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1943 GPW Stark City, Mo $500


No pics provided.

“1943 Ford Military Jeep 1/4 ton for sale. Good Title. Completely stripped down and ready for rebuild or parts. All parts available. Engine ran good when dismantled. Head has been milled. I thought it seemed like a great project, but I have started too many others. $500 Call 417-632-4257”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Durango, Co $4000


This has got a few issues.

“Selling my Willys!!! Don’t really want to, but it looks like I might be going to Afghanistan and would rather someone use it than have it sit in storage.

’46 VEC CJ2A #17477. Jeep runs and drives great but should still be considered a project. Needs a lot of little things but I drove it all summer without any issues. I stripped all of the bondo off of this Jeep that previous owners put on it so you can see what needs to be done. I have nothing to hide with this CJ and I hope someone gets as much fun out of it as I did. This thing’s been all over the San Juans and Moab and has been a great travel companion. This would be an excellent starting point for someone new to the old Jeeps as I located most of the hard-to-find parts and got the mechanical gremlins out already (knock on wood). If you buy it, I would also be willing to spend a day going through it with you and showing you everything that it needs.

Will consider partial trades for cool overland gear (ARB awning, engel fridge, RTT, GOOD lights, winches, etc). I have the title in hand and would be more than happy to put it in indoor storage for you until you can pick it up (storage is about $100/mo around here)….. Please no low-ball offers … give me a call at 9-0-7-3-4-7-2-3-6-6”

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1953 CJ-3B White Plains, Ny $1800


I *think* this runs.

“For sale 1953 cj3b willys Jeep, one of three i have. wife breaking my x?-x? sale. Nees TLC. hopefully your not married. Call Tim 1-914-490-5464 come check it out, bring cash.”

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1948 CJ-2A Inland Empire, Ca $8000


Looks like a nice build.

“1948 Classic Jeep Willys, very clean, candy apple red with pin stripes, always garaged – sacrifice – divorce settlement.”

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1946 CJ-2A Grand Forks, ND eBay


This looks like a good project.

“1946 Willys Jeep  Early model column shift. Barn find has 8K and change on engine and chassis. Last run in 1960. Body was removed and sand blasted very minimals rust. Some small dents and dings also some hole drilled for top which I welded shut. Tires are brand new Firestone military reproductions with zero miles. Engine had low compression on two cylinders and is pulled and on a stand awaiting freshening up. Gas tank has a pin hole and will need replacement. All original starter and generator as well as original air cleaner. Frame was pressure washed and painted with black tractor enamel. One new rim and both front and rear bumpers are new reproductions. Has an amatuer paint job. All i all a good candidate for resto or freshen up the motor and use as I was going to, just for dinkin around the lake. Am selling before completion as I have to many projects and less money to do them than I used to. Trying to pare down to one so I got a chance at completion. Will help with shipping any way I can.  Also has the ND antique plate   46JEEP”

View all the pics on eBay

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1948 CJ-2A Elk River, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2250

(11/13/2010) There might be some rust on the sides of this.

“1948 Willys CJ2A – $2250 (OBO Elk River). Ready for Restoration. Appears mostly original, front bumper was replaced with stronger unit, it was once used as a plow jeep. Has aluminum roof unit, dual underdash heaters, very nice treads on the tires. We bought this two years ago, it has been sitting in our garage, we’re moving and hope it finds a good home. It ran when put away, motor turns fine. More photos available upon request.”


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1949 CJ-2A Placerville, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2850.

(10/20/2010) This looks like a pretty good jeep.  I wonder what the ‘project’ part entails.

“1949 willys jeep .Great project jeep. we have complete v6 with all the adapters to adapt to sm420 4 speed and the adapter to t18 transfer case. It has original 4 cylinder now ,needs head work to run. call for details. $2850.00”

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1950 Jeepster Del Valle, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,500.

“This 1950 Willys Jeepster Restomod is a very unique and beautiful ride. It has many modern improvements to make it more streetable and fun to drive in today’s traffic. It has over Double the Horsepower of the original engine with an Automatic Transmission, a modern Steering box, a Tilt Steering Wheel with Turn signals front and rear, and Four way Flashers. The steering is very smooth and easy; There is absolutely no need for power steering. It has been completely rewired 12 volt with a modern fuse block, headlight relays, a twelve volt headlight switch with a 12 volt instrument regulator and a 12 to 6 volt diode to run the original fuel gauge. A new set of Sunpro gauges have been installed in the dash to take care of monitoring the oil pressure, water temp, and voltage. Here is a list of what has been done to the car:

3.7 Liter Buick V-6 “oddfire engine” 150 horsepower Runs like new; never smokes, no leaks of any kind. Excellent gas mileage
New Pertronix Electronic Ignition with new NGK plugs and New Accel Super Stock Wires
New fuel pump and hard line from gas tank
New Chrome gas pedal with braided cable
New Chrome 100 amp Alternator and New 72 month battery
Crossflow radiator with Transmission cooler, flex fan, overflow tank, and a Chrome fan shroud. Engine always runs cool
ST-300 Super Turbo Automatic Transmission with shifter on steering column. Shifts smoothly with no issues or leaks of any kind
Custom installed rear axle from a 1967 Camaro. Again, no leaks, Smooth with no funny noises
New 15×7 American Racing Torque Thrust Wheels with New Cooper 235 75 Radial Tires, and Chrome Spline-style Tuner Lug Nuts with Socket
New Driveline
New Willwood Aluminum Tandem Brake Master Cylinders with a New Willwood Aluminum Brake Pedal assembly
New Brake hard lines everywhere with new Flex lines up front
New Slave Cylinders, riveted Brake Shoes and Hardware Front and Back
New inline switch for brake lights
Emergency brake cable is installed, but needs some tweaking. Although system is all new, it is still just manual drum brakes. I would upgrade to discs on the front in the future if it is driven hard
Custom installed heater from a modern Toyota 4 Runner. Works great and fan is very smooth and quiet
Hood has custom installed Gas Struts that open the hood automatically. No prop rod needed, and hood is much more stable
New internal safety catch for hood as well as new outside stainless hood safety latches
Hood also has custom installed Metal air vents borrowed from a 1967 Mustang Fastback
Signaltone air horns are very loud and work well, but will need an onboard air system to make them functional
New Header style Chrome side pipes with new aluminized hook up pipes and new flanges from manifolds. The Oddfire Engine has a great sound thru them
Convertible top is not new, but in decent shape It will need two outer catches that go on the top. the center catch works well and I had it transported that way with no problems; Just forgot to order the latches. They are about 40 dollars a piece brand new
Jeepster also has a red boot in nice condition, and a white roadster style full cover with a zip out center so driver can drive with the top down and stay warm with the heater going; Plus it just looks cool!
New cowl to hood rubber weather-strip and new windshield to vent window rubber weather-strip
Red upholstery is in very nice condition with matching side panels
New High Quality Viper Red Basecoat / Clearcoat paint with Black accents and House of Kolor Red Ice Pearl in the clear. Interior red paint is not new; Looks good, but is not perfect
Chassis was pressure washed while on a lift, then treated with a rust inhibiter / neutralizer, rinsed, then sprayed with Dominion Sure Seal Undercoating to protect the solid, original floors
Spare tire has the rare Hard Cover also done in Viper Red Basecoat / Clearcoat
New Side mount Antenna. Original AM radio front piece is installed in the dash, but there is no radio
Very nice Custom Aluminum Glove box insert behind the Chromed cover on right side of dash. Needs the ‘Jeepster’ script on the cover
New Speedometer cable going to an original 1949 gauge and dash
New Red LED High Beam indicator; New Green LED turn signal Indicators New dimmer switch from a 1967 Camaro
New Windshield Wipers, but the vacuum motor has not been hooked up
Glass has all been replaced and is in very nice condition
New ignition switch, New outside rear View Mirror
New front floor mats”

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1963 Wagon Dana Point, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

The rear has rust, but the front looks nice.  It runs and has a Warn OD.

“1963 willys jeep wagon everything works. 3 speed manual with Warn Overdrive. 4×4. Stock and original. Brakes need some work. Back of jeep has lots of rust under tailgate and quarter panels. $1500 Current registration and no smog needed”

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1947 CJ-2A San Diego, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This appears to run on propane.

“Rust free body with dimond plate accents. Newer tires, Rancho shocks, front towbar, Fresh GM 350, T90, D18, Aluminum radiator, New impaco Propane setup with xtra propane tanks, Power brakes, Stearing conversion and boxed frame. Lap harness wind jamer top. Jeep needs exhaust and blead the brakes to drive on the road. Come hear it run and drive it $3500 OBO.”

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Andy’s 1947 CJ-2A Airport Jeep

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: .

A reader named Andy contacted me the other day about a flatfender that he purchased.  He was told it was a former airport Jeep. Anyone recognize some of these mods?  How about them rims!

Andy writes, “No data tags inside the body, but need to check the firewall tomorrow. The guy I bought the jeep from says that he saw another one with the same wheels on it at the hunting camp where he got this jeep …. There is some use of aluminum in this body, goes hand in hand with the airport shop mod theory …. It appears that the patches in the floors and sides were not really needed at the time they were done.. the body was still very sound in those areas. Looking in the wheel wells, you can see the original not rusted body covered by a layer of metal from the top. I think you may be right on the combination of manuf. top with some airport shop ‘extras’. Those doors sure are unique, I have not seen such before ..”

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Flatfender Tow Truck

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

I found this image on the web at a fake webpage (on of those pages that aggregates a bunch of misc stuff in hopes of getting click throughs).  It looks like a pretty cool build.  Anyone ever seen it or know any history?

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Another Walmart Vehicle

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

After seeing yesterday’s post,  Mitch forwarded this image a fried of his spotted at Walmart.

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5 7.00×15 Tires Portland, Or $400

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Here are some classic tires.

“Set of five (5) brand new Kelly Springfield mud / snow tires. Perfect for your 4WD restoration – including spare: Willys, 1950’s Ford, 1950’s Chev. These are no longer available; would be $150 each if you could find them $400. 503 957 9091.”

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1952 M-38A1 Grand Rapids, Mi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $700.

It’s a project or a parts jeep.

“1952 M38a1 Military jeep 23,000 + miles IF IT DON’T SELL IT WILL BE PARTED ON EBAY. This jeep does run but needs gas tank repair or new gas tank and front brake line. has good tires,and has been conveted to 12V system i do have both front seats. Price is $700.00 firm.  Comes with bill of sale only! has never been titled, it came from the military to the fire dept, to the auction.”

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1948 CJ-2A Norwich, Ny $800


A project or a parts jeep.

“48 willys flat head four origanal motor and tranny. Frame is solid. No paperwork. Doesn’t run. 85% complete parts wise. $800.00 OBO. Please call Patrick at 607 226 2813. Anytime”

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Wanted: Snow Plow set up for VEC CJ-2A in NH

• CATEGORIES: wanted

“Looking fora factory/complete plow set-up that fits 1945/1946 CJ2A. not looking for hacked up versions.”

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1949 CJ-2A Spring Hill, KS **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500

(11/19/2010) The seller notes there is no rust anywhere, but that sure looks like surface rust on the hood?  Also, it sounds like it doesn’t run given it needs a new water pump?  This looks solid.


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1948 CJ-3A? St. Louis, Mo eBay


This is listed as a 3A, but the serial number of 211105 suggests a late 2A.  This has a variety of mods, including a cool-air intake.

“This particular ’48 CJ3A has had thousands of dollars invested in it to make it what you see today. This jeep has been assembled and maintained by a master mechanic that is certified under 9 different automotive brands. He has used only the best parts while assembling this off road machine and has spent thousands of dollars doing so. Included with the Jeep is a 1965 M416 military trailer. This is an authentic military trailer but has had a tailgate cut into it. It wears the same, matching wheels and tires as the jeep that pulls it….”

View all the pics on eBay

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Year? CJ-3A Chico, Ca $6000


UPDATE:  Still Available

(11/01/2010) Check out the defrost system on this rig.  Anyone know if this is an aftermarket product or custom? This has a variety of updates.

“Quality project just about finished, totally updated drivetrain, 3000 miles since ground-up rebuild, no cancer
Buick V-6 w/headers
T 18 4Spd Transmission
Spicer 20 Transfer
Dana 30 Front axle w/ disc brakes
Dana 44 Rear axle w/ limited slip
Saginaw Steering
Suspension lift
Heater/ Defroster
Synchronous Wipers
Custom Front and Rear reciever bumpers
New soft top
New bikini top
Full rollcage
Tow bar
Spare Tire/Gas Can rack”

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1947 CJ-2A Redding, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE **SOLD** Was $3500.

(10/11/2010) This looks pretty nice for the price.

“1947 willys cj2a jeep. Orig L-134 engine, runs great call for info. Lots of stuff”

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Paul is back in the Garage — Year 25 …

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Reader Stories • TAGS: .

passenger_sideWith winter descending on Alaska, the time has come for Paul to direct his focus back on his beloved, shiny, stainless steel M-38.  One exciting difference between this year and the previous 24 years is that he is almost done — But no pressure Paul! Click on the pic to see the original post and followups.

Last spring, Paul reported that after some investigation, he discovered a M-151 radiator would fit perfectly into his engine compartment.  Recently, he took over an auto parts store (ok, maybe just a hose booklet in the store) to figure out a hose solution.  With that problem solved (it took 2 different hoses and a tube to link them), he now must figure out a fan solution.

With that background, take it away Paul …..

The Fan and Shroud

Paul writes, “After talking with the folks at Spal concerning their electric fans I ordered a 13 inch puller fan with straight blades along with a fan relay/installation kit.  The crazy part about this deal is when the Spal people wouldn’t sell me a fan over the phone, I would have to hang up and order on the internet and best of all I would pay over $50 dollars more for the fan and temp sensor/wiring kit than a Spal dealer in California was charging for the exact same items.  For some unknown reason The Fan Man (California dealer) sells lots of these fans at quite a discount and these are brand new fans.  No factory seconds, returns, or rebuilt units.

Anyway, the fan arrived last night undamaged and it looks great.  Thank you Fan Man!  The total fan thickness is slightly under two and a half inches and I have a little over three inches between the aft side of the radiator and the waterpump shaft.  Sweet!

The shroud on the M151 radiator has a 16 inch diameter circle for the fan so I bought a ten dollar piece of thin sheet steel, cut out a 16 inch diameter circle and tack welded this piece to the shroud.  After finishing with the tack welds I rough cut a 12 inch diameter slightly offset circle to allow for the correct placement of the new fan.  I didn’t have a compass large enough to layout a 12 inch diameter circle so I used a stir stick for paint and drilled a pivot hole in one end and another hole 6 inches away and large enough to hold the tip of a sharpie marker.  It worked slick.  Tomorrow I’ll finish welding the insert to the shroud, clean up the welds and trim the inner circle for a more precise fit to the fan assembly before I attach the fan to the shroud.

Things are looking good.  I really didn’t need the relay kit since I’d wired in a fan relay in the electrical box behind the passenger seat but it was cheaper to get the kit with the temp sensor and I could doublecheck the Willys wiring against the Spal wiring so I could identify any potential problems before mean old Mr. Electricity messes something up.

The Fuel Line

Today I received a 25 foot coil of copper/nickel 5/16th fuel line along with the needed fittings to attach the fuel line to the carb.  This is the same tubing I used on the brake and clutch systems (just a different size) and it’s a pleasure to work with.  The 3/16th tubing is flexible enough to be bent back to back 180 degree bends (with a one inch bend diameter so the tube now looks like the letter S) with no kinking, flattening or any defects at all.  Jeeze, I really like working with this stuff.  Check out the website, it’s amazing.    This latest batch of tubing should be more than enough to do all the fuel delivery and return lines with enough left over to cover any mistakes I might make along the way.

Modifying the Skid Plates

The local metal fabrication shop cut and bent an eighth inch thick skidplate for the V6 oil pan.  After drilling a one inch diameter hole for the drain plug (that’s the only size hole saw I have) I hand filed the hole to one and a half inch diameter before welding the skid plate to the pan.

I had to do a little work on the transmission/transfercase skid plate also.  When I welded up the exhaust assembly I included a joint below the tranny so the right exhaust pipe could be removed without touching the left side or the rest of the exhaust system.  What I forgot to figure in was the thickness of the clamp holding the exhaust pipes together at this joint so the skid plate had to be slotted to allow the clamp to protrude slightly.  To prevent rock damage (like I’m going to go bashing this thing thru boulders) I welded up a small deflector from eighth inch steel and welded this to the skid plate over the slot.  Just another little OOPSIE which needed to be worked around.

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Police CJ-3B in Ocean’s Eleven

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

I have to say, I’m really enjoying my DVR.  It used to be that I would just channel surf during commericals just to see what is play.  Now, being the sophisticated DVRer that I am,  I can channel surf forward in time (which exponentially increases the time I can waste channel surfing) and then record shows that I might want to watch.

One of the shows I found, and recorded, was the original Ocean’s Eleven, which played recently on the Turner Classic Movie Channel.  I have to say that I thought it was a pretty good movie; it was also a great look at the Vegas of the 1950s.

Near the end of the movie, I spotted the Police CJ-3B shown below.  Unfortunately, the CJ-3B was a background piece, so there weren’t any really good shots of it.  I tried to figure out what the wording was along the hood — I don’t think it says “Las Vegas Police Force”.

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At a Walmart Parking Lot in Garden City, Id

• CATEGORIES: Features

No doubt most of you have seen the people of Walmart series:  inexplicable photos of Walmart Customers in all kinds of dress that leave you wondering what people are thinking.

Well, the other day I was visiting my local Walmart in Garden City.  I walked by this vehicle, stopped, did a double take, and muttered something like “seriously?”

Then, I came to my senses; Because, really, what do you do when the cardboard separating your bumper from your headlights no longer provides adequate support?  Of course, the natural solution is to slip a crescent wrench into the space.  After all, how much damage could a crescent wrench do if it were to get loose and bounce into the car next to you or behind you ….

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1948 CJ-2A Imperial Beach, Ca $3500


This appears to have a M-38 body.

“1948 Jeep Willy’s, Dayna 44 axles front and rear, 31 x 10 1/2 x 15 tires, needs carburetor rebuild, and brake job (have the pads). Great project car, serious offers only.”