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1947 CJ-2A Imperial Beach, Ca $599


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $599

(01/18/2011) No engine or tranny.

“WILLYS CJ3A. I think it is a 1947. No title. It is a rolling chassis. NO MOTOR or TRANSMISSION. Tub is straight but has rust. Windshield frame and front fenders are very good.  Sold as is where is. Bill of Sale only. $750.00 OBO Cash talks!! 619-977-4888 or 619-610-8661 Located in Imperial Beach.”

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1947? CJ-2A Linn Creek, Mo $3000


UPDATE:  Still available

(01/10/2011) The price is a bit high for a non-runner with no title, but the jeep looks in good shape.  This is the 2nd John Deere-themed flattie I have seen; another one is here (scroll to bottom).

“Old Willys for decoration or Advertising Neat old Vintage steel that does not run but complete.Sold as title”

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


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4500

(10/11/2010) This looks in good shape.

“CJ2A Jeep for sale, all original, stock, no rust, warn overdrive, 12 volt, turn signals, all 3 ID plates, title in hand, asking $4500.00 or OBO”

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1957 FC-150 Wallingford, CT **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

(11/24/2011) There are a couple other Willys in the background of the photos.

“Offered is a very rare Willys FC150 Foward Control Pickup. Needs restoration. Very staight and solid. Rear glass is missing. Motor apart. This will make a great project to restore or street rod.”


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1953 CJ-3B Palatine, Il $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE:  Now on Craigslist

(05/26/2010) Imagine my surprise when I looked at the last of the many images of this Jeep and learned this was a fiberglass tub!  You don’t see many CJ-3B Fiberglass Tubs.

Here are a few pics.

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1948 Truck Tacoma, Wa Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(09/26/2010) The price needs adjustment, but it looks like it may be a solid project.

“OBO. Vehicle has been garaged for almost 20 years. It is now in our driveway because it came to us through inheritance and we do not have the money to restore it. Email for details on engine, etc.”

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Builds: Mark updates us on his Jeepster Project

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

During Mark’s last update, he got a steal on some Mitsubishi seats that fit perfectly into “Her Royal Highness”.  He’s made some additional progress since then.

Mark writes, “You may recall phase I consisted of making her safe, legal and roll down the road without leaking out all the  fluids. Phase II for me was to make it reliable and comfortable. Phase III is body & appearance and that one may take awhile. I’m rather fond of the aged patina look (alright I’m lazy).

After sitting in a barn for 18 years I’ve been leary of opening up the 265 on the highway because I was afraid the gaskets would fail so I replaced both diff. gaskets, the t-18 cover gasket and the oil pan gasket on the SBC. Once I got in there I was amazed at the pristine condition of the gears, they looked new. I installed a sound system and finished off with some sweet tan leather seats.  Replacing the orginal split bench with modern buckets changes the whole driving experience for the better.

One neat idea was to mount the seats with 1lb. rubber mallets cut and drilled to compensate for the uneven floor board. I’ve included some pictures.”

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1944 MB With Custom Body

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

I stumbled upon this unusual Willys creature at this prewarcar website.  I guess Wally Cohn wasn’t the only person trying to create a unique body on top of the Willys platform.

“2 of these willys mb were bodied in germany in 1945. one was destroyed, ended in hamburg probably beeing rebodied to an original jeep, so when i got that survivor i did not do the same mistake and put it on the road again. now it is one of a kind with all the original chassis, drivetrain, axles etc. even with the original data plate date of delivery nov.11, 1944 (author Bussinger Kfz)”

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Tubing in a Tubeless World

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features, Tires and Rims

I admit that sometimes I’m entirely clueless.  Today was a perfect example, for today I got my Desert Dogs mounted onto a 2nd set of Hurricane Rims that have been holding down the garage floor for more than two years.

The last time I got a set of offroad tires mounted on a set of rims was 27 years ago.  Those too were desert dogs. I had inner tubes added to the tires so that the air pressure could be dropped to 10 – 15 lbs when jeeping; using inner tubes was a very normal thing to do.

So, now you will understand that when I pulled up to Les Schwab Tires (btw, Les Schwab, the company founder, was an early fan and seller of the Desert Dogs) and told the guy at the counter what I wanted to do, I didn’t think much of it.  He walks out, looks at the rims, looks at the tires, and tells me he doesn’t think the tires will actually fit the rims.  Frankly, he was looking at me like I just dropped in from planet Mars.  Fortunately, I’m used to people looking at me like that.  I told him that Les himself would have mounted Dogs to rims similar to what I had.  He took it all in and seemed to think that maybe my request was possible.  So, I asked him for an estimate to mount the tires and add inner tubes.

He gave me an estimate ($91 to mount and balance them) and said he didn’t know if he could get some inner tubes, because running inner tubes on tires like that would cause them to heat up and explode (the inner tube explode that is).   Now it was my turn to look at him like he was from Mars.

However, to his credit, he was courteous the entire time and spent extra time attempting to locate inner tubes, finally finding four tubes at a cost of $38 …. that’s $38 a piece.  After some quick addition I concluded that would cost me almost $160 just for tubes!!  I told him thanks, I would see what else I could find for inner tubes.

So, I left, went home, and hopped on my beloved internet, hoping I could find a better price.  After a half our of searching the internet and finding nothing, I had an idea.  I would call Bucks, a local 4×4 shop, to see what they used.  They said they rarely use inner tubes.  The last time they used them, they got the tubes from Commercial Tire.

It turns out, in a world of tubeless tires, the use of tubes, once standard practice, has evaporated.  Worse, no one told me!

My next step was to call Commercial Tire and see what they could do.  The guy on the phone was helpful and said tubes would probably cost about $23 for my tire size, however I’d need to check the stem size of the rim as the tube price he was quoting was for a tube with a thick stem.

I figured I had nothing to lose, so I drove over to Commercial Tire and asked for some tubes.  They looked at my stem size and determined I needed a rare inner tube.  Several employees started making calls and one finally found four tubes at a warehouse somewhere and that was all they could find.  The price would be $35 a piece.

I still thought that was crazily high, so asked them to just give me a quote on mounting the tires.  They said they wouldn’t mount them because they were older than 6 years. So, my trip to Commercial Tire was a waste of time; and it confirmed that the world of tires had changed while I had been away from jeeps.

I left Commercial Tire and made the decision that I would mount the tires without tubes and give that a try.  Since Les Schwab was willing to mount the tires, I decided to just take the tires back to them and get them mounted.  Then, I took the mounted tires home and put them on the jeep.

So, maybe putting 18 year old shoes on Biscuit isn’t the smartest decision, but I couldn’t resist.  They probably have 5000 miles of road wear left, maybe a little more. However, I had to do this to complete my image of what Biscuit would be: a fiberglass flattie with an old school look.

Here are a couple images of the new, old tires.  I do prefer the pure aluminum color of the other rims, rather than having the black within the splines. So, I plan to polish the rims at some future point and take off that black.

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Rudolf finds more Willys: CJ-2A & CJ-3A in Bali

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, International

Check out the rims on the CJ-2A.  I’ve never seen rims quite like those.  I don’t have any specific information, other than the pics.



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Marx MB Toy Tonganoxie, KS **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100.

I wouldn’t qualify this as ‘very good’, but it’s in better condition than some jeeps I’ve seen.

“All metal Willys Jeep toy (even tires) about 1/20th scale, in very good condition. Willys & Jeep names in several places. steering wheel turns & windshield folds down”

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1958 CJ-3B Alpine, Tx $2200


This runs and drives.

“Need to sell a couple of my projects!! 58 Jeep Willys. Runs and drives (like a mule), high rise seat, huge winch, 4×4 works w/original drivetrain flat head 4 cylinder (rebuilt), flat fender, high rise hood. Took it hunting and worked great!! Let’s Make a Deal!! Lights work, no signal or brake lights. Thanks for your interest.”

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1958 CJ-3B Waddell, Az $5000


It appears solid.

“Runs good, starts, stops all seats fair, 12 volt , original 4cly OHV Hurricane engine,… 602-762-1894”

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1945 MB Orange County, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This looks good for the price.

“Runs and drives, has original production identification plates on the dash. Ramsey winch.”

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1952 Truck Hartsel, Co $1900

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This runs and might make a good restoration project.

“ALL ORIGINAL! 4 cylinder L-head, 6 volt electrical, Front PTO winch, It does run, and needs some work. A good project or restoration vehicle. Call with questions (719)395-5553”

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CJ-2A/3A/3B Half Cab Top Manitou Springs, Co $400


No description of the condition and no pics of the actual top.

“CJ2A, CJ3B, Half cab, comes with metal doors, roll up windows, been in storage for 40 + years.”

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1960 DJ-3A Cab Denver, Co **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200

“1960 Willys Dispatcher DJ3A metal cab”

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1946 CJ-2A Ice Racer Denver, Co $5000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

No pics provided.

“1946 willys jeep built 350 chevy automatica, 3 sets of ice racing tires for more information call 720-937-3417 runs very strong”

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CJ-3B Project Fruita, Co $1500


It needs some axles and wheels at the very least.

“CJ3B body on a CJ5 frame has title with a 4V 289/C4 auto that both run and shift fine. I drove it to where I tore it apart, what you see is what you get. Nice 6 point roll cage. The engine/trans seats shifter and tail lights are all out of a 68 mustang. The trans has an advanced adapters bronco dana 20 adapter with 28 spline out put shaft jeep HAS NO TRANSFER CASE does have a belly skid on it. Has tilt column brake pedal and power brake booster out of an 86 cj7 all work great. Colum is hooked to a 4 bolt saginaw power steering box that works great off the ford ps pump that its hooked to. Front has YJ leaf springs shackle reversed with ford shock towers NO FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY. The rear is set up 3 link, links included and used wrangler rear coil springs NO REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY.

misc: Trans was proffesionally rebuilt in 05 when the AA stuff was installed does not slip. Still has the fuel tank in and hooked up. Has GM 1 wire alternator pretty new charges fine. Has northern two row aluminum radiator with electric fan always ran no hotter than 200 with this setup. Has a modified motorcraft 2100 2 bbl carburetor that runs pretty good even at high angles. Custom duraspark ignition. Engine was refreshed with new rods mains rings and gaskets in june of 2010, only has one trail run on refresh. Long tube equal length hooker headers specifically for an SBF swap in a flaty, they are a little dented but do not leak. Same with the chrome glass packs attached to them. Has dual oil filter adapter that is remote mounted in front under radiator. Spare tire carrier on back. All the lights turn signals and brake lights work. Has only lap belts front and rear, windshield is good no pits or cracks. only top I have is the bikini top.

Sold as is where is for $1500 The #21 heads on the HI-PO engine alone are worth that. If you want to hear it run I will put a battery in it and fire it up for you. Trans is empty from having the t-case removed. Has lots of dents from being my rock crawler for over ten years. Contact by phone 97zero three19 zerozero13 or email me. Ask about my other parts if interested in dana 44’s 4.88 gears lock rites shocks bead locks etc. I dont have time to put this back together.”

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1943 MB San Diego, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7800.

“1943 Jeep MB

While in college, I purchased this Jeep in 1965 from the family that bought the Jeep at the end of WW2 at the Long Beach, CA dock.

The original owner used it on their ranch in Tustin, CA. They added a metal box to the back of the tub and added some height to the windshield frame. Warn Hubs and a tow bar were the only other modifications.

I added a roll bar and seat belts. I used the Jeep for college transportation and trips to the San Bernardo, CA. Mountains. During my time in the Navy, my father drove the Jeep to work daily.

Since the 1970s, we have used the Jeep occasionally on our ranch. My father and son overhauled the motor in the 1980s as a project for my son.

Last year, I pulled it into the shop to check it out. I got the motor running fine, had the starter rebuilt and found that the trans and transfer boxes needed rebuilding due to moisture damage. I installed a new-old-stock transmission that I had acquired sometime back and completely overhauled the transfer gearbox. The flywheel was surfaced. The pressure plate was rebuilt. The clutch plate and associated bearings were replaced.

I replaced the entire brake system, including lines and cylinders, with new parts except the drums, which were resurfaced.

All wheel bearings, u-joints and hub seals are new.

The Jeep is completely original down to the wheels and skid plates except as noted.

I have saved all the old parts.

The jeep runs and drives and has some needs. The charging system is inoperative and the body needs to be refinished.

I started to restore the Jeep for my grandson to drive. After spending the time and effort thus far, I decided that it was too original for my ranch use and really not suitable as a daily driver for my grandson in Southern Ca. traffic. Times have indeed changed.”


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1946 CJ-2A Bullhead City, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000. 

(09/23/2010) There might be some value here.  The cage appears to be a little too tall to sport a normal top.

“I am selling a 1946 jeep willys 4×4. It has a ford v8 289 with an auto three speed tranny. It has an advanced adaper kit that has the original dana 18 t-case. It has a edelbrock 4 barrel carb, with a torkker intake, and headers. It starts and runs rough, but it needs the front brakes redone, because the original drums just don’t cut it. It is in pretty good shape, all lights work, and i even have a title for it. I need 1500 because that is what i need to fix my boat. That price is firm so if you don’t want to pay than don’t bother. e-mail me at the above link and i will get back to you a.s.a.p I will even call if you leave you phone number thanks for you time.”

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1950 CJ-3A Quapaw, Ok $1500


No green paint was spared in the coloring of this jeep.

“Willys jeep runs good. Nice tuckroll seats. Has military tires good condition. Has been stored in barn for years pulled it out put in gas fired right up. Front wheel cylinder is sticking. Clear title. Would be good restoration project! Phone 9185330661.”

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1960 CJ-5 Chino Valley, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

This has some updates.  Might make a nice runabout.


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1958 CJ-3B Coopersburg, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

This is still a project, though lots of money has been invested.

“This is the rock bottom price. Jeep is $5000.00 Thats it!!! If you dont have it, dont contact me.
Title for 58 Willys
Body was brand new, no rust. A new steel body is $4000.00
Motor, 400hp Chevy 350, professionally built, runs awesome, more than $4000.00 invested
Brand new professionally built frame, no rust
nice 33 bfg mud terrains
custom bumpers
red top optima battery
rhino lined interior
full cage
new corbreau seats $450
new wiring harness
$500 autometer gauges
Jeep needs paint, wireharness, brakes bled, some odds and ends
More than 10,000 invested.”

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1958 DJ-3A Lehighton, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Last Ride

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

If the VIN is original to the body, then this is a 1958 DJ-3A rather than a 1940s CJ-2A.  Not that it really matters, as there’s not much here (except for a good VIN plate).

‘Hello, I am selling a rusty 1940s vintage willys.. Either complete or just selling some parts.. Overall its pretty rusted/shot however It does have the orignal rear end as well as many other parts.. I also have 8 Orignal wheels that are also for sale or that will just go with the jeep as well as many other parts.”