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1953 CJ-3B Wanship, Ut **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

1953_cj3b_wanshipUPDATE: Steff notes in the comments below that the gas line has been fixed.  As I mentioned below, the gas line broke prior to my visit so I wasn’t able to hear the engine run.  Was listed at $3000.

See another example of the miner hood ornament here.

My son Karson and I drove to Wanship to check out this CJ-3B.  The jeep is located high up on a hill overlooking the rockport Reservoir — the view was worth the trip alone.

While checking out this jeep, I snapped some pics and talked with Darrel and Arne.  If you call on this jeep, you’ll be emailing Arne’s wife, then meeting up with one or more of the three to look it over. So, that’s just to clarify if you get confused about whom are are dealing with.  The actual owner of the jeep is Darrel.

On this day, I didn’t get to listen to the jeep start as one of the gas lines had sprung a leak at one of the places where the gas line is clamped.  This caused some gas to leak into the garage which stank up the garage pretty good.  At the time of our visit, the garage was nearly fume free, but we didn’t want to take  a chance so we rolled the jeep out of the garage.   You can see the end of the line sticking out from underneath the passenger side of the jeep.

While this CJ-3B does have some wear, you can easily see this was a classic 80s flattie, especially with the padded rollbar.  Darrel said that this jeep lived much of it’s life in the Tahoe area, and it looks like it was built for the trail.  I forgot to ask about the differential ratio and whether it had posi/lockers in either differential.

One of the more unusual features was the emergency brake (at least I have never seen this mod before).  The emergency brake is located very nearly where you’d install an overdrive shifter, and looks like one too, but instead has a button on the top of the shifter.  To engage the emergency brake (located on the back of the dana 18) you pull the lever towards you.  To release it, I believe (didn’t test it) you push the button on top and it releases.  I really liked this idea and think I’ll try to implement something simlar for my back emergency brakes.

Karson’s evaluation was “it was cool”, which was followed by ideas about where we could go jeeping once I got the roll cage put on the jeep.  Then he said, “Dad, just let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do to help you with your jeep museum project”.  I think he’s got the jeep sickness 🙂

The front of this jeep has a Miner hood ornament, though the miner’s pan has fallen off (Darrel sill has the pan though).  I did a quick search on Miner hood ornaments.  According to this thread, “from 72-86 there were specials built for different states and promos.  You can research online through books written by Jim Allen.”

“1953 WILLYS JEEP – HIGH HOOD, 350 Chevy Engine, 4 – Speed Transmission / 4 Wheel Drive.  4 Point Harness Seat Belts, Tilt Steering Wheel, Ragtop + Side Doors + back seat, Padded Leather Seat Covers, Chrome Wheels, Holley Headers, Mickey Thompson Baja Tires, MOAB READY-Come See for Yourself!, Legend has it this Jeep won some title in the Rubicon Run, and was featured in a Hot Rod Jeep Magazine, + it has a cool Miner dude for a hood ornament”

http://stgeorge.craigslist.org/cto/1366557486.html

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1947 CJ-2A Southern Oregon **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

This appears in great shape.

Very nice 1947 Willys CJ2A, small block chevy, turbo 350 automatic transmission, full rhino lined inside, everything painted and powder coated. I will consider trade for things of equal value or cash to make the difference,. Let me know what you got.”

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1948 CJ-2A Annapolis, MD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800

The body appears in reasonable condition.

“1948 Willys CJ2A. Non-running project. Ran great until 5 years ago, when the engine started burning excessive oil. Started teardown of engine for rebuild, but lost time and interest. The jeep has been garaged ever since. Includes roll-bar w/ cage (cage removed). Best-Top full soft top with doors. Clear Maryland Title. Good restoration candidate. $1800/obo…”

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1948 CJ-2A Oceanside, Ca $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It looks pretty stock, though it’s also a bit rough.

“1948 Will’y Jeep with a 1945 engine in it for sale. It runs! It has been converted to 12 volt. Please call for further details John (559)760-0021”

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/1375061189.html

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1950 CJ-3A Kansas City, Mo $3100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s got a few updates.

“1950 Willys Flat fender CJ3A Jeep. Has a GM V-6 motor. Runs great. Good brakes, motor, 4WD, and has a PTO on rear. It has been sandblasted inside and out, and re-painted desert sand tan. It has a new windshield, all new rubber around windshield, all new wiring, and a really cool GPS speedometer. Almost new tires. New tail lights. Some rust on two of the hat rails underneath, but not bad. Original floors are solid, with no rust. It has been completely undercoated, under cab, and inside cab on floor. All the gears, 4wd, and high low shifters work. PTO works well also. Has a bikini top. She is ready to go. It does need the dust cover on clutch. It was not on it when I bought it, and I never had a reason to get one. They are available at any salvage yard. This is a solid, strong running jeep, with no leaks, no smoke, and runs great. Also has a tow bar. All new gauges, and they all work! Asking $3100.00. No deadbeats please. Call Rick with any questions at 816-587-9814 between 7am to 4pm.”

http://kansascity.en.craigslist.org/cto/1373926398.html

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1949 CJ-3A Vallejo, Ca $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

There’s a number of good upgrades on this rather stock looking jeep.

“1949 CJ3A frame up restoration, rear 44 with Warn floating axle kit with hubs & posi, front posi with hubs, all new 11″ Bendix brake kits, rebuilt t-90 with extra low first gear ( from FC) rebuilt transfer-case and rebuilt Warn Over-drive, has new tank and f-head 134 engine, rebuilt radiator, body was taken off and painted inside and out. very nice winshield frame and glass, Rancho spring lift, no gease or gime to deal with, a 12 year project, drives out well. Call for more info. $4,800 707 816-9912”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/1374910072.html

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1952 CJ-3A Ridgeville, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1953_cj3a_ridgevilleUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3,500

Few specifics in the description.  I think it’s got my seats.

“I took it apart, cleaned it up, put it back together. New; carb, coil, dist, starter, brakes, clutch, flywheel, suspension, rebuilt tranny and transfer. The drivetrain is all original. The cage is bolt in. Full soft top and bikini top, both in excellent condition. Soft top will not fit with cage installed. It is titled, tagged and insured, but I do not recommend it for the street or for anyone that can’t work on it themselves. It’s noisy and rides rough. It leaks oil. ”

 

 
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1952 CJ-3A Tulsa, Ok $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This looks good.  A nice paint job and this should look pretty sharp.

“1952 Willys Jeep model CJ3A, Soft top with doors that are not shown in the pictures. Original type engine with 12 volt conversion. Tail gate welded over with flar pannel. Runs and is drivable on the street or off road. Parts and mechanical manuals supplied.”

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/1374660336.html

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1951 CJ-3A Superior, Az $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1951_cj3a_superiorThis looks like it might be a good deal.

“This 1951 Willy’s Jeep has a 4-cylinder flathead 3 speed on the floor front locking hubs and tow bar. It has a re-built engine 6-volt system. Well worth the price if you know these kind of the Jeeps. Serious inquiries ONLY. For more information call Julio@ (520)-705-2715”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/1371564107.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A & 1949 Trailer Fort Collins, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, trailer

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

I can’t tell a great deal from the pics, except that the colors match.

“1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep and 1949 Bantam Jeep trailer. Both stock. Six new military tires.”

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Year? CJ-3B Lathrop, Ca Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

year_cj3b_lathropIt looks in good shape.

“CJ-3B jeep.  Mostly stock has buick v6, and new seats, newer gas tank, roll cage, good tires, warn winch, little rust, still has warn overdrive. email for pics of what you want to see taking offers don’t waste my time with trades or lowball offers”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/1373144624.html

 
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1956 CJ-3B Cazenovia, NY $1400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1956_cj3b_cazenoviaThere’s some rough spots and it doesn’t run, but it still looks like it might be a good deal.

“Up for sale is a 1956 Willys CJ3B Jeep. This is “barn fresh” with a plow and some extra parts. This high hood Willys is all original and I am the third owner, to the best of my knowledge. It was driven to and parked in storage 2 years ago. It has not run since then. The original Hurricane, 4 cylinder motor is all there and the drive train is in tact and functional. The body is a bit rusty, but the frame is pretty solid. The black soft top on it is in pretty good shape. This Willys is being sold in “as is” condition. Someone with a bit of time and tinkering skills can be plowing this year or start a restoration project for Spring. Please e-mail or call with any questions.”

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/1374519111.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Elko, Nv $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics and little description.

“needs work”

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/1374343424.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Oklahoma City, Ok **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800.

This has an unusual roll cage.  Actually, I don’t know if those are bends in the bars or points.  I’m not sure I’d want to roll and find out.

“All original except tires and wheels, and roll cage. Runs and drives great, no rust,kept indoors ,been in family for over 50 years.”

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1949 CJ-3A Acampo, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This might be a good deal.

“350 Chevy – Roll cage, rancho suspension, new paint, all together, needs minor stuff to finish. $2500 OBO”

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1943 MB Redding, Ca Status?

• CATEGORIES: MB

1943_mb_reddingUPDATE: Status Unknown.  Was listed at $4000

It’s priced a bit high for a project, but a lot has been done already on it.

“1942/43 willys mb jeep needs more work then I have time for .lots already done paint repairs to the axles,body and chassis, new tires,Brakes hoses, lines etc. Needs engine rebuilt,has t 90 trans.drive lines seats all the goodies to get you almost there. photos on photo bucket see link http://photobucket.com/mitymite99

 

 
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1942 MB Fresno, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2099.

It doesn’t run at the moment, but might not take much.

“42 Willys Jeep 4×4, 289 engine, T-10 trans, off-road tires. It has been in the garage for the last 25 years. I drove it in myself, so I know that it ran just fine. It will need a battery and the old gas drained. Other than that it needs lots of cleaning.”

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1942 MB Boise $1200

• CATEGORIES: MB

Joshua, one of yours?

“1942 or 43 Willys mb project jeep. Engine turns by hand serial # MB- 240927 Transmission/transfer seem good. Body is very rough but has a good grill and fender. Throw a replacement body on get it running and enjoy. Even has bullet holes in the windshield (I didn’t put them there; so who knows) Also some original paint and markings and showing through. Great project. please call for more information 208-830-2226 $1200 obo. I also know of another gpw parts jeep for sale locally if you need more than one.”

http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/1372655160.html

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1951 M-38 Oxnard, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Was $1000. **SOLD**

(09/13/2009) It doesn’t run.  I can’t tell for sure, but it might hade an overdrive.

“1951 Willys Jeep. Was running when parked in 1987. Clean Title. Right front wheel will not turn. Some rust. Good project Jeep. Have original wheels. $1000.00 OBO.”

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1946 CJ-2A Gilbert, Az **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is probably a replacement body, since there is no battery box.

“It has been completely restored and modified. I have over 20K invested. There is no rust on it. It has a Kenne Bell Built Buick 225 V-6 pushing over 325HP; it has a Saginaw 4 speed manual transmission Spicer 18 twin stick, 2″ body lift, Dana 44 rear axle, and Dana 25 front axle with 538 gears. It has a Saginaw steering conversion very nice to drive. The tub has been Rhino lined top and bottom the engine compartment has been Rhino lined also. It has been converted to a 12 Volt system. It has brand new gauges, shifters, a yellow top Optima battery, and all new wiring, everything is all top of the line no detail has been over looked. I have all the receipts for all of the work that has been done to it and everything that has been bought for it”

 

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1949 CJ-3A Oklahoma City, Ok eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE:  This is now on Craigslist for $6800

This appears very nice, though there has been some body work done (no drain holes and it appears the tailgate might have been removed.  The top looks pretty classic.  Finally, this is a very early CJ-3A with a serial number of 11060.

“CB Radio, 8000# Fr Ramsey PTO Winch, Fr Lock-Out Huskey Hubs, Heater, Leather Seats, Back up light, 12volt convert,16″ military tires w/ spare, Whitney cover w/removable doors, Electric Wipers, Windshield defrosters, Seal beam headlights w/hi-low, Tow Bar .. 405-641-5342.”

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/1372934571.html

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For BRC Lovers … Bill Spears Website

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Website • TAGS: .

Bill Spears really seems to like Bantams of all kinds.  He’s got a website extensively devoted to exploring Bantams, including a detailed look at the beginning of the jeep.  His information seems consistent with what I’ve learned, though I wasn’t familiar with the Checker connection noted below.

Bill also has a list of Bantams, some with pictures and some just a rumor.  He also has gathered some images of Bantams in service.  Finally, Bill explores the relationship, or inter-relationship, between the “Checker Bantams”, which he calls a CRC, and the Bantam BRC.  It’s an interesting read.

Below is one of the Bantam’s that appears on Bill’s list of Bantams page.  Click on the image to get to the page.

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1953 CJ-3A Stone Oak, Tx $3333

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1953_cj3a_stoneoakUPDATE:  Price dropped to $3333

The seller says it’s ready, but the top and doors aren’t in good shape and it still looks like it needs paint to me.

“JEEP IS READY TO GO. EVERYTHING IS IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION. JEEP HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO 12 VOLT ELECTRICS WITH KEY START.
SPIN ON OIL FILTER CONVERSION. ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP. SEATS HAVE BEEN PADDED AND RECOVERED. REWIRED ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 2 YEARS AGO. NEW TIRES LAST SEASON. JEEP RUNS GREAT STARTS EASY EVERYTIME. ORIGINAL ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION. THE SOFT TOP IS IN BAD SHAPE AS WELL AS THE DOORS. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL CHUCK 210-559-1361”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/1371510161.html

 
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Front Fender Flares for Flatties

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts • TAGS: .

Ok, I’m a big fan of The Find!  I just did a search on “Front Fender Flares for CJ-2A” and found someone who still sells them.  I know there’s been several people looking for these.  Despite my google search attempts, I haven’t had any luck locating them until now.  Click on the Ad below to go directly to the ACME site.

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Website: The Find

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

I did a search on a “CJ-5 gas tank” and stumbled across a website called “The Find“. It had search results from Tellico, zaib4x4, 4 wheel parts, and a variety of others. So, I did a few more searches.  It looks like a great way to compare online prices.  They have an iphone app as well.

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