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1952 M-38 Port O Conner, Tx $10,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Now on eBay

“1952 WILLYS ARMYJEEP.  THIS JEEP IS TRULY IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH CORRECT-ERA OLIVE DRAB PAINT. TIRES ARE GREAT, UNDERCARRIAGE IS SOLID, ENGINE RUNS PERFECT. SERIAL PLATE IS LEGIBLE, AND IN-TACT, ON VEHICLE. TITLE IS CLEAR. CANVAS IS RECENT BUT TRULY TO SPEC. UNIT IS STORED INDOORS AND HAS NOT SEEN SUN OTHER THAN PARADE DAYS. UNSURE OF ACTUAL MILEAGE. (ODOMETER SHOWS 232.) UPHOLSTERY IS IN GOOD CONDITION, EXCEPT FOR SOME WEAR IN DRIVER’S SEAT. (SEE PICTURE).  THIS JEEP IS TRULY A HEAD-TURNER, AND A HIT AT EVERY EVENT.”

View all the pics on eBay

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Builds: Electric Veep — Jazzy

• CATEGORIES: Builds, VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others • TAGS: .

I ran across this electric vehicle named Jazzy owned by Jim Stack.  It appears to be an ‘VEEP’ Kit with a fiberglass body.  It is powered by an Advanced DC FB-4001 Series Wound DC 9.  It runs in 3rd gear and never needs to be shifted, according to the owner.  The top speed is 70MPH with a total range of about 50MPH.  There are 10 Trojan T-105 now SG90’s, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded very minimal battery pack for 30 mile range. All located under center of chassis for stable road handling, great G holding on corners.  View all the information here.

“1968 Volkswagen VW chassis. 50 Jeep fiberglass body with front disk brakes carries the Veepster fiberglass 1950 Jeep body.”

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Rear of jeep.  Note no Jeep rear lights (he was looking for traditional square lights).

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My Build: Roll Cage Day 2

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

Well, I didn’t get as much progress done today as I planned (like I ever do?), mostly because I slept in — way in!  I spent much of the afternoon, moving, measuring, leveling, thinking and then removing, remeasuring, releveling … I think you get the picture.  It took me a while to realize that my windshield is a little crooked and that was throwing me off a little.  Once I figured that out,  I started making progress.

The first thing I did today was to brace the loops into place so I could start adding supports.  I did some cross tubes first.  This helped square the loops, which were off about half an inch each.  Once that was done, I started on the rear supports.  I’ve got a little grinding left on the driver’s side left rear piece then it will be ready to be tacked into place.

For my tube intersections, I’ve been using this tube coping calculator.  I found it off just slightly, but close enough to be of real value.  I taped the paper to a thin piece of cardboard (my Haagen Dazs Ice Cream boxes work great — A great excuse to get Dark Chocolate/Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bars).

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Tomorrow evening I’ll complete the back area and start to work on the top side pieces.

Here’s the only pic I have from tonight.

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1946 CJ-2A O.C., Oregon $1250 – Overdrive

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It appears to have an overdrive.  If it does, then this appears to be a good price.  I’m not sure where O.C. is?

its a project clear title has a chev V8 soft top doors stick shift etc.POSSIBLE TRADES”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/1427298689.html

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Hot Rod Truck Truckee, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $35000. **SOLD**

“For Sale is my 1953 Willys Pickup with many custom features.Has a fully custom powdercoated fully boxed chassis with Mustang 2 frontend and a Chris Alston 4 bar setup in the rear with a Ford 9″.Is complete with 4 wheel disc brakes and rolling on 20″ Billet Specialties rear and 18″fronts.Cab is chopped 3″ with suicide doors and shaved handles with all electrics including remotes for the doors and also the tilt bed.Bed is custom and is able to be raised with 2 linear actuators,tailgate is also electric.Engine is a Chevy 350 with a 6:71 Mooneyham teflon sealed Blower running 9% underdriven.Has all the goodies and was built specifically for the street and is a very driveable reliable street driven truck. Has a Turbo 350 transmission with a Lokar shifter and is also setup with a 80 shot of Nitrous for that added get up and go.There are many things i have forgotten to add so any questions please ask.This was a 7 year build and I have the receipts for well over $55K.Paint is a PPG 3 stage with 3 coats of clear.Interior is leather with instruments and full custom owner made billet dash,door handles and safety latches for suicide doors.This truck has done very well at all shows and has been a popular choice at Hot August nights here in Reno.Thanks for looking.”

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1948 CJ-2A Cathedral City, Ca $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This might not be a bad price.

“1948 CJ2A Jeep frame off build rebuilt hi po 289 400 miles since rebuild new exhuast 3 speed manual dana 20 transfer case 31 inch tires mild lift very fun and very powerful dana 44 frt and rear drums all around 4.88 gearing have full documentaion on everything have bill of sale and texas title great jeep also have 1948 plates black paint new rancho shocks roll bar email frozensurferdude@aol.com for any questions or to see 2200 firm as is needs cleanup and eletronic fuel pump and battery she starts up if you put gas in the carb”

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/1427201997.html

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1942 MB Riverside, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

“HI, THIS IS A 1942 WILLYS FLAT FENDER WWII JEEP. ORIGINAL ENGINE, TRANS, & TRANSFER CASE. THIS JEEP IS 4 WHEEL DRIVE WITH LOW AND HIGH GEARING. RUNS GREAT. OVER ALL GOOD CONDITION. NEW UPHOLSTERED BUCKET SEATS. NEW BATTERY. STARTER HAS BEEN REBUILT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, ”

 

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1948 CJ-2A Loveland, Co $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

If this is as good as advertised it might be a great deal. It looks original.  A new paint job would do wonders (I wonder if the paint is hiding something?)

“For sale is a 1948 Kaiser Willys CJ-2A 1/4 ton Jeep.  All original and complete. Runs excellent and everything works. Top and door in good condition- $2500”

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/1427178575.html

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1942 GPW Sacramento, Ca $2500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE:  Stick Available

(10/1/09) I’m not sure if this runs or not.

“1942 flat fender Ford Jeep Willys, F Head, T 90, model 44 rear end, 25 in front, 33’s”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1426440865.html

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1948 CJ-2A Sandy, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“It’s time sell this beauty and pass it on to the next owner.  I’ve had this for three years and need to part with it.  Getting married and need some cash for the honeymoon.  (Yeah – roll your eyes, it’s OK)  This jeep turn heads and receives compliments all the time.  I’ve had a lot of work done to it over the years. New tires with 300 miles on them.  New starter, alternator, carburator, radiator (aluminum), stainless steel firewall (Very nice) and tons of little extras to make it sharp. Engine: 65-67 Buick Special V6 225. Common after market jeep engine.  (So I’m told)  Rebuilt in December 2008 with 145 miles on the rebuild.  (It’s hard to drive a jeep in the rain in Oregon)  The company that rebuilt the engine went out of business in January 2009 (Auto Link – Gresham, OR).  It has two areas where it drips oil.  One – Head gasket needs to be replaced.  Two – plug behind engine….”

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My Build: Bending the Rollcage

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Idea Factory, Roll Cage

I spent much of the day doing the initial bending of my cage. I managed to complete the front loop and back loop. I was very pleased with the results and the bender. Thanks to Mitch for the front and back loop measurements. Those proved invaluable!

I will delay a discussion of my tube choice (size and type).  I spent A LOT of time researching various forums on the pros and cons of various sizes.  Then, there’s the whole DOM vs. HREW vs. CREW vs. Sched 40 vs. Chromoly … and more.  I’ve also been filing away various roll cage designs so that readers and builders can see all the different ideas.  In the end, my cage reflects the need to tie into my frame due to the fiberglass body, I also wanted it to look like my previous cage in my first jeep, and it includes a workaround for the mid loop attachment as I put the mid loop attachment closer to the seat then I wanted (oops). I also need to talk a little about the bender I built and the plans I used, but will save that for later too.

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tube_cutterThe first thing I needed to do was calculate exactly how the bend of the tube changed the measurements and determine the inner and outer radius measurements so I could measure the loops correctly. I started by marking off a tube in 1 inch increments up to about 15″. Then I put the tube in the bender and bent the tube. I learned that my 2″ die created an outer radius of 7.5″ and the length of a 90 degree bend from start to finish was 10″.  You can see the inch markers and the tube cutter I was using in the pic to the right.

Another thing I learned was that I had to bend the tube about 3 degrees past the amount I wanted, as it would spring back 3 degrees when released from the bender (you can see it bent past 90 in the pic below).

Knowing that information, I measured and bent the front loop. The first two bends of 90 degrees went smoothly. Then, I cut down the bottom pieces so that, after I added the windshield contours, the front loop would measure 45″ from the loop to the floor boards. Next, I bent the loop with the windshield angle. My windshield sits at an angle of 15 degrees and the bend needed to start 20″ from the floor board. These also bent perfectly.

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So far so good.

Next was the back loop. Based on Mitch’s measurements and the look I was after, I decided that 43″ from the loop to the back floor would be a perfect distance. I made the width the exact distance between the body sides, which is slightly narrow than a standard jeep due to the wider lip on the fiberglass body. Again, the 90 degree bends went perfectly. Then, I had to do 45 degree bends back towards the body. Unfortunately, after testing the loop on the jeep, 45 degrees wasn’t the angle I actually needed, so I had to bend both sides twice in order to increase the angles to the point where it would work correctly.

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Here’s a poor quality shot from my camera phone of both loops in their respective places.

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With the two toughest parts of the cage out of the way, the sun set and I moved inside. I also was getting a little tired, because when I attempted to bend the back supports, I managed to bend BOTH wrong — one was bent the wrong angle and one was bent in the wrong location. Fortunately, I can salvage the tube and use them in other places. At that point, I thought it best to head inside and cook dinner.

More pics tomorrow night.

 
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1947 CJ-2A Blue Hill, Ne $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It might or might not start.  It’s got a PTO.

have a 1947 Willys CJ-2A Jeep for sale. The body is in good shape needs some work. The motor ran last time I tried starting it. I also have many extra parts for a willys jeep. Frames, springs, carberator, transmission, ect…. Will sell stuff seperatly if your interested. If you would like to see more pictures i can email them. Would be a great restoration project. I dont have the time or the money to fix it up so i just want to sell it to someone who does.”

http://grandisland.craigslist.org/cto/1425373009.html

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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

This doesn’t have a motor.  It has a Muller Top.

antique yes custom yes running not yt but ready for a 350 chevy to drop in.”

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1948 CJ-2A McGees, NC $750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No engine.  At best it is a parts jeep.

“Asking 750.00. Great project. I bought it to fix-up. Too many projects. My loss your gain. Call to see! No motor, clean title. ”

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/1425587438.html

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1947 CJ-2A Iowa $1255

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This is a non runner.  The engine is stuck.

“Nice cj2a with 49000 miles on odometer, Body good, with normal rust underneath, Frame good. mechanically good engine stuck but rebuildable Rare full aluminum top in excellent condition! will need brake work. Ph Rich 712 657 2042 See Pics”

http://omaha.en.craigslist.org/cto/1425347900.html

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1954 Wagon Odgen, Ut Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

1954_wagon_ogdenThis might make a good project.  The body sure looks good from the front.

“Classic restored, non running; no title can get 1; complete. just blows blew smoke; stored covered 4 8 years; Let me amke you a deal. 801 689 6547”

http://ogden.craigslist.org/cto/1426091358.html

 
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VW Jeep Kennewick, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1175.

No motor with this VW Jeep. I doubt this is a ’42, but rather probably several decades later.

“this 42 willys has vw runnig gear spun bearing in motor dont have motor. is fun to drive yes i have a title u just need to find a motor i just dont have time thanks open to trades or cash”

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Retreaded Offroad Tires

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

JP Magazine’s review of retreads: While we’d consider their looks pretty ugly on a newer Jeep, we think the tread design fits perfectly for a resto-mod wheeler. It’s sort of an old school knobby-meets-NDT look. In truth, we were surprised to find so much performance in such an affordable package. The best part about the tires is the price. If you tear one up, you just buy another and motor on.

NOTE: I suspect I will revisit and update this post as I learn more from both readers and the internet.

I’ve been meaning to get to a post about retreaded offroad tires for a while, but really wanted to do more research on it, such as obtaining actual prices, shipping estimates, etc.

But, then Jim emailed me excited that he found retreaded tires that could be delivered to his door step at a total cost less than $400.  He said I needed to share this with readers and he is right.

I told him I already knew about the tires and was aware of sources; however, that thing called ‘time’ kept getting in the way of me posting information about it.  Also, I was about ready to purchase some retreads about which I’d planned to share with readers as a part of the post, but then Mitch made me an offer on some tires that I simply HAD to explore, so a purchase of retreads got put aside.

But, Jim’s comment made me realize it would be better to talk about what I’ve learned so far and let readers add to the discussion rather than try to figure it all out myself.  So, here it goes …..

SUMMARY

First, let me say that I have never used retreads, so I have no personal experience with them.  My summary is based on research and some feedback from readers.

  • Retreaded tires are cheap, as low as $50 for an ‘offroad’ tire in some cases. Between expense and shipping, these can still be far less than new tires.
  • Because these are retreads, sizes and options are usually very limited.
  • A study by the Virginia Department of Transportation found that he failure rate of retreads was less than 1%.
  • A 2 1/2 year study by Virginia’s State Police found that many of the treads found on the roads were from new tires, not recapped, and that underinflation of tires appears to be the number 1 cause of tire failure.
  • ‘Keep your tires properly inflated’ was what I read over and over for both new and retreaded tires.
  • Retreads are also environmentally friendly. Tires are basically petro-chemical products. It takes approximately 22 gallons of oil to manufacture one new truck tire. Most of the oil is found in the casing, which is reused in the retreading process. As a result, it takes only approximately 7 gallons of oil to produce a retread. (note, these 22 & 7 stats appeared in a variety of places, but I cannot attest to their accuracy)
  • Retreads are not only cost effective, according to retread.org, but they are also dependable, reliable and safe. Retreads are used by truckers with scheduled delivery times, small package delivery companies with guaranteed delivery times, including the U.S. Postal Service, on commercial and military jets, by most school bus operators, taxis, and many other types of vehicles.
  • According to the Federal Safety Standards developed by the United States Department of Transportation, retreaded tires can be driven at the same speeds as new tires with no loss in safety or comfort. And with proper maintenance and care, they deliver about the same mileage as new tires.
  • Retreaders sell approximately 33 million retread or recapped tires annually.

OFFROAD RETREAD OPTIONS

Stone Tire (Here’s a link to a post about them)

Import Export Tire from La Trobe Pa (You can see the V-Grips on Gerald’s CJ-3B).

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Treadwright: https://www.treadwright.com/

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Others:

SOS Tire in Martin’s Ferry, Oh, sells the V-Grip (possibly by another name).  I have no link for the website, but a reader named Travis has purchased the tires for two of his vehicles and says they have worked great.

Check retread.org for more possible locations

RETREAD TIRES

The Tire Retread and Information Buruea at retread.org is a non-profit, member supported,  industry association dedicated to the recycling of tires through tire retreading and tire repairing. Additionally, according to the website, this association is not engaged in legislative or technical matters, which I interpret to mean they are not a lobbying body, but purely an informational resource.

According to the website, retreaded tires can “be driven at the same speeds, including highway and Interstate speeds, as new tires, with no loss in safety or comfort. Virtually all of the world’s airlines use retreads. Retreaded tires are used on school buses, racing cars, taxis, trucks, and Federal and U.S. military vehicles. These users all know that retreaded tires can be depended upon for safe and dependable performance.”

EXPERIENCES

  • JP Magazine’s Review of the Tires
  • The City of Santa Monica (California) has been using retreaded tires for more than 20 years. According to the City, its entire fleet, consisting of 585 vehicles, uses retreaded tires.
  • The City of Davis (California) has purchased retreaded truck tires of 10R22.5 and larger since 1993. These tires are installed on the rear axle only, not the front axle. The city installs them on all city trucks including fire trucks. The city even attempted to utilize retreaded light truck tires for pickups and other small trucks, but had numerous failures due to retreading low quality tire casings. Therefore, the city no longer uses retreaded tires on light trucks.

LINKS

 
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Jeepandmedic.com — One Family’s Jeep Collection

• CATEGORIES: GPA (SEEP), International, toys, Website

Jeepandmedic.com is a great little website that features a French (?) family that is busy collecting jeeps (GPA, GP, Hotchkiss …) and more.  It appears to be a total family affair.  Their collection of jeep pedal vehicles is particularly interesting.  The collection of book titles is worth reviewing as well.

Below are a few of the pedal jeeps. Note the last pic where they are hanging in a garage above what appears to be the Seep covered in canvas.

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1948 CJ-2A St. Charles, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7995.

“134c.i. 1BBL 4cyl, 3 Speed Manual Transmission, Dana 30 Rear w/ 5.38 Gear Ratio, Red Lights, Wipers, Heater, Seat Belts, 4 Wheel Drive, Working Siren, Removable Soft Top, Removable Side Doors w/ Zipper Windows, Side Mount Spare Tire, Factory Steel Wheels w/ Military Tread Tires, Side Mount Fuel Can, Owners Manual, Service Manual, Runs & Drives Great! U.S. Air Force Air Police Classic Jeep!!”

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1951 M-38 Beloit, Wi $7000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

It looks good, but the image compression makes the body look rough.

“1951 Willys M38 World War II Army Jeep. Parade quality. 30 cal. resin machine gun for looks. Drives and runs good. Call for more information or to see (608) 362-3267.”

http://janesville.craigslist.org/cto/1424880569.html

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1946 CJ-2A Decatur, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1700

It’s rough, but runs.

make a great hunting vehicle. runs and drives 4 wheel drive works. gunna go fast”

 

1946_cj2a_decatur2

 
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Jeeps for sale Spring Valley/Lemon Grove, Ca

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), MB

UPDATE:  These were for sale back in July.  Chris sent these updated pics (which are close to what Simon sent) and writes that the seller is not interested in parting them out.

“I have around 10 to 15 original WWII Willy Jeeps for sale. The have original engines and are fixer uppers. If you are interested email me for pictures and more info.”

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/1258850495.html

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1948 Jeepster Staten Island, Ny eBay

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

It’s a beauty.  I was a little surprised to see the engine area isn’t as polished as the rest of the jeep.

“YOU ARE VIEWING A 1948 WILLYS JEEPSTER CONVERTIBLE THAT RUNS AND DRIVES FLAWLESS.  THE INTERIOR HAS BEEN RE-UPHOLSTERED ABOUT 50 MILES AGO, ALONG WITH THE CONVERTIBLE TOP.  IT IS A REAL 1960’S HOT ROD.  THE ORIGINAL MOTOR HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH A STUDEBAKER V-8 WHICH RUNS FLAWLESSY.  IT IS STICK WITH ORIGINAL JEEPSTER TRANS AND REAR AND FRONT END.  JEEP IS FROM TENNESSEE IT NEVER HAS HAD ANY ROT OR RUST, SUPER CLEAN BODY.  ALL ORIGINAL LAQUER PAINT JOB- CLEANS UP WELL, BUT COULD USE A REPAINT TO MAKE IT MINT.  IT HAS A 3 SPEED WITH OVERDRIVE AND HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO 12 VOLTS.  EVERYTHING WORKS THIS IS JUST A BEAUTIFUL FUN LITTLE HOT ROD …”

View all the pics on eBay

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1948 CJ-2A Cleburne, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

“Fresh tune up, Runs good, 4WD does not work, but parts are available to fix it.”

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