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1942 GPW/Crawler Placerville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Racing • TAGS: , .

1942_gpwcrawler_placervilleUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $35000

(04/07/2009) This is certainly an unusual GPW, complete with a Ford script body.  It’s apparently street legal, though I don’t see any lights on the back.

“1942 rare ford gpw script body , paint & body in excellent condition. Custom roll cage built straight to frame. Custom tube front fenders and nerf bars alum.hood . Purple and black Mastercraft seats and seatbelts. Custom 2 x 4 tube frame with 16″ stretched wheel base, now 97″. Custom 4 link rear suspension with cantilevered Walker Evans nitrogen shocks, with air bag asist. Rubicon reversed eye spring over front springs with reverse shackle and Rubicon remote reservoir shocks……”

 
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Just a few updates tonight …

• CATEGORIES: News

Just a few

 
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1941? MB Slat Grille Pleasant Valley, Ny Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

Brett spotted this unusual find. No price indicated.   I don’t see many of these on the east coast.

“1941 Willys Jeep slat grill frame w/ drive train. no motor. really rough shape. Make an offer call Bill @ 845-635-1448”

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/1717992029.html

 
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Year? CJ-2A? Lenexa, Ky $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I believe that’s an MB windshield?  I don’t think this is all original, but appears like it might be a good parts jeep.

“Good project to restore. Unsure of year all original except for wheels.No title. Needs full restore 913-832-4042 $500 obo NEED TO SELL need cash”

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/1717638217.html

 
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1964 CJ-3B Houston, Tx $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

Looks nice.

“1964 CJ3B Willys Jeep/Flatfender Original F-Head 4Cyl engine/T-90 3 Speed/ T-18 twin stick transfer case. Clear title, registered thru 7/2010”

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/1717995052.html

 
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2 DJ-5s 1969 & 1970 Spokane, Wa $800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Dan found this deal. Both of these should have posi rears.  So, this seems like a great price to me.

“1969 BRONZ MAIL JEEP ,3 SPEED AUTO TRANY, 150CHEV 4CYL ( IORN DUKE ) RUNS
1970 BLUE PARTS ONLY CALL ME AT 509 926 7198”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1717959788.html

 
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1960 DJ-3A Irvine, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** was $2900

(02/17/10) This was converted to 4w and it appears it’s sprung over as well.

“1960 Willys Jeep DJ3A converted to 4 wheel drive with late ’60’s CJ parts. It’s got a Buick “odd fire” V6. Engine, front and rear ends work but there is no radiator or steering. One piece of metal was cut out to make everything fit but parts were kept along with the stock steering wheel and colum if wanted to make it stock again. A little TLC and you got a runner. $3200 obo, call to discuss and make offer.”

 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Muenster, Tx $1700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1700

This looks like a farm jeep.

“1948 Willys CJ2A, Runs and drives, Rust in usual spots, 12 volt electrical system, Great for hunting, 4 cyl engine, 3 speed transmission, 4 wheel drive, New battery, New spark plugs, Fresh oil change, Winch, Have title, Asking $1700 , but will listen to all offers, Some work has been done since pictures were taken.  call or email 940-736-6878.”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/1717437651.html

 
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1961 CJ-3B Pittsburg, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,995

This looks nice.

“61 WILLIES C J 3 B JEEP, FULLY RESTORED, 4X4, SNOW TIRES, REMOVABLE CARRY RACK WITH JEEP CAN RACK HOLDERS & SPARE TIRE. P T O POWER WINCH, OFF ROAD FRONT, REAR, AND SIDE LIGHTS. FULL CAB COVER CANVAS WITH DOORS. ALSO COMES WITH SUMMER SUN SHAD SKIRT. RADIO. SPEEDOMETER, OIL PRESSURE GAUGE, FUEL GAUGE. NEW CARBURETOR, RADIATOR, FULLY TUNES UP WITH ALL NEW WIRING REAR END REBUILT, TURN SIGNALS NEW DRIVE LINE & U JOINTS W GREASE FITTINGS. NEW STARTER, ALTERNATOR, & BELTS.
COMPLETELY RESTORED LIKE NEW. TOE HITCH AND REMOVEALBE TRAVEL LIGHTS.”

 
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It took a decade, but George saves a Willys Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Builds

Every now and then a reader sends me a picture of an old willys they want to buy and asks my opinion.  Had George sent me a picture of the Wagon he purchased years ago, I would have said, “I think we can find you something else”.

However, George wasn’t swayed by his purchase and spent about a decade raising kids, working, and using his extra time to slowly save his Willys.

George writes, “My wife tells me I have Willys on the brain – hey what can I say!  This Wagon is all original with the exception of possibly some extra chrome on the grill. The grill inserts were chrome plated when I purchased the wagon, so I figured I would put it back like I found it. Everything was rebuilt, including the front and rear ends. I wish now that I would have changed the gearing a bit. I think it is a 5.38:1. This thing has a mean granny gear! Once I get all the small oil leaks fixed I’ll invest in OD.”

He has every right to be proud of his efforts, because out of an awkward, rough wagon he built a beauty.  For his next project, George is looking for a deal on a solid 1953 CJ-3A. If you know of one in the Texas area, let him know!

Nice work George and thanks for sharing your story and pics!  Here is a before and an after pic:

 
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I got to thinking, what about Navy CJ-2As and other Navy Models?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This morning, I got wondering if the Navy ordered any other vehicles besides CJ-3As.  Well, I found some information across the net on various Navy Jeeps.  I list some different flattie models below, but some CJ-5s and others also spent time with the Navy.

Navy CJ-2A
Over at the CJ-2A page, Bob posted an article from the Toledo Times (8/24/1946) about the Navy ordering 200 Willys Overland Jeeps in 1946 for use along the great lakes and the coasts.  Bob also mentioned the Navy ordered both CJ-3As & DJ-3As.

This G503.com thread has a some images of Navy CJ-2As and examples of tags (an example tag is seen above).

Stretched Navy CJ-2A, the CJ-2E, and the CJ-2L?
According to JP Magazine, a rumor persists that WO built an extended CJ-2A for the army in 1948 called the CJ-2E.  However, they feel this is a rumor because there are no records for such a creation.  In addition, experts they asked said the extended CJ-2As often came on a later model frame.  While I have not personally seen any of the extended CJ-2As in person, I have seen enough of them for sale to make me think that they might have produced on a very limited basis.

And speaking of streched CJ-2As,
it looks like someone picked up that pinkish ‘2A that I had listed from Bonsall, Ca.  He reports that he was a told a dealer (likely somewhere on the west coast) bought some CJ-2As, stretched them, and then called them a CJ-2L. Well, sure enough, the pinkish CJ-2A’s registration lists it as a CJ-2L (though not a navy jeep).

Navy CJ-3B Navy
According to the JeepDr. website, they have restored a Navy CJ-3B and have the Navy paperwork to back up the claim.  Now, this might be a M-606 as the site doesn’t specifically answer this question.

You can see another example of a Navy CJ-3B at the CJ-3B Page (scroll most of the way to the bottom).

CJ-V35/U for the Navy & USMC
Of course, there is also highly sought after CJ-V35/U made for the Navy & the United States Marine Corp. These were actually CJ-3As modified into CJ-V35/Us

 
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Stewart Warner Hand Crank Heater

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

Larry had a Hand Crank Heater that he inherited from his father for sale.  He wanted it to go to a good a Willys owner who will value it as much as his father did. I have no updates on this nor do I have any pics.

Larry writes, this is a “796-A hand crank heater, serial number 31.. weight 16 lbs,40,000btu at 120rpm,,manufactured by stewart warner, heater division, chicago ill. u.s.a. …… also stamped is i believe to be year of manufacture number… 472456-10-42.. it is in excellent condition with org paint and all parts org …. this heater unit has no rust or dust to it either, it was in a wooden box, along which looks like a ”service book” for a vehicle that data was keep on.”

 

 
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1945 MB Fort Collins, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Needs work of some kind.

“MB Military Jeep. Needs restoration.”

 
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1974? CJ-2A Cheyenne, WY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

The seller didn’t quite get the year (1974) or the model (CJ-5) correct.

“Nice Play toy with Chevy 350. Runs well, buy it, have fun; but be safe. Price is 3,000.00 or Best Offer.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Vancouver, Wa w/OD

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This looks good, but apparently it needs some work.

“1946 cj2a Jeep Willys. It has an early model 302 engine and a T90 tranny with overdrive. The tires are Wild Cat 30/950s with 90%+ tred on them. A WARN 6000 lb winch, new fuel tank and sending unit. New rear seat, not installed. Rear mounted battery and a new heater. The body on this Willys is in really good shape and the top is as well. I have not driven this jeep in over 6 months but I start it every month. It needs some patch work in the engine compartment. This is a project Jeep and will need to be trailered. call: Justin 360-909-0107”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1716105449.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Springfield, Oh $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Unusual

Well, I can tell it is different, but from this one pic I can’t tell how different.

“1951 willys jeep rat rod call 330-285-5066”

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/1715422549.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Mendocino County, Ca $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The body appears solid.

“this is a very clean 46 Willy’s jeep. it has an overdrive. 2 inch rancho lift and lots of other stuff
call Gary for more info 707-391-6337.”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/1714441896.html

 
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1948 Wagon Grafton, ND $5000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This project has seen a good deal of work already.

“rare 1948 Jeep Panel. Sits on 1986 Chevy S10 4 wheel drive. Rebuilt 350 Chevy. 700 auto trans, new converter, transfer case redone. All body work professionally done, new door skins, new hood, primed and ready for paint. Have some glass, needs upholstery. Always stored inside. Have many extra parts. Project vehicle and not a running vehicle. HAVE ND TITLE. Lewie 701-360-0504 or 701-352-1425.

 
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Year? CJ-2A Apple Valley, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

“Stock motor and transmission.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A La Porte, Tx **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

It almost looks like there is a MB-esque jockey box in the dash.

“Up for sale is a 1946 Jeep Willys. We have the title which is # 8420494. It also has a motor# listed 21785. This is a hard to find old jeep that has been modified to be a tough old son of a gun.

We have the keys and it ran good about 4 years ago when it was parked. The gas tank needed cleaning badly so we hooked up an gas can to the side and ran it off of it the last time we moved it. It has been customized and much of the body has been replaced by welding heavy duty metal plates. This was my grandfathers and we don’t know a lot about it other than it used to run great but will need some work. You will likely have to trailer it home. The tires are going low and we were told the brake drums were replaced, but we cannot guarantee that.”

 
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1940s GPWish Pittsburg, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

UPDATE:  Still Available and pics now provided.

(04/16/2010) “Military Jeep for sale. Yes it runs! Working motor, running gear, transmission. I have video of it being driven around our yard if you are interested. I hate getting rid of it but we have too many projects going on after buying a house. Don’t want to see this rust away.

Has:
1942 Ford GPW frame, hood, windshield, grill, and other misc parts (all still have their F stamp visible)
1945 Military engine (running) with new fuel pump
1946 Willy’s tub and transmission

Needs:
– seats
– fuel tank (we just put the fuel line into a gas tank when we run it)
– drive shaft (it fell out when we flat towed it to our new place)
– tires (2 are flat though they’ll hold air long enough to tow it home or put it up on a trailer)

We sanded all the old paint off of it and it is primer gray but we never got further than that.
I have pics on a different computer. I’ll post them soon.Please note we do not have a title for it, it will be bill of sale only. According to the CHP you just need to get a VIN verification done on it (simple as bringing it down to the CHP office) and DMV will then issue title and registration.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Grand Junction, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000

(03/09/2010) This sports a fiberglass body.

“Fiberglass tub, hood and fenders, L-134 4 cylinder, under 1,000 miles on rebuild. 5.38 gear ratio, Atlas overdrive, 8,000lb Warn winch. Updated to 12 volt/new harness”

 
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1951 Navy CJ-3A Denver, Co eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

See updated version of this topic here: http://warjeeps.com/articles/APUnavyJeeps/apu-jeeps.html

 

THE WILLYS OVERLAND CJ-3A NAVY VERSION:

The first version, which is the one for sale on ebay, was built by Willys Overland for the Navy without many changes from a stock CJ-3A.  The biggest clue I can see is the inclusion of a Navy dataplate on the dash.  You can see the 1951 versions of that plate below:

From the g503 website:

And from this eBay auction (note how close the navy serial numbers of these two jeeps are — 3855 (top) vs. 3874 (bottom)). The willys-overland serial numbers are 18501 vs 18741:

THE CJ-3A MODIFIED BY O. E.  SZEKELY & ASSOCIATES FOR THE NAVY

This version of the Navy Jeep was modified by Szekely and includes a plate that states that fact.  Szekely also created the 3 wheeled M-38 APU. Here’s an example of the name plate for the CJ-3A from the G503 site (see the related discussion and many more pics).  A similar thread can be seen at the CJ-3A Board.

Information from the Navy CJ-3A Ad: “This jeep needs a restoration. The frame is in nice shape and not cut on. the body has some  rust but nothing like those east coast vehicles (Colorado vehicle) there is a skin coat of bondo on the outside and it looks like it had a nice paint job done to it which is now faded. I really don’t know whats under the bondo but looking from underneath and behind it does not look like it was used to cover any major rust more like a skin coat to get the body straight. The front floors are good as is the cowl and the tool box, hood and grill are good, windshield frame is solid. The rear floor has plywood on it but I see no holes from underneath. Rear taillight area needs a some rust repair. as do some body brackets.  The engine will need a rebuild, (last owner said he was driving it in his drive and it locked up. the radiator and carb is missing and there are no top bows although I do have the door frames. most everything else looks to be intact.  There is undercoating from the factory. This is dry and easy to peel off and you can see the original Navy Gray paint. It probably had hood numbers but I have not stripped the paint to find out.  The cowl tag and the Navy tag have the same numbers and the engine looks to be close enough to be original (early CJ’s don’t have matching serial number engines) and the casting numbers are correct.(#641087)”

 
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1953 M-38A1 Payette, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900.

This looks pretty nice based on this one pic.  The hood looks unusual with the higher than normal ‘scoop’ in the middle.

“1953 Willys Jeep. White withe black interior. Bikini top. Back seat. Rear gas tank. Rear Locker. 5:38 gears. Chevrolet 305 V8. Lots and lots of power. Runs awesome. will throw in small 2500lb winch (not hooked up but works great). 3 speed T90 tranny. Looks alot like a CJ5 but is actually a M38A1 Military Jeep. Clean Idaho title. ”

 

 
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A rare Buick 252 V6 Spokane, Wa $475

• CATEGORIES: Engine

(Note, while the 252 does exist, as I discuss below, the seller was wrong on several items in another ad, so it’s possible the seller meant this was an original 225 out of a 71 CJ-5)

Dan pointed out this rarish engine.  The buick 252 is a 4.1L buick v6 with a longer stroke and larger displacement than it’s kissing cousin, the buick 231.

There was a little debate about whether this was a good engine or not on the OldsPower.com site. I don’t have any experience with this engine. In fact, I didn’t know it existed until recently. I still think I would have went with the 231/e.8L simply because they are easier to find.  The 3.8L was rated at 110HP while the 4.1L is rated at 125HP for a 13% increase in horsepower with no increase in weight — maybe I’ll change my mind on this 🙂

Novak indicates this was built between 1978 and 1982.  On the other hand, Wikipedia & Flatlanderracing.com indicate this was built from 1980-1984. Offroaders.com also mentions the 252.

“I have a good running cj5 252 v6 jeep engine, its in my jeep at the moment and does run and start great, im swaping it for a v8, im asking $475 or best cash offer, also have many other jeep stuff im selling like dana axles t case and radiator. Please call 208-819-6407.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/1714607889.html

Here’s one for sale in St. Louis for only $100 http://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/1708872358.html