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1950 CJ-3A Crystal, Mn eBay


This fiberglass tub flatfender looks pretty good.

“You are looking at a 1950 Willys Jeep. It has a 231 cubic inch Buick V6 which is a quite common conversion since it was used in 60’s vintage Jeeps. It has power steering, a rebuilt M18 Transfer case, rebuilt Dana 25 front differential with new Lockrite locker, rebuilt Dana 44 rear differential with new Lockrite locker, new king pin bearings, new front wheel bearings, new pinion bearing, total of $2,500 work done. Less than 100 miles since work was done. Has exceptionally sturdy fiberglass tub. Original steel hood and windshield. Larger gas tank relocated to rear. New 31″ tires. New rebuilt Holly carb, the leaf springs are new and are longer than stock for a better ride and more articulation.”

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My Build — Creating the Hood

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

I've decided to tackle the hood.  Because of the 4.5" extension to the front clip, I've had to decide what to do with the hood.  As I documented in previous posts, I've lengthened the fenders.  Now, instead of trying to lengthen an existing hood, I've decided to create my own fiberglass hood:  Nothing fancy, just a straightforward simple hood.  I'll save a more complex hood for a second form.

Since I had an existing hood that had a good hinge and a good rib, I decided to remove those from the hood and use them on the fiberglass hood.  To do this, I had to drill out the rivets that attached the rib to the hood.  Once drilled out, the rib came right off.  You can see the rib and the hinge below.

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James’ newest find …

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

James found this cj-2a with a m38 body on Craigslist for $2,000.  He pounced on it immediately.  I'm not sure how I missed it during my searches!  Just goes to show I can't find them all.

This is an excellent find, especially since the body is in excellent condition reports James.  It's also one of the best California deals I've seen … 

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1963 CJ-3B Woodland Park, Co $2200


I think this is a good price.  It looks like it has a warn winch, good tires and a good top.  With the overdrive, you've got $1000 worth of value right there.

"1963 Willys CJ3B jeep V8 with overdrive 31 inch mud tires. Lots of extras. Call Andy 432-7869." 

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1942 GPW Susanville, Ca $2400


Update:  Price dropped slightly to $2400

I suspect the body on this jeep isn't worth restoring, but it still a running gpw for a reasonable price.

"Must sell, I have a 1942 willys jeep with 16,000 miles on it. I cant confirm the milage as it has a new speedomiter that I havent hooked up, have cable havent done it. It is a 1942 GPW, with the original Go-Devil engine, does not use oil and runs great. New tires, brakes are good (for this old of a jeep), it is an original flat fender the tub has been glassed. The body is very straight and the last paint job it got is marginal. I do not have the time or money to restor it as I had planned. I have driven it around locally since I bought it a year and a half ago and never had any problems at all. I really hate to sell this jeep but have to, my loss is your gain. You may call me at 530-569-0524, I will consider a trade for a jeep Cherokee in good condition." 

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1946 VEC CJ-2A New Jersey $1000


Here’s an early CJ-2A with the column shift. The seller doesn’t not indicate whether it runs or not, but it looks whole — it looks like it might run.  Obviously, the hood and windshield are a bit rough.

“For sale is a 1946 Willys with early column shift.”

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1954 CJ-3B Tacoma, Wa $6500


UPDATE: This was for sale for the same price in July, but the jeep was brown (as you can see in the pic on the right). Now the jeep is gray as seen in the left.

Given that the body is a fiberglass, which is very hard to find for CJ-3Bs (actually impossible is a better word), I'm positive this was produced in the 80s or early 90s.  Looks to be in great shape.

"This 1954 3-B Highhood powered by a Chev 383 stroker V-8 and 4-Speed transmission.  warn 12,000 lb winch.  36×14.50×16.5 swampers. dana 44 front axle. dana 18 transfercase.  Fiberglass Body …." 

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1942 MB Naches, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was 4950.

“My friend is selling his 1942 Wily’s Jeep. it has a 6 cylinder over head valve Hurricane engine. All suspention springs have been redone. Rides nice! newer radiator. tune up, carb rebuild. good tires, licensed. clear title. Runs Great! No rust! This is a turn key jeep with Lots of power. I can send you pictures of anything you like to see on it. Very cool Jeep. hinden head lights from the military. 12 volt system. Not stock, just improved. turn key starter. nice bucket seats. the price is obo, a bit anyway.”

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1946 CJ-2A Rigby, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500.

“1946 CJ2A: Frame off restoration with 4200 miles. New 1967 Buick 225 V-6/300 hp. Boxed in frame for winch support. Titanium alloy “Rock Crusher” rims. Gas filled guages. Custom built 15 gallon fuel tank under back seat. Jeep Wrangler seats. All original and completely rebuilt runnung gear. Best top and doors. Original and rebuilt Willys heater that will keep you warm. Warn overdrive and hubs. Custom top mounted pedals. Chevrolet steering box and tilt wheel from 1967 Camero. Much more info upon request. $9500.00 or close to it.”

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Willys Suzuki?


Just because you can, doesn't mean you should?


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1956 CJ-6 Fort Worth, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6950.

1956 is the second year of production, where 2500 were made. During the first year, only 581 were produced. So, this is a pretty early model. Looks in good shape.  These don’t come for sale very often.

“Straight-no rust * Runs Great *134 CI 4-cyl * All new Painless Wiring *New Gauges *New Tires *New Shocks *New Battery *Clean Royal Craftsman Removable Top and Doors **In the city or in the country-its a blast to drive”

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1953 CJ-3B **SOLD**


(SEE COMMENTS)  It appears a great deal of meticulous work has gone into this ‘restoration’ and it looks nice.  However, this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.  If you are trying to make jeep that’s just come off the battlefield of WWII and you are going to invest the time and energy, why not do this with an earlier model such as an MB (that really did come off the battlefield) or it’s closest cousin the CJ-2A?

“98K original miles, 6 volt, all stock and original, new engine (it purrs) with maybe 5K on it, rebuilt transmission, rebuilt brakes, fresh upholstery on the original seats, a few dents and dings. Its turn key, needs nothing, starts, runs and drives excellent for a near 60 year old Jeep. Built to look like it just rolled off the battlefield in WWII, extended bed, Flat military green paint,loaded with ammo boxes, vintage tools, military surplus stuff, canvas etc.”


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1947 CJ-2A Nashville, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

“jeep has a newly rebuilt motor and i have hardly driven it. it has a spare gas can and a tow bar on the front. the body is in fair shape. this would be a great project jeep. cashiers check or cash only please.”

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My Rebuild — The Windshield


The first time I tried to fit the windshield onto the body last year, it was too narrow to fit correctly.  At that point, I put it aside to deal with later. 

Well, yesterday I decided that now was 'later'.   After playing around with the windshield some, I realized a couple things:  1) Someone had welded a crack on the driver's side leg, so I had to grind that down a bit to help it fit; 2) The cowl of the fiberglass body was not shaped quite right, so I would have to 'trim' some of the rubber gasket to get the window to fit (the rubber needs replacing anyway, so I hacked it for test purposes — as can be seen in the closeup photo below); 3) Even with the rubber hacked, the windshield likely won't fit as tight as I'd like, but I can live without a tight seal as I doubt I'd be driving in much rain anyway.  

With those decisions/concessions made, I had to choose where to drill the holes for the windshield mounts.  The key for me was to get the right tilt to the windshield angle, making sure the horizontal part of the legs looked pretty level and making sure that when the windshield was tipped forward that it would rest level (something that I couldn't do after mounting the windshield to my first jeep).  Finally, I had to make sure the windshield was back on the cowl far enough so that the windshield frame binders could be mounted to work correctly (I'm calling them binders here, but what do you call the two devices that pull down and secure the windshield?). 

Another task I tackled today was the brake pedal.  I took a brake pedal assembly out of a junk yard '90 cherokee.  Originally, I had the pedals all set up for a clutch and brake pedal.  After getting that setup complete, I changed my mind to go with an automatic. With that decision, I chose to get a wider automatic brake pedal.  Fortunately, the cherokee's also came with automatics (and hence automatic brake pedals) and they used the same brake/clutch assembly system, so all I had to get was a brake pedal and resize it.  So, if I do decide to switch to a stick/clutch, changing out the brake pedals and adding the hydraulic clutch mechanism (which I already have) will be a snap.

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1953 CJ-3B Newport, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1750.   I think this is a good deal.

This ad caught my interest because I’d never heard of Newport, Washington.  Newport is located north of Spokane and west of Sand Point, Idaho.  Looks like a beautiful place.

The jeep is interesting too.  The drive train has been modernized and the jeep outfitted with a modern cage. The engine probably has some extra spunk for a v-6, but bored 60 over suggests that it might not have a ton of life left.

“1953, Complete running gear out of 1968 Jeepster Commando, 3:73 gears, model 27 up front has a 44 in the back, model 18 transfer case,turbo 400 with shift kit, 225 V6 punched over 40 headers and turbo mufflers, aluminum high rise with 4 barrel carb, saginaw power steering, 2 inch lift kit, we have a few spare parts that go with it. Hasn’t been started in three or for years. missing coil and ballast resister. Has a nice full cage. Front and rear seats out of CJ-7”

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1960 CJ-5 Hood River, Or $1800 or trade


The body on this looks straight.  I doubt there's been many changes to it.  This might be a nice restoration project.

"1960 running and driving cj-5, 134 f head motor, 3 speed transmisson, just serviced at oil can henerys (200.00) all fluids changed, 32×11.50×15" tires on newer 15×8 wheels, very reliable, title in hand. 1800.00 or best offer or trade for honda cb, cafe racer, yamaha xs, interceptor, kz 1000 police, or other street bike. may consider trade for vw bug 1970 and earlier. 541-490-3044" 

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Reader’s Builds — Brian’s new bumper for his CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Brian's been busy creating a new bumper for his CJ-3B build. He's says it's nothing fancy, but I think it's pretty nice.  Here's a start-to-finish explanation of the work it took to make his bumper.  Thanks for sharing Brian!

"Because the springs are longer than stock, I had to come up with a way to lengthen the frame a little in the rear. So, I fabricated  a new rear bumper and incorporated a swing out spare tire mount.  In addition, rather than cut holes into the body, I decided to put the tail lights in the bumper. To make the bumper, I only need to use a grinder, drill press, and a Mig welder — it's nothing fancy."

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1946 CJ-2A Vermont $2700


This is a fine looking CJ-2A sporting a M-38 body.  The rims are interesting.


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Front and Rear Axles from Willy’s Wagon Portland, Or $100 obo


No Pics.  An inexpensive way to get some back up axles, differentials and parts.

"Complete front and rear axles for Willys wagon. I think they have 4.88 gearing. I have 2 pairs. $100 per pair OBO." 


Here's a set of Willy's Wagon axles in Eastern Washington (pullman/moscow).

"1955 Willys truck axles. Rear is a Timken style 4.88 gears, I believe it is good. Front is dana 25 w/ 4.88 gears, not in the best shape Other willy's stuff available. Make me an offer!" 

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1959 FC-170 Firetruck Sarasota, Fl eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

I've got a friend in California that has an old firetruck he would drive to work every so often.  I always thought that would be fun, but I think this firetruck would be even cooler.

"1959 Willys Jeep FC170 Forward Control fire truck. Runs good – may need some brake maintenance. 7,200 actual miles. Manual Transmission. ALL ORIGINAL!  This vehicle has not been stripped. It is 100% original – even the windshield wipers! Includes Fire Extinguishers and fire blanket canister (with original fire blanket inside). Even the lights and siren are working! The headliner is begining to come down and the interior needs some work. There are no dents on the exterior.The vehicle has only been driven in local parades for the past several years."

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1958 FC-150 South King County, Wa $1450

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: the price dropped to $1450

This FC looks like a great project for someone.

"This is an original FC 150 (Forward Control). This is mostly complete and restorable. Original motor turns over but has very low compression in two cylinders. Includes a Manual and sales brochure. Great little off road/hunting vehicle. Wierd at first to drive because you are sitting on the front wheels. Frame/chasis is the standard 1952 jeep. I started this as a project but am unable to complete. Easy to work on. I have a car trailer and can deliver if you cover the gas. Dewey 253-670-1046 pr" 

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Jeep Trailers – Signal Corp Trailer in Portland $500

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer

One of the ewillys readers asked me about jeep trailers for sale in the northwest.  A quick search yielded a particularly interesting trailer from ww2 — a signal corp trailer.

" WW2 Jeep K38 trailer used by the U.S. army signal corps. This one looks like the one shown in a U.S.M.C manual from 1945." 

Here's some links for some other bantam or bantam-like trailers that vary in price up to $1000:

Here's two in Boise:

Here's two in Seattle area:

Here's some from Colorado: (very heavy duty trailer)

And Utah: (modern, but probably looks nice behind a CJ-5)

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1955 CJ-5 Clark County, Wa $4000

• CATEGORIES: Transfer Cases

The price on this CJ-5 has dropped.  There's been some good upgrades and the body appears to be in very good shape.  I suspect the seller will drop the price even more to sell it.

" 55 jeep willies 4×4. Restored, has lots lots new parts. Disc brakes, tow bar, Custom dash with Stuart Warner gauges, racing buckets with padded covers. Warn Winch, New tires, with extra set of terra tires, NEW 327 motor about 1500 miles on it,RUNS GREAT! Custom bumpers, NEW SUSPENTION, CB, On board air, optima battery, 3 stick tranfer case with overdrive. lots more. nice rideing and driving jeep. Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, needs some little things to finish its complete restoration. (I.e. turn sign switch, mark the toggle switches) Very nice rare jeep. 4000.00 NEED TO SELL 360-521-4817 E-mail for more pics" 

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1952 M-38a1 Sweet Home, Oregon $6500


This sure looks 100% stock (with the exception of the roll bar).   It may be a great find for someone wanting a M-38a1 to restore.

" For Sale or Trade 1952 Willy's Jeep. Has Full Rag Top with Doors and Gas Can. In original Condition. Even has Shovel under Hood! $6500 or Trade for NICE Quad 4×4 500cc or LARGER. Price Firm." 

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My Build — Radiator and Tranny Cooler Install


While building my last jeep, I remember the difficulty of making the radiator fit.  I believe I finally used a pinto radiator I had laying around and, fortunately, had a hood that allowed the radiator to sit just barely above the grille. With that experience in mind, I've been puzzling through how I wanted to deal with the radiator for a while. 

This weekend I finally got to installing my radiator and tranny cooler.  Selecting a radiator was the first challenge.  I had planned to use the radiator from the CJ-5 I bought last year, but I couldn't make it fit (I ended up selling that radiator).  Then I found a brand new $15 chev radiator that was pretty small off of craigslist.  I purchased that radiator, but it turned out that wouldn't fit either.  Finally, I broke down and purchased a 15" high and 26" wide Griffin Aluminum radiator from Doug Herbert (it was about $30 cheaper than Summit).  That was the shortest radiator they sold and it fit perfect … well, almost perfectly as I had to cut into my cross member to make a little more room.

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