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1960s FC-150 Central, Or $2500

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This started out at $3500, but the price has dropped to $2500.  There’s definitately some rust on this one.

“Early 60’s foreward control Jeep.Been in a barn for 5 years. Got it started and drove it around. Engine is great, trans and transfer work ok. Brakes need bled but work. Driver and passenger floorboards need repair, but usable.Rear cab corners rusted but small enough to repair with fibreglass i think. Beds rusty and there is surface rust.Great ranch vehicles with very little wwork. Last one I saw for sale on e bay that was similar to this they were asking $3500 and it didn’t run. Asking $3500, but will listen to offers. Wife wants it gone. e mail or call Wes 541-504-7158”

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1947 CJ-2A Kalama, Or $950


UPDATE: Price dropped to $950

The seller has added some additional images.  For $950, I think this is worth a look.

No engine. This is a good restorable jeep. t90 tranny and dana 18 transfercase work. Nice aluminum wheels. throw in a buick v6 and drive it. some hundreds of dollers in newer suspension work. Hate to sell it, but need cash.

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1966 CJ-3B Westminster, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Note the indents on the passenger side.  This is likely a reproduction body.  Seems like a pretty good price.


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1962 CJ-3B Richland, Wa **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

How about this great looking CJ-3B with only 32K miles.  Looks pretty stock.

“I have an original 1962 CJ3B with less than 32,000 miles on it. The paint has been touched up but is still sea foam green. Kelly hardtop side steps, there was some slight rust on the passenger floor brace which has been repaired. I have the original wheels and new 15 inch bias ply tires. This jeep also has the PTO winch installed as well as I have the PTO to Warn overdrive adapter by Herm the OD guy. (no overdrive) Can send photos. $5000 Washington State.”

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1946 CJ-2A Spokane, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2250.

Looks like it needs some work.  The price will likely drop some.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A, same owner since 1971, was a farm Jeep, stock motor/trans., not butchered – great project. Runs and drives good, needs wiring/lights,top,other work. Some parts, stock 15” wheels included. Will trade/part trade for 2002 or newer Honda XR100R, CR250R, may consider other interesting Honda motorcycle. E-mail with phone # for more info. “

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Builds — Vivek’s CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features

Vivek purchased a 1967 CJ-3B right hand drive Mahindra at the end of 2004.  According to his early blog notes, the jeep barely started, was missing the front drive line, and generally needed a lot of work.  When he finally did pick it up, on the way back it stalled, requiring the help of some local builders to move it out of the way of a bus.  Fast forward several years later and you can see Vivek and his CJ-3B pictured on the right.

Among Vivek’s challenges was his effort to get the papers.  Not only were the papers absent, but apparently the owner wanted to sell the jeep, but the owner’s son did not.  It took a few weeks before Vivek could get the original papers, insisting the owner drop the price slightly further for all the trouble the owner caused him.  You can read about the purchase here.

Learn more about Vivek’s recent engine rebuild, the jeep club he belongs to, and some recent jeeping pictures. Also, check out Vivek’s friend UBS and his one-of-a-kind jeep collection.

Vivek’s working for the next few months in Milipitas, California.  When he heads back in December, he hopes to take back a lift kit with him.  If anyone has any suggestions, comment below.

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Builds — James’ Jeep is Painted


James sent me a pic of his recently painted flattie.  It looks great and, he write, he didn’t have to bondo it.

As I started looking a the image more closely, I realized that his jeep has reversed shackles on the front and outboarded 2 1/2 inch springs on the back.  Nice ….

You can see what it used to look like here.

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My Build — Bump Stops


I seem to be in the middle of a variety projects at the moment.  I did finally solve my bump stop puzzle — that being how to mount them.  After much pondering, I finally decided to run bolts through the frame longways.

In the image to the right you can also see the setup for the suspension limiters, which I’ll add if/when I race it.  I haven’t purchased them yet, but you can see them here.

Tomorrow I’ll have a post about the electric fan solution I found on ebay.  I also hope to have a post ready on the external dual oil filter system I’ll be completing tomorrow.

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1942 GPW Sacramento, Ca $3000


This GPW looks like it is in very good shape.  I’m surprised it isn’t gone priced at $3000.  The back seems like it sits a little high?  No description at all.

“Please leave a Email. I will get Back to you as soon as I can.  Thanks For Looking…”

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1946 CJ-2A Oroville, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800

Since it’s been trailered, maybe the running gear’s in good shape?

“46 Willys flat fender, Buick V6, turbo 400 trans, power steering, tilt wheel, needs some work BEST OFFER, also have extra jeep parts”


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1957 CJ-3B Mount Vernon, Wa $4300 obo


This CJ-3B’s body looks nice and straight.

“1957 Willys CJ3B Buick V-6 T-90 3 speed, F18 transfer case, rebuilt front axle, saginaw steering with tilt wheel, new 33 12.5 radial swampers, bumper mount swing tire carrier with reciever hitch, tow bar, new paint, needs some wiring dont have time to finish. $4,300.00 OBO call Joe at 360-422-7736 or 509-485-2238.”

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Willys Mud Racing Jeep Lolo, Mt Make Offer


Some re-assembly likely required 🙂

“Mud Racing jeep with a small block Chevy. Make an offer and you can have it!!!Ran when parked about 5 years ago!!!! Call make an offer and its yours!!!!!!! 214-2834!!!!”

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1952 CJ-3A Fargher Lake, Wa $2900


UPDATE:  Price now $2900

The Pontiac 195, also known as a Pontiac 194 and the ‘trophy 4’, is an interesting engine built between 1961-1963.  Apparently, it’s nearly as heavy as its 389 V8 cousin. That said, these were successfully modified for racing, including drag racing. While looking up the engine, I found the below jeep in several pictures on this website.

“1952 Willys CJ-3A with a Pontiac 195 (3.4l, half of a Pontiac 389 V8) slant 4 that runs great. New CJ-5 brakes/wheel cylinders, new battery, K&N air filter, Rancho 2 1/2 inch lift and shocks, 95% tread 31X10’s Federal All Terrains, new Besttop seats, good Besttop soft top, Smittybuilt XRC-8 Winch. I most of the receipts for the work. I will consider offers below 3000, but I will be keeping the winch.

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1955 CJ-5 Shady Cove, Or $750 obo


There’s lots of value in this collection of parts.  It’s worth a look if you are putting updating a flat fender.

“’55 Willys “round fender” CJ-5, Buick V-6, Turbo 350, Dana 300,CJ7 disc brake axles, rancho springs, painless wiring harness, GM tilt column, tow bar, Advance Adaptors install kit for V-6 and trans, rolling chaisis is towable, needs assembly – $750.00 / OBO – Contact Jim @ 541-292-4623 or email – photos by email on request – Tnx”

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1947 CJ-2A Sedro Woolley, Wa $800


The jeep might not run, but if the top is as good as it looks and the winch works, then this is a good deal.

“All original, flat head 4cyl, twin stick transfer case, even the oil fill air filter. New fuel pump, rebuilt gas tank, newer soft top, newer carb. It doesn’t run now but it wouldn’t take much to get it there.”

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1962 FC-170 New Jersey eBay

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That’s a great looking FC-170.

“Take a good look at the pics !! I encourage any serious buyer to come and inspect in Person ! This is a very solid FC 170 it has some rust,but nothing compared to what most of these look like at this age. Cab is very sold as is the frame. There is a alum.plate patch under the carpet on the drivers side. Pass. side is solid with some pin holes. Battery box compartment very solid. Under carriage and frame very solid with just minor surface rust. All doors open and close very straight,they do not drop on there hinges.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1951 CJ-3A Newcastle, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4500.

This sounds like a very capable trail jeep.  It’s worth a closer look.

“1951 Jeep willys $4,500. 327 cid, dana 44 low gears lockers front and rear full floater rear axle this jeep is a awesome trail Jeep”

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1952 CJ-3A Aloha, Or No Price


Looks like the engine has been rebuilt recently.

“1952 Willys jeep,260 ford v-8 tow bar,elec winch,runs great, ready to hunt,aloha,clear title call for info 503 936-9073 steve”

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One owner, 5 mechanics & 45 flatfenders …

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

A gentleman named Vivek contacted me last night.  He ran across ewillys while searching for some jeep parts.  He’s from India and owns a CJ-3B that he restored.  He’s currently working in California for a few months, before heading back to India, so he’s looking to locate a few parts he can take back with him (there’s enough jeeping in India that maybe I ought to head there and work for a few months — can I get a job with my MBA Vivek?).  I’ll be highlighting him and his efforts in a post I’ll write in the next few days.

For now, I want to thank Vivek for opening up the interesting world of jeeping in India to me.  After a few email exchanges, he pointed me to a gentleman named Mr. Uday Bhan Singh.  Mr. Uday, it turns out, owns 45 flatfenders that he has collected over the span of 40 years.  This month, autocarindia did an article on him, which has been copied and posted to the Jeep Thrills website, which is also Vivek’s jeep club.

Here are links to the article pages which is worth reading (once open, click on the page to zoom into it):

Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4

To say Mr. Uday is passionate about jeeps likely understates things; The article’s description of him as a Jeep Junkie is likely more accurate.  One look at the images of his “great arc” jeep and you’ll see he not only knows jeeps, but uses and jeeps with them.  Last year in his MB he navigated the length of the great arc, the 78th meridian that bisects India.  The meridian itself stretches about 583 miles as the crow flies, however the actual driving mileage was just under 1200 miles.

To complete this drive, Mr. Uday went prepared.  This jeep carries a few extra parts, such as 2 sets of springs mounted to the underside and a special contraption made of poles for helping winch out of difficult places that are strapped to the driver’s side.  I highly recommend reviewing the pictures.  Even the paint job is nicely unique (reminds me a bit of the follow-me jeep paint jobs).


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My Build — More on the hood

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

There are several important lessons I learned from web and software development:  1)  Real artists ship, meaning that sometimes you can’t have everything you planned or wanted in a project if you want to get it out the door; and 2) there’s always a 2.0 version.

With those lessons in mind, after several days of fiberglass filler and sanding, fiberglass filler and sanding, I’ve finally got a roughed out shape I can live with.  The reality is, more sanding is necessary to get the slopes on the bump smooth, but I can live with its imperfectness (like anything else is perfect).

I have a little final trimming on the hood edges.  After that, it’s time to pull it all apart, prepare the body for sanding/paint, drill the gauge holes in the dash, fix my brake line, and complete some odds and ends in preparation of permanently putting the body on the frame.  Oh yeah, and clean up the garage — it’s looking pretty messy in the pictures!

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1947 CJ-2A Rochester, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2100

“This is a 1947 CJ2A Willys jeep that does not run but comes with a rebuilt engine that’s been converted to 12 VDC. The rebuilt engine requires installation. The front hubs are lockouts. Have a clear Mich title”

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1946 CJ-2A Huntsville, Texas **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. 

“I am selling my much loved 46 Willys Texas Hunter. I need to get a second camp vehicle and decided to get two matching new Polaris Rangers. I have enjoyed several great seasons with this Jeep. Every off season it was stored inside my factory and whatever was needed was done and made ready for the next season.

Never intending to ever sell it I had both front and rear axels rebuilt last year and added new leaf springs to the rear. Prior to last season I had the brakes and shocks replaced. The brakes have never been that good and they need adjusting or bleeding again before next season. A new starter and battery were added last year.”

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1953 CJ-3B Tustin, Ca $3500


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

“1953 CJ3B Navy jeep. runs great everything works! Has front tow bar, original military soft top That I never put on. Jeep is very functional and a conversation piece”

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1949 CJ? Montgomery, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $500. **SOLD**

Check out the rear end on this jeep. If that’s a modification, then when it was done, it was done nicely (now it’s a bit beat up). If that’s original, then it is rare!  I’ve done some searches, but they haven’t yielded any suggestion that this is a production length….

“I am selling a 1949 willys jeep it was running last yaer and I was going to overhaul the moter just never got around to it this jeep is in great shape.

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1953 CJ-3B Arvada, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

“4WD, 302 Mustang motor, new tires, new paint, all new electrical, new steering box, new glass, new tailgate, new bikini top, auto trans, needs new radiator.”