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1950 Truck Sultan, Wa $1000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This might be an interesting project for the right person.

“good wheeler project or solid restoration parts.lifted springs, rolls, ps conversion,awsome bed and gate straight panels, no emgine or trans.have front two peice tinted glass these to peices are about 250 to 400 to replace alone.bill of sale only.”


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1958 Truck Sedona, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500

The price appears to be a little high, but this has got a nice raw feel to it.




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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1650.

I’m not sure if this runs or not.  Looks rough, but looks very stock.



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1945 MB Worcester, MA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

“times really are tough. must sell my 1945 willys combat jeep. the jeep is a work in progress. right now it runs good, no smoke or engine noises. it drives and it stops. clutch slips some in high range gears. throwout bearing is a little noisy. all gears work, 4 wheel drive with lockout hubs works perfect. has all new brakes and brake lines including all steel and rubber lines. carb was rebuilt. still needs cosmetics. fuel tank gally under the seat needs replace. has no orig tank, uses plastic boat tank now. no windshield glass floors are not perfect they have some thin spots but mostly solid. this jeep with another 1500 in cosmetic work is very valuable. I would take 5000 firm. as little as 3000 with a trade. looking for old chevy muscle.”


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1954 CJ-3B Colfax, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6200

This looks to be a very clean, nicely built CJ-3B to run well on the road or the trail.

“54′ willys rebuilt 305 chevy, Muncie 4 speed , warn overdrive, warn winch, Detroit locker. It is a nice rig… Have a brand new full enclosure and doors that have never been put on… Heater, power steering…Brand new tie rod ends and alignment… Rear rack and Jerry cans.. Ready to wheel or daily driver… May trade for?? Thanks for looking…”


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My Build: Seat Covers


One thing I did not get with my $20 seats were seat covers (here’s another link on how they mount).  Kim offered to sew these together for me and, since she’s right here, I could keep my eye on them as they were being made.  These were sewed from the heaviest, nicest seat vinyl I could find from Beverly Fabrics.  Best of all, it was 50% off.

The Prototype, which is on the passenger seat, could use a little adjustment still, but the second one turned out great.  Both just need some rider time to get stretched and pressed against the seat so they will form more closely to the seats.






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My Build: Transfercase cover


I’ve been attacking a variety of little projects to get the jeep complete.  One of those is the transfercase cover.  Mike and I had done a little trade out of which I received a stock CJ-2A rubber boot, but after testing it out, I decided it wouldn’t work.  So, I ordered a beefier and larger Dana 300 boot that did the trick.

In order to mount it, I had to build a metal cover to secure the rubber boot.  I turned to my old dissected hood for some metal.  I then cut a hole the side of the boot, drilled some holes along the side, and mounted it to my fiberglass.

Below is the Dana 300 boot and the metal piece I made:


Below is the hold I needed to fill:


And here it is filled.  Nothing fancy:


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Year? M-170 Griffin, Ga $1000


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1000.  It runs.  Looks like a great price to me.

(07/13/09) I wonder how bad the inside rust really is.

“Up for sale is one of the rarest jeeps ever produced. It is a millitary M170 field ambulance. It has been converted to 12 volts. It does have rust in the bed and passenger floor. It would make a great restoration project or hunting vehicle. It runs and drives. The 4wd also works. The frame and drive train are in good condition. The driverside windsheild also has a crack in it. I do not have a title will be sold with a bill of sale.”


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1963 High PO 195 CI 4cyl Seattle, Wa $1000


UPDATE: Still Available.

If you are looking for a great, unique Drag race motor (was turning 5s when it was in drag jeep in the early 90s), this might be it.

Steve says this used to be in a drag jeep with a fiberglass parkette CJ-3B body (I’ve only seen one of theselearn more about it here).  He told me the name of the jeep, but my short term memory loss seems to have kicked in ….

Perfect for a rat rod. one of a kind pontiac tempest 4cyl, half a 389 and uses most common 389 parts, this is a high performance engine not stock, it has 10.25 comp ratio, super duty 389/421 330 hp head, balanced and blueprinted, bearings have been inspected and are in good condition, super rare Mallory distributor( stock one will be included, 4bbl intake, has extra parts that will be included (flywheel, water pump, oil pump, rods etc), Blow away the boys in the car club with this one of a kind 60’s era motor, 206 890 6233.  call with questions.”


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1953 CJ-3B Spanaway, Wa **Status Unknown**


UPDATE:  Was $13000. **Status Unknown**

(07/07/09) Lots of updates to this CJ-3B.

“all new tub,arb,eng,it all new to much to list trade chevelle,”


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IMCDb – A Willys Hi Railer

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

A reader of IMCDb suggested this was a vehicle called a ‘Willys Jeep Hi Railer’.  This was a snapshot from the movie “It happened to Jane

However, based on the Hy Railers at Dave’s Willys Country website, I’m less sure this is a Willys vehicle.   Am I wrong?


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1958 CJ-3B Chevy Chase, MD $5000


It appears fairly original.

“1958 Willys CJ-3B jeep for sale. Only three owners — a Virginia farmer, a teenage boy who restored it, and my dad, who bought it in 1992 to haul firewood on weekends in West Virginia. It has been sitting in my garage in Chevy Chase for the last 8 years or so. It is totally solid and runs great. Very low mileage/time since engine was rebuilt. All original except seats and tailgate and roll bar. More photos available.”


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Hard top and windshield St. Clair, Mi $250


This could be a good deal for someone.

“aluminum half cab , doors, m38 windshield frame 250 obo call Aaron @ 810 650 2136 ”


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2 CJ-2A Parts Jeeps Wausau, Wi $200


I don’t think you can go wrong here.

“2 willys jeep cj2’s for parts no wheels $ 200.00 call 715 424 3137”


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Year CJ-3B Depew, Ok **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

This might be worth a closer look.”


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1947 CJ-2A Nine Mile Falls, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Engine is apart.

“1947 Willys CJ2A, cool little jeep with 4×4, needs some love, origional flathead 4cyl. engine, military tires, full rollcage, hate to see it go but we done got no room for it anymore, will need trailered out cause not all of the engine is there. 1500 cash obo”


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1948 CJ-2A Cle Elum, Wa Parting out


UPDATE:  Now being parted out

This is an odd mix of colors, but the motor looks good.

“1948 willys flat fender, new 283 sbc, sm420 and model 18 transfer, fenderwell headers, new alum radiator, new mini torq starter, nice intake and carb, brand new kayline soft top, tilt wheel, lots more new parts, possible trade please call robert (509-260-1130)”


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1948 CJ-2A Asheville, NC $4000


Did I missunderstand the ad?  It says perfect condition.  But, on the pic it looks like there are holes in the passenger side.

“1948 willys jeep perfect condition it was fully restored about 10 years ago but has been under cover since, buick v6 with headers and exhaust od green no rust, 3spd with overdrive high an low range 4wd very nice jeep must see to appreciate! asking 4,000 obo for more info contact me by phone at 828-768-4315! ”


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1952 M-38 Virginia Beach, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500

It’s got some issues, but unclear what they are.

“1952 Willys-M38 Jeep. Water proof,posi traction ,hotwater heaterkit,with /brz foring kit ,runs and drives well. Does need a little tlc but worth the price.



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1950 CJ-3A Sicklerville, NJ **SOLD on eBay**


UPDATE: The winner of this auction for the low price of $1575, Joe reports he brought a new battery with him when he picked up the jeep, stuck it in the jeep and the jeep fired right up.  He then drove the jeep right on to the trailer.  He’s a happy camper about now.  Congrats!

“1950 WILLYS JEEP in running condition. It needs brakes, has oversized tires, original spare tire and needs some body work. It would be good for running around the farm or woods, used for parts or restore it. The mileage listed  may not be correct although it has not had many miles put on in the last 40 years, mostly just offroad around the property here.”


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WW2 Military Field Kitchen Trailer Morton Grove, Il **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: trailer

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Jim knows how much I loved this find.

Apart from jeeps, one of my passions is cooking.  I worked as a chef for about 5 years and have loved cooking ever since.  So, I think this trailer is really cool.  Of course, I’d need a second trailer for a grille, a broiler, a powerful wok, a place for a cooler … oh, this just sounds like trouble.  Here’s a more modern “kitchen trailer” than might work better for me.

“Very early model field kitchen, mostly original parts, perfect working order, great for reenactments, stainless steel pots, makes delicious meals.Included are four stainless steel pots: two: 18″X18″X18″deep and two: 18″X18″X12″deep, at maximum capacity it is good for 100 dinners. The pots work like pressure cookers, so delicious and healthy dinners are ready in no time. This is a wood burning kitchen, no propane necessary. Works perfectly. Originally made in Poland for the eastern front in WW2, made as an attachment to the Jeep Willys MB.”


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My Build: Mufflers


UPDATE:  I reported last week that I got my mufflers attached.  Here’s some pics of that. On my last jeep, I never liked the way I connected my mufflers, so I decided this time I would create a more secure setup.

To start, I select some ‘Cherry Bomb’ mufflers that were the smallest, least expensive ones I could find at my local Schucks store.  Between the headers and muffler I added a short piece of flexible pipe, in part to provide a little flexibility and to turn the corner underneath the front cage mount.  Behind the muffler, I connected a tube with a 50 degree bend and an angle cut at the very end.  To the tailpipe I also welded a flat piece of steel with two holes so that I could connect the muffler section to the bottom of the tube show in the pics below.  You can see that I drilled a holes and inserted studs, which I welded in place,  so I could easily connect the mufflers.






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L-head and F-head performance

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Features, Website

I found this article on, though it’s really an article from JP Magazine.  The article highlights improving performance on a variety of Jeep engines.  Here’s two excerpts and a great pic.

Dual carburetor manifolds in the ’50s were available for just about any engine you could imagine and an old-time company, Burns, made a log-type manifold that utilized two Stromberg Ford V-8 carburetors for the Jeep four-cylinder. I’m sure these helped the four-cylinder flathead’s performance, but, still, the long-stroke 134.2ci engine needed a lot more than this…”

And a little on the F-head

The next step was to swap in a later model F-head engine. It wasn’t technically an engine swap because it was a direct bolt in. Still the same basic engine, but a new cylinder head design with the intake valves upstairs in the head instead of the block. Depending on the compression ratio, which ranged from 6.9 to 7.8 (depending on year and usage), it was rated at 72 to 75 horsepower at around 4,000 rpm and torque was up to 114lb-ft. This one got a balance job, some performance pistons from Speed-O-Motive, and a Holley carb from a Falcon six. My new performance motor maybe made 100 horsepower on a good, damp day.

Harry Buschert, who owned a farm implement repair shop in Hemet, California, was a real innovator in design. He built up a very-modified, four-cylinder F-head that even had a Paxton Blower that he had salvaged off a Packard….”


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Go Cart Jeep Bellevue, Oh $1600


Brian found this go cart jeep.

Custom fiberglass body On custom frame, gas,electric start , forward & reverse, lights work, Not A Golf Cart, runs good and fun to drive. unsure of enigine horsepower. $1600.00 firm no trades”


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1953 CJ-3A Jackson, MS **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

This might be a reasonable price.

“runs great, good condition”