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1965 Israeli-contract CJ-5 Fort Myers, Fl eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , .

I’m no expert on these, so I’m taking the seller’s word on the information below ….

“1965 ISRAELI CJ5 GUN JEEP. VETERAN OF THE SIX DAY WAR. COMPETE WITH 106MM RECOILESS RIFLE. LIMITED PRODUCTION. THESE CJ5S WERE PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES UNDER SPECIAL CONTRACT FOR THE ISRELI GOVERMENT FROM 1965 TO  1967.

TOTAL PRODUCTION IS ESTIMATED AT UNDER ONE THOUSAND PIECES WITH SOME UNITS BEING RADIO JEEPS AND THE BALANCE GUN JEEPS,EQUIPPED WITH THE 106MM RECOILESS RIFLE. ALL OF THESE JEEPS ARE VETRANS OF THE FAMOUS SIX DAY WAR AND WERE USED IN AN ANTI TANK ROLE THIS CJ5 WAS RESTORED WITH ALL ITS ORIGINAL COLORS AND MARKINGS AS IT APPEARED ON THE BATTLE FIELD COMPLETE WITH A DEMILLED (NON-FIRING) 106MM. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL. 239-707-4416.”

View all the info on eBay

 
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Flattie Crawler Golden, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17,975

Lots of customizations here.

“Take advantage of this 1948 Willys Overland with over $50K in Upgrades and Rock Crawling Gear! This Willys is in Exceptional Condition and runs as good as it looks! Featuring a 350 Chevy Crate Motor with 700R Automatic Transmission, New 37” Goodyear Wranglers with Beed-Lockers, New Set of Paddle Tires Included, CD Player, 205 Transfer Case “Bullet Proof”, Dana Front and Rear End Axel and Gearing, Front Disc Brakes and Rear Power Assist, Warn Winch that will lift this Jeep, Custom Frame and Roll Cage made out of Chromolly Steel, Rear Suspension is Quadraliptic allowing Articulation above a #10 on the meter, Rear Drive Train is Custom Cut and Rolled to meet the angle needed for Crawling, Fire Extinguisher, and Much More!! FOR MORE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT www.alreadydriven.com”

 
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Nellybelle II 1946 CJ-2A Cave Creek, AZ **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: The original NelleBelle sold for $116,000 at Christie’s in the summer of 2010, which is much higher than the $20k-30k it was estimated it would bring.

Jim forwarded this for our viewing pleasure.  So if I understand this correctly, this is a replica of Nellybelle, but wasn’t actually in the show?  You can learn much more about NellyBelle and Roy Rogers and the CJ-3B Page.

‘This is the 1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep named NELLYBELLE II, and made to replicate the jeep NELLYBELLE from the ROY ROGERS TV show from the 1950’s. It has been on display at the Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Museum in Branson,Mo. This is a piece of History of the 50’s Hollywood television history. It’s in excellent condition as it was at the museum as it has been garaged since we bought it. It starts fine but will smoke some,tires are a little dry.Has new brakes and drums, a new fuel pump. Beautiful piece of memorabilia to expose at parades,auto show,etc..”

 
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1958 Personnel Carrier Truck Neosho, MO **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:   Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“WILLYS 1955 THRU 1961 PERSONNEL CARRIER.I DO NOT HAVE A TITLE FOR THIS TRUCK.CAB HAS NORMAL RUST IN THE USUAL SPOTS BUT NOT REAL BAD.THE CARGO AREA AND BOX ARE IN GREAT SHAPE WITH NO NOTICEABLE RUST THRU.THE TOP APPEARS TO BE GALVANIZED METAL AND ON GOOD CONDITION.THERE IS NO MOTOR AS IT HAD BEEN FROZE AND BUSTED THE BLOCK.IT DOES HAVE THE ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION AND DRIVELINE.WOULD MAKE A COOL DRIVER OR SPECIAL PROJECT I JUST HAVE TOO MANY.BUYER CAN CALL AND MAKE ARRANGMENTS FOR PICKUP AND PAYMENT AFTER AUCTION.STORING FOR AWHILE IS NO PROBLEM IF PAID FOR IN ADVANCE.ANY QUESTIONS JUST LET ME KNOW.THANKS AND GOOD LUCK.VIN PLATE IS INSIDE OF VEHICLE BUT IS UNREADABLE.”

 
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Custom 1/2 Scale ‘Jeep’ Morristown, Az $5500

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

Calling this a replica of a Jeep is a bit of a stretch.

“This 2010 Custom 1/2 Scale Willys Jeep replica has 2005 Polaris ranger 4×4 running gear, powered by a slightly modified 500cc Polaris engine. Two or all wheel drive with differential lock and 4 wheel disc brakes and 245/75 all season radials on 16″ chrome plated aluminum wheels. Will get you there and back, no need to trailer it either because it is equipped with turn signals, horn, rearview mirror, etc. making it completely street legal! It’s great on gas, fun to drive, and a real head turner! New business venture forces sale. Sacrifice for 1/2 of what I have invested. $5500.00 OBO or trade for??? Call Jace at (541) 314-2338”

Photos at photobucket

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/2029547892.html

 
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1943 MT Tug Rear Terrebonne, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Sold very quickly …. Listed at $2800

Rare doesn’t adequately describe this unusual find.  This sure looks like a MT Tug rear based on what I can see in Mark Askew’s Rare WW2 Jeep Book.  I’m not sure what category to put this in, other than unusual!

“For sale 1943 Willys Truck 3/4 Ton 6×6 chassis Model MT-TUG. Only 15 of these vehicles were built for the US Army in 1943. I have the rear half of one of these vehicles which has the tandem rear drive axles, frame, suspension, front axles and a modified transfer case.”

 
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4 ‘JEEP’ Mugs Portland, Or $30

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

These are cool.  I have no idea what they are worth.

“I HAVE ONE SET OF THESE LEFT THIS IS A ITEM CROWN AUTO PARTS OFFERED A COUPLE YEARS BACK AS A COLLECTOR SET THESE RETAILED ORIGINALLY AT $48.00( 4WDPARTS)

THIS IS A NEW SET I ORDERED FOR DISPLAY. THIS INCLUDES (4) 16 OZ BEER STEINSAND EACH INCLUDES A PICTURE OF EACH OF THE ICON JEEPS OVER THE YEARS. CJ3A CJ7 YJ TJ WITH JEEP LOGO BELOW. $30.00 SET. RYAN (503)869-2072”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/pts/2018724042.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Shawnee, KS **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1950.

(09/30/2010) From the description, you wouldn’t know there’s been a serious modification to this jeep.  I’ve seen something similar, but I don’t think it was this one.

“1948 Willys. original flathead 4 cylinder motor, manual tranny, 4X4, and power takeoff. Runs good and 4X4 and power takeoff works. Antique title. Came from South Dakota. ”

 
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Wooden Car

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Tommy emailed me this unusual build (note it is a car and not a jeep or 4×4).  After a little searching, I found this on ebay as well. If you haven’t seen some of the wooden jeeps featured over the years on ewillys, check them out.  For a really fast wooden car, check out this supercar.

According to the email, it is a wooden body built in 2009.  “This custom wooden car rides on a 1986 Toyota truck frame and gets power from a Chrysler 318 engine.  It is driven by an automatic transmission and has merely 1,800 miles on its speedometer. The whole body is made of cedar and its interior is just as over-the-top as the exterior.”
You can see many more pics of this on ebay

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1960 DJ-3A Pennsylvania **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE:  This now lives on the East Coast. I got to examine it up close at the 2013 Bantam Festival. The work is excellent. It was bought for $9000. It has more of a surrey look to it now.

I used the IMCDb.org site to attempt to locate an image of the jeep to the right from a shot in the movies.  You can see a DJ-3A from Blue Hawaii (not a very good shot). Or the same shot enhanced and cropped to the left.  Here’s a link to a shot of the Nutty Professor’s DJ-3A.

This flat fender (the one on the right) falls into the ‘unusual jeep’ category.  Apparently, it’s a movie star!

“ALL METAL AND 1,885 POUNDS. I’AM THE THIRD OWNER AND THE BUILDER,,THE WILLYS WAS A FRAME OFF RESTORATION ELEVEN YEARS AGO IT HAS A CHEVY 4.3 HIPO V6 ROLLER ENGINE AND A TURBO HYDRO 350 TRANS WITH A DANA 44 373 REAR END,,,CENTERLINE CONVOPRO EIGHT INCH WIDE WHEELS WITH DUNLOP 245-60-15 RADIALS,,,STAINLESS STEEL BUMPERS,,,CHROME TRACTION BARS,,,,CHROME COMPETITION ENGINEERING WHEELIE BARS,,,TILT STEERING COLUMN WITH A BILLIT STEERING WHEEL,,,STEWART / WARNER GAUGES,,,STERIO,,,GELL CELL BATTERY,,,TWO TOPS AND A FEW EXTRA THINGS PRICE IS REDUCED TO $ 9,000.00 PART TRADE CONSIDERED ONE ITEM I’AM LOOKING FOR IS A TRAILER WITH TWO AXELS AND ELECTRIC BRAKES THAT CAN HAUL A SMALLER SUV.”

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1942ish 4WD Model T Ignacio, Co eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual

Ok, so I admit I thought this was going to be junk.  But, on closer inspection, the suspension is unusual, the engine/tranny/tc all appear to have been neatly rebuilt.  Besides, buy this and “be the only dude w/ a 4×4 model t”.

this auction is for a custom built 1942 willys jeep w/ ford model t body parts. the engine is a 2.o ohv ford engine that is freshly built . i just completed the wiring , except for the headlights and taillights. this project is 95% done. it is lacking glass and paint along w/ lights frnt and back. i believe the items that are lacking are very personal items and should be chosen by someone that plans on keeping it awhile. it needs doors as well. but there are many options to choose from. i would like to see someone that plans on keeping it finish it . that way i dont lose out on my time and effort and the buyer picks it for cheaper. feel free to call or e-mail w/ any questions or concerns.buyer is responsible for shipping  and may be able to meet half way or deliver for a fee . thanks and good luck. this is a great vehicle and deal as wll , dont pass it up. be the only dude w/ a 4×4 model t. only one i know anyways!! (970)563-6053 my name is vince”

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1953 ‘Jeep’ Buggy Miami, Fl $2000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Unusual

I’m not sure if this has any ‘jeep’ or ‘willys’ left in it, but it sure is unusual.

“1953 jeep buggy in great shape. 4cyl, 4×4 wheel drive and 2 wheel drive.front and rear dana 44’s with 513 gears, buggy has all aluminum floors with gun racks and lights. will go any where. This buggy could use alittle tlc but it is what it is. It’s made for fun not for looks. Perfect for hunting season and priced to sell quick. No low ballers need apply the answer is no! Possible trades. if interested please call me at 786-285-4980”

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/1979510928.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Dually, Tarpon Springs, Fl $7900

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7900

(08/19/09) This is a great looking dually.

“1948 Willys Jeep, CJ2, 4wd, Wench, Power drive, Safari Rack, Hard Top, Green”

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/1973847074.html

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1956 Gasoline Truck St. Cloud, MN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  Was on eBay. **SOLD**

(09/01/2010) The exhaust comes out the front.

“I am selling a 1956 willys gas truck runs and drives needs brakes and water pump. colorado title nice truck.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Farmersville, Tx **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200

(08/28/2010) Now that look like a giant Tonka toy!

“1950 Willys jeep with a Ford 289 engine, lift, 36in super swampers with alum wheels, dana 44 front and rear, warn lockouts, track bar, full roll cage, two new racing seats, headers, jeep runs good, 4×4 works good, not street legal.”

 
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Orchard Sprayer powered by a Willys Motor

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Machinery, Unusual

Mathew spotted this.  Available for sale in Monroe Center, Il, this unusual piece of Willys history is something I’d never seen.  After some research, I discovered another one of these that sold for $4000 a couple years ago, though it was powered by a ford 2.3 liter engine.

“The sprayer was mfg in michigan byRotomist has not been used in several years. Model #100E Is equiped with a willys Jeep engine 4 cyl.  THE UNIT SHOULD RUN AS EVERYTHING IS THERE ONTHE MOT0R PRICE IS 1250.00 PH 815-716-0224”

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/grd/1881363790.html

 
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Slat Grille Conversion

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

Here is a slat grille MB converted into a truck.  I found it at the U.S. Military Forum.  This was as custom conversion using tin and wood.

You can view the entire thread here.

 
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Is this possibly a GP or MA Body? California City, Ca **SOLD**

UPDATE:  This appears SOLD, but was listed at $800.

I could be wrong, but the slopes and cut of the passenger and driver’s sides look very similar to a Willys MA, thought maybe a Ford GP as well?.  This has been hacked up a bit, but it’s worth a look.  Check out what appears to be an emergency brake as well.

“Clear title has orignal old style pink slip non op for 20 years but probably off dmv record now… 4×4 ran when parked 10 years ago”

 
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1947 CJ-2Aish Leander, TX **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Here’s an unusual flattie.

“1947 Willys Jeep body mounted on a Chevy S-10 2wd chassis. Front power disc brakes. Chevy 383 stroker motor with roller rockers and forged domed pistons. Turbo 350 trans. Runs and drives great. Needs lights wired and windshield to be street legal. Lots of new parts. I have a title for the Willys Jeep. $2500”

 
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1969 Unusual CJ/Truck Windsor, Va $1200

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

UPDATE:  This was $700 .. now $1200

(10/10/2009) It’s not street legal.  To call it a “great project” might be stretching things.

“CHEVY V8 350 W/350 TRANS NEW BRAKES FRONT AND REAR TOP COMES OFF NOT STREET LEGAL GREAT PROJECT WHATEVER YOU WANT TO USE IT FOR RUNS GOOD DOES NOT SMOKE NEW BATTERY AND WIPER MOTOR TAG IT AS A ANTIQUE AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE IT INSPECTED LOTS OF POWER CALL BILL FOR DETAILS 757 6422202 (THIS IS NOT STREET LEGAL AND ALTHOUGH IT RUNS DRIVES AND STOPS IT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL NEED TO BE TRAILERD!!!!!) …..”

http://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/1916267117.html

 
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Aluminum Flattie on Bronco Chassis Prescott, AZ **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Here’s an aluminum flattie body on a modified Ford Bronco chassis.  As I mentioned in a post last week, the vented hoods are very rare.  I’m not sure if that’s aluminum or steel.

“Unique aluminum bodied CJ2 Jeep. This is a professionally built for off road, but very streetable CJ2. It is a real eye catcher. It features a highly modified 1974 Bronco chassis with 4 wheel disc brakes, dual master cylinders, urethane bushings, power steering, trans. cooler, power steering cooler, etc. It sits on, like new, 35X10X15 Goodyears. Power is supplied by a fresh 351w ford with edelbroch manifold and newly rebulit edelbrock 4 barrel, connected to a modified c-4 trans.and headers. It is an older construction, but is done right! I prefer cash, but will consider a trade for a nice cj or wrangler or ? and cash. ”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Remsen, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

It runs!  And includes the lawn chair I imagine!

“No Body, Runs, Drivable,Kaiser Super Sonic Motor,4 Cyl,”

 
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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 ….