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Custom Truck Bumper

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

Steve was wondering if any readers knew anything about this aftermarket bumper found on some trucks (I’ll have to look back at some other images, but I know I’ve seen this or something similar on other trucks). I guess it is time to add a ‘bumper mod’ section to the modifications area.

Steve writes, “I Have the following wagon bumper and wondered if anyone knew anything about it?   The tag says Ricks Trailer Works, 2003 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona.   I used to see these on a few wagons, but haven’t in quite a while.  My wagon with this came out of Utah.   It looks like a nice practical bumper, but haven’t decided how to use it yet.  Thought it might be a modification people find interesting.”

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1950 CJ-3A Kansas City, Mo $6750


This looks great.

“1950 Willys CJ3A. 15000 actual miles. New tires, new brakes and clutch. Recent valve job. Solid original floors and hat channels. Dualmatic hubs. Great example-you won’t be disappointed.”

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1956 DJ-3A? Arroyo Grande, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3950.

I believe this is a DJ-3A has been changed to four wheel drive, though it’s listed as a ’56 on the Ad title and a ’65 within the text of the Ad.

“1965 WILLY’S JEEP with a Chevy engine in excellent condition.”

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1953 CJ-3B Gildford, Mt $5000


This might be pretty nice.  The towel between the hood and windshield suggests the owner has been at least somewhat careful with it.

“1953 willys jeep. recently painted. passanger seat needs refinished. runs excellent. 5000 OBO.”

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1950 Jeepster Tuckahoe, Ny $2500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

It runs, but needs work.

“1950 Willly’s Overland Jeepster Convertible. Only 19,000 ever made. Car runs but needs restoration. Mechanics manual available.”

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1948 Truck Glendale, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3800

Looks good!


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1955 Wagon Wichita, Ks **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Looks great.  Is it my imagination or does that rear bumper stick unusually far away from the body?


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2 1948 CJ-2As Abilene, Tx $5000


There is certainly some work left with both Jeeps.

“This listing is for TWO different 1948 CJ2A Jeep Willys, but are being sold together.  I’ve had these Jeeps for a while, and was thinking about using both Jeeps to restore into one. For a list of reasons I am not able to complete the project anymore, and have decided to sell them to someone who is. There are flaws to both Jeeps, but between the two they’re great for a restoration!  One of the Jeeps has a rare aftermarket aluminum hard top and doors (picture included). I have new parts included with the Jeeps, and FOUR extra original rims!
If you have any other questions you can email me, or call me. Jim (325) 665-7527 (please call in reasonable hours).”

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1968 Commando Salt Lake City, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400.

“1968 Jeepster Commando Roadster.  Buick 225 V6 Aluminum head, new alternator, exhaust- runs strong. New brakes & new floors inside. Rollbar. 3spd. Rocker Box Transmission (shifts a little rough- needs work). Needs Master Cyl.  Exterior sprayed with yellow Rhino Liner treatment for durability. Also custom bulk head installed for pickup truck look, if desired. New bikini top.  This is a really cool classic Jeep that is in need of some TLC! Lots of $$ invested, just no time to finish. My loss your gain!  Asking $2400/OBO. ”

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1952 M-38 West Valley, Ut **SOLD**


The seller notes this has a Ford head — it does appear to be a GPW head.  To view a fantastic comparison of heads, visit the website?  This looks like a very good price on  a running M-38 for a restoration project.  The Serial Number is 64395 (the last M-38 serial number appears to be 72329).

“For sale is a 1952 Willys M38. Original Drive train: Ford Head/M38 Block. The vehicle does not have a tailgate or windshield. It appears to have been: military green, then red, then light blue and finally black. Both front and passenger side rear blackout lights are present. It runs and drives but the carb is out being rebuilt. The vehicle has civilian tires/rims and there are two spares (six total). The seats are not original. Repairs: new brake lines/cylinders, radiator rebuilt, electrical converted to 12V, tune up, fuel tank/sending unit & more. Jeep comes with about $800 of parts from List of parts to come soon.  Jeep is located in West Valley City Utah.  $2000 OR $1750 AS IS: IE-NO REBUILT CARB-TOW AWAY.”


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1982 CJ-3B Mitsubishi Oklahoma $8688

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  Was on eBay in Nov 2009. Now priced at $8688

“They are right hand drive. (Can be converted) Other than that all other parts interchange. We carry a full line of replacement parts. This Jeep is equipped with a 2″ lift, 32″ tires, aluminum mag wheels, bucket wrap around contour seats, It has High/Low 4×4 & 4×2 Tranny & Transfer case. Soft Top & Doors. We have been completely thru this Jeep & found it to be in excellent mechanical condition.  With No Rust. The engine will out perform even a 6 cylinder & even  V-8’S in most any terrain. It has a throttle set for climbing the steepest grades with ease & no bouncing accelerator pedal. Diesel engine means long life, depenability &  excellant braking desending the steepest of grades…..”


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1957 FC-170 Minneapolis, Mn

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  This is likely sold. Was listed at $5000.

It appears that this could use a paint job, along with a was job.

“RARE!! 1957 Jeep FC170 4×4, Forward Control (Cab over) runs good, good body, no rust, just needs a wax job to shine! Has dump box & front winch. $5000”

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Friday’s Report from the Midwest Willys Reunion


Getting only the best of the best, the Ohio eWillys Bureau filed this report despite high winds, drenching rains, and hurricane-like end-of-the-world conditions that would prevent even the sturdiest postal delivery specialists from completing their rounds.  As I look up at the clock, I see it’s midnight at the reunion, so many kudos to Bob for his beyond-the-call-of-duty images (Bob, just make sure to keep the camera dry!). Many Thanks!

Bob writes, “we’ve had violent thunderstorms down here for the Willys Reunion and the internet was down until now [editor’s note — the internet goes down?].  Here are 4 photos from today. We got here about 2 pm after driving through rain most of the way. The rain around 5-6 pm was like a typhon.

There seems to be about 40 jeeps here now of all stripes. I’ll send more images tomorrow. The green 3b with the Eugene spare tire cover is mine.

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Dually Adapter and the Dually Section

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Steve found a 2nd patent for an alternative Dually system.    I’ve moved both Dually patent information to the New Dually Page.

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A Roberto Flores Illustration

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings

Roberto Flores has an older illustration he’d like to share with us (thanks!).  I managed to find a self-taken snapshot of myself, a handsome lad (well, that’s what mom always said) of 21 years, in a similar situation.  I knew approximately where I was (in southeastern washington), but didn’t know exactly where I was, even with the help of the map and signs (pomerey, shown on the sign at the bottom, isn’t exactly a big town). So, I just tried driving with the early morning sun to my left so that I’d be heading south.  Truth be told, I love being lost 🙂

Here’s Roberto’s drawing.

Here’s me, circa early November, 1985:

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1953 CJ-3B Portland, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

It runs.  It drives.  It looks like a deal to me!

“53 Willys CJ3B Runs and drives. This was sitting for a long time in Calif. before I acquired it. Rebuilt carb, fuel tank, and started. It needs lots of work, but should make a fun rig on the farm or for hunting. asking $2000.00 but offers considered.”


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Year? CJ-2A Harrington, Wa $500


Here’s a parts CJ.

“Late 40’s Willys Jeep, complete with all original running gear. Motor and transmission stuck, needs new front floor boards. No rust in the back portion. Original 16″ wheels are included. Use for parts or restoration project. $500obo, or trade for guns? 509-721-0942”

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1963 Wagon Myrtle Beach, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

There’s plenty of work left on this, but some nice attributes.

“This Willys was being restored by the previous owner, he had a V-8 rebuilt and installed (327 ci. I think)(no I cant see the #s on the block) painted it, and installed some aftermarket seats. The trans was out being rebuilt, and was stolen. The owner lost interest and parked it for years, and then decided to sell it. I purchased it with the intention of a full restoration, but a week later another one came up for sale I had previously tried to buy, so now I have 2 of them.  I found a rebuilt trans, that also came with a transfer case. (they are not hooked together or installed) This willys also has a PTO winch with the shafts, but I was not willing to pay for the pto case that hooks to the transfer case, so that is missing, you can remove the winch and sell it, or the case sells for $250.00 to $300.00. I have not gone through all the boxes of parts (as nothing was reinstalled after painting) but the parts may or may not all be there. And the glass needs to be put back in, all the rubber appears to be good. The paint job is okay, but I was going to change the color while it was stripped down, as the repaint has some chips and scratches. The dribe shafts have just been gone through and have new u-joints. The motor is not locked, as I can turn the crank and get movement and has good compression.”

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1959 CJ-3B San Diego, Ca $2500


The price looks great on this.  That said, many people don’t know that these were used during the war of 1959, a little known war pitting the Federalists vs. the Occupationists …

This is a very cool Vintage Willy’s Jeep. These were used during the war. Willing to consider a trade for a motorcycle (NO dirt bikes, street legal only please!). Contact me more complete details on the Willy’s. It does need some TLC and general clean-up since it has not been driven much. Carburator and brakes need work, tires and body are in good condition.”

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1951 M-38 Providence, RI $3500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price increased to $3500

This looks in great shape.  It might be a good price if it runs well.

“1951 Willys Jeep, M38. Partially restored. Runs good. Ideal for farm, large estate or island. Asking $3,000. Call 401-651-1648

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1947 CJ-2A Spokane Valley, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

(04/20/2010) Dan spotted this jeep.

“1947 Jeep Willys 4×4…. All Chevy running gear….Including a 4.3 V6 with aluminum intake, 700r4, power steering, tilt wheel, and power disc brakes…. All gauges, head lights, tail lights, and blinkers work great…. It has really nice seats in it…. It has really great floors in it…. This Willys was used for the back roads, so it is not registered….If you want to drive it on the highway (it does great on the road) it would need to be inspected by the DOL….its easier than you think….I will let it go for 3k with out the new 32×11.50×15 BFG muds (they still have the nipples on them) or 4k with them”

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1947 CJ-2A Loomis, Ca $15,000


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

(08/10/2009) It looks stock and appears in good shape.

“split window, holy grail of jeeps, museum quality restored, call for pics and info. (916)803-5600”

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1946 CJ-2A Red Bluff, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2100.

“This is a 46 flat fender (willy’s) with a clean title
front axle is a dana 44 with front disc (scout axle) with a powerlock locker
rear axle is a dana 44 with a electrac locker (scout axle)
35 12.5 baja claws
sprung over with a shackle reversal and high travel shocks
15 gal fuel cell
buick 225 odd fire motor
sm 420 4-speed (7 to1 first gear) with a dana 20 transfer case
4 core radiator
original military winshield (flips up and folds down)
original military grill and fenders
full roll bar
power steering with saginaw box
hydraulic clutch

im selling this cheap because its an ongoing project and its not without its share of problems. It has come a long way since i bought it and up until recently its been a badass wheeler, but its time for me to part with it. The motor is the main problem at this point it just wont dial in. If i were to keep it i would put a different motor in it. It starts but just doesnt run right, distributor/timing isnt jiving which causes it to overheat and it has a moderate miss. I want to sell it whole but will consider parting out, i would have to sell the axles in a pair Or trans and transfer in 1 before I sell everything else.. after one of those two are gone everything is up for sale.”

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MidWest Willys Reunion & Swapmeet May 21-23 Mason, Oh


Don’t forget that the Midwest Willys Spring 2010 Reunion and Swapmeet will be occuring this weekend, May 21-23 in Mason, Ohio!

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1946 & 1947 CJ-2A Tacoma, Wa $3000


UPDATE:  Still Available

(12/21/09) Here are 2 jeeps.  This might be a good price.  It’s got a fiberglass hood.  It also appears to have hubs on hte back axles.

“The black jeep is a 46 with a couple of mods. I DO HAVE A CLEAN TITLE, collector plates, 4″ rancho lift, 33″ tires. Small blk., bikni top, runs and drives 2,500.  The blue one is a 47 and as is it has the orignal motor and running gear. Need s a new tub it;s in pretty bad shape comes with a buick v-6, and working on finding the soft top can’t find the title. 500.00 Call if you have any ?? 253-344-7632.”