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Willys Trucks and Wagons over at Jalopy Journal

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Website, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

Jalopy Journal has a short thread with a variety of pics.  The wagon that caught my eye is shown below, a creatively constructed ‘party wagon’.  I love it!  There’s a few more pics of this at the website.

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1956 CJ-6 Marthasville, Mo $1000


The seller says this is a CJ-5, but it looks to be a CJ-6 with a full canopy. No motor.

“1956 cj5 no title 4 cyl hard top runs but i think it has a wheel locked up all new break system summer 2008 will need to be trailered or towed it pulls nicly on the factory tow bar behind a full size truck $1000 or trade for complite running sbc 4 bolt main 350 383 or 400 may do partial trade for a 2 bolt 305 or 350 running and complite no fuel injected motors please it is for a 1984 chevy P/U.  i do not have money to buy a motor so do not ask.  may trade for zero turn mower, log splitter, or guns no junk please.  636-295-7379 if no answer leave message justin.”

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1951 CJ-3A Loveland, Co Make Offer


Best offer takes it.  It hasn’t been run in a few years.

“1951 Willy’s Jeep. Great project. flat 4 engine was rebuilt 5 years ago, still needs new/rebuilt carborator and new rear seal. Body/Seats need work. Has sat for the last 5 years, I did not have the mony to complete rebuilding it. For more info call Dan 970-290-5573.”

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1946? CJ-2A? Anchorage, AK **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $2800.  **SOLD**

(06/01/09) The seller says this is a ’46, but the body looks more like a MB/GPW body.  There’s no gas inlet and no bow holders.

“Willing to trade for a 4×4 chevy or import truck. Contact via email for more details”

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1962 CJ-5 Hartford, Ct $4600


The seller claims this jeep only has 5100 miles.  It looks pretty stock, but hard to believe the miles are that low.

“For Sale 1962 Willys CJ5 Jeep 5,100 original miles with Meyers 6′ snow plower in very good condition call 860-614-7096”

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1949 CJ-2A Kettle Falls, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

(06/23/09) The suspension has been highly modified.

“1949 willlys jeep with all toyota running gear; 20r eng, transmission, transfer case and rear ends. Great project to finish up and get out on the trail. Needs a few things finished up but I have all the parts needed. I also have two toyota parts rigs that can go with it for free. It has a soft top but not in great shape and it also has a new bikini top and new tires.”

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1946 CJ-2A Cleveland, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The drain holes have been plugged, which I suspect means there’s been some work done on the passenger and driver’s side areas of the body.

“You are 1946 Willys in great condition. This truck has been completely restored and looks and runs great. It has always been garage kept. We are selling it due to lack of room. This truck needs a good home. Transmission in great condition. Own your own piece of WWII history. This truck is as is, there is no warranty. This is pick up only. Happy Bidding. If you have any questions feel free to ask.”

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1944 MB Fairplay, Mo $2500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2500

(11/22/09) It looks in reasonable condition.

“1944 military willys jeep runs and drives good needs paint.I am listing this for my dad call him @ 417-694-7642”


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1948 CJ-2A ‘lefty’ Lamar, Mo eBay


UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

Here’s a CJ-2A that has the spare tire on the driver side and the bow holders on the passenger side.  I see no evidence to indicate this was a military vehicle or a military ambulance.

“I am selling a 1948 Willys for a friend of mine.  It runs good, all tires hold air, and it’s fun to drive around the farm.  It has a clear missouri title.  He was told that it used to be a military ambulance.  I have posted several pics of it, but I can get all the pics you need, so just send me an email and tell me what you would like to see. I am starting the auction at the lowest price he said he would take for the willys, but if you want to make a reasonable offer I will ask him if he will take it.  If you need me to deliver the vehicle I can do so for .75 cents per mile round trip (total from Lamar, MO to your place and back)  This will need to be paid in full prior to me delivering the vehicle.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Again, please email me if you have any questions and thanks for looking.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1956 Wagon Pendleton, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

(12/20/09) I’m not sure if this runs or not.

“I am selling my 1956 willys wagon it has the original 6cyl supper hurricane motor 3spd with factory electronic over drive. when i got it the restoration had been started so all the chrome is off and the inside panels are off but all of the parts are in the wagon, even the original wood slats in the back and i have a few other misc parts and some owners manuals as well i am pretty set on my price any offers please have cash and in person i don’t want to trade”



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1948 CJ-2A Spanaway, Wa $2500


UPDATE:  Price has risen.

(01/18/09) It’s a project.

Got It From grandpa. Means alot to me but need cash.. grill, fenders, body, motor, seats, top, hood,some wires,and window.  It ran few years back. bolts broke. good project. even got keys for the ignition. 2500 obo”

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Reason #63 for a trip to Italy

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Museums, Old Images, Website

Some of the folks over at the website had a discussion regarding the Museo Storico Piana delle Orme – Latina (Italy).    The museum describes itself as a “historical theme park designed to accommodate one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world: planes, tanks, locomotives, wagons, radio, weapons and hundreds of military vehicles, agricultural tractors, threshers, trams and coaches, tools and thousands of objects of all types and sizes. Dedicated to the twentieth century, the Museum is a journey through 50 years of Italian history. 14 themed to tell the traditions and culture of the peasant, the great works of improvement, the Second World War but also to show the vehicles and means at the dawn of industrialization and great toys with which children entertained themselves.

For the purposes of ewillys, the highlight of the trip might just be the opportunity to check out these two modified flatties a little closer (ok, hopefully we could find many more highlights as well!)

In the foreground, we have a MB that has been converted into a tow truck.  Behind, and to the left, is a jeep with a water tank(?) on the back of it.  Maybe a water transporter?  This photo was taken by “Captain Bill”.

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Anyone know anything about these trucks?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Old Images, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Doing some research on Warn hubs this morning, I ran across this image on Warn’s corporate website.  This may very well be  the original Warn Motor’s Service station in Seattle, Washington, where Arthur Warn developed his early ‘Summer Hubs’ as Mike refers to them.  Note the signs atop the roof, “Jeeps”  and “Warn Motors”.

If there were just one of these trucks, i would call it a custom one-off project.  However, two of these suggest to me this was a kit of some kind?  It kind of looks like the prototype for the Willys we have named a Tender.

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Robison’s Typewriter and Cash Register Repair

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Willys Wagons

I wish I had found a complete picture of this truck from Camden, NJ, but it appears we’ll have to make due with a partial image.  I think that’s supposed to be a wooden typewriter on top. Here’s the original link.

“Sitting on the wall are Mr. Robison’s nephews and niece, Tony, Annamarie and Joe Di Paola Jr.  
In the background, parked on the Haddon Avenue side of 964 Pine Street is the Willys truck belonging to Robison’s Typewriter and Cash Register Repair.”

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1961 Wagon Deer Island, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

This looks in great shape.

Restored 1961 Willys Jeep Stationwagon. Koenig PTO winch. Stock Super Hurricane 6 engine, rebuilt 5000 miles ago. Original. Interested parties”

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Roll Cage Wilsonville, Or $500 or Make Offer


That’s a large diameter tube.

“I have a full cage from a sand jeep I built years ago. Cage is 3 1/4″ tubing. No loger have frame conecting supports but can easily be made for specific application. Could use fresh paint but in great condition. NEVER ROLLED. Call if interested and for specific measurements. Make me an offer. Item is located at my shop in salem but can bring it north for an interested party. Ray 503-545-8609”

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1951 Jeepster Chattanooga, Tn $4500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

No obvious rust.

“4 cyl. 3 speed. Only 4066 ever made. Book value $7,000 – $13,000. Only asking $4500.00! Respond by phone only as I am posting this for a friend. Call Bill at 423-280-1057”

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1948 CJ-2A Plymouth, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,000.

The seller claims this is an AgriJeep.  In his book Preproduction Civilian Jeeps, Frederic Coldwell makes a convincing argument that despite filing for the trademark Agrijeep, and the use of the name Agrijeep on the CJ-1, Willys Overland quickly abandoned that trademark to focus in on the trademark Jeep for CJ-2’s and CJ-2A’s.  Note: there might be some debate to this based on some of the websites I reviewed – some believe the CJ-2 is an Agrijeep as well.  While I’m not in a position to provide any input into that debate, I would still review this seller’s claim cautiously.

“Rare 1948 Agri-Jeep, power take off, 3 point hitch. Only three prototypes made. Factory aluminum plate is 2 inch x 3 inch on the frame in back”

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David Boyd, Jr’s Willys Painting

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings

David Boyd, Jr,  is a high school art teacher and self-syndicated editorial cartoonist, but also describes himself as a painting addict.  In his painting titled ‘South Georgia Willys Jeep’, shown below, which has already sold, the artist appears to have captured what I think is an early CJ-2a, a claim I make based solely on the turn signals.   Here is a gallery of his non-jeep paintings hosted at   You can email David @  David has another Willys painting that he completed a few years ago.   Great work David!

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1937 Ford House Car — an early motorhome


Dave forwarded me some information about this unique Ford House Car.  A quick search revealed this website with a full collection of images by the previous owner of the vehicle (he sold it in 2001 according to the site).  I’ve included a pic below and some info below.  Thanks for sharing Dave, it’s cool!

“One of only six said to have been made per year in the mid-’30s at the Ford Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to an article on this car in a 1993 “Old Cars” magazine article (see link below). Very few others–perhaps none–remain on the road, and certainly not in such amazing original condition. (The only other known example that I heard of was supposedly housed in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. But that turned out to be an early 1920s Model T conversion, the curator told me. He said he’d never seen anything like this ’37!).”

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Man Made rebuilds an offroad car (well, technically it’s a car/boat)

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Website

Simon forwarded me a link to a show called Man Made. I haven’t seen an episode yet, but the video introduction below looks intriguing.

Simon reports, “I’ve only seen two episodes but its about a guy who locates barn finds and restores them for selling at auction. So far its covered an amphicar and Camero (no jeeps!) but its a great program to watch and see how a professional goes about restoring classic cars. He’s not been so successful on the profit front mind you – the amphicar didn’t sell and he lost money on the Camero”

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Wanted: Willys Truck Expert

• CATEGORIES: wanted

This truck owner says he has the 401st 4wd truck ever made.

“Is there someone around who used to work at the Willys Overland plant in Toledo that could answer some questions? I have a ’47 Willys Overland pickup truck that I want to restore to its original condition and want to do it correctly. It was the 401st 4wd pickup built. I’m trying to find information on available paint colors, proper air cleaner, upholstery choices, etc. It’s easy to modify an old vehicle, and I’ll do that with something else. I want to see this one done right. I’m sure there are some proud retirees in the area that remember building these unique historical vehicles. Thanks. Steve”

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1948 CJ-2A Godfrey, Il $3000


The body looks solid.  And they take credit cards.

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1959 Wagon Jeep Rod Elgin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

Here’s the foundation for an interesting project.

“1959 willys jeep chop top, needs tlc 1.000 or best offer . no engine . 4 speed trans 4 wheel drive ..duel wheels .. very solid jeep and head turner”

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1947 CJ-2A South Wayne, Wi $1500


This sure looks like a fiberglass body.

“For Sale- 1947 Willys Military Jeep. 4 cylinder. Runs.  Asking $1,500.00.  Cash only.  Buyers responsibility for pick-up. Call 608-439-5721 or 608-439-5087.”