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Delaware Aqueduct CJ-5 From 1957

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Unusual

Paul spotted this photo of a CJ-5 used to navigate the length of the 85-mile Delaware Aqueduct in 1957, still the longest tunnel in the world (construction photos). This was the last time the tunnel was navigate in its entirety. Because of the knowledge gained during their survey, the last living member of this party, Victor Feigelman, was consulted on the state of the tunnel up until his death in 2016.

If you zoom into the area just above gas inlet you’ll note the warning: USE WHITE GAS –ONLY–. The need to limit effluents inside the tunnel also explains the odd exhaust setup.

From Wikipedia, the Delaware Aqueduct … takes water from the Rondout Reservoir through the Chelsea Pump Station, the West Branch Reservoir, and the Kensico Reservoir, ending at the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers, New York. The aqueduct was constructed between 1939 and 1945, and carries approximately half of the New York City water supply of 1.3 billion US gallons (4,900,000 m3) per day. At 85 miles (137 km) long and 13.5 feet (4.1 m) wide, the Delaware Aqueduct is the world’s longest tunnel.

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1946 CJ-2A/1959 Anglia Escort — St. Joseph, MN $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual

Something a little different.

“1948 willys stock drivetrain with a 1959 Anglia escort body. Car sat for a very long time. Story is two long for this listing but could tell it if need be. It needs lots of tlc. It runs and drives and has great potential for someone with time money and a place to work on it as it is still a project. put in plugs, pts, cap, rotor, new master cylinder, some tires and wheels. Wheels are original 16″ jeep wheels. Brakes need adj, some wiring. Body is good. Wheel wells flaired but no rust after 25 years. Would consider trade for MG. I need more of a practical driver as I have no extra cash to speed up the project. Please text or call Jeff ”

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/5979680592.html

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Buffalo Turbine Sprayer/Duster

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts, Unusual

UPDATE: Tim wrote me to say he’d found some of these sitting unused outside his place of employment. Unfortunately, there was too little left of them or they were too far gone to restore. The ones they had were powered by Wisconsin air-cooled V4 engines. They also had stainless steel tanks for liquid usage. He was able to take photos of  a complete one before they disassembled it. The company that made that sprayer still exists. http://buffaloturbine.com/ The sprayers look very similar too.

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1947 CJ-2A Jeeprod Lake Forest, CA $9,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/05/2015) “This is a rare one of a kind build 1947 willys runs great no issues what so ever this willys has been modified with a Ford V-8 302 motor, ford C6 transmission, a Ford 9 inch rear end, B&M slap shifter and 5 point harness. Please contact Richard if you are interested. “‘

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/5944917630.html

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Stretched/Custom Flattie Cincinnati, OH $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2016) A one-of-a-kind for sure.

“This Willys has been completely customized! Extended frame and tub. Chevy 350 engine, with Chevy 4spd transmission with granny gear, dana 60 rear axle, dana 44 front. All new wiring. 36″ tires. Great off road vehicle, or could be used on the road. Has a 1968 title.”

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/5895113991.html

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Standard Oil Modified CJ-2A for Aviation Refills

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: .

Blaine spotted this unique CJ-2A that was retrofitted to delivery aviation fuel to planes. This sold on eBay.

“U.S. Flying Service Standard Oil Co. Willys Jeep aviation fuel truck, at St. Petersburg, FL.”

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The Mystery Jeep Utility Body

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual

UPDATE: Ted got a hold of this a few years ago. No one seems to know who modified or for what purpose. Now he wants to let it go. If interested, email him at willysted@charter.net.

He wrote, “I was lucky enough to a be in the right place at the right time and have some interesting items to trade towards purchasing this really unique Willys body. Not really sure on origin or history on this oddball as it came from a buddy of mine who also didnt have much history on it, but I knew it was really cool and thought it would be the ultimate foundation for a great Yard -plow Jeep.

I thought it would be a great Jeep to have all your tools, torches, jacks, etc etc in to minimize walks back to the garage to get something while working on stuff out in the woods or yard. I was going to start with a good rolling and running 2a frame and make it mechanically sound and mount a Plow or Snow Scoop on front with a rear mounted PTO winch hoisting Boom on back of Jeep for a great little Utility Jeep.

Unfortunately my unfinished projects and Jeeps that need attention have got me forced to part with some of my future projects that Im never gonna have time for. This Body is very unique and definitely deserves to be restored and put to use somewhere. I think with a good rolling and running 2a or 3a frame and some work it would be a great Winter project for someone looking for a cool Willys build. My loss is going to be someones gain.

Make me an offer !!! Email any questions and I will try to help

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Willys Forklift Manorville, NY $1200

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

Craig spotted this oddity. It runs and lifts.

“Homemade forklift made from a mid fifties Willy’s Utility Wagon. Has a running Willy’s flat head 6 cylinder, working 4WD, and a light duty forklift powered by an electric winch. Has no functioning brakes, but have new brake parts – included. Winch can lift around 400 lbs but could lift more with a stronger winch.”

http://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/5874855092.html

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Hunting Jeep Houston, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

I love this funky jeep. Looks to have started life as a CJ-5 or M-38A1. Then, someone with a welder and torch got a hold of it. Just bring it back to life and keep as is. It’s a great conversation piece of nothing else.

“I have for sale a jeep that I have used at my hunting lease. It is a tough vehicle that is entirely metal. It has both high and low 4 wheel drive and a hoist on the back. It has some slop in the transmission that can be fixed with adjustment of the yoke in the three speed on the floor. It has a Ford Falcon engine. It has been sitting in my barn but it was running when I drove there. Tires are good and the fuel tank is a new tank that I have in the rear cargo area. I replaced the carburetor a few years back and runs fine. Will make a great jeep for a hunting lease or just to drive around a ranch. There is no title and I don’t know what year model or make it is! I am told that this is a form military jeep but I don’t know what era it is from.”

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1949 CJ-3A Boise, ID $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Has some unusual extras, but the jeep still may be a good price. The engine is 134 CI, not CC. It is 2,199 CCs.

“This is a classic. Starts easy, runs great. This is a four-wheel drive 1949 Willys Jeep, the first year of the model CJ3A. It features a Willys “Go Devil” L-Head 134CC four-stroke water cooled gas engine. Rebuilt top to bottom in 2000 with less than 500 miles usage since restoration. Three speed manual transmission. Converted to 12V system. Soft-top included. Clean title.”

http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/5786386877.html

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1968? Custom Truck Williams, MN $5500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

Glenn spotted this unusual build. Pretty cool.

“1968 custom jeep truck”

http://bemidji.craigslist.org/cto/5760537529.html

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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 )”

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/5729073438.html

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Jeep Tool Kit and Knife

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Unusual

UPDATE: Shelly’s got one of these tool kits for sale on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/455921888/jeep-knife-and-tool-kit-with-vinyl-case?ref=shop_home_feat_4

“Jeep Knife and Tool Kit with Vinyl Case, Mid Century Jeep Memorabilia, Props not included.
What a find, an intact kit with knife, bottle opener, screwdriver and more, in a vinyl intact case.
This one for Jeep, is a wonderful piece of history for Jeep.

Used to promote the brand and appeal to the outdoor ruggedness Jeep owners lived for.
The adventures in a Jeep, bring together a camp of people, loving the life in a Jeep.
Here is a piece of that world.

Not perfect but in very good vintage condition.
A few wear marks. There is a piece of leather look tape on one of the tools.
I will leave that to you to remove if wanted.

Snap works, in good shape, no rust on snap or tools.
Knife folds in and out in good working order. The handle appears to be mother of pearl.

Imperial made many knives for kits like this for camping, advertisement, promotions, scouting.”

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2 More Hawiian-Bodied MB/GPWs Honaunau, HI $750

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Here’s another pair of these modified MB/GPWs. See the others here: http://www.ewillys.com/tag/hawaii-body/.

“Buy one get one free. Two 1940’s Willys jeeps. The blue-ish one runs. Brakes are not great but it has been in use as a farm vehicle until recently. The grey one was street legal until it blew a head gasket about 10 years ago.”

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/cto/5675415033.html

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1947 Custom Truck Laurens, SC $3200

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

At least it runs and drives.

“1947 Willys truck on a 1994 s10 frame and running gear. 4.3 vortex v6. Street legal with title. Willys cab with bed made from 1953 Henry J car. Runs and drives great”

http://greenville.craigslist.org/cto/5697022393.html

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1946 CJ-2A/Ford/Studebaker Omak, WA $2500

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

This is awesome.

“1946 jeep running gear,48 ford cab,259 c.i. Studebaker engine.it starts and runs good,slow gears.4wheel drive,a real conversation piece.calls only.cash only.scamers please don’t waste my time.the rig is titled as a 46 jeep,it has license.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/5696340752.html

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Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual

Seth posted this cool photo to the Willys Jeep CJ-2A Facebook group. He found it on the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club’s Facebook page.

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3 Interesting Jeeps from South America

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Unusual • TAGS: , .

This first wagon is from Uruguay and was shared by Christian del Manya. It’s an early three-row IKA Rural wagon built on a pickup 4×4 chassis. He included an ad for it down below.

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Photos of the second and third interesting jeeps were found in this collection of photos:

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1957 CJ-3B Akron, OH $750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Unusual • TAGS: , .

The dashboard suggests it is old than a ’57.

“I’m letting to of my 1957 Willys. It has the 134 f-head engine. Motor turns but has low compression on cylinder #4. No major problems; Is in fair shape and just needs a little attention. Would make a great off-road or farm vehicle. ”

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/5650448384.html

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Jeep Desk Manchester, CT Call For Price

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

Here’s an unusual jeep desk for sale.

“1949 willys jeep desk and tailgate for sale. Headlights work. Call 860-805-5605 for details.”

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1954 Wagon JeepRod Lancaster, CA $16,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Some interesting mods here.

“1954 Willys station wagon 1936 Plymouth front fenders and grill s10 chassi 350 tbi sbc /4L60 trans 38 chevy rear fenders 39 chevy tail lights 3″chop top”

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/5634523728.html

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1947 JeepRod Warwick, NY $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods, Unusual

It’s an unusual build.

Just built 47 Willys rat rod. Fresh 350 motor with thumper cam, aluminum high rise intake, new Holley carb, S10 front end with all new bushings, new brakes, brake lines, new tires, new guages. This is a fresh build and it was built to be driven. Very cool, very different! A lot of time and money has been invested.

I have recently gone over the vehicle tie rods battery etc… And painted it completely. I’m feeling the waters and looking to sell if anyone has any questions or concerns please fell free to contact me (845)206-2487 my name is Jared thanks”

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/5644817380.html

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1948 CJ-2A Fort Mohave, Az $15,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

This has a variety of upgrades.  The grille reminds me of a Nuffield.

“One of a kind custom low hood jeep that I’ve owned for 40 years
All steel body with stock 81″ wheel base
Complete frame including spring hangers etc. are boxed in
Hi performance 350 cu. in. fresh small block Chev. engine / chrome custom headers
Turbo 400 trans, electric lock up tork converter
Halibrand quick change rear end (extra gear sets)
Custom body work, exhaust exits out of rear of body
Flaring on wheel wells, license plate recessed
Enlarged windshield, frenched head lights, custom grill
Stainless fuel tank
Custom Fresno top, side panels include
Tilt steering wheel, power steering
Recessed fire wall Electric fan
Custom trans. oil cooler an air intake
Disk front brakes
Double chain driven transfer case
Chrome traction bars
Roll cage
Bucket seats
Street driven, titled and registered
Has never been outside my shop over night, always kept indoors”

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/5528269165.html

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Ted’s Racing Jeep Storrs, CT $4000

• CATEGORIES: Racing, Unusual

UPDATE: Still Available. More pics of the racing jeep here

Ted’s got this racing jeep and a plow jeep for sale. You can see closeups of Ted’s jeeps at this link. In the pics you’ll see Teds girls, who have been driving the jeeps for two years now. That’s pretty cool!

If interested in the racing or plow jeep, contact Ted at 1-860-429-4080 or 1-860-428-3265 or via email willysted@charter.net. Below is a pic of Ted’s jeeps lined up, though another half dozen weren’t added to the photo.

http://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/5502961933.html

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This racing jeep is for sale. It has been in storage for quite some time ,but fired right up and will be a killer start for someone looking to get into the racing game. Back in the day it was built by a guy in Ellington CT named Mel Sherette of Mels Auto Body. At the time he was mopping up all kinds of big bad V8s with this Jeep and Im sure with a little work it still will. Built Buick 231V6 W/Turbo 400 ,Dana 44s ,Desert Dogs and a set of Paddles. Lots and lots of custom work done to this jeep . Willys pick up or wagon front tilt clip molded to a home made cj type rear body . Full cage and harnesses . Kinda old school vintage racer dual points and all but could be a real killer with a few modern updates . Would be right at home on short tracks ,courses ,sand drags ,hillclimbs , or would be a great candidate for some ice racing . I will be happy to supply detailed pics to anyone interested . $4500 OBO

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1962 Willys Interlagos Santa Clara, CA $40,000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

The seller believes there are only two of these in the US, but a trusted source indicates there were at least four in the LA area alone.

“1962 Willys Interlagos, # 24 of 860 made, this vehicle was made in France by the Alpine company for Willys in Brazil, the vehicles were know as a mini Ferrari, there are only 2 known in the US, the body is Fiberglass and is in excellent condition, it has a 4 cyl. engine and a 4 speed Transmission, the interior is in decent condition for it’s age, own a piece of history, it has a clean and clear title $40000OBO”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/5440924891.html

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