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1952 S/B Truck Coastal, Or $1400

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

1952_truck_coastalThis trucks looks like it might be in very good condition.  Willys truck and wagon prices aren’t generally that high anyway, but this might be a particularly good deal.  I’d like to see a few more pics.

“Rare Fine 4X4 1952 Willys Short bed truck, yes it need some work like plug wires, radiator,battery, water hoses, other than that it all their,great cab and front end not rusted, I willing to trade?? but you can buy it for $1400.00 ;look on E-Bay They sell for lot more. cell 541-991-0949 ”

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1951 CJ-3A Chico, CA **SOLD**


1951_cj3a_chicoUPDATE: Was $3500. **SOLD**

This jeep appears to have a fiberglass front clip.

“Alum. Buick V-8. Runs great, 3-spd.”

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1950 CJ-3A Molalla, Or **SOLD**


1950_cj3a_molallaUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000

This jeep looks rough.  The front clip appears to be tilting down a bit.  The wheels looks good.

“1950 Jeep Willys, 3 spd, v6, extra rollbar, extra set of wheels,working heater, brand new soft top that cost 1600. This jeep is all old school! it is a blast in the snow and mud, it just doesn’t quit! I really hate to get rid of it, but I have other hobbies and not enough time. Someone is really going to have some fun in this jeep”

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1942 MB Chico, Ca $2250


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2250

This ad includes links to a variety of upclose images.  I think it gives a pretty honest look at the vehicle (wish all ads were this good).

“1942 Willy’s Jeep (flat fender) with Chevy 350 engine, new Borg Warner T150 transmission, Advanced adapter plate to engine/bell housing, transfer case bearings new, new battery & Quadrajet carburator, fuel filter & line. The engine has double hump 2.02″ heads and I was told it was out of a ‘70’s Corvette. The tires have a ton of tread on them and look like they’re very new. The motor turns over easily and idles just like a V8 should. This Jeep is setup well with Saginaw power steering, line locker parking brake and 2 jerry can 5 gallon fuel can holders. Since it’s a Military Jeep, it’s also got the shovel storage on the driver’s side.”

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Vehicles of the Red Army – Oliver Missing’s Website

Oliver Missing operates a unique website out of Germany.  He is drawing all kinds of vehicles of the red army, whether they were built, borrowed or hi-jacked from other other countries.  Started in 2003, Oliver now has over 1,000 drawings, including 5 different ‘jeeps’:  a Bantam BRC-40, Willys MA, Willys MB, Ford GP, and the Ford GPA. The drawings are created using Jasc Paint Shop Pro and Xara Xtreme.  He plans to do many more drawings as time permits.

Here’s a couple of drawings:

Bantam BRC-40:


Willys MA:


Go to this web link to see all the different truck drawings (scroll down to US to see the jeep drawings)

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1950 CJ-3A Chehalis, Wa **SOLD**


1950_cj3a_chehalisUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3500.

Here’s a nice looking CJ-3A (though this would benefit from a different hood design).

“1950 Willy’s Jeep CJ3A. F-head 134 motor, warren overdrive, winch, new Tiger top. Runs Great. $3,500.00 or trade for a newer 4 wheel drive quad.”

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Bantam Trailer Benton Harbor, MI $1300

• CATEGORIES: trailer

bantam_trailer_bentonharborI can’t say I’ve seen a bantam trailer with a top like this, though I’m no expert on Bantam Trailers.

“Bantam T3 Trailer WWII Serial number 9334. 1940’s Bantam T3 Trailer from world war two. It was recently sandblasted primed and painted 4 years ago. This was my grandfathers and it is very rare to find a Bantam trailer with a Top like this. I am in need of a larger cargo trailer. 12ft trailer needed and will trade. Please call 269-449-8900 or email for more information at The following site is a forum for these trailers. Serial number is 9334. I know this is a collectors Item to the right person and I really am not looking for it to leave unless trade or this price. Thanks for checking it out.”

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Jim’s 1946 CJ-2A Durango, Co eBay


1946_cj2a_durangoJim’s selling his hot rod.  Jeeps seem to be like cats, you never real own them, only take care of them for a while.

“This is our beast, our grunt wagon, I took this heavily modified Jeep in trade on a full military M38 jeep I was selling a couple years ago thinking that I had no interest in a V8 powered Willys. Then I started driving it, and playing with it, and liking it, really liking it, it is a beast, a powerhouse, it is the grunt wagon. I’ll try to list everything that’s been modified, rebuilt, changed etc, the list is long. A little warning here, please don’t buy this rig for your teenage son, it has way too much power for someone lacking experience. I would have killed myself in this thing at that age as nearly 300 HP in a 2400lb short wheel base, lifted flat fender jeep does not have a very large margin of error. ”

View all the pics on eBay

View the Craigslist Ad

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1948 CJ-2A Warwick, NY **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_warwickUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.


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1951 CJ-3A Flat Rock, MI **SOLD**


1951_cj3a_flatrockUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $850.

I’m not sure what’s wrong with this jeep, but it looks pretty good for only $850.

“Vintage Jeep 1951 in decent condition (rebuilt engine flathead 4-cylendar).  See attached picture. $850.00 Firm.  Email for any questions.”

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30 Epic Failures at

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

This list of 30 images of epic failures from was funny.  I’m sure we could all add a pic or two to this list.

“We’ve seen some pretty crappy DIY craftsmanship before, but these examples take the cake. What’s amazing is these DIY’ers know how to post on the internet, but not how to research.”

Here’s a couple images:



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Builds — 1945 GPW spotted by


1945_gpw_alameda2I was playing around with a new internet toy called cooliris (I was using a plug-in version for the Firefox browser) and came across this 1945 GPW spotted and photographed in Alameda, California by

I scratched my head and stared at the hood.  Do I like the diamond plating on top or not … hmmm .. I figure it’s there for a reason, as the top of the hood is likely trashed.  After scratching my head at it a bit, I decided I liked it, not because it’s a work of art, but because it’s entirely practical.  With a strong roll cage, a winch, and other improvements, this 4×4 looks ready for a jeeping adventure.

You can view all the pics here





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1952 M-38 Grand Junction, CO **SOLD**


1952_m38_grandjunction2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300

This seems like a good price on a running M-38.

“Original L head, runs. It’s going to sit and rot with me so am selling. It’s in Grand Junction so easy to see. Yes title is good and in my name. Great Flatfender, military Korea timeframe with dana 44 rear T18 and T90. Trade for restoration work on my 1972 F-250 highboy, needs new wooden bed and various dent’s rust spots. May trade for trailer, or Jeep TJ parts, Dana 44’s, winches, bumpers”

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Old Willys Image Archive — Brian finds a treasure trove

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Website • TAGS: , .

Our eWillys Michigan bureau, lead by Brian (and staffed only by Brian), uncovered a treasure trove of images, most I haven’t seen before, of early jeep demonstrations, publicity images and more.

Brian writes, “the source is the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and, best of all, it is free!!!   Here is the Search link  To Link to the library image collection explanation, go here  I think one of the best sets are the Farm Jeep trials in New Hudson Michigan..Wow”

Here is some of the searches he has done: (Willys jeeps) (willys workers) (Jeep automobiles) (farm Jeep) (Willys factory) (Military).

Here’s some of the images found using the search term “jeep” — note that the term search term jeep doesn’t yield other pictures that I saw while surfing this site this morning.

I’m not sure I’d want to be in the vehicle in the pic below….

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1951 CJ-3A Howard, NY **SOLD**


1951_cj3a_howardUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600.

Yeah, the body isn’t a pretty picture.  But, the drive train sounds like it might have potential.

“A 1951 Willys jeep no title runs like a champ comes with 3 sets of tires and wheels all kinds of spare parts including heads axle shafts axle housings engine block… actualy 1 or 2 enginges that were stripped down the frame is straight and it is solid!! the body on the other hand has seen better days as far as i know it was last on the road in 1972 and been sitting behind a barn until a few years ago when the guy i bought it from got it running and used it to plow his driveway…the jeep came with the house he bought”

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MB Grilles Sequim, Wa Varies

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, MB

mb_grilles_sequimThis seller thinks he’s got CJ-2A grilles, but they are really MB grilles.  I count 3 grilles, plus a fender and a tailgate.  Check out the ad for specific prices.  These are located way up on the tip of the Olympic Peninsula.

“I have several years worth of Hot Rod, Rat Rod, Mopar, Muscle Car and Jeep parts. Please don’t ask if I have something else if it is not pictured here. This is what I am willing to part with right now. All prices are OBO, but please do not insult me. …”

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1946 CJ-2A Albany, NY **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_albany2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Here’s a great price on a running CJ-2A with a working snow plow.  The top is rather funky.

“For Sale a used 1946 Willys-Overland Motors CJ2A Jeep with hydraulic snowplow. Runs great, solid engine and drivetrain. Needs minor exhaust work. 54,810 original miles on engine and drivetrain.”

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1963 CJ-6 Hanover, VA **SOLD**


1963_cj6_hanoverUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

It’s hard to find a running CJ-6 under $2k, let alone at $1k.  Of course, the ad doesn’t say it’s running, but I can always hope.”

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1952 M-38 Montour Falls, NY $15000


1952_m38_montourfallsThis M-38 looks great.  It seems to be missing the high beam switch(?), but appears very complete otherwise.

“You are looking at a “Ground Up Restoration” of a 1952 Willys M38 Jeep.This Vehicle is in Museum quality and Authentic (Period Correct) to the last possible detail.  Runs and looks flawless!  This is EASILY the most authentic, best running and best looking on eBay.
Original Fording Gear included but not pictured.  Production Date and Serial Number: 6/52 #71442  If you have any questions please call 607/594-3656 and ask for Steve.  Evenings are best. You may also email me at:”

View all the pics on eBay

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Bill Mauldin’s Willys Cartoons

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine, News • TAGS: .

smithsonian_cover_1992As I mentioned in a post when I first launched eWillys, which appears to have disappeared in last year’s database disaster, one of my favorite Jeep Cartoons was drawn by Bill Mauldin and placed on the front of the November 1992 issue of the Smithsonian Magazine.  You can see that one to the right (or see a larger version here).  No doubt many of you have seen this before.  At the time I wrote the post, it never occurred to me to search for any other cartoons by Bill.

However, for mystical reasons that remain unclear, it occurred to me tonight to search for other ‘Willys’ cartoons by Bill.  Here’s the results of my search. (send me others or links to others if you know of more ….

billmauldin1Th’ hell with it, sir. Let’s go back to the front.


billmauldlin3Why ya lookin’ so sad? I got out of it okay.

billmaudlin4 I’ll never splash mud on a dogface again (999) … I’ll never splash mud on a dogface again (1000) … Now will ya help us push?

billmaudlin6It’s a habit Joe picked up in Rome.

Here’s more links about Bill

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1953 M-38a1 Zillah, Wa $1200 (wow)


1953_m38a1_zillahThis is a great price.

“1953 Willys M38A1,2300cc ford 4 clyinder engine, 35in. bucshot mudders, aluminum wheels,bikini top,needs battery but runs and drives good. Moved out of the country, must sell.”

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1948 CJ-2A Indiana eBay


1948_cj2a_indianaHere’s a militarized CJ-2A where the seller has gone all out with extras.  Why wait for the auction when you can purchase it now for only $19.9K.  Overall, the jeep appears in pretty good condition.

“.. Vehicle runs beautifully and drives straight. Everything is operational. This is noted ALL ORIGINAL 1948 Willys metal body and frame. Sandblasted and repaired with METAL as needed. Body is not perfect, I wanted to keep as much original parts as I could. I am a perfectionist with attention to detail, and though the jeep is not perfect, it is close. It is a great turn-key jeep that is ready for a collector or a special person to enjoy. This is a dependable vehicle that starts when you want it to, so you can enjoy it instead of having to work on it. Parts are still available for this vehicle if ever needed, part supply information will be provided ….”

View all the pics on eBay

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1947 CJ-2A Roanoke, Va **SOLD**


cj2a_mattUPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Item up for bid! The Willys “G.I.JOE JEEP”!  This is a production of Edmund Angelus Automotive In Roanoke Virginia. Accessories Sold Seperately. This unit comes ready to hit the trails and back country, it comes complete with removeable top and doors. Doors have roll up windows. Comes with working heater, Bikini Top,Snow Plow. Roll Bar,Back-Up light, Axe, Shovel, & Snatch Block Brackets. The engine has the factory Super Sonic head on it, which gives it very noticeable throttle response! For a Four cylinder, this little unit runs really strong. The floors were patched by a previous owner, yet are quite suitable for what the vehicles intended uses are. The brake were completely reworked, the lines were purged and re-serviced with Dot-5, Which is a Silicone  based fluid, way better than regular Dot -3, as it is not corrosive!…”

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1947 CJ-2A Salem, OR **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_salem2UPDATE:Was $3600. **SOLD**

This is a pretty fun looking jeep (maybe it’s the scoop?).  I’m wondering if it’s got floating hubs in the rear?  Something is sticking out.

“1947 lifted willys with a chevy small block 283 v8. standard 3 speed transmission, twin stick transfer case, 31 in. tires, roll bar. runs strong. also have soft top to go with it.”

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MudDuck Central — Axle Strengths


While surfing this weekend, I came across MudDuck Central that is full of various stats, some I’ve seen before and some I haven’t.  One of the more interesting stats was a table of axle strengths. You can see the graph here borrowed from this page.  The one thing that caught my eye was that the Dana 30 is actually stronger (due to it’s slightly larger axle size) than the front Dana 44. Anyone run across this before? And does anyone know if the front Dana 44 housing is stronger than the Dana 30 (in some measurable way)?

Axle Strength Based on Material and Size



Yield Torque

Axle Model

1.10-inch 1040 carbon steel 3,550 lbs-ft front D44, front GM 10-bolt
1.11-inch 1040 carbon steel 3,640 lbs-ft D30(27-spline), D35(27) rear,
8.25(27) rear
1.18-inch 1040 carbon steel 4,389 lbs-ft Ford 7.5-inch 28-spline
1.19-inch 1040 carbon steel 4,484 lbs-ft D60(30) full-float
1.20-inch 1040 carbon steel 4,643 lbs-ft Ford 9inch(28) rear, GM 7.63,
GM 8.5(28) (10 bolt)
1.21-inch 1040 carbon steel 4,706 lbs-ft AMC-20, Chrysler 8.25(29) rear
1.25-inch 1040 carbon steel 5,206 lbs-ft D60(30) front, D50(30) front,

D44(30) rear, GM 8.5 and 8.6(30)

1.29-inch 1040 carbon steel 5,707 lbs-ft Ford 8.8(31) rear, Ford 9inch(31),

Chrystler 9.25(31)

1.34-inch 1040 carbon steel 6,394 lbs-ft GM 10.5 (14 bolt) full float


1.36-inch 1040 carbon steel 6,699 lbs-ft Ford 10.25 and 10.50 rear

full float 35-spline

1.37-inch 1040 carbon steel 6,828 lbs-ft D60HD rear full float 35 spline,

D70 rear full float 35-spline

1.42-inch 1040 carbon steel 7,619 lbs-ft GM 9.5 (small 14 bolt) rear

semi-float 33-spline

1.45-inch 1040 carbon steel 8,097 lbs-ft D60 rear semi-float 35-spline
1.46-inch 1040 carbon steel 8,283 lbs-ft Ford 10.25 rear semi-float