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1957 Truck Middletown, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was auctioned.

“Chevrolet straight 6 engine; 4 wheel drive; overdrive; Warn lockout hubs; Warn; wench; Off road lights; Complete restoration in 2003; Truck originally from Oregon; Selling at Public Auction on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 5:30 P.M., 2209 Renee Dr., Middletown, OH 45042.”

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1952 M38 Golden, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,900.

Here’s a good looking M-38.  Paul accurately notes the frame appears civilian, lacking the appropriate hinges on the grille.  Instead, it has the civilian brackets.

“1952 1/4-ton Willys M-38 jeep. Mint restoration, gov’t stenciling, tool-kit, tire jack, canvas windshield cover, ax and shovel.

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1957 CJ-3B Hillsboro, NH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4950

“Willys cj3 jeep. runs very well. everything works. siren is fun for parades and events, has back seat.”

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1948 Truck Chino Hills, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $13,000. **SOLD**

(06/16/2010) Here’s a beautiful truck.  Moreover, this is the truck the previous owner used to tow his 1926 roadster to car shows.

“My father passed away last year, but he left an extensive car collection behind. Up for auction was one of his last projects, a 1948 Willy’s pickup Resto-mod. My dad purchased the pickup about 3 years ago and completed the modifications 3 months after that. He painted the truck with a Satin black finish with hand painted flames. It has 360 C.I. putting out roughly 300 HP with an automatic transmission. The interior has been re-done with new headliner, carpets and seats ( red…see photos ). The gas tank has been modified and sits in a galvanized steel bed.

I am not an expert on this vehicle, but my dad was maticulious about his cars. In the last 6 months we have had to sell most of his car collection. All paperwork and history of vehicle modifications has all been kept on this pickup. Great running daily driver, in fact my dad used to tow his 1926 Roadster to car shows with this truck.”

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1958 FC-170 Lake Park, Mn eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE:  this is back on eBay

(07/30/2010) This poor FC is beat up!

“For sale is a 1958 Willys Jeep. This is a Forward Control FC170 Four Wheel Drive. Pretty unique vehicle. You don’t find these very often! There are some dents and some rust. Engine condition is unknown. Title has been applied for. It will be a clear MN title in my name. Email with any questions or call Ryan at 218-234-1866. Can help arrange reasonble shipping if needed.”

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Colin’s ’48 Jeepster

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Jeepster • TAGS: .

As I mentioned yesterday, besides his grandkids mini-jeep, Colin has worked on several different Willys.  Here’s his Jeepster that was featured a couple times in JP Magazine, specifically the June 2007 issue and the January 2008 issue.

Colin writes, “Here are some photos of our 48 Jeepster.  We have had this car for over 33 years and when we bought it, it had a non running Studebaker Champion 6 engine in it.  Once we got it running and back in decent visual and mechanical condition, we drove it that way for many years. Around 1990, I stored it in our garage and worked on other vehicles and a house remodeling project (a happy wife makes for a happy home!).  I did our Corvette restoration from 1994 until 1998.  After I retired in 2003, I began putting ideas together about re-doing the Jeepster.  I wanted a car that looked original on the outside, which it did already, but with an improved drivetrain and suspension under it to keep up with Phoenix area traffic.  After a lot of research, I decided a Buick V6 was the way to go.  I found a freshly rebuilt (still in the plastic) 1982 Buick 231 even fire V6 for a very reasonable price.  I pulled the front sheet metal off the Jeepster and got to work.  With an updated engine going into it, I chose to put a Mustang II front end kit with tubular A-arms, Ford disc brake rotors (I wanted to use stock Jeepster wheels, hubcaps and trim rings), and rack and pinion steering into the chassis.  A buddy of mine and I did the majority of the front end work in a weekend.  I used a set of engine mounts from Novak Engineering in Utah and bolted the engine to a 1967 Muncie close ratio 4 speed that was in my parts bin.  For the rear end, I found a 1969 Ford Mustang 8 inch with 2.79 gears.  That rear end is a bolt in for any of the 46-63 Willys 2 wheel drive wagons, panel deliveries and the 48-51 Jeepsters. I also used a front sway bar and on the rear, a Willys Jeepster/station wagon sway bar. I did upgrade the Buick with a set of finned aluminum valve covers from TA Performance,  a 4 bbl Holley 390 cfm carb from a 65 AMC 327 engine and dual exhausts.  The end result is a Jeepster that runs great( 1750 rpm at 65-70 mph), gets excellent gas mileage(about 26 at 65 mph) and handles like a sports car(better than our Corvette!).  All of this work was relatively easy, even though it took me a while.”

In this first pic you see both his Jeepster and the 1960 Surrey he purchased that can be seen here.  Colin has been restoring the Surrey as well.

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Metal High Hood Jeep Toys from Colombia

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

As I looked through Sebastian’s pictures from his trip to Colombia, I noticed the two images with toy jeeps.  It’s so shocking to see a toy made out of metal any more that they really stood out.  I asked Sebastian about them and this is what he told me.

Sebastian writes, “yes they are metal jeeps and done with such detail that is hard to believe. Even the interior (not shown on the pictures) is done exacalty as the real thing. The cars have stearing wheals and shockers. I never saw those before, the only down side was the price: $75 US Dollars, it is probably worth it because all the labor that requires, but it is still expensive specially in an economy like Colombia. They had red, pink, and olive green. On the other hand, in most cities of Colombia you can find small pottery Willys, they are probably 2 inches long, 1 to 1.5 inches tall, made with clay and decorated Colombian style as the “Yipao”, those are probably $2 US Dollars each; you can see the price contrast.”

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Classic Enterprises Restoration Website – Restoration Panels


I really haven’t done a great deal of research into the best sites for parts restoration.  However, while looking for something else today (do I use that phrase a lot?) I discovered Classic Enterprises Restoration.  Specifically, they had a nice, easy to scroll list of restoration panels for Willys and Jeeps of all types.

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1956? CJ-3A Cotopaxi, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $999.

This looks like it has a M-38 hood, with a CJ-3A body and a MB windshield.  It looks like a good price, despite the fact there is no engine.

Has no motor but set up for a chevy 350 has 4 speed manual trans no major rust has clear ca title ”

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1948 CJ-2A Coloma, Ca $1500


I can’t tell if it runs or not.

“Project vehicle. Serious inquiries only please. 530-919-4047.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Port Orford, Or $2500


It runs, but is rough.

“This jeep has some rust. and the seats need cushions/ upholstered. Needs to be restored. It does run! Phone calls ONLY ! NO e-mails. 541-290-1969 George.”

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1942 GPW Las Vegas, Nv $14,950


Bob forwarded this good looking GPW.

“Repainted and ready for Stars and Numbers. This Jeep has Five-Brand New Tires added to the Vehicle all on Combat Rims. Also included is Tire Pump, Shovel, Ax and Fire Extinguisher. Jeep has Ford Marked Pintle Hook. Engine runs good and was rebuilt by previous owner. Data Plates are original and number matches frame. Canvas Seats and Top are New. Ford Marked Engine and Head.  Buyer pays for shipping from Castaic California. 91384. — Wife says must go!  : (

Update – Per many requests….
The Data plates are original and they have a delivery date of 4-6-42
The SN on the Data Plate is  “GPW 11640”
The SN on the Frame is also “GPW 11640”
The SN on the Engine is 419597 — The Engine does have a Ford Head on it..

The jeep is missing the Mudflap buttons on the body, Crash pads, and Safety straps. It does not have Fire Extinguisher Bracket, but comes with the Fire Extinguisher.
Inside the Hood is a Pocket for the Lube Chart and a Bracket for a grease gun. Grease Gun is not included. Let me know if you would like additional pictures.


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1942 MB Weiser, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“Military Trucks and Equipment has been restoring military vehicles since 1983.  We have restored 30-40 military jeeps and a few CJ2 civilian jeeps also.  This 1942 Willys MB has been professionally restored to factory original.  A body-off frame-up process was followed.  The engine, an L134, was rebuilt with new pistons and valves, crank shaft turn oversize.  (This is not the original engine.)  The jeep has a new wiring harness, by Vintage Wiring of Maine, reproduced exactly as original.  The transmission is a rebuilt T84; transfer case is T18 rebuilt with a new emergency brake.  Gauges are all original except the temperature grade (which is reproduction).  Body tub is all original with new hat channels and floor plates.  The windshield, hood,  and fenders are all original.  The tires, 600×16, are new from Wallace Wade.  There are five combat wheels–one original and four reproduction.  The  following are rebuilt: radiator, starter, and generator.  The voltage regulator is new.  The seats in front are original; in the rear reproduction.  The canvas top and seat coverings are new from Surplus City.  The top bows are new reproduction.  The brakes and seals are all new with silicone dot 5 brake fluid.  The data plates are new as are the safety straps.  The  drive lines are rebuilt.  The headlights are new.  Blackout drive and marker lights are new and work.  The light switch is original.  This is the original hood number.  This jeep was found on a farm in Twin Falls, Idaho (high desert terrain).  The steering box is rebuilt ; it has new tie rods.  The skid plate is original.  The  differentials were checked.  This jeep has new military tail lights.  The fuel tank is original with new sealer; the sending unit is new.  It has new tandem windshield wipers.  The tool boxes were not rusted out.  Tool box lids are correct.  Call for more information or to ask questions.”

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1942 MB De Pere, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $6500.

(07/22/2010) There’s a few odd details added to this MB.

“1942 Ford Military Jeep, titled as a collector. Runs real nice. Transmission, differentials, Hi-Lo 2 + 4 wheel drive, all work well and are solid. Some bodywork has been done. Needs some brake work. Miscellaneous spare parts including windshield outer frame, etc. available. Selling to make some room in the garage!”

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1953 CJ-3B Englewood, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17500

(07/06/2010) This is a nice build.  It has the Hudson steering mod.

“One of a kind 1953 Willy’s Jeep CJ3B. This is the cleanest most unique Willy’s on the road. Completely restored with Buick v6, Headers, Hudson steering, overdrive. Amazing paint job, candy apple red w metal fleck. Chrome all over, including bumpers, grill, dash, motor parts. Custom diamond plate all around, roll bar, sweet interior with leather buckets and custom carpet and pads. BFG Radial T/A’s in great shape, on classic chrome rims with dog dish in the rear. Runs great, sounds great, looks great. Always stored inside. Fresh carb rebuild, fluids and battery. Soft top with doors is still in good shape. Won show awards in the 80’s. Same owner for 39 years. Hate to sell it but it’s finally time.”

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1948 CJ-2A Blue Springs, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

If the body parts are as good as advertised, this might not be a bad price.

“1948 CJ2A Clear title. I bought this in May 2010 with thoughts about a project but have decided I will never get the time . Motor turns over freely and have got it to fire but have not had it running. Jeep is complete otherwise. Body, grill, hood, and passenger front fender are replacements and are in very good condition. Driver front fender, tailgate, and windsheild frame are original. Tailgate is pretty good but windshield frame is fair. Comes with 9 tires and wheels. 4 wheels are like new with execellent millitary tires. I also have a spare T-90 transmisson, head, original hood, new tailgate. Various other parts. needs brake work. ”

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1946 CJ-2A Chatham, Nj eBay


The seller is pretty accurate about the bad mods.  Also note the welds and patches on the front rails of the frame.

“Rare early CJ2A Good Restoration Candidate. I recently came across this running, drivable early CJ2A as part of a package deal for a few jeeps I bought. The serial number is 48165 which puts it in the middle of 1946 after the switch from column shifts back to shifter on the floor.

This jeep has served as a gas station plow jeep for the past forty years. It starts right up and runs well, shifts fine and remarkably the brakes work. It appears that new leaf springs were put on it sometime ago. The engine appears to be the original CJ block with an MB head on it. It runs smooth with no smoke or strange noises. Valve tappets are a little noisy like most flathead engines are. Drivetrain appears to be original including the 16 inch wheels.Unfortunately Bubba got his hands this jeep so the following things will need attention as it is restored:

The plow rig has damaged the front frame horns – they have been rewelded, but not a pretty sight ….”

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1964 CJ-5 Puyallup, Wa $2700


This looks like a good price.

“1964 Willys Jeep Cj5 Runs great with no rust or body damage (253) 686-5295 cash only”

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1953 CJ-3B Naches, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000

“Chevy 350 , Procomp tires, newer top, lockers, good stereo, sub woofer, nice seats, killer heater, drives nice, tons of power, new carb and had engine anlaized. New distributor parts , ect Runs excellant… Over 7 K invested email for pics please. Craigslist to slow… Will trade for desent camp trailer, No fifth wheels…”

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1957 CJ-5 Caldwell, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

(08/19/2010) This looks like a good price for a CJ-5 in the Boise area.


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1950 CJ-3A Oklahoma City, Ok **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $500

(08/18/2010) It’s got most of the parts according to the seller …

“I have for sale a 50 Willys CJ3A Jeep project. Most of the parts are there. It is however missing the seats, gas tank and gauges. I do have the original transmission and transfer case. There are some new parts that are included with it. It does have a windshield frame but it is not the correct for the year. The body is in very good shape. The drivers floor pan needs to be replaced as it has already been cut out. I have not done anything to it since I purchased it a few months ago. The previous owner had rebuilt the front axle and upgraded it to the larger drum brakes. Also included with it is a Buick Oddfire 225 V6 from a later CJ5. It turns over and has good compression. I do have the aluminum bell housing, flywheel and starter for it as well. I was told it was a good running engine. All that is needed to put it in the Jeep is the adapter to mate the T90 tranny to the bell housing. I do not have a title for it as this is how I purchased it. Was going to make it an off road toy. I would trade for an old motorcycle preferably something unique or an old vw. Drop me a line if you have questions or offers. I am asking $500 obo. Thanks for looking.”

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A Jeep for the Grandkids

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Colin contacted me a few days ago.  As a tech article writer for the Willys Overland Jeepster Club site, a restorer and owner of multiple willys, and, as you can see below, a very creative guy, Colin has a wide range of Willys experiences.

He’s been kind enough to share images and information from both his restorations and a friend’s as well.  I’ll be publishing them over the next week.  Tonight I thought I’d share this unusual project. Thanks  Colin!

Colin writes, “Here are some photos of a little Jeep I built for my middle son and grandkids.  It is a 1/2 scale Bemak 1941 Willys MB Slat Grille body mounted on a 1980 John Deere 111 lawn tractor chassis and powerplant.  It has an 11 hp Briggs and Stratton engine with 5 speed manual transmission.  I had to do a little cutting on the body to get it to fit the chassis, but most everything worked out pretty easily.

It has a 12volt electrical system with working headlights from Harbor Freight, WW II blackout lights for the front parking lights, and a WW II blackout lens with red LED for the taillight, a Harbor Freight 2000lb winch and a trailer hitch and receiver on the rear.  I fabricated the front and rear bumpers to match the Willys stuff.   I used EZ Go golf cart front hubs to get 4 bolt pattern for the  Harbor Freight wheels and tires.  I modified the rear axles to accept the 4 bolt wheels.  I mounted a spare tire on the rear and fabricated a “jerry can” mount for the 1.5 gallon jerry can that is the fuel tank.  I used the old clutch and brake pedals from the CJ3A and fabricated the shift linkage for the 5 speed transmission.  The seat is a 1950s Willys station wagon driver’s side seat that I modified to do a double fold forward, where it covers the 12 volt battery. The windshield has Lexan inserted and a buddy made me a to scale WW II rifle mount for the back of the windshield.  He also has restored WW II Jeeps, one MB that he just sold and the other is a 1944 Ford GPW US Navy Jeep.  I painted it in WW II US Navy paint scheme, as our son is retired USN.”

See many more images by following the link below ….

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1962 CJ-3B Brigham City, Ut $1000


Brett spotted this find. It runs!  Replace the hood and grille and this might be a nice ride.  What is that mounted in front of the grille along the frame?

“Rare cj3b with cab. has 4 cylinder motor that runs, has rare konig cab. please call no email.  thanks.  801-391-6464.”

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1963 CJ-3B Littleton, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Looks good, though tough to tell much from the pic.

Selling a very clean 1963 Jeep CJ3B. 4×4, original, 34,000 miles. Winch. “

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1942 GPW Orefield, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

It’s got some cancer and some unusual bumpers.

“Early Ford GPW. Ford name on back. Lots of F Mark parts on it. It has rust, floors need to be replaced, needs glass for windshield, good for parts or to restore. Motor turns over, not locked up. Has Willys engine not a Ford.”