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1991 YJ + 1954 Wagon Fenders =?

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

The Israeli bureau (Or  Shahar) found this interesting project.  I think this build works better than I might have expected. The builder blended the truck fenders with the front clip of the YJ rather nicely.  There’s still plenty left to be done;  I look forward to seeing the final product.

“Ed started with a 1991 YJ with 4” lift, 15×10 alloys and 31×11.50 Thornbirds. While using the YJ’s hood, grill, tub and inner fenders he gained access to a 1954 Willys pickup and was able to blend the old Willys front and rear fenders to the YJ body giving the Jeep that retro “flattie” look. He said “you won’t believe how well the 2 meld together. I was going to build flat fenders (myself), but after a friend of mine who has a Willys Pickup, Wagon, and a Jeepster said he had some extra fenders (that cinched it).”

See the rest of the pics at




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1961 Wagon Rainier, Wa $4000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

It’s a fine looking wagon. I suspect the price will drop until it is sold based on the circumstances.

“1961 Willys Jeep Stationwagon in good condition. There is no back seat. Tires are in good condition, 4WD works, winch works, 4spd manual, inside needs some tlc but is functional. It belonged to my husband who is deceased. I am not able to drive it but it has been started regularly . Cash only no trades.”


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1960 CJ-3B Ogden, Ut eBay or $2400


UPDATE:   The ‘buy-it-now’ price has dropped to $2400!!

(12/09/09) This looks in good condition.  I’ll be heading down to Salt Lake (ogden is right on the way) in about 10 days and could look at it if it is still available.

1960 Willys CJ3B – 35K Original miles in Excellent Condition with All Original Running Gear. Frame and body are in exceptional condition, there is very little cancer. Has New Interior & Paint. Needs a top, new tires, and a tune up.From the looks of the vehicle the mileage which shows 40K is original and I think many are miles towed. There is very little rust in the front floors but it has plates bolted in, none in the bed. There is also some in the front fender supports. I don’t thinkit was preped to well butit is a decent paint job. It hasbeen converted to 12 volt. There is no overdrive but the tans and transfercase seem tight and do stay in gear. the seats are he original frames but have been recovered (I believe). It has original warn lockout hubs. The hard top was taken upto eugene and it is an original aluminum hardtop,I maybe able to get pictures.

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2 ’46 CJ-2As, a ’61 CJ-5 and Parts Keeseville, Ny eBay


Here’s a bunch of parts and parts jeeps.

“For sale 2 jeeps for the price of one-1st a 1946 Jeep CJ2-A complete ready to restore-great frame body is solid-needs rear floors-all orginal gauges-12 volt system-orginal windshield with perfect glass-hood-fenders-3 front grills-2 extra radiators-2-steering wheels-tailgate-1961 Jeep CJ-5 with all running gears-good frame with a 2-A flat head motor-engine was running 3 years ago when last used-needs tub has a warn spicer rear PTO. 2 complete motors. too many parts to list have an extra front & rear end. Also have for sale rebuilt tranny&transfer case with emergeny brakes and drum ready to go in storage since rebuilt-for a CJ-3A will sell for 600.00. I have been collecting for about 20 years with the intention of putting them on the road,but moving south and do not want to move these. The steering wheels are complete with column.The motor for the 1946 is in excellent running condition,purcased from orginal owner.Have over 5,000.00 in parts alone.  Buyer is responsible for pick up and removal of jeeps and parts. Payment is due in full 7 days after the sale is complete.  I reserve the right to end this sale at any time.  These items are being sold as is with no warranty.     I’am going to revise this item due to the surge of questions regarding the parts what I have for sale is 2-gas tanks $185.00 each-1-extra grill $100.00-2-radiators good condition 200.00 each -rebuilt T-90 transmission new 2nd gear &gaskets 500.00 -T-18 Transfer case rebuilt new brakes,seals,bushings rebuilt in 1995 never used has been in storage $500.00 -2-extra intake manifolds $300.00 each- 2-extra carter carbs $250.00 each. Front & rear ends complete gears-brakes-drums-lift suspension-front tirerods $300.00 each.if you want to make an offer on any part send an e-mail or buy the complete package for 2,000.00.”

View all the pics on eBay





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1947 CJ-2A Bend, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

This has some interesting parts, including a top loader 4 speed, 4.3 liter engine, extended leaf springs, dana 30 front end.

“47 willy’s project no time for 4.3l engine dana 30 front axle with lockright 41 rear axle locked new windshield holbrook long leaf springs dana 20 transfercase and model 18 transfercase and a toploader fourspeed or a t18 transmission”


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1956 CJ-5 Cripple Creek, Co $2300


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2300.

(11/07/09) This looks good for the price.

“Great Condition! 719-648-3012 cell”


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Builds: Jim’s brother’s Weekend Build

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Reader Stories, Website

Sometimes you have the luxury of 25 years to work on your M-38.  Other times, you only have the weekend.  Jim and his brothers show how much work can be done in only a weekend — and what a difference another body can make.

You can read all about this weekend adventure on Jim’s brother’s blog: By the Numbers.  It’s a funny bit of writing, including the addition of aliases to protect the innocent from thesungoddess perhaps? :-).  You can also catch Jim on his blog, Bus-Plunge (he’s got a cool bus & hat).  Finally, you can see all three brothers at the bottom of this list of Jeeps, courtesy of the jeepjunkie himself.

Here’s the before — a very cheaply purchased, rolling pile of rust:


And an after shot — all the body parts changed in another low budget purchase of parts … all except for the driver’s side fender.  I’d say that’s a 1000 percent improvement. Not bad for a weekend.


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The Tucker ‘Tiger’ Combat Car

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, videos

Ever since I saw the movie about Preston Tucker I always wanted to check out one of his cars in person (which I talk about here). Despite the fact I found one near my Sister’s house in Roy, Wa, I still haven’t gotten there yet! Btw, here’s the official Tucker Car Club Site.

Prior to building the Tucker cars, he lead the development of a Combat Car.  To my surprise, today I found a video of the Tucker Combat Car.  Designed for World War II, but never purchased by the Military (to the best of my knowledge), the film mentions and shows the car; strangely, I never really thought this was real until I saw it in this video.

Here is an original video press release (parts 1 & 2) that explains Tucker and his new car.

And, a video promo of the movie Tucker- The Man and His Dream

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Swamp 4×4 Lutz, Fl $12,500


It used to be a CJ-5.  Apparently, these aren’t recent pics.

“this was a 1967 jeep willy i took every thing off of it but the frame at first but when i drove it it had so much more potential so i made a frame for it and lifted it it about 14 inches it has 37 inch tall tires and there 7.50 wide custom fit with 20 inch wheels. has a 3 speed high and low tranny with a p.t.o. winch which is the sickest part about it. it has diamond plate hood/floor boards,and dash.15 gallon fuel cell and a sweet exhuast system and snorkle.everything works a larger radiator and a 15” electric fan runs at about 160 to 180 has a flat 4 cylinder engine that has a redictulous amout of bottom or text joseph.813 476 4088 12,500 obo these are not recent pics i will text some recent ones if wanted”


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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.”