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1946 CJ-2A Westbrook, CT $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(10/26/2021) Lot of original jeep here. It doesn’t run.

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/pts/d/westbrook-1946-willys-cj2a/7492758578.html

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Up for sale is a very complete original 1946 CJ2A. I will start off saying that it does not currently run but would not take much work to get it running. All of the correct original drivetrain is there and in good shape. I believe the transmission and transfer case will most likely need to be gone through. The rear driveshaft and emergency brake drum assembly are currently out of it as the previous owner was fixing a seal in the transfer case. But this Jeep is a true barn find and has not been messed with besides the one paint job it had over its original harvest tan and the addition of the incorrect tail lights.

It still has whats left of the original fabric on the drivers seat, early short side view mirror, 16” motor wheels, and all but one of its data tags (small body tag on the firewall). This is a 3 tag CJ2A so it is technically an EC or early civilian. This was one of the first floor shift Jeeps after they switched from column shift. The frame is in very good shape. The sheet metal is in good shape but the tub will definitely need some repairs including the front floors, tool box and parts of the rear floor. I believe it would be an excellent candidate for restoration as everything is there and in usable shape. It would also be neat to get it running and drive it just like it is. I just have too many projects right now and don’t have the time to give this jeep the attention it deserves. It will be sold with a bill of sale only, it does not have a title. I am asking $4800. It is located in Westbrook Connecticut.

 
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2 Trucks, One is a Fairmont Hy-Rail Gilmanton, NH $2500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Andy spotted this pair of trucks. He noted that the worse of these two trucks was modified by Fairmont into a Hy-Rail. That’s a very rare truck, though it is in poor shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/971491473538491/

“1940s Willys trucks. The mostly complete one is 4×4. No motor. The other has a flathead in it. Sold as a pair. Bill of sale. $2500. Nice project”

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Progress on the Racer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: .

On Sunday I turned 57. The years seem to be churning by all too quickly! To celebrate my aging, I spent more time removing parts off both the green chassis and the black chassis (no updated pics of that). While spending time thinking and measuring how to use as much of the existing green chassis and black chassis parts as I can, I made an unexpected discovery.

The green chassis is 5 inches wider than the black chassis!. The black chassis is a standard size (29.5″ from inner side to inner side) and seems to be most likely a CJ-3A chassis. The green chassis has the side mounts for the springs and was most likely a DJ-5 chassis as some point. For whatever reason, someone decided the frame rails should be widened, so all the crossmembers were removed but one (which was simply cut and patched using angle iron). The rest of the cross members are all rectangular tubing.

Given the widening, I don’t feel the need to outboard the rear springs at this time (perhaps a winter project). Unfortunately, the wider frame rails mean that I can’t just reuse the sway bar on the back of the black chassis (though I can reuse the mounts). I just need a sway bar that is 5″ wider than the one I have.

I am awaiting the delivery of an adapter so I can try out my new YesWelder plasma cutter to clean up more of the frame and am awaiting delivery of my new MIG Hobart MVP 210 Welder (I have a very very old arc welder that’s a big workhorse on heavy metal, but I wanted something for finer work). I had considered something as cheap as the YesWelder MIG (it is well-rated, but some folks complained about support problems) and something pricier as the Miller Multimatic 215 (which came highly recommended, but may be more than I need right now), but finally decided to get something more in between.

Anyway, here are a few pics of the progress. There’s nothing particularly exciting .. just the drudgery of cutting, grinding, and smoothing areas …

The seat mounting frame (1″x1″) tubing was uneven and not the best system in my opinion, so I cut and grounded the welds flat:

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With the seat mount frame gone, you can see the floor base (also 1″x1″ square tube). It’s not welded level (ugh), so it will likely go away as well.

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The side rails needed to be replaced as they were built for the narrower body, so off they came. I also plan to do a side bar similar to the way the other frame is done (more on that later).

Also gone are the mud flaps on the back (racing requirement), as they were welded onto the inside of the rear tubes (ugh). I will cover the rear tube with plates to hide the parts welded inside, then will cut off and mount the flap system used on the other frame, which is a long tube welded under the rear bumper with flap mounts that are bolted onto the tube (again, more on that later).

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We plan to have a garage/estate sale this weekend, so work will slow for a few days. At least I will finally be able to get rid of a bunch of junk that has filled the shop. As Ann has been finalizing stuff in the house, more items have ended up in the shop, so I will be happy to have this stuff gone and have more room to work.

Finally, I am awaiting a new fuel pump for Patterson (which has taken more than 2 weeks to get here). Once that is here, I will test things out once more, then put Patterson up for sale (essentially trading up for a different jeep, but I will announce that later).

 

 

 
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CJ-6 w/ Willys-Powered Compressor at the Willys Rally

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Tom shared a pic of this cool CJ-6 with a restored willys-engine-powered compressor in the back. It was at the Willys Rally.

2022-06-05-willys-rally-CJ-6-tom-loresHere’s a second pic that Tom took of the same jeep a few years ago:

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1953 CJ-3B Delta, CO $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

Looks like a nice build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/295081419490916

“1953 Willy’s jeep. Always garage kept. Starts and drives.Selling because I just don’t drive it much anymore. 11,500 obo.”

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1947 CJ-2A Rustburg, VA $6200

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Looks like a good price, though the front floors have been patched. The Beck hardtop looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1424965917925845

” 1947 Willys CJ2A. 4WD A survivor. With steel cab, side mounted spare tire, Reese Hitch on back. 4 cylinder Willys engine. Seat belts, hand rails and steps added for convenience & safety. Starts & runs good. Not a Wrangler – but FB forced me to pick a similar model.”

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1948 CJ-2A Spearfish, SD $13,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks in good shape. Only two bolts where the spare tire holder should be installed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1471982903238132

“1948 Willys CJ2A. I am third owner of this Jeep. I have kept inside and used rarely. Runs good. Great collector vehicle. Could easily be a show vehicle with minimal finishing. Serious offers only, please”

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1966 CJ-5 Elizabeth, CO $8200

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Given the dash plaques, this was likely a long time Jeep Club jeep. This likely has the F-5-200W Kelly hardtop (it could have been original to the jeep).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3302051796678471

“Clean little 1966 CJ5 for sale runs and drives great, v6 96000 original miles. Hard top, 3 speed manual with two speed transmission. Defrost with heat and 2nd heater for cab. No rust just a couple minor dings. Also comes with factory driver seat, hydraulic snow plow, plow lights. Cool little jeep, just a little small for me. Clean title in hand.”

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1957 CJ-5 Chadron, NE $6000

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Lacks working brakes, but has a rear PTO gearbox and a sears or allstate branded half cab. It also has a rare 0-9 King Seeley speedometer (with a normally broken needle).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/552382956260355

“Solid jeep, get engine bay pictures tomorrow. Nebraska title runs, no brakes, complete pto don’t see those often”

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1948 CJ-2A Farmington, NM $13,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a fairly original jeep with only a few small changes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/395299538701130

“1948 Willys CJ2A All original as far as I can tell. Flathead 4 engine, recently rebuilt. 6v system, 3 speed manual transmission. Runs, drives, stops, starts, licensed, clean title in hand and year of manufacture license plate on it. Make offer, trades considered.”

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1946 CJ-2A Portales, NM $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a few military items attached. Looks in good shape. The PTO bar has been removed and the body has had some work, as the spare tire holder area has been smoothed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1811476259047197/

“’46 Willys Jeep, good running condition. MB and M38 hardware added. Go-Devil engine with more reliable T-90 transmission. Solid drive train; odometer broken after 13,000 miles. Serious inquiries only. $12,500 Firm”

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9 Postal Jeeps Rockhill, SC No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Mike shared this ad. Seller needs to sell these as part of an estate closing.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1000252967291553

“postal jeeps I have 9 of them, from parts to complete jeeps with extra parts. Must be sold close estate some with titles some with bills of sale. Jeeps located near rock hill SC 29726 price 250 up.”

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1946 CJ-2A Guthrie, OK $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Unclear how much value is here. Has salvage title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1761974127475476

“1946 willies jeep 4 x 4 with a six cylinder engine, needs gas tank, tires. My dad bought this for restoration but due to health issues he’s not going to be able to do it. It will need a salvage title but would make an excellent project. He wanted to restore to the World War Two era.”

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1947 CJ-2A & 1950 CJ-3A Wichita, KS $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

The seller listed the 2A as a ’46, but the serial number 90815 indicates this is a 1947. The CJ-2A has an f-head, while the CJ-3A is disassembled.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1005423876801408

“Limited time offer. If if find storage will be removed. 1946 CJ 2A and 1950 CJ3A. One is complete the 3A has a frame blasted painted rebuilt motor, tranny/ transfer case, and front diff. Package deal”

The CJ-2A:

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The CJ-3A:

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1948 CJ-2A Delta, CO $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/02/2022) This has a replacement body, which partly explains its solid looking floors.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1305860633240449

“1948 willys great strong runner get in drive anywhere just not fast…lol Grandson not included!!!”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Albuquerque, NM $6000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/12/2022) This looks like a good restoration project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/349450713879945

“Early 1946 cj2a vec column shift all original runs good no smoke has rear main oil leak original tan with orange wheels original non solid rims rear seat working sparton horn all gauges work has nos temp gauge i have working key coil clean title”

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2 CJ-5s Sayre, OK $1850

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/102022) Maybe there are enough parts to make this worth someone’s time?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1323120754871917

“3.8 v6 3 spd manual tranny locked up needs brakes needs floor pans replaced no top but the hardware is there very hd bumpers have 1955 cj5 for parts between the two u can make one”

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1949 CJ-3A Montrose, CO $7200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7200. It has an early Free-Lock hub on the driver’s side and a Dualmatic hub on the passenger side.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/888184798536558

“Good running Original, Willys in great shape, recently repaired by Diamond G. $8, 000 OBO, with original and spare parts. $6,000.00 in repairs done, have reciepts”

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1946 CJ-2A Honey Creek, IA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/14/2022) This has been updated with a V-8. The firewall has been cut. Value unclear.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3202958513316461

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“1946 Willy’s CJ-2A Jeep. Body is not in the best shape it will need some work. The firewall was cut out from previous owner due to the engine and transmission. Engine is a Chevy 283 not sure on the year, Engine does run. It is a PROJECT.”

 
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1962 CJ-5 Victor, NY $24,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

Kevin spotted this great looking CJ-5 with a Kelly hardtop, model F-5-200.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1020560581931881/

“1962 Willys Jeep CJ5: Just up from Florida, with Florida registration. 4WD with 3 speed on floor. Original L134 motor with 24K miles! Very rare Kelly winter cab that locks and factory heater (always Florida vehicle). Rear over wheel seats that match front seats. Unbelievable Condition!”

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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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