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Builds — Mike Hardesty’s 1951 CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

Mike got a deal on a $530 CJ-3A, but buying it was the easy part.  Mike's built an extensive website called Jeepchasm that follows his extensive rebuild from a cheap deal to best of show.

"We hope this site will serve as a resource and an inspiration to others who are interested in vintage Jeeps and in Jeep restoration. We will post and update links to various Jeep restoration resources on and off of the Internet. We will let you know where and how we found our parts, and the obstacles and challenges we had to overcome."

Visit Jeepchasm 

 
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My Build … Engine done, but new headers don’t fit

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

With my kids help, I finished rebuilding the engine.  Once done, I dropped the engine into the jeep and attached the new headers — only to find out the new headers don't fit.  On the left is the old header that fit perfectly.  On the right is the new Headman headers that apparently have a shallower drop, which directs them straight into the roll cage mount.  l'm pretty sure I can heat and bend them enough to make them work, but it's less than ideal.

 
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1949 CJ-2A Murphys, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Jeeps with these beautiful type of paint jobs, much more common a couple decades ago, have become rare.  However, the paint job isn't the only well done item.  The engine compartment is nicely updated and organized.  The fender wells were carefully modified to accomodate the headers.  There's just lots to like about this jeep.  

"Summer is here and the time is perfect to spoil yourself with this vintage 1948 Willys Jeep.  Brand new rebuilt V6 Jeep engine with 3 speed transmission with overdrive.  Manual hubs  in front and back detroit lockers infront and airlockers inback.  Custom paint rootbeeb brown and tan, a real eye catcher.  CB radio and stereo built in to theroll bar.  tires are fresh and in good shape.  The reserve has been set low, the boat is also for sale, but not in this auction.  Seller reserves the right to end auction early and sell to private party as it is also beingadvertised locally.  I am selling thisjeep for my dad and it is located in Murphys, CA 95247…."

View all the pics on eBay 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Castle Rock, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500

“Small Block 350, power steering, tilt wheel, locking hubs on all 4 wheels, Dana 44 rear end, full cage, runs great normally, but needs new tires and a transmission now. 8000 1b warn winch. Too many toys Mom says something has to go! $3,000 OBO. I will deliver it to you within reason as I have access to a trailor.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Denver, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This looks to be a pretty stock jeep in great condition for only $2000.  This is a deal worth checking out.  Note the hood has flexed a bit.

“great condition excellent project/ colleters car.”

 
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1964 M677 Gardner, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“This is a military issue model M677 (Crew Cab FC-170) and is an 11-passenger troop carrier that has the original issue aluminum canopy on the back body. It runs and drives and the brakes work. It has the orignial Cerlist 3-cylinder, 2 stroke diesel/multi-fuel engine. We believe the mileage is original. The sheet metal is in incredibly good shape, minor surface rust on frame, but no heavy rust anywhere. We have the original owner’s and parts manuals. It seems to be 98% complete. It’s just missing the head liner on the roof. It’s a very solid unit and very rare. Only 3,000 military FCs were built and only 60-100 of those FCs had the multi-fuel Cerlist engine. According to Jeep expert, Jim Allen, “it has a five-star investment potential”. There are a few spots where you can see the original Olive Drab color underneath the white paint. Feel free to message me if you have any questions or comments. Happy Bidding!”

 
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1961 FC-170 Ohio eBay

• CATEGORIES: News

This is the first Stakebed FC-170 I've seen.  Looks good.

"HI You are bidding on a beautiful FC 170 Willys Jeep. This jeep has had a frame off restoration in 1992 and has been garage kept. There is no mud in this turck. It is a 1961 Jeep FC170, 6cyl, 3 speed with overdrive, 4×4, power steering, power brakes, vinyl and cloth interior (custom made), clear title, 235/85/r16 tires and 16 inch rims. The bed is made of appatong wood and it is beautiful. The bed is a dump bed but the hydraulics were never installed. The truck has been undercoated…"

View more pics on eBay 

 
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Builds — 1944 MB Build

• CATEGORIES: Builds, MB

This site contains information and a variety of pics about a 1944 MB Build.  It's worth a look.

"Here it is a small collection of the finished jeep throughout the summer of 2003. I logged over 2200 miles in "Phoebe" since her restoration was completed this early spring. I hope that everyone enjoys these pictures as much I do, I had a blast taking them. I had a great time and will forever remember this experience, its kinda like having a child I guess. I have one on the way so i will find out shortly what that is like. Everyone says its like owning a jeep, when you first get your jeep home everything is ah's and oo's. After a while it starts to bear down on you…. you get the picture. Enjoy the pictures and if you have any questions please feel free to email me."

http://www.angelfire.com/gundam/my44mb/index.html 

 
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1952 CJ-3A Costa Mesa, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800

“jeep runs good needs master cylinder.I put 31×10.50bfg all terrain tires in the front there are not in the picture.”

 
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1953 CJ-3A Calgary, Canada $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This jeep was listed back in January.  The builder put in a toyota drive train without dramatically modifying the normal flattie look.  

"1953 Willys CJ-3A Jeep. Beautiful pewter metalic paint, full carpeting, tan high back seats, custom padder roll bar, chrome nerf bars, custom toneau cover, and embroidered back arm rests, new VDO gold and chrome guages, unique frame off project with a full Toyota drive train, rebuilt 20R engine, weber carb …. Can be shipped from Montana through Western Auto Motive Transport to the US or picked up in Calgary Alberta Canada. Phone (403)698-3983"

http://calgary.en.craigslist.ca/car/734903386.html 

 
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1953 CJ-3B Massachusetts eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

This CJ-3B appears meticulously restored.

"Willys 1953 CJ3B restored, all new metal and paint, everything else mechanical new or rebuilt, transferred to 12 volt, new soft top, new looking original stickers and markings, engine & dashboard are new, orig seats reupholstered 599 miles since rebuild"

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1942 GPW Sacramento Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

My question is, are the paint spots highlighting bullet holes?  Looks like there has been some changes in the rear related to the suspension (frame over axle perhaps).

"Please Call and leave a message at 916-416-3777. I will get Back to you as soon as I can Thanks For Looking…"

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/car/732914290.html 

 
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1961 CJ-3B (fire engine) Ohio ebay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Obviously, these aren't available every day, especially with less than 5k miles.  A great collector piece!

"1961 Willys jeep, 4270 original mileage ( no misprint) original 4cylinder engine, 4 wheel drive; 3 speed manual transmission; 5 ton front -pto driven winch ( original equipment) very good tires; 160 gallon water tank that is easily removable; siren and lights.Maintainance records will be provided. This Willys can be put back into original state easiliy. Always garaged; This vehicle was used as a brush fire vehicle by fire department. Buyer will receive extra rear axle and original tire and rim. must sell as per Federal Grant requirements."

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Montana Bound for a week

• CATEGORIES: News

Updates will be intermitent for about a week as I'm heading up to Great Falls, Montana, for a commemoration of the new interpretive information at Giant Springs State Park. Apparently, my great great grandfather, Anton Eilers, is considered the father of industry in Great Falls (due to the construction of a smelter).  The park department sent me an invitation to attend the event as the representative for the Eilers clan.  Since I love a good road trip and have never been to Great Falls, how could I resist?  

 
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1958 FC-170 Van

• CATEGORIES: News

This isn't for sale, but I thought it was too interesting to pass up.  I've never seen one of these before and I know little about them.  Here's the original pic location.

Here's one more.  Here's the location of the pic.

 
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Sand Jeep Keizer, Or $17000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

If you love sand, maybe this is for you.

"1976 Jeep CJ5 Built 100% Brand New from the ground up, Every Nut,Bolt,Washer I mean everything is Brand New. $10k 383 Stetson Race Engine, Moroso Oil Accumulator, $5k Full Race Turbo 400, Trans Brake, Manual Valve Body, 6500 Stall Convertor, Full Tube Chassis with Mustang II Tubular A-Arm Front End Suspension and Air Bags. 3 Link Suspension in the rear with QA1 Adjustable Coilovers, Full Floater Dana 60 Rear End with 6.17 Gears and Mark Williams Axles…"

http://boise.craigslist.org/car/726400068.html 

 
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1952 CJ-3A Spanaway, Wa $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This CJ-3a has a got a few updates, so it may not be a bad price for $2000.  The top looks in good condition as well.

"THIS IS A STOCK 1952 WILLYS FLAT FENDER JEEP. IT HAS A F-HEAD 4 CYLINDER. NEEDS A FUEL CELL AND LINE. RUNS AND DRIVES. NEW SOFT TOP. NEW BUCKET SEATS. CALL DAN FOR MORE INFO 253-255-6171"

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/car/730446700.html

 
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1950 CJ-3A Pagosa Springs, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

“Take this jeep to the mountains for the summer! It has many upgrades: 12 volt battery, electric ignition, power steering, Buick V6 engine, upgraded brakes. It isnt currently running but wouldnt take much to get it going. Great project for someone who loves the old Willys Jeeps. Email for more info.”

 
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Early MB/GPW Parts Jeep Denver, Co $150

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), MB

If you are looking for that MB/GPW parts jeep, then here it is.  No doubt it has seen better days.

"this is a early 50s willys jeep, no title, no engine trans and t case are there but in pieces, do not have much info on it call chris at 303.450.2380 american auto. the jeep is in rough shape"

http://denver.craigslist.org/car/727605206.html 

 
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1955 CJ-3B Sacramento, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Even though the picture isn't great, it's easy to tell this CJ-3B is likely in great shape. 

"There no room to list all that this has on it.  You really should see it to beleive what it has.  I can send photo to the person who has placed a bid.  I also have a matching off road cargo trailer that looks great with the 3B.  The motor is a 350ci Chevy with only 1000 miles on it.  Lots and lots of chrome, just to much to list here. "

View ad on eBay (only one pic to view) 

 
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1946 CJ-2A New York eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This CJ-2A appears well maintained with a very nice, newer Auger.  The jeep also sports the rare borg warner overdrive that mounts behind the transfercase output shaft.  I doubt any buyer will offer the $9000 starting bid request. Post Hole Digger. Roper?

“I purchased this Willys two years ago and it was what you might call a parade vehicle. Very nice to look at with the wood trim and rust free body. It had been converted to a 12 volt electrical system.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Flagstaff, Az eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This CJ-3A looks in great shape with straight fenders, hood and body.  

"It has the original flat head 4 cylinder engine and it runs great. Mileage is in excess of odometer limits. It has new wires, plugs and rebuild carburetor. I had the transmission rebuilt (new gears, bearings, bushings….the along with the brakes (great condition). The soft top is about an 8 out of 10 as far as condition and the body is in very good condition as you can see from the pictures… Thanks for looking…..call me at 928-526-8521   Greg or email me at charger500@gregarend.com"

View jeep on eBay

Better pics and more info on this web page

 
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1954 CJ-3B Westfall, Or eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-38A1

UPDATE:  This CJ-3B is back on ebay (last time was mid may).  Starting bid is now $2200.

The beginning bid price is $2500, which is a bit high for a non running jeep. The rims and tires look new and in good shape.  Westfall Oregon is in the middle of eastern Oregon, a ways off either highway 20 or 26.

"For sale is a 1954 Willys CJ-3B, "High Hood". This is the jeep Willys replaced the CJ-3A with, by adding the new overhead engine. Being a taller engine, it needed more room, so, Willys raised the hood. I bought this Willys from a man who was driving it back and forth to work. He had started to restore the jeep, (pulled the radiator, front clip, started some body work…) then he ran out of time, and sold it to me. It is not running at this time….."

View more pics of this on eBay 

 
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My Build — More Engine fun …

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, News

UPDATE June 21:   My second trip for bearings to the NAPA store was a failure.  They shipped me bearings that were wrong AGAIN!  I got my money back and went online to find bearings.  That was a failure as well as I couldn't get anything to ship sooner than July 7.  Desperate to do the build while the kids are here, I turned to autozone.  Amazingly, not only did they have the bearings in the store and in stock, but they were only $26 (for the same Clevite77 bearings NAPA was charging me $42).  Even better, I had earned $10 on my Autozone store card and  so the final cost for the bearings was only $17. —–

June 20th .. I was all ready to assemble the engine when I discovered the Main bearings didn't fit correctly.  After examining them more carefully, I discovered they didn't work at all.  The 'tang' was in the wrong location as was the oil hole.  

This morning, I took the bearings back to the NAPA store.  After a discovery process of about 20 minutes we finally concluded I got the correct bearing box, but the box had tractor bearings rather than buick v-6 bearings.  So, my new bearings should be here tomorrow morning.  Because of this, the engine build has been delayed until monday (when the kids are back). 

 
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1953 CJ-3B Spokane, Wa $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Could be a good foundation for a jeep or spare parts.

" 1953 high hood, solid frame and body with metal hard top, no engine or tranny
have title 500 obo"

http://spokane.craigslist.org/car/725350481.html