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1953 CJ-3A Orchard Park, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

It looks perfect in the pictures.  The restorer worked at an aerospace plant and used aerospace paint primers.  There are plenty of upclose pics.  I believe him when he says every part was sandblasting.

“Here is my 1953 Willys CJ3A Jeep.Every thing was rebuilt and needs nothing.Runs perfect.The pictures do not do this Willys Justice.No expense spared when i built this.Won Best detail overall at SOUTHGATE Car show 4 years in a row.A few best engine and chassis at a few others.If your looking for something that stands out in a crowd this will do it!”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Littleton, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3800

The more I read the list of specs on this jeep, the more I liked it.  The drive train is a great combo for both on road and off road.  I think the addition of an overdrive would really complete this nice package.

“This is a 1948 Willys CJ2A with a Meyer power angle plow setup. I put the plow on 3 years ago and it was only used on my driveway.  This jeep has seen its share of off-road use so it isn’t a show vehicle. It is a very strong working Jeep that is a blast to drive on and off road. Body is a replacement steel tub, hood, fenders, grill, windshield frame and tailgate are original. 225 cu.in. Dauntless V6 from a 1970 Jeep. HEI electronic ignition.
SM420 transmission, 4 speed with 7.05:1 granny low first gear. Dana 18 transfer case with the large 1.25″ intermediate shaft. Dana 44 rear axle with Lockright locker and 4.27 gears. Dana 27 closed knuckle front axle with 4:27 gears.”

 
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1942 MB Arlington, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

It appears a bit rough and the pics don’t allow for much scrutiny.

“all original, flat head 4 cylindar, runs and drives exellent, great off road project, new tires and brakes. Custom half doors, factory posi in back. this thing is unbelivable it will take you anywhere!! Great hunting vehicale .”

 
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1952 M-38 FL $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has an MB?GPW head. Could be a rebuilt engine.

https://treasure.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willys-m38-jeep/6758095442.html

“1952 Willys M38 Jeep with title. All original run good. Original 1952 spare tire, New original tires.Many original spare parts gas tank, tow bar, lighting ect…”

1952-m38-jensenbeach-fl2 1952-m38-jensenbeach-fl3 1952-m38-jensenbeach-fl4

 
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1951 CJ-3A Meridian, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

FINAL UPDATE: I dropped by the auction today. It was plenty busy;  with no parking lot, cars filled the side of the road for along ways both directions. A large number of items were being auctioned, so I chose not to stay and wait the hours it was going to take to get to the jeep.  I never did receive any emails in response to the ones I sent about the jeep.

I spent some time looking closely at the jeep.  According to the title, the jeep had been located in Prineville, Oregon.  It appeared to have an older inline 6 cyl engine, maybe a Super Hurricane.  The round front cross-member was partly cut and flattened on top with the radiator moved forward and installed on top of it.  The engine compartment was wired with care. The floor panel looked so good, I think it might have been a replacement.  It used to have a heater (heater button on dash), but that was missing. The paint looked as good in person as it did in the pics.  The body is very straight.  Overall it appeared to be in excellent condition.

UPDATE 2: No responses to any of the emails I’ve sent so far. However, I just discovered the Korean War National Museum.  It’s a going to be a “a world-class museum to ensure that the historical significance of the Korean War is recognized by future generations”.  It’s set to open in 2009 in Springfield, Illinois.  They’ve got a great video at the Museum’s website.  So visit and learn more about what they are doing.  In the meantime, I’m awaiting a response from the Executive Director — Might as well start at the top 🙂

UPDATE:  As I mentioned in the comments attached to this post,  CHOSIN FEW is a group that supports those individuals who participated in the Battle of Chosin at Chosin Reservoir during the winter of Nov/Dec 1950.  The symbol on the hood is the logo of the group.  The 40 below and 70 miles to go apparently represents how cold it was and how far they had to go to escape the waves of Chinese.  You can read about one Chosin survivor here (the Chosin battle starts about halfway down the article).  I feel that this is such a special paint job that I’ve emailed a variety of Chosin contacts I’ve located on the web in the hopes that someone who understands the meaning of it will purchase it.

This appears to be a very nicely restored CJ-3A that’s being auctioned as part of an estate sale/bankruptcy.  There is no description, but it appears that the restoration is close to stock.  I can’t tell what type of engine is in it.  Though not a stock paint job, it looks very good, smooth and glossy.

You can view all the pics at the bottom of this page:  http://www.corbettauctions.com/auctions/08/1206.shtml

 
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1943 GPW Graham, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

“I am selling a 1942 GPW. It has a bikini top a hard top with full doors and half doors. It has 538 gears and has a dana 44 rear with limited slip. It is sitting on 33 in BFG mud terrains and has plenty of grip. Custom suspension that makes this jeep articulate like a mofo. Wrangler 4 inch lift springs with a swing shackle reversal.It also has a 6000lb wench that works great. The original L134 flat head engine still runs like a champ and with the gearing has no trouble climbing plus it is good on gas. Runs great and ready to wheel. The bottom right image is before I painted the jeep grey.  There are many extras like tow bar and extra fenders.”

 
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1945 GPW Bellingham, Wa $2850

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

What kind of top is that?  If the body is in reasonable condition, not a bad price for a running GPW.

“Runs great and is street legal. Perfect for military restoration or drive around town.  Stan 888-676-1970 8-5. 360-592-5139 after 5”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/945239252.html

 
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1952 M-38a1 Toledo, Wa No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

1952 was the first year for the M-38a1.  I can’t remember seeing a top quite like this on an M-38a1.  If you can scrape all the paint off, this may be very restorable.

“LOOKING FOR CJI HAVE A 1952 M38A1 MILITARY JEEP THIS JEEP HAS A 24 VOLT SYSTEM HARD TOPVERY VERY VERY LITTLE RUST TOPS BEEN ON IT WHOLE LIFE LOOKING FOR MAYBE A NEWER CJ7 OR SCRAMBLER WRANGLER TO TRADE IT RUNS AND DRIVEBUT THE ONLY THING IT NEED IS A NEW BRAKE CYLINDER..EMAIL ME IF INTERESTED HAS ALL ORIGINAL SEATS PLUS BACK FOLD DOWN SEAT ORIGINAL.MILITARY WINCH ON FRONT..THANKSF OR LOOKING ALSOIM NOT TRADING FOR JUNK THIS JEEP IS WORTH $$$ NEEDS PAINTED”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bar/945324668.html

 
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Seeking Dana 30 front differential for ’42 Spokane, Wa

• CATEGORIES: MB

Here’s a buyer seeking a Dana 30 …

“Looking for a narrow 43.5″ with 4.88 gears and open knuckle to fit may ’42 jeep. I don’t need brakes with it but would otherwise like it to be complete and in good shape. Call Dave @ 406-847-8717. Please, no calls after 9:00 pm Mtn. time. I return all phone messages but am very poor at checking and answering email.”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/wan/940785012.html

 
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1955 M-38a1 Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800

Not a bad price for a non-rusty, full cage, buick v6, running jeep.  Might even get it for less. Given the rope that ties the gear shift to the dashboard, I’d say project number one would be fixing the tranny from popping out of gear getting a nicer piece of rope to hold the 2wd in place 🙂

“1955 Willys CJ5 Jeep, 225 Buick V6 3 speed, 5.38 gears. Welded rear end, BesTop soft top, YJ buckets and rear seat. Swampers with 50% tread. No rust, very solid tub. Full cage”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Kettering, Oh $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE:  The price dropped to $2900.

“1950 Willys CJ3-A Universal Jeep. Mechanically restored with rebuilt flathead 4cyl.engine, completely new brake system and completely rewired bumper to bumper including under dash and hood.Excellent frame,suspension,trans and transfer. Body needs restored or use as is. No top. Does have front and rear direction PTO with rear gear reducer. Use with pull type mower or other pto driven equipment. This is an original vehical that is ready to drive. Unknown miles on vehical but just under 100 miles on rebuilt engine. $2900.00 or reasonable offer. Call for more details. Pictures soon …937-478-4686,Kettering area.”

http://dayton.craigslist.org/cto/981913573.html

 
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T-90 + Dana 18 + overdrive Clark County, Or No Price

• CATEGORIES: OD Saturn/Warn

I don’t think I need to state the obvious, used overdrives are hard to find.  I suspect this is a Saturn, given it’s new-like condition.

“Up for sale is a dana 18 (2) stick transfer case with a warn (or saturn) overdrive attached (3rd stick). The unit works well and will be removed upon purchase. I also have the original t-90 transmission that I can sell with it. Please email me what you thinks its worth,your name and number and I will contact you ASAP. I will delete any email without a name and number,so please include it. I am no jeep expert,but it is this unit and it works! Unit pictured is an actual unit removed from a jeep. The unit in the jeep has a little bit of grease left over from its driving life,but nothing that can’t be cleaned up. Thank you for your interest!”

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/944338760.html

 
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South Webster High School “Jeeps”

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Who woulda thunk it?  It turns out South Webster High School in Ohio adopted the Jeep mascot more than 50 years go.  Though it’s not jeep the vehicle, rather it’s Jeep from Popeye, it’s still cool in my book.

“Before 1940, South Webster High School athletic teams had no official name, although local sportswriters sometimes referred to them as the “midgets.

However, in 1940 the rules of basketball, by accident, helped to produce the mighty JEEP. By the rule in 1940, coaches were not permitted on the playing floor to instruct players. Coaching had to be done prior to the start of the game or at half-time. During rest periods between the first and third quarters of play the team manager at South Webster would roll a small box onto the court to supply players with refreshments and first-aid materials. However, the coach at South Webster was accused (and rightly so perhaps) of sending in plays and instructive notes in this little four-wheeled box. Local fans were positive that when that little box was sent onto the floor, players were getting more than refreshments. Everyone knew that the box contained answers to the problems being presented by the opposing team.

Also in 1940, a favorite comic strip contained a character who knew everything. In 1936, the charater of “Eugene the Jeep,” a small bright-eyed creature from Africa who was all-knowing, was introduced into the “Popeye” comic strip. Popeye gave the Jeep to his girlfriend, Olive Oyl, as a birthday gift. The Jeep, whose diet consisted of orchids, helped popeye solve many difficult situations in his comic strip career.

Since the JEEP was all-knowing, some local South Webster people associated the coach’s box, containing messages to his players, with the comic strip character.

According to, what is now legend, the late Mayor of South Webster, Mr. Gilbert Havener, is credited as the first person to label the box as the “JEEP BOX.” The sports editor of The Portsmouth Times (now Daily Times), Lynn Wittenberg, picked up the term and used it in describing South Webster’s 1940 Scioto Country Tournament team.

The mascot was never officially adopted, but has been, since 1940, generally accepted….”

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1963 Willys Scranton, Pa $1300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ5

There’s a small chance this is a CJ-3B rather than a CJ-5.  No pics shown.

“Jeep is solid and runs strong, has a 350 chevy motor with a 4 bolt main, size 31 tires like new, new brakes upgraded from 9 inch to 11 inch(cost 800.00), new rag top, snow plow with mounting bracket for the jeep, great for a hunting camp or for play, must sell need room for other toys. 570-778-1008”

http://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/941945187.html

 
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Military Jeep Prices

• CATEGORIES: News
Production #s
CJ-2 25
MB Slat 25,808
M-38 61,423
CJ-3A 131,843
CJ-3B 151,494
CJ-2A 214,202
GPW 277,896
MB 335,531

A reader asked about the price regarding a restored military jeep he was interested in purchasing.  I responded with the following info:

Below is a link to some sales from a Military Vehicle resaler, though I can’t verify the sales prices are real or when the sales occurred as I don’t know anything about the website (I just found the link today).  http://vintagemilitaryvehicles.com/previous.html.

These prices are less than the recent high bid on an M-38 ebay auction that ended Nov 18, which reached $25k.  The seller had an even higher reserve price, so it did not sell.   I’m a little surprised at the high bid as well as the $50k buy-it-now price listed by the seller.

Here’s a rundown of production numbers of flat fenders (though I dont’ have production number of DJ-3As yet).  Given this list, I’d expect CJ-2s, MB Slats and M-38s to command higher values than the other flatties, everything else equal, with CJ-2s significantly higher than all the others.

 
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1949 CJ-3A Dallas, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

There’s been a variety of non-stock updates to this CJ-3A.

“new body,interior,wheels,tires,shocks,top with doors,bumpers,gauges,glass,paint.this jeep was built for the deer lease but now is too nice, so it has to go. The jeep was rebuilt 3 years ago from the gound up and has less than 500 miles on it. it has a 289 ford v8 with the jeep 3spd. it has a dimond plate dash with autometer gauges,am fm cd player,6 point roll cage,led brake lights and front blinkers”

 
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1953 M-38 Denver, Co $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

I’m not convinced this is actually a complete vehicle, given it appears the front driveline is missing.  If the lift was reduced significantly, as well as the price, then the chances of a sale will likely increase.  On the plus side, the body/hood/fenders look straight and the engine has been nicely fitted into the engine compartment.

“1953 flatfender m38a jeep for sale or trade for motorcycle. chassi off restore with new paint and all new hardware. complete 350 v8 conversion with all professional fabricated mounts and frame mods. 4 barrell carb, modified steering. spring over with rancho springs, 7″ lift, 31″ tires. shackle reversal …. it was custom built for friend that had to move away, no time for it my self. give me a call or write me back if interested it is valued around 8k but will consider any offer cash or trade. Ben 303.548.5557”

http://denver.en.craigslist.org/cto/941550089.html

 
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1951 M-38 Classiccars.com $8995

• CATEGORIES: M-38

While lacking polish, this M-38 appears very complete.  I’m not sure where it’s located, but if you are interested you can find out more at Classiccars.com.

1951 Jeep M38 made by Willys. Desert sand, black canvas top with doors. Good military tread tires and canvas seat covers. Working wipers and military black out lights. Same owner for 11 years. For more information please call Roger or Bob at 229-382-4750″

http://classiccars.com/65697.car

 
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1952 CJ-3A Darrington, Wa No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

No pics and not much of a description.  I’m not even sure where Darrington is in Washington.

“1952 willy’s jeep (cj3a) v-6 6 inch lift 5 brand new 33 inch tires and rims phone:(360)436-1510”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/941927427.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Oroville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

“This is a 1953 Jeep CJ3B. Body is in good shape but has no engine or transmission. CJ3B’s are getting pretty hard to find. Asking $4000. For more information call to Surplus City Jeep parts”

 

 
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1945/1971 CJ-2A Yorba Linda, Ca $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ5

I’m not sure what all is combined to make this flattie.  The good news is that the body appears to be in excellent condition.  Lots of large pics on the Ad allow for close inspection.  The seller notes that this a currently a 2wd vehicle, though in one image it looks like there is a front pumpking visible.

“4.3 chevy v6, 700r trans, tilt steering wheel. 2 wheel drive. have parts to make 4×4. $2900 obo. (714)970-8704”

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/939291977.html

 
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1944 MB Fremont, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

This might be a  ’44 or a ’45.  It’s definitely a project.  Lots of parts of pieces which the seller lists on the Craigslist Ad.

“I bought a ’44 or ’45 MB years ago with the intention of using it for a hunting rig. What I bought was rough, to say the least. Upon tearing into it I discovered a lot of wonderful parts. Appreciating history, I decided to do as much restoration as I could without going overboard. I acquired a lot of needed parts and slowly began the process. Well, many years later it’s going nowhere and I don’t have a hunting rig. I’d like to swap it for a license worthy and smog test exempt (CA) jeep that I can take hunting and occasionally to the grocery store….”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/974302273.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Washington, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A.  Very Early Civilian Model.  Original drive train, 4 cyl flat head recently overhauled, trans, transfer case rear end, brakes, hubs, all rebuilt.  Roll bar, 2 tops, Rare split windshield.  Jeep runs and drives very nice. “

 
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1946 CJ-2A Cloquet, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600

“I bought this with intentions of restoration but it isn’t going to happen. I replaced all the brake lines, hoses, wheel cylinders and master cylinder. It runs decent, will need an exhaust manifold. I’ve got the doors for the hardtop with good glass. Certainly not road worthy but a good candidate for restoration.”

 
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Buick V-6 With Kenne Bell High Rise Maltby, Wa $200

• CATEGORIES: Engine

Here’s a nice price on a buick v6 with the kenne bell high rise (which is what I’m running). It likely needs rebuilding, but it appears pretty complete.  The image is pretty blurry.

“GRATE FOR WILLY JEEP GOOD RUNER KENNE BELL FOUR BARREL HIGH RISE”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/939643121.html