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1942 MB/GPW Francis, Ut $5500


1942_mb_francisThe grille and other parts might be older, but the body looks like it is newer.  Note the tailgate in the rear and the gas inlet on the driver’s side, suggesting this is more likely a CJ-2A body or later.

“World War II Era Willys Jeep, 14,000 miles, Flathead 4 cylinder engine, 4 X 4 works great, Tires in good shape, Runs Great goes about 50 miles an hour, wouldn’t take much to get it to its original condition, Chris (435)659-0292”

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Happy New Year


first_birthdayHappy New Year everyone (at least somewhere it’s the New Year).   New Year’s day marks the official one year anniversary of eWillys.

Over the past year I’ve met lots of new friends from all around the world, written about 1400 posts, nearly finished my own jeep, and only pissed off one reader (that I know of :-)).  I feel like I’ve successfully hit my goals this year: to create a website that follows the older jeep & jeep parts market so that I and others can better understand the market demographics — what’s for sale, how much they cost, and more.  Along the way, I’ve tried to make it interesting, amusing and educational.

Based on the feedback I’ve received, you all seem to be enjoying the site thus far.  My 14 year old son swears to me that one day he was walking down the street in downtown Salt Lake City and heard two guys talking about the eWillys website and how much they liked it, which he thought was pretty cool.

Over the next year, I hope to continue to deliver interesting information,  improve the site (especially those drop down menus which stick within firefox), and expand the content in new directions.

Finally, I really really appreciate all the readers who have provided endless helpful feedback, suggestions and information.  I try to keep this site updated on 24/7 basis as best as possible and sometimes I make mistakes in the process, so always feel free to drop me a line, and I’ll respond as quickly as possible.

Have a wonderful 2009 everyone!

– Dave

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1946 CJ-2A Fort Collins, CO **SOLD**


1946_cj2a_fortcollins1UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400

“column shift, has new tires, fuel tank and carb”

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1948 CJ-2A Tuscon, Az **SOLD**


1948_cj2a_tuscon2UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500.

This looks good for a $1500 running jeep.  I’d drop in a battery and starter before buying though.

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A,the Jeep will need a new starter,a battery to make it road worthy. The engine is in great shape, the tranny and the 4×4 are in great shape,the brakes system is in good shape,the jeep has new military tires size 16″,the steering system is not original and the tub will need some welding,but it is drivable as it is.”

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1961 CJ-5 Arvada, CO **SOLD**


1961_cj5_arvadaUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

This seems a great price for a good looking CJ-5.

“61 willys jeep 2” lift rebuilt 225 v6 @ transmission, 8000 lb. pto winch $1500.00 “

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1947 & 1948 CJ-2As Gallipolis, Oh eBay


1948_cj2a_gallipolisUPDATE:  These sold for $1200 on 01/06/2009.

Two jeeps for one price.  The jeep pictured looks pretty stock and the body appears fairly straight.

“1948 and 1947 willys jeeps as a pair. there is enough parts to build one whole jeep. the 48 is the good one with a reworked body in very good shape and good running gear, one engine is cracked and the other turns over good. Idont have pics of the 47 but it has a good running gear too and the body is shot. this is for 2 jeeps and one title. please call with questions any time. no shipping. as is where is phone 740 707 6422”

View all the pics on eBay

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1947 CJ-2A Wayzata, Mn eBay


1947_cj2a_wayzataUPDATE: This sold for $2,025 on 01/06/2009

I think the body on this looks in very good shape.  It looks like with some polish, the paint might be in pretty good shape underneath all that dust.

“1947 CJ2 Jeep 4 cylinder. 4 wheel drive, high and low transmission. Runs and drives great. Mechanics in working order. Converted to a 12 vikt. Body in good to great condition, no major rust. Under carriage/ frame in good shape. Inside is very solid, seats are nice, most of the gauges work. This Jeep is ready to drive and have fun in. But doesn’t have a battery in it currently….”

View all the pics on eBay

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


1947_cj2a_sacramento2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

There’s been a bunch of good mods to this jeep.  Based on this gear calculator,  to reach 65 mph, the engine would be more in the 3300 rpm range.

“Am selling do to a back injury , this is our anytime any place jeep , here is a little more about her , this is the real deal , daily driver and crawler.  GM injected 350 V-8, 465 4 speed with granny low, GM 205 transfer case , gear drive, aluminum Mac’s racing radieor, 7000lbs warren winch, 6 point roll cage , bolts to frame, racing bucket seats…”

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1959 CJ-3B Albuquerque, NM **SOLD*


1959_cj3b_albuquerqueUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Here’s a solid looking CJ-3B.  No obvious rust, few noticable mods, and a straight body.

“I am selling a classic Willys CJ3-B from 1959 for $5500 OBO. The interior and engine are original and in good condition. The paint is a nice grey and in very good condition, just not the original any more.”


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Flat fender fiberglass tub/body Reading, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

fiberglass_tub_readingUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“Willy’s Flat Fender Fiberglass Jeep body/tub.  Fits 1946-1965 CJ2A, CJ3A, & CJ3B Jeeps with 80” wheel base. BRAND NEW – very durable FIBERGLASS.  Use on the road and/or off the road. ** Asking $1500.00 “

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


1951_cj3a_hemetUPDATE: Was $15,000. **SOLD**

Looks like a very nice CJ-3A with some quality customizations.

“Fully restored from “frame-up” 1951 Willys that is ready for Glamis, trail riding, or the street. Chevy 350 stroked to a 383 that dyno’s at 475 horsepower. Uses 91 pump gas. Comes with street tires and rear sand tires. The Jeep was built by Mike Record in 2000 and the motor was rebuilt (less than 25 hours on it) by Chris Patton.”

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1947 CJ-2A Tacoma, Wa $900


UPDATE:  The price has dropped to $900 …

There might still be some value in this jeep.

“1947 Willys (Project Vehicle)with clear title. This would be a great project vehicle for someone that has the time, I don’t. I have had this in storage sense 1977 (last time it ran). It has a V6 engine that only had about 5K miles on it before going into storage. The rest of the power train is original 3speed, transfer case, etc. How ever at the moment I’m not able to turn the crank over by hand? It has been stored in a few locations, one garage having leaks. There for it also has its rust problems. I know it also needs a new brakeing system, mufflers, and windsheld, as well. E-mail or call 253 921-2153”

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1942 MB Parts Portland, Or $400


1942_mbparts_portland1I suspect these are more likely MB than GPW parts, but the seller doesn’t indicate which.

“’42 Willys engine block, Flywheel, clutch and bell housing, $100. [no head]
’42 Willys 3-speed transmission and 2-speed transfer case, $250. [works fine]
’42 Willys jeep frame,$50. [the frame includes everything in the picture except the axles, wheels/tires and towbar]
Ask for Mark at 503-781-0276.”

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1948 Truck Moundridge, Ks eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

1948_truck_kansasThere’s work to do to restore this custom tow truck, but I thought it had some good character.  The starting bid is $2000, but I think that’s a bit much considering the engine is frozen and there’s other work to be done.

“1953 Studebaker V-8 Engine. Engine does not run. Stuck.Brakes need rebuilding, Warn locking hubs, Winch is homemade from what appears to be a Model A frame, Vehicle frame is NOT rusted, 1 small rust spot on lower cowl side panel, Right side window is cracked.Stored indoors for last 30 years. Micro Brake Lock emergency brake. Add on turn signals, Rough tailgate and rear bed floor. Floor is repairable.”

View all the pics here

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1944 GPW Las Vegas, NV **SOLD**


1944_gpw_lasvegasUPDATE: **SOLD** was $17,000.

“1944 Ford GPW Military Jeep.  Here is an immaculately restored World War II military version of the Ford built GPW, commonly called a Jeep. This vehicle is restored just as it was when new, and is correct in all details of configuration except for upgraded 12 volt electrical circuitry to make it more reliable. This incredible time capsule has two piece combat rims, optional axe and shovel, left and right side restraints, auxiliary 5 gallon Jerry can, aft mounted spare tire and front mounted pintle hook.”

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1947 CJ-2A Hurricane, Ut **SOLD**


1947_cj2a_hurricaneUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

This jeep has a few older upgrades.  It probably needs some work.

“New or rebuilt everything has a flat heat 6 motor new 2 barrel carburetor, tuneup, breaks, tires, has aftermarket hubs and power steering has a PTO gear type”

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1948 CJ-2A Sanger, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600

For $1600, this looks like it might be a pretty good deal.

“1948 Willys Jeep – 327 eng., new tires, new top. Registered as 1976, won’t smog (Off Road).”


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1955 CJ-3B Templeton, IA $3500


1955_cj3b_templetonNot many specifics listed.  It appears mostly stock.  Only one pic in ad.

“For Sale – 1955 Willys Jeep with cover. It is a 3-speed with 4-wheel drive low. Brand new tires!”

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Reader Builds — All Jewels Flattie

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels

A reader wanted to share a pic of this beautiful all Jewels Flatfender he built over many years and recently sold.  He says he already is at work on another jeep.  Hopefully, he’ll provide us with some updates as works on his new project.


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1960 FC-150 Dover, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

1960_fc150_doverUPDATE: **SOLD** No Price Listed

“1960’s era Jeep FC-150 (Forward Control) restoration project or parts vehicle. 4cyl OHV, manual trans, hydraulic dump, aux hydraulics, plow mount, single wheel rear axle, many parts interchange with FC 170’s. I can transport vehicle within a 50 mile radius for a small fee. I also have a 1983 Jeep CJ-7 with a small block Chevy 350, 4spd manual trans, hardtop, plow mount, in “need” of restoration or good parts vehicle. Both vehicles ran and are complete, though in “need” of restoration.

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1943 MB Albuquerque, NM $1000


1943_mb_albuquerqueThis jeep has got one of the more unique hoods I’ve ever seen, a bump with a half cylinder.  From the pics, the body doesn’t look too bad. The seller doesn’t indicate whether this is a MB or GPW.

“43 willys flat fender. Has sat for around five years. Ran good when parked, may need a little to get going again. Do have original wheels and tires to go with as well. $1000 firm or may trade for nicer firearm”

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Reproduction Data Decals for CJ-5

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Website

28_autod300wWhile looking up transmissions for the T-98 post, I came across a website that has CJ-5 decals you can purchase.  The website offers VIN Stickers, Data plate decals, Tailgate decals,  and more.  The website carries a wide variety of data stickers.  Check it out.

If I wanted to use a sticker, the one to the right would work perfectly, even though it’s designed for a “3 speed Auto D300 Twin”.

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My call with Don Prine about Stainless Steel and More …

I spoke with Don Prine today (12/24/08).  Don lives and runs a shop outside of Tacoma, Washington.  I quickly learned that Don is quite the character.  If I remember correctly, Don said he’s 91 years old and it’s clear to me he has no plans to retire.  He’s at the shop regularly and he’ll be there on the 26th, he told me, snow permitting.

Don’s been in the jeep business for 40+ years.  He told me stories of purchasing surplus jeeps in lots (one time 80 m38a1s), or as he put it, ‘the bank and I purchased them’.  We talked about some of the other jeeps he had purchased and  we exchanged some names of people we both knew in the Jeeping world.  Then he kindly provided me several contacts of his own in the Boise area he said I should call.  It did not take me long to figure out that Don has friends  everywhere.

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DJ-3A with a tailgate Huntsville, Al **SOLD**


1955_dj3a_huntsvilleUPDATE:  **SOLD**

I include this jeep as it’s a rare example, in my opinion, of a DJ-3A with a tailgate.  I’ve heard these existed, but hadn’t had picture proof until I saw this one.  The thing that clued me in was the large speedometer.  Once I saw that, I went back and read the description.

“For Sale is my 1955-1964 DJ3A/CJ2A/CJ3A combo Jeep that I use on my Farm for general weekly transportation over the last several years. Jeep is stored inside my barn at all times on my farm. If you are looking for a show vehicle with matching numbers this is not the ride for you. However, if you are looking for a good solid original Willys flat fender Jeep driver for general use, read on. All body parts except the tool box are original Willys manufacture. Body tub, fenders, hood, tailgate, and front grill are original DJ3A that have had a paint job using Mil Standard Sherwin Williams OD CARC paint. Body tub is solid as the DJ3A had a full hard top which protected it from the normal weather related rust experienced by most soft top Willys vehicles…..”

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4 Mudder Tires Washougal, Wa $800

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

wheels_washougalI think these are Goodyear Super Terra Grip tires.

“I purchased these tires and wheels on craigslist for my Jeep and they are a great. The problem is they will not fit over my calipers on the front of my 1978 cj5, DAMIT! They fit great on the back yet won’t match anything else I have to run if I only run two on the back. Any way, if you want some bad ass tires for a sand rail or something that two on the back is all you need and they fit it is a great deal. I am asking $500.00 for two and $800.00 for the set of 4. Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas to you. (360) 607-5677 Dan.”