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1953 CJ-3A Chico, Ca $1750 OBO

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

There are three pictures of this jeep.  Two I *think* are before it was torn down and the third looks like it is an in-progress rebuild.  In the third picture, shown to the right, you'll note newer rims and how the body is sitting higher than before (could be a new SOA mod or different springs).

"1953 Willys Jeep CJ3B Project 231 buick V6 stock axles trany been gone thru tube frame vary clean 1 1/2 Body left missing some parts great potential. fairly clean body. call 530-228-1763 Mark / 530-877-1663 1750– OBO e-mail mdwight@c21selectgroup.com"

http://chico.craigslist.org/pts/812373250.html 

 
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My Build — Hood Mounted

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

Last night i got the hood mounted, trimmed and latched. Once I determine where to mount the blocks (not sure what I'm going to make those out of yet), then it will be ready to patch, sand and paint.  

 
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1953 CJ-3B Melba, Id $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  The price is now $3500

I'm not sure I have seen a jeep with a stainless steel roll cage.

"1953 Willys high hood jeep. Dana 60 rear end, detroit locker. 360 AMC motor, T18 transmission. Custom made stainless steel roll cage. This is a diamond in the rough. $4,000.00 (208) 495-1221"

http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/815863719.html 

 
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My Build — Hood version 1

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

Over the past week I completed the form for the hood, applying a second coat of drywall mud to smooth the curves.  I had to create the hood because I lengthened the front clip about 4.5 inches.  Following that, I rubbed some turtle wax onto the form as a release agent.  Then, I laid 3 layers of fiberglass & resin.  Finally, I laid the hat channel I pulled from a different hood I had (which will serve two purposes — to hold the curve of the hood and provide support for the hinge).

As you can see below, the turtle wax didn't completely release well, so there will be some sanding.  Also, rather than apply the gelcoat to the surface of the form (which I figured would not release well at all), I have decided to apply it once I finish sand the hood.  Finally, I have done an initial trim on the hood and it fits well, but not perfect.   It will take some additional trimming, patching and sanding to finish this, but it should do fine for a first hood (much better than the first hood on my first jeep).

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1951 CJ-3A Oceanside, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, GPW (Ford MB), MB

The seller states $12000 was spent on the restoration of this CJ-3A and that it will now go easily down Cali highways at 80mph. My response would be, for starters, how does the hood stay down at 80mph, because there is only a hood latch on the passenger side fender (none on driver side) and no latch receptacles on the hood.  There's no mention of the MB body on this CJ-3A. The rear lights are missing on the driver's side.  Rather than a CJ-3A, the grille appears to be a slat grille in the front (probably the most valuable part of this jeep).  Caveat Emptor.

"4 wheel disk brakes, rancho suspension, 10,000 lb warn winch, power steering, power brakes, newer Ford 250 6 cylinder motor, new tires, new wheels, ground up restoration, new interior.  This old jeep has been lovingly professionally restored to better than new condition.  I had power disk brakes, power steering, Ford 250 motor, and rancho suspension added recently.  I also had the interior completely redone for $2200 with commercial grade heavy duty vinyl and super heavy duty rubber on the floors.  I also had the jeep painted with a $5500 base coat clear coat paint job which looks fantastic.  There's over $12,000 in restoration and now I've decided to sell it…."

View the pics on eBay 

 
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1961 DJ-3A Springfield, MO *SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Was $1800. **SOLD**

“I have a 1961 willys DJ3a that has military running gear. The body is in very good shape and the flat head 4 runs extremely well. Has very good oil pressure, does not smoke, drives very good for a 61 willys. The body is sanded down because i was going to paint it to get rid of the cheesy camo paint job that was on it. I have 150 dollars of slate grey metallic paint primer, and reducer and what not that will go with the willys for the right price. Please call and make an offer i am a very motivated seller, I need to get the jeep out of my buddies barn. “

 
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1949 CJ-3A San Diego, Ca $1400 obo

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is a jigsaw puzzle.  Looks like plenty of pieces with no obvious dents or rust.

"I'M SELLING MY JEEP WILLYS THAT I BOUGHT A COUPLE MONTHS AGO I WAS PLANNING TO CONVERTED TO A V8 BUT I DON'T HAVE TIME ANYMORE BECAUSE I'M GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. THE JEEP IS PART OUT BUT I HAVE ALL THE PIECES TO PUT IT BACK TOGETHER. THE FRAME HAS A 3 INCH LIFT KIT WITH NEW SHACKLES IN THE FRONT AND NEW SHOCKS,THE TUB HAVE SOME RUST ON THE PASSENGER SIDE FLOOR, I HAVE THE 2 FENDERS AND 2 HOODS FOR IT …. $1400 OBO 619 266 0886"

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/814330206.html 

 
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1950 CJ-3A Colorado Springs, Co

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This might be a pretty good deal.  

"This is a 1950 Jeep Willys CJ-3A. For the year, it's in great condition. It comes with a brand new, single barrel carbuerator. Nothing is missing from it, except the PTO I removed off the back. It has a 4 cylinder flathead. The engine turns over, but the new carb hasn't been hooked up yet and there's no battery so it deosn't run. I took this on as a project, but just won't have the time to put into it. It'll make a fun project for someone. Asking $2,750, but I'll consider offers. Email or call me at 303-718-0698."

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/805561281.html 

 
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1962 CJ-3B Portland, Or $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

There's been some mods to this one, more than described by the seller.  Looks like a great trail jeep.

"RARE FIND! Relocation forces sale of Jeep! Original body, new rolling chaise, tires, custom roll cage, 5pt harness seats, 20 gal fuel cell. Custom made cover for outstide storage (has been garaged). Runs great and ready for off roading! More photos available upon request. Seller will entertain all offers and call with any questions. More pictures can be emailed. 503-314-6806"

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/809910627.html 

 
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1958 CJ-3A Rathdrum, Id $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

The price of this CJ-3A sounds about right.  Some pics of this one would be nice to see.  Obviously, the year isn't quite right, but maybe it's on a later model frame?

"Willy's CJ3A, Stock, V6, Straight Body, Warn Over Drive & Bikini Top. Serious Buyer's Only Please. E-mail for More Info."

http://spokane.craigslist.org/car/777057087.html 

 
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1953 CJ-5 Montana $650

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

This is one of the stranger CJ-5s I've ever seen.  While the cage won't be sold with the jeep, it's not exactly a good advertisement for the kind of custom cage they are offering to make.  You gotta see all the pics to really appreciate this one.

"1953 Willys ready to finish your way or we can custom build to specs. We have various axels, motors, transfer cases, and trannys. Cage inside and rims do not go with rig. We can also custom build bumpers, tire carriers, cages, sliders to your original design. Or take it as it sits and restore. Tubs is in great shape no major rust. make offer. 406-887-2858"

http://montana.craigslist.org/cto/812578816.html 

 
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1963 FC-170 New Jersey **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: Was on eBay.

With 7 hours left to go in the auction, the price has reached $10,600.

“For sale is a beautiful 1963 Willys FC170 4×4 truck with a fully frame off restoration. This vehicle was purchased from the original owner and has only 9,348 original miles on it. The truck is all original with the exception of the paint job…the frame, rears, motor & tranny were painted as well. Custom skins were recently made for the the original seat frames. All thats missing on the truck is the headliner & door panels to be complete. For anyone who doesn’t know, the FC170 model has the 6 cyl motor in it and also has a 3spd manual tranny. This truck starts every time and runs perfect!”

 
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MB & M-38 Parts McCall, Idaho

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), M-38, MB

Here's a few MB parts:

Front & Rear Differentials DANA 25
Transmission & Transfer Case T18 (military versions)
All for $100 (all good for parts only)

M-38:

Rare fording kit for M38 – Never installed –
$225 Call for details: (208) 741-9304 

http://boise.craigslist.org/pts/808629316.html 

 
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1952 m-38 Melba, Idaho $9000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

I don't see anything that shouldn't be there.  Looks in great shape.

"1952 Willys M38 Army Jeep. Korean War jeep, completely restored original. New motor, tranny, Koker tires, brakes, soft top with doors. New paint, looks and runs great. 50 miles on new motor. Call Dan at 989-6333."

http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/810706424.html 

 
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Old School Baja Fiberglass Seats Spokane, Wa $30 obo

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

I haven't seen these type of seats in years.

"Baja fiberglass bucket seats with covers(covers are worn as you can see from pictures).Come with brackets that are adjustable.Came out of a CJ Jeep.$30obo.email or call 939-4910.Thanks."

http://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/803854687.html 

 
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1964 CJ-3B Scotts Valley, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

I love Scotts Valley .. I worked out of the old Borland Building for 3 years.  There are few better places in the US to work than the old Borland Building (now the Enterprise Technology Center).  As for the jeep, it's priced a bit high for a non-running CJ with significant rust.

"All original 1964 Willys CJ-3B (original matching serial number engine and chassis with number plate. Original body color was Spruce Green, now is painted a light blue color. Runs fine, but smokes a little (engine should be rebuilt eventually). Needs some minor work to get running again (battery recharged, gas lines and gas tank drained). Hood looks like it has been replaced at some point. Aftermarket heater installed in front passenger side. Rear bench seat is missing. CD ignition system installed."

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/806864236.html 

 
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R10H-1 Overdrive Portland, Or $85

• CATEGORIES: OD Borg Warner/Rancho

I’m not positive, but I believe this version of the Borg Warner Overdrive can be used by a variety of 50’s and 60’s vehicles including jeeps with the dana 18 transfercase.  Here’s an article that explores the overdrive issue on older jeeps.

“R10H-1 overdrive, Warner Gear Div., believe out of 50’s chevy? Good condition! $85 or trade for willys, cj parts.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pts/846290149.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Sonoma, Ca $1600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Get out your welder.  This might be a decent deal depending on how good the condition of the body is.

"Runs. 1000 miles on rebuilt engine. 12 volt system. Recent frame crack requires more skill than I have. Great project car. Call Matt for more information (cell) 707-290-1611"

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/803916703.html 

 
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1950 CJ-3A Crystal, Mn eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This fiberglass tub flatfender looks pretty good.

“You are looking at a 1950 Willys Jeep. It has a 231 cubic inch Buick V6 which is a quite common conversion since it was used in 60’s vintage Jeeps. It has power steering, a rebuilt M18 Transfer case, rebuilt Dana 25 front differential with new Lockrite locker, rebuilt Dana 44 rear differential with new Lockrite locker, new king pin bearings, new front wheel bearings, new pinion bearing, total of $2,500 work done. Less than 100 miles since work was done. Has exceptionally sturdy fiberglass tub. Original steel hood and windshield. Larger gas tank relocated to rear. New 31″ tires. New rebuilt Holly carb, the leaf springs are new and are longer than stock for a better ride and more articulation.”

 
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My Build — Creating the Hood

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

I've decided to tackle the hood.  Because of the 4.5" extension to the front clip, I've had to decide what to do with the hood.  As I documented in previous posts, I've lengthened the fenders.  Now, instead of trying to lengthen an existing hood, I've decided to create my own fiberglass hood:  Nothing fancy, just a straightforward simple hood.  I'll save a more complex hood for a second form.

Since I had an existing hood that had a good hinge and a good rib, I decided to remove those from the hood and use them on the fiberglass hood.  To do this, I had to drill out the rivets that attached the rib to the hood.  Once drilled out, the rib came right off.  You can see the rib and the hinge below.

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James’ newest find …

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

James found this cj-2a with a m38 body on Craigslist for $2,000.  He pounced on it immediately.  I'm not sure how I missed it during my searches!  Just goes to show I can't find them all.

This is an excellent find, especially since the body is in excellent condition reports James.  It's also one of the best California deals I've seen … 

 
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1963 CJ-3B Woodland Park, Co $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

I think this is a good price.  It looks like it has a warn winch, good tires and a good top.  With the overdrive, you've got $1000 worth of value right there.

"1963 Willys CJ3B jeep V8 with overdrive 31 inch mud tires. Lots of extras. Call Andy 432-7869."

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/802006118.html 

 
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1942 GPW Susanville, Ca $2400

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Update:  Price dropped slightly to $2400

I suspect the body on this jeep isn't worth restoring, but it still a running gpw for a reasonable price.

"Must sell, I have a 1942 willys jeep with 16,000 miles on it. I cant confirm the milage as it has a new speedomiter that I havent hooked up, have cable havent done it. It is a 1942 GPW, with the original Go-Devil engine, does not use oil and runs great. New tires, brakes are good (for this old of a jeep), it is an original flat fender the tub has been glassed. The body is very straight and the last paint job it got is marginal. I do not have the time or money to restor it as I had planned. I have driven it around locally since I bought it a year and a half ago and never had any problems at all. I really hate to sell this jeep but have to, my loss is your gain. You may call me at 530-569-0524, I will consider a trade for a jeep Cherokee in good condition."

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/801717370.html 

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A New Jersey $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Here’s an early CJ-2A with the column shift. The seller doesn’t not indicate whether it runs or not, but it looks whole — it looks like it might run.  Obviously, the hood and windshield are a bit rough.

“For sale is a 1946 Willys with early column shift.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Tacoma, Wa $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: This was for sale for the same price in July, but the jeep was brown (as you can see in the pic on the right). Now the jeep is gray as seen in the left.

Given that the body is a fiberglass, which is very hard to find for CJ-3Bs (actually impossible is a better word), I'm positive this was produced in the 80s or early 90s.  Looks to be in great shape.

"This 1954 3-B Highhood powered by a Chev 383 stroker V-8 and 4-Speed transmission.  warn 12,000 lb winch.  36×14.50×16.5 swampers. dana 44 front axle. dana 18 transfercase.  Fiberglass Body …."

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/802615382.html