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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.”

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M-151 Mutt Engine/Tranny Portland, Or $950


m151_engine_tranny_portlandI have no idea what these are worth, but I suspect they aren’t common?  M-151 website

“151 powertrain 12000 mi. has run at my shop on pallet. kept in barn for years. you pick up I have forklift/loader AM general 1973 engine is what tag says has starter, generator, radiator, 24volt system. $900 obo, we’ll talk. I don,t email so call 541 974 4501 Eric from 8am to 9pm”

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1964 CJ-3B Gardena, Ca $3000


1964_cj3b_gardenaCan you tell what’s been done to this CJ-3B?  The builder has extended the front by 3″ – 6″, probably because they’ve dropped this body onto a longer frame (70’s cj-5 maybe?).

“great willys on or off road v-8 runs excellent new carb, clutch, starter, tow bar, salvage title call mike 310-722-8770”

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1947 CJ-2A Fremont, CA $2200


1947_cj2a_fremontHere’s a running flatfender that appears in good shape. The engine doesn’t look like much.  Good looking roll cage, though I prefer bars on the outer edges between the loops rather than just in the center.  If you have ever been jeeping in a tight spot and had the roll cage bar bump along a tree, you’ll know what I mean.  It’s too easy to catch a tree inbetween the two loops.

“47 willys jeep runs great 90% stock 3spd 4cdy i do have the wensheld for it all new tires all reblut 5 years ago $2200 obo 408-210-4373”

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County Line 4×4 Offroaders Event Jan 24th Elbe Hills, Wa


countyline_4x4_logoI found this event notice in the parts section of Craigslist, so for those near Eatonville, Wa ….

“County line offroaders 4×4 club is having a snow jam rally sat jan 24 in Eatonville on scott turner road to elbe hills . door prizes,raffle, 10.00 to sign up includes 1 hand. 5.00 per extra hand. chilly feed with all the fixins! starts at 8am. last rig out at noon….bring the whole family! qauds welcome!more info call:360 458 0644 or 253 350 2584”

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1951 Truck, a 2nd truck, & more Colbert, Wa $4,499

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

1951_truck_colbertHere’s 2 trucks and a bunch of parts.  The parts look like they are in pretty good shape.  I don’t follow truck prices that closely, but I think the price is a bit high given both trucks are apart.

“2 trucks. The main truck is mostly restored and a bit modified from stock but not fully assembled. It has a professionally rebuilt Ford 289 engine (bored to 291) and C4 automatic transmission, both with 0 miles. Transfer case and remainder of drive train are stock. Rear end is freshly rebuilt. Rebuilt brakes and tilt steering column from later model Jeep Wagoneer. Newly rebuilt suspension, rebushed and re-arched springs. Frame is solid and body and fenders are perfect (rare). All the paint is new…..”

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Brian goes to Vienna and all we get are jeep pics ;-)

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB, Museums

Brian, who’s now our Visiting European Correspondent (did I mention it’s a volunteer position?), found this beautiful MB in Vienna at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum while visiting Vienna, Austria.  Brian mentions that this museum of military history contains ‘everything from 1600 on up’ that’s war related.

Brian writes:

“This jeep was extremely clean. It is in such great condition that I wondered if it is a repo-tub.   The only thing missing was the radio that mounts behind the driver.  They indicate this jeep was used for patrols.  Note the four allied flags: Russia, British, American and French; the jeep was issued to all four allied forces policing Austria and the flags denoted that no one country was ruling Austria.”



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1948 CJ-2A Ivins, Utah $5000


UPDATE:  This nice CJ-2A is still for sale.  There’s lots of updates to this jeep, including, I think, reversed front shackles.

“1948 Willy’s “Tweetster” Jeep. This Jeep has had a lot of work done to it including a Buick V6, Edlebrock carburetor, Griffin aluminum radiator, Saturn overdrive, custom roll cage, and custom paint. Asking $5,000 or best offer. Additional pictures available upon request. 435-668-0595 or 435-668-2440″

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1960 CJ-3B Sacramento, Ca $5200


1960_cj3b_sacramentoThe image is small, so it’s hard to tell much.  There seems to be a slightly funky angle to that passenger fender near the step.

“Classic Willys Jeep Rare. 6 Cyl. 4 speed. full canvas top, 6 pt. roll cage. wipers, turn signals, tow bar, locking hubs, steering stabilizer, bucket seats, 31″ knobby tires on white spoke wheels with spare, Edelbrock manifold, elec. ignition, high output alternator, Headers, Dual Mufflers-exhaust pipes to tail, high volume/low pressure oil pump/external oil cooler, all gages. Garaged. No rust, Great shape. $5200.00 OBO”

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1970s CJ-5 Tub Spokane, Wa $400


1970s_cj5_spokaneThis looks like a nice cage.  The body looks in pretty good shape as well.  Includes a  front clip as well.

“1970’s jeep tub and front clip with newer frame. full cage and windsheild. Sorry no title. Was race jeep at one time. Great project has not been cut up. Please phone calls only!!!!!!!!!!! No email axcess. (509) 990-2730 front clip is sanded and ready to paint.”

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1949 CJ-3A Creswell, Or **SOLD**


1949_cj3a_creswellUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

It appears to have a number of modifications, including a suspension change and a tilte steering wheel.  It may not much more than a parts jeep at this point.

“with high proformance 289 completely rebuilt and running. Project car. Running but not ready for road. needs work.lots of parts. consider part trade for running and complet.

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1952 CJ-3A Redmond, OR **SOLD**


Update:  **SOLD** Was $2800.

This looks to be a good price.  The tires look good and the body looks straight from the picture angle.  Given the seller didn’t include the keyword “willys” this may be a difficult one for most people to find, which might mean the price will drop some more from lack of calls.

“1952 jeep $2800 all stock or trade for??????”

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Volkswagen Jeep Kit Sun Valley, Ca eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

UPDATE:  This sold for $810 on Jan 1 2009

Maybe there are more of these VW kits than I realized.  This is the fourth I’ve seen for sale this year.  While the seller claims this is a 1942 body, all the kits, including this one, appear to me to use a version of the M-38 body (or replica body).


View all the pics on eBay

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1943 MB, 1949 CJ-2A, Willys Truck Weedville, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, MB, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

“1948 willys pickup Flat front Homemade bed(solid and good shape) All original 6 volt system. Good dash, all gauges intact. interior all there, bucket seats. Frame pretty good. Have a finished, primered front clip to go with it. Hood, fenders, grille professionally blasted, repaired and primered. Foot starter, had engine running Springs really good, look new.Been on a farm last 30 years. Looking at buying a wagon and need to sell $1500.00 with front clip. Good one for restore 814-590-7732 Also have 43 MB(with aluminim hard top) for sale and possibly sell 49 CJ 2-A with half cab. Solid body with great half cab. Good heater. Running and driving ready for the road Will send pics if interested Will sell all for $2500.00”

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1948 CJ-2A (sort of) West Chester, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9999

“This is a very nice CJ-2A California jeep that is redone as a WWII Medic’s vehicle. This was my Dad’s Jeep which he purchased in California (where he lived) in the 60’s. I brought it to Pennsylvania last year and put a new exhaust, brake system and water pump on it along with a tune up and head gasket. New canvass summer top and front seat cushions. Has always been garaged here in PA. Runs, drives and stops like new. Has new radial tires and Overdrive which really makes driving it a joy.”

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1948 CJ-2A Yakima, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500

It looks like this jeep has had some interesting upgrades.  I’ve seen a few other jeeps with the Ford 9 inch rear, but am not clear what the advantages of that are.

“Willys CJ2A Low Hood Flat Fender Jeep. Engine is a fuel injected 4.3 liter Chevy V6. Manual transmission, newly rebuilt transfer case, Ford 9 inch rear, winch. Asking $8500 or best offer. In Yakima, WA.”

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Reader Question: Wiper Shafts Too Long … Options?

• CATEGORIES: Features, How To

A reader wrote to me asking for some input regarding some replacement electric windshield wipers.  I couldn’t answer his question and, in fact, I’ll have the same problem once I install my electric wipers.  Here’s what he wrote:

” I just bought the electric wiper conversion kit from Omix-ada, but the instructions are limited to the wiring diagram. As you can see from the picture, the shaft length would seem to cause a problem in a direct exchange. I have thought of cutting down the shafts(inner and outer) but wonder if I’m missing something easier. I have Googled the web to see if any one has discussed the conversion, so far no luck. I wonder if you or any of your readers has used these. Any help or comments would be appreciated. Thanks Phil”

So, if anyone has any ideas, we’d both appreciate it!

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1945 MB Paso Robles, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500

“1945 Willys Jeep- It has a 4 cylinder engine which turns over, but it has an electrical problem somewhere so it is not starting. It has a rebuilt starter. It also has a tow bar, a roll bar, and dualmatic locking hubs. Needs brake job. I have the pink slip and it’s registered as a non-op. We have too many projects and need to sell this one.”