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1944 GPW Dallas, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB)

Includes a CJ-2A parts jeep.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/dallas-1944-gpw-jeep/6998986686.html

“This Jeep is a little rough but has lots of parts most other WWII Jeeps are missing. It’s odd it retains many parts that were taken off but it appears to been treated ruff by the metal work – like the floor.
The front wheels are the rare two piece which I have rarely seen and maybe the dual rear wheel option they had offered.
Motor is not the best but I will include another mostly complete early green CJ-2 that should have a good motor – it turns over – oil looks good – and has anti-freeze in the radiator.
Not wanting to send a lot of pictures – best come and look at it and the parts Jeep.”

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1966 CJ-6 Yucaipa, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

No powertrain.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/yucaipa-1966-jeep-cj6-parts-only/6998839039.html

“What I have for sale is a gutted (NO ENGINE, NO TRANSMISSION, NO TITLE) 1966 Jeep CJ6 for parts only. I’m asking $2,500 OBO. Please email for phone number so we can discuss further.”

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Year? DJ-3A Durango, CO $8500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: Price dropped to $8500.

UPDATE: This has bounced around on price. It was listed as a 1947, but now has no year. It seems to me to be a later model DJ-3A (has the passenger side vent). Overall, it does seem to be in good shape.

(06/25/2019) It  listed as a 1947, but looks all DJ-3A. Looks like fun.

https://westslope.craigslist.org/atq/d/durango-classic-willys-gala-jeep/6996144219.html

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1947-cj2a-durango-co1“2 wheel drive All American – Red, White & Blue 1947 Willys Jeep
Body of a 1947 and probably engine too. All new undercarriage including: Axles, 3 Speed Transmission Steering, Springs, Shocks, Bumpers, 5 New Tires and Wheels, Radiator. New Lights, Blinkers, Windshield wipers. New Seats and Upholstery. Great parade jeep or just bopping around town. No title or registration, comes with a Bill of Sale. It has always been used on private property. It is street legal, if one so desires to register it! Comes with heavy duty 18 foot flat bed trailer. Will sell jeep only for $5,000 or both for $8,000!
Will deliver for cost of travel.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Pueblo, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/11/2019) Appears to have an f-head.

https://pueblo.craigslist.org/snw/d/beulah-1948-willys-cj2a/7001335168.html

“Clean title….runs…decent tires…. body straight with very little rust. Would make an excellent project Jeep this winter.”

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Year? CJ-2A? Grand Rapids, MI $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Listed as a 1943, it appears to be a CJ-2 or 3A with a CJ-3B windshield.

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/for/d/grand-rapids-1943-jeep-willys-snowplow/6998664756.html

“1943 Jeep Willys ( I think it is a GPW, but I am not sure) with CLEAR TITLE
and a 6-1/2 ft snowplow and hydraulic pump and small box with other parts and extra steering box.
also 2 front windshield frames hanging on the snowplow are part of the sale.
Jeep has running gear, but no motor.
To restore or part out
for condition: see pictures

I also have a Ford 2.3 four cylinder motor with 15,000 miles
on it with manual transmission for $200.00 extra”

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1945 GPW San Diego, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Still Available. Might be located near Dana Point.

(0913/2019) It’s a project.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pts/d/dana-point-1945-ford-gpw-jeep-willys/6998693603.html

“A project with a running engine. This is a project and will need some restoration to make it a driving vehicle”

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CJ-3A NOS Body Parts Lebanon, PA $3500

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/15/2019) Maybe someone can use these?

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/lebanon-cj3a-willys-jeep/6992466441.html

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“This is a collection of N.O.S. Willys body parts gathered over a 30 year period. It has a full set of floor pans, all four quarters including attached wheel housings in rear. It has a new toolbox with lid, and the rear floor pan has the cross member factory attached. I am also including in the sale, a donor Jeep with a straight clean frame and most parts needed to build a show quality restoration. The Jeep can be seen by appointment 10 miles east of Hershey, PA. Please email me if interested and thanks for looking.”

 
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Peace Corps Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

in 1961, President Kennedy signed the Peace Corps Executive Order. Since then, over 1/4 million volunteers have served around the world. Given the rough conditions, especially in the early days, jeeps were a natural fit for the volunteers heading to remote areas. Folks were even trained on how to used jeeps as a part of their introduction to the Peace Corps.

There seems to have been a wide variety of jeeps used by the Peace Corps. How the jeeps were obtained isn’t clear, but at least some in 1965 were donated by Oakland Motor Sales. I imagine the military versions, like the M-170 seen below, could have been transferred to the Corps. After a few years of service, some areas of the world abandoned jeeps. For example, a deteriorating jeep fleet in Sierra Leone led to the abandonment of jeeps, at least according to this article. In another example, according to Ron Horton, who wrote a somewhat risqué look at his time in the Peace Corps, jeeps were quickly phased out in favor of bicycles, because the bikes were considered more friendly by the person who oversaw the Brazilian Peace Corps units.

Here are a few photos related to the Peace Corps and Jeeps:

PEACE CORPS TRAINING:

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1964, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, CAPTION: Peace Corps trainees on the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, New Mexico. Three men in jeep on sandy hill, sand flying through air.

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1964, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, CAPTION: Peace Corps trainees on the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, New Mexico. Six women driving in snow-covered dirt road, juniper bushes in background.

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1964, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, CAPTION: Peace Corps trainees on the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, New Mexico. Jeep ascending steep dirt hill. [THIS MIGHT BE A CJ-3A GIVEN THE SIDE MOUNTED TIRE]

JEEPS IN THE PEACE CORPS:

Here’s a wonderful photo of Perdita Huston, former Peace Corp Director of Mail and Bulgaria, in a WWII jeep:

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Peace Corps, late 1990s, Perdita Huston

This photo of a CJ-3B with a Koenig hardtop in Chile was taken around 1965:

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CAPTION: Peace Corps volunteer Emory Tomor waiting for a farmer and his oxen to pull his Jeep out of the mud. Photograph, c1965. View the photo at fireartamerica.com.

Finally, there’s no caption with this image of the back of a jeep, possibly a 1948 CJ-2A given the spare tire location:

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Sears Selectro 19 Spline Hubs on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

These appear in good shape. You can learn more about the Selectro history here.

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“I don’t know if Selectro made these for Sears? But the Selectro ones look like these. You don’t see many with the Sears name, I believe they are 19 spline. 3″ across bottom gear. Need cleaned up and greased.”

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1948 Jeepster Anaheim, CA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Looks good.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/atwood-willys-jeepster-low-price-set/7000350194.html

“WILLYS JEEPSTER!! GOING TO SELL FAST.”

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1953 M-38A1 USMC? Nantucket Island, MA $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

The eBay buy-it-now price of $6500 looks like a good price. Could be a USMC jeep.

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“This 1953 M38A1 is in good condition considering its age, starts easily, and the engine runs well. If you are a collector, restorer, or just someone who loves fun vehicles, this is a rare gem and a great island toy and should not be missed!

This vehicle was purchased in 2005 fully restored. It includes all of the cool features of the M38A1 such as the 24 volt electrical system, the blackout lights, foot starter switch, 3 speed transmission with low/high transfer, rear mounted gas can, and more.

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1963 M-170 Phoenicia, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-170 • TAGS: .

This is the radio version of the M-170. The high bid is $1500 as of Thursday morning.

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“For your consideration a nice condition and very rare Willys m170 USMC radio truck.
This is very similar to the more common M170 ambulance but instead of outfitted with stretchers, Was used to carry radio gear. This is a particularly rare bird because it is a later production model from 1963 ….basically almost 6 years later than standard production of the m170 was stopped

I don’t know much about the history of this vehicle in the service but there are a few sources online where one could study about them and the rarity of it.

This particular unit is in nice shape and has been mildly restored from an original unrusted example.
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1947 CJ-2A Fullerton, CA $2700

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

UPDATE: This appeared sold, but has returned to Craigslist. Price dropped to $2700. This was previously listed in Irvine.

(09/16/2019) From the pics, it looks like there was some good work done on this.

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“Very cool Willy’s Jeep all original drivetrain does not run. It looks like the cowl and windshield were grafted from a Willy’s wagon, and the steel cab is all one piece. Probably not a prototype vehicle or a relative to the CJ4, but a cool “missing link” CJ2a built with awesome craftsmanship 40+ years ago. Possibly a non-US made Jeep wagonette. Suicide doors latch. Great patina. This will be the coolest Jeep at Easter Jeep safari.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Sacramento, CA $9700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9700.

(09/16/2019) Has a replacement body and some mods.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/south-lake-tahoe-willys-1947-jeep/7000246599.html

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“1947 Willy’s Jeep
Has been in car shows
All stock, excellent condition
All new Suspension, carb just rebuilt, It has overdrive, been garaged…..It’s a looker!!
Located in Georgetown, Ca.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Orcutt, CA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(07/07/2019) Hasn’t been registered in a few years.

https://santamaria.craigslist.org/cto/d/santa-maria-1946-jeep-willys-cj2a/6994758535.html

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“1946 Jeep Willy’s CJ-2A good shape, first year made available to public after WWII.
Roll Bar, Tow Bar, Trailer Hitch, Oversize newer radiator and gas tank. Runs good. Original engine and running gear, 3046 Miles. Last registered 2015.”

 

 
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Year? DJ-3A Yucaipa, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(07/06/2019) It’s listed as a 1945, but that’s a DJ-3A body.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/yucaipa-jeep-willys-1945-super-new/6997859451.html

“Frame off restoration, 500 miles on marine V-6 engine, 600 CFM carb, new clutch, brakes, tires & seats with 4-point harness, Pantera exhaust, new aluminum radiator, 1988 rear-ends, custom rear storage, roll bar, off-road lights, lighted whip, car cover”

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1946 CJ-2A Glendale, AZ Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This VEC CJ-2A #22678 lacks tool indents and a column shifter.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/phoenix-1946-willys-cj2a-flat-fender/7001045339.html

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“I have too many projects and not enough time or money to finish them, so unfortunately I may have to let this one go.

This is a 1946 CJ2A Willy’s Jeep. It has a dauntless 225 v6 motor and the original 3 speed transmission and twin stick transfer case. It runs, drives, and stops. The motor has newer plugs and wires and all gauges work. The body is all original and has minimal rust, no holes in the frame or body. It also has the original vin tag and original data plates on the dash which is very hard to find.

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1946 CJ-2A Joliet, IL $13,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has updates. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/530980067671001/

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1970 Hurst Jeepster Commando #1 Tahoe, CA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: Still Available.

It drives, but may or may not need a restoration depending on how you feel about it.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/d/tahoe-city-1970-hurst-jeepster-rarest/6992113677.html

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“1970 Hurst Jeepster #1
This could be the rarest production Jeep in the world
It is not known exactly how many of these were built. Some say 100 but I think more have come out of the woodwork.
From research done, there’s no solid record of the Hurst build numbers. There is a registry and this one is the earliest number out there. This may be the one pictured in the showroom photo. I have only seen 2 Hurst Jeepsters with the blue stripe that runs side to side in front of the red stripe. Only the really early ones.
Has the luggage rack
Has the rare Hurst badges (not aftermarket). I tried to have a company rechrome all the original emblems, but they were too pitted. The hurst badges are not pot metal, so they chromed up real nice.
The hood scoop had been stolen years before I got this vehicle. The one on there currently is a reproduction and made to look old. The tach was stollen with the scoop, but the Dixco hood tach is what is put in there now.
The wheels and tires are brand new. Have about 5 miles on the tires. I drove it to a car show and back.

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Willys Motors Parts & Accessories Bulletins on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

Chris is selling this huge book of Willys/AMC information. He also has some other jeep-related items on eBay.

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“Vintage Willys Jeep Parts and Accessories catalog early Willys w/AMC pages. Older casing with AMC parts pages. Please look at photos carefully. Good condition.”

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Ken Hechler: The Man in the Red Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features

Longtime public servant and former WWII veteran Ken Hechler served President Harry S. Truman, held the position as West Virginia’s Secretary of State, and represented West Virginia in Congress for several terms. Early in his Secretary of State run he began using a red CJ-5 as his office. Over the years he went through 6 jeeps.

Over the years Ken wrote multiple books. His earliest was Bridge at Remagen: A Story of World War II. He went on to write additional books, articles and other works. Eventually, Carter Taylor Seaton wrote a book about him called The Rebel in the Red Jeep: Ken Hechler’s Life in West Virginia Politics. Here are a few pics:

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1944 Photo of H. Larsen and A. Vandegrift w/ Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This event was captured in a series of 10 photos. Some others from his visit March 1944 visit to Camp LeJeune can be found here.

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“1944 Press Photo Henry L Larsen talks to Alexander A Vandegrift in jeep, NC. This is an original press photo. Vandegrift, Alexander A. (Lieutenant General). Lieutenant General Alexander A. Vandegrift, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, recently made a four-day inspection tour of the Marine Corps training base at Camp Lejeune, New River, North Carolina.

It was his first visit since he became commandant and the first trip back there since he left it in the Spring of 1942 to lead the Marine assault forces that drove the Japanese out of the Solomon Islands.

Lieutenant General Alexander A. Vandegrift (front seat of Jeep), listens to Major General Henry L. Larsen (right), describe a re-enforced rifle company’s field problem on a musketry range Camp Lejeune, New River, North Carolina, during his inspection tour. General Larsen, Commanding General of Camp Lejeune, and Colonel William N. McKelvy (rear seat), of Washington, District of Columbia, Commanding Officer of the Instructors’ Group, Replacement Battalions, accompanied General Vandegrift during the field problem. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 3-2-1944.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Lefty? Inchelium, WA $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

This has a driver’s side mounted spare, so might be a lefty body, but the grille is early. It looks like it has a sears top, not a “homemade cab”.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/inchelium-1946-willys-jeep/7000741483.html

“1946 Willys Jeep, C-J2-A
4 Cycle, 4 Wheel Drive, 3 Speed Manual Transmission
Enclosed Homemade Cab
6′ Snow Plow, vaccum lift blade
New Tires
Collector Plates”

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Year? FJ-3 Gettysburg, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

Jamie shared this FJ-3 ad. It’s a project.

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“1961-1964 FJ3 Jeep Fleetvan for sale, not sure of exact year. No title, bill of sale only. This is the right hand, stand and drive model. Not sure the last time I saw one for sale, as these are getting very hard to find. A true piece of Americana. Body is in good shape with only one area of rust (just past the driver’s door, near the bottom). All original drivetrain, not sure if it runs as it has been sitting since the 80’s. Originally from Colorado, just arrived in PA. Missing the steering wheel, and back two wheels are not original.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Mauertown, VA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/07/2019) Appears solid.

https://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/atq/d/toms-brook-47-cj2a/6995068866.html

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“1947 cj2a jeep. Rebuilt motor. Rebuilt transmission. Rebuilt transfer case. Nice jeep lot of news parts.”