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1956 DJ-3A Portola, Ca **Sold for $2000**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is an ebay buy-it-now sale.  At first I thought the model year was wrong, but then I realized the body has a solid back (no tailgate). So, I believe this is a DJ-3A that has been converted to 4wd, hence the reason it sports a dana 27 front housing.  The brand new fiberglass parts alone would cost at least $600.  The tires and rims look fine.  The body appears in good shape.  It doesn’t actually say it runs, but if it does, I think this is a good price.

“This is a RUST FREE 56 willys cj 3a flat fender. It comes with a stock 283 chevy engine, t90 3 speed, model 18 t case, dana 27 front 5.38, dana 44 rear power lock 5.38 gears, roll bar, headers, NEW fiberglass front clip, tow bar, 2.5 inch lift, 10.50 31 tires, enki rims. The buyer pays all shipping or picks up in person. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding. If you have any questions please call me at 1 530 927 9827”

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My Build — The Body is on the Frame

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

I dropped the body on the frame last night.  Today, I spent the day building plugs to join the wiring together between the engine/frame and the body.  I also installed the light switch and turn signals (made out of m-38 dash lights), which means the lighting is completed except for getting the bezels for the front turn signals.

Though not shown in the above images, all the gauges are now connected, as are the alternator, distributor, and starter wiring.  The flex-plastic has been run around nearly all the wires (I have to pic up a little more at the junk yard).

My next step is to build the center consol that will have the ingition switch, acc switch, button starter, cigarette outlet (aka cell phone charger) a storage compartment, and 2 drink holders.  I still don’t have a final design for this, but am working through it.  I went back and forth about whether to install this, but I remember that not having a secure place to throw a wallet or other minor items was an issue.  Also, with the advent of cell phones, I’ll need to have a place that can hold it and where it can be charged.

 
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My Rebuild — The turn signals

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

As I mentioned in another post, I chose to use some left over M-38 lights as my turn signals indicators.  I primarily used these lights because I had them. Also, I didn’t the choice in turn signal indicators I used last time, cheap plastic circular lights from Schucks.

To install them, I ground down the ridges on the lights, drilled holes into the dash, and slid them into it.  I also had to ground the lights, so I took the light holders normall used to hold the lights in place and turned them into grounding washers.

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1953 CJ-3B Ventura, Ca $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  The price dropped to $3500.  More pictures.

Not many details listed, but looks like lots of attention to detail.  The paint job looks great, nice rims and tires.  Full painted cage.

“1953 willy’s Jeep new tires 4 cylinder chevy engine 4 speed t18 trans”

http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/cto/911040316.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Black Hawk, Co $1900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s a bit rough around the edges, but no obvious holes or major rust.

“This is a good jeep. The engine runs great. The jeep needs some work, but I have parts that go with it.
Four brand new mounted tires. A new top kit. New hubs. Gaskets and seals for front end and rear end. Shift lever floor gaskets, tail light. If you like to tinker with old jeeps, this would be a good project for you.”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/902816981.html

 
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1981 CJ-5 Wheat Ridge, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

“I have an ’81 JEEP CJ5 for sale and it comes with a bikini top, good tires, 4speed, golden eagle brown, new spare tire, new brake master cylinder, new clutch master cylinder, new water pump, new thermostat, new heater coil; it drives nice all it needs is some TLC. So if you are a JEEP lover then come and get this one of a kind Jeep.”

 

 
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1961 CJ-6 Medford, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE:   **SOLD** Was $2500.

It’s priced a bit high for a non-running vehicle.  While the body looks straight, it appears there have been a few changes, such as the rear bumper for example.  Also, by 1961 were these still running split windshields?

“We have too many projects and not enough time, so its time to clear some space. This is a factory extended body, 304 AMC V8 rebuilt a few years ago but never ran, 4 speed tranny, NOT in running condition at this time, needs some work, No rust or bondo body is straight, and a clear/clean title. We may be open to trades for a running 4X4, hay, or ATV’s”

 
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4 Slot Wheels Tacoma, Wa $250

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Here are four cast aluminum slot rims that are 10 x 15 and 5 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern.  The seller has a variety of sizes.  I’m finding these harder to find than the turbine rims.

“I’ve got alot of mags $250 for a set of four; Four 10in wide 15s 5 on 5 1/5 for jeep or ford. Four 8in wide 14s for ford or dodge. Four 10in wide 15s six lug for chevy or toyota. Two 6in wide 14s six lug. Two 8in wide 15s four lug for ford. Two 13in four lug for ford and some miss. call Gary 253 740 9492”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/905972689.html

 
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Tires on Turbine Rims Maple Valley, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350.

“have a set of armstrong tru trac tires on aluminum wedge type wheels. 32 x 11.50 x15. they have a good 1/2 inch tread in great shape.”

 
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USMC MightyMite Sultan, Wa $3500

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

These don’t pop up for sale often.

“Very good condition USMC MightyMite Jeep. $3500 – buyer picks up. Call 360-793-1684”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/910457130.html

 
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1968 CJ-5 Tualatin, Or $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

That’s a good looking CJ-5 for only $1500.

“1968 – BUICK V6 ENGINE, 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANS, DANA 44 REAR, RUNS GOOD. WASHINGTON REGISTRY TITLE. Needs some work but runs and drives. Need to sell! Must fix my wrangler.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/903214288.html

 
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1942 MB Yakima, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

“1942 Jeep, turn key. Hurricane 6 cylinder over head valve engine. Lots of power. rebuilt carb, new springs. nice tires, clear title, no rust. tune up. Very nice jeep to drive.$3500”

 
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Flatfender Sand Jeep Salem, Or **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $2500. **SOLD**

“Sb 350 Chevy, Turbo 350 tranny, built, mild cam, Edelbrock Intake Manifold, Holley carb, gear drive, Hedman headers, B&M shifter, 4-point harness, racing seats, cutstom rear gas tank. Motor has like 5 Hours on it. Went to the sand and broke the rear-end. Have New Quik-Change rear-end to go with. Brand new paddles, (used once) $2500 OBO”

 
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1953 CJ-3B Pelican Rapids, Mn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

1953_cj3b_pelicanrapidsUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Only this one pic is available.  It looks very nice.

“1953 Willys Kaiser Jeep w/12,000 actual miles, 90% restored, yellow, 3 speed, first year of the civilian jeep, rear seat, snow plow, front tow bar, goes down the road at speed limit. Includes white soft top with doors.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Palenville, NY **Sold for $5000**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

While not completely accurate, this is a nicely restored CJ-3B.  You can also purchase another rolling frame and other parts for an additional $400.

THIS IS A 1954 CJ3B WILLYS JEEP ,REG. IN MY NAME , THE JEEP WAS RESTORED APPROX. 4 YEARS AGO, NEW BREAK SYSTEM FROM THE MASTER CYL. TO THE LUG NUTS, NEW GAS LINES ,TANK, SENDING UNIT. NEW WIREING HARNESS ,ALL LIGHTS ,BLINKERS WORK. HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO A 12 VOLT SYSTEM WITH NEW DELCO ALT. NEW EXSAUST SYSTEM.  ALSO HAS NEW TIE RODS & KING PIN  THE JEEP HAS A KOENING PTO WINCH THAT WORKS GREAT. IT RUN OK BUT NEEDS A TUNE UP.”

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1948 CJ-2A Grand Junction, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE:  Was on eBay. **SOLD**

This looks like a nicely, pretty original CJ-2A. The desert has likely helped preserve it.

“I don’t know a lot about this vehicle. An elderly lady I know wants to sell it. It belonged to her and her husband. The Jeep comes with a front tow bar and a back seat. It does run, however there is a short in the electrical system that keeps draining the battery. The jeep says it has 20182 miles on it, however the lady who owns it says she thinks the speedometer has rolled over a time or two. If you need further details, please email me and I will try to answer your questions as best as possible.”

 
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1949 CJ-2A Townsend, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3600.

This looks like a pretty stock jeep, except for a few minor updates.

“1949 WILLYS CJ2A. REBUILT FLAT HEAD 4 CYL 2 YEARS AGO.NEW BRAKES WHEEL CYLINDERS MASTER CYLINDER. NEWER TIRES. 12 VOLT SYSTEM RUNS AND DRIVES LIKE A DREAM. SOFT TOP 2 YEARS OLD.”

 
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My Build — Front Turn Signals, an Update

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

A local reader named Joshua responded to my question about front turn signals, writing that he had a pair of lights I might find interesting.  I ran over yesterday to take a look at them.  Apparently, someone had mounted them onto a GPW grille, clearly a place they didn’t belong. Since Joshua didn’t have any use for them, he kindly offered them to me for free (Thanks!).

I took the lights home and took them apart.  The beehive cones are glass, are in perfect shape, and cleaned up nicely.  Unfortunately, the bezels are just rough enough that I don’t think I can use them; however, the bezels did have an autolamp UN67 stamp on them.  Here’s an example of the glass on the grille, though I didn’t have the bezel in this example.  The look is exactly what I wanted 🙂

I plugged the Autolamp model number into google and found the Taillightking website, a detailed older light website run by A. J. Phillips. Using the website, I not only found an example of a UN67 bezel, but also discovered a SL49 bezel that’s more like what I’m looking for (it appears a little shorter than the other).  Unfortunately, both of these have been sold.  According to what I can glean from the taillightking website, they were used either as rear lights or interior lights for Chevelles (year unknown). I suspect they were used on other vehicles as well.

Autolamp UN67 in Excellent Shape

Autolamp SL49 in Excellent Shape

While I might not have the bezels I need yet, I do have the lights and light assembly (the old wiring assembly was a single filament, rather than the dual filament for parking and turn lights).  I took apart some extra towing lights I have and clipped out the wiring and bulb holder.  I had to enlarge the grille hole slightly to fit the bulb assembly, but that was easy to do.  The below image shows the roughed out assembly in the back of the grille.  I’ll need to add a hole to the metal tab that will hold the assembly in place.

Now, all I have to do is find two bezels and I’m set.

 
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1945 MB Scappoose, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

“Willys MB, WWII Jeep. Rough, but runs well. Can be restored to original. New wheel bearings & brakes. Some spares & WWII paint. 4 cyl, 3 speed 4WD.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Prescott, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000

Though listed on ebay, this is a buy-it-now sale rather than an auction.  No doubt there’s been money invested into this jeep.  It’s certainly interesting.

“Classic 1954 Willys CJ3B.  All facets just mechanically upgraded/restored. Completely rebuilt Buick 225 V-6 with headers and new mufflers.  100lb flywheel and new clutch. New alternator. New starter. Late model ford 4 speed compound low. Dana rear 44 with Detroit Locker. Dana 30 front with ARB air locker in box ready for install and already pre-wired with air compressor and tank installed. 4 wheel disk brakes…….”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Hudsonville, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $850.

I’m guessing the pictures don’t do this jeep justice?  Only $850?  I don’t see any duct tape or baling wire, so it must be worth at least a $1000?  Definitely worth a look.

“This is a 1946 cj2a willys jeep. it runs, drives, and the brakes work. the body is in pretty rough shape. I would say that from the windshield back it is shot, but im also not a body guy. the motor runs good, smokes alot. the drivetrain is in great shape 4×4 high and low works. the frame looks very solid, i didnt notice any rusty sections. i dont want to try to fool anyone, this jeep needs some work. it is drivable as is but needs some tlc. i have too many projects and need to sell this one unfortunately. im asking 850 obo. “

 
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1953 CJ-3B Shingle Springs, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

This is a good looking CJ-3B with some important extras (OD and better brakes).

“1953 Willys CJ3B, V6, power steering, overdrive, hubs, oversized breaks, new tires, also includes spear tire/gas can rack still in box and misc. parts, good condition.”

 
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Willys MB Project Newark, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: MB

This seller doesn’t want to part out what he’s got, but it appears he has a good collection of parts.  I’ve listed four of the 31 items he lists.

“1. Chassis with turned brake drums, new brake cylinders, new bearings, and uncertain wheels.
2. Engine (2A), transmission (T84) and transfer case. Late exhaust and parking brake.
3. Spare block with broken carb but good manifolds…turns over.
4. Tub needing new floor and some body work….. ”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bar/907489967.html

 
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Preproduction Civilian Jeeps — A Great Book!

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

After reading the book review about “Preproduction Civilian Jeeps” from Jim Allen on Derek Redmond’s CJ-3B site (scroll to mid-page), I decided to purchase the book.  While I’m hesitant about purchasing jeep books, due to the fact that the images are often reprints of images I’ve already seen or that the text isn’t all that informative, Jim’s review intrigued me enough to spur me to action.

Thankfully, I was extremely happy with the book I received.  Frederic Coldwell’s Preproduction Civilian Jeeps manages to avoid the traps I mention above, producing a text that’s rich in information, details and images that are both unique and investigative.   In fact, the book is down right humbling.  I thought I knew jeeps pretty well, but reading this book taught me what I didn’t know about what I didn’t know.

Though each chapter is full of information, I think my favorite chapter was the final one, where Fred reveals how photographs have been altered by marketing staffs during the 40s so that the jeep that’s pictured in the photograph looks more like the Willys being sold to the public.   In some ways it’s a test; by the final chapter, has the reader learned enough to tell what the marketing department did to change the original images and why they did it?

I’m thinking I will paint in white ‘X2008’ on the rear bumper.  Read the book to learn why 🙂

 
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1952 CJ-3A Goodyear, Az **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5900.

“52 Willys, New goodyear wranglers MT, Eagle alloys, Rancho lift, Electric fan,Rebuilt engine, new battery, roof rack, replaced all hoses and belts “