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Willys Forklift Manorville, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

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.”

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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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Year? MB/GPW w/Welder Ventura, CA $5000

This could make a cool restoration .. something different.

https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/willies-jeep-welder/6625845270.html

“One of a kind old Jeep and welder.”

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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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Ted’s Racing Jeep Storrs, CT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000 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!”

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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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1955 Buggy Chugiak, AK $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual

Odd build.

“1955 1.25 ton military Jeep, shortened frame
Willy’s F-134 (70hp), currently torn down in need of a new crankshaft
T-98 4-speed transmission with integral transfer case
PTO winch
Dana 70 rear axel w/ Detroit Locker
Dana 60 front axel
14.9×24 R1 tractor tires”

http://anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/5429814966.html

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Odd Jeep from Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

This photo that must have been posted on eBay at some point was shared on eBay.

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1946 CJ-2A Iron River, WI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

How about this unusual CJ.

“This is a custom built 46 Willys CJ 2a. has a 46 Ford Cab custom built into the body. Engine is completely rebuilt. new brakes. New clutch, new master cyl. This is a very unique willlys that was custom built 20 years ago. It has been driven appx 1000 miles since built. One of a kind !!”

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Year? MB? Tulsa, OK Auctioned

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, MB, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Craig found a video about this auction.

This was auctioned off on Saturday, November 7th.  It has some interesting modifications. The jeep was owned and auctioned by the city of Tulsa.

NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com |

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1984 4Door Scrambler Bonita Springs, FL **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was on eBay

Need a jeep with a little extra room?

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“1 OF A KIND CUSTOM JEEP CJ-8–SCRAMBLER-  IT HAS A 40″ STRETCH—5 1/2 ” LIFT–3″ WIDER STANCE–19 1/2 IN LEGNTH AND 6 1/2″ WIDE AND HIGH.   IT FITS ON 18′ CAR HAULER EASY-  DESCRIBED AS A 4 DOOR CONVERTIBLE TRUCK WITH A REMOVABLE  TROOP HAULER IN THE BED-   EVERYTHING IS JEEP EXCEPT THE CHEVY REMANUFACTURED  350 ENGINE.  IT HAS  4  SPEED -4X4-PS- PDB WITH DUAL DIAPHRAGM BOOSTER-1 WIRE ALTERNATOR-ALL NEW BESTOP INTERIOR—37″ T REXUS  TIRES-BALLENCED AND ALLIGNED. 4 SHOULDER HARNESSES BUT ALSO HAS SEAT BELTS IN FRONT FOR ON ROAD DRIVING.  (2)  SPEED ELECTRIC  WIPERS.  LOCKING   HUBS.

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IT HAS A FULLY EQUIPTED  CROSS BED TOOL BOX AND BENCHES IN REAR PLUS SWING AWAY TIRE HOLDER AND TAILGATE.  THE  FRONT WINDOWS ARE REMOVABLE AND CAN BE STORED BEHIND THE REAR SEATS. THERE  ARE FRONT AND REAR LOCKING ARM REST STORAGE BOXES BETWEEN THE SEATS .  IT  IS EQUIPTED TO TOW OR PULL  OUT WITH THE  RINGS   ITS ALL IN BEAUTIFUL SHAPE AND IT WILL –HAUL IT ALL–USE ON RANCH-ADVERTISE WITH IT OR GO STEAL THE DAY  AT THE CAR SHOWS. STARTS .  STOPS . RUNS..AND DRIVES EASY- SMOOTH DRIVE TRAIN-GREAT BRAKES AND E BRAKE- STARS  FIRST  TIME  YOU  HIT  THE  KEY ALWAYS  —NOBODY WILL HAVE  ANYTHING  LIKE IT  GAURENTEED .     I HAVE A LOT OF RECEIPTS THAT GO WITH IT.—-I   WILL CONSIDER  A   BUY IT NOW .   –P.S.   MAY TAKE  A 55 OR 57 CHEVY–OR A 70-74 CHALLENGER OR CUDA-   TRADE  ?? UP OR DOWN  —DON”T BID UNLESS YOU ARE BUYING IT   –   -PREVIOUS BUYER WAS OUTSIDE U.S.A. AND UNABLE TO FOLLOW THRU                         ——————   NO RESERVE   !!!!   I HAVE OVER $23K  IN RECEIPTS  THAT ALL GO WITH  IT.       —MY LABOR WAS ALREADY FREE—SUPER DEAL !!!!!!!!  “

 
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1941 Wooden Willys Wittman, MD $2000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown**

(12/31/2014) “1941 willy’s jeep drive train built on wooden body. Titled and legal for road. Lights even work!!!”

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1946 CJ-2A Sheridan, WY **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Looking for that unusual four wheel drive “jeep”?

“not every one has a 46 jeep frame with a model-A body , hand made fiberglass body, hi- low range 4X4 , front hubs, in & out lock, 4 cyl flat head , single throte carb , electric fuel pump, great heater, electric engine fan, 12 volts system , with alternator – reg. built in,”

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1967 Panel Delivery Audio Visual Wagon Everett, WA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2250.

This is an interesting vehicle.

“Rare US Army Audio/Visual support vehicle. 1967 Jeep 2 Door Panel. Runs and drives well. Straight 6(232), freshly rebuilt transmission(3-on-the-tree) with a brand new clutch. 4 wheel drive less front drive line. Very unique rig…just need to focus on my Mustang project, wife requests fewer vehicles…this is the one that has to go. Comes with original Equipment Log Book by US Government. Willy’s Keiser Jeep…a true piece of history…needs restoration.”

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