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1948 CJ-2A Logan, Ut $4500


I thought I had posted this previously, but I can’t seem to find another post like it. There are LOTS of pics with the Ad.  The 17″ drums seem a bit large?

“This is a 1948 CJ2A restored jeep. Jeep has original frame, frame and original transfer case and axels. New items include: painless wiring harness, bird racing seats, custom roll cage, 1978 351 Winsor Motor–Hurst 4 speed, new clutch—values—and top end, powder coated paint job, brakes—17” drums, power steering, For more questions please feel free to call at 435-760-4393 Colt . Thanks for looking!”

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1967 CJ-5 Kearns, Ut $1800


This looks pretty solid that the Utah Office spotted.

“1967 cj5 its in good shape being as its 43 years old motor has been rebiult once new exhaust need tires and a battery will drive home on its on could use a freash paint could be a realy great drive around town or rock crawler”

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1943 MB Sandy, Ut $500


Brett forwarded this Ad.  There might be some value here, but this thing has seen some tough love (and I’m not talking the good kind).

“1943 Jeep. Has a swapped in 283 from a corvette. I bought this as a project and have had no time to work on it. The previous owner claimed that it ran when he parked it, but had a problem with the clutch and had to be started in gear to move it. It has a towbar attached and can be towed locally easily. Please Email or text for info.”

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1967 CJ-5 Milford, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2700

This sure looks like a nice rig for the price.



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1952 & 1953 M-38A1 Leeds, Mo $1600 for both


Here are a couple jeeps for a low




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1959 Crofton Bug San Diego, Ca $4400

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

It looks like this Crofton Bug has been modified.

“1959 Crofton Bug ( mini jeep) side by side eater street legal.What we have here is a street legal off road machine a 1959 mini jeep by Crofton. It has been customized to a 100 horse power 4 cylinder ford 2.3 new c4 tranny with bolt on yoke and ford 8 inch rear end with posi 4 linked. The drive train is very well built to be bullet proof and the electrical has been done professionally. The front is arm with 12 inch fox duel rate coil over. It has race seats and belts custom dash and gauges and shifter cage. It has lights turn signal brake lights….etc. I have a brand new motor for it rated at 120hp. Two sets of wheels street and off-road and also paddles. This thing is the same size as a rhino razor golf cart….etc. I can send you the some background on the history of the Crofton this one has always been in cali and is smog exempt”

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1952 Truck Wheaton, Il $2000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This is a nice body on a Blazer Chassis.

“1952 willys pickup cab has no rust. It is sitting on a 1975 chevy blazer chassis. All body mounts are done,steering hooked up,brakes hooked up,and throttle. Needs to be finished. not driveable! call for details Dave 630-361-4804 2000.00 obo or possible interesting trades?”

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1960 CJ-3B Ocala, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2250

(09/30/2010) This has seen some changes.

“i have a 1960 willys jeep need batterys great in the mud has 35 inch tires with a v6 engine needs to go will trade for a suv to pull camper”

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Sam Gives Craig’s CJ-3B a Lift

• CATEGORIES: Features, How To • TAGS: .

(Sam, feel free to correct if I have erred with any of my descriptions!)

Sam’s been keeping busy working Craig’s CJ-3B.  For example, Craig was complaining that the brakes didn’t work real well.  So, Sam took a close look at them and discovered that the jeep was only stopping with one brake!  Two of the brakes were completely rusted up and the third brake had suffered a pinched line!  So, Sam obtained some brakes off of a Wagoneer (shoot, I can’t remember the details Sam!), installed those and rebuilt the lines.  Now it “stops on a dime with 9 cents change” as Sam says.

Another project Sam tackled was the springs.  The ride was hard as a rock.  Sam told Craig he had a pretty easy solution.  Instead of installing new springs, they just needed to pull the leafs apart, clean them up, install new bushings and shackles, and then add a liner between the springs to help quiet the ride and improve the action between the springs.  So, Sam put everything back together, saving Craig plenty of money in the process, and the ride improved immensely.

A third project Sam tackled was a lift:  Craig wanted the jeep to ride slightly higher, but not as high as a SOA would have been.  Instead of using longer shackles, Sam suggested simply adding some blocks between the frame and spring holders.  This would provide the lift, but negate the need to change the axle angles.  Below are some pics of the finished lift.  During the process, Sam also installed new shock mounts in the middle of the frame, which allows for the use of stock shocks.

The blocks were made with 2.5″ x 2″ x 3/16″ square tubing that has been capped on each end.  Below pre-paint finished product.

Here is the post paint result of the front hanger (note the color is actually black, but the light faded the color)

You can see the homemade shackles that Sam built which utilize the horizontal piece in the middle. This helps reduce spring sway.  He prefers to keep the shackle as short as possible to additionally remove sway.

Here’s a shot of the front of the rear spring.

This shows the ‘new’ brakes, but does not show the lowered top shock mount.  It also doesn’t show the updated Rack and Pinion system which should be completed soon (here are some early images and discussion of the process).

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The Barfrosttreffet is this Weekend

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Even Erlien wrote me today to tell me about the upcoming Barfrosttreffet (early frost gathering) in which he and about 40 other vehicles will participate.  Given it will take place in Norway, I suspect it will be plenty cold!  Even has offered to take some pics and share them.

Even tells me a number of folks from Norway keep tabs on eWillys, so I thought I’d give a shout out to the Jeep Club of Norway.  Launched in 1999, the club has members in areas throughout Norway.  Their website with some images to check out, but if you want to read about the club you’ll need to brush up on your Norwegian 🙂 (or use a translator, which is what I did).  Thanks for the email Even!

(btw, Even I need you to email at … I tried responding to the email addy you sent and it didn’t work for some reason)

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A Very Sad Wagon ….

• CATEGORIES: Features, Last Ride

Maggie Mae discovered this terribly sad wagon.  This poor thing is now sitting in her driveway.  However, looks can be deceiving.  It turns out it has a part she has been trying to find.  Also, upon closer inspection, she reports the frame appears in good shape.

She writes,  “In my defense, it was ‘free for haul away’ and has the 2 barrel manifold I’ve been searching for. The floor is just a couple inches shy of the bottom of the windows, it actually looks a bit better than it should in the back end because of the homemade spring hangers/lift kit. Yes, the grille guard is a piece scaffolding. The gas tank had rusted through and was replaced with a beer keg that was “mounted” on 2×4’s where the passenger rear seat should have been.”

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1960 FC-170 Oakland, Ca $1700

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

1960_fc170_oaklandUPDATE:  Price dropped to $1700

(11/02/09) It sounds like price is at least somewhat flexible. Must Sell.

“1960 Jeep Willy’s FC-170 Flathead 6 cylinder. Runs, needs restoration. I love this truck dearly, but our house needs a new roof! I’d like to get around $2,000. for it, but will take best offer. Must sell now!Call Mike at 510-593-5860”

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1951 CJ-3A Anacortes, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

I’m not sure if this runs or not.  It does have a bobcat fiberglass hood though.

“The is a project that could be really cool….. It comes with a new body, new 36″ TSL’s, centered dana 44 rear with lockright, dana 35 front with lockright, 3 racing style seats, painless wiring harness, new aluminum radiator, soft top with doors, and a few other things. The price is $2800”

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1964 CJ-3B Mohave Valley, Az $2000


No pics provided.  Sure sounds like a good price for a no rust CJ-3B.

“327 motor(v8); corvette clutch; chevy transmission; very fast lots of power for qualified buyers only; blue; no rust; hard top and doors; please call 928-444-7447 for more info”

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1960 FC-170 Lennox, SD $800

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

It’s not perfect, but the price sure is good.

“would consider trades for running 4×4 pickups, motorcycles or snow blade equipment, log splitters, small campers, tools or interesting trades.”

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1962 CJ-5 Tuxedo Mark IV? Dawsonville, Ga $2800


This one just made my laugh.  DEERSLAYER!  How about that back hunting seat?

“- 4×4 – Tow Hitch – Runs Good – Deer Slayer. PLEASE: No texts or emails 706-974-7364.”

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1946 CJ-2A Peoria, AZ **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_peoriaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

(02/16/2010) This looks good.

“1946 CJ2A Jeep V6 225 Buick, Straight body, Good tires, chrome wheels, bikini top, tow bar, winch, very nice cond. “

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1949 Truck Sumter, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

No engine, but appears solid.  This might be a good find for an eastern truck.

“Body in very good shape with very little rust. Motor was taken out before I got it. Last motor in it was a GM v-6.”


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1947 CJ-2A Greenville, SC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700.

This runs.  It might be a good price.

“This is a 1947 Willys Jeep. I am not crazy about selling it but my dad needed the parking spot in the shed for a tractor. Instead of letting it sit out in the weather I decided to pass it on to someone who might be able to use and enjoy it. I bought this jeep from a friend who was forced to sell it for exactly the same reason. Believe it or not the jeep was original to his family and I am only the second owner. My friend drove it as his only means of transportation growing up until he parked it in his father’s barn 15 years ago. I bought it as a project and actually got it running great. I replaced more things than I care to list but will be glad to explain it all to any interested parties. I found that parts for this model are relativley inexpensive and easy to find. It still needs work but not as much as you would think. I feel that most of the work is cosmetic but I liked the patina and wouldn’t do it personally.”

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1951 M-38 Lampasas, Tx $2500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2500.

(08/09/2010) This appears solid.

“1951 willys jeep 4×4 327 v/8 engine runs great. road ready call 1-512-525-1217”

After Paint Job:

Before Paint Job:

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Older Flat Fender Toy New Jersey **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100

Steve found this rare flattie toy listed yesterday.  The CJ-3B Page shows it is a Structo Steel Jeep intended as a ridable toy for toddlers.

“Found this old pressed steel toy ride on jeep from the 1950,s in a house i was painting.”

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The Bantam BRC-40 T2 & T2E1

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features

UPDATE: These images come from the War Wheels website. There’s a longer discussion no why changes were made to the gun placement.

Here’s what’s likely a 1941 image from of the Bantam BRC-40 T2 with the 37MM Gun on it mounted in the middle of the vehicle:

There were some problems with the T2, so the gun was moved to the back for version 1 of T2E1.

The army preferred this location, because a 2nd version of the T2E1 was developed that lacked a standard body (many more photos here):

Finally, there was also reportedly an anti-tank Willys MB version called the T21 with a75mm mounted in the rear, but I haven’t been able to verify it.

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1948 CJ-2A Redondo, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2250.

(09/25/2010) If the rust situation is good, this might be a good price.

“1948 willys jeep cj2a 33000 original miles all stock except wheels and tires title in hand and colectors lic. plate 2500.00 obo you could drive this home today.”

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1947 CJ-2A Estes Park, Co $1900


It runs and appears solid.  It looks like a good price.

“1947 Willys CJ2A. Good condition. New rebuilt carburetor. Solid body and frame. Runs well. Has hard top with doors and spare tire. Call Chris evenings (970)689-2664.”

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1958 CJ-3B Alturas, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

Someone chopped the sides of that hood.

“1958 Jeep CJ3B Frame off rebuild 5 years ago. 6,000 miles since rebuild 302 Ford V8, 3 speed automatic, BestTop soft top, roll cage, Mile Marker Hydraulic winch, rear seat/storage box, Detroit Locker in rear, 31″ oversize tires. Body in good shape, no dents or dings. Home garage paint job with a couple of chips.

Runs perfectly, loads of power. This is a narrow, short wheelbase vehicle with a high center of gravity so it must be driven carefully at highway speeds, but it will run down the freeway at 70MPH with ease. Vehicle needs nothing, but has lots of possibilities for cutomization/modification.”