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Disassembled the Black & Green Race Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

A couple days ago I took disassembled some of the black and green race jeep. The cage for the narrow body is tool small to be useful for me. So, I will bend my own cage, built for the yellow parkette body, and outboard the rear springs while I am at it. I will also swap out the current swing pedals for the ones on the yellow racer. Hopefully, I can get this project done by August, in time for Summer Convention. We will see….

Here is a comparison of the Parkette full-size body vs. the narrow body. The difference is enough to give a person more room at the feet (more room for gas, brake and clutch). The narrow body would probably work better for an auto transmission with just a gas pedal and brake (I prefer to have enough room to the left of the clutch to help brace myself.

The narrow body seems better built, perhaps a slightly thicker fiberglass job. The Parkette needs some reinforcement in my opinion (which I will do).

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Her’s the narrow body racer without the body. Thankfully, unlike the other racer, this cage was bolted, rather than welded, to the frame.

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Well, the seat support piece was welded to the rollcage and to the frame, but it was easy to cut. I will have a different setup for the seats. Note the broken driveline ‘safety’ loop, that wasn’t very safe. I have a much stronger one from the other chassis.

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Here is a trail run of Parkette body on the racer.

2022-06-02-race-jeep-2Besides the new roll cage and the rear springs being out-boarded, the side bar will need replacing (it was built for the narrower body). A new firewall needs to be built (it will be wider, thanks to the wider parkette body, than the current one). The steering wheel needs to be angled differently and will have a tilt column (my preference).

Thankfully, the power train can remain in tact, as will the front spring setup. So, that saves a bunch of work.

 
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A few More Pics from the Willys Rally

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Models

Roger shared these pics from the Willys Rally

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This scale-model toy jeep and trailer is really neat, too:

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1953 CJ-3B Kingsport, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,900.

Joe is selling his Navy themed CJ-3B. When he got it, it had the words “For official use only” faintly visible on the hood and the original color appeared to be semi-gloss grey. So, it may well have been a Navy jeep.

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“Road ready 1953 CJ3B US NAVY JEEP. Starts right up. Runs drives and stops as it should. Everything works. Clear Tennessee title in my name. Drives great. Used as my errand/ short excursion jeep for several years. Complete build diary and invoices. Currently equipped with Cooper Cross Country 700/16 NDT military tires. Spare included, not pictured. Tub has repairs but is very solid. Please feel free to message with questions. $11,900 OBO.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Los Banos, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Pete looked at this jeep, but discovered the serial number doesn’t match the title.

The front floors look solid and original. Seems worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/475134801039712

“Jeep Willy for sale. Asking $6,500 OBO. Jeep runs well and is rust free. Tags and registration up to date. Also willing to trade for a commuter car. Please send me a message for any questions .”

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1948 CJ-2A Auburn, WA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/539410577910480

“1948 willys cj2a. Runs excellent. Stock drive train. Clean but not perfect. Ready for summer cruising or to build for the trails.”

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1945 MB Los Osos, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

Apparently, this jeep flies.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/706332317242036

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‘”Stretched Ford gpw willys mb on cj7 chassis. Has 360 v8, auto trans, dana 20.. locker in rear, locker in front with disc brakes, power steering and brakes. 4.88 gears on 37″ tires. New front driveshaft, new ujoints. Full cage, new batt, new fuel cell, new front gears, carrier, etc. Removable steering wheel, swing out tube doors. Bikini top. Fast and fun. 7000 obo.. in Los osos ca 93402.. fun crawler and fun in the dunes etc”

 
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1944 GPW Ridgefield, WA $9000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

The driver’s side of the body sure has taken a beating.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/983028829076461

“Rebuilt engine hard to find these. All interested must leave number and be serious about following up by appointment only”

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1943 Sand Drag Jeep Springfield, OR $14,000

• CATEGORIES: MB, Racing • TAGS: .

This has a bunch of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/416691679967391

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“1943 Willys Jeep 2 wheel drive Small block 383 Chevy Dual tunnel ram high-rise Board 60 over a camel humpheads Roller rockers has old school motor circle track Turbo 400 transmission 513 gears in rearend super scoops on the rear no rust holes or rust in the floors bought steel body kit for $5000 clean solid hard metal military frame numbers I Have lots of time and money so please don’t waste my time $14,000 is a fair price for vehicle like to use for sand drag Jeeps Brand-new five point harness It has a special place where it can be driven on the road for cars shows Downsizing husbands things he can’t drive anymore”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Molalla, OR $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a few minor mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/700393524568560

“GOOD WEATHERS COMING CAN’T YOU SEE YOURSELF DRIVING IN THE SUN IN THIS 1946 CJ2a. Original engine and drive train. Warn locking hubs. Stored in doors. Starts and runs. Could use tune up miles in add is a guess”

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1950 CJ-3A Logan, UT $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4200.

(05/08/2022) A solid looking flattie with some mods that is worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/699563547822320

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“Hi everyone. This is My 1950 Jeep CJ3A. I’m heading to college this fall and will have nowhere to put this. Message me if you have any interest! I’m not available to show until next Saturday. I will get more photos tomorrow afternoon when I pull it out. I’m located in Logan Utah. Clean title. 4.5k obo

Info: 350 small block T-10 Transmission Twin stick Transfer Case Dana 44 short track axles 5:38 Gears Front and rear lockers 35in tires Rancho adjustable air shocks Fuel Cell Roll cage Pros: Recently rewired with lots of extra circuits for customization Rzr Seats recently installed Cons: Tub is a bit rough Has a backfire due to an exhaust leak”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Salem, OR $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

The front fenders appear custom.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/705492674021409/

“1951 Willy’s cj2a never lifted original flathead 4cylinder engine new seats and top runs good clear title no trades firm on price! Factory twin stick transfer case Dana 44 rearend”

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1946 CJ-2A Lewiston, ID $5900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No description provided and only one pic.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1053383198929938

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1947 CJ-2A Ontario, OR $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not a whole lot of value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1915110115366316

“Parts jeep. No title. Bill of sale.OBO.”

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1968 CJ-5 Ontario, OR $1750

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $1750. I am surprised this hasn’t sold.

(05/02/2022) This comes with not one, but TWO ventilating windshields, plus extra parts. Get it while it lasts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3153811951539081

“1968 Willys Jeep CJ5. Comes with extra fenders, axles, and wheels/tires. Has tip out windshield and comes with an extra one. Bucket seats are included.”

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1946 CJ-2A Mountain House, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has all new body. Restoration is incomplete.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/269854441967298

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“1946 Jeep Willys CJ-2A · Driven 21,722 miles *All new body and fenders *New carb and electrical *All new exhaust *Original go devil 4 cyl. *New engine and transmission mounts *New breaks *New seat frames *Reconditioned windshield and hood *Frame was completely striped and sand blasted. ~Comes with everything seen in the pictures and all the parts to finish it (except the tire dollys).~ It ran when I started the restoration. I just don’t have the time to finish it. All that’s left is to finish installing the new alternator(or reinstalling the old generator-also included) connecting the electrical, and connecting the fuel line. •PLEASE NO LOW BALL OFFERS- THEY WILL BE IGNORED• Located in Mountain House, CA”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Geyserville, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Someone installed a Cadillac rack and pinion in this, but it does not work. Unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3100195273564753

“Does not run Needs work. The body is fine. Don’t appear to have ever been wrecked. Some rust in the compartment under the passenger seat. No brakes. Pinto engine in now but comes with a spare 1948 flathead and tranny. Steering is messed up rack n pinion with a Cadillac column. It comes with a roll cage kit you can install.”

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1947 CJ-2A Inyokern, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(04/05/2022) Assembly required. I see an OD shift lever, but don’t see an OD unit?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/508494687562724

“1947 Willys flatfender Jeep CJ2A project. Clean CA non-op title. Includes frame, body, overdrive, roll bar, transmission. Doesn’t include engine but I do have a SBC with adapter to the T90 transmission”

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1946 CJ-2A Sequim, WA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/21/2022) This has some potential, but does have a little rust in the step. There could be more underneath.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/534818661456374

“1946 Willys cj2a rebuilt engine trans all new brakes and lines good tread on tires runs great bought from original owner family all stock all fluids just changed also is 12 volt and has aluminum radiator new fuel tank want something newer reason for selling”

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1946 CJ-2A Los Osos, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000

(03/22/2022) This has an unusual power steering setup along with an f-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/542886653970346

“1946 Willys Cj2a. Ca title. Good body, chassis etc. Vehicle is complete minus carburetor..”

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1950 CJ-3A Carson City, NV $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/21/2022) It’s been refurbed, but it is stuck in neutral for some reason. It sounds like more work on other items may be necessary.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/719549199216771

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“1950 Willy’s Jeep CJ3A Recently finished project Runs great but it is stuck in neutral Comes with Doors, Bimini top, & Original Hood (see in pictures) New as of December 2021: –Starter –Battery –Spark Plugs –Alternator –Front & Rear Lights –Wiring Kit –Gauges –Steering Wheel –Steering Stabilizer –Reupholstered Seats –Powder Coated Roll Cage –Paint Exterior & Interior (Raptor Bed Liner for all interior) Rebuilt as of December 2021: –Distributor –Brake Assembly Needs Work: –Front Bumper hasn’t been painted yet due to bend in the bumper –Gas gauge wiring needs to be checked –Transmission is stuck in neutral. May need a rebuild OR $50 worth of bearings”

 
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1946 CJ-2A/CJ-3Bish Livermore, CA $5999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/17/2022) There’s been some customization to this front clip, turning it sort of into a CJ-3B-looking 2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/515640223243420

“This is a cool rig! It was built over the years by an engineer machinist creative old fella! It has a Ford Flathead V-8! Yup, you read right. It has power steering, an actuated grille with Louvers, a split tail gate, and body exit exhaust etc. lots of ingenuity. It runs and has a title though it’s been parked a bit. Hasn’t been driven in a year or so. It has title also!”

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Roger Martin’s Photos from the Willys Rally

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Thanks to Roger for sharing these photos from Saturday’s Willys Rally.

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More from the Willys Rally

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

UPDATE: Bill Norris shared a few pics of his jeep following the trail ride. It looks like they found a little mud. He said they had a great time.

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Chris recorded a couple more videos. Many thanks to him for doing this!

You may need to tilt your phone or computer sideways to better see this video.  This group of drivers is heading out for a trail ride.

This group of drivers is heading out for a road excursion. This one you don’t have to tilt your head…

 
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Video From 2022 Willys Rally

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, videos

Thanks to Chris Rutherford for shooting this video showing Friday morning at the Willys Rally. In the video I saw a few familiar folks, including Cowboy near his Jeep truck and Russ’ wagon, along with Barney manning his parts booth.

For some reason, when Chris spins the camera part way through, the video doesn’t spin, so some of the video you have to tilt your head to see. No matter, the effort is greatly appreciated!

 
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1943 Letter From Soldier Run Over by Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This letter, written by PFC Carl W. Eklund in 1943, describes how he was lying under a plane, trying to get some rare rest, when a jeep ran over his legs just above the knees. The injuries weren’t very severe and he felt he’d be recovered after a few days of rest.

Carl went on to serve as an aircraft mechanic in North Africa, then in Italy. In 1945, he received an honorable discharge and returned to Texas. Unfortunately, his brother Rudolph, who was captured in Java in 1942, died in Burma in 1944 while still in captivity.

Carl was living in Kenedy, Texas, as of 1969. I could find no updates about him after that.

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