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Year CJ-2A? Easton, Ct **SOLD**


UPDATE: SOLD … Was listed at $800

It might not be a bad price.


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1949 CJ-2A Hermiston, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

This appears pretty stock.

“This jeep is original except for a 12 v conversion.Has:134 flathead,t90,t18,25/44 axles, new tires,new seats.Has a little rust in toolbox.$5000.0”

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1947 CJ-2A Oak Harbor, Wa $9500


UPDATE: Price bumped to $9500

(10/22/2009) Here’s a nice looking CJ-2A.

“All original 1947 CJ2A Jeep with some mechanical restoration but remaining stock. New wheels and tires added. Original wheels available. Engine and transmission are all original and in excellent condition. Body had no rust, was media blasted and painted original blue. Everything works well. It does not have a top, but they are available……call if you have questions or want to come by for a drive. Rich 360-678-3733, cell: 206-240-9434.”


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1951 Truck Griffin, Ga $14,900

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(10/14/2010) This looks nice.

“Super rare 1951 Jeep Willys 4×4 Pick Up. Features: * 4 cylinder ‘F’ Head engine  * 3-speed manual transmission  * 4-wheel drive  * Stake sides on top of bed  * Side mount spare tire holder  * Side mount auxiliary gas tank  * All steel body  * Chrome front bumper  * Factory service manual. Restored to stock condition.

Good paint & body. Runs out strong! When was the last time you saw one? Will trade up or down for your antique, collectible, & special interest vehicles. Call Stuart @ 678-688-2121 for more info.”

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1948 CJ-2A Dalton, Ga Trade (or Make offer)


UPDATE:  Price now $4000.

(12/13/2010) This seller provides a detailed overview of what he’d like to get and the pluses/minuses of the jeep.

“I know times are tough on every one now, so I thought I would set this out for a trade or sale to see what would be offered. I am looking for a NICE aircooled (pre-1980) VW Bus, Camper, Thing or Beetle. It will have to be NICE. I am also interested in a good late model passat stationwagon or Jetta 4 door, or NICE new beetle. I am a VW guy so I know what to look for, so no junk please. Any thing else, just let me know. I am not interested in any money from my end, but I’ll look at trades + Cash.


Ok about the Willys:
-Paint is GREAT (original color)
-Has a new Gas tank, and Tool box.
-Upholstery is great.
-Has a great Bestops top and new bows.
-Has a brand new Heater (aftermarket, w/ blower – needs the hoses ran, but the switch and power are all hooked up.)
-Has a GREAT aftermarket Tub (NO RUST).
-Has the original L134 Flat head engine, runs well.
-Has fairly new Kuhmo 16” 7ply AT tires with tubes on OEM rims.
-Trannie is supposed to be rebuilt as of 7K miles (new clutch at that time).
-Is 12v with the High torque starter.
-115 PSI on all cyl. / 12 PSI oil @ idle with hot oil (20 w/ cold).
-Front Disk Brakes – NEW Hardware. Back Brakes – New hardware.
-Has new front headlights and tail lights, WITH TURN SIGNALS!!!

In the past Month:
-New plugs, oil, oil filter, adjusted valves.

Comes with:
-New front pulley, current one works, just has a bent spot.
-New engine gasket set (head, side, intake / exhaust, water intake…) New oil pan gasket. – bought and never needed.
-New fuel pump. Has an electric one installed now that works, but in case you wanted to go back to an OEM look.
-Has a 1 wire Altenator and all new wiring.

OK, there are not alot of “bads”, but here they are:
-It leaks oil. not alot, but around the oil pan at the front it drips. not alot, but it will “mark it’s spot.” It has a few other “drips”, but nothing other than a light drip every so often .
-It needs a front driver’s hub oil seal. This is the one that goes around the ball that the stearing turns on. – This leak is pretty good and should be addressed before going of road.
-Engine is LOUD, it has a small exhaust leak (seal blown at exhaust manifold at down pipe…)and sounds like an old engine. This ain’t a modern car. If your expecting a 2009 TJ, this ain’t it.
(engine has great Oil Pressure and has good compression…)
-Engine could use new points / condensor. I do not use points on my VW’s, (Petronix) so I hate messing with them. I have set the points and it runs good, but the timming light is jumpy about 3*.(New Distributor with petronix = $125 and never worry about it again….)

Any way it is a GREAT looking / Running Jeep that has lots of potential.
Not alot of Flat fender Jeeps around and not a lot that are ready to get in and drive.

I have been Honest in my presentation of this Jeep, please be honest in your descriptions of your trades. This will save us both some time.
706 – nine eight zero – 5313.
I have more photographs, but do not waste my time.”

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Santa’s Sleigh Got Stuck Last Night

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

It seems Santa had to turn to an Orange CJ-2A to complete his duties last night.  I’d like to give credit for the brave soul who snuck out and captured this photo; however, the reader(s) didn’t leave their name. (Actually, this photo came in from two different email addresses, neither of which had a name).  I guess they were concerned they’d get some coal in their socks?

We’ll just call this wiki-leak-like photo a Santa-Leak!

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How I Wrap Christmas Presents


One year, I wrapped all the presents using gold and silver aluminum foil into all kinds of shapes.  Another year, I wrapped presents using only recyclable materials.  This year, I made some jeeps and cars :-).  As you can see, I don’t take wrapping too seriously.

Happy Holidays All .. I’ll have my kids for the next week (starting tomorrow morning), so updates will be occasional and arbitrary.

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1947 CJ-2A Nashville, TN**SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2700

“Reduced $500. 1947 Willy’s CJ2A. I purchased this jeep about twenty years ago. 4 cyl L-134 engine starts and runs good. Converted to 12 volt. Partial list of new parts in recent years includes New Solex carb,(still have old carb) New brakes on all four wheels including master and wheel cylinders, gas tank, timing gear, plug wires, head gasket, thermostat, water pump, and battery. Rebuilt Starter. Tires are balanced and ready for you to drive home with no bumping. Next project is to repair minor rust, sand and paint. Just arrivedsd still in the box. 2 new Smittybilt lowback seats ready to be installed”

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1952 CJ-3A Plantsville, CT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $650.

This is a rough CJ-3A.

“Selling a 1952 CJ-3A. I bought to use as a plow jeep for the parking lot but no longer need it. It runs and drives. four wheel hi and low work. Brakes dont work. The insulated aluminum artic top is in great shape. There is a dent in the back corner, the window glass is all intact and the windows slide open easily. There doesnt appear to be any cracking that I can see at the corners or roof which is common. The data tag on the drivers door can be clearly read. The tool box bottom has a sheet of aluminum over it so it looks better from above than underneath. The tub is in very rough shape. It comes with extra parts shown in pictures.”


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1948 Truck Mason, Mi $3200

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Here’s a modified truck that looks pretty good.

“1948 Willys pickup built on a 1985 Ford Bronco II. Ford 2.8 liter V6 with power brakes and power steering. 4WD, 4 speed manual, sun roof. Since earlier listing have had frame welded and replaced bucket seats with a bench seat, making it much more comfortable for taller drivers. Recently had engine tuned up, new starter and fuel pump. Less than 1700 miles on front brakes. Starts and runs well. Single owner, clear title. Actual mileage unknown.

This would is a good hobby truck that technically doesn’t need anything, but could stand some improvements here and there as time and money allow. Paint is fair, with a few points flaking off, especially on the roof. Tires are fair and not in need of immediate replacement, but a new set of larger wheels would look better. Previous owner created wood tailgate, but the original Willys tailgate is available – it is solid but needs work. The wood pickup bed could be replaced. The radio is old and should be replaced along with new speakers. Carpet is OK but eventually could be replaced, with floor / firewall insulation added. Doors could be better aligned and have weatherstripping replaced.

The truck has vintage, rugged Willys looks but with more modern amenities. I am only selling because I bought another ’48 Willys truck. No trades.”

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2 1946 CJ-2As Sacramento, Ca $2000


Lots of parts.

“Two 1946 Willys: $2000. One is unassembled and complete except for motor and seats. This one had a small block chevy at one time, frame is boxed and mounts reinforced. The assembled one is complete except for seats. There are three windshields frames between them. One good title. Trailer not included. $2000 OBO 916-717-7290”

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1942 MB Mohave County, Ca $2500


The seller must sell this project.

“Nice jeep, a bunch of custom stuff done to it, new paint, ok tires, looks likenew diamond plate all around, roll bar, custom red eucaliptus wood dash, ( very nice) and new VDO guages. new pertronix ign. new carb, orig 4 cyl engine, runs nice. needs to be finished. bill of sale only, car is clear and out of system. can’t finish, losing home and must sell. Open to offers but don’t be an idiot. thanks”

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Mobile Orientation Unit — Fritz Kaeser

• CATEGORIES: Features, War Images

Originally published in January of 2010″

In the two photos below, photographer Fritz Kaeser captured this Mobile Orientation Unit presentation on June 28, 1945, near Cividale, Italy (at least that’s the assumption as Cividale is scribbled on the back).  I did a search on “Mobile Orientation Units”, but didn’t have any success learning more about them.  Fritz ran a studio in Wisconsin before World War II and then headed to the Western U.S. after the war, photographing the American Southwest and the Rocky Mountains.  These photographs are a part of Denver Library’s Western History Collection.

This photo shows the Tenth Mountain Division Information and Education’s Mobile Orientation Unit’s jeep-top stage parked in the middle of a grassy field during a discussion of the Pacific campaign. Pfc. Bob Wright (left) and Sergeant Ed Curry sit at tables atop the stage. Behind them is a banner with a map of Japan and the slogan: One war, one world. A jeep trailer contains a sound system and two loudspeakers, a third loud speaker is on the other side of the stage.

In the photo below, the Tenth Mountain Division Information and Education’s Mobile Orientation Unit holds a discussion of the Pacific campaign and invasion of Japan with soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division’s Quartermaster Battalion. T/4 Theodore “Ted” Lockwood uses a portable microphone amid the audience.

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Sunbelt Auto Museum Las Vegas, Nv


The Sunbelt Antique and Classic Automobile Company & Museum at Las Vegas, Nevada, has several Willys.  I think you’ll find the last one most interesting …

First, we have this beautiful 1946 Wagon:

Here we have a couple pics of a 1948 Jeepster:

And now we have this beautiful ‘1943 Military Jeep’ …. Seriously, here’s the sign!  Sure lookings like a militarized CJ-2A to me.  See more pics as well. I sure hope they didn’t pay too much for that!

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1949 CJ-2A Enumclaw, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1995.

(01/26/2010) Looks good.  The seller notes this has a 3A body.

“1949 Willys CJ2A with 3A body. Awesome working condition, a workhorse for your place or a toy for the woods!
*** Only third owner!
*** Converted to 12 volt
*** Complete with 8,000 lb. WARN winch
*** Military non-directional tires and spare with less than 200 miles on them
*** Bestop black vinyl top with nylon zippers
*** Lots of extra parts — transmission boots, engine mounts, etc.”

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1946 CJ-2A LaConner, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, trailer


“Willys Jeep cj2a-mechanically good, body fair to good. Has a cj3a windshield installed, comes with but not installed rollbar assy, sidesteps, no top but a new all weather cover,it has later cj 15 inch wheels and almost new m&s tires (also comes with 5-16 inch jeep wheels), all 4 new springs (mounted on another Jeep but never ran), front hubs, diamond plate rear body covers (not installed) a really nice tow bar and towing lights plus lots of other Jeep parts.”

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1946 CJ-2A Cropwell, Al $2500


This might be a good price.

“Runs good, i drove it around town before it got t o cold. Everything works but a couple of the gauges and brake lights. I’ve put everything from plugs and wires to carb. rebuild, bearings in the front end, hoses and belts, lights. Gas tank rusted out so i put a plastic one in for now. I have the windsheild just hadn’t had time to put it in. Email me at for more pics”

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1944 MB Cottonwood, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

I’m not sure what part of this project is the project part.

“1944 Willy’s Jeep. 283 Chevy with a 3spd. Great project! Asking $1500.

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1942 GPW Mobile, Al **SOLD**


UPDATE:  A reader bought this “awesome” GPW. He will send us pics and update as he restores it. You can view it here.

No pics provided.

“f-script ford gpw,will be for a restoration project,all orignal parts,f-stamped on bolts seats,and frame,bumpers,spare tire carrier,etc..”

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1955 CJ-5 Oklahoma City, Ok $1500


It might be the carb or a fuel pump.  I suspect the problem is cheap to solve.  This might have little or no rust.

“1955 Jeep CJ5. 4 cyl “F” head engine, manual transmission and 4 wheel drive. It is mechanically in good condition other than a current carburetor problem that allows it to start but not continue to run. It is currently in storage near Alva. but is priced F.O.B Oklahoma City. Asking $1500, or make offer. 405-833-7217″

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1950 M-38 Kansas City, Mo $3500


The price is a bit high on this project.  However, what interests me is that this appears to be a M-38 body, with the exception of a battery box.  And, this doesn’t appear to be a replacement body to me.

“1950 Willy’s Jeep CJ – 3A Serial #49445; Runs Great Needs Body Work; 3500.00 or Best Offer.”

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1953 CJ-3B eliasville, Tx **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $7000.

This has some updates.

“1953 modified willy’s jeep with chevy 327 w/four barrel edlebrock carb. dyna four wheel drive and berg-werner four speed trans.”

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1942 Greek-Converted MB Brunswick, Oh $2500


Bob spotted this unusually modified MB.  The seller believes this was converted by the Greek Army.

“Converted by Greek Army to re-coilest rifle carrier, ammo mounts in tact, 3 out of 4 combat wheels,solid body with surface rust, does not have motor but does have original running gear-motors available. please call- 216-287-3582”

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1947 CJ-2A Point Charlotte, Fl $1500


No pics provided.  Sounds rough.

“1947 willys jeep . runs good has orig 4 cyl engine and transmission. not pretty . good woods buggie, no brakes ..needs wheel cylenders on the back ..1500.00 or trade for aircooled vw bug or bus…9414681223…dj”

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1948 CJ-2A Nicholasville, Ky $7500


This looks to have a replacement body.

“1948 Jeep Willy’s CJ2A. This jeep has been fully restored around 10 yrs ago. It had 10,000 dollars put into it. It is in extremely good shape and virtually rust free. The paint is still in excellent shape. It has been converted over to 12VDC so as to make it easier to start, especially in cold weather. It has a flathead 4cyl, and runs excellent. The 4 wheel drive works great and shifts smooth. The gear ratio is 5:38. It has been stored indoors. The only trades I am interested in would be a 3/4 to 1 ton 4X4 truck either chevy, gmc, or dodge. Of equal value.

If interested please call Mike at 859-797-3830 or Bill at 859-797-1411 NO CALLS AFTER 9:30PM.”