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A great plug for Dataplates4U.com

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Our intrepid Afghan Bureau Chief, Buck, has safely returned from his all-expenses paid stay in Afghanistan, courtesy of the Federal Government.  He’s jumped back into his restoration project and had this positive report to file about his experience with Dataplates4U.com experience.

Buck writes, “I am nearing the end of my jeep restoration and was in need of data plates for the jeep. I had only the original patents plate left because all the others were long lost in the annals of time so replacements were required. I began the research and started talking with Robert at Dataplates4u.com (a small business in the Netherlands).  Luckily the serial number was still readable so I was able to have him stamp the appropriate information onto the plates. Everything is dead-nuts accurate down to the fasteners and the font on the stamping. Take a look, the man does outstanding work and reasonable as well…I paid $156 USD for all four plates, stamping, fasteners, and shipping from Holland. As you can tell there is no way I can be disappointed with the result.

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Website: Updated CJ-2A.com

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

A Quick Clarification: This post relates to the CJ-2A.com site and not thecj2apage.com.  Both great sites.  Thanks for reminder Sean!

Sometimes I don’t get out and check out other jeeps sites often enough.  So, I was browsing a bit today and dropped by the CJ-2A.com, which now has a new format.

One of the coolest new tools is the CJ-2A parts list and manual.  The tool allows you to browse through and find lists and manual excerpts.  So, if you don’t have a manual handy, I think you’ll find this really helpful.

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1943 Ambulance Running Springs, Ca $1000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

1943_ambulance_runningspringsHere’s a 1943/44 Ambulance.  It looks like an unusual find.

“Selling a 1943 or 1944 willys ambulance. It ran a few years ago and needs towed away. You can contact me on my e-mail or call me at (909)-890-8101/ (909)-867-4448. my names Ben. The ambulance is currently in the )sanbernardino mountians (running springs is you have questions the best way to contact me is by phone. The computer is not allowing me to post pictures but i will gladly email them to you.”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/1318377017.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Aurora, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_auroraUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500

This appears in good shape.

“1947 Willy Jeep CJ-2A for sale. The original commercial Jeep and a true piece of Americana. Original 4 cyl 134 cu in engine. Spec original tires, 4×4 w/locking hubs, excellent condition soft cover (paid $1000 for), new doors, converted to 12v w/ 12v guages, but have 6v parts, Rancho suspension, tow bar w/ winch. Runs very well in perfect working order. Everything works!!! Fun little jeep to drive around town or in the mountains!! $4500 obo.”

 
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1945 CJ-2A Russian River, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1945_cj2a_russianriverUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This looks like it needs some work.

“1945 cj2a with half military parts has m38a1 motor 134 f head with new head gasket runs needs starter and work on brakes has a roll bar and side rails would make a great hunting jeep”

 
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1944 GPW Jackson, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

1944_gpw_jacksonUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000.

The seller has added a price and clarified thisis a 1944 GPW.

“Nice and fun jeep to drive .. there is a pin hair crack near the distribtor in the block …but the jeep runs and drives it all ready for the next person .. in done lots of money invested”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Amesville, Oh **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_partsSold to an ewillys reader.

This looks like a very good price on fenders, with other parts thrown in too.

“Grill is in excellent shape, hood is good, one fender is excellent, the other needs some work. Needs a repair post welded back on. Those sell on Ebay all the time. The good fender alone is worth the asking price. My son removed most of the three coats of paint from the top of the hood, the front of the grill and the good fender.”

 
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1964 FC-170 Glastonbury, Ct $400

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

1964_fc170_glastonburyThis appears to be in very good shape for the price.  The engine even runs.

“1964 Willy’s Jeep FC 170 L-6 motor (runs) needs restoration Robert cell 860-883-7722”

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/1316176167.html

 
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1943 MB Galloway Township, NJ $6000

• CATEGORIES: MB

1943_mb_gallowayThis looks like it could be a good price for an MB in very good condition.

“THIS 1943 WILLYS ARMY JEEP IS AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE LIQUIDATION OF A COLLECTION OF COLLECTIBLES PARTING OUT AN ESTATE. IT IS STREET LEGAL WITH DIRECTIONALS AND WAS MANUFACTURED DURING WW II WHEN THERE WAS NO CIVILIAN VEHICLE PRODUCTION. IT CAN BE SEEN BY APPOINTMENT BY CALLING JOHN AT 609-665-0679 OR ANN AT 609-965-4058 OR REQUESTING MORE INFO BY E-MAILING frcvette@aol.com”

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/1314622147.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Project Glens Falls, NY, $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1953_cj3b_southglensfallsThis might be a good find.

“$1500 OBO.  1953 CJ3B in the process of being restored. Everything is stock, but the stock axles are not under it (they’ll need new lock-out hubs). Currently it has a set of CJ5 axles under it for moving purposes (included). The springs are brand new Rancho 2.5″ lift springs and new shocks. New front and rear bumper and the frame has been stripped and painted. It’s been pretty well cleaned up and ran 2 years ago when I started the rebuild. Engine still turns by hand. The body is gone except for the firewall, but the data plates are here. Basically, I’m bored with it and have no money. As far as I know, to start it all ya need is a bolt for the block (one of the bolts for the carb is stripped. It’s out, but ya need a new one), fuel lines and electrical. Everything is there, with a spare windshield and windshield frame, early CJ roll bar, and an extra set of gauges for the dash.”

http://albany.craigslist.org/cto/1308033307.html

 
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1959 DJ-3A Acworth, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

1959_dj3a_acworthUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This might be a very good deal.  Note: the engine needs work..

“You are looking at a 1959 Cj-3a. Body is in good shape..there is a new gas tank, fuel pump, coil-over shocks and other small items. I have the frame for the top which will go with the jeep. It needs seats..( I do have the frames that was in it when I bought it ) .. The original 134 L-head engine is complete but does not run…it will turn over. It has a bad rod..but it is an easy rebuild..All parts can be bought from Turner 4-Wheel in Canton.  This is a great restorable jeep or a great hunting jeep. All the electrical works and the 4-wheel drive works. For you jeep guys—–it is a 1959 body..looks like a DJ though..but it is on 4-wheel chasis. The vin # is a ’59 DJ.. look at the pics”

 
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Trencher off a CJ-5 in South Dakota

• CATEGORIES: Parts

trencher_southdakotaThere was no price listed on this trencher.  It’s bit rusted, but these are hard to find.

“Trencher from an old jeep. Just removed from the jeep. Complete. Call Bob at 605 852 2156”

http://sd.craigslist.org/pts/1305108421.html

 
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1952? CJ-2A? Calhan, Co $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

1952_cj2a_calhanThis appears to have a CJ-3B windshield with a CJ-2A body and maybe a CJ-3A title?

“1952 Willys jeep. Would be a great project or hunting vehicle. Runs but needs a new carb. Has recently been converted to 12 volt. Has the flat head 4cly.(go devil)? Comes with tow bar and tows great. The jeep has some rust and holes but could be patched. Comes with a hard top also, and a extra military hood. I am in the process of working on this jeep so price is, as is right now. Call Chuck 719-243-3425”

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/1315703037.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Olathe, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_olatheUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

It appears in decent shape.

“CHECK THIS OUT. 48 WILLY’S CJ2A, 4X4 , 4 CYL., STICK. RUNS GOOD BUT BODY NEEDS A LITTLE TLC.”

 

 
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1945 MB Micanopy, Fl $3200

• CATEGORIES: MB

1945_mb_micanopyThis MB appears in good shape, though I can see some body dents.  I think it has a CJ-3B windshield though.

“1945 military Willy’s jeep. 4-cylinder motor. some rust. runs great. clear title. all original. painted military drab. new windshield. with military tires. David Escalera- (352)538-9761”

http://gainesville.craigslist.org/atq/1314279962.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Whittier, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_whittierUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000.

Something is collapsing in the middle of this jeep — either the frame or the front of the body.

“Buick V6 all Edelbrock performance parts. fully locked up, free floating hubs, cb radio, safari top and full top included, removable tow bar, back seat. runs good. WIll take any reasonable offer!!!! Cash only..”

 
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1951 CJ-3A (Aluminum Body) San Jacinto, Ca $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1951_cj3a_sanjacintoUPDATE:  Price dropped to $6000

This seller claims this CJ-3A has an aluminum body.  These are certainly rare.

“Willey’s Jeep, 350 V-8, all aluminum body, 2″ Rancho lift, new tires and rims(951) 766-7223”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/1314885961.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Statesville, NC $450

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_statesvilleUPDATED:  The seller only has this green one left.

“jeep, 46 has no motor but has everything from the bellhousing back, 450$ I have more pics I can email.Thanks”

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/1279757523.html

 
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Bender, Notchers and a Roller

• CATEGORIES: News

harbor_freight_tubing_rollerToday I ran across an Harbor Freight Ad for a tubing roller for only $139.  That got me wondering if I could use that for bending too.  So, I went did some searches on the HF tubing roller and read some pretty postive reviews for it in a variety of forums.  That said, the bending radius is too big for rollcage angles and corners in most cases.

So, I did some additional looking around at low priced benders and notchers.  As I went, I recorded some sites that I felt others might be interested in looking at.

One of the more interesting tidbits I found was a Tubing Coping Calculator that creates a 2 dimensional cutout for tracing around a tubing (in place of a notcher).

Building your own — Free plans:

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1946 CJ-2A Glidden, Wi eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Check out this old hand winch.

“This is a great restoration project for the right person in the (JEEP WORLD). It is an all original 1946 willy’s. It has the floor shift T-90 transmission, original dana hi-lo transfer case and the L-134 flat head four cylinder 60 hp Go-Devil engine.(It also has an ALLSTATE cab on it.) The bad, I do not have the title for it, but will give bill of sale to the one who wins this 1946 CJ2A, which are getting really hard to find. Thanks for looking and happy bidding.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1944 MB Raymond, Me $8500

• CATEGORIES: MB

1944_mb_raymondThis sounds interesting.  The seller claims this is unrestored (and maybe the seller just means it hasn’t bee pieced together).  If so, it’s been well maintained.

“1944 Willys MB. Original Survivor, not Restored. All complete needs included correct engine and tranny installed. Jeep is running, driving, and stopping, needs very little. Great jeep for any one looking for a WW2 Jeep.  Call (207)615-1733 AFTER 5 pm Only. Ask for Bill”

http://maine.en.craigslist.org/cto/1314082036.html

 
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1942 GPW Kennewick, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

1942_gpw_kennewickUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000

“165 miles on new build. Buick v6, New aluminum radiator, 8000 lb warn winch, NEW body & frame, New wheels & tires, New mastercraft seats, New spicer gears & Timken Bearings, SM420 with Warn overdrive, Big shaft model 18 TC, Front disc brakes, ARB Locker & air compressor, Dana 44 rear with Warn full floating axles, Dana 30 front, Integrated towbar & Highlift, New paint & Bedliner, high output heater, New soft top & bikini top. Very clean & well built”

 
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Year? CJ-2A? O’Fallon, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

year_cj2a_ofallonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

It’s a running jeep for only $1200. Comes with it’s own ‘wench’ ….

“Very Used and needs a loving owner who wants to recondition or hunt. Has an electric wench in front. Great for a run around vehicle for a farm or family retreat.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Beford, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1950_cj3a_bedfordUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3800.

This CJ appears in very good condition.

“1950 Willys Jeep 4×4 This jeep has lots of new parts. We redone it 4 years ago. It has a 4cyl Ford engine, it starts and runs good”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Drag Jeep Yuma, AZ **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Racing • TAGS: , , .

1953_cj3b_dragjeep_yumaUPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $16,500.

This jeep is part of a package that includes a travel trailer and jet skis.  I haven’t seen too many CJ-3B drag jeeps.

“53 willy drag jeep original hard body 350 small block 355 cubic inch 327 corvette heads 205 valves, solid steal competion craink, 310 solid competition cam, Roller rockers 12 to 1 compression MSD ignition ,mollory ignition coil, aluminum 4 core radiator ,electric fan .400 turbo trans. manual velve body, trans brake, hurst shifter, 9 inch ford rear end, 31 spline full spool axel ,620 gears, 500 + horse power,$10,000 invested. very very dependable … .”