Wood bodies Research Archives

Generally, jeeps with wood bodies usually mean they are patched. However, wood was used in some fiberglass bodies for strength. But, there are a few exceptions to that rule.

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1946 CJ-2A Yuma, AZ eBay

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

UPDATE: Still Available. On Craigslist for $16,000.

(02/18/2015) Mike found this updated CJ-2A with an unusual hardtop. I tried to match up with home-made and commercial wood tops featured here, but I couldn’t find another example of this style.

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“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A with too may extras to mention all but I’ll give it a try. Totally ready for your most severe rock crawling expedition. Engine V6 225 with Isky cam, adjustable oil pressure, oversize pistons (.040 over), Holley Avenger Carburator Dino-tuned. On board air for ARB’s and tire inflation. Transmission 4 speed T18 with 6.28 low gear.

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1941 Wooden Willys Wittman, Md $2000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available

(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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1950s Wood Puzzle Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Probably not many of these left in the world.

“This auction is for a vintage wooden Jeep puzzle/toy. It comes in its original box with a parts diagram. Made in Japan, probably 1950s or 60s. In new condition, never played with. 5 1/2″ L x 2 1/2″ W x 2 3/4″ H.”

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1949 CJ-3A Ramona, CA $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500.

Has a custom wood bed.

“Frame off build, dana 30 front, dana 44 posi rear, 3.73 gears for comfortable highway speeds. Fresh 350 Chevy motor, 3 speed auto trans, promatic shifter, 4 core aluminum radiator, power steering, power brakes, painless wire set, full cage, custom seats, racing harness, custom top, rear mounted gas tank, custom wood bed.”


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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.”


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1947 CJ-2A Lansing, MI $1500

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

UPDATE: Still Available. Looks like a custom wood top.

“1947 Willy’s Jeep, 2nd owner, new carb & battery, hard cab, non military.”



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Jeep Duriez Ads on eBay

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

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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1949 CJ-3A Aspen, CO **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $2200. Status Unknown.

The wood hardtop looks like something from a Car Craft Magazine or Mechanix Illustrated.

I am selling my 1949 Jeep with hydraulic plow. I have plowed my driveway with this jeep for the past 40 years. I am moving & will no longer need it. It comes with numerous spare parts & original 16″ wheels”


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No Updates Monday

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

No Updates until Tuesday morning. I hope everyone enjoyed Mother’s Day!

In the mean time check out this Willys Woodie (thanks to Merlin and Craig for forwarding the link) update from Hemmings:


You may remember that this Woodie was auctioned on eBay in 2012.


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1953 Wagon Phoenix, AZ $7995

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7995

(01/02/2014) There’s some real wood on this wagon.

“Very rare 1953 Willy Woody Wagon aka Eugene the Jeep. After several months of being in the shop.. It is finally out. I literally just got it back 12/29. Here is a list of some of the features on this awesome Woody.

Chevy 454
Edelbrock Intake
Flowmaster Exhaust Mufflers
Dual Pump Dual Feed
Holley 650 Carb.
Holley 6-9 psi fuel pump.
Dual electric fans
3 core radioator
New tank
Accell ignition
Crane cams coil
new accelerator cables
New fuel lines
Hooker long tube headers
There is a bunch of stuff I did not list! You really need to see and hear this beast to appreciate!
Not looking for trades. Cash only.
602.384.6841 – Mike”


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1960 Wood CJ-5ish Jeep College Station, OH $13,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Unusual, Wood bodies

UPDATE: Still Available. You can see a very similar 1966 CJ-5 posted at Cherrybronco.com

CALL 440-537-3036″


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Creating a ‘Woodie’ CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Wood bodies

You likely remember this jeep that has been listed for sale. Mark Smith let me know that the owner, Bob Wierzbicki, shared a story of how he created it.



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1946 CJ-2A Vernon, NJ $9000

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

UPDATE: Still Available

(05/26/2013) “”Custom Woody”
There are over $7,000 worth of N.O.O parts installed (all receipts available) No Chinese repo parts, all American Made Willys Corp. No body or frame rust (resto-motive POR 15 products used) 12 volt electrical system. New wiring harness, fuel system, brakes, suspension, ect. Have original owners manual, repair manuals, spare parts, and specialty tools.
Please call and leave a message with your number and ill get back to you,
Nine seven three seven six four four six nine two”


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1950 Wagon Northeast Texas $12,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available

(09/07/2012) Glenn spotted this beautiful Woodie Wagon.

“1950 Willys Overland Always garaged, New paint, Must see, Never seen snow, New tires, Well maintained. 2wd, restoration 1999, Luzon red, wood grained body, F-head 134. 3 speed od, 6 volt, new wiring, brakes, instrument, chrome plating, radial tires, turn signals, seat belts. Great looking and will maintain 60 mph. Have spare parts and restoration records. Additional photos can be seen at www.ofannin.com/willys overland”


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Wood Jeep Lawn Decoration Wichita, KS **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Models, Wood bodies

UPDATE: **Status Unknown**

I’ve never seen a jeep advertised as a lawn decoration (even a fake jeep).

“Homemade wooden 1940’s Jeep/Ford/Willy’s lawn decoration. Built approximately 2 years ago, it is displayed 3 times a year, Memorial day, Veterans day, and the 4th of July, the rest of the time it is garaged. It is approximately 8’L x 4’W x 53″H, it sits on 2 cut to fit trailer axles with 12″ wheels, it is wired with 7 fluorescent lights that are easily accessible, it is wired for 110vac and has an on/off switch and approximately 10′ of plug cord. This is a decoration, it is not powered to move, and has no steering mechanism’s, however, it is more than sturdy enough to support a couple of adults/children for photo’s, which it has been used for a lot. Only serious enquiry’s please, there is a lot of money in this decoration and the price is firm, I am only hoping to free up some space in my garage, I will really hate to see this go.”

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Photo of Unusual Hardtop from Germany on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Marc spotted the photo of this unusual hardtop from 1946 Germany.

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1964 USAF Photo: CJ-3A with Body V7 Works Top?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

That top looks in good shape. It appears to be a Body V7 Works Top

“Original 35mm film slide.
Subject: USAF airman and Willys Jeep.
Date: Aug. 1964
Mount/Film Type: Kodachrome II”

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1978 Custom DJ-5 Huntsville, AL No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Here’s a strange one.

“1978 Mail Jeep CJ-S
It’s cut down and lots of wood
232, 6-C Motor. Runs Good
Taking Offers


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2008 Scrollsaw Magazine Pine Wood Derby Jeep eBay

• CATEGORIES: Magazine, Wood bodies

Here’s a recent edition of Scrollsaw Magazine that shows you how to make a pine wood derby flatfender.

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Photo of Unusual Hardtop for Radio Station Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Marc spotted this odd hard top. I looked up the radio station and WXCG now broadcasts in New York State. I can’t tell where the photo was taken.

“Amateur photo negative. This is no print, just the negative.. The negative measures 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.. I do great combined shipping !”

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V-7 Body Works out of Chicago

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

V-7 Body Works in Chicago offered these two different woody tops, a half-top and a wagon model, for CJ-2As in 1948. I tired to find out more information the company, but had no luck.

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Photo of WW2 Jeep with Wood Hardtop on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Here’s an interesting photo. That looks like a home wooden hardtop. I can’t tell what the letters on the front of the windshield spell.

“Photo size is 4.5×2.75″ inches”

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Wood Jeep on VW Chassis? Humboldt, TN $2500

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

It runs, but is an odd duck.

“Looks like old army jeep vw engine trade for 4wheeler or something else maybe a small enclosed trailer 731 693 5252 obo”



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Sidewalk Jeep Design from Popular Mechanics

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine, Models, toys, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This kids jeep design was published in the January, 1948, issue of Popular Mechanics and available for free at Google. It is powered by an electronic motor.  It looks as difficult to build than a standard jeep!  The notes added to this particular issue are interesting, too.  The top note appears to reference a 1949 Christmas Handbook that might also include these drawings.


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1949 Burleigh Woodie Wagon AD on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Sedan-jeep, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

Here’s another unusual London woodie. Note it is an improved model, suggesting Burleigh made others.

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