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Time to build a Tire Carrier

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

Among those odd-n-end projects I’ve been meaning to complete is the tire carrier.  Since I don’t foresee installing a rear seat in the near future, I decided to build a carrier that would blend in with the roll cage in a way that the tire would be inside the rear area when I install a top (another odd-n-end to-be-done project).

My first decision was to utilize the same strategy for the carrier I used for the rear view mirror:  cut a piece of roll bar tubing in half and use that as a mount to tie into the roll cage. I also wanted the carrier removable in case I wanted to add a rear seat and put the spare tire on the rear bumper.

In this pic I cut a section of tubing in half and then cut one of the halves into two pieces:

After widening them slightly, I have tested all three pieces on the roll bar:

On the longer of the three pieces, I have fashioned two sections of tube that will attach to the piece:

This tire mount was in terrible shape, so I decided to cut off the top piece and work from it:

Here, I have cut the mounting plate and have prepared some rectangular tubing for attachment to the plate.

You can see here that I have welded the tubes onto the half tubing.  I also ground the square tubing pieces and welded those onto the round tubes.  In addition, I welded the carrier plate onto the tubing pieces. Finally, I have added the lower bar and cut the tubes so they will conect to the bar:

Here are some pics of the finished product.  Again, the carrier plate isn’t perfect, but I saw no need to waste it and it works perfectly fine.

 
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Year? GPW Marriot Slatterville, Ut $1500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

UPDATE: Josh notes that this is a GPW body and parts.

Brett spotted this Jeep, listed as a 1947 CJ-2A. This clearly has, at the very least, a WWII body and front clip.  The body looks in good shape.

“Classic Jeep Willy’s Great for Restoration. Call After 5pm home all evening to come take a look…801-628-4914”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=0&nid=443&tab=list/view&ad=2493242

 
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Builds: Phase 1 of “Her Royal Highness” Complete

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Late last year Mark took the plunge and bought himself a Jeepster project.  After about 6 months, he has completed phase 1 of the project, has learned his Willys isn’t 100% Willys,  and, as you can see, is enjoying his efforts now that Spring is fully here.  Thanks for sharing!

Mark writes, “I completed phase one last night when I closed the gaping hole in the firewall caused by an incomplete Chevy V8 conversion long long ago, so now my Jeepster may be eligible to be honored on your site. I was going to name her “Cheapster Jeepster” due to my desire to spend less money than a new vehicle, but after falling in love with my Willys I christened it “Her Royal Highness” and I’ve still only got $4200 bucks invested so far. I got her up to 60mph and drove 75 miles straight with no problems.

Purchased her on Halloween Day 2009 and quickly found out she wasn’t all Willys. She’s a ’48 Jeepster body set on a ’49 4wd Station Wagon chassis & floorboard. It has got a 1956 Chevy 265 V8, Lockheed hydraulic clutch, 1955 Ford F-100 rear brakes and MC, John Deere tractor fuel pump and a Caterpillar temp gauge. The gauge cluster is from a M38 and the gas tank, mounted behind the back seat, is from a 1958 Dodge pickup. And those are just the parts I’ve been able to identify so far.

Phase 1 seemed like a simple task: Start, Stop and roll down the road without leaking out all its fluids, make her safe and legal and do all this without knowing jack about restoring a 60 year old automobile. It’s been a lot of fun and a real stress reliever for me.

-new complete brake system
-new complete suspension front & back
-new fuel line setup
-new wireing harness and firewall rebuild
-clean & paint interior
-fluid change and tuneup

Oh, and of course phase 1 couldn’t be complete without…….cup holders.

Much thanks to your site, I get lot’s of great ideas looking at all the other builds you profile and just knowing I’m not the only crazy, insane Willys addict gives me great comfort. Although I’ve seen other Jeepster 4wd conversions on your site I haven’t seen one that used another Willys to make the jump. I’ll keep you posted on Phase II (Body/interior & drive train improvements).

 
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CJ-2A BBQ Fort Worth, TX **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was  Make Offer.

Now, this is cool!  Mark spotted this beauty.

“im selling or trading this jeep grill i need a running jeep or a nice four wheeler for trade or if you are intrested shoot me a pic and a offer. it does not have a motor, title, front wheels this is a custom made jeep whillys 1952 and lights work and everything is legal call but (ONLY IF YOU ARE SERIOUS) and make yur offer thanks. by the way if you see it i still have it thanks.”

 
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1944 MB? Bahamas $2000

• CATEGORIES: MB

The bad news is that this is located in the Bahamas.  The good news a vacation in the Bahamas is priceless.

“1944 Wllys Jeep, Located in the Bahamas. Buyer to pay shipping from Bahamas to Miami. Pics available by email. Some extra parts. Bill of sale only. All shipping papers available from when it was shipped to the Bahamas. Was running when it was parked in 2002.”

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/1740245221.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Milton, Vt $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

The body is a bit rough.

’54 CJ3B. Rebuilt F-head engine,with very low hours/miles. Mechanically this Jeep has been 90% restored. Besides the rebuilt engine it has:  New fuel tank and fuelpump. Rebuilt carb. New radiator and waterpump,new coolant hoses. New brakes all around: shoes,hoses,whl. cylinders,etc. This has been a restoration project for me,I don’t have the time needed to finish.It was converted from six to 12 volt electric at some point. Starts and runs great,all the gauges work. Tires are good. It needs attention to the body next and a new wiring harness. Someone before me put diamond plate steel on driver and passenger floors,patched up body in numerous places. Would probably be best to replace the “tub”. Top is ok,could use some sewing along roof seams.You can use this in the woods as it is or continue with the restoration. Asking $2000.00 Call 802-343-0112 or reply to ad. If it is still on here, it is still for sale.”

http://burlington.craigslist.org/cto/1740358204.html

 
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1950 Jeepster Rochester, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4300

This looks like a pretty easy project … but looks can be deceiving.

“1950 WILLYS JEEPSTER. VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN DRY BARN STORAGE FOR 28 YEARS. HAS NOT BEEN RUN IN THAT TIME BUT THE ENGINE STILL TURNS FREELY. IT IS NOT A PERFECT VEHICLKE BUT A NICE LOOKING VEHICLE THAT HAD SOME RUST WORK REPAIRED MANY YEARS AGO. NEEDS A GAS TANK. THIS IS NOT A DRIVER AT THIS TIME BUT WOULD NOT TAKE TOO MUCH TO MAKE IT ONE.”

 
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1942? CJ-3B Appleton, Ny $2700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

The price on this looks great, but the is something odd about this jeep. Obviously, this is neither a ’42 nor a MASH jeep.

“Attention! Tonight’s movie will be MASH! Hi, this is a 1942 Willys Jeep. She runs great! It has the wonderful 4cylinder Willys engine that sounds and drives like just in the movies. Brand new alternator and horn. The tires on the Jeep are all like new. I also have extra Period Correct tires that are also like new, as well as many extra parts. The only thing this jeep needs is a master brake cylinder rebuild kit, Napa $14.95. Just never got around to doing it. This Jeep is just the greatest fun! Coronel Potter, Hawkeye and Radar would love this! Call Dan at (716) 795-3540 please leave a clear message. Thanks!”

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/1740980009.html

 
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1949 CJ-3A Visalia, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

The flattie looks good.

“1949 Jeep CJ2B : 305 TPI motor, TH400, Ford 9″ Rear, Dana 44 Front, 4.56 gears with Detroit Locker in the rear. Sitting on CJ-5 frame, tub has been lengthened. Vehicle is a project and needs completion. 33×12.50 Dueler Mud Terrains. $3500.00

1973 CJ-5 : No motor, transmission or tranfer case. Chevy axles underneath with small lift. Paint is in okay shape. Easy project vehicle. $750.00. Will take $4000.00 for both Jeeps. I also have for sale a TH350 mated to an NP205 transfer case. $500.00. You can reach me by email above”

 

 
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1957 CJ-5 and 1958 Parts CJ-5 Spokane, Wa $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This sounds like a pretty good deal.  The parts jeep has a ramsey winch on it.

“1957 WILLYS JEEP & 1958 WILLYS PARTS JEEP. 1957 WILLYS JEEP, CJ 5. CLEAR TITLE, CLASSIC PLATES (never needs tab renewal). MANUAL. BUICK V-6. COLOR: BLUE AND CHROME DIAMOND PLATING. MILEAGE UNKNOWN. 4X4 LOCKING HUBS.  HARD TOP, with doors (glass good). FULL SOFT TOP IN GOOD CON., with doors(but vinyl windows in poor con.). FLIP DOWN WINDSHEILD (glass good). FULL ROLL BAR CAGE. FRONT TOW BAR.  REAR BENCH SEAT. SPARE TIRE WITH WHEEL.  SPEAKERS MOUNTED ON SIDE BACK. CAN BE TOWED WITH FRONT TOW BAR. It’s been sitting, motor turns over, but doesn’t fire.NEEDS BATTERY. 1958 WILLYS JEEP (WITH RAMSEY WENCH). NO TITLE, PARTS JEEP ONLY. NO ENGINE
COLOR: GREEN. FLIP DOWN WINDSHEILD (glass ?). RAMSEY WENCH MOUNTED ON FRONT BUMPER. NEEDS TO BE TOWED, (TOW TRUCK, DOLLY OR FLAT BED).
Plus miscellaneous parts included. ASKING $2000.00 (CASH).”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1740148262.html

 
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Wanted: Here is a buyer for a CJ-3A Hood Spokane, Wa

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Here is a buyer for a CJ-3A Hood.

“WTBstraight hood for Willys jeep CJ3A, must be in very good condition, no rust.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/1739982353.html

 
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1955 Truck Spokane, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This looks straight.

“1955 willys jeep with ford 230 cubic inch. new clutch,throbe bearings, new radiator, to much to list. converted to 12 volt. new license. first $2,500.00. call joe. 509-216-6627.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1741483693.html

 
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1961 Wagon Rolling Chassis w/ PTO Priest River, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $250.

“Stock “61” Willys wagon chassis , except for the motor which is a older buick V6, with a cracked block with very heavy flywheel, heavy duty homemade adapter , good Dana 18 transfer case and three speed transmission, good axles, also has PTO. ”

 
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1951 M-38 Meridian, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $2700

(04/30/2010) This looks like a good price or trade.

“TAKE PART TRADE… VERY STRAIGHT AND NO RUSTOUT. BUICK V6,NEW TIRES,NICE BUCKETS. HAS PS WITH TILT AND TEL COLUMN. RUNS GREAT WITH LOADS OF POWER. FUN OFF ROADING FOR SUMMER.”

 
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1950 Jeepster Shoemakersville, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900

(11/01/09) It looks pretty nice for being unrestored.

“Original,unrestored jeepster. Was repainted once many years ago. 4 cyl F head engine. 3spd with overdrive. Runs and drives nice. May trade for Willys wagon, early Bronco, old car or truck”

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1951 CJ-3A Vancouver, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500

(03/28/2010) “Has a Chevy 350 with 194 heads, aluminum intake, 600 Ede., has a Ford 4 speed, traction bars, 35 inch tires, 6 point roll bar, lap belts, tilt wheel, reclining bucket seats and goes very good! Please Call 360-852-4586”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1740857055.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Stockton, Ca $1,000?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Still Available

(03/22/2010) “project $1000 or trade for riding lawn mower small tractor? contact Dale at 209 365-3018

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1656376700.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Phoenix, Az $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2800

(03/21/2010) Includes an overdrive.

“WARN overdrive, running condition, restoration started, aftermarket rollbar & hardtop, turnout hubs, original engine, spare tire.”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/1739783610.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Santa Fe, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3500.

(04/07/2010) That’s an unusual cage.

“1948 Jeep Willys. Runs Geat! Will take best offer.”

 
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1952 CJ-3A Ridgefield, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1250

(04/21/2010) No tranny/engine/tc included.  This seller does have a Warn OD for $500.

“Project, no engine, trans or transfer case, new fenders, hood, camaro seats, 10′ brakes, some assembly required.  Munci 4 speed adapted to jeep trasfer case $1250.00. Warren overdrive $500.00.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Portland, Or $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $7000

(02/13/2010) It looks very stock and appears to have no rust.  Some paint would really help this shine.

“I have a 1954 CJ3B Willys FOR SALE. Previous owner owned for 40 years, 60,000 original miles. NO RUST, PTO winch, no top. $7000 obo. Serious inquiries only. If interested call 541-921-3230. Thanks.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/1739869353.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Portland, Or $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(05/05/2010) This looks nice.  Lots more pics on craigslist.

“Visit wcironsales.com for other trucks & heavy equipment for sale.  Call 5 0 3 – 9 9 7 – 9 5 7 8 to purchase $6,000.00 – I do not respond to gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc., email accounts, call if you want to purchase this item.  1946 JEEP WILLYS 4 WHEEL DRIVE WITH FORD 2.3L 4 CYLINDER ENGINE, 4 SPEED TRANSMISSION, REAL NICE CONDITION BESTOP, ALLOY WHEELS, SPARE TIRE”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/1739166788.html

 
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1952 CJ-3A Cohocton, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

This appears to be a very good price, especially for an eastern US Jeep.  I suspect the body is a replacement body.

‘FOR SALE A 1952 WILLY’S. RUNS AND DRIVES MUST SEE TO BELIEVE THE SHAPE ITS IN!!!!”

 
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1960 CJ-3B Albemarle, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE **SOLD** Was $4395.

(05/13/2015) It’s not perfectly restored, but looks good.

“This is an old Air Force Jeep! In great condition, has a very HISTORIC look! 3sp. We think it has a F4 Hurricane engine. This is a 1960 Willis Jeep! Call if you are interested.”

 

 
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1949 Jeepster Penn Yan, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2250.

The body on this appears in good shape. It might make a good project.

“1949 Willys Jeepster. 6 cylinder Hurricane motor. Needs total restoration.”