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1957 M-38A1 Rio Linda, Ca $1300

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

This seller also has a 1963 M-38A1 for sale. The seller thinks these are CJ-3Bs.

“57 willys cj3b; runs good; bikini top; warn hubs; PLEASE CALL DENNIS AT (916)968-4903”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/2225424065.html

 
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1963 M-38A1 Rio Linda, Ca $600

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

This seller also has a ’57 M-38A1 for sale. The seller thinks these are CJ-3Bs.

“63 willys cj3b needs some work; new fuel tank needs to be hooked up but will start with gas in carb; has PTO
PLEASE CALL DENNIS AT (916)968-4903”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/2225356609.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Huron, Oh $750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

There looks like some value here.

“Here is a complete willys 47 cj2a. The body is shot but it has a good frame and drive train. It does come with a clear title and vin tag. Call 419-602-3343.”

http://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/2223201954.html

 
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1945 MB Cherry Valley, Ca $12,000

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

Looks great.

“THIS IS AN AUHENETIC WWII ARMY JEEP RESTORED AND USED IN PARADES. I HAVE A CUSTOM MADE TRAILER THAT GOES WITH IT AS WELL AS TOWING BAR, BOX OF ACCESSORIES, EXTRA SEATS HELMETS AND RADIATOR. IF INTERESTED TELEPHONE (951) 845 7079.”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/2223759771.html

 
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2 Flatties (one has a VEC body) Monticello, Fl **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Was $600. **SOLD**

(08/20/2010) There may be some value here.

“I have two Jeep CJ2A’s (?) that need to go to a good home. One is restorable and the other one is for parts. NEITHER OF THESE TWO JEEPS CURRENTLY RUN. Once again…..they DO NOT RUN. They need to be gone by the end of January or I will be forced to crush them for scrap. If you want them, please let me know. $800 cash for BOTH of them. I DO NOT have a title for EITHER one. Radiator and starter has been rebuilt for the green one so that I could pin point the engine noise in it which was a bad rod bearing. If you need more pictures, I will send them. If you want to call me, EMAIL me and I will give you my phone number. Better hurry because I need them to GO!!!! I think I hear the Jeep crusher coming now”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Kingsburg, Ca $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This is a good looking rig.

“Come check it out. A 1946 Willys Jeep with a V6, T18 transmission, Dana 300 transfer case, Dana 44 rear end, 538 gears with lockers front and rear. Call 559-443-9040.”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/2224128764.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Denver, Co eBay **STATUS UNKNOWN**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

When someone lists a jeep as ‘professionally restored’, it is only natural that I’ll examine it a little more closely.  It appears sound, but sports an early CJ-2A grille, doesn’t have the bow holders, and is missing, as best as I can tell, windshield wipers.  The custom looks nice.  The strangest issue, in my mind, is that there is white paint around the edges of the gauges (probably just taped off the gauges), which doesn’t look all that professional to me.

“1948 WILLYS JEEP MODEL CJ-2A  4 CYLINDER 4 WHEEL DRIVE,THAT HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED TO SHOW CONDITION.WITH BEAUTIFUL RED PAINT (ORIGINAL COLOR) AND A NEW CONTRASTING ORIGINAL STYLE AND COLOR BLACK SEAT INTERIOR. NEW CUSTOM MADE (DURA-TUFF) CONVERTIBLE TOP AND SIDE DOORS. THE ORIGINAL ENGINE HAS BEEN REBUILT WITH  A REBUILT CARB. AND HAS ONLY VERY LOW MILES ON IT. EVERYTHING WORKS ON THIS JEEP INCLUDING THE TRANSMISSION, THE 4 WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM,NEW CLUTCH,NEW BRAKES,NEW OFF-ROAD TIRES. ALSO A NEW CHROME FRONT BUMPER. MUCH,MUCH MORE HAS BEEN DONE TO MAKE THIS JEEP DEPENDABLE AND FUN TO DRIVE. THIS POST-WAR JEEP IS READY FOR WORK OR PLAY! MANY MORE JEEPS AVAILABLE!

 
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If You Want a Jeep, Give Us a Peep ’47 CJ-2A eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This is great! Looks like it could make a good restoration candidate.

“1947 Willys Overland CJ-2A. Purchased from a family that had owned it for 27 years. This vehicle was barn fresh. As sold to me it still runs just needs new gas tank and possible some starter work. Was driven around farm  occasionally up until a few years ago. Was orginally owned by a Jeep Dealer in Colorado and still has advertising lettering very visible on body. All tires are good and hold air and also have a new spare with tube. Jeep is all original except previous owner put some new springs under it with shocks a few years back.”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1953 Wagon Reading, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

“53 Willys Jeep Wagoneer with Chevy 327 engine, T90 trans, 4×4, lots of extra parts. Needs work! Not driven since 1988. Buy for parts or restore. Extra parts include: Saginaw 4 spd trans w/ transfer-case & adapter plate, Hurst shifter, T90 trans & transfer-case, bell housing, 2 front brake drums, misc light parts, brake pads, 2 Hy-Lo Jeep hydraulic pumps, 7 ft snow plow, extra tail gate, drive shaft, 15″ white spoke wheels, misc extra tires w/ rims.”

 
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Year? CJ-3B Romney, Pa Make Offer/Trade

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Still Available

This appears to be pretty stock.

“i have a 1948 to 1952 willys jeep not to sure on the year its a high top hood on it 4×4 drive works great on it motor is in great shape runs great the front from the seats up body is good on it but from there back of the body need lil work done but its fine how it is i fixed it some so it would stay together head lights work new gas tank on it i would like to trade it for a 250 raceing atv or bigger or a 400 or bigger 4×4 atv or let me know what u got to trade or will sell for right price email me aaron_lee_77@ hotmail. com or text me at 540-333-3708 or call”

http://martinsburg.craigslist.org/cto/2223950027.html

 
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1962 Truck Molalla, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1000

It runs and drives. Looks like a great price.

“Posting this for a friend hes got a 1962 Willys pickup, 226 super hurrican straight 6, 3 speed manual with low and high range, 4wd, no rust, runs and drives”

 
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1948 Wagon Lithia Springs, Ga $22,995

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(02/20/2011) This is a nice looking wagon. It even has power windows!

“The days of driving a classic that is over 60 years old and feeling like it’s 60 years old are gone once you climb in the driver’s seat, turn the ignition, and step on the gas due to this classic sitting atop of a 1990 Ford Ranger frame. Upgraded to a H.O. 5.0L V-8 with a chrome dress up kit, billet air cleaner, polished intake, Eldlebrock carb, and an aluminum radiator, this Willys is ready to take you on your next road trip or down to the local supermarket for the weekly grocery run….  Power windows bring in the fresh air when you decide to turn off the cold blowing A/C. Disc brakes adds to the realization of having a 60+ year old vehicle as a daily driver is not just a dream, but a reality. Come test drive this Willis and you’ll be wanting to take it home to your driveway!

This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.”

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/willys/unspecified/1169946.html?refer=rss

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1948 CJ-2A Bend, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450

(01/27/2011) This is a good looking rolling chassis for the price.

“1948 willys with ’42 grill. Just a rolling chasie. No motor or transmission. Good wheeling project. Have title.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Escondido, Ca $4600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Still Available.  Now more complete (see pics on craigslist)

(10/11/2010) This looks like a restoration that is almost finished.  It appears a good deal of time and money has been put into it.

“1946 WILLYS JEEP; 4-L-134 REBUILT MOTOR; SALE FOR $4.600. CALL760-884-7554. The Pictures of the Willys are during it’s restoration. Call to see it now. ”

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/2220661452.html

 
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History Czar Interview 11/12/11

• CATEGORIES: Event

Today I was invited to participate in an interview on 11/12/11 with the History Czar, Paul Bruno, whose efforts to make a movie about the history of the Bantam I discussed here.  The Czar broadcasts via the internet with all interviews available as podcasts.  At his website you’ll note that the Czar’s subject matter covers a wide range of history topics.  You can also follow updates via his WordPress blog, including his book giveaway contest.

From the website, “The History Czar is an educational service providing history information in an entertaining way and with a servant’s heart. The program is intended to present history in a format that is fun for the listeners, guests, and the hosts.”

Wish me luck!

 
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1950 CJ-3A Pleasanton, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17990.

Did you know that Willys Overland introduced the CJ-3A in 1949 and then introduced the CJ-2A the next year?  That’s a surprise to me, too …. At least they did well with the rest of the history.  It is a good looking jeep.

“Our 1950 Willys-Overland CJ3A features a Small-Block 350 (300 HP), 350 Turbo Automatic Transmission with 4-Wheel Drive. Located at our Benicia Showroom 707.748.4000. For our entire inventory go to www.specialtysales.com This CJ has Power Steering/Brakes, Cruise Control, a Dana 44 Heavy-Duty Front Axle and a Dana 60 Heavy-Duty Rear Axle as well as a Dana 20 Transfer Case. There are many more upgrades – too many to list!, The Willys CJ (later Jeep CJ) is a public version of the famous Willys Military Jeep from World War II. The first CJ prototype (the Willys CJ-2) was introduced in 1944 by Willys, and the same basic vehicle stayed in production through seven variants and three corporate parents until 1986. A variant of the CJ is still in production today under license. The last CJs, the CJ-7 and CJ-8, were replaced in 1987 by the Jeep Wrangler., The Willys-Overland CJ-3A was introduced in 1949, and replaced the CJ-2A by the next year. It featured a one-piece windshield with a vent as well as wipers at the bottom, and a beefed up suspension to accommodate the various agricultural implements that were being built for the vehicle.”


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Year? CJ-3A? Stanwood, Wa **sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE:  This sold quickly.  Was listed at $750.

This has seen some changes.  That looks like a MB windshield.

“Here is a 1953 ? willys Jeep and chassis with a Dodge V-8 318 and automatic tranny mounted in it. also a dodge dakota power brake booster and master cylinder. Willys is mostly complete. has the DUAL FUEL TANKS 1 under driver seat and 1 under passenger seat. has fold down windshield ALONG with the ALUMINUM TOP AND DOORS with another windshield. this has a 3 INCH body lift also…. What you see is what you get. AWESOME sand buggy project or sand rail 4×4 willys so this is a great CHEAP project. BILL OF SALE ONLY………..dont miss out on this good project. also has extra hood with a hole in it to…. thank you and any questions email me :)”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Gilbert, Az **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400

(10/28/2010) It sounds like the seller will take less.  Make an offer.

“New Engine(engine runs great), Rebuilt Chassis & Drivetrain. Just needs body work and paint. Come look at it and MAKE AN OFFER. All parts for vehicle go with vehicle. Everything is original except the rancho 2″ lift springs. Also have hard tops for sale. Time to get rid of Projects unfortunantly. ”

 


 
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2 Trailers for Sale Odenton, Pa $100/each

• CATEGORIES: trailer

That M-100 looks like a good price.

“Two trailers,one military rusty bed the other civilian $100 each call 410-562-6279”

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/2222702913.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Fresno, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1100

(01/11/2011) It looks like a project.

“Great project for a crawler or mud truck. The engine is a Chevy 327 high rise intake chrome valve covers/ water pump/ and drive pulleys (needs to be droped in). will Motivated seller need to get rid of soon so make an offer and we’ll go from there.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Poconos, Pa $15,000 (or obo)

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,000

(12/13/2010) It looks nice.

“TOTAL FRAME OFF RESTORATION, REBUILT MOTOR, EVERY THING NEW (PARTS, SEATS, ETC ) GARAGE KEPT, PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED, CLEAN TITLE # CJ3A51058. ASKING $15,000.00 OR BEST OFFER. CALL 610-390-5192 TIM MORE PICS AVAILABLE”

http://poconos.craigslist.org/cto/2221864258.html

 
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The Newlywed’s Willys Version 1.0

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Back in January of 2010, Dan contacted me saying he and his fiancee wanted to trade their Willys wagon for a flattie (wagon is to the left).  After patiently waiting four months, they finally found someone to make the trade.  Their goal was to do a low budget build with more modern running gear.  Even more ambitiously, they wanted to complete the project by the end of summer. Here is their story of creating version 1.  There is plenty of additional work left, but it runs and drives well, so congrats to the newlyweds (may you have many more great adventures together)! And, let me know when the second iteration is complete 🙂

Dan also notes he still has the complete 1946 Willys chassis and drivetrain available for sale if anybody wants it.  (He’s in central Idaho).

Dan writes, “My fiancée (at the time) and i decided to get ourselves a Willys since both of us had always wanted one ever since we were little…

We thought that we would spend our weekends working on it in the months preceding our wedding and then use it as our getaway car for the ceremony (I even suggested a 4×4 trail out into the hills for the wedding but that was pushing it a little bit too far 🙂
We found our specimen (see below)  on eWillys and traded our ’62 wagon for it. *sniff sniff*

The motor was shot, but that didn’t bother me as i was planning on putting a toyota chassis and running gear under it.  The original plan was to put all of our time into the chassis and suspension and engine to make it SOLID and drivable. Then, later, restore the body at our leisure. However, once i started stripping down the body it became apparent that the body wouldn’t hold together without immediate work; the floors had galvanized metal screwed over them to give them an appearance of -something- but underneath was just rust held together by an occasional shred of metal. So, diamond plate and 18g metal were quickly purchased to make new floorpans with and the welding and grinding started.

For 2 months of weekends all we did was cut, grind, weld, grind and assemble (see pics). As we wanted to keep the budget tight, we gathered a variety of parts, including:

1965 toyota 4runner chassis
1983 toyota pickup axles
Completely rebuilt 22r motor
1987 5sp tranny/t-case
Rear driveshaft shorted to 11″
Front driveshaft lenghtened aprox 14″
Bought an m38 arctic top from an ewillys user over the hill in montana

We were pushing the limits trying to get it done in time for our wedding in august of 2010, but then a week before our wedding K got in a serious car accident and all work on the Willys stopped (of course) as we attended to her broken bones.

We still got married the next week -her with her jaw wired shut and on pain meds but, sadly, the Willys wasn’t able to attend the wedding. The following months we focussed our energies on work ($$) and working on our house. After Christmas passed I again had some free time available and set about finishing the project which was mostly connecting the new engine, building a clutch/brake pedal assembly and creating a wiring harness.

Finally, after many long weekends, last week she ran! We took a weekend trip up to see the in-laws in it the very next day. Other than a clogged fuel filter (old tank) and the brakes being sticky from disuse, he did awesome! The power steering is nice; K says that he’s even easier for her to drive than my toyota pickup.

Today i built a rear bumper for him and put in some better (hopefully) seats. There is still much to do like a complete front bumper, custom fuel tank (today i spied an air-compressor tank that looks like it might be perfect to modify and bolt underneath the back end.) and create a new tailgate.  Sometime this summer we hope to get around to doing some body work but for now maybe we can just try our different colors with rattle cans to see what we like (hey, we could have a different color every week!)

Can’t wait ’til the warm weather comes and we can take off the hardtop!

 
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Want to Ditch that Mechanical Speedometer?

• CATEGORIES: Features, How To, Tips & Tricks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Paul forwarded a pic of the parts for the speedometer:

I’ve included a pic of Paul’s topside dash as an illustration of Paul’s dilemma/solution. You can read all of Paul’s adventures here.

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Paul writes, “I recently hit a bit of a snag with the speedometer sending unit and I thought other Willys modifiers might be interested in the problem and solution.  Since I repositioned the instrument panel above the windshield (the hard top will not be removed and the windshield is not a folding unit) I realized there would be a problem with the mechanical speedometer.

The speedometer drive cable would have to have many tight bends as it snaked it’s way from the rear of the speedometer, down the windshield post, behind the dash and under the body where it would screw into the drive unit on the transfercase.  Taking into account the numerous tight bends, the length of the drive cable and the space necessary for the drive cable routing I figured it would be much easier to use an electric speedometer.  This way I’d only have to string some wires from the speedometer to the sending unit (a hall effect device) attached to the drive gear in the transfercase.

Really rather simple but I discovered the original Willys speedo drive unit was made for a flanged drive cable and the electrical sending unit was made for a square drive cable.  The stub cable supplied with the electrical sending unit is only two inches long but both ends are square so this wouldn’t work with the original shaft in the transfercase.

A friend of mine suggested I talk with the local marine diesel parts guys because he remembered the Detroit diesel engines used similar adapters as tach drives and they might have something which would work.  Less than five minutes after I explained my adapter problem and showed the items I wanted to connect, Jim (the parts guy) found a two inch long flex shaft with a square drive on one end and a round, flanged end on the other.  Not only was this the exact part I needed, the right length, and the right ends, but it was also the right price …FREE!

I realize most of the eWillys folks are keeping their Jeeps closer to stock when it comes to the instrument location, but it’s something to keep in mind if you do decide to go with an electrical speedometer.  Jim sure saved me hours of work since I won’t have to build what I need; I believe a few dozen donuts delivered early in the morning are necessary as a special thanks.  THANKS JIM !!!”

 
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1957 FC-170 Drag Jeep Anderson, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Racing, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $25,500.

This is pretty cool and unusual!

“its a 1957 jeep fc170 wheel standing p.u !
2×3 tube frame
funny car roll cage
3″ chopped top
all lexan windows
tilt steering column
removable steering wheel
single seat
10 lb fire suppression system
parachute
both side panels removable for engine access
dodge van vacuum brake system
independent front suspension ( no front brakes )
dana 60 rearend ( 4:88 gears)
dual rear brake system ( 1 set to stop 1 set to steer)
4 – 1968 corvette calipers
dune buggy dual master cylinders for steering
ladder bar rear suspension
trasfer case
turbo 400 trans with external filter system
dual drive line loops
dual batteries
headlights and tail lights
8 gallon fuel cell
runs on alcohol
bug catcher injection
6:71 blower with 11% over drive
427 ci motor
8:1 compression
10 quart oil pan
cam drive fuel pump
dual fans / electric water pump
82 % rear weight
has been certified but it has expired”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Crawler Livermore, Ca $13750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

The rig is actually in idaho.

“Your are looking at my 1947 Willys CJ3A that has been turned into the ultimate trail/rock buggy with the ability to cruise safely at freeway speeds all day long. It started as a 47 CJ then we stretched the frame 6″ for stability, put a Y modified 4 link with limit straps in the rear, flipped brand new leafs in the front (this is how street ability was kept….no bouncing here!). We put in hydraulic ram steering to make turning those 39″ pitbull tires effortless. Dana’s front and rear (locked), twin stick Spicer 20 transfer case with Warn overdrive unit, rock crushers, allied bead locked wheels, new 39″ pitbull tires, disc bakes up front, NEW Vortec 4.3L fuel injected crate engine, headers, magnaflow exhaust, extreme built TH350 tranny, Ron Davis Twin cooling system, Fuel cell with Holley Red pump, all cases vented, under hood back up mechanical gauges, fully intregated roll structure etc. Way to much to list. This was built with the best of the best, you will not simply break anything on this rig. Price is somewhat firm. I will look at all trades. Reason for selling: Local State trooper is stalking me for no mud flaps!!! Rig is in Idaho, but I have family in the bay area and can get it there no problem…”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/2222503205.html