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1946 VEC CJ-2A McCall, Id eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

The outside of the body looks solid.

“This an early cj2a, serial # 11325 which puts it being built in 1945. This jeep would make a great start for a restoration. It is very straight with little hat channel rust for 65 years.The side steps are solid and support weight. Runs good ( smokes a little) , all lights, dash light, horn work. Fourwheel drive and all gears work. Brakes work good for 9″. Things that are new: BATTERY 6 VOLT, 4 NEW TIRES, SEAT CUSHIONS, SIDE MIRROR, SPARE TIRE MOUNT, PROPER SIDE MOUNT MUFFLER WITH NEW MOUNTING HARDWARE. Been trying to put back original equipment. Shifting was put back on floor with a MB transmission . A lot of WWII parts on it. Sold as is , no warranty, Non refundable doposit of $500.00 48 hours at end of bidding. Balance due within 7 days unless other arrangments are made. Buyer responsible for shipping. Vehicle is towable. Oriqinal paint was forest green and autumn yellow….”

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1946 CJ-2A Plaquemine, La eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

The front of this tilts down a bit too much, but otherwise this looks nice.

“Completely rebuilt and mostly original with a few added extras. Not a single bolt unturned. Bead blasted every part and painted with industrial epoxy paint. All bearings replaced, engine (flathead 4cylinder) completely rebuilt, completely rebuilt radiator rodded out, front and rear differentials rebuilt, transmission and transfer case rebuilt. EXTRA CLEAN JEEP!!! Dont want to sell but I have to due to the economy. You WILL NOT find another like this not even brand new. I personally did all of the work on this jeep and I completed all work to a perfection.”

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1949 Jeepster Riverside, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This is supposed to be restored, but the driver’s side fender looks a little odd to me.

“RARE 6 CYLINDER ! THIS COULD BE YOURS !  Here is a restored 1949 Willys Overland Jeepster Convertible. It is 2 wheel drive, has a newer top and custom cover for when the top is down. It is on vintage Firestone Sport 500 tires with 80%+ tread. Drives great and has been to many custom car shows. Has been garage kept. Has new exhaust and muffler, plugs and wires, battery, and fuel pump. Corvette yellow paint catches your eye along with gloss black fenders. 3 speed manual on the column. No radio. Carpet and seats are in great condition. Has the Lightening Flathead 6 cylinder engine 148 CI with 70 horsepower. Only 2961 were ever made. Has wire hubcaps with yellow background.”

 
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1961 “Parkway” Wagon Perris, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8995. Could be a Traveller.

Looks very nice.

“1961 willys panel deliver with side window conversion kit. 283 c.i. chevy motor w/ 2bbl, 350 turbo trans, ford 9″ rear end. A/C from vintage air. new glass on sides except for wings. i have a new windshield and rubber not installed. also have new rubber for wings and rear door glass.”

 
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1955 CJ-5 Lawrenceburg, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2900

This looks like a great price.

“1955 WIllys CJ5. Good Paint. Not rusted out. Solid tub. New Bestop Top new upholstry. It has stock 4 cyl. engine with stock 3spd. running gear. 4×4 works. Nice little toy.”

 
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1947 Truck Iron River, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This is a very neat truck. The first year for the Willys jeep truck production was 1947, This truck was the 972 willys truck ever built out of only appx 2600 .. Its a 2 T model. 2 wd. With the rare Column shift transmission. Flat head 4cyl motor. It is in remarkable condition for its age. These are prone to rust and this one is very solid !!!

I purchased this truck at the Iola vintage car show. My son and I have taken it to some shows, driven it around town and had fun with it. Now we want to buy a muscle car . These trucks as well as any old car are prone to rust, What impressed me the most about this truck was how solid the body was. This willys has never had the floors patched !!!   Even the nicest old cars ive seen have had the front floors patched. This jeep has the orig floors. very nice body mounts  underneath. orig Willys rocker panels, Nice door bottoms. Orig steel front and rear fenders. No rust in bed floor. The only body damage is on the tailgate,which is dented in the middle. They do sell new ones. I dont know how old the paint job is. Not a show job, but shines nice.  Has some scratchs here and there. Wheels have been repainted, Tires are old, It  think the spare is the orig 1947 tire !!!  The interior has a new headliner. Orig cover on the upper seat back, and recovered lower seat, Orig steering wheel, The wipers dont work. Doors open and shut great. Lights all work great”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Southampton, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

This is worth a closer look.  It appears to be sporting a M-38 dash panel.

“Willys 1949 CJ-3a, 4 cylinder 3 sp. 4×4, rebuilt top end.  NEW: gas tank, windshield and frame, wheel cylinder.  Runs good, needs master cylinder”

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1943 MB Weirton, Pa $4000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price changed to $4000.  Kudos to the seller for pointing out important issues.

(11/19/09) “1943 willys-overland military mb jeep,needs total body restoration!frame needs attention back by shackes,has been plated but a very ugly job!runs very good,has new clutch and pressure plate,transmission shifts well and running gears work well,transfer case shifts in hi and low range good and works well,4 wheel drive and 2 wheel drive works also,no grinding.brakes are all good and stops well.tires do hold air but are dry rotted,has military split rims also.still has the M1 carbine rifle bracket on windshield frame. all gauges on dash are there, only oil gauge is hooked up SERIOUS CALLERS ONLY! LOCAL SALE ONLY PLEASE! IF YOU DO NOT WANT A LOT OF WORK, DONT CALL! 1-304-479-7274.”

http://pittsburgh.en.craigslist.org/cto/1582360374.html

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Website: 4×4 History

• CATEGORIES: Website

Here’s a website with an extensive history of four wheel drive.  Based on a credit at the bottom of the page, I believe this was originally created/published by Four Wheeler.com.

 
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Builds: Egon’s Projects

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Other 4x4s

Recently, Egon, from Lichtenstein,  and I had been having a conversation about a Jeep project he’s trying to determine how to tackle.  Once again, the google online translation software has been effective enough to allow a conversation to occur.

Egon recently sent me some photos of his projects.  He’s done some very nice restorations.  Danke Egon!

Here’s a 1955 Steyr 15hp Tractor Restoration:

And a family of tractors:

Here is a 1968 Puch Haflinger he rebuilt (haflingers):

And here are a couple of great images of his Russian UAZ 469, which he says he took on a successful Elk hunting expedition in the Kirov region of Russia.  It sports a 2500 cc engine and has a max speed of 75KM/H

 
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1948 CJ-2A Fountain Hills, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800.

Here’s a good looking Jeep.

“1948 Willys Jeep runs and drives great, Original 4 cyl motor and running gear, Upgraded steering, Upgraded brakes, Off frame resto a few years ago, Rear seat, Roll bar and Bikini top, Tow bar, Fun little jeep.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A La Center, Wa $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2995.  More pics.

(07/08/09) Here’s one for you Pittsburgh Steelers Fans!

“Very cool driver>>>>all original drive train and still runs like new. This is a good project or keep as is and use as a slow driver. No speed demon here as this was designed as a work horse with top speed around 50 mph. This is a good 20 footer and is a lot of fun. Take to Sand Lake and you can drive to town as this is what we used it for. Give me a call and we can make a deal as I am out of room. John @ 360 600-8213. Will deliver locally. It also comes with tow bar and you can Rat Rod it or make a cool Hot Rod too!

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1581841498.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Lillington, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

**SOLD to an ewillys reader**

“1947 Willys CJ2A. It needs work. I bought it about 3 years ago and just do not have the time or the money to restore it. It comes with a windshield but it is not original and it has a crack. It did work 2 and a half years ago but that was the last time I messed with it. It is not a military jeep. I have the title in my possession. $1000 or best offer.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Knoxville, Tn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was for Trade

It’s hard to tell much from the pics, however it appears in decent condition.  It’s a project.

“I HAVE A 1947 WILLYS 2X2 HAS GOOD BODY FOR THE YEAR IT HAS A GOOD LOOKING AND RUNNING 81 BUICK V6 IT WILL NEED SOME STARTER WORK TO HEAR IT RUN AND BRAKE WORK TO DRIVE BUT I DONT HAVE THE TIME SO WITH ABOUT $100 AND AN HOUR OF WORK YOU WILL BE DRIVING THIS GEM ANY WHERE JUST LOOK AT HOW MUCH THEY GO FOR AND MAKE ME A GOOD TRADE”

 

 
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1943 MB Helotes, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $1100. **SOLD**

“1943 willys jeep. has deer stand welded to the top over-seeing the jeep. has rack in the back for storage and reciever hitch in the front bumper for easy towing. its also painted camoflouge and is a little rough around the edges. needs a new battery, has been started up before and runs really nicely.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Eagle Lake, Fl $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1946_cj2a_eaglelakeUPDATE:  Price dropped to $4000

It’s a tiny pic, but at least it shows the jeep has an unusual paint job.

“Willys’ CJ-2A, It comes with the following: Full soft top, Bikini top, Doors (soft), Engine is a 1968 Chevy 350, Edelbrock intake, Edelbrock carburetor, Mallory Ignition, Brakes have been replaced with a Willwood Master Cylinder, Clutch has been replaced with a Tilton Master Cylinder and Willwood slave Cylinder, Original 3 speed Transmission, New off-road suspension, Electrical wiring has been completely replaced.  $4000.”

http://lakeland.en.craigslist.org/cto/1579525740.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Boise, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3500

(11/17/09) This one is right up the road  … well, up a couple roads from me.  I’ll drop by and check this out more closely. The description appears to highlight the important elements.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ Red”

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1944 MB Northern Virginia $65,000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available.  New pics.

“1944 Willys Jeep.  Loaned to French during war. Excellent Condition – Kept indoors – Several Show Awards.  Only serious inquiries please. (540) 336-8255 – Leave message-will return your call.”

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/1579785912.html

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1946 CJ-2A Petaluma, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

“1946 jeep have papers and new plates runs great.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Phoenix, Az **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,000

(10/19/09) It looks nice, but I doubt it will fetch the asking price.

“WILLYS JEEP 1947 CJ2A; ORIGINAL 4 CYLINDER SUPERSONIC ( NOT REBUILT ); ORIGINAL MILEAGE UNKNOWN ( ODOMETER DOSE NOT WORK ); HAVE ALL RECEIPTS & PARTS THAT WERE REPLACED; FRAME OFF RESTORATION; GRAND FATHER OWNED IT, I HAVE OWNED IT FOR 30 PLUS YEARS; DON’T KNOW IF MY GRAND FATHER PURCHASED IT NEW ?  NO RUST, FLOOR PANELS WERE REPLACED BEFORE I EVER HAD THE JEEP ALONG WITH ANY OTHER RUST. NEW PAINT, FACTORY HARVEST TAN FLAT “1947_cj2a_phoenix3

 
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1947 CJ-2A Saint Regis, Mt $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE Still Available

(05/17/2010) I’m not sure what kind of body that is.  Possibly a fiberglass?

“1947 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2-A, Reasonable condition, Runs well with good power.”

http://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/2190557529.html

 
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Early Colombian Jeep Ads — Courtesy of Sebastian

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Old News Articles

Sebastian’s friend Esteban found these great ads.

Sebastian writes, “Here are some vintage willys ads published in Colombia during the late 40’s and early 50’s. The one showing the CJ-3B appeared on a newspaper in 1953. The other ads were published in “Revista Semana”[ed. note: That is Spanish for ‘Week Magazine’ – I hope I got he right web link?], one of the oldest and most prestigious magazines in Colombia. A friend of mine, actually one of the best men in my wedding (Esteban Ucros), found these pictures. For work purposes (nothing related with Willys), he was researching the old archives of “Semana” (hard copies) and ran across these ads. He sent me high resolution pictures and I just did some edits.”

 
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Sears Allstate Locking Hubs

• CATEGORIES: How To

With Steve’s help, I have obtained some rare images of the disassembly of a Sears & Roebuck Allstate Locking Hub.  Accompanying them is a rough guide.

Here, the bolts are being removed:

Here the bolts have been removed.  Now, the big ring must be removed.

You need to get a hold of the ring and flexing it inward to get it out of the channel.

Here is the cap being pried out:

The ring holds in the four rectangular blocks that engage in the cams inside the cam to switch from locked to unlocked. After that, you’ll need snap ring pliers to remove the ring with the two small holes that you can see in the center around the spline.

Here’s another angle:

Here the parts are getting cleaned:

Shows a box with all the parts from both sides (two assemblies):

 
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1953 CJ-3B Fort Collins, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“1953 Willys 3B jeep project. Son had lofty plans to restore. Started to dissassemble, now is off to college and I NEED THE GARAGE SPACE. F-head motor, mechanically complete. Jeep was as a driver before dissassembly started. Have extra additional body parts including complete grill, windshield frame, hood, cowl, fenders plus new set of omix-ada fenders. Clear CO title. $1500 OBO.”

 
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1955 CJ-5 Ennis, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Here’s a running CJ-5 for only $1200.  The rims look a little unusual.

“1959 jeep willys cj5. 4cyl 3 spd runs but needs brake work. Original hard top and both doors included.”