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1946 CJ-2A Folsom, CA $4495


Either the bumper has been replaced or the frame has.

“1946 Jeep Willys · Other_body_style · Driven 43,000 miles Willys project. Comes with $500 in new parts, misc parts and a tow bar. Message me if you are interested and I can tell you more about it.”

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1947 CJ-2A Washburn, ME Make Offer


I”m surprised the seller hasn’t switched the title if he’s owned it a few years. Needs work of some kind, but runs.

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“1947 Willy’s Jeep shipped from Oregon a few years ago and has been in storage every winter since. Frame is in great shape for its age and bed was sprayed with black truck bed spray long time ago. Good tread on tires. Has tow bar up front to take it on trips or to the trails. Original Willy’s go-devil engine. It runs good. Needs some work, but mechanic buddies say it wouldn’t take much. Not desperate to get rid of “Gretchen”, but could use the space and thought if someone wants it bad enough and throws me the right offer or trade, I would be willing to pass it on to the next guy. A total blast to drive and there’s nothing like an all American Willy’s. So throw me an offer for cash or trade – or a combination – and we’ll see if it makes sense. When it comes to $, would accept the best offer. When it comes to trade, I would be most interested in bare land, camp, possibly the right vehicle (good truck, off road vehicle, motorcycle, etc) musical equipment, farm/homestead equipment, etc….things of fair trade obv. Open to other ideas as well.”

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Rear PTO Gearbox Perris, CA $450


Seems in reasonable shape.

“Used rear mount farm Jeep pto gear box, good used condition”

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1956 CJ-3B University Park, PA $10,750


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,750.

(01/06/2021) It looks like the body has seen some body work. This might have the selector-style Free Lock hubs.

“1956 Willys Cj 3B 54,000 known miles Was redone by owner before me Runs well and starts right up No engine rebuild Updates -Tachometer -Windshield wipers -Air horn -Air tank for tires -Exhaust -Leaf springs -Copper fuel lines -Air intake system -New Paint -Tires”

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1955 CJ-3B Wrentham, MA $20,000


UPDATE: This was listed in Wrentham, but now is in Plymouth, but seems to have the same pics.

“1955 Willys CJ3B, In very good condition, 4-134 F Head Motor, Arena yellow. Recently serviced which includes the following work, new rear main seal, new oil pan gasket, new timing gasket, new front crank seal, re-sealed transmission and transfer case, new rear pinion seal, new rear differential fluid, new wiper motor, new carburetor, new fuel pump, new tie rod ends, repaired emergency brake, rebuilt brake master, new transfer case yolk, new front light sockets and lights, cleaned fuel tank and re-plumbed fuel lines, new seat belts and new speedometer. Heating element is in place but not plumbed. Everything else works as it should.”

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1954 CJ-3B Auburn, CA $11,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/03/2020) It’s been a while since a jeep with a miner on the hood has hit the market.

“1954 Willys Jeep!!! 3B High Hood with original F Head motor. Mostly stock except for a 3 inch lift and tires. Only has about 2000 miles on the drivetrain after it was rebuilt 5 years ago. Custom rack with custom, tow bar and hard, matching yellow, winter top.”

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1949 CJ-3A Holidaysburg, PA $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/01/20210 Unclear how much value is here. The exhaust strategy is … unique.

“1949 jeep willys cj3a LS SWAPPED with an manual NV4500 trans. Runs and drives needs some body work finished and rear end 4-linked. No title motor was rebuilt and all steering and suspension is from 92 wrangler. Overleaf kit. Frame off build all thing have been coated and rhino lined except outside of body for paint. Taking reasonable offers”


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Year? Model? Rockingham, VT $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/28/2021) Early CJ-5 chassis with a CJ-3A body? This seems to be a mix of parts.

“1950,s willys Jeep motor was sent out and rebuilt its a project and I have no time for it. has lot of new parts and lot of old parts lots of money invested just trying to get some back has spare frame spare axles mental tub and multiple parts has 12 volt wiring harness new in box if you are serious about we can set up time to take a look $5500 or best offer”

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1953 CJ-3B + Parts Johnson City, TX $1500


There seems like value here for the right person.

“Paypal Friends & Family (Goods & Services if you pay fee) or Venmo ONLY.

Items are located at an acquaintance’s property, I will put you in contact with him to arrange pickup. A large 20+ foot trailer is required to take everything in one trip, you MUST take everything as he is looking to clear out space. – Willys CJ3B project. Not running. No title. – Bare CJ frame with axles, transmission, transfercase – Various CJ axles – 2 F head engine Blocks – L134, F134 and buick v6 cylinder heads – Large pile of starters, generators and misc engine parts”

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Winter 2020 Issue of the Dispatcher is Available

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

The new issue of the Dispatcher Magazine has been released. Jim Allen’s article on the Jeep Creep and other prototypes in the late 1950s was very interesting (something I’ve never documented), as were the restoration articles on the Tonka Surreys and the Jeepster Convertible. As always, there’s lots of good stuff in this issue!



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Mark Felton’s WW2 Bazooka & Rocket Jeeps Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Craig shared this video from Mark Felton that focuses on the WW2 Bazooka and Rocket Jeeps.

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January 1951 Brochure for the CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a CJ-3A brochure I’d never documented before finding on eBay the other day. It is form no. CJ3A-M2-50M-151-GG.


This is the back of the brochure when folded:


This is the first page seen when unfolded part way:

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This is the back when completely unfolded:


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1953 Photo of Working Model Jeepster

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old Images, Old News Articles

The Tribune newspaper out of Coshocton, Ohio, shared this photo and caption on the May 24, 1953. It shows three-year-old Terry Schley driving a model Jeepster his father built for him. It includes a feature that auto braked when the foot is lifted from the accelerator.


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Photos of early DJ-3A Hardtops with Side Glass

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Library Collections, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: 2 more photos of DJ-3A Hardtops with side glass (note also the use of the modified hardtop with glass on the Jeep Creep jeep above). The first is a different 1956 DJ-3A with the same type of hardtop (side windows and small rear window) was posted to Facebook.

So, does this mean Willys Motors had planned on selling DJ-3As with side windows, but for some reason changed its strategy? Or, did they only intend these tops for commercial/governmental use?


Caption: August 27, 1956. New Police Equipment: This new jeep, recently acquired by the City of Ann Arbor – Police Department, is being used to service parking meters throughout the city. The small vehicle has proven ideal for swinging into small spaces while meters are emptied. Patrolman John Biederman drives the jeep and is assisted in the meter collection by George Kaercher.

This second is undated, but shows a DJ-3A with a windowed hardtop for the Triangle Drive-in. It was posted to Facebook by Michael Canup.



The photos of this RHD drive DJ-3A were posted by Andy to Facebook. They show a RHD DJ-3A at work for the Los Angeles School Police Department (that’s the department’s insignia on the door).

This is a 1956 RHD DJ-3A. It has the small rear window top that was halted sometime around late 1956 or early 1957 (, but also has the Hall tail lights which I am surprised to see on a 1956 ( Oddly, it also has the rear side windows on the hardtop, which wasn’t common for the DJ-3As, but the side windows were standard for this model of the CJ-5 hardtop. So, this must have been a special order?

There was another photo taken with what appears to be the same jeep (same number on the door), but having a different driver (at least a different cap) named Officer Verne Schlotzhauer, while Captain Maurice W. Calfee watches the officer. The car to the right is different, also. This appeared in the July 24, 1956, issue of the Valley News, Van Nuys, California:


The top pic was also syndicated to newspapers. The image below appeared in the June 22, 1956, issue of the Des Moines Register:


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1951 CJ-3A Angels Camp, CA $7110


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7110. It’s been available for a while.

(10/02/2020) Appears solid. Note the Oregon plates.

“Vintage CJ3A in excellent condition with all original running gear, flat-head 4 converted 12 volt with alternator and electric fuel pump, new fuel tank, new carburetor. Electric wiper on drivers side, manual in passenger side. Vinyl top with doors. Runs great.”

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1951 Jeepster Sacramento, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Has some updates.

“V-8 Camaro Clip
Runs like new
9,500 possible part trade
Please call if interested”

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1948 CJ-2A Wickenburg, AZ $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/23/2020) Has some cargo and rear bumper mods, along with an updated engine.

“1948 willys jeep, this is a great looking an running jeep, has a chevy 2, 4 cylinder engine. Newly rebuilt transmission, 4 wd works great. LED lights front an rear, extra storage built into roll bar, and above wheel wells, Air shocks, upgrade saginaw Steering box.”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons


  1. 1947 Wagon Saratoga, CA $1000:
  2. 1963 Wagon WY $6500:
  3. 1959 Wagon Maverick? 2WD Machester, NY $7100:
  4. 1961 Wagon Orleans, MA $8000:
  5. Year? Wagon San Diego, CA $1950:
  6. 1962 Wagon New Haven, CT $12,000:
  7. 1959 Wagon Bozeman, MT $6500:
  8. 1948 Sedan Delivery San Jose, CA Make Offer (fire sale … any value here?)×4/7268168050.html
  9. 1948 Sedan Delivery JeepRod Walnut Creek, CA $24,500:
  10. 1955 Wagon Lancaster, CA $7900:×4/7273796307.html
  11. 1954 Wagon Cotopaxi, CO $5000:
  12. 1960 Wagon Victoria, TX $4500:


  1. 1949 Truck Vallejo, CA $19,500:
  2. 1956 Truck Quartzsite, AZ $10,000:
  3. 1948 Truck Fountain City, WI $7800:×4/7261170981.html
  4. 1953 Truck Yerington, NV $3200:
  5. 1947 Truck Rapid City, MI $1500:
  6. 1957 Truck Broomfield, CO $7200:
  7. Wagon and Truck Parts Roseburg, OR $6000 (Must take all)
  8. 1955 Truck Sacramento, CA $4000 (seller has one Willys and other trucks for sale in ad):
  9. 1955 Truck Atascadero, Ca $17,500:
  10. 1963 Truck Solvang, CA $24,000:
  11. 1949 Truck Fox Island, WA $21,000:
  12. 1959 Truck Phoenix, AZ $8000:
  13. Year? Truck Bozeman, MT $3450:
  14. 1949 Truck Big Fork, MT $4500:
  15. 1963 Truck Halbur, IA $12,000:
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1949 CJ-3A? Glenbrook, CA $29,000


UPDATE:  Was last listed in 2017 in Santa Rosa  It may be being sold by a new owner. The pics shown at the bottom are from an older ad, but are more comprehensive.

1949 Willys, 383 SBC, 40k invested beautiful rig with only 3,167 miles.


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1946 VEC CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA $4800


It’s a project.

“Flexible on price and open to trades looking for an old pickup or side by side. Here is my 1946 cj2a. I bought it about a year ago and it had a 170 Ford inline 6 with a t90 trans and Dana 18 tcase. It ran fine everything worked but I wanted more power and decided to try and swap a small block Chevy into it. I replaced both frame horns (18” piece of frame) and plated the frame with 1/4” steel back to the firewall. Welded in motor mounts from advanced adapters. The motor and t90 trans are bolted together but don’t have clutch in. What I think it needs to be finished is a flywheel and clutch kit, axles, and a few small things. Call me for lore info too much to list lots of extra parts.”

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1957 CJ-6 West Fork, AR $3500


It’s a project.

“Good project. I pulled the engine after worn fly wheel cratered the starter. Engine runs good.”


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1946 CJ-2A Santa Barbara, CA $10,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000

(12/23/2020) This SN 44064 has a solid looking body. There might be a sign on the driver’s side (can’t tell for sure).

“1946 Willys in excellent condition. All original minus wheels and seats. Front disc brakes are installed. All new electrical. Great for driving around town. New odometer has been put in. Original is available.”

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1946 Sand Jeep Rocklin, CA $7500

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/28/2020) Has lots of updates.

“1946 willys jeep that was one time used as a sand dragster, (wild oats). I bought it as a project with a blown motor and trans. No rust, fiberglass tub and boxed frame. I rebuilt the SBC engine and trans for street use. Zero miles since done. Added all street legal requirements, head lights, tail, turn, stop, high beams, horn, windshield and wiper. Has brand new mud terrain tires and wheels. I added 4.88 gears and a powerloc to the front diff. The rear is a dana 44 with a spool. Chp would not allow me to license for street use. It is licensed for off road use. I do have current registration and pink slip. Come and get it for this season in the dunes.”

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1954 CJ-3B Overton, NV $4500


Seems worth a look.

“Original korean war willys jeep. OD green, new seats and roll bar. three speed manual transmission, 4W drive. Unsure about original milage or engine hrs. motor is a 4 cylinder K&N air filter. Call or come by to see the Jeep”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Queens Creek, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.

There looks to be value here. It’s got both the indents and the column shift.

“Selling my project Willys CJ2A. I’m just not going to have the time to get to restoring it. Former owner said it ran when parked but I haven’t spent any time on it other than putting in a starter to verify compression. This is a 3 speed on the column shift model.”

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