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1948 Wagon Hopewell, NJ **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

There are some interesting detail changes (lights front and back) in particular.  There may be a little work yet based on the seller’s notes.

1948 Willys, was sitting in a barn 1970-1996.  I purchased it in 1998, frame-off restoration and body stripped, put on the road in 2003.  Never missed a beat, very reliable, has never let me down in 8 years and 5000 miles.  I am a Mechanical Engineer, been building and restoring US and German cars since 1978.  I am not a pro, but I was working for a German company when I built this car, and I always imagined one of the German Engineers was sitting over my shoulder when I was building it, criticizing everything I was doing, so mechanically it is done to a high level.

DRIVETRAIN: Mid-80’s CORVETTE 350 with Corvette Aluminum heads.  Engine is set 8” back into firewall, so crank pulley is centered over front axle centerline for best weight distribution.  I believe the engine was re-honed at one time (pulled pan and had a look), so perhaps it is bored?  Demon 650cfm Carb and Edelbrock intake, universal street rod headers ceramic coated with true dual exhaust with crossover.  Aluminum waterpump.  Aftermarket distributor.  New valve lifters and timing chain.  Turbo 350, rebuilt when truck was built.  Lokar shifter.  Griffin aluminum radiator, Ford Taurus Police electric fan (with low/high speed fan).  Shaved firewall.  Holley electric fuel pump mounted at tank, oil pressure safety switch on pump, plus large fuel filter.  Runs good, although a bit sputtery until off the choke.

SUSPENSION:  Heidt’s  MUSTANG II FRONT end with tubular A-arms, vented rotors, large anti-roll bar (kit cost $2000).  Rear end Ford 8.8” 3.23 posi with finned aluminum cover, vented disk brakes, adjustable coilovers with second set of shocks, T-bird anti-roll bar.  Adjustable balance valve for front/rear brake bias.  Functioning parking brake.  Power Rack and pinion steering.  Hydro Boost (not vacuum) power brakes make this wagon stop like a Porsche.  Power Steering cooler.  16” American Racing wheels.  Good front tires, older rear tires (245’s).  Spare tire on Mustang 16″ alloy.  Handles well, tracks straight, not so happy on very bumpy roads (low rider).

INTERIOR:  Dash completely re-done.  Pod in front of driver holds AutoMeter “Phantom” (white background) gages as follows:  Tach, Speedo, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Vacuum, Fuel. Water Temp.  Indicator lights for turn signal and high beams.  GM tilt steering column.  AM/FM cassette in overhead console.  Center console with power window switches for side windows.  Custom trans cover.  Volkswagen Rabbit wiper motor (electric 2 speed).  Heat insulation padding in firewall, trans cover, under seat platform.  Dash lights flicker on/off occasionally.  2 front seats, no rear seats.

Windows behind doors, formerly 2 piece sliding windows, are now 1 piece power up-down, very slick.  Small humps in rear floor for coilovers and differential clearance.  Interior is semi-complete, but really needs to be gone over and re-done.  Has 3-point seatbelts.

BODY: Had floor and rocker rust, all replaced with reproduction sheetmetal.  Driver’s rear quarter panel and door lower replaced with reproduction panels.  Hood shaved, headlight chrome trim removed and now mounted flush to grille, newer H4 halogen headlights.  Front signals flush in grille.  Custom front bumper, reinforced.   All glass is new, and windshield is 2 piece flush mount.  Doors shaved, with remote “poppers” for remote control, plus hidden release buttons.  No chrome anywhere.  Front fenders fully extended to blend into custom 2.5” rear wheel flares.  Rear lights are Caddy, sunk into rear corners.  Sunken license plate.  Custom rear bumper.  Upper tailgate (window) is custom modern look frameless tinted glass, on gas struts, hidden hinges.   Color is 1992 Ford Gold with Volvo Brown trim.  Paint job is so-so, cowl could use a re-spray and it has some overall wear.

Willys is sold AS-IS, no guarantees.  I built it, I drove it 30 miles on August 26th, and I know it works well and is reliable, but it is not a Honda or a 2011 car so you may need to fix some things.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Bullhead City, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500

“327 engine, headers, 6in lift, 33in. tires. Body in Good Shape RUNS GOOD!!!”

 
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1951 Wagon Clifton, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500

“Here is a good looking Willys with a 351 V/8 and Automatic from a 1969 Mustang. It also has a Mustang II rack&pinion steering. Looks good and runs well!”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Eagle Point, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2250.

(06/13/2011) This is a column shift.

“1946 Willys Jeep
Original 4 cylinder engine
New master cylinder
Column shift
1943 grill
Runs, needs hoses, fan belt, and battery
Roll bar
Good hunting rig”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Auburn, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5800

(08/08/2011) Looks solid.

“Classic 1954 Willy CJ3B. Extraordinary Condition. High hood, “F” head engine, full roll bar, power steering, tilt steering wheel, oversized and vacuum assisted brakes, tow package, Warn wench, new tires. Well cared for vehicle. Serious callers only. Will not respond to e-mail. $5,800.00.”

 

 
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1958 FC-150 Woodland Hills, Ca **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD**

(10/22/2009) “1958 FC 150 4×4 runs and drives earlier restoration, some rust. This FC Vin Number: 65548 15542 California Lic. Non Op. It has the original hurricane 134 4 cylinder runs well as does the Warner transmission and transfer case, the interior has non original seats, the passenger side glass is broken, there is a slight crack in windshield, and the doghouse has been cut slightly. The counter weight is intact, tires are worn, break master leaks and needs replacement.

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1946 CJ-2A Priest Lake, Id $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This looks like a solid rig.

“MUST SELL!!! 1946 Willy’s Jeep
$4,500 OBO
Small block Ford V8”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/2570171437.html

 
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1961 Wagon Glen Rose, Tx $3500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This looks pretty good.

“1961 Willys Wagon 4×4, original flathead Super Hurricane engine, kept in garage. Drivable, body has some rust. $3,500”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/2570170026.html

 
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1950 CJ-3A Coshocton, Oh Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This will be scrapped, so someone could probably get this for above the scrapped value.
“Willys straight fender, 4×4, 2.0L Pinto Motor, Weiand aluminum intake, 4 barrel Holley, tachometer, fire extinguisher, tilt steering column, full roll cage, white spokes with 31×15 tires

It has sat for 6 years and the clutch is out, shifter rusted solid, destin for scrap yard soon. will sell complete or part out. has good ohio title. I have 1500. invested so make offer
7four0-6two3-8nine33 call and leave message must speak up i screen telemarketers
tp69camaro at live.com e-mail I cannot call long distance on my phone, please keep trying
I also have 1967 Jeep Comando, 1987 Suzuki Samarui, 1992 Chevy Blazer all 4×4, destin for scrap yard, don’t be afraid to make an offer”

http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/2570259459.html

 
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1943 MB Manchester, Ct $100

• CATEGORIES: MB

It looks good from the front .. lol

“1943 Willys Jeep for sale. Engine No. CJ2A40130B (Engine No. 283773 removed in 1955), Serial No. 20471694. Purchased in Germany 1948 and kept in family ever since – have all documentation. Body in poor condition, no front glass, no upper body. Engine and other mechanicals believed to be complete. Both doors restored and in good condition. Last ran 30 years ago. My father died before he got to this project. First $100 takes it away. Buyer responsible for removal costs.”

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/2570260328.html

 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Northwest, AR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

“for sale a 1948 willys jeep. Runs and drives. Has original flathead 4 cylinder and 3 speed transmission. It has had disk brakes put on the front axle in place of the drums. Not too rusty. $2000 or best offer.”

 
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1953 CJ-3A Dewitt, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

This appears solid.  If it has been doing a lot of plowing, i would check those front frame rails.

“1950 Willy Jeep CJ3A. Runs and drives awesome. Decent tires, 4wd works perfect. (Blows right throug 12+ inches of snow!) I have had the jeep for over a year. I bought it and put a new water pump on it. It has a rebuilt engine in it. Pulled the motor when we pulled the transmission to inspect. Transmission full service and seals. Still a flathead 4. It was sitting in a barn in Cedar Falls since 1982. Minimal rust in the floors where the wood brace got wet and ate out the support and floor. New master cylinder, Wheel cylinders and brake shoes. Partial new exhaust and new correct muffler. Civilian Jeep that was originally greyish blue…I bought it orange and painted it with camo green. Fun little jeep to drive around. Only reason for sale is losing storage at the end of the fall. Let me know if you have any more questions. 3000 OBO.”

 
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1953 CJV-35/U Bozeman, Mt **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500. Sears / Meyers hardtop.

This has a few updates.  I can’t tell for sure, but their might be some rust along the driver’s side.

“1953 Willys Jeep, V6, Good tires, runs good but needs some fine tuning. No e-mails.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Oroville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200

(04/21/2011) Nothing fancy.  Runs and drives.

“1950 Flat fender runs good has hard top and bikini top tires are good. Had fun with it but no time to enjoy it now so I’m selling. Great for off road hunting and camping
2900.00”

 

 
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1951 CJ-3A Fremont, Ca $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(08/04/2011) This looks nice.  The price seems good too.

“1951 WILLYS JEEP CJ3A, V6. RUNS GOOD. FIRST $ 4,500. MUST SEE. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. 510-489-0374. PLEASE NO FLAKES.

BELOW IS PREVIOUS OWNERS LIST:
231 CI V6 84 CENTURY, BORED .040″ OVER, BALANCED, RV CAM, ALUMINUM INTAKE
500 CFM CARB
HEADERS
HEI DISTRIBUTOR
DANA 44 REAR, DANA 25 FRONT WITH 11″ DRUM FROM EARLY MODEL WAGONEER
3″ BODY LIFT, 2.5 LIFT SPRINGS WITH RS500 SHOCKS
PAINLESS WIRING, ALL NEW GAUGES YEAR 2000
HEAVY DUTY TOW BAR
ALL STEEL BODY. SOME RUST HERE AND THERE & BODY FILLER.
TOP SPEED @ 45 MPH
WHEN FLAT TOWING, STEERING WHEEL MUST BE LOCKED IN STRAIGHT POSITION OTHERWISE WHEN YOU TURN, THE FRONT WHEEL GO ALL THE WAY TURNED AND STAY THAT WAY UNTIL YOU STRAIGHTEN THE STEERING WHEEL. PROBABLY MOUNTING A CJ5 STEERING BOX WOULD FIX THIS.

BELOW IS WHAT I HAVE DONE SINCE I BOUGHT THE WILLYS ON NOVEMBER 2006.
ALIGNED EXHAUST & INSTALLED TAILPIPE
CLEARED BREAK PEDAL FROM RUBBING ON FLOOR HOLE
CLEARED CLUCH PEDAL FROM RUBBING ON FLOOR HOLE
CLEARED ROLL BAR FROM RUBBING FROM FLOOR HOLE
CLEARED WIRES UNDER THE HOOD FROM HOT PARTS
INSTALLED 5 33X12.5R15 SUPER SWAMPER (RUBS ON LOCK TO LOCK). NEED WHEEL SPACER TO FIX.
INSTALLED ALL NEW GREASE FITTINGS AND PUMPED GREASE EXCEPT FOR ONE ON DRIVE SHAFT
INSTALLED BATTERY BOX
INSTALLED MCGUARD WHEEL LOCK
INSTALLED SEAT COVERS
INSTALLED SIDE WIEW MIRRORS
INSTALLED SKYJACLER SINGLE STEERING STABILIZER
INSTALLED TOOL BOX
INSTALLED TRANSPARENT FUEL FILTER
PAINTED FRAME
PAINTED ROLL BAR
PAINTED WHEEL WELLS
REPLACED ALL HOSES
REPLACED FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS & SEALS
RESUFRACED FRONT DRUM & REPLACE BRAKE SHOES
SHAVED HEADERS FLANGE TO CLEAR SPARK PLUG WIRES
SHAVED WHEEL WELL & FENDER TO CLEAR HEADERS
AND MUCH MORE. . .

DAILY DRIVER FOR WORK & GROCERY GETTER
NEVER BEEN OFF ROAD SINCE I BOUGHT IT BUT IT IS READY.
ALWAYS GARAGE KEPT.
CLEAN TITLE. I HAVE PINK SLIP ON HAND.”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/2570445788.html

 
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Old Golf Range Cart

• CATEGORIES: Features

More updates tomorrow morning ….

Gerald took pics of this old car they got a few years back.  It has various jeeps parts attached.  Gerald reports the frame was pristine, so they sold it to someone who could put it to better use.

 
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Wanted: Leaf Springs for CJ-2A in Lewiston, Id

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, wanted

“Hey, I have a 48 willys CJ2A I need a new front leaf spring for. I would like to buy them in a pair but I would take a single pack if thats what I can find. From what I can find they are all a 7 leaf pack from 1946-1964 and they will all fit”

http://lewiston.craigslist.org/pts/2569686217.html

 
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1962 CJ-3B New York State eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Is that a stock drain coming out of the gas cap?  I’ve never notice that on any other jeep.

“For your consideration, a Nice Willys 1953 CJ-3B, registered, in great running condition. Recently outside was painted up in Korean war military olive green. The Four cylinder F-head engine with 3 speed transmission has recently been Rebuilt with new pistons, rings, bearings, head milled,etc..(have reciepts). Original Carter Carburetor has been rebuilt too. Steering is tight, brakes work fine…Warn locking hubs installed.

Has original factory Jeep metal cab with fiberglass roof, and sliding doors installed. (all removable)..

Tires are excellent condition mud snow type.. All head and signal lights work…Overall a good jeep to restore to perfection, or just use as is for driving, plowing..etc. Please note, there are a couple sheet metal repairs in the front floor, and body rear, but nothing structural. Shows 48k miles on working speedo..”

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380365190613+&viewitem=

 
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1962 CJ-3B Jefferson, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

There are some changes and patches, but looks like a runner.

“1962 Willys CJ3B  NO RESERVE AUCTION

I am the third owner
Great running willys jeep CJ3B, runs like a sewing machine !
134F 4 – cylinder engine (overhead value)
Warn Lock-Out hubs
Floor boards have been patched/repaired
Koenig Winch Bumper
Best Top Bikini Top
Roll Bar
Vaccum Wipers
Lights Work
Good Brakes
Recovered Seats
Great Tires Like New”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Eureka, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

This looks good.

“In good, running condition. 134/F engine, new carb, new front brake cylinders. Upholstery is new under seat covers. Includes two gas tanks, soft top, bikini top, two sets of wheels/tires (wide/narrow, needs new tires), box of parts, shop manual.”

 
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1947 Jeeprod CJ-2A Saugerties, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This was on ebay, but the bidding was cancelled.  I thought it was an interest approach to building a jeeprod. Both the body and frame are home built.

“You are bidding on a 1947 Jeep Streetrod with a homebuilt frame and body. It has a speedway front suspension, with a 4-link coil over rear suspension. It is powered by a 350 chevy bored 30 over, a 2 speed powerglide automatic trans and has 308 rear gears. It has Jegs wheels and new tires. Everything on the Jeep is either new or has been rebuilt. It rides and handles good and is fun to drive. I have put about 500 miles on it since the build with no problems.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Klamath Falls, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4500.

(06/06/2011) I like this one.

“1951 willys CJ3A jeep all stock . PTO wench new tires 2 soft tops .. has hard top but is has damage  runs great .. located in alturs . but will bring to klamath falls.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Simpson, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

(08/15/2011) As the seller realized, it is never good to find a main bearing in the oil pan. This has the wrong tailgate, too.

“I have to get rid of my Willys to pay off my Rubicon, times are tuff. This is a 1948 Willys CJ2A it has a good deal of rust on some parts of the body, some of the pictures show the rust. I bought this car to restore it and add it to the Jeeps I own, but now I need the money to keep my Rubicon.The tires are not really any good, the motor is not in the best shape I took the oil pan off to see if it was a good idea to try and start it but I found what looks like the main bearing in the oil pan so I stopped work on it. I cant tell alot about the jeep, I think the seats I have for it are not correct, I dont think he gave me the correct gas tank. I do have a clear title, if the Jeep goes for over a thousand dollers I will throw in some extra parts I have for it, New wheel brake cylnders, Data plates etc.. If it sells for over a thousand dollers I will deliver it within 150 miles of area code 29680.”

 
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1943 MB Westminster, MD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500

The seller specializes in the rebuilding of WWII jeeps, though they do other work too.  You can learn more at Hanson Mechanical.

“Refurbished 1943 Willys MB (title says Ford GPW but this IS a Willys MB.)
-1952 Kaiser straight six well mounted with military aircleaner. 110 or more compression on all 6 cylinders.
-T90 transmission with slight leak.
-Brand new military tires.
-Brand new battery,
-Brand new beachwood seat cushions (includes back seat cushion though I do not have back seat frame.)
-2/3 of wiring redone and carefully with solder.
-Bondo and fiberglass removed from body, all repairs with steel, lead filler, and brazing.
-Body stripped to bare metal.
-New Army Jeep Parts WW2 semi gloss paint.
-Original combat rim spare.
-New safety glass.
-90% of this project was done with original parts.

The Jeep looks great and we are very proud of it. Originally I bought it to break up for parts but then it ran so well we decided to save it. We stripped the body of bondo (up to 2 inches in a couple spots) and replaced all bondo and fiberglass with steel. Whole body was wirebrushed. Has incorrect rear tail lights but they sit where the reflectors should be and blend in. Someone cut a tailgate in it once, the next owner bolted a heavy panel in place across the entire rear. The large panel is not noticeable, is thick and strong, and cosmetically okay so we left that in. Has invasion star stencil along with a new number (its rebirth date), and USA markings

What it needs, speedo cable, possibly a new temperature guage, and I have not figured out the gas guage yet. The toolboxes were welded shut, and the metal was replaced over the shock towers with metal from another Jeep by a previous owner, and while shock tower repair is solid it is not cosmetically pleasing.

The vehicle runs great offroad and will pull a house down with the Kaiser 6 and T90. I have only run it short distance on hardtop.

Two months work were put into rescuing this vehicle, it would be nice for anything from parades, to reenactments, to hauling logs out of the woods. I rebuild vehicles to be durable and usable.”

 
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Saturday Night Update

• CATEGORIES: Books, News

So, I go away for one night (hanging out in Yakima)…. though a fun night …  and the search site (jaxed)  that I have used faithfully for 4 years to find old willys & jeeps for sale across the US receives a cease and desist letter from Craigslist lawyers.  I have seen that happen to other sites, but somehow jaxed could always get around it, until now.

While I can still search through a mashed up collection of individual craigslist sites through SearchTempest, searching nation-wide will be more difficult (or at least time consuming using SearchTempest).  So, I will spend a day or two trying to figure out another method.  One way or another I will have updates Sunday night.

In the meantime, I finished draft 3 of my book, which involves jeeps and more.  The reviews I have received are extremely positive, so I hope to complete one more draft and then have it ready sometime in September for ebooks (real books will take longer, but I hope will come at some point too).  Here’s a draft of the book cover:

– Dave