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1953 CJ-3B Loveland, CO $10,000(?)


Perhaps the price is just a placeholder?

“Old Willys, it has the original flat head The motor was rebuilt and at the most it had 5000 miles on it it has just been parked , it would make a great project car I would trade it for and older motor home or a car that runs good as well”

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


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/28/2021) It’s a project.

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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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1967 Photo of a 1943 Ford GPA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo of an unusual Ford GPA/jeep build has appeared in several places on Facebook, but appears to have been originally posted to the Forgotten Oregon Facebook Group. The photo was taken in Vernonia, Oregon, in 1967. The 1943 Ford GPA was modified by Brad Garner’s father. The shop next to The Jeep is the Vernonia Eagle newspaper office.


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1955 CJ-3B Maple Hill, KS $12,000


Looks in good shape.

“Willys Jeep 1955 CJ 3B I am the third owner of this vehicle it’s all original except it has been converted to 12 V. I still have the original 6 V generator. I had the original vacuum wiper motor as well.also has a best topper Runs and drives good Also have the following spare parts which can be negotiated for: 4 extra rims with tires in good condition transfer case transmission front and rear axle Steel topper only covers half of vehicle”

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1947 CJ-2A/GPW Prague, NE $8000


This has a GPW body.

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“1947 Willys CJ2. I got this 5 years ago and haven’t done much to it. It has a rebuilt carb, new gas lines, new gas tank, tires are a two years old and has a lot of life left, new ignition, added a overfill tank for the radiator, and redone the wiring. All lights work( headlights, tail lights and brake lights). Seat were done before I got it. Rhino lined the floor. Nothing special about the paint. We got it for my youngest son to do car shows. Never been trailered aways drove it to the shows with no problem. 100+ round trip miles. No longer interested in shows and hate to see it just sit. Use it now once a week to go fishing. Comes with a lot of parts don’t know much about them got them when I got the jeep. Title is clean and clear”

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1944 MB Citrus Heights, CA $8500


Looks solid. Has mods. Needs some brake work.

“1944 Willys Jeep MB runs and drives great hunting camping Jeep! Comes with tow dolly. Rebuilt 2.8 liter Ford V6 171 ci. New carburetor, starter, fuel pump, battery, clutch, aluminum radiator, exhaust, new matching 5 rims and tires! Great little Jeep. Nice interior. Brakes could use some love. Clean title on non- op in my name. No back fees”

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1969 GAZ Ventura, CA $14,500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Nice looking GAZ that needs new tires.

“4X4 four door convertible Military green black interior has only 98795 kilometers = 61388 miles Runs and drives powered by a dodge derived 55HP 130 cu inch inline four cylinder engine and three speed transmission Four wheel drive with the transfer case The original made in Russia tires are on it but they will have to be replaced. Have the soft top cover and side curtains no frame Also have a lot of spare parts and you can still buy new parts for it Have a clean title for it”

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1951 CJ-3A Saratoga, WY $12,500


Looks promising, but more pics would be helpful.

“Restored and in very good condition 1600 miles on new engine and since restoration”

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1953 CJ-3B Reno, NV $6500


This may be a good price. It’s listed near Reno, but the map on Craiglist shows it along the border of Kansas and Oklahoma. I’m guessing the map is wrong.

“53 willys,, v6,,, ,,,,t90 trans,,,overdrive,,, Bimini top,, full top,,, title in hand,, 6500,, fun driving project,, some tlc needed,, possible trade ,, presmog jeep,, Toyota fj ,, Rock crawler ,, cj. Pre smog ,,samari Ford bronco ,, chevy blazer ,, k5 ,, willys wave runner. Harley enduro ,, side by side polaris ,, quad ,,baja bug 4runner. Land cruiser jeep ,, trades considered rock crawler”

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1946 CJ-2A Needles, CA $2000


This CJ-2A is disassembled.

“Project vehicle completely disassembled. Change of plans. Running and driving when disassembled. Engine, trans, transfer case and differentials still complete”


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1948 CJ-2A El Prado, NM $8999


Ha a variety of updates. May need more work.

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“2.4 Ford inline 4
Disc brakes all around
Painless wiring harness
Custom East Coast Gear rear Dana 44
New leafs and shocks and shackles
Have rebuild kits for the T90 and Dana 18 from Novak Conversions

Runs great, I had big plans for this Jeep but like a lot of projects am throwing in the towel to focus on others.
It belonged to the same family here in Taos from new until I bought it a couple summers ago.
Don’t need help selling, text or email please.”

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Willys Engine-Powered Fork Lift Gilroy, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

This fork lift is supposed to have a Willys engine of some type.

“i have an old vintage model forklift has a willys motor 1941-new tires 20s new brakes new wiring-new battery motor purrs asking 3.500”


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Aluminum Hardtop Lake Arrowhead, CA $300


This looks to be a good price.

“Aluminum top from CJ2. Fits similar models such as CJ3A or MB or GPW, with a little work. Fair condition. Could use some cleaning and TLC. One window cracked on passenger door. Rear window needs work. Might have been known as an Arctic Top. 300 or make offer.”


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1953 CJ-3B Boulder City, NV $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500. Appears in good shape. Has an OD.

“1953 Jeep Willys Runs and is in good shape. New tires and battery. Call Tony for more info.”

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2 L-heads Visalia, CA $600

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Might be a good price.

“Two rebuildable CJ2A Jeep motors. Approximately 1946 vintage. Must be picked up. Sold as is.”

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1949 CJ-3A San Antonio, TX $5000


Needs work.

“I have a 1949 CJ3A Jeep for sale. It runs and drives, has a blue bonded title. I got the parts to start the brakes, but haven’t installed them yet. It’s not a rust bucket and would be fine on a ranch as-is, but it needs work. It would be a fun project for someone who has the room and the mechanical ability for a do it yourself project. I am firm on the price.”

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1942 MB? San Antonio, TX $9600


No pics provided.

“Classic 1942 Willys Jeep. Original motor, new tires, great working condition. Included is very nice hunting rack”

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1946 CJ-2A Julian, CA $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(08/28/2021) Militarized CJ-2A.

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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? CJ-3A(?) Body Denver, CO Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

The dash on this is unusual.


“Selling a Willy’s Jeep tub, windshield frame, hood and both front fenders. Will sell altogether or pieces. Would make a cool rat rod, parts for a restoration or yard art. Not sure what year it is. Being sold as parts with no title”

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1949? CJ-2A Summerlin, NV $7800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7800.

(09/25/2021) It has an interesting gas inlet mod.


“For Sale 1949 CJ2A
This is a well running beast! Engine runs great, body is in good condition. I was planning to fully rebuild and upgrade, but decided to work on other projects. Upgrades include full custom roll bar assembly ($800), canvas cover ($750), and original front TPO winch. Good tires. A radiator with fan switch has been added so it can safely operate in the Nevada heat. In July 2021, replaced the battery, fuel filter, ignition coil and fuel pump and have receipt ($750). Has a 6 cylinder Studebaker engine that was a popular replacement engine for this Willys. Have paperwork on what work has been done by the previous owners over the years. Clean title in hand. $8,000. Please no low ball offers. Available locally only for cash.”

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1956 DJ-3A New Braunfels, TX $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/25/2019) This looks to be a late model 1956 DJ-3A convertible (#11432). Body might be in decent shape. Windshield probably toast. In this case rare doesn’t equal valuable.

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“I have a super rare DJ3A 2 wheel drive Dispatcher Jeep for sale,

It is all original except for the wheels, I had intended to restore it to drive around downtown New Braunfels i just haven’t had the time to work on it.

I am asking 5000 or best offer as is. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I am keeping it at my parents place in the Garden Ridge area. “

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Watson Hub Variant or Modified?

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

This hub appeared in a Facebook photo posted by Josh. It appears to be a Watson hub (may have been private labeled through Sears), but part of its case was either 1) cast differently or 2) modified. Given The Jeep has spent its life in California, it’s likely some form of the Watson hub, but I’ve not seen one quite like this.


The odd hub is on the left and the Watson hub is on the right, itself a derivation of a Dualmatic hub (and having the same patent number as a Dualmatic).

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Willys-Overland Ads in Collier’s Magazine 1941-1946

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This ad shows one of those odd instances when an ad appears in Collier’s that I have yet to find in the Saturday Evening Post. This happened a few times during the 1940s. Here’s a color version fo the ad, published May 04, 1946 (note that the ad continues the ‘Get a Jeep’ Campaign):



Originally Published 03/10/2019: I spent some time searching for and assembling these Collier ads into two directory graphics, similar to the Saturday Evening Post graphics (updated in the post below). Unfortunately, the only archive I could find scanned them in black and white. And, the archive was missing some issues, so I suspect there were a few more published than shown below. Still, there are some differences between the ads, sometimes as small as changes in a few words of text, make these images useful for research.



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1949? CJ-2A Colorado Springs, CO $5000


Could be worth a look.

“WILLYS JEEP 1949 CJ-2A all original 6 volt system, original seats with rear seat (worn) Good soft top, Runs and drives, L-134 engine, T-90 trans with T-18 transfer case. 5:38 gear ratio. Comes with some extras. $5000.00 OBO”

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1942 & 1943 MBs Las Vegas, NV $1000/each


Appears worth a look.

“1942 MB4 clean title $1000, and 1943 Willy $1000. The body’s are fixable but easier to replace, frame, engines and trans are all good just need love. Make an offer.”

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