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1942? Hobart Welder Emmett, ID $1000

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This appears to be sitting on some kind of jeep chassis-turned trailer?.

“I have a 1942 Hobart welder. On a custom made trailer, a Willie’s motor and it welds great but has a loose wire connection. The trailer is worth 1000 by itself no loballers”


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1946 CJ-2A Peoria, AZ $9000


Bruce is selling his CJ-2A. He found this via eWillys a few years ago. He’s hoping to find a little newer jeep with more room.

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“1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A
First year for the civilian version of the Jeep.
This one is early production, but not quite “VEC”. (SN 31000)

Original running gear and 4-cyl L-head engine.
Low miles on overhaul, runs very well.

Converted to 12V electricals with alternator.
All instruments and lights are working.
Period-correct aftermarket turn signal kit installed.
Also set up for tow-behind with towbar and trailering light harness.

Near-new BesTop soft top, doors and rear seat.
Seat belts in all positions.

Goodyear Wrangler all terrain tires.
Wiring set-up in place for electric winch.
Locking center console and ammo can storage “trunk”.
Swing-away spare tire carrier with full size matching spare.
Includes bumper-mounted high lift jack and 2″ hitch receivers front & rear.”

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CJ-2A w/ Beautiful Hardtop From Argentina

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Diego Collia posted photos of this CJ-2A with a beautiful hardtop from Argentina on Facebook.

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Photo of GPW out of Nagasaki

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Morihisa Ochi posted this photo on FB of a GPW in Nagasaki after the Atomic Bomb. The top is interesting. According to him, “GPW in Nagasaki, Occupied Japan 1945 After a big factory near Ground Zero was blown off by Atomic Bomb, USMC used this area as a rifle range.”



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1952 CJ-3A Port Crane, NY $7600


Looks like a good price. It does not have a title.

“A 1952 4WD Willys Jeep CJ3a. Nice “Elvis” inspired paint job. Body, frame, and floors all excellent. 4 cyl, 3 speed, Goodyear tires, chrome wheels, lockout hubs, good brakes, good clutch, rollbar. Former farm vehicle comes with original VIN plate and Bill of Sale. Too old for Title.”

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1947 CJ-2A Lunenburg, MA $11,995


Appears worth a look.

“47 CJ2A , runs, drives, stops, all steel, not rusted. Original 4cyl flat heads 12 volt conversion, electronic ignition , 8k lb winch, original twin stick t case, 5.38 gears. Has fold down windshield that also has fold out glass. Has removable rear seat. Non directional military tires, has hand throttle. Not perfect but a good driver quality jeep. Does 45mph tops. I have a hard top for it.”

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1946 CJ-2A Thompson, PA $10,000


Seems worth a look.

“Great CJ with completely rebuilt drive train, engine, trans, transfer case, etc. Fun vehicle to just hop in and take for a ride. Comes with clear PA title and a lot of extra parts, some new and some used. Has 3 speed trans with hi and low 4 wd with overdrive, five new tires, new brakes, shocks, all brake lines, cylinders, etc. were installed. Comes with newer soft top, rear seat. Not perfect but I would drive it almost anywhere”

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1952 CJ-3A Montalba, TX $3000


Stephen’s selling this CJ-3A. It lacks a title, but runs and drives. If interested, contact him at skeet5909 @ (remove the spaces around the “@”).

“It is a 1952 Willys Jeep that has been used for deer hunting since 1978 when my father
bought it. There is no title, he never transferred it when he bought it and
now has lost the documents. The jeep has some rust spots as you can see in
the pictures. My dad added 4 gun mounts on it. He replaced the engine in
about 1980. The engine runs well.”





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1981 CJ-5 Brush Fire Jeep Middle River, MD Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Looks in very good shape. A price is listed in the ad, but I’m sure it is I just a place holder. Auction ends 11/28.

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“The Middle River Volunteer Fire Rescue Company Is Accepting Bids for 1981 Jeep Brush Unit. Bid can be turned in and the Board of Director’s will approve the top bidder. Top bidder will be Notified by phone. Bids will be read 12/6/21. 1981 Jeep CJ 5 4×4 Manual Transmission AMC V-8 304 Motor Milage 40,636 Jeep Runs and Drive Pump Is Built-in Ramsey Winch, Works Water Tank Has Been Pulled, Steel Water Tank To Be Sold With Unit. Unit Sold As Is, Where Is, No Warranty. Buyer Is To Pick Up Within 10 Day Winning Bid Notification. All Lights And Siren Will Be Disconnected, But Left On The Unit. Bids Can Be Submit To Captain Fred Causey F[hidden information] Biding Will Be Open For 13 Days and Close on 11/28/21 at Midnight.

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1966 DJ-5 2WD Dispatcher French Village, MO $6000


This is one of the non-USPS left-hand-drive Dispatcher models that followed the DJ-3A model. It has as a serial number of 8505 11353. At some point this was a Shriner’s jeep. It runs well, but brakes need a little work. If interested, contact Stag at 314-484-6375.






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1954 CJ-3B Holliston, MA $3000


It may have a replacement tub.

“1954 willys, comes with almost everything to make it a running driving vehicle. Started the project and lost interest. Tub is perfect and the holes for the pedals were never even drilled. Very solid start for a build. Comes with the “winter top” and four galvanized 16 inch wheels.”

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1950 CJ-3A Livonia, NY $800


Not sure how much value is here.

“Wyllys Jeep 1950. Serial number CJ3A17038. Fix up or parts.”

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CJ-3B and CJ-5 Hebron, ME No Price


Not much info on these jeeps.

“Old jeeps in need of restoration”

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1955 CJ-3B Tullytown, PA $2200


This might have some early Free Lock hubs, but I can’t tell for sure.

“1955 cj3b high hood, bought from a private collection. It’s all there engine spins over, the battery and tires indicate someone did a partial resto in 2008. Seems like they gave up on it around floor pan replacement. It has a lot to offer for the price. I’m certain a set of points and a carb clean and you’ll hear it breath fire. 2200 obo located in tullytown pa”

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1949 CJ-3A Levittown, PA $2000


This has a modified DJ-3A tub.

“Up forsale is a Cj3a flat fender. This is a very early Cj3a as it has the flathead under the hood and all the early parts. Very restorable or get it going as is and have a nice woods Jeep.”

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1947 CJ-2A Chassis Westfield, NJ $3000


Refurbed chassis that might work for someone.

“1947 cj2a Fully restored willys jeep chassy and motor.with brand new fuel cell.and radiator.350 chevy small block with 82,000 miles”


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1951 CJ-3A Center Moriches, NY $10,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000.

(11/07/2021) There might be some rust on the driver’s side or just peeling paint.

“1951 Willys JeepCJ3A nearly in original condition. Original 4 cylinder engine is strong, starts easy and runs real well. Solid body. New wiring harness that includes turn signal lights has been installed. A new speedometer/odometer was installed along with a new fuel gauge. New front springs and four new shock absorbers have been installed. Lap belts added. Four wheel drive operates well. There are locking hubs. New York registration and inspection are current. Clear title. This vehicle is an eye catcher and fun to drive.”

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History of Bikini/Bimini Tops?

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE IV: Barney sent a photo of his rare Whitco Bikini Top attached to a 1971 CJ-5 (with his dog Manny smiling in the back). While not exactly like the bikini tops we saw in the later 1970s, it likely represents the first production example of what became the bikini top (if defined by attached to the windshield in the front and held in place by straps in the back)


UPDATE III: It appears the definition of the Bimini top is that it is open in the front, which isn’t consistent with the tops we’re discussing below ….  I’m trying to determine when/where the top cover originated that, in the front, connects to the windshield, then goes over a mid-bar (usually a roll bar), and, in the back, is held in place by two straps from either side of the top.

Here’s a DIY Bikini top made from a 4-by-4-foot canvas tarp via Four Wheeler Mag:

UPDATE II: This Whitco brochure shows that the company was advertising a “Bikini” top during the 1960s, though it isn’t the design of top (like the one below) I was hoping to document. This top is closer to a Surrey top design.

UPDATE: Vernon notes that these were also called Bimini tops, a term I think came from the boating world?

Maury asked me if I knew when bikini tops were first produced. I don’t have any information on this.  My guess is they arrived for jeeps in the mid-1970s as none of my earlier parts catalogs show the bikini top as an option. Anyone remember when they first started seeing them?

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1946 CJ-2A Media, PA $11,700


This custom build may have an aftermarket body.

“This 1946 willys cj2a jeep is in very good condition. The jeep runs is a real eye catcher. I bought it in great shape & added a lot more of new parts to it.”

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1947 CJ-2A Franklinville, NY For Trade

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

Lots of custom work on this flattie.

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“Looking for trade offers only really, not even sure I want to let it go. Just bored and looking for the next thing to tinker on since I don’t have room to store them.

1947 steel tub Willys CJ2a stretched about a foot and sitting on a 1979 CJ5 chassis. YJ springs, fresh built 258 (built by Steve Damon) oil catch can, crane cam/lifters, heavy crankshaft (early model with 7 counterweights great for low rpm no-stall) Keith black pistons, head and block surfaced, T18 4 speed with 6.32:1 low gear, D20 transfer case, Ford 9″ rear end & D30 front (with lockers) 3:54 gears, 35×15 tires, custom oak dash/center console with all SpeedHut gauges (GPS speedo), hi-output single wire charging system, Kicker speaker pods, kicker amp/10” sub, integrated roll bar, Griffin radiator, MSD ign, “monstaliner” coating on body, no rust many more pics and parts but this is getting long.

I like all sorts of vehicles so shoot me a [worthy] trade offer and if I’m interested I’ll message you back to exchange more”

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1970 Struck Mini Beep Wayne, NJ $2800

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

This appears setup for a snow(?) blade. It is unclear if it was ever a mower.

“1970 Struck mini beep this is the all metal 4 wheel drive model very rare $2800 takes it ..located in Wayne NJ. . Mini dozer jeep”

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1947 CJ-2A Chantilly, VA $6500


It looks like there have been some repairs to the driver’s side. No title.

“47 cj2a has a 3 speed, 4×4 works, redid the brakes but they need adjusted. also has a new carb and comes with a few hundred bucks worth of parts DOES NOT HAVE A TITLE”

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1971 Scamp? Buffalo, NY $6000

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

This may have been built from a SCAMP, rather than a VEEP, kit based on the grille setup. It looks in great shape.

“1971 VW “VEEP” Willys style Jeep Volkswagen kit car.”

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1949 CJ-3A Coventry, CT $16,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,000.

(08/02/2021) Bill shared the ad for this former Texas Gas Transmission Corp jeep.

“1949 Willy’s Jeep CJ3-A in awsome shape. All you have to do is enjoy. All of the work has been done. Here is a list of the repairs:
New Starter, new battery cables, new front and rear brakes, new emergency brake, new master cylinder, new clutch, carburetor rebuilt, choke connected, oil and filter change, new directional signals, steering shaft column rebuilt, reseal transmission and transfer case.
20,200 miles”

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1956 CJ-5 New Gloucester, ME $1500


Looks like there is parts value here. That front bumper must have hit something very hard!

“Selling a 1956 Jeep Willys CJ5. I got this years ago in the hopes of restoring it, but never found the time. It was running when i got it. So, all of the major parts and pieces are there. It is not road worthy without some restoration. Selling it as is. You will need a trailer to pick it up.”

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