Sedan-jeep Research Archives

Some early jeeps were transformed by enterprising mechanics into sedans.

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Year? Custom Canyon County, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Sedan-jeep, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

Listed as a 1941 Willys Jeep, this is a curious one. This might have a truck cab and flatfender fenders.

“Runs, Drives, Stops
Needs Work”


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Half Flattie Half Car Albuquerque, NM $200

• CATEGORIES: Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: .

Thanks to Paul for spotting this ‘gem’. The front is a CJ, probably a 2A, and the back half is a ???

“I believe it’s some kind of British car, back half..the frame is early jeep will ya 4×4 no title..for parts or ?”

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1944 MB Phoenix, AZ $1500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: .

Wow … just wow!

“WWII Willys MB.
This vehicle is fairly complete but not running. 134Lhead motor, T84 transmission and transfer case. The body has been modified with a hard top and other unique additions. Over all this is a great vehicle for parts etc. Good running gear, front rear and original GI Ross stearing box. The parts are worth alot so $1500 takes it. I’m looking for the title but if not found I can do a notarized bill of sale.”





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Unusual Sedan CJ-3B From Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Features, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

Those folks not on Facebook might have missed this well done CJ-3B with a sedan top.

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1951 Photo Showing Custom Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

This photo was taking in 1951 and shows Bill Warren in front of his modified jeep. It looks like a simple convertible top is stowed on the rear of the jeep.

“Vintage Photo — Photo Measures 3″ x 4.25″ — Photo Is In Good Condition with Minor Wear — ”

View all the information on eBay

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1948 Article About Modified Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

The February 1948 issue of Mechanic Illustrated included this blurb about a sedanized jeep.


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Custom Built Woody on Jeep Chassis

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Sedan-jeep, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

The February 1948 issue of Popular Science included a small blurb about this custom wood jeep out of Seattle built on a WW2 chassis.


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Year? CJ-2A Bosque Farms, NM $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500

(02/09/2017) Just how many of these custom hardtop flatties are there?

“Willys CJ2 like you have never seen before. Has mid 1940s Chevy cab grafted by a coachworks company to a CJ frame. 4 wheel drive 3 speed manual. This has just been gone through mechanically and has been painted OD Green bedliner after being taken down to bare metal. 31″ tires. A fun vehicle for hunters or campers. Can tow behind vehicle.”

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1948 CJ-2A/ ’27 Ford Sunburg, MN $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , .

Steve shared this oddity.

“Original flat 4 engine and drive train, bran new BF goodwrench 35″ tires. Needs wiring and brakes bled. This is a one of a kind nice project! Clean title in hand. Call or txt. Txt during the week as I work all day and cannot answer calls.”

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1945 GPW Hudson Valley, NY $3750

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

“Here is a 1945 Gpw I would like to trade for a Yamaha r3, this runs and drives and has a lot of its original military parts , this is a very cool jeep , I would like to trade this for either a 2015 black and red Yamaha r3 or a 2016 grey and red Yamaha r3 with low miles ( combat rims and tires are not included )”








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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Perry County, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

(06/17/2016) Appears to be a column shift. Might be a VEC.

“For sale- 1946 Willys Jeep with 1938? International truck cab, 6 volt 4 cyl. all original Willys running gear, hasn’t run in 7 years. Needs gone over. Titled as 1946 CJ2a. Needs some tlc. If interested come and look.”

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1944 GPW Hudson Valley, NY $5500

• CATEGORIES: Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

This modded GPW was on Facebook a few days ago.

“Here is a very unique 44 gpw , the body was made from two dodge pickup cabs , everything else is all original , it still has its data tags , this runs drives and stops, with a little work this could be a cool show vehicle or you could restore it back to original,5500$ obo ,”

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More Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Sedan-jeep

Here’s another batch of photos courtesy of Charles.




original photo korea .. looks to be an M-170. 

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1946 CJ-2A Iron River, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

How about this unusual CJ.

“This is a custom built 46 Willys CJ 2a. has a 46 Ford Cab custom built into the body. Engine is completely rebuilt. new brakes. New clutch, new master cyl. This is a very unique willlys that was custom built 20 years ago. It has been driven appx 1000 miles since built. One of a kind !!”

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Odd WWII Jeep on Photobucket

• CATEGORIES: Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

Marc found this MB/GPW at Photobucket. It sure has some unusual mods.It was probably being turned into a sedan like these.

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1949 CJ-3A Broken Bow, NE **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/23/2015) Might have some parts value.

“This is a 49 CJ – 3A Willys Jeep, Motor is locked up. Have a clear title. Serial Number 32872”

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1946 CJ-2A Carlisle, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This is back on Craigslist. Last listed in 2013. Was $1500.

(09/07/2013) “1946 Willys This is a 46 Jeep body with some sort of old truck cab attached. The conversion was done may years ago and the body is in decent shape, with very little rust. I drove it into the garage about 4 years ago and have done nothing with it since. It will need new gas and probably the carb cleaned to make it run. 1500.00 firm. I have a clean PA title in my name.”

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Ordnance Transforms Jeep to Sedan

This post was originally published Nov 20, 2013. It shows a jeep that was altered into sedan.

UPDATE: This photograph pair was also published in the February 22, 1945, issue of the IBT Roundup (Inda-Burma Theater Roundup)



The May 1945 issue of Popular Mechanics published this little blurb about the 8th Air Force Bomber Station’s effort to transform a jeep into a sedan using only salvaged materials.

You can view the document online at Google


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1947 CJ-2A with Funky Hardtop Plattsmouth, NE **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, CJ-2A, Parts, Sedan-jeep, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

“This “Barn Find” is a 1947 Willys custom jeep! The original builder and owner worked as an engineer at SAC and also owned a Suds and Dogs restaurant. At one time it was a plow truck for winter and has a pto on the back for mowing grass in the spring and summer. Rusty!! Needs restoring. The motor is not original it is a ford falcon 6 seems to be stuck. Have no Idea about the transmission but do know that the drive shaft will spin if you lift the tires off the ground. The pto drive shaft also spins.”



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John Jennison’s Custom Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Sedan-jeep, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Charles sent a picture of this wagon. After some research, I learned the unusual modifications were completed by John Jennison, who was an Australian engineer, car builder, motorcycler and more. He had a vision for a jeep as a sports wagon. More information can be found at this vintage caravans forum and at Brendan’s this-old-jeep website.

John started with the old military jeep:


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John later created this updated wagon:john-jennison-wagon3

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More Pics from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Sedan-jeep

Here’s an unusual rotorcraft photo:


This French built Arnault jeep featured at oldwoodies is probably one-of-a-kind.

Note on the far left there’s an Austin Champ. Is that a Range Rover in the middle?lrb40



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French ‘Sedan’ Jeep at Bangshift

• CATEGORIES: Features, Sedan-jeep

While looking for something else I ran across this Sedan-modified jeep at Bangshift. According to the article, someone combined a Renault 4L with a MB or GPW. I can’t find any clues as to which jeep was used.


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Metamet: British Jeep Rebuilders


Bob forwarded this interesting story about Metamet. It was a British company that refurbished WWII jeeps and civilian jeeps, creating a slew of different models. According to the G503 Forum, “Metamet was run by an expat Pole, and latterly his son. It was a wonderful Aladdin’s caves of wartime Jeeps and Jeep bits and pieces located in a series of old mews stables in Daleham Mews. These places were commonly garage workshops in post-horse London, but nowdays are worth untold fortunes as residences.”

At there is a wonderful 1954 three page brochure that shows several different models.


Metamet Five-in-One Model


Metamet Shoot Brake with Suicide Doors


Metamet 20 CWT Lorry

This graphic I found on (a nice article is included, too) shows a total of at least twelve different models were created, including Standard, De-luxe, Farmer, Five-in-one, Saloon, Shooting Brake, 10 CWT Truck, Metaplan, Station Wagon, 15 CWT Van, 20 CWT Lorry, and a 2 Ton Loadmaster.


Here’s a parts catalogue from 1953 on eBay


A great shot of a group of people on a Metamet Jeep at G503

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Dec. 1945 Popular Mechanics filled with Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , .

Bob alerted me to this first picture. Then, we started going through the whole December 1945 issue and found all kinds of jeep references.  You can view the entire issue on Google.


Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 6 Streamlined Jeep


Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 72 Jeep with Odd Body


Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 77 Men using Jeep like a plow horse


Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 73 Men us jeep to fix propeller


Dec 1945 Popular Mechanics Page 70 Fixing Jeep Frame

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1949 Burleigh Woodie Wagon AD on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Sedan-jeep, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

Here’s another unusual London woodie. Note it is an improved model, suggesting Burleigh made others.

View all the information on eBay