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1947 CJ-2A Pahrump, NV $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The seller included two different sets of pics. I believe the set of pics without the rollbar and top is the pre-refurb state.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/279117060976521

“For sale, 1947 Willys CJ2A jeep, totally restored lots of New parts but kept totally original. Has a little over 35,000 original miles and purrs like a kitten. 18,000. Located in Southern Nevada.”

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Year? MB? Salome, AZ $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A

Listed as a 1943, I don’t see anything thing here that is 1943ish. This jeep appears to have an M-38A1 or early CJ-5 frame, given the front springs have reversed shackles. The grille is likely a repro grill in the M-38 style.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4958079444299381

“1943 Willys military jeep Custom · Driven NaN miles Stroker small block chevy, 5 sets off road tires,3 transmissions, 2 transfer cases, aluminum bow tie heads, tunnel ram,heads,valves, rods,hard top with hard doors, clutches,pressure plates,bell housings 2 much 2 list all spare parts included! Over 20 grand in parts alone! Serious inquiries only please! Very nice toy!!”

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1947 CJ-2A? Wittman, AZ $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Listed as a 1947 CJ-2A, it appears to have an M-38 grille (or replacement) and an MB body and hood (or replacements).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1014429609496242

“Selling our CJ2A, bought as a family project and ran out of time. I have the windshield frame but not the glass. Has the 1.4l, cranks but does not start. Floor has been rino lined for easy clean up, paint and interior redone a few years back.”

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1947 CJ-2A Myrtle Creek, OR $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/myrtle-creek-1947-cj2a-willies-jeep/7452181523.html

“1947 CJ2A Willie a willie’s Jeep has a Chevy 283 new carburetor new transmission new clutch new pressure plate fuel tanks been dipped Runs like a top ”

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1952 M-38 Mesa, AZ $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/05/2022) This project includes a Warn OD, but the jeep has been sitting a while.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1100577450489406

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“Willys M38 jeep, Body off restoration in early 80’s, original 4cyl. Engine, 3 speed transmission with warn overdrive, 11” drum brake kit, rancho springs, full roll cage. Needs to be freshened up, it has been sitting for 15+ years. 5000ob”

 
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1966 CJ-6 Emmett, ID $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/03/2022) This appears to be a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/467807961463600

“Selling our 66 cj6 lots of new parts No reasonable… offer refused”

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1948 CJ-2A Foresthill, CA $450

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Unclear how much value is here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/506669157565421

“Flat fender tub fenders grill windshield frame parts”

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A Second Video of a Tour of the MD Juan Factory

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this second video fo a tour through the MD Juan Factory in the Philippines.

 
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Short Video of Buick V-6s & Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Mike spotted this short video related to the Buick V-6s in jeeps. The narrator doesn’t mention that prior to Kaiser’s use of the engine in CJ-5s as an option, some dealers were already installing them. A Salt Lake City dealer (Hayes Brothers) was particularly active. Kits were also being made available for DIY folks, like this kit from Hoosier out of Pendleton. (btw, it was Kaiser Jeepk and not AMC, that purchased the Buick V6 tooling in the 1967).

 
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1965 Photo of New Jersey’s Smith Motor’s Jeep Franchise

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This photo shows the new Ken Smith Motors Jeep franchise. The photo appeared in the May 22, 1965, issue of The News, out of Paterson, New Jersey.

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SUV Loaded into the back of a U-Haul Van

• CATEGORIES: Features

This made the local news yesterday. Some genius thought loading this SUV into the back of a U-Haul was a good idea. However, the State Patrol was less impressed.

https://keprtv.com/news/local/washington-state-patrol-troopers-pull-over-driver-with-suv-hanging-out-of-moving-truck

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1944 MB? Auberry, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: MB

This won’t last long.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/372977491554463

“1944 Jeep Willys. Still has original engine. Has current tags and runs great. Its a great little jeep for taking on back roads and trails. It is easily pulled behind another vehicle. Odometer shows 24k miles but not sure how accurate that is.”

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1948 CJ-2A Chehalis, WA $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks like a good build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/565327591461394

“***POSTING FOR A FRIEND *** Has a Chevy 305 V8. 4 speed with O/D, P/S, and tilt steering wheel. Tires are great. Warn locking hubs. Bikini top.”

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1953 CJ-3B Loudon, NH $18,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Glenn’s listed this CJ-3B for sale. It looks in good shape.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/loudon-jeep-cj-3b-1953/7481481359.html

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“This is a 1953 Jeep cj3b that my dad bought in 1961. It has been garaged all the time only driven in the summer and put up on blocks in the winter. There is no rust on the body or frame. A Warn overdrive has been added and Warn hubs. The seats have been reupulstered with new fabric and foam. The top is in good condition and nearly new. It has been converted to 12volt and the spare tire moved to the rear. The original tire mount and 6 volt parts go with it.”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A San Luis Obispo, CA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This was/is a VEC CJ-2A, though it has some mods now.. Note the early windshield, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1662798587428392

“1946 CJ 2A. Has a Chevy 235 bolted to a T90 trans and Dana 20 transfer case. Has a Dana 30 front axle with disk breaks and an AMC 20 factory posi rear end. Needs some work still. Frame repaired in front and plated.”

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1948 CJ-2A Columbia Falls, MT $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This looks pretty stock.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1007641890144113/

“1948 Willy’s runs.”

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1962 Sedan Delivery Cave City, KY $8950

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/741521153636843

“1962 Willy’s Jeep station wagon, Panel Van 350 V8 , 350 automatic transmission. It has the original 4 wheel drive axles but no transfer case. Running and driving restoration project. We have owned this for years and used it for advertising. Clean and clear title in hand. $8950. May trade.”

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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”