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1956 CJ-5 Grover Beach, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $2000.

This has the early reversed springs and a (broken) 0-8 KS speedo.

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“I have a good 56 Jeep project that was sitting in a barn for about the last 30 years. It does not run. Complete and not dissassembled. Very solid body. Will require some rust repair on the right front floor and possibly the left front floor also. This is a project that needs restoration. I was told the engine was rebuilt many years ago and it was driven into the 90s. Bill Of Sale only. Two new front tires. Rolls well for loading. This is a project vehicle that is in good condition for being 65 years old.”

 
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1951 CJ-3A Tustin, CA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

A parts/project.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/d/tustin-willys-cj3a/7370571044.html

1951 cj3a it has a Vin tag Great starter project. Front clip is off and have start on freshing up the motor. I put the front clip temporarily back on for sale. I also have a box of parts I’ll upload later.. anything that came off is in there as well as new parts. I have a spare Trans too. If you didn’t want to rebuild the old one. Sold separately.. bill of sale. 2000 firm not a penny less. Might take trade PLUS CASH”

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1950 CJ-3A Long Beach, CA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

It’s a project.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/d/long-beach-1950-willys-cj3a-project/7362903547.html

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“Rolling project. Most of the hard stuff is done.

Rust free tub, nice and straight. Some small damage on the passenger side (see photo). The frame is not boxed.

Strong 289. Cammed and stroked to 305. Holley TA-II carb. Dual Flowmasters.

Original 3-speed Transmission and D18 Xfer case.

I have a NP435 and Novak adapter kit to mate with a D20 transfer case. Rebuild kits for both, new 6 spline main shaft for the transmission, and new input gear for the transfer case. Everything is there to build it out and hook it up to the D44’s. The transmission was rebuilt for a 2wd, so it will need to be redone to mate with the transfer case.

Frame horns extended and shackles reversed. Saginaw steering already swapped in.

EZ Wire 12 fuse mini kit. (I don’t think they offer this kit anymore). The wiring is not finished, but the engine wiring is roughed in and it will run. New alternator and relay, fusible link etc…
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1946 CJ-2A Julian, CA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Militarized CJ-2A.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/cto/d/descanso-1946-willys-cj2a/7370217859.html

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“Willys CJ2a military Jeep. Partially rebuilt Go Devil 4134 engine. Has authentic non-directional military tires and split combat rims. MB gauges, frame for top and grab handles. Headlights are recessed into combat grill. Convoy light is mounted on fender. M1 Grand Rifle holder is mounted on the military split window. Pindle trailer hitch. Authentic WWII radio and mounted antenna (with case). Jerry can. Additional engine and electrical work required. Willy’s owners manual included.”

 
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Year? Custom CJ-3B Ventura, CA $2100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It’s a custom project.

https://ventura.craigslist.org/pts/d/thousand-oaks-willys-cj-3b-jeep/7371318788.html

“Cj3b body, frame and 1970 jeepster commando axles-front Dana 30 and rear Dana 44. Frame was sandblasted, front is boxed and reinforced. No registration”

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1954 CJ-3B San Marcos, CA $22,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

This has a variety of updates.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/san-marcos-1954-willys-jeep-cj3b/7364163769.html

“I have owned this Willy’s since 1962. It is a unique piece of history. Powered by a 350 Chevy, Muncie M-20 four speed, Camaro Steering, front disc brakes, 11 1/2 inch mercury brakes on the rear. All the wiring is redone and everything works as it should. This Willy’s runs and sounds great, and very powerful. You have to see it to appreciate the time and care given to this vehicle. This willy’s turns heads where ever it goes. It has a Koenig 100 power take off winch that has been on the car from the beginning. Vintage KC lights. Full skid plate. New gauges. Just a one of a kind classic car. The only thing that is not operable is the e-brake”

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1946 CJ-2L(?) Yucaipa, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This looks to be one of the CJ-2As lengthened out of the Spokane area. This was listed a few days ago on Craigslist (I think for $1800, but I can’t remember exactly). It lacked an engine.

“I have this very rare Willys CJ6 from 1946
Its a project car and the last guy lost interest.
What you see is what you get, engine missing!”

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1962 M-274 A2-5 Mule Redmond, OR $5800

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

TJ spotted this Mule.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1364443447251056

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“M274 half ton 4×4 utility platform truck. “Army Mule” Testing the waters here not desperate to sell. About 11,000 made, unknown how many of these military utility ‘s exist? Motor will run but has a bad cylinder and dumps oil fast. This model has the Hercules engine two cylinder. 3speed manual with 2 speed transfer case. If I sell, would like it to go to someone interested in its restoration. This was a project my dad never got around to. Body is in pretty good shape. Four wheel steering with full time four wheel drive. Pretty rare ATV that will go anywhere. Popular with ranchers, farmers, hunters, forestry service many possible uses. Not built to be fast or comfortable but extremely durable and reliable. Serious buyers only. Price is firm.”

 
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1952 M-38CDN Kelowna, BC, Canada BaT

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

This Bring-A-Trailer auction for a rare Ford-built M-38CDN was also spotted by Sam.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1952-jeep-jeep-m38/

“This 1952 Willys M38-CDN Jeep is one of approximately 2,135 units assembled by Ford for the Canadian Armed Forces in the early 1950s, and it is powered by a 2.2-liter inline-four mated to a three-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. The truck was refurbished during prior ownership and used as a museum display for approximately 20 years, and it was acquired by the seller in 2020. The green paintwork is contrasted by a lighter canvas top, and additional features include a fold-down windshield, body-color steel wheels, and reproduction canvas seat covers. The engine was rebuilt in 2020, and the fuel and vacuum pump was replaced in 2021. This Willys Jeep is now offered with accessories, a tool kit, historical literature, and a British Columbia registration document listing the truck as a 1952 Ford Pickup.”

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1959 FC-170 Bowling Green, OH Bring-A-Trailer Auction

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Sam spotted this solid looking FC for auction.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1959-willys-overland-jeep-fc170/

“This 1959 Willys Jeep FC-170 is a cab-over pickup that is finished in green over green plaid upholstery and is powered by a 226ci Super Hurricane inline-six mated with a three-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. It was acquired by the seller’s father in 2016 and is believed to have spent much of its life in Michigan and Ohio. Equipment includes LED running lights, steel wheels with manually-locking front hubs, a side-mounted spare, mud flaps, Bosch gauges, and a heater. This Jeep Forward Control is now offered by the seller on behalf of his father with spare parts, a service manual, an owner’s manual, a brick from the Willys Overland plant smokestack, and a clean Ohio title.”

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1946 CJ-2A(?) Gilroy, CA $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/03/2021) It’s a project with a mix of 3B parts and custom work, though it’s listed as a 1946 CJ-2A.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/d/gilroy-46-cj2a-jeep-custom/7367682470.html

“CUSTOM JEEP BRAND NEW BODY CUSTOM CHASSIS DOUBLE TRIANGULATED 4 LINK FRONT AND REAR. MUST SEE FRONT AND REAR FORD 9″CURRIE AXLES WITH ARB LOCKERS 6 LUG DISC BRAKES PSC DOUBLE ENDED RAM FRONT AND REAR ORI STRUTS CUSTOM CAGE SOFT TOP PRP SEATS ATLAS TRANSFERCASE TH350 TRANSMISSION SET UP FOR LS ENGINE MUST SEE. NEEDS FINSISHED. MOST ALL FAB WORK DONE.”

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1948 CJ-2A Watsonville, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,500.

(05/19/2020) That is one of the stranger ‘roll bars’ I’ve ever seen. Probably has an f-head in it.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/d/watsonville-1948-willys-cj-2a/7362912698.html

“O.B.O Jeep Willys 1948. Good condition. Classic. Runs good. Motor 4 cylinders.”

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Making Shop Progress II

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: A few more pics .. .made some more progress hanging tools and also built a way simple way to store cans of spray paint. I even cleaned everything out around the race jeep, so it won’t be too long before I can address those spacers again (that should answer your question Mark). Over the next few days I hope to complete the rolling work table (and removed the long narrow table). I’ve also ordered some LED shop lights, which have received favorable reviews on Amazon. I’m hoping them will give better light and be easier to hang than the big florescent ones I already have. I will report on those when I get them.

The tables with the paint on them are the free tables given away by the local high school. I scraped the gum and washed them up. I also painted the legs on two of the tables black, as they were pretty scratched.
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Here, I’ve started experimenting with hanging some of the tools. The wrenches on the right are standard, while the ones on the left are metric. The peg board on the left will have wood-working tools for now. We’ll have another load of dad’s (and grandpa’s) tools in a couple weeks, which will add to the boards and the tool boxes.

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The race jeep is ready to receive some attention now that it is freed from stuff.

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Originally posted August 19, 2021: In between everything else, I’ve been slowly working on my workbenches and places to hang tools, etc. One bench is about 8 ft long and the other 14 ft. They are made almost entirely out of recycled wood and reused screws. Now, I can start hanging tools and organizing the remainder into tool boxes.

My next project is a large, rolling work bench that will be the same height as the work benches. After that, I need to hang some lights over the benches to provide better light. Here’s a quick look.

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1948 Sedan Delivery Charlotte Hall, MD $29,995

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Lots of detail work on this custom build Sedan Delivery.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/837787276941969/

“1948 Willys Overland Panel Delivery 60K miles Camaro front end Chevy 327 V8 Turbo 350 Auto Trans Edelbrock intake and carb Pointless ignition High torque starter AC Power steering Power windows by Nu Vintage New poly tank and fuel lines Drop down battery box Master cut off switch Cooper Cobra GT radials with under 10k miles on them Tinted glass LED tail lights and 3rd brake light AM/FM CD Reclining bucket seats with full lean forward action for cargo access. Custom interior, paint, and details This drives like a dream. Handles wonderfully, tracks true and straight. It’s a blast to drive and to be seen in. Miles of smiles!😁😁 Am getting another done so time for this baby to go. Buyer to arrange pickup or delivery, but will work with you to get it done”

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Epic Willys Crew Making Progress ….

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

UPDATE: The Crew made it to Ontario, Oregon last night. They should have some beautiful weather for the remainder of their trip. Unfortunately, the group will not have the time to swing north to our place. Having done our fair share of trips, we totally understand and wish them luck!

On another note, I finally officiated the wedding this past Saturday. It went off with only one hitch … that would be me hitching them together 🙂 … this is why I never went into comedy … so, becoming a minister and marrying someone can now be checked off my bucket list!

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Originally Post August 18th –The Epic Willys Crew (view on Facebook) has made considerable progress, reaching deep into Wyoming (last I saw). Despite several unscheduled stops (err .. breakdowns), the group has soldiered forward through temps reaching 100 degrees.

We expect they will arrive here in Prosser sometime midweek next week, so we’ve been making sure the place is ready. The small house has new floors and (hopefully, new interior paint). I’ve made progress on the shop and (again hopefully) I will have it somewhat organized by their arrival. With no heat domes forecast for next week, the weather should be warm and dry. Apart from preparations, Ann’s surgery recovery, her mother’s doc appointments, presiding over a wedding (this weekend) and unexpected dog issues have kept me from providing any eWillys updates.

Here are some pics from the Epic crew so far (in a fairly random order) …

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1953? Topeka Hi-Way Mower Missoula, MT $3500

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

Steve spotted this Topeka Hi-Way Mower. It runs and plows.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/504250164003346

“Topeka Hi-Way mower with plow. Willy’s jeep frame. Continental motor.. Professionally rebuilt radiator, reupholstered seat, previous owner rebuilt the motor. Starts right up and runs smooth.”

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Zionsville, IN $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Zach’s got his Lefty for sale. Looks ready for some cruising!

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/zionsville-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a-lefty/7366186724.html

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A Lefty.
Original motor & trans. Runs & drives great. 12v conversion, new brake lines & rear brake assembly, rebuilt master cylinder. Comes with new covers for the seats. Mileage says around 36k, title says mileage exempt. Asking $15,500 OBO. Might trade, no projects.”

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Year? DJ-5 Airport-Baggage Jeep Spokane, WA $650

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

UPDATE: Colin pointed out that this is likely a DJ-5 and not a CJ-5. Besides the points he makes in the comment, you can just make up the passenger rear rim which only has four lug nuts.

Blaine spotted this rare airport-baggage-modified DJ-5 for sale.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/nine-mile-falls-jeep/7362095511.html

“For sale is a jeep was told it was an old military jeep not sure on what year it is was told it was a 46 But couldn’t find the year in the trim tags no title could with a bill of sale asking 650”

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French Inventor Claims He Invented The Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features

Sam shared this interesting historical article from Hemmings. As Daniel Stroll notes, it seems odd that the inventor, Albert-Paul Bucciali, chose to sue Willys-Overland rather than Spicer. Moreover, my argument would be that it was the transferase, and not the front pinion, that was the unique key to what became the jeep, so his lawsuit was misguided no matter who he sued.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/08/02/against-all-odds-french-inventor-albert-paul-bucciali-spend-decades-claiming-he-invented-the-willys-mb-jeep

One of the vehicles Albert-Paul constructed: The Buccali TAV8-32 …

 
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1941 Ad Published in Time Magazine – 3 Prototypes

Mario posted this ad to Facebook. It was published September 22, 1941, in Time Magazine. It’s unique in that it shows three of the prototype jeeps .. The Bantam BRC-60, The Willys MA (2 of them), and the Ford GP. The ad was created by DeVilbiss Spray Systems of Toledo, Ohio.

https://www.facebook.com/mario.r.maipid/posts/4637446769598838

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1946 CJ-2A Sagle, ID $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s powered by an F-head.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/338852974586572

“46 Willys, new wheels/tires, running gear rebuilt, 11” brakes, spare “F” head long block motor”

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1948 CJ-2A Salem, OR $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It doesn’t run.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/501764184219230

“1948 project Jeep CJ2A Willies. Not running. The dream was to restore it and enjoy it but too much time has passed and it’s not something we can take on anymore. Hoping someone out there will appreciate it and take the project on. $4,500 OBO”

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1953 CJ-3A Pasco, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This CJ-3A has a variety of updates. It includes a Bobcat fiberglass hood. You can see the front clip was extended to accommodate the longer frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/187630573405216

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“1953 Willys on a 1970 CJ frame. 350 small block. Lockers front and rear and trusses. Selectable front & rear. 20 gallon gas tank. This thing is bad ass and will climb a tree. It was built to wheel. It’s too much power for me to handle. Includes full soft top and set of mounted mud tires. I have a file 3″ thick on all the stuff that was done to it.”

 
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1966 Stretched DJ-6 6×6 Portland OR $25,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

This is a unique jeep that you may have see pics of around the internet/facebook. Both back axles are powered. A few readers have seen this in person and know the builder. One especially unique thing about it is that the jeep was originally a rare DJ-6.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/505387947387753

“Selling 1 of a kind custom 1966 CJ5 jeep , V6 auto. 6×6, former Holbrook specialty jeep, jolly jeepers rig, new tires,new paint and seats. V6 with turbo 400 transmission, bobcat tracks can be added , front winch. Off road use only. Ready for fun. 25,000$ No trades Trailer not included”

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1965 FJ-6 Eugene, OR $15,000

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Outside looks great, but the inside isn’t as polished as I thought it would be. Still, a refurbished FJ-6 isn’t easy to find.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/138103031781587

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“Very small very unique 1965 willys fj6 ice cream truck conversion. Truck was taken down to bare metal, roof raised 12 in, professionally primered and then wrapped. It has a Chevy 250 inline 6 with a 2-speed powerglide transmission. Although it is good for maneuvering and is street legal it is not comfortable to drive. It has a class 3 kitchen in it which includes a single basin and hand washing with hot and cold pressurized water. A 3500 watt inverter with 4 deep cell batteries so it can run off the grid. It has Bluetooth speakers and Bluetooth receiver. With a slide top freezer and a mini deep freeze. It is currently registered and licensed in Marion county as a class 3 truck. Business is not for sale just the truck. Name and logo must be removed. Would work perfectly for a shave ice vehicle, tap truck, cupcake, ice cream, hot dogs, concessions. I’m reducing my fleet to one truck, and a second brick and mortar”