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1945? CJ-2Aish New Castle, Pa **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1000.

Assuming the data plate belongs to this jeep, I’d guess this jeep to be a late ’46 at the earliest — not that it really matters given the custom mods.

“NO TITLE NOT SURE IF IT WAS BUILD BY SOMEBODY OR IT IS ORGINAL WITH THE BED.WHEN I BOUGHT IT THE OLDER GENTELMAN SAID IT IS A 1945 BUT I’M NOT SURE WHAT YEAR IT IS IT’S AROUND THAT YEAR FOR SURE. HAS A FLATHEAD 4. HAS 3 SPEED TRANS IT RUNS AND DRIVES IT JUST DON’T HAVE BRAKES.HAS LOW AND HIGH RANGE 4 WEEL DRIVE ALL WORKS DO HAVE WINDSHEILD TO GO WITH IT.”

 
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1943 Ford Burma Truck Denver, Co eBay

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

Greg spotted this old Burma up for auction in Denver.  There’s something about the placement of the headlights that makes me think these vehicles appear hunched over in some way, ready to bear their load.

“1943 Ford Burma Jeep.  Unrestored as shown.  Stored at least 10 years, either driveline or engine, or both siezed or locked up from non-use, so expect motor and driveline restoration is also needed.  Does not run or drive. Rust on stake bed areas, as shown.

“US Navy” marked on the engine cover data plate, Also visible is “149958” which is the title VIN number, and other number appears to be “90148”, but not guaranteed.  Other data plates are nearly illegible, sorry.

Sold with title, SALVAGE Colorado Title.  Vehicle was used off road on a mountain property for many years, and was not driven the last several years.  It was easier to replace a long lost title as a salvage vehicle, otherwise the vehicle would have had to be brought into running/driving condition and submitted for inspections, etc.  So for now the vehicle is not intended for registered highway use in Colorado, until the new owner brings it into running/driving condition, meets any other guidelines necessary, and applies for previously salvage title.  Please check with your local authorities if you intend to restore and/or make road worthy for public roads, or if any inspections or other procedures would be required.”

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Prunedale, Ca $600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

This is how NOT to stretch the front of the jeep to accomodate a longer frame ….

 
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Paul Spots the Ultimate Radio Flyer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

Just a couple updates tonight.  The kids have me sufficiently worn out, so I’ll wait until tomorrow to add some listings.

Paul sent this awesome pic of the most unique radio flyer I have ever seen.  Paul reports from Alaska, “Sunday, August first, I went to an outdoor car show even though the weather forecast predicted heavy rainfall.  Naturally, with the low lying gray clouds and the expected rain the turnout was less than in years past but with the summer season drawing to a close there were still quite a few interesting cars, trucks and motorcycles but what caught my eye wasn’t any one of these.  I’ve attached a picture of this impressive ehicle, just looking at the picture causes me to grin and when I watched it being driven down the road to the show I about fell over I was laughing so hard.”

 
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1958 IKA Jeep JA-3UB Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina eBay

• CATEGORIES: International, Unusual • TAGS: , .

The shipping on this from Argentina would be a killer — However, I can’t say I’ve ever seen these for sale in the US. You can learn more about the JA-3UB here (though the translation is rough).

View all the info on eBay

Here is an example of a IKA Jeep with an unusual soft top.

 
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Year? CJ-2A? Dubios, WY **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

This is very cool, though the seller is a bit off on their history.  I’d like some better pics.

“This is a Willy’s Jeep. After the war there was too many left over so Willy’s started to put implements on them.I think that it is in the era of the 50’s  This is a ditch witch. It will need to be picked up.”

 
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1946? CJ-2A Millsboro, De eBay

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

UPDATE: This is back on eBay.

(06/29/2010) The serial number of 130476 suggests this is a 1947 rather than a 1946.

“This is a ONE OF A KIND Vehicle.  Its a 1946 CJ-2A Willy Jeep.  It is tagged In Delaware as an antique vehicle.  The body is handmade wood.  It is the perfect vehicle for the beach.  V-6 with extra transfer case and extra transmission.  Tow bar so it can be towed behind your RV.  In and out Locking Hubs.  Sucicde Doors .  Clear Title.  Also log book of all work done and dates from original owner.  Selling for a friend.  Seller has the right to refuse sale and end auction at any time sitting for sale out side of residence.  This is One of a Kind vehicle.”

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I found this on Flickr ..

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Willys Wagons

My question: is all this stuff keeping this old willys truck together?

 
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1956 M-170 Fire Engine Vega, Tx eBay

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

UPDATE:  This is back on ebay.

(11/19/2009) This is unusual.

“THIS M170 WILLIS ARMY 4X4 JEEP IS IN EXTREMELY NICE CONDITION IN AND OUT, SHEET METAL IS PERFECT. THIS JEEP WAS RESTORED BY A FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THERE USE. THE CHASSIS HAS ROUGHLY 25,000 TOTAL MILES AND UNDER 3,000 TOTAL MILES ON NEW REBUILT ENGINE. IT IS STILL 24 VOLT WATERPROOF WIRING AND ALL RUNNING GEAR IS REBUILT AND ORIGINAL. THE ONLY MODIFICATION WERE THE NEW PAINT AND ALL NEW FIRE EQUIPMENT. IT HAS A NEW 100 GALLON TANK, NEW HIGH PRESSURE PUMP, PLUS NEW HOSE, A ELECTRIC HOSE REEL. IT STARTS, RUNS AND DRIVES LITERALLY AS NEW AND EVERYTHING WORKS EXCEPT THE FULE GAGE(NEEDS NEW SENDING UNIT) ALWAYS KEPT INSIDE AND IS CURRENTLY TITLED AND LICENSED. EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS.”

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1943 GPA Sint Jacobiparochie, Netherlands eBay

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: , .

Gerben asked me to let readers know he was selling his GPA.  He’s managed to take some unique pics, so there are some good views.  I especially like the way he’s managed to lift the back and front (using a crane?).

“Ford GPA Amphibious jeep. This is a NOS (yes, new old stock) hull that was never used. I know for sure because I have drilled all of the holes for the springbrackets myself when we put the frame in for the first time. We inspected the wheelwells very carefully and sanded of the paint to see if there were holes welded. It was all flat sheetmetal and the only holes present were the ones for the shockabsorber pins and the breaklines

Some repairs are done due to sitting outside for perhaps years. The toprail on the left and rear part and some small parts of sheetmetal have been replaced. This was not done by me, one of the previous owners did that a few years ago. After that is was shotblasted and painted again.

The axels are rebuilt with new bearings, seals and brake parts. 4 new Firestone tires on original split rims.  The frame and all of the other parts are used and from other GPA’s

All of the hard to get special GPA parts are there such as surfshield, bilge pump with 3 way valve, 12 volt generator, PTO for the propellor and pump, capstan winch with PTO and bracket on the engine, 6 blade fan with shroud and GPA radiator.

The engine is original GPA but has a crack above the distributor and needs repair. I will include a Ford GPW engine that runs good. The gearbox, transfercase and PTO are rebuilt and ready to be mounted.

The dash, front and rear deck, floors, frontseats are in great condition and only need minor repairs. Bottom of the rear seat needs to be replaced. The original fuel tank is in bad condition. A new handmade exact copy reproduction tank will go with the vehicle.

I think about 10% of the needed parts are missing. There is no title with the vehicle. A bill of sale only. The GPA is located in the Netherlands in Europe and can be viewed by appointment. I will sell worldwide and help on this end, but it’s up to the buyer to arrange and pay shipping.”

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1948 Drivetrain with a VW body Chicago, Il $1350

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

To my surprise, the body fits on there pretty well.

“A titled 1948 Willys Jeep with a 1979 VW body. Sand tires, chrome wheels.Rebuilt drivetrain. Wife says it must go. 773-490-9747”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/cto/1812954474.html

 
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1965 Kaiser 6×6 Long Island, Ny $8000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Other 4x4s, Unusual

This sure looks like a vehicle left over from the Road Warrior.

“TRUCK IS IN OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. RUNS AND DRIVES.IT DOES SMOKE FROM EXHAUST BUT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE A PROBLEM.INTERIOR BENCH SEAT IS IN NEED OF REPAIR DUE TO UPLOSTRY BEING RIPPED,CURRENTLY BEING COVER WITH CLOTH. PUMP AND PUMP MOTOR RUN EXCELLENT.

THIS TRUCK WAS USED FOR OFF ROAD BRUSH FIRE OPERATIONS.THE TRUCK IS BEING SOLD DUE TO THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF WOODED AREAS CURRENTLY IN THE FIRE DISTRICT WHICH THIS VEHICLE IS TO BIG FOR.

DUE TO VEHICLE BEING IN THE FIRE SERVICE, THE VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN REGISTERED ,THEREFOR WE DO NOT HOLD A TITLE. WE HAVE ALL NECESSARY PAPERWORK TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP TO OBTAIN TITLE

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTION YOU MY HAVE! MORE PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST VIA EMAIL.TRUCK IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PICKUP ONLY! BUYER IS RESPONSABLE FOR ANY KIND OF SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS AND COSTS! .ANY PAYMENT BY CHECK WOULD HAVE TO CLEAR BEFORE POSSESSION OF VEHICLE IS OBTAINED! VEHICLE IS BEING SOLD IN AS IS CONDITION WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEES!

CONTACT INFO: MARTINT14@AOL.COM OR CONTACT MARTIN AT 631-831-7627 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 7AM-3PM EST …”

http://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/1802618489.html

 
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Flattie Body on S-10 Blazer Shepardsville, Ky eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual

hmm ..

“1948 Willys Jeep – Too many new items to list.  1989 Chevy s-10 Blazer Chasis and running gear, transmission. 4.3 liter, V-6 engine.  Electric cooling fan. Black interior with diamond plate flooring in front and wooden bed in rear. Roll bar with lights. 32x11x15 Aluminum Wheels and tires.  Blue metallic paint. Custom made bumpers in black metallic paint. Please feel free to call with questions  502-428-7591 (Eastern Standard Time), no calls after 9:00 PM PLEASE. Jeep located in Shepherdsville, KY.”

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1950 CJV-35U Raymond, Me $5100

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

This is very much a project.  Despite what the seller says, I’m less certain that grille is stock.  It looks like a MB grille to me.  The body, along with the V35U specific data plate, appear to be correct.  Here are some pics I was using from the G503as a comparison.

“I am selling a VERY RARE military jeep. Here is an article on them: http://www.cj-3a.com/CJ-V35U.htm

It is a 1950 Willys CJ-V35-U. They made only 1000 of these jeeps for the USMC in 1950. It is factory built using a mixture of MB, And CJ3A parts, and is very very rare. The one that i am selling is in VERY restore-able condition, and mostly complete, and un-molested.  It has been stored indoors for several years.  This jeep retains a lot of the original, hard to find parts, like: Ram horn tow hooks, Starter, generator, voltage regulator, front seats, pintle hook, Fuel tank, front bumper, bumperetts, tail gate, lower spare tire carrier half, air cleaner, cross over tube, fording exhaust with shroud, head light switch, Transmission locking chain, all gauges (minus temp), two correct windshield frames. NOS voltage regulator, NOS fording tail pipe bracket.

It comes with the following reproduction parts: Upper spare tire carrier, Lift rings, and antenna mount. This is a NUMBERS MATCHING JEEP, the engine is the correct serial number for this jeep!! the engine number is V-10125, and the chassi is believed to be chassi number V-10115. They started production @ number V-10101, so this was #115 of 1000 to be built. It has the correct hood, fenders, grill, body. There is a little controversy over the nose of this jeep, but there are things i can point out that are factory and that no one would have been able to change. It is very early production in a very limited production run. Asking $5100.00, Sorry no trades”

http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/1799846403.html

 
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1967 DKW Munga Troy, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: International, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2995.

“Selling a 1967 DKW MUNGA jeep. These jeeps were manufactured by DKW, 1 of the 4 rings of the Auto Union. this car was imported from Europe a few years ago, it has a 1000cc 3 cylinder 2 stroke motor and is 4 wheel drive. the engine was running but was low in power ( and you need all you can out of the 1000cc engine to move the beast!). My mechanic tested it and the seals need to be replaced, i ordered the parts from Europe and they will be included. many in Europe were fitted with Ford V4 engines, Renault 12 engines or Opel 4 cylinder engine for more power.  You will surely be the only one on the block with a Munga. Also delivery can be made by plane, they were equipped with a parachuting hook! just in case! selling for $2995, that is less than the shipping and importing fees from Europe, must make room. Thank you for looking, contact me for more photos or info. Happy motoring. John”

 
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1959 Custom Truck Graham, Wa **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $22,000.

Here’s a beautiful truck.  Check the dual door setup.  Very nice.

“One of a kind four door truck, multiple show winner, 351 windsor, automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, mustang II front suspension, ford 9″ rear.  Lost sight and cant drive anymore. Tom”

 
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Usual Car/Jeep Custom Project

• CATEGORIES: Features, Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: , .

I ran across this today at the Jeep Forum.  Posted last year, someone was trying to identify it.  This is the closest thing I have seen to a Wally Cohn Jeep.

 
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Willys Sporting Tracks

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

Doug suggested I do a search at Youtube on “Willys  Jeep  Tracks”.  I found two interesting videos.

In this video, a CJ-2A is fitted with tracks, one track on each side.

In this video, a jeep wrangler is fitted with tracks on each wheel

 
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Porcellana Maua Jeep Tea Cups Phoenixville, Pa eBay

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

Thanks to Dave (Hog) for pointing out this unusual item — Jeep Tea cups.  First off, the price on these seems nuts –$9999 — seriously?  Maybe I just don’t know the market for tea cups.  Also, the seller claims these are WWII tea cups, but, based on the jeep, those are Korean War Cups at the earliest.

“World War II Porcellana Maua Jeep Tea Cups and Saucers. Owned by United States Rear Admiral Raymond Schneider who was stationed in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Mint condition.”

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Russian Amphibian ATV Virginia Beach, Va eBay

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

Dave spotted this unusual vehicle; This might be the ultimate hunter … It creeps, it floats, it works on natural gas.

“This auction is for Russian army creeper all-terrain vehicle – amphibious GAZ-61-S.
Represents the floating all-terrain vehicle combining the cabin of the driver and awning cargo-and-passenger cabin. Was made in 1968 at the secret Gorkiy military plant and is created for exploitation in especially difficult road climatic conditions, for the delivery of the polar explorers and cargoes, to make surveys in such places as taiga, tundra, to deliver shift services on the objects of work, for the delivery of the supply and various goods.”

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Year? CJ-2A Jamul, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was $600. **SOLD**

“Willys Jeep. 49-51 Willys Jeep CJ-l. Customer fiberglass cab. Local San Diego Truc, 4cly, 4SP, P.T.O- 4WD. All there, Black plates, Not running. Project, lots of potential. Former Glass Truck. RARE- No paperwork. $600 OBO.”

 
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A Willys of Frankenstinian Proportions $1500 (OD)

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB), Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

On a trip to Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, Dan discovered this unusual project.   Underneath all the modifications is a 1943 GPW.  What’s amazing to me is that, all things considered, it doesn’t look all that bad.  Someone certainly cobbled together a variety of vehicles, along with a healthy supply of diamond plating to keep this vehicle on the road.  No doubt it was better than sporting a soft top in cold weather.

 
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Paul finds a MB with an unusual Ford Cab Mod

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Unusual • TAGS: .

Paul writes that the days are getting longer and the temperatures warmer, allowing him to check in on friends across Alaska.  While looking over one collection recently, he spotted this unusually well done transformation. Those terra tires sure looking in good condition, too! Paul, be sure to thank your friend for sharing this with us!

Paul writes, “I’ll try to remember what he told me concerning the construction / modification of this Jeep but it appears a Ford pickup cab was grafted onto the Jeep body, the four cylinder engine was replaced with a V8, Scout axles replaced the original axles and I think he said the transmission was replaced with a T90 along with numerous other modifications but you can see for yourself when you check out the pictures.  With the power of the V8 this little Jeep can quickly dig holes with the tires while in low range and gassing it just about makes the Jeep jump in high range…”

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1982 CJ-3B Mitsubishi Oklahoma $8688

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

UPDATE:  Was on eBay in Nov 2009. Now priced at $8688

“They are right hand drive. (Can be converted) Other than that all other parts interchange. We carry a full line of replacement parts. This Jeep is equipped with a 2″ lift, 32″ tires, aluminum mag wheels, bucket wrap around contour seats, It has High/Low 4×4 & 4×2 Tranny & Transfer case. Soft Top & Doors. We have been completely thru this Jeep & found it to be in excellent mechanical condition.  With No Rust. The engine will out perform even a 6 cylinder & even  V-8’S in most any terrain. It has a throttle set for climbing the steepest grades with ease & no bouncing accelerator pedal. Diesel engine means long life, depenability &  excellant braking desending the steepest of grades…..”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/1751930929.html

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CJ-2A BBQ Fort Worth, TX **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was  Make Offer.

Now, this is cool!  Mark spotted this beauty.

“im selling or trading this jeep grill i need a running jeep or a nice four wheeler for trade or if you are intrested shoot me a pic and a offer. it does not have a motor, title, front wheels this is a custom made jeep whillys 1952 and lights work and everything is legal call but (ONLY IF YOU ARE SERIOUS) and make yur offer thanks. by the way if you see it i still have it thanks.”