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Knox Trailers

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer

UPDATE: Scott recently refurbed his Knox, making it capable and durable for modern activities. He’s had a hard time finding information on these trailers. Does anyone know more about them? Here are a couple pics of his trailer:

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Here are two Knox trailers that were listed on eBay back in 2013:

1) This Knox trailer was on eBay and has a serial number of 15.

“This is soooo rare there is barely ANYTHING on Google except this listing now..
From what I can gather from old guys in the military vehicle circles, these were made by Knox company who also made utility bodies and truck tool boxes. These were optional equipment for international trucks and some Jeeps. Serial #15, Rated at 1500 pounds”

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2) This one is from the Inland Empire in California and was priced at $800

“Rare! It is an Old School Truck frame and 4’x6′ bed, converted into a trailer. Wood bed floor needs work but Im using ply wood right now. Hi clearance,very heavy duty used for Hualing Quad,offroading and camping. Comes with a Metal storage box on front. It has a Heavy Duty Dexter 6000lb mobile home axle with 3” tube,big spindles, narrowed to fit frame. It still has electric brake backing plates but not complete, You can buy the e-brake Hub/drum kit to fit backplates in future? Use it for parts to restore your Old truck or Rat Rod or As a Wagon for your Willys / Jeep or Offroad Truck. I would like to sell $800 or trade/Barter for A Low milage Jeep/Dodge 4.0L-4.6 Stroker or 5.9 v8.


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1942 Santa w/ Kids in a jeep

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This 1944 newspaper photo of Santa in a jeep shows a military jeep with a taller-than-normal windshield, almost 2A like. This was published in the December 28, 1942, in the Bull Horn out of Norman, Oklahoma.


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1947 Press Photo of Japanese Kids in Toy Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This press photo was taken March 30, 1947, at a Japanese department story where kids got to test out riding jeeps from a Japanese manufacturer who added “Kiroy was Here” to the dash. I don’t think these models of riding jeeps have been documented.

View all the information on ebay

“1947 Press Photo Children playing with toy jeeps at a department store in Japan. This is an original press photo. Japan (General). Japanese children, visiting a Tokyo department store, try out toy jeeps bearing the slogan “Kilroy was here,” placed on them by the Japanese manufacturer.Photo measures 7 x 8.75inches. Photo is dated 3-30-1947. ”

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I was able to locate a corresponding photo in a newspaper. This one appeared in the March 31, 1947, issue of the Des Moines Tribune out of Iowa:


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Flat Fender Project Eatonville, WA $1500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500. Includes a Bobcat hood and modified windshield.

(10/28/2020) “1942 Jeep mb wheeler no engine or trans. Got it but decided not enough time in my schedule. Clear title from prior owner. Needs lots of work but a good base!”

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1942 GPW Blackfoot, ID $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/29/2020)  Has updates.

“1942 Ford GPW WILLYs Jeep. Chevy ll engine straight 4 New T-90 transmission Front disc brake conversion”


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1947 CJ-2A Graham, WA $3500


Lots of custom stuff here.

“1947 willys .its on a Toyota frame 20 r 4 speed toyota axles with 488s locked in rear. waggy springs in front 39.5 swampers on Beed locks 9000 warn .it’s a wheeler.most of wiring is hard wired but drives down the road pretty good needs shocks put back on it”

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1947 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $18,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/04/2020) Looks in good shape. Unclear why the drain holes are filled.

“Very nice condition-Always garaged-No rust-no accidents-original body,engine,and running gears all matching numbers-front disc brakes-12volt ignition and starter-lots”


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1943 MB Medford, OR $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/07/2020) This body’s been altered, as has the power train.

“Work in progress 200 ci Ford L6 engine w/3 sp automatic All parts go with it ,T 96 trans ,with old pto shaft ,brake parts ,lights ,wire , cables ,so on or best offer ,cash only”

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1948 CJ-2A Latah, WA $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/19/2020) Does it run?

“$6000 or make me an offer. 1948 Willys.”

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1951 CJ-3A Tustin, CA $3200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/20/2020) Looks like a full rebuild that will take more effort than the seller suggests.

“Check out this sweet 1951 cj3a. She has a very solid body. Bubba cut a 2 holes in the rear. I’m guessing to use so kind of equipment. Mobile welder or something off a PTO. She was a work jeep for sure. But looks to be taken care off. Other then the hood the body has this cool German desert camo kind of patina too it and check out the vintage mascot painted one it. It says “go devil powered” pretty Rad!! Also on the tail gate you can still make out the willys four wheel drive. I have a windshield frame gas tank and radiator for it. As is. has a tile and non op reg. But she has her spot in line to be fixed up and it won’t take much to get her going and street worthy again!!”

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November 1946 Carl’s Motor Co. Dealer Ad

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This looks like it may have been a full-page ad for Carl’s Motor company, despite the news stories sprinkled within. Note the photo of Bob Hope in a CJ-2A that seems to be promoting Carl’s Motors (I wonder if Bob Hope knew it).

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1946 Photo of Jeep Supplying Rural WV Schools

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

As of December 1946, Wyoming County Schools in West Virginia still had 52 one-room schools attended by 1200 students. To serve and maintain those schools throughout the year, the county purchased a CJ-2A.


More details about the rural schools in this article from the December 27, 1946, issue of the Beckley Post Herald out of West Virginia.


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DJ-3A Gala in Ride the Wild Surf

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Roger Martin pointed me to a Facebook photo from the 1964 movie Ride the Wild Surf. Pictured is Shelley Fabares (who had a higher billing than her female co-star) and Barbara Eden. The beach party movie also starred Fabian and a DJ-3A Gala.


This is a video clip from the beach scene:

Here’s another short video clip of a Gala in the movie:

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1961 CJ-3B Roundup, MT $4650


This later model 3B could use some love.

“CJ3B high hood flat fender. Original 4 cylinder replaced with 6 cylinder 1978 Maverick engine (200 cube, 120 horsepower). Has new windshield, just did not get installed before pictures were taken. WARNE free wheeling hubs WARNE overdrive 11″ Wagoneer brakes. Many other modifications Also includes new bikini top, spare tire Jerry can carrier, extra molded plastic seats, tow bar. Very recently tuned up also new oil and filter. Runs GREAT.”

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1942 MB Napa County, CA $4000


Jay’s got this update MB for sale. It has a Warn OD, plus other updates. The engine does not currently run.

“Here is your chance to enjoy next summer rock crawling the Rubicon trail!! I have a “1942 Willys MB” for sale. It has a small block Ford V8 with a T18 4 speed transmission Dana 18 transfer case with a Warn all range over drive. It has a Dana 44 in rear and a Dana 27 up front, not sure if it has any lockers. It has 33X12.5 R15 tires. I has a clear California title in my name with out any back fees!! The engine does not currently run.”

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1946 CJ-2A Martinez, CA $4700


Will need some brake work. Probably has an f-head.

“1946 Willy cj 2A runs good needs break lines and cylenders finished i have all break parts /clean title /newer motor 1951 excilant compresion /i installed /newer altenator /wireing/master and wheel cylinder/new batery/new jeep cans/had house repairs can’t finish/reg expires 7/24/2021”

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1960 CJ-5 Colfax, CA $3500


Has an overdrive, full cage, jerry can/spare tire carrier, and more updates. This project could be worth a look.

“4.3 V6 3sp OD, P.S., Disc brakes, tilt wheel, no rust, black & yellow plates,, registered. Nice Jeep. Must see. Not running.”


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1946 CJ-2A Yaphank, NY Make Offer


Doesn’t have an engine.

“I have a 1946 Jeep willys. Had a scout motor in it that didn’t fit good so I pulled the motor. Send me an offer”

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2 1950 Jeepster Phoenix, AZ $6000

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No pics provided.

“I have Two Willys JEEPSTER projects both are 1950. I have enough parts to build both vehicles. These are two door four seat convertibles (Phaeton) style vehicles. These are very nice custom builder projects with pallets of spare parts. One body is on a highly modified original frame with four wheel independent suspension and four wheel disk brakes. The other body does not include a frame and can easily be fit to a Toyota Four Runner chassis or something similar. A zero time Mercedes-Benz 300 Turbo diesel engine and transmission are available at an extra cost.”

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Various Parts Red Rock, NV


There’s a CJ-5 full cage, among other parts.

“Selling jeep parts, for GPW, MB,CJ, YJ , TJ, willys pick up and wagons. Axels, transfer cases, Dana 18-20 , GM transfer cases , Dana 300 Gear Set , Frames, Engines , F Head , flat head parts, AMC engine , bell housings, fenders, Grills. Aluminum top and door for flat fender. Wheels. Call for more info, willing to deal on prices.”

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1953 CJ-3B Hood River, OR $8495


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8495

(12/25/2018) The windshield is leaning back a bit far.


“One day in 2013, I was talking with a buddy and he asked if I was interested in a Willys Jeep and since I was thinking about a “project” car, I said yes. Well, I got this little gem on a farm in the Hood River Valley! I call it Taz Willy and he has won several trophies at car shows! But, as happens with time, I have purchased a travel trailer and will be doing more traveling so I decided to give someone else the opportunity to have fun with Taz.

Even though he was used in the orchard as a spraying machine, and stored for quite a while, he was in good shape and all the dried mud on his underside protected him from rusting! I stripped him down to his frame and painted it with frame paint to continue his protection.

The engine has been rebuilt by Portland Engine Rebuild using the original f-head engine block. It is the 4 cylinder stock engine. Engine has 925 miles – all road miles.

The transmission is the original– 3-speed with compound low. This required only replacement of fluid. I works good.
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1947 CJ-2A Fallon, NV No Price


Project or parts.

“For sale or trade is a 1947 Willy’s CJ2A Jeep. The motor was taken out for a conversion before I bought it. All body parts are there as is the transmission and transfer case. I also have an adapter plate for T90 transmission to a small block Chevy. Will consider partial trade for Hodaka motorcycles and parts.”

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Sand Drag Jeep Placerville, CA No Price

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/08/2020) Looks fast.

“Sand drag / Dune / 1/8 mile asphalt Drag. Bb Chevy. Call.”

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CJ-2A Tub Conifer, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $525.

Seems in pretty good shape.

“This is a CJ2A tub in overall very decent, solid condition. The previous owner had it sandblasted and started replacing rusted panels and supports…then let it sit outside for some time. The rust you see is mainly surface rust from sitting. The tool box has already been removed (and is gone), so this would be an ideal tub to stretch for a rock crawler project. Rear floor and wheel wells are in very good condition. The dash has not been all cut-up for extra gauges, radio, speakers, etc.”

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1960 CJ-5 Arroyo Grande, CA $3000


There may be value here. Body and front clip look solid. This seems to have a PTO winch.

“1960 Willys CJ5, 4cyl,
3pd, factory PTO with PTO winch. Not running. Don’t have time to work on this and need it gone. Sold with a bill of sale. Will not part out and will not ship. Located in Arroyo Grande.”