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Molds, Jeeps, Jeepers, and More Jeeps!

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Sunday was a fun, but long day!


Al and Rob checking out the Stafford family race jeep.

For me it started with a four hour drive from Pasco to Spanaway, where I met up with Rob Stafford and Al Schaper. Al and I planned to look over some fiberglass body molds that Rob had been storing for years. The molds were used to create fiberglass flat fender and CJ-5 body and front clip parts.

Of particular interest to me were the body molds. One of the body molds was used to create a Parkette racing body shell. The second body mold was used to create a Bobcat racing shell or in conjunction with a floor mold to create a complete body. While I have owned an Acme (I think) light racing fiberglass body and a Bobcat body (Biscuit’s body), I’ve always wanted a Parkette body. So, I was checking out that mold particularly closely.


CJ-3B floor mold on the left, Parkette racing shell body in the middle, CJ-3B body mold on the right.


Grille and fender molds. There are also some CJ-5 fender molds. Missing is a Bobcat and/or Parkette tailgate mold.


From front to back, CJ-3B mold, low hood Bobcat mold, low hood standard mold, CJ-5 mold.

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Race Jeep Onalaska, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

(03/08/2015) Looks like a good price for a racer.

“willys flatfender short wheelbase 4 cylinder 2.5l “iron duke”, t-90 transmision, t-18 transfercase, dana 30 front, tapered axle dana 44 rear, 4:56 gears, drum brakes, serios inquiries only. no trades or lowballers.”


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1966 Jeep-o-Rama outside Denver

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This article from the Volume 12, 1966, issue of Jeep News highlights nineteen year-old Donnie Beyer’s win at the Jeep-O-Rama near Denver.


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1947 Sand Jeep Atascadero, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

(01/28/2015) It’s got a fiberglass body.

“1947 Willy’s Fiberglass body Jeep, Chevy 350, 350 Trans w/ B&M shifter , 5.29 gears, Aluminum Radiator, Headers, fuel cell, Roll cage, Unlimited Paddle, race belts both seats, overhead lights….. and more !! Weight is 2281 Lbs. ran last year at Avenal sand drag 6.45 et at 50 mph that’s 100 at yards, would make a great entry level racer or Beach Cruiser. Green stickered. $6500 or OBO possible CASH and Trade”

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Tractor-Pull CJ-3B Eden, NC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5600.

Brakes are stuck. Made for truck-pulls. No title.

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Vintage Willys Jeep sitting on a Chevrolet Truck 4×4 frame custom built. Vehicle is in good condition, it has always been stored inside and not exposed to weather. Although the vehicle has been sitting inside for several years, after putting fresh gas in the tank the Chevrolet 350 Engine was cranked and it does run. It will go into gear and would lot drive but the front brakes are stuck and will need some work. The vehicle does not have a battery so it will need a new one. The vehicle was put together to run in tractor pulls but never was used for that purpose. It has been in used parades and on display but cannot be driven on the highway as this vehicle has been heavily modified.
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2 CJ-2As New Port Richey, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800

“One jeep is a 1947 and one is a 1949 .. the big one is a 1947 cj2a complete minus engine, it has 39″ military tires on custom made 20″ wheels, the transmission and transfercase are in it, the jeep just needs an engine. The other willys jeep is a 1949 cj3a .. its only a body and frame.. THESE JEEPS HAVE NO ENGINES AND THEREFORE DO NOT RUN, THESE ARE OFF-ROAD MUD TOY OR TRAIL JEEP PROJECTS AND NOT WORTH RESTORING! THERES DENTS PLENTY RUST AND PREVIOUS REPAIRS ON THESE JEEPS..”

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Swamp Racing Jeep Keys, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

(01/19/2015) Ready for some Swamp Racing???

“Racing jeep for Naples Swamp Buggy Race . Runs and drives needs some TLC. Asking 3500.00 also have a lot of extra parts. OR let’s trade for?”


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Second Annual Jeep Derby in T or C, NM

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The May 1957 issue of Willys News covered the 2nd Annual Jeep Derby in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Among the racers were Bud Jackson from the Hemet Jeep Club and Wally Klingele and Barney Nelson from the Yakima Ridge Runners. Klingele and Nelson drove their jeeps to the event! Only 14 of the 20 entrants completed the eighty mile race.


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Leftover Racing and Damian’s Drag Jeep

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Leftover Racing and Damian’s CJ-5 Drag Jeep are prepared for the 2015 racing season. They will be defending the Nickel Nightmare points title in the Outlaw Sanddrag Series.


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1952 Street Legal Drag Jeep Logandale, NV **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Parts of this were originally a jeep, maybe a truck?

“This is a home built buggy that was originally a 1952 Jeep. This has a built Chevy 350 motor. a Turbo 350 Transmission, Street legal exhaust or (drag pipes) , Sand Tires or Street Tires, Runs very strong. Buy It Now price and I will deliver up to 1500 miles .”



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‘Joker’s Wild’ Race Jeep Liverpool, OH eBay

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Nice graphic on the back.

” was built last year raced it for the year it was running 5.45 sec. 300 foot sand drags it has 305 chevy with a th400 with trans piece fiberglass body there is no title for this jeep .the tires on the back are 1650-15 sand tires paddles ”

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

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $12,000

Nice looking drag jeep.


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1962 Drag Wagon Brandon, FL $16,000

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Race track ready!

“1962 willys wagon gasser 1 of a kind . new 355 c.i. chevy engine aluminum heads 40 over hypereutectic pistons roller rockers tunnel ram fender well headers with exhaust , new chevy 12 bolt 411 posi latter bars coilovers new slicks and front tires and rims rear rims are vintage slots . full roll cage 4 speed transmision all profesionally built . ”

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1948 Sand Drag Jeep Graham, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500. 

It’s a 2WD drag jeep.

“1948 flat fender Willys low hood set up for the sand drags.. Built 350 with NOS (never used) ford 9 in rear with spool.. 35×20″ paddles.. I have two front axles for it. A two wheel drive axle out of a DJ and a stock Dana 27. It is a project. I bought it from my brother a year ago and now I have new plans. It’s been garage kept for the last 4 years.. It runs great and loud as hell. It needs the rear axle’s suspension set up,new radiator, and some seat brackets.. Like I said its a project but not a hard one.. I don’t need to sell it so don’t low ball me.”

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Jay’s Race Jeep Rebuild in Phoenix

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, wanted

jay-lewton-racing-jeep2Jay Lewton is rebuilding his grandfather’s racing jeep. He’s looking for a few hard-to-find parts.

My grandpa and Dad owned Lewton’s Jeep Sales and service from 1952 until 1989 when chrysler took over. My dad still has the shop and now does minor repairs and vintage jeep service work. The jeep I am restoring is my grandpas 1948 Willys race jeep. He raced this at Tri County 4 Wheelers, which he and 13 friends started in 1963 in Lisbon Ohio. I am now the proud owner of the jeep and trying to find the same rims and tires he used to run. 15×10 5 slot rims and Formula Desert Dog Tires 31×10.50 r 15. Luckily I still have the rims for the paddle tires but along the way I am not sure what happened to the aluminum rims. My dad tossed the Desert dogs about 10 years ago because they were falling apart.

I am looking for some Desert Dog tires and alumuinum rims. I am also looking for a 3a or 3b frame because of the many years of offroad racing the frame on the jeep has gotten week and stressed and I would much rather put another frame under it to make it safe if I decide to show or run the jeep again.

I am including a picture of my grandpa in his jeep from the early 90’s when he was still racing. Any help in searching for these parts would be greatly appreciated. I am lucky to finally add this Jeep to my Jeep collection here in Phoenix Az where I live now.

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1952 Drag Jeep Wickenburg, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

(06/23/2015) It’s street legal, too.

“Chevy 454, tunnel ram, roller rockers, chromolly pushrods, Isky cam, lifters, and springs, complete MSD ignition system, gear drive, Turbo 400 trans. with 2400 stall converter, narrowed 9″ Ford rear end with 5.29 gears and spool, tubed back half, Mustang II front end, wheelie bars, all Auto Meter gauges, 33 X 15.50 Mickey Thompson Pro tires on the rear, 15 X 14 Weld wheels in the rear, 15 X 3 Weld wheels up front, PRP seats with 5 point harnesses, lots more goodies!
This Jeep is street legal with current tags. Great cruising vehicle. Must see!!!”

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PNW Race Jeep Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

“Flat fender race jeep ,ford 302 roller e303 cam gt40 iron heads airgap intake. Dana 60 35 spline reared 44 cromoly with super joints in front , top loader 4spd rear mount aluminum radiator great running jeep coop tire with dogs on rear.custom frame Yukon spring all around disc brakes all 4 corners.”

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2015 PNW Monster Jam Tacoma Dome Racers

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Just one post this morning. Ann was sitting in bed relaxing yesterday afternoon when she positioned her knee just right … or just wrong would be more accurate. It caused her knee cap to shift sideways. It happens once a year or so. She had to take a muscle relaxer to deal with the pain, so I spent last night taking care of her.

On the plus side, Marty Tilford and other racers from the Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association had a good time at the Tacoma Dome this past weekend competing in a series of barrel races. They lined up all their jeeps and took a photo for us. Yep, I am sure it was just for us!


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2014 Ice Racing Pics at Steve Nelson Photography

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Photographer Steve Nelson is a sponsor of the Our Gang Ice Racing organization. He took a ton of photos during the 2014 season and is planning more for this season (as soon as the weather cooperates). Check out all his great 2014 pics here:


Photographed by Steve Nelson, 2014

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Flat fender Mud Bogger Spirit Lake, WA No Price


UPDATE: Was $4500. Now no price.

(11/19/2014) I suppose technically it is a “no fender” rather than a flat fender.

“Mud Bogger w/ built 383 Stroker motor, turbo 350, 3/4 ton chevy running gear, 38.5 swampers ..
$4500 FIRM DONT ASK/ possible trade but no junk!!!!”


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7th Annual Truth or Consequences Race

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

This article from the May 1956 issue of Willys News reports on the 7th Annual Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, jeep race.

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Jeep Jockeys 4×4 Races – 1977 Souvenir Program

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Here’s an official Jeep Jockeys souvenir program I found on ebay a couple years ago. I finally scanned it yesterday. Many of the photos didn’t print well, but it’s still an interesting booklet, especially for those like me that recognize some of the racers names. I was disappointed by all the ads, but I included them in the scans.

A little background information: the Yakima Jeep Jockeys of Yakima, Washington, formed a club in 1963. In 1965 they incorporated and joined the Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association. Beginning in 1971, the club held a series of Jeep Jockeys 4×4 Championship Races. They held them at leaf through 1977, but I do not know how much longer they were held after that year.

Exploration Northwest featured the 1977 race in one of their 1977 episodes. I was given permission to share two video clips from their episodes here.

You might remember Ron Day’s photos from a 1977 Yakima Race. It seems to be the same race that was featured in the souvenir program below.

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Mud / Drag Jeep Sherwood, OR **SOLD**

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(10/15/2014) Unusual drag/mud jeep.

“The Problem Child is for sale!!!! Proven straight runner narrowed and lengthened jeep frame. Fiberglass jeep body custom paint. two dot rear and cut bog in the front. dana’s, 300 stall, turn key ready to rip!!! new 454, all new perform parts, added fans and radiator for cruising the dunes. set up for small shot of nos, stands up on command. full time 4×4. mega head turner. got paid to run at local events. Will sell without motor make offer! email with questions.May consider trade for barrel/course jeep/rig”

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Sand Drag Jeep Philadelphia, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Has no motor or roof.

“1980 Jeep CJ6 Modified. Not street legal. Set up for dirt drags and motocross/obstacle racing. Jeep is complete less the motor. AGAIN NO MOTOR. It has a fresh built TH400 w/ trans brake. New carriers, Ring and Pinion in both the front and rear differentials. Rear is a Dana 44 and front is a Dana 30. Dana model 20 transfer case. Jeep is set up for a small block chevy. Jeep has radiator, fans, MSD Box, MSD 2 Step, Steering brake in the front, trans cooler, fuel cell, Holley electric fuel pump, tachometer with shift light, and a fire suppression system .Comes with headers for a small block chevy and motor mounts. Nice aluminum wheels with good condition Buckshot tires. Check out the photos. Roof is no longer on the Jeep or available.”l

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Parkette Flattie Wrecked Hugo, MN **SOLD**

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This former PNW jeep was still in good shape last March. Unfortunately, someone crashed this into a tree.  Looks like there’s value in tires, rims and the Parkette body.

“Parting or Repair 1954 Willys jeep that had a 450hp small block Chev till it hit a tree. I bought it this way to make into a 2wd street rod but have 2 many projects now and want to sell it whole or part it out. what you see is what you get. have small block headers that go with it if it sells whole.”

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What it looked like prior to being wrecked.

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