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1950 CJ-3A Port Saint Joe, FL $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Has some dings and dents.

https://tallahassee.craigslist.org/atq/d/port-saint-joe-1950-cj3a/7084046179.html

“1950 CJ3A Runs and drives. Converted to 12 volt, Electronic distributor, New Carburetor, New Tires, New Battery, New Fuel Tank, Starter and Alternator are New. Currently tagged and Insured.”

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1948 CJ-2A Port Richey, FL $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Someone has added an M-38 gauge panel to the dash.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/for/d/port-richey-willys-cj2/7058791190.html

“1948 Willy’s CJ2 has a good body and frame. The engine is out but a has a 134 L rebuilt engine, ready to install. I live in Port Richey, Florida and vehicle is at my residents. I have a clear New Hampshire title for this vehical. Must see to appreciate. Asking $6900 OBO. I will only take CALLS, no text or email. …. Can be sold without rebuilt motor for $5500.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Canton, GA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It’s a “lefty” with some Allstate/Husky hubs.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/atq/d/canton-1948-willys-cj-2a/7080656506.html

“This is a 1948 cj-2a with a little later model motor. It doesnt work but would probably be a good project car. Cash only.”

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1954 M-170 Jupiter, FL $22,500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/30/2019) Seller notes there are a few minor items that need repairs.

https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/cto/d/jupiter-willys-jeep-m170-front-line/7081058282.html

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“I have decided to let go of my rare M170 Willys Front Line Ambulance. This vehicle is in very good condition and has undergone a comprehensive refreshment with new wiring, a rebuilt engine, new hoses, clamps and fluids, a new top and canvas cushions and it comes with an in-and-out military snorkel kit and a folding stretcher.

The vehicle operates on a 24 volt system with new, twin in-line batteries as well as high and low positons for four wheel drive when taken out of two wheel drive for the pavement. Starts, runs, shifts and stops, just like it should. Note that this vehicle will top out at 50 mph, so it is not meant for the highway.

There are a few minor items that need attention such as fixing the gas gauge and oil temp gauge and possibly replacing the steering wheel (have the correct new one) if desired. Most anything is available through online suppliers. Also, the full enclosure and doors are available as well ($4,500).
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1947 CJ-2A Spring Hill, FL $650

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $650.

(09/22/2019) Not sure how much value is here. Has a Buick V-6 engine.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/ctd/d/spring-hill-1947-willys-for-parts/7068126558.html

“11947 WILLYS FOR PARTS.FRONT END PARTS IN CAB.HAS A V-6 ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION.FRONT TIRES ARE IN THE BACK”

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1947 CJ-2A Safety Harbor, FL $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/09/2018) Those are some large tires for that stock running gear.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bar/d/safety-harbor-1947-willys-jeep-offroad/7065623474.html

“1947 cj2 willys.lots of work on the tub and frame.flat head 4 cylinder overhauled.t90 manual trans.overhauled.dana 18 transfercase gone thru.has leaf over conversion.heavier shackles installed.custom built power steering .alum.radiator installed.led lighting.up graded starter,bell housing and flywheel.custom built clutch.much heavier clutch pressure.changed to manual locking hubs.has stock 5:38 running gears.has a full rollcage.built deeper oil pan for engine.sits on 35 inch boggers.has brand new carburator.used for offroad only.i have no title.tub does have the vin. plate in place .i purchased 3 jeeps in a package deal for parts.built this sold most of every thing else. i do have some spare parts i thought i might need.i do not really want to part with this jeep .but have a much bigger jeep i am building.”

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1947 CJ-2A Portland, OR **Scam?**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Ad deleted. This same jeep was spotted on the Baltimore Craigslist, so proceed with caution. 

Seems like a “too good of price deal” …

“1947 Jeep Willys ! This Jeep was fully restored about 8 years ago and has only been driven 6 miles since”

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Overground Railroad Book

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

A reader (and my pea-sized brain can’t remember who) noticed that the front of the Overground Railroad, a book by Candace Taylor, had a Jeep Wagon on its cover. It looks to be a 1950-1951 wagon to me.

I haven’t read the book just yet, but look forward to it. The book is about 300 pages, but has at least 100 pages of photos. The reviews for it have been very good. Here’s a review from a Route 66 website.

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1954 Photo Mighty Mite & Helicopter on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Mighty Mites, videos

This photo appears to show one of the prototype Mighty Mites. It’s hood number (179849) is 3 numbers away from another Mighty Mite (179846) that appeared in the press video at the bottom of this post.

View all the information on eBay

“1954 Sikorsky S-56 Helicopter Backing Jeep into Cargo area … Press Photo”

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Here’s the Mighty Mite press video:

 
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1948 Willys Jeep Pocket Calendar on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Chris spotted this odd Willys Calendar. It’s got an imprint of a horse head on it, but we didn’t understand why that might be. It appears these were produced for the Ohio Willys Sales Company, of Cleveland, Ohio. It’s currently priced at $49.

View all the information on eBay

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Oglesby Jeep w/ Trailer Nappanee, IN $160

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Looks in better shape than many I’ve seen.

https://southbend.craigslist.org/clt/d/nappanee-1950s-oglesby-red-cast/7083343894.html

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“1950’s Oglesby Red Cast Aluminum Willy’s Jeep.
Made in Peru, IN.
All original paint and tires.
Condition is used but very nice.
Jeep measure approximately 10.5 ” in length.
Also includes Oglesby Red cast aluminum Trailer.
Very rare to find these together.
Trailer measures 8.5″ in length.
Overall both pieces in very nice condition.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Lake Tenkiller, OK $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/09/2017) Has a drivetrain update.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/snw/d/cookson-51-willy/7074149749.html

“51 willys with V-6 and auto transmission. Power steering. Great little jeep. Canvas top also. Tandem trailer can also be purchased.”

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1949 CJ-3A? Okemah, OK $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has full floaters in the rear.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/d/okemah-1949-jeep-willys/7083622308.html

“1949 Jeep Willys for sale!!! This Jeep is the bombdiggidy!!! Perfect for hunting or putting around town. It runs! I have a clean title! Asking $4500 or best offer.”

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1948 Cj-2A Lindale, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Might be worth a look.

https://easttexas.craigslist.org/atq/d/lindale-antique/7084352880.html

“Finish this restoration. 1948 Willys Jeep CJ. Due to illness, cannot finish. Good body with primer coat, new gas tank, new seats, rebuilt starter, 12volt alternator. With a little TLC, this jeep will be ready to roll.”

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1954 M-38A1 Winder, GA $10,900

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UPDATE: This is also on eBay, but with a lower price of $10,900.

This M-38A1 looks in good shape.

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale20/adm023/adm023.html

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“Lots of work done, good driver/parade truck. This is my client’s Jeep and I’ve done 99.9% of the work to it since he acquired it. He is moving in a different direction in the hobby and is putting the Jeep up for sale and since I’ve done all the work for the last 4+ years, I’m helping him sell it.

Details: Currently registered and tagged in Georgia, current owner has the title from the prior owner in Florida (Georgia will not title anything built prior to 1963). Located in Winder, Ga. Vehicle has recently been serviced with new oil and filter, all fluids checked, all zerks greased, etc. All systems on vehicle function as they should: Engine, drivetrain, 4wd, gauges, lights, parking brake, etc.

Condition: Vehicle is in very good driver or parade duty condition. Sheetmetal is above average, but not perfect. Both front fenders were wrinkled at some point and straightened. They are acceptable in their current condition but a new owner looking for show quality perfection will probably want to replace them. Tub corners, rockers, cowl and rear panel are excellent. Vehicle had a replacement floor pan installed at some point and the job was done competently. Rear panel is straight and has never had a tailgate cut in. Windshield is correct M-series Jeep (it’s an M170 ambulance Jeep model, but it’s identical to M38A1 other than two small brackets on top for stretchers) and has new glass and weatherstripping. Vehicle retains all of its original 24V system (25A generator, external regulator, blackout lights, etc.). Most of the wiring is new and retains the original Douglas connectors. The paint is older and a few spots have been touched up but overall it’s a clean and presentable vehicle. Vehicles runs very well, will maintain 50mph, transmission doesn’t pop out of 2nd gear like so many T90s, transfer works like it should, etc. Carburetor is the correct Carter YS950, etc.
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1948 CJ-2A Arvada, CO $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has some mods.

https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/arvada-jeep-1948-willys-cj2a-complete/7079163816.html

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“1948 Willy’s CJ-2A Jeep (All Complete Jeep)

– 350 Chevy V8 Engine
– TH 350 Automatic Transmission
– Clean Colorado Title
– Very clean Body with No Rust
– 1 piece windshield with Good Glass
– Power Steering
– 2.5 inch Lift Kit
– Reversed Front Shackles
– Dana 44 Rear Axle with 5.38 Gearing
– 11 inch Brakes and New wheels
– BFG 33″x 15″ Mud Terrain Tires
– Has chrome headers
– Tilt Steering column
– 12 volt electrical system
– Comes with a tow bar

$10,500 OBO
This is a Very Solid Complete Willy’s Jeep with a Clean Title
For more information or questions,”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Eau Claire, WI $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Does not run.

https://eauclaire.craigslist.org/cto/d/eau-claire-1949-willys-cj3a-jeep/7081626651.html

“1949 Willys Jeep from Wyoming with clean title. Some usual rust but is solid. Does not run. In need of restoration. $2000 obo”

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1948 CJ-2A Spokane, WA Estate Sale

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics of this 1948 CJ-2A. It’s part of an estate sale (looks like there are some cool things there)!

https://kpr.craigslist.org/com/d/pasco-pickers-paradise-huge-farm-sale/7082488147.html

“Pickers Paradise, Huge Farm Sale
7118 East Peone Road Spokane WA 99021
Moving! All must GO!
Farmhouse, 2 barns an outbuilding and garden shed filled with items.
1948 Stock Willys Jeep, Boat w/Trailer, Truck, Western Wear, Western and Native American Art, Branding Irons, Books, Old Clothing, Trunks, Spinning Wheels, Church Pews, Furniture, Pump Organ, Old Marbles, Wool Blankets, Coffee Grinders, OldTools, Old Crocks and Butter Churns. Much, Much More.
Sale starts Thursday February 27th at 8:00AM and will be opened every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until Saturday March 28th. Early Entrances Will Not Be Allowed!
Sale opened from 8:00AM – 4:00PM”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Newport, TN $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Not quite all original, but close.

https://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/d/newport-47-willys-jeep/7080405471.html

“All original runs and drives 47 Willy’s Jeep. Has pto switch military Jeep new seats. Must sale. Firm on 5 you won’t ever find another one. Have title”

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L-head Broken Arrow, OK $100

• CATEGORIES: Engine

It’s bored .060, so not a ton of life left.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/pts/d/broken-arrow-willys-jeep-engine/7074521781.html

“Was running when pulled, .060 0ver needs rebuild, come get it!”

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1946 CJ-2A? Oklahoma City, OK $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9000.

(02/13/2020) Lots of mods.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/d/oklahoma-city-1946-willys-jeep/7072316483.html

“Runs & drives great! Recently got a rebuilt small block engine (manual), ODO has 5 miles. Two-seater with new upholstery on seats. Has roll cage top, originally was outfitting it to be a rock crawler… but life happens… Tire are 35″ tall, 12.5″ wide and the rims are 17″. Front window still folds down like manufacturer intended.”

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1946 CJ-2A Altoona, IA $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.

(12/28/2019) It’s a project. It’s got an f-head.

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/pts/d/altoona-willys/7079198297.html

“Willys project 1946. Frame is blasted and powder coated. New front bumper. Selling all parts, engine trans and trans case is what it had in when I got it out of pasture 2.2 overhead 1950’s. Body rough good fenders hood and grill. $2500 obo. Not enough time to fix. Title in hand.”

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1946 CJ-2A Princeton, IN $1950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://evansville.craigslist.org/pts/d/princeton-1946-willys-cj2a-jeep/7067536380.html

The seller has a sense of humor, “the body has been many colors including the ultra-atractive traffic-cone-orange rattle-can coating it now wears.

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“46 cj2a serial #78498. Original color was “Picket Gray” with “Luzon Red” wheels, although the wheels have been painted black and the body has been many colors including the ultra-atractive traffic-cone-orange rattle-can coating it now wears.
This is a perfect entry level/starter jeep. This body is in really good shape. I play with these old jeeps quite a bit, and see a lot of them. This body is in better shape than most of them you see in this part of the country. Sheet metal is all original, no patches or modifications, bubba hasn’t screwed this one up. This is an excellent candidate for serious restoration. Theres still some body work is needed, the toolbox floor needs repair but is still in it (most of them are completely gone), theres one hole in passenger floorboard (above hat channel), and one under driver’s seat/fuel tank location. The engine turns over by hand, and I can source a transmission/ transfer case for added cost if needed.
Frame tag and body ser# tag match, acm is #69097. This is a good, solid jeep for someone to invest a little time into and enjoy. $1800/make offer. Thanks for looking.”

 
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Jeep-shaped Lighters

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Dennis noted that the was a CJ-5-shaped lighter. I was able to find a picture of one, but it is unclear to me how it works.

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Original Post: I just returned from a quick trip to Seattle, so limited updates today.

While there, I picked up three different sizes of Jeep lighters (thanks to Dan)! I plan to keep one of each and will sell some of the others. I tried to price these on eBay, but none of these are currently on eBay.

The largest one is particularly cool (far right). To ignite it, you collapse the steering wheel; the fire shoots out the hood. I’ll get a video of it tomorrow. The smaller ones are surprisingly heavy.

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There’s another, similar version of the smaller jeep lighters above that’s an LRDG jeep model. You can see one pic below and more pics of that jeep here: http://www.ewillys.com/2020/01/08/jeep-cigarette-lighter-on-ebay/

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The jeep-shaped lighter (and ashtray) I run cross most often for sale is the German Walter Baier type, which apparently was only sold on US Bases in Germany after the war (I have no documentation of that, other than this info was part of an eBay ad). Here’s a good example of the lighter:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Walter-Baier-Aluminum-Willy-Jeep-Lighter-Holder-Ashtray-West-German/293491239068?

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1948 Article on Elk Hunting with a CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I wish the pic and caption were better reproduced in this scanned newspaper, but the December 02, 1948, article in Montana’s Choteau Acantha newspaper demonstrates how surprised some civilians were by the jeep’s capabilities. The writer mentions Black Leaf Canyon, which is south of Glacier National Park.

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