all weights for all three weight classes. 5800lbs 6000lbs 6200lbs.

The truck needs to be gone through and have engine upgraded and worked on to perform.
To build a truck would cost you twice what I am asking for.

Serious inquiries only. To many things to list on here will discuss with you over phone.

Trailer not included but can transport.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Stanwood, WA $4250

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2019) Has a Bobcat body and hood. Has custom suspension. May have been a racer.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/stanwood-1951-willys/6854744670.html

“1951 Willys , fiberglass , 289 Ford engine. Too much extras to list., Runs but needs tuning. $4,250”

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1948 Ex-Racer North Bend, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Seems like this ex-racer could be modified into a racer again.

“Jeep willys body on a shortened blazer frame. Healthy SBC 350, world 2.08 iron heads around 450hp. Th350 and dana 20. 10 bolt front open 12 bolt rear locked. Full cage tied to frame, pb,ps, aluminum radiator. Very reliable and can wheel all day and not overheat. Very fun in sand and mud. Runs great. This jeep is an ex barrel racer.”

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