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1954 CJ-3B Indian Springs, Nv $1300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

I can’t tell if it is running.  No specifics listed.  However, the body looks very straight.  It appears to me to be a great deal.

“call 702-232-4526.”

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/868108100.html

 
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FC-170 Denver, Co $1800

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It looks like there’s some typical rust around the bottom of the door. Otherwise, looks good.

“1961 FORWARD CAB, 6CLY, 3SPD, 4X4. RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT! EXCELLENT WORKHORSE! SET UP FOR 9FT FLAT BED/ STAKE BED/ OR UTILITY BOX. NEEDS PAINT & GLASS. CALL DAVE @ 720-297-7028”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/865052116.html

 
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Reader Builds — Don’t get caught doing this …

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

A reader, whose name shall remain hidden to protect his identity :-), shared this cleaning technique with me;  Try the dishwasher.  Technically, the cleaning was already done, but the dishwasher added a nice finishing touch.

Here’s his description:

“With my frame changes completed, it was time to mount the engine.  The first thing I had to do was clean it and add some paint.  This engine has lots of cast aluminum mounts on the front. Unfortunately, the parts had a lot of surface crud. To clean them I used muriatic acid and elbow grease along with Mothers Aluminum cleaner.

Next, I put the cleaned parts into the dishwasher.  WARNING:  only do this when your home alone!

Finally, a little air drying resulted in some good looking parts.  Below you can see the below and after images of the engine.

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Springfield, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“This Jeep is being relisted from about 3 weeks ago. Up for sale is a 1946 Willys Jeep that I bought from an an elderly gentleman’s estate sale in February. This is a very early CJ2a that originally came with a column shift. I have not had the time to devote to rebuilding it and now I must sell it to make room for other vehicles. I got this jeep running with a basic tune up. It has a Buick 231 V6, power steering conversion and add on turn signals. This jeep does need work. The front left frame horn appears to have a slight tweak downward on the left side.”

 
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1962 DJ-3A Des Moines, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“1958/62 Willys DJ-3A (Dispatcher) 2WD Jeep. This jeep is a 1962 open body DJ3A. Tagged & titled as a 1958 DJ3A. Included is the original 1962 SN tag w/Jeep in case you wish to have new title issued by your state DMV.  1962 SN Tag does match number stamped on frame.  actual mileage unknown. Jeep runs & drives good w/good power from RMC M38 military motor. I have no information on engine as far as amount of miles on it or any work done to it.  Recently had mechanic installed new head gasket & he stated motor looked great inside for used eng.”

 
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My Build — Transmission Temp Gauge Adapter

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

Brian sent me a great suggestion about my transmission gauge strategy.  As you might remember, the style of gauges I purchased didn’t offer a transmission temperature gauge, so I decided I could use a water temperature gauge.  So, my next question was how to do it?  It was Brian’s suggestion to use a simple ‘T’ system.  I liked the idea, so I hit Home Depot and $17 later I had what I needed.

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My Build — a little more about the wiring harness

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

I got a question from a reader about the wiring harness I used.  After doing some research, I came to the conclusion that the harness I bought is probably being closed out, hence the drop in price.  After doing the research, here’s what I learned.

KICKZ Harness (this is what I received in the mail):
http://www.thehoffmangroup.com/autoloc/details.lasso?itemid=KICKZ
is a 15 fuse 38 terminal 22 circuit wiring harness.  This is what I received.  The MSRP is $388.70, you can purchase it from the Hoffman Group for $299 (web special price), you can purchase it through ez2wire (which appears to be nothing more than a pass through marketing group) for $219 regularly, and I got it via auction from ez2wire for $143 (plus shipping).  So, that’s confusing!  The KICKZ is definitely a barebones choice (no extra switches for example).

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Warn OD Coeur D’ Alene, Id SOLD

• CATEGORIES: OD Saturn/Warn

UPDATE:  This has been sold

 
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Dana 300 Used TeraLow Gear Set

• CATEGORIES: News

Want to upgrade your Dana 300 cheaply?  You might try this seller.

“I have a pristine Teralo 4:1 gearset (dana 300) for sale. I pulled it out after breaking an output shaft. Teralow makes a stout reduction gear set, and this set has less than 1000 miles on it-2 1/2 wheelin seasons. There are no signs of wear, and no chips-looks brand new. I have the gearset, which sells for $600 new, and couple bearings. $275 .. http://www.trailquest.com/teralow/low300.shtml

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pts/863642477.html

 
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My Build — My Gauges

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

No, the painting didn’t take place this weekend.  I’m still waiting to receive my paint …

One purchase I did make yesterday was some gauges.  I decided to go with Equus gauges, 8200 performance seriesSchucks had this set of gauges for only $39.99 (not on sale), so that saved me $35 on gauges that were already reasonably priced.  So far, I’ve got a speedometer, oil pressure, voltage meter, water temperature and fuel gauge.  The only downside is that they don’t make a transmission temp gauge.  I decided that if I really want a temp gauge on the transmission fluid, then I think I can cheaply adapt a water temp gauge to measure the temp of the fluid as it flows from the tranny to the tranny cooler.  I simply need to create a box that the fluid flows through into which I can screw the temp sensor (there seems to be no default place to put a temp gauge into a TH350).

 
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1960 FC-170 Walton, Ill $2000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

There might be a little rust at the bottom of the door, but otherwise looks good in the pictures.

“This is one of jeep’s stranger creatures to be sure. it has 4 wheel drive with lockouts, a p.t.o. to power a cylinder which lifts the flatbed, very heavy leaf springs and 5.38 gearing in the diffs. drivetrain is a 6 cylinder flathead that runs good . tranny is a 3 speed manual this truck needs wood for the bed and various other details to be driven. truck has a good title . $2000.00 or best offer ph#(402)-327-8571 please leave message. thanks for looking!”

http://lincoln.craigslist.org/cto/860605176.html

 
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1962 FC-170 DRW Mountain Home, ID **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5600.

This FC appears to be in pretty good condition, just the paint is a little faded.

“1962 Willys Jeep FC 170 DRW 1 Ton Truck. Original Title.  Ask about propane conversion unit.”

 
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1945 MB Syracuse, NY $12,500

• CATEGORIES: MB

I think the price is a bit high on this jeep, given it isn’t running and has no title, but if the price drops, this could be a reasonable project.  It sounds like the project has a lot of new parts that just need to be put together, though I suspect, as usual, it will be a bit more complicated than that.

“You are bidding on a 1945 Willys MB Army Jeep that is three quarters restored. This jeep has $12,500.00 invested into it so far. The jeep has a new tub which sits on the chassis but has not been bolted down though new rubber mounts and bolts included in the sale. The motor and chassis are 100% restored. The motor, transmission, transfer case and rear end were completely rebuilt. The brakes are complete including all new components and master cylinder including all steel and rubber lines. It has combat wheels on all 4 corners and original looking WW2 tires….”

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/864482162.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Pendleton, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“1947 Willys Jeep with a V8 chevy 350, 3 speed man/transmission,transfer case H-N-L, 12v, 4×4, lockers front and rear, lift, 35-12.5 wild country tires, soft top, PTO winch that will pull you straight up a tree, on board air compressor with 2.5 gal tank, TILT STEERING, heater, newer seats, dule exhaust, front window folds down, tail gate works like orignal. This is not a show rig but a well operating modified willys jeep. The body is straight and the motor run smooth, but there is a few small things i was going to do to it: (replace the gauges,carpet, boots for shifters ect…). I love this jeep, drive it all the time, but do to recent medical bills this is the toy that has to go.”

 

 
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Aluminum CJ-2A body Spanaway, Wa $2000

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

Update:  The price is now $2000

This was for sale as part of a project a couple months ago.

“aluminum tub new 253-212-6047 ”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/867501679.html

 
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The Austin Gipsy

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

Expanding from the previous post about Austin Champs, the Austin Gipsy was a chance for Austin Champ designers to start from scratch using what they had learned from the Champ.

One of the most interesting features was an independent suspension design as seen in the drawing to the right.

Austin Gipsy Links:

 
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The Austin Gipsy (another British 4×4)

• CATEGORIES: Features

Expanding from the previous post about Austin Champs, and continuing our brief tour of british 4x4s, the Austin Gipsy was a chance for Austin Champ designers to start from scratch using what they had learned from the Champ.

One of the most interesting features was an independent suspension design as seen in the drawing to the right.

Austin Gipsy Links:

 
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1953 Austin Champ (British 4×4) Midland, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

Brian forwarded this ad to me.  I’ve never knew these existed.  According to Wikipedia, these were built from 1951 – 1956 and were excellent cross country vehicles, apparently surpassing the capabilities of the Land Rover.  However, though the Land Rover could only do 80% of what the Champ could do, the Land Rover cost much less to produce, so the Champ contract was eventually cancelled.  Interestingly, the Champ had a 5 speed synchromesh tranny with reverse adapted to the rear drive line apart from the tranny, so that the Champ could do 5 speeds backwards as well.  Finally, the Champ had no transfercase, instead the driveline went to the rear differential and then there was a takeoff to the front differential (which had a clutch to control 2wd/4wd mode).  These would make a very interesting project.”

 
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1948 CJ-3A Mosier, Or $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

Not much of description.  No pics.

“200 miles on rebuilt engine & transmission, New tires,wheels & brakes, 12 volt system, new alternator
Padded rollbar, tow bar, 541-390-3284”

http://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/864277768.html

 
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1952 CJ-3A Urbana, Il eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

I thought this one had an interesting paint job.

“For auction is a 1952 Willys CJ3 4 Wheel Drive Jeep. Includes what appears to the original 4cyl. Flathead engine that starts, idles and runs well. The manual 3-speed transmission shifts smoothly. Includes good matching tires. Removeable vinyl top, that is in good condition. The speedometer does not work but the title dated in July, 2008 states that the actual miles were 62,500.”

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1948 CJ-2A Hickory, NC $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is a good looking conversion.  Looks like fun to drive.

“Leave the tow rig at home, this jeep gets 25+ mpg and cruises at 70 mph. Built with an all DOM tube chassis it’s super strong and only weighs 2000 lbs. Has long arm 4 link suspension for a lot of travel off road.
The entire drivetrain is from a 4 cyl. 1997 wrangler. Fuel injection and emissions are hooked up. Why show up at the trail in a rig that looks just like everybody elses?”

http://hickory.craigslist.org/cto/862493500.html

 
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1954 M170 San Bruno, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

“m 170 (m-170) ran two years ago sitting for the past two years, 90% complete with military I.D plate. put into service 4/1954 for marine use as a light troop 6 man infantry vehicle. there was only 6500 of these made.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Tacoma, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

“Need to sell husband’s project….a 1951 Willys. 252 Buick V-6 with high performance heads, T-90 A transmission, new 44 rear differential, 25 front differential, 538 gear ratio, new 33″ Wildcat EXT mud terrain tires and aluminum wheels, new paint, RCI bucket seats with new 5-point seat harnesses, tilt steering, all original body parts. Asking $6500 OBO, cash offers only please. Email with any questions.”

 
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1952 M-38 Graham, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4250.

With only 26,000 miles, this M-38 should have plenty of miles left. Except for the winch, it looks pretty stock to me.

” 26K original miles! Always stored inside. Runs!!! Electric wipers, aux. battery, warn winch, spare tire. Sadly must sell”

 
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1952 M-38 Gold Hill, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4200

There’s been a good deal of modifications to this M-38.

“52 willys flat fender, 350/th350/18, spooled D44 w/ dutchman axles, 5:38 gears, rancho spring lift, 33″ bias swampers, power steering, power brakes, on board air, alum radiator, MSD billet dist, 6al ign, approx 2200 miles since completed.”