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Year? Flattie Northern WI $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: .

This is unusual. Seems to have some MB parts and custom parts.

“I HAVE A OLD WILLYS JEEP THAT HAS BEEN MY GARAGE FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. IT HAS A 1942 FORD TRUCK FRAME APPERANTLY BUT I AM NOT SURE OF ALL THE SPECIFICS. I PULLED IT OUT CHANGED THE OIL, OILED THE GENERATOR, PRIMED THE FUEL PUMP AND CLEANED THE POINTS AND BOOM, IT STARTED UP. IT HAS A BIKINI TOP TO IT. I GOT THIS ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO. I NEVER LICENSED IT. IT HAS A REGISTRATION PAPER DATING TO THE 60S. I SPOKE WITH DMV THIS WEEK AND THEY SAID MADISON SPECIAL REGISTRATION CAN TITLE THIS. THIS IS AN AS IS SALE. BATTERY IS DEAD SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO BRING ONE. OR I CAN PROVIDE ONE TEMPORARILY SO YOU CAN HEAR IT RUN.”

http://northernwi.craigslist.org/cto/5033586965.html

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Custom Odd Jeep Kalamazoo, MI $150

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

Odd thing.

“CHECK OUT one of a kind LiL WILLYS jeep. POOR LiL fella is desperately seeking a rear end. Without one of those,( LiL WILLY won’t go..) His LiL rear is hoping to be no wider than- 55″or 56″ and lug pattern 5×4.5″ LIL Willy wants to thank You for helping with this project”

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/pts/5001024920.html

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Seth Found this Interesting Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Willys Wagons

Seth spotted this interesting wagon. If anyone can provide any insights into it, we’d find it helpful.

He writes, I found this very rough abandoned Wagon. What made it stand out was the independent front suspension and the barn doors. It looks stock but I have always been under the impression that the Wagoneer Panel Delivery was the first Jeep with IFS. It is obviously a basket case project but if it’s a prototype or something like that it may be worth the effort to restore.

Dan has posted the photos at the Old Willys Forum as well. He suggested it might be a factory special. He noted, Based on the gauges and rear rear wheels, it looks like a 1946-early 1950 Delivery that someone installed an aftermarket IFS (similar to the Mustang II) and cut out the back rear side windows. That said, it could be a factory special.

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1942 GPW – Custom Truck Brush Praire, WA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,000

(03/17/2015) David spotted this unique, cool GPW Ford truck jeep. It even has a tilt bed.

“42 Ford tilt bed truck – 302 Mustang power – C4 automatic – 9″ rear end. Disc brakes on front, mag wheels, 2 fuel tanks, cloth interior. Currently on a Historical Vehicle license. Great driver. Formerly a magazine car, with copies to go with it.”

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Custom Vehicle with Truck Cab Garden Grove, CA **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $15,000. Note the Willys Truck cab.

“CUSTOM BUILT…
1948 WILLYS JEEP CAB
454 BIG BLOCK CHEVY…
4,000 MILES ON ENGINE AND TIRES
4 SPEED TRANS
4,000 WATT GENERATOR”

 

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FC-150 Trailer (Bed and Chassis) Visalia, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: trailer, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

At least it has the tailgate. I’ve heard those are hard to find.

“Actually it’s the back half of the truck – bed, frame, differential, etc. I know – sacrilege! I didn’t do this and the person that did probably had a good reason.

Regardless – the bed/trailer is for sale. If you’re into Willys Forward Control Trucks you know how rare this is. The condition of the bed is fair but in my opinion restorable. There are certainly some bends and twists and even a very limited amount of cancer but nothing that can’t be fixed. I’m posting lots of pictures so you can see the condition for yourself.”

 

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1950 Stretched Wagon Cypress, TX $10,500

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,500.

(04/26/2014) This is a one-of-a-kind wagon.

“1950 Willys body, 1 ton chevy frame, 1949 Chrysler straight 8 engine and trans. Front disc breaks, New wheels and tires, Runs and drives great, clear Blue title. $12,500 O.B.O. open to trades. text ONLY please.”

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/4898587265.html

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1952 Odd Ball Truck/Jeep $3000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This oddball is back on Craigslist.

this costume 52 willys has a lot of work done to it rebuilt 327 chevy 300hp 328fbl torc dino test edlebrock 4 barrel carb and intake bell housing to 79 toy. landcruser trans , transfer case and axels new hydro clutch ,flywheel new disc brake conversion new leaf springs all spring over conversion new pain less wiring harness off frame restoration all new floorin primer needs to be finished radiator gas tank exhaust some wiring hook up brake lines paint”

http://rochester.craigslist.org/pts/4879815184.html

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1948 CJ-2A Waterbury, CT $650

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $650.

(12/05/2014) “48 jeep willys, custom wood top, plow and it works, manual, flat 4, 4×4, has a lot.of good use able parts, needs total restoration and does have rust. Need it gone. $650 obo. Bring a tow truck or trailer.”

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/4854547880.html

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1946 CJ-2A Carlisle, PA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: This is back on Craigslist. Last listed in 2013. Was $1500.

(09/07/2013) “1946 Willys This is a 46 Jeep body with some sort of old truck cab attached. The conversion was done may years ago and the body is in decent shape, with very little rust. I drove it into the garage about 4 years ago and have done nothing with it since. It will need new gas and probably the carb cleaned to make it run. 1500.00 firm. I have a clean PA title in my name.”

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1942? Flattie Truth or Consequences, NM Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual

Still needs the steering and brakes finished.

“1942 Willys Jeep 4×4 3spd in decent condition lifted onto Rockwell 5 Ton Axles, 11.00×20 tires, small block Chevy engine
-the jeep does has a clean “rebuilt” New Mexico title
-will need tie rod and steering arm to complete the project along with differential brakes
****Any reasonable offer will be considered, I’m moving and cant take the project with me so I would be most interested in trades for firearms, ATV’s and of course cash”

http://lascruces.craigslist.org/cto/4830205533.html

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Willys Back End Liquor & Wine Bar

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

Here’s a heart warming story of a boy, a girl, a jeep and a Merry Christmas!

Mike writes, I wanted to take the time to share with you my Christmas present from my girlfriend. She arranged to have a local artist put together a liquor/wine bar made from the back end of a 49′ Willys. Don’t worry, the jeep was beyond repair. This bar is catered towards my specific hobbies such as my 46′ Willys, my love for Scotch, plus a few other things. I think she’s a keeper!!! Both my girlfriend and the bar!

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Jeep Duriez Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: These were sold on eBay.

Marc found these vintage Duriez Ads from France. Duriez used the jeep platform (and other vehicles) to create more transportation options.

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3. View all the information on eBay

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Year? CJ-6 Fort Lauderdale, FL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was $8900.

(01/22/2014) How about the front of this modified CJ-6? I think there’s some potential in that design. However, the rest of this didn’t inspire me as much.

“Selling a rare 1944 Jeep Willies Replica. Only 1,300 miles. Great vehicle for fun. Perfect beach cruiser. brand new rims and tires.”

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Train / Allis Chalmers M7 Hickman, NE **Status Unknown*

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $8500. **Status Unknown**

JAAP correctly noted this was built from an Allis-Chambers M7 Snowcat platform. Here’s  a restoration of a M7 for comparison: http://www.robertsarmory.com/M7-snow-tractor.htm

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Here is your opportunity to get a great piece of American ingenuity and history. This is a one of a kind train built back in the 1950’s by hand. I do not know anything of the man that built it but believe he must have had some railroad experience or a great understanding of how a train operates on the tracks. The train is built with front suspension that allows it to turn with the tracks along with allowing it to float into the turns with the spring suspension. The rear of the train is designed with the same setup. The drivetrain is built of a war time 1944 Willys Jeep. It has the L-head 134.2 cubic inch inline 4 cylinder Go Devil Engine. Followed up with a T-84 3 speed transmission. The transmission has what looks to be a custom transmission brake on it for slowing the train. The transmission is followed up by a shortened drive shaft to a narrowed rear-end to which came from the same jeep. 
The motor spins free and everything looks to be in place as well as the transmission shifting. I have not tried to start it. Last time it was reported to be ran is when it was parked about 20 years ago. The rest of the train is built with a stout frame and a beautifully done engine cover hand formed from numerous sheets of skins to give it a period correct look of its time. The head light is from a 1941 Chevrolet car. 

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Modified Jeep in Florida

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

Josh forwarded this ad for a modified jeep. It’s not quite as nice as Wally Cohn’s, but you’ll still spend some time looking at it. Note the plow setup on the front.

http://sarasota.es.craigslist.org/pts/4636269655.html

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The Toledo Jeeps of the National Basketball League

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

UPDATE: Seth shared the “Toledo Jeeps Fire Wagon Gang” graphic.

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I play basketball whenever I can, which isn’t as often as I like these days, because my knees have been outvoting my desire. While I’ve never studied the history of different national basketball leagues , I thought I would have run across the fact that the National Basketball League (NBL) had a team in Toledo named the Toledo Jeeps for a couple years (1946-1948). I was surprised to find there’s even a page of stats for the 1947-1948 year.

Here’s a pair of photos from a program that’s currently on eBay.
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Grade A Left-Hand Mower

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Unusual

A reader has purchased one of these very rare Grade A Equipment mower attachments.

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1977 Stretched CJ-7 Crawler Scranton, PA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7, Unusual • TAGS: .

It looks like there’s a pile of money put into this unusual rig. A couple things need fixing.

“This is a high-dollar build custom 1977 Jeep CJ that is just unreal! People come from all over to see this and get a picture with it. It is an extreme head-turner!! It will snap necks! The local police love it and offered to give me an escort wherever I need to go with it! It will dominate any 4×4 show. I own a car lot and use it for advertising. It is perfect for drawing business in.

It is an all steel body with the obvious mod, two extra doors! There is no roof with it. I was going to build an aluminum roof but never got around to it. It’s always been garage kept. The tires are 52 inch. The rims are 20 inch. It has a gorgeous small block chevy 350 with 350 turbo trans. I’ll add additional info about the rears tomorrow. I need to double check. It has air suspension. There is about 12-18 inches of travel with air. There is $60,000 invested in this. I use the term invested loosely… You will be investing though. This is an investment for your business or personal collection. The loss has already been absorbed by the original builder and myself. I can’t really call it a loss because it did it’s job. I sold a lot of cars and trucks due to the increased traffic this thing brought in.

Things it needs: the steering box mounted more sturdy. The mount flexes. It has a leak in the air suspension.

Please Call me before buying it now. It is a custom Jeep and I’m selling it as-is where is.”

View all the information on eBay

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Jeep-themed Golf Cart Ofallon, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300

Looks ready for a round of 18 holes.

“This is a gas powered golf cart converted to look like an Army Jeep. Runs good and is Fun to drive but I need to sell to make room for a new toy.”

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Jeep/Subaru Lakebay, WA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was “make offer”.

The mod was originally done in the late 70’s and has been basically unchanged. Flat fender Bantam/Jeep placed on Subaru Brat.

Needs some work, was running less then 30 days ago, may have fuel/carburetor problems. Let’s talk, open to certain trades (tractor with bucket /Motorcycle)

4x part time, front wheel when not.”

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1947 CJ-2A Galveston, TX **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2990

(08/04/2014) This jeep has a few odd features.

1947 Jeep Willys. No Rust…GREAT condition. Lots of extras.. 
Daily driver. Cash only.. Drive away in your dream Jeep Willys..
this is a one of a kind.. this is a must see..”

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1957 CJ-3B Airport Jeep Albuquerque, NM **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Was on  eBay

” What a find. A 1957 Willys CJ-3B Luggage Conveyor Jeep. This vehicle was owned by TWA in Albuquerque New Mexico for the early part of it’s life. It was later used by Texas Air as a luggage conveyor to load their aircraft. This vehicle is complete, minus the conveyor for loading, but the front mounts are included. The engine turns but it doesn’t run at this time. This vehicle will have to be restored. There is information and pictures of similar Jeeps used at airports at cj3b.info.”

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1946 CJ-2A Pittsville, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

(08/14/2014) It’s a Dodge cab on a ’46 jeep.

1946 Willy’s Jeep. Entire running gear in good condition. 1940 dodge truck cab. Been barn stored since the 60’s. Worth 1,000 in scrap, asking 2,000 or best offer. Wanting this to go to a good home and hopefully reach full restoration”

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The Shed’s Willys Wagon BBQ

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This one-of-a-kind smoker and BBQ was built from a 1954 Willys Wagon. It was created as a portable bbq kitchen for a restaurant in Mississippi called the The Shed (actually, two restaurants now) founded by the Orrison family. They chose to use a Willys because, “it’s like the oft repeated mantra of cooking great barbecue: You have to drive it ‘low and slow.'”

Medium.com has a long story about The Shed and their experience at a BBQ competition.

Here are a few photos from medium.com and from USA Today:

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