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1942 MB/GPW San Diego, Ca $1000


1942_mb_gpw_sandiegoThis looks like a rust bucket.

“1942 jeep willys not running 760-415-3668”

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1947 CJ-2A Hyde Park, Ny $7500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $7500 and pics now provided.

“1947 willys jeep thats in great shape. its orange with a black soft top. it has a 4cyl motor with no smoke. runs great. $8500 OBO call 914-474-8665”

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Year? CJ-2A Worcester, Vt $800


year_cj2a_worcesterUPDATE:  Still available

Here’s a running CJ-2A  with a fiberglass body for only $800.  Sounds like a great price to me.

“I have s Jeep Willys CJ2A the odometer reads 75,000 but it could have turned over or could have been replaced. It runs good on the choke (it needs carb work) the frame seems to be in really good condition, the body is fiberglass and seems to be in okay shape there is some cracks and chips. It will run and move under its own power, the clutch doesn’t engage right probably from sitting, the transmission shifts fine all three gears and the transfer case work, but the levers are worn so it’s kind of hard to switch gears in the transfer case. It also appears to have half a 12 volt electrical system in it, meaning it starts and runs on 12 but all the lights are still 6. I have the doors to with the top and a parts CJ2A to go with it. $800 obo. Call me at (802)-223-2752”

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VEC 1946 CJ-2A Grass Valley, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: Originally listed at $8000, a long time reader James bought this for less than half that price.  It’s a steal!  And, it includes a stainless grille, which he plans to sell as well, reducing the purchase price even more, because the previous owner threw in the original grille which James will paint and reinstall.  Nicely done James!

James writes, “this is a 1946 VEC CJ-2A #18526, column shift, driver’s indents, no rust. original docs and rear glass light”

Here’s some pics he included:





Here’s more information included from the original Craigslist Ad:

“1946 Willys Very Rare 3 on the tree, converted to 12 volt. mild lift custom paint very good condition. original flat 4 motor with 62,000 miles, tranny and transfer case. has original tools and jack and all original accessories to make it completely original. well maintained has original service manual and paper work.”


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1946 CJ-2A McCall, Id eBay


1946_cj2a_mccallHere’s a VEC with a VIN #11325.

“This is an early 46 # 11325 ( some might call it a 45). It was a column shift and somebody put it on the floor. It has military differentals,windshield hardware, steering wheel and oil filter that says (military standard) on it.. This is a running jeep that could be put on the road. All I can see it needs to be original is a driver seat and be put back to column shift. The gas tank has had a few holes plugged, and is not leaking. The body is in good shape and has very little rot for its age as you can see in the pictures.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Warrenville, IL **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_warrenvilleUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a nice looking VEC #11425.

You are bidding on a 1946 CJ2A VIN # 11425.This willys is registered as a 46 but could be a 45 due to VIn number being so low.Last vin in 45 was 11824 this is 11425 out of 1824 built that first year released to public.This willys is Michigan Yellow with sunset red rims ( no black stripe ) I bought this Willys in December and have driven it around for about 400 miles. I lost my job so now the toy has to go.My lose is your gain.”

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1958 FC-150 Maplewood, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

1958_fc150_maplewoodUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

1958 Willy FC 150 – with Plow 4 cylinder, 3 speed manual transmission, 4 wheel drive, New Clutch, New Brakes, Rebuilt motor, Starts and runs good, Needs some wiring, Clean Title,
6 1/2 foot Plow (12v). Asking $3000  **May consider parting out for major components (i.e. cab, motor, transmission, etc) “

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1956 CJ-3B Jefferson, Ga **SOLD**


1956_cj3b_jeffersonUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

I’m pretty sure that’s not the original windshield.  It looks almost like a CJ-2A windshield.  Also, while most of the body appears in good shape, the rear interior is pretty rough.

“This is a 1956 Willys CJ3B Jeep that is in great shape for its age. Drives nice, sounds great and starts right up. This would make a great restore project for someone or a great off-road vehicle as it will climb anything in 4 wheel drive. Transmission works very well. It does need some work on the wiring and the windshield is not a perfect fit. There are a few scrapes on the paint but the body is in amazing shape for the year it is. Apparently, this vehicle resided in California for most of its life. The title is clear and has a NC title as it GA you do not need a title for a vehicle older than 62….”

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Stainless Steel CJ-3A Milton, WV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, stainless/jewels

stainless_steel_jeep_miltonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

“This is a new jeep tub kit, all stainless, on a new frame, with a new top, it has 1978 CJ front and rear axles under it, no motor or tranny has ever been in it. The whole jeep is priced not much more than a plain steel bodykit alone. If you like flat fendered jeeps this is something special!!!!!!!!!”

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1965 CJ-3B Maine $2500


1965_cj3b_maineIt appears the rolling chassis has been thoroughly cleaned and painted.  I can’t tell how much work is left on the body.

“Needs put together have all psrts call 352 895 2563 can deliver”

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1940s MB Whitmore, Ca **SOLD**


1940s_mb_whitmoreUPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $1000.

Here’s an old MB with a very heavy Bebe Brother’s winch on it.  Apparently, these hand crank winches were used across a variety of applications.

“Willys Jeep For Sale 1942-1945 (Not sure of year of manufactuing) Former Army Use Vehicle, Needs lots of TLC Has a Bebe Brothers 2 Ton Steel Winch (Serial # 58)”

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Willys Hy-rail Vehicles

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Here’s a great website operated by a guy named Dave for Willys Wagon lovers called Willys Country. He wrote telling me he had a single page up for a while, but chose a few months ago to expand it into the present version.  In particular,  The Willys Hy-rail Vehicles Page of the website has some great pictures of willys designed for the railway that I’ve never seen in one location.

The site also covers normal wagons, 3 door willys wagons4 door wagons, a 3 door wagon that came with a suicide back door, a limo used at an airport, and more.  And how about the flattie with the soft half top — I haven’t seen many of those tops in that style.

If you happen to see some of the rare Willys Wagons he seeks, please contact him via his website, as he does attempt to track them.

From the website:

Willys made a variety of Hi-rail vehicles – trucks and wagons – for use on both highway and railroad tracks. These were US manufactured and titled by Fairmont and referred to as Hi-rail vehicles. Hy-rail is short for Highway-railroad.

Fairmont Railway Motors Inc, located in Fairmont, MN, developed road-rail technology in the 1940s to improve flexibility of vehicle use for railroad maintenance. Fairmont was bought by Harsco in the late 1980s. Hy-rail is still a trademark of Harsco Track Technologies and they still sell conversion kits called Hy-Rail Guide Wheel Attachments.

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1947 CJ-2A Rockford, MI **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_rockford2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

“We have a 1947 Willy’s Jeep, white with Blue seats and top. It was pieced together with 1942, 46 and 47 parts in the late 1980’s, trailered from Arkansas to Michigan in the early 1990’s and has been stored in a pole barn since then. The body is in good condition, the engine runs, it does drive but it does seem to ‘eat’ batteries. My husband and I don’t have the time or resources to work on the jeep and hate to see it set. It comes with the spare tire and the gas can that hooks to the side. There is a title to this jeep, and it was licensed back in 1994.”

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1952 M-38 Manhattan, NY **SOLD**


1952_m38_manhattanUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $13,995

” … You are looking at a complete frame off restoration… The jeep was gone through from one end to the other… The Jeep starts, runs, drives and stops just like when it was brand new in 1952…The Jeep is vey sharp and nothing missed or overlooked…The Jeep has correct gas can, shovel, ax/pick , pintel hitch, it is a hoot to drive around on a hot summer day… You get everyone grinning ear to ear,,waving ,saluting, thumbs up etc… This is SUPPORTNG AMERICA all right !!!! Do your part and send me a check for this American Icon !!!! (joke) The Jeep also has NEW paint and body, interior, fresh-ebed engine, brake, trans, clutch, drive line, brgs many rects, also new pintel hitch, tires, markings, correct 2-way radio antenna, tarp roof, correct USA pins, many more items I have missed… Email for your pics and more info…
I have pics from start to finish… I have never sold a Army Jeep so ask me what you want to see… Its in my neighbors garage so I can get more pics if you want. Thanks…Serious players and collectors please…New York- USA.”

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Willys Jeep Buyer … willing to pay up to $5500

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Here’s a buyer out of Milwaukee?? from Craigslist looking for a Willys Jeep up to $5500.

“Willys Jeep, no problems or damages”

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1954 M-38A1 Indiana Jones Volo, IL **SOLD**


1954_m38a1_voloUPDATE: Was $20,000.**SOLD**  According to the, the only M-38A1 used during the movie can be seen here and was only involved in a minor clip.  So, I would suggest reviewing the movie as a first step ….

This is an interesting jeep.  One of the more unusual features, according to the sales blurb,  is that it’s rigged to run on propane to reduce exhaust fumes, because it was run on a closed set for much of the filming.  I have to wonder if it’s not a trademark violation for the seller to be using the Indian Jones label as shown …


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1946 CJ-2A Clinton Township, Mi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7888

Here’s a pretty nice CJ-2A with an early ’46 body.  It’s got a number of updates.

“1946 Jeep Willys  -Califonia car -’74 350 Corvette engine -4 speed manual trans
-’74 CJ5 running gear -44 dyna rear -30 dyna front -All guages work -Autometer tach – all guages work -No rust, -Newer Best Top with soft doors -Dual Fual tanks
-Ramsey Pro 9000 front mount winch -roll cage -Dual KC running lights -Deist seat/shoulder belt system -5 new BF Goodrich 33×12.50 R LT tires”


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Shortening a Steering Shaft


A reader asked me about shortening a steering shaft.  Here’s one place I shortened a shaft I took out of a late 80s cherokee to put in my jeep.

Frankly, I don’t remember exactly what I started with, but I took a solid steel driving shaft and slipped it inside the cherokee shaft.  Then I welded the two together.  As a safety measure, I also drilled a hole and added a bolt with a self locking plastic ended nut to insure the nut doesn’t come off.

I used the same technique on the other end to get the correct fit for the steering column.


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Camino de la Muerte

• CATEGORIES: International

I’ve been sick the past couple days and have been watching way too much poor quality TV.  However, I did manage to find a great Discovery Channel show about the Camino de la Muerte (the Road of Death) that runs from La Paz, Bolivia, to a height of 15,000 feet and then downhill into the Yungas region of Bolivia.  In 1995, the Inter-American Development Bank listed the road as the most dangerous road in the world, with an average of 100 – 300 deaths a year (various sites were reporting differing averages). This page has a large number of pictures of the road.

Based on the Discovery Channel show, I can see why it’s dangerous, but I have to say it was hard to take the driver/narrator of the show seriously when he indicated being frightened.  After all, it is a flat road, albeit with a steep drop off to one side.  Just drive slowly and you’ll be fine. I guess I’ve been on enough hair raising, difficult jeep trails that I find it hard to take the ‘fear’ portion of the road of death seriously.

That said, if I ever do my round-the-world jeep trip, it will be high on my list of must visit roads.

Below is an image that was part of an article about Bolivia, however a reader named Allen identified it from a Warn Winch Ad, as seen on this page.  It was taken on a formerly narrow section of the Black Bear Pass Road.


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Brian needs a passenger side fender

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, wanted

Brian, who is in Michigan, needs a passenger side fender.  It does not have to be perfect because he plans to take the hat channel off it and remove the bulge for the battery. He needs the top and bull nose and the area that mounts to the side step to be in good shape.

If you have something, let me know and I’ll hook you up with him.

– Dave

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1951 CJ-3A Guthrie Center, IA **SOLD**


1951_cj3a_desmoinesUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4750

$4750 OBO.

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1942 MB Slatgrille Holcombe, Wi **SOLD**


1942_mb_slatgrille_holcombeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s a slatgrille MB out of Wisconsin. It appears in good shape.

“I bought this jeep in 2000 from Houston TX and had it shipped to Wisconsin where I had it restored.  I have invested $14,000 into this vehicle but willing to part with it for less…. I am not a jeep expert by any means, but I believe this jeep is largely origional with a few exceptions… It has been upgraded to a 12 volt system, and the windshield is not original. Like a lot of old jeeps, it does drip a few drops of oil after driving, but this jeep looks and drives GREAT! I do not have a top for the jeep. I do not have a title, and this will be sold with a bill of sale only.  Please dont hesitate to ask me with any questions you may have.”

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early CJ-3B Canyon Lake, TX **SOLD**


1949_cj3b_canyonlakeUPDATE: *SOLD** Was $2000

The seller lists this as a ’49.  It’s not, but with the 5 gauges, it is an earlier (pre Nov 1956 CJ-3B). Motor seized.

“Motor rebuilt 5 years ago, have all the original paperwork. Jeep has been sitting for 4 years; motor locked up. Body clean, no rust new fuel tank, foam filled tires.
Asking $2000 or OBO or will discuss trade”


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1949 CJ-3A Monroe, WA **SOLD**


1949_cj3a_monroeUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2900

It’s not clear to me why this jeep would need trailering even though it drives?

“Some what of a project still. All the hard work done just needs a few things put back on and figure out why the clutch is slipping. 12 volt system new tires new top and bimini top. new wiper motors and windoe rubber. Buick V-6 and 2” spring lift. Tub is solid and rhino lined inside and in the wheel wells. Has a new hood to go with it. Hasn’t seen the outdoors in plenty of years. Give it your finishing touches. “

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Follow Me Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, MB

UPDATE: I keep seeing the ‘follow me’ jeep from Portland for sale, so I thought I’d rerun this post from last year …

While looking for something else, I stumbled upon a website showing a model of a “follow me jeep”, which is shown to the right. The website notes:

Follow Me jeeps were jeeps that were used at airfields to help control ground traffic of airplanes at an air base.Follow Me jeeps used close to the front remained the normal olive drab paint color, but at bases farther to the rear, the jeeps became brightly colored.

I’ve never heard the term “follow me jeep”, though I did know they were used at airfields.  However, I had never seen a jeep painted this way before.  So, I wondered if the paint job was someone’s fantasy of what a “follow me jeep” might have been.

However, after doing a little searching, I found a page on Brian’s Military Jeeps Site that discusses, in depth, some of the unique characteristics of a “follow me jeep” plus some very specific restoration information, including an image of a jeep with the “gas attack” paint:  portions of the jeep could change color if certain gasses were present.

And to the right is a black and white image of a checkered jeep and checkered trailer.