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1953 Wagon Sweet Home, Or $3250

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This needs some work done.  It’s a good looking rig.  Those rear tires sure look close to the body.

“1953 Jeep Willys wagon. This is a PROJECT CAR – Great project, very solid body. Engine: 1996 Jeep 318 (not hooked up). Transmission: 4 speed automatic. Full time 4 wheel drive. Interior not finished – seats from 1996 Jeep Cherokee. 33″ Mickey Thompson tires. All parts to put it together. Needs to be finished (I hurt my shoulder and can’t work on it).”

http://salem.craigslist.org/cto/1798416995.html

 
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1946 & 47 CJ-2As Roxboro, NC $700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $700.  It appears the seller has put some of the ’46 back together again based on the most recent pics (the two pics on the top).

(02/27/2010) This looks like a pile of parts.  Note the cage is probably for a CJ-5, which is why it doesn’t fit properly in the front.  I like the two old slot rims.  I think you’ll need to get two additional jeeps just to make one whole one out of these two.

“I have 2 willys jeeps a 46 an a 47 cj2a. The 46 is takin apart an the 47 is still on frame betwen the 2 there is one motor a 134 flathead 2 trannys 2 transfercases one windshield an a rollcage… An i have the title to the 46 so with both you can make one nice jeep an the price is 800 firm i will not take any less!”

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/1790491366.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Columbia, Mo $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $4500

(04/16/2010) They aren’t terra tires, but they are sure are big.

“Selling a 46 Willys Jeep with a 350 V8 motor and 3 speed standard trans Call 660-221-7808”

http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/cto/1789561256.html

 
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Springs, Things, Dumb Luck & My Birthday

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

Well …

June 5th was my birthday.  For my 45th birthday, my mother gave me some cash and said ‘get yourself something special’.  It seemed simple enough.

I decided to get myself the rear lift for Biscuit that I’d delayed ever since I discovered my rear springs weren’t quite as high as I had thought they were (can you say mismeasurement?).

Fortunately, I’d had the fore-sight (yes, it does happen now and then) to use some late 1980s cherokee springs in the rear, because they were inexpensive and widely used.

So, on Saturday June 5th I dropped by the Japolpy Jungle in Nampa, tools in hand, sun in the sky and enthusiasm high, for some shopping!

You see, I’d done some research and it turns out that the folks with Cherokees have been using Chevy S-10 and similar vehicles as low budget lift solutions. Simply using the eye-cutoffed main leaf, builders can achieve a 1″ plus lift.

So, I went in search for a S-10 of some kind.  Low and behold, I quickly found a S-10 truck with no truck bed, which meant NO crawling underneath the vehicle — halelluah, it truly is my birthday 🙂

Even better, there was little rust, so the nuts and bolts came apart easily.  Not only that, but I gained some extra karma by loaning some tools to a couple guys who hadn’t quite brought what they needed. I was set … or thought I was ….

After gathering the springs and a few extra hoses, clamps and other items, I left Jalopy Jungle and looked forward to a quick and easy lift.

Of course, it’s never that easy ….

As dumb luck would have it, when I first aligned my rear drive line, I set it up so that my drive line went straight out from my rear pumpkin and only angled from the transfercase.

A simple lift of 2″ with a couple of the leafs from the S-10 Blazer obliterated the dumb luck.  2″ of lift altered the geometry of the rear driveline enough to create vibrations that rattled the vehicle at speeds as low as 30 mph (seriously rattled).  At first, I thought the vibrations were the result of bad u-joints, a bent driveline, a loose transfercase output shaft, and more.  I also tried changing up the spring height, installing different variations of springs 7 times.  Finally, because of the Dana 18 gears I installed in the Dana 20, I was able to rule out everything, but the rear drive shaft, because I was able to cruise down the road at 30 mph using the front drive line.  So, the problem was with the rear driveline … damn!

So, I chose today (Saturday the 12th), a cloudless, beautiful windy day in the 80s when I should be jeeping, to be crawling around the garage finding a solution to the problem.

First, I started from scratch.  I rebuilt the old springs and took Biscuit for a drive; good news, there were no vibrations.  So, it was the lift and the geometry of the rear driveline that was causing the problem.

Next, I lifted the rear using only 2 long leafs from the S-10 with eyes removed.  I also used a custom ‘angle leaf’ to compensate for the 1.5″ leaf.  Finally, I positioned an angular measuring device on the bottom of the pumpkin to insure it didn’t move much.

Well, after 5 hours of work, I can finally announce success!!!!!  No vibrations and I have my 1.5″ lift which leveled out Biscuit’s body.  So, tomorrow I get my delayed birthday drive.

Not only that, but after testing 3 different fuel gauges, I have a fuel gauge that properly measures the level … So happy birthday to me!

Here are some pics of the painful, week-long process.

BEFORE:

Jalopy Jungle:

The Wedge:

Sizing up the wedge:

After the wedge: It’s amazing the difference an inch & a half can make!

 
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1966 CJ-5 Tucson, Az $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Here’s a nice looking Tuxedo Mark IV CJ-5 out of Tucson.

“Up for sale is a 1966 Jeep CJ5A Tuxedo Park Mark IV model. In 1966 there were only 1190 of these upscale sporty CJ5’s made which makes it somewhat of a rare desireable model. This Tuxedeo comes with many of the stock factory options such as the chrome front and rear bumpers, tail lamps, windshield hinges and hood latches, Tuxedo hood badges, hubcaps that sport the “Jeep” emblem, tranny column shift, drop down rear license plate holder, etc. Some of the optional factory equipment are the factory body steps, two stage front and rear leaf springs, single lever transfer case shifter, rear back seat, etc. Some of the non-stock equipment are the front high back seats, roll bar, heater, spring shackles, tires and rims. It has the original 4 cyl. engine that runs good but smokes a little.The 4 wheel drive works good, no issues. The body is in overall good shape considering it’s age. It has some minor rust issues in the normal rust areas that Jeeps get (photos illustrate areas) but overall minor and easily repairable. The body floor boards and hat channels are very solid and in great shape, as the vehicle has spent all of it’s life in southern California and southern Arizona. Vehicle does not come with a title. It was last titled and registered in California, but I never got around to titling or registering in Arizona therefore it will come with the California paperwork from last owner and a notorized Bill of Sale from me. I really hate to sell this rare Jeep considering the many years I looked for a nice easy restorable Tuxedo Park, but due to family health issues I am forced to sale it. Vehicle is sold in as is condition, no warranty expressed or implied. $3000 obo. If you have any questions please feel free to call Ernie @ 520-444-0632.”

http://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/1789261660.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Middletown, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $2500.

Well, there’s a tank in the rear, but otherwise, it appears original.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A; running gear all works Hi Range-Low Range; 4 wheel drive works well-Lock out hubs are good; all original except rear of body”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Mesa, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000

This looks like a nice rig.

“1947 willys jeep cj2a; 350 motor auto 400 trans ; 4000 obo; runs great just don’t use any more; trade for:: street bike, boat, ????”

 

 
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A Project Idea – 4 Door Willys Truck

• CATEGORIES: Builds • TAGS: .

I ran across this thread today at alaska4x4network.com.  The designer wanted to combine a couple trucks into a four door truck.  He photoshopped the mockup together below.  I think it would make a good looking project.

 
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1949 CJ-2A Sandy, Ut $3700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

The Utah eWillys bureau spotted this crawler for sale.

“I hate to do it but I’m not going to have a place to park my Jeep anymore and need to sell it. I’m looking for 3,700.00 for it.

Specs:
1949 CJ2A with clean title and currently registered and insured until end of this month so a test drive is available.
4.3 Vortec with approx. 78,000 miles out of a 97 Blazer. Runs excellent. 4 core aluminum radiator and electric fan, never overheats.
TH350 tranny which seems to be rebuilt at some point since the fluid is really clean and shifts smooth. Art Carr shifter. Tranny Cooler.
D18 T-case, twin sticks. Leaks a bit even after being resealed.
Dana 44 rear axle out of Wagoneer, 61wms, Aussie locker and 3.73 gears. New seals and bearings.
Dana 44 front axle out of a Chevy, narrowed 62wms, Aussie locker and 3.73 gears.
CNC dual master cylinders.
Power steering with XJ box and factory Chevy pump.
SOA with Superlift CJ2A springs.
Corbeau Moab seats tied to cage with 4pt harnesses.
Converted to 12v with Painless fuse block. Optima red top. Sealed halogen headlights. Cobra CB. Phantom II speedo.
36 14.50 15 Super Swampers with around 25% tread on black steel wheels.
Included is a tow bar and tow lights so you can flat tow it.
Longer shocks included, just need hoops built.
Let me know if you have any questions or want more pics.”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=11130760&cat=402&lpid=&search=

 
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1962 CJ-5 Waterford, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE; **SOLD** Was $1200.

This runs and has a PTO, but obviously needs some work.

“1962 Jeep CJ5 4 cylinder. This jeep was a project, due to my health issues I am no longer able to work on it,  Has a PTO and parts, motor runs, but does smoke it has a new fuel pump and master cylinder, it was an AG jeep, total milage16,374, has clear title, $1,200 OBO.”

 
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1965 CJ-5 Tuxedo Park IV Kingston, Tn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400

“1965 Jeep CJ5 Tuxedo Mark IV (VIN 8322) , needs restored, engine runs good.a lot of new parts, .$2400.00 , Kingston, TN”

 
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1948 Truck St. George, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

WILLYS JEEP 4X4 FANS WAKE UP, BECAUSE THIS COULD BE YOUR ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE TO OWN THE FINEST OF ITS KIND AVAILABLE ANYWHERE!!! YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE BEST 1948 WILLYS JEEP 4X4 PICKUP IN THE WORLD…PERIOD!!! A 3-YEAR CONCOURS “FRAME-OFF” RESTORATION WAS RECENTLY COMPLETED ON THIS INCREDIBLE 1948 WILLYS JEEP 4X4 PICKUP AND TO SAY THE FINAL RESULT IS AMAZING WOULD BE A COMPLETE UNDERSTATEMENT!!! THIS WILLYS IS ABOLUTELY PERFECT AND TOTALLY CORRECT IN EVERY WAY!!! THE TRUCK WAS FULLY DISASSEMBLED DURING THE “FRAME-OFF” RESTORATION AND ALL BODY PARTS WERE ACID DIPPED, MEDIA BLASTED, PRIMED AND REPAINTED IN CORRECT 1948 WILLYS 4X4 FACTORY COLORS!!! THE DRIVELINE IS ALL-ORIGINAL TO THE TRUCK, NUMBERS MATCHING AND DATE-CODE CORRECT THROUGHOUT!!! THE AMOUNT OF ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS INCREDIBLE AND MUCH CARE WAS TAKEN TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TRUCK WAS RETURNED TO ITS FACTORY ORIGINAL GLORY!!! EVERY NUT, BOLT, HOSE AND CLAMP IS CORRECT FOR THIS TRUCK!!! YOU WILL NOTICE FACTORY CORRECT DETAILS LIKE THE SPLASH SHIELD FOR THE STARTER, THE CORRECT FAN SHROUD, NEW GLASS W/ DATE CODE STAMPS LIKE THEY WERE IN 1948, N.O.S. HEADLIGHTS AND OVERSPRAY IN ALL OF THE RIGHT AREAS!!! THE BODY IS PERFECT AND THE SHEET METAL IS LASER STRAIGHT ALL THE WAY AROUND!!! WILLYS HAD A GRAND TOTAL OF TWO COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM IN 1948: POTOMAC GRAY AND MICHIGAN YELLOW!!! THE MICHIGAN YELLOW PAINT JOB ON THIS TRUCK IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AND WILL MAKE YOUR JAW DROP WHEN YOU SEE IT IN PERSON!!! WHEN YOU STEP INTO THE PERFECT LUZON RED INTERIOR OF THIS WILLYS YOU WILL SWEAR THAT IT IS 1948 ALL OVER AGAIN!!! IT IS ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS AND CORRECT THROUGHOUT!!! THE ENTIRE “FRAME-OFF” RESTORATION IS DOCUMENTED IN SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS AND THE STORY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! ….”

 
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1951 Jeepster Plantersville, MS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $2000. **SOLD**

This appears to be in good condition.  This might make a good restoration.

“New Motor, New Radiator, New Brakes; Floor Pan Rust;”

 
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1958 Truck Lewiston, Id $1000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This appears complete, though it is missing the tranny at the very least.

“1958 Willys Flat Fender Pick-up. original flat head inline 6, no trans.. Good for restoration. $1000.00 or best offer.”

http://lewiston.craigslist.org/cto/1787056951.html

 
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1945 MB Orange County, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

(05/26/2010) It runs, but needs some restoration according to the seller.

“Good running engine, but entire Jeep needs restoration. Leave a phone number and best time to return call. ”

 
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1954? MB Slat Grille Chetek, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $23,000

“Only 200 remaining in the world. This one is like new. Researched and restored to the perfection of the March 5, 1942 build date. All numbers are correct and matching. Altered for today’s driving conditions with 1954 Ford brakes, electronic ignition, and 12 volt system. She’s the pride of the Lone Star Military Vehicle Restoration Club in Austin Texas. Complete with Garand carbine, and canvas top. $23,000.00 FIRM.”

 
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1953/1954 CJ-3B Fort Mill, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1750.

“For sale is a 1953/1954 Jeep Willys CJ-3B $1750 obo. Motor runs very strong for original engine. The 4WD does not work but the Jeep still drives well. The body is in rough shape. This Jeep would make a great restoration project or hunting/farm vehicle. Included in the sale is a tow bar and trailer lights for towing.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Albuquerque, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was $15000. **SOLD**

(05/28/2010) So, the price is a little high, but it looks nice.  It’s not quite stock though.

“98%complete; 85%original; SHOW CAR QUALITY; Price negotiable”

 
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Usual Car/Jeep Custom Project

• CATEGORIES: Features, Sedan-jeep, Unusual • TAGS: , .

I ran across this today at the Jeep Forum.  Posted last year, someone was trying to identify it.  This is the closest thing I have seen to a Wally Cohn Jeep.

 
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Gerald’s First Jeep — a $60 Commando

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Jeepster

A reader had mentioned at some point about a modification that involved replacing the front clip of a Commando with a CJ-5 front clip.  I asked for pictures and Gerald produced some from the first jeep he owned.  I really like the looks of the CJ-5 front clip on it.

He writes, “Since you are talking Jeepsters, this was my first ride.  I bought it for   60 bucks in October of 1979.  That means it was only 11 years old; yet look how rough it was.  Compare that to a 99 vehicle today.  Vehicles have certainly improved.  Anyway,  I though I was the shit at 14 with my own jeep.”

We got her going with another axle, tiger hair and spray can red from K-Mart. Dad would take it to the trail and then I could drive.

Then at 18 came the lift, new body panels and paint.  I had to knock the corners off the grille and put a CJ-5 Hood on it.

 
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1969 CJ-5 Berea, Oh $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This looks like a good price.

“CALL FOR DETAILS AND TO STOP BY TO SEE ( 440 452-0888 )ASKING 2,000 FIRM RUNS NEWER PAINT JOB BODY IN GOOD SHAPE”

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/1785124346.html

 
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1950? CJ-3A? Stainless Milton, Wv $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

It’s unclear exactly what the foundation for this jeep is, but the body is definitely stainless.  The soft top is unusual too; note the buttons up the side.

“NEW CJ3A BODY…STAINLESS STEEL!!!!!!!!!!!… MOUNTED ON NEW FRAME, WITH NEW HD TOP AND SIDE CURTAINS. 1978 CJ AMC 20 LIMITED SLIP REAR, 3:54 GEARS, DANA 30 FRONT, L/O HUBS, LARGE ROTORS. STEERING HOOKED UP. THIS BODY IS 9 INCHES LONGER THAN A STOCK CJ3A. NEVER HAD AN ENGINE OR TRANNY HOOKED UP. BETTER DEAL THAN A NEW STEEL BODY, IT’S STAINLESS, WON’T RUST! PLUS YOU GET A FRAME AND TOP FREE! 31-10;50 TIRES. NO TITLE (NEW KIT) CALL  OR E-MAIL FOR MORE PICTURES OR INFO. 304-743-5321”

View all the pics on ebay

 
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1957 FC-150 Detroit, Mi Call for Price

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

It doesn’t look too bad.

“1957 Jeep FC150. call for detatils. 586-764-4596”

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/ctd/1783322509.html

 
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1942 GPW Las Vegas, Nv $2500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

The body appears in good shape.

“1942 FORD WILLIYS JEEP FOR SALE ENIGINE IS GOOD BUT NEEDS WORK, HAS AN EXTRA TRANSMISSION, REDUCED PRICE: $2500.00 OBO.  IF INTERESTED OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CALL (702)399 9332 OR EMAIL.”

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/1785374266.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Camas Valley, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

“This jeep is a nice runing and driven jeep it has a 2000 ford eng 354 gears and a updated stearing box it is a 1947 frame and a fiberglass body in good condition call Bill ”