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Builds – Gerald’s 1963 CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Builds

Gerald recently purchased some tires.  They are Goodyear casings P 235 /75/15 with V-Grip Hot Cap retreads from Import Export Tire in Latrobe, PA.  This is a different seller than the Stone Tire Company I highlighted a few months ago.

Gerald writes, “The Rims are Appliance brand 13 spoke Manufactured by the W.R. Grace Co. in 1976, Max Wheel Load 1580 lbs.  Model 1058V5 15 x 8.5 wide.  The are 5 x 51/2 Bolt circe with a 3 1/2 inch offset.  Lug nuts are a special washer and nut deal.  Gorilla still makes them.”

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Here’s a look at the casting

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The Tires are Goodyear casings P 235 /75/15 with V-Grip Hot Cap retreads from Import Export Tire in Latrobe, PA. We always called the Mini Terra’s.

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Here’s my 1963 3B Sporting the set-up.

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We raced with these back in the 70’s and 80’s and finally found a place that would still do these.

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Builds — More pics from Gerald

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Here’s some more pics from Gerald.

“Here’s a picture of me with the same tires back in 83.  Taking the turn hard in our 46 2A.”

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I have several sets of wheels and tires.  Guess they are kind of like shoes. 225 75 15 mud and snow on CJ steel rims on my 3B  before green paint next to my brother’s M-38.

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Here’s the CJ-3B with 700 16 Non Directional military tread on 4.5 x 16 rims

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LT 245 75 16 All Terrain on black spoke wheel 16 x 7, good  tires but heavy,

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700 x 15 bias ply Good Year work horse on old split rims with tubes, great snow plow tire for chains and drag racing,

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33 12 15 bias all terain tires on 8 1/2 x 15 steel wheels I love these rims but the tires are just too big.

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Finally my new set of mini terras.  I have a couple more combos I would like to try but they will have to wait.

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1953 CJ-3A Flowery Branch, Ga $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1953_cj3a_flowerybranchHere’s a flattie crawler out of Georgia.

“1953 Willys CJ3A Jeep. Lots of custom work done to it. I got it in a trade a couple of years ago and haven’t done much with it since. 225 Buick odd-fire V6, rebuilt 3 speed transmission, Spicer 18 transfer case. Wagoneer Dana 44’s front and rear w/5.38:1 gears and full spools, high steer arms up front with high steering. USA6x6 H1 beadlocks w/rubber runflats & 36×12.50 Super Swamper TSL-SX’s with 75-90% tread remaining…. The pictures also show a winch & hilift jack, but they are both gone. Some nice person out there stole them…. Call 678-316-5077 between 9:00 AM & 10:00 PM, ask for Mike ”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/cto/1304426833.html

 
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1951 M-38 Long Island, NY $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

1951_m38_longislandI’m pretty sure I’ve got this one listed elsewhere, but I can’t find it, so just in case.  There’s not much of a description.

“1951 willys cj3a jeep 4×4 flathead 4 cyl $5500”

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/1305615381.html

 
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Fiberglass Flattie Tub Elma, Wa $950

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

fiberglass_tub_elmaI’m not sure if it comes with the roll cage and other parts or not.

“1947 willys tub, great shape, title in hand. 360 500 7895. olee271980@gmail.com. lots of other jeep parts for sale too, call”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/1305429892.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Holbrook, Ny $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1953_cj3b_holbrookUPDATE:  Still Available

Looks like a parts jeep.

“Willys jeep cj3b good for parts or restoration, has “GO DEVIL ” engine flat head four cylinder. frame is good with complete drive train. Rare hard top with functional doors and crank glass windows. All glass is present. front end has plow hardware mounted No papers sold as is. I also have the complete plow available to anyone interested , excellent condition from the early 1960’s make offer! call dan 631 235 4223″

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/1280334655.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Oostburg, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_sheboyganUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000

The engine is seized.  I can’t tell if this is an early or late ’46.

“i have a 1946 willys cj-2a with a clean title that is midway through a frame up restoration. it ran and drove great but the engine seized. it is an all steel body with zero rust but isn’t perfect.. its in primer right now and needs brake work other then an engine rebuild or a new engine. the jeep will come with many extra parts. the jeep is located outside of Oostburg. it will have to be hauled away on a trailer. e-mail with any questions and to set up a time to see it.  im asking 2000 obo trades a possibility. i also have a PTO for sale. the rear unit the drive shaft and where it bolts to the transfer case.”

 

 
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1954 CJ-3B Schaghticoke, NY $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1954_cj3b_schaghticokeThis looks like it might be a great find.

“1954, Original Condition, Always stored inside, Great project”

http://albany.craigslist.org/cto/1302477954.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A San Diego, Ca $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_sandiego5Nothing fancy, but sounds like a good, strong drive train.

“46 Willys Jeep Project, 4.3 vortex v-6 motor, sm465 trans, t18 transfercase, ford 9″ rear end, dana 30 front end. Serious offers only please call 619-933-6707 NO TRADES, More pics on request ”

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/cto/1302088646.html

 
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Year? CJ-2A/DJ-3A Salisbury, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

year_flattie_partsjeep_salisburyUPDATE: Was $500. **SOLD**

I think this needs a little work.  DJ-3A?

“40’s model dj-2a flatfender willys jeep. complete body (tub is pretty rusty but fenders and grill are in pretty good shape). flathead 4cyl engine (disassembled but complete, comes with new clutch and pressure plate). frame and axles all still together.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Bloomington, Mn $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1947_cj2a_bloomingtonIt sure looks like this jeep has been well maintained by the same family for over 50 years.

“This jeep has been the family for over 50 years. The original 4 cylinder engine has 47,000 miles on it and runs great. It has the standard 3 speed manual transmission, transfer case with high and low range, 4 wheel drive, and lock out hubs. The soft top and tires are new. The 6 foot plow and a full size cover are included with the jeep. It has the original 6 volt system including lights, gauges, generator, and battery. I also added a 12 volt battery connected directly to the starter for easy starting even on the coldest winter days. This jeep has been well cared for and maintained over the years.”

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/cto/1301877731.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Decatur, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_decaturUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1000

Well, at least it runs …

“1946 Willys Jeep, Flathead Head 4 cyl engine, manual trans, full time front 4wd axle, the engine runs but needs overhauled. The brakes need work. The body is rusted but the frame is in good shape. It has been converted to 12 volts. Also includes an extra set of original style tires.”

 

 
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Year? CJ-3B Delaware $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

year_cj3b_delawareThis jeep has a warn overdrive as well.

“Up for sale is my CJ3B I picked up as a restore project. Runs great, only reason for selling is i’m looking for a jeep with a little newer features/more power. Completely redone brake system, new drums, cylinders, shoes, some lines, hoses, master cylinder. Hi performance intake filter recently put in. New optima battery w/ basically comepletely redone wiring and cables. Working horn. Working Wipers. Custom soft top, 265 tires (about 31’s). Jeep also has bedliner sprayed in to help water seal, as well as new racing seats and harnesses. New gas tank, full roll cage. Just went through Delaware inspection , good for 2 years….”

http://delaware.craigslist.org/cto/1304419880.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Wikieup, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_wikieupUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

“rebuilt 231 v-6. 331 gears, front disk brakes, new paint and interior, new glass, runs and looks great. 4 wheel drive works good.”

 

 
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1950 CJ-3A Crawler Idaho Falls, Id $17500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

1950_cj3a_idahofallsSomeone put a lot of money, thought and work into this crawler.  The frame pic is worth reviewing.

“freshly rebuilt; custom frame and link suspensions front and rear, with fox air shocks and air bumps on all four corners; engine: chevy 4.3L rebuilt, bored .040 over, roller cam, lifters, and rockers; tranny: hydromatic 700r4 with jb conversions short shaft and adaptor; t’case: stak 4×4 3 speed mini monster box, with 5.11:1, 2.97:1 and 1:1 gearing …”

http://eastidaho.craigslist.org/cto/1304237149.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Brainerd Lakes, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

1946_cj2a_brainerdUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3600.

This looks like it has a nice, vintage top.  The rest of the jeep looks in good shape, too.

“1946 Jeep Willys. Small block V8. New muffler, alternator, wiring, lift – all professionally done.
Newer tires. Ultimate hunting vehicle.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Urbana, IL eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I doubt it will fetch the ‘buy it now price’ of $5400.  And, it has plenty of rust and dents that will require some work to remove, however there’s a lot to like about it.  Lots of pics on eBay.

“The current owner has owned this jeep for 25 years and it has 61,504 original miles. Fifteen years ago, the owner and his late wife took a road trip from Urbana, Illinois down to Cairo, Illinois and back up through Kentucky and Ohio. It ran perfectly the whole way. When the jeep was purchased in 1984 the title was in both the owner and his wife’s name and was re-issued in 1998 in his name only after his wife passed away…”

View all the pics on eBay

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1946 CJ-2A Washougal, Wa $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics yet provided.

“Clean and mostly stock, engine overhauled, 12 volt, well worth looking at please E-mail for more info. Can get pictures in the next few days”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/1303125778.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Okanogan, Wa $12500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $12,500.  It’s been for sale for a year.

“1953 Willys Jeep CJ-3B, Buick 225 V-6 T-98 4 speed. Warren Overdrive. Power steering, power lock front and rear differential. Full roll cage, K-Line Top, swingout spare tire rack with gas cans. 8.5 alum wheels with 10.50×15 all terrain. Dana 44 full floater rear. Less than 3000 miles on total frame up restoration. Too much to list. Call 509-826-3676. No disappointments!! ”

http://wenatchee.craigslist.org/cto/1302443837.html

 
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1945 MB Ferrisburgh, Vt $1200

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE:  The price has dropped to $1200.

This is a dissembled project with a rough body that needs to go asap.

“1945 Willys MB, has been sitting in the garage for about 8years. I have take the gas tank, seats (not original) and wiring out. Does not run, but did. Body is shot, frame and running gear are in great shape. $1200 firm. You must trailer away. ”

http://burlington.en.craigslist.org/cto/1301503299.html

 
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My Rebuild: Creating the Transmission Cover

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

Another of the projects I was putting off was the creation of a transmission cover. It’s really nice to be crossing these small projects off the project list. It’s not a thing of beauty, but it will do for now.

It turns out that the bad hood I had from one of the jeeps I purchased has been a great source of foldable, flat steel. So, I used a chunk of it to fold together a cover.

Before doing any cutting, I used some cardboard pieces to create a mockup. Here’s a look at most of the pieces in place (I actually had more, but removed them, then realized I hadn’t taken a pic, so I threw a few of them back on ..)

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Here’s a pic of the flat steel from the hood:

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Next, I drew some basic lines that I used as an outline for cutting and bending the piece. Then, I used a cutting wheel to create a rough cutout of what I wanted. Boy I wish I had had a cutting wheel for my first jeep! That little 4.5″ cutting wheel has been invaluable.

Once I did a rough cut, I made an initial bend (note the clean working space .. lol):

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Because of the odd and curved shapes, I cut a little, tested it, cut a little and tested it again. Once I was convinced it would work, I sanded it down and made some additional folds:

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After testing it some more, I made the last fold and riveted it in place.

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With it finished, I drilled the holes necessary to mount the rubber boot on top and to attach the cover to the body.

All that was left to do was to paint the piece with Herculiner to match the body floor. By this morning the paint was dry, so I installed the cover:

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And, from the other side:

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Once I grab a rubber dual boot for the transfer case shifter (if any one has one of these, I’m open to a trade or cash!),  I’ll create a small piece to complete the cover.

 
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My Build: Headlight Rebuild

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

One of the projects I have been putting off is the rebuild of my headlight containers.  The headlight directional adjustment pieces were made of plastic. Two of the four had already broken, so I knew I’d have to fix them eventually.

After pondering the situation, I chose to remove the existing directional adjusters off the CJ-3A headlight containters I had.  I really hate damaging these original pieces, however I also knew that the oldsmobile units I use are even harder to find.

Here’s what the original headlight adjusters looked like:

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Here’s a closeup of the plastic piece (out of focus):

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Here’s the ‘new’ piece that has been cut down so that it will fit (another beautiful pic .. not)

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Here are the pieces riveted onto the headlight container.  One more rivet to go.  You can see the old, (blurry) rivets just underneath the new pieces.  Once these were installed, I painted them and put everything back together.

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1942 GPW Madera, Ca $5500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

1942_gpw_maderaKind of a funky paint job, but it would probably clean up well.

“Rare 1942 Ford Jeep WWII. During WWII Willys-Overland Co. could not produce enough jeeps to meet the war demand, thus Ford starting producing jeeps in the exact image of the Willys model so that the parts were interchangeable. Sense limited production were produced these jeeps are a rare find. The jeep has been garaged and in our family for over 20 years. For those collectors out there this jeep can easily be restored to its original glory. I believe the seats and rollbar and rear bumpre are the only changes made. The jeeps body and engine are in great condition, I drove the jeep this past weekend around the farm. Please send me an email at katzjigs@yahoo.com or call 559-446-1071 and leave a message if you are interested and we can arrange a viewing.”

http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/1300785489.html

 
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Year? MB/GPW Pelham, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

Aaron picked this jeep up for only $520 on eBay!

View all the pics on eBay

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1962 FC-150 Easton, Ct eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Here’s a great old FC-150.

“RED 1962 WILLYS FC150 JEEP.  ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION  NOT IN TRUCK. ENGINE ON GARAGE FLOOR RUNS SMOOTH AND QUIET! COMES WITH ANOTHER ROLLING PARTS CHASSIE.  SOLD WITH BILL OF SALE ONLY! I NEVER REGISTERED OR DROVE IT ON THE ROAD. ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING. DO NOT BID AND THEN WIN AUCTION AND THEN NOT PAY FOR IT!! ANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN CALL ME DURING THE DAY 8 AM TO 2 PM OR WEEKENDS BEFORE 8 PM. MIKE AT 203/268/4547. LOCATED IN EASTON, CONNECTICUT 06612.”

View all the pics on eBay

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