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1951 CJ-3A Two Harbors, Mn **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was last priced at $3500

“I have for sale a 1951 Willys CJ-3A.  It runs and drives good, including four wheel drive. I have replaced the master cylinder and the wheel cylinders. New front and rear seals, added all new gauges, except the speedo, also a new tailpipe, muffler, gas tank, front bumper, and new tires and rims.  This is a nice jeep, its not perfect but, it easily could be.”

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1946 CJ-2A Redmond, OR **SOLD**


Update:  **SOLD** Was $3200

(09/01/08) This has been for sale for a year plus.

“225 buick v6, 4wheel power disc, 5:38 gears, locked front/rear, spring over, 35″goodyear mtr’s, warn overdrive, power steering, tilt wheel, custom gas tank under rear, new sides, floors, wheel tubs. little to make it go again, ran great when i started the rebuild on body..3 years ago. garaged for last 10 years. just needs some finishing. new heat tech heater (28k btu). firm price, lots done and trail proven!! type “dutch” in subject like or i will mark as spam!

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The easiest way to work on the underside of a Jeep is …

• CATEGORIES: Website • TAGS: .

UPDATE 2: See a pic of a tipped jeep from Tom’s Dad’s Time in WWII.

UPDATE: Grant mentioned that Vernco demonstrates how to tip a jeep on its side.  See a pic below and some steps.  Learn more at

Tip it on its side!  Alex spotted this post from the Miljeep website.  Unfortunately, my french is a little rusty … ok, really really rusty.  I’ve posted two pics here.  You can see the other two at the Miljeep website.

I tried searching for additional jeeps on their side, and though I couldn’t find any more, I found some other cool pics that I’ll feature over the next couple of days.

From Vernco’s Site, 9 prep steps for tilting your rig:

1. Drain the fuel tank and run the engine until the carb is dry.
2. Drain the engine oil, transmission and transfer case lube. (He didn’t drain the radiator, but notes he probably should have. It didn’t leak but caused a problem when he had to remove it later.)
3. Remove or drain the oil bath air cleaner.
4. Remove the battery.
5. Remove the passenger seat since it can pivot free.
6.Remove or restrain anything else that could come free.
7.Inflate the “downhill” tires to max pressure since they must support the vehicle weight on an angle while the tip is in progress.
8. Fit some 2×4′s between the engine block and “downhill” frame rail so the engine mounts wouldn’t shift.
9. Chain the engine to the frame so the mounts wouldn’t let loose.

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Raymond Concrete Pile Company does Soil Research

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-3B, Features

UPDATE: Derek’s got much more information on the CJ-3B site.

This image was on, but no longer seems to be there. In it, you can see Raymond Concrete Pile Company’s Gow Division’s SPT rig using a PTO to bore a hole for soil research.  This is actually an advertisement for the Jeep.

The caption with the image is, “The Jeep helps cut our costs by getting more done”.

And the text below the image is:
In building anything big, the first step is soil sampling.  Gow Division of the Raymond Concrete Pile Company.  57-year-old construction company with projects around the world, keeps its 28 ‘Jeeps’ going eight hours a day in its work of investigating soil conditions to furnish information to architects and designers so they can determine the best type of foundations for construction projects of all kinds.  Here is one of Raymond’s “Jeeps” with power take-off being used to operate an exploratory boring outfit.

The manager of Raymond’s Gow Boring division says: “We were the first to use the “Jeep” in soil testing work, and we have been using more and more “Jeeps” ever since.  The “Jeep” helps cut our costs by getting more done. It can maneuver over rough ground in the country and get into tight spots between buildings in the city.  It furnishes the pwoer for operationg our rigs and carries our equipment quickly from job to job so that we’re always ready to go.”

Here’s an example of a post hole digger. So, maybe they ‘dig’ with some kind of custom corer and then use the PTO to lift it (which is what they appear to be doing in the photo above)?


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Paul has this Capstan Winch for Sale La Conner, Wa **SOLD**



“Jeep Capstan Winch Assy (Linkbelt)in good operating condition.  (Came on 1946 CJ2A I just purchased that I have no use for) Missing the rope roller assy and the original handle assy.  (Both available from  Operating handle is relocated horizontally, below winch mounting platform on lower right-hand side. (see attached picture.)”

View all the info on eBay

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Wanted: CJ-2A Exhaust Manifold and Good Fuel Pump for Trencher

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Mike writes that he is looking for a “good cj-2a exhaust manifold with no cracks or missing mounts and also need a good fuel pump for a 1948 cj-2a trencher.

Mike is in Southern Illinois.  Email him at

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1946 CJ-2A Peoria, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1050.

This looks to be solid.  It might be a good price.

“I have lots of new parts. This jeep is in very good condition for a 1946. The title is clear and the registration is current. Needs engine finished and to be assembled ”

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1958 CJ-5 Laramie, Wy **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This looks like a good restoration project.


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1959 Wagon Florence, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800

“engin- superhurricane 6 L226 cu in; powertake-off winch; refurbished original AM radio; all parts- doors, hood, tail gate, front grill;”

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1953 CJ-3B Sparks, Nv eBay


Looks solid.  Some good shots of the underside on ebay.

“1953 Willys CJ3B.  New fuel pump and fuel tank, rebuilt carburetor.  New alternator and converted to 12 volt.  New upholstery.  Seat belts.  Original heater.  Warn hubs.  Aftermarket turn signal switch on column.  Speedometer needle broken, but speedometer still works.  Spare tire and mount included, but not attached.  Storage box in rear.  The body is in good condition, with some minor rust spots.  Custom rear bumper includes two jerry can carriers.  It’s been in storage for several years, but still starts and runs good.”

View all the info on ebay

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1949 CJ-3A Sudlersville, Md eBay


This looks like it would make a great restoration project.

“Here is great deal on a classic Jeep. I hate to sell it, It was a project for my son and I but I just got laid off and need to sell it. The Jeep runs great. New coil, fuel pump, spark plugs, clutch, brakes. Muffler, overhauled engine and the clutch was put in 2 years ago and about 500 miles since then. Only used it to get icecream with the kids. Planned complete restoration but other things have happened. Been converted to 12 volt. Its great driver now. The odometer says 4500 but its alot more!. Tons of extra parts!. Look at the pictures and see. Extra clutch that was sent to me by accident, new electrical harness, fuel tank, starter, gasket set, Front seat cushions, engine parts, manuals, parts catalogs electric wipes, new carb, a almost new set of tires. Military tires on their now which are in great condition. The top is in good condition, Not installed. The frame is in EXCELLENT condition. Very solid. Body is solid too with minor surface rust. Needs a few things. The foot starter button needs a new mounting flange but is still woking. Turn signals and gas gauge not working. Starting the Auction off at $2500.00 If you buy it now at $5,500.00   I’ll throw in a 36″ Sheet metal shear, 24″ Diacro hand break, A diacro turret punch and the hypotherm plasma cutter. All that you can see in the other Auction Im putting up in a few hours. Everything you need to do a complete frame up restoration. Must be picked up.

****** I got several questions regarding if there is “rot” and about rust. I was a metal fabricator for 14 years and a certified license aircraft mechanic. There is slight surface rust not metal rot. The back seat is faded and starting to rot but the metal pans are solid. I included 2 new pictures of the dash and floor.”

View all the pics on ebay

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1947 Wagon Indianapolis, In $14,000

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

This looks like a nicely updated wagon.

“1947 Willys Station Wagon , 1963 413 Chrysler .030 over, Auto, 4″ Chopped Top, All new Currie rear end, 31 spline axles, power steering, Chrysler sub frame, Torsion bar Suspension. 317-701-7773.”

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2 Trucks Fanwood, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

There’s a variety of good parts.

“got a pair of 1961 willys pickups for sale one has rebuilt engine with less then 20 thousand on it. the body is in rough shape. other one needs rebuild but body in much better shape. take as package deal make one outta two. extra body parts come with. 2 hoods and grills doors ect. must see.”

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1951 M-38 Camarillo, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4900

(07/15/2010) This looks solid.  I wonder if that really is a BW OD or a Warn OD.

“Original M38. New seats(front buckets and rear military style quick removable “clam shell style bench), tires, brakes. Runs great! starts right up and goes anywhere. Borg-warner O/D so it’ll cruise 60mph if you dare. It’s not a perfect museum piece yet, but high KBB is $17.5k for one like that.”

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1959 FC-170 Costa Mesa, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(08/21/2010) “Here is one of the rarest Jeeps out of my collection, and by far the most original un-restored complete Jeep, a 1959 FC170 with the 9 foot bed option.  Original paint, never been repainted.  Paint has great patina and shows age of the Jeep.  Two owners, complete and fully documented ownership history, including the original dealership bill of sale.  I went through this Jeep and made everything work.  Original engine needed spark plugs and a tune up and a new generator.  I found an original era correct generator.  Everything on the Jeep is original, the interior is complete, seat upholstery is original, the running gear is refurbished and works as it should, including the engine, the 3 speed manual, the transfer-case, 4 wheel drive, axles, diffs, all in good running condition.  I cleaned and re-sealed the tank and rebuild the sending unit.  This Jeep drives real nice, and everything works, the heater, all the electrical, the turn signals, lights.  Complete with original headliner, original door panels, original sun visors, and a few rare items like a vinyl cigarette box holder attached to the visor. The stencil “Jeep” and “4 Wheel Drive” insignias on the tailgate are original. The tires are original old stock, most likely the second set, dating early 60’s. A true survivor, this Jeep spent 90% of her life in one family, who owned a RV business in a small town in Washington State. The Jeep was mostly used to plow occasional snow on the RV lot, otherwise the Jeep parked in the dry.  The body is completely stock and original, no accidents, no rust with the exception of pitting and surface rust on rear fender flares and surface rust on the bed floor.  Because it is so original I never had plans to repaint or frame-off restore this Jeep, I always loved the original condition it is in. I just made everything work properly, with the goal to avoid any modern upgrades or parts replacements that are not era correct.  This Jeep drives real nice, it breaks properly, shifts nicely and the engine sounds very healthy.  This FC170 is a true survivor.  Your chance to own a piece of Jeep history. The Black/Yellow California plates are not original, they are new personalized DMV issue and I painted them to the correct colors. The license plate does read “59FC170″ and is included in this sale. I added the vintage ’59 Texas truck plates for looks, this Jeep was never registered in Texas.  Original West Coast Jeep all her life!  The rare Texas plates are also part of the sale. The snow plow mechanism works, but I do not have the plow blade.  This Jeep, like all my other Jeeps listed for sale on Ebay, has valid and current California Registration, new tags good through 2011.  The title is clear and in my name.  I have collected Jeeps for many years, and I am selling a number of rare Jeeps out of my collection.”

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1946 CJ-2A Gold Hill, Ca $4200


UPDATE:  Still Available

(07/03/2010) This appears to have a MB windshield.

“This jeep was rattle canned to prevent rust and stored in a barn in Douglas County for over 25 years. The body is solid, runs great with the original motor and drive train. Has new clutch, bearings, rear seal, carb rebuilt, etc. I have the original roll bar which is currently not on the jeep. It also has the original rifle rack mounted on the dash…have seen these on Ebay for as much as $500. Would appreciate serious inquires only. Thanks.”

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1943 MB Clarkdale, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $18,999. **SOLD**

(08/31/2010) This “mint” condition MB has an unusual cross member underneath the grille.  It also sports what appear to be warn hubs.  I’d review this closely.

“This mint condition 1943 Willy MB military US Army vehicle is for sale, new roof, a must see vehicle, this is a true collectors item, travels 65 MPH, 60 HP, weight 2453 lbs, 132 inches long, fuel tank holds 15 gallons of gasoline, get about 20 miles per gallon, original cost was $739, email your questions, thanks”

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A pair of Stainless Lights Southern, Il $100 + shipping


Mike has some lights for sale.

This is a set of Unity Spotlights, chrome, 12 volt. I bought them new and hardly used them. I’d like $100.00 plus $15.00 to ship.  These spotlights cost $150.00 new each. Email me at

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A Couple Slat Grille MBs and Marmon Herrington Tanks

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s an image from 1942 that Hugo spotted at wikipedia.  The picture is high enough resolution that I was able to get a couple closeup pics as well.

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History of Willys in South Africa from the NFI

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), News

Regular readers will remember Claus and his brother from the CJ-2As they restored in South Africa.

Claus also made contact with the Northern Flagship Institution, a national museums institution that falls under the auspices of the Department of Arts and Culture in South Africa.  The NFI provided Claus with a detailed response that lists, based on their research, the jeeps that had entered the country.

Curiously, they don’t mention the SEEP (shown below) that is located at the South African Military Museum in Johannesburg.  Gavin Walkers Willys MA site has a couple photos of it.

Based on Claus’s suggestion, I did a quick search of the CJ-2A Page Forum and learned here are a few other South African CJ-2A owners as well.  So, I thought I’d publish this NFI historical information in hopes it helps others.

Thanks for sending it on Claus!


From the NFI to Claus —

Thank you for your email query of 14 July 2008.   The South African National Museum of Military History, a component of the Northern Flagship Institution does not have complete records of Willys Jeep purchases by the Union Defence Forces or by the later SADF.  We have found some information which might assist you.  Much research is still required to fully answer your query.

Since the Willys Jeep was manufactured in the United Sates of America, all issued American equipment to British Commonwealth countries came via the Lend Lease agreement.  The Union Defence Forces had to work through the British War Department to obtain American Equipment via the Lend Lease.  The first Jeep, a Willys MB seems to have arrived in South Africa in about October 1943.  This Jeep was allocated the Union Defence Forces (UDF) number U 47505 and was used by Capt A A van Niekerk MC, Officer Commanding the paratrooper company of the newly formed SAAF Regiment undergoing training at Premier Mine, Pretoria.

During November 1943, a Willys MB Jeep – U 46-04, was used as a command vehicle during  training in the Barberton district, by the Officer Commanding, S A Armoured Brigade, Brigadier C L de W du Toit.

At about the same time (November 1943 – April 1944) some Willys MB Jeeps were allocated to the 6 SA Armoured Division (6 Div) in training at Khatatba in Egypt, the numbers were small but unknown.   We believe that 6 Div drew more Jeeps from British stores at Bari at the end April 1944, once they had landed in Italy.  The numbers are unknown but this information may be at the SANDF Archives in Pretoria –

Photographic evidence shows that the following units used Jeeps in Italy:

During the advance of 6 Div from Cassino to Rome – end May to 6 June 1944:

6 Div Postal Unit
12 Field Squadron, South African Engineer Corps

North of Rome and into Gothic Line:

6 Div Headquarters
11 South African Armoured Brigade Group Headquarters
Prince Alfred’s Guard
First City / Cape Town Highlanders reconnaissance platoon were issued with Jeeps
The Natal Mounted Rifles also had Jeeps by October 1944

During the spring of 1945 and after 6 Div had broken through the Gothic Line the following units are known to have had Jeeps:

7/64 Battery of the Transvaal Horse Artillery
Imperial Light Horse / Kimberley Regiment

The war in Italy ended on 2 May 1945.  On 14 May the 6 South African Armoured Division held a Victory Parade at the Monza Racetrack in which all their vehicles were paraded.  After the parade the vehicles were handed in to the transport park.  Later the vehicles were railed to Genoa to the 6 South African Armoured Division Vehicle Park.  A small number of men chose to stay on in Italy after the other servicemen had been sent home to the Union. Many of these men had girlfriends and wanted to stay on and prepare the vehicles for shipping to the Union.    The first ship left Genoa for Durban at the end of April 1946.  The ex British equipment was shipped first in eleven ships.  The American equipment was last to leave Genoa on SS Standridge on 3 May 1947, after much discussion on numbers and payment to the USA.

Only two Willys Jeeps and two 10cwt General Service Jeep Trailers were shipped to South Africa.  A third Jeep, purchased by Captain D C Clarke under authority dated 23 September 1946 was shipped on the SS Samarina on 24 September 1946.  This Jeep had the British War Department number WD 5662164. These are the only Jeeps to officially come from Italy to the Union.

In 1948, the UDF ordered two hundred and eighty nine Willys Jeeps, the model is unknown.  These were allocated the U numbers . U 75800 – U 76088.

Forty three, 1951, Willys 7 seater station wagons were also ordered by the UDF and allocated the U numbers  U 76177 – U 76219.

In 1960, twenty-five CJ-3B Jeeps were ordered as well as sixty-one of the more modern CJ-5s.  Of the total eighty- eight ordered, only eighty-five were delivered at first, the rest arriving at a later date.

In about 1963/64 the SADF purchased one hundred and nine CJ-6 Jeeps.  It is not known if they were manufactured by Willys Motors Incorporated or by the Kaiser Jeep Corporation.

In 1992 there were fourteen CJ-6 Jeeps at 4 Vehicle Reserve Park, Walmanstal, north of Pretoria.  These had the following registration numbers.

BCL 953 M             BCL 948 M   BCL 941 M   BCL 952 M   BCL 939 M   BCL 944 M
BCL 943 M             BCL 937 M   BCL 938 M   BCL 945 M   BCL 934 M   BCL 950 M

The above listed Jeeps were powered by 4 -cylinder engines.

BDF 775 M and BDF 760 had 6-cylinder engines.

The Museum would appreciate any information you may find regarding Jeeps in South African service.

Yours sincerely

Incorporating — Transvaal Museum, National Cultural History Museum, SA National Museum of Military History, Kruger Museum, Pioneer Museum, Sammy Marks Museum, Tswaing Crater Museum, Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum.

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4 5×5.5 Aluminum Rims Portland, Or $100

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

I can’t tell if these are hurricane, turbine, or something else.

“i have four turbine wheels in ok shape 1 has a cosmetic blemish two of the four tires are ok 235/75/15 other two are flat unsure why about 30% tread wheels are 5 on 5.5”

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Fiberglass Body Lees Summit, Mo **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

I am guessing this is two fenders and a body?

“jeep body molded by tj vanderbosch company [ they make jeep bodies for JC Whitney and other jeep restoration sites. body is a rough mold thats why its so much cheaper it will need work before paint . i cut out the a grill also but they stuck the mold and i have not heard from them if its fixed i cut out rear floor pan to fit my chassic as you can see in the pictures. but i still have it so you can glass it back in .ALSO have fenders and hood there a smoother molding and need less work to be ready for paint. Im supposed to recieve ed yet ”

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Rolling Chassis Holyoke, Ma Make Offer


There’s some value here.

‘willys jeep off road project, lock rights front and rear, 5.38 gears, front disc brakes, lift springs, rancho shocks,34 x 9.50 s swampers,M38 tub fenders,grill hood give me a call if your interested, 1 413 535 8311″

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Wanted: Some CJ-2A parts in Maine

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Perhaps someone can help out this Willys owner.

“I’m looking for some Willys parts. Specifically looking for a radiator for a ’47 CJ-2A. Might also be looking for a REALLY GOOD 4-cyl flathead engine. Might be looking for other parts, whole Jeeps, or unfinished projects, depending on what you have. Maybe a good frame and/or tub for another project. Jeeps with 4-speed or Warn overdrive, or other interesting parts.”


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1947 CJ-2A Spanaway, Wa $500


Parts Jeep?

“47 Willys Jeep, L head 4 cyl. all there, not running, floor and seats gone Has Buick 6 that goes with it, probably only good for core. Really cool front bumper, steel 16.5 wheels, heater on floor of passenger side. Have soft top and doors, original under seat gas tank, extra jerry cans. No title, could spend a ton of money and have something super nice or just spend a little bit of money and have a really fun runner. Maybe a Rat-Jeep.”