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Kaiser Willys Jeeping & Racing Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos

This video has floated around Facebook. Still worth posting as it has some vintage jeeping from the Jeep Jamboree, some mud racing from Yakima, and a rare look at desert racing from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

 
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Year? CJ-2A Kingman, AZ **Status Unknow

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Racing

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was No Price.

Looks like it was involved in some kind of race.

“Parting out old jeep. Have windshield, fenders, grill, radiator, hood, Tub, roll bar, tranny, differential, transfer case. NO ENGINE. Take some or take all.”

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1948 Sand Jeep Monroe, WA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown**  Was $10,500

(01/21/2016) Looks like fun.

“I am selling my 48 willys……..built this thing and took it to the dunes one time. Fox racing front shocks,pro comp rear shocks,disc rear, shortened 9 inch,456 gears, possy,mild built 350…..202 aluminum Jim green heads….roller rockers..1000 dollar quick fuel carb…edelbrock manifold…8 inch k&n air filter…bullet aluminum msd distributer…msd 6al ignition box with revlimiter…..new water pump,alternated,mini starter,aluminum radiator with electric fans…tilt front end,custom made fiberglass hood scoop…..ceramic coated headers….brand new 350 tranny with shift kit and a 3000 stall…..b&m pro shifter…..monster tack with shift light..tilt steering, grant wheel,comfortable bucket seats,5 point harness,full roll cage, fuel cell,new battery mounted in back,brand new drive line,led rear lights…rear end stabilizer bar..6 inch rear shackles…custom co-pilot grab bar….7 quart chrome oil pan….tilt front end…night lights……tires are14.5×15 front sand tire and 16.5 x15 rear paddles…..black steel rims…..its roughly 430 horse. This is licences for the streets. It is 2wd…….I am looking for a nice Dailey driver……Chevy truck or hot rod………..might b interested in a trade and cash some cas”

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Sand Jeep Project Visalia, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $2850.

(02/03/2016) Looks like a good project.

“Willys Flat Fender Jeep sand toy project. The Jeep is in the process of being converted to two wheel drive. There is a fuel cell, Holley fuel pump, Hurst Quarter stick shifter, flat aluminum dash with oil & temp gauge, Aftermarket aluminum column, sand/race bucket seats and coil overs in the front. The front end has been pushed forward to stretch the wheel base. Front ladder bar and the rear is leaf. I’m selling the Jeep with a bill of sale. There is no motor trans or tires. I’m not sure of the year!”

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1973 CJ-5 Ice Racer Castle Rock, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

“Built on a 1973 CJ5. This is a purpose-built ice racer that runs great and needs nothing. Buy it today and go race it this weekend.

*Small block Chevy 350 with Roller Rockers, with high performance cam, high performance ignition, headers and new carborator (recent engine work done by Western Engine with lots of receipts) Engine is worth $5,000 alone.
*Turbo 350 automatic transmission
*Roll cage/racing seats with harnesses
*Fuel cell
*Battery shut off switch
*Adjustable coil over shocks

This is a Hot Rod in a Jeep! It is a purpose-built ice racer; no title or registration. It passed tec and is stickered for the “Our Gang Ice Racing” season for 2016 on Georgetown Lake. I was planning to race this season, but my schedule has changed and I have to work weekends. My loss; your gain. ”

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Racing Video from an EC4WDA Race

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Originally published in 2009

Here’s two zooped up flatties running some PNW4WDA style races. It appears this is run by Region B of the East Coast 4 Wheel Drive Association (EC4WDA).  Interestingly, they start in the same direction rather than facing each other (this might be called the figure 8).  I saw a hill climbing video, but no team relay nor barrels-like racing.  They do have a Top Eliminator event, too.  Here’s a little information about this year’s race.  After taking a closer look at the EC4WDA schedule, there’s a variety of races at differing locations throughout the year.

 
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1942 Sand Jeep Temecula, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

(11/17/2015) It’s a project.

“1942 willys sand jeep. Project. Clean title, non-op. 2 wheel drive, extended front end, postal front axle, Ford 9 inch rear, set up for chevy V8 and powerglide transmission. Frame has been boxed and reinforced. Body is metal, straight, no cancer, some fiberglass add ons, tailgate functional, everything has been sanded down and is ready for final primer / paint. Scat track paddle tires (super scooper) and front smoothies are included. Awesome military grill with 2 flip back headlights. I also have a fresh SBC 400 and glide (no trans brake) with 3000 stall for additional cost. Motor is listed separately for $1500, trans is listed separately for $500. If you want everything I will do a package deal for $3500. Many misc. components are also included, seats, headers, roll bar, drives haft, roller street tires, fuel tank, off road lights, tilt colum, racing seat belts, etc. No trades for BS, tattoos, scammers don’t waste your time. I will remove the ad when it sells, don’t waste my time asking if I still have it. ”

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1947 CJ-2A Sand Jeep Fremont, MI $8500

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/21/2015) Nice looking sand jeep.

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

http://muskegon.craigslist.org/cto/5322215120.html

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Race Jeep Selah, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

Looks race ready.

custom built windshield frame
fuel cell
roll cage
mild built 350 motor
fresh turbo 350 trans
205 transfer case
44 front
12 bolt rear”

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1949 CJ-3A South Bend, IN Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/24/2015) This is a former Georgetown, Colorado, racing jeep (probably ice racing).

“this jeep is no joke, 1965 buick doughtls v6. 400 turbo transmission with quick silver slap stick. ten bolt chevy rear. dana 33 front with 4.10gears 12 inch drums all around flow master on stainless headers vaga steering box this jeep was raced at George town col. in 70s 80s and redone for street late 80s has been at my grandfathers used very little but I have no way to know miles on this beast this jeep is bad ass I have a bad back and cant use it. a hole lot of fun it will really move out needs very little very tight axels and trans have been have redone must see and drive this is a BIG BOY TOY NOT A TRAVLE CAR YES YOU CAN DRIVE IT EVERY DAY WOULD LIKE TO BARTER ONLY newer jeep same style on 30ft or bigger camper mustang old fords maybe cash make an offer ”

http://southbend.craigslist.org/bar/5272730734.html

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Sand Drag Jeep Henderson, NV **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

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

(10/08/2015) Nice looking drag jeep at a comparatively good price.

“Performance tested Pro-3 winning sand drag jeep: 1940 Willys body, 2-wheel drive, aluminum front end, 1,840 lbs., aluminum floor and tubs, stroked small block high compression engine, competition roller cam, Brodix heads, Fluidampr performance harmonic damper, newly rebuilt power-glide with transmission brake, 8″ – 5800 RPM stall converter, Ford 9″ rear-end 630-1 gear ratio with spool, 4-link suspension, KONI shocks, air-shift with RPM chips, J.W. performance flywheel, scatter shield, ACD RPM controlled shifting, Pro Bandit shifter, Auto Meter Tac, MSD 7AL Box, Mallory distributor & coil, Holly Blue electric racing fuel pump, braided fuel lines, wheelie bar, 5-point harness both seats. This jeep runs in the low 4’s on the motor, NO nitrous. This is a steal at $10,000.”

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Fiberglass Flatfender Body Olympia, WA $1800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/09/2015) Anyone know if the seller is manufacturing these? Looks like a light body.

“New! fiberglass Jeep body was hand laid composite fiberglass with honey comb supports
No trades .”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/5246530007.html

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1948 Drag Jeep Yuma, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $38,000

“1948 willy’s jeep 350 small block chevy engine 750 horse power. All new paint,crome and interier.Well maintained very clean comes with extra set of paddle tires Asking $30,000 OBO”

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1948 Sand Jeep Clovis, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

Looks nice.

“Adult clothes, school books, learning material, tools, household goods. Yard tools. 48 willys jeep.”

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VEEP Grand Ledge, MI $6500

• CATEGORIES: Racing, VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others • TAGS: .

This VW Jeep has a neat history. It was a promotional race jeep for the MIchigan Off-Road Championships.

“This is a kit car project from about the 70s. It uses an all steel Willys body with a steel 2×3 steel tube frame. It uses a VW Link pin front beam, A VW sedan extended rear trailing arm/ adjustable torsion beam suspension. Standard VW bus 4 speed trans. All gas shocks. Two removable poly seats with covers. Standard 5 point racing harness, Front mounted 6.5 gal RJS fuel cell. rack & pinion steering. Aluminum front and rear wheels. Aluminum skid pan. Air horns. Complete tig welded roll cage. 1600cc dual port VW engine. Remote Oil cooler and filter. Nerf bars and front bumper. This vehicle was used as a promotional race jeep in the traveling short course series, The Michigan Off-Road Championships. Great for the street, sand or trails. No Rust. No trades, no green stamps, no calls from Europe with wire transfers, no unclaimed lotto tickets. Call or text only. E mail not answered because of spam”

http://lansing.craigslist.org/rvs/5089587211.html

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1942 Flattie El Dorado, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500.

(11/30/2014) Lots of custom jeep here.

“97 inch wheelbase, custom frame, 2×4 tube .188 wall. Body and paint in excellent condition. 350 Chevy rv cam comes with another 377 inch Chevy stroker motor. Turbo 350 turbo trans with shift kit performance clutches and bands and 2000 stall converter hurst quarter stick shifter. Dana 20 transfer case with 10 gears. 1 ton corp 14 rear end narrowed 4:56 gears Detroit locker full floating hubs disc brakes. Custom front end 4:56 gears power lock disc brakes warn premium hubs. Rear end is 4 linked with air shocks. Front end has rubicon express spring over springs and remote res shocks. Power steering 4 core radiator, mastercraft seats, 3 inch lap belts. 37″ Goodyear mtr’s, 90% tread. Aluminum wheels also comes with 2 16:50 paddles on 14″ chrome wheels and 2 14:50 desert tracks on chrome wheels for playing in the sand. Call for more info: ”

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Roy’s Old Jeeps and a New One

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features, Racing • TAGS: , .

Roy Wililams shared some photos of his jeeps. The first two photos show the lightweight bobcat body Fred Weis built for Roy, the first lightweight racing Bobcat body Fred made.

Here’s a look at Roy and his racer. Great photo!:

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This photo of Roy racing his jeep I found in a 1976 Sunfair booklet. The Sunfair was a 300 mile race near Yakima, Washington, that was first held in 1975. In 1976, Drivers met on Saturday, September 11, at 9am for tech inspection. At 10pm the drivers gathered to parade through downtown Yakima on their way to the course. Racing started at noon. Racers drove either 10 or 12 laps depending on their class. Based on the map below, it appears each lap was 23 miles.

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Among the racers here is Don Bray. Roy and the Brays raced a few times over the years. Don’s son Ed shared these photos.

This is a CJ-3B Roy used to own:

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Roy recently purchased this CJ-5. I’m looking forward to seeing it and meeting Roy in person!roy-cj5

 

 
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1947 Mud Bogger Blanchard, ID $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

I’d say this has seen some mud a few times. I’d guess not a whole lot of ’47’ left.

“stretched 47 willys full cage nice race seats 4 pt harnesses tach built 383 small block 3,500 stall converter in a turbo 350 38.5 tsl boggers on nice rims corporate 14 in the rear dana 44 in the front spare ujoint for the rear and a extra driveline possible part trade but mainly cash 5,000 obo”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/5031210657.html

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DISAPPEARED: Fiberglass Drag Jeep Antelope, Oregon

• CATEGORIES: Racing, Stolen Vehicles • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: If you know anything about this, please contact me at d@ewillys.com and I will relay the information to Rodney.

Rodney’s custom drag jeep and trailer disappeared from his Eastern Oregon property three months ago. Unique to this rig is that it is a true four wheel drive drag jeep. Since the jeep was designed mostly for drag racing, he hopes people will keep a look out for it around the west.

Whomever absconded with it has likely painted it. Here are a few specs and photos:

“-small block chevy
-manual liberty 2 speed
-tilt fiberglass body
-quick change rearend
-tittanium brakes”

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Molds, Jeeps, Jeepers, and More Jeeps!

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

Sunday was a fun, but long day!

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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.

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

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

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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**

• CATEGORIES: Racing

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Racing • TAGS: .

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**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing

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 eBay

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Buy it now price of $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**

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Racing • TAGS: .

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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