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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/

treadwrite_retreads

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”

 

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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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1947 CJ-2A Milaca, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

“I have a 1947 Willys Jeep. Needs some work. Asking $2000 or trade for a Polaris Sportsman 4 wheeler.”

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1948 CJ-2A Mineola, Tx **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This has a few unusual features.  (1) Note the location of the 2nd battery, (2) note the “Power Train” hubs [I don’t recognize this brand] and (3) the interesting location/position of the heater.

“Up for auction is ‘Ol Fred, my very rare 1948 Willy’s Overland CJ2A. Purchased two years ago, and has been stored indoors ever since. A restoration was done by previous owner.. not so much as to “show” the vehicle, but to use it. Drives like a new Jeep. This vehicle is extremely tight. The Original Go-Devil L-Head 60bhp engine runs perfectly, as does the Original 3-speed transmission. Shifts like new. Complete Drivetrain was overhauled. The Transfer Case is equipped with drive pulleys for running external implements such as water pumps, generators, etc. New Brakes. Still runs original 6 volt system with additional 6 volt battery…..”

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1948 CJ-2A Brockway, Pa $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1948_cj2a_brockwayUPDATE:  Price dropped to $6000

This is one of the better hard top restorations that I’ve seen.  Most people dump them.

“Have a 1948 Willys CJ 2-A in absolutely perfect condition Frame off restoration with a 198 Buick V-6 with warn overdrive that runs perfectly. All 12 volt with all new gauges that all work. All hat channels perfect as the rest of the tub. Really nice Sears aluminum top, insulated on the inside. Goes down the road like a dream and I drive it daily. Top speed 60 MPH with the overdrive. Absolutely no rust anywhere, frame perfect, and all wiring, lights are perfect. Have Pa title in my name Serious buyers only for more pics One NICE Willys 2-A Please call 814-590-7732”

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/1424023099.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Cedar Park, tx $700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1953_cj3b_cedarparkUPDATE:  Price dropped to $700.

This might be worth some closer pics, though the steering looks a little crazy.  Is that a steering housing sitting on top of the front of the driver frame rail?

“1953 Willys Jeep flat fender, V6 motor from a 60s model Jeep this jeep originally came with a 4 cly motor, Jeep needs the wiring ,exhaust and brakes redone to get it going good . Motor starts up and runs . Would make a good beach or hunting Jeep .
Possible trades for early bronco project or maybe 65-66 mustang project . Like I said it is a PROJECT but it is a cool collectors Jeep. Thanks Robert, Cedar Park Tx 512-925-2597. Asking $ 700.00 OBO”

http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/1423505715.html

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Tellico 4×4’s 3 Day Sale

• CATEGORIES: News, Website

Tellico4x4.com has a 3 day sale with up to 70% on clearance item and 10% off all purchases (don’t forget to use the Promo Code  TW-10P-9 when making purchases).  Sale valid Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18, 2009.

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MB & GPW Standard Nomenclature List from Archive.org

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Website

I have no idea if this is of any use to anyone, but I thought it was interesting.  Here’s a the link to download a 200+ government document that lists THE STANDARD NOMENCLATURE LIST of Spare Parts and Equipment as of January 1944 for GPW & MBs.  Sections of the document include: Maintenance Parts Procurement List (Section 2); Vehicular Spare Parts and Equipment List (Section 3); Organizational Spare Parts and Equipment List (Section 4); Ordnance Maintenance Unit Stockage List (Section 5); Depot Stockage List (Section 6); Geographical or Seasonal Maintenance Parts List (Section 7); and Indexes (Seciion 8).

Another document highlights the OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF GPWS & MBs from 1944.

I found this and some other documents related to GPWs, MBs,  M-38s and M-38A1s at Archive.org, a website that stores all kinds of information as a digital library and public resource (the site has movies, images, books, and more).  To find this information, do a search on Willys (or just click this link)

Here’s a couple images from the NOMENCLATURE LIST:

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Wooden Jeep Sonora, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Unusual, Wood bodies

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

It runs and drives.

“This is a custom built 1/4 scale Willys Jeep with a wood and metal body using an electric motor from a walk along golf cart. It has a single disk brake and chain drive. The wheels are from a wheelbarrow. A real craftsman made this and he had lots of time on his hands!”

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1953 M-38A1 Berry Creek, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

1953_m38a1_berrycreekUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1100.

It runs.  It is only $1100.  What more do you need to know?

“’53 M38A1 military Willys. Runs, rough body, definately a project/hunting rig. Engine converted to 12volt, lights are still 24 volt. Also included is a ’52 frame and body. not street legal at this time…bill of sale only. Limited access to email”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Montgomery Creek, Ca $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s not clear how long it was in a barn.  It appears to run.

“Barn Find 1947 Willys. Runs Good, everything works, great shape for 62 year old rig. Civilian model, original motor and tranny. Military Soft top and doors. Call Kevin 530-941-6738”

http://redding.craigslist.org/cto/1423280821.html

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1948 CJ-2A Mira Mesa, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD — Purchased by an eWillys Reader**  The reader got a great price (under $2k).  It had very little rust.  Receipts totaled $8k worth of work and included parts in boxes never installed.

(01/15/09) The above price is meant as a starting point.  The seller will negotiate.  It needs to leave the garage.  It’s got some updates and new tires & wheels.

“If interested – make me an offer. My Jeep needs to go… Great Jeep, but Needs work – You want this Jeep, but you need to have the means, place, ability to work on it. (or pay someone to).  1948 CJ2A – runs, has great heavy duty tires/new wheels (tires/wheels > $1000).  1976? Ford 2.3L 4-cyl engine runs good (new camshaft).  very, very little deep rust. new radiator & electric cooling fan.  Stock transmission, transfer case.  11” drum brakes all around.  GM steering column and steering gear …. I spent $$$$ having this Jeep “gone through”, however the synchronizers were not replaced so you have to double clutch or you will grind gears shifting down. The transfer case still leaks some, so that may need attention also, but everything is “supposed” to be sound  …. Price is negotiable. I put what I would like to get as a starting price, you can feel free to make me an offer .  The jeep has loads of sentimental value, but I need it gone… 🙁   ….. ”

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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_whittier2UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5500

I can’t tell much from this photo.

“1948 Willys flatfender Jeep. Bowtie Willys V8, Winch, BFGoodrich 31″ mud terrain w/ matching spare tire, 2″ receiver towbar, Hate to sell it, just had a baby…. you know the story… $5,500 OBO”