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1953 CJ-3A Dewitt, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

This appears solid.  If it has been doing a lot of plowing, i would check those front frame rails.

“1950 Willy Jeep CJ3A. Runs and drives awesome. Decent tires, 4wd works perfect. (Blows right throug 12+ inches of snow!) I have had the jeep for over a year. I bought it and put a new water pump on it. It has a rebuilt engine in it. Pulled the motor when we pulled the transmission to inspect. Transmission full service and seals. Still a flathead 4. It was sitting in a barn in Cedar Falls since 1982. Minimal rust in the floors where the wood brace got wet and ate out the support and floor. New master cylinder, Wheel cylinders and brake shoes. Partial new exhaust and new correct muffler. Civilian Jeep that was originally greyish blue…I bought it orange and painted it with camo green. Fun little jeep to drive around. Only reason for sale is losing storage at the end of the fall. Let me know if you have any more questions. 3000 OBO.”

 
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1953 CJV-35/U Bozeman, Mt **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500. Sears / Meyers hardtop.

This has a few updates.  I can’t tell for sure, but their might be some rust along the driver’s side.

“1953 Willys Jeep, V6, Good tires, runs good but needs some fine tuning. No e-mails.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Oroville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200

(04/21/2011) Nothing fancy.  Runs and drives.

“1950 Flat fender runs good has hard top and bikini top tires are good. Had fun with it but no time to enjoy it now so I’m selling. Great for off road hunting and camping
2900.00”

 

 
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1951 CJ-3A Fremont, Ca $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(08/04/2011) This looks nice.  The price seems good too.

“1951 WILLYS JEEP CJ3A, V6. RUNS GOOD. FIRST $ 4,500. MUST SEE. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. 510-489-0374. PLEASE NO FLAKES.

BELOW IS PREVIOUS OWNERS LIST:
231 CI V6 84 CENTURY, BORED .040″ OVER, BALANCED, RV CAM, ALUMINUM INTAKE
500 CFM CARB
HEADERS
HEI DISTRIBUTOR
DANA 44 REAR, DANA 25 FRONT WITH 11″ DRUM FROM EARLY MODEL WAGONEER
3″ BODY LIFT, 2.5 LIFT SPRINGS WITH RS500 SHOCKS
PAINLESS WIRING, ALL NEW GAUGES YEAR 2000
HEAVY DUTY TOW BAR
ALL STEEL BODY. SOME RUST HERE AND THERE & BODY FILLER.
TOP SPEED @ 45 MPH
WHEN FLAT TOWING, STEERING WHEEL MUST BE LOCKED IN STRAIGHT POSITION OTHERWISE WHEN YOU TURN, THE FRONT WHEEL GO ALL THE WAY TURNED AND STAY THAT WAY UNTIL YOU STRAIGHTEN THE STEERING WHEEL. PROBABLY MOUNTING A CJ5 STEERING BOX WOULD FIX THIS.

BELOW IS WHAT I HAVE DONE SINCE I BOUGHT THE WILLYS ON NOVEMBER 2006.
ALIGNED EXHAUST & INSTALLED TAILPIPE
CLEARED BREAK PEDAL FROM RUBBING ON FLOOR HOLE
CLEARED CLUCH PEDAL FROM RUBBING ON FLOOR HOLE
CLEARED ROLL BAR FROM RUBBING FROM FLOOR HOLE
CLEARED WIRES UNDER THE HOOD FROM HOT PARTS
INSTALLED 5 33X12.5R15 SUPER SWAMPER (RUBS ON LOCK TO LOCK). NEED WHEEL SPACER TO FIX.
INSTALLED ALL NEW GREASE FITTINGS AND PUMPED GREASE EXCEPT FOR ONE ON DRIVE SHAFT
INSTALLED BATTERY BOX
INSTALLED MCGUARD WHEEL LOCK
INSTALLED SEAT COVERS
INSTALLED SIDE WIEW MIRRORS
INSTALLED SKYJACLER SINGLE STEERING STABILIZER
INSTALLED TOOL BOX
INSTALLED TRANSPARENT FUEL FILTER
PAINTED FRAME
PAINTED ROLL BAR
PAINTED WHEEL WELLS
REPLACED ALL HOSES
REPLACED FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS & SEALS
RESUFRACED FRONT DRUM & REPLACE BRAKE SHOES
SHAVED HEADERS FLANGE TO CLEAR SPARK PLUG WIRES
SHAVED WHEEL WELL & FENDER TO CLEAR HEADERS
AND MUCH MORE. . .

DAILY DRIVER FOR WORK & GROCERY GETTER
NEVER BEEN OFF ROAD SINCE I BOUGHT IT BUT IT IS READY.
ALWAYS GARAGE KEPT.
CLEAN TITLE. I HAVE PINK SLIP ON HAND.”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/2570445788.html

 
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Old Golf Range Cart

• CATEGORIES: Features

More updates tomorrow morning ….

Gerald took pics of this old car they got a few years back.  It has various jeeps parts attached.  Gerald reports the frame was pristine, so they sold it to someone who could put it to better use.

 
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Wanted: Leaf Springs for CJ-2A in Lewiston, Id

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, wanted

“Hey, I have a 48 willys CJ2A I need a new front leaf spring for. I would like to buy them in a pair but I would take a single pack if thats what I can find. From what I can find they are all a 7 leaf pack from 1946-1964 and they will all fit”

http://lewiston.craigslist.org/pts/2569686217.html

 
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1962 CJ-3B New York State eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Is that a stock drain coming out of the gas cap?  I’ve never notice that on any other jeep.

“For your consideration, a Nice Willys 1953 CJ-3B, registered, in great running condition. Recently outside was painted up in Korean war military olive green. The Four cylinder F-head engine with 3 speed transmission has recently been Rebuilt with new pistons, rings, bearings, head milled,etc..(have reciepts). Original Carter Carburetor has been rebuilt too. Steering is tight, brakes work fine…Warn locking hubs installed.

Has original factory Jeep metal cab with fiberglass roof, and sliding doors installed. (all removable)..

Tires are excellent condition mud snow type.. All head and signal lights work…Overall a good jeep to restore to perfection, or just use as is for driving, plowing..etc. Please note, there are a couple sheet metal repairs in the front floor, and body rear, but nothing structural. Shows 48k miles on working speedo..”

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380365190613+&viewitem=

 
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1962 CJ-3B Jefferson, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

There are some changes and patches, but looks like a runner.

“1962 Willys CJ3B  NO RESERVE AUCTION

I am the third owner
Great running willys jeep CJ3B, runs like a sewing machine !
134F 4 – cylinder engine (overhead value)
Warn Lock-Out hubs
Floor boards have been patched/repaired
Koenig Winch Bumper
Best Top Bikini Top
Roll Bar
Vaccum Wipers
Lights Work
Good Brakes
Recovered Seats
Great Tires Like New”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Eureka, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

This looks good.

“In good, running condition. 134/F engine, new carb, new front brake cylinders. Upholstery is new under seat covers. Includes two gas tanks, soft top, bikini top, two sets of wheels/tires (wide/narrow, needs new tires), box of parts, shop manual.”

 
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1947 Jeeprod CJ-2A Saugerties, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This was on ebay, but the bidding was cancelled.  I thought it was an interest approach to building a jeeprod. Both the body and frame are home built.

“You are bidding on a 1947 Jeep Streetrod with a homebuilt frame and body. It has a speedway front suspension, with a 4-link coil over rear suspension. It is powered by a 350 chevy bored 30 over, a 2 speed powerglide automatic trans and has 308 rear gears. It has Jegs wheels and new tires. Everything on the Jeep is either new or has been rebuilt. It rides and handles good and is fun to drive. I have put about 500 miles on it since the build with no problems.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Klamath Falls, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4500.

(06/06/2011) I like this one.

“1951 willys CJ3A jeep all stock . PTO wench new tires 2 soft tops .. has hard top but is has damage  runs great .. located in alturs . but will bring to klamath falls.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Simpson, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

(08/15/2011) As the seller realized, it is never good to find a main bearing in the oil pan. This has the wrong tailgate, too.

“I have to get rid of my Willys to pay off my Rubicon, times are tuff. This is a 1948 Willys CJ2A it has a good deal of rust on some parts of the body, some of the pictures show the rust. I bought this car to restore it and add it to the Jeeps I own, but now I need the money to keep my Rubicon.The tires are not really any good, the motor is not in the best shape I took the oil pan off to see if it was a good idea to try and start it but I found what looks like the main bearing in the oil pan so I stopped work on it. I cant tell alot about the jeep, I think the seats I have for it are not correct, I dont think he gave me the correct gas tank. I do have a clear title, if the Jeep goes for over a thousand dollers I will throw in some extra parts I have for it, New wheel brake cylnders, Data plates etc.. If it sells for over a thousand dollers I will deliver it within 150 miles of area code 29680.”

 
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1943 MB Westminster, MD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500

The seller specializes in the rebuilding of WWII jeeps, though they do other work too.  You can learn more at Hanson Mechanical.

“Refurbished 1943 Willys MB (title says Ford GPW but this IS a Willys MB.)
-1952 Kaiser straight six well mounted with military aircleaner. 110 or more compression on all 6 cylinders.
-T90 transmission with slight leak.
-Brand new military tires.
-Brand new battery,
-Brand new beachwood seat cushions (includes back seat cushion though I do not have back seat frame.)
-2/3 of wiring redone and carefully with solder.
-Bondo and fiberglass removed from body, all repairs with steel, lead filler, and brazing.
-Body stripped to bare metal.
-New Army Jeep Parts WW2 semi gloss paint.
-Original combat rim spare.
-New safety glass.
-90% of this project was done with original parts.

The Jeep looks great and we are very proud of it. Originally I bought it to break up for parts but then it ran so well we decided to save it. We stripped the body of bondo (up to 2 inches in a couple spots) and replaced all bondo and fiberglass with steel. Whole body was wirebrushed. Has incorrect rear tail lights but they sit where the reflectors should be and blend in. Someone cut a tailgate in it once, the next owner bolted a heavy panel in place across the entire rear. The large panel is not noticeable, is thick and strong, and cosmetically okay so we left that in. Has invasion star stencil along with a new number (its rebirth date), and USA markings

What it needs, speedo cable, possibly a new temperature guage, and I have not figured out the gas guage yet. The toolboxes were welded shut, and the metal was replaced over the shock towers with metal from another Jeep by a previous owner, and while shock tower repair is solid it is not cosmetically pleasing.

The vehicle runs great offroad and will pull a house down with the Kaiser 6 and T90. I have only run it short distance on hardtop.

Two months work were put into rescuing this vehicle, it would be nice for anything from parades, to reenactments, to hauling logs out of the woods. I rebuild vehicles to be durable and usable.”

 
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Saturday Night Update

• CATEGORIES: Books, News

So, I go away for one night (hanging out in Yakima)…. though a fun night …  and the search site (jaxed)  that I have used faithfully for 4 years to find old willys & jeeps for sale across the US receives a cease and desist letter from Craigslist lawyers.  I have seen that happen to other sites, but somehow jaxed could always get around it, until now.

While I can still search through a mashed up collection of individual craigslist sites through SearchTempest, searching nation-wide will be more difficult (or at least time consuming using SearchTempest).  So, I will spend a day or two trying to figure out another method.  One way or another I will have updates Sunday night.

In the meantime, I finished draft 3 of my book, which involves jeeps and more.  The reviews I have received are extremely positive, so I hope to complete one more draft and then have it ready sometime in September for ebooks (real books will take longer, but I hope will come at some point too).  Here’s a draft of the book cover:

– Dave

 
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Hanson Mechanical: Jeep Restoration and Education — Westminster, Md

• CATEGORIES: Features, Women & Jeeps

Merlin from Hanson Mechanical emailed me today thanking me for posting his restored MB for sale.  It turns out, his old Willys restoration shop has quite a story.  What fun this site is to manage sometimes as unexpected stories continue to turn up, unexpectedly.  Thanks for sharing Merlin! You can contact Merlin through his website if you need some work done.

I will let Merlin tell it, “A small group of graduates from the high school I used to teach at found me after I took another job and they have put an extensive amount of time into my business just to help me and to learn more about Jeep restoration.  They range in age from 18 to 22 and it is wonderful knowing individuals that age are interested in learning restoration, welding, brazing and leading.  They have whole rants dedicated to their hatred of Bondo :).  So far they have restored and electrified a 1955 Metropolitan, restored my father’s 1956 Porsche, refurbished the Kaiser/ Willys MB, inventoried Major Barton’s workshops (read about Major John Barton here), and now are working through an endless line of MB’s and GPW’s.

One, named Vlad, from Belorus, knows all the metal details quite well now and evaluates anything we look at rescuing. He considers doing lead work on a Jeep a relaxing experience.  Vlad’s girlfriend, Kelsey, is an artist who helps with anything she can and is an extraordinary individual. “Izzy”, who used to manage my school theater stage crew, is our computer and organizational whiz. My main mechanic, John Ingram, is a former music teacher who specialises in restoring Rolls Royces at the RR museum in PA.  He evaluates every Jeep mechanically and is responsible for our decision to refurbish the one with the Kaiser 6 (truly an early hotrod).

They are an eclectic crew (who often play things like Swedish techno music in the background) who are dedicated to preserving our mechanical past, and doing it right.  I am beyond impressed with the group of them and thankful that they are so dedicated.  Anything that promotes the business brings them more work and thus makes them happy and helps pay for college.  Vlad’s five year old brother told me that he dreams of working for me by age 10, and he often comes out with Vlad and finds ways to help.  I hope someday there is enough business that they can run the shop for me while I keep teaching.

In the Jeep section are original archives from Aberdeen Proving Ground. The same goes for every other section as we search out original archival materials for all vehicles in my dwindling collection.  We also will be republishing Major Barton’s book on Jeep tools through lulu.com, prceeds will go to his daughter’s college fund.”

Below are some random images of jeeps, the kids, and some from the history section.

Below are a couple stills from a Jeep Film.

 
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1957 CJ-3B Glenwood Springs, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

Needs work.

“1957 Willys Jeep CJ3B. All original. 6 volt Stored 10 years.”

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Yakima, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

(06/21/2008) “1947 Willy’s Jeep $3000 or reasonable offer. 289 Ford V8 engine with overdrive. Clean, runs good. 72 years old and must sell. No trade”

 
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Flattie Project Clinton, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It appears the builder lengthened the body but forgot (or not) that the top would be too short to fit.  So, naturally, the solution was to bend the windshield back.

“Built CJ2! The body has been lengthened and the fenders widened.  It sits on two Dana 44 front axles giving it front and rear wheel steering, warn hubs, turbo 400 trans, 13in wide rims, link and spring suspension, equipped with drum brakes front and rear.  There is a hole in the hood where the air cleaners from the previous motor poked through.  This rig has been garage kept for the last 30 yrs and properly coated to protect it from rust.  The gas tank has been relocated to the inside rear of the vehicle. NOTE: This is a non running vehicle there is an engine included.  The vehicle is located in Clinton Utah buyer arranges transport, vehicle does come with a tow bar.  !!Engine included but not installed!! The engine is a Chevrolet 327 from a 1966 corvette that was rebuilt 10200 miles ago.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Tucson, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

It appears somewhat rough, but runs and drives.

“350 cubic inch motor, runs excellent, new brakes and master, perfect steering, electronic ignition… Drive it home today…”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Brighton, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

There appears to be value here.

“1949 Willy’s CJ3A for sale. Good title (Is currently registered with collector tags). Rough body, ran as recent as last year. All original including PTO winch. $1000 FIRM.”

 

 
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1959 FC-170 Emerson, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Unclear if it runs, but the seller is calling it a project.

“- Vehicle is all original minus stock inline 6. Have SBC 305, 2 sets of seats, extra dually wheels with adaptors, tool boxes, original dealer service manual, magna flow
– exhaust and more, might even throw in the engine stand.
– This is a project vehicle, it is in the process of being rebuilt and given the age and versatility of these trucks it’s in good shape.
– Anyone who is not familiar with these FC’s it is the heaviest duty vehicle Jeep ever produced with a 9,000 GVWR,  this is the civilian deluxe model with a flat bed.
– They only made them for 9 years and produced just over 30,000.
– Price is $2,000 but will negotiate a lower price with extras taken out of deal, will entertain partial trades-vehicles, guns, tools, laptop,22R with a 5speed, another
– project or????? Throw something out there…
– I know what I have and if your familiar with these than so do you, Be real.estimated part out value is over $4,000, try and find the windshield for less than $500

– Will take calls until 11 P.M. texts are o.k. No E-mail
– Truck is not at home so will need to schedule a viewing”

 
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Year CJ-2A? Bella Vista, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1000

The body is dinged and full of hay, but appears sound.

“This is an early 50’s Willy’s. Was running when it was parked about 5 years ago. Still runs on 6 volt. Would be a good project jeep. Price is $1000 obo.”

 

 
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1949 Jeepster Vancouver, Wa $7500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

This looks quite nice for the price.

“This is a barn find, or a old hot rod….. Whatever, This Jeepster has a 256 Chevy V8 (1956), and a 4 speed manual transmission, a new top and bucket seats. Anyway the history this car was build in the early 60’s and has not been changed since. The brakes are new and it runs drive and stop. It can go to any car show or cruise. I hate to sell her but I do not have time anymore. Please call J.J. @ 360-921-1062. II will not answer e-mail or text messages… Sorry phone calls only”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/2563346119.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000

(06/09/2010) Looks solid.

“1947 Willys cj2a Jeep flat head 4 cylinder motor full roll cage,lots of chrome 2 speed warn over drive.Has been in storage since 1986 its time to let it go.6500.00”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Peekskill, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back on eBay

(08/15/2011) It needs work.

“i picked up a 1947 Willys jeep.”

View all the pics on eBay