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1946 VEC CJ-2A Kansas City, Mo eBay


If you are looking for an early CJ-2A, this has got some good elements, including the driver’s side cutouts, the column shifter, and a heater.  The passenger side fuel hole is interesting; I don’t believe that was stock?

“This early CJ-2A has an ID number of 16741.  It is a 3 speed on the tree.  It has a clear MO title. Below is the description: Motor – Org. 4 cylinder.  Just got back from machine shop.  All four cylinders were re-sleeved.  Crank was polished.  New pistons, valves, springs, etc  Everything still in boxes as you can see by the pictures. Interior – I have no seats. Does have a roll bar.  Floor is solid, except for the “bed”. It should be cut out and fitted with new metal.   Exterior – The only rust I can see is the passage side step. Some of the Hat Channel underneath will need to be cut (maybe 3 feet)  Tailgate is orginal, but is pretty rough.  I have no windshield and I don’t believe the hood is org. because there is no Willys stamped on it.”

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1963 CJ-5 Graham, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

This is a great looking CJ-5.  I suspect there’s a few additional upgrades on this jeep.

“1963 jeep willys 231buick v6 3speed with warn overdrive asking $4000”

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1951 CJ-3A Port Angeles, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500.

“1951 willys CJ3-A project. Has rebuilt 2.8 liter ford v-6. I will try to post some pics. or can email pictures to interested buyers. I’ve had this jeep since 1987. I never seem to have the time and money @ the same time to fix it. Needs wiring, lights etc,,, I have access to a trailer and can deliver on the olympic or kitsap peninsula. $2995 OBO”

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Buckshot Tires on Rims Portland, Or $150

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

A good price if you need a set of inexpensive tires for your jeep.

“NR78 15lt size tires on 15×8 rims off of willys jeep, tires are basically 31×10.50 15 , tires have decent tread left, be a good set for hunting season.$150 firm”

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1959 FC-150 Holly, MI eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Looks like there’s the typical door rust.  However, it’s running and there is extra parts.

“This Truck is a 1959 Willy’s Jeep (Mileage unknown )it runs Good and has lots of extras that will go with it, Extra frame, Motor, Drive-train all in Good condition as well I assume although have never had time to rebuild. everything was bought with the intention of using as extra parts and the Jeep wont die.”

View all the pics on ebay

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1948 CJ-2A Payette, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“I have a 1948 willys jeep with a flathed 4 it runs good drives good and looks good. no rust body is strieght.I asking 1500 for it or trade for a small car or pickup for same value.”

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1959 DJ-3A Sandy Springs, Ga **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3700.

Here’s an unusual find. It appears to be a pretty stock DJ-3A.  It looks to be in very good condition.  If it’s running and no rust, I’d say this is a great collector piece.

“1959 Willys Jeep. Antique. Hard top with sliding doors very rare. NOT A POSTAL JEEP. Has standard left hand drive. 3 speed on the column. Very little rust. Came from out west. 50,000 miles 4 cylinder flat head . New brake master cylinder.”

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Stainless Steel Willys Flatfender Body Moses Lake, Wa

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, stainless/jewels

UPDATE:  I do not know whether this sold or not.  I’ll keep for historical purposes.

Obviously, these don’t appear every day.  Note that this one has been stretched 6 inches, which makes it ideal for placing on a CJ-5 frame.  It appears to have a solid back, like a DJ-3A.

“Very Cool!! RARE!! Stainless Steel Willys Jeep Body Hand built in the philippines in the 1970’s and was shipped to the states. Streched 6 in. in door & 6 in. Behind the rear fender. The Body will fit right onto a CJ-5 Frame It’s a Must sale for me… I simply need the money. “

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1942 MB Omak, Wa $700


The image on the Ad was a bit dark, so I lightened up.  I don’t see a Jeep, but I do see smoke.

“I have a 1942 willys jeep army needs restored and title good project motor turns over will have pics up soon”

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Puzzled about Brake Line Sizes

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Once again, I’ve been searching the internet.  The newest quest for information involves brake line sizes.  Specifically, as I posted a few days ago, I pulled brakes lines and a combo valve from a late 80s Cherokee.

One of the things I didn’t realize initially was that the front brakes lines are 3/16″ while the rear line is 1/4″.  The question I had was, does that matter?  After some searching, I landed on the Hotrodders site where readers discussed this issue.  The nut of the discussion was that this should not be an issue and, in fact, has been done on many newer vehicles….

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Wiring Harnesses — EZ2Wire

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, How To

When I built my last jeep, I removed the wiring from a totaled Chevy Vega.  Using schematics I copied at a library, I was able to sort out the wires and hook everything together.  This time, I don’t have a wrecked Vega in the driveway.  Moreover, I didn’t want to spend the time at the junkyard pulling one out of a wrecked vehicle.  So, I made the decision to purchase a kit.

My first thought was to use a Painless Wiring Kit, but they seemed to be few and far between on Craigslist.  So, I figured that I’d have to buy a new wiring kit.  When I looked at the price of a new Painless Kit, I thought the price was a little high, so I turned to ebay to see what was available.

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• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

While doing some research on brakelines, I came across, a website that appears to mostly follow CJ-5s and CJ-7s.   There’s some good information on the website.

“This site is dedicated to all that is Jeep. Mostly CJ’s are depicted and discussed on this site, but it isn’t limited to just CJ’s. We have been live now for for a little over 3 years and in that time we have met and talked with many people. The site has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception. It is still geared towards those who want to enjoy the Jeep lifestyle and gain and share knowledge about Jeeps.”


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Anyone know where to find Vintage Mud Flaps?

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

This afternoon I spent some time searching the internet to find some type of vintage mud flaps, without much success. I’m looking for some flexible rubber flaps with some type of 4×4 image or logo on them. Here’s an example of what I had on my last jeep (I should have kept those …).

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1950 Jeepster Eastpointe, Mi $750

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Here’s a barn find.  If the rust situation isn’t bad (and that’s a big if), then this might be a good project.  Slim on details.

“call for details after 10 am 586-773-7195 Chuck”

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1962 FC-170 Cedarville, Oh **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This has got rust in the usual areas.  Sounds like the history on it is pretty clear.


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1948 CJ-2A Caldwell, Id **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“You are bidding on a 1948 Willys Jeep, rebuilt 4.3 Liter V-6 Engine, Manual P90 3 Speed Transmission with new gears and shafts, Tilt steering, power steering, new wheels and tires, new paint, new seat covers, custom stainless steel dash, custom windshield, custom bumpers, New fenders and hood, new fuel tank mounted in frame. New Rear Differentials, new brakes with new master cylinder and slave cylinder. New transfer case.”

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1958 CJ-3B Soda Springs, Id eBay


UPDATE:  This has been relisted on eBay

It looks like it is sporting some newer springs with some lift, but otherwise is pretty stock.  Appears in very good shape as does the trailer.

“This Jeep is in excellent condition! I was going to use this for mountain fun, but decided it was in to good of shape because it is vintage.  It runs great and I have had no problems with it. Does leak a little oil. Very quiet and clean! There is a scratch in the paint on the hood. I tried to show this as best I could in the pictures. I bought it from a retired gentleman that had restored it and kept it in garage and so have I. Comes with bikini top, full soft top, hard side doors with matching paint, tow bar, two jeep manuals, an extra gasoline rack, harness seat belts. Tires are in excellent condition and the spare is new.  ”

View all the pics on eBay

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My Build — Small wins


Small wins continue to push Gus forward.  This weekend I finished hooking up the transmission lines to the transmission cooler.  It’s a good think I pulled the lines apart and double checked them as one had a crack near the entry to the th350.  A quick stop at Andy’s Supply in Boise and the crack was taken out and the line repaired (Boy, do they give great service!).

My radiator hoses were a challenge.  I stopped in at my local Schucks and wandered back to their radiator hose area.  After seeing that none of their hoses would work, I finally selected two that I could cut, bridge and fit.  After cutting the hoses and bridging both radiator hoses (inlet and outlet) with a metal tube, I finally got a fit I can live with — however, it’s not a solution I’m thrilled about.

This is one of those situations I’m gonna let digest for a few days while I tackle some work projects and deal with replacing the waterpump on my 540i (which over the last month has seen the thermostat go bad [$100], the alternating belt break [$25], and the waterpump go [$150] — each requiring an online purchase and a week wait).

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Reader’s Builds — Don Giovanini’s CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Don’s got a beautiful CJ-3B that he’s clearly spent a great deal of time building.  Only a labor of love would produce details as unique as ‘a 4 barrel with a holley from a scout’.  If you don’t see this weekly driver around town, then he’s likely in the the hills of Colorado.

Some stats:

  • A 1954 CJ-3B that has the nomenclature plate for government service.
  • 231 buick bored .030 balanced
  • Eldebrock performer 4 barrel with a holley from a scout with a small venturi
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1949 CJ-3A Santa Clarita, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This appears to be a rust free CJ-3A.

“This Jeep has an easy starting smooth running Continental (Jeep) L4-134 engine. I replaced the carb. And the fuel pump about 2 years ago, and put a new master cylinder in it just recently. I also replaced the choke cable. It has extra wide offset wheels with P2325/75/R15 tires that are in great condition. The windshield frame and a new grommet are included, but I do not have the glass. Any glass shop can cut one, as is a one piece flat windshield…”

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1946 CJ-2A Albuquerque, NM $9500


Here’s a restored CJ-2A out of New Mexico.

“1946 Willys CJ2A, classic Jeep restored to original condition w/careful attention to detail, frame off restoration, every component of drive train rebuilt including the GO DEVIL flat head, L-134 engine, transfer case and transmission, new Spicer fron axle shafts, new brake lines, wheel cylinders and master cylinder, ignition converted to 12 volt solid state, Jeep comes w/open-sided, canvas, trail top and adjustable tow bar, $9500 or best offer.”

View the pics here

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1960 DJ-3A Boulder City, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900

I haven’t run across very many DJ-3As in running condition.  It looks like it would be very restorable.  See the text from the old Aug 1, 2008, craigslist ad below —

“1960 DJ3A Willys Jeep, two wheel drive, three on the tree, brand new best top, new clutch, new brake master cylinder, new ties, new coil, 134 inch flat heatergen, 95135 miles.”

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1943 GPW Riddle, Or — $3500


UPDATE:  The price has been reduced to $3500

Obviously, there’s been a few updates, and it sounds like good ones, to this jeep.  Most interesting to me is the chain driven clutch.  I’m not sure what the seller means by that.

“1943 flatfender jeep produced by ford for the war.. Not all original so if thats what your looking for this isnt it. But if you want a good driving fun flatfender this is the rig. Its got a buick 225 v6 that was rebuilt 4,xxx miles ago, saginaw power steering, swapped in dana 30 front end with disk brakes and warn hubs, rancho springs and shocks, t-14 3 speed full synchro tansmission with a warn overdrive, full k line soft top in decent shape, chain driven clutch makes it easier to engage, Good body with minimal rust, larger gastank, electic fuel pump with shut off switch, spare tire carrier, ….. Contact me at or call Chase at 541-817-2101”

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1954 CJ-3B Sanger, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

It’s listed at $3500, but James noted the seller will take $3000.  I can’t see any major issues from the pics.

“1954 willy’s jeep CJ3B; mostly original condition. F head engine, runs good. Price is $3500 OBO”


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1940s MB Sunnyvale, Ca $3500


The top on this MB is unusual.  Is that a custom or aftermarket top?  I can’t say for sure this is an MB, it’s just my guess.

“I have a 1940’s Willy’s flat fender for sale. I’m asking 3500 or best offer. The jeep still runs but needs work as you can see in the pics. If you have any questions about the car or your interested in looking at it. You can reach me at 408-209-0511 my name is Branden. Or you can send an e-mail to Serious inquiries only. Thank you”