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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.”

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1943 MB Napa County, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1250

There looks like some value here.

“T 90 trans 4 cyl motor (not original) ran 2 years ago when parked. needs body work and machinical work. Price includes cj parts. hood, fenders, grill, and 2 windshields.
e-mail me for more pictures.”

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1942 Slat Grille MB Sebastopol, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200

This one might be worth a look.

“1942 willys jeep mb this has been our hunting jeep for as far back as I can remember it has been converted to 12 volt stock flathead engine it starts runs drives and stops. We used it every deer season then it got covered and stored. It is the rarer of the 1942 mb models it has a glove box and the slat grill . It also has historical plates. First 2200 takes it no emails no spammers!”


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1958 FC-150 Nashville, TN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

“1958 jeep fc-150 4×4. this is an cool truck, very rare, and in good driving condition, not many made like this, its a ‘forward control” flat nose jeep truck on a cj-5 frame all factory, I drive this truck often, it has the original 4 cylinder, three speed, drive train, factory wheels, i’ve updated some of the items in the truck such as: radiator, hoses, lights, tires, shocks, shackles, gas tank, sending unit, fuel pump, water pump, tune up, rebuilt carb, etc., like i said I drive it regularly, I’ve driven as far as 50 miles from home with it, it only goes 45 mile per hour so its not the best travilin truck, but it will climb anything. it does have some rust in the body, defantly reparable, the frame is straight and repainted, I don’t really want to sell but I could use the money. I have a clean tennessee title in hand. thanks for looking.”

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1946 CJ-2A Harrisburg, Pa **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

It is rough.

“Colonial Park $500 OBO – 1946 Jeep Willy CJ-2A. Good for parts only. Includes transmission, transfer case, front & rear axles, suspension, steering, NO Engine, NO Title, No Serial #. PARTS ONLY.”

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1949 CJ-2A Salisbury, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $5400.

I almost missed it … the rear portion of the body is a CJ-5.

“1949 Willys CJ2A. I bought this Jeep in 03, had it shipped from Utah. I had the engine
rebuilt, had the transmission gone through and also had the rear end rebuilt. Also it has new front end parts, new exhaust, new water pump, new radiator, new brake parts (shoes and cylinders) and I had the drums turned. There is some surface rust underneath. It’s in excellent running condition. Price is $5400.00 or best reasonable offer. Pickup only. Cash only.”

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1946 CJ-2A Eufaula, AL eBay


The starting price is $1200.  The engine is frozen; however this looks like it would make a good restoration candidate.  This has the wrong grille for a ’46.

“You are bidding on a 1946 CJA2 Jeep that was a GA barn find. Very little rust on the body, mainly surface rust. Comes with the stock 4cyl engine, unfortunately it was frozen up and I don’t know a thing about engine work. Due to this fact I’m selling this vehicle much cheaper than i wanted to. In need of a complete restore, but when it’s finished it will be a sweet little ride. $500.00 non refundable deposit due at auction end. Thanks for looking, and please contact me with any questions you have. Local pickup only.”

View all the info on eBay

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Year? M-38 Hamlin, WV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000.

(11/18/2010) This looks like a real good price for a solid restoration.  This might be a good buy.

“The jeep was brought home on a trailer completely taken apart / frame off was completed. Began project around 2001. I cut out all rotted k bracing and sheet metal in the floor, replaced it with new material and mig welded into place. Spot welds reflecting areas of repairs. Jeep has always been in a garage or under a shed out of the weather since I completed it around 2003.Where good salvage parts were available I used these when replacing other older or worn parts. What is M38 tubb, frame, running gears, right fender, hood and grill, m50 antenna mount. Deep water fording kit is nos. I purchased it in the original crate. Top bows are aftermarket and maybe the rear tire mounting bracket. Most of the other parts are good salvage replacement or nos where and when I could find them. At time of original rebuild all brake lines were replaced and master cylinder was honed and rebuilt. I made a home made wiring harness as I was not sure if I would make it a 24 volt system or not and wanted to get it rolling. All fuel lines were replaced as well. It was undercoated with a coating called tool dip which is a black mastic type of undercoating and is military surplus. Fuel tank has been permanently sealed in military aircraft fuel tank sealer, also a mil surplus item. All seals were replaced and where needed suspension parts were replaced with new when original rebuild. Seat cushions were purchased new from Beachwood canvas, includes 3 lowers and the upper rear. Front uppers are original spring type for that original fell and sound. Front canvas seat covers sewn by my grandmother. No covers for rear. Windshield frame and left fender are cj3b. I began installing the rifle rack mounting but it needs to be completed. The brake shoes and brake cylinders replaced only a couple years ago and the drums turned. The brakes will stop stand and hold vehicle in place. Comes equipped with Slectro brand locking front lock in lock out hubs Engine was pulled from a 1952 cj3b. I cannot remember mileage. It is a non smoker. I purchased the jeep locally. Before pulling engine from jeep I removed oil pan and cleaned sludge from oil pan installed new gasket and replaced. Had to remove thermostat as old one was sticking. The engine has operated great since and has never let me down. It has received regular oil changes The most Recent new parts include new NAPA Battery and sporting a new paint job Army Jeep Parts WW 2 semi gloss Korean era Inoperative are wipers , horn wired but not working, fuel gauge wire not reading right, speedometer in tact but no speedometer cable. No Turn signals or wire for them but have military turn signal switch mounted on steering column …..”


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1955 CJ-3B Walworth, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4750.

This looks like a nice Jeep.  Apparently, it was formerly owned by a fire department.

In the pictures of the Willys, the paint has those spots on it because we had taken it out of the garage for pictures & we had a light shower that left spots in the dust from sitting inside… This is my own personal Willys (JEEP), it has a 4 cylinder OHV motor, three speed trans., its a 4X4 (four wheel drive), it has always been stored inside when not in use… It has 4 new tires, rebuilt motor, newer top, ran when put away, but has been stored for over 2 years in my garage because I can no longer drive a vehicle with a clutch (see the last picture for the reason I cant drive it anymore)… I have a new 6 volt battery that goes with it, as the one in the Jeep will no longer take a charge from sitting… The Jeep is in very nice shape, its been used, so there are some nicks, dings, scrapes, normal signs of use on the Exterior (nothing too ugly, see pictures), the Interior is in very nice condition for a 55 year old Utility Vehicle… It has been painted a Dark Blue & I am not sure if that was a Factory Color, but it looks okay & covered pretty well, the seats look like they have been recovered & are in good condition… There is very little rust, no holes that we can see, underside looks like it was undercoated MANY years ago… Due to the fact its been sitting for over two (2) years, and I cant do any work to it, like change the battery, drain the old gas & oil, Im leaving that up to the Buyer to do… It has approx. 37,000? miles on the Odometer, much less on the rebuild of the motor… This Willys was previously owned by the Chicago Fire department, and was well maintained… As the Jeep is 55 years old, there is no warranty, and its being sold in as-is condition… Ask Questions, send your Phone Number & I will call you ASAP!!! Thanks for Looking at my Willys…

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1954 CJ-3B Blackfoot, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was eBay.

The seller is in Utah, but the Jeep is in Idaho.  This looks good.

“1954 Willys Jeep CJ-3B.  This is a clean, good running, original Willys Jeep.  It has the original “Go Devil” engine which has been rebuilt.  It runs and drives well and has been used very little over the past 20 years.  It has excellent tires, the four wheel drive works as it should, and it is rust free.  The jeep is stored in a heated garage and it has a clear title.  It even has the original owner’s manual.  I have super-sized the photos for clear viewing. Please look the photos over closely.  This is a clean, original, 1954 Willy Jeep that could take you on a camping or hunting trip tomorrow. The shovel, tow bar, Jerry can for extra gas, Spare tire, etc. come with the Jeep.  The Jeep is located in Blackfoot, Idaho. I will work with you regarding shipping.”


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1948 CJ-2A Louisville, Ky $500


Clearly, this has some issues….

“I have a 1948 CJ 2a Willys for sale. I bought it as a parts vehicle for my other one. Time and money have not permitted me to work on this project. I need room in the garage because I have too many projects going on. It does not run. No title. It has lock out hubs on the front axle. It needs work and could make you a project or parts. Some of the photos are from the day I brought it home a few years back. the grill, fenders, hood, and windshield have been removed, but I still have them.”

More pics

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1949 Jeepster Chicago, Il $1200

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

I’m not sure what is all here.

“Disassembled 1949 Willys Jeepster, Body rebuilt with new steel inner&outter rockers, new steel floors. All other body parts, no Motor, Trans, or axles. $1200”

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

(11/02/2010) It sounds like this runs.  It might be a good price.

“This is a rare 1947 Willy’s CJ2 a. Single barrel carb with new rebuilt tranny. This jeep is for the serious collector or someone who appreciates the CJ jeep line. Minimal rust. Back left quarter panel damage. If your looking for a great project, this is it.”

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1948 CJ-2A Missouri City, Tx $2000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000

(12/01/09) “Buick Odd-Fire V6. Runs good. New brakes front and rear. Body is in fair condition. Title is clear and is from California. Any questions, feel free to respond and I will answer as much as I can. Pictures will be up soon. Asking $2000 obo.”

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1947 CJ-2A Richmond, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $650.

(11/09/2010) Clearly a parts or project; However, the seller took the time to take lots of pictures, so I figured I’d post it.

“Project rolling chassis, custom spring over axle conversion, Dana 30 front axle Dana 20 rear. Engine: 2.8 Chevy V6 out of a ’85 S10 with 85k miles.”

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1946 CJ-2A Scandia, Mn $2850


UPDATE: Still Available

(10/08/2010) This looks solid.  It sounds like the seller is motivated.

“First civilian year. Complete. New brakes, runs good. Hurry, need the room.”

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Roberto’s Holiday Cards and more

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Roberto has created some special cards for the holiday season (post cards  and christmas cards).  Click on the card below to order them.

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Year? CJ-2A Jackson, Wi **SOLD**


UPDATE:  This appears sold or otherwise not available.  Thanks Bill!

(11/171/2010) Was priced at only $100!

“Willys Jeep CJ2A for $100.00. Engine and transmission has been worked on. This Jeep has been in my family for more than 50 years. I have the original owners manual. I’m moving and do not have the time to put it back togather. I need to have it moved by the end of this year 2010.”

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1944 MB? Victorville, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

“1944 Jeep Willy w/New soft top; 302 Ford engine; Good condition w/minor work needed;L”

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Year? CJ-2A? Orting, Wa $2600


No pics provided.

“1942 Willys cj2a. Dark green. 2.3 inj. ford three speed hi low 4×4. Warn winch half doors 10×31 mud tires tow bar cb amfm cd player. Costum bumpers spare tire with complete spare hub mounted real pretty next to jack and chain holders. Two inch tow receiver locking trunk. Justs sits in storage.$2600 obo”

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1960 Truck (w/ford bed) Monroe, NJ $1000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

I think this looks great with the ’56 Ford bed.

“1960 jeep willys cab and nose 56 ford bed 732 267 5105 this is a project does not run and drive no title”