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Mudbog and Arena Cross, Wenatchee Wa

• CATEGORIES: Event, News

Steve wanted to let people in the Northwest know that there will be a Mudbog in Wenatchee in a couple weeks.  Here’s the information.

Event Mud Bog:  Promoter CheckeredFlagProductions, Dates 1-15 & 1-16, 2010.  Time gates open to public @ 7:30 pm
Web address

Location Town Toyota Center
1300 Walla Walla Ave.
Wenatchee, WA. 98801

Notes:  Racers contact Promoter for more info on eligibility and safety requirements prior to events Ensure your vehicle meets all the promoters safety requirements prior to showing up to events or you may be turned away.

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1955 Fire Truck Vidalia, La **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was listed at $2100

I’d like a closer look at the bed to see what makes this a fire truck.

“1955 Willys / Jeep FIRE TRUCK, Kaiser Supersonic 6 cylinder, 4X4 works, runs well, Needs brakes bled and new home.”


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1962 CJ-5 Golden, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $850.

The engine is out, but this sure looks like a good price.

“1962 Jeep CJ-5 Willys. NO RUST (even on floor) I think it might even have the orginal paint.  Currently has engine remove (I was going to do an engine swap).  Comes with orginal engine (probally needs rebuild). I have owned and used the Jeep for a few years around my property.  Transmission, transfer case, and axles are in great shape. There are many different engines that can be swaped into it or you can rebuild the orginal 134 f-head. CALLS ONLY ON EMAILS.


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1948 CJ-2A Salado, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

Interesting hubcaps.

“1948 Jeep Willys – Runs Great! Price $4500 OBO. For more information,”


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1950 CJ-3A Colfax, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4900

(07/09/2010) This looks good .. I love the rims.

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ3A, 350 Chevy engine, automatic transmission, overdrive, power steering and power brakes, winch, 11″ brakes, hubs, long travel suspension, new wiring, roll cage, stock axles. New steel body, so it has no rust and no bondo, nice clean jeep ready to go. Runs and drives excellent, easy to drive. A lot of Jeep for the money, this is a great buy. – $4,900.00. ”

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1957 CJ-3B Orting, Wa Make Offer


UPDATE:  Still Available.  No price shown in new Ad. Was listed at $8000.

(12/27/09) Note that the body pans are fiberglass.  Looks nice.

“1957 CJ3B Willy’s Jeep High Hood. Buick 231 V6 engine, 3 speed transmission, Dana 18 twin stick transfer case with Warn overdrive. Dana offset rear end Dana 25 front end. 538 gears front and rear. 33″ super swampers. Swing away spare tire bumper with full size spare tire. Bucket seats with seat covers. Full roll cage. Fiberglass floor pans. Everything works, even the gas gauge. Rear Gas tank with diamond plate plug over the stock fuel tank port. Has a newer soft top and bikini top. Crawls in low but will do 60 on the freeway.

New parts:  Passenger side axle, Rear end seals, Rear end bearings, Changed engine, differential, transfer case, transmission oil. Radiator fluid. Off road heater, windshield wiper motors, 5 point harness, Battery, Alternator, 33″ super swampers, Windshield(semi truck tint), Soft top.”


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


1946_cj2a_haywardUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

(04/09/09) Honestly, I’m not sure if that’s a paint job or paint peeling.  The seller says this is a ’46, but the grille and body look more like they are an MB/GPW.  so, the actual year of this vehicle might be earlier.



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Year? M-38 Project Fennimore, Wi $375


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $375

Here’s a project jeep … or more likely a parts jeep.

“no motor,tranny or id tags. needs floors frame and w.shield frame extra.also have gas tank for extra ,needs work”


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1946 CJ-2A Fruitland, Id **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s a solid looking CJ-2A with a CJ-3A windshield.  Fruitland is only about 20 miles north from me.

“1946 Willy’s Jeep, 4 cylinder 4 wheel drive. It has a three speed transmission with a two speed Warren overdrive. The springs have been resprung. It has a full soft top in good shape, and it also comes with a bra top. Brand new all season radial tires.  After market heater that really warms.  New clutch, Runs great.  Body in good shape, could use a paint job.  Weak points:  Windshield wipers needs one motor, bubble in hood (see photo), needs choke cable.”




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1961 CJ-3B Shoshone, Id $3000


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $3000

(07/13/2010) This looks like a solid CJ-3B.

“1961 jeep cj3b runs good $3000.00 or make offer.”

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Some Dealership Pics From Hemmings

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

I found some Willys-Overland black and white pics from this Hemmings Blog Post.




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Bantam BRC-40 Columbus, Oh eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Unusual

Thanks to Jim sending the link on this.  Obviously, this is a rare event.

“1941 Bantam Reconnaissance Car (BRC-40).  Restored – starts, run, drives great.  The vehicle was originally purchased  and restored by a pretty well known figure in the Bantam Auto Club circle sometime in the late 80’s/early 90’s.  I have a one page letter from this person detailing his efforts to obtain and restore the vehicle (which I will give to the buyer).   It passed through a few owners until my purchase in 2001.  Over the years I have upgraded/corrected various pieces and parts.  It comes with a few spare parts, manuals, and a top.

The vehicle is 99%+ complete and accurate.  The body tub is original – ie. not a reproduction like many others out there.  The items that I believe are incorrect (or missing) are:

The choke and throttle knobs are the not the early “bulls-eye” type – although I have what I believe to be one correct replacement.

The oil pan does not have a skid plate – although I have a correct, original oil pan with skid plate that needs to be cleaned up and attached.

The rear tool box lid locks are incorrect.

The reflectors are of the King-Bee type (as used on the FORD GP) and I believe should in fact be Triflex SR-71s.

When I purchased the vehicle, it had a reproduction windshield frame.  It was a pretty accurate copy, but a reproduction nonetheless.  I sold it to another BRC-40 owner and acquired an original frame a few years back.  It needs some work (arms straightened, etc and needs the latches to the cowl when in its upright position), but it’s in pretty nice condition.  In fact, it has most of its original paint.

The front bumper is an OK reproduction, but I acquired a much better replacement from Ken Hake which has the correct rivets and hand crank guide.

Lastly, in the spirit of full disclosure, I am not sure the front leaf springs are correct/original.  They may be correct, but again, I am not 100% sure. Lastly she needs a good bath – she has sat in my barn with my other vehicles for the past nine years and has collected a coating of dust and dirt.  It was near freezing when I took the photos – I put a new battery in her and she started right up.  Lastly, after sitting for nearly nine years, the brakes are a bit mushy.  I’ll see if I can rectify this prior to sale (no promises).”

View some of the pics on eBay or many pics here.






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1951 M-38 Larkspur, Co **SOLD**


1951_m38_larkspur1UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $5,500.

(05/25/09) This is a great looking M-38.  Lots of nice, simple details.

“This one of a kind M38 is a must see. Hours have been spent creating this fun yet functional ride. This is a 1951 Willy’s M38 Flat Fender (Korean War Era) that has been fully restored to street driveable. Engine: V6 Buick 235ci (1977 Olds Starfire). Chrome Edelbrock valve covers,
Suspension: Dana 25 Front , Dana 44 Rear with what I belive are the original leaf springs. Both differential covers have been replaced with chrome covers and the front diff has a powder coated half Spider rock guard (from Purple Cranium). Rancho 5000 shocks have replaced the original shocks. Transmission: 3 Speed T90 with a Dana 18 transfer case. Steering: Saginaw.”



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One more Double Ender

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

Here’s a VW Bus DoubleEnder posted at Flickr.


Here’s an earlier post about double enders.

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1954 CJ-3B Tucson, Az $3250


That’s one tall roll bar.

“rebuilt motor , driveline, suspension, brakes; works excellent; garaged; rust free uncut; original; low mileage; needs paint; e-mail or call and leave a message 520-219-0994.”


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1962 Wagon Indianapolis, In $1700

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

I don’t see too much rust on this.  It might be a good price.

“Willys Wagon four wheel drive. All original, 67K miles, interior complete and in good shape, dash not chopped up, 226-6 flat head runs good, just changed oil and replaced fuel pump. 4WD , twin stick transfer case works good, lock outs work good. Body is in okay shape, has “Willys Rust” . Extra complete motor and misc. parts, service manual included. Good clear title. I bought it as a project earlier this year and started to work out the bugs. Got it running and driving pretty good just needs a little more TLC. Enthusiasts preferred, I want to see the Willys go to someone who can keep it alive.”


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1947 Truck (4wd) Jamestown, RI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Well, Steve couldn’t stand the thought of someone not restoring this truck, so he bought it and has offered to provide updates to ewillys readers as he restores it.  Best of luck Steve!

A reader named Steve examined this Truck today.  It’s got a Dump O Matic Hydraulic Dump Bed. Steve felt this was more work than he was looking for, but thought it would be great ‘for the right Willys Addict’. Thanks Steve!

Steve reports, “This was the first year for the pickup with only 2,346 4WD models built. The bed has a fair amount of body rot, but could be repaired or replaced.  The cab is original and mostly complete.  It’s not dented or molested.  The engine is seized (but included to keep matching numbers) and the seat bottom and headliner are missing.  A replacement engine is included that came from a military generator that was religiously maintained and ran on propane.  The tires are dry rotted, but the frame looks good.”

Here’s the Craigslist AD:

“1947 Jeep pick-up. 4 wheel drive. Dump O Matic pick up bed. Truck is in fair condition for an unrestored truck of this age. This is a restoration project.There is rust but cab and floor are in good condition.Truck has 42000 miles. Last time on road was 1987. For more information call David at 401-465-9490”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Palos Verdes, Ca $10,000


UPDATE:  This is now on Craigslist for $10,000. This was on eBay.

(11/04/2010) This is a fine looking CJ-2A with some polish that likely runs and drives well.  What puzzles me is why it lacks VEC and CJ-2A elements.  I would call it a frame off rebuild, but I couldn’t call it a frame off ‘restoration’ (I would expect a “Collector” to know the difference — perhaps the seller was mislead).

Sure, it has the tags, along with an ID of 25588, but, given the seller’s asking price of $14,500, it should also have a column shift, tool indents, the correct parking lights, the bow holders, original bumpers, body drain holes near the steps, the bow mounts at the rear corners and a few other things. Also, why paint it the correct color, yet not paint the wheels the correct Autumn Yellow?

“First of all please note my stellar feedback so you can bid with confidence. I expect the buyer to be the same. Out of my collection is this very original 1946 CJ-2A Willys with matching civilian 1946 TC-3B Bantam trailer. This Willys is a frame off restoration. It is refinished in the original and correct color of Harvest Green. It has the correct original running gear: 134-L Go Devil engine, T-90 trans and Dana 18 transfer case. This Willys would do well in any show and is turn key ready. Best of all, you can drive it anywhere.  The reserve is set MUCH less than comparable vehicles on the market and this INCLUDES the Bantam trailer. Odometer shows 47,290. I don’t know if this is actual or not. The following are all new or professionally rebuilt. Look at the pic’s…”

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The Ensign 100

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

Here’s an interesting, rare offroad vehicle built specifically for Mining.  I first discovered it at Hemmings and then ran across a detailed story about it at  I couldn’t find any more pics or information about them.

From, “The Ensign 100 was rated at 1.5 tons and was built around a frame made from 2x4x0.25 in. steel tubing, on to which a body fabricated from 1/4, 3/16 and 1/8 in. plate steel was welded. The standard power plant was Ford’s 52 hp, four-cylinder 192D diesel industrial engine, although Deutz or Perkins could also be ordered.”

From AVRider


From Hemmings:





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PTO Shasta Lake, Ca


James has this PTO for sale if anyone’s interested.




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1962 Wagon Los Angeles, Ca $2500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

This looks like a pretty nice truck for only $2500.

“This is a really nice 4×4 Willys Wagon, runs strong!! With no issues! Has a 327 engine, brand new tires – great fun!! I will consider trades. (comes with extra chrome parts)”


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1944 MB Wenatchee, Wa $2000


It runs, drives and has a plow.  This might not be a bad price.

“Runs and drives and plow works and has a cheap winch. Body is not so hot. Has the artic frames for the canvas around the head lights. Part of the passengers side has been cut out and someone cut a hole and put a CJ type gas tank in it. Wrong windshield. But engine is military and runs as does the tranny.”


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1948 CJ-2A Lexington, Sc **sold for $4500**


The auction on this just completed on this very stock jeep.  This was a one-family jeep that looks very solid and appears fairly rust free, though the floor boards deserve some inspection based on the floorboard pic.   This didn’t last long (less that 24 hours) before someone offered the buy-it-now price of $4500.  I’m a little surprised it went so quickly for that much. It does have the original bill of sale (last pic) which is cool.

“I am selling my 1948 CJ2A.  I am located in Lexington, SC.  This Jeep was bought brand new by my Grandfather in March of 1948.  I have the original bill of sale as well as a clear title.  My grandfather passed away in 1987 and the Jeep sat in a barn until 2007.  The Jeep is now in good running order, but I do not have the dedication or the funds to take it to the next level of restoration.”

You can view the Ad here









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CJ-3B Parts Oroville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-3B, Last Ride

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400

“Here is a cj2a jeep,no motor,trans,front axle,..Its does have front fenders..for more info call buddy”