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1948 CJ-2A Phoenix, Az $3200


1948_cj2a_phoenixHere’s a unique paint job.  That front sure is a bit higher than the back.

“Four bar coil spring suspension; sway bar; full roll cage with cloth top; high back bucket seats; dana 44 locker rear; new constant velocity rear drive shaft; power steering with tilt wheel; power brakes; extra disc brake kit; extra new under seat gas tank; late model transfer case adapted to recently rebuilt turbo 350 automatic; Mercury Marine 305 small block chevy; street rod headers with full exhaust out the back; Edelbrock Performer intake manifold with 600 cfm vacuum secondary carb (rebuilt); new fuel pump; transmission cooler with fan; Optima gel battery; 15x35x15LT Super Swampers; Waren locking hubs. 602-763-4539”

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1951 CJ-3A Grants Pass, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1800. 

“im selling my 1951 willys jeep, it has a buick V6 and a snow plow on the front!! pleas call dutch”

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1946 CJ-2A Central Point, OR **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_centralpoint1UPDATE:  Was $3200. **SOLD**

This CJ-2A has been highly modified. It sounds like a pretty good jeeping jeep.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A. Frame off rebuild, everything new- body sandblasted, repainted. tube front fenders widened 3′ over stock. New poly bucket seats. 2×4 rec. Rec. tube chassis, new YJ springs outboarded, Dana 44 front and rear Wagoneer axles with new 4.56 gears/Powerlocks front/rear. Saginaw steering. New 4.3 Chevy V6, rebuilt stock with Edelbrock intake and carb. SM420 4 speed with Novak adapter to a Dana 20/18 hybrid. New Q78-15 (35”) Super Swampers on Chevy Rally wheels. New plates and tags. “

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Reader Builds — Troy’s nicely modified CJ-3A & race jeep

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

troy_shipman_racejeep1UPDATE:  Troy sent along a couple pics of his race jeep also.  There’s one to the right and one down below.

Below is Troy’s street and trail CJ-3A.  It’s been modified in a variety of ways, including a Dana 60 in the back, a Dana 44 in the front and lockers all around.  Troy buys and sells stainless steel in the Northwest and is trying to decide whether to start adding more stainless steel or not to this jeep.  His biggest concern is if he starts dressing it up too nice, he’ll be too afraid to bring it out to the trails.  If this jeep does start growing stainless steel fenders, I doubt he’ll suffer too much as  Troy will still have an opportunity to get dirty playing in his flat fender racing jeep that he calls “Twisted”.

Also, if you seek any stainless steel parts for your CJ-3A or CJ-3B, Troy assures me he can get them for you.  You can contact him at



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Barrel Racing in the Tacoma Dome Jan 16 & Jan 17, 2009

• CATEGORIES: News, Racing • TAGS: .

racejeep_tacomadome2008This weekend, Friday January 16 & Saturday January 17th, 2009, members of  the PNW4WDA will be holding barrel races as part of a Monster Truck show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma Washington.   As you can see from the 2009 schedule, most of the races throughout the year tend to be in fairly remote locations, making them pretty private; This race provides a unique opportunity for the general public to see these unusual jeeps.  To the right is a link to a myspace video shot last year by a spouse of the racer  (I assumed it was from a spouse considering the ‘dumb ass’ comment heard in the accompanying audio).

Here’s a link to a TON of pictures from 2008 Tacoma Dome races on the Moonshiners’ Jeep Club website (though lots of dark and blurry ones too 🙂 ).

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1952 M-38 Surakarta, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia eBay


1952_m38_indonesiaThis is for our Indonesian readers, of which there are probably zero ….  However, we have some great readers from India who might find this M-38 a rare opportunity.  NOTE:  This body does not have the battery opening on the cowl nor the cutouts on the passenger side!!

“This is a 1952 Willys GPW M38. It has been completely disassembled and rebuilt and restored from the ground up. Everthing on or in this Jeep has ethier  been rebuilt or replaced. The engine was rebuilt in the process. Everthing works as it should including all the gauges. The top and all the upholstery is new…..”

View all the pics here

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1942 Jeepney Sultan, Wa eBay


1942_jeepney_sultanUPDATE:  It’s back …..

While I’ve managed not to finish my treatise on jeepneys — the draft form of which includes what a person needs to do to import a jeepney and the prices of some older ones — I really don’t believe this is a 1942 Jeepney.  Even if there are parts leftover from said 1942 jeep, most of the rest of the jeepney looks more like a later model jeepney (though it is not like the latest models).   Here’s a little more about Jeepneys.  If the seller reads this and wishes to correct me, please contact me.

“1942 jeepney ,vietnam era Philippines taxi,this is a unrestored original,it has a great running willy four cyl flat head motor,warn high low with over drive,this jeepney is in good running driving condition,overall condition is good some of the chrome needs to be replated it has a dent on back corner of roof, paint is in great condition has all original parts,my family purchased it in around 1974 had it sent to Sarao Motors to add lettering to personalize it and then had it shipped to Seattle it has alway been garaged and has been hidden in our barn since 1984. One of only a handful left in the world, most have found their way into museums. The Jeepney were constructed from US military jeep left over from World War II, This jeepney was constructed by a company named Sarao Motors,the sarao motor company lengthened wheel base added roofs,side curtains,fender skirts and more, they also painted them in vibrant colors and covered them with bright chrome ornaments,”

View all the pics on eBay

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Wanted: CJ-3B Body and Fenders — Clark County, Wa

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, wanted

We have a buyer with CASH for a CJ-3B Body and Fenders.

“I need a 3b body tub and a set of front fenders, new or used. Have cash!!! Any help would be great. thanks (360)880-0205”

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1953 CJ-3B Placerville, Ca $1500


1953_cj3b_placervilleUPDATE:  The price has dropped to $1500 for this CJ-3B.

It’s unclear to me whether it runs or not.  It looks like it might make a decent project.  It appears to have a full cage.  Despite the seller’s comment, I’m very sure I’d NOT take it on the Rubicon without checking it out a little more closely.

“You are looking at a Great Project Jeep for sale. Rare CJ3B. 4-cylinder F-Head Hurricane 134. Great for Rubicon.”

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1957 CJ-3B Idaho Falls, Id $2800


1957_cj3b_idahofallsIt appears there have been some small mods (front bumper area, wiring, corner pieces), but otherwise this looks like a sound, pretty stock CJ-3B.  The price is a good one from what I can see in the pics.

“Classic flat fender 1957 Willys CJ3B Jeep. Runs well and starts every time (when gased up). Converted to 12 volt but pretty much all stock.”

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Wanted: 15 x 12 Rims 5 x 5 1/2 bolt pattern

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims, wanted

We’ve got a reader (name?) in the 360 area code (south western washington state I believe) who is looking for some 15 x 12 rims with a 5 x 5 1/2 bolt pattern.

A quick search revealed at least two sets:

Spokane, Wa: ($450)
Salem, Or: ($220)

If you have any for sale, give the reader a call.

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Reader Builds — A Garage Full of CJ-2As in Wisconsin


garage_robertlangdonA reader named Robert in Wisconsin has provided some pictures of a CJ-2A collection he has put together.  For me, this brought back memories of living in Wisconsin.   In fact, the reason I sold my first jeep was to fund a move to Wisconsin back in 1992.  I knew I couldn’t haul it around and keep it maintained, so I figured it was time to let it go.  I called Wisconsin home for two years and have plenty of fond memories of the Dane County Farmer’s Market, Old World Wisconsin, 40 below temperatures (brrrrr) and the birth of my first son.

Robert has been kind enough to share a number of stories and pictures below.  Many Thanks!  BTW, to the right is the way a garage should look!

#1 – 1946 CJ2A (tan)

1946_cj2a_robertlangdonI got interested in CJ2As after buying a 1969 Series IIA Land Rover a couple years ago (ed note:  shown at the bottom of the post).  I had always wanted a Series 109 Rover and had convinced my wife that I needed one for my beekeeping hobby.  We had been hauling beehives and honey around in her mini van and she’d had enough of the sticky mess and ticked off bees that got stuck in her van.  With her blessing I located a Rover for sale in Minnesota and dragged it home.  I really enjoyed the Rover and put it to good use, but found it was way too big for the garage.  Also, it was right-hand-drive and it made me feel like I was driving in the ditch all the time.  After awhile, I started looking for something a bit smaller that I could still use for the bee hobby.  That’s when I noticed a nice looking 1946 CJ2A on ebay.  I bid on it and won.   The previous owner had done a really nice restoration and equipped it with a vintage Western snowplow.  I never thought I’d need a plow, but it actually ended up coming in handy with all the snow we got that winter.  I’m convinced the plow saved my back from shoveling.  This is the tan jeep with the soft top shown with my dog.

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1942 MB Woodlake, CA **SOLD**


1942_mb_woodlakeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

“Low hood flatfender willys,with mid 80’s chevy Iron Horse 4 cylinder engine and 3-speed manual transmission. Engine runs and is installed but is not hooked up. New radiator core, 2-1/2″ lift springs, body is pretty strait .Good tires and wheels,Has steering column but not installed.I have original transfer case (doesn’t fit new trans) but nothing installed.4 point cage, no windshield frame or top.”

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1953 CJ-3B Burney, CA **SOLD**


1953_cj3b_burneyUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

The body of this CJ has some dings, but otherwise looks pretty good.

“Flat fender, high hood, runs, 4×4 works well, brand new wild cat agressive tires, front tow bar, brand new Yukon bench seat for the back with seat belts (camo), brand new camo front seat covers. Great hunting rig!!! Wind sheild lays down.”

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1946 CJ-2A Dixon, CA **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_dixonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

Lots of mods have been done to this jeep.  Though it sits a little high, the outboarded springs in the back should help improve the road stability.

“This is a 1946 Willys body on a Chevy frame with Chevy 350 four speed and drive train as you can see in the pictures. We did not clean or candy coated anything so that you can see what you are buying. This vehicle was bought about 3 years ago for hunting, off road and to be driven when ever and where ever. It doesn’t smoke, knock, shake or make any kind of noise and will take you any where you want to go. We don’t know what the milage is the odometer never worked.”

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1947 CJ-2A Vallejo, Ca $1000


1947_cj2a_vallejoIt looks like some remanents of bondo on the back driver’s quarter of the body.  Otherwise, the body doesnt’ look too bad for a parts jeep.

“Selling as a parts Jeep with no title pics show the status willing to trade for ? let me know what you have”

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1953 CJ-3A Arlington, Wa **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, stainless/jewels

1953_cj3a_arlingtonUPDATE:  The buyer of the jeep reported that these were Jewels fenders with the stickers still on them.

Here’s the deal for today.  The stainless steel fenders (Jewels?) and warn overdrive may be worth $1700 alone.  Also interesting, this might be a DJ-3A body, as I don’t see a tailgate; however, this might also just be some kind of mod as well.

“1953 Willy’s Jeep-work in progress- newer Ford 289, Warn overdrive, Dana 35 front/Dana 44 rear, Willy’s stamped hood, stainless fenders/grill, diamond plating in back of jeep, soft top with doors, second gas tank,and wiring harness. 1,700.”


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1951 CJ-3A Omaha, Ne $3000


1951_cj3a_omahaThis CJ-3A appears to be in pretty good shape.  I’m not a huge fan of the big bumpers, but not too bad otherwise.

“Engine updated to 289 V8, chrome wagon wheels with new tires, original seats 2 front and 1 rear bench, roll bar, red paint in fair condition. No vinyl top. Call 402-669-2675, leave a message if we don’t answer.”

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1951 M-38 Mt. Pleasant, PA **SOLD**


1951_m38_mtpleasantUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200..

“jeep needs finished but can be driven . have wind shield, hood, tailgate and most parts to finish.”


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1960 CJ-3B Elkin, NC eBay


1960_cj3b_elkinThere’s some rust on the body, but this looks like it’s a very stock, quite complete CJ-3B.  It might make a great restore project.  Note the other flattie to the right in the pic.

“This is a Willys cj3b jeep that I bought with the intention of restoring. I do not have a title for this vehicle. I will give a bill of sale. I believe this jeep could be restored. The running gear is complete. I have not tried to start the engine. I believe this jeep was used as a plow jeep. It does have rust mostly in the back sections. It has a factory hard top that is solid, and could be brought back to like new condition. It would make a great restore project.”

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1947 CJ-2A Buffalo, NY $7400


1947_cj2a_buffaloI’m pretty sure the seller won’t get the asking price on this jeep.   I like that the seller is pretty honest about the paint job and can relate to the two foot disclaimer  (I’ve got a three foot rule for my paint job, lol).

“I purchased the Jeep in August of 1997. It already had the small block Ford in it but was just sitting in outside storage here for years abandoned. Loved it at first sight. I tracked down the owner and made him an offer after I changed the oil, put a new battery in and fired it up. It just purred. I put in my garage until about 2000. That’s when my father in law gave me a nice place to work on it…. ”

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Wanted: CJ-3A Tub in Bend Or

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-3A

We’ve a got a jeeper looking for a tub.  Anyone have one near Bend?

“I’m looking for a CJ3A tub. Years 49-53 if possible. Would be willing to pay cash if it’s a good deal.”

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1942 MB Burlington, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $1500. **SOLD**

This MB comes with a brand new body.  The rest of the parts appear to be a bit rougher.

“Project jeep includes rolling frame, original 4 cylinder engine, extra front end. Engine ran when parked. This is a project! Please, serious buyers only. We are not willing to trade.”

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1957 FC-170 Apache Junction, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

(10/01/09) It’s a bit rough.

1957 Willys Jeep forward control. has Ford v-8 runs needs plugs wires, rotor. body is rust free and fairly straight. $2500.00.”


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1961 DJ-3A Arvada, Co **SOLD**


1961_dj3a_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000

“This Jeep has been 95% restored. All the mechanics was done by Edgewater Jeep and the paint was done by Sunshine Custom Paint. All the chrome was done by Collins Custom Plating (including the pot medal) and there is a lot of chrome including engine parts. This is a great Jeep to have. It is 2WD (not 4WD) drive. The Jeep has “3 on-the-tree”, left hand seating. This is NOT a postal Jeep. It has the “I” beam front axle, which is the old school Jeep”