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1947 Drag Jeep Visalia, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.

Looks drag ready.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/634576923938259

“1947 Willy jeep. Newer 406. Turbo 400 trans with brake. Fiberglass body. 9500 Pm for more info”

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1953 CJ-3B Boulder City, NV $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

The jeep itself seems in reasonable shape, but I really don’t understand the price given there are two low-to-flat tires in the pics, one of which has a pretty good crack in the side wall. Maybe the price is a placeholder.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1069608856896085

“Very clean Original motor”

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1952 Wagon Elk Grove, CA $5600

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

It seems in pretty good shape.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/elk-grove-1952-willys-station-wagon-4×4/7291943919.html

“hello i have a 1952 willys station wagon 3 speed 4×4 for sale runs and drives pretty clean in and out has a v8 motor in it
has some extra parts clean california title
tires are in good condition needs a break job asking 5600 obo”

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1950 CJ-3A Dublin, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It seems to me that the driver-side opening is cut down a bit, as if someone had tried to replicate a prototype jeep?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/pleasanton-1950-willys-cj3a/7290942633.html

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“Selling my 1950 Willys CJ3A. Mostly all original! 134 flat head engine and all drivetrain are original. New leaf springs provide a little bit of lift over original height. I’ve been working on this for a few years and just don’t have the time to finish this. This does run and is drivable but it’s been garaged the past few years and maintained. Plenty of new parts already installed and more parts waiting to be installed.

New parts include: leaf springs, shocks, BFG mud terrain tires, water pump, carburetor, spark plugs and wires, all new brakes (wheel cylinders, lines, master cyl), engine and drivetrain fluids/lubricants, and various other parts like gaskets and windshield seal when those are ready for installation.

Fenders, grill, hood, windshield frame and tailgate were all media blasted and primed. Have been working on the typical body problems found with these old Willys.”

 
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CJ-3A Koenig Hardtop Salem, OR $500

• CATEGORIES: Parts

No pics provided.

https://salem.craigslist.org/pts/d/salem-49-to-53-willys-steel-top/7292531924.html

“1949-1953 willys overland jeep steel top. made by koenig doors included.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Vallejo, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/10/2020) Lots of mods.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/vallejo-willys-jeep-cj2a-flat-fender/7290408896.html

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“350 Chevy powered classic flat fender. Muncie SM420 4 speed transmission (granny low,) Spicer 18 transfer case, full width Dana 44 axles with air lockers front and rear, onboard air, forged aluminum wheels (incl spare), one piece hood and fenders for much easier engine access. Those are the big upgrades, but there are lots of others – too many to list. The front seats are shabby, but I have a set of good condition, cloth seats from an early model 4runner (the ones that had a physical therapist on the design team – wayyyy better than the Ricaros.) Also have a spare SM420 (no, I don’t want to sell it separately) and a full cloth top. As you can see, the paint needs some help. The floor pan has all been replaced with heavier gauge sheet metal, but it’s also due for fresh paint. Runs strong, but could use a carb expert to get it dialed. Had to move in with elderly parent and don’t have room or time for all the toys, so it has to go. The best way to get in touch is to email me your phone number. Offers from people who have not come to take a look in person will be ignored. Clean CA title in hand”

 
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1944 MB Las Vegas, NV $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/22/2021) Any old school flathead build with a cowl mod.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/las-vegas-1944-willys-mb-jeep/7261638558.html or https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3532697820159349

“1944 Jeep Willys MB. Bought as a project but I need the room so it must go. Ford flathead conversion done by previous owner. Not ruining but pretty complete. Great project for jeep or military enthusiast. 2500 obo.”

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Desert Dog History and Ads

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

UPDATE: After spotting an ad I hadn’t published yet (seen below), I realized that there was Desert Dog history that existed among various posts. So, this combines all that into more of a narrative.

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If you have read eWillys for any length of time, you know I’ve been a fan of Desert Dog tires for years. I still have eight desert dogs, some solid lettering and some outlined, as shown in the pic below:xmas_2011_biscuit19_ditch3_lores

According to Louis Larson, the Desert Dog tire was launched in 1970. He knows this, because in 1970 he became the first person to test out the new style of tires (see the bottom of this CJ-3B Page article). The tires were given to Louis for testing and photographing.

David Maxwell, a former Formula tires salesman, reported that the tires were always made by Armstrong, but marketed through the Formula brand, the president of which was a friend of David’s (see David’s comment and many others on this post). The company made a large number of retreads, so a number of tires also had Firestone on the side, too.

The tires proved popular quickly. Les Schwab was a big fan of them and ran them on his jeep (jeeps?). He also sold both new and retread tires out of his main shop in Prineville (see Les Schwab’s biography here).

For PNW jeepers, the tires were a perfect blend for racing and for jeeping and the varied terrains of the PNW (sand, gravel, rocks, mountain sides, mud, etc … as Joe1148 highlights in his comment here .. though I can attest to it as well). On the downside, their road life was short (some estimate about 10k miles) and they tended to be noisy. The tires’ popularity gained them prominence, and soon they were added to charts showing tire options, such as this January 1972 ad:

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By 1973, Desert Dogs were being advertised in Four Wheeler Magazine (ads at the bottom of this post) and sold across the country. This Smith Jeep, Inc. ad from North Franklin, Connecticut, in the July 1973 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine is one example of an East Coast offering:

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Eventually, the Formula brand expand its offering. I don’t know when each of these tires was introduced (I think this ad is from 1975, but have to confirm it), but Formula was soon offering more tires choices:

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1973 World Plastics Fiberglass Racing Shells

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The July 1973 and August 1973 issues of Four Wheeler Magazine included these two ads for fiberglass racing shells. I’m not sure when World Plastics began advertising in the magazine, but I doubt it had been for very long. The ad on the right shows a full-body size flat fender shell, while the ad on the right shows a narrow body shell (both Bobcat and Parkette also produced racing shells).

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I don’t know how long these were offered, what happened to the shells, or what happened to the World Plastic’s company.

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Pensacola, FL $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This rebuilt CJ-2A has a fiberglass body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/287802496099198

“This jeep has been with me over 12 yrs it is titled and platted in fl it has a built v-6 a 4 speed manual w- creeper gear it has it all from aluminum radiator lockers in rear full roll cage fuel cell remote battery with power disconnect”

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1946 CJ-2A and Year? MB Trail, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

I am told the CJ-2A has a flathead V-8 and the MB has a Studabaker 6.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/230688805405383

“2 Jeep’s mid 40’s”

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1947 CJ-2A El Dorado, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a variety of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3306742246092497

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I have way to much stuff on my property . Most of it has been sold and not picked up yet . Thank you to the guy who picked up the boat yesterday after 6 months .. I really need this stuff gone to the others . No i am not selling what has already been sold . I just at least need to get some of these parts gone . This post is for the 42-47 willys parts . Come get it all $7000.

Complete running 47 With title in hand . Chevy v-8 283 headers Turbo 350 T-18 t-case Dana 44 front with ARB 4:30 and disk brakes . High steer . Dana 44 rear, full float ,chromo , locker, disk brakes . 23 gallon aluminum fuel cell . R.O.P. Cage Suspention seats 4-point racing harness New 35″ mud terrain’s Locking Fluid box . Yard sale storage deck in rear . CB / PA Comes with short solid steer axles for building trailers . 3 tail gates two of those willys. Willys hood 2 sets of fenders Willys windshield frame and glass

 
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1946? CJ-2A & Year? MB Trail, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

There might be value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/230688805405383

“1946 Jeep Jeep · Other_body_style · Driven 1,000 miles 2 Jeep’s mid 40’s”

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1946 CJ-2A Indian Wells, CA $9995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s got a single lever PTO as well.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1129093660885717

“A classic Willys Jeep CJ2A. (it is not a Gladiator but there wasn’t a Willys option). Drives very well for a 75 year old. Good power, steers and brakes excellent. Sounds like the Jeeps on MASH. Very original. Have the parts list from the rebuild 20 years ago. Tires are in good condition but they are original from the rebuild in 2001. A great parade vehicle for the summer holidays. On the downside, there is a battery charging issue. I keep it on a battery maintainer and sometimes if you are going downhill and turning to the left, it will pop out of 2nd gear. If you are holding the shifter, it stays in gear without issue. Clear title. Lots of fun and a real head turner.”

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1948 CJ-2A Charleston, MS $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This might have a dual PTO.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/824966314767009

“2 door 1948 willys Jeep includes front and back winch all original good clean title”

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Year? FC-150 Utica, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

It’s a project.

“Jeep 150 4cylinder ,standard shift , factory rear pto, this jeep is complete I have all the seats ,engine cover ,rear fenders tail gate, 4×4 , The box has all ready been sand blasted ready for paint . Only serious enquiries $5500.00 or obo retiring and don’t have time for the rest of the projects call [hidden information] no answer leave a message speak plainly”

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1946 CJ-2A Yuba City, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/05/2021) It’s supposed to have the original engine, but it looks like it has a later model oil filter bracket.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1182315148832059

“1946 Jeep Willys Runs! Clean Title. Non-Oped. Original Flat Head 4 motor. Must see!”

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1949 CJ-3A Brigham City, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This sold in only a day. It was listed at $4000. Looks like it has a Kelly half cab.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4292515837459316

“Here is a great project complete cj3a. This is a civilian model. If you are interested in this vehicle I would love to speak directly with you about details.”

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2 CJ-3Bs Buckhannon, WV $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

Two project 3Bs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/682052605821130

“CJ3B project, 2 jeeps, 1 title and tag, rough shape but with the two, I think you can build one. Had the engine in the green one running a few years ago”

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MB/GPW Hood and CJ-2A Tailgate Burlington, NJ

• CATEGORIES: Parts

Steve shard these ads for a CJ-2A tailgate and hood.

  1. Original 1946 cj2a willy’s tail gate $100
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  2. Original military jeep hood has pack slip compartment behind hood to carry papers great $350
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1952 CJ-3A Boise, ID $22,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , , .

UPDATE: The seller has bumped up the price to $22,500. 

(04/19/2018) This one was purchased out of Clovis. You can see the ad from 2013 here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1639027499818418/

“1953 Willys Jeep. Professional restoration done in Clovis California. In great shape. $3000 custom top. Buick V6 engine. Four-wheel-drive works great. Also does great in 2 Wheel drive. Very hard to find a Willys Jeep in this condition. No rust. Tires in great shape. Brand new aluminum radiator and overfill. Brand new battery and battery hold down. New chrome valve covers and coil cover. Upholstery in new condition. Backseat just left out if you need the space in the back. Paint has ghost flames on the hood that you cannot see in the pictures..”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Arroyo Grande, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

It’s a project or parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1927841974050574

“Flexible on price open to trades. Small block Chevy mounted to t90 trans (no clutch in currently), Dana 20 tcase, new frame horns (18”), plated frame from bumper to firewall w/ 1/4” steel. Unfinished project don’t have the time right now. Registration was just paid. I have a good bit of parts for it.”

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1947 CJ-2A Worland, WY $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

While the price does include tools (such as a parts washer), the price still seems high for a project. Maybe there are many more tools than listed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1653049221528167

“1947 Jeep Willys Restore/Rebuild Project Parts, tools, lots of extras pieces, guides, etc. Frame was completely rebuilt, motor was next on list to rebuild. Comes with parts washer, tools, jacks, engine stand, and whatever else in the garage that would help you. Jeep was never titled according to precious owner who bought it from the Army. This would make a great dad/son winter rebuild tinkering project. My loss is your gain and I know my husband would love to see someone else enjoy bringing it back to life.”

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1942 MB Sheridan, CA $3800

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/02/2021) Has lots of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1108366349681397

“1942 Willys jeep. Brand new Buick v-6 Edlebrock intake and carb. 700 r. Tranny”

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1951 CJ-3A? North Brandford, CT $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/30/2020) This appears to be a CJ-3A with a replacement tub, but hard to tell for sure given the pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1541216709418444

“1951 willys Jeep. Have 90% of the parts. There is not rot on it at all it has been in a garage all it’s life. Motors all there needs to be gone through before running it. I have the front seats they will need to be re covers but there not bad. Has big tires on it solid front a rear axles. Not in a rush to sell it but I’m also not giving it away. Yes it needs work but you won’t find one in this good of condition in ct. has a new body on it an I have the receipt. Will trade for a tractor with a bucket an a 3 point hitch attachment”

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