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1948 CJ-2A Evansville, In $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

There’s been some mods to this.

“Jeep has brand new 35″ pro comp xtreme rock crawling tires. New front steering stabilizer. Dana 44 rear end with detroit locker with new axle bearings and seals. Front has new ball joints. Has soft top and bikini top. Has cj5 doors that do fit. Al new gauges and they all do work correctly. Dana 20 transfer case and granny low 4 speed tranny. Chevy 283 thats ben built up. Has Holley Model 1850 carb. At idle it has around 60 psi of oil pressure. Runs and drives great. Jeep is in great shape. Can send pics upon request. 812-664-8279”

http://evansville.craigslist.org/cto/1455240426.html

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1950 CJ-3A Napa Valley, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

The body could use a new pan.

“Great little Jeep that has had much work done. Around $4500 spent (all receipts included) – New brake system – cylinders and pipework, exhaust, radiator, gas tank, seats, brake and speedo cables, NDT tires, black powder coated rims. Engine fully rebuilt at proffessional engine shop. Everything done to original 1950 Willys Jeep spec and repro parts used. Needs bodywork, gauges and electical harness installed to complete….”

View all the pics on eBay

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1977 CJ-5 Waco, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“IT DOES NOT HAVE POWER STEERING, BUT IT IS MANAGEABLE EVEN LOADED WITH GUYS AND GEAR.  I HAVE USED A LOT OF HI RACK JEEPS AND THIS IS THE BEST ONE I HAVE OPERATED.  IT IS JUST BUILT RIGHT.  IT IS COMFORTABLE AND THE PERFECT SIZE.  THE TOP HOLDS 2 BIG GUYS, FOUR GUNS AND EXTRA STORAGE.  THE QUAIL RACK HOLDS 2 GUYS AND 2 GUNS.  THERE IS A BASKET IN THE MIDDLE FOR SHELLS OR A COOLER.  THE TITLE IS NOT TRANSFERRED INTO MY NAME,IT IS THE ORIGINAL 78 TITLE, BUT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY PREVIOUS SELLER.  I DID NOT BOTHER TRANSFERRING INTO MY NAME BECAUSE I HAD NO INTEREST IN PUTTING IT ON THE ROAD. IT WOULD TAKE SOME TIME TO GET THE TITLE STRAIT. TWO BILLS OF SALES WILL BE INCLUDED. THE SPEEDO DOSENT WORK ALONG WITH SOME GAUGES. THIS JEEP HAS NOT BEEN TAGGED SINCE 1990. I HAVE DRIVEN IT ON THE ROAD IN WEST TEXAS, AND IT HANDLES VERY WELL.  IF I LEFT SOMETHING OUT BE SURE TO ASK.”

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Builds: More pics from Paul

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

If you didn’t see the first round of pics, go here.  These are a second round of pics that Paul generously provided. Thanks again Paul and great work!

No stories with these pics, just eye candy 🙂

Here’s the steering:

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Click on the link below to see more pics …..

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Jim’s 1953 M-38a1 ** SOLD **

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

**SOLD**

“Very original unrestored Marine Corp Radio Jeep M38A1, serial #69609 AZ car so never any rust, 24 volt, starts, runs, drives excellent. Rebuilt motor, brakes, carb, fuel pump etc. New tires, new military canvas seats, new batterys and more, Is turn key, everything works as it should.”

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1954 CJ-3B Raymond, Me $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  I can’t believe this is still available.  Pics now provided.

“Candidate for full resotration. Faithful plow vehicle for 20 years but recently needs clutch. Additional original parts including doors, fuel pump, spare wheels, and oil bath sorkel. Four brand new Galaxy TYL 600×16 military tires. Call 207.653.6920.”

http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/1453629748.html

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1950 CJ-3A El Paso, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2300.

This looks like a good price.

“Great deal. need to sell a 1950 Willys jeep, original 4 cylinder motor, 1 barrel carburetor, great 4×4 vehicle for restoration. Asking for $2300.00 will consider only reasonable offers!!!”

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1954 CJ-3B Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

It looks solid.

“54 jeep willy cj3b high hood small block chevy 327 350 auto tran run good 538 gears soft top with doors some extra parts 35 boggers with black rims (wheels and tire in pic are the old ones) 3500.00 or poss trade for a quad or toyota truck or let me know what u got.”

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1946 CJ-2A Eastover, SC $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

There’s little I find interesting, except those headlight bezels.  Those look like 5 1/2 bezels in reasonable condition.  NOT easy to find!

First year of the civilian Jeep. Rusty. Has drive train. Other Willys parts available. Email for more pictures. Cash or Paypal”

http://columbia.craigslist.org/cto/1453307178.html

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1968 M-274A5 Danbury, Ct $4600

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

I don’t remember crossing paths with one of these.  Maybe it would make a good go-cart with some remodeling?

“1968 willys mechanical mule 2cyl 4×4 4speed excelant restored condition $4600 obo call Bruce 203 241 0142”

http://newyork.en.craigslist.org/fct/cto/1454189893.html

** The below image is NOT an image of the above item for sale — it’s only representative**

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1956 CJ-3B Bellevue, Ia eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Here’s a great looking CJ-3B.

“1956  Willy’s  CJ3B    it  has  a   231 Buick  V 6  Motor  with a 3 Speed  manual transmission Body is in very Nice shape It  has 31 X 11.50 X 15  LT  Goodyear Wrangler   Tires are  like Brand New Mounted on Eagle Alloy  wheels  Seats  are  by ARP    and have Racing  type  Seat Belts in it  Has  all New Gauges  Has New  CD player  in dash Wiring  has been redone at some  point.  You could not build this Jeep for what Reserved  price is .  This  Willy’s  turns  heads every time its  driven .  New Speedometer but need to check cable and drive  gear. See if  working or not.   If  you  have Questions   You can call me at   (563) – 542 – 2817 This Willy’s  came from  Florida.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1946 CJ-2A Ventura, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

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It appears rear lights have been added to the sides of this.

“for sale my 47 willys (runs good looks good). flat head 4 cly 3 seed trans high and low gears good runner starts right now converted to 12 volt $3000.00 is the price or trade for jeep wrangler that my wife can drive.”

 

 
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1952 CJ-3A Wingate, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This looks mostly stock.  So, the engine smokes like all old jeeps do, but the jeep is in great running condition?  Is there a tiny disconnect there?

“This is a 1952 Willy’s CJ3-B. This is a civilian jeep that was purchased from a farm in New Mexico. When we got the jeep it was all there. It had no rust and was running (poorly but running) and the breaks didn’t work at all. The jeep has been straightened and painted and it is all metal. There is no bondo on this jeep the body was straight except for a few dents that were removed by the body shop with out using filler with all the original sheet metal. It had the original paint on it when we got it. To prevent the paint on the inside from getting damaged we had them put a “spray on bed liner” type material down on the inside of the tub and inside the fender wells that is the same color as the paint. The head gasket on the original (to my knowledge) flat head motor was replaced. The head was machined smooth and the deck was prepped. Brakes were torn down and repaired and function as they did in 1952. The jeep is in great running condition and can be seen locally by appointment. It runs and drive fantastically. It smokes a little sometimes like all old jeeps do. We are located in Wingate just out side of Monroe North Carolina.”

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1948 CJ-2A El Reno, Ok **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_elrenoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1750

(04/24/09) It looks like a project, but apparently it’s driveable.

“283 Chevy motor, runs, needs tuning; new brakes, 11″ front; new bearings and seals in front end; new rear hubs; lock out front hubs; 4WD works; needs body work & electrical; Extra parts included.”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Lewisville, Tx $8900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

It looks nice, but please, pretty please fix the side panels!

“Price: 8900, Mileage: 36000, Stock No: 1033B, Vin: 23117, Transmission: Manual
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/1453106007.html

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1945 MB Reno, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

It looks like some money has been spent on this rebuild.

“This is a completely restore 1945 Willys , new everything no exspence was spared when building, Even the motor is brand new . It is only used to show and is hauled there on a car trailer, only 30 miles on everything. I also have a brand new full complete soft top that has never been installed and tons of extra parts mostly left over. I might consider partail trades. I have all the paper work and pictures of the jeep during its rebuild,Also a clean title.”

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1953 CJ-3B Vancouver, Wa $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This looks like a good foundation.  It’s a non-running vehicle.

“cj3b project,350, 202 heads, 4bolt block, roller rocker’s, moroso pan, msd dist,&box,   scater shield,center force,top loader 4sp,dana 20,new 44 front,12 bolt rear locker’s 488 gears great body&frame 360-263-2909”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/1453615947.html

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Year? CJ-5 York, Pa $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

The 43k on the speedometer looks about right.  This might be a good price.

“Jeep Willys with custom top. This jeep sat in a dry garage since 1985 when the inspection ran out. No title, but I have the info to apply for it. Restoration project 4×4, 4 cylinder, Manual, Odometer reads 43k miles.  Asking $1,000 or make offer.  Serious inquiries only please.  If you are reading this than it is still available. Thanx Rob 577 8965.”

http://york.craigslist.org/cto/1451965888.html

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Reader Builds: Paul’s Stainless M-38 Project

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

highway_signUPDATE: See the second round of pics here

A reader named Paul contacted me today.  He mentioned he was working on a stainless jeep.  Would I like to see some pictures?

By now you know my response … of course I would!  Well,  was I in for a treat.  Paul has got that unique combination of patience, welding talents, and ingenuity (check out his shifter knobs made from $5 stainless cups from a chinese restaurant).  He also seems to be a victim of the dreaded Willys sickness, which seems to coincide and peak with the dark Alaskan Winters.  So, for the last 23 years, Paul has been treating his Willys sickness by following the beat of his own drum as he rebuilds his (and his father’s) 1952 M-38.  Here’s his story and pics (Thanks for sharing Paul!):

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My father bought an all original 1952 Willys M 38 in 1964 from a local guy here in Anchorage who purchased three Jeeps as military surplus.  The M 38 my father bought came with a full aluminum top and doors (commonly but incorrectly called an Arctic Top), a 20,000 btu Southwind heater with all the heating ducts, a built in gas fired engine and battery heater, and a 24 volt waterproof electrical system all coated with numerous layers of olive drab paint.  This was my dads everyday driver for eight years until it was finally replaced by a new pickup truck in 1972 and the Willys passed into my ownership for the sum of ONE dollar.  I got screwed on this deal, here it is 37 years later and I’m still dumping money into this never ending project.  Boy, if you want to really mess with a kid give him a Jeep and he’ll be twisted for the rest of his life!

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I drove the Jeep off and on (it broke alot and money was tight) until fall of 1985 when just about everything broke, quit working or caught fire but it did get me home one last time.  It was decision time, should I scrap it or perform a rebuild to end all rebuilds?   January 1st, 1986 was the day I decided to rebuild the Willys and make some much needed modifications so I could keep up with traffic and even have brakes that worked.  Geeze, this thing was so slow (5.38 axle gears and an anemic flathead engine) bus loads of Nuns were giving me the finger.  Everywhere I went it looked like I was leading a parade and I couldn’t take back roads because there aren’t any.  We’re lucky to have the limited road system right now and there are no extra roads planned in the future.

I’d been drooling over Acme Truck Parts advertisements showing Stainless Steel Jeep bodies (I still have the magazine) so I ordered the complete body (tub, windshield, front fenders, grille, tailgate and floorboards) for the gigantic sum of $5,000 dollars paid upfront.  Lots of delays, problems and denials later the body finally arrived along with a new steel frame for $500 bucks plus shipping.  To condense this story down I spent the first five years rebuilding the body so the parts would fit before I modified the windshield to a vertical mount to match the original aluminum top.

The more I inspected the top the more hidden damage I found so I cut the top apart and duplicated each 50 thousandth thick aluminum piece in 50 thousandth thick stainless steel keeping the outside appearance original but modifying the interior so I’d fit in it better.  Since I’d duplicated the top it made sense for me to duplicate the doors, window sliders, hinges and door handles from stainless also.  I’d purchased stainless seats but I made my own fuel tanks and I put one under the passenger side instead of the original storage compartment.  That’s why the Willys has a recessed fuel filler on each side.  I know, the original M38 had huge fuel caps but the only stainless caps I could find were normal sized ones so the filler neck is much smaller in diameter and the recessed fillers were built accordingly.

When I sit in the Jeep the top of the dash is below my knees so I moved the instrument panel above the windshield and fabricated an overhead center console filled with a CD player and lots of switches.  Between the seats is a pair of stainless cup holders (1/4″ thick so I don’t worry about them getting damaged), the ignition switch and a bunch of shift levers.  The normal three speed, Warn overdrive, four wheel drive and high/low range … I call it a four on the floor!  The engine was replaced with a Buick 225 odd fire V 6, 11 inch drum brakes with hanging clutch and brake pedals, a hydraulic clutch slave and master cylinder and of course a five position stainless steel tilt steering column complete with a leather wrapped stainless steering wheel custom made by Ididit in Michigan.  The steering column alone has a heck of a story about it but that will wait for another time.  I’m just trying to give you a brief overview covering the last 23 years.

I’m not done, I’m getting closer but there’s still lots of items left on my to do and to buy list but at least I’m closer to being done than I was 23 years ago!  Normally I don’t like to say anything bad about my mom but I have to admit it appears she raised an idiot.

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[Editor’s Note:  Paul comments on the roof corners. The next four pics show the creation of a corner]   It took me four tries to make the first successful rear corner on the Willys top, the initial three attempts just irritated the metal and burned my fingers.  By the time I finally stumbled on the magic formula for making compound corners in stainless each successful corner took twenty hours to build.  The left rear corner (drivers side) is corner number four and the right rear corner (pass. side) is corner number five.  Naturally I had stupid people visit to see the progress on the Jeep, look at the corners and ask “What else have you done?”   I’m pretty sure it’s ok to kill the really stupid folks among us, don’t dumb people cause global warming or something?

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[Editor’s Note:  Below is the stainless cup transformed into a shifter knob]

The Goddess (that’s my girlfriend, her name is Deborah but many years ago she told me to call her the Goddess so I do and she’s still here) wanted to go out for oriental food since she didn’t feel like cooking so we went to an All You Can Eat and Keep Down Chinese buffet.  Naturally she wanted tea but I had a Coke which I just about blew out my nose when I saw the waitress setting down double wall stainless steel tea cups on the table.  Not only were these tea cups the perfect size for gearshift knobs, the bottom of the cup had an embossed ring slightly larger than a nickel.  With a stainless nut welded to a stainless fender washer and this assembly welded to the teacup, the welds ground down and buffed, the new shift knob installed on the lever I finished this installation by attaching a Buffalo nickel in the embossed ring.  I really did buy these teacups from the buffet folks, it’s kind of difficult to steal four cups from a table with only two people sitting there but I only had to give them five bucks each!  What a deal !  The big knob on the transmission lever was some kind of float for a pump operating in caustic chemicals which another friend found and gave to me.

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[Paul didn’t explain these, but this shows the transformation from stainless pieces into a door handle]

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[Editor’s Note:  You can see the old aluminum doors (right) and new stainless doors (left)]
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1951 M-38 Tifton, Ga $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

This looks in good condition.

1951 WILLYS MODEL 38, 1951 Jeep M38 made by Willys. Desert sand, black canvas top with doors. Good military tread tires and canvas seat covers. Working wipers and military black out lights. Same owner for 11 years. For more information please call Roger or Bob at 229-382-4750″

View all the pics at AutoTrader

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1953 CJ-3B San Luis Obispo, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

The hood’s a bit bent up, but the rest of this appears pretty solid. No motor.

“1953 willys no motor $1000 OBO”

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Year? CJ-3B Phoenicia, Ny eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Lots of rust in this CJ-3B.

“Nice rare Willys Cj-3b jeep in great restorable shape or for parts. No papers but bill of sale, Serial #15370 . 4 cyl. F head Engine should run, turns over, but not attempted to start. Has original wheels, interior seats, and excellent and rare all aluminum aftermarket hardtop. Body is very nice for this vintage, SURFACE rust only all over, with repair work needed in the pass. floor and side panel. Was originally a municipal vehicle in Irvington NJ as a meter patrol. Hood and windshield have original stencils from the town. Very nice windshield frame and fenders. Has the often missing side steps in good shape.  Silly aluminum bolt on bumpers remove to expose original drawbar underneath. Excellent restoration candidate, please email with questions. Sold as is, no warranty express or implied. Buyer to pick up. Peeling paint and surface rust make it look really bad, but the body is really very solid.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1954 CJ-3B McMinnville, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

It looks great.

“1954 CJ3B Willys Jeep, The engine is a 134 F head with new pistons, rings and bearings, rebuilt carb, fuel pump, alternator and starter. The differentials has been overhauled along with the transfer case and transmission, rebuilt wheel cylinders, new brake lines, brake linings and fuel lines. The chassis has been stripped and painted, new leaf springs, shakles, U bolts and bushings. New soft top with doors and new heater. Original wheels and new military tires.”

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Parts Jeeps Kellogg, Id Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38

The seller has a variety of parts …

“For Size Willey’s Jeep Parts One is a M38 and the other is a CJ-2A Motor runs Have lots of misc parts. Too many to list. See the pictures below. I have the body and front clip for the frame pictured below. If there is something that you are interested in or have any questions, e-mail through craig’s list.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/1451862604.html

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1953 Mitsubishi Wagon? Oklahoma eBay

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This is a right hand drive Mitsubishi.  The claim is that this is “This is an exceptionally clean & original vehicle“; however, it seems to me that front should look like a CJ-3B, not a CJ-5 (please correct me if I’m wrong about this!!).  I can’t help but think there’s a genuine effort to mislead people.

“This Jeep is equipped with aftermarket  all weather tires, aluminum mag wheels, original seats, headliner panels are in very good condition if not excellant, all original. Factory spare still has clear wrapping on it. Passengers visor still has factory protective plastic on it. Small tears in rear seat rear in cargo area, other wise interior is exceptional condition. This is an exceptionally clean & original vehicle. No restore yet, none needed other than paint is poor quality & it has a fiberglass hood, steel ones are available….”

View all the pics on eBay

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