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1954 CJ-3B Lake Wales, Fl **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

(08/09/2010) A Warn OD is included.

“1953 Willy 3B Jeep (Runs); F Head 4 cylinder; 3 speed transmission with Waren Overdrive; Asking $1500”

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Colin’s 1952 CJ-3A Project


Another project Colin wanted to share with readers was this CJ-3A he restored.  As I understand it, this was his project before he purchased this DJ-3A Surrey.  After purchasing the Surrey, he turned the CJ-3A project over to his son who seems to be doing just fine with it.

Colin writes, “Here are some photos of our CJ3A project.  It is actually by serial number a 1952, but wasn’t sold until 1953, so was titled as a 53 (Pretty typical of Willys products).  I bought it in late 2006 and it hadn’t run in about 6 years. After getting it running, I decided to do a body off restoration on it.  The mechanicals were pretty good, with a new engine with less than 500 miles on it, and it had been upgraded to 12 volts and larger 11 inch brakes. It had a CJ2A windshield on it, which I prefer over the CJ3A style. It was yellow and my wife is not fond of yellow.  I found the original Luzon Red paint underneath the dash, so decided to paint it Luzon Red to match the Luzon Red of our Jeepster. Work progressed and I took a break from it and in December 2009, I found the Surrey for sale.  At that point, I couldn’t pass on the Surrey and our oldest son, Lee said he would take over the CJ3A, but he wasn’t going to paint it red.  I had already powdercoated the wheels and put new NDT 600×16 tires on the rolling chassis.  There was still some body work that needed to be done before painting.  Lee finished up the bodywork  and we got the paint done 3 weeks ago.  We started putting it back together and now we only need to do some of the small details and the wiring to be done.  The latest photos don’t give a true color, but it is sort of a Butternut yellow or beige.”

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1946 CJ-2A New Castle, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000

Sebastian writes, “He is asking $5000. The car looks great, and the engine was totally rebuilt a few years back. As far as I could see everything was original.”

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1947 CJ-2A Appleton, Wi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Matt spotted this. If I interpret this correctly, it includes a 1948 body and a fiberglass tub and other parts. This might be a good price.

“1947 CJ2A on wheels and 1948 CJ2A body with fiberglass tub. 2.3 ltr Ford Mustang motor and all brackets and plates to mount into a CJ2A body. Engine runs great and the 48 body has no rust on the hood, fenders, and grill. Will only sell all together.”

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1950 Wagon Auburn, Ca $4200

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This may be a good price.  It looks in good shape.

“1950 Willys Overland, REDUCED PRICE! Moved to a smaller house and I don’t have the room to store. This vehicle has been used as a primary vehile until 6 months ago. runs great on and off road. chevy SB 350 engine 700r4 trans. (overdrive). MSD ignition system and distributer. power streering. leather seats front and rear with shoulder strap seat belts. new autometer gauges. new leaf springs and shackle reversal. locked dana 44 full floater rear end. It has a broken passenger window and has some rust, but still looks great! cell phone 530-320-3138 leave message.”

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1947 CJ-2A & 1953 M38-A1 Fresno, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

This might be a good price.

“1947 Willy and 1953 jeep. No papers on 53 but 47 has title and current non-op. Both complete and ran before being taken apart. 1000.00 for all. Contact me for more details.”

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1982 Scrambler Grand Rapids, Mi **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $20,000.

Brian spotted this unusual find; as he put it, “you don’t see a blown scrambler every day.”

“1982 cj8 486 ci stoker w/ 671 blower, new this summer. The jeep it self has 400 miles on it since total restoration. 9″ front, dana 44 rear, 4 56’s. Body all glass. New Paint. Best of everything, to much to list! Very drive able, for fun or show. 20.000 obo”

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A rare set of Allstate Hubs Troy, Id $50


If you like rare hubs, these might be of interest to you.

“Sears-Roebucks Allsatate locking hubs in good working condition call 208-835-6902”

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1954 Truck Hayward, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

The seller knows the front gear ratio, but not the back.  That’s some honesty, but ya have to wonder why?  The drive train sounds good if you need a crawling truck.

“Chevy 400 inch small block V8. Aluminum manifold w/Holly 4 barrel carb. Headers with new Flowmaster dual exhaust. SM420 4speed. 7.05:1 low gear. Modle 18 t/case w/Warn Overdrive New rear drive shaft. Ford 9″ rear axle, ratio unknown. Original Dana 27 front axle, 4.88:1 ratio w/posi. Saginaw power steering. Project with alot of potential.”

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1960 CJ-5 Lansing, Mi $2000


This looks pretty stock.  I can’t tell if the paint is bad or the body is rusty.

“Call keith @ 517-580-3603, no e-mails.”

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1979 J54 Mitsubishi Jeep LItchfield, ME **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was eBay.

Looks in good shape.

“1979 Mitsubishi Jeep, J 54. 4cyl, 3ltr diesel, pto winch, comes with original soft top, with additional bikini top. jeep has an odometer that has quit working at 29,000 Kilometers. If you are unsure what the J54 is, do a Google search and educate yourself so that way you can see how truly awesome this rig really is. I have a NC title for it if you want and all the original paperwork from when i bought it in Japan , including the Japanese title and all the importation documents as well. Please look over all the photos, and feel free to call me with any serious questions”

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1946 CJ-2A Tulsa, Ok $3500


This looks interesting.

“Very close to original condition. GO DEVIL 134 Flat. Tub is clean but not perfect. Motor does not burn oil runs good. All stock running gear. Great collectors Jeep. I am the 4th owner and out of room. No emails please call me at (918)261-5509 before 8:00 pm.”

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1946 CJ-2A Boerne, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $2500. **SOLD**

How about that mini-winch up front 🙂

“46 Willys CJ2A; Off Road; Good Shape; Restoreable or Ranch Use; ”

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1945? CJ-2A Stephenville, Tx $500


As best I can tell, it doesn’t appear to be a VEC to me.

“Deer season is almost here & this is the perfect time to snag this 1945 Willys Jeep. Needs transmission but it will run. Price is $500 firm. Call Tony @ 254-485-0029 for more info.”

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1946 CJ-2A Lake Nacimiento, Ca **Status Unknown**


UPDATE:  Status Unknown. Was $4500.

(07/12/2010) This looks to be in good condition.

“1946 Willys Jeep, includes extra transmission, transfer case, axle and new master cylinder,same owner last 20 years in Oak Shores asking $4,500”

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1962 Truck Idaho Falls, Id **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Here’s an example of a truck on a suburban frame. Trucks sure get put on all kinds of different chassis’s!

“Have a 1962 Willys truck that has been put on a 1978 suburban frame, So it has a 400 engine with 350 transmission, power steering, 6 inch lift, 35 inch tires. Has guages and new seats, dual exhaust, the body has durabak (Rhino Line) inside and out black and orange. Automatic transmission, Runs really good and is huge, gets looks everywhere.”

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1948 CJ-2A Spokane, Wa $1500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1500.

(07/15/2010) The seller doesn’t mention that this body has been stretched.  I wonder if those are actually chrome headers rather than stainless headers.

“For Sale.  1948 Willys CJ2 with PTO. •1966 Buick 225 V6 – Runs good. •Stainless steel headers & exhaust system. •Oversize brakes. •Lock out hubs. •New master & clutch slave cylinder. •Valid clear title. •Missing data plate. •Needs to be rewired + minor mechanical. Great restoration project! Call Al at 509-536-6382, if no answer, please leave message. PRICE REDUCED TO $1500”

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1962 DJ-3A Hickam, Oahu, Hawaii $2500


UPDATE: Price bumped to $2500.  It appears the color has been changed, too.  The top pics are newest.

(03/14/2010) Here’s a mostly stock DJ-3A and still has the column shift.  The seller’s phone number is Seattle area number (prob cell phone).

“L134 hurricane engine, 3 speed on the column shift. Rear wheel drive 2X4. Runs good. passes safty. best offer. Call 206-218-7288”

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Sand Racer … Vancouver, Wa Status Unknown


UPDATE:  Status Unknown. Was listed at $1500

(07/05/09) “1942 Willys CJ2A on a CJ3A Frame Stretched 5” Mid door, 2 Wheel Drive, Dana 44 Posi with 5.88 Gear Ratio.  rolling chassy and body roll cage no engine or trans. ( 2 will drive sand racer). Need to sell.

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1960 CJ-3B Tacoma, Wa $3500


UPDATE:  Still Available


“1960 jeep cj-3b with a 302 Boss engine and C-6 automatic trans. over $4000.00 in engine alone! high compression 12 to 1, gear driven, race motor [less than 200 miles on motor] MSD ignition with Mallory Billet distributor curved for racing. Delta race camshaft with 280 duration &572 lift! 4″ suspension lift, 2″ body lift, Superlift shocks, dana 44 rear with locker, dana 30 front, 427 ring & pinion. 35 x 12.50 x 15 Thornbird Mudders! there is just too much to list all the upgrades for this race ready mudbogger. Please Serious Inquiries Only! Don’t waste my time haggling this is an absolute gift at this price! 3,500.00 OBO. Call Kelly at (253)380-6933 or”

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1953 CJ-3B Snoqualmie, Wa $2400


UPDATE;  Price dropped to $2400. This looks solid.


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DIRT: The Movie

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

In an email today, Jeff mentioned a movie I had not heard of called DIRT (IMDB Link).  Released in 1979, the movie follows a narrator around as he explores the wide-world of offroad racing.  It’s got some especially great/scary clips of early auto racing. The rest of the movie shows all kinds of different offroad racing in the US during the late 70s (sand, water, hill climbs, baja, snow climbs, and more). One item I had hoped to see, but didn’t, was PNW racing, though I didn’t have time to watch every clip.

Currently, you can watch the movie for free via YouTube.  However, you can also order a DVD from Turner Classic Movies (about $11) or from (About $6).

Here’s the first YouTube installment.  At the end of each installment, there is a link to the following installment (10 total).!v=MfByldRKTo4

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Jeff’s Fiberglass (Bobcat Body) Flattie

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Racing • TAGS: , , , , .

After seeing some of the posts about the old Desert Dog and Bobcat ads, Jeff dropped me a note saying he’s been enjoying the old ads and old pics as it reminds him of the busy Northwest days of jeep clubs, playdays and racing in the northwest.  So, he forwarded me a pic of one of his jeeps (he also has a sand drag jeep listed below for sale).

He’s been nice enough to let me post it.  I really love the creative paint job — I haven’t seen anything quite like it.

Jeff writes, “This bobcat jeep was bought back in 1983 as a project.  It was a body and a HUGE pile of parts, to which I’m sure your readers can relate. Currently, it runs a 355 chev w/ ford toploader 4 speed, a dana 20 case, a ford 9inch w/ 35 spline summers axles spool nod case and 6.00 gears.  The front is a gutted mdl 27 w/ a mustang rack.  The cage is chromoly.  The car weights 2250lbs w/o a driver.”

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1962 DJ-3A Surrey Arapahoe, Ne $5000


UPDATE:  This was for sale on eBay.  It is now on Craigslist.  I’ve included some of the info from the eBay ad.

(06/01/2010) This is a little rough, but looks mostly original to my less-than-perfect eye.

“For Sale or trade a 1962 Willys Surrey Gala (DJ-3A) Original condition runs and drives, many new parts asking $5000 or would consider trade for any Jeep/Willys CJ, Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, or Boat.

Many new parts, in good running condition. The following items are NEW: clutch & pressure plate, brake master cylinder, head light switch, dimmer switch, water pump, head gasket, fan belt, points, plugs, plug wires, coil, cap and rotor, rebuilt carb.  Radiator boiled out and professionally referbished. Brakes have been gone through and new wheel cylinders kits installed.  Drivers seat bottom was re-done with pink and white vinyl. All lights work, all gauges work, new tires on rear, good used tires on front.  Jeep runs and drives great. It is missing the original top and top frame, spare tire holder and the rear bumper.  Clear title.”

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1964 FJ-6 Ecorse, Mi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3150.

Brian spotted one of these hard to find FJs.

“1964 willys ice cream trk rt hand drive 4cyl auto approx 80 k miles. Truck has on board generator signs work music box works needs to be freshened up a little call billy top hat.”