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1946 CJ-2A Seattle, Wa $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics.  Might be interesting …

“1946 Jeep CJ2A been in garage for 12 years needs work. Has 1975 Buick V6 (steel block) 1975 transmission & transfer case , 1975 Chev 3/4 ton front end cut down to fit 538 gears 66 spline detroit lockers built by TC’s in Kent never been run ,new 3rd member 1975 jeep 538 gears 66 spline detroit lockers never been run. Has a warn 8 thousand pound winch. Also extra 1975 Buick V6 torbo charged steel block .Tires are new.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bar/1487272790.html

 
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1962 CJ-5 Matawan, NJ eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

UPDATE:  Jim pointed out that this is a CJ-5.  I was so captivated by the yellow light on the top that I made the mistake of trusting the seller on this one.

No reserve with a starting price of $500.  Think of it as a plow +some parts.

“This is what I believe to be a 1962 Willys Jeep I say believe because I am not sure of the year. I do know its a Military Willys with military spec tires. The jeep ran about five years ago but has been laying around for awhile. The cab and plow were added about fifteen years ago plow works with a electric hydraulic piston and worked well five years ago. Body has some rust and would be an ambitous project but a lot of great parts. Can help load must be trailered no title but a Bill Of Sale will be given at Pick Up.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1943 MB Sonora, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB

UPDATE: Was $3000. **SOLD**

“Not sure the year, the pink slip shows model yr 1943 – year first sold 1947. It runs great has a 4 cyl. 3 speed trans, 31 inch tires. it looks great, it current on registration 5/10, needs new gas gauge and windshield wipers, other then that everything works, 3000.00 firm serious inqueries only, if interested I will email pics-having problems downloading,”

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1957? CJ-3A Ottertail, Mn $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1000

This is missing a tranny and tc, but does have some later model running gear with 410 gears.  There might be some value here.

“1957 willys $1200 obo has 4.3 carberated setting in it, but no tranny or transfer case, and no interior. has good dana 44 in the rear and a dana 30 in front, 410 gears trust axles. please do not email it is not mine. call mike @ 218-731-2321 for any questions”

http://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/1487051729.html

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Club Run: Flatties on the Slick Rock in Utah

• CATEGORIES: Club Runs, Features

I’ve seen lots of pics of modified vehicles that crawl the slickrock of Southern Utah; so. it’s a nice change to see these two classic jeeps cover the trails without issue.

Randall writes, I thought maybe some other old school jeepers might like to see a few photos of a recent club outing to Moab.  The jeeps did great and the scenery was absolutely awesome. The “slickrock” on “Fins&Things” and “Hell’s Revenge” trails was amazing.

The M38 is a 1952, all stock with four banger, T-90, and Dana 44 with 5:38’s.  The other is a ’52 3A.  Also bone stock with Dana 41.  The only upgrade on it is 11″ brakes and 12v.  This was our first trip, but probably won’t be our last.  We went the first week of Nov. and hit great weather by luck.  We’d hoped to have more jeeps make it but too many conflicts for everyone.  Had a blast with just four of us in the two jeeps.  They climbed just about anything a sane, middle aged man would need to climb and the gears made descents very doable with little need for much braking.  HOWEVER, I was glad the brakes were in very good condition when we first went down some of the trails.

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My Build: Climbing the Local Foothills

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

I finally got a chance to get Lost Biscuit onto the dirt today (Saturday).  One of the unique aspects of Boise is that the surrounding foothills have been reserved for recreation.  There are areas for hiking, walking dogs, biking, motor biking and four wheeling.  One of the quickest ways to reach the foothills is to head north on 8th avenue from downtown.  It takes all of 5 minutes or so to reach hiking and biking areas.  It’s about 15 minutes to hit the motorized offroad areas.

My son Karson was with me.  It was his first off roading experience.  We were only out about an hour or so, as I’m being careful to push the bounds of the jeep slowly to let everything ‘settle’ into place.

On the positive side, the suspension is as I could have hoped.  It’s firm enough for the corners, yet handles the bumps well.  It’s a step up from my first suspension, which was a step up from the early jeeps I drove. We wound up the hill, took some side roads, tested out low range and four wheel drive.

On the negative side, I’ve still got a little oil that appears to be the result of valve covers that aren’t quite sealed correctly, so I’ll have to take them off to see what’s happening.  Here’s some pics before we got muddy.

This is a pic facing west.  Those foothills are all part of the foothill recreation system.

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Here’s Karson with the hills and hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, four wheel drive trails, and the Bogus Basin Ski area behind him.

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In this southern facing image you can see the City of Boise to the left and the entire Treasure Valley filling the background.  I can’t say for sure what the pole is, other than a modern day totem of some kind?

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Wanted: CJ-2A body in the Seattle Area

• CATEGORIES: wanted

A reader named Chuck is looking for a CJ-2A body in the Seattle Area.  If you have one or know of someone, you can email him at chuckholl@aol.com.  Thanks!

 
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Service Bulletin: Serial Numbers from 1951-1956

• CATEGORIES: Documents

I feel very fortunate to have received a variety of old documents, newspaper clippings, and images from the 40s and 50s courtesy of a reader named Bruce. I’ve been digging through and organizing the information. Hopefully, readers will find them useful and interesting!

For example, here’s a electronic version of a 1956 Service Bulletin that explains how the serial numbering system works on vehicles built from Willys built between 1951-1954. I’ve got roughly 30 or more old service bulletin’s I’ll be sharing for the next few months.  In this case, I have posted an image of the first page below.  HERE’S A LINK TO A PDF OF THE WHOLE BULLETIN.

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1946 CJ-2A Marengo, Oh eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has a very unusual roll bar.

“This jeep is a 1946 Willys Jeep with all original body. The jeep belongs to a family member, and I am selling it for them. The last time the motor was running was about 6 years ago. There was nothing wrong with the motor then, it just sat and was never started again. The jeep has been owned by the same person for the last 20 years (since march 14, 1989). When the jeep was purchased it had new tires put on it, and was freshly painted, the same tires are still on the jeep. When it was parked 6 years ago, it was parked in a barn. There were horses in the barn that could reach part of the jeep, they nibbled on the top and one of the seats, therefore we took the top off and threw it out. The jeep sat in the barn untill 3 years ago when it was moved outside, where it sits today. The odometer reads 00220, but does not work, actual mileage is unknown….”

View all the pics on eBay

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Flat Fender Frenzy Aug 14-16, 2009 Bainbridge, Oh

• CATEGORIES: Club Runs, News

John forwarded me some pics from the August Flat Fender Frenzy. You can view more pics hereHere’s a link to pics from previous years.

John writes, “Our FFF was held aug. 14-16, at Lost Valley Jeep, Bainbridge Ohio. 15 flat fenders lined up for a Saturday trail ride. Jester Hill Grill was our feed’n hole. We camped at Pike Lake State Park.”

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Builds: Some closeups of Brownie

• CATEGORIES: Builds

This is John’s CJ-3A named Brownie.  Here are some closeups. You can see the whole jeep here.  And, we saw the whole family here.

The first pic is the vintage award he received from the Lost Valley Jeep Ralley Oct. 10-12. There were 65 Jeeps,  3 of them Willys.

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This chair was customized for John’s Wife:

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1941 MB Dromana, Victoria, Australia **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: *SOLD** Was on eBay.

This MB sounds like it has a story.

“HEY CHECK OUT THIS BEAUTY, WILLYS JEEP,  SECOND WORLD WAR 1941 ERA. WAS ORIGINALY USED BY THE YANKS TO FIGHT THE SPANISH ON THE PHILIPPINE ISLAND OF LEYTE, THEN WAS USED IN P.N.G AND STILL HAS P.N.G NUMBER PLATE….AND BULLET HOLES IN DASH BOARD…. IT STILL STARTS AND RUNS AND BLOWS NO SMOKE….THE GUY I BOUGHT IT FROM ASSURED ME DRIVE TRAIN IS IN WORKING ORDER…I HAVE STARTED IT BUT NOT DRIVEN IT….SERIOUS POTENTIAL FOR A FULL RESTO JOB….ITS 68 YEAR OLD ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE, LESS A COUPLE OF BODY HANDLES, HAS ALL ORIGINAL ENGINE AND RUNNING GEAR….ENGINE STAMP IS MB….”

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1948 CJ-2A Albuquerque, Nm eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This looks nice.  It’s got a few  mods.  Note the handwinch in the last pic.

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A. The Jeep has been in dry New Mexico its entire life and is 99% rust free. The I purchased the Jeep in 1997 from an elderly gentleman here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He owned it since 1972, and he bought it from the original owner. I have many records with some registration records dating back to 1954. It has always been garaged, and is in excellent condition. I have updated/upgraded some of the features including: new top, roll cage, am/fm cassette mounted under the dash and speakers mounted under the rear seat, 12V electrical system, 11″ brakes, 2 1/2 inch Rancho lift, CV joint custom rear driveshaft …”

View all the pics on eBay

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1953 Mud Truck Chillicothe, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Here’s a mud truck minus the motor.

“1953 Willys mud truck.I have raced and owned this truck for two years and put alot of time and money in it but have decided to sell with everything minus motor.There are alot of new parts just put on this last year.First off the truck is in good shape with no rusted panels or floors.I put new plexiglass in it about 2 months ago.I do have the original glass if wanted.The truck is on a 1978 blazer frame. Dana 44 front with new spool just installed this past season.Also had new upper and lower ball joints this year.Warn hubs and solid ujoints in all axles and drive shafts.Rear is gm 14 bolt with locker.Adjustable ladder bars with chrome moly rod ends.Rearend has pinion brake and front disc brakes.Front has cut 38.5 super swamper boggers and rear has cut 39.5 super swamper boggers….”

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1955 CJ-3B Peoria, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

This appears highly modified.

“302 ford v-8 ford truck trans new jeep transfer dana 44 axel.”

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1951 Wagon Monroe, Mi eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

This is a nice looking truck with a low mileage engine.

1951 Willys-Overland station wagon, 31,200 miles on the engine. Originally from Colorado used for every day driving. Has a Flathead 6, 3 speed with overdrive column shift. Very solid body, recently finished the headliner inside, there’s a small crack on the rear driver side window, and the speedometer gave out this August. I drive about 200 miles a month on it. if you have questions feel free to call or email me. (734) 731-4353 . It’s ready to drive home to a new owner I’m just tired of this wagon and need a new classic to drive.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1962 Truck Sayreville, NJ $850

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

Less than $1000 for a running truck with a plow blade.  Looks like a deal.

“1962 willys jeep pu flathead 6cyl ready to plow snow runs great all in one piece ready to restore call 732 254 3620”

http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/1484094741.html

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1949 CJ-3A Project & Parts Fort Campbell, Ky eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s a project.

“Up for auction is my 1949 Willys Jeep CJ3A. This is a project that I just don’t have time for, due to Deployments. This Jeep runs, the tranny shifts, and the 4 wheel drive works. I do give a guarantee. Just hook up some fuel and a battery this baby will start. I discarded the body because it was too far gone to repair. You can order the body and practically every part for this Jeep through companies like Kaiser Willys. I have purchased a new grill and steering wheel along with other misc. parts. The window frame is in OK shape and will need new glass, it’s flat and will be easy to replace. All this Jeep needs is to be sand blasted painted and ready for body. I will help in the shipping process, I would consider delivering within 250 miles of Fort Campbell KY for 1.00 per mile. I also have a V8 conversion kit for this Jeep if interested. Happy Bidding please e-mail or call me @ 910-309-1623 for questions.”

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1948 CJ-2A Glendora, Ca SOLD?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

1948_cj2a_glendoraUPDATE:  price dropped to $3800.  Unsure if it is still Available.

(09/06/09) It looks good and straight.  The price is looking pretty good.

“Fires right up & runs/drives great. New tires, trans rebuilt, new clutch. I have a brand new (correct) COMPLETE windshield assy (minus glass, but w/all weatherstripping) and a brand new (correct) tailgate that will go with the sale. I also have NOS gauges, tail light, front markers. Clean title.

Also interested in trades, depending on what you’ve got. Car/truck/classic/Jeep/OHV – let me know & we’ll talk about it. Not interested in basket cases or projects with a long way to go though.  (Trailer not included in sale). ”

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1959 FC-170 Eugene, OR **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350

“1959 Willys Jeep, cab over, 4×4, good for parts or project. mostly complete, not running, no title. $400,”

 

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Duke Edwards == Hot Rod Artist

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Unusual

I found the image below on eBay. The bidding has ended, but I”m sure it will return. I thought it looked very similar to Brian’s CJ-3B (or former CJ-3B — did you ever sell it?). After located a pic of the CJ-3B, I concluded it must have been used as the model of the drawing.

One image below is the drawing and one is a shot of the CJ-3B from the CJ-3B page (See more pics of it there — It’s a beauty!).

According to an old ebay listing, this particularly drawing is a run of 250 prints of a drawing by artist Duke Edwards.  I didn’t know who Duke Edwards was, so I did a google search and found the information below from the ‘Automotive Art Gallery‘.

“Duke has been “doodling” for almost 40 years but had limited his clientele to friends and local car clubs. Since making his work available to the public, he has received international recognition and has pieces on museum display as well as in private collections. For just “doodling” Duke is amazingly talented.”

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Project Flattie with Aluminum Body Canton, Ga **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4100

“New Aluminum CJ3A JEEP body on a new 1973 CJ5 powder coated frame. This frame allows the use of a V8 engine. Powder coated Dana 44 rear, Dana 30 front, and Dana 300 Transfer case, are geared for the new tires installed on the polished aluminum wheels. A complete new power disc brake system is still in the boxes. New parts include a new fuel cell, fuel line, wiring harness, body mounts and suspension parts. All the parts for this project cost over $17,000, not including the powder coating, windshield frame and original front grill. I don’t even want to think about how much was spent on powder coating parts. I will offer delivery within a reasonable distance. Call for a list of all the new parts included with this offer. May trade. Call me with what you have.”

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1960 CJ-5 Cedar Springs, Mi

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Here’s some before and after pics from when Jim owned this jeep.  This is one of Jim’s vehicles that he rebuilt.  This is likely no longer for sale.

This includes a roll cage that can be bolted in or taken out (as it is in the picture).

“1960 Willys jeep CJ5, original condition. Stock 4-cylinder, 3-speed manual, high and low range transfer
case. Full locker axles front and back. Has lock out hubs. Yes I’m sure it can out climb a Billygoat.
Beautiful full canvas top with canvas doors. Full roll cage that can bolt in or out. Working tailgate with chains. 16 inch wheels with beautiful 7.50-16 agressive 10 ply tires that really make the look. Fuel and water cans on the back. Axe and shovel also. High lift jack on the front bumper. I have a complete new stock exhaust system not installed yet. Nothing really wrong with the exhaust that is on it now though….”

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1947 Bodyless CJ-2A Tromball, Tx $600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I like this one for those rear tractor tires.  It ran two years ago!

“COMPLETE 1947 WILLYS JEEP POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS WITH STEERING-BODY WAS REMOVED AND SCRAPPED-GREAT PROJECT-NO TITLE-I WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE NEW BRAKES I BOUGHT AS WELL AS A NEW WATERPUMP(THE OLD ONE IS SEEPING) THIS JEEP RAN AND WAS DRIVEN TWO YEARS AGO BEFORE THE BODY WAS REMOVED”

http://houston.craigslist.org/rvs/1480392195.html

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1948 CJ-2A Alvin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This ad has the longest series of keywords that I have ever seen — longer than the Ad itself.  That said, the jeep itself might be a reasonable price given it drives.

“i have for sale this 1948 jeep cj2a. it has a chevy 327 with all factory drive train other than that. it runs and drives has a high seat for hunting and has gun racks and it has a brush guard on front and a removable deer rack on rear . it is a 3 speed (t90) with a twin stick dana 18 transfer case it does run and drive but needs minor things if you wanted to make it street legal. i bought this for myself and am only selling because i got a great deal on another one and i dont need 2 so it needs to go i have a set of nice rims and tires that are not on it but will go with it . runs and drives, brakes work headlights work has 2 gas tanks with a selector switch. gauges work. would make a great hunting rig or spend some time and fix it up for the street”

 

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