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1956? CJ-3A (M-38?) Greenfield, Az $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38

1950s_cj3a_greenfieldUPDATE:  Price dropped to $6000

I don’t see a battery box in the cowl, but I do see a M-38 gauge panel.  In  general it looks very nice.

“1956 JEEP CJ 4×4 – LESS THAN 100 MILES ON 3.8L CHEVY V-6 ENGINE, TH350 Automatic Transmission, 4″ LIFT, Pathfinders on Chrome rims, SOFT TOP, Bimini top, 8000# WINCH, Stowmaster tow bar (removeable), NEW BRAKES INCLUDING WHEEL CYLINDERS. Chevy steering gear. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OFF-ROAD VEHICLE AND COULD BE A JEEP COLLECTORS FAVORITE. It’s abut the size of a Rhino (59″W X 124″ BUMPER TO BUMPER, 74.5″H) This price is less than what was spent on all recent work – at cost. IT IS READY TO GO. CALL BOB AT 480-797-3683- OR 480-892-5324. – ”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/1230529743.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Lomas, Nm $1950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_lomasThis might be a very good deal.

“This is an unrestored, unmolested original Willys Jeep. It has the original 4-cylinder engine and 6 volt running gear. I bought this Jeep last year, not running, and I put a starter, battery, new cables and a new ignition switch in it. Now it starts and runs and I’m able to drive it up and down the street. I’d love to keep it and make a nice mountain goat out of it, but I just have too many projects and can’t devote the time to it. My loss is your gain! It comes with a gas can with mounting bracket, a tow bar for 1 7/8 ball, trailer hitch and four spare wheels (I was told they are the original wheels). The NM title is clear and in my name.”

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/1228335934.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Gainesville, Ga **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1946_cj2a_gainesvilleUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900

This has an unusual top.

“63,000 original miles, four cylinder Flat Head engine, 3 speed transmission with top end of 52 mph. Converted to 12 volts. New brakes & brake hoses, carburetor rebuilt, replaced generator with alternator, electronic ignition, new hoses, electric windshield wipers, new upholstery, six point bolt-on roll cage with rear lights & bikini top, Barden winch, tow bar. 16″ chrome rims with 235/85 X 16 Dayton Timberline tires,”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Redding, Ca $15000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE:  The price has dropped to $15000

This is a beautiful build, but the price will scare a lot of buyers away.   A tilt front flattie is certainly rare enough to warrant posting.

“1947 CJ2A Willys:  Engine – 302 V8, New Edelbrock Carb, Edelbrock intake manifold, New Starter, water pump, one wire Alt, motor mounts, remote oil filter, All new gaskets, oil pan valve cover, front, rear main seals, new flex fan, 3 core radiator, rad hose’s. Transmission – NP435 Four speed with deep granny 6:98 tol, new bearings, seals, sincros and mainshaft, rebuilt with Advance Adapters kit to marry to Dana 18, also rebuilt with new seals, bearings and gaskets.  Front & Rear ends – Model 23 front-41 rear, rebuilt with new seals, bearings, gaskets 4 wheel full size disc brakes, new rotors, calipers, pads, hardware, front axle equipped with ATV manual hubs.”

http://redding.craigslist.org/cto/1229926980.html

 
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Builds: Jim hunts for an MB

• CATEGORIES: Builds • TAGS: .

misc-491Here’s another great purchase adventure from Jim.  Thanks Jim!

Jim writes, “Another flat fender adventure but this time with a happy ending (not that kind of happy ending).

The guy on the phone said, “its a WWII Willys MB, great shape, original, runs and drives etc $3000”. So, I drive 6 hours west to Flagstaff and pick up a buddy of mine, then turn around and head back the way I came to find this elusive rig.

misc-492We travel many miles east to Winslow, then the “fun” started as we began to follow what turned out to be a nightmare set of directions. Turn at the end of the pavement, follow the mining road, take the left side of the wagon trail over miles and miles of beat-your-truck-to-death-washboard, dust-covered, filthy, silty, rocky, brutal, teeth grinding, two-track trail for two straight hours! Good thing I had my truck washed and waxed the day before.

We get there, see the jeep and man am I unhappy in the middle of nowhere. It is bad, horrible, mismatched wheels, fat, flat, rotten tires, high back bucket seats, roll bar, filled with junk, a butchered windshield frame, and obviously not driven for years. Nowhere near a $3K MB.

misc-493I looked at the poor guy, surrounded by his huge collection of junk and said no offense pal but that’s a pile of parts shaped like a jeep worth maybe $500 and I’m not too happy you got me all the way out here for this mess.

He said well, I need the money and if that’s what its worth, hand me $500 and here’s the title. Um, well, that pretty much killed my next argument and shut me up.

After throwing away the seats and roll bar, filling a huge trash can with junk, garbage, pounds of dirt, alternators, a radiator, various parts of other cars and rat nests I started looking closer.

misc-494It has the right engine, though 12 volt, right trans, right axles, a super straight nose and dash, a decent tub, mmm…. I check my parts pile and find some correct seat frames, a gas tank, a perfect windshield frame (all from a Durango yard sale for $100) and even managed to come up with 4 civilian 16″ wheels with rollers so I could remove the fat, flat rubber and mismatched spoke wheels.

With a fresh battery we found it would turn over but not start, though it had good spark. Turns out a pack rat had been using the carb as a toilet! There was literally 2 inches of rat shit in the carb! We yanked a good carb off a CJ3A, bolted it up, hit the starter and what do you know, the motor not only ran but sounded great with 50+psi oil pressure. All of the sudden it looked like an MB, with the yard sale parts, skinny tires and wheels, you could start to see the past, faded olive drab ghost of its military history.

I think this is going to be fun, maybe build an SAS desert MB replica loaded with period correct gear and painted desert tan? What to do, what to do….

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Various Early Jeeps Arvada, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, GPW (Ford MB), M-170, M-38, MB • TAGS: .

1945_mb_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD**All the stuff must go (probably in violation of a county ordinance or something)

  1. 1945 Willys MB jeep (NAVY?) – Flat head four 134 cid. engine, T-90 tranny, it has a tailgate cut in but the panel is still there.
  2. 42 Ford GTB
  3. 42 Willys MB
  4. 42 Willys script body tub
  5. 42 Ford script GPW
  6. 47 CJ2A
  7. 2) 48 Willys jeep pickups
  8. 52 Willys M-38
  9. 54 Willys M-170
  10. 60 Willys utility wagon
  11. 3.5) 61AMC mighty mites
  12. 62 Willys FC-150
  13. 2) 71 jeepsters
  14. trailers and miscellanous jeep parts.”

 

 
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1943 MB Sacramento, Ca $2000

• CATEGORIES: MB

1943_mb_sacramentoThis might be a good price.

“Tow bar and winch included, 4×4, 4 wheel drive, 283 Chevy. 916-927-4999”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1227744508.html

 
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1950 CJ-3A Mt. Vernon, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1950_cj3a_mtvernonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7900

This looks very nice.

“Frame off restored 10 years ago,very nice condition, runs and drives good,b”

 

 
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1946/1966 flattie Berlin Heights, Oh $5600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1946_1966_cj2a_berlinheightsThe builder put a good collection of parts together for this flattie.

“1966 custom Willys jeep, with 1946 body./body off restored / 350 chevy v8 motor with avenger holly carb/ munci 465 trans/ dana300 transfer case/ dana 44 rear end/ dana 30 with disc brakes front end/ 33″ like new thornbird tires/ power steering/ only thing it needs is for the brakes to be pressure bled. $5600 call Mike at 440-225-2421”

zhttp://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/1221689569.html

 
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1950 CJ-3A Glencoe, Al **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1950_cj3a_glencoeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

This is a project, but it’s hard to tell how much ‘project’ is left to do.

“1950 Jeep CJ-3B Willis.  All metal in good condition, 4 cylinder L-134, 3 speed transmission, needs windshield and engine rebuilt, great project vehicle. $1,000”

 

 
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1946 Lefty CJ-2A Portage, Wi **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1946_cj2a_portageUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

“I bought this about 15 years ago and it has been a blast. I have a large farm and we used it to cruise around here and taught my kids how to drive on it. It runs excellant and has the original Hurricane 4 cyl. Red Devil engine with a 3 spd. Trans. The tires are great, but as you can see they are not original equip. Recently installed entire brake system. We would use this to ride around at hunting season and the occassional trip down to the local watering hole. It has been great to us and has always started and never left us stranded. It truly is a great piece of history that would make an excellant canidate for restoration or use as is. We have had our fun with it but just don’t use it much anymore so it is time for it to go to a new owner.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Denton, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1948_cj2a_dentonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1850

“great jeep mechanically……cosmeticly challanged……… runs and drives and stops! no smoke or grinds etc. was fully rebuilt as a hunting rig about 8000 miles ago ….springs,engine, tranny ,transfer,etc…..and thats about 15 years. kept outside. pretty solid body,orig seats speedo and gauges work .2 new tires original type wheels. wrong steering wheel. brand new starter and carb work done. the old jeep is about farm ready today”

 
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1959 CJ-3B Three Rivers, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

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UPDATE: Was $5600. **SOLD**

“I’m moving in a couple of months and am looking to sell my 1959 Willy’s Jeep, model CJ3B. Rust free, with a four inch lift, new Ground Hawg 6 ply tires (14/35/15). The engine is a 231 Buick V6 with Heddman Headers. The Jeep comes with a vinyl top and original seat frames that have been re-upholstered, the tool box is also in excellent shape.”

 
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1955 CJ-3B West Plains, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1955_cj3b_westplainsUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

This look solid and pretty stock.

“Unrestored, original 26K miles, 1955 Willy’s CJ3B Jeep.  The original owner was a doctor who bought the jeep as a hunting rig in 1955. The second owner purchased it for the same purpose, hunting. He had his mechanic look it over prior to each season. 3-4 years ago he stopped hunting and parked it. As a precaution, I oiled the cylinders and it turned freely. I bought it intending to restore it, but find I do not have the time. I was told it needed brakes. It has 16″ military tires on it which are in good condition. Tow bar is included. I am asking 3,000.00 O.B.O. No e-mails.”

 
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1952 M-38 Davison, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

1952_m38_davidsonUPDATE: This was purchased by a reader.  He has changed the color and removed the crap.  It looks much better now.

I had 3 ‘what was someone thinking’ moments while looking this jeep over.  Moment 1, what’s with the diamond plating under the bumper?  Moment 2, did someone paint the data plates on the dash?  Moment 3, what’s going on with the metal tubing that goes up from one step, around the windshield, and down to the other step?

 
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Last Ride: 194? MB/GPW Mailbox — Secaucas, NJ

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Last Ride, MB • TAGS: .

1943_mb_secaucus2UPDATE:  I suspect this jeep is on it’s last ride. It’s now a mailbox.

A reader submitted this unusual find.  Yes, the seller of this old jeep somehow used it as a mailbox (I think the mailbox is on the back of the jeep), though technically I’d argue the jeep is more of a mailbox pole. While I firmly believe that the jeep has earned the reputation as one of the most modified vehicles in history, the use of a jeep as a mailbox pole is particularly rare.

“Willys jeep. Military, of about 1944. No engine, no trans, no papers, but lots of rust. For a long time I used this old jeep as a mail box; if you buy it, I won’t be getting bills anymore. For $400., you can be sure that your bills will find their way to your door.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A VEC San Jose, Ca $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1946_cj2a_sanjose3UPDATE:  During the math portion of my analysis below, I forgot the serial numbers started at 10,000, so there was more like 28,000 column shift CJ-2As.  Thanks for spotting this Lee!

Here’s a VEC with a serial number of 15777.  According to the CJ-2A page, the number of column shifting CJ-2As was more like 28,000 jeeps  38,000 rather than 15,000 mentioned by the seller.

“Serial number 15777, CJ2A with 3-on the tree. Very rare as only about 15,000 produced with the gear shifter on the column. Great for rock crawling as you can keep both hands on the steering wheel while shifting gears. Runs good, has good tires. I use it in the mountains near Lake Tahoe during the summer months and store it at my house in San Jose during the winter months. I also used it to pull floats in parades, but no longer retain current DNV registration. I put new Ford/Chevy large brakes on the front axle, replaced brake shoes on the rear. I also replaced the oil bath air filter and old filter systems. I have all original older parts plus some spare stuff.  Email me for more info and pictures.  Mike”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/1224860067.html

 
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1952 M-38 Fresno, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: News

1952_m38_fresnoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800

“Willy’s 1952 jeep, low Hood Flat Fender Jeep.  Buick small block V8 300 cub, power steering and full roll cage”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Portland, Or $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1950_cj3a_portland2This is a non-running CJ-3A, so the price will undoubtedly drop.

“1950 Willy’s Jeep. Civilian version. Needs…new paint job, some rust restoration, engine work (Not currently running). A few spare parts. Please Email: anubis@pharaohlan.net or call 503-891-6098 with any questions.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/1224900481.html

 
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1942 GPW Spokane, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

1942_gpw_spokaneIt’s not running.  However, I don’t see much rust either.  This might be a pretty good deal.

“Mostly Original 4 cylinder flat head. Includes extra parts. Jeep ran when parked 5 years ago. $ 2500. Ask for Dan. 623-8334”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1222160852.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Bakersfield, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_bakersfieldUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Here’s trail ready jeep with a very low crawl ratio (sm420 + dana 300/teralow +4.56 gears).

“1948 WILLYS CJ2A.383 STROKER,SM420/7TO1 1ST GEAR.CENTERFORCE CLUTCH.POWER STEERING/BRAKES, TWIN STICK DANA 300 WITH TERALOW 4TO1 KIT.TOM WOODS FRONT AND REAR DRIVELINES.DANA 44 FRONT,CURRIE ALLOY AXLES,4.56 GEARS,DANA20 REAR,CURRIE ALLOY ONE PEICE REAR AXLES,4.56 YUKON GEARS.FRONT AND REAR ARB AIR LOCKERS.REVERSED SHACKLE FRONT SPRINGS.7IN. …..  5500.00 OR TRADE FOR 67TO75 GMC/CHEVY TRUCK OR BLAZER-66TO 77 BRONCO/FORD TRUCK.NO”

 
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Jim’s Camo Seat Cushions

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

Jim sent out a some images of his Camo Seat Cushions this evening.

He writes, ” They fit CJ2A CJ3A CJ3B M38 M38A1 M606 Early CJ5 CJ6.   Note:The set of seat cushions in the picture are not screwed in place, just set up to show you what they’ll look like installed. Once screwed into the seat back, fit will be tight and correct”

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CJ-2As and FCs Auction — Tabor, SD

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, FC150-FC170-M677, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

A reader named Steve found this auction of 14 jeeps and other parts from a midwest jeep collector.  The event will be held Saturday June 21 at 12:00pm in Tabor, South Dakota.  There is more information here as well.  If someone is going, I’d love to receive a report about this event.  Thanks!

The information from the auction company states:  “Doug Sternhagen purchased his first Willy’s Jeep in 1964 and over the past 45 years has accumulated on of the largest collections known to exist in South Dakota and possibly the entire upper Midwest. These units range from completely restored to original with most in very good running order.   If you are a vintage Jeep enthusiast don’t miss this rare opportunity to purchase one or several from this great private collection

Here’s some pics and a little information on each vehicle:

1946 Willy’s CJ2A Jeep, white, Restored;

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1946 Willy’s CJ2A Jeep, Purple, Custom Front & Rear Wheel Steer, Restored;

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1947 Willy’s CJ2A Jeep, Blue w/ Chrome Wheels, Restored;

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1947 Willy’s CJ2A Jeep, Grey, Major Overhaul on engine, Super Sharp restoration;

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My Build: A Center Console

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

console_finalI made more progress this weekend on the jeep.  Most importantly, I planned and excecuted a design for my center console.

My center console stands between the front seats.  It’s purpose was two-fold:  1, provide a place for me to put power and ignition/kills switches, along with a start button, and, 2, provide a more accessible location for plugging  in my cell phone (which will sit, along with a few other items, in a compact water proof bike bag that I can easily remove).

Now you ask, and reasonably so, why install a start button and switches when you have a perfectly good key switch on the steering column?

Well, that’s a good question.  There’s only one answer. I always wanted a jeep that started with a simple push button.  So, I just had to get that urge out of my system.  Trust that the key solution would have been easier, as my wiring harness was all set up for a GM column.  This meant I had to remove the GM plugs from the harness, decode the wiring, and rewire the critical wires to the correct points in the center column.

With that said, here’s my console:

After considering a variety of designs, I came up with this simple post and console design.

Below are the steps for cutting out the back of the console.  I had an old hood that I have been using for some spare sheet metal.  Below is the paper template on the hood.  Also on the hood is the bent and drilled console.

console_template_2

Next, I cut out the metal using a grinder with a cutting wheel.  Then I used a paint remover on my grinder to remove the paint.

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1948 CJ-2A Brownsville, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_brownsville2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

“Hello, I buy,sell,repair,and restore willys jeeps. Flat fenders are my favorite which I have owned one for over 35 years. This is a great jeep for parades, car shows and just criusing around. A previous owner has done a nice job restoring it. It has a lot of unique EXTRAS with it. …  This is a nice jeep and is a very unique head turner. Rubber is very good too.