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1950 CJ-3A Grants Pass, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1950_cj3a_grantspass2UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $650

I wonder what the diameter of that rollbar is?  Looks pretty big around.  This might have minimal rust, but somethings been done to the steps.

“No time to rebuild this toy. It is in very good condition with minimal surface rust. Tub in great shape. This is a project vehicle. The last time it ran was a few years ago. It has a F-Head 134 I4 (4 cycle). The oil filter has been modified and the electrical is 12V instead of 6V. I am not going to snow anyone over or waiste their time – the engine could be siezed! Also available = The front bumper is heavy duty with a PTO Wench, however, the PTO on the Jeep has not been installed ****Not included in Price**** …. “

 
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My Build — Engine and Charging System Connections

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

UPDATE 2: I’ve made a major adjustment to my basic wiring schematic.  This fixed my alternator issues and got my volt meter working correctly.

Major Changes:

  1. I corrected how I wired my Ford Starter Relay (aka Remote Starter Solenoid).  Basically, when the starter button is pushed, it ‘closes’ the connection in the Relay, which ignites the left side of the relay, in turn causing the starter to start the engine.
  2. While my schematic was actually correct, I had mis-wired my Delco 10si alternator because the wiring that came with my wiring harness caused me to mix up the sensing wiring and the field wire.  In my case, the sensing wiring is on the left and wired to the volt meter and the field wire plugs into the right and wired to the battery.
  3. I hadn’t added a power wire to the volt meter side.  I made sure the power wire was only powered up if the power switch was on, to reduce the chances of the batter getting drained.

final_schematic_wiring1Here’s some links I used to resolve my questions:

 
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My Build: The Engine’s Running

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

Below is a video that documents the third start of the engine. It’s pretty brief, but I didn’t want to do much more than idle it at that time.

The main issue with getting the engine to work was that I simply had the distributor wires  in the wrong places .. i was off by 180 degrees.  Once I fixed that, it started immediately!  Frankly, I was surprised when it started.  I only swapped the wiring because I saw someone else on the web with a HEI distributor with the wires opposite of what I had done.  Since I was out of ideas, I figured swapping wouldn’t hurt anything and, VIOLA .. it started instantly!

Once I had it started, I had to go back through and fix some of the mistakes in the wiring I had made, including discovering and fixing a key wire that ran underneath the jeep — that was a pain!

Now, most everything works.  One key issue is that the alternator isn’t working.  But, I think I should have that problem solved by tomorrow.

 
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1947 CJ-2A Reno, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_reno2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

“This is a running street driven crawler , needs some TLC that is why I have dropped the price , I am going to have back surgery and can no longer work on or enjoy it . Have over 12k in to building it and saved most recites . My loss is your gain and is a must sell right now.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Springfield, Oh eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

I am guessing the year of this jeep based on the serial number and the CJ-2A website production serial numbers.  This jeep includes a Monroe Lift.

“Nice CJ2A Willys Agri-jeep with a Monroe lift. starts and runs good. Monroe lift has been off of the jeep since the mid 1970s. The previous owner used it to run a bush-hog cut fields. Hydraulic hose are dryrotted and needs replaced. Tires and spare in good condition. comes with air cleaner, hydraulic pump (missing rubber bushing), resivor and control valve, PTO belt drive, PTO V belt pully. The body has rust and is not straight at all. Paint less that fair. leaks oil. It needs restored but i don’t have the time to dedicate to this project.”

View all the pics at eBay

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1954 CJ-3B Groveland, Fl **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1954_cj3b_grovelandUPDATE: Was $12,500. **SOLD**

When I first saw it, I thought it was restored to original.  Instead it’s a custom restoration that seems half original and half custom, which I think hurts the value a bit.

“1954 JEEP-WILLYS CJ-3B, 4 Cylinders, 3 Speed Manual, Call about this completely restored Willys. Complete off-frame restoration! Everything is new. Road ready! Invested $13,500 in the restoration, just looking to get my money back. I have all the receipts. There is only 60 miles on rebuilt engine, original miles unknown, Must See to Appreciate!”

 
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Fiberglass Flatfender Body Clovis, Ca $200

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

UPDATE:  I received some pics from the seller.  The holes aren’t all that bad (I’ve dealt with worse), but the right rear wheel well has seen some stress.  I’d have to look at that much more closely. I believe the body is the same as my old jeep, which was a light duty body.  The good news, the area over the transmission looks like it’s hardly been touched.  This is usually cut up.

The windshield is certainly unusual.

“1944 Willy’s Fiberglass tub, hood, & fenders. $200 o.b.o. Call Clint @ 559-346-1650.”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/pts/1272390677.html

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1942 MB Phoenix, Az $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB

1942_mb_phoenixThis might not be a bad price.

“1942 M.B. willys jeep new motor 2,500 O.B.O Dale 602-499-1066”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/1273783128.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Enumclaw, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE:  Was $4400. **SOLD**

“1951 Willys Jeep CJ3A Flat Fender. Original 134 cubic inch L-Head “Go-Devil” motor that was completely rebuilt top to bottom by a well-known professional establishment in Sumner – Bow Tie Performance -. It was pulled, rebuilt, and then all the accessories were replaced too: brand new fuel pump, water pump, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, oil filter, all fluids replaced, new motor mounts, new lines and hoses, carburetor rebuilt, sprayed with high temperature paint and runs like a dream. The transmission is the original 3-speed T-90 which works great clutch and throwout bearing were inspected and did not need replacing, new transmission mounts too. The transfer case is an original Dana 18 twin-stick. Frontend is the Dana 27 open with original lockout hubs. The rear is an offset Dana 44 with a limited slip. ….”

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1948 CJ-2A stretched Snohomish, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1948_cj2a_snohomish2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300

I’d like to take a closer look at this one.  I suspect this might be an ambulance or troop carrier of some kind.

“1948 willys jeep with a Ford bronco v6 engine. Was running and being used when an axle broke. Has been parked since, about 10 years. Comes with lots of extras including tranfer cases, transmissions, a hard and a soft top, blade hardware and odds and ends.”

 

 
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Brian heads to the Mounds ORV Park

• CATEGORIES: Reader Stories

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Brian took a break from his CJ-3B and ran over to the Mounds ORV Park with his niece and nephew. In the pic they are showing off their ‘guns’ and their dirty jeep.

Brian writes, “Mathew came out from Seattle and was instrumental in helping me replace a blown 300 transfer case to get it ready to play.

We got to the Mounds ORV park around 11:00 am. located just north of Flint Michigan.  This was my first time in the park. I am not really a big fan of mud and water and was happy that it hadn’t rained for a week or two. The park was surprisingly empty, given it was a Friday.  There were only 3 vehicles in the park and about 15 motorcycles. We stayed in the park for 5-6 hours and played. It was great fun for the kids.

There were plenty of places to explore in the mud and, yes, I did get stuck 2 times in mud holes, using my winch to free myself. I quickly became friends with Ron and his family, while my winch line got to meet his late model Wrangler with open rear ends. I quickly discovered this really was not a place to be by yourself without lockers and a winch.

I found four ways to play: 1) Abundant standard mud hole’s, 2) A five acre treed area with winding tight trials called “Pines”, 3) A water hole in the scramble area 1 and, 4) a man-made rock crawl area.

Scramble area 1 is sand,  something like Kitty litter, so I tested the water by running the sides then ran the short way through the middle. Not thinking it was deep and only 50 feet long at the most, I decided to hit it the long way. At the 3/4 point my left tire dropped in a hole and the top of the fender disappeared.  My Niece McKenna, sitting in the front seat, said “there is water coming in”. Looking down it was only four inches of water; Looking up we had slowed to a crawl, wet, and laughingly chewing our way through the mud hole, sounding like an old Chris Craft.

Keeping my foot in it,  Mathew, who was sitting  in the back ,was thinking he was not going to get wet. However, to his surprise, the last five feet ascended out of the hole quite sharply, throwing the water to the back of the jeep and soaking Mathew’s butt. I don’t know how it got in the jeep but there was an inch of sand/kitty litter in the jeep. That hole was a lot of Fun!

The man-made rock crawls were about  300 yards that my 33’s navigated quite well. Mathew, being a newer licensed driver, was chomping at the bit, so I let him do some rock crawling and tight pines driving. He did quite good in both areas and shows a lot of potential as a Jeep driver. I was quite proud he learned to keep his foot off the gas. Below is a link to his claim to fame.

 
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1949 CJ-3A Libby, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1949_cj3a_libbyUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

Either the pics have been heavily compressed or a texture was added to the outside of the body.

“all original, almost totally rebuilt body, newly rebuilt engine with less than 100 miles, fully documented parts-upgrades-repairs since my ownership, serious offers only with delivery up to buyer–may consider Harley trade.”

 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Hayden, Id $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_hayden2I can’t tell if this is a road ready jeep or still a project, though I think it’s the latter.

“I have a 1948 Willys CJ-2A civilian Jeep. The Willys is a project meant for that one person that has the time and passion to work on it. I myself have spent endless amounts of time,money and passion into it. Due to college expenses I do need to sell it, I will only sell it locally and if you are out of state I would love to make arrangenents to conclude a deal here at my home. I do have a pink slip in hand. I have done alterations to the jeep myself here is a brief list:….”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1272569755.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Rio Rancho, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1948_cj2a_riorancho**SOLD** Was $950.

“This is a 1948 Willys Jeep CJ. It ran good when it was parked about 4 years ago, not running now. Good start on an early Willys. I will deliver for free in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area. Body is pretty good and floors are decent too. All there and has title. It is a project and will need some work. Upcoming out of state move forces sale. $950”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Prospect, Oh $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1953_cj3b_prospectThe price looks pretty good for this CJ-3B.

“HAS HIGH, LOW FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, REAR PTO WINCH, LIKE NEW TIRES, STARTS, RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD. NO FRAME RUST BUT BODY RUST. YOU CAN’T BUT AN ATV FOR THE PRICE OF THIS JEEP. MAY TRADE FOR GUNS LARGE DEER ANTLERS. PHONE 740 528 3019 TILL 10:00 EST.”

http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/1271793831.html

 
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1942 MB Slat Grille Spokane, Wa eBay

• CATEGORIES: MB

Here’s a great looking slat grille.  It’s not 100% original, but is in excellent condition.

“This is an awsome early (less than 7% of the total war time production) Willys slat grill MB! It’s date of delivery is January 2nd, 1942 and the matching frame & dash data tag list it as serial number “108808” It’s has the body tub features peculiar to these early jeeps like the script “Willys”on the rear panel, square shaped fuel tank well, no glovebox on the passenger’s side dash, and dual hinge rear tool box lids. The fuel tank’s the correct “small mouth” and the windshield, seats, hood, grill, baffles…all of the body parts…are original correct slat grill components. It even has the correct “fluted” inner axle shafts that are always missing, the cast windshield hold down clamps, and the early “pancake” style air cleaner. This is a genuine early slat grill jeep!….”

View all the pics on eBay

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1952 M-38 Myrtle Point, Or $4500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE:  The price now $4500.

Looks like it’s in great condition.

“1952 Flat Fender Willys Jeep, V-6 Buick, overdrive, Chevy steering, new top, nice wheels, ABSOLUTLY NO RUST! $4500.00 ”

http://bend.craigslist.org/cto/1273657968.html

 
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1949 CJ-3A Boise, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1949_cj3a_boiseUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5500

“1949 Willy’s Jeep, 250 Chevy Engine Straight 6 with overdrive, 3 inch lift, 33 inch tires. Full removable Top. Removable tow bar”

 
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My Build: Update on Progress

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

With my son Karson’s help, I got everything ready to fire-up the engine.  So, we flicked on the switches and he pushed the button … and nothing.  Such is the wonderful world of projects.

So, it was time to start testing parts to see what I did wrong.  First, we discovered the start button was bad, so that was replaced.  Then, I realized I had a loose wire, which we repaired. But, the biggest issue I had was that I wired up the Starter Relay (aka Starter Solenoid depending on the source) incorrectly.  That took a little rewiring and refiguring (see revised schematic two posts above), but we did it.  Then we tried the start button and success, the engine turned over without any unexpected noises!

Next, I realized the fuel pump wasn’t working. However, it turned out to be another wiring issue and I got that resolved.

We got to the point where gas was getting into the carb, spark was reaching the spark plugs and the engine was turning over, but it didn’t fire.

The next step was to more closely check the timing. While taking off the spark plug off the number one cylindar, the spark plug broke.  I’ve never had that happen before.  At that point it was 10pm and we couldn’t run to the store to get another plug.  That was dissapointing as I had to take the boys home the next day (yesterday).

The good news is we got really close.  It is nearly ready!   I’ve promised to get video of the engine running so they can hear it (which of course I’ll post here as well).

Best of all, though, was watching 15 year old Karson get excited about working on the jeep.  He was asking to go out and work on it, he waited patiently for things to do, and asked questions when he didn’t know what he was doing.  That experience alone is worth everything I’ve put into this crazy project.

 
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1942 GPW Auburn, Ca $1700

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

1942_gpw_auburn2It’s a project.  However, the body looks reasonably good still.

“Great 1942 Ford Geep GPW project that needs finishing , new rebuilt buick v-6 , 70’s jeep cj-7 axles front and rear , good solid body , but does need some body work and finish work to get nice . will need some wiring , steering assembled , fuel tank ,and small stuff to get running , good title with new dash data tags already made , tons of parts , new hardware and springs , from the orig guages , steering colmn ect… Great project for somone to finish as a crawler or bring it back to orig with out too much trouble $1700 as is or $1900 with orig front rears . This will be parted out soon if no one is looking for a project , I will keep the body and frame and sell everything else ….let me know if you are looking for parts .”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1270774454.html

 
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1960s CJ-5/6 Ocean Shores, Wa $300

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

1960s_cj5ish_oceanshoresI couldn’t resist posting this unusual and modified jeep.

“I bought an old jeep to restore but it has not happened and I have owned it for over a year. Its stock with a modified bed with safari seats. I just need it to go to a good home so make me a deal and it will be yours. I paid $500 over a year ago. I am ready to sell for scrap so come get it… make me an offer. Ask Questions and I will answer what I can. Thanks.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/1264797522.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Napavine, Wa $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_napavineIt looks like this jeep received a makeover at some point.  If you like green flames, you’ll really like the hood.

“Have a 1946 Willies CJ2A jeep. New tires, New Top, 3 speed tran, 225 Buick Motor, 4 barrel carb”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/1268238660.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Roseburg, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1951_cj3a_roseburgUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

This looks like a good, solid CJ-3A.

“1951 Willy’s Jeep CJ3A Flat fender Ford 4 Cyl. Pinto Engine. New soft bikini top, maroon color. Nice stock jeep with no rust, runs good, cb, with rear seat, newer black & red interior, seats four comfortably. Willey’s logo is on tailgate.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Lox, Fl $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1949_cj3a_loxTo say this is ‘all original’ except for the running gear struck me as strange.  It would seem there would have to be a variety of updates to accomodate the running gear.

“it is all orignal except the runing gear. i put chevy 1/2 ton in it, i had them narrowed to keep the same look of the jeep, i still have the orginal front end. it also has a custom roll cage 33s but it will fit 38s all it needs to run is fuel lines and fuel pump”

http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/cto/1269796127.html

 
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1943 GPW West Seattle, Wa $2300

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

1943_gpw_westseattleUPDATE: I’m a little surprised this hasn’t been purchased already, but maybe the project is bigger than it appears.

This might be a good price.

“This is a 1943 Military Ford Jeep GPW vehicle. My father purchased this Jeep with hopes of restoring it to it’s original state. Unfortunately we have other vehicle and rental projects and just do not have the time. This a really a great Jeep and a classic. This is a perfect vehicle for someone looking to have a project and make it their own. The Jeep is in need of some rust repair and the installation of a new timing gear and timing chain. My Father has already purchased a new timing chain, timing gear, new transmission knobs, and new U-joints for the jeep and are all included in the sale. The jeep also comes with an spare engine, gas tank, tire, and a complete jeep manual booklet. What’s great is that they still make every part for this jeep. This is a great jeep and ready to be taken good care of. The price is firm only because we believe it is a very good deal and considering the jeep comes with a spare engine and the other parts mentioned above. If you would like further information regarding the jeep you can reach my father at 206-947-8153 and myself at 206-999-3809.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/1270812485.html