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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.”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Truckee, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2900.

It’s not much of a VEC any more, but it still has the indents at the very least.  The tires and rims appear in good condition.  This might be a good price.  The seller notes there is no rust, but there is an odd plate underneath the passenger step.

“Runs, no rust,283v8,less than 300 mi on motor,roll cage.bikini top,lifted, many extras,custom made rack on back removable,good tires 5 total”

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1953 CJ-3B Aloha, Or $1500


If the parts are good, this might be a good price (or perhaps even get it for less).  It looks like the suspension needs some reconfiguring. It has some nice rims, a ramsey winch, and a rebuilt chev 350 among other items.

“This is my dream project I started 6 years ago. I have run out of time, money and patience, so make me an offer and get it out of my garage.

-Titled 1953 Willys CJ-3B sitting on a shortened 1979 Waggy frame.
-Dana 44 axles
– New 16” eagle alloy wheels with Cooper Discoverer tires 285/75/16
-Newly Rebuilt Chevy 350 engine
-Th350 tranny
-Original Dana/spicer 18 transfer case w/adapter to tranny
-Painless wiring kit still new in box
-Ramsey #8000 winch””

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1954 CJ-3B Milwaukie, Or $3000


The seller says the parts are all there (though not shown) and the body is in great shape.

“i have a jeep cj3b highhood for sale with a clean title. its a resto that was not completed i bought it years ago,looks like i’m not going to get to it soon.i have almost all the parts to put back together the pics only show the roller but it comes with tons of parts.the pics don’t show any rust because it only has one small spot on the body and thats it, this thing is in amazing shape. i’m asking $3000 obo or would be interested in trades”

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1962 FC-150 Marion, MT **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3995

I can’t tell if there is rust around the edges or not.

“This is a 1962 Willys Jeep FC-150 4×4, with the original working snowplow. The F-head 4 cylinder engine starts and runs good, but burns some oil. It is in driveable condition and ready to be restored. Priced at just $3,995.”

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1947 CJ-2A New Point, In $1000


I’m not sure what’s all here.

“Basket case. Flat fenders. Body rough.”

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1945? CJ-2Aish New Castle, Pa **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1000.

Assuming the data plate belongs to this jeep, I’d guess this jeep to be a late ’46 at the earliest — not that it really matters given the custom mods.


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1949 CJ-3A Rigby, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2,000

(07/31/2009) The engine has a knock and is out of the jeep.

“1949 Willys Jeep, Has hard top, 1949 Jeep with L head Engine. Engine is removed to check out bearings. All are ok.t. Has very little rust, I have title, after- market seats”

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1961 Truck Loveland, Co $500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

UPDATE:  Still Available.  The seller now notes this is not road worthy.

(05/26/2010) This is an unusual willys truck.  Anyone recognize it? Is this a custom job?

“runs, trans and transfer work good, motor tired flathead 6cyl gm i think call Bruce 970-669-7985 This is basicly a parts vehicle it is not road worthy

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Sam Rewires a Flattie

• CATEGORIES: Idea Factory, wiring • TAGS: .

The last couple years I’ve made a major update to eWillys every September.  This September, based on the feedback I have received, I’ll be making a push to create a better how-to area and improve the ability to find content.  As a part of that effort, Sam, who operates Flat Fender Willys in Arvada, Co, has offered to share his knowledge and experience doing a variety of repairs and improvements.

In this example, Sam explains his approach to rewiring a customer’s 1960 CJ-3B.

Sam writes, “This first photo shows what I run into a lot.  Wiring that runs nowhere is a rat’s mess just looking for trouble.  Notice the quick-fix on the battery cable and length and the mess of wires next to the master cylinder.

On the dash side, we have a photo before taking the dash off. The customer wanted a brushed aluminum dash, so here it is……..nice, but reflected alot of sun and the E-Brake doesn’t work because of too much rust and fire damage.

Now we have two photos that show you what happens when you have a major short and your dash goes up in smoke.  I had to strip this 60 CJ3B of all the wiring and build a new harness.  Several different owners contributed to the dash being cut out like this, sharp edges and all.  Some of the burnt metal is from a torch and the rest is from the wiring harness burning.  This jeep had NO protection against shorts.  BTW:  ALWAYS CARRY A FIRE EXTENGUISHER.  You never know where or when or how but it is as important as a good roll cage and harness.  Cheap insurance for your (or someone elses) vehicle and piece of mind.

In this photo of the engine bay, you can see how NOT to plum your fuel lines unless you feel real brave.  The plastic fuel filter is laying on the hot manifold and rubber fuel hose runs all the way from the tank, dangerously close to the exhaust manifold on the drivers side.  Good place for a fire to start……  Also notice all the wires running everywhere on top of the engine and fenders.

In the next photo, of the jeep you’ll notice that this has real potential to be a real top-notch runner.  Body is pretty straight and sports new front and rear seats.  This is a 60CJ3B on a CJ5 chassis.

In the next photo, we see no.16 wire wrapped together and taped to no. 10 wire to the headlights and back to no.14 wire at the lights……..WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.  Also notice how close the battery cable is to the engine fan and the rubber fuel line running beside the exhaust manifold.  The fuel line is less than 1/2 inch away.

In the next photo of the engine bay, we can see how the firewall is a mess of wires running averywhere with NO rubber grommets protecting the wires coming through the firewall.  Also another good shot of the fuel line wrapped around the distributer.  Note, I moved the filter to the top of the heater hose for a moment for picture clarity. 

In the last photo, this is the fuel tank that runs the full width of the jeep.  Nice fuel capacity but very dangerous.  ALWAYS leave CRUSH space between the body and tank.  In a case of a roll over, the body WILL fold in at the dip in the body.  If you leave at least 2 inches of space between the body and the tank, you’ll have far less chance of rupturing the tank in a roll over.  You will also provide the fuel inlet to have room to bend, again less chance of rupture….DO IT RIGHT and LIVE…….SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY!!!!!!!!


In this first image is the finished wire harness.  Notice the battery cables are the right color, length, and size with correct ends.  I also separated the circuits and fused everything with the exception of the main power source which is on a 30 amp circuit breaker.  I have a steel fuel line running down inside the frame rail from the tank and steel from the pump to the carb with a steel filter.  ALL of the old wiring is gone and as you can see, everything is put away and secure.

In this photo, I’ve built another dash which won’t reflect light, stays cool to the touch, matches the new seats and does not look old school.  I put new guages and radio speakers (two this time) with a original JEEP radio.  To the left of the radio are two power sources (cig lighters) up and down to power cell phones etc.  I used cig lighters because they are closed and keep dust out and looks better than two holes in the dash.  Above the speedo there are two red lights for the turn signals and one for high beam.  You will also notice there is no E-Brake in the dash now.  I put it on the floor.  If the owner wants to work on anything behind the dash, the stainless bolts on top are removed and the dash folds down.  It is on a piano hinge along the bottom.

The new E-brake lowers to the floor and is easy to get to and work.  When set, this jeep won’t move……we tried grins here.  The cost?  How about one hour of work and $5.00 for the brake assembly and housing.

The owner of this jeep has asked Sam to do some additional work, so you’ll probably see this jeep pop up in additional posts.

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1959 Truck Forest Lakes, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000

It’s a bit dirty, but it might be worth a look.  It appears in good shape.  I wonder if those terra tires are included.

“restored, warren bumper winch, rear rumble seat, original flat head hurricane 6 engine restored, garaged at Forest Lakes, AZ last 15 yrs. $5000 obo”