Sedan-jeep Research Archives

Some early jeeps were transformed by enterprising mechanics into sedans.

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1948 Article About Modified Jeep

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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 **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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

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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

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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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Photo of Jeep w/ Covered Wheel on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Sedan-jeep

This is a rare mod that you don’t see often. The rear wheel wheel has been covered.

“I will not ship to Italy. Original photo pulled out of photo album. 4.25 x 2.5 inches. There is some glare from my flash. Great picture with lots of detail .U.S. Army jeep with covered rear wheels, taken in Italy.. The photos were taken by an American soldier in the 6th corps.”

View all the information on eBay


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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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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


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1943 Flattie Chetek, Wi **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Was $500. **SOLD**

It looks like someone was feeling creative.

“For Sale– 1943 Willys Jeep in restorable condition or for parts. Comes with snow plow. Ran when parked. Please leave message. Call after 6p.m.”

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1944 MB With Custom Body

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

I stumbled upon this unusual Willys creature at this prewarcar website.  I guess Wally Cohn wasn’t the only person trying to create a unique body on top of the Willys platform.

“2 of these willys mb were bodied in germany in 1945. one was destroyed, ended in hamburg probably beeing rebodied to an original jeep, so when i got that survivor i did not do the same mistake and put it on the road again. now it is one of a kind with all the original chassis, drivetrain, axles etc. even with the original data plate date of delivery nov.11, 1944 (author Bussinger Kfz)”

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An old Wally Cohnish sort of Jeep

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

Many readers will remember last May’s explosive expose on the Wally Cohn custom ‘jeep’ built in Germany.  Ok, so maybe it wasn’t an explosion heard round the world, but there were a few of us who were interested.

Well, along those lines I found a MB/GPW at Hemmings which had been modified with fenders that brought the Wally Jeep to mind.  Here are some pics from the Hemmings Post.

See all the images at Hemmings:

Here’s Wally’s Jeep for comparison:

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1948 CJ-2A Shawnee, KS **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1950.

(09/30/2010) From the description, you wouldn’t know there’s been a serious modification to this jeep.  I’ve seen something similar, but I don’t think it was this one.

“1948 Willys. original flathead 4 cylinder motor, manual tranny, 4X4, and power takeoff. Runs good and 4X4 and power takeoff works. Antique title. Came from South Dakota. ”

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Usual Car/Jeep Custom Project

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

I ran across this today at the Jeep Forum.  Posted last year, someone was trying to identify it.  This is the closest thing I have seen to a Wally Cohn Jeep.

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1942 GPW Vacaville, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This is an odd build.  I wonder just how that top is attached.

‘hello i have a 1942 ford jeep, has its orig gpw motor , run and drives , have pink slip in hand , is non opt .. call me at ”