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1949 CJ-3A Naples, Tx **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750.

The old solid rims appear in good condition.

“a 1949 willys jeep has a 305 chevy engine in it that is siezed. I have another 305 that I guarantie runs good to go with it also has canvas top”

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1946? VEC? CJ-2A St. Cloud, Mn **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** No price listed.

This has 3 data tags and I think is a column shift. It also looks like there are or may have been tool indents on the driver’s side.

“For Sale: 1941? Willy Jeep”

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1948 CJ-2A Morehead, KY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

This appears solid.  The gauges and bumper have been updated.

“1948 CJ2-A Willys Jeep. Good condition. Original drivetrain and 134 ci L-head. Recovered seats. Replaced brakes, fuel pump and battery. Starts and runs good.”

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1952 CJ-3A Dover, Pa $3000


It’s a project.

“Partially Restored – Ready for you to complete!
Has new Metal Body in prime (Includes Body Tub, Fenders, Grille, Windshield Frame, Tailgate.) Body not bolted on yet for painting purposes. Rolling Chassis has new springs, new shocks, new brakes, new master and wheel cylinders, 5 new correct rims with correct tires. Too many NOS parts to list — several boxes of parts. Everything except radiator should be there to complete re-assembly, but not guaranteed. Engine was running great when last started – no smoking but has not been started for several years now. New Soft Top and Frame, but may possibly be dry rotted. Correct old seat frames (need restoring). Have owner’s manual and repair manuals. $3000.00 -Cash or Certified Check Only. Has been and is kept in garage. (The 4th picture is what it looked like when it was on the road).  Contact 717-467-5045.”

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1947 CJ-2A Croswell, Mi $2900


No pics provided.


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1949 CJ-3A Spirit Lake, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(09/30/2009) Here’s a nice looking CJ-3A.  It’s got an unusual cage.

“This is a 1949 Willys CJ3A with a rebuilt F-Head motor (not a flat head) out of a 1956 CJ3B.  T90 3 speed and a Dana 18 Transfer Case.  Dana 27 Front End and a Dana 44 Rear (welded for a locker) 5.38 gears. Custom 6 point Roll Cage out of 1.5″ DOM tubing. New Best Top Soft Top and Doors plus a Bikini Top …. Turn key and ready for a weekend in the woods!! The only thing that could be done is a new carborator because the 60 year old one leaks a little. Wanted to put the $100 upgrade solex carborator in it but just don’t have the time. Also, there is some rust in the bottom of the tub but again, not bad for the year.”




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1947 CJ-2A Carterville, Mo $2000


It runs and drives, but needs some help.

“for sale as is …runs and drives but the breaks are weak will need trailer because tires are old and aren’t holding air. i can be reached at 4174996801 thanks for your time…”

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1946 CJ-2A Clare, Mi $1750


No pics provided.

“1946 Willys Jeep – Runs great drives good. Needs some body work but would be an easy restore project. 1750 obo Will load pics soon or can email them”

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1951 CJ-3A Deadwood, SD **SOLD**


UPDATE:**SOLD** Was on eBay

There’s some value here, though plenty of work left too.

“This Willys CJ3A has not been ran for about 7yrs but was supposedly running when last parked. (it is froze up now-dosnt have a breather so maybe moisture has gotten in). It has very little paint but also very few rust HOLES.(mainly below right door and on the floor by right door). I bought this jeep from my cousin and due to all its PATINA I was planning to make a RAT ROD out of it but recently came up with a couple of medical issues. He cannot find the title but we can get a LOST TITLE very easily if desired. The frame is not rusted out any where that I could find. Springs and suspension seem OK. The cab (mfg by Koeng Iron Works of Houston) has lots of surface rust but is actually in pretty good shape. The doors have crank down windows (not sure of there condition as I didnt try to operate them). The winch has been removed. All gages look to be good shape and was supposed to be operating with the excepion of the gas gage. the emergency brake seems to work. The tranny and transfer case lock up in all gears and the differentials roll freely with the wheels jacked up. The right window has a crack at the bottom. Window rubber looks reusable. The seat frames and springs are there but the padding is gone. The box is dented but not rusted thru. The radiator, fan and shroud look to be in good condition. (I have another that I KNOW is in good shape). The engine has a magneto on it which the previous owner (my cousin) was put on to make better starting in the winter (it was used for snow plowing at their ranch and never ran in the summer), The original distributor is included. Also I have a power-take-off which is in great condition that I will include. Can provide more photos if desired and can possibly deliver for fuel costs.”





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1942 Flattie Julian, Ca $3500


This is not 4wd.


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1951 M-38 Norwood, Co $10,000


This looks good.

“For Sale 1951 M38 Military Jeep. This is a Korean War era flat fender Jeep. Frame up restoration. New steel body kit, no rust. New upholstery and top. Runs and drives great. 24 volt system upgraded to 12 volt. Clean Colorado title in my name. Great for parades, shows or just to drive around in. Email this ad or call 970-729-3441for more pictures and info.”

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Year? CJ-2A Conway, SC **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was $4200. **Status Unknown**

“This Jeep runs good,,,new brakes,,new tune up”

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1959 DJ-3A Washington, In $3750


Here’s an unusually modified DJ.  It might not take a whole lot to change it back to original.

“1959 DJ willys , this was originally a delivery jeep when first manufactured ,this jeep has been modified with adding 4wheeel drive axel in front ,and closing in door openings at bottom . their are two seats for the front only one shown in pictures . I have original top but it is not painted to match rest of jeep, their are no doors that come with it. flat head 4cylinder runs great and transmision and brakes work perfect. new super swamper tires and nice aluminum rims. $3750.00
#812 617 1858”

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1947 CJ-2A Reno, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

(07/24/2011) This looks in pretty good shape.

“6 volt, 4 cylinder L head.Complete running jeep. All original. New aggressive tires , seats , and soft top . Swing away tire carrier . Brand new battery, not desperate so no low balling have a ramsey pto winch, and selector case for extra money”

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1947 CJ-2A Loveland, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3800.

(07/07/2011) A variety of updates to this rig.

“1947 Willys, 350 V-8 Chevy Engine, Turbo 350 Transmission, Dana 44 front and rear axels, over $8000 invested in up grades’

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1962 CJ-3B Grain Valley, Mo **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2300

(06/06/2011) Has a motor issue.



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A New Twist on an old Scam — 1942 GPW $4999

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Thanks goes to Dexter for spotting this new twist on an ongoing scam by some pond scum.  The famous 1942 GPW that popped up throughout the nation now has its own youtube video.  The price has shifted from $4700 to $4999.


Here is the Ad text, which appear just before I flagged the ad as a scam.

“Rebuilt 1942 GPW Ford Military Jeep -Rebuilt Collection compact military four-wheel drive utility vehicle. 4-cyl. side valves, 134 CID (2199 cc), 60 hp (45 kW). It is an excellent choice, FLAWLESS condition, Very light use. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on my YouTube chanel:

Here is an original pic found on an earlier ad that now is on the video:

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The Three Bantams: BRC, BRC-60 and BRC-40

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features

I guess I should have posted this at the beginning of the Festival, but I was pleasantly distracted all weekend. So, here is a post about the three Bantam generations. As the oral testimony shared by Gerald affirms, there were three different models of vehicles built by Bantam.  Here is more history about the Bantam vehicles.

The Original Bantam: Below are images of the original Bantam Bantam Reconnaissance Car. Here are some images from Life Magazine from Camp Holabird.  Here is a video of Duncan’s well done original BRC Replica (which also includes a BRC-40).

The Bantam BRC-60: This is the 2nd generation BRC-60.  The easiest way to identify the differences between the BRC and the BRC-60 is to look at the fenders, note the Original BRC fenders are round, and the entry point, which is a smoother slope on the BRC-40 as opposed to the bump in the original BRC.

The Bantam BRC-40: This is the 3rd generation BRC-40.  The easiest way to identify the difference between the BRC-60 and the BRC-40 is the grille.  Note how flat the grille is compared to the rounded grille of the BRC-60. The windshield is dramatically different, as the BRC-40’s appears much stronger.  Of course, there are other differences, but those are a quick way to distinguish between the two. Here is a BRC-40 that was for sale.

I guess I shouldn’t forget the Bantam ‘Checker’: Learn more about this at Bill Spear’s website.

Finally, just to show there seems to be an exception to every rule, Gerald forwarded this image.  I believe the front of this is a Bantam BRC-60, but the door area resembles the original Bantam.  The windshield has a higher ‘bridge’ across the bottom; which doesn’t resemble either the BRC or the BRC-60 in the pics above.   I believe this was a Russian Lend/Lease vehicle, but perhaps someone else could be more specific about it.

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Sunday @ the Bantam Festival

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Once again Gerald took the time to share some pictures with us.  Bob had some information about the parade. In fact, at some point Bob and Gerald managed to connect (see below pic). From both of their comments, it is safe to say the parade eclipsed the old parade record held by the Colombians. Congrats to all the participated.

Bob writes,”The word was that there were 1106 jeeps in the parade. It went on until 10:30, and there were 35,000 people lining the streets of Butler.”

Gerald writes, “After the concert and I strong storm last night. I’m done. There is always next year. I’ll be better prepared. It’s already on for August 2012. I’m sure it will be even bigger. The parade was what everyone was talking about. It was over the top. The locals lined up deep and main street was full. The official count is 1108, I think. Unofficially 1700. We got the record details will follow.”

Windyhill writes, “Great show! I stopped by the “ewillys” table and saw the brick! lol. We just got home, about a 6 hour trip. I modified my 18 trailer so I could tow two willys as one time, my 3b and my brothers stock 3A for this trip. The parade was great, loved being able to walk down the street after and be able to start at the Bantams go threw the WWII Jeeps,and then threw the 2A’s 3A, 3B’s etc by decade! Saturday we got held up with a trailer bearing so I missed most of the show and shine but we did run my brothers stock 3A and my 3B threw the playground! It rained early Saturday which made for a soggy pack up but all in all a great time and we will return!

Here is Bob’s CJ-3B


Ever see a factory set of 9.00 x 13 high floatation tires?   There was a Navy 3A with an original set.   Wow (btw,
I got alot of comments about the Mini Terras and rims on my Jeep.)

Check out this firepower.

Camp and footlocker

Have you ever seen these bezels? Are they stock? (Ed note: I don’t believe they are stock.  I’ve seen similar ones on Phillipine vehicles that seemed aftermarket.)

Now that’s a trailer.

Random Bantam,  that’s an odd statement, but true at the fest. (BRC-40)

The playground

And that’s a rap. They ran out of shirts at the parade.  Everyone was bummed about that.


ps. I’m drinking lot’s of coffee today and planning for next year.

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Saturday @ the Bantam Festival

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

I’ve been busy all day … any updates will need to wait until later tomorrow.

Sebastain had a great day at the Festival.  He posted pics in two different locations:

Meanwhile, Gerald has been working hard peddling eWillys.  In his spare time he’s been enjoying the Festival.  He starts again at 6:30am.

Gerald starting off at 6:30am Saturday:

The set-up

Gerald notes h may have just become you East Coast Rep.  Little does he know that as the East Coast Rep his salary will not be much different than mine.  Did I mention it is a volunteer position Gerald?

The Jeeps

Bantam BRC 40 (not the original bantam, but the third version following the BRC-60 and BRC)

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Updates from the Bantam Festival

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Only this update tonight ….

Gerald reported in just a few minutes ago.  Much fun had by all.  There were jeeps everywhere.  He hasn’t gotten the official parade count, but he said people were rolling in for hours.  Thanks Gerald!

Gerald notes, “Things were great tonight at the BantamFest Jeep Parade.  All I can say is there were hundreds………. here’s a couple shots.  i will get an official count on Saturday.”

The staging lot with the Lost Biscuit (Thanks to Gerald, I’m attending virtually.  Rub me for good luck!)


They were coming in for hours

Late model line ups

General shot.  It was packed

Main Street in Butler

Finished off with a late night tire change from NDT’s to the Turbines with Mini Terras for Saturday.

Already met some cool people, Maine to Australia.

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Will They Break the Record?

• CATEGORIES: Features

The Bantam Festival is about to get underway.  One of the goals of the festival is to break the world record for the longest parade of Jeeps, a record currently held by a parade held in Colombia.  With more than 500 jeeps already registered for the parade, it seems breaking the record is a real possibility.

Just some quick math … 500 jeeps at approx 10 ft is a mile if parked end to end.  That means if there is a jeep length between them, the parade will already be 2 miles long.  Other jeeps will certainly join as well.

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Flattie for Children’s Church Colorado Springs, Co

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Pam from a school in Colorado Springs is looking for relatively solid, but non running flat fender.

Pam writes, “I am looking for an old safari jeep to put in our Children’s Church because we are doing an African theme. I just need the body and actually just the front of the jeep just past the front seat because I’m going to mount it to a wall in a classroom. I have limited space so was going to have the Jeep mounted to the wall so kids could climb up in it and pretend to drive. I would also need the front tires attached as well.  I am in Colorado Springs but would even travel to the next state if we could find something nice and affordable (or free). We are a non-profit so if someone would be willing to donate, we could give them a tax write off.”

So, if you have a non running flattie in the Colorado area, Pam would love to hear from you. pflanery5 [at]

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1962 Wagon Eliot, Me $2000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

This appears in great shape for the price.

“I have 1962 willys jeep wagon with the original hurricane straight six. It runs and goes excellent its registered and on the road has new battery an brakes calls only please after 5:30 pm asking $2000 207-475-5237”

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Year? Flattie Lubbock, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, trailer

UPDATE:  Was $2000. **SOLD**

‘1949 CJ2A Jeep. Here’s your hunting or ranch jeep w hd trailer. Upgraded with F4 Hurricane engine. Good running condition. Clear Title, Current plates and inspection.
Tow bar, rebuilt trany, starter, good rubber, engine starts very reliably. Heavy duty trailer, high clearance, 4 X 9 ft bed. This trailer will go anywhere your jeep can pull it.”