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1959 CJ-5 Bethel, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $2450. **SOLD**

This might make an interesting rebuild, assuming the body isn’t too bad.

“We have here a good running solid 50 year old Willys Jeep. Original miles 20,000 was used on farm and stored inside until I bought it 12 years ago. I have never put plates on it and only used it to plow my own driveway. I have had it stored out side the whole 12 years but never on the road in salt. I am selling due to knee surgury and unable to work the clutch in the small cab thus I had to get a full size truck to plow with. This 4 cyl Jeep plowed better that the full size truck with the V-8 engine. Would like to see this go to a new home and be restored – the old truck deserves restoration – or just to go ahead and plow for another 50 years.”


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1946 CJ-2A Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

It seems like it is riding a little low.

“This jeep has a Buick V6 225cid and has a Warn overdrive installed. The transmission and transfer case has been rebuilt. It has a Dana 44 with a Locker and the front is a Dana 25 both with 4:11 gears. It has a working 6000lbs winch that is wire on both the inside and outside. She runs good and is drivable. The tags have just been renewed and are on the way. It has 31 x 10.50 x 15’s and the brakes are good. This will make a great project that you can do just about anything with. Price is $4,500.00”


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1947 CJ-2A Graham, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3500.

(11/15/09) A gremlin engine?  I don’t know anything about those.  This also has an overdrive.

“this is an excellent runner driver has a newer gremlin 4 cylinder transplanted in it has the warn overdrive everything works well brand new tires has camaro tilt column camaro seats 4 point harness and full roll cage also has aftermarket toolbox seat in rear so best offer trades lets talk fastest”


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Jeep Clubs in Pakistan

• CATEGORIES: International, Website

Right in the middle of drafting a post about DJ-3As vs Galas vs Surreys, the internet managed, once again, to derail my efforts.  In the middle of doing a picture search,  I stumbled upon the Islamabad Jeep Club.  Hmm .. that’s in Pakistan … could that really be a jeep club?   Not only is it a jeep club, it is one of the three clubs from Pakistan on the internet with sites published entirely in English.

I admit, this is something I didn’t expect.  I admit, despite my attempts not to preconceive, my entire conception of Pakistan is desert, Camels and a mirror of Afghanistan — a montage of movies and news footage.  That was my view of Pakistan.

Here’s a video from 2008:

Now I’ve learned there’s more. So, for your educational pleasure, below are snapshots from each of the three websites I found in Pakistan and a pic of the wide range of 4wd vehicles that attend the Islamabad Jeep Club events.  You’ll see a wide mix of old flatties, new 4wd vehicles, and everything in between. Finally, while checking out the Offroad Pakistan websites, I ran across a wonderful post about the rebuilding of a Ford F1 from California, which I cover in the post below this one.

Lahore 4wd Jeep Club


4×4 Offroaders Club Karachi


Islamabad Jeep Club:


And, from the Islamabad Jeep Club, comes this photo that shows the wide range of vehicles that are in their club and/or attend their events.  You can view more photos here.


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A Ford F1 — From California to Karachi, Pakistan


As I note in the above post, I was checking out the 4×4 Offroaders of Karachi when I found this gem of a story.  It’s a beautiful rebuild.   I’d sure like to know why the builders wife wanted an F1;  a rather strange request!  Here is an excerpt:

Soon after we got married, my wife Sabiha asked me to get a Ford F1 truck for her. I tried my best but could not find any in Pakistan. Some thirty years later, on one of her visits to America, she found one in a small town called Dry Town near Sacramento, California. She convinced the owner to sell it to her and I think she got it for $140 (exact amount she has not told me – only that it cost more to have it towed to our friend Javed Akber’s house in Sacramento). Till we could figure out how to have it shipped to Karachi, for over a year the Ford truck remained parked in Javed’s garage (while their own two cars remained out in the open).”  Read more …






Here’s many more pics of the build

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1963 CJ-5 Centennial, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This looks like a good price.

“1963 Willy’s Jeep, CJ5 body style $1500 or Best offer. Buick 225 v6 engine, 4 speed transmission. Saginaw steering, Marine Vinyl Seats.  New timing chain and fuel pump.  Needs brake work and right axel seal replaced.”


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Have a CJ-3B for Sale in PNW, Contact this buyer

• CATEGORIES: wanted

“Let me know what you have or if you have seen one for sale in WA, OR or ID. Thanks for your help.”

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1952 M-38A1 Enumclaw, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“1952 M38A1 Willys military jeep. This unit has been completely refurbished top to bottom. All components are new or refurbished. 24 Volt electrical system. Deep Water fording equipped, including all sealed electrical components and intake and exhaust above roofline. All original, no modifications from stock. Matching 1/4 ton trailer.”



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1948 CJ-2A Brunswick, Ga eBay


The starting price isn’t too bad.

“This is my 1948 CJ2A that I bought recently. I have decided to sell it for I found a new project to restore. This jeep has the rare transfercase PTO. It has the rear gearbox mounted on the rearend. It works great the driveshaft and box. I have a water pump that mounts to the rear gear box. A box alone sold recently $475 and the shaft $175 and pto for $250. The engine runs like a champ. purrs like a kitten. Has 40 psi at idle and 60 psi when running (see photo). Has new starter selonoid and is 12 volt. Headlights and taillight work and the chrome rings are the best ive seen. The transmission and transfercase work grear also. tires are old 7.00 x 16 and look good. steers good….”

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1953 CJ-3B Inland Empire, Ca $2900


Could use a little body work? That’s a bit of an understatement.



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Builds: Josh’s WW2 US Navy Converto T6 Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, trailer

Josh sent over some pics of a very rare WW2 US Navy Converto T6 Trailer.  Josh is curious to know if any other readers have or know of these trailers.  I’ll be happy to set aside some space for Converto trailer owners to gather and share information.

Also, he’s got another trailer for sale on eBay (Converto Airborne Dump Trailer — see post below this one).

Josh writes, “Here are some pictures of my WW2 US Navy Converto T6 trailer I mentioned to you a while back. I found it here in Boise, though it was never advertised for sale. It is almost identical to a more well known Bantam t3 or a Willys MBT.  During the war there were a number of companies producing nearly identical trailers for the military.  The only notable difference between my MBT or T3  and the Converto T6 are a different brake hand set up, dataplate, and, in the case of my trailer, a ball hitch that is stamped USN 1944. (My hitch is different from the two other Converto T6s I’ve heard about — They both have the standard military lunettes)   The data plate was originally riveted to my trailer but the past owner removed it to paint it grey again with spray paint. The under side of my trailer has what I believe to be the original paint and some yellow stenciling that has shipping info/load info. I plan to fully restore and hold onto this T6.

Converto also produced a T7 (same 1/4 ton trailer as the MBT/T3/T6 but with a tailgate) and a Converto Airborne Dump Trailer which is a 1/2 ton but used with the jeep. There is really little info I can find out on either the T6 orT7, but the Dump trailers do have a lot of info available including a military TM.  I have had a few Converto Airborne Dump Trailers.  They are very hard to find as it is estimated only about 6500 where produced. I’m unsure how many T6/T7 were produced. Not very many based on how few are still around. Maybe we can find a few more with your readers??”




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1959 Wagon Boise, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000

This might be a reasonable price.  It looks pretty good.  I can check it out if anyone’s interested.

“this is a very solid neat old jeep . it has been set up very nicely with a small block chevy everything done right . IT HAS A EARLY TO MID 60S 283 IN IT. the body is very straight with very little rust. the chrome grill strips are even in very good shape it is a 4×4 a sun roof has been profesionly put in {good or bad ???} even the original wood slats are in very good shape 2000 OBO OBO TRADE FOR HUNTING THINGS OR ???? ”


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1942 GPW & CJ Flattie Selma, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

I’m not sure if the price is a random number or if the seller will take $500 for both.

“1942 Ford GPW & Jeep CJ. Both for one money. No reasonable offer refused. NO TITLES. Being sold as parts donors. What you do from there is up to you. GPW has combat rims. CJ has overdrive. Both radiators missing. Drive train conditon is unknown. Email for phone number.”


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Stainless Tailgate Seattle, Wa $475

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels

Here’s a stainless tailgate.

“I have a stainless tailgate made to fit early jeeps, CJ, Willys. It is brushed stainless with polished highlights. Very rare piece. $475+shipping.  Brian”


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1948 CJ-2A Bodfish, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000

Lots of upgrades on this CJ-2A.



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1946 CJ-2A Seattle, Wa $3000


No pics.  Might be interesting …

“1946 Jeep CJ2A been in garage for 12 years needs work. Has 1975 Buick V6 (steel block) 1975 transmission & transfer case , 1975 Chev 3/4 ton front end cut down to fit 538 gears 66 spline detroit lockers built by TC’s in Kent never been run ,new 3rd member 1975 jeep 538 gears 66 spline detroit lockers never been run. Has a warn 8 thousand pound winch. Also extra 1975 Buick V6 torbo charged steel block .Tires are new.”

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1962 CJ-5 Matawan, NJ eBay


UPDATE:  Jim pointed out that this is a CJ-5.  I was so captivated by the yellow light on the top that I made the mistake of trusting the seller on this one.

No reserve with a starting price of $500.  Think of it as a plow +some parts.

“This is what I believe to be a 1962 Willys Jeep I say believe because I am not sure of the year. I do know its a Military Willys with military spec tires. The jeep ran about five years ago but has been laying around for awhile. The cab and plow were added about fifteen years ago plow works with a electric hydraulic piston and worked well five years ago. Body has some rust and would be an ambitous project but a lot of great parts. Can help load must be trailered no title but a Bill Of Sale will be given at Pick Up.”

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1943 MB Sonora, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $3000. **SOLD**

“Not sure the year, the pink slip shows model yr 1943 – year first sold 1947. It runs great has a 4 cyl. 3 speed trans, 31 inch tires. it looks great, it current on registration 5/10, needs new gas gauge and windshield wipers, other then that everything works, 3000.00 firm serious inqueries only, if interested I will email pics-having problems downloading,”


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1957? CJ-3A Ottertail, Mn $1000


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1000

This is missing a tranny and tc, but does have some later model running gear with 410 gears.  There might be some value here.

“1957 willys $1200 obo has 4.3 carberated setting in it, but no tranny or transfer case, and no interior. has good dana 44 in the rear and a dana 30 in front, 410 gears trust axles. please do not email it is not mine. call mike @ 218-731-2321 for any questions”


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Club Run: Flatties on the Slick Rock in Utah

• CATEGORIES: Club Runs, Features

I’ve seen lots of pics of modified vehicles that crawl the slickrock of Southern Utah; so. it’s a nice change to see these two classic jeeps cover the trails without issue.

Randall writes, I thought maybe some other old school jeepers might like to see a few photos of a recent club outing to Moab.  The jeeps did great and the scenery was absolutely awesome. The “slickrock” on “Fins&Things” and “Hell’s Revenge” trails was amazing.

The M38 is a 1952, all stock with four banger, T-90, and Dana 44 with 5:38’s.  The other is a ’52 3A.  Also bone stock with Dana 41.  The only upgrade on it is 11″ brakes and 12v.  This was our first trip, but probably won’t be our last.  We went the first week of Nov. and hit great weather by luck.  We’d hoped to have more jeeps make it but too many conflicts for everyone.  Had a blast with just four of us in the two jeeps.  They climbed just about anything a sane, middle aged man would need to climb and the gears made descents very doable with little need for much braking.  HOWEVER, I was glad the brakes were in very good condition when we first went down some of the trails.




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My Build: Climbing the Local Foothills


I finally got a chance to get Lost Biscuit onto the dirt today (Saturday).  One of the unique aspects of Boise is that the surrounding foothills have been reserved for recreation.  There are areas for hiking, walking dogs, biking, motor biking and four wheeling.  One of the quickest ways to reach the foothills is to head north on 8th avenue from downtown.  It takes all of 5 minutes or so to reach hiking and biking areas.  It’s about 15 minutes to hit the motorized offroad areas.

My son Karson was with me.  It was his first off roading experience.  We were only out about an hour or so, as I’m being careful to push the bounds of the jeep slowly to let everything ‘settle’ into place.

On the positive side, the suspension is as I could have hoped.  It’s firm enough for the corners, yet handles the bumps well.  It’s a step up from my first suspension, which was a step up from the early jeeps I drove. We wound up the hill, took some side roads, tested out low range and four wheel drive.

On the negative side, I’ve still got a little oil that appears to be the result of valve covers that aren’t quite sealed correctly, so I’ll have to take them off to see what’s happening.  Here’s some pics before we got muddy.

This is a pic facing west.  Those foothills are all part of the foothill recreation system.


Here’s Karson with the hills and hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, four wheel drive trails, and the Bogus Basin Ski area behind him.


In this southern facing image you can see the City of Boise to the left and the entire Treasure Valley filling the background.  I can’t say for sure what the pole is, other than a modern day totem of some kind?


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Wanted: CJ-2A body in the Seattle Area

• CATEGORIES: wanted

A reader named Chuck is looking for a CJ-2A body in the Seattle Area.  If you have one or know of someone, you can email him at  Thanks!

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Service Bulletin: Serial Numbers from 1951-1956

• CATEGORIES: Documents

I feel very fortunate to have received a variety of old documents, newspaper clippings, and images from the 40s and 50s courtesy of a reader named Bruce. I’ve been digging through and organizing the information. Hopefully, readers will find them useful and interesting!

For example, here’s a electronic version of a 1956 Service Bulletin that explains how the serial numbering system works on vehicles built from Willys built between 1951-1954. I’ve got roughly 30 or more old service bulletin’s I’ll be sharing for the next few months.  In this case, I have posted an image of the first page below.  HERE’S A LINK TO A PDF OF THE WHOLE BULLETIN.

Service Bulleting, Willys Motors, 328

Service Bulleting, Willys Motors, 328

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1946 CJ-2A Marengo, Oh eBay


This has a very unusual roll bar.

“This jeep is a 1946 Willys Jeep with all original body. The jeep belongs to a family member, and I am selling it for them. The last time the motor was running was about 6 years ago. There was nothing wrong with the motor then, it just sat and was never started again. The jeep has been owned by the same person for the last 20 years (since march 14, 1989). When the jeep was purchased it had new tires put on it, and was freshly painted, the same tires are still on the jeep. When it was parked 6 years ago, it was parked in a barn. There were horses in the barn that could reach part of the jeep, they nibbled on the top and one of the seats, therefore we took the top off and threw it out. The jeep sat in the barn untill 3 years ago when it was moved outside, where it sits today. The odometer reads 00220, but does not work, actual mileage is unknown….”

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Flat Fender Frenzy Aug 14-16, 2009 Bainbridge, Oh

• CATEGORIES: Club Runs, News

John forwarded me some pics from the August Flat Fender Frenzy. You can view more pics hereHere’s a link to pics from previous years.

John writes, “Our FFF was held aug. 14-16, at Lost Valley Jeep, Bainbridge Ohio. 15 flat fenders lined up for a Saturday trail ride. Jester Hill Grill was our feed’n hole. We camped at Pike Lake State Park.”