UPDATE: This 3B is still missing. It was stolen in 2014.
This was stolen recently.
“I am looking for information that would lead to the recovery of my STOLEN 1953 Willy’s CJ-3B Jeep. It was stolen from the Hayes Road/Cnty. Rd. 5 area in Hibbing, MN. If you know of it PLEASE contact me or the Hibbing police department. The Hibbing PD has an open case on this theft and is investigating.”
Dan reports that this FC was on a trailer and stolen a few weeks ago. If you’ve seen it, email me at email@example.com and I will connect you with Dan. It has a Cummins 4bt engine.
Shane shared with me his story about his stolen CJ-2A (rare 1949). He hoped people would be on the look out for it.
Howdy, Flat Fender Fam! Duffer over on earlycj5 suggested I post up over here and see if any of the 2a purists might have some leads…I’ve been rekindling a search that started 8 years ago and I figured I’d see if anyone has any leads. In August 2007 I purchased an actual 1949 CJ2A off eBay. It was grey with a white soft top (no doors when taken), dauntless V6, black steelies, 31″ A/T’s, Saginaw swap and high back vinyl buckets. It was stolen in late November/early December of that year from a parking lot in downtown Columbia, SC. I haven’t seen or heard anything about it since and my police report surprisingly turned up no info. I have recently been using search tools online to gather more info, but have yet to find anything concrete. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pics. It has an Illinois title which I never switched over. The serial number is 223788. If anyone can post this on other forums and spread the word or has any info I would be forever grateful. Thanks in advance.
Keep an eye out for this stolen 1944 MB(?) taken from the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire, UK. Its registration is AMB644 and the hood number is 20497753-S. It was formerly stationed at Pearl Harbor.
UPDATE: If you know anything about this, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
UPDATE: The owner of this jeep reports it was stolen last week. It was listed for sale the previous week. (Craigslist ad reporting it stolen). Seller believes is has been painted white.
This is the ad from the previous week when it was still for sale. It appears to have been modified with a bench seat.
“This is a real army issue willys that was in the korean war which means it has a lot of heavy duty upgrades from the civilian model, it’s pretty much all original except the front bench seat but i have the stock buckets too and the front bumper trailer hitch for towing it as well. Just had a brand new carb and fuel pump put on it and the thing runs great and only has 30,000 miles on it! This thing gets lots of attention and is a blast to drive and will climb up anything! I also have a extra set of original rims and mud tires that will go with it. I love this little willys jeep and don’t really want to sell it but current situations demand it.”
UPDATE: GOOD NEWS!! The jeep named Runt was found! You might remember that this jeep was stolen October 8, 2014. Here’s an update on the story from the Spokesman-Review:
Jesse Tinsley photo
Someone stole this CJ-2A. If you see the jeep for sale, either email me directly or contact the poster of this theft @ 5757700180. Listed as a 1942, it’s obviously a CJ-2A.
“Some lowlife took this motorless 42 Willys from Taos, Nm, sometime between Monday 5/26 and Saturday 5/31… there is a reward for information leading to its return.
Update: a witness saw a +/- 2000 1 ton red Dodge flatbed with my Willys on a fifth wheel trailer heading north out of Taos on Saturday 5/31… any and all information would be appreciated.”
UPDATE: Lee recovered his jeep thanks to work by the Deputies at the Coconino County Sheriffs Office. Unfortunately, it had been disassembled.
“****My beautiful 1950 CJ-3A was stolen from the barn at our cabin sometime between June 24th and June 29th, 2012. The Cabin is in Clear Creek Pines units 8/9. 35 mi south of Winslow AZ. I love my old Willys and I hope I get her back in one piece.”
If you see it, report it. There is a reward. You’d think there would be some security camera video of the theft.
“1948 WILLYS TRUCK, FLAT BLACK PAINT, LIME GREEN WHEELS WITH SILVER HUBCABS, LIME GREEN GRILL, LITTLE WILLYS PAINTED IN GREEN ON THE SIDE OF THE DOORS! IT ALSO HAS WILLY’S PAINTED IN RED AND YELLOW PAINTED ON TAILGATE, SUNVISOR HAS A SPIDERWEBB PAINTED IN WHITE. REWARD IS OFFERED ON THIS TRUCK!
THIS TRUCK WAS STOLEN FROM THE BOARDWALK MOTEL PARKING DECK IN SOUTH CAROLINA. BETWEEN SATURDAY NIGHT MARCH 17TH AFTER 10:30 PM AND SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE 6:30!
IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CALL JOE@336-240-8307 AND REPORT IT TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPT.”
Well, that’s the second old jeep stolen in Washington State in the last two weeks (this GPW was stolen last week).
“Partially restored 1947 Jeep Willys CJ2A White stolen out of a barn in Harrington, WA 60 miles from Spokane. Been in family nearly 40 years. Very sad situation. Reward for leads leading to recovery. Call Jim at 509-721-0730 or Eric at 509-995-6123.”
“Stolen about three months ago want it back bad call with me at 509 431-4937 john it was all olive drab green no bumpers and no gas can and spar tire thanks… Have some part for sale all original.. Lookin to see extra jeep”
I’ve only heard of a few flatties being stolen over the years. Keep a look out for this one.
“1946 Willys Jeep stolen from Prairie du sac Wisconsin. Was parked at the bait shop in Prairie du Sac. Very sizable REWARD to where it is. Call (608) 355-4495”