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1946 CJ-2A Yuma, Az **Status Unknown**


UPDATE:  Was $2200. **Status Unknown**


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1953 M-38A1 Lakewood, Ca $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available and More pics

(05/10/12010) This appears to include a trailer as well.

“1953 Willy’s Army Jeep, New Top, New Interior, New Tires, New Brakes, New Mufflers, Runs, $5000.  (562) 883-0309”

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1943 GPW Salem, Or **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

“1943 Ford Jeep with early 1960’s 170 cu in six-cylinder. 45,000 odometer miles. Original running gear with add-on overdrive unit and winch.”

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Diane’s 1944 GPW Restoration Site


Brian sent me a link to a website called “Diane’s Jeep“.  Diane lives in the UK and almost a year ago today purchased a 1944 GPW that she plans to restore.  She has had experience restoring other vehicles, but this will be her first jeep.  Diane’s Jeep Website has been chronicling her team’s efforts.

Below is an image of how the jeep looked before she started.  It appears pretty stock and in fair condition.  There is plenty of work to be done!  Check out pictures of the progress that she has made. Good luck Diane!

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Wooden Car

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Tommy emailed me this unusual build (note it is a car and not a jeep or 4×4).  After a little searching, I found this on ebay as well. If you haven’t seen some of the wooden jeeps featured over the years on ewillys, check them out.  For a really fast wooden car, check out this supercar.

According to the email, it is a wooden body built in 2009.  “This custom wooden car rides on a 1986 Toyota truck frame and gets power from a Chrysler 318 engine.  It is driven by an automatic transmission and has merely 1,800 miles on its speedometer. The whole body is made of cedar and its interior is just as over-the-top as the exterior.”
You can see many more pics of this on ebay

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1963 Truck Albany, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

Here is a sweet truck.

“1963 Willys 4X4 PickUp for sale. Aprox 98000 original miles. Super Hurricane 6 cyl engine, runs strong and smooth. Koenig PTO winch works great. Beefy bumpers front and rear. This is a clean nearly original truck; upgrade from vacuum wipers to electric. Paint and body are in very good condition- no rust. This truck has been very lightly used, never abused. Great for farm truck or trip to the car show! A must see! $8000 OBO”

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1962 M-38A1 Whittier, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000

It needs a fuel pump, but looks pretty good otherwise.

“F-head engine, Warner Gear T90 Transmission, Transfer Case Spicer 18, Front Axel: Dana 25, 5.38 gears, Rear Axel: Dana 44, 5.38 gears, Green in color, New gas tank, Re-built starter, new battery, Does not require smog check, 4×4, Built in tow bar.”

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1967 CJ-5 Hellam, Pa $1500


You can’t fault the seller for honesty.

“I am selling a jeep 1967 cj5. It is a very rare tuxedo mark 4 model. Lets be clear this jeep needs some work. The brakes are untested. I had it running this summer and has some new parts on it. It has a fiberglass tub and front end. dauntless v6 with a saganaw 4 speed trans. I never drove it on the road and can not guarantee anything. I bought it from a garage as abandoned and do not have a title for it. frame looks good tires are shot. top is old, but is in ok condition. Justin 717-424-7462”

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1945 MB Oakland, Ca $5000


It looks like this has a few updates.  Note this has a rare center seat (spotted by Josh).


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1948 CJ-2A Valders, Wi $8000


This looks well restored.

“This little girl got her second chance at life. She’s a 48 that was stripped to her frame and redone. There was 14,901 miles on it when I got it, so the motor is untouched and starts right up. I put 152 miles on her so far since I finished her. The body is all Steel!!!! Not a Bondo bucket like a lot of them I’ve seen. I replaced all the rusted areas with the original thickness steel, not the cheap reproduction panels. Seats were redone to original specs. This one was not ordered with a rear seat so the factory plugs are still there! The suspenion has all new shocks, bushings, bolts, brake lines, brakes, everything. She still has her 6 volt electrical system. Now if you are looking for one for the originality this might not be for you. First off you couldn’t get a blue with white wheels jeep in 48. Also, the frame and axels are out of a CJ3B (stronger then the CJ2A), comes with the original axels if you want. And I added turn signals to make the drive easier. I did this jeep to be USED, not a trophy getter, so it is not 100% perfect. Thats why I did the things I did, but she still won best of class at the one car show that I did take it to. I DON’T HAVE TO SELL IT. So no low ballers or tire kickers. I just thought I’d let someone else have fun with it, and I’d start another project. My cell phone number is 1-920-901-6568”

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1952 M-38 Saratoga, Ny $6500


It sounds like a low mileage, solid jeep, but isn’t completely stock (rear bumper for starters).

“1952 jeep willys m38-1-a beautiful condition, only 7490 mi. frame in body rock solid . Engine runs great. This was school owned it was only used on bus garage grounds. its an original army jeep from the korean war era was what they drove around in on the show MASH. call 518-860-8857 T.Y. was on road as of this month. taking off road this week.”

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1961 Truck Blackfoot, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1900

“1961 Jeep Willys Pickup Project. Color is Blue. 6 Cylinder. Was running when parked years ago. Needs some glass but a good truck to start your project with!”


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1947 CJ-2A Smithfield, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000. 

Here’s a jeep needing a new body according to the seller.

“1947 Willys CJ2A. Needs Restoration. Tub is shot so it will need a tub. Drivetrain is complete and Frame is solid. Need to sell!! $1,000.00 O.B.O.”

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1951 CJ-3A New London, CT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

I *think* the body is rough, but I can’t really tell for sure from these pics.  It appears this is pretty stock.  It includes a plow.

“Up for sale is a family heirloom…1951 Willys Jeep CJ-3with plow set-up! $3,000.00 obo. Dealer motivated to sell”

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1953 CJ-3A Cashmere, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

(08/06/2010) Here’s a rough jeep.

“1953 Willies Jeep CJ3A or M38. Needs Restoration. Comes with F Head Industrial Engine, original seats, gaudges, radiator, generator, spare carb, new bushing kit for suspension, new front bumper, tail gate and another front axle with locking hubs. (not shown in photos). I also know where to get more parts.”

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Year CJ-2A? Adams, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

(08/13/2010) The windshield isn’t original, but most everything else could be.  This might make a good parts jeep.

“All original needs points and rotary button and needs brake work”ad=5280489

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Biscuit’s Gas Pedal Design


When I built my first jeep, I used the gas pedal from a CJ-5.  It was fine for driving around on flat smooth roads, but when I hit a bump, my foot tended to flop against it, which meant I would accelerate unintentionally.  It was just too sensitive an arrangement (dad used a CJ-5 pedal in his CJ too and had the same problem).

Eventually, I found a solution to the pedal problem. However, it took a bad day of racing to get there ….

Early in the Spring of 1985 I was at a PNW race competing in a team relay event somewhere north of Everett, Wa.  I remember the conditions clearly:  It was cold, it was damp, and it was rainy.

Jim, Tim, and Steve Carter and I teamed up for the relay event.  Between us we had three jeeps (my jeep, Otis and Priority I — or maybe II or III — I can’t keep track of all the Priority versions …).

It seems to me we advanced to the first round with no issues.  However, during the second round, things went awry.  Frankly, the precise details of how the rest of the race played out have faded with time.  What I do remember is this; First, my front driveline broke as I made my way around the course.  Then, when driving Priority, I broke its front drive line.  Finally, when driving Otis, I was trying to drive carefully as I REALLY, REALLY didn’t want to break another driveline.  At one point I got a little stuck (it was really muddy) and thought I had broke it (ugh!).  Fortunately I didn’t … I was perfectly happy to stop racing that day (we got eliminated in the 3rd round I think).

I tell this story, because while racing Otis, I noticed that my foot didn’t bounce and nor did the pedal no matter what bumps I encountered.  It was solid, yet the pedal depressed when necessary.

Later in the day, after racing, I looked at Otis’ pedal and discovered Jim had set it up so that the there was a roller behind the pedal.  While more complicated than the normal pedal, it really improved the ability to keep driving and accelerating smoothly over bumps.

So, I implemented that in my first build and loved the results.  I had hoped to implement the same thing in Biscuit using a classic foot shaped pedal like the Moon Aluminum Pedal. However, I couldn’t justify the cost (read here that my budget was getting tight), so I implemented what I call Version 1.0 of the pedal.

Using some aluminum plate I already had, I drew the shape of my foot onto the plate, cut it out, and then shaped it with my grinder.  Then, I went down to a locate skateboard shop and purchased some skateboard covering (sandpaper-like on the front and sticky on the back).  I cut the covering into the shape of the foot and stuck it onto the plate.  It isn’t beautiful, but it works well.

I’d like to clean up some of the rough edges in Version 2.0.  Below are some pics and a highly(?) technical schematic.

BTW, that race was the last day I broke a driveline.  I’ve never had a problem since.

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7th Annual Jeep and Willys Day in Wrightwood, Ca Sat Oct 9, 2010


If you are in the LA area, this might be fun.

“I would like to invite everyone to the seventh annual Wrightwood Jeep and Willys Day event that will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 in the beautiful mountain town of Wrightwood, California from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
This event is completely FREE and a great time for all.

They close down the main street through town and from approximately 9am until 2pm all the Jeeps and Willys fill the street almost like a car show but more of a meet and greet. Then, at around 2pm everyone takes a parade style run somewhere in the local mountains, returning to town by around 4pm. (Exact destination of the run, not yet determined). Parking in the participation area is reserved for any Jeep or Willys vehicle. However, there is plenty of parking for others and all spectators are welcome!”

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1948 CJ-2A San Juan Capistrano, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was Make Offer. **SOLD**

This has an extended wheelbase.

“I am selling my 1948 CJ2A Willy’s Jeep. Its two wheel drive with a ford 9 inch rear end Turbo 400 transmission with trans cooler and a Chevy Crate motor that make 350 Horse Power, a hand made Continental Radiator that can handle a big block, as well as the engine compartment as well all made to take a Chevy big block. Coil over suspension, 3 link in the back and a 4 link in the front with a solid postal front end. Custom ice chest and storage bin for easy access and all of your gear. The fiber glass body is unfinished but that allows you to customize it to your own design and color. The roll cage is mounted to the frame, and the wheel base has been extended to make the ride more smooth in the sand, I have had it on a few trips and it runs great. I have a set of Street Tires BFG’s and a full set of Sand Tires as well. I would like to sell it all together so please make me an offer as the season is starting. I also have a willy’s front windshield that would be included if you want to retro fit it. Clear title and paid registration”

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1953 CJ-3A Longmont, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6444

I don’t think I’ve seen a top that doesn’t have side windows.

“This is a great little Jeep!! Chevy 350, 3spd ( T-90), 4×4, 4wd, New Carpet, New Top, New Brakes, New Carb, New Master cylinder, New Tires, New Axle seals, Ready to go!!!!”

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1947 CJ-2A Meeker, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400.

The price looks good for this flattie. The paint job looks like one of a kind.

“Runs well. Great hunting rig. Transmission and Transfer case recently professionally rebuilt. $2400 obo. E-mail for phone number or additional pictures.”

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1941? MB Burlingame, Ca $4500


I can’t tell much from this one pic, other than it’s got the right grille and wrong windshield.

“1941 Jeep Willys MB. $4500 Or Best Offer New Head. New Brakes. Dual Exhaust. Micro Lock Brakes. Rancho Overdrive. Converted to 12 Volt. Warn Winch with controls available for an extra $500. Please call to view 415 850 2021 Pat or 415 716 0232Wally.”

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1948 CJ-2a Redding, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1600.

(07/11/2010) This includes a rear PTO.  Depending on the level of rust, this seems to be a reasonable price.

“1948 willys cj2a jeep with hard top and doors, flat head 4 cly. runs good and drives good, 4×4 works good, great hunting rig. clear title. $ 1650. cash or trade for new toy ? you can e-mail pic. of what you got”

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1945 MB Drain, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500

“I have a late production MB for sale… July 10th delivery date on dash plate with matching frame tag serial number. Still has T-84 military tranny….postwar civilian replacement engine. Has not run in two years. Engine will roll over. not siezed up…may be the original horn still mounted under hood….No gas tank…someone had cut out a hole on drivers side panel to fit a CJ gas tank fill neck.. Did not come with original front seats…Back panel uncut. there is some extra holes in body and holes that have been filled in some places.The body looks to be in fairly good shape as well as the frame…..This would be a good jeep for restoration. $4500.00 with the military tires on civilian rims and MB rear seat, or $4000.00 without seat and will put back on the wheels and tires that it came with.”

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Trade CJ-5 Fiberglass for Metal Fenders Snohomish, Wa

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, wanted

“I have 1961 willys cj5 fiberglass fenders in good shape and I want to trade for some metal fenders in good shape. Fenders are primered gray and are the short nose cj 5 1956 to 1968 willys. 425-231-8084 I can pic them up”