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1954 M-38 Dayton, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This M-38(?) was just auctioned for $5500 on Monday on ebay, so it’s no longer for sale.  The strange thing to me is that it appears to be a M-38, with the glove box and the passenger side cutouts, but it doesn’t have a tail gate or the battery box on the passenger side.  Anyone have thoughts on why that might be?

“This is a 1954 Willy Jeep 4×4.  It’s considered a 1954 because of its chassis, however, it was restored as a 1947.  It has approximately 8,000 miles on the engine and a brand new battery.  This Jeep has been garaged since restoration and has a beautiful, red color.  It has a 3 speed, manual transmission and again, is 4×4.  It does not have a top, however, they can be purchased. A family member restored the vehicle approximately 18 years ago and recently, signed the title over to me. “

 
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My Build — The Seats

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

A reader just received a 1951 CJ-3A. Since the seats in it weren’t something he wanted, he asked what I had done for seats. I realized I hadn’t really covered the topic, so here’s what I did and why I did it.

As you probably know, my first jeep was built from an ex fiberglass racing jeep (oh where oh where did those pictures go). From that jeep I used the body, frame, roll cage and seats as the foundation for what became my first jeep (which I called the ‘great escape’). The fiberglass seats were mounted on a 2 1/2″ pipe that was welded to the frame. A hole was cut through the bottom of the body and the pipe stuck through the body (not only did the thickness of the body help keep the pipes from moving, but the pipes held the body in place — a nice synergistic effect). On the upper end of the pipe were threads. Onto those threads a square platform was screwed onto the pipe. The seats were screwed onto the platform. It’s a one size fit’s me approach that works for me and people of similar size. The back of the seats were then bolted to a plate that connected to a bar that was part of the rollcage. So, those seats did not move. They were solid, despite their thin profile.

Because the seats were already there and they seemed to fit me fine, I went ahead and used them as is. As I raced, drove it every day, and used it in the trails, the positioning of the seats was perfect. I felt secure and tight when I raced, I never got uncomfortable during long drives, my back never got sore, and there was enough padding for enduring the trails. For me, those were some of the most perfect driving seats I have ever used.

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Shortened Dana 44 with Disc Brakes Buckley, Wa $200

• CATEGORIES: News

I like the gearing (4:10s) and disc brakes on this setup.  Make sure to double check the width measurements.  A Dana 30 is about 53″ wide, while the Dana 27 & 25 are 51″ wide.  Here’s a site with a bunch of similar statsHere’s more on shortening a Dana 44.

If I were to make a gearing change, I’d likely shift to 4:10s.  Dad’s was 4:10s and it still rumbled down the freeway with no problems.  The one nice thing about the 3:73s, which I’m running at the moment, is that they are readily available, which proved to be an asset when I discovered my R&P was broken.  I picked up a used set for $15.

“i have here a 50″ or so inch wide backing plate to backing plate disk brake 44 it woill work great for a cj, willys, or a fj land cruiser or anything that is more narrow than a full size truck, im going in a diffrent direction with my project so its up for grabs thanks for looking”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/912709647.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Hood River, Or $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Note the driver’s side cutouts.  This is likely an early ’46.

“46 Willys Jeep original drive tran – up grade to motor chev V6 – floor pan repaired during recent rebuild with my Dad in 05 He is no longer able to drive jeep Call 541 490 5784 $5000 obo”

http://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/912677984.html

 
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1960 FC-150 Saugerties, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It’s got a low starting bid.  Check out the video, but be patient as it took a while to load.

“1960 WILLY’S JEEP F150 FORWARD CONTROL 4WD. Perfect for restoration this jeep was in use until 1996. Odometer reads 24,766. When I acquired this truck a few months ago it ran great for a few days, would start right up, plenty of power and very little smoke. Then it died and before I realized the fuel pump diaphragm went I messed around with the carb. Here is a link to a 11 mg video of the Jeep in great running condition that you can download with my 12 year old son running it through our back field. http://coppermagic.com/Ebay/Jeep/SANY0969.AVI

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1956 DJ-3A Portola, Ca **Sold for $2000**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is an ebay buy-it-now sale.  At first I thought the model year was wrong, but then I realized the body has a solid back (no tailgate). So, I believe this is a DJ-3A that has been converted to 4wd, hence the reason it sports a dana 27 front housing.  The brand new fiberglass parts alone would cost at least $600.  The tires and rims look fine.  The body appears in good shape.  It doesn’t actually say it runs, but if it does, I think this is a good price.

“This is a RUST FREE 56 willys cj 3a flat fender. It comes with a stock 283 chevy engine, t90 3 speed, model 18 t case, dana 27 front 5.38, dana 44 rear power lock 5.38 gears, roll bar, headers, NEW fiberglass front clip, tow bar, 2.5 inch lift, 10.50 31 tires, enki rims. The buyer pays all shipping or picks up in person. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding. If you have any questions please call me at 1 530 927 9827”

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My Build — The Body is on the Frame

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

I dropped the body on the frame last night.  Today, I spent the day building plugs to join the wiring together between the engine/frame and the body.  I also installed the light switch and turn signals (made out of m-38 dash lights), which means the lighting is completed except for getting the bezels for the front turn signals.

Though not shown in the above images, all the gauges are now connected, as are the alternator, distributor, and starter wiring.  The flex-plastic has been run around nearly all the wires (I have to pic up a little more at the junk yard).

My next step is to build the center consol that will have the ingition switch, acc switch, button starter, cigarette outlet (aka cell phone charger) a storage compartment, and 2 drink holders.  I still don’t have a final design for this, but am working through it.  I went back and forth about whether to install this, but I remember that not having a secure place to throw a wallet or other minor items was an issue.  Also, with the advent of cell phones, I’ll need to have a place that can hold it and where it can be charged.

 
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My Rebuild — The turn signals

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

As I mentioned in another post, I chose to use some left over M-38 lights as my turn signals indicators.  I primarily used these lights because I had them. Also, I didn’t the choice in turn signal indicators I used last time, cheap plastic circular lights from Schucks.

To install them, I ground down the ridges on the lights, drilled holes into the dash, and slid them into it.  I also had to ground the lights, so I took the light holders normall used to hold the lights in place and turned them into grounding washers.

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1953 CJ-3B Ventura, Ca $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  The price dropped to $3500.  More pictures.

Not many details listed, but looks like lots of attention to detail.  The paint job looks great, nice rims and tires.  Full painted cage.

“1953 willy’s Jeep new tires 4 cylinder chevy engine 4 speed t18 trans”

http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/cto/911040316.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Black Hawk, Co $1900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s a bit rough around the edges, but no obvious holes or major rust.

“This is a good jeep. The engine runs great. The jeep needs some work, but I have parts that go with it.
Four brand new mounted tires. A new top kit. New hubs. Gaskets and seals for front end and rear end. Shift lever floor gaskets, tail light. If you like to tinker with old jeeps, this would be a good project for you.”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/902816981.html

 
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1981 CJ-5 Wheat Ridge, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

“I have an ’81 JEEP CJ5 for sale and it comes with a bikini top, good tires, 4speed, golden eagle brown, new spare tire, new brake master cylinder, new clutch master cylinder, new water pump, new thermostat, new heater coil; it drives nice all it needs is some TLC. So if you are a JEEP lover then come and get this one of a kind Jeep.”

 

 
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1961 CJ-6 Medford, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE:   **SOLD** Was $2500.

It’s priced a bit high for a non-running vehicle.  While the body looks straight, it appears there have been a few changes, such as the rear bumper for example.  Also, by 1961 were these still running split windshields?

“We have too many projects and not enough time, so its time to clear some space. This is a factory extended body, 304 AMC V8 rebuilt a few years ago but never ran, 4 speed tranny, NOT in running condition at this time, needs some work, No rust or bondo body is straight, and a clear/clean title. We may be open to trades for a running 4X4, hay, or ATV’s”

 
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4 Slot Wheels Tacoma, Wa $250

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Here are four cast aluminum slot rims that are 10 x 15 and 5 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern.  The seller has a variety of sizes.  I’m finding these harder to find than the turbine rims.

“I’ve got alot of mags $250 for a set of four; Four 10in wide 15s 5 on 5 1/5 for jeep or ford. Four 8in wide 14s for ford or dodge. Four 10in wide 15s six lug for chevy or toyota. Two 6in wide 14s six lug. Two 8in wide 15s four lug for ford. Two 13in four lug for ford and some miss. call Gary 253 740 9492”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/905972689.html

 
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Tires on Turbine Rims Maple Valley, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350.

“have a set of armstrong tru trac tires on aluminum wedge type wheels. 32 x 11.50 x15. they have a good 1/2 inch tread in great shape.”

 
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USMC MightyMite Sultan, Wa $3500

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

These don’t pop up for sale often.

“Very good condition USMC MightyMite Jeep. $3500 – buyer picks up. Call 360-793-1684”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/910457130.html

 
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1968 CJ-5 Tualatin, Or $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

That’s a good looking CJ-5 for only $1500.

“1968 – BUICK V6 ENGINE, 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANS, DANA 44 REAR, RUNS GOOD. WASHINGTON REGISTRY TITLE. Needs some work but runs and drives. Need to sell! Must fix my wrangler.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/903214288.html

 
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1942 MB Yakima, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

“1942 Jeep, turn key. Hurricane 6 cylinder over head valve engine. Lots of power. rebuilt carb, new springs. nice tires, clear title, no rust. tune up. Very nice jeep to drive.$3500”

 
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Flatfender Sand Jeep Salem, Or **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $2500. **SOLD**

“Sb 350 Chevy, Turbo 350 tranny, built, mild cam, Edelbrock Intake Manifold, Holley carb, gear drive, Hedman headers, B&M shifter, 4-point harness, racing seats, cutstom rear gas tank. Motor has like 5 Hours on it. Went to the sand and broke the rear-end. Have New Quik-Change rear-end to go with. Brand new paddles, (used once) $2500 OBO”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Pelican Rapids, Mn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1953_cj3b_pelicanrapidsUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Only this one pic is available.  It looks very nice.

“1953 Willys Kaiser Jeep w/12,000 actual miles, 90% restored, yellow, 3 speed, first year of the civilian jeep, rear seat, snow plow, front tow bar, goes down the road at speed limit. Includes white soft top with doors.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Palenville, NY **Sold for $5000**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

While not completely accurate, this is a nicely restored CJ-3B.  You can also purchase another rolling frame and other parts for an additional $400.

THIS IS A 1954 CJ3B WILLYS JEEP ,REG. IN MY NAME , THE JEEP WAS RESTORED APPROX. 4 YEARS AGO, NEW BREAK SYSTEM FROM THE MASTER CYL. TO THE LUG NUTS, NEW GAS LINES ,TANK, SENDING UNIT. NEW WIREING HARNESS ,ALL LIGHTS ,BLINKERS WORK. HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO A 12 VOLT SYSTEM WITH NEW DELCO ALT. NEW EXSAUST SYSTEM.  ALSO HAS NEW TIE RODS & KING PIN  THE JEEP HAS A KOENING PTO WINCH THAT WORKS GREAT. IT RUN OK BUT NEEDS A TUNE UP.”

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1948 CJ-2A Grand Junction, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Was on eBay. **SOLD**

This looks like a nicely, pretty original CJ-2A. The desert has likely helped preserve it.

“I don’t know a lot about this vehicle. An elderly lady I know wants to sell it. It belonged to her and her husband. The Jeep comes with a front tow bar and a back seat. It does run, however there is a short in the electrical system that keeps draining the battery. The jeep says it has 20182 miles on it, however the lady who owns it says she thinks the speedometer has rolled over a time or two. If you need further details, please email me and I will try to answer your questions as best as possible.”

 
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1949 CJ-2A Townsend, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3600.

This looks like a pretty stock jeep, except for a few minor updates.

“1949 WILLYS CJ2A. REBUILT FLAT HEAD 4 CYL 2 YEARS AGO.NEW BRAKES WHEEL CYLINDERS MASTER CYLINDER. NEWER TIRES. 12 VOLT SYSTEM RUNS AND DRIVES LIKE A DREAM. SOFT TOP 2 YEARS OLD.”

 
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My Build — Front Turn Signals, an Update

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

A local reader named Joshua responded to my question about front turn signals, writing that he had a pair of lights I might find interesting.  I ran over yesterday to take a look at them.  Apparently, someone had mounted them onto a GPW grille, clearly a place they didn’t belong. Since Joshua didn’t have any use for them, he kindly offered them to me for free (Thanks!).

I took the lights home and took them apart.  The beehive cones are glass, are in perfect shape, and cleaned up nicely.  Unfortunately, the bezels are just rough enough that I don’t think I can use them; however, the bezels did have an autolamp UN67 stamp on them.  Here’s an example of the glass on the grille, though I didn’t have the bezel in this example.  The look is exactly what I wanted 🙂

I plugged the Autolamp model number into google and found the Taillightking website, a detailed older light website run by A. J. Phillips. Using the website, I not only found an example of a UN67 bezel, but also discovered a SL49 bezel that’s more like what I’m looking for (it appears a little shorter than the other).  Unfortunately, both of these have been sold.  According to what I can glean from the taillightking website, they were used either as rear lights or interior lights for Chevelles (year unknown). I suspect they were used on other vehicles as well.

Autolamp UN67 in Excellent Shape

Autolamp SL49 in Excellent Shape

While I might not have the bezels I need yet, I do have the lights and light assembly (the old wiring assembly was a single filament, rather than the dual filament for parking and turn lights).  I took apart some extra towing lights I have and clipped out the wiring and bulb holder.  I had to enlarge the grille hole slightly to fit the bulb assembly, but that was easy to do.  The below image shows the roughed out assembly in the back of the grille.  I’ll need to add a hole to the metal tab that will hold the assembly in place.

Now, all I have to do is find two bezels and I’m set.

 
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1945 MB Scappoose, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

“Willys MB, WWII Jeep. Rough, but runs well. Can be restored to original. New wheel bearings & brakes. Some spares & WWII paint. 4 cyl, 3 speed 4WD.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Prescott, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000

Though listed on ebay, this is a buy-it-now sale rather than an auction.  No doubt there’s been money invested into this jeep.  It’s certainly interesting.

“Classic 1954 Willys CJ3B.  All facets just mechanically upgraded/restored. Completely rebuilt Buick 225 V-6 with headers and new mufflers.  100lb flywheel and new clutch. New alternator. New starter. Late model ford 4 speed compound low. Dana rear 44 with Detroit Locker. Dana 30 front with ARB air locker in box ready for install and already pre-wired with air compressor and tank installed. 4 wheel disk brakes…….”