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Stainless Tailgate Seattle, Wa $475

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels

Here’s a stainless tailgate.

“I have a stainless tailgate made to fit early jeeps, CJ, Willys. It is brushed stainless with polished highlights. Very rare piece. $475+shipping.  Brian”


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Jewels Stainless Steel Tailgate Seattle, Wa $300

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels

This is for sale by Steve, as close to a brother as I had growing up, who grew up in the back of his jeep (Otis) while I grew up in the back of mine.

“I have a Best Jewels SS tailgate super rare.  It has a small dent on top tube but could be easily repaired.  206 890 6233 call with questions.”


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Stainless Steel Flattie Winston, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels, Unusual • TAGS: .

stainless_flattie_winstonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

(08/21/09) It appears the suspension is customized as well.

“Stainless Steel Body (Body cost 6000.00) 350/350hp 4 bolt with 350 trans with extra clutches. Assembled with Advanced Adapters parts. Less than 1000 miles on engine and trans. Aluminum custom built radiator. Over 17,000.00 invested.”


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Stainless Steel CJ-3A Milton, WV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, stainless/jewels

stainless_steel_jeep_miltonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

“This is a new jeep tub kit, all stainless, on a new frame, with a new top, it has 1978 CJ front and rear axles under it, no motor or tranny has ever been in it. The whole jeep is priced not much more than a plain steel bodykit alone. If you like flat fendered jeeps this is something special!!!!!!!!!”

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1951 CJ-3A Lakeside, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, stainless/jewels

1951_cj3a_lakesideUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1600.

Note the stainless steel windshield.

“1951 Willys Jeep CJ3A, Pinto 2000 (100hp) motor, T-18 truck four speed transmission (granny gear), model 18 transfer case, 4:88 gears with locking diffs. (modle 27 front and 44 in rear) with Warn hubs, power steering, stainless steel windshield, full roll cage, Recaro style seats, “Jackman” white spoked rims. No papers, sold as is or for parts. $1600.”

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1946 CJ-2A Fallbrook, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

1946_cj2a_fallbrookUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

“Small block 350; Muncie 4-Speed with Warner overdrive. Boxed frame. PRP seats. Small patch of rust on rear of right front fender. 9″ Ford drum brakes. Drives well. Has approximately 359 miles on odometer.”

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1954 CJ-3B Salinas, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, stainless/jewels

1954_cj3b_salinasUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

“Great for hunting or on the ranch. 260 Ford v/8 3spd trans. w/overdrive. New exhaust, tow bar.”

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Reader’s Builds — Jeff’s Jewel’s Flat Fender

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-3A, stainless/jewels

After seeing all the interest in stainless on the website, Jeff has kindly provided us with a couple of looks at his all Jewels Flattie.  It’s not just the stainless that makes this look nice, but also the accents, such as the execution of the rear bumper design. With a full cage on the inside and a winch, this jeep is quite capable of playing in the sand, the trail or wherever he wants to take it.

Jeff notes below:

“This is my Semi stainless / galvanized jewels body kit mounted on a 1952 cj3a chassis. Currently powered by a chev 153 4cyl. I also own another complete kit that I have been collecting for the last 15 years. It appears there is a lot of interest in these stainless jeeps these days.”



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CJ-3B Stainless Windshield Frame Lacey, Wa $350

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

cj3b_stainless_windshieldHere’s a great price on an imperfect stainless windshield.


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1953 CJ-3A Arlington, Wa **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, stainless/jewels

1953_cj3a_arlingtonUPDATE:  The buyer of the jeep reported that these were Jewels fenders with the stickers still on them.

Here’s the deal for today.  The stainless steel fenders (Jewels?) and warn overdrive may be worth $1700 alone.  Also interesting, this might be a DJ-3A body, as I don’t see a tailgate; however, this might also just be some kind of mod as well.

“1953 Willy’s Jeep-work in progress- newer Ford 289, Warn overdrive, Dana 35 front/Dana 44 rear, Willy’s stamped hood, stainless fenders/grill, diamond plating in back of jeep, soft top with doors, second gas tank,and wiring harness. 1,700.”


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MD JUAN — Jeep Restorations in the Phillipines

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, stainless/jewels

mdjuan_logoA reader sent me to a Craigslist-like website for the sale of all kinds of items in the Phillipines (I’ll save that discussion for a post tomorrow).  Along the journey, I came across the website for MD JUAN, a Phillipine based company that some of you are probably aware of that does jeep restorations and supplies parts to resellers all over the world, including North America.

So, it’s clear that at least some jeep body parts are being exported from the Phillipines into the United States through 5 different US Resellers.  Moreover, the company has been in business in some fashion since 1967, so it’s been doing it a while.  So, perhaps there is some way to work with those importers to bring in stainless body parts (for those interested in non-Jewels stainless)?

Also interesting, MD JUAN sells 1945 MBs.  No price is listed, however they do include an email address.


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Reader Builds — All Jewels Flattie

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels

A reader wanted to share a pic of this beautiful all Jewels Flatfender he built over many years and recently sold.  He says he already is at work on another jeep.  Hopefully, he’ll provide us with some updates as works on his new project.


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My call with Don Prine about Stainless Steel and More …

I spoke with Don Prine today (12/24/08).  Don lives and runs a shop outside of Tacoma, Washington.  I quickly learned that Don is quite the character.  If I remember correctly, Don said he’s 91 years old and it’s clear to me he has no plans to retire.  He’s at the shop regularly and he’ll be there on the 26th, he told me, snow permitting.

Don’s been in the jeep business for 40+ years.  He told me stories of purchasing surplus jeeps in lots (one time 80 m38a1s), or as he put it, ‘the bank and I purchased them’.  We talked about some of the other jeeps he had purchased and  we exchanged some names of people we both knew in the Jeeping world.  Then he kindly provided me several contacts of his own in the Boise area he said I should call.  It did not take me long to figure out that Don has friends  everywhere.

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Stainless Steel Willys Flatfender Body Moses Lake, Wa

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, stainless/jewels

UPDATE:  I do not know whether this sold or not.  I’ll keep for historical purposes.

Obviously, these don’t appear every day.  Note that this one has been stretched 6 inches, which makes it ideal for placing on a CJ-5 frame.  It appears to have a solid back, like a DJ-3A.

“Very Cool!! RARE!! Stainless Steel Willys Jeep Body Hand built in the philippines in the 1970’s and was shipped to the states. Streched 6 in. in door & 6 in. Behind the rear fender. The Body will fit right onto a CJ-5 Frame It’s a Must sale for me… I simply need the money. “