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1958 FC-170 with Dump Bed Arden Hills, Mn $7500

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UPDATE: Price now $7500 on eBay (was $5500 on craigslist)

(06/04/2010) This looks like a good price for a restored FC.

“FRESH OFF THE FARM!! RARE!! 1958 Jeep FC170 4×4, 226 6 cyl, Forward Control (Cab over) runs good, good body, no rust, painted frame. Has dump box, front winch and 8′ plow. $7500 651*334*1625.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1947 CJ-2A Central, Az **SODL**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $800.

(06/02/2010) It runs, but is rough.

“Needs resto. Has been sitting for 10 years since last run, but started right up with fresh gas and battery. Smokes like the Batmobile. Flathead 4 cyl. 12 volt elec. system. See at 2025 N. Beverly. Call”

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1947 CJ-2A Dayton, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

(05/05/2010) This looks in good shape.  There’s an interesting lining of some type along the rear wheel well.

“1947 Willys Jeep 4 cylinder, runs fine. $3000 firm. Located in Dayton PA.”


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No Updates Tonight (Monday the 7th)


I’ve been in the garage all evening swapping leaves on my rear springs to get the rear end to sit at the right height.  After several swaps I finally got the body to a level spot.  Whew.

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Unusual CJ-5 Rear Seat Mod

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features

I was on my way to Jalopy Jungle (got some new springs — but that write-up must wait) in Nampa when I passed by this CJ-5 sitting outside an auto salvage shop in Meridian.  As soon as I saw it, I made a quick u-turn and snapped some pics.  The CJ-5 itself appears in stock condition with a solid body and no engine. There was no for sale sign and am not sure what it being done to it.

The rear seat itself it something I’ve never seen.  The tail gate still works and there is storage area under the back seat.

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The Commando C104

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeepster

A reader had asked me about the use of Inline 6s on early Jeepsters, so I found the answer on Wikipedia.  I left the page open while I went to lunch and when i came back, I noticed something I hadn’t notice earlier, a picture of the Commando C104 and it’s unusual grille.  I was used to seeing the Commando with the standard jeep/tines grille.  But, the 20,000 or so C104s that were built have a full-size grille that, at first glance, looked to me like it was borrowed from a Bronco.

Anyway, maybe you all knew this, but it was a surprise to me.  Below are some pics that show the evolution of the front of a Jeepster/Commando.

1948 2WD 4 cyl Willys Jeepster (aka VJ-2):

1949 2WD 4 & 6 cyl Willys Jeepster (aka VJ-3):

1950 2WD 4cyl & 6cyl Willys Jeepster (1951 Jeepsters are left overs from the 1950 production year).  These were also known as the VJ-3 463 (4cyl) and VJ-3 663 (6cyl) for part of the year and then the model was changed to VJ-473 (4cyl)  and VJ-673 (6cyl):

1966-1971 Kaiser Jeep’s “Jeepster Commando” Model C-101 (4wd).  There were several different models, but they all appear to have the same front as best as I can tell.

2 1972 Commando C-104s:  The top Commando has a chromed front and the bottom Commando’s front has been modified (and is for sale now).

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Superior, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

“OK. Here is the situation. We had this Jeep sold twice before but the buyers backed out. The reason is because we can’t find the title and the registration doesn’t match with the MVD records. The new owner would have to do an abandoned vehicle search and get a new title that way. We do not have the time to research all of this so we are willing to let it go at a cheaper price. This Jeeps blue book value is over $6000.

1946 Willy’s CJ2A Jeep. All original with added top. 6 volt system. Flathead 4-cylinder. RARE 3 speed on the column shifter. Original seat frames included. 16 in wheels. Been in the same family it’s entire life, 3rd owner in family. Spare tire. We started it a few days ago and drove it around but it does need a little TLC. More pictures available. Price is $2200.”

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1952 CJ-3A Conifer, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800

This includes a PTO Winch.  It’s dusty, but this looks like a good restoration candidate.

“1952 Willys CJ-3A – bone stock and in great shape. I bought this to do a frame off restoration, since it is 100% original – still even has the foot rod starter. The L4 flathead engine runs, but smokes a bit.

Still the original 6V, has the PTO winch, Harrison heater, and has a solid body with with minimal rust. Had a hardtop on it, so the floors are very good. Clear title. Stored in my garage”

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1949 CJ-3A Nocona, Tx **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

This looks solid and straight.

“1949 Willys Jeep. It’s all original, it has 3 speed transmission and is 4 wheel drive. Due to it’s age, it is being sold AS IS with no warranties. It also comes with a clean and clear title, and is currently tagged and inspected. It has a rear main seal leak that needs to be fixed, but it still runs good. We had a blast in it last summer, just riding the back roads and enjoying life.I’m going to miss it, but I have too many cars & horses, and something has to go! Give us a holler and you can check it out.”

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1946 (title year) CJ-3A Florence, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900

“This is a very solid jeep rebuilt as a navy flight line jeep. While registered as a 1946 many components are CJ3A. Starts & runs good – upgraded to 8 Volt system; Good brakes; T-90 tranny is strong; New glass & upholstery. Making room for a new project. More photos upon request.”

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Some Great Old Photos at

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At, Casey has uploaded 20 images from the late 40s / early 50s.  Several of the images have also been loaded at the website and a thread has popped up around them. A video was also uploaded (see below) that shows early color footage of the Yakima Ridge Runners (from Yakima, Washington) playing in what appears to be the Little Naches River and shows them traveling over the Naches Trail (you can also see video excerpts from Exploration Northwest which discusses the trail).

Below is a small version of one of the pics at JpZombie.  In this pic, you can see on the sign ‘Wally Klingele’, who was one of the founding members of the Ridge Runners.  Some of the pics at JpZombie appear to be pics capturing the Life Magazine Folks who put together these classic videos (ridge runner video 1 & ridge runner video 2).

This is also courtesy of via Youtube:


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Willys Sporting Tracks

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Doug suggested I do a search at Youtube on “Willys  Jeep  Tracks”.  I found two interesting videos.

In this video, a CJ-2A is fitted with tracks, one track on each side.

In this video, a jeep wrangler is fitted with tracks on each wheel

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Porcellana Maua Jeep Tea Cups Phoenixville, Pa eBay


Thanks to Dave (Hog) for pointing out this unusual item — Jeep Tea cups.  First off, the price on these seems nuts –$9999 — seriously?  Maybe I just don’t know the market for tea cups.  Also, the seller claims these are WWII tea cups, but, based on the jeep, those are Korean War Cups at the earliest.

“World War II Porcellana Maua Jeep Tea Cups and Saucers. Owned by United States Rear Admiral Raymond Schneider who was stationed in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Mint condition.”

View all the info on eBay

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Year CJ-2A Lewiston, Id $1800


The 1/2 cab looks solid.

“Engine runs excellent. Drivetrain in good cond. Body is a little rough. Metal 1/2 cab. 31” mud tires. call for more info. 1-208-8 four 2- 24 six 1″

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1943 GPW Fresno, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

It’s a project, but the body appears solid.

“1943 GPW JEEP fore sale original parts, started to restore ,running before. unable to finish , Job relocation unable to keep, has new parts.”

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1958 & 1961 FC-150s Omaha, NE **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

Here’s a couple parts FCs.

“Have titles for both. one red one green. both ran a within the last 7 years but have been sitting since. many parts between both of them. Trucks are located 45 min east of sioux city. can haul if needed for a fee. e mail any questions. 1800.00 for both or 1000.00 each OBO. thanks”

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1948 CJ-2A Cinti, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

It looks nice.  I’m not sure if it’s a CJ-3A with the wrong year or a CJ-2A with a 3A windshield.

‘1948 Willys C-3 Military jeep. Jeep has been restored and is in excellent condition. 4cyl 3 spd. 4×4. Original drivetrain, runs excellent… New Top (soft) w/ removable doors. asking 6500.obo”

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1962 Truck Ponce, Puerto Rico eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Bidding ended on this truck, though the starting price was $26,000!  It’s a nice looking truck you could keep at your Puerto Rico Beach Mansion.

“This Jeep Truck tablet is original with Classic Modified. It has air conditioning. Stereo valued at $ 2,000.00 (optional) for only additional $ 1,000.00 already installed. The Jeep Willy’s Truck is like new at all, and runs very well. This for car show excibicion. Buyers who are interested and serious only. I have more photos if you want to see. If you are interesting and you leave in the USA, check for S/H Cost or E-Mail me, also you can call me. This Truck are in excellence condition ,no damage.

(Spanish Version) Esta Jeep Truck es original con tablilla de Clasicos Modificados. Tiene aire acondicionado. Equipo de musica valorado en $2,000.00 (opcional) por solo $1,000.00 adicionales y ya esta instalado. La guagua esta como nueva en todo, y corre muy bien. Esta de excibicion. Compradores que este interesados y serios solamente. Tengo mas fotos si las deseas ver. Si esta interesado y vive en los US, verifique los costos de manejo y franqueo o puede comunicarse conmigo por E-Mail o telefono. Este Vehiculo esta en excelente condicion, sin dano alguno.”

View all the info on eBay

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1953 CJ-3A Salinas, CA **SOLD**


1953_cj3a_salinas2UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000.

(08/22/2009) “Buick 231 V6 auto turbo 350 dana 20 transfer case twin stick, power steering, 11 inch breaks, centec wiring harness, air bags rear, new ranchos front, 5.38 front and rear gears, dana 44 rear 27 front.”

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1947 CJ-2A Memphis, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

(03/01/2010) What kind of top is covering this Jeep?

“runs a drives good everything works! Make offers ”

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Biscuit’s New Drain Holes


One little mod I’ve been meaning to implement was the installation of some drain holes for the driver and passenger side floors.  This allows the interior of the body to easily be sprayed out after a day in the dirt.

I knew I didn’t simply want holes; instead I wanted holes with stoppers.  But, I was concerned the stoppers would wear on the fiberglass. So, the other day I drove down the road and browsed around the local Home Depot store to see what I could find.

One idea I had was to check out the PVC aisle to see if there were any stoppers for PVC Pipe.  After looking around, I discovered some $.15 stoppers that could fit into 2″ PVC I already had.  So, I bought the stoppers and went to work.

First, I drilled 2″ holes with a drill saw.  Then, I cut two pieces (one for each side) PVC to about 4″ (my fiberglass body has two layers of fiberglass with a foam core).  I then used some handy marine glue to stick the PVC in place.  It takes the marine glue about 7 days to cure, but once cure, it’s there for life.  Here are the finished results — nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.

Here’s the hole with the stopper in place.  I still need to put some herculiner around the edges to blend everything in better.

This image shows the stopper out and the top of the hole:

This image shows the bottom of the hole:

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1960 CJ-3B Salt Lake City, Ut **SOLD**


**SOLD** Here’s a great deal that Brett spotted.

“1960 CJ3B tall hood Willys Jeep. Buick V6, Power steering, New windshield, All new steering parts, newer brakes, Ultra low 5/38 gears, 8000 LB PTO winch. Street legal but with a top speed around 50 its best suited as a trail rig, Farm truck or for hunting. Does have a tow bar that goes with it so you can flat tow it to the trails. The body is in rough shape. I have another good CJ2 low hood body for an extra couple hundred. I would consider trading for a little 70’s Datsun or Toyota pickup.”

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1944 GPW South Prairie, Wa $750


This looks like a good price.

“1944 ford gpw flatfender jeep, all original, 99.9% complete. rough condition, $750 obo. 206-650-8367.”

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1950 CJ-3A Project Springfield, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500.

This looks like a good price, though it has a valve issue.

“Have two Jeeps need to let one go. I have restored one of them and don’t have the money finish this one. I have all the parts to rebuild it, except the seats, and radiator they were not original. These are great Jeeps, I love the one I built. Originally pulled the motor because of a cracked valve seat. Can install new valve and you will have a runner. Can part it out for more than I’m asking I just don’t have the time. Pictures are of when I purchased it last year.  Since I have found a different hood and got ride of the wheels and tires and replaced them with original ”

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1953 CJ-3A Sacramento, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000.

This is a project.

“I have a 53 willys for sale. The jeep is a project that needs to be put back together, the engine, tranny, transfer case, and both diffs have all been rebuilt about three years ago. It has low miles. I started to take the jeep back apart to do the body work and paint, and some other upgrades and ran out of money and time, to many projects. I have all parts, so you can put it back together and run it that way or you could finish what I started and make it look nice! I have new fenders, tail gate, rear seat frame, and new front best top low back seats. The jeep also has new all terrian 33 inch tires, centech wire harness, and tilt wheel steering colume,power steering, SOA lift. Iam asking $3000 obo,”