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1954 CJ-3B Astoria, Or $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  I think the price is now $3500 if I read the Ad correctly.

(11/12/08) Here’s a sand/mud rig.  Safe to say it’s been modified.

“Built 350, turbo 350 tranny 205 trans-x, 9″ rear spooled toyota front both with 4.56 gears, boggers rear irock on front. asking $5000.00 may trade for cherokee (my kids like to wheel this is too much rig for them)this thing is built to play with and thats how i used it.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/cto/1439405339.html

 
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Sand Jeep **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Marco let me know that this great looking Sand Jeep sold.

“Built by Larry Minor who is famous for his 1000+ horsepower sand jeeps. This is his first Jeep that he claims “started it all.” All custom rebuild full cage 3 seater, 4 pt harness, 383 chevy, Turbo 400 auto trans, 9 IN ford rear end with spool, Dana 20 transfer case and Dana 30 front axle built by Pat’s Gearbox, custom rear 16 gal fuel tank alu, 4 wheel disc brakes, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, B/M shifter, tilton starter, optima battery, MSD 7AL-E ignition, MSD Pro Billet Distributor, Deamon carb, cross flow rad, 2″ equal length custom headers, 6 in longer frame boxed. ”

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2 1948 CJ-2As Grand Lake, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

“(2)1948 JEEPS 100% COMPLETE ,(1) HAS GOT A LITTLE MORE RUST THAN THE OTHER,ASKING $1000.00 @.BOTH HAVE ALUMINUM TOPS W/DOORS”

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1951 M-38 Alpena, AR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Well, the price is right, but some of the customizations are, well, ouch!  Just look at the driver’s side mod and the hood mod.

“For sale 1952 willys jeep runs good body needs some work. has 200 ford 6 cyl engine 3 speed standard transmission lock out hubs”

 

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A “New” CJ-3B from ICON

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: ICON is no longer selling these jeeps. They were priced at $45,000

Jump over to the CJ-3B Page and check out the latest on the new ICON CJ-3B, the first of several (or many?) new CJ-3Bs that will roll of the ICON plant from Van Nuys, CA.  Derek covers this vehicle very thoroughly.  It appears they’ve built a good rig.  The engine is an interesting choice, likely providing debate for some time.   Make sure to check out the gauge panel; it’s very different!

You can also see many pictures of an early prototype here from the CJ-3B Page.

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1951 M-38 Toledo, Or $26,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

This looks pretty nice.

1951 M38 DEL. 12-1-51. GROUND UP RESTORATION 2006 805 MILES. EQUIP. GUN SCABBORD WINTER TOP, SNORKEL KIT, AXE AND SHOVEL ALL NOS PARTS USED AT RESTORATION WITH NEW RUBBER COMPONENTS. Jeep came from Korean Conflict and has 5 bullet holes under driver seat. Please contact Don Hall at Willy’s Restoration (541-336-5869 – restorer) in Toledo, OR, or Mark (650-353-0987- Owner). Jeep is located in Toledo, OR.”

http://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/1439188183.html

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1951 CJ-3A Newton, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750

“1951 Willys Overland Jeep. Flat fender, one piece windshield, 4 cylinder flat head engine (rebuilt), tranny and tcase rebuilt, new wiring harness (CJ5 style with fuse block). 3 speed on floor. Faded out red paint. Floor boards are in good shape. Vinyl seats in front, no seat in rear. No spare tire carrier. No rust holes. Newly painted metal hard top. Doors and opening fillers need to be painted and windows installed. Runs great. Titled in NC. Best you’ll find for the price!!! Cash only. Buyer will be responsible for pickup.”

 

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1948 CJ-2A Pine Knot, Ky eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Lots of pics at ebay.  It appears pretty solid.

“1948 jeep willys. It has a flat head 4 cylinder motor, with a 3-speed manual transmission. It has a power take off in the back of the jeep. The tries on the jeep are 7.00-16lw, they still said military on the tries. The speedometer reads 64525.The winch on the front is a 10,000lbs. This jeep still runs and drives great. we drive it everyday for a hunting jeep. For more questions about it just email me.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1956 CJ-5 Inglis, Fl $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

It runs and has a lunar seat in back.

“This is a good hunting jeep. I got the jeep in a trade and know little about it. Has 4cyl. flathead. 4×4 works smokes a little and needs brake work. Coated inside and out. Will try to get other info if needed, just ask or call. Thanks!”

http://www.free-jeep-classifieds.com/classifieds/XcCPViewItem.asp?id=2470

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1948 CJ-2A Woodstown, Nj **SOLD?**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  It appears this was sold.  It was listed at $600.

It runs, needs clutch, for only $600. Xtra parts thrown in …

“1948 Willys Jeep has NJ title ,motor runs fine can hear run, needs clutch,I have new clutch pressure plate and throwout bearing kit, I also have new gas tank,Jeep needs body work (rust) have 2 extra rears and 2 extra trans with transfer cases one has extension for V8 mod, have original wheels and windshield frame not shown in picture , too many projects going on please ask any questions I’ll try to answer, no seats”

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1949 Jeepster Terrell, Tx $2500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This appears to run and I can’t see any rust, though the pictures aren’t the best.  This might be a decent deal.

“1949 Willys Jeepster. 327 chevy engine. I dont know for sure how many miles the engine has on it. Factory 4wd. Brakes need work. MAKE OFFER! Any questions call 214-212-8417”

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/1438803666.html

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1946 CJ-2A Wellstone, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

“ONE GOOD OLE’ 1946 WILLYS JEEP W/ WINCH & TOW HITCH.”

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1951 M-38 Austin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

There’s been a variety of upgrades on this jeep.

“…  When we first got this jeep, it was in pretty rough shape and close to 100 holes were filled in on the body from various things being mounted/removed over the years (blackout lights, etc etc) Virtually all of the work to it was done by either myself, my stepbrother, or a pro shop. I cant remember exactly how many miles are on it “after build”, but I’m guessing the motor/rebuilt tranny has about 5k, the brake system (entirely replaced at time of conversion) about 2k, tires about 2k. again, this is a toy that was hardly ever used.

Here’s the parts list: Chevy 305 HO from a mid 80’s Camaro Z28 installed by Joe White’s Performance Automotive (THE place to go back in the day) motor had to be canted and fenders pushed out to make fit. remote oil and fuel filters, extra griffin aluminum racing radiator we never installed comes with it. the motor had less than 500 miles on it when we got it, Corvette clutch and pressure plate in 3 speed manual transmission, factory twin stick transfer case, custom rear drive shaft with CV joint built by Austin Drive Train, factory dana 25 front axle with Warn premium hubs, factory dana 30 rear axle with Detroit Locker, 5.13 gears front/rear, 11″ drum brake conversion all the way around (now it stops right!) with new master cylinder at time of install …..”

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1947 CJ-2A Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900

This looks like a good price considering the completeness.

“I WANT THIS JEEP OUT OF MY SHOP. NEEDS ALOT OF WORK. NOT RUNNING 231 V6. YES IT HAS RUST. FIRST ONE TO MY DOOR WITH $600.00 TAKES IT HOME

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My Build: Cage is ready for Sanding and Paint

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

The day has gotten away from me, so this will be the only post tonight….

Today I completed the welding of the cage.  The below pictures show the cage prior to some grinding (and a little more welding and a little more grinding).

As I mentioned yesterday, I hadn’t decided on a paint color.  So, I visited the maker of the paints (Van Sickle Paints – Tractor Paints) I have used on the frame (one thing I really like about the paints is that they have a nice thick brush on color as well as a matching spray color).  It turns out, they have an ‘aluminum color‘.  So, I’m gonna give the aluminum color a try (I don’t really have high hopes to be honest).  The worst case scenario is I hate it; so then I’ll just paint it black.

Here’s a few pics from today:

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Below is a close up of the back connectors. And in the pic below that, you can see the posts to which the back of the cage connects.  There are two bolts per side.  The bottom of the rollbars actually rest atop the post.  The reason I built this like this was because of a problem I ran into with my last jeep:  It was difficult to run the gas tank hose by the rear passenger-side cage connector.  To bypass that problem this time, I’m trying this post approach.

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Here’s a picture of the raw frame with the posts in the foreground, along with the middle loop platforms and front loop platforms.  The round posts support the seats (the seat platform actually screws onto the top of those round posts).  The round posts were invaluable in acting as a precise guide when placing the body onto the frame, keeping everything well aligned.

You can see more of the frame here http://www.ewillys.com/?p=417

Here’s a look at the front roll cage platforms and a drawing of how the connection occurs.

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My Build: More Roll Cage Progress

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

I managed to get as far as I hoped to get today.  I got all the pieces fitted with welds mostly completed.  I expect to have it ready for paint by tomorrow.  I was going to paint the cage black, because I was planning on wrapping it with padding, but I’m liking the silver metal color, so I am considering some kind of metalic color.

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Sand Drag Jeep Southern Washington $3900

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

That’s one of the lowest prices I have seen for a nice Drag Jeep.  It sounds like the seller must sell this.

“468ci big block 550 hp.  tci 400 tranny.  scary fast. see full ad under “cars and trucks”.  Trades considered: yz450 yz250 yz 4×4 quad raptor yfz honda. But priority goes to some one with cash. Its priced to sell this week.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/1434666232.html

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Snow Plow Blade Denver, Co $350

• CATEGORIES: Parts

I’m sure someone can use this.

“6′ Snowplow blade and attachments. Manual lift. No winch. Had been previously mounted on our Willys Jeep.”

http://denver.craigslist.org/for/1436206039.html

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1983 CJ-7 Cheney, Wa $2400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7

It’s got an unusual paint job and a pretty good price.

4-cyl,4-speed camo paint,hard top,gun racks tow bar, runs good ,used for hunting,good rubber 2.400 or trade for willys.banshee,jeepster commando,jeep parts jeep project,willys parts or willys project,sport quad, 4 wheeler ,trailer ,gun safe or always guns Steve 509-979-2701.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1435842720.html

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Year? Model? Ludlow, Ma $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

It runs and drives.

“Vintage willys flat fender jeep. Runs good. No Title. Great for a little plow truck or just a beater out in the woods. Best way to get ahold of us is by phone (413) 589 9976 ask for Skip. Thanks”

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/1434222628.html

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1946 CJ-2A Yakima, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800.

This has some good drive train updates.

“1946 Jeep willy cj2a. Ford 289 with a 4 speed transmission, dana 44 rear, and dana 30 front axles. Custom headers with dual side exhaust. 31×10.5 tires with approx. 85% tread. Full cage, nice bucket front seats and a back bench seat w/ rino lined floor.. comes with a full soft top w/doors and a bikini top. Runs great. For sale or trade for a Jeep wrangler perferably trail ready.”

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1947 CJ-2A Lake View, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1250

The seller also has some parts for sale too. The engine is stuck.

“Great jeep, has full aluminum top,with full doors,Sound mechanically except engine is still stuck. Cylinders look good,I suspect there may be a bad rod bearing.Think engine may be rebuild-able. Has 15 inch tires,12 volt system including generator,regulator turn signals. Vehicle is complete except seat cushions,windshield adjustment brackets,one hood hold down and one headlight trim ring.will need brake work. I bought this recently but my health will prevent me from getting it running.So I am selling or trading so I can buy a running cj or wrangler. Will entertain offers”

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1947 CJ-2A North Bend, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

The price dropped quite a bit.

“1947 Jeep runs good but needs new clutch. Sandblasted frame/tub with new primer with some surface rust. New exhaust system, new wiring.”

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Ebro Trucks from a Jeep Pickups website

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, International, Unusual

Here’s some a couple great pics of an early Ebro Cameador.  You can view more images at http://www.angelfire.com/nb2/jeeppickups/Ebro.html.

Jeeps first started being assembled in Spain in 1952 by a company called VIASA, which means Vehículos Industriales y Agrícolas, S.A in spanish. I am not sure if VIASA ever made pickups, as I cannot find any records of them being produced. However, in the late 1970’s VIASA was absorbed into EBRO, another spanish company. The only pickup that I know of produced by EBRO was called the Campeador. It was a forward control pickup available in either single or double cab version, which was called the Duplex, as well as a van, called the Toledo/Furgon. At some time, Hotchkiss in France also produced these vehicles, but I can’t find any pictures of them. Production of these vehicles was from 1971-1985 in France.  The Ebro name was discontinued in 1980.

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My Top Ten Craigslist Comments

• CATEGORIES: News

A reader suggested I make a list of funny/unbelieveable/strange comments from real Craigslist Ads.

Here’s my top 10.  Feel free to Add to them and I’ll update this list.

10. Needs a little TLC

9. This is completely original

8. I don’t know much about this, but I spent a bunch of time on ebay, so I know what this is worth.

7. The fuel pump broke about 40 years ago and we never got around to fixing it

6. According to NADA, this is worth ___(insert outrageous value here) ____

5.  It’s all there, just needs to be put back together

4.  this project is 95% complete

3. overall for its year the jeep is in good shape .. OR … runs great for its age

2.  I was playing around in it and I broke ___ (insert about anything here) ___.

1.  It ran when parked