This one-of-a-kind smoker and BBQ was built from a 1954 Willys Wagon. It was created as a portable bbq kitchen for a restaurant in Mississippi called the The Shed (actually, two restaurants now) founded by the Orrison family. They chose to use a Willys because, “it’s like the oft repeated mantra of cooking great barbecue: You have to drive it ‘low and slow.’”
Next Weekend is the Midwest Willys Summer Reunion in Effingham, Illinois. If you are interested in any eWillys books or t-shirts, Bob Christy will have some for sale at his booth.
“Saturday’s guest speaker will be Mike Picard. Mike is the designer and builder of the amazing Electro-Willys; an all electric powered M38. He is also the host for the Colorado Fall Colors Tour which is an annual event where Willys jeepers from around the country meet for a week of trail riding in the Rocky Mountains. Mike is an active member of the MVPA who helped in the planning of the 2012 ALCAN convoy. The Willys Nelson Band will be there to sing tribute songs to our favorite Willys classics!”
Here’s more information: http://www.midwestwillysreunion.org/sumwwr.htm
East Coast Willys Restorations is is hosting the East Coast Willys Association’s 3rd Annual Swap Meet on Saturday, October 4th, in Siler City, North Carolina. I’ve donated a few items to help benefit the NC Vietnam Veterans group.
Here’s a rare parts list booklet from Willys Motors. The POWER GIANT branding is new to me.
“Auction is for old heavy equipment parts catalog brochure. 63 pages. Cover has wear and soiling. Has some water marks on bottom edge of cover and first 5 pages from moisture. All other pages are good with no tears and very light soiling.”
If you can get your hands on a June 1946 issue Country Gentleman Magazine, you will find this ad. Or, you can just snag this one on eBay. Seller believes this is in fair to good condition, but given the stains it seems poor to me.
If you collect Super Jeep paraphernalia, this might be of interest.
“Great condition with minor surface scratches. It has the Super Jeep wheelie design with “Toughest 4-letter word on wheels” logo.”
“Will sell all of my Jeeps for the low price of $10,000 (Firm) which takes into consideration that there are issues, minor to major with all 3. Do Not let this scare you off. This is a screaming Deal for what I have and definitely warrants the expenditure of some time to come and look if you are a serious Jeep buyer! 1. 1947 CJ2 2. 1951 Jeep pickup 3. 1948 Willys Overland Parcel Delivery (PD) Quite Rare! First two run and the PD was driven from San Francisco to Paynes Creek 18 years ago and has not been started since. It has the 4 cylinder flathead engine and the other two are F Heads. The 1947 has an F head that is a transplant out of a 1953 jeep station wagon. I will entertain the idea of parceling them out. I do not answer TEXT messages, If you wish to communicate with me you must respond to the Craig’s List email platform with your phone number and your first name and I will get back to you shortly. I can provide more pictures by request.”
Ready for the road.
“1956 willies truck.
this was a two year project,and everything was either replaced with new parts,or rebuilt with new parts.numbers matching motor,transmissio,front & rear ends.super hurricane straight six.new tires,new paint,new interior.converted to 12 volt system.everything in on and under is like new.runs-drives.true California truck with 53000 true miles.”
May be a good price.
“This Jeep has a 225 Buick V6, Muncie 4 speed tranny, full top & doors. May trade for KX450. Call or text anytime.”
Warn OD, PTO Winch and extra wheels. Worth a look.
“This is a nice find, 1964 Willys CJ5 with Warn overdrive, PTO and Ramsey 8,000 lb. winch. This CJ5 also has the working brake power booster. Very good condition and with no cancer. Extras include five extra wheels and excellent tires. Also has rear bumper tow package with rear tire and jerry can carrier. Perfect for ranch, hunting, trails, and/or tow vehicle. No smog required, current registration and pink slip in hand.”
An original running Austin Champ? That’s a miracle!
“A rare opportunity to own a piece of motoring history! This is a truly rare truck.
Very original and unrestored austin champ, nice and almost rustfree condition, runs and drive very good without problems.paint is decent but not perfect, complete with softtop, for more info please contact us.
This version of the Champ is built and used an Austin A90 Atlantic motor”
Looks solid and stock. Has small amount of hat channel rust.
“For sale is by far the nicest most solid original Willys I’ve ever owned. This would be an excellent candidate for a restoration project because sheet metal work would be minimal. I included a pic of the worst rust in the Jeep in the hat channel under the fuel tank. It starts, runs, drives and stops great. It still has the original 6 volt charging system. The steering is still tight. The brakes work great and the fuel tank is brand new. I would call it 95% original and had to be stored inside most of its life. I tried to leave the body alone so you can see what you are getting. Clean TN title in my name. $4700 Serious calls only please no texts.”
Runs and drives. Looks solid.
“RUNS GREAT, NEW TIRES, READY TO DRIVE HOME! M38 MILITARY JEEP”
Ran when parked.
“1945 Willys Jeep.
This is an awesome little jeep. It was made during the WWII era, but never was shipped over seas. These jeeps will climb anything and are rare and hard to find.
Needs a transfer case, engine ran when it was parked over 20 yrs ago. Requires plenty of work, but has all the pieces with it. I only have a bill of sale
Will trade for guns, may consider other things.
1200 Or Best Offer. Cash talks.“
It’s had some recent work.
“For sale is a 1952 former USMC Willys M38A1 Jeep. This Jeep was, until last year, used at a deer hunting ranch behind Mt. Hamilton for the last 40 years. It was painted in orange until last fall when I put it back in olive drab. It has the correct Hurricane 4 cylinder engine and runs fine. I tuned it up and replaced the exhaust manifold. The seats are new, as is the glass, tires, rims, turn signals, tail lights and bikini top. The body isn’t perfect, but what do you want for a 62 year old veteran?! All gauges, except the speedometer work. She ain’t fast but is a hoot driving around town with the windshield down. Perfect for a weekend ride or ranch property. $6500″
It’s got a rear PTO. The body is a 2A.
“This Jeep is a true classic in great running and driving condition. Almost every part has been gone through in the past 12 months to eliminate any issues. Clean Mass title in hand.
-l134 motor, new head gasket and new distributor
-Spicer 18 transfer case. New gaskets and bushings.
-T-90 3 speed transmission. New gaskets, bushings and synchros.
-New clutch and parking brake assembly, both with less than 150 miles on them.
-Rebuilt Carter carburetor and new intake manifold gasket. Has new complete exhaust system.
-6 volt electrical, brand new complete wiring harness built by Walcks 4wd to accommodate turn signals. All lights function properly. All dash gauges and horn function properly.
4 BF Goodrich 31×10.5×10 All Terrain tires with 95% tread.
Body and frame are rust and rot free. This is a fun Jeep to drive, turns heads wherever you go. Please contact me with any questions”
Runs and drives.
“Running 1956 Willys jeep truck.
4×4 with warn locking hubs
Flat 6 cylinder
Actual mileage as shown
Drove it today
New drum brakes
4×2 manual trans
This is a rat rodders dream truck.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(01/14/2013) This might be worth a look, since I don’t see too much rust. I like the upgraded data plates: duct tape with black ink.
“This is a old 46 CJ2A motor ran when parked in shed over 8 years ago. It is not seized. Tires are junk but are there to roll the jeep onto a trailer. Comes with an extra set of gears body needs work.”
“I have a 1948 willys army jeep. Everything in it is brand new or rebuilt. Call no text.”
Hasn’t been run in six years, but looks like it would be a good restoration project.
“Solid Willys CJ-3A Title and keys available. Motor will run hasnt been run in about 6 years ( will need Battery) Has been stored indoors its whole life except for the last two months. Any questions feel free to ask.”
No pics provided.
“2, 16″ Willys Split Combat wheels. 8 bolt back, still have some weathered 16″ NDT’s on them. “
Runs, but replacing fuel lines at the moment.
“I have a 1946 cj2a in really nice shape, it doesn’t run at the moment because I was in the process of replacing the fuel lines and fuel pump, other then that it runs great. willing to sell or trade for a car that gets good mpg.”
Other parts included.
“1945 Ford Jeep WWII Body. Has surface rust and body appears in good condition, not junk. Good for restoration. Many other parts as well, (Hood, Fenders, etc) Pickup only”
Looks like a good project. Engine needs rebuilding. Price seems a little high.
“lder restro w/newer canvas complete winter top w/arctic hot water heater,solid body and frame,original motor need rebuild and comes with new crankshaft,has clear correct title,please call for more info”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $7900.
(05/14/2014) Looks like a nice rig.
“Solid body on raised suspension with 5 Mickey Thompson tires 35×11.50 15 and Boyd aluminium wheels. 289 Ford 2 barrel, header exhaust, Warn hubs and overdrive, AM/FM radio, CB, tilt power steering, full roll bar with bikini top. Lots of fun!! Call for more info.”