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1952 Wagon Chelsea, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700.

This looks like it runs and drives.

“1952 Willys station wagon, from Nevada. 4×4, v-8, 283 Frame and body excellent shape, perfect for restoration project. Have original title, extra parts.”

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1950 Jeepster Knoxville, Tn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750

“This is a rough, but very complete Willys Jeepster that was bought brand new by my great uncle. I bought it to resto-mod for my mom, but she has changed her mind and wants me to sell it. It has been hit in the rear. I have removed all of the filler so you can see what you get in the pics. I do have a good, open, TN title for the vehicle. It comes with a locked up engine (F-4 Hurricane) and good overdrive trans and plenty of usable and extra parts. Will consider reasonable offers. I am a car builder and would estimate that you would need about 5K for parts and roughly 300 man hours to get this thing where you’d want to show it. In that shape, it would likely be worth about 9K-11.5K. Will take $750 or best reasonable offer. You must pick up near Coalfield, TN. Might deliver for extra charge”


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1951 M-38 Corona, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $4500. **SOLD**

(05/25/2010) Here is an old school build ready for anything.

“1951 Willys Jeep for sale – Runs Good. It was taking up too much room in the garage.  Power Steering with Cooler, Dana 30 Front axle, Dana 44 rear end w/detroit lockers, 289 Ford V8 Engine, T-19 Transmission, CB Radio, Dual Batteries, Tow Bar, 20 Gallon Tank.”

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Won’t you be my Valentine

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Tim, from, shared this Valentine message.  You can download the full-size image from his site.  He’s hoping to collect more old willys cards for holiday enjoyment.  Tim also let me know that he has an agreement that will allow him to share some more great content.

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1942 GPW Los Angeles, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Parts • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15000.

Dean’s got this beautiful GPW for sale.  He also has a variety of parts for sale as well, including ” a bumper, wheels, gauges, radiators, grills, tailgates, and windshields and more”, some of which are shown below.


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1946 CJ-2A VEC Wenatchee, Wa $800


It runs, but has to be compression started.  It’s got the tool divets.

“1946 Willys Jeep. Rebuilt 134ci. L-head jeep motor. Later model T-90 tranny and spicer 18 transfer case w/1.25″ intermediate shaft ( largest available for spicer 18). Dana 25 with Lock Rite front locker, dana 44 19spline with military limited slip from m38 jeep. 31×10.5×15 Swampers, more than 2/3s tread left. 2.5″ Rancho leaf springs. Front shackle reversal. Rear extended shackles. Home brew extended front shock mounts. Custom drive shafts front and rear. Brakes are toast from sitting. Starter is siezed. Can be pull started (I ran it like this to move it, scetchy with out brakes though). Awesome project, only $800. Call Dustin 509-881-0335”

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1952 Truck Cottonwood, Id $5900

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

This is a great looking, stock truck.

“1952 Willys 4×4 truck, F134 4-cyl, 3-speed manual, 2-speed transfer case, last year for Willys-Overland. Rare classic, great investment. NADA classic book value low=$3800, average=$9200, high=$18300. Starts, runs and drives good. All guages work, wipers and heater works, no cracked glass, NO rust. Needs very little to finish. $5900. No e-mails, call Wayne 209-962-3000 or 208-983-7216.”

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1951 M-38 Scottsdale, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17,000

Here’s a nice looking combo.

“1951 Willys Army Jeep and Trailer – like new.  Loaded with radio and other gear as deployed. Recent new belts, hoses and gaskets”

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1963 CJ-6 Colorado Springs, Co $1700


This is not running at the moment.  The seller did have two of these, but must have sold one.

“1963 Willys Jeep CJ-6 for sale, $1700 OBO.  This jeep was running last year, but no longer has the engine. It still has the radiator, T90 transmission, Spicer 18 transfer case, Dana 25/Dana 44 axles, with a lock-rite locker in the front axle. Colorado title.  Rust in typical places (driver’s side floor, hood, rear corners, tailgate).  Additional pictures available on request.

If wanted, I can include an early CJ5 tub with the CJ6 purchase (no extra charge).  This would be for donor pieces. The firewall and some hat channels have been removed from this donor tub. Pictures available on request.

What is a Jeep Willys CJ-6? Well, they are a pretty rare Jeep. About 50,000 CJ6s were made total. Some people like to make these into trail rigs because of the ability to move the axles closer to the ends.  They are exactly like a CJ-5, but are 20″ longer in the middle. That is pretty much the only difference.”

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1955 CJ-3B Des Moines, IA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500

(10/21/09) Here’s a pretty stock CJ-3B.

“This old Willys was origjnally owned by the city of Templeton, IA. I bought it about a year ago from a farmer who used it just around the farm, mostly to give his kids and grand kids rides off road. It started and ran when I got it, but was not dependable, reliable or street legal. I’ve done a lot of work (documented) to this old Willys here in my shop to make it safe, reliable, dependable, legal and most of all fun. The 6 bolt system and all of the original wiring has been replaced with a complete 12 volt system with custom wiring throughout. It has dual tail lights with license light, park lights, turn signals with dash indicator and working self cancel, horn, 2 speed custom (CJ5 parts) wipers, 2 speed custom heater blower motor with defrost tube, interior lights and a 12 volt power receptacle under the dash for what ever ( I use it to plug in my phone). The original seats have been replaced with new cloth covered seat assemblies from Vanderhaag truck parts. The passenger seat has been adapted to fit the flip seat bracket to allow access to the floor mounted tool box. Seat belts are a set of dated Simpsons out of my old race car. The rear facing functional flip fold CJ5 back seat sits atop a custom built frame and has retractable seat belts for 2 out of an old K5 Blazer. The top is in excellent condition. I put it on new last year. The 4×4 works excellent. In LOW LOW this unit will go just about anywhere. I’ve had it off road in the mud, snow, dirt, sand, up and down hills and then right out onto the road and headed for home. There’s been alot more done to this old Willys, including rebuilt park brake, new fuel tank and sender, belt, hoses, wires, plugs, carb rebuilt, custom installed CJ5 roll bar, etc, etc, etc. It’s not beautiful.”


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1957 CJ-5 Pendleton, OR **SOLD**


1957_cj5_pendeltonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2300

(03/22/09) This CJ-5 comes with an overdrive and an unusual aluminum top (at least, I’ve not seen one quite like this for the CJ-5.



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Images of Alaska

• CATEGORIES: Features, News • TAGS: .

When Paul isn’t working on his Stainless M-38, he travels Alaska repairing airplanes.  He often brings along his camera and he recently sent me some of his pics.  Here’s 3 images by Paul that caught my eye.  Paul didn’t send any names to accompany his images, so I’ve presumptively added by own names:

I call this one — Ran When Parked

I call this one — Ran When Beached

And finally — Too Damn Cold to Run

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1944 MB Reno, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

This might just make a good restoration project.  It even runs!  Much of the rust appears to be surface rust.

“1944 Willys Navy MB Jeep, All original – unmolested survivor. Runs!!!!! Needs Restoration (dah) Great project jeep.  All original engine and transmission. Great parts jeep as well!!! Total price is $1500. ”

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1952 M-38A1 Boise, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500.

“1952 Jeep Willy’s CJ1 -$1500 obo- 1977 Ford Pinto engine, runs great, $800 in new tires plus new chrome rims. Auto locking hubs. Removable top. Original Trans and transfer case. Rumble seat in back that folds up and down. Great hunting rig!”

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1958 Wagon Walla Walla, Wa eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This has got a few issues, but it appears to be a solid, but offroad ready.

“1958 Willys Wagon. This is a great daily driver or mountain rig. It has: Rebuilt 3 speed transmission. New clutch. All new u-joints, seals and wheel bearings. Strong 225 Slant Six. 32×11.5 Wild Country Tires. Warn lock o matic hubs. Roof rack. Two side mount gas cans. Rear seat from a 2005 Chevy van – fits perfect. Newer gauges. New battery. New air cleaner. Rebuilt carb. All glass is good except the drivers side window and back glass (still there but cracked). I have never seen a Willys Wagon this straight. Feel free to call or email with any questions -Kevin (509) 386-6836.”

View all the pics on eBay

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CJ-2A Flattie Crawler Cle Elum, Wa $3500


Besides two drivelines, this also appears to need seats.

“cj2a flatfender. full size chevy axles. sm420 hd. 205 transfercase. 1995 sb350 with intake and carb. new exaust. just needs drivelines. $3500 obo or trade. i will entertain any resonable offer
please call 509-260-1130”

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1947 CJ-2A Rotterdam, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE:**SOLD* Was $1500.

This is a project.

“Jeep – 1947 CJ2A.  F-Head motor (not original).  Engine just freshened new gaskets/ rings / cylinders honed / head rebuilt.  Runs great, no smoke no problems.  3 speed standard transmission.  4wd low & high works.  Transmission grinds a little but you would to if you were sixty three years old. Clutch seems to work fine.  Frame is solid. A little surface rust but in great shape for it’s age. Interior could use some love. The drivers seat cover is pretty much non-existant, I’m not sure what gauges on the dashboard work, there not original though. Someone put a keg in the back for a gas tank. Body seems good for what it is … Price is $1500 obo. Don’t need to sell it… I bought it with intentions of fixing it up, rebuilt the engine and somewhat lost ambition. If I dont get what I want, within reason, I’ll just keep it. ”


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1957 DJ-3A Lansdale, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1850.

This is a non-running jeep and has been converted to 4wd.

“1957 WILLYS JEEP DJ-3A 4X4 – RARE AND NEAT OLD JEEP WITH CLEAN & CLEAR PA TITLE!!!   I purchased this Willys Jeep just as it is, never did anything with it, and have too many other projects going, so I’ve decided to part with it. It is a very nice project for someone with more time and less projects then me. I can tell you what I know about it. This is a model DJ-3A V.I.N. #5633711806 Willys Jeep Dispatcher which makes it very rare and the fact thats its 4X4 a nice restoration project compared to a 2wd Dispatcher. Originally this particular truck was equiped with a complete steel enclosed cab/panel body (no side windows) and steel sliding doors (notice the original small running board area and full to floor foot opening that was on DJ-3A models with full cabs). The DJ-3A was based on the earlier (1949-1953) model CJ-3A Willys Jeep bodies not the later CJ-3B bodies normally used on other models after 1953. The complete and correct for DJ-3A models fold down windshield frame with glass is in the back (which appears to have been brand new and still in black primer) and has not been mounted though I do have the side mounting hardware to do so. The previous owner last ran and drove it, and had it PA inspected through 2006 though it has been sitting ever since. I tried to get it running but the engine appears to be seized from sitting. I suspect most likely the valves are stuck from the time it spent sitting which is common with these flathead engines. The carburetor appears to be a rebuilt unit and there is also an original used carburetor with it. The body is in decent shape for its age appearing to having work done to it here and there over the years. Someone over the years has cut out the vertical bars of the original grille and welded in steel mesh, personally I would prefer the original grille bars. The frame appears to be in pretty good shape being much better then most other early model Willys Jeeps I’ve seen over the years. It has the original (DJ-3A) rear mounted fuel tank with filler neck exiting out the right rear next to the tailgate”

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1947 CJ-2A Dacono, Co $6995


UPDATE: more, bigger pics. The interior looks good and it has new gauges.

The windshield on this is pretty vertical. It appears in solid shape.


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1947 CJ-2A Ferndale, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $850.

(12/19/2010) It even runs!

1946 willys jeep 12volt electrical system needs some TLC has a none-op on it come test drive.”

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1952 M-38 Glenburn, ME **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1600.

As you can see in the pics, this is a project.

“this jeep has a 2.5″ suspension lift. Buick 231 V6 swap with a t90 transmission and dana 18 transfer. Original military axles with 5.38 gears (dana 44 rear, dana 25 front). I have the data plates as well as the serial plate. New plastic gas tank. Frame is in perfect condition, fenders are great, hood is a little dented but not rusty, tub needs floor pan work and some minor panel work. I bought this jeep to build an offroad toy with but just purchased a wrecked Wrangler Rubicon and dont have the time to build two jeeps (plus I have a Wrangler unlimited for my daily driver). I am negotiable a little bit on the price but dont waste my time with ridiculous offers. I have a ton of pictures I can email to serious buyers, currently the motor is out and on a stand in my shop, fenders hood and grill are removed and stripped of paint. I had planned to wheel the jeep in the body shop soon and replace the floors and do the body work.”

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1948 CJ-2A Eugene, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2650

(01/08/2010) Check out the front part of the passenger side frame rail.  It looks like a giant piece of plate has been welded onto to it.  I suspect that’s not there to make it go faster!

“This old Willys runs and drives like it did 62 years ago! This would be perfect for a restoration project as it is only slighty modified with the lift and very little aftermarket items, or as a TURN-KEY off road toy. I would keep it if I could but bills and other projects take priority unfortunetly. Please call or email with any questions or offers”


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1946 CJ-2A Rolling Chassis Reno, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, trailer

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1350

(02/06/10) Here’s an interesting combo.

“1946 New Willys Jeep chasis that has never had a body mounted. Included: Buick 225 V-6, New Springs, Rebuilt axles, Trailer, 4-Speed Transmission”

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The Jeep CJ-4 at Hemmings

• CATEGORIES: CJ-4 CJ-4A, Unusual

A few years ago, Hemmings ran a post about an article they produced the CJ-4.  In the article, they discuss how the X-151 became the prototype CJ-4, the only one of it’s class made.  It was later sold to an employee, who later resold it to someone who stored it in a garage for years.

You can read all about it a Hemmings blog

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Crack in my engine block?


This weekend I spent some time messing with my engine.  One of the concerns I have had was that the whitish smoke that still slips out of the intake manifold hasn’t gone away.  I had hoped that was simply the rings not sealing, but I don’t believe it is anymore.

While checking the engine closely on Saturday, I discovered that there was some whitish, oily residue on the roof of the oil breather, which suggests coolant in the oil.  My radiator level was also a little low. Between that, the smoke, and the fact that it runs a little rough when under pressure, I now believe that somewhere on my left bank there is a crack. I suspect it’s the REAL reason the seller of my engine stopped using it.

Fortunately, I have an extra 3.8L block that appears in good shape (I’m already using the heads and crankshaft).  I would have used that block initially, except that it’s bored .030, while my Hypereutectic pistons are made for a stock bore.  So, I guess I’ll go back to .030 bore and the pistons that came with that block.

So, I’m going to get my block dipped and cleaned, pull the engine, rip it apart, and put everything back together.  It sounds like some good weekend fun …. I’m might redo the radiator setup while I’m at it — I have a new idea for that.