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1948 CJ-2A Mineola, Tx **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This has a few unusual features.  (1) Note the location of the 2nd battery, (2) note the “Power Train” hubs [I don’t recognize this brand] and (3) the interesting location/position of the heater.

“Up for auction is ‘Ol Fred, my very rare 1948 Willy’s Overland CJ2A. Purchased two years ago, and has been stored indoors ever since. A restoration was done by previous owner.. not so much as to “show” the vehicle, but to use it. Drives like a new Jeep. This vehicle is extremely tight. The Original Go-Devil L-Head 60bhp engine runs perfectly, as does the Original 3-speed transmission. Shifts like new. Complete Drivetrain was overhauled. The Transfer Case is equipped with drive pulleys for running external implements such as water pumps, generators, etc. New Brakes. Still runs original 6 volt system with additional 6 volt battery…..”




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1948 CJ-2A Brockway, Pa $6000


1948_cj2a_brockwayUPDATE:  Price dropped to $6000

This is one of the better hard top restorations that I’ve seen.  Most people dump them.

“Have a 1948 Willys CJ 2-A in absolutely perfect condition Frame off restoration with a 198 Buick V-6 with warn overdrive that runs perfectly. All 12 volt with all new gauges that all work. All hat channels perfect as the rest of the tub. Really nice Sears aluminum top, insulated on the inside. Goes down the road like a dream and I drive it daily. Top speed 60 MPH with the overdrive. Absolutely no rust anywhere, frame perfect, and all wiring, lights are perfect. Have Pa title in my name Serious buyers only for more pics One NICE Willys 2-A Please call 814-590-7732”

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1953 CJ-3B Cedar Park, tx $700


1953_cj3b_cedarparkUPDATE:  Price dropped to $700.

This might be worth some closer pics, though the steering looks a little crazy.  Is that a steering housing sitting on top of the front of the driver frame rail?

“1953 Willys Jeep flat fender, V6 motor from a 60s model Jeep this jeep originally came with a 4 cly motor, Jeep needs the wiring ,exhaust and brakes redone to get it going good . Motor starts up and runs . Would make a good beach or hunting Jeep .
Possible trades for early bronco project or maybe 65-66 mustang project . Like I said it is a PROJECT but it is a cool collectors Jeep. Thanks Robert, Cedar Park Tx 512-925-2597. Asking $ 700.00 OBO”


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Tellico 4×4’s 3 Day Sale

• CATEGORIES: News, Website has a 3 day sale with up to 70% on clearance item and 10% off all purchases (don’t forget to use the Promo Code  TW-10P-9 when making purchases).  Sale valid Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18, 2009.


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MB & GPW Standard Nomenclature List from

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Website

I have no idea if this is of any use to anyone, but I thought it was interesting.  Here’s a the link to download a 200+ government document that lists THE STANDARD NOMENCLATURE LIST of Spare Parts and Equipment as of January 1944 for GPW & MBs.  Sections of the document include: Maintenance Parts Procurement List (Section 2); Vehicular Spare Parts and Equipment List (Section 3); Organizational Spare Parts and Equipment List (Section 4); Ordnance Maintenance Unit Stockage List (Section 5); Depot Stockage List (Section 6); Geographical or Seasonal Maintenance Parts List (Section 7); and Indexes (Seciion 8).

Another document highlights the OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF GPWS & MBs from 1944.

I found this and some other documents related to GPWs, MBs,  M-38s and M-38A1s at, a website that stores all kinds of information as a digital library and public resource (the site has movies, images, books, and more).  To find this information, do a search on Willys (or just click this link)

Here’s a couple images from the NOMENCLATURE LIST:



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Wooden Jeep Sonora, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Unusual, Wood bodies

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

It runs and drives.

“This is a custom built 1/4 scale Willys Jeep with a wood and metal body using an electric motor from a walk along golf cart. It has a single disk brake and chain drive. The wheels are from a wheelbarrow. A real craftsman made this and he had lots of time on his hands!”


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1953 M-38A1 Berry Creek, CA **SOLD**


1953_m38a1_berrycreekUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1100.

It runs.  It is only $1100.  What more do you need to know?

“’53 M38A1 military Willys. Runs, rough body, definately a project/hunting rig. Engine converted to 12volt, lights are still 24 volt. Also included is a ’52 frame and body. not street legal at this time…bill of sale only. Limited access to email”

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1947 CJ-2A Montgomery Creek, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

It’s not clear how long it was in a barn.  It appears to run.

“Barn Find 1947 Willys. Runs Good, everything works, great shape for 62 year old rig. Civilian model, original motor and tranny. Military Soft top and doors. ”


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1948 CJ-2A Mira Mesa, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD — Purchased by an eWillys Reader**  The reader got a great price (under $2k).  It had very little rust.  Receipts totaled $8k worth of work and included parts in boxes never installed.

(01/15/09) The above price is meant as a starting point.  The seller will negotiate.  It needs to leave the garage.  It’s got some updates and new tires & wheels.

“If interested – make me an offer. My Jeep needs to go… Great Jeep, but Needs work – You want this Jeep, but you need to have the means, place, ability to work on it. (or pay someone to).  1948 CJ2A – runs, has great heavy duty tires/new wheels (tires/wheels > $1000).  1976? Ford 2.3L 4-cyl engine runs good (new camshaft).  very, very little deep rust. new radiator & electric cooling fan.  Stock transmission, transfer case.  11” drum brakes all around.  GM steering column and steering gear …. I spent $$$$ having this Jeep “gone through”, however the synchronizers were not replaced so you have to double clutch or you will grind gears shifting down. The transfer case still leaks some, so that may need attention also, but everything is “supposed” to be sound  …. Price is negotiable. I put what I would like to get as a starting price, you can feel free to make me an offer .  The jeep has loads of sentimental value, but I need it gone… 🙁   ….. ”


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1948 CJ-2A Whittier, CA **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_whittier2UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5500

I can’t tell much from this photo.

“1948 Willys flatfender Jeep. Bowtie Willys V8, Winch, BFGoodrich 31″ mud terrain w/ matching spare tire, 2″ receiver towbar, Hate to sell it, just had a baby…. you know the story… $5,500 OBO”


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Builds: Randy shares his Jeeps, Family & Animals

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Reader Stories

Randy emailed me this morning with some great family pics.  Here’s a little bit about Randy and a variety of pics.  He says we can expect a few irregular reports from the Austin area as he often spots flatfenders around there.

I learned how to drive in a ’48 CJ2A when I was 12 years old and thus started my “addiction” to Willys.  I’m now 54 and still love ’em.  I moved to the Austin TX area a few years back and have a small ranch; So, of course, I knew what I needed in terms of utility vehicles.  I have a ’48 CJ2A that is all original and records for it since 1967.  The hardtop and extended bed are from a company in Houston, both are Koenig. I’ve not seen another Willys with the extended bed
[ED NOTE:  Here’s some info about extended beds from the CJ-3B Page]. I use the ’48 to go to the feed store and drive around town.

My other jeep is a ’54 CJ3B which is non licensed.  It’s a bit rough, but starts and drives great.

I have attached a picture of the Eifel Tower I took a couple years ago in the Crown Room in Paris.  It’s a picture of a picture.

As I was deciding what pics to send I discovered I have MANY pics of different family members, friends, animals and more with a Willys in them.  It seems I just realized my Jeeps are indeed a part of the family. The jeeps earn their keep and are always a hit.  I’ve taught a number of young folks how to drive a standard in these, and hope in some way I have started a passion for Willys as it did for me some 42 years ago!

Here’s Randy’s pic of a pic from Paris:


Here’s Randy and his jeeps:





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Builds: Jim finds a Mouse & More

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Reader Stories

Jim, take it away … (thanks for sharing!)

Got a call today.  Guy says,”I hear you like willys jeeps?” Yep, that sounds like me I thought. He said,”I have one here with flat fenders, all original, hasn’t been started in a while, will probably need a battery, some tires, gas.” Sounds like my kinda deal I thought, then I asked the fatal question,”when was it last run running?” “Oh, maybe 30-35 years ago when I was a kid,” he said.

Wow, it had been sitting in the same spot in a field on a fence line for so long that the diffs were touching the ground and part of all 4 rims and tires were 6-8 inches under ground. The 8000 lb warn winch on my trailer wound up pretty damn tight for a few seconds and then the whole jeep “popped” up and out of the ground as if it had sat on a tack!

2 trash bags of old carpet, wood, leaves, clumps of moss (yes, moss) rotted tools, a rusty hunting knife, 3 hornets nest and one poor little very unhappy wet field mouse later [ed note: see last pic]  I found some very decent floor boards, perfect hat channels underneath, factory paint still on the frame, a surprisingly straight body, all stock everything and a super trashed windshield frame, but I have a spare here at the cabin.

The owner said they parked it originally cause it needed a fuel pump; so, what do you want to bet I will be driving this old rig in a few weeks? A lot of fun for an afternoon of flat fender hunting!  Cocktail time to celebrate!

PS. my sincere apologies to the owners of the carwash I spent $10 at to remove the worst of the goo; sorry bout the mess …… serial number CJ2A 211636





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1947 Truck Portland, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

This truck is in PRISTINE CONDITION?  Maybe I’m confused about what “pristine” means? Nope, I’m not wrong. Stock & Raw might be a better description.  The price looks good.

“1947 Willy’s PU Truck. 90% Original, runable. 265 Chevrolet 6 cylinder engin runs. 4 wheel drive. H-Lo Range. Body Complete, Extra Doors, Tailgate (original). Vehicle is in pristine condition. Ready for customizing or restoration.


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1942 MB Queensbury, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

“1942 willys MB “army jeep”. Completely restored 6 years ago. ONLY only 500 miles since rebuild.
steel tub, fenders, w/shield frame, hood, grill, seat pads, tires, gages, wire harnes, breaks, gas tank, all lines, master cyl, inner and outer tie rods etc etc etc.  REBUILT: 1946 cj-2 engine top to bottom, block line bored, turned crank, new pistones/rings, valves, carb, cam. Radiator recored used oe tanks.
Front and rear end completely gone though w/new seals and bearings.  Starter. both front and rear drive shaft(propeller shafts). Transmission and tranfer case.  spring rebuilt.  FRAME: straightened, frame hornes correctly repaired, rear x-member replaced. EVERY THING IS EITHER NEW OR REBUILT BUMPER TO BUMPER, TIRES TO WINDSHIELD AND STEERING.  IF IT IS NOT MENTIONS I JUST FOR GOT TO LIST IT. ANY ONE LOOKING TO BUILD ONE KNOW HOW MUCH TIME AND MONEY GOES INTO A FULL RESTO.  there are a decent amount of gpw parts on the engine  *********************************** PLEASE : NO TIRE KICKERS, NO LOW BALLERS, I DO NOT “NEED THE MONEY”.  ORIGINALLY BUILT THE JEEP FOR MY DAD(WWII VET), HE IS GETTING A LITTLE OLDER TO ENJOY IT ANY MORE.”


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1949 Truck Ashburnham, Ma $1000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This comes with a snow plow, but I was curious if this is a tow truck as well?

“Willys jeep 1 ton pickup , flat 6 3speed. turns over but have not got it running. comes with a plow. Would have to be trailered. Asking a $1,000 dollars for it or best offer.”


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1950 Jeepster Carlsbad, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“You are looking at an absolute classic 1950 Willy’s Jeepster that has been beautifully restored. The Willy’s has been completely gone through from top to bottom. Please take a look at the album that I have created on Flickr.”





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1951 Wagon Vacaville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3600.

Lots of pics of this wagon.

“This is the Willys Jeep that we have for sale. It is a 1951 2WD wagon & it still has it’s original L-Head (Flat head) engine. It has a new hwad gasket & ARP head studs. It also has a slightly more modern carburator. The transmission is the original 3-speed & it is equipped with the optional factory overdrive. The tires are new. The paint looks nice from a reasonable distance (I painted it & I am not a professional by any means) The seats have been redone & so has the headliner. If you are looking for a runnig classic to really turn some heads (& tinker with a bit) – this is it! now keep in mind it’s 57 years old & requires a bit of attention. :)”



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1947 CJ-2A Tyler, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

“Reconditioned in 2006. Runs good and is in good condition. Was sand blasted , primed, and painted. The jeep has new tires, new brakes all around, new master cylinder, new muffler, replaced all gauges, recover seats, installed seat belts, rhino lined interior, new gas tank, new carberator, new fuel pump, new distributor, new coil, rebuilt starter, replaced battery, has a bikini top, and new radiator. Great for the deer lease or ranch.”1947_cj2a_tyler

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1947 CJ-2A Southwest Montana $2000


1947_cj2a_montanaI can’t tell if this is running or not.

“Great little project, runs & drives same family for years stored inside & use to pull the boat up. Notarized bill of sale $2000 406-660-0115”

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1943 CJ-3A (?) Rawlins, Wy $600


1948_cj2a_rawlinsUPDATE:  The price has dropped to $600.  This is looks like a good price.  It even runs (if you hook up the gas tank).

Either the year or the model is wrong.  I’m gonna guess this is either a highly mashed jeep (maybe a 43 frame with CJ-3a body parts and a CJ-2A windshield) or a 1948-9 CJ-2A.

“1943 cj3a with the orignal 4 cyl f head engine. gas tank is unhooked but it runs if you hook it up again. most mechanical work has been taken care of and it has several new parts. everything other than the suspention is original as far as i can tell.the body needs work and so does the interior, but if your looking for a cool old jeep and a great project this is the jeep for you. if you have any questions feel free to call me at 307-321-0612 I can deliver, but it will cost gas and milage.

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1959 DJ-3A Miami, Fl $950


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $950.

(10/10/09) Here’s a DJ-3A stick shift with a tailgate that doesn’t have 4 wheel drive.  Frankly, I’m not sure what’s stock and what’s not here.  If it is all stock, it’s an interesting find.

“1959 Jeep Willys Overland DJ3A, 4X2, stickshift in the column, new carburetor, needs a gas tank, has some rust but can be fixed. Was running recently with a plastic tank. 786-556-3668.”


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Tender Discussion

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

UPDATE 3: The eWillys Israel bureau is hot on the trail of the ‘Tender’.  Another set of pics was accompanied by the following update.

Here’s what he Googled in Hebrew: “A man named Efraim Eilin had a vision of an Israeli car industry. In 1950 he made partnership with Kaizer Enterprises and in 1951 he opened the Kaizer-Eilin  assembly plant. The plant[S] made more then 100,000 cars [Kaiser Frazer, Dofin Renolt, kontesa , Lark Studibaker…] and at some point the plant export was 28% of all the Israeli exports! I couldn’t  find info on the Willys  except that they made the panel, the wagon and the pick-up [we say: ‘Tender’].  All the body parts were made in Israel in another plant in Israel; so, I guess that the trucks  used the low part of the panel/wagon + special design for the back as an original Kaiser-Eilin. The Willys had 2 engines: 2199 cc 4 cylinder  and 3770 cc 6 c‘”




And here’s a special Willys Police Wagon (here’s the page for our Hebrew readers):


As I note in the comments to this post, a couple days ago I did a number of searches (and found some interesting truck sites that I will include in upcoming posts), but I found no references to the ‘Tender’ or ‘high back’ trucks.  If anyone knows anything about them, please let me know.

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Flatfender Everglades City, Fl $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Unusual

This is unusual.  I can’t say I’ve seen a grille like that.  the light placement is a bit odd, too.

“willys jeep. street legal. title in hand. brand new super swamper tires. 304 amc v8 in it. very strong motor. need to sale. 3200 cash or trade for motorcycle. some rust to body and frame. call 239-910-1075 or email for additional info or pics”


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PTO Upton, Ma $375


Need a PTO?

Complete Power Take Off unit originally designed for 80″ wheelbase jeeps (CJ2A, CJ3A, and CJ3B). Bolts right up to Spicer/Dana 18 transfer case. Includes shifter assembly, driveshaft, and bumper assembly with safety guard. Also includes homemade extension to install on 81″ wheelbase jeeps like CJ5 and FC-150 (CJ5s from 1955-1971. Rubber boots on driveshaft are in good condition. Data plate says “Spicer Mfg Co. Model 18H Serial 67237″. All parts move free and are in good condition. Located in Upton, MA.  Mark.  cell 603-498-6516.”


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1948 Jeepster Phoenix, Az $2000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: .

I’m not seeing the top, but otherwise this might be a good price.

Excellent shape. All Original. Body is totally straight and no rust. Floor pans in good shape. 602-434-1404.”