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Sad truck wasting along the roadway

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Willys Trucks

Mike shot this cool, but sorrowful picture.


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1956 Truck Houston, TX No Price

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

The bumper could use replacing, but this pic hints that this might be in decent shape.

This is a 1956 4 wheel drive Willys pick up. I believe it’s all original including the 134 CID 6CYL and Borg Warner transmission. It was a running truck when I bought it as a project 2 years ago. It has since been started a few times but has not been run in about 6-8 months. Will require a tune up to be road ready again.

City: Houston
State: TX

Please contact David at: 
Phone: (832) 414-8944



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1948 Truck Hemlock, MI $2200

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This looks like it may have been a service truck.

“1948 Willys Jeep Truck
Color: Brown
Engine: mid 60’s ford falcon straight 6
*Doesn’t have original flat head 4-cylinder

Has 4-wheel drive and three speed on the column transmission
Has plow and custom dump box that are included with truck.

Very motivated! This truck is a classic and will need a little bit of TLC.
Photo attached is a general picture- email for actual photos.
If interesting in viewing -call 9eight9-4eight2-two68five”


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1958 Truck Franklin, NC $8500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: Still Available

(12/21/2012) This has some updates that give it a little different look.

“1958 Willys Jeep Truck. Sitting on a mid 80’s Ford F150 chassis. Mildly warmed over 302 engine with Edelbrock carb and aluminum intake. Granny low 4-speed, warn manual lock out hubs up front. 4 wheel drive works great, truck runs and drives awesome. Very solid. All the lights work, fires right up everytime. Brand new tires.
For all the pictures click the link below.

Asking $8500. Call, NO TEXT MESSAGES WILL BE RETURNED, 828-421-4018″


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1957 Truck Massillon, OH $2500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Bob spotted this running truck. Because of the wheels, at first I thought this had a S-10 swap, but it doesn’t.

“selling a cool old truck. lots of petina. 57 willys with a good running chevy 283 bolted to the original trans and 4×4 transfeer case. starts, runs and drives good. but has no brakes. one or two other small things… would be a good 4×4 trail truck. this truck is 55 years old, so yes there is rust here and there, the frame is solid. it is a cool little hot rod. or even make it a rat rod. three 3 0- two 8 o- 092six.”



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Custom Quad cab Willys Truck Mesa, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(10/02/2009) Wow.  A great find from Jim.  I’d love to see some better pics of this one.  It appears very well done.

1962 Willys custom quad-cab pickup fabricated with Chevy 3/4 ton chassis and 6.0 liter engine, auto transmission, power disk brakes, A/C, power windows, power door locks with remote, custom interior with flip down screen, in-dash Pioneer navigation system, wood-lined bed, and many other custom touches. I don’t have a specific price but will consider all reasonable offers. Please respond by email with number and best time to call if interested.



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1961 Truck Fort Worth, TX **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was on eBay

I’m pretty sure the truck bed has been recently painted from black to green, which helps this look better.  It’s too bad the color doesn’t match the rest exactly (given the price).

“Jeep is the original American 4×4, and even decades ago, you can see that Willys was serious about going off-road. This ultra-nice 1961 Willys Jeep pickup an awesome do-anything machine, the Swiss Army knife of off-roaders, and a darned good-looking truck to boot!

Go ahead and try to find another one of these, let alone one this nice. Wait, let me make it easy for you—you won’t. Someone spent the long dollar to bring this one up to show standards, then filled it with comfort and convenience items to create a kind of resto-mod Jeep pickup. The angular sheetmetal, complete with that instantly-recognizable Jeep front end, is completely stock. Whatever this truck’s previous life might have been, it’s now in near show condition with panels that fit together better than new, paint that sparkles like the stuff you find on a new Lexus, and still carrying a big dose of practicality. The medium green paint works especially well with the reproduction Sinclair Gasoline decals on the doors (go ask your grandfather about it), and adds a sense of functionality. The surprisingly big bed has been covered in color-matched bedliner material, so it’s still up for the rough stuff, there are tubular bumpers fore and aft, and just enough chrome to remind you that this truck was built for civilians.

Originally, the interior in a Jeep like this was little more than a lightly upholstered bench and some basic controls, but during the restoration it got a full makeover. Today it offers a trick pleated look that’s totally custom but still looks right in the upright cab. Matching door panels were added to soften the interior a bit, and there are now carpets on the floor, not rubber mats. The original dash is painted to match the body, and the factory-issue gauges are still in the center, but they’re now flanked by a set of Auto Meter Phantom gauges, including a clock, and surprisingly, they look exactly right. There’s also an AM/FM/CD stereo hidden in the glove box with speakers neatly hidden, so you won’t even know it’s there until you hear it.

The engine is still a correct 226 inline-six, the powerplant of choice when reliability matters. Rebuilt and neatly detailed in original olive green, it starts quickly with a pleasant grumble, and idles smoother than you’d expect from a workhorse. Underneath, the chassis was completely restored and with only 98 miles on the restoration, it’s as clean as it’ll ever be. The transmission, transfer case, and both axles have been freshened, and all the lines and hoses are new, so you won’t have to worry about heading off the pavement. And simply nothing looks better on one of these old rigs than the original steel wheels with skinny 7.00-16 off-road tires.”


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1952 Truck Central Point, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE:   **SOLD** Was $2300.

This runs and drives, but could use a little work. It sounds like a good restoration candidate.

“I have a 1952 Willy’s Overland Jeep truck 4×4… Has the original F head 134 engine, t90 3 spd trans. Engine runs good, good trans, drives decent for an old 4×4… Most of the glass is good, but needs a driver’s side door window. 4×4 works great! Has been wired for brake lights, but not turn signals, has round LED brake lights. Good tags. Interior not bad. Very straight, rust free, original body. Truck has a LOT of potential! Heater works!”


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1957 Truck Project Dublin, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

So far, so good. Plenty of work left.

“Too many projects, not enough years to complete. I am thinning down current projects from five to just two. NOTE..THIS IS A RESTORATION PROJECT!!! June 1957 built Willys 4WD sold and titled in NC in 1958. Excellent sheet metal. L-226 inline six rebuilt.T-90 transmission rebuilt. Correct date code radiator, generator, starter, fuel pump, carb.New clutch pac, engine and trans mounts. Five correct rims. Hood is ready to wet sand and paint, doors are 50% complete to spray, front fenders as well. Rear fenders are not yet started–see photo. All drive shafts are out of truck, brakes not yet complete. This is a project I bought from a fellow who had started but was forced to sell after having had the engine and transmission rebuilt. Truck had a twin cylinder dump bed installed on it. THERE IS NO BED WITH IT NOW. Cab, fenders, doors, grill and hood are in outstanding condition. Dump bed parts are on hand if you want them with the truck. Look over photos and ask any questions of me. TRUCK IS FOR SALE and I will take a big loss. Its your gain. I just have too many projects and at my age I must let several go.”


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1950 Truck Gooding, ID $1500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

It runs. I’m uncertain if the ribbons are included.

“1950 Willys Overland jeep truck. It has a 6cyl ford engine. I do not know the mileage. Runs and is fun. Most definitely a fixer upper. I have owned it for about 5 years. Licensed and insured with pink slip and clear title. I drive it back and forth to town and give my dog rides to the river. Please no trades or scammers.”



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1960 Truck Santa Paula, CA **SOLD**

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**SOLD** Was $9500.

Dan spotted this nice truck.

“1960 Willys Pick Up Truck – Runs good. Has Chevy 350 engine.”

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1957 Truck Denver, CO eBay

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The seller notes their was a ‘certified’ appraisal for $16,000 before additional work was done. That seems a bit high to me.

“ERTIFIED APPRAISAL FOR $16,800 DATED JANUARY 3, 2013. THIS WAS BEFORE THE ENGINE REBUILD AND DETAIL! Appraisal available below. 48,000 Original Miles! Rare split window.

1957 Jeep Willys Flatbed Truck. Restored in 2010 including:
-Body taken down to bare metal, minimal rust repaired with metal, sandblasted, primed and repainted. All professionally done.
-Original Super Hurricane 6 Cylinder Motors. Rebuilt!
-Frame was dipped and painted.
-New Leather Interior
-New wood on Stake bed
-Brand new wheels and tires
-All New Glass and Rubber
-New Chrome
-New Front Bumper
-Lots of powder coating on original black accessories
-Custom trailer hitch
-Custom CD stereo in glovebox
-New Headliner
-New Chrome Emblems

In Full Disclosure:
-The Air Cleaner is original and has a dent in it (works great)
-Passenger door glass has a crack in it (flat glass and easy to replace)
-Few small paint imperfections in the driver door jam from shutting the door (they all have it but I am very particular 😉

Truck runs and drives fantastic, looks great and is ready for the show or cruise. Body is LASER straight. Not a ding, dent or scratch anywhere in the paint.”

View all the information on eBay

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1955 Truck Lebanon, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“1955 Willys Jeep P/U 4×4. This is a NO – RESERVE auction

This is a GREAT looking, GREAT running, one owner Calif. Truck (I have orig. Calif Lic. Plates) . Body off restore in 2005 when the Edelbrock fuel injection, electronic ignition, and new heads were added to the older small block Chevy V-8. Entirely rewired and converted to 12 volt w/ two fuse blocks. All gauges are orig. and function except for the mileage counter. Gas gauge reads full until ¼ , think it could use a new sending unit in the tank. Has Warn locking hubs and Warn overdrive. Has vintage driving lights, spot light, and manual switch back-up lights, ( back-up lights not available from factory). The side and rear glass is smoke tinted (not film), all glass and rubber is new.. Comes with original MILITARY stamped 16” Firestones and chrome beauty rings. Has GI gas can w/carrier, shovel and ax w/mount and spare tire w/carrier. It had, an has NO rust, dents. The plaque on the side is magnetic and never stayed on the truck except for shows and parades. It could use new rear seal, (leaves a few drips on the garage floor after driving). Have original owners manual, purchase order, sales contract, and steel owners vin tag for safe keeping. I have an appraisal from 2006 of $20,000. Getting older and just don’t drive much anymore since moving to Missouri in 2006, also have no-one to pass it on to…”


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1956 Truck Butte, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500

Looks nice and includes an extra box.

“For Sale 1956 Willys Jeep Flatbed Pickup , Runs good has overdrive and hubs,nice interior,comes with extra box, Nice Jeep.”

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1955 Truck Rawlings, WY eBay

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With some paint and polish this might be a good truck.

“Selling by auction. 1955 Willys pickup fitted onto a 1972 ford Bronco chassis and running gear. Clear title for 1955 Willys pickup. 302 ford engine with C-4 ford transmission, tramsfer case, and axles. Body is original 1955 Willys pickup. Straight with no rust. Runs great, drives great. Original mileage unknown.”

View all the information on eBay


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Craig’s Pic of the Week: Trucks in TV Commercials

• CATEGORIES: Craigs Pic of the Week, Features, Willys Trucks

Craig found these two pics from a 1964 issue of Jeep News.

Guy provided additional information:
“The top picture with the caption underneath “MOUNTAINS IN COLORADO….” would have been taken on the east side of the Garden Of The Gods in Colorado Springs. The shot is looking west. Appears it could have been made from the present site of the Garden Of The Gods Visitor and Nature Center. See this Google Map link: http://goo.gl/maps/alpDj

The area to the west and north of the Garden Of The Gods is where the devastating Waldo Canyon wildfire swept into Colorado Springs last summer.

The Garden Of The Gods is a spectacular sight. Hiking is allowed, but no jeeping.

Garden Of The Gods images search link

Trucks in commercial

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1961 Truck Jersey Shore, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

This truck looks solid. It might just need some paint to shine.

“1961 Willy’s Pickup Truck 4 Wheel Drive
Ready to go Inspected.
57,000 Original Miles
Good Condition
New Tires 6 Cylinder 3 Speed”


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1952 Truck Eureka, Ca **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was listed at $2200.

This truck looks like a good foundation for a project. It does not run.

“I have a 1952 willies jeep i inherited from my grandpa. It is currently just sitting because I just graduated high school and don’t have the money to fix it up.

The body is in excellent condition. The interior is okay. It however, does not run.

Getting rid of this is something I am not looking forward to because it was from my grandpa and I would love to be able to keep it. I just do not want to see it sitting wasting away. This is a great project if you’re into old school vehicles.


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1951 Truck Lakewood, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5500

(01/21/2013) Max is selling his truck.

“1951 willys truck/pickup for sale. All guages and heater work. F head motor (4 cylinder). Runs, drives and stops.






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1963 J-300 Gladiator Dually (Rare One-off) Georgetown, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Looking for something else, I ran across this 1963 J-300 dually with an unusual tale.

“This is a special ordered truck, the only Jeep J300 truck ever configured this way. I purchased this truck with 43,000 miles on it from the original owner, a timber faller, who worked up until he died at 87 years old. The original owner approached his local Jeep dealership requesting a one ton dually Thriftside and was told Jeep didn’t build one. When he told them if Jeep didn’t build one for him he would buy a Ford instead the dealership obtained one for him that had the rear fenders widened to fit the dual tires and a wider rear bumper was fabricated. This truck has OEM power steering, a four speed tranny, 230 CI Tornado motor, 2 bbl carb and an alternator was added. An 8000 pound Ramsey PTO winch is included  This truck is registered in the Texas Full size Jeep Association Dually registry check it out here http://www.txfsja.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=354    I reserve the right to end auction early as this vehicle is for sale locally.”

View all the information on ebay

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1949 Truck Las Vegas, NV eBay

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This looks good.

“1949 Willys Overland Pickup 4×4 custom paint and interior, wood bed, GM 231ci w/200R Transmission. This is a must see collector’s truck!”

View all the information on ebay


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1949 Truck Brockway, PA $9,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available

“I have decided to sell my 49 Willys pickup before winter arrives. This little two wheel drive is quite rare and came from Arkansas fairly rust free. We stripped everything down to the frame but did not take the cab off the frame (didn’t have to) and chassis saved the frame. All the mechanicals gone over, new brakes, recored rad, relined gas tank, rebuilt carb and lots of new chrome (front and rear bumper and hood spear ) All new glass from local glass shop and all new rubber for all windows and seals. We pulled the engine (painted head and block) and installed new rings and did lap job on valves. Purrs like a kitten now !!! New clutch and pressure plate with throw out bearing at same time. The king pins and front I beam are great and goes down the road straight as a pin. Brand new 16 inch tires also. Real sharp, professional paint job a couple months ago cost me almost $5000 alone. Professionally recovered original seat also. New aftermarket gauges. We had to put some patches on both floors but were only pin holes to start. Seam sealed patches also. There is very little bondo on this truck !!!!!! There was no rot !!!! Floor start, Interior is all original with the stock door panels, etc. New door handles I could go on and on with all that has been done to this truck. Serious inquires only please, as this is one sharp little truck. It has the three speed on the floor (rare as most were on the column ) I have the original title but not back in my name (haven’t sent in yet) Have another antique plate and title also If interested please email me or you can call me 814-328-2879 This truck and bed and side steps, etc, etc is totally rust free and should not be driven in the winter months. It is THAT nice. It has not been out in the rain since I got it done It’s not perfect, but for someone that really wanted to take it to the next level, you will not find a nicer 49 There is no e-brake hooked up and the heater is not in it (have a nice one to put in that has been recored Please, only serious buyers that really love willys pickups I don’t have internet where I live and have to go to the local library so calling is the best way to reach me thanks.

Please contact Gary at:


Editors Note: Gary’s no stranger to JeepTruck.com you can read about his other Willy’s Trucks we Featured in these articles:

Gary Collins 51 Willys Truck
Gary Collins amazing 48 flat nose Willys


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2 Trucks Humboldt, CA $2000 (for both)

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Neither looks too bad.

“1946 Willys Jeep pickup, restorable. Ford US motor – complete.

1956 Willys Jeep pickup with a flathead 6 complete.

$1200 each or $2000 for both.
Call 707-786-9637”



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1950 Jeep Rod Truck w/ Tilt Bed Independence, KS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

If you seek a modded truck, this might be worth a look.

“50 model pickup. 350 chevy rebuilt and chromed out. 350 tranny. hydraulic tilt bed with wooden floor . Painted flat black. Wouldn’t take much boddy work. 5000.00”


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1955 Wagon + 1960 Truck + Parts in Colorado Springs, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The wagon looks nice.  With some body work the truck might look good, too.

“Collection Includes:
1955-1960 Willys Collection and Parts
1955 – Utility Wagon 4×4 Custom V-8: This 1955 Willys Utility Wagon was my own personal build 30 years ago when I was studying auto mechanics in high school and college. It is truly one of a kind. My custom creation is a black and silver beauty.
1955 – Arizona body, Body-off restoration when I was 18-20 30-year, rebuild. The body was rust free but painted with house paint. Body and all bolt-ons were chemically stripped. Frame was sprayed with Rustolium paint. All suspension bushings, bearings, brakes, drums, clutch, 3-speed T-90 with Warn Over Drive, 488 differential gears. Four Wheel Drive. Have a collection of spare hoods, fenders, pick-up box, frame and accessories.

– Body- Rush Free – 2 Door Utility Wagon 4×4.
– Engine – 1966 Buick Wildcat 310 V-8, Rebuilt and blue-printed.
– Transmission – 1955 Original Willys T-90 3-speed with Warn Overdrive
– Interior – Custom Pro Seats, color coordinated headliner and door panels. Door lights are period correct turn-signal lights. New floor mat. Primed and painted insulated panels. CD player AM/FM.
– Custom list of accessories, air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, over-drive, air compressor
– Chassis – Stripped, cleaned and fabricated power front steering, motor mounts for Buck V-8
– Exterior – Black and silver, new tinted glass, new rubber, new window web etc. All stainless steel trim mouldings polished. Nostalgia Appliance wheels, Raised White letter tires. 1960 Original +

Second 1960 Willy’s Pick up 4×4 in collection:
Willy’s 4×4 pick-up, 3-speed with overdrive, hurricane 226-6 cylinder with 2bbl. Rochester carburetor, alternator, power steering, tilt wheel, bucket seats, new old style gauges, CD with removable face, new clutch, new exhaust, 5-aluminum 10 hole wheels, B.F. Goodrich A/T, electric wipers. Has some surface rust in bed side, but inside of bed is rhino lined. Could be sand blasted to remove rust. This truck is an older restoration with lots of upgrades.”