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1960 Wagon Blanket, Texas $2799

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

1960_wagon_blanketThis is one of the more unusual wagons I’ve come across.

“This is a 1960 Willys Jeep Wagon (long bed) that has been converted to a hunting machine with a solid 10 guage steel floor, PTO driven winch, lock in / lock out front hubs, a 20 gallon gas tank, fold down tailgate, and a 12 volt electrical system. Has an offroad title. Could be made highway legal, but would take some work. Battery, headlights, “KC” type lights, spotlight plug ins, and cigarette plug ins all work fine. No tail lights. Has a big 7-blade Ford fan and a toolbox with hunting seat.”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/1144696028.html

 
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Builds — John’s 1951 CJ-3A named Brownie

• CATEGORIES: Builds

brownie_1951_cj3aJohn has done me a great favor by creating a windshield vent bracket for me, which I will highlight in a subsequent post. THANKS JOHN!  Btw, check out the last picture;  John might just win the award for best use of an old Willys hood.

Here’s what John has to say about his CJ-3A:

“This Willys came from Tenn. where it was bought & used at a const. co. with a trencher on it. I found it at Crawford’s Bargain Barn just north of Springfield Oh. They had used it to pull a hayride wagon. The Odometer had 6854 mi. on it & it was still working.  It was never titled or run on the road. The Body is original, though I did put new hat channels & a rear floor pan in. This poor thing was beat at all 4 corners & everywhere inbetween.  I’m not a body man, but I straighted & painted it.

I did a complete tear down, cleaning & painting everything individually. Most of the fasteners are brass bolts, nuts, & washers, except for stress points. I added 11” brakes and a warn O/D; Everything else is original. The engine, which has SPECIAL casted on it, was bored .40 over, chrome ringed, rotate balanced asm., has ported & polished intake & exhaust ports, and matched manifolds that are ported & polished. This thing runs smooooooth. I built this to be a daily driver;  My wife & I have put over 6000 mi. on it since July 5th, 2008. It took me 9 months to do the complete restoration. We put about 2000 mi on it before i tore it down. It came with a GPW eng. in it.  The serial # put the block in a 42 GPW.  I sold it to a fellow in Pa. that is restoring his 42 GPW.  It’s been named Brownie. It’s Black,Brass,& Brown.”

See pics of the whole family here.  And, see some closeups of Brownie here.

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1973 Sand Jeep Portland, Or $2750

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

1973_cj5_sandjeepLooks like this is street legal, too.  Gotta love the 1944 frame .. I wonder what the story is behind that.

“DANA 60, CHEVROLET 350, AUTOMATIC, BM shifter, 1944 FRAME, FRONT DRIVE LINE OUT BECAUSE I GO FASTER WITHOUT IT. RACING SEATS WITH HARNESSES, TILT GLASS FRONT END, ALUM FUEL TANK IN REAR. ROLL CAGE. LITTLE WORK TO BE READY TO GO AND PLAY THIS SUMMER. This is a lot less than a quad and a lot more fun. TIMOUSHKA 503-593-3231”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/1145140921.html

 
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1956 CJ-6 Dutton, Mt $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

1956_cj6_duttonI’m not sure I’ve seen any other CJ-6s for sale with the original 6 volt wiring.

“Restorable cj6. It starts, it drives, and it stops. F head 4 cylinder believe to be original engine has had new valve job new points, condenser, rotator and cap, spark plugs and wiring. 6 volt system please call 406-781-9284 more pics available upon request”

http://montana.craigslist.org/cto/1141657262.html

 
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1952 Willys Wagon Sun Valley, Ca $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

1952_willyswagon_sunvalleyThere’s several of these tricked out Wagon’s for sale.  I liked this one, especially for the checkered seats.

“1952 Willys.Runs Great.All Bagged,Bumpin Stero,A True Classic. Serious Callers Only, 10.000 FIRM 818-252-0064—-Kim”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/1142795219.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Powell, Oh eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_powellUPDATE:  This is back on eBay.  Very nice work!

This appears to be a well done restoration, though not restored to original specs.  In an earlier post, I mentioned the body was probably an aftermarket body, but I was wrong.  The seller indicates this is the original body.  If that’s the case, then the seller has some excellent work on this CJ. Apparently, this about the 15th CJ the seller has built.  See the comments on the ebay ad for additional information about this CJ.

“1946 Restored Willys CJ2A. Jeep restored for daily driver with reliable GM 4 cylinder and 4 speed manual transmission.  12-volt electrical system with battery relocated between seats, brand new “best top” and doors, 6-point roll cage, transfer case and hubs rebuilt in restoration.  Fuel cell in rear cargo area (not under driver’s seat as originally built). Auto meter gauges. Frame is immaculate.  Body and paint exceptional, no rust whatsoever.”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1947 CJ-2A Cedar Rapids, Ia eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_cedarrapidsI’m liking this CJ-2A.  It looks to be in good shape and appears nearly stock, down to the 6 volt wiring.

“This 1947 Willys Jeep runs and acts just like its old.  However she’s reliable and has her own personality. Yep just like all the old ones this gal needs a special touch to start, for which I will show the new buyer. Yes, I did drive it as a work vehicle for three years. Its a 6 VOLT system and the engine was overhauled in 1967 which is stamped on the block. Original nameplates are on the body. The transmission shifts great, does not jump gears and does leaks a “little” oil around the seals. The 4×4 transfer case shifts in & out smoothly. The PTO works great and drives the 60’ish Ramsey 12,000 LB winch just fine…. .”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1945? CJ-2A Libby, MT *SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1945_cj2a_libbyUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“One 1945 Willys Jeep Cj-2A up for sale. I bought this jeep for my father, but his location no longer allows for this type of vehicle.  The jeep is in need of restoration, but is nearly ready to drive. The jeep has a brand new set of tires.  The stickers haven’t even worn off of them.  They have approximately 30 yards of mileage on them. There is also a new starter installed. The engine turns over, and spark is good.  It is not running due to a probable timing issue.  It backfires, but doesn’t start yet. This jeep is in need of a new wiring harness, along with various and sundry repairs.  The frame is good, the drive system appears to be in running order, although with some use it will probably need some seals and gaskets to be replaced. The tub has quite a bit of rust, as is normal with a 1940’s jeep.  The tailgate and windshield frame fold (no glass in the windshield though), and the attached towbar is usable….”

 
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1945 CJ-2A Bozeman, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1945_cj2a_bozemanUPDATE:  **SOLD**

This is a beautiful CJ-2A, no doubt about that.  However, if I’m going to spend $19k for a CJ-2A, I would prefer it be restored accurately.  Here’s a few minor issues and thoughts.  If this is a 1945 CJ-2A (only 1,824 made), then I’d expect the serial number to be pretty low. So, with that (and with help from the Cj-2A Page website) here’s a few detail issues:

  1. The color is off.  This is a pale green rather than the two original colors (pasture green or harvest tan).  Additional colors weren’t added to the line until serial number 38221 (mid 1946).
  2. The windshield is a CJ-3A windshield.
  3. The headlight bezels, while they look better in chrome, should be the body color up to serial number 38687
  4. I believe the front hubs are aftermarket, as I think the early CJ-2As came without hubs (I could be wrong about this detail)
  5. I don’t see the cutouts on the driver side (maybe the image obscures them) that should be there on a CJ-2A up to serial number approximately 29500.

There are other details I would want to know more about, however the pictures dont’ show enough information.

“This is a 1945 Willys Jeep CJ-2A. It is owned by mother in-law who has owned it for almost 20 years. She is the second owner. The first owner was an elderly potato farmer in Manhattan, Montana. She has kept this CJ-2A in her garage under a sheet for the past 15 years. It was restored in the mid 1990’s and has been driven about 100 miles per year since. It has the original engine though it has been rebuilt. It is a pale green color insode and out. I have driven this Willys and can assure you it starts right up, doesn’t smoke, and shifts through all of the gears smoothly. It is 100% rust free. This is a very clean, straight Willys that has been very well cared for. $19000”

 
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Rotabuggy or Blitz Buggy — The Flying Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

interior_rotabuggyOn some post somewhere I have an image of the flying jeep.  I recently found a trove of information and images of the Rotabuggy, (actually, I just did a google image search of a rotabuggy) including pictures of a recreated model.  One of the more unusual images is an interior shot, which I show to the right.

From the willys-mb.ru website:

In the early 1940s flight tests had been carried out on a number of one-man gliders known as Rotachutes. During this time Raoul Hafner decided to apply the same principle on a larger-scale military vehicle. On 3 April 1942 the Rotary Wing Section of the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment AFEE) at Ringway, Manchester, submitted a proposal for the application of the system to the Blitz Buggy or Jeep.

The Unreal Aircraft website records an eye witness account of one flight, which left the driver exhausted.

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Here’s an image of the Rotabuggy Replica

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1965 CJ-3B Roseburg, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1965_cj3b_roseburgUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

Here’s a nice looking CJ-3B.

“1965 CJ-3B High Hood Willys, Runs and drives, 289 v8, 3 speed, NEW Battery, Clutch, Starter, Alt, Rollcage, Front Window, Advanced Adapters CHROME fender well headers with Purple Hornie Exhaust, And new Best top Soft Top, and doors”

 
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1952 CJ-3A Boyce, LA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

1952_cj3a_boyceUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“his is a 3-speed manual transmission 4-wheel drive Willys Jeep.  It has a 4 cylinder flat head engine.  It has power steering with tilt wheel.  It has a radio with cassette player.   All lights work, including signals.  It has seatbelts.  Brakes are good.  The tires are 31 X 10.50 – 15, all-terrain, with chrome rims.  It has a roll bar & the windshield FOLDS DOWN (see photos).  There are chrome steps. also a new steel body.   Vehicle has been completely restored, & drives good.  Jeep has about 1000 miles since restoring.  The jeep has a minor oil leak.  No warranty or delivery.  Vehicle is located in Pineville, Louisiana. “

 
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1953 CJ-3B Richfield, Va **seller backs out**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1953_cj3b_richfieldUPDATE:  Mike and the seller agreed to a deal, but the seller backed out of his agreement with Mike (hopefully, Mike found this out before he made the trip to see it).  No doubt someone probably offered more.

“Here is my “53 Willys jeep, it has the original 4 cylinder motor with the 6 volt system. The motor, transmission, and transfer case are all in real good working order. The transmission has a very rare feature, it has the torque gear in it. What that is if you don’t already know, is the fourth shifter you can hopefully see in the picture. It more or less gives you a high and low range for each gear. Which is kind of nice for on the road. Because these aren’t made for speedanyway. The frame is in good shape,no holes rusted threw. The jeep is licensed with antique license which from what I am told they are transferrable. I believe they were $75, a one time fee.”

 
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Jeepney Video

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, videos

Here’s a nicely done video about Jeepneys from the Daily Motion website.

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Huron Township, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $950.

This is a project with a rough body.  However, the body tag indicates an early serial number of 11019.

“1945 CJ2a Willys Jeep for sale. Serial number 11019, one of only 1824 built in 1945. All original frame and body tags in place. Sold on Bill of sale. Exhaustive description with pictures at the CJ2a website – see the link below. Will consider trade credits for M38 and CJ2a Jeep parts and accessories or White Vinyl fencing 6-7 feet high.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Idaho Springs, Co $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

1951_cj3a_idahospringsUPDATE:  Price dropped to $2800.  This is a pretty good price I think.

There have been a few minor updates, however it sure looks nicely stock.  It would probably restore very nicely.

“1951 jeep willys cj-3a, all original except converted to 12 volt(still have 6 volt generator), and tires and rims. Have soft top from kayline, but needs to have a windshield mount made. runs good and 4×4 works good too. new radiator, windshield, and battery(but needs to be mounted). will need new guages, the speedo and oil pressure guage work though.”

 
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Diamond Plating — Clark County, Or $100

• CATEGORIES: Parts

diamondplatingDiamond plating is great for covering all kinds of problems.  Almost better than duct tape … almost …

“For sale are 3 sheets of diamond plate 1/8 inch thick aluminum. I have two sheets at 2 feet tall and 6 feet long, and one sheet at 2 feet tall and 4 feet long. It was for a project I never got to. Email me name and number. These pieces would go for over $400.00 and can be made into anything with simple metal cutting tools (like a skill saw)!”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/1141107353.html

 
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1954 CJ-3B Georgia No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

No price listed for this 1954 CJ-3B out of Georgia.  It appears in good condition.

Complete rebuild with less than 1000 miles. In black primer waiting for your color choice. Original driveline, replacement steel body, overdrive, bestop seats and top. More details upon request.”

http://www.willystech.com/parts/messages/29343.shtml


 
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1947 CJ-2A Mickleton, NJ $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_mickletonYou mean, it’s not supposed to smoke?

“Up for sale, 1947 Willys CJ2A runs and drives, but smokes, has manual plow as seen in pictures. Needs restoration. $1500 or best offer, possible trades. Call Tom at 609-970-5953.”

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/1140937167.html

 
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1942 MB Winters, Ca $1200

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE:  The price is still$1200 (been for sale for months).

Here’s a project or parts MB. Sounds like it needs to go ….

“1942 WILLYS FLAT FENDER, U ASSEMBLE. TOOK APART YEARS AGO TO REBUILD FROM GROUND UP. WIFE, KIDS, DIVORCE, MUST SELL! JEEP IS COMPLETELY APART. FRAME IS 95% DONE, BUICK V6 IS DOWN TO SHORT BLOCK, TUB NEEDS WORK, ALL THERE JUST NEEDS SOME TIME AND MONEY. I HAVE NETHER! BRING YOUR TRUCK/TRAILER AND WE WILL LOAD IT ALL. JIM @ 530-908-0602. OR WORK CELL 707-365-1573”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/1140484512.html


 
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Builds – A tube frame flattie build

• CATEGORIES: Builds

Here’s a tube frame flat fender project I ran across today.  There’s lots of pics.  The project is in progress, so i hope to see some additional pics soon. It appears the builder (name of Jesse?) is building a rock crawler of some kind.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=708176

 
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1942 MB Parker, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

1942_cj2a_mb_parkerUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000.

There’s been several mods to this vehicle.  Note that the front tires are a little farther forward then they should be.  Also, this is a 2wd vehicle.  it appears to have a home-made tailgate? (see other pic)

“1942 Willys Jeep, CJ-2A, V6 Buick, automatic, 2wd, new tires, clean, clear title, current registration, and just runs great.

 
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1959 CJ-6 Brush Truck Puyallup, Wa $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

1959_cj6_puyallupI haven’t seen a CJ-6 brush truck before.  It looks great.

“1959 Willys Jeep CJ6 Fire Jeep, 4 Cylinder Hurrican Eng. 3 Speed, 100 Gallon Water Tank, 5 hp Briggs & Stratton Eng., Hale Pump, Ramsey Front Mount Winch with Manual
5,500 Original Miles, All Emergency Lights & Siren Work, 2nd Owner, Comes with original Tilte, Owners Manual. Dearlers Invoice > Purchase Price, Runs Very Nice for 50 Years Old, $ 9,500 Dollars,  Cell # 253-380-0565”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/1139671387.html

 
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WWI Four Wheel Drive Star — Nash Quad

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

It was one of those days where I was searching for one thing and found another:  The Nash Quad Truck (the truck to the right is a 1919 Nash Quad, Owned by Bruce and Melanie Rice #8880).  These are 4wD with four wheel steering.  (see the video below to see a quad and its steering in action)

It turns out, these were a big hit during World War I.  In the Story of the Jeep, Patrick Foster writes that the Quad ” … dramatically proved it’s worth … and proved the value of four wheel drive …”

Here’s a brief history from the Pioneer Flight Museum:

The Nash Quad was first manufactured in 1914 by the Thomas B. Jeffrey Company, which was located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It became quite popular during World War I and was used by the armed forces of not only the United States, but also Russia, France and Britain. One of the first motor vehicles to offer four-wheel drive, the Quad proved very suitable to the rough, unpaved roads of the time. In 1916, Jeffrey sold the production rights to the Nash company. Because of its popularity, it was produced in large numbers, including license production by Hudson, National, and Paige-Detroit. Exact numbers aren’t known, but apparently over 11,000 were produced in 1918 alone.

Here’s a video of a Nash Quad being started and driven:

 
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1943 MB Wenatchee, Wa $5200

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

1943_mb_wenatcheeThe paint job on this is pretty unusual.  It looks like a tile mosaic.  The top is in poor condition.

“Body, running equipment, and engine all excellent. Interior and top need work. Has a tow bar to pull it with and you will need a light bar for rear if going very far. If you want to drive it away bring top post battery.”

http://wenatchee.craigslist.org/cto/1125148901.html