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1949 CJ-3A Weedville, PA **SOLD**


1949_cj2a_weedvilleUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.  There are more pics that makes the jeep look nicer.

A title is extra …

“Have a solid little 49 CJ 2-A. Brand new rebuilt tranny and case. T-90 with D-18 case. Welded rear with new 9:50 x 16 trail digger tires. Rebuilt lever lock hubs. Springs reworked, body patched but extremely solid tub and floors. New inset taillights. Rewired but turn signals need done. Switch is there. This 2-A has a 3-B 1/2 cab and windshield that has been extended 4-1/2 inches. Can see out of this 2-A when driving. Pretty neat. Runs good. 12 volt system with alternator. Have truck heater mounted between the seats. Not much to get this on the road. Can find title for serious buyer $100.00 extra for title “

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1950 M-38 Kent, Wa $700


1950_m38_kentUPDATE:  Still available

This might be a pretty good price.  The motor runs and everything looks cleaned up.  Just need a body, wiring and above frame parts.

“This is a 1950 Military M38 jeep chassis with title. Price includes grill, radiator, running RMC motor, transmission, transfer case, third members, wheels tires etc. Needs the tub, fenders, hood and the miscellaneous stuff to make it original (see below). ALSO available thru another seller (a friend) another M38 with tub. Good fenders and running gear, good windshield, tail gate, grill and radiator. No seats, no dash (I have one). Tub needs work, hood was cut to make room for the carb of the 283 motor (does not run), includes roll bar, expensive tires and rims and some extras. Asking $500 (see last pix). Combine the two and make a great military jeep then sell off the extra parts ($100 for the pair). Parts to complete a restoration are avail thru vendors advertising in The Supply Line mag of the MVPA. Buy both and I can deliver them in one load if you cover the fuel and its not too far from the Seattle area. I also have a 10KW generator on Craigs List that is powered by a WWII Willys motor $500. Dewey 253-670-1046 or”

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Reader Question – Installing 4.3 GM V6 in Flattie


A reader noted that according to Novak, a GM 4.3 Liter V-6 is too tall to easily fit into a low hood flatfender without modifying the hood.  Now, I know this isn’t true as I’ve seen flatties with the engine installed.

Does anyone have any experience or advice about installing a GM V-6 into a flattie?  I have not done it myself.

Here’s some additional information I dug up on the web:

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1943 MB/GPW San Antonio, TX **SOLD**


1943_mb_sanantonioUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300.

“1943 Willys Jeep. I was told by the previous owner that it was a WWII general’s jeep. Can’t confirm that, but it’s possible, and a cool story … Previous owner rebuilt the engine, I can’t say exactly when … The thing starts up and runs. It’s a bit rough — probably just a timing thing — but it gets around.   Body is surprisingly straight and rust free….  It’s missing the original fuel tank and fuel pump, and instead has a boat tank and hand pump! Works great for general use .. A friend of mine took a liking to it about a year ago and put in new spark plugs, wires, distributor, rotor and battery ..”

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1969 CJ-5 Look Out Mt, Tn $1000


1969_cj5_lookoutIt runs.  It doesn’t look that bad.  It’s only $1000. I’m not sure why the seller is confused about the gearing.

“1969 jeep 4×4 great woods truck rebult int 4 cy 3 speed all time 4weel 410 or 513 gears new front seat pics be in few days great running jeep climb a tree give me a call at 1706820 0661 or my cell 14233224707 ask for tylor.clean must sale”

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1947 CJ-2A Neenah, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5995.

Not much information about this other than it has a 5 speed.  It appears to have either an MB or GPW body.  Those are some really short seats!  The VIN is #3547499.


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1948 CJ-2A Oak Grove, KY **SOLD**


1948_cj3a_oakgroveUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4300

“Up for sale is my 1948 Willys CJ2A, you might have seen it around town. This Jeep was rebuilt from the ground up in 2000 by the pryer owner. It will need an enigne do to a rod cap bolt that snaped all cased by the pryer owner who did not replace the rod cap bolts during the rebuild. (Always replace any engine bolt that requires a torque spec!) It is in stock form with a (chain driven) 134 L-head with only 3,000 miles on it…..”

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1957 FC-1?0 Phoenix, Az $1500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

No pics and little info.

“1957 Willys Jeep Forward Control Truck, for more information and pictures call (602) 321-3675”

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Crap! … I Shattered my Light Cover



I had carefully rebuilt a rusted bezel to fit over the clear, glass, honey-comb light covers.  I got everything ready.  Then, while putting it together, the glass slipped from my hand, hit the concrete and shattered (hence the pic to the right).

Below, you can see a picture of the rusted bezel.  Both bezels were in about the same condition (eg.  Bad Condition, with small holes in some places).

To rebuild them, I used some JB Weld that I applied to the inner side of the bezels in a couple layers.  Then, I sanded down the outsides (the chrome was toast), applied some primer, sanded with 220 grit, repeated a couple times and will try spraying on some spray-on chrome, which will work until I can find some original chrome bezels.

Fortunately, it appears the Tail Light King might have the covers I need.



After (bezels are still gray primer):


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1949 CJ-3A Shasta Lake, Ca **SOLD**


1949_cj3a_shastalakeUPDATE:  SOLD FOR ASKING PRICE

James’ has done a great deal of work on this CJ-3A.  It’s got some great updates.  He has added a pretty complete list of what’s been updated in the Ad.

“This is a registered 1949 CJ2A but the tub is a DJ3A (No Tailgate). Heavily modified but still a nice city driver. Stripped down to frame. powdercoated all body parts except tub(fenders/grill/hood/bezels/windshield frame,all interior floor panel pieces)done by FRP customs. Body was a little rougher than wanted for powdercoat, no rust, completely stripped just didn’t want to bondo, painted flat hunter green uerathane. All Stainless fasteners. Interior fully lined as well as inside front fenders. Updated drivetrain and brakes. Full Bestop soft top and doors also have bikini top….”

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An old Willys in the Afghan Desert

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

I happily received an email today from the eWillys Afghan bureau (I didn’t even know I had one).  Here’s what our intrepid ‘reporter’ Lt. Buck wanted to share with all of us.  Thanks Buck!

We were out on patrol outside of Pol-e-charki Afghanistan the other day when we came across a Soviet-era junkyard behind some hills. It was full of all kinds of random things including airplanes, helicopters, motorcycles, tanks and Russian knock-offs of DUKWs and Ford SEEPs. In and amongst this was something I think you and your website viewers would love. A mid-1950s 2-door Willys 4wd Wagon with the data plates intact (which I unscrewed and put on my wall)! Not much left to save and needless to say it’s not for sale, unless you want to pay the Taliban.








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How to reseat a Tire == WD40 + flame

• CATEGORIES: videos

UPDATE: Christopher found the YouTube link for us.  Thanks!

My Uncle Phil sent this to me.  You gotta see this video. It appears a driver has a tire that lost its bead on the rim.  To re-seat it, someone sprayed WD-40 (I think) onto the rim and then lighted it, which causes the tire to explode onto the rim.

Download the WMV version of the video

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1964 CJ-6 Sacramento, Ca $3500


1964_cj6_sacramentoThis is a good price for nice looking CJ-6.  They aren’t too easy to find.

“1964 Willys Jeep. Ford 302 runs good, new soft top and doors bought last year. adjustable seat, and title wheel, all lights work, wench works but not hooked up. $3,500.00 OBO
Serious enquirers only. You can email me or call 916-214-2839 please leave your name and number.No test drive because of no insurance and nono-op reg, can drive back and forth in the drive way.”

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1942 MB/GPW Tenino, Wa $1800


1942_mb_teninoI’m not sure if this runs?  It looks like there’s been some work on the body as one of the driver side cutouts is missing.

“Body Style ASM2D.  Need a project? Well here it is! It’s an oldie but could really be a goody!
LOCAL ONLY! CASH ONLY!! please contact me at please use ONLY “JEEP” or CRAIGSLIST” in SUBJECT LINE . Thank you.”

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Best Beer in America


I always love maps.  I even use them once in a while.  The maps at this blog, Strangemaps, are, well, all over the map in their purposes, usefulness, and creativity.

The other day I ran across this ‘Best Beer‘ map.  Having lived in Utah, and still fond of the state, I was sure it would rank as pretty dry state, but given it’s population, the map suggests it holds its own pretty well (though there are some good beers there, producers are limited to beers with 3.2% alcohol).  Despite this hurdle, companies like Wasatch Beers, with slogans like ‘bring some home to the wives’ and beers such as ‘Polygamy Porter‘ (Why just have one?), are popular around the Salt Lake Valley.

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Roll Cage Tubing in Northwest


bluejeep_inprogress_cageAnyone know any deals on roll cage tubing in the northwest (washington, oregon, idaho)?  I need to get cracking on my cage.  I’ll be up in Seattle for a week over the 4th for sure, though I could be up as soon this weekend if someone has a line on tubing.  Somewhere I’ve got the measurements for what I need, but I need enough for a cage similar to what I had for my last cage, shown to the right.

Thanks, Dave

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My Build — More progress


I made some more progress today, including hooking up the gas filler, attaching the rubber wheel well thingys, installing the choke and some other minor additions.  I’m just about ready to fire up the engine.


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1943 GPW Windham, ME **SOLD**


1943_gpw_windhamUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

Looks nice.


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


1951_cj3a_princetonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2799

It’s run and a bit rusty.

“This jeep has seen better days, but being a serious Jeep buff, you can see through the rust and multiple layers of Bondo and paint …. The jeep does run and was recently deemed roadworthy by North Carolina standards with the addition of electric turn signals. Apparently a seatbelt isnt required because it doesnt have one on either seat”


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1945 GPW Weatherford, TX **SOLD**


1945_gpw_weatherfordUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

“1945 Ford/Willys CJ2 4WD JEEP, original VIN and ID tag on dash, clean Texas title, no rust, John Deere green paint, starts first time EVERYTIME, tow ready, tagged as antique vehicle, original engine and transmission, great ranch, hunting, or deer lease rig. This cool old jeep is a lot cheaper than a new 4-wheeler, and will also carry 4 people with cooler ! She looks runs and drives great for being 64 years old and you will not be disappointed in her performance! $4500 OBO!  Please call me or e-mail me at work.”

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1953 CJ-3A Trimble, Mo $5500


1953_cj3a_trimbleThis looks in good shape, but sports a CJ-3B windshield.

“1953 willys jeep will trade for atv, buggy,zeroturn mower, boat ,send pic thanks.”

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1946 CJ-2A Fargo, ND **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_fargoUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

It’s got the column shifter and a VIN of 30296 according to the seller.  The body looks rough along the edges.

“46 jeep CJ-2a Willys. Early 1946 (SN:30296) with column shift. L head engine in running condition. Needs new Starter. Body in restorable condition. JeeTop aluminum top. Needs brakes. Transmission/transfer case in good condition. Would be an excellent jeep to restore.”

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1942 MB/GPW Oregon Coast, Or $2650


1942_mb_oregoncoastNote the interesting modifications to the grille.

“This is a Jeep that I purchased a little while back. I was going to restore it to look like the old Military Jeeps. It features a one of a kind grill which has two half vents on each side, as well as 4 indicator lights, instead of just 2. This one has a tailgate, which I think may not be original. It has the flathead motor or the “Go Devil” motor. The other parts of the drivetrain, I believe are original. The body has a military style dash, with the military style glovebox….”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Goffstown, NH **SOLD*


1945_cj2a_goffstownUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

There’s been some body work that has obscured one of the two driver-side indents.  It still has the column shifter. It’s sort of running.

“This is a 1945 Willys CJ2A with all the matching tags. It is serial number 11752 which means it was the 1752 CJ2A made in 1945 out of a total of 1824 for that year and it is the 1752 CJ ever built. This is a project but certainly can be put back into shape. There aren’t too many of these 1945 CJ’s left around. It has the 3 speed on the column which seems to work as it should. The head and valves were pulled by the previous owner because of a broken valve guide. He said that it ran fine before. It does turn over freely and seems to have good compression and no strange noises. I believe I have all the engine parts but you know how that goes, so please plan on something missing…..”

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1960 FC-170 Pittsfield, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

1960_fc170_pittsfieldUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

“1960 willys 170 cabover 4 cyl flathead. was a flatbed plow truck. rearend is rusted, needs body work. runs good and yard drives.