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Old School Baja Fiberglass Seats Spokane, Wa $30 obo

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

I haven't seen these type of seats in years.

"Baja fiberglass bucket seats with covers(covers are worn as you can see from pictures).Come with brackets that are adjustable.Came out of a CJ Jeep.$30obo.email or call 939-4910.Thanks."

http://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/803854687.html 

 
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1964 CJ-3B Scotts Valley, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

I love Scotts Valley .. I worked out of the old Borland Building for 3 years.  There are few better places in the US to work than the old Borland Building (now the Enterprise Technology Center).  As for the jeep, it's priced a bit high for a non-running CJ with significant rust.

"All original 1964 Willys CJ-3B (original matching serial number engine and chassis with number plate. Original body color was Spruce Green, now is painted a light blue color. Runs fine, but smokes a little (engine should be rebuilt eventually). Needs some minor work to get running again (battery recharged, gas lines and gas tank drained). Hood looks like it has been replaced at some point. Aftermarket heater installed in front passenger side. Rear bench seat is missing. CD ignition system installed."

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/806864236.html 

 
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R10H-1 Overdrive Portland, Or $85

• CATEGORIES: OD Borg Warner/Rancho

I’m not positive, but I believe this version of the Borg Warner Overdrive can be used by a variety of 50’s and 60’s vehicles including jeeps with the dana 18 transfercase.  Here’s an article that explores the overdrive issue on older jeeps.

“R10H-1 overdrive, Warner Gear Div., believe out of 50’s chevy? Good condition! $85 or trade for willys, cj parts.”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pts/846290149.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Sonoma, Ca $1600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Get out your welder.  This might be a decent deal depending on how good the condition of the body is.

"Runs. 1000 miles on rebuilt engine. 12 volt system. Recent frame crack requires more skill than I have. Great project car. Call Matt for more information (cell) 707-290-1611"

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/803916703.html 

 
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1950 CJ-3A Crystal, Mn eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This fiberglass tub flatfender looks pretty good.

“You are looking at a 1950 Willys Jeep. It has a 231 cubic inch Buick V6 which is a quite common conversion since it was used in 60’s vintage Jeeps. It has power steering, a rebuilt M18 Transfer case, rebuilt Dana 25 front differential with new Lockrite locker, rebuilt Dana 44 rear differential with new Lockrite locker, new king pin bearings, new front wheel bearings, new pinion bearing, total of $2,500 work done. Less than 100 miles since work was done. Has exceptionally sturdy fiberglass tub. Original steel hood and windshield. Larger gas tank relocated to rear. New 31″ tires. New rebuilt Holly carb, the leaf springs are new and are longer than stock for a better ride and more articulation.”

 
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My Build — Creating the Hood

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

I've decided to tackle the hood.  Because of the 4.5" extension to the front clip, I've had to decide what to do with the hood.  As I documented in previous posts, I've lengthened the fenders.  Now, instead of trying to lengthen an existing hood, I've decided to create my own fiberglass hood:  Nothing fancy, just a straightforward simple hood.  I'll save a more complex hood for a second form.

Since I had an existing hood that had a good hinge and a good rib, I decided to remove those from the hood and use them on the fiberglass hood.  To do this, I had to drill out the rivets that attached the rib to the hood.  Once drilled out, the rib came right off.  You can see the rib and the hinge below.

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James’ newest find …

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

James found this cj-2a with a m38 body on Craigslist for $2,000.  He pounced on it immediately.  I'm not sure how I missed it during my searches!  Just goes to show I can't find them all.

This is an excellent find, especially since the body is in excellent condition reports James.  It's also one of the best California deals I've seen … 

 
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1963 CJ-3B Woodland Park, Co $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

I think this is a good price.  It looks like it has a warn winch, good tires and a good top.  With the overdrive, you've got $1000 worth of value right there.

"1963 Willys CJ3B jeep V8 with overdrive 31 inch mud tires. Lots of extras. Call Andy 432-7869."

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/802006118.html 

 
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1942 GPW Susanville, Ca $2400

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Update:  Price dropped slightly to $2400

I suspect the body on this jeep isn't worth restoring, but it still a running gpw for a reasonable price.

"Must sell, I have a 1942 willys jeep with 16,000 miles on it. I cant confirm the milage as it has a new speedomiter that I havent hooked up, have cable havent done it. It is a 1942 GPW, with the original Go-Devil engine, does not use oil and runs great. New tires, brakes are good (for this old of a jeep), it is an original flat fender the tub has been glassed. The body is very straight and the last paint job it got is marginal. I do not have the time or money to restor it as I had planned. I have driven it around locally since I bought it a year and a half ago and never had any problems at all. I really hate to sell this jeep but have to, my loss is your gain. You may call me at 530-569-0524, I will consider a trade for a jeep Cherokee in good condition."

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/801717370.html 

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A New Jersey $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Here’s an early CJ-2A with the column shift. The seller doesn’t not indicate whether it runs or not, but it looks whole — it looks like it might run.  Obviously, the hood and windshield are a bit rough.

“For sale is a 1946 Willys with early column shift.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Tacoma, Wa $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: This was for sale for the same price in July, but the jeep was brown (as you can see in the pic on the right). Now the jeep is gray as seen in the left.

Given that the body is a fiberglass, which is very hard to find for CJ-3Bs (actually impossible is a better word), I'm positive this was produced in the 80s or early 90s.  Looks to be in great shape.

"This 1954 3-B Highhood powered by a Chev 383 stroker V-8 and 4-Speed transmission.  warn 12,000 lb winch.  36×14.50×16.5 swampers. dana 44 front axle. dana 18 transfercase.  Fiberglass Body …."

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/802615382.html 

 
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1942 MB Naches, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was 4950.

“My friend is selling his 1942 Wily’s Jeep. it has a 6 cylinder over head valve Hurricane engine. All suspention springs have been redone. Rides nice! newer radiator. tune up, carb rebuild. good tires, licensed. clear title. Runs Great! No rust! This is a turn key jeep with Lots of power. I can send you pictures of anything you like to see on it. Very cool Jeep. hinden head lights from the military. 12 volt system. Not stock, just improved. turn key starter. nice bucket seats. the price is obo, a bit anyway.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Rigby, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

“1946 CJ2A: Frame off restoration with 4200 miles. New 1967 Buick 225 V-6/300 hp. Boxed in frame for winch support. Titanium alloy “Rock Crusher” rims. Gas filled guages. Custom built 15 gallon fuel tank under back seat. Jeep Wrangler seats. All original and completely rebuilt runnung gear. Best top and doors. Original and rebuilt Willys heater that will keep you warm. Warn overdrive and hubs. Custom top mounted pedals. Chevrolet steering box and tilt wheel from 1967 Camero. Much more info upon request. $9500.00 or close to it.”

 
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Willys Suzuki?

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should?

"JEWELS SEMI STAINLESS WILLYS.  JEEP IS SET ON 1987 SUZUKI CHASSIS HAS 4 CYL MOTOR, 5 SPEED TRANI, AND IS FOUR WHEEL DRIVE.EVERY THING WORKS AND MOTOR RUNS VERY GOOD. BODY HAS STAINLESS TAILGATE (VERY RARE),STAINLESS ROLL BAR,TIRE CARRIER. TOP IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION ALSO HAS SIDE DOORS. HAS SPRAY IN LINER INSIDE OF TUB.ODOMETER READS 883 MILES I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS IS CORRECT OR NOT BUT BY THE CONDITION I WOULD SAY ITS GOTTA BE FAIRLY CLOSE."

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1956 CJ-6 Fort Worth, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6950.

1956 is the second year of production, where 2500 were made. During the first year, only 581 were produced. So, this is a pretty early model. Looks in good shape.  These don’t come for sale very often.

“Straight-no rust * Runs Great *134 CI 4-cyl * All new Painless Wiring *New Gauges *New Tires *New Shocks *New Battery *Clean Royal Craftsman Removable Top and Doors **In the city or in the country-its a blast to drive”

 
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1953 CJ-3B **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

(SEE COMMENTS)  It appears a great deal of meticulous work has gone into this ‘restoration’ and it looks nice.  However, this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.  If you are trying to make jeep that’s just come off the battlefield of WWII and you are going to invest the time and energy, why not do this with an earlier model such as an MB (that really did come off the battlefield) or it’s closest cousin the CJ-2A?

“98K original miles, 6 volt, all stock and original, new engine (it purrs) with maybe 5K on it, rebuilt transmission, rebuilt brakes, fresh upholstery on the original seats, a few dents and dings. Its turn key, needs nothing, starts, runs and drives excellent for a near 60 year old Jeep. Built to look like it just rolled off the battlefield in WWII, extended bed, Flat military green paint,loaded with ammo boxes, vintage tools, military surplus stuff, canvas etc.”

**SOLD*

 
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1947 CJ-2A Nashville, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

“jeep has a newly rebuilt motor and i have hardly driven it. it has a spare gas can and a tow bar on the front. the body is in fair shape. this would be a great project jeep. cashiers check or cash only please.”

 
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My Rebuild — The Windshield

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

The first time I tried to fit the windshield onto the body last year, it was too narrow to fit correctly.  At that point, I put it aside to deal with later. 

Well, yesterday I decided that now was 'later'.   After playing around with the windshield some, I realized a couple things:  1) Someone had welded a crack on the driver's side leg, so I had to grind that down a bit to help it fit; 2) The cowl of the fiberglass body was not shaped quite right, so I would have to 'trim' some of the rubber gasket to get the window to fit (the rubber needs replacing anyway, so I hacked it for test purposes — as can be seen in the closeup photo below); 3) Even with the rubber hacked, the windshield likely won't fit as tight as I'd like, but I can live without a tight seal as I doubt I'd be driving in much rain anyway.  

With those decisions/concessions made, I had to choose where to drill the holes for the windshield mounts.  The key for me was to get the right tilt to the windshield angle, making sure the horizontal part of the legs looked pretty level and making sure that when the windshield was tipped forward that it would rest level (something that I couldn't do after mounting the windshield to my first jeep).  Finally, I had to make sure the windshield was back on the cowl far enough so that the windshield frame binders could be mounted to work correctly (I'm calling them binders here, but what do you call the two devices that pull down and secure the windshield?). 

Another task I tackled today was the brake pedal.  I took a brake pedal assembly out of a junk yard '90 cherokee.  Originally, I had the pedals all set up for a clutch and brake pedal.  After getting that setup complete, I changed my mind to go with an automatic. With that decision, I chose to get a wider automatic brake pedal.  Fortunately, the cherokee's also came with automatics (and hence automatic brake pedals) and they used the same brake/clutch assembly system, so all I had to get was a brake pedal and resize it.  So, if I do decide to switch to a stick/clutch, changing out the brake pedals and adding the hydraulic clutch mechanism (which I already have) will be a snap.

 
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1953 CJ-3B Newport, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1750.   I think this is a good deal.

This ad caught my interest because I’d never heard of Newport, Washington.  Newport is located north of Spokane and west of Sand Point, Idaho.  Looks like a beautiful place.

The jeep is interesting too.  The drive train has been modernized and the jeep outfitted with a modern cage. The engine probably has some extra spunk for a v-6, but bored 60 over suggests that it might not have a ton of life left.

“1953, Complete running gear out of 1968 Jeepster Commando, 3:73 gears, model 27 up front has a 44 in the back, model 18 transfer case,turbo 400 with shift kit, 225 V6 punched over 40 headers and turbo mufflers, aluminum high rise with 4 barrel carb, saginaw power steering, 2 inch lift kit, we have a few spare parts that go with it. Hasn’t been started in three or for years. missing coil and ballast resister. Has a nice full cage. Front and rear seats out of CJ-7”

 
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1960 CJ-5 Hood River, Or $1800 or trade

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

The body on this looks straight.  I doubt there's been many changes to it.  This might be a nice restoration project.

"1960 running and driving cj-5, 134 f head motor, 3 speed transmisson, just serviced at oil can henerys (200.00) all fluids changed, 32×11.50×15" tires on newer 15×8 wheels, very reliable, title in hand. 1800.00 or best offer or trade for honda cb, cafe racer, yamaha xs, interceptor, kz 1000 police, or other street bike. may consider trade for vw bug 1970 and earlier. 541-490-3044"

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/798897013.html 

 
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Reader’s Builds — Brian’s new bumper for his CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Brian's been busy creating a new bumper for his CJ-3B build. He's says it's nothing fancy, but I think it's pretty nice.  Here's a start-to-finish explanation of the work it took to make his bumper.  Thanks for sharing Brian!

"Because the springs are longer than stock, I had to come up with a way to lengthen the frame a little in the rear. So, I fabricated  a new rear bumper and incorporated a swing out spare tire mount.  In addition, rather than cut holes into the body, I decided to put the tail lights in the bumper. To make the bumper, I only need to use a grinder, drill press, and a Mig welder — it's nothing fancy."

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Four Wheeler Magazine Flashbacks

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Magazine, News • TAGS: .

Recently, Four Wheeler Magazine flashed back to 1978 and 1968 issues.  The 1978 issue had a back cover advertising Desert Dog Tires, including the tires that had Xs on them (I had forgotten about them).

Four Wheeler also has a short retrospective about tires, including an advertisement that shows the wide variety of tires available.

The 1968 issue had an article that underscores how popular jeeping had become.  One event in California, the Desert Safari, organized by the Tierra Del Sol 4wd club, brought in 600 jeeps and over 2500 people.   Below is the cover story’s picture.

 
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1946 CJ-2A Vermont $2700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This is a fine looking CJ-2A sporting a M-38 body.  The rims are interesting.

"1946 WILLYS CJ 2A JEEP. 4 CYL. 3SP. RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT. USED AROUND THE PROPERTY THE LAST FEW YEARS. NEW TIRES. CHEAPER THAN A GOOD 4 WHEELER. EMAIL OR CALL 802-754-2978"

http://burlington.craigslist.org/cto/797156754.html 

 
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Front and Rear Axles from Willy’s Wagon Portland, Or $100 obo

• CATEGORIES: News

No Pics.  An inexpensive way to get some back up axles, differentials and parts.

"Complete front and rear axles for Willys wagon. I think they have 4.88 gearing. I have 2 pairs. $100 per pair OBO."

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/796370423.html 

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Here's a set of Willy's Wagon axles in Eastern Washington (pullman/moscow).

"1955 Willys truck axles. Rear is a Timken style 4.88 gears, I believe it is good. Front is dana 25 w/ 4.88 gears, not in the best shape Other willy's stuff available. Make me an offer!"

http://pullman.craigslist.org/pts/783906080.html 

 
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1950 CJ-3A Cypress, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

This jeep appears fully equipped for trail running.  Interesting reversal of spring pads — the back shocks sit inside the springs rather than the outside. I assume this has to do with the expanding shackles on the back.  The seller lists this a CJ-2A, but the last CJ-2A produced was in 1949.  

"This is a 1950 Willy's Jeep Rock Crawler with the following offroad modifications: Front Rock Crawler Bumper with Tow Bar and Clevis Rings, storage boxRockcrawler rear bumper with spare tire swing out carrier and gas can carrier Buick 231 motor, oversize "burma"radiator, hoses, new valve cover gaskets, headers, straightpipes, new/rebuilt 4 barrel carburator, high volume adjustable oil pump, new distributor, cap rotor, plugs, competition cam, new alternator,water pump, and thermostat. New twin electric fans controlled from cab(one kicks on at 195 degrees). On board Air Compressor to run power tools,air up tires and run ARB air lockers "

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