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1955 CJ-5 Oceanside, Ca $4500


Lots of updates here, though I can’t tell if the suspension has been updated.

“1955 Willys Jeep M38A1/CJ5 Jeep. This Jeep was built for crawling and climbing. Buick 231 V6 engine with auto turbo 350 transmission, Dana model 18 transfer case, Dana 44 rear end w/ locker, Dana 35 front with locker, 33×13.5×15 Interco super swamper tires (2 brand new), new Bilstein 5150 shocks, 5.38 gearing, new best top tiger top w/doors, new windshield frame and hinges, plus many, many more parts. Racing seats up front, new bench seat in rear. All with harnesses. Currently registered until Oct 2010. I hate to sell it but we don’t really rock crawl anywhere and that is what this is built to do. I am asking $4500 or best offer. Call Robert @ 760-696-1661”


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Treadwright Tire Review from


Here’s a positive review of some retread tires from the IH8MUD website.

In other news, IH8MUD purchased in October. IH8MUD, led by Brian “Woody” Swearingen, plans to take over the site, as well as related domain names, content and Service Marks and move forward with new ideas, a new layout and plenty of new information and content.

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URLFAN — eWillys in the top 10% of websites?


Well, what do you know … URLFAN is currently ranking eWillys in the top 10% of all websites at #398129.  Given the demographic size of people interested in flat fender jeeps, that’s a pretty great ranking in my mind, even if I don’t think the ranking means anything.

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Reader Builds: Phil shares some pics of his CJ-3A


I received an email from Phil last night with pics of this beautiful flattie attached.  The jeep is a 1952 CJ-3A with a 4.3l Chevy Vortex with a C4 Auto and Dana 20 with a Terra Low gear set.

It also has a 44 frt and a 9″ Rear with ARB’s.  I’m sure with that drive train he has all that he needs to explore the areas near his northwest home.

In the last two pics you’ll note the custom tranny/tc cross member.  Phil built this and has added a skid plate that extends from the engine back past the transfer case.  Thanks for sharing Phil!






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Website: 1950 Bantam Trailer Idea Factory


As mentioned in the post above, I found Mike’s website related to the sale of his CJ-6 and trailer.  He documented both the updates he made to his jeep and updates done to the trailer.  He’s implemented a number of creative ideas to support the modern family’s use of a trailer.  I highly recommend browsing the website for ideas.

Link to Mike’s Bantam Site


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Website: Mike’s CJ-6 Site

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

As mentioned above, Mike created this site to follow the build of his CJ-6 as well as other CJ-6s.  There’s plenty to read and links off to other sites as well.  You can also view his trailer blog here.

Link to Mike’s CJ-6 Site

Below you can see Mike’s fine build was showcased in JP Magazine


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1962 CJ-5 + 2nd Jeep Floresville, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

That’s one dirty windshield!  The jeep looks rust free on the outside. This might be a good deal if the jeep will start.

“1962 Willys CJ5, been parked under a shed for 10 years. When parked was in running condition, motor and transmission are both original. Have title. A second 1962 Willys CJ5 is also incuded, it is in pieces and was being used for parts, all parts are still with jeep. Great for someone looking for a restoration project.”


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1960 CJ-5 Kimberly, Wi Make Offer


It sounds like the seller might be desperate.

“MUST SEL by January first! Getting a divorce and need the money for a lawyer! Happy new year to me! Make me an offer! No “reasonable” offer refused! Will be posting pictures soon! Call 920-470-1198 or email.”


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Wanted: 15″ x 4.5″ Rims Albuquerque, Nm

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Here’s a buyer seeking rims.

“WANTED – Narrow stock wheels for an early cj2a, cj3a or military jeep. Must be 15 inch by 4.5 wide (skinny wheel) on a 5 hole, 5.5 bolt pattern. Will pay top dollar. Rob @505.203.6528.”

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1955 Wagon Morgan Hill, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

It doesn’t run.  It appears to have some old school 10 x 15 slot rims.

“1955 Willys Wagon. 327 motor, auto trans, Has HEI. Wont’ start. Willing to trade for 2 wheel auto dolly.”



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Dana 25? w/ limited slip Orting, Wa $200


I believe this is a Dana 25.  This would be a quick and easy way to upgrade to a limited slip in the front, assuming the gear ratio matches what you have.

“Willys Jeep front end with brakes, fits willys jeep cj-5 and M-38, m-38a, 1944-1953 upgraded limited slip upgrade, in very good shape, extra seals for knucles. Local pick up only or pre paid shipping”


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2 Sets of 2 Rims Washougal, Wa $100

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Here’s some spare rims.

“Here are a set of wheels that came off a Willys Jeep but will fit others. They are a 15 inch wheel and about 10 inches wide. These look alot alike but are actually 2 different styles of centers. One is slotted and the other is solid – 2 of each. There is some surface rust on these but not pitted. Tires have minimal tread but may make good rollers or something. $100 for all 4 OBO 360-513-9824”


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1957 CJ-5 Gettysburg, Pa $850


Hey, it runs and drives for under $1000.

“FOR SALE 1957 WILLYS JEEP (CJ).  Rough condition BUT STARTS RIGHT UP, IDLES, DRIVES, ALL GEARS WORK, 4WD WORKS, LOW RANGE WORKS.  Call or text 717-253-0713.  850 obo.  may consider trades  for a ford 8n tractor.”


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1942 MB Slat Grille Hathaway Pines, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The seller provides a very nice overview of the jeep.

“This is an extremely rare 1942 Slat Grill Jeep.  Depending on where you look, different sources indicate that between 25 and 300 of these Jeeps are known to exist today.

The number plate on this Jeep shows that it is number 113424 (the 1’s are punched as I’s-see photo).  This is the numbering for the Jeep, and does not indicate that 113,424 of these were made.  Rather, the first 25,000 Jeeps ever made were Slat Grills, and the vast majority have been destroyed.  I have had this Jeep for several years, and it has a clear California title.   There are no registration issues since it has been registered non-operational so that no back fees accumulated while I stored it.

From what I can know and can tell:
I bought the jeep with an F-head motor and replaced it with the correct L-Head motor, but the motor is an aftermarket Kaiser Motor rather than a Willys.   The motor which is in it is a Kaiser Supersonic, and since its rebuild 12 years ago, has been run for only a few hours.  Unfortunately, I no longer have the rebuild receipt but it was rebuilt professionally…..”






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1948 CJ-2A Camas, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3800

This looks like a solid jeep.

“1948 willys Jeep CJ Chevrolet V6 electronic ignition, saginaw 4 speed ,Dana 20 transfer case ,Disc brakes front,Air locker {ARB} front end has ARB , Rear end has ARB, currie rear axles ,reversed shackles, power steering, full roll cage, hi lift jack, new Aluminum wheels, fairly new Swampers tires,winch, good trail jeep not a show jeep, on board air. ”


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1966 CJ-5 Coeur D Alene, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

“1966 kaiser jeep cj5 for sale or trade.first year for the buick dauntless 225 v-6.runs great.3-speed,4×4.soft and bikkini tops,roll bar.seats are in great shape.fold down front windshield,chrome wheels.headers,dual pipes.2-5 gallon gas cans and spare tire mounted to i said runs great,was driven down from nevada with no problems,nevada title.will need to have speedo and fuel gauge worked on and needs the right front brake looked at.wont take much tlc to have a real nice can climb a tree with this jeep.”


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1961 CJ-3B Mesa, AZ **SOLD**


1961_cj3b_mesaUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3500.

(10/10/09) It looks solid.  Hard to tell much from the pics.

“I have a1961 willys cj 3b with a 302 ford motor 3 speed and a two stick transfer stock axles locker in rear.  Runs and drives.  Sale or trade or part trade.  Jeep cherokee with 4.0 4×4. ”


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1959 Wagon Spring Branch, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

1959_wagon_springbranchUPDATE:  Was $3900. **SOLD**

“1959 Willys – full canvas package; quail hunting seats for front; outstanding hunting vehicle. Mechanically sound. “

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Pics from the past

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Gerald found these pics.  If anyone has or runs across any similar pics, I’d like to see them.

1. Here’s an ad for the older Armstrong tires:


2. A vintage 1946  stamped envelope top from Willys Overland:


3. During a search for the 1960 auto show pics, Gerald found this image from the 1965 auto show.  He immediately thought of the show Mad Men.  The girls may be as lovely as the ones on the show, but the men are much older (compare the photos below and you decide!


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1948 CJ-2A Show Low, Az **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

This looks well maintained.

“Ok folks I have a beautiful 1948 willy in fantastic condition. Everything is rebuilt or repaired. Original flat head four tornado engine with 1000 miles after rebuild all rebuilt transmision, transfer case, beafed up drive trane, rearend, and everything else. This jeep drives like a mini tank it can literaly drive inself up a tree if your into such things. Geared low for offroading drives 45mph top speed. I bought the last white best top in the world for a willy it is only 6 months old. Bottom of jeep is sealed and there is no rust. This is a show quality ride. Blue books at $13,000 with a total of $12,000 in it. I have afew extra parts and old gas cans ext…I will take fair offers for cash and will consider trades but please no junk. We really need something safe that can fit 4 plus camping gear but good mpg. NO scammers please I will only deal in person.”



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Wanted: Tailgate needed Lacey, Wa

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Here’s a buyer for a tailgate.

“Hoping to find a Willys/Jeep Tailgate in great condition, one that is stamped “JEEP” and not “Willys” Please email me some pictures and a price if you have what I’m looking for, thanks!”

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CJ-2A Project Colorado Springs, Co $600


UPDATE:  Still Available. Seller is moving soon; so needs to sell.

The body and frame are $600.  Other parts are more.  Apparently, the seller has been getting his Ad flagged.

“I have a 1946 CJ2A body that sits on a a ’76 CJ5 frame, and is ready to be a serious crawler. It has had a ton of work, and was all done properly. This is not some hack job welded together with a tiny little 110v welder. I would like to get $600 for the body and frame alone, but am taking offers. It is sitting in my back yard and I hate to see it get all rusted and end up going to the scrap yard. I have a ford HP dana 60, and a CO14 that could also go with it, but they of course will be much more. If you are interested in seeing it email me. I know the pix aren’t great, but there better then none. I simply have to many projects and this one has to go”


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1955 M-38A1 Spokane, Wa $3950


Lots of pics of this in progress jeep.  Plenty of good work has been done and much work left.

“1955 Jeep M38A1

Too many projects not enough garage time! 1955 M38A1 Military Jeep. It was a running and driving Jeep a few years ago and I tore it down to restore the frame, motor, body and wiring. The frame was sand blasted and re painted in gloss OD. All the frame bushings, spring bushings and shackles were replaced and new brake lines were installed front and rear. The motor ran good and did not smoke so all I did was strip, paint and re-gasket it. This Jeep has been a military Jeep it’s whole life so there is no extra crap added to it. All the 24 volt stuff is still on it. I do have a new OE (1955) wiring harness for it but it is not installed yet. The body was also blasted and the main tub was put in black sealer primer the rest of the parts are still bare metal. It does need some light body work on the rear of the tub where the gas can and spare tire mounts, it’s not bad just a little wavy. The floor was replaced under the drivers seat because of some rust but other than that the body was rust free. It has brand new NDT military tires all the way around. The original fuel pump was also rebuilt a few months ago. All the small parts like blackout lights, gages, handles, tire mounts not in the pictures is stored in rubbermaid tubs. This Jeep has under 20k original miles. It is an easy winter project with a lot of the hard work already done. $3950 OBO 509-953-1868 located by Northtown Mall area.”




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1950 CJ-3A Sullivan, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1100.

I can’t tell much from the pic.

“jeep has had f-head motor from cj3b installed sometime in past,starts and runs,rest of running gear appears original, has metal hardtop which looks to be of same age as jeep with rollup windows, the frame is solid as is top,body is rusty .this is a project that is not road ready,glass is gone brakes don’t work,transmission and transfercase do work,i have a title,would be a good start to add a new body but i have to many projects,i took it on trade and don’t need another project(the doors are laying inside)”


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1960 CJ-5 Oak Creek, Wi $2600


With a plow and a fiberglass body, this might be a good price.

“1960 Jeep Overland CJ5 wiyh 6 1/2 ft. 4-way plow New tires. Has a new fiberglass tub. Two tops. 4 cylinder with 3-speed manual transmision. High/low range 4-wheel drive. Runs excellent. $2600.00 Joe 414 477 9337”