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1962 Wagon Denver, CO $9900

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Looks in good shape.

“1962 Willys Utility Wagon. Runs great! Original 6-cylinder “Hurricane” engine. Newly upholstered front seats and headliner in the last year. Has been stored in a covered garage for the last year and has been driven throughout that time. This is a treasure. $9,900.”

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1946 CJ-2A Sandy, OR $1000


It looks like there is a $1000 worth of value here. Note the hard-to-find Hudson steering setup.

“Here it is the opportunity of a lifetime. A 1946 jeep Willys that could become your dream come true. I purchased this vehicle and it was stored in the garage since the 1970s. The 70s is also when it was last driven. See the pictures that it is a work in progress and will become a labor of passion.  Unfortunately this beauty does not have a title and is to be sold as is. What a fantastic opportunity to bring this rich piece of history back to life.”

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1947 CJ-2A Moab, UT $4500


It hasn’t been run in about 15 years.

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SERIOUS Inquiries Only Please
Must See!
No Promises – AS IS!
First post WW2 for Civilian Jeep ***”

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1947 CJ-2A Lacey, WA $6000


This CJ-2A has a replacement tub.

“This is a titled 1947 Jeep. $6,000 OBO. It has a M38 body and engine. This Jeep runs but currently has the fuel tank out since the tank it came with when I got it was for a CJ2A. I have a brand new M38 tank to install. I have also replaced three of the four brakes (cylinders and pads) and have the forth one plus master cylinder on hand. I just haven’t had time to install it. This sale will include both fuel tanks and the remaining brake parts and every thing you see in the photos and the spare M38 engine. This is a project jeep with straight body with no rust.”

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1946? CJ-2A Albuquerque, NM $3000 obo


Listed as a 1946, the grille suggests it is later than that. The hardtop looks to be for a CJ-5.

“Used was run about 25 years ago”

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1948 CJ-2A Strasburg County, CO $1900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1900.

(11/05/2021) The most valuable part on this might be the Hudson Steering mod.

“1948 willys jeep CJ2A for restoration or parts. It runs but needs the fuel system fixed the right frame rail is bent there is no windshield it Does have the hood”

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4 Buckshot Tires on Jeep Rims Emmett, ID $500

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Maybe somebody can use these?

“4 new (been in storage 40 years) buckshot wide mudders.8.5 wide.850 tread 32.5 tall.p78-16lt 6 p”


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1947 CJ-2A El Cajon, CA $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4400.

(11/02/2021) No pics provided.

“47 Willys CJ2A Jeep. Original drive train and rims w/military tread tires, Warn locking front hubs, rear draw bar, and clear title. Motor runs good. Selling complete – not parting out. $4500”

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Year? CJ-2A Burns, OR $750


Not sure how much value is here.

“Willy’s jeep. Lost interest in restoring it engine is out but all parts are there. Need gone”


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Custom Hardtop Lancaster, CA $800

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Unusual • TAGS: .

This custom top appears to be a shortened wagon roof possibly melded with a DJ-3A cowl windshield piece(?). Unfortunately, it does have some rust. But, someone did some good work on this.

“What appears to be top off vintage Willys Jeep.$800.00”

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1959 CJ-3B Escondido, CA $1900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/02/2021) Has a fiberglass body. Given the parts, this could be a good price.

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“1959 CJ3B jeep Willys, recently bought this jeep as a project but I have no time for it, jeep is locked into gear, not sure if the motor is locked up or not seems to be 100% complete, has fiberglass body, $1900 or best offer for a possible trad . Bill of sale only for sale in as is condition, call or text Andy 760 Dash 420 Dash 3018, also has nice snug top doors and top,Located near the valley view casino in Valley Center, California
Please do not call past 9 PM or before 9 AM. No scammers no lowball or’s yes I am a real person and no I will not send you some crazy code no emails no money orders no BS please don’t waste my time and I won’t waste yours thanks”

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Year? CJ-2A? Portland, OR $4000


Doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of value here? The front bumper gussets suggest a CJ-2A.

“1950s Jeep Willys chassis and frame
Also have the transfer case
Sorry no engine”

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Race Jeep’s Spacers Removed

• CATEGORIES: Cosmic-Crisp-Race-Jeep, Features

Cosmic Crisp with the spacers removed and the five lug Hurricane rims attached.

On Sunday the southern winds blew threw Prosser, pulling leaves from the poplar trees and swirling them throughout the property. The winds also brought some warm temps, which made it a perfect time to be inside the shop getting some work done. It was finally time to tackle the spacers.

If you recall, right before I went into the hospital in June, I had started to remove the rear spacers, only to find out that they weren’t all that willing to budge. In addition, several Allen bolts were already stripped. Ugh…

So, yesterday, I got out several drills with differing sizes of bits to work through them. On the driver’s rear, all six bolts had to be drilled out. Though the bolts weren’t hardened steel, it still took a while to drill each of them.

Some fo the equipment involved:


The first drum successfully drilled:


Once all six bolts were drilled (about 45 minutes or work), the spacers split, revealing five-lug brake drums:


Thankfully,  on the passenger rear, only three of the six had to be drilled. Once that was removed, I turned to the front end, only to discover that different spacers were used. It turned out that disc brakes were six lug, so that spacers were thinner and the lug nuts holding the spacers were visible, so no drilling was necessary. So, now I have six lug rims on the front and five lug rims on the back. I suppose that doesn’t really matter.

Here are the spacers.

With the spacers removed and the tires remounted, Ann and I took the “Crisper” for a spin in the pasture in the dark. It’s not much of a photo, but at least one photo sort of turned out okay.


The spin through the pasture was the longest test drive I’ve had with the race jeep. I discovered that I am still too tall for the seat setup, so that still needs to be changed. I also learned that I can’t shift into second gear, as my knee is in the way. Yep, there will need to be changes to this setup. But, the engine sounds great and racing around the pasture was pretty fun (even in the dark in first gear).


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FC-Wrecker Photo on Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Mike shared this photo of an FC-150 wrecker in New Jersey that was posted to Facebook. Mike actually remembers seeing this same FC in New Jersey back in 1961.


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1942 MB w/ Trailer Flower Mound, TX $37,500


Matt’s selling his restored MB and trailer with a sleeping unit. If interested, contact him through Facebook or email him at mattybru @ (remove spaces around the @).

“42 Willy’s MB that has been fully restored, and well kept. Jeep sold along with a Bantam trailer that has been set up for tent camping. Tent has room for 5.”

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1947 CJ-2A Connersville, IN $2500


Mark spotted this non-runner for sale. Looks like a good price.

“1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A 4 cyl , 3 Speed transmission, DOES NOT RUN, no seats, clear title good project or parts jeep.”

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Painting Push

• CATEGORIES: Features

Ann took the opportunity last week to fly to Ohio to visit some of her relatives in Greenville, Ohio. So, I took the opportunity to make a big push to get a bunch of interior painting completed, hence why there were limited updates last week.

The interior (and exterior) of the house was themed with white, a light gray and medium blue. For our tastes, it was a bit cool on the inside; so, we wanted to warm it up and dress it up some. Having done a bunch painting during my college years, I’m pretty efficient when I get going. Two weeks ago we repainted the living/dining part of the house, then hung curtains. So, last week my goal was to paint the dormers, the hall, the kitchen nook, the foyer, and the hall way. Mission accomplished. Here are some pics for your amusement.

Here’s one of the living room and dining room during the painting process:


This is afterwards:



Here are the dormers beforehand: (and, no, I didn’t climb onto the ladder while it was on the scaffolding; instead, I used the bottom two steps of the ladder to make it easier to climb down from the dormer floor … but, I posted this pic to FB without explaining it because, you know, it is social media and I know some people would flip out …)


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Ann’s Pics of Jarad’s Wagoneer

• CATEGORIES: Features

While visiting with relatives in Western Ohio, Ann didn’t neglect her ‘jeep’ duties. When she spotted this Jeep Grand Wagoneer in New Paris, she made her cousin pull over so she could take photos and meet the owner. She learned it is owned by Jarad Simpson and is his daily driver. He bought it out of Detroit. It was pretty rusted on the outside, but had a good interior, so he cleaned up the outside and runs it as is. He also owns a 1942 GPW. Great work Ann!

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Willys Light & Electric and Auto-Lite

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: There is more history about Miniger and his purchase of John North Willys Stock in 1929 in a 1946 Fortune article.


This postcard is currently listed on eBay.

The other day Nate forwarded me the following images of a Willys home power plant, built by both “Willys Light” and the “Electric Auto-Lite Corporation”. Not knowing much about any of this (and not having the time to source original info from newspapers of the time), I took a break from house painting to venture down internet rabbit holes. What follows is more of a work-in-progress than a finished piece. Hopefully, folks can add or correct the following.

Let’s start with the pics that Nate sent:

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Now, stepping back a little in time … These days we in the US are generally pretty spoiled in terms of our access to 24/7 electricity. Of course, this wasn’t always the case. Because of my work on SLAG, I am aware that there was a revolution in mines and smelting with the introduction of power plants. My great great grandfather first introduced an electric plant into his smelter in Leadville in 1881 (followed shortly by electricity in the Salt Lake City’s Germania plant). By then, Broadway in NY was lit with a power plant, as were parts of major cities.


January 04, 1818, from the Leadville Daily Herald.

Such power plants would have been expensive, which is why large municipalities or successful businesses were utilizing them. But, such plants would have been outside the financial reach of the average folks. Still, there was an interest among home and farm owners to replace the gas and oil lamps used in homes.

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1964 Slide of Willys Tow Truck on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: , .

Steve shared this cool photo/slide of a mid 1950s Willys Truck operating for a Shell gas station in Forest Park, Illinois. The photo is dated June 21, 1964.

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1946 CJ-2A Carson City, NV $9000


Interesting windshield mod. It almost looks backward.

“Runs fine. Stock. No rust.”

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1946 CJ-2A Grover Beach, CA $4900


More pics would be helpful.

“Runs;. Registered. Ready for beach.”

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1946 CJ-2A Rialto, CA $3200


Might be worth a look.

“First Generation; Civilian Model. Was sand blasted down to bare metal and primed since the 70’s. Has just been sitting in a garage since then. Roller Chassis, the engine was blown, perfect for engine swap, rebuild or hot rod build. All original parts included. Having surgery and moving. My loss is your gain”

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1952? CJ-3A? Lancaster, PA $2500


Not sure what the vision is here, but maybe someone can use the parts.

“1952 jeep willys cj3A, bought as a project car and did body work on it i have tons of photos of the process if interested. Vehicle doesnt run it is just a rolling shell needs alot of work. Outside was painted army green and inside tub was paint matched in raptor liner, was going to make the truck a off roading truck but dont have money to finish the project. (Only bill of sale)”

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1946 CJ-2A Corona, CA $5000


No description provided.

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