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1947 CJ-2A Ellensburg, WA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This 2A has some updates and has been militarized. The seller notes the jeep ran prior to the rebuild. So, it’s not clear to me if it currently runs?

https://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/d/kittitas-47-willys-cj2a-military-tribute/7481183621.html

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“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2a refurbished, close to being motor pool ready. Thousands spent in parts and time. I have to move and cannot take it with me. Small list of new items….12v starter, 12v alternator, new glass, new rubber cowl and glass, new canvas and seat cushions, battery, cables, steering wheel, electronic distributor (no points) brand new Firestone tires (military) never driven on pavement, brand new tubes, new hoses, aluminum radiator, new light switches, new choke and throttle cable, new gas tank, new fuel lines, floor liner. 47 Washington plate, restored professionally ,title in hand, never have to buy tabs. And the list goes and on. Ran before I started restoration. All extra parts that I have for it will go with it. I am open to offers.”

 
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1952 Truck Pasco, WA $2900

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This is a short hop from where I used to live in Pasco. It includes lots of parts. This may be worth a look if you want a truck project.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/kennewick-1952-jeep-willys-pickup/7481693021.html

“Willy’s pickup with LOTs of spare parts. Selling all together – no trades. No title and currently doesn’t run. More photos available by request. $2,900 OBO.”

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1964 DJ-3A Modesto, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Was listed at $12,500.

This tribute-to-the-surrey-DJ-3A has been listed in multiple locations, but is located in Modesto, California (based on the plates). The jeep was being auctioned, but the auction ended this morning with a highest bid of $4k.

(03/06/2022) This DJ-3A was modified into a Surrey-like jeep. It looks in great shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5066784120021429

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“Our blue cutie was acquired by its owner in 2016 and has been driven 3000 miles during his ownership. Believed to be a California car most all its life, it resided in Modesto, CA with a clear and clean title in the owner’s name. Continue reading

 
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1966 CJ-5 Ontario, CA $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This might be worth a look. Has a Meyer-style hardtop, a tux park style rear bumper, and many other parts. The passenger fender looks to be from an early M-38A1, while the driver’s side fender may be original.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1206303373238481

“1966 CJ5 jeep all orinal motor 4 cly 4×4 tittle in hand …non-op status ..extra parts included see pictures”

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Year? CJ-3A Farmington, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This might have a gov plate on the dash, but I can’t tell for sure. Unclear why the sis listed as a 1955.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1003038487316790

“1955 jeep Willys no motor”

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Year? CJ-2A/CJ-3B Kent, WA $8900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B

Listed as a 1946 CJ-2A, it looks to be a CJ-2A with a CJ-3B body. It’s also a non-drivable project.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/for/d/kent-willys-army-jeep/7478387633.html

“1946 willys cj2a. Really cool old jeep. Needs minor motor work like exhaust manifold gasket and brake master cylinder and other tlc. So will need to be trailered. Clean Washington title. Unfortunately a Really cool project I just can’t get to so I’m passing it on to a lucky buyer.”

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Metamet: British Jeep Rebuilders

UPDATE II: There’s another 1954 Metamet 12-page brochure for sale on eBay (see bottom of post for pics)

View all the information on eBay

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UPDATE Posted July 04, 2019: This post has been updated to reflect some more information and images. It was originally posted in March of 2013.

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Metamet was a British company that refurbished WWII jeeps and civilian jeeps, creating a slew of different models. According to the G503 Forum, “Metamet was run by an expat Pole, and latterly his son. It was a wonderful Aladdin’s caves of wartime Jeeps and Jeep bits and pieces located in a series of old mews stables in Daleham Mews. These places were commonly garage workshops in post-horse London, but nowdays are worth untold fortunes as residences.”

At one point in the early 1950s there were twelve different models of jeeps offered by Metamet, only one of which was the standard production model jeep. The rest were all customizations of one type or another. Seven models were 80″ wheel base, while the other five had 100″ wheel bases.  The models include, the Standard, De-luxe, Farmer, Five-in-one, Saloon, Shooting Brake, 10 CWT Truck, Metaplan, Station Wagon, 15 CWT Van, 20 CWT Lorry, and a 2 Ton Loadmaster.

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Metamet’s early 1950s models. There were seven 80″ wheel base jeeps and five 100″ wheel base jeeps.

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Here’s an example of Metamet’s advertising.

A 1952 Ad posted to Flicker by Johnathan confirms there were twelve models also:

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Finally, here’s a 1954 12 page brochure that provides examples of different models that used to be linked to on the jeep farm website:

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1956 Wagon Fort Morgan, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1650.

Bob’s selling this parts wagon. The body seems in pretty good shape.

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“1800 OBO
STRAIGHT BODY. SURFACE RUST ONLY.
COMPLETE INTERIOR. ALL SEAT FRAMES. FLOOR WOOD.
LOCATED OFF 1-76 NEAR FORT MORGAN COLORADO. ABOUT 80 MILES FROM DENVER”

 
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1963? LBJ Tux Park IV Everett, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features

UPDATE: Joe spotted this Flickr photo from 1965 that may just show this jeep when brand new.

“January 1965 Kaiser Jeep Corporation press photo of new CJ5s being delivered to Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Presidential Inauguration of Lyndon Johnson on January 20, 1965. Each float in the parade would be towed by a new 1965 CJ5.”

I hoped to find the above photo in a newspaper, but didn’t have any luck. I did find this short article from the January 30th, 1965, issue of the San Angelo Standard-Times:

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Based on this article, I would guess that the white showing through from underneath the green suggests this was one of the white jeeps for the parade.

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Originally posted May 04, 2022: Listed as a 1963, this was more likely a 1965 as that’s when the Tux Park IV first arrived. This jeep has a plaque indicating it was used in Lyndon B. Johnson’s inauguration parade. This was listed for $800 on FB and sold within a day. Thanks to Jordan for forwarding it to me.

“HistoricalJeep- metal tag on glove box says it was in the 1965 inaugural parade,no title,runs good, good working four wheel drive, no breaks”

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1953 CJ-3A? Anacortes, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

The seller’s reference to the Bobcat of the 1950s is incorrect. This is the “bobcat” jeep from the 1950s. The Bobcat body wasn’t developed until 1969.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3493101964147415

“1953 Jeep willys bobcat the body is all fiberglass it was a proto type for throwing out of planes but never were produced. This has a ford 302 v8 that runs strong it needs work here and there but nothing major. Im putting a new clutch and brake master cylinder on tommorow. I have title in hand and it has collector plates hollar if you have any questions.”

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1942 MB Kelso, WA $8000

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

The seller also has this yellow Jeep for Sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/370412634997509

“I have a 1942 willys 9000 (and a second 1942 yellow for a 2500). I do have everything thing to change it back to military if wanted. however those parts are a additional cost/ negotiated priceL134 engine
4×4
Clean title in my name”

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1947 CJ-2A Plant City, FL $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Most of the photos of this jeep are detail shots showing the good and bad.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1150850522416531

“Civilian 1947 CJ2AJeep. Added hard top. Clean Florida title. Jeep runs. Nice clean body, very little rust. Good running engine. No knocks, no smoking. 4 wheel drive works.”

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1942 MB Rainier, OR $2650

• CATEGORIES: MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2650.

(02/01/2022) It’s a project. Not the most useful pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/977092323220626/

“Have a 1942 titled willys mb. Have a cj l134 engine. Its not stuck but i haven’t tried to run it. The floors suck and need replacement. I have 2700 in parts needed to repair the jeep. Contact me for more pictures.”

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4 Aluminum Slot Rims Pueblo, CO Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

UPDATE: Lee has another set of four slot rims like the ones pictured below.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/wto/d/pueblo-jeep-bronco-15×7-slotted/7480936710.html

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“MAKE OFFER for this vintage matching set of (4) slotted aluminum 15×7’s that are 5 lug hole 5×5.5 inch bolt pattern. The 5×5.5 inch bolt pattern should fit the early and later Ford Broncos and F-100, F-150 Pick-Up Trucks. I believe that theses may also fit Jeep, Jeep CJ Renegade, Jeepster Commando, CJ5, CJ6, CJ2A, CJ3B, CJ3A, and CJ7.

Also, the lug holes look good and the center hole measures approximately 4.25 inches. 5 on 5.5 inch bolt pattern. Back spacing is 3 and 3/8ths inches.

 
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1951 M-38 Elk, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Unclear if this is drivable yet or not.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1405128889915185

“1951 willys m38. Fenders are off right now because was doing some brake line work. Firm on price, have title in my name”

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Kelly Hardtop Dacula, GA $450

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

This Kelly hardtop has some surface rust at the very least, but it’s hard to tell just how deep it is based on the pics.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4962390960510709

“For sale – Kelly All Steel Top enclosure for CJ3B Picked up this project jeep over the weekend. Don’t need the Kelly Steel Top, so it is for sale. In decent shape, windows roll up and down, some rust but definitely usable and restorable. These are harder and harder to find.”

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1946 CJ-2A Gridley, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE :Price dropped to $15,000.

(03/22/2022) Unusual front shock placement on this build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4655885867813263

“1946 Willy’s CJ2A Flat Fender with Ford V8 302 and headers. Restored in 2006. Sprung over lift. Ramsey PTO winch. 35” Mickey Thompson Baja Claws. This rig will not get stuck. No rust in body. All new steel floor with sprayed arma coat bed liner.”

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1950 CJ-3A Spirit Lake, ID $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

The tub is supposed to be rough, but we’ve seen worse.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/669879074314240

“Project I’ve lost interest in. Too much to list, starts and runs, I have everything for it I drove it home when I bought it. Tub is in rough shape but the rest is good. I have the original title for it from Hayden. Lots to tell please contact for more info!!! The Jeep is apart at the moment. But easy to put back together”

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1949? CJ-3B Tygh Valley, OR $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

I’m not sure how much value is here. This has an aftermarket body that sits on a Jeepster Commando frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/359078781559876

“Project High Hood Jeep CJ-3B. Sitting on a 1969 Jeepster frame with a 225 V6 – 3 speed transmission, brand new steel fenders. Have title to run and running gear.”

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A Quick Road Trip to MN

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: .

In about a week and a half I will be making a quick trip to Minnesota (about an hour north of Minneapolis) to finally pick up a wrecked former racing jeep with a fiberglass Parkette body. David Franz has been great about storing this while I found a time to snag it.

The timing of this hasn’t been finalized, because mom’s title issues have been solved to the satisfaction of a title insurance company, so we’ll be listed her place this coming Wednesday, which means renting a U-haul to complete one last cleanup, but that will only take one day.

So, if you need something moved between Washington and Minnesota, I may be able to trailer it on my way to or from Minnesota.

Steve Carter mentioned that, coincidently, this race rig is a sister rig of sorts to my racing jeep. Mine sounds great and feels read to race, but it is just too tight of squeeze in the driver and passenger seat. Rather than rework the space, body, and cage with my race jeep, my plan is to drop the cage and body below onto my racer, which will give me more room (the body and cage are both wider). This also has a better clutch/brake setup than mine.

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May 1952 Miller Tools Willys Overland Catalog

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

I received my second booster shop on Thursday, the result of which kept me hunkered down yesterday with a few chills and aches, so I took the time to scan the following document.

This unusual catalog from Miller Tools highlights tools specifically for Willys vehicles, both jeeps and automobiles. It is catalog F-618 printed in May of 1952. There are 92 pages in the book, including three order forms. I’ve broken it up into multiple sections for easy of downloading and zipped the PDFs together in one file (63mb), should you want to check it out. Unfortunately, my PDF management/editing apps don’t work under the newest Mac OS, which is another reason I didn’t combine them (have to locate a new PDF capable app). If you have a problem dealing with the zip file, then I can send you independent links for the various sections.

http://www.deilers.com/miller/1952-05-miller-tools-willys-overland-catalog.zip

Here are a few pages:

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1961 Koenig King Winches Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure, No. 761, highlights Koenig’s King brand of winches in a single sheet with three folds.

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Year? J-24 Mitsubishi Bellingham, WA Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This is back up for auction.

(03/14/2022) Blaine shared this J-24 auction. Looks in good shape.

https://washington.hibid.com/lot/119928325/1979-mitsubishi-j24-jeep-w–soft-top/

“RH drive, Mitsubishi dsl engine, canvas top, 4×4, manual transmission, locking hubs, hi/lo transfer case, front pto winch, rear hitch, 215R15 tires. Odometer Reads: 28,002 km VIN: J24-07793”

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Nov 1960 Koenig King Winch Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I picked this November 1960 Koenig King Winch brochure with a from number of 11-60 off of ebay.

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1953 US Navy Smalley Port-O-Spot on ProxiBid

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Andy shared this rarely seen US Navy Smalley Port-O-Spot. It’s another odd utility vehicle partly built with Willys-Overland parts. Only a couple hours left in the bidding; the high bid is currently $3100.

https://www.proxibid.com/Very-rare-very-early-rail-car-mover-track-mobile-1953-U-S-NAVY-Smalley-Port-O-Spot/lotInformation/68513627

“Made by Oxnard Heavy Maintenance & Mfg Co. Oxnard California. It has a Willys drivetrain, and it does run and drive.”

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