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Year? CJ-3A Statesville, NC $500


year_cj3a_statesvilleUPDATE:  Price dropped to $500

It’s a project!

“CJ has typical rust.WWII engine MB598711 engine is stuck,Very restorable or for parts.Thanks willy, willis, military, army”

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1945 MB Orland, Ca $2200


UPDATE:  Listed at $2200 on one Ad and $2300 on a different craigslist Ad.

The body doesn’t look too bad.  The hood is a bit twisted.  Some good pics taken.

“This is a 1945 Military Jeep INCOMPLETE, i have the orginal engine, no tranny one combat rim grill and other misc items and parts in the jeep mostly all there some rust here and there, all guages, i have title.  call max or tony @ 530-865-3900.”


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1953 CJ-3A? Grand Rapids, Mi **SOLD**


1953_cj3a_grandrapidsUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6900.

There’s been some investment in time and money into this rig.

“1953 willys cj2a 4×4 350 ci 350 trans new top an seats 35in tires a glass body look an runs good a fun fun toy”

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1951 CJ-3A Colorado Springs, Co $1300


For $2500, you can have the jeep and a 14′ car hauler.  Plenty of cancer on this project.

“1951 Willys CJ3A with attached Snow Plow and a Hard Top. It does run, but smokes (hole in exhaust??). Currently, the brakes aren’t working, but I haven’t looked into the reason why. It might be as simple as no brake fluid. The jeep is brown in color (from paint), but does have some rust. The driver’s side floor is rusted through. The engine or carburetor has been modified (reason for the addition on hood), but I don’t know anything about it. $1300 OBO.      I also have a car hauler that I’d be willing to sell with this jeep. Its a 14′ car hauler. $2500 for the CJ-3A & Trailer.  I do have the titles for both the jeep and the trailer. Cash only. Sorry, I will not ship the jeep and I will not wire funds.”


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1947 CJ-2A Ladysmith, Wi $5500


1947_cj2a_ladysmithThis looks good.

“frame off restored has a flat head 4 cylender 3 speed trans hi low 4×4 runs and drives great clean title also has been converted to 12 volt aftermarket wireing system or i would be willing to trade for nice 4×4 truck or other restored car of equal value im asking 5500 obo”

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1945ish MBish Sault Sainte Marie, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This jeep use to be a 1947 cj2a. (title still reflects such) My father is a WWII vet and we decided to strip the cj2a down and replace the frame with an original 1944 mb machine gun mount frame. We rewired her with the original wwii cloth wiring, converted her to the original 6 volt system and put the cj2a’s (same as a wwii1945) “go devil” motor back in her. Rebuilt the 47’s transmission and kept her (instead of finding the T-84) as they are a little better heavier trans. Bought a brand new wwii replacement tub (metal). She has been painted wwii olive drab and we put my fathers outfit #’s on her with original jeep #’s off a picture of an 82nd airborne photo. The motor was never rebuilt as she continues to run strong. The od listed 82k (but who knows what was actually on it.) New brake lines, brakes and muffler system. has the cats eye for combat.(not hooked up) …”


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1946 CJ-2A Coatesville, IN **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_coatesvilleUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This doesn’t seem like a bad price for $1500.

“1946 Willys CJ2.  Rebuilt original engine, radiator, starter, 12 volt alternator. New master cylinder, wheel cylinders, shocks, springs, tires, chrome rims, exhaust system, turn signals, rear view mirror, gas tank, windshield wiper and motor, steering wheel and more.  Actual mileage unknown.  Less than 100 miles on rebuild.  Over $2000.00 invested.”

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1942 MB/GPW Boulder City, NV **SOLD**


1942_mb_bouldercityUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14000.

This looks like a really well built flattie.  I’d love to take a closer look at it.

“1942 Willys Jeep, 225 odd fire Buick v-6 Dana 44s, Warn full floater with hubs on rear, Dana 20 transfer, T-15 trans all synchro 3 speed, centerforce clutch, ARB Lockers F&R Advanced adapters bell, Borgeson Steering shaft. Metallic Silver paint New Diamond plate, new tires. Much more! No tire kickers please”


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1944 GPW Sun Valley, Ca $4950


1944_gpw_sunvalleyThis has a few different mods.

“this is a 1944 jeep willys ,, make by ford (title ) current registration , clean title in my name , this is not 100% orig ,, this jeep has corvette small engine v 8 , runs excellent and have new brakes , hidrauliks master cluch cilinder , 12 volts batery ,alt, new electric instalations , 100% street legal , trany diferential , suspenssion are originals , lights ,and gauges work ok , for more inf please call to my cell 818 6218519 ERNY ,,”

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1941? MB? Roseburg, Or **SOLD**


1941_mb_roseburgUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1350

It’s not running.  Nice tires and rims if you need some like this.

“41 Willys Flat Fender Jeep, not running but probably could, I was going to small block it. “

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1953 CJ-3B Portland, Or $3500


1953_cj3b_portland2UPDATE:  Pictures have been provided.  It looks like the body is a replacement body.  The outside looks great.

This is a bit much for a non-runner.

“This ol’ Jeep is a rare one. I bought it from a collector in Salem Oregon. It was recently brought to Portland.  The rear pto is a great conversation peice and was opporational when the motor was in the Jeep. This Jeep has a clear title and would make a great next project. The 283 Chev motor is removed and in need  of a rebuild and the seat frames and cushions need to be replaced. I’ve listed details that are included below…..”

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1947 CJ-2A Arvada, Co **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

“I have a 1947 CJ-2A willys jeep It’s not running or complete but it dose have a 134 flathead engine, T-90 tranny, and a mod 18 T-case.and a Very Nice Body tub, the only rust is on the flore of the tool box. L”

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1944 GPW Connersville, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It doesn’t look too bad in the pics, but the seller suggests it is ready  for a complete restoration.

“This is a 1944 Ford GPW WWII Jeep,  serial #232700, with matching Ford engine numbers; there are many Ford script parts on this Jeep . It appears to be all original and is in need of a complete restoration.   Jeep was painted several years ago by previous owner and bondo and sheetmetal work was done sub standard.   Bondo is chipping from metal and needs to be blasted off – also all floors have been patched and cut on and a civilian gas can was installed at one time and has now been removed.  Jeep rolls freely, shifts in all gears and ranges freely. ”


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1959 CJ-3B Knoxville, Tn **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Dan reports that he purchased this CJ-3B (was selling for $1100).  Two weeks later it is running.  Sounds like he got a good deal.1959_cj3b_knoxville


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Builds — Brian saves a fender


Brian had an unsavable passenger side fender, so he found a 2A fender that met his needs and shows us what he did to fix it.  Thanks Brian!

Brian writes, ” The red fender, the original driver’s side 3b fender, was just more than I wanted to tackle. The yellow 2A fender had a useable top, but an inner wall that was gone.  Since I planned to removed the battery box portion of the fender anyway, the 2A fender fit my needs perfectly.


After I cut away the bad metal, I used a spot weld removal bit (here’s an example bit) to separate the pieces. (See the Early Cj2a page) I used the removal bit with my hand drill when I was working on the tub, but this time I used the drill press — much easier. One tip I learned was to look for a puff of rusty dust coming off the work piece, which indicates you through the first layer of material.


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Used Jeep Parts at Jeep Republic

• CATEGORIES: Website • TAGS: .

I ran across the Jeep Republic website after seeing an ad for it on the Denver Craigslist.  I’ve never been there myself nor know anything about it.  Phone numbers include: 303-806-9100 or 800-827-2418.  The physical address is 3350 S. Federal Blvd. Englewood, CO 80110. You can contact them via the web here.


This is the third Jeep Salvage Yard I’ve found.  The other two are J&W, which is in Antelope, California, and the Kingston, New York Salvage Yard, which I haven’t found a website for yet.

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1950 CJ-3A Aurora, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This auction is for a true barn find 1950 Willys CJ3A civilian Jeep with only 15,500 original miles.  It is very original including the factory headlights with a July 26, 1950 date stamp.  Only one works but I left them in for originality.  All other component date codes correspond to date of manufacture.  The Jeep began life on an Ohio farm and was used to run errands and transport items to town.  At some point, ownership of the Jeep was passed on to the new owner of the farm.  Eventually the Jeep was was removed from service and parked in the barn.  The third owner inherited the Jeep in 2001 as his father in-law was aging and retiring from the Ohio farm….”


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1946 CJ-2A Oregon **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_southernoregonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

“’46’ CJ 2a parts jeep.. rolling chassis.. Tub is fair.. no major damage.. CJ 3 windshield..
Stock diff front & rear.. even has the seats… Since I don’t need any more yard art… make me an offer… I am looking for a good home for the Jeep I call ‘dingle berry’.  Thanks”

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Exploration Northwest and the Meeker Trail

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  It turns out that Wally Klingle’s Jeep and the High Hood featured at the beginning are still around.  Wally’s 2nd cousin, who’s name I don’t know yet, commented on the video at youtube.  I’m trying to arrange a visit on my way through Yakima so I can take some pics and learn more.

In his comment on the youtube page, he wrote, “Wally Klingle, the guy they lower down that old cliff they have since shut down, is my 2nd cousin.  He started the ridge runners with a few others.  He still has that jeep.  My grandpa is in the video too and my uncle still has the high hood he was driving. He s..t when I told him about this video.”


Linda McCune from the Don McCune Library kindly has given me permission to provide some clips from the Jeeping1 DVD, a collection of 3 episodes of Exploration Northwest related to pacific northwest jeeping. To order this DVD, you can contact Linda McCune at 206 726-2650 and ask for the Jeeping1 DVD.  It costs $24.95.  I encourage you to purchase is as she has the video for a Jeeping2 DVD, but has not created it yet.

The first of the three 30 minute episodes on the Jeeping 1 DVD is The Meeker Trail (Naches Trail) episode (1965). The second episode covers the “Doe Run”, a women only jeeping excursion (1974).  The third episode highlights the Yakima Mud Bowl (1977).

From that 30minute Meeker Trail episode follows a dual narrative, discussing the original Meeker trail pioneers and their travails while following the ‘modern day’ jeep pioneers. I’ve agreed to publish only two clips from this episode.

In the first clip,  Don McCune introduces us to the modern day pioneers as they double check their jeeps and head towards the beginning of the trail.  Check out these jeeps from 1965, no fuss, no chrome here.

Jeepers familiar with the western side of the Naches trail will recognize the steep drop off.  It might not look that steep in the video, but it is steep.  A bypass to that hill was created so jeepers could avoid it.  I’ve hiked it; it’s slippery and steep.  Below this video is a shot approx 15 years later, with the sign seen in the video present at the left.

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Lesson #37 — Try BEFORE you build


1980_cj7_siltThis is funny.  Built by someone who had never actually rock-crawled before, this seller has a 1980 CJ-7 Rock Crawler for sale.  The fact that this seller tested his jeep in moab with just a roll bar suggests a rookie status, and leaves me wondering what other details he left out of his build.  Read the rest of this to learn why he is selling his jeep.

“1980 CJ-7 Rock Crawler for Sale or trade. Price is negotiable make a decent offer. I have $8,000 invested in the beast. I would love to trade for a decent Toyota.
1980 Jeep CJ-7. New Straight 6 less than 3 thousand miles. New Automatic transmission less than 1000 miles. New 5.38 gears. New lock right lockers in both axels. Full width Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear. 9 bolt pattern wheels. The axels came off a 1970 J-20, ¾ ton pickup. 38 Inch buck shot mud tires with a new spare and bead lock rims …. This Jeep is ready to crawl right now. Runs perfect and drives ok on the pavement.

I built this baby to rock crawl. After I got her going my Dad and Brother took me on my first rock crawling trip! Moab’s Pritchet Canyon. We warmed up on Potato salad hill the day before and some fun trails around town, I really thought I was something with the easy trails, the jeep never missed a beat.  The next day we drove Pritchet. I only had to winch over two obstacles. I actually made it over the rocker knocker without winching. The rest of our group had to winch up. She made this rookie feel safe and even looked like I knew what I was doing. It is a great crawler. This was a year ago last March.

After years of hearing my Brother and Dad’s stories about the trails I finally built a jeep and took a ride. I hated every minute of it.

So now the jeep is yours if you want it.  I am looking to trade for a good running Toyota pickup or 4-runner. Maybe even a Nissan. My selling price is negotiable. I want something I can tow my small camper up and down the highway/  The CJ is not pretty, but mechanically it is pristine.  Call Ed at 970-379-3283 or 970-876-0726 ”

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1964 ‘Army’ CJ-3B San Diego, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-606 (military CJ-3B)

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

The seller is calling this a ‘Army CJ-3B’.  The 1945 GPW in the picture to the left of the CJ-3B is also for sale.

“I have an original 1964 US Army CJ-3B for sale. The body is in almost completely rust-free condition with the exception of the rear quarter panels (as pictured), which are also somewhat bent. The front passenger fender and step are bent a little bit. The floor boards only have surface rust. The front bumper is off of an auxiliary power unit jeep and was put on by another person. The engine is more than likely toast because the valve cover was removed by someone and never put back on. I have another F-head engine that I will include which is in a little better shape, but the oil has turned to sludge and it will probably need to be completely rebuilt.”

View the other pics at the g503 forum


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1951? CJ-3B Arvada, Co **SOLD**


1951_cj3b_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3600

“1951 Willys Jeep, 3,000 miles on engine,pwr steering.78 cj steering column, transmission, transfer case. rear and front end. Warn winch 8,000 lb. Detroit lockers with 538 gears. Newer best top, tow bar. Very clean rust free jeep. Must see 3,600 obo”

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1945 MB Fresno, CA **SOLD**


1945_mb_fresnoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

I suspect this body is a bit rougher than it appears in the pictures.  Otherwise, it looks pretty complete and has a few extra goodies, such as a winch.

“1945 willys jeep runs good new rear end gears and new flywheel asking 5,000 willing to trade 4 classic car or truck of equal value”

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1948 CJ-2A Ambulance Lancaster, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

1948_cj2a_ambulance_lancasterUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $675

” This is an incredible find! 1948 Jeep Willy “hard-shell” ambulance. Includes siren and light.  This is the perfect restoration project for the Willy/Jeep collector or the person who must have that incredibly “head-turning” must-have collector vehicle.”

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1951 CJ-3A Boise, ID **SOLD**


1951_cj3a_boiseUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2750

“Excellent running stock jeep with 5K miles on engine. Has roll bar, soft top, back seat, Warn winch and tow bar. A great off road machine.”