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1947 CJ-2A Helena, Mt $4000


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $4000

(06/08/2010) It has a few dents, but it looks pretty rust free.

“1000 miles on rebuilt 4 cylinder and 3 speed manual transmission, 4 WD-Warn hubs, Hi-Lo transfer case, 12 Volt system, Roll bar, Towbar, Bucket seats, No top, Good glass in windsheild, Grey in color, Mechanically sound. 406-475-9745 leave message.”

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1951 CJ-3A Wilmington, NC $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Last Ride

This poor jeep. I don’t see much salvageable.

“here is a 1945 willys military jeep that was titled in 1951. back then military jeeps didn’t have titles. If you bought one back then it could be titled when registered. It does not run anymore ( motor is stuck ). The body is rusted bad but it has the original drivetrain . 500.00 obo”

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1942 MB Shasta Lake City, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $1500.

This looks like a great price.

“1942 model mb millitay jeep. owned since 1960 . has good title,on non-op. has been in my garage since last used in 1987. runs-drives needs little work. 1500.00 OBO. please call for more info.”

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1963 CJ-5 Morley, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

“1963 willys jeep cj5 NO TITLE , very rough but can start and move, for parts or farm use 500. or trade for hunting tools.”


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1948 Wagon Missoula, Mt $2850

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This has a variety of drivetrain updates.

“Very rare Willys Sedan Delivery. There are some sheet metal issues, but replacement panels are available. Perfect for someone with a little body shop experience. Engine is a Chev 307 V8 w/Turbo 400 automatic. Axles are from a Waggoneer providing decent road gearing vs. original Jeep low ratio. It’s a project I love, but can see it will never make it to the top of my list! More info and pics available at…”

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1961 Truck Eastern Shore, Md **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

**SOLD** .. buyer has already started restoration (see comments)

(09/06/2010) Al forwarded this solid project with a hydraulic dump bed.

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Kennewick, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Here’s a nice looking column shift CJ-2A forwarded by HOG.  There’s only one pic, but it is a big one.

“1946 CJ2A 4 Cyl, 3 speed Column Shift(Factory). 4 Wheel Drive. BlueBook is $9700, Asking $5500. (Serious Inquiries Only). Call for additional details. It is Nice.”

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1947 Wagon Joplin, Mo eBay .. “Poor Boy’s Dream”

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Restored Willys Overland Sedan Delivery Van; 1947 body on a 1961 Willys Drive Train; 226 Flathead 6 cylinder engine. 4 wheel drive; Lots of chrome inside; Murals on the inside wall; Customized; It has been named “Poor Boy’s Dream”; Very rare van.

Problems known; Transmission sometimes pops out in 2nd gear when you let off the gas; Needs a headliner; Need to install the windshield wipers (all parts included);”

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1959 FC-170 Missoula, MT **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3450.

The seller also has a FC-150, though it doesn’t appear to be for sale.

“VERY good body, and as you can see… original tailgate stenciling is still alive and well! Engine (Original) has been started but will need rings at least. A “plus” as is if you have mosquito issues. If you’re not in the mood to rebuild… A perfect engine swap is the 60 degree V-6 Chev found in tons of S-10 pick-ups and other. They’re all over the place and they fit under the “dog house” without modifications to the sheet metal.”


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1948 CJ-2A Birmingport, Al $250


There looks like $250 worth of parts.

“This jeep is for parts. If you want a pristine Jeep, this one is NOT the one you need. I do not know if its all there, and the engine is probably not original. It has a 6 cylinder motor, which may be a Kaiser straight-six. Floor pan is rusted out. This jeep is old, but may be a good find if you’re looking for some parts.”

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1952 CJ-3A Appleton, Wi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $22,000.

Looks nice.

“Restored Willys Jeep. Flathead 4 Go Devil. PTO. 12 volt system. Added taillight for brakes. Fun to drive and you will not be disappointed.”

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1953 CJ-3B Unionville, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4800.

(05/28/2010) The seller has replaced the body and other items.

“1953 Willys CJ3 Jeep. This Jeep has a new steel body, new brakes, new wheel cylinders. Ever since we purchased it back in the late 1990’s it has been stored inside. We have now run out of room in the barn for it. It runs rough. We no longer have time to finish this project.  It was started when we were not farming and now there is always farm work that needs done. We are asking $4800. but would consider a close reasonable offer. We do not Need to sell this Jeep but would rather sell it then see the work that has been done be ruined”

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1960 Truck Littleton, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

(08/27/2010) “1960 Willys Stake bed. Motor runs but vehicle needs work. Great chance at a low production Willys. Only 604 made this year. Will consider trades for 4×4 atv or maybe a dirt bike.”

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1951 M-38 Tiverton, RI $7,999


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $7,999

(03/20/2010) It’s got a Buick V-6 225, but otherwise appears pretty stock.  It does have those m-151(?) rims that cause it to have a narrow track.

“1951 Willys M38 Army JEEP, Korean War model, Dauntless 225 V6, 3spd trans,runs and drives great, Has new (Beachwood Canvas) top, (Sheller)steering wheel an much more.(Ready for summer fun) 401-624-6244 or 401- 559-6129”

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1946 CJ-2A Boulder, Co **SOLD**


UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $1500

(07/07/09) “1946 Jeep Willys For Sale, 3 speed, CJ-2A,  Straight 4 cylinder engine, Aftermarket windshield wipers, Electrical System updated to standard 12V system. New starter – rebuilt by Vanetta Electric.  Rear Roll bar. Clear glass Bowl Fuel Pump. Clean Title – VIN#36346. Over $4,000 of engine work done by a 4WD Center in Minnesota in 2004. Seats need to be replaced. ”

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1948 CJ-2A Englewood, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

(09/02/2010) This might not be a bad price.

“This 1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep has a 1961 283 Cubic inch Corvette engine. New brakes, Newer tires, Fresh tune up, Tow bar. Good for hunting or off road fun! Needs very little work. Asking $2000.00”

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1943 GPW Auburn, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE **SOLD** Was $4500

(08/26/2010) From a distance, this looks like a great price.

“1943 Ford GPW (jeep); Original Engine, Frame & Body, WA Titled w/currant tabs, converted to 12v, new wiring. Includes M38 Arctic top.”

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Step 1: Beat head against the Wall; Step 2: Try again


Well, that was fun ….  Thanks to all of you who let me know there was a problem this morning.  It was all working when I went to bed early this morning.  At some point, one of the files got corrupted and I had to to track that down.  It *SHOULD* be working now.  If not, try refreshing your browser: CTRL R for PC and OPTION R for mac.


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Lisbon Ohio Races in the 90s

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Racing • TAGS: .

Bob admitted he couldn’t remember much about the races in these photographs, other than they were shot in the mid-90s in Lisbon, Ohio; but he got some great photos.  Ok, truth be told, any photo that combines a flattie, desert dogs, and some mud is something I’d consider a great photo 🙂

And here’s a great M-170 Fire Jeep that was watching the action

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Late 70s & 80s Racing in the EC4WDA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: , .

Inspired by the playday post, I had several emails about racing on the eastern shore of the US in the EC4WDA.

HOG explained how he used to race outlaw races to make money and those would give him money to attend the EC4WDA races for fun.

He writes, “I ran the East Coast 4 Wheel Drive Association from New York to Jacksonville Fla & from Ohio to the eastern shore. I would hit the outlaw races on one weekend & race EC4WDA with the winnings from the outlaw races. I miss doing that & the good friends I had back then.

I drove a 1978 CJ-5 with a 70 AMC AMX 360 motor with T-18 tranny & dana 20 transfer case. Its name was Wind Walker. It was Bright Red & I ran NOS on her to get me out of a class that was too crowded. My ex wife ran it in Powder puffs & won more than me.”

I asked HOG what an Outlaw race was. “Outlaw races were races for anything 4×4 put on by a local group. Mostly, they were hosted by Firemen. Best of all, they paid cash prizes (The EC4WDA didn’t pay cash, instead they gave you a $10 trophy).

I did well as my Jeep looked like a stocker jeep. In fact, I drove it as a daily driver & to the races. Also, when you’d get inspected by someone that had a Chevy or Ford hat you knew he didn’t know nothing about a AMC motor as they look so much the same. My 360 was mistaken for a 304 many times, with its the stock air breather (everything was covered in mud) sitting on top of a Holley spreadbore. I even had a cassette player to play my ZZtop, & a baby seat on the rear seat. Then all I had to do was just (key word) beat the guys I ran against.”

Gerald grew up in the EC4WDA with his brother and family. He forwarded me these pics from his days racing in the EC4WDA.

Here’s a scene familiar to all race days — the morning driver’s meeting:

Gerald tells me this is the line up for the Drags. I remember flatties just like these on the west coast:

You can see the family’s racer at rest and in action in the next two shots.  If I remember correctly, the front loop from this race jeep is now in Gerald’s brother’s new build.

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1946 CJ-2A Nellebelle Copy Booneville, Ky **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Brett spotted this .. something’s not quite right.  This jeep was recently in Cave Creek, Az, at a price of $10,000 (  What’s it doing in Booneville for $1500?  Has to be a misprint?  2 of the pics are the same in both ads.

“Ive own this version of Nellybelle for 25 years and it is time for it to find a new home. It is a head turner for those of us who remember Roy Rogers. It is titled and ready to drive or display. if interested.”

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S.A.S. Ready for Action

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

As I was researching yesterday’s article on the LRDG, I wanted to learn more about the Bagnold sun compass.  After reading the explanation, I’m am quite sure that I’m not yet ready to be thrown in the middle of the desert with a Bagnold.

However, as I did my research this unique ‘time’ piece on a French Sundial website, I happened to see the amazing image below.

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Your Vote Could Help Preserve the Old Bantam Building


Tell your kids, tell your parents, tell your facebook friends, your twitterererers, your classmates, your co-workers, and even people you don’t like to go to GO TO THIS LINK,  so you can announce to the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) that you want to save the Bantam Building in Butler, Pa, the original building where the first Bantam 4×4 was birthed in only 72 days!  (Which, oddly enough for you trivia lovers, is close to the average gestation period for a dog — after all, an old jeep is a human’s best vehicle-friend, right?)

Vote Now!  It is quick.  It is easy.  Even I can do it!

1. Click on this link
2. Enter your First name
3. Enter your last name
4. Enter an email
5. Enter your postal code (if you are in the US)
6. Press Submit

What happens when you go to that link? Well,  Downtown Butler has entered the Bantam Building into a NTHP contest to win a $25,000 grant.  Communities all over the United States are voting for their buildings.  However, we have the world on our side, for the Willys folks are a world-wide community and we know our roots begin at that Bantam building 70 years ago this month!

Out of 6 billion earthlings, we must have enough Willys-Patriots to win this contest! So find an earthling and encourage them, for the love of Willys, to vote for the Bantam Building!

We only have until September 15th, so jump to it people.  The entire eWillys corporate staff has already voted (ok, that’s only 1 vote, but it’s powerful). So now it is your turn!!!

Also, don’t forget that the Bantam Heritage Festival is next August 12-14, 2011, in Butler, Pa.

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2 1948 CJ-2As Vero Beach, Fl **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $5000.

Both run, both appear in good shape.  This might be a very good deal as the seller is throwing in additional parts.

“TWO 1948 Jeep Willy’s, both run, good for collectors, on the road or off road fun. Assorted hard to find spare parts also included. Upholstry in very good condition, no rips or tears. Tires in excellent condition. Additional information available.

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1949 CJ-3A Bristol, Tn **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2750.

This might be a solid jeep.  I’m wondering if it is actually a CJ-3A

“1949 cj2a Willys jeep 4 clyd 3 sp original have owned since 1982 some rust areas in body, not bad and fixable, 4×4 hi and low works great, it runs great and also has a tow bar to hook it up behind your vehicle and take it anywhere, need to sell ,in the tri-cities trading post for 3450, first 2750 takes it. Comes with original seat frame front and rear, and some other spare parts, alway stored inside. Cash only no trades.”