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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.”

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1942 GPW San Francisco, Ca $8000


This looks pretty unmolested.


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1953 Truck Sunland, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Looks nice.

“1953 Willys Pickup; Chevy small block W/ March Serpentine Belt system. Turbo 350 trans. Dana 60 Rear Axle Custom Steel Wheels with Jeepster Caps. AC-PS-PB. Stereo W/Sirius Radio. Custom Interior with center console. Very Nice Porsche Red Paint. This is a very nice example of a early Jeep Pickup. It is registered as a 1953 Jeep Pickup. It is a 1947 Cab with a custom made bed with a tonneau cover with Willys Overland Logo in it. This truck is solid, no rattles and is fun to drive.”

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1964 CJ-5 Dunellen, Nj $1500


This includes a plow.

“hello selling my CJ5 86xxx original miles clean title RUNS & DRIVES. needs body work like any original car of this era.. i have both hard top and soft top NEW not used only little dirty for sitting around,, tires in very good condition not new but almost like it, I also have a extra cylinder head .4cl engine. comes with SnowPlow. dont get wrong idea for the pic in tow truck it does run and drive STARTS RIGHT UP AND IN THE FIRST TRY. i used it to show the plow it off the jeep right now cuse it wont fit in the garage.”

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Year? CJ-2A Orem, Ut **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2750.

I can’t see much from the pic.

“Willys Jeep, runs great, 4×4 works awesome, good tires. This is the perfect jeep for the upcoming deer hunt, as it is small and can get to many places to pull your prize out of the woods. May be willing to trade for truck, motorcycle, 4 wheeler, etc. Please don’t call asking if I would like to trade for a collection of “Star wars DVD’S or anything else like the DVDS!”

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Year CJ-5 Menasha, Wi $1200


This runs and drives, but needs some work.  The body is fiberglass.

“I bought this Jeep as a project about 2 years ago. I just don’t have the time or the money to put into it right now. The entire drive train and frame are original but the tub has been replaced with a fiberglass one. The original frame numbers are gone; there is an engine number but it’s too faded to make out which is why I can only narrow it down to a 55′-65′ CJ-5. It has a 134ci “Hurricane” F-head which runs and drives well. It also has dana 44 axles with 5.38 gears. What it needs: a new gas tank, the old one was too rusted away to salvage luckily this is only $100 from JC Whitney. A carburetor rebuild, kit is $8 if you can do it yourself, only $134 for new carburetor. And lastly the brakes need to be replaced. The catch is that I do not have a title for it. I bought it from a farmer who only used it on his land for the last 20 years and he bought it from a guy who also didn’t have the title. It can easily be retitled with a hobbyist plate, it involves a little more work but would be worth it. I haven’t titled it because it has just been a project thus far.”

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1948 CJ-2A Altamont, Ut $995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

Brett found this jeep with no drive train, but some tires with plenty of tread left.

“new rubber no power train”

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1942 MB 2wd Temecula, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3700

(07/12/2010) This looks like a MB body.  I wonder why it was changed to 2wd …


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1942 GPW Mesa, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was eBay

This seems like a fine little jeep that’s a solid driver.  However, I’m not seeing the follow-me theme.  Am I missing something?

“1942 Ford GPW World War II military jeep. Yellow Follow Me Jeep.  1/4 ton 4×4. Serial number 65055. Build date 09/15/1942. Runs and drives with clear AZ title. Located in Mesa AZ. Has been in Military show and 4wheeling in desert”


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1947 CJ-2A “Blindside” Lake Geneva, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(08/07/2010) This is a fiberglass bodied flattie on a custom frame.  I’ve included lots of pics of this good looking build.  Note in the last image is a stack of vintage, though used, desert dogs.

Engine: Small block Chevy, .060 over 4 bolt main, 360 cubic inches. Mallory Unilite electronic ignition, Mallory Promaster coil, Edelbrock 750 CFM carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake, B&M air cleaner, Crane musclecar 350/350 hydraulic camshaft, melling high volume oil pump, SRE high torque mini starter, marine aluminum 8 quart oil pan, aluminum Mickey Thompson valve covers, Griffin aluminum radiator, aluminum high volume water pump, ceramic coated fenderwell headers, & 2 ½” turbo mufflers.

Transmission: 1970 Chevy Turbo-hydramatic 400 3 speed automatic. Trans was disassembled, boiled, and rebuilt with: new steels, new clutches, new band, new gaskets, and new seals. Valve body has a B&M trans-pak shift kit & adjustable vacuum modulator. Torque convertor is a 10”. Trans temperature is maintained via a ‘Keep Cool’ frame mounted trans cooler. Trans is shifted via a B&M Pro-Stick shifter with reverse lock-out and rear cable conversion.

Transfer-case: Dana 20 twin-stick. Transfer Case was disassembled, boiled, and rebuilt with new gaskets, new seals, & new bearings. Shifter ‘lock-out’ detent was removed to achieve low range in 2 wheel drive.

Rear Axle: Dana 44. Axle was disassembled, boiled, and completely rebuilt with new gaskets, seals, and bearings. Axle has 30 spline one piece axle shafts, new ring and pinion gears (4.27), new spring pads, new u-bolts, freshly turned drums (11”), new shoes/spring kits/wheel cylinders, new brake lines, and rear cover.

Front Axle: Dana 25. Axle was disassembled, boiled, and completely rebuilt with new gaskets, seals, and bearings. Axle has 4.27 ring and pinion gears, new spring pads, new u-bolts, freshly turned drums (11”), new shoes/spring kits/wheel cylinders, new stainless braided flexible brake lines, new closed-knuckle seals, and ‘Warn’ locking hubs.

Chassis: Custom built 2” x 3” tube frame with: frame mounted 8-point roll cage, heavy duty spring perches, military-wrap springs, heavy duty shackles and shackle bolts (w/ greasable zerks), heavy duty shock absorbers, removable transmission cross-member, heavy duty motor mounts, tube brush bar & bumper, and GM Power steering (Saginaw box, 4.25 turns lock to lock).


Fiberglass body and fenders, original windshield & grill shell. Wilwood aluminum swing pedal assembly & brake master cylinder. Offenhauser throttle linkage. Quick disconnect steering wheel. Holley high-volume electric fuel pump. Holley high pressure fuel regulator. Fram high-volume fuel filter. ½” aluminum fuel line.

Heavy Duty battery cables. Southwest speed battery box. Moroso battery disconnect. Diamond plate dashboard with grab bar. Autogauge gauges. ‘KC Daylighter’ headlights. Wheels are 15” X 10” Ansen aluminum slots. Tires are 33 X 12.50 X 15. They don’t appear to have been used much as they have a ton of tread.

All the gauges (speedometer/odometer, oil pressure, voltmeter, & temperature) work. All lights (headlights, tail lights, brake lights, gauge lights) work. Seats are fully adjustable high back buckets, and are fairly comfortable. The wiper motor is new, but has never been hooked up.

The willys runs, drives, handles, and stops good. The 10” torque convertor seems to stall too high, if I kept it, I would replace it with a stock 12” convertor. The paint is not perfect, and there are a few holes that are an eyesore (hole for an antennae & a hole for a gas tank filler tube…see pics). The windshield frame has some rust (see pics).

Willys also comes with 4 KC Daylighters, a 2 sets of 3” seat belts, steel diamond plate rocker supports, and a steel diamond plate rear surround (see pictures). Please ask any and all questions. Thanks for looking, Doug”

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1948 CJ-2A Georgetown, Tx $700


Those seats look uncomfortable, but it runs … sort of.

“I have a 1948 Willys Jeep for sale that is basically a project for someone… I had started on it and with no time to get to it Im hoping someone else would enjoy something like this or a perfect ranch vehicle… It has the original flat head 4 cylinder motor, all parts are there, and it turns over but needs a new distributor as the old one is worn out. The tires on it hold air and I have already replaced the condensor, points, spark plugs, and coil. Feel free to call me with any questions or to shoot me an offer
Call Billy anytime at 512-508-4810 .”

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1959 CJ-5 w/Jeep-a-Trench Oakland, Md No Price


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2500

(07/28/2010) “1959 Jeep with a Jeep-ATrench in the back from a company called Auburn Machine Work Inc. Hard to find. It runs but smokes. New tires and starter. Bad body but comes with another tub for it. It digs down to baout 5 feet and is driven by PTO and drive. Asking $2,500 obo or trade. Call 301-334-2864 or email

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Tucker #1045 Sells for $1,127,500

• CATEGORIES: News reported yesterday that Tucker #1045, estimated by RMAuctions to go for $550,000 – $750,000 was auctioned on Friday, August 13th, for $1,127,500 — the most ever for a Tucker.  Now that’s some price appreciation!

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1942 MB Sacramento, Ca $5000


UPDATE:  Still Available

(07/06/2010) It looks original, but I can’t tell if it runs.

“It”s all original,it has pink slip needs tender love and care if interested call me at 530-277-5222”

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1954 CJ-3B Wenatchee, Wa $5900


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $5900

(05/07/2010) This looks in great condition.

Excellent Condition Restored Runs Great High Hood Rare Find. Call if interested Jon @ 1 509 669 0874

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1943 GPW Downey, Id $600 and more …


UPDATE: Price dropped to $600

(08/07/2010) Brett found this project.  This jeep has seen some action (though not sure if the war or the owners caused more damage).

RARE FIND!!! This is a 1943 FORD GPW Jeep. Serial #110254. It is missing the hood, grill, gas tank, and glass out of the windshield frame – otherwise complete. Worth a great deal more and a lot if restored. Body damage is minimal – normal for the age. It has a Willys Flathead motor. Motor turns over with a wrench – have never tried to get it fully running. Bought it as a set with a 2nd Ford jeep that I am using and so don’t need this one. Call for more info. Asking $600 OBO.”

This seller also has the following for sale:

3 Bodies:
1946 MB. Body AND frame. Missing hood and fender. $300
1957 M38A1 – Tub, grill, fenders, windshield frame (with glass), Two dashes(one of them has the main gauge), and hood. Little rust not bad. Does not include seats pictured. $900
1965 CJ5 – Tub, grill, fenders, hood, no dash. Fenders have rust and so does the body but not too bad $500
also have two frames
1942 frame with axles rolling chassis. $300
I ALSO have a complete FORD GPW Jeep for sale in the automobile category. Check it out.
All prices can be negotiated…
Text or call (208)604-5562 for more info.

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Sebastian Returns from Colombia

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Reader Stories • TAGS: .

I hadn’t heard from Sebastian for several months, so it was a nice surprise to get an email from him.  It turns out he just returned from a trip to his native country of Colombia.

Among his exploits on vacation was a 2 day trip in a CJ-3A with his dad that took them from Medellin to Bogota, covering nearly 400 km (about 250 miles) with elevations varying between 1300 ft to 8500 ft.

Sebastian provides images from his trip as the Flat Fender Club of Butler’s website.  I’ve linked to a couple below.  I’m hoping to sneak into his luggage on his next trip to Colombia — it’s a beautiful place.  Thanks for sharing Sebastian!

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Always Double Check Your Lug Nuts …


It all seemed simple enough.  I’d pull off the front, driver’s side tire, pull off the front brake drum, adjust the brakes (The front right was pulling some on braking, so I needed to adjust the front left), and put everything back together … easy enough, yes?

Well, that was last night.  This morning, I hopped in the jeep and drove down to the local gas station to get some gas, before heading to the local home/garden shop (Zamzow’s).

As I exited the station, my pedal suddenly drops to the floor.  Hmm .. not good.  I jump out, lift the hood, and, sure enough my accelerator cable connector had come loose. I re-attached the cable and drove back home to more permanently fix the solution.

So, I’m back on the road, heading to Zamzows again. Life is good.  I drive about 2 miles and I start hearing a tinging; “an odd sound,”  I think to myself …. I listen more closely; “That is coming from the front left side.”

And then it hit me, “had I tightened the lug nuts from my brake work the night before?”  Crap, I couldn’t remember.

At just that moment, when the grip of dread descended upon me that I might have forgotten to tighten the nuts, I was looking down at the driver’s tire, driving about 35 mph, when a silver bullet shot from the wheel and landed in the grass divider (never did find it).  Holy shit!  That was a lug nut!  I pulled over into the median (it’s a rural road with a grass median) and checked out the situation.

After doing some accounting (yes, that MBA of mine really came in handy about now), I concluded the situation was not good.  1 lug nut missing.  2 lug nuts loose.  2 lug nuts holding on the rim.  0 tools … and 1 idiot standing there (yes, that would be me).

What to do?  Head back home very slowly.  Every 1/4 mile or so I stopped, jumped out, hand tightened the lug nuts, got back in, and kept going.  Drive another 1/4 mile & repeat.  You get the idea!

I finally did make it home, tightened everything back up, PACKED MY TOOLS, and took off again. No more problems the rest of the day … whew!

However, to add insult to injury, my adjustments still didn’t fix the pull to the right I have!  Just know that I won’t be forgetting to double check my lug nuts in the future!!

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The ‘CJ-5′ Overlander at

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ5, Features, Willys Wagons

The site recently published some great brochures about a CJ-5 truck called the overlander which was available in Australia.  Check it out! (Thanks Dan).

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1943 GPW Pickensville, Al $3500


Christian spotted this jeep with its unusual ‘battery box’.

“This posting is a 1943 WWII era jeep. Rare find for this particular year group. Drive train is in very god mechanical shape. Starts up and runs with ease and is frequently driven around our property. Specs on this jeep are: L-Head 4 cylinder Willy’s Jeep engine. 3 speed transmission w/reverse, Serial # – DPW111455. Gross weight 2,430 lbs. Date of Delivery to the War Department: 5-26-43. Included is the original fuel tank although it is not shown in the photos. Also included is The Complete WW2 Military Jeep Manual TM 9-803, a unique and complete owners manual for this jeep. How many other postings can offer that? Willing to trade for an equal in value pontoon boat. Email and I’ll answer questions or give directions.”