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1951 M-38 Crawler North Valley, Nm $10,500


1951_m38_northvalleyLots and lots of detailed updates to this rig.

“1951 WILLY’S M38 JEEP (ROCK CRAWLER) -This vehicle is registered, insured, and street driven CHASSIS: -Stock frame that has been boxed and lengthened about 12” -8 point roll cage -Stock front bumper, custom rear bumper, laser cut eyelets at all four corners with huge clevises -Custom square tube transmission cross member SUSPENSION: -BDS 4” lift Wrangler leaf springs with urethane bushings -BDS boxed 2” lift shackles -BDS pro series shocks …. Thanks! Anthony, (505)328-2731 (505)903-2469”

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1970 DJ-5 Prescott, AZ $1800


1970_dj5_prescottUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

“This is a right hand drive mail jeep. It has a 1985 Chevrolet 4.3 liter v-6 engine that was completely rebuilt in September 2003 and only has 33,300 miles on it. It also has a heavy duty turbo 400 automatic transmission. It has been well maintained and is in good running order. Has brand new front brakes, the oil was just changed, and it has good tires. Its load capacity is 58.2 cubic feet. Asking $ 1800 O.B.O”

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1952? CJ-3B Peyton, CO **SOLD**


1952_cj3b_peytonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

It appears this frankenstinien CJ-3B ran into an old style apartment radiator.

“I have a willys jeep for sale, I am guessing it’s about a ’52, it comes with a hard-top, it has been converted to a Ford 6 cylinder with 12 volt and HEI ignition”

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1964 M-151A1 West Chester, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7995.

Not much specific info about this M-151A1.

“This 1964 Kaiser M151A1 was designed by Ford Motor Co. with guidance for the US Army..s Truck Automotive Command. Development work began in the early 50s and after several years of experimenting with different framing materials as well as suspension options the Willies or Kaiser M151A1 was born … Our mechanic has completed a full inspection of the vehicle and is more than happy to go over it with you.”



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1946 CJ-2A Green Valley, Ca $3500


1946_cj2a_greenvalleyUPDATE:  New pictures added.

This is a good looking rig and, given the upgrades, the price seem good.  It looks like it was a club vehicle.

“1946 Willys CJ2A, Engine-Buick Odd Fire V6, Induction-Holly 2 Brl Carburetor, Offenhouser Manifold, Transmission-Tri County Gear built T18, Transfercase-Tri county Gear built Model 300, Frontend-Dana 25 with a power lock, Rearend-Tri County Gear built Dana 44 with a Detroit Locker, Suspension-Rancho springs with 3″ lift, Rancho Shocks Added Features: Power Steering, Mico Electric brake lock, Full roll cage, custom gas tanks, rear mounted rack with spare tire carrier, CB Radio Metal is good,runs well,works well other than needs brake cylinder job and engine mount bushings Phone: 909-676-2227”

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1946 CJ-2A Boulder, Co *SOLD**


1946_cj2a_boulder3UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $2995

“I’m moving and must sell my classic 1946 Willys. I have replaced the fuel system and part of the oil system in addition to the thermostat. This is a great Jeep that will go anywhere. The prior owner used it to hunt, I have primarily driven it around town and in the foothills. Contact me with any questions. “

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1960 FC-170 Dayton, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3700

While the outside on this looks very good, the engine is frozen.  The seller presents a variety of comparison prices to make the case for the price.

“After much agonizing, I’m selling my 1960 Jeep FC170 cabover pickup (flatbed). Good body, presentable interior, nearly new tires. All original running gear: 3-speed, two-speed transfer case, locking hubs. Hurricane 6-cylinder engine is frozen (rod?). Clear title, current license. This will be a very easy restoration for a collector, or can be a real workhorse with either the same engine or with a 350 swap (adapters are available commercially). Why sell it? Running out of time this year, with too many family medical issues to deal with, and enough other 4×4’s that this one isn’t really needed. Call for more info or pictures. ”


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1964 CJ-3B Rogue River, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2300. 

“All original with F head motor and spare. Ran a few years ago. Engine smoked but ran good. Comes with top and doors. Jeep is very complete and clean, with little surface rust.”

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1947 CJ-2A Aurora, NE **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1900.

This looks in pretty good shape.  If it gets running easily, this might be a good deal.

“For Sale–1947 Jeep CJ2A, Original and complete w/ top. Not running, but will run. Pictures on request.”


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1957 FC-170 Las Vegas, Nv Status?

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

1957_fc150_lasvegasUPDATE:  Was listed at $3900.

It looks decent from the one pic shown.

“1957 willis jeep fc-170 6 cylinder flathead. stick shift on floor. 4×4. 9ft long bed. runs good. seats in good condition. all glass good. needs paint and tires.”

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1952 M-38 Mariposa, Ca $1800


1952_m38_mariposaHere’s an M-38 that’s seen a few trails.

“1952 Willys Jeep for sale runs but has knock all running good no rust”

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1948 CJ-2A St Helens, Or $1500


1948_cj2a_sthelens2The poster of this jeep isn’t the seller.  I’m not sure if this runs or not.

“1948 willys jeep for sale 1500.00 obo. I am posting this for my father inlaw, I don’t know much about it. please call Al for details. (503) 397 1699”

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1948 CJ-2A Twin Falls, Id **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_twinfallsUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

This looks ready for the trails.

“Freshly rebuilt Ford 302 ci with cam, intake and headers. This Jeep has PLENTY of power to climb up anything. 3 speed manual, front and rear lincoln lockers, body lift, 33×12.50 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws in good shape, racing seats, new battery and new extra parts waiting to be installed. Black soft top and doors in good condition included. The truck runs great. First $5,000 drives it home.”


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1942 GPW Auburn, WA **SOLD**


1942_gpw_auburnUPDATE **SOLD** Was $2100.

“This model is actually a Ford. Has a F head motor (not original) 4 cylinder, 3 speed transmission, PTO Wench. The title is clean, and the jeep runs . Needs for this jeep is as follows: a passenger seat, one gauge glass is cracked,new speedometer and a U- joint for PTO, a new battery.I have some extra nick nacks,radiater,seals for balljoints,wipers,extra pto,and more.All parts go with sale . It is military version and has a gun mount.It has no tailgate. The Jeep has been kept in dry storage for many years. This vehicle is fun, climbs well in harsh terrain and is a great 4 wheeling machine. I will respond to the any email as soon as possibe”

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A Jeep Poem

• CATEGORIES: Features, Reader Stories, Women & Jeeps

Here’s a poem quickly penned earlier this decade by the girlfriend of a jeep.

Whether at war time
or at peace
Its wonders never cease
It will conquer anything
standing still
That’s a mountain
To a Jeep it’s just a hill
That’s a river
Just a puddle I see
That’s a ditch
Just a pot hole to me
Lockers and tires-37 inch
If that don’t work, use the winch
There’s no stopping this machine
Persistence like this you’ve never seen
So when you think an incline too steep
You might consider owning a Jeep

– jeepfreak’s girlfriend

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1946 CJ-2A Great Falls, MT **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_greatfalls2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500

It looks like some good upgrades have been added to this jeep.

“1946 CJ-2A The exterior of the Jeep is rhino line, and also comes with hard top and doors.  -spring over lift -new springs -new custom fuel tank -32×10.50 BF Goodrich tires -L.E.D. tail lights -2.8L Ford V6 -T-18 -Power steering -tilt steering colum -heater -rear seat -Brush gaurd -stock 16″ wheels”

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1947 CJ-2A Renton, WA **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_rentonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

“Complete (but completely in pieces) 1947 Willys CJ-2A, all good body panels and tub, straight frame, 2 transmissions and 2 transfercases, comes with a complete small block chevy (I was told its a 327 but I think its a 350, either way its complete with a manual transmission bellhousing). You will need a flatbed and tie-downs (tub is resting on frame, not bolted). I can usually show this in morning before 10:30am”

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1946 CJ-2A Petaluma, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

This CJ seems quite stock, however its condition is less clear due to the lack of image closeups.

“1946 Willys Jeep straight body, runs great. Needs upholstery.”

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Attaching a Brodie Knob

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features, Website

brodie_knobOne of the positives about living in Idaho is that there are lots of tractors and tractor stores nearby.  I stopped by one today and picked up one item I hadn’t yet purchased: a steering knob for my steering wheel for only $6.99 — the best price I’ve seen anywhere (I got it at D&B, a local farm/garden store).  Now, these aren’t legal in every state, but they are sure handy for jeeping and racing.

I brought it home ready to mount it, but realized I couldn’t remember exactly how to mount it, so I jumped on the internet.  The first thing I learned that a steering knob was actually called a Brodie Knob, which is where the term “doing a Brodie” comes from.

From Wikipedia, “Brodie Knobs were widely popularized, especially on the west coast of the U.S., during the 1950s. Their intention was to be used primarily as addition to a Hot Rod. The knob was used to spin the steering wheel, rapidly in one direction or the other, while accelerating, to cause the tire(s) to spin while rapidly whipping the car 180 degrees or half of a “doughnut”. Hence, comes the term “lay a brodie”. In the 1950s and 60’s a person could go into any local “Pep Boys” and choose from a large variety of brodie knobs, with every conceivable theme, from “Candy Apple colored”, “Product Logos”, to “nude women,” and everything in between, some automobile dealerships even used them for advertisements. They were very useful during a period of auto manufacturing, when power steering was truly a luxury…. ”

thehotrodgirl_2064_125192I also discovered that there’s a wide variety of knobs that I didn’t know exist.  For those growing up in the world of hotrods, they probably aren’t surprised, but the knobs I have seen are generally all tractor related. Other names for the Brodie include the Suicide Knob, Granny Knob, and Steering Wheel Spinner

Check out the different kinds of knobs offered through

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Builds: Smitty’s 1959 CJ-5 “Tinker Bell”


smittys_willysAs a part of Crystal Tours, Tinker Bell is one of the official tour jeeps.  Restored a couple years ago, Smitty documented some of his efforts.  Smitty has restored several jeeps and operates Smittys Willys Online, where he writes about his restorations, his trips and restoration advice.  Below is some info about his CJ-5 rebuild, but he also has a 1954 CJ-3B and a 1964 CJ-6 he has or is rebuilding.

On his website about the CJ-5 he writes, “The restoration work was started in August 2005 and substantially completed nine-months later in May.  During that period seven-months labor and about $4,500.00 in parts and material was devoted to this restoration.  The job took longer than expected due to the deteriorated condition of the body, and me — relearning the restoration trade and techniques, and reading everything available dealing with old Jeeps and their restoration.  This Jeep is a RESTO-MOD.  It’s a stock chassis and drive-train with minor modifications in the electrical, brake system and body….”


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Crystal River Jeep Tours

• CATEGORIES: Features, News, Website • TAGS: .

Once again, wandering the internet today looking for information on mounting my steering wheel know resulted in several interesting posts.

This post is about a jeep tour business out of Marble, Colorado called Crystal River Jeep Tours.  You can visit the website or learn more about it from this 2008 trip with some video and this post with videos as well.

Here’s a little bit about the tours, ” Crystal River Jeep Tours is located in Marble, Colorado, where the pavement ends and the beauty begins.  CRJT was established in 1951 and ranks among the oldest adventure tour operations in the state. Take one of our guided tours to historic Crystal City and the Crystal Mill, experience the breathtaking views and wild flowers along the Lead King Basin road or the valley panorama from the top of Sheep Mountain. Overlook the Yule Marble Quarry from Treasure Mountain, or experience the Devils Punch Bowl at the foot of Schofield Pass.  Our guided tours are an experience found nowhere else in the world, which skirt the edge of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness area in the White River National Forest.”


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1948 CJ-2A Tillamook, Or $1400


1948_cj2a_tillamookThis looks like a project.

“1948 Willys Jeep, comes with two 4.3 Chevy V-6 3 speed transmission and model 20 Tranfer case. Also have motor mounts and adaptors, titled in Oregon, possible delivery. Can send more pictures.
1500.00 503-842-5060 hm or 503-812-3287 cell, email at”

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1946ish CJ-2A Klein, Tx $2650


1940s_cja_kleinHere’s another customized hunting flattie out of Texas. These really deserve their own category.

“Here is a great hunting vehicle with minor work needed and she will roll. My father and I years ago pulled the flat 4 cylinder engine out and costumized the firewall and dropped a chevy 283 v8 in her. I have recently replaced the water pump, fuel pump, belts, two new front tires, rebuit radiator, fuel line filters. This jeep is a 1943-46 I will have to pull the title to confirm. This vehicle has bee in my family for thirty years and still runs strong. My asking price is $2650.00. Also has rifle rack, three spares which two need tires, Rack on the rear and two gas tanks with quick connects for rapid and easy switching tanks. Thank you for your time. Brandon 713-962-4705”

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1948 CJ-2A Weatherford, TX **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_weatherfordUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

It runs, drives and even stops.  Three important characteristics of a good jeep.  Like you need anything else?


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Video: Yakima Ridge Runners 1950s Video Part 2

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: , , .

This is the second of two videos made by Universal International News. Much of this footage seems very similar to the shots taken by Life Magazine of the Ridge Runners, when they did ran a story about the Jeep Club.