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1948 CJ-2A North Dakota $5999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

I think those are doors on the hood rather than a hood mod.  The jeep looks good.

“must sell!  runs perfect.  all restored. new top and doors. 3 speed. worth 15000.  other info or details call or text at 701-238-7735 thanks

http://nd.craigslist.org/cto/1892947134.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Hudson Valley, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price

This runs and appears to have an ACME, Kentrol, or AJ Fiberglass body.

“1947 willys jeep runs needs work fiberglass body”

 
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1 Complete Truck and 1 Parts Truck, Grandview, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

“1950 WILLYS PICKUP FOR SALE FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO RESTORE PICKUPS . ALL ORIGNIEL ALSO A Willys pickup for parts 500.00 FOR BOTH”

 
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3 Willys (Jeepster & 2 Wagons) La Center, Wa $500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster, Willys Wagons

If the engines and drive trains are intact, then there is some value here.

“3 Willys parts vehicles, non-running, no titles. 2 Wagons, 1 is mid fifties, other is late fifties. Truck is late forties, early fifties. All have original? motors. Buyer must take all 3. These will need to be hauled on a flatbed trailer. Please e-mail for more pictures. Please call Frank, after 4:30pm M-F or anytime on the weekends for more information. 360.263.2085”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1892848596.html

 
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1953 CJ-3A Sun City, Nv $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Ron provided a link to the magazine article in Off Road Adventures about this flattie.

This is worthy of more pics.  Looks very nice.

“231 Buick V6, SM420 Transmission, DANA 18, Model 44 Rear Axle, Modle 30 Front Axle, ARB Air Lockers. 35X12.50 BFG’s, Professional Spring Over, Custom Roll Cage, Bumpers. 17 Gal Fuel Tank. Magazine Featured. $15,000. Call Rod 702 400-2732 or email.”

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/1892815859.html

 
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1952 Truck Onarga, Il $1500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

I don’t believe this has an engine or tranny (the ad notes it is set up for a chev 350 and trans).

“1952 Willys Truckster custom project, all sheet metal good, no rust, brand new fabricated bed with NOS fenders, custome nerf bar bumpers, 4×4 intact, set up for 350 chevy sb v8 and trans, all glass and additional parts go with truck, great project truck with huge potential. Unique truck that is highly collectible among jeep enthusiasts. $1500.00 Call Mike at 815-268-4000.”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/ctd/1893571657.html

 
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1953 Wagon Rat Rod Crown Point, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000.

(01/12/2010) I think it still needs some work?

“53 WILLYS RAT ROD CHOPPED AND CHANNELED MANY MODS DONE TO BODY RACK AND PINON 350 CRATE MOTOR (300HP) 3SPD TRANS HURST SHIFTER RECOVERED SEATS TO MUCH TO LIST RUNS YARD DRIVES BRAKES NEED FRONT DRUMS TURNED NEW SHOES BEST TO SEE IN PERSON ONE OF A KIND CALL ME ”

 
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Willys Jeep driven around Killymoon Castle in Northern Ireland

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Randy forwarded me this video about a recreation of a 1943 drive in a Willys Jeep around Killymoon Castle, Cookstown, Northern Ireland.  The folks at the Wartimeliving History Association helped make this video. The video is dedicated to the men of the 505th regimental combat team 82nd Airborne Division United States Army, Stationed in Cookstown Northern Ireland 9th December 1943 to 13th February.  I don’t have any history about the original drive.

 
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Roadside Flattie in Boise

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

A new reader from Boise named Shane alerted me to this flattie that sits near Boise’s airport.  It sits as if it is for sale, but I could see no for sale sign.  The muffler and a few other misc parts are sitting in the back.  The front turn signal/parking lights appear to use the side running lights of a semi trailer.  The side steps are gone, replaced with custom bars that help hold the fenders in place.  The steering and seats appear updated.  Based on the rear pic, this appears to have been a late 1946 CJ-2A.

 
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Year? FC-150 Enterprise, Or **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Status Unknown

Here is a beautiful FC for sale spotted in remote Enterprise OR by David.

 
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1948 CJ-2A Warrensburg, Il **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3500

This includes a Saturn OD and other new parts.  However, I’d check out the body closely as the passenger side step appears to be partly pulled away from the body.

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A- Original 4 cylinder/3 speed with a Saturn overdrive unit, 12 volt electronic ignition
New radiator, shocks, steering wheel, springs, plugs, valves, valve springs, carborator, exhaust, exhaust manifold, and clutch. Complete Brake job with 2 new brake drums. New tires, steering components, turn signals were added on. Saturn overdrive unit worth $1200. Over $5000 invested, will sacrifice for $3500.”

 

 
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1952 M-38 Granite City, Il $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Here’s a nice looking M-38 that Shep found.

“This jeep is completely restored from new paint to engine rebuilt, its been done. The jeep has been restored with 100% original parts. I need space in my garage. This jeep will be great for shows and parades. For information or offer please call 618-781-7485.”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/1862884850.html

 
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1956 Wagon Central Missouri $7250

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

A reader named Shep spotted this very clean, original looking wagon.

“Willys Wagon 1956 4×4, 327 chevy runs great, very solid & clean truck, spent its life in california until being shipped to missouri 6 months ago. 660-229-2060”

http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/cto/1834650061.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Layton, Ut $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This looks well maintained.

“I purchased this beautiful 4×4 1947 Willys Jeep for $10,000 several years back and it has just sat in my garage. I took it in and redid the carburetor and it runs like a dream. It has a Chevy V8 engine with lots and lots of power. As you can see in the pictures, it has been specially restored. The customized stainless steel dash and beautiful interior with reinforced steel plating is a joy to ride in. Coupled with a dual exhaust, it’s one hot little ride (it also comes with a CB). Come check it out. Reasonable offers will be considered. Call Kaleb at 801-698-7468”

www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=11920680&cat=402&lpid=1&search=

 
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1942 MB Salt Lake City, Ut $1500

• CATEGORIES: MB

Brett found this crazy setup.  This appears to have an overdrive.  This is a parts vehicle at this point.

“MY DAD HAD THIS OLD WILLYS SITTING AROUND FOR 40 YEARS WAS GOING TO BUILD A KILLER ROCK CRAWLER OUT OF IT HAS BUICK ALUMINUM V8 RAN WHEN IT WAS PARKED. FRONT AXLE DANA 44 SHORTENED 2 3/4 INCHES REAR AXLE IS GM 12 BOLT BOTTOM HAS BEEN SHAVED ON BOTH, ALSO HAS WARN OVERDRIVE IN IT. AXLES ARE JUST SITTING IN IT TEMP. HAVE FABRICATED 4 LINK AND ALL FOUR COIL SPRINGS, NEEDS SPRING CUPS FABRICATED BUT HAVE PIECES TO START.  THIS IS A RARE VEHICLE IT IS MILITARY ISSUE. 1942 WILLY’S MODEL M.B. NO TAILGATE. SON IS GOING TO COLLEGE NEED MONEY!!!”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=11456180&cat=402&lpid=&search=

 
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1946 CJ-2A Mesa, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $475.

Here’s a parts jeep.  At least this has mud flaps … I”m having a hard time finding old schoolish mud flaps.

“”AS IS” WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. HAVE TITLE SOME WHERE. $475.00 O.B.O.”

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Gardnerville, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

“1947 Jeep Willys. no title. needs fuel pump. $2500.00 or best offer. call me”

 
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1951 Truck Mattoon, Il **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1000

(01/04/2010) This looks like a great price.

“51 willys pickup 4cy 3spd 4×4 runs but brakes need work trade or sell for $1525.00”

1951_truck_mattoon

 
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1947 CJ-2A Reno, NV **SOLD**0

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300

This is a parts Jeep. The seller notes there are tool indents.  I’m wondering if this is actually a VEC body.

“47thru 49 willy’s mb series with driverside tool grooves axels and trans and transfer no motor extra fenders has window frame no title.”

 
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1955 Truck Crescent City, Or $1100

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

The price looks good, though the truck is hard to see in the pic.

“New bearings and brake lines. Runs good, drives like a ’55. 4WD works. Good little hunting rig. Willing to trade for a 4 wheeler or dirt bike. Please call Danny at (707) 218-4331.”

http://medford.craigslist.org/cto/1891078752.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A San Jose, Ca $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This looks solid.

“1948 Willy Jeep; All steel body; 2.8 Chevy V6; Turbo 400 Trans (rebuilt); 44-Rear w/Posi; Power Steering; Power brakes; GM Tilt steering column; Warn Hubs front and rear; Chrome tow bar; Vinyl top and Doors; Bikini top; Back seat; FIRM ON THE PRICE; Contact; Frank 408-926-9664.”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/1890324963.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Friday Harbor, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5250

“This Willys is not prefect but damn good. It could not run better. Straight body. Windless wench on front bumper. I’m the 4th owner and am friends with 2 of the other 3. was bought new in 1946 by the Childress Texas fire department (that’s why it’s red) and was retired in 1972 and was in there 4th of july parade yearly (thats when the wheels were put on) and then sold at auction to my buddy in 1992 when it was brought to Friday Harbor were it has been since. I drive it all the time and keep it well maintained. Parts are easy to find and pretty cheap. A new carb was only $125, in the box. Driving with the windshield down is legal with eye protection, and is a blast. Have all paper work, parts catalog and service manual. I’ve been pricing Willys for the 4 years and believe this to be a fair price. Am happy to answer questions. If your looking for a fun ride that gets attention, this is it. Everyone seems to have a Willys story, why not be one of them.”

 
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1959 CJ-5 Manlius, Ny $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

This might be a good price.

“CJ-5, L-135 motor. Body, frame, and running gear all good. Plywood cover and doors. Clutch frozen. Needs brake lines, exhaust system and wiring for some of the lights. Exhaust manifold has a hole in it. Good restoration project. email mylisting1@hotmail.com”

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/1891547150.html

 
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Original Bobcat Ad – and Bobcat Examples

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Tires and Rims • TAGS: , .

As I have mentioned a few times, I grew up in the Wandering Willys Jeep Club.  In 1971, the club lead an effort to record all the members from Clubs in Region one of the PNW4WDA, their names, addresses, phone number,  jeep types, jeep names, their jobs, and assorted other info.  As far as I know, this was the first and last directory of its type created.

One of my favorite finds in the directory was an early Ad for Bobcat Fiberglass bodies, complete with the watermark logo of a bobcat (which I didn’t notice until I scanned the ad). Below is the Ad with owner Fred Weis listed as the contact person.  Apparently, sometime later Bobcat products were owned by H.C. Van Wagner, as shown by this business card embedded in one of my fenders (yes it is still there).

Below is the original Ad, followed by a later business card. One interesting bit of info is that I haven’t seen any Bobcat CJ-3B bodies (that I know of).

Here are some Bobcat Products:

This is supposed to be the first Bobcat body produced:

Here is an example of a raised hood:

Here’s a body .. note the wide rim around the rear edge of the body.  Also, the step doesn’t cut in to the body at the end and there are no drain holes by the step. (similar to mine)

Here’s an example of the body that I purchased, which was a light body racer.
“Note the much wider edge (maybe 2” wide).  This body was hacked up a little bit,
but hopefully cleaned up nicely for the guy who purchased it:

 
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You Know We are in a Recession When ….

• CATEGORIES: Features

Kevin forwarded this to me (note the generator is sitting on a carrier behind the jeep) …

“The owner said to fix his factory installed a/c unit would cost more than the Jeep was worth…He had the generator for his work and used scap 2×4’s and screws from the job site,.. went to Brandsmart and bought the AC Unit for $88.00.”