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Cab Enclosure Hardtop Storrs, CT $650


Email Ted Jordan at Willysted @ (removed the spaces around the @) or call  860-428-3265 with any questions.

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“For sale is a Willys Jeep M38 /CJ2A Arctic Top, Windshield Frame and Doors. Over all pretty decent condition, with all glass good except for rear hatch glass. All insulation still intact,as is original Tag. Windshield frame is very nice as are the doors with the exception of some of the window frame metal needed some work.

Ive been told these tops will also fit CJ2A model jeeps as well as possibly CJ3A models using the Windshield frame that come with top. Anyone have any info on this ill be happy to comment on this and ad it to listing. These Tops look really cool when mounted and with a little work this one would be a great addition to an M38 restoration, driver or Winter Wheeler.

If you do a search on Willys Arctic Tops you can see some great pics of this type of Top installed. Located in Storrs CT , and I will be happy to hold top until new owner is able to come get it. Could possibly ship through Fastenal but not sure as there blue line for shipping is down right now, so might have to be a You Ship type of deal or come and get it. $650 OBO”

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Year? M-38 Banning, CA No Price


It’s listed as a 1949, but appears to be an M-38 with an incorrect windshield.

“Yellow 1949 willies Jeep , open to all trades”

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1947 CJ-2A Sparks, NV $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/25/2020) Looks rough. Has updates. Includes a Warn overdrive.

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“For sale is a 1947 CJ-2A Willys Jeep.

Sold as is, as a project, not running. Rolling and only somewhat complete.
Nothing left of the original drivetrain. (okay, it does have a Spicer 18 xfer) Body and frame are original.

Hasn’t run with this engine. Been outside, somewhat covered for 15 years.
CA title (lost), but the title is currently being replaced by the state of CA, hasn’t been registered in 25 years

Solid but Bondo in few places, dings and dents (it’s 73 years old)
The bed has been replaced by a ¼” steel plate, welded in place, not flat
Glove box under passenger seat has been removed but will be included in the sale
Seat brackets have been changed
Original style (but newer) gas tank under driver’s seat
2A has fold-up (out) windshield
Some rust on lower edge of tailgate
Left fender pushed out to fit previous headers from Buick V6
Small hole, crudely, cut in firewall, to clear valve cover of Buick V6
Grill modified to fit larger aluminum radiator

Engine – Chevrolet 4.3 V6
The engine has been fit to the engine compartment. Motor mounts in place. Radiator (new aluminum Ron Davis, 4-core, never used) in place with new mounts/front cross member.
Trans – SM420 (4-spd with a granny 1st gear)
Tower has been off but transmission has been covered
Xfer – Dana 18

The rear is currently a Dana 44 from a 1948 CJ-3A. The front is a newer Dana 44 (flat top knuckles). It has been narrowed 4.75 inches, professionally. Also changed to 5on5.5. I have the matching rear Dana 44 (not yet narrowed). It is an offset diff with a six-bolt lug pattern. Can’t remember what they were from, maybe a Wagoneer?

GM steering box relocated to in front of the grill, behind bumper

White wagon wheels, 15×8. Very old 31-inch tires, good for rollers only

-Current spring over with narrow 1.75” wide springs.
(Rancho 1” lift, for CJ-2A)
-Might negotiate in other springs I have laying around.
-I have two sets of 5.89 gears for Dana 44 axles.
-Extra clutch assembly
-have a top, new in a box for 30 years
-Original horn (6v horn sounds great with 12v to it!)
-Dana 44 spool
-receiver hitch (Ford) for new rear cross member
-tow bar and mounting points for front bumper

I have a Warn overdrive unit that I will sell with the Jeep. It has not been mounted on this vehicle.

I have no interest in parting this out; I’d actually rather throw more parts in with it.”

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No Updates Monday


Updates resume Tuesday. I received some cool special equipment brochures (four page ‘jeep’ tractor brochure). I will share that on Tuesday.

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Runnels-Wiggins Dealer Ads Feb. 1948 – Apr. 1948

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

The firm of Caver-Wiggins advertised jeeps for sale in the Pascagoula, Mississippi, Chronicle Star newspaper from July 1946 to November 1947.

In October of 1947, the Caver-Wiggins corporate charter was changed and the firm renamed to Runnels-Wiggins, with Julius Wiggins and Davage Runnels taking control of the entity.

In November of 1947, a week after the final Caver-Wiggins jeep ad, Runnel-Wiggins began advertising jeeps in the Chronicle Star. The ads only appear to last through April of 1948. No additional information appeared in the Chronicle Star about Runnel-Wiggins.

Later that year, in December of 1948, Coast Cities Motor Sales announced its status as a new jeep dealer in Pascagoula and began advertising in the Chronicle Star.

Below are some Runnels-Wiggins ads:

November 14, 1947 The Farm Vehicle That Works 12 Months a Year:


February 06, 1948 Get the Facts and You’ll Get a ‘Jeep’:


February 13, 1948 Winter Chores are Easier with the Universal ‘Jeep’:


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1967 Ramsey Winch and PTO Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Ramsey brochure highlights some of the different Dana 20 PTO options avaialble.

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January 1958 Willys Salespower

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This issue of the Willys Salespower notes multiple fleet sales citing specific vehicles to specific clients.

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1943 Photo of Sicilian Kids Filling a Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/25/2019) This scene was part of a Signal Corps News Reel, so there may be film of these kids waving on some internet news reel footage somewhere.

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“943 Press Photo Sicilian kids ride American jeep, World War II, Sicily. This is an original press photo. World War II – Sicily. Friendly youngsters crowd themselves into an American jeep, parked on a street in Sicily. Scene is from U.S. Army Signal Corps Newsreel Film. Photo measures 9.25 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 8-10-1943.”




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1947 Model 90 Empire Tractor Brighton, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Seems a good price. Radiator has been swapped.

“1947 Empire tractor, s/n 5184. This tractor runs well. Tires are in good condition. We were told by seller who owned the tractor since the 1960s that the first owner had a custom haying business & the tractor kept overheating pulling a self powered bailer so he installed a McCormick Deering radiator. Sellers family built the 3 point lift & blade to clean barn stalls. Empire tractors were made with same engines, transmission, transfer case, and differential as Jeeps.”

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1959 CJ-5 Gunnison, CO $3000


It’s got pretty dented fender, and a little damage in the rear, but otherwise seems like it’s in good shape.

“Runs excellent, no rust, body has some character. Has been stored in a garage at a mountain cabin. Great candidate for a restoration project or just a summer daily driver.”

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1947 CJ-2A Great Falls, MT $3000


The jeep doesn’t run. May have a Porter & Reed Hardtop. It also has some kind of carrier(?) above the top.

“1947 Willy’s Jeep. I have owned this Jeep for numerous years and have too many projects to complete. The jeep has original equipment and it currently does not run. I have a second engine that works well with a transmission and transfer case that goes with the jeep. There is a new fuel system installed, as well as a new gas tank with a professionally rebuilt carburetor. I have receipts for many of the parts. It is currently licensed and titled. Mileage unknown”

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1955 CJ-5 Greeley, CO $4000


Looks like it has the original KS 0-10 speedometer in it (but the needle is broken). Has an f-head header, too.

“This is an original 6 volt cj5 has 4 cylinder engine runs great and drives great has twin stick transfer case and 4wd works great have 3 of the 4 stock rims and have 4 newer rims and 3 newer tires no title but have off road tags for it new steering wheel and wiper motor sprayed bed liner in floor of it and just a small amount of rust in floor under fuel tank”




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1946 CJ-2A Farmington, NM $5000


It runs. Looks like something was eating the outside of both seat sides.

“1946 Willys CJ2A. Manual Transmission. Has been converted to 12 volt system. Does run. Have Title. Good project vehicle. Someone tried cutting dash for a radio, needs windshield, no taillights, seats need to be redone, odometer is broke. Willing to consider trades for things that pew, or reasonable offers”
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1958 Austin Gipsy Deming, NM $2600

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Rare Austin Gypsy project.

“Check it out. Rare Austin Gypsy 4×4 . Not running but motor turns by hand. Have good title. Located in Deming NM”

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1955 M-38A1 Monticello, UT $5500


This has a CJ-5 grille, but an M-38A1 body. The rear has been extended on the body. This might have a set of Thor Auto-matic hubs on it, but I can’t tell for certain.

“V-6, 227 Conversion, hard top and hard doors included, and tow bar”


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1948 CJ-2A Amarillo, TX $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/29/2019) Has a few mods.

“1948 willys runs and drives with title. Brakes need a little attention has lots for new parts. Lights work front and rear. Rebuilt carb After market starter New dizzy New battery Located in Amarillo Texas”

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1946 CJ-2A Clarkston, WA $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(01/06/2020) Has a Bobcat fiberglass hood and some other updates. This was in some kind of accident last year.



“Up for sale or trade I have my 1946 cj2a Willy’s Jeep. It has a newer clutch, a small rancho lift , 33×12.50 mud tires not in the best shape. Newer seats , aftermarket gauges and a relatively new rebuild motor before I owned it. Fiberglass hood and front fenders, gas tank relocated behind driver and passenger seat.
Onto the bad …

I was in an accident last summer in which it was declared totaled and I bought it back. I haven’t received a letter stating it has been totaled so I have not been able to get the new salvage title. There was very little damage actually to the Jeep at all, it simply popped the transmission out of gear at the high low neutral stick and so it was determined the transmission was toast which is why it was totaled. Later on while trying to get it working I realized the shift fork was straight up and down but the shifter appeared in high, long story short and a couple wrench turns later and it was like nothing had happened. I’ve driven it 100 miles or more since the repair and nothing has malfunctioned.
It needs wheel studs and lug nuts replaced that broke off.

The seats need to be adjusted because it requires a very short person or someone flexible because the pedals are so close and they are all mechanical. It wears your legs out pretty fast.
I’m looking for either 3,000 or a reliable vehicle for going in the woods, I’ll considered most ideas if the vehicle is in good shape with lower miles. Text or call during regular day hours”


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1950 CJ-3A Florissant, CO $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/14/2020) Has a variety of updates.

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“1950 Willys CJ3A / V-6 Conversion $5500.00

• 1995 Chevrolet Vortec 4.3L V6 CPI complete computer and OBD-II port
(VIN 1GNDT13W3S2140797)

• Hood scoop / air intake

• Advance Adapters engine to transmission adapter kit

• Rebuilt T90 3-speed transmission and transfer case

• Warn Overdrive

• FlowTech headers with Thrush mufflers

• All suspension and wheel bearings replaced

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Year? CJ-2A Model, CO $3240


Listed as a 1949, it looks to be a 1946 CJ-2A based on the grill and the spots where three data plates ought to be. It has a Porter and Reed hardtop.

“1949 Willys complete last time it runs smoked a little bit !! 3,800 firm trades equal value”

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1946 CJ-2A Weston, CO $750


Looks like it’s been sitting a while. No description provided.


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1962 DJ-3A Hemet, CA $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/03/2020) This might be a DJ-3A convertible, given the column shift. The serial number indicates it is a 1962 DJ-3A (listed as a 1949). It includes a 4.3gm engine.

“Willys 2wd with a 4.3 gm vortec v6 and 5 speed trans”

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Year? CJ-3A Sterling, CO $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/18/2020) The rear’s been chopped a bit.

“For sale In Sterling Colo 2.000.00 obo Cj3a roller pm me with any questions.Trades considered.”


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1948 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $1500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/02/2020) This has a customized dash, along with other mods. It also includes an extra body.

“1948 willys Jeep set up for a small block Chevy and power steering , this would be a great wheeler or project. Know motor , tranny or transfer case it’s a roller . Comes with a extra tub both have rust issues but nothing unseen for these old keeps .”

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5 Jeeps for Sale in Riddle, Or **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38, trailer

UPDATE: Status Unknown. These jeeps were listed in the Farm & Garden section of Craigslist, so the ad was likely flagged for that reason.

Seller has 2 M-38s and 3 CJ-2As for sale. The pics are upside down in the post.

“2 M38’s, 3 cj2a’s, 1 ww2 trailer.
#1- 49 cj2a, just rebuilt engine, body in good shape ( minor rust in tool compartment and passenger floor. New gas tank, good tires and seats. Drivers good,4 wheel works great. Needs the following, no brakes ( need complete rebuild, carburetor work (I think just break down and cleaning). Has flat spot. Can’t find title bill of sale only. Great fun little jeep. $ 4550.00.

#2- 1950 M-38 Complete less seats, was running when parked (4 years ago). Has original engine converted to 12 volt. ( have most of 24 volt parts)
Drive train complete. Have title and will make bill of sale. M38’S are getting hard to find , won’t last long . Asking $ 3500.00

#3 – 50 m38, all parts are there. Started to disassemble to restore but lost interest. Was running when parked , no windshield or seats. Asking $2550

#4 CJ2A all part are there, has been setting for many years. Has a aluminium top. Needs a lot of work or a great parts jeep, $ 1100.00 bill of sale only. Still trying to find title.

#5- cJ 2a parts jeep asking $550.00

#6 – ww2 1/4 ton trailer. Complete, in great shape. Has ball hitch. Very rare hard to find . $ 1200.00″


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1956 CJ-3B Loveland, CO $2000


Engine runs.

“Jeep runs and drives. Has no brakes. No tailgate. Is pretty much all original. I have a clear colorado title and a manual for it”

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