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1948 CJ-2A Raleigh, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

There might be some value here, but the body looks beat up.

“Asking 500.00. Great project. I bought it to fix-up. Too many projects. My loss your gain. Call to see! Comes with motor, Clean title”


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1940s CJ-2A Farmington, NM **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was  “Make Offer”

To the seller’s credit, they don’t sugar coat a couple of points,  including noting the decent body, ugly hood scoop built around the radiator, [and] really awful paint.

“CJ2A has been parked a long time, was running 4 years ago. Its a project but could make a good cheap hunting/ranch/camping/rock crawler. Has a rebuilt Ford V8, hanging peddle conversion, decent body, ugly hood scoop built around the radiator, really awful paint. I will include another hood, a correct gas tank, a heavy duty roll bar, a tow bar, military gas can with mount, a jeep 15 inch spare wheel and a factory tire carrier. No title, bill of sale only, sold as is, can help with delivery if not to far away or maybe for the cost of diesel if out of town. Would consider part trades for jeep stuff/parts, winch, military/hunting/cowboy stuff etc”


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1954 & 56 CJ-3Bs Knoxville, Tn **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

“For sale are a 1954 Willys CJ-3B with factory hard top. This is a rolling chassis only. I don’t have the drivetrain. The axles are complete from drum to drum and are in good condition. The front axle has the factory lockouts that are functional. There is an additional 1956 CJ-B tub, fenders, hood and grill that go along with this that is in great shape. this jeep is body parts only. I also have an extra pair of original hard doors that go with this. These jeeps would be great for going back original or making a fun toy.”


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1951 CJ-3A Carpentersville, Nj eBay


UPDATE:  The winning bid was $3600, which surprises me a bit given the rotted tires and top and the dented body.

“1951 Willys Jeep w/ 4 wheel drive. I am told it is a CJ3A ?? This is Barn fresh. Stored away for years!! The body is in good condition. Some dents and dings. Was hit in the left rear quarter at sometime. There is no cancer. The floors are great!! No dents in the tailgate or the floor. Motor is free. Turns over. The gas is old. Tires are dry rotted. This is a great one to restore. This is for pickup only!”

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CJ-3A? Project Westwood, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

It looks like someone just plopped a body onto a GM frame (truck maybe).

“willys not msure of the year but. has gm 44 front and gm 14 bolt rear. 33,12.50 tires 16.5 searil # ca398873”


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1948 CJ-2A Lincoln City, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This looks like a great price.  This would probably make a good foundation for a project, given the updated motor, windshield, a good top, and misc parts.

“This is a 1948 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A. It is not ALL original, however, the body, transmission (T-90 manual 3 speed), transfer case, shifters, seats, and windshield are. It also has a rear tow hitch and front tow bar so you may tow it away behind another vehicle. The transmission may be 61 years old, but it still runs and shifts like a champ. It includes aftermarket roll bar, top, swinging jerry can and tire rack, and an almost new exhaust system (dual cherry bombs). The brakes were recently re-done. The engine is a 1964 225 V6 Buick engine with a Rochester single barrel carburetor which was recently re-built. There is no way to tell how many miles are on the engine, as it is not original. It can really move if it needs to. As of right now, the transmission has been dropped, as the clutch has gone out, and will need to be replaced before it can run. I’m not sure which clutch it needs, a Buick or Jeep, as the transmission is original and the engine is not. Tail lights, head lights, blinkers, and hazard lights all work. There is no fuse box, but several in-line fuses have been installed. It’s a shame for me to have to sell this old Jeep, but I simply don’t have the time nor the money to restore it to is original beauty.”


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1947 CJ-2A Wichita Falls, Tx **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_wichitafallsUPDATE:  Was $2000. **SOLD**

It looks good on the outside, but sounds like it could use a little bit of maintenance.  The windshield frame looks bent.

“1947 CJ2A for sale. This jeep is perfect for the deer lease or as a starter for a frame up restoration. It has some needs but it runs great and has had a ton of work done in the past year. It could use some transmission work (pops out of second on occasion), a new exhaust manifold, some gaskets replaced to slow a few leaks, and some metal work on the floor pans but it shouldn’t need anything if you want to use it on the trail or at the deer lease. In the past year, I replaced the intake manifold, distributor cap and wires, rebuilt the starter, rebuilt the generator, replaced the shocks, replaced all of the seat cushions and the back seat frame, put on new brake shoes and replaced brake lines, replaced the brake master cylinder, rewired most of the jeep, replaced the gas tank and fuel hose to the carburetor, stripped off all of the old paint and gave it a garage paint job for protection. It starts right up every time and runs great for a 1947”

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My Build: Where to put the CB?


The last time I did any serious jeeping was long enough ago that I’d never heard of a cell phone.  Instead, we communicated wirelessly through a really hot technology called a Citizens Band (CB) Radio.  It was long enough ago, that CBs were still cool.  It was amazing.  We could all communicate, sort of, in between static, wirelessly.  It was so cool!

So, of course, Biscuit’s an old school jeep, so it has to have a CB.  Fortunately, among the parts jeeps I purchased a couple years ago, I managed to recover 2 CBs, one of which still works.  I figured that there still aren’t any cell towers on the Naches Trail (please don’t tell me if there is … I’m turning off my cell phone … turning on my CB, so I can listen to it crackle), so I’ll still get to use a CB, even if it is less frequently than before.

Now that I’ve decided to install a CB, where do I put it?  I considered a couple options (hang off the front roll bar loop/ off the dash board / off the windshield), but decided I would piggy back it onto my center console (documented here).  I used some flat steel from a different part of the same chunk of hood that I used to make the console.

Here’s the basic pattern I cutout.


After cutting the piece out of the hood, I sanded it and bent it.  Then, I drilled some holes between the old piece and the new piece and used poprivets to connect them.




Below the console is installed, though not painted yet, showing how the CB will sit.  The power wire and antenna wire will feed from the console.  You can see how scratched up the console is already.  I’m saving the repainting for the next, inevitable, rebuild.


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1955 CJ-5 Riverside, Mo $6000


Rick asked me to post these pics of his 1955 CJ-5 that he has put up for sale. The VIN is 5754811227.  Rick also sent me a couple of rebuilt postal jeeps that I’ll highlight tomorrow.

He wrote, “1955 Willys CJ5 completely restored 2 years ago. Everything is new or rebuilt. All original except seats, and carb & air cleaner. I have the originals and they are perfect condition. Asking $6000.00, or trade for a flat fender in good condition. Trade should be of equal value, or buyer willing to pay difference in value.  This Jeep is ready to go. Has tow bar, and 5000 pound winch with in cab controls. Price includes snow blade and bed extension. She is street legal, and will pass state inspections. Call Rick with any questions. Please e-mail pics of possible trades to”

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1953 CJ-3B Burien, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5500

There’s a variety of updates to the drivetrain.

“For sale is my 1953 Willys CJ3B. It has brand new 33″ TSL Swampers on black rims, windshield wipers, Mojave heater, Bestop soft top, new in box Superwinch 8000# winch w/mounting plate, starter and battery.Buick V6 w/fenderwell headers, TH350 Auto, Dana 18 T-Case w/OD, It has 11″ brakes, rear dana 44 with loc-rite, front 27 with powerloc, power steering, soft ride leaf springs, tow bar and tilt wheel. Also have extra set of 31″ radial tires on rims. Everything works great, tabs are good but just don’t drive. Will sell for $4500 minus the Swampers and winch w/plate. make me an offer befor the snow comes.”


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1949 CJ-2A Puyallup, Wa $500


This looks like a decent price on some flattie parts.  If you are looking for corner and side diamond plating, it appears it comes with them (though it’s installed).

“1949 Willy’s Jeep. No frame only the body, tub, grill, windshield, and miscellaneous parts. $500 or best offer. This will be a fun project for sure. e-mail me at”


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1947 CJ-2A Stoughton, Wi eBay


Here’s a mix and match jeep that sounds like it’s had a bunch of modifications.

“I’m re-listing my 1947 WIllys CJ-2A. This is a super nice, restored Willys that you can drive anywhere or it also has a really nice towbar that goes with it so you can drive here to pick it up and tow it home! It has a clear Wisconsin title but it is titled as a 1960 CJ-5.    This Willys was completely tore down to the frame about 12 years ago and professionally rebuilt.    The 1960 CJ-5 frame number matches the title.   Odometer actually shows about 5,800 but I’m listing this as under 10,000 miles because of tire size. Drivetrain is a rebuilt Buick 231 cu. in. V-6 with a rebuilt Turbo 350 automatic transmission.   Engine has an HEI distributor.   It has a Lokar street rod shifter.   Carburetor is a Holley 390 cfm four barrel on a 4.1 Buick aluminum intake.  Heads and intake are port matched.  It has fender well headers and dual exhaust….”

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1948 CJ-2A Hamilton, NJ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This looks good on the outside.  Note that the corners have painted diamond plating.

“1948 Willys Jeep Style, 90% Restored. Runs Exellent. I have spent alot of Time and money on this Jeep, But Due to hard times (BAD ECONOMY) I must sell 🙁 Pictures don’t show the full sized top,with doors, that is included. I bought this jeep from a farmer who kept it in a barn for most of its life. Iv’e had it for 7 years Doing a little at a time. Good Luck She’s a great little truck.”


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1946 CJ-2A Whitesburg, Ky eBay


It looks it good condition.  It’s got the f-head telescope.

“1946 willys cj2a its in great condition and the color of it is red with a brand new cloth top running gears work perfect and 4 wheel drive works perfect..and new breaks,head lights,paint job..and has a L134 engine.”

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1962 CJ-3B Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

“1962 Willys Flatfender High Hood, Navy Jeep has a Navy Plack on the dash, 3B, stock 4 cylinder engine, spring over, 35″ BF Goodrich mud terrains, Runs Good. $4000,”


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1946 CJ-2A Easley, SC eBay


UPDATE:  Was listed at $2350.  It’s now on eBay.

This is non-running.

“Jeep 1946 Willys CJ2A. Tub is in fair to moderate condition. Fenders, grill, tailgate in good condition. Windshield frame in moderate condition – there is some rust on the lower portion, but the split glass is intact and the venting mechanism is intact. Frame is in great shape. Transmission shift tower has some slop in it, but internals are fine. Transfer case seems fine. No known issues with the axles. Engine does not currently run, but I imagine it would if it was wired. Engine is not locked, and it has a Supersonic head. Intake and exhaust manifold are new. Starter and generator have been rebuilt. It has new wheel cylinders on the back and new brake drums. Master cylinder needs replaced or rebuilt and brake lines need to be replaced. Seats appear to have been recovered recently with olive canvas. Gas tank and radiator are there and appear to have no holes. Comes with tow bar. I do not have a title. All VIN plates are intact and I will provide a SC Bill of Sale. I am also in the market for a new manufactured 6 X 12 mesh floor trailer that I would consider towards sale. Call with any questions – 864.640.0915.”

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Veteran’s Day: Thomas Tugend



I ran across this story of Thomas Tugend on CNN.  It included a video with a great pic of him in a jeep (seen above sitting in the jeep).  The story also reminded me of some family history of my own.  My Great Grandfather was born in Nassau, Germany, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1859.  He loved both Germany and the U.S.  One of his 5 daughters moved to Germany and married a German Military Officer in 1892, who would fight the Allies in WWI (don’t know if he survived — she would die in the WWII 1944 bombing of Hanover).  I’d like to know what was going through my Great Grandfather’s mind as WWI broke (but then, I’m the family history buff).

However, Thomas Tugend is still alive and provides this interesting interview on his experience.

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1951 CJ-3A Eastern Washington **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5250.

“1951 willys cj 3a 34,8xx miles runs perfect drives great a wonderful flatfender no signs of damage to the body still 6 volt everything works. this jeep is a very nice original piece it has no extra holes cuts or tears with some minor cosmetics it would be parade or show ready. The underneath of the body is a nice as the top all the floor structure is perfect. there is 3 minor places of rust passenger floor(from heater core leak) l/h side of body at gas tank and at r/h taillight all would be an easy fix.  I am the 3rd owner it has always been in eastern wa. It has had 1 repaint (was originally Luzon Red). It also comes with a Koenig 1/2 cab with orignal door panels headliner and hardware back window is broke it was stored in a barn for the last 30 + years.  The jeep is brown and the cab is orange.”


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1947 CJ-2A Dover, Pa $1175


Hey, it runs; what more do you want?

“Up for sale here is a 1947 willy’s hard-top jeep. Bought 35 yrs ago and used during hunting season thru the 70’s and into the 80’s in upper Pa where I have family. The jeep has been stored indoors in my garage and well serviced thru the years. Has a 4cyl overhead valve engine, manual trans and manual locking hubs as well. Recent new parts include: radiator and newly rebuilt fuel-pump. Up grades include radio and electric wipers. Jeep runs great, all guages work well and frame is solid and tires good. I mounted a tow bar to the front bumper years ago to pull to the mts, as you may well know they are factory geared for the off road. Any ?’s call717-818-6392.”


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Someone Seeks Seats — Wenatchee, Wa

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Some put a ‘seats wanted’ on Craigslist.

“I am looking for front seats for my CJ2 A of which a 2A, 3A or M38 flat fender will fit. Does not need to be covered, frames are ok.”

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1946 CJ-2A Traverse City, Mi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Needs some T.L.C. Needs a bigger radiator in the front. It had a radiator in the rear tried to eliminate and add one in the front. But it was not big enough. It needs a front drive shaft. Transfer case pop’s out of two wheel drive sometimes but never pops out of four wheel. Extra features include a high performance chevy 350 motor, dana 44 axels front and rear. 4 wheel disc brakes, 373 gears, four inch sky jacker spring lift. Newer CJ5 frame. The jeep has been put together from the frame up with in 500 hundred miles including new ball joints, tie rods, motor, transmission,transfer case and axels, 22 gallon fuel cell. The jeep initially was built for sand drags but was never finished from previouse owner. Had sat for five years due to previouse owner going into the navy. Never been driven on the roads since built, but has been to the dunes.”


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1952 CJ-3A Silver Springs, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000.

“CJ3A Willys 4 cyl. Rebuilt carb, starter,raidiator,brake’s. 4Speed High&Low Range with P.T.O. 31-10-15″Tires.”


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1951 CJ-3A Yucca Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD**  Was $2500

(11/03/09) A Dana 60 axles under this?

“1951 Willys Jeep CJ3 with dana 60 heavy axcels 140 hp. go devil flat head motor complete…new gas tank, and sending unit, new head gasget, intake and exhaust gasgets rebuilt carb.  need to sell asap … i will even deliver to you thank you have a nice day, contact info”


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1940s CJ-2A Park City, Ut No Price Listed


UPDATE:  Still available, but no price listed.  Price was $2800.

(10/30/09) The passenger side body panel has been modified.

“All original Flat head 4 cylinder, Fresh tune up, Original tires and Wheels + a spare set of tires, Good running jeep, very fun. Needs some TLC, Do not want to see it sit all winter, Will consider trade for good running Snowmobile. Please call, Mike 801-414-1507.”


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Gerald found these great pictures to share

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Here’s a variety of pics from Gerald.  Thanks for sharing!

Here’s Gerald’s trailer and his jeep with Military Tires.  The tires make a world of difference.  You can see the jeep with the mini terras here.


Here’s some old dealership photos:



Damn, what a lucky kid this guy was … I’m gonna have to talk to mom and dad about this! I had to wait until I was 18 for my first ‘real’ jeep!


I can’t tell how young/old this photo is:


And this is just for fun.  If you didn’t catch it, there was a fascinating documentary on the 2006 auction of Star Trek Memorabilia.