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No Updates Sunday

• CATEGORIES: Features

Another long day on Saturday (fortunately, we spent lots of it talking and very little of it driving), so no updates on Sunday. Rusty has a new home. After a short visit with Merlin Hansen to see his new place, we are heading home. We should make it to Champaign, IL, by Sunday evening, where we plan to take a photo with Roger Ebert.

This April 22, 2013 photo provided by Thompson-McClellan shows a bronze statue of Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert giving his famous 'thumbs up" sign in Champaign, Ill. The statue will be unveiled Thursday, April 24, 2014, outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign where Ebert held his annual film festival. Ebert died in April 2013.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of Thomspon.McClellan)

This April 22, 2013 photo provided by Thompson-McClellan shows a bronze statue of Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert giving his famous ‘thumbs up” sign in Champaign, Ill. The statue will be unveiled Thursday, April 24, 2014, outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign where Ebert held his annual film festival. Ebert died in April 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Thomspon.McClellan)

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1956 CJ-5 Taos, NM $4500


This has a few updates, but also has a Ramsey PTO winch and appears to have a set of late model Free-Lock hubs, along with a Meyer halftop.
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“1956 Willys CJ-5 –
6 cylinder Studebaker Champion engine with less then 5K
Very powerful low torque machine (top end is 50 mph).
Legendary Willys 4 x 4
Powerful Ramsey winch on front end.
New shocks
Windshield wiper and wash
Tire chains
2 – Five (5) gallon Jerry gas cans (both straps to rear of Willys)
Clean New Mexico title

I’m truly hoping that a person who knows and appreciates Willys can purchase this.
I’ve have to let it go due to relocation (I can’t take it with me).
I’m not desperate but do need to sell. Please know I will accept OBO within reason (No low ballers please)”

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1946 CJ-2A Lewistown, MT $3150


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/17/2019) A 3B hood has been added to the 2A and a funky grille mod was installed to make it work. This looks to have a rare aluminum Worman hardtop.

“1946 CJ2A Willys Jeep. Good running order. Has Studebaker Champion 6 cyl. flat head engine and full metal cab. Also have spare transmission and transfer case.”

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1958 Brochure of 4 Wagons … Kaiser Foil Contest

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Mike found a much better image of the back of this brochure on Facebook. 



Original Post from Aug 2013: This is one of the stranger brochures I’ve come across. It’s part of Kaiser Foil’s 1st Annual Barbecue contest. The brochure is 28 pages. This one sold on eBay.

“Original color catalog , 7 x 6.5 , 28 pages . Covers and pages have bending at the corner , also all pages are stained and wrinkled at the corner . This brochure is filled will barbecue hints and many recipes showing various products . The rear cover shows a Jeep Station Wagon which was an award in the Kaiser Aluminum Championship . The covers of this catalog are made from aluminum .”




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1946 CJ-2A San Pedro, CA $3000


Has some mods.

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“1946 Willys CJ2A $3000
Willys Go Devil L134 – 4 cylinder engine
T90 3 speed transmission
Model 18 Dana Spicer transfer case
Selectro heavy duty front locking hubs
Bikini top
Floor is solid
Clear title – currently licensed and insured
I purchased late 2006 / early 2007
Odometer reading is most likely not correct!
Major modification made prior to me:
Converted to 12 volt system
Wheels, hubs, etc. changed out to ‘74 International
Steering wheel changed to tilting steering wheel from Chevy Cavalier
Rear folding bench seat installed
Roll cage
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1954 CJ-3B Ramona, CA $6000


This has a variety of updates.

“This Willys has a 4 cylinder 2.5 L Jeep motor with a 5 speed manual transmission. The drive-train, braking system, and transfer case are original. Runs great, not for freeway driving, 55 is top speed. Rancho suspension kit, 31 inch BFG Baja Champion tires. Also have some extras like gas can, high lift jack, co2 tank for tires. Just replaced the battery, fuel pump and filters.”

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

There are a bunch of jeep-snow pics on eBay, so thought I’d share an array of them given that a number of you got hit with snow in the last few days.

  1. Color Photo of CJ-2A in Snow (looks like a lefty, but the photo is reversed):
  2. Modified Jeep in the Snow (photo from Bulgaria):
  3. Photo from Washington State with a CJ-2A (The woman in the driver’s window looks ghostly):
  4. MB/GPW Dragging Sled(?) in the Snow: 
  5. 1962 CJ-5 Photo:
  6. 1954 Champion Spark Plug Ad with CJ-2A:
  7. Classis (and reproduction photo) from WWII:
  8. 1962 Meyer Postcard (Meyer top and plow):
  9. 1950/51 Delivery Sedan with 4WD:
  10. Looks like there was a lot of snow, given how much is still on the wagon’s fenders:
  11. Jeep Wagoneer Ad with Snow (Wife will be safer): 


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1946 CJ-2A Houston, TX $9500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2018) May be a  VEC.06

“Clean 46 with a Buick 4.1l v6 swap. Runs like a champ sounds like a beast. Has a 12ish gallon aluminum fuel cell, new aluminum radiator, quick release steering wheel 3 inch lift on 33×12.5×15 wheels tires with a matching spare. Looking to trade for a two door sports car, old trucks, vans, oddballs must be 1987 or older.”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons


  1. 1949 Wagon Racine, WI $10,500:
  2. 1957 Wagon Ishpeming, MI No Price:
  3. 1949 Wagon Ontarios, Canada, $32,000(C?):
  4. 1954 Wagon Champaign, IL $1400:
  5. 1954 Wagon Fresno, CA $2000:
  6. 1947 Wagon Todd Valley, CA $1500:
  7. 1960 Wagon Custer, SD $5000:
  8. 1957 Wagon Galesburg, IL $4500:
  9. 1959 Wagon Peoria, IL $10,000:
  10. 1954 Wagon Roanoke, TX $2900:
  11. 1948 Wagon Dallas, TX $850:
  12. 1962 Wagon Colorado Springs, CO $3500:
  13. 2 Wagon Projects/Parts Penrose, CO $2000:
  14. 1957 Wagon Turlock, CA $4500:
  15. 1954 Wagon Tub La Grande, OR $500:
  16. 1950 Wagon Crossville, TN $2500:
  17. 1955 Wagon Idaho City, ID $6000:
  18. 2 Wagons Lexington, KY $1500:


  1. 1949 Truck JeepRod Anamosa, IA $10,000:
  2. 2 Trucks Evansdale, IA $4000:
  3. 1953 Truck Choctaw, OK $4000:×4-pickup/6721418891.html
  4. 1947 Truck San Marcos, TX $1200:
  5. 1959 Truck Barnstead, NH $7000:
  6. 1953 Truck Desmet, ID $400:
  7. 1950 Truck Victor, ID $4000:
  8. 1953 Truck Glenford, NY $6900:
  9. 1953 Truck Columbus, OH $14,000:
  10. 1962 Truck Erie, PA $4300:
  11. 1949 Truck State College, PA $4000:
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1947 CJ-2A Fall River Mills, OR $14,000


Was a former high school project. Looks solid. The floors have some liner.

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“This jeep was my project in high school about 5 years ago. It’s been kept in the garage since then. Starts and runs like a champ, the engine (original 4 cylinder L-head) was rebuilt just before I got it, so very low hours. We had the transmission rebuilt, shifts like the day it was built. Body and paint (’46 Harvest Tan scheme even though this is a ’47 by serial number) is in excellent condition, interior protected with color matched bed liner. Hat channels are like new, no rust.
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1969 CJ-6 Lebanon, OR $6500


It has an automatic.

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“that’s right, the rare CJ6. this is a hell of a rig, one of the survivors. the douche that sold it to me 2 years ago didn’t tell me that the engine was in need of a total overhaul. SO, that’s what it got. still the same engine that came with it from the factory, but has been rebuilt and runs like a champ. this has an auto trans, and the seats (that someone went through a lot to fabricate) allow more leg room than i’ve ever seen in a CJ at all. they need to be recovered, but are an amazing upgrade. wheels could use a sandblast and re-coating (paint or powder coat) the tire rack is made to hold a high lift, a shovel and an axe. body is in amazing shape for the age. full soft top and doors, zippers are not that great but work well enough. has a set of half doors also. full roll cage.

this is an amazing rig. and after i had the cracked head, and shot pistons replaced during the rebuild it’s become one of my fave rigs.

NEEDS- Shocks, better tires. larger fuel tank (personal opinion)

got the rig broken for 6k, and put 3k into it. it’s a jeep, and i know i wont get my money out of it, but it’s worth what it’s listed at. tire kickers and people that complain about dirt will get laughed off the property. it’s a jeep, i expect jeep people.”

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1947 CJ-2A Tucson, AZ $3000


Needs work.

“Great project Jeep for someone. CLEAN TITLE Starts right up, runs and drives. Will need some work to be road worthy. Needs some wiring (chassis wiring) Needs brake work. (Master cylinder) One tire leaks down after a few days, will need new tube. Had some oil leaks that should be fixed before it is driven much. Currently has no seats but I’m working on getting some mounted. Motor is a Studebaker Flathead I6 170 from a early 50’s champion or similar The rest of the drivetrain is all original Willy’s. Chassis is rust free but the body has some rust. Will be a fun project for someone. Won’t take much to get it on the road.”


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1954 CJ-3B Norco, CA $2800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2800.

(11/30/2017) It needs some work.

“1954 Willys CJ3B – V8 conversion. Front disc brake upgrade. Have the rear drum rebuild kit. It’s a project but definitely a classic. 33″ tires and Comes with new smitty built seats. New fuel tank. 52″ LED. Engine does run. Brand New Champion Radiator. I started this project but have to many other projects going. Comes with a lot more not shown in pictures. Dirtworx rear bumper and ammo box center console. Hate to see it go but have a baby on the way. Title in hand and current registration.”

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1966 Video of the 14th Annual Jeep Jamboree

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This video demonstrates how many different types of vehicles were participating. At several points you’ll see a rare siting of an Austin Champ going offroad. Note also the nearly brand-new looking Tux Park. Great stuff!

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1953 M-38 Clinton, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This has a CJ chassis and has a few other non-M-38 elements.





“This thing rolled of the line in 1952. Built for greatness? Absolutely. It runs like a complete champ. This 3-speed manual shifts incredibly. You’re probably thinking “Oh no it’s a stick, but I don’t know how to drive a stick…” If that’s the case, it’s time for you to sack the heck up… Put on your learning pants and let me teach you one of the most essential life lessons you can have as an American citizen.

Don’t worry the tricky stuff has already been done on this bad to the bone 1952 Willy’s M38 Military Jeep. The tranny has been rebuilt with all new gears. As usual, I’m writing slowly because I know you can’t read fast… Motor was completed prior to me purchasing. While, I’m unsure of how many miles are this thing, I’m sure it’s got some memories. Some of the gauges are working, some are not. Which is pretty common for an almost 70 year old vehicle! I have installed a new alternator, 12 volt battery, and have changed all the bulbs. I do have the old 6 volt generator which will go with it.
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1961 CJ-6 Santa Fe, TX **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $3000.


“Up for sale is my 1961 Jeep CJ-6 4×4. The original engine runs like a champ, transmission and transfer case shift great and the 4×4 works as it should. This has been a project so it does need a little work. It has rust on the floors, rockers, tailgate, windshield frame, and fenders, all of which are easy to find replacements and cheap. Mechanically everything works as it should except the brakes, but they will work before I let it leave my house. I have a new master cylinder on order. Shoot me a text with an offer, I don’t know how to price it as it’s a pretty rare model and I’m not a Jeep guy. I don’t have a title at the moment but a bonded title is inexpensive and easy to get. For the right price, I can take care of that as well. ”


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1957 Wagon Sharpsburg, GA $6500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Dave’s got this nice wagon for sale.

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“Owned for 27 years. Selling, as I just don’t spend the time on it that it deserves.
Starts, runs and stops, but the engine and drivetrain are old and tired. Brakes are new all around.

Slave cylinders, Master, pads and clips. Parking brake cabling is free and works. Wheel bearings are in good shape, and all 4 recently rebuilt and repacked (left rear replaced). Needs shocks replaced. Especially the back ones. Guy that had it before me, lifted it all around about 2 inches, with “not bad” work. But that means the shock throw is “not standard”.

Wiring is all new. Put in a fuse block as well. Winch is a 12,000lb mechanical from the Power Takeoff, and works like a champ.

4wd all works, locking hubs are smooth, kingpin bearings real nice, and the front knuckle seals newly replaced and serviced with the proper lube, so it doesn’t just ooze right out. Steering gearbox centers up pretty nicely, but it too is simply “old”.

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1951 CJ-3A Talmadge, CA $28,000


Another unusual build.

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“1951 Willy’s Jeep 4X4 CJ3A. $28,000 OBO Fresh resto, you won’t find one nicer at any price, 3400 miles since complete, I drove it from Portland To San Diego, runs like and champ and the best driving jeep you’ve ever driven, no freeway sway, built to be used, reliable and sexy. New crate 350 engine from JEGS with a 454 Lunati lift cam, all MSD ignition and wires, new 2 core 1” aluminum radiator, Kevlar wrapped custom headers, oil cooler, transmission cooler, everything under the hood and entire vehicle is new. Dana 44 limited slip in the rear with new Auburn limited slip spline and hubs (big upgrade over the originals). Dana 27 Limited slip upfront, both axles have new seals and brakes, front disc with power booster, power steering, hydraulic clutch, flaming river adjustable steering column, new 3 speed transmission, T-18 Borg Warner transfer case with over/under drive, Lakewood Bell housing, Center force Clutch assembly, Mean Green gear reduction starter. Smog exempt and current registration paid.
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1954 Model? Eagle, CO $1500


Seth says he could take a look if anyone is interested. Below is the ad’s text. He spotted it on a FB Group page.

“If you’ve ever wanted a Jeep here is your chance. It was fully rebuilt and running like a champ. Then lost in a bet and sadly sat for a while. I picked it up with dreams of making it a beast. I have realized that I don’t have the time to make it what I want. It needs a gear head to crank on it and it will run like a champ. I will take $1000 cash or we can make a deal.”



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1961 CJ-6 Napa County, CA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** was $6500

(03/19/2015) Looks solid.

“I have a 1961 Willys CJ6 jeep for sale, clean title. I have had this jeep for over 30 years but it is time to let it go. I no longer have use for it and would like it to go to someone that will us it! It runs like a champ have had the carburetor, original PTO winch, engine rebuilt back in 2007-2009. Everything in working condition. I have documentation on all of it. ”

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