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1946 Oliver Dozer (with Willys Engine) Toutle, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Unusual

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2000.

(07/09/2012) You can add an Oliver Dozer to the list of utility vehicles built using a Willys Engine.

“I HAVE A 1946 OLIVER CAT WITH A GAS WILLYS JEEP ENGINE THAT WEIGHS 4 TON.
RUNS GREAT BUT HAS NOT BEEN RUN FOR AWHILE.
$2500 OR BEST OFFER.
CALL (360) 577- 6524 IF INTERESTED.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/grd/3177869695.html

 
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1952 M-38A1 Anchorage, AK $700

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

My initial reaction to this was, “what is wrong with you people in Alaska?”.  But then, I thought better of it, realizing there are just as many crazy contraptions in every latitude.  Then, thinking about it even more, I thought that bringing the exhaust over the hood might just be an impractical, funky, slightly nutty, but necessary warming solution??  Any, even better, you just never know when carrying an extra body might be useful.

“1952 Military Jeep M38A1 Originally a Fort Rich Jeep. Need Restoration but its all there. Have a spare chassis and two spare bodies 700 obo Call or Text Jerry 351-8351″

http://anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/3153093761.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Sandusky, OH $1200

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

Runs and drives.

“Asking $1200 O.B.O.
JEEP WILLYS 4×4
This 1946 WILLYS runs and lot drives(has no brakes, so cannot be driven over the road).
Has the original 4 cylinder motor.
The body has been cut on over the years, and mods made.
All original from the dashboard forward.
The frame is rotted at the left rear spring pearch.
The passenger side of the windshield is broken.
Four wheel drive does work.
Other than what’s listed above, I believe everything else is in working order.

HAS A CLEAN AND CLEAR OHIO TITLE!

This Jeep has been used at camp up until this spring when it made the trip home, and has always run good and rides well enough to do normal camp activities. Will not part out at all! If you need something off of it you have to take the whole thing. For questions or an offer text Todd @ 419-656-2597. Also, this is for pickup only. Unless compensated for fuel in a reasonable distance there will be no shipping of the vehicle. I will not work with any shipper, and payment must be made in cash on pickup. Thanks for looking, if need more pics just ask.”

http://sandusky.craigslist.org/cto/3141329333.html

 
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1950 Top Sales Platter Tulsa-Willys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Unusual

Here’s a very unusual Willys piece.

“WELCOME TO OUR SHORT 5 DAY AUCTION FOR THIS VERY COOL AND SUPER RARE VINTAGE ONE OF A KIND WILLYS JEEP OF TULSA OKLAHOMA OUTSTANDING SALES AWARD LARGE SILVER (PLATE?) TRAY FROM 1950. IT MEASURES 16.25″ IN DIAMETER, HAS A GREAT GRAPHIC OF A WILLY’S JEEP TRUCK AND IS MARKED “AWARDED TO TULSA-WILLYS, INC. IN APPRECIATION OF OUTSTANDING SALES PERFORMANCE WILLYS 1950 COMMERCIAL CAR CAMPAIGN W.S. VENN GENERAL SALES MANAGER”. THE DESIGNS ON THE FACE AND EDGES OF THE TRAY ARE VERY ART NOUVEAU AND ORNATE. ITS PHYSICAL CONDITION IS EXCELLENT ASIDE FROM NEEDING A GOOD SHINE, WHICH I WILL LEAVE TO THE NEW OWNER.”

View all the information and pics on eBay

 
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1949 Truck Burton, MI $350

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, Unusual, Willys Trucks

What’s not to love about this crazy contraption.  It even comes with a safely rope on the passenger side and a 2×4 that stabilizes the radiator.

“1949 willys 4×4 chassis, 235 chevy 6 cylinder,new battery, runs and yard drives, no brakes would be good for a rat rod or mud bogger project call 810-210-5971 between 9am-8pm”

http://flint.craigslist.org/cto/3141058122.html

 
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PIctures from the Great Willys Picnic 2012

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Unusual

Mark from sellajeep.com took a variety of pictures and a couple great videos from last month’s Great Willys Picnic.  If you’ve never seen a working saw driven by a PTO, then check out his page:

http://sellajeep.com/ShowsEvents/gwp2012/gwp2012.html

Here’s a line up of some of the jeeps:

This truck has an neat paint job:

This is a picture of the pto driven saw:

This is a rare CJ-5 factory compressor:

 
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1947 CJ-2A Key West, FL $24,499

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

Smokestacks and snorkels:  Not a combo you see everyday . . .

“1947 Willys CJ2A for sale. Fully restored by the owner. This jeep is one of the best looking Willys and turns heads down every street. The restoration was a 4 year project. I will list as many things as I can think of done to the vehicle but please talk to me for further and more in depth explanations.

Engine swap: swapped in a rebuilt 1964 Buick V6 from a skylark. Do not have exact milage but I would say under 8,000. Rebuild 2 barrel rochester.
New points, condenser
New aluminum radiator with flex-a-light fan with thermostat.
Origonal drive train with new warn locking hubs
3 inch black diamond suspension lift, 1.5 lift with extended shackles.
Converted front drum brakes to disks. A very nice thing to have.
33×14.5 Mad Dog Mud tires.
8,000 lb Mile Marker winch with remote
Custom Roll cage with 4 speakers built in; 2x 10″ subwoofers mounted behind each seat. CD player with ipod ready input. External Amp
Body and frame were both painted with por90 (rust inhibiter), and olive drab topcoat.
New brake master cylinder; all new brake lines and hoses
New body mounts
3 ammo cans
bed liner on inside of body
5 point harnesses
New polyurathane gas tank
All new Autometer guages; water temp, oil pressure, tach, fuel and speed. Do not have speedo cable.
New painless wiring 12V wiring harness
Dual fully functioning snorkles
Dual smoke stacks with flappers. Stacks have glass packs in them.

That is all I can think of right now. The jeep like I said was a 4 year body off restoration. Please call 941-223-0134 for any questions or more pics.”

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/3113946017.html

 
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Possible M-170 Top?? Rapid City, SD $200

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

UPDATE:  Still Available

(06/18/2012) Well, the price is right.  Now, what does it fit?

“6′ wide by 11′ long has all hardware intact zippers, fasteners, etc
2 windows, one has small crack in plastic, one of the zippers may need a little adjustment, and the color is a bit faded on the red
probably fits a Willys of some sort
605 484 4seven18 call if interested ”

http://rapidcity.craigslist.org/pts/3111321233.html

 
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6×6 Jeeps in the Jolly Jeepers Jeep Club

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: , .

I was looking up some PTO parts when I landed on the Jolly Jeepers website.  According to their website, the Jolly Jeepers is Oregon State’s oldest jeep club, having been founded in 1962. Two of the jeeps owned by members are custom 6x6s.  You can see more 6x6s here.

Coincidently, just before publishing this post, Blaine happened to send me pictures he took of one of these 6x6s at the Orphan Car Show hosted by the Studebaker Drivers Club in Oregon City, Oregon, this past Sunday.  I’ve seen “Gator” listed both as a DJ-6 and a CJ-6, so I’m not entirely sure what the base platform was.

Here’s an early shot of the Gator:

And here are Blaine’s photos

This one is built from a CJ-8 or Scrambler:

 
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Homemade Truck Jalopy Cincinnati, Oh $850

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

This just cracked me up.  This may or may not have willys parts.

“This is a homemade truck with a early Willys 30s front axel and willy Flat head 4 cyl motor that runs great..Was told it was use in a saw mill down south.. This thing has 2 transmissions a 3 speed backed to a 4 speed something very mind boggeling…The truck will drive and stop.. Use for fun or take to shows as it gets alot of attention..
Does not have a title and can possibly delivery…… PS will need a battery

$850.00

If interested or have any ????? call Tony @ 513 – 2 hundred -77 three five”

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/3100566895.html

 
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Full-Size Tamiya Wild Willys

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, International, Unusual • TAGS: .

Matt spotted this gem.  Not satisfied with the toy-sized, remote control version of the Tamiya Wild Willys Jeep, the people over at The Bug Box, a German company, decided to build a life size version.  They documented the process.  Very cool.

See all the images here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.307694835915312.80520.187259324625531&type=3

Here are a few selected pics:

 

 
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Empi Dune Buggy

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

I’d never heard of a metal Empi Dune Buggy until Jim sent me an email with the below pictures attached.  Apparently, it was an early metal kit for VWs. There were several styles.  According to tunacan.net, “The EMPI Sportster was a sheet metal buggy built on a modified VW Beetle floorpan. It was available in a two passenger model or a four passenger model. All Sportsters featured a “Deluxe Folding Windshield” and were constructed of 20-, 18-, and 12- guage steel.

Jim wrote, “We got the Empi running and driving the night before the Durango car show. I washed, scrubbed and entered this quality piece of early 1960s dune buggy Americana and am shocked that I didn’t win a trophy! Crazy huh? All sarcasm aside, little kids loved it, old men remembered it from “back in the day”, rat rod guys thought it cool, I was really surprised at how much attention and photos it created. Still though, no trophy? People just don’t appreciate a good old fashioned, fugly, all metal dune buggy these days, sigh…”

Jim notes that he strategically positioned himself near the only flat fenders at the show.  You can see some of his older flatties here.

 
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Mud Flattie Sarasota, Fl $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual

I just not sure what the vision was here . . .

“i have a 1985 bronco frame, and a 1949 willys jeep, its a custom mud truck, it has a 302 motor and 4 barrel carb. custom lift and 36x 15.5x 15 mud tires. it has two bucket seats, it has a few other things needs a little work, its a good project, asking 900 obo. need to get rid of it, moving soon must go. if you have any questions call or text chad at 941-526-3233″

http://sarasota.craigslist.org/for/3088219116.html

 
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1954 Truck with Hobart Welder Joliet, Illinois eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, trailer, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(05/30/2012) This is a cool, well restored combo.

“HERE IS A SUPER NICE TOTALLY RESTORED 1954 JEEP 4X4 THIS JEEP IS A SHOW PIECE THAT COMES WITH A PERIOD CORRECT TOTALLY RESTORED HOBART GAS WELDER. LOOK AT THE PICS CLOSE, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ANY OTHER PICS LET ME KNOW. THE BUY IT NOW IS BELOW MARKET VALUE  FOR THE JEEP. THE WELDER IS A SUPER RARE ITEM. THE JEEP RUNS GREAT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE WORKS PERFECT IN 4 HI AS WELL AS 4 LO.  JEEP CAME ORIGINALLY WITH RARE PTO. THE UNIT IS STILL WITH THE TRUCK. ALL THE GAUGES WORK,  WATER TEMP. OIL PRESSURE, AMP GAUGE. ALL BRAND NEW TIRES ON JEEP AS WELL AS WELDER.   THE WELDER IS A FACTORY GAS ENGINE WITH A JEEP WILLYS 4 CYL. ENGINE. IT RUNS GREAT AS WELL.  IT IS SUPER DETAILED AS YOU CAN SEE. PRIOR TO THE TOTAL RESTORATION OF IT THE WELDER PERFORMED FINE. I HAVE NOT TRIED TO WELD WITH IT SO THAT PART I AM NOT POSITIVE ABOUT. I  HAVE A FACTORY MANUAL THAT COMES WITH IT. I HAVE A GOOD DEPENDABLE GUY THAT TRANSPORTS FOR A VERY REASONABLE FEE,  IF THE WINNING BIDDER CONTACTS ME I WILL GIVE YOU HIS INFO. AND HE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE ON GETTING THESE TO GEMS TO YOU ! THANKS FOR LOOKING, I DONT THINK YOU WASTED YOUR TIME !!! I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE MILES”

View all the info and pics on eBay

 
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Fiberglass Body Lake Peekskill, NY $800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Unusual • TAGS: .

This looks like a late 80s Bobcat racing body with that extra wide rim around the back.  However, I don’t think any Bobcat bodies came with stock looking steps.  This one is unusual.

“I have a white jeep cj-2a fiberglass tub with the fenders. The brake lights are in and may work. as well as the heater. Body has some minor damage from moving around. As you know, fiberglass is very easy to repair. I’m asking $800.00 obo. . I’m selling to pay for an engine for my xr650l. The only things I’m willing to trade for is another xr650l engine, bike, or a rebuild trade. send me an email or call during the day at nine one four,three one eight,one eight two seven. This thing isn’t perfect, but will dress up that rusted out jeep of yours. And make it lighter.I can email you some pics. I can also deliver it to you within reason.( just help with gas)”

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/pts/3068122211.html

 
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Shortened Wagons in Brazil

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

After seeing this ad about the shortened wagon, a reader named Or forwarded me the following links that show these shortened wagons aren’t as rare as we thought.  Thanks for finding these!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykAQ967gxmU&feature=relmfu

From this link comes this picture:

Here’s this one with a slightly different front end from this link:

Or, if you like red:

Here are a few more links, too:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cPd-DXN-roo/T8ura4LrSZI/AAAAAAAAAqI/4votwocxN5w/s400/1165413236.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-og9QbesAeMo/T8urkmL35LI/AAAAAAAAAqQ/NOx-nRG0Xes/s400/1175596299.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yL5EOaxZ8ZY/T8urvLQ4slI/AAAAAAAAAqY/8ON9BYVKc8c/s400/1196241655.jpg

 
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Crosley Powered 1/2 Sized Custom Flatfender Massillon, Oh $1200

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

In the below pic the ‘jeep’ is shown at the top edge.  The seller plans to take additional pics of the jeep itself.

“Correct that title… the 1/2 size Jeep is built on a Crosley Chassis, it is powered by a Wisconsin engine with electric start and 3 speed Crossly transmission and rear axle

The picture shown is of a Cushman chassis, but behind it, is the Jeep. I’ll take better pictures of it maybe later today.

This vehicle has been in our family almost 50 years.

Originally built by a vocational program in Wooster, OH, back in the early 60′s, we purchased it and have been driving it around the farm every since.

The motor runs great, requires a bit of carberator work once and a while, but powers the little jeep quite nicely.

The project was shared by school body shop, auto mechanics and weld shop as I remember the story was told me.

The body was proportionately built to resemble an old willies jeep flat fender of the day, but fit on a Crosley chassis.

The Wisconsin engine was mated up to the 3 speed Crosley and everything was then assembled to make a running vehicle. Might have been hot shot chassis, not really sure, possibly the wagon.

It is very heavy gauge metal throughout the body, and has a small impact on one front fender were yours truly slammed into my grandfathers prize Corvair when I was a young kid. Showing off to the girls.

It will run much faster than my cousin can run, I will assure you that, but does not have any air bags, seat belts or safety bumpers…

The hood is rather crude, and I always swore I would put the whole body on a small 4×4 chassis and modify the hood and grill to be more like modern Jeeps, but… with only a daughter now to pass it on to. It might as well move on to the next family with rough kids like we were. Able to take a few bumps and bruises, and still keep on ticking.

It has not been run for a couple years now, but I assure you, everyone of my cousins and sisters and nieces and nephews learned to drive in this Jeep, and did it so for close to 45 years… every year.

Would be a great parade vehicle or add some lights and it could be made street legal for places where ATVs and Golf carts roam.

I am going to offer here for $1200 for a short time… if it sells, fine. If not, I’ll polish the old turd up a little, get it running and drivable and ebay it… but I think it’s worth $1200 right now all day long.”

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/rvs/3058909029.html

 
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June 16th Estate Auction in Arlington, Oh … CJ-2As & CJ-3As and More

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Features, Unusual, Willys Wagons

Rob forwarded me the jeep below.  It’s an odd melding of a CJ-2A and a Wagon.  I’d love to get a closer look to see how various problems were solved.

This jeep is one of several jeeps in different conditions being auctioned, though nothing is in amazing condition.  Tools and other vehicles will also be auctioned, including a deuce and a half that looks to me (not being an expert) in very good condition.

The auction takes place on June 16th, 2012, at a place tbd.  You can learn more about the auction by Fenbert Auction Services and see the other vehicles at here.

Here’s the oddball CJ-2A/Panel Wagon hybrid:

A few other jeeps at the auction.  A couple CJ-2As:

A couple CJ-3As:

Other Stuff:

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Missoula, Mt $5500

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

According to the Ad, somehow this has both the original running gear and the pickup running gear.  I can’t say I have ever seen a rear truck fender covered into a front fender and then melded together with part of a standard cj-2a fender.

“Vehicle has been customized, lengthend and widened by adding Jeep Pick-up running gear and fenders. has original 4 cylinder engine, and running gear. It is in good running condition. Owners manual available. More photos available.”

http://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/3041118754.html

 
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1962 FC-140 (?) Livermore, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: .

Vince spotted this one.  I’m not sure why this is called a FC-140, but it sure has seen some mods!

“1962 Jeep FC 140  351 Ford Cleveland engine, Automatic trans, Independent rear suspension with disc brakes. New Holley carb. HEI ignition. Front air bags, rear coil overs. Fuel cell, Hydraulic bed and touno cover. Unbelievable amount of power. This cars draws alot of attention. Alarm system. digital gauges, tach. Very rare Jeep. Electic Sun Roof. Power windows. any questions please call Perry at 925-455-6666 must sell while i still have a drivers license. Milage is unknown. I reserve the right to pull car out of auction at any time because car is advertised locally.”

View all the pics and info on eBay

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Wagon Body on Short Wheel Base Grand Rapids, Mi $950

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $950.  Better pics posted.  

(03/25/2012) What happens when you put a wagon body on a 1/4 ton chassis?  Well, this appears to be one example.

“I am not sure on exact year or if there is even an exact year. It is titled as a 2004 assembled and needs to be inspected before going on the road. This thing is a bit ugly. It is basiccilly a shortened Willys Wagon. The motor is a Chevy 6 cylinder so it should be an easy candidate for a SBC swap. Right now it does run and drive pretty good for the age but will need some brake work. It is not something that you are goinmg to buy and drive home from here. I bought it thinking I should have one more project jeep but there is no way that I am going to do anything with it. I did not build it so I do not know a whole lot about it. It does have the OEM Willys running gear. Tires hold air pretty good but they are rough. Buy it now and have a different ride for the holiday weekend at Silver Lake. The body work is rough and the side panles were welded on but never ground down or filled in so it definitely looks rough.
Ph. 616-846-6613 !”

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/2920853529.html