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1945 MB Paso Robles, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500

“1945 Willys Jeep- It has a 4 cylinder engine which turns over, but it has an electrical problem somewhere so it is not starting. It has a rebuilt starter. It also has a tow bar, a roll bar, and dualmatic locking hubs. Needs brake job. I have the pink slip and it’s registered as a non-op. We have too many projects and need to sell this one.”


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1960 DJ-3A Janesville, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.


“This jeep has led a pampered life and shows only 11,255 on the odometer. The previous long time owner signed the title as ACTUAL miles.  I do not have any other records or documentation of the miles and it is sold today as “Miles Exempt”.  Looking at the body, and original interior it appears to be a valid claim.  The Jeep was painted and it looks great.  We had a reliable long time Jeep Mechanic go over the car and bring the Jeep to safe operating condition based on the previous long term Museum style storage.  It runs and drives GREAT!!!”

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1962 CJ-3B Fairfield, Pa **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700.

I suspect underneath that diamond plating (I think it is diamond plating) is some wear & tear or rust.  Otherwise, it’s a running CJ-3B that looks pretty good for only $1700.

“62 willys V6 3 sd alot of extras trans and case new shocks rancho lift.

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1947 & 1948 CJ-2A St Louis, Mo Status Unknown


This may be a pretty good deal if the bodies are in reasonable shape.

“1947 Willy’s and 1948 Willy’s. Both are complete the 47 has been inside for over 15 years and the 48 has been inside for over 12 years. Both should run with some tender loving care. The 47 has not been started or ran in over 2 years. The 48 has not ran since purchased over 12 years ago. Previous owner used it frequently and I purchased it for a project. Have aluminum hard top and soft top, too. Buy the whole works for $2500.00 You won’t be disappointed.

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1950 CJ-3A Prescott, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3600

What jeep isn’t complete without a CD player.  Some interesting custom doors.

“231 Buick V6 electronic ignition. 33×12.50×15 tires on 10×15 rockcrawler wheels w/2.5″bs. Soft top from later jeep(doors need to be retrofitted). Steel half doors. CD player.”

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1951 M-38 Portland, Or Trade for Wrangler …


This seller would like to trade his flattie for a wrangler.  He’ll take cash too; the title says $11,000, but the ad says $8,000 – $10,000.

“Would like to trade my Willys & some cash for a quality, late model Wrangler with A/C, Auto, 6 cyl – Clean no junk please. My jeep is worth 8K – 10K”

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1946 CJ-2A Medford, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE:   **SOLD** Was No Price

“1946 Willys CJ2A, Built, Chevy 350 small block, Only 16,000 miles on the engine, Electronic Ignition, Headers, Flowmasters, Tilt front-end, Roll-Cage, Soft-Top (removable), VDO dash gauges, Custom Fabricated, Traction/Stabilizer bars”

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1942 MB Slat Grille San Leandro, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE:  The winning bidder came out of nowhere and overbid the previous bidder by $1250 in the last 8 seconds, raising the winning bid to $4500. 

Slat grilles are rare enough to make this worth looking at, but it’s certainly beat up a bit.

” I have a 1941-1942 Willys slat grill jeep for sale.  It is in decent shape, I got it to run using a  small can of gas going directly to the carb.  The jeep has been sitting for some time and I didn’t want to trust the old gas tank.  This was used as a hunting jeep.  The previous owner who had it for 40+ years modified the back by cutting the rear panel at the seams,  welding them to the sides and then adding a replacement rear panel…”

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1949 Jeepster Spokane, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

Note the Seattle Rump Bumper Jeep Club sticker on the side.

“Selling our 1949 Willy Jeepster. It’s a project car, it was given to us and we really don’t know much about it. We don’t have the time or money to make it a driveable vehicle. It has been garaged for the last three years. Four wheel drive. It is a convertible, there is hardware for the soft top. There is an extra hood that is in better condition than the one currently on it. The tires are practically brand new”

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Before there were Paddle Tires

• CATEGORIES: Features, Tires and Rims

I was looking to see if anyone has generated a list of the top 15 things (or list of some kind) you should look at when evaluating the purchase of an older flattie for an upcoming post.

While looking for such a list, I ran across this article by a Willie Worthy (it turns out he wrote a number of tire histories), a writer for Four Wheeler Magazine. He takes a quick look back at how his life has changed and how it has remained the same. One of the more interesting descriptions he provides are the old school paddle tires.

Willie writes, “my first Jeep came with some military nondirectional 6.00-16s that were replaced with some 7.00-16s in a heavy-lugged mud and snow pattern. When I bought my new CJ-5 in the fall of 1962, it came with some 7.50-15s, which I quickly sold. By now, I was into tires and building rims. The tires of choice were some passenger-car 8.20-15 recaps spread out on my homemade 8-inch-wide rims. Later, I, and just about everyone I knew, was using Armstrong’s flotation tires, or similar versions of them that were originally designed for farm implements. Traction didn’t come from the straight grooves running the circumference of the tire but from their ability to conform to an obstacle. Soon we found that cross-grooving made for much better traction. The Pismo dunes, and those at Glamis, were wide open with no restrictions, and by the mid to late ’60s, we needed more traction than these tires would provide. Before the advent of paddle tires, we would cross-groove drag slicks in various patterns and mount them on 12- to 14-inch-wide homemade rims.”

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Reader’s Build: Michael’s 1957 and 1955 Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Michael writes that he’s owned several jeeps through the years.  Currently, he’s got two willys trucks he’s fixed up, a ’55 and a ’57 .  As you can see from the right and the first large pic below, the ’57 seems to have wings.  Most recently, he’s purchased a couple slat grille jeeps and is looking for info about and parts for them.

“Just wanted to say thanks for all the awesome info on your website! I learned to drive at the age of 10. My parents had a 1969 Jeep Gladiator Pickup. I used to fourwheel all over in it. It was given to me on my 12th birthday after I had blown up the motor wheeling in a rock canyon very similar to the Rubicon. What a time. We towed it back with a 56 Willys Wagon.

I currently own a couple Willys pickups a 55 and a 57. I’ve owned a couple 2a’s in the past and always kick myself for selling them! I am back though and looking for any info. on parts for a couple of slat Willys. That’s how I found your website. Thanks again. I’ll send you a picture of my 57′ “treading lightly?” Also pics of both are posted on car domain under the user name of UNIVERSALWILLYS1 (although it was hurriedly done so not very prof. looking.I need the time to fix them)”

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1947 CJ-2A North Jersey, NJ $500


Not bad for a parts jeep or fun jeep for $500.  It looks like most everything is there.

“47 willys engine is out. I have engine the block has several cracks in it. No title. Frame is solid.”

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1946 CJ-2A Newark, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2100.

This is an ebay ‘buy-it-now’ listing.  Checkout the extended ‘steps’.  It makes me wonder just what shape that body is in.

“This willys is a good running ole jeep. Original engine and drivetrain, Body has been re-done and re-inforced throughout.  New fuel pump,ignition switch,solenoid,battery,re-built starter. what it needs mechanically is steering work, (sloppy),Brakes need work and a new wiring harness. Seat frames are included in good shape but need cushions re-done. Seat in picture is not included.Top is in good condition and doors are included. “

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Book Review: The Jeep (book) by the Olyslager Organisation

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Books, Features, Unique Jeeps, Unusual • TAGS: .

I don’t know when or where it came from, but at some point my parents obtained a book simply titled “The Jeep“.  It was mostly a picture book, which as a young kid was perfectly fine with me.  I open and looked through it many, many times. Ok, I still open it ….

However, it wasn’t just a book with a few pics of jeeps you see everyday.  Instead, it’s a slim book full of a wide range of pictures.  Of course, there’s the standard bantam, mb, seep, gpw, etc. But, there’s also, for example, 3 images of the Willys/Nuffied modified airborne jeep, seen to the right (though not from the book — it’s from a russian site — the book images of the Willys/Nuffield are at the bottom of this post).

I bring this up, as I ran across a copy of the book at the Boise Library today.  So, I snapped a few images of the pictures with my digital camera (hence the poor quality – purchase the book to see them sharply) and will post a some of them.

I haven’t asked for permission to post them (I TRIED to, but can’t find the contact info for them), so I’ll add this pitch for the book.  This book is a must for any jeep nut.  While it’s a fairly small book with only 64 pages, the collectors prices (at amazon) were hovering around $45. It’s a perfect size for your kids.  The organization responsible for publishing the book is the Olyslager Foundation (link?), which has published a number of other cool books listed at the Open Library Project.

Now for some cool, but poor quality pics to wet your appetite…

One of my favorite sections of the book show how quickly a crate jeep can be put together.  The book documents this particular group only took 3 minutes and 31 seconds to put it togther.

Check out the rest of the pics …..

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1954 CJ-3B Marquette, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“I purchased this Jeep out of a collection years ago. The first few summers I drove it back and forth to work. Top off, and windsheild frame down !!!  The Jeep was restored in 1997. 11 years now. It was a Nebraska Jeep.. The motor and driveline was rebuilt. Axles and brakes gone thru. New brake lines. New exhaust. The list goes on and on. seats were recovered, new top, Wheels powdercoated, New gauges and switchs.The jeep has a nice new style fuse box with new wiring from front to rear.  One receipt I have from the restoration totals $3,800.00  alone ….”

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1947 CJ-2A/MB/GPW (2 Jeeps) Kemp, Tx $3500


The ad says 1947, but the body in the pics looks like an MB or GPW.  Apparently there are two jeeps and extra parts.

“2 Jeeps (military) great for hunting or restoration project, one running and the other used for parts. Also extra parts – grill, fenders, 2 extra blocks. Asking $3500 but can be flexible. Call 903-498-7089 for more information.”

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1947 CJ-2A Tempe, Az **SOLD**


UPDATE: Still Available

This looks like a well modified jeep.  Of course, I’m partial to the rims.

“1947 Willys CJ2A fresh small block Chevy 350, 3 speed auto, 44 in rear w/locker, 30 in front, 4 core radiator w/2 electric fans, off-road carb kit, power steering w/tilt and Jeep steering wheel, power brakes w/discs in front, 2 new BFG muds, Jeep seats front & rear, full roll cage, spare tire mount, winch plate, good glass, comes w/spare tires & wheels and a few miscellaneous spare parts. ”


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Flat fender racing jeep Wesport, Or $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

I’m not sure if this is a PNW legal racer or not.  It may just be a sand/mud buggy.  I can’t tell for sure, but I suspect the body is fiberglass, probably a bobcat body, as the rim around the back looks wider than a standard body.  I am wondering why they dont’ have a front bumper on the thing. There about $800 is tires alone, if in decent shape.

“i have a 41 flat fender willys jeep it has a 350 and a 700r tranny and a narowed toyota rearend and five point harrnesses it comes with a set of 31” paddles and a wheelie bar askin 3500 or trade for something 4×4 and of equal value.”

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1946 CJ-2A Somerville, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

“80% original 1948 CJ2A Farm Jeep. Built for trail riding. Low mileage, good running Buick v-6 231 adapted to stock tranny trans-case. Axles have 5:38 gears and the front end has been updated with 11″ brakes. Rear end is lincoln locked. Full roll cage w/pads for safety. Body is in very good condition for the year, but has a little rust. Dual exhaust, newer covered seats, no rear seat. Has PTO output on tranny with shifter. Working heater(rare). 33″ mud tires. Jeep runs and drives good. I have it registered for the street as an antique til 2013. Needs brake lights wired and brakes bled, but stops fine. Jeep is exempt from inspection because it is registered as antique. I have to many Jeeps, not enough time! … I’ll post pic tomorrow. Thanks,”

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1955 CJ-5 Bellingham, Wa $1200


It appears the front end is slightly f&*$ed up.  I’m pretty sure those front wheels should be going the same direction.  If you have a front end, this one might be worth snatching up as the seller sounds like they might be will to deal to get rid of it.  Maybe it’s just a broken tierod?  It appears that might even be a terra tire on the front left.

“I’m selling a 55 Willys. I bought it for 1200 I don’t have the time or the money to fix it. I need to sell fast. any question please call me 360-318-5755 1200 obo”

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1946 CJ-2A Winston, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3300

“Classic 1946 Willys Jeep. Runs and Looks Good. $3300.00 Call Bryan for details”


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Volkswagen Jeep Kit Leo, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2995.

I’ve never seen pics of this jeep kit for the volkswagen.  I’ve only seen ads for two other vw jeeps, both didnt’ have pics.  An interesting collectors vehicle.

“WILLYS CJ3A-Hadley Veep Kit from Costa Mesa, Cal. 1980 with 1971 Beetle Drivetrain, Flat Fenders, Low Hood, Rides Great and Handles like a Go Kart with New Disc Brakes/System, American Racing Wheels Professionally Polished, New Fulda 195/60/15 Radial Tires,KYB-GR2-Shocks,New Front Axle- Adjustable, New Ball Joints,Tie-Rods…”

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1947 CJ-2A East Valley, Az $3725


UPDATE:  Seller dropped price $20 more dollars.

I’d like to see a few more pics.  Looks pretty good.

“1947 Willys Jeep, Buick V6,Saginaw 4-speed, Saginaw Power Steering, Warn Overdrive and Locking Hubs, Full Soft top with doors,tow bar. Fresh tune up and service. $3725.00 480-797-2927 or 480-507-5515”

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1957 FC-150 Baker City, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

There’s dents and some rust. Interestingly, despite the increase in flatties, Forward Controls continue to be difficult to find.

“I have a 1957 FC-150 Willys Jeep. New tires with spacers, new carburator,bed has been resently sand blasted and powder coated. Vehicle runs is driveable but need some work. New fuel pum, shocks, brakes comes with some extra parts.Price not set in stone, pictures available. Engine cover in bed of truck to show original engine.”

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1948 CJ-2A/CJ-3A/M-38 Durango, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Going to Denmark

This is a combo jeep of some kind.  Looks pretty nice, though it’s not perfectly accurate.  Maybe it’s just the title that’s wrong somehow?

“A great little jeep,runs and drives excellent. The good stuff and everything I’ve added, replaced, rebuilt, etc: Has a clear Arizona title, titled a 1948 Willys Jeep is turn key, start it and go, needs nothing. Original flathead 4 cylinder engine, converted to 12 volt, looks and runs like it was rebuilt at some time, runs great, near silent and smooth with excellent oil pressure at 45-50 psi and never any smoke. Original transmission/transfer case, also rebuilt at some time, shifts very tight, quiet, never does the “2nd gear pop” like so many Willys. “