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1946? MB Fair Oaks/Folsom, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

1946_mb_fairoaksUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

Based on the pics from craigslist and eBay, this is an MB body and grille.  I would hazard a guess that the rest of this is an MB as well.

“i have a 46 willys jeep it has a corvette 283 hi low transfer case i was going to rebild it but i lost my job have to move cant take it with me have all part for some one to bild it make me a good offer or a good trade . call me no email thanks”

 
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1958 CJ-3B Hartford, Ct $1700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1958_cj3b_hartfordIt appears this CJ-3B has not tailgate.  I’m not sure if that’s a customization or not.  I have not heard of CJ-3Bs that have no tailgates.  The body looks pretty rough.

“1958 Willys jeep CJ3B. Needs a new Body. It has lock out hubs, Superlift suspension and 32″ Coopers. It runs with an auxillary fuel tank and needs a carb rebuild. Engine is nice and quiet, transmission shifts good, 4×4 works. I was using it in the woods untill a front brakeline broke. Good candidate for restoration, or a woods beater with a little TLC beforehand. Email – cpc69@aol.com.  Phone – 860-455-1013”

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/1086009841.html

 
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1949 CJ-2A Fairfield, Tx **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1949_cj2a_fairfieldUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $950.

The back of this jeep appears to be solid.  I can’t tell for sure.  It also appears this jeep has a full floating rear end.  Obviously, the body has been modified a bit.

“49 Willys Jeep 950. obo as is.”

 
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1956 DJ-3A Hickory, Pa $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

1956_dj3a_hickoryIt looks pretty stock, has no engine and sports a column shift.

“Im cleaning out the barns for the spring, here is a 1956 Willys DJ-3A. Has the column shift, with factory hard top, and sliding doors. No Engine, has transmission, and all correct column shift parts. Body is in decent shape with some surface rust, and a little on the floors. Call Brandon at 412-818-9570 or email me….lets talk. Engine that is in pics does not come with, it is an incorrect engine.”

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/1082040929.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A West Slope, Co No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_westslopeI can’t tell much about the body  from the pics.

“i have a 1947 willys jeep in good shape, no rust on body or inside just bit under. has brand new engine with 40 miles on it and new transmission with 300 miles on it. front disc brakes, lockers front and back. with lockable hubs all four tires so you can tow it nice and easy and choose what tire you want to spin. im intrested in a bumper trailer or toyota motorhome.”

http://westslope.craigslist.org/bar/1079890706.html

 
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1973 CJ-5 Queens Creek, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

1973_cj6_queencreekUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

“THIS 1973 cj 5 JEEP WAS RECENTLY PAINTED AND FITTED WITH A NEW FUEL TANK BETWEEN THE FRAME RAILS. IT HAS A CUSTOM ROLL CAGE, BACK SEAT AND SPARE TIRE CARRIER. IT HAS NEW SEATS WITH 6 POINT HARNESSES FOR DRIVER AND PASSENGER. IT IS A NEW AUTOMATIC TURBO 400 TRANSMISSION AND TWIN STICK NP 205 TRANFPER CASE. IT HAS NEW BILSTINE RESOVOIR SHOCKS. HAS FLAT FENDERS, NICE FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS AND ROCK SLIDERS. THE DRIVE SHAFTS ARE SOMEWHAT NEW. IT HAS DANA 44’S FRONT AND BACK WITH DETROIT LOCKERS AND 589 GEARS, THE JEEP HAS BEEN STRETCHED AND THE TUB MOVED BACK FOR A TALLER GUY LIKE MYSELF. ALSO I HAD CROSS OVER STEERING ADDED A WHILE AGO….”

 
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1949 CJ-2A Tempe, Az eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1949_cj3a_tempeUPDATE: Now on eBay. Many more pics and very detailed description — if only all sellers were so precise!

This jeep looks fantastic, but I am surprised someone would do all this work and not replace the 41 rear end with a Dana 44.  Note that this is the original tub, but the tailgate has been carefully removed.

“1949 Willys CJ-2A Jeep which has been mildly customized and modified for off-road and everyday usage around town. This Jeep has been professionally done with attention to detail and function, incorporating many modern upgrades yet still keeping the period CJ-2A look. Although this Jeep has the look and capabilities for serious off-roading it has never been driven on anything but hard surfaced highways. It has been re-powered with a Chevrolet 283 small block backed by Muncie 4-speed transmission and goes like a bat-out-of-hell, but has plenty of low-end torque for any situation.”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1960 CJ-3B Rector, Pa eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1960_cj3b_rectorummm … all original?  This must have been purchased with the woody option?

“THIS JEEP IS A 1960 WILLYS  ALL ORIGINAL cj3b model  with a F134 4cyl. engine 3spd. manual trans. 4×4 all original hardware starter has been rebuilt body will need to be replaced if you want or can be fixed. History of this vehicle is that i bought it off a army vet. i was going to rebuild it but i did not have the time. but i would like to sell it to a person that will want to restore it to its original condition.”

View all the pics on ebay

 
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Leaks in a Transfer Case and a T-90

• CATEGORIES: How To

A reader sent me the following question.  He’s in the process of doing work on both :

What is the best way to stop leaks in a transfer case and t-90 transmision? Do you have a any tips?

My answer was the following:

I have found the most success using liquid gasket and following the directions (as I remember them) …
1. Clean the parts carefully
2. Put on the liquid gasket and put it on with bolts finger tight
3. Wait 24 hours
4.  Tighten to spec.

Anyone have additional thoughts, tricks or alternative ideas?

 
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1951 CJ-3A Portland, Or $2500 or trade

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1951_cj3a_portland2There’s a knock in the engine, but otherwise this might be a pretty good jeep.  The pics aren’t great, but it looks like there have been suspension and frame upgrades.

“beautiful willys the only thing is is that it has a knock in the motor and have not started it in over a yeear and a half but a awesome jeep have a full soft top and doors and a bikini top but no half doors looking for a nice boat for the lake this summer/nice fishing boat/old car /nice road bike or crotch rocket/nice jet ski or two / or let me know what ya got”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/boa/1081273751.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Lakeview, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1946_cj2a_lakeviewUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This looks like a nice CJ-2A.  It does have some rough spots on the rear left corner.

“1946 Willys CJ2A SN:53163 Clear Oregon title.  Jeep has had frame off restoration with some exceptions. Floors have been pached wear needed or replaced. Hat channels have been repaired wear needed or replaced. There are three thin spots that have been cleaned on the tub can be bondoed but I prefer not to use it. I have tried to leave as original as possible. Jeep is approx. 90% original, engine is out of a 49 Willys PU. Oil psi about 55 when operating 40 @ an idle. Approx. 200mi. on a new clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing…..”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Pullman, Wa $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  The price rose from $3000 to $3500.  Still no pics. It’s been for sale since last April.

Here’s one I missed that’s in Pullman, Wa.  No pics were included in the Ad.

“I am selling my 1948 willies jeep. Been updated with a buick V-6 and tilt steering wheel. nice interior, seats are in great shape. The top is in good shape some stiches coming loose on the drivers door around the window. Great oversized tires on centerline rims. Diamond plating, spare tire and 2 jerry can fuel cans. The jeep runs great lots of power and would make an awesome restoration project. I was going to restore it but dont have the time. The body is straight and clean, very little surface rust and the floor boards are pretty solid. Also has a full roll bar. Might be a blast to drive this summer, heck who knows join a jeep club and tour the woods. It’s just a fun thing to drive. It has a new master cylinder but needs the slave cylinders replaced. I have checked and they are $8.95/ea. most jeep parts are pretty cheap.  Call for pics.  509-432-3952”

http://pullman.craigslist.org/car/629080281.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Grand Island, Ny eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1947_cj2a_grandislandUPDATE:  This jeep is back on ebay.  Now also on Craigslist for $6500.

Here’s a 1947 CJ-2A with lots of pics on eBay. I keep thinking I’ve seen this one, but I couldn’t find it in a search of past posts.  Maybe it was bought and is being resold?

“Seats are Bestop Trailmax.  Low back height fit the small style of the Jeep.  Great Hot Rod look.  I had tried tall back seats with five point harnesses but they were too restricting and did not look proportional.  Lap belts are just the five point harnesses.  I just buckle them around the waist and just let the shoulder belts lay there….”

View the pics on eBay

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/1080415062.html

 
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Race Jeep Tenino, Wa $9,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing, Unique Jeeps • TAGS: , .

Update: No Recent Update

I like the color mix as well as the overall construction.  Front shackles are reversed and it appears the rear springs are outboarded.

“Custom Race Jeep, narrow fiberglass body. Chevy 355 full roller motor, four speed top loader transmission, Dana 20 twin stick transfer case, custom Dana 44 front w/posi Dana 44 rear. Lots of horsepower. Ready to Race or take to the dunes. “

 
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The History MB-CJ3B Willys-Viasa

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features, International • TAGS: .

Here’s a good history of the MB-CJ3B Willys-Viasa with a variety of pics.

In the late 50’s, Willys Overland gave the rights to the V.I.A.S.A. firm to allow them exclusively to build the Univesal Jeep in our country. In 1959, the first permit to import parts and machinery is given by the Trade Ministry, in order to assemble the first units  in the V.I.A.S.A’s factory located in Zaragoza. These units weren’t launched until 1960.

It seems that that permit let V.I.A.S.A build the CJ3B model, with different engines and features from the original American model …”

Learn more about the Viasa here

 
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Builds – Jim turns down this fixer upper

• CATEGORIES: Builds • TAGS: .

Succumbing to the Willys sickness, Jim checks out a possible deal, only to discover this mess …  he writes:

“Skunked by trailer trash. “Oh yeah, sure nuff, its real purty, a dang nice old willard jeep, bring youres trailer cuz youins gonna want thisun fer sure.” “Yessir, we wuz just drivin it a few weeks ago, but took some apert to restore it, then decidered to sell er.” “A battery, sum gas and few hours of fun, you could be drivin that afternoon fer sure, only want $1500 fer her and boy howdy it hurts me to let er go for that.”

Lying sack-o-crap, 58 (one way) miles later, trailer in tow and cash in hand, I was, well, lets just say, I was not very happy! Notice the engine is just hanging down between the engine mounts! Whats holding it there? As far as I can tell, the back of the trans hitting the tub and the fear of falling! Jeez, what a waste of time, he offered to come down to $1300 cause he liked me, I wanted to offer a lasting scar and a limp. grrrrr!

It is fun though… Dang this Willys sickness!”

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Warn OD/t10/tc Inland Empire, Ca $1200

• CATEGORIES: OD Saturn/Warn, Transmissions

t10_tc_od_inlandempireHere’s a combo for sale.  I don’t think it’s a great price, but worth watching in case the price drops.

“i have a t-10 transmission mated toa dana 18 transfer case i pulled out of my cj-3a it also has a warn overdrive unit everything works fine i’m just doing a different set up i want $1200 o.b.o for everything , SOLD AS A UNIT I WILL NOT SPLIT THEM UP ,
Contact John @ 909-518-5106”

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/1062510176.html

 
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1967 CJ-5 Olympia, Wa $2000 (w/OD)

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, OD Saturn/Warn

1967_cj5_olympiaGiven this CJ-5 has an overdrive and the jeep has a new top, I think this is a pretty good price.

“1967 CJ5 with 225 Buick V6, 3 speed tranny, warn overdrive, danna 44 rear end, 27 front end, new best top with half doors, 2.5″ Rancho lift, 32″ wild country tires on 15×10 white spoke wheels. $2000.00 Call Josh (360) 528-1211”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/1077440253.html

 
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1960 CJ-5 Thurston, Wa $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

1960_cj5_seattleI included this CJ-5 because the seller has done something interesting to the front grille.  I haven’t decided whether I’m a fan of it or not, but it’s an interesting idea.  The jeep itself looks great.

“1960 Willys Jeep CJ5 – 289 V8 3spd with warn overdrive. twin stick. New 4″ Rancho Lift, 2″ shackle lift, New 33″ mud tires on new chrome wheels from Les Schwab, New Brake Master Cylinder, New Clutch Slave Cylinder, New Rancho Dual Shocks and Steering Stablizer, AM/FM CD and CB, New Bestop and Bikini Top, Race Seats with Harness Belts, New Motor Mount Kit installed, New U Joints…”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/1077799217.html

 
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Question: Front Fender Flares for a Flattie?

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts • TAGS: .

fenderflaresA reader asked if anyone knew where someone could purchase a set of fender flares for the front fenders of a flattie? Let me know if you have a lead and I’ll pass it on.

Thanks … Dave

 
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Builds — David and friends

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Features

David and his friends transport themselves back in time each each fall by getting out their jeeps, heading to the woods, and cleaning brush, trees and other obstacles out of the way in preparation for winter snowmobiling in New York.

David’s owned his (the gray ’51 CJ-3A) for six years.  His friends have owned their 1947 CJ-2A and 1949 CJ-3A for about 25 years.  Thanks for sharing David.

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Fred Smith, Rare Jeep Collector

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, GPA (SEEP) • TAGS: , .

While reading through the extensive history of the half track, I stumbled on the fact that the owner of the rarest of these half tracks was Fred Smith of the UK.  Having recently read that Fred Smith also owned and nicely restored the Ford Budd prototype, I got curious about who Fred Smith is.  At this point, I don’t know anything about him other than he’s got quite the jeep collection.  Here’s an approximate list (this list is a guess based on what I’ve read online):

  1. 1940 Ford Budd Prototype
  2. T-28 Half Track
  3. Willys MT-TUG 6×6
  4. 5 or 6 Ford GPs
  5. Ford GP four wheel steering
  6. Ford GPA (seep)
  7. Willys MA
  8. Willys MB

Not a bad collection!  Apparently, Fred shows these on occasion (or often) at the War and Peace Show at Beltring in Kent, UK.

 
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Builds – Half Tracks, The T-28, T-29 & T-29 E1

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

t28_half_trackI’ve never investigated the Half-Tracks and didn’t know much about them.  So, when Brian sent me the link to the Milweb.net website, it was great surprise.  The page is a combination historical overview and successful treasure hunt.  Here’s how the author starts.

“After America had entered the war, one of the most important military bases was the Aleutians in Alaska, since a Japanese attack on the Aleutians. So Alaska became a primary military zone of importance. But with bad weather and a lot of snow, the need for tracked vehicles was important. So the US Army Air Corps got in touch with the Canadian Bombardier Company with the idea to develop a series of tracked vehicles using rubber wheels of large diameter driving a wide, flexible track with metal cross bars. Also the intense aviation activity created enormous difficulties for personnel confronted with a cold climate and bad weather for most part of the year….. ”

You can visit this page to read the entire story.  It’s quite extensive.  The information on how the rebuild was done on the T-28 is equally interesting, including the use of a model A rim.

 
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1943 MB Philomath, Or $600

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE:  The price hasn’t changed, but the year has gone up to 1943.

Looks like a fixer upper.  This jeep appears to have gone through some updates, some better than others.  Might be worth a look to see what’s really there.

“1943 Willys MB. Has SB Chevy & 4 Spd. Runs but needs tlc. $600 OBO. (541)936-1715 Hans ”

http://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/1077928650.html

 
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1952 M-38 Dundee, Mi eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38

1952_m38_dundeeFor a body that is ‘very, very solid’ the interior sounds and looks a bit rough.

1952 Willys M38. It is in great condition. Ive owned this jeep since 1989 and have taken great care of it. I have put many hours into modifing and maintaining this Jeep. The body is in great condition, very very solid and very very clean. THere are some spots where there is some rust. All panels where the body meets have a rubber gasket between them. This has helped preserve the jeep over the years and it has done a great job.  The driver side floor board has been replaced years ago and could use a little attention under the seat The floor where the driver puts his feet is in great shape with no rot thru … ”

View all the pics on ebay