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1951 M-38 Toledo, Or $26,000

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This looks pretty nice.

1951 M38 DEL. 12-1-51. GROUND UP RESTORATION 2006 805 MILES. EQUIP. GUN SCABBORD WINTER TOP, SNORKEL KIT, AXE AND SHOVEL ALL NOS PARTS USED AT RESTORATION WITH NEW RUBBER COMPONENTS. Jeep came from Korean Conflict and has 5 bullet holes under driver seat. Please contact Don Hall at Willy’s Restoration (541-336-5869 – restorer) in Toledo, OR, or Mark (650-353-0987- Owner). Jeep is located in Toledo, OR.”


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1951 CJ-3A Newton, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750

“1951 Willys Overland Jeep. Flat fender, one piece windshield, 4 cylinder flat head engine (rebuilt), tranny and tcase rebuilt, new wiring harness (CJ5 style with fuse block). 3 speed on floor. Faded out red paint. Floor boards are in good shape. Vinyl seats in front, no seat in rear. No spare tire carrier. No rust holes. Newly painted metal hard top. Doors and opening fillers need to be painted and windows installed. Runs great. Titled in NC. Best you’ll find for the price!!! Cash only. Buyer will be responsible for pickup.”



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1948 CJ-2A Pine Knot, Ky eBay


Lots of pics at ebay.  It appears pretty solid.

“1948 jeep willys. It has a flat head 4 cylinder motor, with a 3-speed manual transmission. It has a power take off in the back of the jeep. The tries on the jeep are 7.00-16lw, they still said military on the tries. The speedometer reads 64525.The winch on the front is a 10,000lbs. This jeep still runs and drives great. we drive it everyday for a hunting jeep. For more questions about it just email me.”

View all the pics on eBay


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1956 CJ-5 Inglis, Fl $1000


It runs and has a lunar seat in back.

“This is a good hunting jeep. I got the jeep in a trade and know little about it. Has 4cyl. flathead. 4×4 works smokes a little and needs brake work. Coated inside and out. Will try to get other info if needed, just ask or call. Thanks!”


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1948 CJ-2A Woodstown, Nj **SOLD?**


UPDATE:  It appears this was sold.  It was listed at $600.

It runs, needs clutch, for only $600. Xtra parts thrown in …

“1948 Willys Jeep has NJ title ,motor runs fine can hear run, needs clutch,I have new clutch pressure plate and throwout bearing kit, I also have new gas tank,Jeep needs body work (rust) have 2 extra rears and 2 extra trans with transfer cases one has extension for V8 mod, have original wheels and windshield frame not shown in picture , too many projects going on please ask any questions I’ll try to answer, no seats”


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1949 Jeepster Terrell, Tx $2500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This appears to run and I can’t see any rust, though the pictures aren’t the best.  This might be a decent deal.

“1949 Willys Jeepster. 327 chevy engine. I dont know for sure how many miles the engine has on it. Factory 4wd. Brakes need work. MAKE OFFER! Any questions call 214-212-8417”


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1946 CJ-2A Wellstone, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000



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1951 M-38 Austin, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

There’s been a variety of upgrades on this jeep.

“…  When we first got this jeep, it was in pretty rough shape and close to 100 holes were filled in on the body from various things being mounted/removed over the years (blackout lights, etc etc) Virtually all of the work to it was done by either myself, my stepbrother, or a pro shop. I cant remember exactly how many miles are on it “after build”, but I’m guessing the motor/rebuilt tranny has about 5k, the brake system (entirely replaced at time of conversion) about 2k, tires about 2k. again, this is a toy that was hardly ever used.

Here’s the parts list: Chevy 305 HO from a mid 80’s Camaro Z28 installed by Joe White’s Performance Automotive (THE place to go back in the day) motor had to be canted and fenders pushed out to make fit. remote oil and fuel filters, extra griffin aluminum racing radiator we never installed comes with it. the motor had less than 500 miles on it when we got it, Corvette clutch and pressure plate in 3 speed manual transmission, factory twin stick transfer case, custom rear drive shaft with CV joint built by Austin Drive Train, factory dana 25 front axle with Warn premium hubs, factory dana 30 rear axle with Detroit Locker, 5.13 gears front/rear, 11″ drum brake conversion all the way around (now it stops right!) with new master cylinder at time of install …..”


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1947 CJ-2A Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900

This looks like a good price considering the completeness.



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My Build: Cage is ready for Sanding and Paint


The day has gotten away from me, so this will be the only post tonight….

Today I completed the welding of the cage.  The below pictures show the cage prior to some grinding (and a little more welding and a little more grinding).

As I mentioned yesterday, I hadn’t decided on a paint color.  So, I visited the maker of the paints (Van Sickle Paints – Tractor Paints) I have used on the frame (one thing I really like about the paints is that they have a nice thick brush on color as well as a matching spray color).  It turns out, they have an ‘aluminum color‘.  So, I’m gonna give the aluminum color a try (I don’t really have high hopes to be honest).  The worst case scenario is I hate it; so then I’ll just paint it black.

Here’s a few pics from today:




Below is a close up of the back connectors. And in the pic below that, you can see the posts to which the back of the cage connects.  There are two bolts per side.  The bottom of the rollbars actually rest atop the post.  The reason I built this like this was because of a problem I ran into with my last jeep:  It was difficult to run the gas tank hose by the rear passenger-side cage connector.  To bypass that problem this time, I’m trying this post approach.



Here’s a picture of the raw frame with the posts in the foreground, along with the middle loop platforms and front loop platforms.  The round posts support the seats (the seat platform actually screws onto the top of those round posts).  The round posts were invaluable in acting as a precise guide when placing the body onto the frame, keeping everything well aligned.

You can see more of the frame here

Here’s a look at the front roll cage platforms and a drawing of how the connection occurs.



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My Build: More Roll Cage Progress


I managed to get as far as I hoped to get today.  I got all the pieces fitted with welds mostly completed.  I expect to have it ready for paint by tomorrow.  I was going to paint the cage black, because I was planning on wrapping it with padding, but I’m liking the silver metal color, so I am considering some kind of metalic color.




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Sand Drag Jeep Southern Washington $3900

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

That’s one of the lowest prices I have seen for a nice Drag Jeep.  It sounds like the seller must sell this.

“468ci big block 550 hp.  tci 400 tranny.  scary fast. see full ad under “cars and trucks”.  Trades considered: yz450 yz250 yz 4×4 quad raptor yfz honda. But priority goes to some one with cash. Its priced to sell this week.”


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Snow Plow Blade Denver, Co $350


I’m sure someone can use this.

“6′ Snowplow blade and attachments. Manual lift. No winch. Had been previously mounted on our Willys Jeep.”


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1983 CJ-7 Cheney, Wa $2400


It’s got an unusual paint job and a pretty good price.

4-cyl,4-speed camo paint,hard top,gun racks tow bar, runs good ,used for hunting,good rubber 2.400 or trade for willys.banshee,jeepster commando,jeep parts jeep project,willys parts or willys project,sport quad, 4 wheeler ,trailer ,gun safe or always guns Steve 509-979-2701.”


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Year? Model? Ludlow, Ma **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800

It runs and drives.

“Vintage willys flat fender jeep. Runs good. No Title. Great for a little plow truck or just a beater out in the woods.”


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1946 CJ-2A Yakima, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800.

This has some good drive train updates.

“1946 Jeep willy cj2a. Ford 289 with a 4 speed transmission, dana 44 rear, and dana 30 front axles. Custom headers with dual side exhaust. 31×10.5 tires with approx. 85% tread. Full cage, nice bucket front seats and a back bench seat w/ rino lined floor.. comes with a full soft top w/doors and a bikini top. Runs great. For sale or trade for a Jeep wrangler perferably trail ready.”


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1947 CJ-2A Lake View, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1250

The seller also has some parts for sale too. The engine is stuck.

“Great jeep, has full aluminum top,with full doors,Sound mechanically except engine is still stuck. Cylinders look good,I suspect there may be a bad rod bearing.Think engine may be rebuild-able. Has 15 inch tires,12 volt system including generator,regulator turn signals. Vehicle is complete except seat cushions,windshield adjustment brackets,one hood hold down and one headlight trim ring.will need brake work. I bought this recently but my health will prevent me from getting it running.So I am selling or trading so I can buy a running cj or wrangler. Will entertain offers”


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1947 CJ-2A North Bend, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

The price dropped quite a bit.

“1947 Jeep runs good but needs new clutch. Sandblasted frame/tub with new primer with some surface rust. New exhaust system, new wiring.”


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Ebro Trucks from a Jeep Pickups website

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, International, Unusual

Here’s some a couple great pics of an early Ebro Cameador.  You can view more images at

Jeeps first started being assembled in Spain in 1952 by a company called VIASA, which means Vehículos Industriales y Agrícolas, S.A in spanish. I am not sure if VIASA ever made pickups, as I cannot find any records of them being produced. However, in the late 1970’s VIASA was absorbed into EBRO, another spanish company. The only pickup that I know of produced by EBRO was called the Campeador. It was a forward control pickup available in either single or double cab version, which was called the Duplex, as well as a van, called the Toledo/Furgon. At some time, Hotchkiss in France also produced these vehicles, but I can’t find any pictures of them. Production of these vehicles was from 1971-1985 in France.  The Ebro name was discontinued in 1980.



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My Top Ten Craigslist Comments


A reader suggested I make a list of funny/unbelieveable/strange comments from real Craigslist Ads.

Here’s my top 10.  Feel free to Add to them and I’ll update this list.

10. Needs a little TLC

9. This is completely original

8. I don’t know much about this, but I spent a bunch of time on ebay, so I know what this is worth.

7. The fuel pump broke about 40 years ago and we never got around to fixing it

6. According to NADA, this is worth ___(insert outrageous value here) ____

5.  It’s all there, just needs to be put back together

4.  this project is 95% complete

3. overall for its year the jeep is in good shape .. OR … runs great for its age

2.  I was playing around in it and I broke ___ (insert about anything here) ___.

1.  It ran when parked

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1946 CJ-2A Henderson, Nv **SOLD**


UPDATE:  This sure looks like a great price.  This has likely sold.

It’s got a military grille, but the windshield appears to be a Willys.

“Runs and drives, perfect to use for hunting/trails or restore it!


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1951 CJ-3A Las Vegas, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This jeep looks a little giraffeish.

“51 willys jeep v6 3 speed manual 4×4 everything in working order have some parts $3500.00 or best offer”


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2 1948 CJ-2As Spokane, Wa $3000


1 is a parts jeep.  Both look pretty stock.

“green jeep runs great 4 its age. yellow one is parts jeep. willing 2 trade 4 project hot rod, early 2 late 60’s car or? call me at 509-842-6670 anthony”


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1944 MB Ocala, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

That back loop looks a little low.

“It’s a willys on steroids gm v6 converted to 12 volts, 4 speed trans, new battery, power steering, tilt wheel, aluminum offenhauser high rise intake, carb, hedders, new dual exaust, slight lift, new tires, bikini top and full canvas top and doors. and it is great on fuel. very rare and will do 80 all day long. $7500 or trade for a flats boat, newer jeep wrangler, or 4×4 ranger, or?”


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1952 CJ-3A Pendleton, KY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300

It looks rough. Apparently, the previous owner lacked some mechanical skills …

“i have a 1952 cj3 a willys jeep for sale or trade. over all the jeep for its year its in good shape but if someone was wanting to restore to original it would take a lot but something to look cool and just a fun toy to drive and work on this is a great project. right now it does run and drive and all the doors, windows and snow plow and heat works and it has a koigin metal works hard top on it that is in great shape. the things that are wrong with it is someone put a ford 170 straight six in it and to make it fit they had to cut up the floor board and fire wall a little and they did a horrible job patching it back together but it does keep the air out for the most part. they used an advanced adapters kit to put the ford in it so about and ford with the right bellhousing will bolt up to the transmission and it is the original transmission and tranfercase. the brake master cylinder leak a little and the only other thing i can really think of that is wrong with it is the front end. i was playing around in it and i broke the front spider gears so the front axle doesnt pull but the transfercase works and everything…..”