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Canvas Beachwood Top Temple City, Ca $350

• CATEGORIES: Parts

This looks like a good price on a canvas top.  The price on the bows, however, seems a bit high to me, though I haven’t bought bows separate from a top.

NEW WINTER FULL CAB CANVAS TOP PURCHASED FROM BEACHWOOD CANVAS. MADE TO ACCEPT SIDE CURTAINS, DOOR COVERS (NOT INCLUDED). REAR CURTAIN IS NON REMOVABLE. WILL FIT JEEP/WILLYS/KAISER CJ2A, CJ3A AND CJ3B. OLIVE DRAB IN COLOR. STILL HAS THAT NEW CANVAS SMELL.”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/1544442717.html

 
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Builds: Rebuilding the front of a CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, How To

One item I often see on older jeeps are cracks, patches and general ugliness along the front 2 feet of the frame rails.  Sometimes, patching simply isn’t enough and an amputation/replacement is in order.

Over at Pirate 4×4, there’s some great pics of a rebuild that were posted during 2009.  Below are just a few of the many pics posted regarding this surgery.  If you want/need to do this to your build, I suggest you visit the site and check it out.

View all the pics and information here.  Here are some excerpts:

The Surgeon reports, “The front frame section was kinked I think from an incident with the tow bar hitting the ground at speed. It was like that when John bought it. The frame pointed at the ground and the front shackle lay flat against the front bumper meaning no suspension. I cut the fubared frame off and built a new section and front bumper out of 2×3 box tubing.”

The patient prior to Surgery, a 1947 CJ-2A:

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Here’s a closer look at the problem.  Note how the frame still trends downward rather than traveling horizontal.

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And, a closer look:

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The front of the frame has been removed:

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In this photo, you can see the new sections, build out of 2″ x 3″ square tubing that I would guess is 1/4″ thick.

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And here’s another view:

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You can view all the pics here

 
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What is it? Langton, Norfolk, Canada **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Sedan-jeep, Unusual, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

As usual, the folks at the Israeli Bureau of eWillys have spotted another unusual vehicle.  I *think* this is a combination of a CJ-3A body, willys truck/wagon fenders/windshield, a cj-3a hood and grille, and some creativity.  But I could be wrong….

“Selling Willys jeep. Doesn’t run. Has a straight flat six cylinder motor. Comes with 4×4 rear PTO wench and welder generator. Frame is in good condition.”


 
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1947 CJ-2A La habra, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450.

“The motor runs strong with new electrical, and it only needs a rear drive shaft It is a (Project car) buyer picks up.. 450 obo the motor is a ford 240 with a holley two barrel carb.”

 
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1959 CJ-5 Nathrop, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  This was listed for $800.  Read the comment for an update.

Clean out the fuel line and replace the fuel pump and you might have a running CJ-5 for under $1000.

Willy’s CJ5, 4 cyl, 3 speed. Has fuel problems, does not run. Needs work, a good project Jeep. Has clear title. ”

 
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1954 Truck San Jose, Ca $600

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks

UPDATE:  The price dropped to $600

(10/12/09) I think I saw this in the Road Warrior Movie, lol.  And yeah, it has no brakes, but, seriously, would you really be worried about hitting a tree in this?

“1954 JEEP WILLY’S, RUNS NICE, 4X4, M/T, NO BRAKES!!! HAS RUST AND A BUNCH OF HOME MADE WELDS ALL OVER BODY NEED ALOT OF WORK MAKE OFFER!!!”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/1543607693.html

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1960 Wagon Reno, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500

Here’s an unusual wagon with some peeling paint.

“Strong running 1960 Willys 4×4. 350 engine is not the original. 4×4 is working. Straight body with no rust. Super swamper tires in great condition, nice stereo system with hidden deck. Car alarm, very loud siren. Insides are in good shape also. Please call for more info. Mark @ 775 453-5153. Thank you for looking!”

 
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1960 CJ-5 Hartly, De eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

I like this old CJ.  There’s no reserve, so that initial price is a good one for this.

1960 WILLYS CJ 5 HAS KELLY STEEL HALF CAB, 4CYL “TORNADO ENGINE” ,LOCKING HUBS ,HEAT,ELECTRIC WIPERS RUNS & OPERATES VERY SMOOTHLY, NEW BATTERY ,WAS CONVERTED TO 12V ALTENATOR BRAKES WORK ,WELL FRAME AND UNDERCARRIAGE GOOD , BODY IS IN GOOD CONDITION  SOME SURFACE RUST AND HAS ONE SPOT ON RIGHT REAR QUATER PANEL THAT NEEDS REPAIR (SEE PICTURES) ALL LIGHTS AND HORN WORK TIRES ARE POOR CONDITION  IN RUNNING CONDITION OR EXCELLENT CANIDATE FOR VERY LIGHT RESTORATION ,NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR INPLIED , AS IS WHERE IS , BUYER  MUST PICK UP NO SHIPPING AVAILABLE”

View all the pics on eBay


 
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1950 CJ-3A Woodland, Wa $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Unusual

1950_cj3a_woodlandUPDATE:  Price dropped to $6200

(09/29/09) This looks well put together.  It could probably use an OD if it doesn’t have one.

“I have a 1950 Willys CJ3a. It has a ford 289 V-8, 538 running gears, with a 4 speed top loader tranny, new rebuild, new high performance camshaft, and new heavy duty clutch, new paint, and brand new tiger top. This is a great little jeep, lots of power, lots of fun for the summer. $6200.00 Call steve @ 360-600-4223”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1544017184.html

 
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1943 MB Clovis, Ca $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

1943_mb_clovisUPDATE:  Still Available.

(02/13/09) If this is running, it might not be a bad price.

“This is a 1943 Willys world war 2 Jeep. It has practically brand new seats and tires. if you have any questions please call Robert at 559-322-1321 or 559-797-5206. i am asking 2500 OBO. i am selling because i need the space. be sure to view picture below….”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/1026468502.html

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1951 CJ-3A Tehachapi, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800.

(01/07/10) I believe the seller means that this jeep is running a Dana 30 in the Front end and utlizes a SM420 for the transmission.

“FOR SALE IS A 1951 WILLYS JEEP, IT HAS A 4.3 LTR V6 CHEVY MOTOR WITH A SMR4 TRANNY. IT HAS A DANA 18 TRANSFER CASE ,A WARN OVER DRIVE, THE “GRANNY GEAR” WITH THE OVERALL RATIO OF 94 TO 1. IT HAS THE DANA 20 IN THE FRONT WITH LOCK RITE LOCKERS, DANA 44 IN THE REAR WITH THE OX LOCK, cable is broke, IT HAS 538 GEARS. IT ALSO HAS A WARN WINCH,SOFT TOP WITH DOORS, AND EVEN HAS A HEATER IN IT. IT HAS 33 INCH MUD BRUTE TIRES ON 15 INCH CROME RIMS WITH A SPARE ON THE BACK. IT HAS A CD PLAYER WITH 6X9 SPEAKERS. IT DOES HAVE A LITTLE DAMAGE ON THE FRONT PASSENGER FENDER as shown in the pic, WHICH HAS BEEN STRAIGHTEND OUT, OTHER THAN THAT THIS JEEP IS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR BEING 59 YEARS OLD. IT RUNS GREAT AND SOUNDS GOOD TO. IT HAS EVERYTHING DONE TO IT AND IS READY TO GO JEEPIN. MY LOSS YOUR GAIN”

1952_cj3a_tehachapi

 
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1947 CJ-2A South Bend, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:   **SOLD** Was $2200.

(12/29/09) Here’s a highly modified CJ-2A.

“1947 Jeep Willys. 4 wheel drive, 302, 3 speed, lock rear front, tilt wheel, bucket seats, 35 inch tires, lifted, ready for the mud, trails, etc. 9,000 pound winch. all lights work, runs & drives. looking to trade or $2200 cash obo.”

1947_cj2a_southbend

 
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1942 GPW Sacramento, Ca $2000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE:  This looks like a very good price.

(11/17/09) “1942 flat fender Ford Jeep Willys, F Head, T 90, model 44 rear end, 25 in front, 33’s call Max @ 916-203-7931

http://sacramento.en.craigslist.org/cto/1542544957.html

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Update glitch — final update

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE:  Final word

After playing with this issue for days, I kept running into similar problems; no matter what code I used to create the submenu, it wouldn’t work.  For reasons as yet unclear, users that are not logged in can’t access the code to make the menu run.

So, I have a big reminder to people that automatically pops up on all subpages when users are not logged, reminding you/them to log into the site to view the subpages.  I’ve also reinstalled some side menu widgets as well.

Please let me know if you encounter any problems .. d@ewillys.com

– D

==============

I updated to the latest version of wordpress, which caused a couple glitches.  I’ve fixed most of them, but one strange issue is that when you aren’t logged it, you can’t see any sub pages.  Perhaps that’s been an ongoing issue about which i was unaware?

I’ll address this asap, but the front page works just fine.

Thanks,

– Dave

 
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Event: Bring your Willys Truck or Wagon to Moab

• CATEGORIES: Event, News

Here’s an event targeted primarily at Willys Truck and Wagon owners, so if you have a Wagon or Truck, read onward.   Ken and Casey are organizing it, hoping to develop a stronger network of Truck and Wagon owners. I double checked this afternoon that the event is still happening and it’s a go.

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“This is going to be a great time! We are really excited about this 1st annual event. Please RSVP so Casey and I know who is going to make it. Please feel free to call or email us anytime for more details.

Kevin Mereness 208 863-1718 / kmereness@powereng.com
Casey Dimmitt 714-478-1867 / caseydimmitt@yahoo.com

Please provide some basic information when you RSVP:

Full Name:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Rig Info: Year, Make, Model, and some basic specs

We only ask that each of you donate $10 when you arrive at the event to help us cover some of the cost of the Saturday night BBQ. And if you feel like bringing something to share, please do.  We really want this to be a relaxing time for everyone. This is a family event.

Over the next few months, we will gather up some information on hotels. We will also try to get a group rate if possible.

 
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Classic Men’s Magazines & a Jeep Image

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine, Old Images

My jaw dropped as I opened the magazine.  I was in my early teens (mid 70s).  To this day, I’m unsure why my father hid a couple Playboy magazines in with my mother’s stash of old magazines (I’m guessing he never thought she would look there?).  But, sure enough, in my hands was gold, my eyes were big, and it was coooool!  And thus, that was my first introduction to Playboy.

I can’t say I’ve done much research into the history of Playboy, but during a search of vintage magazines in general, I came across a website called Stagmags.com, which appears to be a gathering and recording of many old ‘stag’ magazines that have since gone out of publication.  It’s a reminder that Playboy had plenty of competition from day 1, but to Hef’s credit, managed to successfully carve out a successful niche, while many others failed.

Now, I only bring this up as a segway to one of two images I found on the page and which you can view below.  Hopefully that provides a little more insight into the image.

stagmags_com_image

 
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Builds: Dan’s CJ-5 Down to the Frame

• CATEGORIES: Builds

Dan continues to make steady progress on restoring his grandfather’s CJ-5.  You can see previous reports here.

He reports, “The Jeep is down to the frame and axles. I have a new rear cross member on order. The old one was all bent and rusted. The rear hitch was all bent as well. I found a vintage hitch that is actually straight that I will be using. Once the new rear cross member is on I’ll get all the frame welding completed and then coat it with some Interstate One Step Rust Killer. It is less expensive than POR15 and easier to use but still has impressive results. My goal was to get all the frame work done this winter and I just might get there.”

Here’s a couple pics:

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Here’s the front of the jeep:

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CJ-3B Project Bennett, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

This seems a bit high for a project. It’s hard to tell what’s all included though.

“Buick V6 Motor. Very Clean Body Ready for completion.”

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3 Different Hubs Wellington, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $10 each.

I’m not familiar with the hubs on the left.

“10 spline early Jeep/Willys hubs. $10 per set”

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1943 MB Angels Camp, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

Looks like a good price on a parts jeep.  The body doesn’t look bad (from a distance).

“rolling body and frame”

 

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Wanted: CJ-2A Windshield Frame Knappa, Or

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Here’s a buyer for a CJ-2A windshield frame.  The buyer also has some stuff for sale or trade.

“WANTED: Windshield frame for a 1948 Willys cj 2a flat fender jeep. Just need one that is semi straight for a trail rig. may have some parts in trade. All from 72′ cj 5, 3spd tranny, Dana 20 transfercase, and drive lines. All are sitting in a shop a little greasy but staying dry. Also have 98 blaster parts. both front A-arms with shocks and hubs, fullset of white plastic and seat, fuel tank, stock swing arm with rear axle (bearing froze). Motor that has been rebuilt but ben sitting for a year or so (would suggest to go through it again. Will also sell these items cheap, tired of tripping on stuff. Thanks for reading. Will send pics on request. Serious people only”

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/pts/1540036976.html

 
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Wanted: CJ-3Bs or CJ-3A/3B parts Elkin, NC

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Here’s a buyer.

“I will buy Willys cj3a or cj3b jeeps in original condition. Also will buy cj3a and cj3b jeep parts. Call 336-957-3512”

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/1540809062.html

 
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1958 CJ-3B Lenoir City, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** was $6000

(11/14/09) Lots of updates to this CJ-3B.

“1958 Willys CJ3B High Hood Flat Fender Jeep.  Set up for off-road.  NO RUST! Total frame off restoration in 1995. MerCrusier 4.3L engine, with four barrel Holly Truck Avenger Carb. T-18 granny low 4-speed transmission, model 20 transfer case. Dana 44 axles out of an International Scout, with 4.88 gears and Detroit lockers front and rear. Four wheel disc brakes. Spring over conversion. 38×12.50 Super Swamper tires with little wear. Late model power steering with 1” solid tie rods and Hyme joints, tilt steering column out of late model Jeep. Custom roll cage, racing seats. Large removable storage box in place of rear seat. Filled with spare parts including; fr/rr drive shafts, complete set of spare axles, and other various parts. Also have rear seat which can be reinstalled easily. Custom storage box mounted in rear receiver hitch. Front mounted Warn 8274 winch and on board air compressor. Two tops: Full soft top and bikini half top.  Also CB radio, battery cut-off switch, hydraulic clutch, optima battery, custom nerf bars/rock guards.”

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1951 CJ-3A Spring Glen, Ut $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Check out the unusual gas can carrier.

“For Sale: 1951 Willys CJ 3A, $3,500 OBO, has a rebuilt engine (approx. 4500 miles); hardened valve seats; rebuilt transmission (all new gears); new: leaf springs, non-directional tires (1000 miles) and carburetor ; rebuilt starter; boiled out radiator; converted from 6 volt to 12 volt; all new clutch, windshield, speedometer, gas tank and battery. Also included: oil filter, radiator hoses, gaskets etc. Needs master cylinder and possibly wheel cylinders (both provided new in box), exhaust pipe and muffler could be replaced (rusty), emergency brake could be adjusted.
435-472-0947 Between 9 am and 7 pm.”

http://provo.craigslist.org/cto/2146336509.html

 
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Stainless Grille Shasta Lake, CA $750

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels

James has his Stainless Grille for sale.  You can contact him at 530.941.4399 if you are interested.

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