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1958 CJ-5 Madison, Ct $3875

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Well, I have to express a big mea culpa on this one.  Ed has pointed out that this has a later model body, which could mean the miles are off as well.  See Ed’s comment for more info.  Thanks Ed!

“52K Miles, 3 speed Manual 4 cylinder 4 wheel drive, Great shape!! 3875 Firm.”

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/cto/1615476897.html

 
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1959 FC-170 Vacaville, Ca $1750

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

If you can get this to fire up, it appears it would be a great price.  Note that this was for sale back in August of 2008 on eBay.  It’s not shown in the pics below, but there was some damage on the driver’s side.  Also, the seller said the engine ‘runs’ at that time.

“Complete Jeep FC 170 with tons of extra parts. Has been stored for a number of years but was running when parked. Converted to a 302 Ford v8 engine and auto trans but comes with complete original running super hurricane I6 engine, 3 sp trans and transfer case. Has custom flat bed on it now but an original comes with it. Call Alex at 707 704 4419 Might be willing to part out too. ”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1615856097.html

 
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1940s Fiberglass Flattie Yakima, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

“41 flat fender, bobcat fiberglass body, chevy 4.3 v-6, turbo 350 tranny, t-18 case, dana 44 rear, 30 front, tilt colum, 31″ tires, runs and drives great, daily driver and mold wheeler, has soft top and full soft doors, $6000”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Paintsville, Ky $10,200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This is an unusually painted Jeep.  I think the low res of the pics has pixelated this, making it look more unusual.

This jeep has been restored and is ready for summer car shows, parades or just to drive around. 3 speed with maximum speed of 45 miles per hour and is a definate eye catcher. This is for the true car collector who has a taste for something unique and spectacular. Must see to appreciate.”

http://bgky.craigslist.org/atq/1611715931.html

 
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Wanted: Early Jeep Parts wanted in Iowa

• CATEGORIES: wanted

“Looking for early 1942-72 willys/kaiser/jeep parts Incl early postal jeeps, military/civilian parts welcome.
interested in what ever parts/old jeeps I can find for hobby,
listed below are some items really needed once the weather breaks …if it ever does break!
hard top & doors for top
soft top & top bows,
front & rear seats or seat frames,
windshield frames,
wheels,
4 cyl eng parts,
T-96 man trans.
thanks for Any help with my hobby.
515-664-1076”

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/pts/1618776768.html

 
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1957? CJ-3A? Fruitport, Mi No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

I’m not sure what this was (cj3a/dj3a/cj3b/cj5), but it’s a flattie now.

“nice running chevy 283 motor,lucky if there is 100 miles on it fiberglass body,all lights work,geared very low,4 wheel drive ,have all receipts for everything from motor to body axels,would be fun to run dunes,very light,may trade for newer 4×4 quad with plow, or cash send me an e-mail dendog231@yahoo.com”

http://muskegon.craigslist.org/cto/1619229673.html

 
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1960 Wagon Eugene, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

“1960 Willys Wagon for sale. Emmit is in need of a new home. He runs but needs a new starter. His body is in good condition. Gas tank needs to be cleaned, since hes been sitting for a while. I bought him as a project as well as one of his cousins. I have decided I cant work on both. =) So it would be great if he went to a loving home. $2000 OBO. Thank you for looking.”

 
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1942 MB Colville, Wa $900

• CATEGORIES: MB

Dan spotted this.  It runs, drives and stops for $900.  The body, fenders and grille appear to be from an MB.

“”42″ WIlly CJ2A Jeep. Runs, drives, and stops. Has commando V6 motor. Rough. No title. Asking: $900. Will get pictures soon. Call 509-684-8636 or email sr_spacey@hotmail.com”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1620272504.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A North Plains, Or $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $3800.  Additional pics.

Lots of good updates to this CJ-2A, but a few issues, too.

“1946 willys jeep.  The good: buick 231 oddfire v6 runs great, 3 speed manual trans, warn overdrive;, d44 rear axle with posi and i was told 5:32 gears, d35 front axle with posi and 5:32 gears, soft top (could use a little work above the doors the stitching came loose), full soft doors, cb radio, full cage, newer tires and wheel 95%, bucket seats with 3pt harnesses, fire extinguisher, tow bar, old electric winch not fast but it works good, tow hooks, fresh paint (a few small chips in the door opening from getting in and out), power steering, the body isnt perfect but it is in good shape for being 64 years old. Only a few very small rust holes in the floor.

The bad: Turn signals are not hooked up. Something is wrong in the drivetrain i think it is the overdrive something is either worn out or the linkage is out of adjustment everything seems to shift fine except the overdrive. the problem is it wont stay in gear it will randomly work and drive fine then pop out of gear and not move until it decides it wants to. it should be an easy fix but i dont have the time. if i fix it i will be raising the price. this thing is small it is the main reason i am getting rid of it i am 6’4″ and have no leg room i can barely drive it.

I am asking $4600 the way it is. possible trade for yj or tj wrangler must be 4.0 5 spd, 92+ f-250 or f-350 reg cab long bed 4×4 preferably with a 460, 93+ ranger 4×4 preferably extra cab and manual trans, or a 60s-early 70s muscle car like chevelle, mustang, charger, nova, cougar, etc.  email or call 503-962-9559 if interested.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/1618441050.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B St Helens, Or $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $4000

“I just plain do not drive this very much. 3 times in the last 4 years. Some bad. From sitting it has started to leak a little by the tranny and transfer case. Blinkers are not working which I am sure has something to do with why the brake lights dont work. The new oil gauge (psi) Is not working. I think I bought it with a default.  I have always kept this in the shop so the top is old and weathered if even all there. The price is set to sell quick so first come first serve. Other than that drive this anywhere.  503 396 1631.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bar/1619684323.html

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1948 CJ-2A Grand Prairie, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4100

(02/18/10) This looks pretty good. I’m betting some different springs have been added.  It sure doesn’t appear that their is enough length in the rear axle to properly handle the spring when it’s extended all the way.  However, that could just be an illusion.

“1948 Willys Jeep. Original body. New or Rebuilt..brakes, transfer case, trans, motor, carb, tires ans tubes, and much more. Buy it and drive it home!”

 
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1957 CJ-5 Madera, Ca $3400 w/OD

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE:  Price now $3400.

This includes an Overdrive.

(02/15/10) “1957 Jeep CJ Willys with Small Block Chevy, warn overdrive in great condition, Original Paint, no rust, new tires, new brakes, tow bar, also comes with carson top, great for hunting. $2500 OBO.  Call Mark (559) 994-0238.”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/1618742267.html

 
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Paul has lost his cool .. in a manner of speaking

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, News, Reader Stories • TAGS: .

Paul continues to make progress on his Stainless M-38.  However, he recently ran into a problem getting the radiator he needs.

He needs some ideas or suggestions.

I’ll let him explain:

Paul writes, “I’ve run into a bit of a problem with my perpetual Willys project and I need information and ideas.  I ordered a brand, spanking new radiator from KaiserWillys for the Buick odd fire engine I installed in my M38 thinking this was the best way to prevent overheating and additional problems down the road.  Boy, was I wrong!

The KaiserWillys catalog lists the Buick 225 radiator as being 17 inches high, 21 and 7/8 inches wide and 1 and 1/2 inches thick which is just about the perfect size for the space available under the hood.  Just to make sure I checked their online site and discovered a cautionary note mentioning this radiator could be either 17 inches or 22 inches wide and I was to let them know which width I needed.  To avoid any misunderstandings I called KaiserWillys and, after confirming the 17″h X 21 7/8″ w X 1 1/2” t, I placed an order for a radiator.  I even called back after I ordered it just to confirm the dimensions.  As I mentioned in a previous email I was told the radiator wouldn’t be done until the end of Feb. (I ordered the radiator the 15th of Feb.) and I was very surprised and pleased when the UPS guy delivered the radiator the afternoon of Feb. 19th.  The next day I carefully removed the radiator from the box and placed it into position.  Not only didn’t the radiator fit but the radiator cap was about 5 inches above the level of the hood.  Not good at all.

How’d they mess that up?

The radiator was 21″ high, not the needed 17″ so I called KaiserWillys again and it turns out the dimensions listed in their catalog, the dimensions listed on their web site and the dimensions they gave me over the phone are all wrong.  Not only did the radiator have to be sent back but Mike told me they won’t deal with radiators for the Buick 225 engine and he was sorry but he knows of no source for this radiator.  I’m not trying to pin the blame on anyone, I just want to find a this radiator which will fit my Jeep and allow me to attach an electric fan on the engine side without hitting the waterpump pulley.

My questions to you are

1. do you know the original size of the CJ5 radiator with the Buick V6 and did the Jeepster (Commando actually I guess) use the same size radiator?

2. Do you know where I might be able to purchase a used radiator (new would be better but I don’t think that will happen) even if it needs to be recored?

I realize I could notch the front crossmember and move the radiator forward (after trimming the shroud) but I’ll save this as a last resort.  The chances of me finding an original V6 powered Jeep here in the Great White North are pretty slim but I’m going to look anyway.”

My ideas

I told Paul that I ran a Pinto radiator with a buick 225 in my first Jeep.  I’ve also found some new radiators for sale for various 1980s buick cars. Here’s what I wrote Paul, “I found some other options using thefind.com.  I searched for ‘buick v6 radiators’. Here’s a radiator for a buick regal that is $89.  It is an aluminum 20-3/4 x 16-7/8 x 1-1/4, 1 ROW (and I’m assuming that is 20-3/4 wide, which isn’t safe to assume as you well know).  http://www.shepherdautoparts.com/autoparts/all_aluminum_radiator/buick/regal/w5HDm8OWw5TDl8K7w5rDksORw5HCosKi.htm.

Anyone else have ideas?

While you think about it, you can marvel at more of Paul’s handiwork – A table made with stainless legs and Ancient Kauri wood, along with a wall hanging from the same wood.  About it he writes, “Naturally the table legs are fabricated from stainless in a truss pattern.  Each leg is made up of 30 individual parts (not counting the attaching hardware) and by the time I was all done fitting and filing these parts I’d spent 78 hours just making the legs.  The wood took many more hours because ultrafine sanding is necessary to get the best grain activity>  After sanding the wood to 1500 grit I applied numerous coats of clear marine varnish (Interlux 95), wet sanded the varnish to 3000 grit and then finished it off by hand polishing the varnish.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Quemado, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $850.

It’s likely a project, but it appears all there.

“Bought to restore but don’t have time. 1949 CJ3A with full hardtop. Original except the gas tank and front seat has been changed. Do not know condition of engine, have not tried to start yet. All running gear and engine are complete. Original lock out hubs. No title, bill of sale only. Possible trade for tractor, guns or ??????”

 
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Wanted: 72 or later Brakes in Eastern Oregon

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Here’s a buyer for some brakes.

“I need some 72 and later jeep brakes for my early willy’s jeep. Please call 541-240-1649.”

http://eastoregon.craigslist.org/wan/1618383217.html

 
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1954 CJ-3B Portland, Tx $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It’s got surface rust, but otherwise looks good.

“54 Willys CJ3B This would be a great father son project, I have too many and need to sell. This guy comes with a complete set of new rancho leaf springs and shackles, rebuilt front and rear axles (not the ones in it now)I was going to drop in a 4.3 chevy v6 which also goes with it It has the original seat frams as well don’t have pics of the axles or springs call me for questions or offers 205-1983

http://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/cto/1616624162.html

 
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Year? M-38 Florence, Ms $6000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

It looks solid.

“It’s a Korean war era jeep. Runs and drives good with some reparible rust damage. It had a CJ5 or M38A1 overhead valve engine. I had to replace the engine with the original flathead side valve 134L, clean and seal the transmission and transfer case, put original rims on it, reinstall the glass, sand and paint the jeep, put original numbers on hood, replace the electrical and gauges, remake the driver seat frame; clean, sand, seal, and repaint gas tank; rebuild the distributor, new alternator and battery, and rebuilt/converted to 12 volt starter, replaced all fluids, rebuild the carb, new brake master and front brake sheos, repair the emergancy brakes, fix the speedometer gear inside the transfer case rear mount and replace cable with the speedometer guage, and fixed an intake manifold crack. The engine is a 1940s WWII ford GPW jeep engine. It runs perfect with good oil pressure and no smoke. All it needs now to be perfect is a new timing chain. I can hear it raddle a little bit. The seats in the picture does not come with it. An original M38 driver seat frame comes with it instead. thanks, Bryan.  cell Phone: 601-862-9873. Email: Bdawgs2007@aol.com.”

http://jackson.craigslist.org/cto/1617413029.html

 
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1960 CJ-5 Dayton, NV **SOLD** (includes OD)

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This appears to be an excellent price on a running CJ-5 with an OD, a full rollcage and a winch (though the winch is having an electrical issue).

“1960 (Orig Year) CJ5 Willys Jeep that has been customized for Off-Road Use. Added are Rebuilt Ford 289 Small Blk (V8) engine (approx 5,000 miles on rebuilt) with a T-90 3spd Full-Overdrive Transmission (3 stick adjustment, like the old Tractor Trailers — has overdrive to every gear, including reverse, so 6 forward gears). This vehicle is low geared enough to climb a hillside that the BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires (only 10k miles used), and you can walk it up from the outside. Painted 3 years ago and although not perfect, good enuf for off-road, with twin 7-gal fuel tanks. Added Bucket seats with heavy-duty Seat covers (seats are a little torn), Buick Tilt & Power Steering, New WIndshield and Wipers. Offroad lights and 10k lb Warn Winch. It would be a great project vehicle, as there is always little things to tinker with, but the only two issues to mention: 1> the big bucket seats and old military jeep frame don’t allow real big men too much comfort, so a larger person might want to switch out the seats; and 2> the warn winch is having electrical problems and I had the armiture looked at, but they told me it is part of the electrical relay or component in the winch, so I have not fixed that.  I am motivated to sell, and I know the value of this in excellent collectors shape would bring $5k, but I am willing to go half ($2500) or a near best offer.”

 
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1953 Wagon Anderson, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

This appears to have nice tires and rims.  I also don’t see much rust.  And, it evens runs.  This might be a good project for someone.

“Has 350 V-8 engine, Runs but needs to be restored.”

 

 
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1943 MB Raleigh, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(11/27/09) The seller doesn ‘t mention it, but it looks like this was built on a later model frame judging by the rear suspension.  I haven’t seen many ‘woody’ mbs.

“1943 Vintage WWII Willys Overland MB Jeep 4X4 For Sale Serial Number: 213591 Mileage; 33,397 One of a kind 1943 Willis’ MILITARY JEEP MB 4×4 in great condition with custom black paint and wood grain exterior panels. This is a real head turner! The Jeep fires right up and runs great! The interior of the Jeep is just as nice as the outside with bucket seats, grey indoor/outdoor waterproof carpet, original gauges, and finished with custom wood grain, chrome accents and roll bar. The Jeep is powered by the original flathead 4 cylinder engine (gasoline), (which displaces 134.22 cubic inches (2,199 cc) with a 3.125 in (79.4 mm) bore and 4.375 in (111.1 mm) stroke. It is an L-head design, with valves parallel to the cylinders. Power output is 60 hp (46 kW) at 4000 rpm and 105 ft•lbf (142 N•m) at 2000 rpm with 6.48:1 compression.) The Jeep’s electrical system has been upgraded to a 12 volt battery. The headlights, tail lights and brake lights are in working order. The front auxiliary lighting have been installed, but not wired. The engine, transmission and transfer case have been professionally rebuilt. The Jeep’s twin-stick 4×4 and hi/lo shifters are fully functional, as are the manual locking hubs. The Jeep has documentation for it’s recently completed in-depth overhaul including: Rebuilt T84 Transmission, Rebuilt M18 Transfer Case,…”

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4 Flatfenders Palmdale, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2800

The flatties are in OK to poor shape, but that CJ-5 is tweaked too much to be worth much, unless it’s got an overdrive or something else we can’t see.

“4 Four Willys Jeep project vehicles. Make two solid vehicles out of the four. Three appear to be Military. No record found at DMV, bill of sale only. First $2800.00 takes the lot. ”

 
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1961 Wagon Boston, Ma **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

This is beautiful!

“1961 Willys Wagon owned by the owner of Pioneer Jeep of Peabody Ma est. 1946 It was one of his personal family weekend toys this jeep is beautiful. From the original patina in the dash, In the early 80s he totally restored and then put this vehicle on display in his dealerships showroom taking it out on limited occasions with the family weekend trips. It has gas shocks, 11” brakes, the continental 226 CI 6 cylinder 3 speed t90 trans with Warn All Range overdrive and has four wheel drive Beautiful Black immeron paint  (originally a black ordered vehicle very rare) no rust, the chrome side trim package (the rocket) red Mercedes style vented seat material  factory American Bosch electric wiper motor , recent new battery and carter fuel pump, this a car is a show winner.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Gaston, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2900

(11/11/09) No indication as to why the seller thinks this was an airforce jeep.

“1947 Jeep 3 spd, locking hubs ,beadlock wheels or factory ( your choice )New wiring, Top & doors, Disk brake conversion in front. Runs good.”

 

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Dec 22, 1941 — A Reporter rides in a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Old News Articles

This is an article Bruce found in the Charleston Daily Mail from Dec 22, 1941.  Note that the reporter calls this vehicle both a Jeep and a Bantam Buggy, suggesting that readers would be familiar with both terms. In fact, the US was only in the ware a couple weeks by the time this article aired.

Here’s a PDF Version that’s probably easier to read.

 
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1946 CJ-2A Redmond, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Update:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

It’s got posi front and rear.

“46 willys, v6 posi front rear, 5:38 gears 4 wheel disc brakes, power tilt steering, 35″mtr tires, new steel from dash back. needs finished. causing marital problems, so buy my jeep so i can make her get rid of her shoes!! firm price no dickering, just take it away”