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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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Old images before the 2008 sale:

 
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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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Odd Jeepster-like Jeep Hot Springs, AR **SOLD**

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

UPDATE II: This *might* have evolved into a scam. The seller agreed to sell to one buyer and provided directions to get the vehicle, but now is avoiding the buyer’s calls. 

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900

Here is an odd one I spotted on Facebook. It reminds me of Bob’s odd Jeepster-like vehicle.

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“This is a very strange “Jeep like” vehicle that is not a Jeep. I was told that it was possibly a specialty vehicle built in the 60s and that it originally had a 4 or 6 cylinder engine that the previous salvage yard owner removed and sold. 2 wheel drive. No seats or top frame. It has full length curved metal running board fenders that Jeeps never had. It also has a center console that housed the shifter. It was originally painted a coral pink color so the possibility exists that it was a resort shuttle vehicle. It is NOT, repeat NOT, a Jeep Surrey model! They look nothing like this “thing”. No engine or transmission. I saved it from a salvage yard over 10 years ago. It has 14 inch “A.J. Foyt” mag wheels that probably are original. Rusty but restorable. Buy it for $900 firm, fix it up, and have the only one out there.”

 

 
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1954 Wagon Lancaster, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500

Here’s an unusually modded wagon.

“1954 Willys sitting on a S10 chassis 95 383 with a 4l60 trans tbi hooked up and running 36 ply front fenders and grill shroud no grill aluminum radiator 50’s Cadillac aircleaner 38 chevy rear fenders 39 chevy taillights power brakes in the floor must sell only have 30 yrs to live project hot rod rat rod one of a kind $9500”

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1959 Truck Jeeprod Griffin, GA eBay

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

Here’s an unusual build.

“Beautiful Rat Rod . One of Kind. Has Won Everywhere it Shows. It took Best in Class at the AUTO RAMA and Street Achievement Traditional Vehicle in Dallas Texas 2013. I have acquired over a 100 beautiful trophies. Drive It anywhere and crowds gather! Everyone ask to take photos. 1959 Willys Pickup \ 383 Stroker 8.5 compression with 671 Blower Shop Blower. Motor has less then 500 miles on it. all the Papers on the motor including the cam card. Coupled to a 350 automatic trans. It has been Chopped 6″ ,Channeled 7″, Stretched 12″ . Bagged on the Front and Air shocks on the back for the perfect ride hight and comfort. OTHER FEATURES; Train Horn, Hand made Tilt Steering, Sun Roof with Rag top, Electric exhaust Cut Outs. Redesigned Tractor Trailer Wheels I HAVE EVERY RECEIPT SPENT ON THE TRUCK. I have built a few and this has been a favorite. Feel free ask any questions. Thank you.”

View all the information on Ebay

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1973? DJ-5 Toledo, OH eBay

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

This has the short nose, so it’s most likely a pre-1972. It’s an odd one!

“The car is a clean example of a self assembled woody wagon. this is a one of a kind model .I am not the original owner , it was purchased in 2013 in Pembervlle Ohio. The body work was done by a retired highway patrol officer. that had a lot of time on his hands. I would like any interested buyer to inspect the vehicle before purchase”

View all the information on eBay

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1957 CJ-5 Sweethome, Or $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Here’s something special. It runs. You’d be the only one on the block with this rig.

“Most all work has din done and alot of new parts was in the process of restoring but I’m burnt out 4wheel drive all works run’s and drives all wiring is new motor was rebuild a few years ago clean title serious people onely may consider art trade call”

http://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/5228048488.html

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1962 CJ-5? Jeddo, MI $1400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: .

Hey, it runs and drives. Could be useful for someone.

“62 Willy Jeep frame and drive line. 231 Buick VA engine w/headers. Everything works including hydraulics . This is your answer to the 15,000$ ATV!!!!! There is no title because it’s an assembled vehicle. This is for off road/ATV use. Had to put a number in odometer section”

http://porthuron.craigslist.org/cto/5222692134.html

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1954 Truck Lebanon, OR **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **Still Available**

(12/05/2013) “A late gettlemens pride & joy was built to stay in the dessert for 30 days some of equip- late mod 327-turbo 400-pto air compressor-elictric air compressor-2/20 gal feul tanks/30 gal water tank-inverter-dual batterys with disconect-tilt wheel-bucket set-spare parts-hyd winch-cb-spot light”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/5210904559.html

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1945 MB Eastern Oregon $15,000

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/07/2015) Hmmm. Looks rust free.

“1945 willy’s Jeep
Has 1989 Toyota chassis and running gears
22RE engine with 5 speed transmission
$15,000 OBO will consider partial for a Towable House boat”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/5077936568.html

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1945? CJ-2A? Fresno, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500. This is back up for sale after being listed in 2009. Could be a CJ-2L.

“1945 Willy jeep roll cage winch to much to list.”

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1975 DJ-5?? Portland, TN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9000

I think this might have been a DJ-5 at one point.

“Chrysler Automatic Transmission rebuilt, Rambler 6 cylinder engine. Needs steering gear box.”

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1951 M-38 Apple Valley, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, M-38, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available.

(07/10/2012) “have owned this jeep for 30 years and its time to move on to a new owner. m38 tub was stretched 24″ to fit a reinforced CJ6 frame. body is RUST & DENT FREE. minimal bondo on it. mounts are for a 350 chevy, 700r4, 2 1/2″ YJ leaf springs. roll bar is tied in to the frame in 6 points for safety. 20 gal fuel cell, dual batteries mount in the floor, tuffy security box for a glove box, auto meter gauges, new scout steering box. all the parts pictured plus a heavy duty tow bar. current non op, chp inspected and new vin# issued. I have a ton of money and 50 years of wheeling experience wrapped up in building this jeep.”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/5607239883.html

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This is what it used to look like:

 
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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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