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Reader Question …


A reader asked me the following “would the diffs from a 50’s willys truck bolt up to a jeep frame without modification?”  I didn’t know the answer off hand.  Anyone know?

Assume we are moving 50’s truck running gear to a pre 1970 cj-5, cj-3a, cj-3b, cj-2a …


– Dave

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1945 MB Boulder Creek, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

“Excellent Condition!  Ford 302 (Mustang) V-8, 4WD.  New Tires, Shocks, Radiator, Master Cylinder, Slave Cylinder, Battery, Voltage Regulator, Clutch, Tow pack. Original running gear. Tachs out at 55MPH. $5,000 O.B.O. Boat, trailer, and gear included free with purchase of jeep.”

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1951 Jeepster Puyallup, Wa $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

Here’s a good looking Jeepster.

“Classic Willys Jeepster 1951. 6 cylinder with overdrive. Runs great. Great shape. needs new wiper motor and gauges. If interested in seeing the jeepster call Jeff at (253) 579-4183”

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1958 M-38A1 Southern Oregon **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

“willy’s 1958 military jeep.  i also have bought a new hood, 2 fenders and bunch of other parts for restoring that. goes with it. 2000.00

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1958 CJ-3B Fallbrook, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000

This appears in good shape.  It looks like it has a Spring Over.

“283 Fuel injected. Runs and sounds great! Large fuel cell, flow master, dual exhaust. Clean Title.  Eager to sell make an offer.”

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1959 CJ-5 Trussville, Al $1500


The top looks good and it comes with a warn winch. This might be a good price.

“’59 Jeep Willys 4×4, 4 cyl, 3 speed, runs good, new top, has off road lights, comes with Warn 8000lb 8274 winch. head gasket just replaced, needs radiator installed. I have radiator. $1500.00 OBO serious inquiries 205-504-2970”

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1948 CJ-2A Pendleton, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $550

Here’s a project.  Are those hubs on the back?  It might have a full floating back end.

“1948 Jeep Willys a project to finish or willing to part out. Has an iron duke motor with less than 35,000 miles on it. Selling for $550 or best offer. Make a good enough offer, we can’t refuse.”

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1951 CJ-3A West Alton, Mo eBay


This Jeep has some personality. It’s a bit beat up, but I like it.

“This is and old Jeep that has been in the family for about 30 years and has just been used on private property to stay out of the weather when hunting which is great and push snow. The engine is the 4cyl. Hurricane with 3 speed manual trans. It starts and runs but has been sitting for some time and will need a tune up and the pinion seals show some leaking. The electrical system is the original 6 volt but starter has been rewound for 12 volt. Generator does not work but alternator does. Snow plow is homemade but does the job. The odometer shows 63827 but stopped working long ago. A water line can be seen but that was years ago and is dry at this time. With this said it would be necessary to trailer home and do some TLC before being roadworthy. I have a clear Missouri title in my name that will be reassigned over to you with a bill of sale. You can email me at Thank you Duane.”

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1948 Jeepster San Francisco, Ca $8500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Here’s a pretty good price on a very nice Jeepster.

“Stock – original – complete  • 4 cylinders, 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive • In storage for the last 20 years • Complete mechanical restoration done by professional mechanics • Have all receipts • Excellent interior • Converted to 12volt • New Cooker tires • Excellent mechanical condition • A lot of fun – drive it anywhere • Call (415) 710-1898”

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1947 CJ-2A North Powder, Or $2500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2500

(12/03/09) It’s unclear what 10% still needs to be done on this project.

“1947 jeep CJ2A 90% restored runs grate would make a nice 1st car or toy to hit the beach or hills with.”


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Restord 1942 GTB Bomb Truck

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Here’s an example of a restored Ford GTB Bomb Truck that is for sale (see unrestored one below).

“I am posting a Ford GTB Navy Bomb Truck up here for a friend.  He is open to reasonable offers over $8,000. The truck was completely restored and looks very sharp.&nbspIf you would like anymore information you may contact Randy Lamers at

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GTBs for sale Adams County, Wa Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual

Dan forward me this Craigslist Ad — neither of us knows anything about them.  Someone has got to be looking for these.  These look like they’d make an unusual project. (see a restored version above)

“I have 3 GTB Ford / Burm Jeeps for sale. 2 US Army cargo and 1 US Navy bomb truck. One cargo has incorect bed other has correct bed. Would like to sell as package. Email for questions.”

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Paul Readies His Radiator

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

Paul made good progress recently with the radiator installation.  I’ll let him explain …

Paul writes, “During the past few days I’ve been busy scrounging metal, making parts and playing with the welder but the end result is the Willys has an M 151 radiator installed along with a V type firewall to radiator brace and a hood hold open rod.  I also picked up my new radiator from the local military surplus yard in addition to a used shroud and the necessary lower mounts.  The new radiator will reside safely in the house until it’s time to be installed after I quit taking things apart for modifications and redesigns but the size of this radiator is just about perfect for the room available under the hood.  I’ll have to spend some time at the local autoparts store mixing and matching coolant hoses before the engine is plumbed to the radiator and I also have to go shopping for a low profile electric fan (a puller is what I’m hunting for) but both of these tasks can be solved with reasonable amounts of money so I’m feeling pretty good with my progress so far. ”

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1948 CJ-2A New Franken, Wi $1500


A reader named David needs to sell his project.  You can view all the pics at

David wrote, “I would like to sell my jeep ” project” my web site can explain it. I would like to get $1500.oo for it.”

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Koenig Top Newman Lake, Wa $400


Dan spotted this Koenig hard top that appears to be in good condition.

“All steel cab by Koenig Iron Works. Roll-up windows need glass (I have the pattern), otherwise it is in excellent shape. Fits Jeep CJ2A.”

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1946 CJ-2A Mobile, AL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

The seller of this modded Jeep won’t be done with it until it completes one final trip.

“46 willys,west coast rust free rig.The only stock parts are the frame,and body.Rebuid 1962 buick 198 V-6,fresno california speed shop,sm420 trans,power brakes,power steering,disk brake dana 30 front,rear dana 44.16 gallon fuel cell.This rig is on a road trip from oregon to alabama,will be running in nevada offroad for about 300 miles,will be in moab utah next week,heading to new mexico,end of march,be in alabama mid part of april,will be selling end of road trip.$5500.00 firm.”

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1951 CJ-3A Poplarville, Ms **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is nothing fancy, but appears solid.

“1951 willys cj3a, rebuilt motor in 04′, body sprayed with bed liner, inside, outside and underneath, frame sand blasted and painted, 9k winch mounted on front, works great, needs brake shoes, which i have, and carb kit, which i have, although it still runs fine, and a bunch of extra parts, which will go with the willys, doesn’t use oil, 4 wheel drive works great, used it at my cabin in the Adirondack mnts, sold cabin, no need for willys, ”

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Unusual toy out of Derby, Derbyshire, Uk


Here’s an unusual toy.

“Toy peddle jeep  –  small restoration project. Peddle power only       0cc engine, so no tunning. Air conditioned. Requires abit of loving restoration. very light. Sold as seen. Will post. Must have Jeep of the year.”

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1963 Wagon Paducah, Ky **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $1800.

“I have a 63 Willys Wagon. It has the flathead 6cyl, 3spd trans, and all stock running gear. I was told it had been used in the Army but I have no proof of that. It does have a military data plate on the dash so it was used by some branch of the military early in its life. It was originally highway department yellow. My guess would be that it served on an air field or maintenance department for the Army or Air Corps. It runs and drives great and has a pretty decent body compaired to most of the other wagons I’ve seen. It has stock wheels and fairly new tires. It has the factory wooden slats still in the bed. THE BAD It does not have any brakes, and it has no title but I will provide you with a bill of sale. It was owned by a hunting club in AR and they never titled it. It is possible to obtain a title. Jeep is located in Paducah, KY and I’ll take $1,800 cash for it.”

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1955 CJ-5 Englewood, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE:   Was $1500! **SOLD**

This is a great price.  Note this has the reversed front shackles.

(12/13/09) “1955 jeep, Runs, fibergflass body, 4 wheel drive , bimini top, 4 cyl, 3 speed, tires in good shape. 2000.00 OBO”


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1944 MB Scottsdale, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $15,999. **SOLD**

(02/19/09) “Buick 3.8L V6 engine-bored over & rebuilt with chrome package, Original 3-speed manual transmission, Original transfer case, 12-volt, Hydraulic Wilwood Clutch, 44 rear axle,Edelbrock carb., Edelbrock intake, New wiring, Heavy-duty radiator, Headers,Sunpro gauges…”

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1964 CJ-5 Dually Springfield, Il **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

(02/18/2010) Here is a rare dually.

“1964 Willys Cj5 jeep. good clear clean title. 4 speed. 4cyl. dually rear axle , I also have original axle.  4wd hi and low. new 5 point racing bucket seats. new paint. all lights and blinkers work. fan and heater blows hot. I have soft top and 2 sets of doors. starts up every time , runs good.  $4,000 obo. If your interested email me your name and phone number and I’ll get back with you.

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Clifford Performance — a header for your L or F Head


We had a discussion a while back about ways to improve the performance of your L or F Head.  Clifford Performance specializes in improving the performance of in-line engines — even their slogan 6=8 signifies that you can get the horsepower of a V8 out of inline 6s with some modifications.

If you have an inline 6 cylinder or 4 cylinder engine this site is worth checking out. Here’s an example of the F or L-head header.

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1948 CJ-2A Springfield, Or **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.  This looks like a steal at this price.

It appears to be (or formerly) a PNW Club vehicle.  It looks good.  A rear heater?  Interesting …

“1948 Flatfender Jeep. 327 ci, muncie 4 speed, headers, new top, runs good, need to sell soon. $3500.00 or best offer. See at Valley Auto Detail 1300 Main St in Springfield”


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1951 CJ-3A Dickinson Center, Ny eBay


Note the unusual rear PTO winch.

“Here we have original Willys Jeep 1951 CJ3A . This little farm jeep runs excellent, the previous owner rebuilt the engine. It drives, and even stops with a great brake pedal. It is also has a PTO driven winch and the half cab with doors. The frame is nice and solid. The body will need some TLC . The floor is ok but the floor under the tool box is gone. Repair panels are readily available through Kaiser Willys Auto Supply. Perfect restoration candidate with optional equip.  This is too nice to part out , but if it doesn’t sell I will part it out. You don’t find them often!”

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