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1962 M-170 Lake of the Ozarks, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-170

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

These are rare enough that this is a fantastic price even if the brakes need a little work.

“This is an original 1962 Military Jeep. It runs good. Needs some brake work and other tinkering. Not a rust bucket. Would make a great hunting vehicle or just around the farm. I took these pictures yesterday”

 
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1953 CJ-3A Sacramento, Ca $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This jeep has a variety of updates.  It's likely that if you did all these upgrades the cost of the jeep would probably come out around the above price.

" 231 Buick less than a 1000 miles, sm 435 trans, Dana 30 w/detroit, Dana 44 w/ARB, Custom drive lines, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, Custom Bumpers, On Board air, 2.5 Inch lift springs, Reverse Shackles, Disk Brakes front and rear, Soft top Bikini top, Half doors, Stailess Braided brake lines and air lines, TOO MUCH TO LIST CALL AT 916-704-4963 do not email"

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/car/754263651.html 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Puenta, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Here's a garage find.  The starting bid of $3200 is a bit high considering this hasn't been run in a while.

"garaged original 1947 willey jeep soft top with door, not running , 4 cyclinder body mint no visable rust sold as is looks complete engine may need to be gone through for pick up only from estate sale uncle passed away has not been moved in years 2 original black calif plates unsure of auctual miles"

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1947 CJ-2A Sunnyside, Wa $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This seems like a reasonable price for an updated, trail ready jeep.  The windshield looks like it’s a CJ-3A windshield, but it is flat.  I wonder if there was some custom work done on it.

“1947 Jeep Willy’s with Chevy V6 engine. 4 speed manual transmission, power steering, tilt column, racing seats with 6 point harness and soft top. Has ultra aluminum wheels, 35″ Super Swampers and comes with 4 extra wheels. Includes tow bar.”

 
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Hurricane 6 help wanted in the Troy Idaho area

• CATEGORIES: News

Here's an interesting ad for someone who needs help with their hurricane 6 engine.  Never worked with them myself.

"Looking for assistance with getting a Super Hurricane 6 running right. Seems to be carb.. Carter YF.. putting out too rich mixture so runs on only two or three cylinders with occasional four or five. Ideally, someone might be near with a known good carb to subsitute long enough to drive this gem from Troy to Palouse. Willing to pay for expert help, of course. Thanks, Bob in Palouse 509 878 1471"

http://pullman.craigslist.org/car/752056711.html 

 
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How the transfercase shifting works

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

There was a question about how the shifting in my transfer case works.  (http://www.ewillys.com/?p=797)

The shifting might seem unusual, but it's not.  What's unusual is that I have removed the pins from the shifting tower that slide back and forth between the shift rods.  This allows for more shifting options.  To take advantage of those options, I installed two rather than one stick.   You can see that here in this video I made.

Here's an image the also demonstrates how the shifting works.  Please note if it doesn't make sense:-)

 
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Year? CJ-2a/CJ-3a Nampa, Id $2800 — given away …

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Final Update:  Originally priced at $2800, the seller dropped the price to $1000, but changed the ad so that it was difficult to find.  Eventually, the seller made good on his claim and it was given to the Youth Ranch (I missed it by two days, otherwise I would have bought it for $1000).  I haven’t seen it since.

Here’s the text of the new Ad, just prior to it being given away:

THIS JEEP WAS REBUILT AND SAT 4-5 YEARS STARTS RIGHT UP NEEDS A FEW MINOR THINGS.  IF NOT SOLD BY 5 PM THIS WED. I WILL DONATE IT TO YOUTH RANCH SELLING AS PARTS OR RECON. ITS BUILT OUT OF CHEVY INTL. FORD PARTS $1.000 FIRM”

ORIGINAL POST —

Not many specifics on this flattie.  I’m gonna bet this is a CJ-3A.  Looks pretty old school, especially those tires.  From this pic it appears the front springs are reversed.

“his thing is built to the hilt the only thing jeep is the body, intl. running gear, new built 302, 4 speed , race seats, power steering, full cage , the motor is linked to the tranny by trans adapter . done right ,all ne wiring could use tires , and a few other odds and ends . motor sounds bad ass will look”


 
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1953 CJ-3B Belton, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3700. 

“All original, F-Head engine. Has Roll bar with gun rack, rear seat with additional base to raise for hunting. Street legal, Registered and inspected. Cash sale only”

 
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Builds — Brian’s working furiously on his CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-3B, Features

Brian sent me some updated pictures of his CJ-3B project.  He just finished reversing the springs in the front.  As a part of that reversal, he had to replace the front of the frame.  After conquering this task, he turned his attention to the rear differential, only to discover a big problem (which he'll update all of us about as he progresses through the issue).  

Brian explains more below about his spring reversal experience below …. 

"I wanted to do a spring reversal so I started by getting some universal after market parts to make things a little easier. Then I bought a early Cj5 frame for the front 8 inches then sold off a chrome bumper and ring and pinion at a small profit.

Here's what I did to lengthen the frame.

I cut a block to use as an template to cut off the front of the 3b frame. (Stan H. — from the Wandering Willys Jeep Club — always said to cut at a 45 degree angle though the frame.) I did the same with the pieces to be added. They lined up really nice.  

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My Build — A Custom Data Plate

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

Yesterday I made a first pass at a design for the gauges on the dashboard.  As a part of that exercise, I tried to find a space for the data plate I have.  The data plate is original to the CJ-3A I have and in good shape, except that it is faded, so it is hard to read.  In fact, I tried to scan it into my scanner and the scanner couldn't pick up the words or pictures at all.  After pondering the situation, I decided to recreate a data plate graphic and take it into a print shop to see if I can make a raise print or sticker of some kind.  As part of the customization, I've tried to recreate the fonts as closely as possible, however, much to my surprise, the data plate uses several different fonts, some of which are the same font but stretched or bolded or both.  Also, I've updated the data plate to better reflect the drive train I have installed.

Here's the current favorite mockup so far (note the font kerning and arrangement will be more precise on the final high resolution version).

 
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Builds — Irwin Arnstein’s 1947 CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-2A

When some one gives you a jeep for free and you have to pull the jeep out of the mud to start rebuilding it, you know you are going to have your hands full.  Irwin Arnstein nicely revives this old Jeep.

"When my brother’s neighbor T.J. generously gave me his old 1959 1-ton truck, I felt that I ought to do a good job with it and show it to him. As you could see on my Gallery page, it brought T.J. a bit of pleasure to see his truck ready for another 46 years of work. A few months later (and I think after his wife got on him to clean the place up) he gave me his 1947 CJ2A Willys Universal Jeep.

When I got the truck, I had no idea that the Jeep would soon get so lonely that it spoke to T.J. about rejoining its old compatriot. I wasn’t so keen to do the jeep but when my brother offered to help, I decided "Why not — if it wasn’t a complete junk pile."

See all the pics of Irwin's rebuild

 
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1975 Mail Jeep Drag Racer — Oregon $15,000

• CATEGORIES: News

Can't say I saw this coming … a Mail Jeep Drag Racer?  For $15k no less!  I'm sure they broke the mold after they build this one.  Note that it is still street legal, which means you can still deliver the mail with it, especially since it is still right hand drive!

"This is a "One of a Kind" 1975 Mail Jeep/Gasser/Ratrod. This is a 10 second "street legal" drag car. It has a full tube chassis: .120 wall steel tubing. Motor: 408 Ford Windsor, 10 to 1 compression, steel crank, 618" roller cam and valve train, Roush heads, 504ftlbs of torque, over 500hp. TCI C4 Tranny and TCI converter w/4200 stall. Ford 9" rearend, 23" drum to drum, spool, after-market axles, 31 spline, 3:89 gears. The body has been chopped 4" and the frontend stretched 3", Ratrod black, Full MSD Ignition, Painless wiring harness. Car weighs 2400lbs. It is still right-hand drive. This car is fun and easy to race – runs straight. For more info please call Mike @ (541)499-8625. $15,000."

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/car/748834075.html 

 
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My Build — Boner Award: Cutting my brake line

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

I made excellent progress yesterday completing and installing a variety of parts (including the custom steering column rod and u joints, additional hydraulic lines, electric fuel pump, fuel line to carburetor).  Unfortunately, in the midst of all this success,  I screwed up. 

For reasons that still baffle me, I mistook the rear brake line (which isn't hooked up to the master cylinder yet — note the pathetic attempt at an excuse) for the gas line to the tank (which isn't there at all).  Despite the fact that they are different size lines and despite the fact that the brake line has the threaded nut at the end (which somehow I didn't notice), I managed to mistake the brake line for the gas line.  Even right after I cut it I didn't realize my mistake (clearly my mind was elsewhere!).  

The good news is that I can still take it off relatively easily and get it reflared and it shouldn't cost more than a few dollars — Andy's Supply, here I come.  Though it's now shorter, fortunately it's still long enough to use — in fact, it might even work better as a slightly shorter length.

 
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My Build — Power Steering Lines Completed

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

As I noted in my previous power steering post, after realizing that ordering through Summit Racing would cost $161 before shipping I thought I'd go down to a local hydraulics place, Andy's Supply, and see what they could do for me.  Since they carried the Earl's products as well, it made comparing prices very easy.  

After explaining what i wanted to do (see rough schematic to the right), I quickly discovered they could save me money in a couple ways.  First, they were willing to cut my supply side line down for nothing so that it would hook to the inside of the cross member.  That saved me  2 90 degree turns, 2 feet of hose (about $50 total).  Second, I only had to order 14" of expensive tubing rather than the minimum 3ft from Summit.  Finally, they saved me money by making sure I had the right parts the first time, so i didn't have to return anything.  While their parts prices were slightly higher than Summit's, because they saved me money in other places, the bill was only $116.

Putting the pieces together was relatively easy.  Below the pieces are laid out (with a piece of metal acting as the cross member).

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1948 CJ-3A Divide, Co eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

The buy it now and beginning bid prices are a bit high.  There's been enough minor mods that this isn't a collector's piece (as suggested by the seller) either.  But, appears to be a solid jeep in good condition.

"Wow look at this !! A Black 1948 Willy's Jeep CJ3-A in perfect condition. This vehicle has a recently rebuilt 4cyl F-head motor, newly upholstered front and rear seats, new tires, new top. This Jeep has been well taken care of and needs nothing. It would make a great collectors piece or a great daily driver for anyone. We are down sizing our vehicles and the "toys" have to go first so take advantage of this ready to go 4×4 adventure and go have some fun!! I have some more pics so feel free to Email me if you want to see more of this Jeep!  "

View all the pics on Ebay 

 
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Old Jeep and Jeep attachment Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Website

cj3b_brochure2UPDATE: It appears this site has changed — at least I don’t remember it quite like this …

The “Jeepsterman” Morris Ratner has a variety of old brochures for sale on his jeepsterman website.  You can see an example of one of those to the right, which is about the roper digger.   Did you know the roper digger can be used in multiple ways?  Now you do …  Another interest brochure compares the jeep to the scout.

See all the Jeepsterman brochures here

cj3b_brochure1

 
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1945 MB North Hollywood, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“UP FOR AUCTION IS A 1945 MILITARY BASE JEEP WILLYS. THIS JEEP HAS MANY ORIGINAL PARTS ON IT. ORIGINAL 4-CYLINDER ENGINE WITH VERY LOW MILEAGE (14K) RUNNING VERY QUITE AND SMOOTH. ORIGINAL 3SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION THAT SHIFTS WELL AND THE TRANSFER CASE SHIFTS INTO HI AND LO AND IN AND OUT OF 4WD. AS YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE SOME ADDED AND CHANGED PARTS. METAL BOX ON THE FRONT, SEATS, TOP, WHEELS. “

 
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1951 CJ-3A Camp Verde, Az **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

Either the tailgate has been patched or this jeep has a fiberglass body.  I can’t tell which from these pics.  The back part of the roll cage is somewhat unusual — at least I haven’t seen the bars organized quite like that before.

“Small block chevy, runs great, headers with side pipes, Warn overdrive, highlift jack, good tires. Could use some body work.”

 
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My Build — Power Steering Hoses

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

I found a very helpful article from a toyota landcruiser owner at offroad.com about building custom power hoses.  In the article he provides pictures and a list of parts he used from Summit Racing.  Unfortunately, his part numbers don't correspond exactly to the numbers from the Summit Racing catalogue I have, but they are close enough to guide me correctly.  

To do my build the way I want (which is routing the power steering through the cross member) based on this article and the new summit racing catalogue, I believe I would need:

5 -6AN EAR-309106ERL 90 degree bend tube $16
2 -6AN EAR-300106ERL straight $7 each
2 -6AN EAR-983206ERL Straight Bulkhead $4 each
1 6AN to 11/16-18 Not sure on part number yet approx $7
1 –6an to 5/8-18 Not sure on part number yet approx $7
-6an power steering 6ft perform-o-flex hose EAR-406006ERL $45

That's a grand total of $161.  If I only do the power side, I can cut this amount in half.  I'm gonna talk to the folks at my local hydraulic store and see what they can do for me. 

 
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1953 CJ-3B Fort Collins, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3600.

“I bought this cj3b last fall with the intent to make a rock crawler but lost interest. This is a rare high hood model that was only avaible for a few years. Here is what I know or have been told about it. The engine is a Buick 225 v6, T14 3spd tranny, Warn overdrive with a stacked PTO, Dana 44 rear, Dana 27 front and 4:88 gears, all from a 1970s Cj5. There is a pto winch on it that does work! The Jeep runs and drives great, but it does need some work on the brakes, (pulls to the right while braking).”

 
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1949 CJ-2A Shasta Lake, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Update: **SOLD**

James asked me to post this CJ-2A for him. Some of the upgrades he doesn’t mention in the ad include swing pedals with a hydraulic clutch, trusses on the front and rear axles, and reversed front springs.

“This is a 1949 CJ2A with a no rear gate (MB) pan. It has a CJ3A one piece windshield.
Engine: GM Dauntless Odd-Fire V6 225ci Dual exhaust
Front: Trussed Dana 30 (72 jeep) 4.88 lockers
Rear: Trussed AMC 20 (72 Jeep) 4.88 lockers
Trans: Muncie 4speed
Steering: Saginaw power with Chevy SS tilt column …”

 
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1963 FC-170 Stake Bed Dump Truck San Luis Obispo, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The term ‘rare’ accompanies a variety of FC-150/170s.

“This extremely rare 1963 Jeep Willys FC-170 4X4 is both a stake bed pick up and a hydraulic dump bed. The trucks prior owner was into these vehicles in a big way and kept his eyes open for the right FC to purchase for over 15 years. He acquired this truck from the original owner and had it for another 15 years until illness forced the sale. The prior owner advertised this as “Very Complete & Original all the way down to the Windshield Washer Bag that hangs on the dashboard.”

 
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Goodyear Tires, Portland $400

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

While the terra tires will pop up for sale every so often, these tires are much harder to fine.  I've never run them so I don't know how much better (or not) they are than terras.

"two (2) 31×15.5×15 v-bar tires. Run them forward in the mud/snow/dirt or turn them around and run them backwards in the sand. These tires provide alot of traction. Rims are for a 15" tire and are 14" wide with 5 on 5 1/2 lug pattern(1/2 ton ford & 86 and older jeep). There is some surface rust on the rims but nothing a little elbow grease and some paint won't take care of. These are not implement tires (like on a backhoe). these are made by Goodyear and I believe they are radials. They are called super terra grips. They are not street legal/off-road only tires. call 503-458-7010 Chris Phone call will be best will deliver for the cost of fuel and a cheeseburger."

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/pts/744770376.html 

 
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1948 CJ-2A Cathcart, Wa $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

I'm guessing 'thin floorboard' = rusty floorboards?  No obvious modifications or damage.

"All original except farmer modified bumpers. Axles, tranny, Transfer case, and entire engine compartment is original and all there. Body is very strait except floor boards are pretty thin. Give me a offer I need to sell."

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/car/744447629.html 

 
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1957 FC-150 MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

“Willys Forward Control Jeep pickup. Body complete but in fair condition. Frame good. Not running but complete “