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1948 CJ-2A Lakewood, Wa $4000


1948_cj2a_lakewood3UPDATE: The price has dropped to $4000

Lots of upgrades on this CJ-2A.  The ‘bad’ items don’t sound all that bad.

“1948 willy cj2a, 302 V-8, three speed, twin stick transfer case, rear dana 44 locked, front dana 27 locked, extra front and rear axles complete, new red paint, new front seats, brand new painless wiring, 33×11.50 super swampers, ready to go. The Bad: Needs new gauges soon and a new front right shock. $4000 O.B.O. Call Berry 253-861-1161 for questions ”

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1955 CJ-3B Portland, Or $34,900


UPDATE:  The price has, inexplicably, gone up $2000 to $34,900 over the past month.

A reader reminded me that this is only 2 wheel drive and that it’s been for sale for a few years.  But, it’s a nice looking CJ-3B, so I thought it was worth posting.


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Jeeps in Tahiti


Sometimes, you just gotta love the internet.  While searching for an MB dashboard image relating to an earlier post, I ran across a brief history of jeeps in Tahiti , which was mostly historical photos such as the one below, along with some images of a restored 1944 MB in Tahiti, shown at the bottom of the post.



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1946 CJ-2A Paradise Valley, Az eBay


1946_cj2a_arizona18It’s 1:53pm my time and the auction for this CJ-2A ends in about 4 hours.  The price has climbed to $14,600, pushed high by two bidders, though this high price seems a bit fishy to me.

“This particular CJ is finished in Harvard Red, which was a 1946 only color and was replaced for 1947. The Body, Serial, and Frame numbers all match and this was the 73,437 CJ2A produced and was built late in the ’46 model run which ended at S/N 83379. This Jeep is said to lived its whole life in Arizona and Colorado and is believed to have only 56,166 original miles on the body.”

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1946 CJ-2A Joshua Tree, CA **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_joshuatreeUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

It appears that a good amount of core work has been finished.

“1946 Willys CJ-2A. Rebuilt F-head engine, trans., and transfer case. New springs, brakes, shocks, carburetor and gas tank. Rebuilt 12V alternator, water pump and radiator. Chassis is complete except for steering, pedals and master cylinder. Engine is all hooked up and you can hear it run. Body needs new front section floors. Body is sitting on rolling chassis for transport. No title, bill of sale only. $1,500 obo. Please contact for additional info or photos.”

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1947 CJ-2A Soquel, CA **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_soquelUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5800.

I can’t tell if the paint on this is unusual or has been altered as part of the photo compression process.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A Frame up restoration, many new parts. Stock Engine, 12 Volt System, Overdrive, Stainless fastners, Epoxy Primer 31 Inch Wheels, Rifle Rack Leather Seats. 1000 Miles Since Restoration.”

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1946 CJ-2A Woodland, Ca **Sold**


UPDATE:  A reader reports this has been sold.

This appears to be a very nice rig and I think it’s a very good value given it’s got a stainless steel chrome windshield. I’m pretty sure the seller means sm420 tranny.  Interestingly, the very top pic on the bulletin board shows an external fan attached to the outside of the grille.   I don’t know if that’s a new feature or an old one, but it would suggest there might be cooling problems.

“Thinking about selling the wifes rig. She never drives it and Im tired of seeing it sit. $4000 obo.  200 miles on new chevy 350, hyper pistons, small cam, 1.6:1 roller rockers, 4bb quadrajet carb. 31″ tires, 95% tread. GM power steering. best top high back seats. Fishmouth fab 6 point cage. soft top. sm240 4 speed. d18 transfercase with 200 miles on it since rebuild. on board air.  5.38 gears. dana 44 rear. dana 25 front. fenderwell headers with 2 chamber flowmasters. griffen aluminum radiator …”


You can view a variety of pics at this bulletin board (some pics at the top and some you have to scroll down about midway)


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1951 CJ-3A Sultan, Wa $4000


1951_cj3a_sultanI’m not much of a fan of the roll bar, but otherwise this looks like a good CJ-3A with a few extra features.

“V8, No rust, always garaged and never 4*4 $4000.00 OBO”

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Year? CJ-3A Hayward, CA **SOLD**


cj3a_haywardUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

I thought this might be a DJ-3A.  Instead, I think someone just hacked the sides of the body out on both the passenger and driver’s side.



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1961 CJ-3B Reeders, Pa **SOLD**


1961_cj3b_readersHere’s a good looking CJ-3B that comes with a few new parts.  The starting bid is $2599.00.  This could be a navy jeep.

“Built in April of 1961. Engine was rebuilt several years ago and runs better than when new. Transmission and transfer case are in great shape and the 4×4 is fully functioning. The body goes like this: Windshield frame is rusty but I have a replacement that goes with the deal.  Hood is good, rightside fender is good, left side fender has some rust but I also have a nice replacement fender that goes with the deal. All the steering and suspension is good and road worthy….”

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Browning 2 speed Overdrive


rangeroverdrive_300While searching ads this morning I ran across a 1958 CJ-5 with a Browning 2 speed. I’ve never heard of that, so I looked into it, but couldn’t find out much about them.  Anyone ever use one of these?  Are they tough enough?  Apparently, they look similar to the Ranger Intermediate Overdrive that I show to the right.

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1952 CJ-3A Depoe Bay, Or $5000


1952_m38_depoebayThe seller of this calls the jeep a 1952 Military Jeep, but I don’t see the batter cover nor the glove box.  So, I suspect this is a CJ-3A.

“this jeep has been a project of mine for past three years. just painted candy apple red. tuff coated under carriage and in side to avoid rust. all orignal parts. four cyl eng runs. just rebuilt tran’s.needs part for transfer case and rear drive line. over 10,000 invested.also needs some front end work.1952 willys army jeep. contact butch @ 530-863-0010 will consider trade”

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Zombies invade Austin, Tx … sort of


zombiesOk, so this has nothing to do with jeeps and it wasn’t really zombies, but I thought it was funny, soooo ….. hackers had their way this morning with commuters in Austin, Texas.  An electronic road sign that normally reads “Construction Area Ahead” was updated by some hackers to read “ZOMBIES IN AREA!  RUN”.

While drivers interviewed were amused, a City of Austin Spokesman was less amused, saying “Even though this may seem amusing to a lot of people, this is really serious, and it is a crime and you can be indicted for it, and we want to make sure our traffic on the roadways stays safe.”

I suspect this won’t be the last electronic road sign we see hacked.  Read more here ….

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1961 CJ-3B Dolan Springs, Az **SOLD** Was a great deal …


1961_cj3b_body_dolanspringsUPDATE: The price on this was $800, which just goes to show that there are some great deals if you look hard enough ….

Here’s a CJ-3B parts jeep with a never-mounted replacement body.  This is definitely worth a look.

“1961 willys Jeep CJ3B for parts or restore.No motor.No Title,sold as parts with bill of sale only.AS-IS.The chasis is all together,with trans and transfer case,frt and rear axles and driveshafts and steering.Will roll.Body is a steel replacement with fenders,grille,hood and windshield (no glass)all new,never mounted on chasis.Body has surface rust due to poor storage,but will still clean up nicely.Also I have the old body,which is shot,but has a lot of hardware on it to use on the new body.I have the original frt fenders,hood,windshield and tailgate,all repairable also.The steel body kit is over $3000 by itself.Call with any questions 928-767-4670 home or 928-230-6090 cell. THANKS”


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2 1950 CJ-3As Sunnyside, Wa $5000


1950_cj3a_sunnysideI’m not sure how I missed this ad, but it’s been available since January 4th.  Plenty of pics in the Ad.  2 1950 CJ-3A jeeps for sale.

“I have up for sale two 1950 CJ3A’s. one is gray with best top soft top, with a 134F engine, t90 transmission, t18 transfer case, 2 inch lift, converted to 12 volt and runs and drives great. the other one is blue is a project jeep, with a 350 chevy small block engine, converted to 12 volt, needs finished. For full asking price also comes with Mile Marker 9000 winch and a full best top soft top for the blue jeep as well. Call 509-728-2718 and ask for Mike or e-mail through craigslist.”

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1951 CJ-3A Westminster, MD **SOLD**


1951_cj3a_baltimoreUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4600.

This sounds like a good jeeping drivetrain.

“1951 Willys CJ3a (Clear title).  225 v6 w/headers, T90 3-speed, dana/spicer 18 transfercase, dana 44 front disc brakes detroit locker w/4.88 gears, dana 44 rear detroit locker w/4.88 gears, spring over conversion w/shackle reversal, power steering, 33 inch pro-comp x-terrains on simulated beadlocks, winch, full size spare, less than 10,000 miles on drivetrain (rebuilt in early 80’s). New seats, tires, wheels, gas tank, fuel pump, battery, and high amp alternator. Too many toys, no reasonable offer refused.”

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1966 CJ-5 Clark County, Wa $2000


1966_cj5_clarkctyA reader asked me to look at a CJ-5 he was interested in purchasing. So, I spent a little time reviewing the sale of CJ-5s and was surprised to see how many are for sale and how many great deals are out there.  At the beginning of 2007 I spent January and February looking for good prices on CJ-5s, so I got a pretty good idea of the market then;  It’s just amazing the change 2 years later.  Here’s a good example.

“Red CJ5 4X4 Jeep. Good condition. Full roll cage. Tilt steering wheel. Chevy sm. block. 4-sp. stick. 2″ lift with 31″ tires. After market wheels. Body is in Great shape. Call for more info. Possible trade for ??? but NO FORDS. I’m a chevy guy. OR Toyota 4 runner. Call Todd at 503-740-7396 or 360-835-5467”

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


1947_cj2a_austinUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800

I’m pretty sure this is parts jeep given the poor condition of the body.

“Old ranch jeep. Bought a year ago and never touched it. Rust in some areas, worst near the side steps by the driver and passenger seats. Other areas not so much rust. Glass in windshield intact. New fuel tank. Does not run and no title. All major components seem to be there. With a little work should run. Email for photos or questions. Thx – Ben”

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1953 CJ-3B San Jose, Ca $5000


UPDATE:  The price has dropped to $5000. This has been for sale since Aug.

This seller has installed a variety of new parts on this CJ-3B (and I think lists every single one in the ad).  Looks like the body’s in decent shape.  I’m thinking the seller was attempting to restore it, but now needs to sell it.

” Rebuilt engine, stock 134 Cu Inch F-Head, New spin on oil filter, New distributor, New water pump, Rebuilt radiator, New radiator hoses, Rebuilt starter, New exhaust system from manifold to tail pipe, New fuel tank, New fuel gauge sending unit, Rebuilt alternator, New turn signal device New parking brake cable, New parking brake shoes … ”

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1947 CJ-2A Skiatook, Ok $10,600 **Sold**


1948_cj2a_skiatookWhile updating the ebay results page, I ran across the following jeep.  It’s a CJ-2A made up to look like a MB/GPW.  On ebay, it sold for a winning bid of $10,600.  I’m a bit shocked it sold for that much.

“1948 WILLYS CJ2A JEEP, SN/CJ2A 181994, refurbished to look like a WWII MB military jeep (don’t get me wrong, it is NOT a WWII military jeep) only made to look like one. It would be great for parades or WWII re-enactments. It does have a working military style fender blackout light, military style grill blackout marker lights, MB style spare tire rack, WWII style fuel can with holder, bumperettes, MB style side and corner handles, WWII style tandem hand wipers, military style foot starter, new front OD canvas seats with WWII style seat back pockets, stars, USA lettering and 5 new 6 ply WWII style NDT tires (non-directional tread, pulls just as good in reverse as in forward)….”

View the all the pics on eBay

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1947 CJ-2A Boaz, Al eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride • TAGS: .

This might be one of my favorite all-time body pictures.  Can you imagine what it took to damage the cowl and dashboard? The seller suggests you might need to get the body replaced, but I’m thinking the body is the best part.

“Serial number 109850. This jeep was built around 1947.  willys built around 240,000 of these jeep from 1945 until 1949.  the serial number of this jeep (109850) shows that it was built around 1947 according to production figures from the willys jeep homepage on the net. The jeep is complete, it runs very well and drives well also. the jeeps body is very rusty , with lots of damage. i would say that the body would need to be replaced;however, the engine, transmission, drivetrain is in good , operating condition. this jeep is in original conditon with all oringinal componets.”

View lots of pics at eBay1947_cj2a_boez

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1952 M-38 Millbrae, Ca eBay


1952_m38_millbraeThe overdrive will get you down the freeway and the 5:38 gears + the winch will get you through the trails.  Nice.

“I’ve had this jeep for about 17 years. In 1996 I decided to bring it back to its military look with some extras. I had the motor and trans. rebuilt and the t case inspected and resealed. The motor is not original,it has a 1964 buick 225 v6. The rest of the drive train is original military issue as far as I know with the addition of a Warn overdrive and a Lockrite locker in the rear dana 44 with 538 gears. The overdrive gives an extra gear in all 3 spds and is great for highway speeds and allows you to keep up with traffic at 65+mph.”

View the pics on eBay

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1943 MB Monarch, CA **SOLD**


1943_mb_monarchUPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

“This Jeep was probably here in Southern California on a military base since new.  I had the body taken down to the bare metal before having it repainted in the original olive drab, the body was solid with almost no rust.  It was painted from top to bottom as you can see in the pictures.  The black California license plates that were assigned to it in the 1960’s are still registered to it, I have both plates.  It has new canvas seats from Beachwood Canvas, the radiator was recored and the brakes were recently serviced. “

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A beautiful FC-150 sells for $38,000 at Russo-Steel

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Yeah, you read that right.  Craig from the FC-Connection site kindly dropped me a note saying that none other than Tim ‘the tool man’ Allen purchased this beautiful FC-150 for $38,000.  It probably didn’t hurt that the FC was auctioned at the Russo-Steele Auction, the televised auction you might have seen on ESPN2 while flipping through cable channels.

Here’s some images from the FC-Connection site.  And, a link to the Russo-Steel auction page for this FC-150.


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1947 Frankenstinian Monster – Manchester, Ct **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: .

1947_cj2athingUPDATE:  This sold for $698

An eWillys reader somehow found this in the ‘other makes’ section of ebay Motors.  It made me laugh, so I have posted this for your Sunday amusement.  Even though the starting bid is only $99, there are no bids.

“… The complete, unaltered 4WD drivetrain from that 1947 Willys Jeep: engine, tranny, transfer case, front & rear drive, suspension, steering, cooling system, etc. was installed on a homemade (C channel) frame. Most of the body, tilt bed & plow were also homemade. I must say, while “strange”, (owner is a carpenter), everthing is “well built”….. “