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“Big Red” in the lobby of Warn Industries

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

Doing some hub research today I ran across images of  “Big Red“, the CJ-2A that lives in the Clackamas, Oregon, facility of Warn Industries.  It’s a beautiful looking jeep that I plan to visit one of these days.

If you haven’t been to the Warn website, stop by the history page and check out the picture of the two odd jeeps taken early in Warn’s history when the shop was located in Seattle.  I contacted Warn about the photos, but they couldn’t provide any additional information about the jeeps.  I’ve never seen the body and frame modifications like those any where else.  It looks like it turned CJ-2As into a truck.

Big Red:

Here’s a shot from the 208 Sema Show from Truckin

 
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1946 CJ-2A ‘T-bucket’ Marysville, OH **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000

“46 willy jeep 4 wheel drive, 350 chevy motor, 350 tran, new wheels and tires. 250. miles on build.”

 
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1942 MB JeepRod Inland Empire, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, MB, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

There is still a little work to be done on this project.

“1942 willys mb jeep ratrod.
runs good, unique has chevy small block, turbo 350, ford 9″ rearend, 1952 chevy drop axle front
bagged all around. lost interest in it, looking for something new.
the jeep is 98% done and drive able. it needs a new air compressor, valves for bags, and trans cooler, and a set of seats.
there is no registration on this jeep yet, i have pinkslip but haven’t done anything with it.
air system works but everything works slow. this jeep is fast, but cramped inside.
2500 obo open to trades or offers. thanks mike.”

 
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Unique Farm Jalopy Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

HOG forwarded me an email with the following pics.  This is a work of art . . . well farm art anyway.  If anyone knows the origins of this, please let me know so I can properly attribute it.

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1951 Truck Corvallis, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000

This has been modified.  If you look in the 2nd picture you can see this truck in the background.  It might still be available for sale, too.

“1951 Willy’s Club Cab Pick-Up – Custom Built. All new glass; new door & window seals; bucket seats. Mounted on Chevy truck frame. 350 V8 automatic. Power steering & brakes. Tintable bedliner paint job. 12,000# Badland Winch. Great driving truck for an every day driver! $6,000 OBO.”

 
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6×6 m151? Indian River, AK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-151, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $3495. **SOLD**

Matt spotted this one.  No description.

“Jeep 6×6 runs good”

 
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1968 Riot Control Photo from Chicago, Illinois

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-151, Old Images, Unusual

Here’s a M-151 modified for riot control.  I haven’t seen this mod used too often (fortunately).

“This photo originates from the archives of the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Daily News, Detroit News, Sport Magazine & Many others. Most photos have never been seen by the public. These photos are not reproductions or reprints.”

View all the info on eBay

 
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Year? CJ-5 w/ Post Hole Front Royal, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

Thanks Sonny for this great find. It is a screaming deal that shouldn’t last long.  That’s a really rare setup.

“This is the coolest little Jeep post hole digger.
Needs a started
tires need to be filled.”

 
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1958 CJ-5 Trencher Barnhart, MO $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

This runs and drives with an operating trencher and sports duallies.

“1958 CJ 5 Willys Jeep with a trencher attachment that was factory made for jeeps back before the industry started making trenchers for smaller jobs.

Back then it was either a shovel and pick or large diggers. This trencher fit the bill for the smaller jobs.

This unit is in complete working order and runs great. The odometer reads 4400 miles and I believe it.

The Huricane-4 motor runs smooth and does not smoke.

Also has duals on the back that are made for jeep and never seen one of these with a cab.

Price is OBO at $6500.00 Please only serouis inquirers. 314-952-two nine 61”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/3180235879.html

 
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1946 Oliver Dozer (with Willys Engine) Toutle, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Unusual

UPDATE:  Was $2000. **SOLD**

(07/09/2012) You can add an Oliver Dozer to the list of utility vehicles built using a Willys Engine.

“I HAVE A 1946 OLIVER CAT WITH A GAS WILLYS JEEP ENGINE THAT WEIGHS 4 TON.
RUNS GREAT BUT HAS NOT BEEN RUN FOR AWHILE.
$2500 OR BEST OFFER.”

 
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M-38A1/M-151 Frankenjeep Corvallis, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-151, M-38A1, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

Robin spotted this unusual Franken Jeep.

“1952 M151-Style Army Jeep (tags say M38A1). 4-wheel independent suspension. Body rough. Extra motor & transmission. Bill of Sale & Inspection Certificate ONLY. $1,500.00 OBO.”

 
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1952 M-38A1 Anchorage, AK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $700.  **SOLD**

My initial reaction to this was, “what is wrong with you people in Alaska?”.  But then, I thought better of it, realizing there are just as many crazy contraptions in every latitude.  Then, thinking about it even more, I thought that bringing the exhaust over the hood might just be an impractical, funky, slightly nutty, but necessary warming solution??  Any, even better, you just never know when carrying an extra body might be useful.

“1952 Military Jeep M38A1 Originally a Fort Rich Jeep. Need Restoration but its all there. Have a spare chassis and two spare bodies 700 obo”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Sandusky, OH $1200

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

Runs and drives.

“Asking $1200 O.B.O.
JEEP WILLYS 4×4
This 1946 WILLYS runs and lot drives(has no brakes, so cannot be driven over the road).
Has the original 4 cylinder motor.
The body has been cut on over the years, and mods made.
All original from the dashboard forward.
The frame is rotted at the left rear spring pearch.
The passenger side of the windshield is broken.
Four wheel drive does work.
Other than what’s listed above, I believe everything else is in working order.

HAS A CLEAN AND CLEAR OHIO TITLE!

This Jeep has been used at camp up until this spring when it made the trip home, and has always run good and rides well enough to do normal camp activities. Will not part out at all! If you need something off of it you have to take the whole thing. For questions or an offer text Todd @ 419-656-2597. Also, this is for pickup only. Unless compensated for fuel in a reasonable distance there will be no shipping of the vehicle. I will not work with any shipper, and payment must be made in cash on pickup. Thanks for looking, if need more pics just ask.”

http://sandusky.craigslist.org/cto/3141329333.html

 
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1950 Top Sales Platter Tulsa-Willys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Unusual

Here’s a very unusual Willys piece.

“WELCOME TO OUR SHORT 5 DAY AUCTION FOR THIS VERY COOL AND SUPER RARE VINTAGE ONE OF A KIND WILLYS JEEP OF TULSA OKLAHOMA OUTSTANDING SALES AWARD LARGE SILVER (PLATE?) TRAY FROM 1950. IT MEASURES 16.25” IN DIAMETER, HAS A GREAT GRAPHIC OF A WILLY’S JEEP TRUCK AND IS MARKED “AWARDED TO TULSA-WILLYS, INC. IN APPRECIATION OF OUTSTANDING SALES PERFORMANCE WILLYS 1950 COMMERCIAL CAR CAMPAIGN W.S. VENN GENERAL SALES MANAGER”. THE DESIGNS ON THE FACE AND EDGES OF THE TRAY ARE VERY ART NOUVEAU AND ORNATE. ITS PHYSICAL CONDITION IS EXCELLENT ASIDE FROM NEEDING A GOOD SHINE, WHICH I WILL LEAVE TO THE NEW OWNER.”

View all the information and pics on eBay

 
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1949 Truck Burton, MI $350

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, Unusual, Willys Trucks

What’s not to love about this crazy contraption.  It even comes with a safely rope on the passenger side and a 2×4 that stabilizes the radiator.

“1949 willys 4×4 chassis, 235 chevy 6 cylinder,new battery, runs and yard drives, no brakes would be good for a rat rod or mud bogger project call 810-210-5971 between 9am-8pm”

http://flint.craigslist.org/cto/3141058122.html

 
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PIctures from the Great Willys Picnic 2012

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Unusual

Mark from sellajeep.com took a variety of pictures and a couple great videos from last month’s Great Willys Picnic.  If you’ve never seen a working saw driven by a PTO, then check out his page:

http://sellajeep.com/ShowsEvents/gwp2012/gwp2012.html

Here’s a line up of some of the jeeps:

This truck has an neat paint job:

This is a picture of the pto driven saw:

This is a rare CJ-5 factory compressor:

 
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1947 CJ-2A Key West, FL **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $24,599.

Smokestacks and snorkels:  Not a combo you see everyday . . .

“1947 Willys CJ2A for sale. Fully restored by the owner. This jeep is one of the best looking Willys and turns heads down every street. The restoration was a 4 year project. I will list as many things as I can think of done to the vehicle but please talk to me for further and more in depth explanations.

Engine swap: swapped in a rebuilt 1964 Buick V6 from a skylark. Do not have exact milage but I would say under 8,000. Rebuild 2 barrel rochester.
New points, condenser
New aluminum radiator with flex-a-light fan with thermostat.
Origonal drive train with new warn locking hubs
3 inch black diamond suspension lift, 1.5 lift with extended shackles.
Converted front drum brakes to disks. A very nice thing to have.
33×14.5 Mad Dog Mud tires.
8,000 lb Mile Marker winch with remote
Custom Roll cage with 4 speakers built in; 2x 10″ subwoofers mounted behind each seat. CD player with ipod ready input. External Amp
Body and frame were both painted with por90 (rust inhibiter), and olive drab topcoat.
New brake master cylinder; all new brake lines and hoses
New body mounts
3 ammo cans
bed liner on inside of body
5 point harnesses
New polyurathane gas tank
All new Autometer guages; water temp, oil pressure, tach, fuel and speed. Do not have speedo cable.
New painless wiring 12V wiring harness
Dual fully functioning snorkles
Dual smoke stacks with flappers. Stacks have glass packs in them.”

 
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Possible M-170 Top?? Rapid City, SD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-170, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $200

(06/18/2012) Well, the price is right.  Now, what does it fit?

“6′ wide by 11′ long has all hardware intact zippers, fasteners, etc
2 windows, one has small crack in plastic, one of the zippers may need a little adjustment, and the color is a bit faded on the red
probably fits a Willys”

 
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6×6 Jeeps in the Jolly Jeepers Jeep Club

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: , .

I was looking up some PTO parts when I landed on the Jolly Jeepers website.  According to their website, the Jolly Jeepers is Oregon State’s oldest jeep club, having been founded in 1962. Two of the jeeps owned by members are custom 6x6s.  You can see more 6x6s here.

Coincidently, just before publishing this post, Blaine happened to send me pictures he took of one of these 6x6s at the Orphan Car Show hosted by the Studebaker Drivers Club in Oregon City, Oregon, this past Sunday.  I’ve seen “Gator” listed both as a DJ-6 and a CJ-6, so I’m not entirely sure what the base platform was.

Here’s an early shot of the Gator:

And here are Blaine’s photos

This one is built from a CJ-8 or Scrambler:

 
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Homemade Truck Jalopy Cincinnati, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $850.

This just cracked me up.  This may or may not have willys parts.

“This is a homemade truck with a early Willys 30s front axel and willy Flat head 4 cyl motor that runs great..Was told it was use in a saw mill down south.. This thing has 2 transmissions a 3 speed backed to a 4 speed something very mind boggeling…The truck will drive and stop.. Use for fun or take to shows as it gets alot of attention..
Does not have a title and can possibly delivery…… PS will need a battery”

 
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Full-Size Tamiya Wild Willys

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

Matt spotted this gem.  Not satisfied with the toy-sized, remote control version of the Tamiya Wild Willys Jeep, the people over at The Bug Box, a German company, decided to build a life size version.  They documented the process.  Very cool.

See all the images here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.307694835915312.80520.187259324625531&type=3

Here are a few selected pics:

 

 
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Mud Flattie Sarasota, Fl $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual

I just not sure what the vision was here . . .

“i have a 1985 bronco frame, and a 1949 willys jeep, its a custom mud truck, it has a 302 motor and 4 barrel carb. custom lift and 36x 15.5x 15 mud tires. it has two bucket seats, it has a few other things needs a little work, its a good project, asking 900 obo. need to get rid of it, moving soon must go. if you have any questions call or text chad at 941-526-3233”

http://sarasota.craigslist.org/for/3088219116.html

 
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Brass Model Jeep on Flickr

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

David spotted this model on Flickr.  I don’t much other than it is being well built by someone named Alex.

You can see all the pics here

 
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“Armored Military Jeep” Patterson, NY No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

This one is priceless.  Based on the back, I’d say this was a CJ of some vintage and not a M-38.

“5/16″ armored jeep. Complete. Body is not rotted. Needs new undercarriage. M38? Awesome piece of history. 845-204-1475”

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/cto/3069823371.html

 
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1954 Truck with Hobart Welder Joliet, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, trailer, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was on eBay

(05/30/2012) This is a cool, well restored combo.

“HERE IS A SUPER NICE TOTALLY RESTORED 1954 JEEP 4X4 THIS JEEP IS A SHOW PIECE THAT COMES WITH A PERIOD CORRECT TOTALLY RESTORED HOBART GAS WELDER. LOOK AT THE PICS CLOSE, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ANY OTHER PICS LET ME KNOW. THE BUY IT NOW IS BELOW MARKET VALUE  FOR THE JEEP. THE WELDER IS A SUPER RARE ITEM. THE JEEP RUNS GREAT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE WORKS PERFECT IN 4 HI AS WELL AS 4 LO.  JEEP CAME ORIGINALLY WITH RARE PTO. THE UNIT IS STILL WITH THE TRUCK. ALL THE GAUGES WORK,  WATER TEMP. OIL PRESSURE, AMP GAUGE. ALL BRAND NEW TIRES ON JEEP AS WELL AS WELDER.   THE WELDER IS A FACTORY GAS ENGINE WITH A JEEP WILLYS 4 CYL. ENGINE. IT RUNS GREAT AS WELL.  IT IS SUPER DETAILED AS YOU CAN SEE. PRIOR TO THE TOTAL RESTORATION OF IT THE WELDER PERFORMED FINE. I HAVE NOT TRIED TO WELD WITH IT SO THAT PART I AM NOT POSITIVE ABOUT. I  HAVE A FACTORY MANUAL THAT COMES WITH IT. I HAVE A GOOD DEPENDABLE GUY THAT TRANSPORTS FOR A VERY REASONABLE FEE,  IF THE WINNING BIDDER CONTACTS ME I WILL GIVE YOU HIS INFO. AND HE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE ON GETTING THESE TO GEMS TO YOU ! THANKS FOR LOOKING, I DONT THINK YOU WASTED YOUR TIME !!! I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE MILES”