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Year? CJ-3B? w/ Unusual Parkette Body Blue Ridge, GA $2500


UPDATE: Still Available. The serial number is included, so the year should be estimate-able.

(06/22/2021) Given the front clip, this might be a 3B chassis, though the Parkette body is a low-hood version.

The seller is correct about Paul Parker and the body. But, I believe this is the first version of this particular style that I’ve seen. It lacks the side stripe, has fender extensions, has a little different PARKETTE design on the back, has an extra wide lip around the rear, and looks like it has a side step. Very interesting.

“Rare, rare, rare. 48/49 Willys Jeep with Parkette fiberglass body. Believed only a handful made while Paul Parker was back in Georgia. This one is a bit odd as it doesn’t have the “line” above the fender but it does have flared fenders; the Willys nose panel is original equipment. Not sure it’s on the right size frame at the moment but we do have an original Willys bare chassis on the property we can work into the deal.

Engine/trans present. Very cool project. Needs finishing. No title. Bill of sale only. If the ad is up, the Willys is available.”

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1985-1992 Pics of My First jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping

I’ve been going through old photos, from both my collection and my parents, to discard the ones that will mean nothing to anyone else (and save my kids from having to throw them out later). Among the photos were some of these early pics of my first jeep, which I eventually called the “Great Escape”.

I started building it when I was 20, a rig for racing, street, and trail. It was built on a part-time cook’s salary, so most everything was hand-me-down parts or hand built parts (example: the spring-shock plates were hand-saw cut from very old railroad-tie plates similar this. Why? Because it was steel we had laying around the garage. The ones we had were about a half-inch thick.

The earliest build pics:

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Together and running with the original, used, mini-terra tires (also marketed as mini-terror tires):


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Photos from Slides of a Modified Dually CJ-5 on eBay

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

UPDATE: Barney Goodwin (of Barney’s Jeep Parts) sent this 1973 photo out of Houston showing another possible example of an orange city-of-Houston CJ-5 painted similarly to the jeeps below.


Barney added, “This photo was taken in June, 1973 in my hometown of Houston. A neighbor who was an official for the City of Houston owned it. (His city car is to the left of the Jeep in the photo).

Like the Jeeps in the posting (below), I believe this had been a fleet Jeep, special ordered for a construction company, municipality or county. It had the same hard top as in the photos (see the doors propped against the wall behind it. Out of sight but in my copy is the windshield. It is orange also) Note the orange hinges, mirror arm, etc.

The changes he made to it were sand tires (the beach was 50 miles nearby) which I believe were on the Kelsey deep dish rims used on the Renegade and Renegade I, and also the white upholstery .

It was neat to see him cruise around on hot Houston summer days in this- just as it appears.”


A 1968 image from a slide on eBay shows a dually CJ-5 that’s been modified in an unusual way. Too bad the quality isn’t better.


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A second photo on eBay reveals there were two jeeps at the 1968 equipment show in Houston, the jeep above and a second dually CJ-5 with a back hoe. Unfortunately, the image isn’t hi res enough to reveal much about the jeeps:


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WWII Jeep Gets an Honorable Discharge

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, videos

UPDATE: I had something else planned for today, but my email turned flakey, so those pics will have to wait until tomorrow …. This is the third time I’ve reposted this, as the first two links turned back.  I first posted the video below in 2015. It’s worth a second third look.

This video is called “WWII Jeep Gets an Honorable Discharge” and shows Mayor Fred Heine’s Ford GP. The video shows the jeep working on the farm. Lots of great shots. Wyatt’s father was the first person to work on it when Fred Heine couldn’t get it started. The jeep is now at the U.S.Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville Alabama, which was featured last week.


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Photo of French Gladiator/SUV

• CATEGORIES: Features

Roger Martin shared this pic with me from Facebook. Was this custom or production model (don’t have time to check it out right now).


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5×5.5 Railroad Wheels Juliustown, NJ eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

Steve spotted these rarely seen wheels for sale. They were made by Fremont (MII40IK … Model #?).

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1964 Wagon Traveller Katy, TX eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Mike spotted this modified Traveller for sale out of Texas. The serial number put this at only 7 units later than Scrambleer’s (Dan) Orange Traveller (see his wagon at the lower part of this 2014 post). Given it is so heavily modified, it would make a good platform for doing something creative. It would surprise me if this was a former Border Patrol vehicle (but I see no gov plate).

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“We believe this is a 1964 Jeep Willys Traveller based on the interior and exterior trim. It has been modified as shown.

It has a V8 and manual trans, 4×4. It runs well. New BFG Tires.

Would make a good hunting or other off road touring rig. It does not have a title. It comes Bill of Sale only.”




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Some Days, Dogs are ‘Shitty’

• CATEGORIES: Features

So, this happened the other day ….

Per Ann’s FB post, “Today the girls went to Doggie Details Pet Grooming where Shana, as usual, did an AMAZING job on them. They were soft and pretty and smelled so nice for all of about an hour.

Lizzy proceeded to escaped David’s fence redesign (expanded while the dogs were being groomed). Then, Lizzy got into the Pasture where a cow pooped on her. David then chased her back into the yard where a pensive Betty Page excitedly attacked her before they both bolted through the doggie door, into the house and across the white couch.

Needless to say I had to disregard Shana’s warning about too frequent bathing and bath them for a second time today. We’ve also had to shampoo the sofa, clean the floors, clorox the entire bathroom, wash the slipcovers and finally we got ourselves cleaned up.

I think it goes without saying…..Lizzy is so grounded.

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1946 CJ-2A Three Forks, MT $6000


This may have a body lift.

“We have a classic 1946 CJ2A Jeep
It has two sets of tires and wheels, plus winch and towbar. It was converted to power steering.
Runs well, everything else original and garage kept.”

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1948 CJ-2A Del Mar, CA $15,000


Appears solid.

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“Bought off Bring a Trailer for $11k over a year ago and was told it was in perfect shape, guess what and no surprise, that good old boy from Virginia lied through his teeth!!!

Anyways, I’ve had several Jeeps and this one has one of the nicest rust-free bodies, as well as complete and original gauges, E-Brake Handle, Seats, Motor and Trans. The engine has been completely rebuilt by a top shelf mechanic that works on my entire collection of rare and High cars such as Porsches, Mercedes, and muscle cars. I bought this as a beach cruiser, around, town summer fun car…
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1947 CJ-2A Englewood, CO $10,995


Seems solid. Has some early Cutlas hubs.

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“Year: 1947
Stock #:62810
Very well kept 1947 Willys Jeep. Rebuilt carb. New tires. New brakes. Absolute blast to drive.
Vehicle Options”

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1947 CJ-2A Helena, MT $6000


This might have a Hudson steering upgrade.

“1947 willys jeep with a ford 260 v8 runs good other than it burns a little oil have extra engine block and other miscellaneous parts call clean title”

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1949 CJ-3A Cypress, TX $14,500


A Warn OD is included, but it is non functional.

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“1949 Willys CJ-3A. In good running order. Only thing that does not work is the waren overdrive unit. Has mid 70’s 2.3L Ford engine. Rebuilt transmission. Replaced last 4 years, all brake components, all clutch components, carburetor, timing belt. Top is older but had stitches redone. Have extra transmission and transfercase.”

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1947 Sedan Delivery Murphysboro, IL $18,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons

Looks in good shape. It looks worthy of better pics.

“Fat man front suspension; CE rear suspension; optima battery; crate 350 700 R4; elderbrock carb & intake; air/ heat defrost; power windows & doors; stereo w 4 speakers; LED taillights; new wheels & tires; specialty wipers; new build (alum radiator & electric fan)”

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1946 CJ-2A Justin, TX $7000


Has some mods and a Warn OD. This might have two different front lockout hubs.

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“1946 CJ2A
Runs and drives
Has WARN overdrive unit
Manual locking hubs. 4×4 works good.
Brakes could be better but that’s typical.
Has a ford pinto engine swapped in with stock 3 speed trans and warn overdrive unit.
4 stick jeep.
Clean texas title.
I have a soft top for it with doors and original pizza cutter steel wheels.

Might trade for Harley. Guns. Tractor with loader. Side by sides. Golf carts. Must be equal or similar value. Honda.”

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1948 CJ-2A Argyle, TX $12,500


UPDATE: Still Available. Previously listed in 2019.

(08/16/2019) Looks like a good refurb. Mostly parked for the last 30 years.

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“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A in very good condition.I have owned this jeep for over 30 years.It was restored in 1989 and I drove it less than 1k miles then it remained parked for 29 years.I have it back up and running so its time for the next project.The engine was rebuilt along with all the brakes hoses and to much more to list here”

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1946 CJ-2A Lakeside, AZ $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

This plow equipped CJ-2A has some rough spots, but might be low mileage.

“1946 Willys Jeep for sale. Used only on farm for minor work and sometimes in winter for plowing snow. Rarely used in the last 10 years. Runs good. Has snowplow that goes with vehicle. Has always been stored in barn out of weather.”

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Year CJ-3b Indianola, IA $1800


Project or parts jeep.

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“I do not answer emails or text because of all the scams and hacks, Please call and leave a message if I am not able to answer.

Willys Jeep CJ3B off road project or parts vehicle. Has a small block chevy engine but does not turn. Frame has been stretched. Tires need replaced. Drive train looks like original jeep. There is no title. I do not answer emails or text because of all the scams and hacks, Please call and leave a message if I am not able to answer.”

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1954 CJ-3B Indianola, IA $2000


It’s a project. Tub looks rough.

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“I do not answer emails or text because of all the scams and hacks, Please call and leave a message if I am not able to answer.

1954 Willys Jeep CJ3b project or parts. I have clear Iowa title. There is an engine and transmission in it now that turns free, and also two other engines for parts. There are other parts boxed up that go with it.”

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1949? CJ-2A Thorndale, TX $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2022) This has a custom rear extension on the back. The gas tank has been moved into the back and turned into dual tanks.

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“1949 Willys CJ2A. Good running condition. Ready for your deer lease. Gun rack mounted between seats. Has a new set of all terrain tires. New carburetor. Bed has been extended (so deer/hogs will fit) and dual fuel tanks added on rear.”


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1948 CJ-2As & Parts May, TX


UPDATE: Two of these jeeps were posted to separate ads last night. This new ad combines the seller’s jeeps, a trailer and parts into one ad.

For Sale: Willys Jeep parts. I’ve got a little bit of everything including a nice original OEM Willys CJ2A-3A low hood, an original OEM external oil filter housing with bracket and hardware, air filter parts, complete hand brake assemblies including the rear take-off for the drum and the drum itself.

I have rare and hard to find brackets, including a beautiful OEM set of Ford GPW grab handles. I’ve got a complete, running, driving numbers matching Willys M38 Jeep for sale with clear Texas Blue title, in my name, in my hand that matches the data plate behind the passenger seat. I’ve got a ’48 CJ for sale with a solid good L134 flat head in it that runs perfect with clear Texas Blue Title in my hand, many spare parts for sale. Call or text for what you’re looking for. The pictures are of the jeeps I have for sale complete.”

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1952 CJ-3A/M-38? Sandy Valley, NV $12,000


No pics provided.

“1952 willys jeep
flathead 4 engine many extra’s parts available
parts catalogs/mechanic’s manuals
3 speed trans/high-low range/2and 4 wheel drive
12000. or best offer
my health is bad and can’t use it”

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1951 M-38 Hattiesburg, MS $3500


No description provided.

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1958 DJ-3A Austin, TX $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2022) Not a bad price, but it does need work. The body has been cut at the entrances. .Appears to have the original tank. The seller is correct that this is a convertible model, not a Gala/Surrey.

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Selling a very rare 1958 Kaiser Willys DJ3a Convertible!…VERY LIKELY the original strait-4 cylinder, single carb and oil-bath air filter. 3 speed manual column shift (“3-on-a-tree”)….Yes, it is called a convertible, did a lot of searches, primarily trying to verify if its really a “Gala Surry”. 2 wheel drive flat fender, no tailgate. Got a clean title but not in my name, can transfer over no problem. This a very solid project that I simply do not have time to work on. I have had this is DRY storage since i got it in 2019. Go to “” to see more info. The previous seller had thought it was possible this was a Gala Surrey model (Google “Gala Surrey/Elvis”, light/powder blue). I am not so convinced BUT definitely a “convertible model” (see old brochures in my photos, I own old original copies, bought on ebay).

THE BADS -NO top frame or soft top material, common problem, unfortunately, but might be available online (repros) -NO back seat -Clutch cable is broke I believe, so cannot test -The body has been cut/modified slightly (entrance to driver’s/passenger seats) (see pics first, I’ll explain) -Never got time to start the process of getting it started, I was told it ran not that long ago, maybe on a ranch property near Temple Texas. I got this on trade for a Triumph TR-6 (he got it on trade with the Temple person)

THE GOODS! -VERY solid and very lowrust, if not at all. -Good tires, been holding for awhile (I have been storing on jacks!) -Decent body that does not need a lot of work -Battery tray solid, no rust! -Some parts been replaced not long ago but cannot confirm dates -Solid rig! hate to sell but just no time that it deserves! PLEASE be legit and serious! Happy to call back with anything I know. CALL or TEXT is best. IF YOU ASK, “is it still available” I will not respond, I will delete the post seconds after its sold. Sorry about the sideways shots, not sure why that happened! [hidden information]

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1956 DJ-3A? Las Vegas, NV $2500


Unclear what this is, but the year suggests a DJ-3A.

“I am selling a 1956 willys jeep title in hand. I am asking $2500 call or message today feel free to come and look at it no strings attached”