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1943 MB Aubrey, Tx $3500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500

This appears in decent shape.

“Has new military style tires, steering gearbox, shocks, etc.. Has black vinyl top with doors. Call Charles (940) 391-5009.”


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1962 Truck Pittsfield, NH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

(12/04/09) The paint could use some … well .. more paint.  But if you need a plower, this might work great.

“This an oldie but goodie. It is a 4 speed, 6 cylinder flathead hurricane engine, 4 wheel drive. The same owner had this vehicle since 1968!!! The vehicle does run and drive, but we are selling it as parts or for restoration only. ”



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1948 CJ-2A Goodlettsville, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1800.

(12/09/09) Not much of a description  It looks pretty stock.




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1951 CJ-3A Stainless Steel Bellevue, Wa $9,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, stainless/jewels • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  still available.

(10/01/09) Here’s a stainless jeep from Seattle’s Eastside.  I gotta say, that back seat might be the most comfortable looking back seat I’ve ever seen in the back of a jeep.

“1951 willy jeep all stainless steel not to many made like this very rare only a few was built this jeep is in perfect condition runs drive perfect a very expensive jeep its worth $20,000 is a buty must see in person I have the title and everything dont want to explain to much so call for $12,500 all questions 425-285-8012”



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1953 CJ-3A Pacific, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $7100.

(09/06/09) It’s not completely stock, but not far from it.  What’s the metal underneath the front driver’s-side fender?

“1953 Willys CJ3a, all stock, not modified, runs and drives excellent. new gas tank, new rear seat and new 6 volt battery. Items for display at car shows go with it. no top. Painted inside and out, and underneath. Many new parts. Parade and car show ready. Licensed with 1953 plate, Every thing is done. No rust! Asking $7200.00.”


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No Posts – Update


UPDATE: I should really put the day of the “no post” up to eliminate any confusion about which day I’m talking about (which was Tuesday night).

Anyway, ever had one of those days where your ex-wife calls you to tell you that (1) instead of paying her mortgage, she chose to make other decisions with her money?  And, oh by the way, (2) the bank didn’t like that she didn’t make the payments, so, after a few discussions with the bank, (3) the bank put it up for auction and sold it.  Finally, (4) she was now calling me to let me know what had happened so that I could help support the kids through this emotionally!

Now, because my 3 kids live there and because I personally have $30k in equity (and she has $220k in equity), this is no minor mistake. Despite talking with her several times, I doubt I’m getting the full story.  She’s not stupid, but this was beyond dumb.

Seriously, what was she thinking?

So, while I like a break now and then, I would have much rather not had to have a break at all  ….


Sorry, I had a late night of driving. Drop by tomorrow PM for posts.


– Dave

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1944 MB Prescott, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2900.

It’s a little rough, but looks solid.  Some paint might clean this right up.

“1944 MB Willys Jeep , GPW frame , CJ2A/3A Head . 4×4 , WWII era , axe and shovel holder , new clutch , converted to 12 volt , runs good , some rust , extra parts including soft doors , tow bar , Warn hubs , Winch , roll cage , same owner for 34 years. Have more pictures if need. Asking $2,900.”


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Craigslist Vs. eBay


barterfarmfrontWithout Craigslist or eBay I doubt eWillys would exist. Therefore, I try to keep up with news about those two companies.   Also, after being a co-founder of an early online bartering system we called BarterFarm back in 2000 (see logo to the right), I have followed eBay, Craigslist, and other online classified-based companies over the past decade.     So, I found this article today in the Guardian very interesting.  I thought maybe a few readers would be interested in this too.

I knew that eBay had managed to purchase a sizeable chunk of Craigslist back in 2004, but I didn’t know the following.

1) eBay is fighting to get a board of directors position on the Craigslist board, because they own 28% of the company.

2) To keep this from happening, Craigslist has been attempting to dilute ownership so that eBay will own less than 25% of the company, which keeps eBay from being able to demand a board seat.

3) I knew that there are only a handful of employees at Craigslist (maybe 20?), but the revenues last year for Craigslist totaled about $100m.  That’s much, much higher than I expected!  Given the size of their employee base, I suspect they are either contracting out a lot of services or raking in a lot of cash.

4) eBay launched Kijiji, a competing classified website which I have seen around, but never took very seriously.

I’m not saying one venture is better than the other, but eBay would eat their own children, while Craigslist is a community focused, egalitarian venture (hence the lack of ads, the lack of a national or international company sponsored search engine, etc).  One is public, while the other is private.  One is entrenched in the center of San Jose and Silicon Valley, while the other is situated in the heart of San Francisco.  eBay only obtained ownership by purchasing private stock from an early founder or investor (I can’t remember which); this didn’t make the other owners very happy.  Therefore, this relationship is destined for a rocky relationship of some kind.

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3 Old Wagons Fernwood, Id $1500 for all

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE:  Still Available

Here’s some old wagons.

“looking to sell some jeeps that have ben sitting for some time , ok the first jeep is a 1950 willys has no motor good parts good running gear the next jeep is a 1955 it has a motor its a 6 cylinder 4×4 the other jeep is a 1958 willys 4×4 with a 4 cylinder hercules motor in it. it also has a lift on it with 33 inch tires . if you have any questions about the jeeps need to contact david at (208)-245-7258.if you cant reach me leave message looking to get $ 1500.00 for all or $ 800.00 each thanks for looking.”


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1946 CJ-2A Whitehall, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(11/14/09) I don’t suppose it last ran when parked on the trailer?

“this willys ran when parked. It has a 4 cld.replacement moter 4 speed and is 4×4 everything works needs battery and air in tire tire has slow leak. will sell for 3,000 or best resonable offer will concider trade for older running crew cab pickup and will look at other trade options”1946_cj2a_whitehall

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Dash Example


I found this example of a Dashboard at the Jeep 4×4 Center website.  I thought the details were really nicely exploded.  I’d like to build something like this for various jeeps.  It would certainly help me remember what is supposed to be where on various flatties.  Anyone run across diagrams like this for flatties?


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Builds: Phil’s former 1953 CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

I ran across this website, which shows pictures of Phil’s former 1953 CJ-3A.  According to his website, he has sold this jeep. It’s solid looking, nice jeep.

What I liked about some of these pics is that they show a solution for installing a taller engine into a flattie.  I figured there might be some readers out there who would find this interesting.

Here’s some pics of the transfer case/tranny undercarriage.  Note how it has been dropped with some square tubing.


Now look at how the engine has been dropped.  Solid plates and arms reach out from the engine to the frame and mount on top of something welded to the side of the frame.  It I were doing this, I’d probably beef up the metal that spans the gap from the engine to the frame.  What I can see is if there is rubber underneath the point where the engine mount meets the frame.




Note the back of the frame has been lifted by inserting a block between the shackle and the frame.  Strangely, this wasn’t done in the front.


Note the hood on this CJ-3A.  It appears to be a trimmed down CJ-3B Hood.


Here’s are some more pics of this build ….

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Builds: Mac and Jason’s CJ-2A Project

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Website

Titled, the “CJ-2A 1948 Willys Overland Jeep Restoration Project“, this blog follows the rebuilding of a 1948 Willys by Mac and Jason in Houston, Tx.  It’s clear they don’t know a great deal about jeeps (neither did I when I started on my jeep many years ago), but are jumping in with both feet none-the-less.  Kudos to them; it looks like they are learning already.


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1946 CJ-2A Vancouver, Wa $975


It appears complete.  It’s not running. It might make a good trail jeep.

“1946 Willys CJ, V8 chevrolet 283 , Saginaw 4 speed transmission, hurst linkage, saginaw steering ,Dana running gear, hanging pedals,clear title, needs finishing 360 852 3192”


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1947 Truck Twin Falls, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4600

Here’s a nice looking truck.

“1947 Jeep Will Pickup with new tires, new paint and runs good. $4,600.00 OBO. ”



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1960 FC-170 Santa Fe, NM **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

It’s in great shape, but doesn’t run.



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1952 M-38A1 Dryden, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Now I know what you are thinking;  Why install a non-military fording kit?  That’s what you were focused on, right?

“1952 Willys M38A1 90% restored to as delivered to the Marine Corps in 1952. This vehicle was converted to 12 volts with new non military wiring. It runs well and transmission as well as transfer case work well. There are some minor leaks in the seals of the rear diff and transfer case. The battery box was removed by previous owner to install heater. heater has been removed. Many new parts including lights, horn switch, dash, glove box cover, gauges, steering wheel and more. This M38A1 runs very well and has made the parade / car show circuit in upstate New york this summer with no problems. The fording kit is not military, but looks real cool. The starter and generator are not waterproof so don’t expect to ford any streams. Markings are correct for the 1950s era. There are minor blemishes on the tub, but no rust holes. The frame is solid and in excellent shape. It runs and stops. The motor is clean and runs well. Sorry guys, Danielle does not come with the Jeep.”

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1947 CJ-2A Moses Lake, Wa $1500 (other parts, too)


1947_cj2a_moseslakeUPDATE:  Price has dropped to $1500.  Pics now provided.  It looks like he has a fiberglass hood. If it runs, this might be a good price.

The seller has a variety of older jeep trannys and transfer cases.

“I have a 47 jeep willys original axles, 3 speed trans and dana 18 t case, the jeep has a small block chevy, headers, elec fans, power steering, reversed shackels, front mounted tow bar, tilt wheel, bucket seats, full roll cage, fiberglass hood with scoop, runs but need finished. Great project. $1775 OBO call brandon @ 1-509-760-1266 or

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1947 CJ-2A Lanark, Il eBay


This looks in good shape, though note there is a hole in the gas tank.

“CJ2A Willys jeep in good condition. Original drive train. Very little if any rust. rancho 1.5 springs and shocks diamond plate corners and rockers for looks not covering rust. runs good. normal were and tear from sitting in garage some scratches and dings. No top, and windshield glass is not in the frame.   What you see is what you get one AWESOME CJ2a. Brakes are hard to push they work just hard, need bleeding from sitting. There are some minor wiring issues, i can’t get the head lights to go from bright to dim. radiator is not the best. gas tank has pin hole…”

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1943 “Bubba” Model Watseka, Mo $2000


No pics. I really wanted to see pics of this one.

“I have a 1943 Willys World War 2 Jeep that “Bubba” has modified. Actually I have been told this is a “MEESE” from the Phillipines?? Front fenders are different, has either a 1955 or ’56 Chevy 265 with original T84 and transfer. Jeep does run but needs total restoration. Unique looking Jeep. Sorry I have no camera so you would need to come and take a look/see. Located just outside of Watseka, Il. $2000 cash only, In God I Trust. Thanks”

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Readers Builds: Jack — 3 Jeeps in 3 Weeks


Randy’s friend Jack appears to have contracted the Willys disease.

Jack tells the story, “Short story; Jack has been familiar with my flat fenders and thought nothing about it. Well, I found and he bought the ‘Weeds’ Willys [See pics of the ‘Weeds’ Jeep here]. Next week, while looking at your site, I spotted a ’46 in nice shape only 15 miles from where we live!!!!  Well, Jack bought that one too! On Sunday afternoon he wa talking with some friends and someone mentions he has an old Jeep in his pasture; one of those “it ran when parked” jeeps.  Well, you guessed it, Jack bought that one as well ($275) and the motor looks good.  So, 3 Jeeps in 3 weeks for my buddy Jack. Guess I forgot to mention he’s an engineer by trade”

Here’s the ‘Weeds’ Jeep

Huebels 011

Here’s the 2nd Jeep

Huebels 012

Here’s the newest addition

Huebels 014

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WWII — A Jeep Called Shortstop

• CATEGORIES: War Images

‘Shortstop’ has some interesting art on the side. Many thanks to Bruce for sharing it.


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Year? CJ-3A Milford, CT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

The price looks reasonable for a drivable flattie.  The body looks a little beat up and it appears there is a patch on the passenger side of the body.

“Runs great!!”


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1948 CJ-2A? Portland, Or $1500 w/OD


This includes an Overdrive.  Pics coming soon.  I’m not sure what Mall205 means.

“48 cj2a chev v8 sagnaw 4 speed warn allrange over drive11 inch brakes near new top and doors by best top need floor repair and body and paint 1500 call 503 995 8168 will post pict soon”

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Year? MB Southeast, Wi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

Once unburied, apparently it runs and drives.