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1946 CJ-2A and other parts Temecula, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

(03/24/2011) There’s some value here.

“I have a 1946 and a 1950 willys jeep…..there projects”

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No Updates Tonight (Sunday)


I had a long battle repairing my parents tractor/mower today.  I won, but not by much. It was one of those days where I made 3 different trips down to home depot for a mower belt, receiving the wrong one twice.  In addition, four different bolts broke, too rusted to turn, forcing me to drill them out, which in turn forced me to improvise a new mounting solution for a blade assembly.  If i wanted to do all that work, I’d by another jeep!!

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Area 51 Jeep (and a mockup A-12 Spy Plane)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I spotted this unusual image today. It was published along with some other declassified photos from Area 51 (which doesn’t exist btw) and published on National Geographic’s website.   I wished I had a close up of the jeep.  I’m glad there’s a guy standing in front of the jeep or I would have thought it was a toy jeep.

One time I drove north on the extra-terrestrial highway (Nevada State Route 375).  I’ve driven all over the west and that was one of the strangest highways I’ve ever driven.  There were several different events that left me certain there was some strange things going on out there.

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Shep’s Mock Browning M37

• CATEGORIES: Features, How To

Shep built this custom M37 and thought others might be interested in it.  Thanks for sharing!

Shep writes, “Just wanted to show you some pics of the dummy gun I made a couple days ago.  This dummy gun for the most part is based on the browning M37; which was actually put on tanks instead of Jeeps in Korea.  But I thought it was one of the coolest looking of the Browning .30 cals so decided to use its specifications.  For the main box of the gun, I used an old piece of 1/4 inch 3×5 tubing, which I found was a mistake because almost all other pieces I welded too it was close to 1/8 inch, thus the voltage on the welder had to turned way up to penetrate the box.  The barrel shield was the hardest part.  I had to measure all of the distances correct, and I couldn’t start drilling with 13/16″ bit, I had to work my way up.  The handle on the back is an old axe hand I cut down and threaded.  The bolt shucks back and forth and the sights flip up and down.  The gun pivots up and down as well as side to side.  The pedestal has an ammo can bolted to the side for realism.  I still need to drill the bolt holes for where it mounts in the back of my Jeep, but overall I think this is gonna look good in the M38A1.  The gun also comes off the pedestal, I hope to make an attachable bipod for it in the future.  Hopefully I get pulled over because the cop thinks it’s real, that means I did a good job making it!”

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1952 CJ-3A Bishop, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000

This is the “CJ-3A Mint delux model” that is “priced to sell quick”!

“1952 willys jeep CJ3A MINT DELUX MODEL


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1960 Austin Gipsy Volcano, HI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s a rare Austin Gipsy with left hand drive.  The seller provides some good information and history.

“At auction, at NO Reserve and with free shipping to Southern California, is our beautiful, 1960 Austin Gipsy. For those of you who are fans of older Jeeps, this vehicle may be a really pleasant alternative, and the sort of 4X4 you can enjoy and then sell later at no loss, as I’m taking the largest loss with this sale!

The Austin Gipsy was a competitor to Jeep, and most notably Land Rover, and Gipsy’s were built by the British Motor Corporation from 1958 to 1968. In 1968 the British Motor Corporation was involved with a merger with Leyland, and Leyland built Land Rovers. The Austin Gipsy fell victim to this corporate merger, but remains a respected competitor to early four wheel drive trucks and SUVs. All of the above 4X4 short wheel base vehicles were used in military applications, but this particular Austin Gipsy was built for the civilian market, and with rare Left Hand Drive.

We bought this truck beautifully restored, and had in mind shipping it to Colorado to use at our summer cabin. We have enjoyed the truck here in Hawaii, but in the end we really needed a small truck with the capability of a roof rack. I could not find a really good hardtop for the Gipsy that would support a roof rack, so we ended up with an other type of vehicle in Colorado. The Gipsy comes with a three ring binder that includes a photo documentation of the restoration, receipts, and an original Austin Gipsy Service Manual. It also comes with the functional hand crank, tire tool, and jack.

I’m  a serious collector of British vehicles, and this Austin Gipsy is a very nice example. I’m told it was built for an American serviceman stationed in Germany as his personal vehicle, so it’s a fairly rare left hand drive version of the Gipsy. The truck still has the German license plates, plus a vanity “GIPSY” plate from Hawaii that comes with the sale. The Gipsy appears to have been owned by people who obviously took relatively good care of the car, since it shows little evidence of rust. During the restoration, the floor panels at the foot wells were replaced, but aside from that I can find little evidence that this car was ever rusty. The relative lack of rust evidence is rare in this type of truck. I’ve included pictures of the undercarriage to show the excellent condition of the frame for a truck of this age.

For those unfamiliar with the Austin Gipsy, the truck has an Austin engine, 2199 cc, four cylinder, fuel thrifty and producing about 62 horsepower (made famous for reliability by the Austin A70). The unique suspension system is the patented “Flexitor” suspension, with independent trailing arm suspension on all four wheels. The Gipsy was designed as a rugged, cross-country machine. It has a steel rounded box-section chassis with a wheelbase of 90 inches. This Gipsy has a hinged tail gate, a trailer hitch, and the front bumper is equipped with two hitch balls for a tow bar adapter or other useful, off road purposes. Parts are readily available from a variety of sources, both here in the USA and overseas, as the British Motor Corporation built vehicles whose parts were often interchangeable.

The Austin engine starts first time every time for me, and can be easily started with the hand crank too (usually, the first rotation of the hand crank starts the vehicle). The engine does not smoke or use oil–it does have a few drips as is characteristic of most of these types of vehicles. It has a four speed gear box with reverse, and the transfer case allows the truck to either be in two wheel drive, neutral, or four wheel drive. The dash and gauges appear to be original, and I upgraded the windshield wiper arms with Rolls-Royce wiper arms. The windshield glasses are not scratched or delaminated. The Lucas wiper motors tend to be fickle, so that’s one item you may want to sort out for better reliability. The Hartz cloth top and plastic window material “Isinglass” are in excellent condition. The top and bow system comes off, and the windshield folds down on the bonnet, so you can drive the car completely open. With the top up as pictured, the truck has terrific visibility with the large, plastic windows fitted into the Hartz cloth top.

The tires on the ground are slightly taller and more aggressive than the standard Gipsy tire. The spare tire is more an original size, and can be mounted either externally on the back of the truck, or inside the truck on the bulkhead. There are four, nifty storage compartments built into the wheel well inner fenders, and the compartments under the seats access the gas tank on the driver’s side, and the battery on the passenger’s side. I’m particular about brakes, so the truck has all new brake cylinders installed in preparation for this sale.

According to records that come with the vehicle, this Gipsy was restored in Salt Lake City in 2006. The Gipsy comes with a photo history of the restoration, receipts, time sheets, and an original Austin Gipsy Service Manual. It won a “People’s Choice” award at a California Car Show in 2009, but please buy this car as a driver, and not a show car. It is really lovely, wonderful example of a well kept, nicely restored “orphan” marque, but it’s not a Pebble Beach quality car. I do own some #1 blue chip cars, and I would characterize this car as a solid driver, dependable with nothing to be ashamed of and a very good example of a marque that most people have never seen before. The odometer shows 9835 miles, but I know these can’t be actual miles, and suspect the real mileage is higher (perhaps the odometer was reset at the time of restoration, I really don’t know). Interestingly, the Safety Check Station in Hawaii determines actual miles versus a mileage category they call “Miles In Excess of Mechanical Limits”, and in the case of this Austin Gipsy the Safety Check Station, as reflected on the clear, Hawaii title, determined the 9835 actual miles to be correct for the purposes of mileage shown on the title. This will be the official mileage shown on the title when you transfer the truck at your DMV. Again, just be aware that I’ve never heard of such a complete restoration done on a truck with less than 10,000 miles, so the actual mileage is very likely higher, although the presentation of the truck would make a low mileage vehicle possible, consistent with normal patina and age.

The truck is being sold “as is, where is” and I invite anyone serious about the vehicle to come see and drive the vehicle. You are also welcome to hire your own mechanic to inspect the car for you prior to bidding. The truck is being sold at “No Reserve” at a value that represents far less than my investment in the vehicle. The truck is for sale through other venues, so I may end the auction early. Bottom line is I will entertain offers, but you must contact me through the eBay system or call me during the time the car is being offered on eBay. Your eBay bid represents a commitment to purchase the vehicle if you are the winning bid, so please bid as a serious buyer.

I have a favorite collector car shipping company for ocean shipping, and that firm is Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines ( If you are the winner of this auction, I will ship the Gipsy to either San Diego or Covina, California, at no charge to the buyer. This represents almost an $1100 savings to the buyer. Pasha lets me drive my vehicles on to their ship, the Jean Anne, and this will assure the Gipsy is safe and secure when it leaves the Port of Hilo, Hawaii. The next sailing date for Pasha from Hilo to San Diego is June 9, and I will book the Gipsy on this sailing as soon as I receive payment in full. If you need some storage time to ship the car at a later date, I’ll store the Gipsy in my collector car garage for free, and I’ll maintain my insurance on the car until it gets to California and in your possession or with your truck/trailer shipper. I can also ship the car safely from Hilo to either Oakland, California, or Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, in an enclosed container on Horizon Lines ( Write me if you would like the car shipped on Horizon Lines, because I can arrange the Gipsy to leave Hilo and arrive at your mainland destination without ever leaving its original container if I have time to work on such arrangements with Horizon Lines. There may be extra charges to ship on Horizon Lines, so please write or call me if you want the Gipsy to go to Seattle/Tacoma, WA, or Oakland, CA.

Payment must be made by bank wire transfer (with the exception of the PayPal good faith deposit), and I will supply you with my bank wire transfer instructions at the time of sale. The Gipsy has a clear title, and I can also supply a Bill of Sale, if required. It will also come to you with a current State of Hawaii Safety Inspection, and current Hawaii Registration, along with the Hawaii “GIPSY” vanity license plates. I can FAX you copies of the title or other significant documents, at your request”

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1959 Model? Montreal, Mo $800


No pics provided.

“I have a 1959 Willys Jeep for sale. It has the original 4 cylinder motor, needs some work. Frame is solid, it has a clear Missouri title, motor runs, needs work on the points.
I am asking $800.00 OBO, may trade for a trailer.
I can be reached at (573) 836-0086 can call or text, if no answer, leave a message
I can email or text pictures, if interested.
Serious Inquiries Only, Please.”

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CJ-3B Stainless Kit Camas, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, stainless/jewels

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The seller also has 3A Jewels kits, too.

“Stainless 3b hihood complete stainless body kit with all latches and hardware. Kit includes 3b tub ,fenders,hood,grill,windshieldframe,tailgate,lock and latches,front seat frames,rear fender flares. May end auction at any time is for sale locally. Also have complete jewels 3a body kits for sale also. WILL load for shipping buyer to pay actual shipping.”

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1957 CJ-5 Shelbina, Mo $2000


According to the early CJ-5 website, Tuxedo Park packages weren’t offered until 1961.  So, this may be a mixed parts jeep or a miss-titled jeep.

“Just what it says. Old Jeep, not running, has a hard top on it, and Title says Jeep Willys, it has “Tuxedo Park” badges on the side of the hood. I found out later that this was a special edition and only about 8000 of these were ever sold. Hurricane 4 cyl, 3 on the tree, 4hi, lo, and 2wd transfer case. The frame is solid, but the body has some rust.. 504-201-2647 please leave a message, phone reception is not very good at my home.”

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1947 CJ-2A Sterling, Va No Price


Is that the gas filler sticking out the rear driver’s side of the jeep?

“complity reestore, any more infomation call. 703-928-2366.  make offer”

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1955? MB? San Diego, Ca Make Offer


This appears to be a MB/GPW body at the very least.

“Up for sale is this 1955 army jeep.
Have had this for a while and finally trying to get rid of it.
Was running a while back but now it will need a fuel pump.
Im unsure of what these cars go for so if your interested shoot me an offer or e-mail me with any questions.
You can also msg me at
The pictures do not show the front windshield but i do have it.
Looking to get rid of this soon.
If your interested in looking at it give me a call and we can set something up.
Also have a army trailer that goes to this if your interested in that as well. ”

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1948 CJ-2A LaFayette, Ga **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $1500. **SOLD**

“1948 cj2a jeep the jeep does not have any breaks and the water pump is leaking but it does run and the transmission and t-case shifts like they should”

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1964 CJ-3B Clewiston, Fl $6000


UPDATE: Price bumped to $6000

(03/24/20110 This looks nice.

“1964 Willys jeep 4×4 350 ci Chevy Auto trans. FAST! FAST! FAST! CALL CHUCK (863)228-1168 NO E-MAILS”

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1947 CJ-2A Weatherford, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

(02/01/2011) This is a custom project.

“This is a 1947 Jeep CJ-2a that has been extended about 18 inches and is sitting on an International Scout Frame. Good toy or hunting Jeep. Straight six engine and 3-speed manual transmission.”

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1966 CJ-5 Lynn, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500

(04/13/2011) How about that unusual hard top?  This might be a good price given some work was just done on it.

“For sale we have our 1966 Jeep Willys CJ5. We bought this last fall to plow our office parking lot but with all the snow we had this year we realize it is just too small for our needs. We did a bunch of work to it to get it yard worthy and it is a great little plow truck. It has a 4 cylinder F-Head 134 ci engine and a 3 speed manual transmission. It is four wheel drive with Warn locking hubs and high and low range. It has a 6 foot manual angle plow on it. We also have soft doors for it which are not shown in the pictures.

It has four brand new BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires (size LT215/75R15)

New Master Cylinder and front brake lines

New Battery

We had the radiator dipped, painted and soldered to repair a leak

We’ve already done the work to get this truck up and running as a plow truck so here’s your chance to make it easy on yourself. The odometer shows 18k miles. We were told by the guy we purchased it from that this was originally owned by a utility company in Vermont, so the mileage could be accurate, however we are assuming it has rolled over. Jeep is sold with a bill of sale only. We have no title. It will need to be trailered or towed away, it is not roadworthy.”

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1943 SAS-themed MB Orange County, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

It runs good, stops good it needs some cosmetic help.

“1943 Willys MB SAS desert raider style restored jeep. Desert tan painted authentic. Complete with 15 gas cans (’42German can), wooden vickers k mount in center and mount for dash. Original flathead 4cyl engine. New brakes, cooling and fuel system. Restored to David Sterling’s ‘L detachment 1st SAS. I have all the receipts for all the work done includiung new brake system, fuel lines, brake lines, rebuilt engine, british gas cans, new tires, ww2 gauges, etc.  I did it with historical accuracy the best I could.”

Contact Charles at or add a comment below if you’d like a phone number and I’ll supply it.

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Spring Willys Reunion Update

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Bob’s been busy with his camera this morning on what appears to be a beautiful Saturday in Mason.  He reports that fun was had at a local Mongolian BBQ last night, keeping some of the folks busy until late.

See all the photos here.   There seems to be a little something for everyone.

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Pics from the Spring 2011 Reunion

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Bob’s got the first group of pics up from the 2011 Spring Reunion.  I have selected a few to share below, but click here to view all of his images at his flickr site. I’ll check for updates tonight.

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Year? GPW Tub and other parts Yakima, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was listed at $350.

There may be some value here.

“Decided not to mess with this, it’s a 40’s Willys frame with front and rear ends and a 40’s Ford tub. Asking $350 or best offer.”

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Year? Fleetvan Eugene, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, FJ

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900

“Old jeep fleet van 59897 miles on it Not running Parts or put back together with na lot of love. Lots of good parts and maybe use motor in your old jeep.  seiral number I think 62847 10924”

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1948 CJ-2A Linden, Az $3200


This looks pretty good.

“1948 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2A. Original 4 cyl. Flathead, converted to 12 volt with new 12 volt gauges and fuel sending unit. New seats, tires, shocks, steering wheel, full top and custom bikini top. New lights and turn signals added as well as seat belts. Original carb rebuilt and it runs great. $3200.00. Call Larry at 928-242-7818.”

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1950 CJ-3A Salt Lake City, Ut **Status?**


UPDATE:  Was priced at $4800.  Status unkown.  This has lots of updates and was featured in 4 Wheel and Off-Road Magazine.

“1950 Jeep Willys. This Jeep is an excellent off-road and cruiser for around town. It has a Buick 225 odd-fire with a T-98 transmission and a Dana-18 transfer case. It has a set of narrowed Dana-44 axles front and rear with a ARB locker in the front and a Detroit locker in the rear, both with 4.88 gears. The rear axle has a full float conversion as well as chromoly shafts. The Jeep also has a new gas tank, so their are no rust issues. The engine has a Griffin radiator. Also new Maxxis 35×12.50R15 Bighorns with less than 500 miles on them. It has a power steering gear box that has already been tapped for Hydro-assist as well as a frame brace. The Jeep rides on “fiberflex” leaf springs that give it a really good ride quality as well as flexibility! !!!”

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1953 M-38A1 Custom Bucks County, Pa eBay


Here’s a highly modified M-38A1 spotted by Tommy.

“1953 WILLYS JEEP. Custom built with 350 Chevy V8 and 350 Turbo Transmission. The front end is from a later CJ model. The frame and tub look very clean and show very little wear and no rot. This vehicle has only been driven approx 2,400 miles since the engine/trans were installed and it was repainted in PPG bright red. It also has independent coilover suspension in the front, so the ride isn’t punishing. It has 20 inch chrome wheels with nice tires, a dual exhaust system, and custom guages. The previous owner also had a local Jeep fanatic shop make a custom soft top with soft doors (see pics). This Jeep turns heads and is fun to drive.”

View all the info on eBay

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1947 CJ-2A Redmond, OR **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_redmondUpdate:  **SOLD** Was $3500

(07/20/2009) Now that’s an unusual hood scoop!  The rest of the jeep looks in great shape.

“1947, it’s 60 years old and obviously has some surface rust but in very good condition for it’s age. I have personally put a lot of time into this vehicle, last year i drove it to work in downtown bend daily for six months. Starts in any weather and drives very well for a vehicle this old; The fuel pump is starting to burn out slightly but the Jeep still drives as is. w Is not restored! Engine is a 1950 ford Flathead V8 with a 3 speed ford transmission. Call or email available all weekend if you want to see”

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1960 FC-170 Fontana, Ca $4500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Hard to get a clear feel for this rig.

“FOR SALE A 1960 Jeep FC 170. It runs great, Freshly rebult motor, Has been parked for six years, There is a bunch of spare parts for it. Asking 4,500 obo. Will trade for… A couple of Jet Skis and trailer, 909 782 0434”