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1980 CJ-6 Cleveland, GA $1400


Does not run.

“OBO. CJ 6 Jeep has a V8 motor and transmission that is not running. Does have some rust. It would be a great restoration”


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1945? Flattie North Branford, CT $3420


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3420.

(04/10/2019) It’s listed a 1945 CJ-2A, but it’s a mix of parts at this point.

“1945 Willy’s CJ2A project I got in on trade. Chevy V8 swapped, Muncie 4 speed trans, Dana 18 transfer case, axles from an early CJ3A, and 34” TSL tires. Comes with CJ2A fenders and grille with new aluminum radiator, one M38 grille, two M38 windshield frames, one windshield glass, cold weather defroster box and rail on one of the windshields, one CJ2A “Willy’s” stamped hood and one M38 hood, CJ2A “Willy’s” stamped tailgate, aluminum dash plate and gauges, CJ5 wiring harness, one CJ5 front seat and CJ5 bench, custom seat frame and roll bar, and some other misc items like hardware and exterior lighting”

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1946 CJ-2A & Trailer Western MA Contact For Price


Andy is selling his CJ-2A & Trailer. You can contact him through the CJ-2A page.



“In the interest of transparency, this is a resto mod, Jeep salad. If you are looking for an original, turn away. If you are looking for a well crafted reliable driver – well this may be for you.

The specs… best I can remember them:

1946 column shift tub. ACM is still present. Period correct tailgate with ACM as well.
1953 CJ3B chassis – fully blasted, boxed in critical places
D 25 front with 78 CJ bolt on caliper disc brakes. High steer tie rod flip set up. All new pretty much everything.
D44 rear – just built. Full floater early Warn kit. Disc brakes as well. Lock-rite locker. New.
D18 – later model 29 tooth with 1 1/4 shaft. Period correct Warn OD
Low miles L-head with a Scout Pilot top of the line carb and filter
Saginaw power steering conversion
12 volt conversion.
New clutch, resurfaced wheel, etc. All new.
Herm dual master. In fact every brake component is new. No really – every single part.
Beachwood canvas seats and tailgate chain covers. Custom matching covers in the trailer.
six new Swamper radials – 31×9.5. 1/2 tread spare on matching wheel
Body is all redone – no hidden surprises. See the build thread. Pasture green.
1951 Bantam-esque trailer. We never could determine the pedigree of this trailer. But nonetheless – completely redone with a custom tailgate added.
Tons of custom and uniquely tasteful mods – too many to list. “

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Austin Champ Fire Fly Engines

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

As I’ve mentioned, I once made the ‘mistake’ of buying three Austin Champ fixer-uppers to save them from being crushed. Despite that experience, I joined the Austin Champ group, as sometimes I find Champs for sale and post the links on the site.

The other day someone posted a 1955 ad for the Champ Firefly, which was a type of fire engine built on the Champ chassis. I’d never heard of them, so thought folks might find these ads interesting.

Here’s a an actual Austin Champ NSL 418 Firefly Fire Engine:

The next three ads were all listed on this site:

The first two ads, from 1954, are for Champ Firefly Airfield Crash Trucks:

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This 1955 ad is for Fire-fighting. I’ve yet to see pics of one of these restored.1955-austin-champ-rapid-rescue-ad

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1943 Postcard of Flying Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

This was illustrated by Reg Manning.

View all the information on eBay



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1946 CJ-2A Everett, MA $15,000


Appears solid.

“No rust
Fully restored
6v to 12v conversion
Undercarriage was redone
In great shape for a car of the year”


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1946 CJ-2A Charlotte, NC $11,000


Appears solid.

“1946 Jeep Willys fully restored in 2015 new wheels and tires in 2016. Runs great and is garage kept.”

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Early MB Tub? Toughkenamon, PA $1200


Steve spotted this tub. It looks to me to be a glovebox-less MB slat grille tub to which someone has added a funky cowl lid. Thoughts?

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“I’m honestly not sure what this is. I have been told its an uncommon 1940’s Willy’s jeep tub. condition is rough but its fixable. the serial number is broken in the middle. it says: 1—40. no shipping/deliveries. no glove box, no front fenders, no back storage doors. probably needs new floor. if more pictures are needed let me know.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Berwick, NH $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000 on Facebook:

Travis shared this ad. It looks like the floor and wheel wells have been repaired. Seller has extra parts that go with the sale.

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“46 willy’s CJ2 jeep, 4 wd, hi/lo, runs and drive good, new brake lines, brakes, water pump, 12 v. alternator, seat covering, top, painted in the past 2 years, Mohawk Chief tires, 2 shovels, fire ext, axe, first aid,ammo box, has spare engine, transmission,transfer, front & rear end, heater plus more.”

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1965 CJ-6 Adrian, MI $3500


The body, lacking a fuel inlet on the side, is newer than ’65.

“1965 CJ 6 Jeep, 4 wheel drive . Good shape and a fun project.”


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1946 CJ-2A Durango, CO $5900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/31/2019) Looks solid.

“Jeep is in good condition. Lots of extra parts, manuals and set of wheels with military tires included.”

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Flattie Body Petoskey, MI $1800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Parts

Includes the front clip. Body supposedly never mounted, though it is siting on a chassis. Seems worth a look.

“cj2a body after market never on a jeep comes complete with 2 fenders ,hood, grill,window frame,and tail gate they are original parts”


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CJ-2A & Truck Parts Canton, IL


Maybe someone can use something here.


“L134 motor, turns over freely and has compression – $300
T90A1 trans and D18 transfer case, shifts thru all gears properly – $150
CJ2A driveshafts, front and rear – $60 each
Good set of CJ2A front and rear springs, ubolts, spring plates, and shackles – $200
Rear truck springs in great shape – $75
Good drawbar – $50
1950 front and rear truck axles – $100 each
CJ2A front and rear axles – $100 each
Rebuildable Ross steering box – $50
CJ2A frame, nearly perfect and rust free – $200
Tailgate – $100
2 windshield frames, one completely restored and one rough but restorable – $400 for good one and $75 for rough one
Truck gas tank straps and hardware in good shape – $25
Truck emergency brake hardware – $25
Factory hitches – $20
Heater – $75
Gas tank CJ2A, no rust – $75
Set of DualMatic locking hubs- $100
Lots of small parts and hardware”

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1956 CJ-6 Gorham, ME $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/12/2019) Seems to be some value here.

“New fuel tank, cap, sending unit, and battery last fall had it running, driving, and almost stopping! Body needs attention, no title, no time for B/S, cash in person only!!”


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Year? CJ-3A Louisville, KY $1800


UPDATE: Still Availalble.

(05/23/2019) Seller has a variety of extra parts.

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“Willys CJ3A project, have had this for a few years and need the space now, frame, engine, transmission, transfer case, axles (rear axle is a Dana 44 that apparently has been converted to full float), rusted tub with fair fenders, several extras that I have collected over the years including windshield frames one of which is a M38, hoods, grills, tailgates, parts and components as pictured . No title.”


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2 Mighty Mites Wheeling, IL $3700

• CATEGORIES: Mighty Mites

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3700.

(06/05/2019) A couple Mighty Mite projects.

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“The body metal on these vehicles is aluminum, so there is no body panel rust.

The blue Mite is an M422. It is very complete, and really only needs seats and a pintle. A driver’s seat and pintle hook are on the other Mite, so those could easily be swapped over. The windshield is technically incorrect, as it is the M38 style. However there are two correct Might Mite 2nd pattern windshields included in the sale. (The most noticeable difference is where the windshield wiper arms protrude in relation to the windshield hood bumpers. On the M38 ws they are centered within each bumper. The correct Mite ws has the wipers protrude inboard of the bumpers.)
The body number is 440
The frame number looks to be 1727
I cannot read the engine number

The silver/aluminum Mite is an M422A1. Included is a correct windshield, a voltage regulator, and a generator. The front-end body aluminum panels are complete and included. This Mite would need some suspension work, as well as some front-end steering/suspension pieces to be complete in that area. Because it is missing some minor suspension components and the front aluminum body pieces have been removed (but are included) it simply looks like less of a vehicle. It is missing the front right wheel and suspension parts. There are also some spare/extra parts included, including a spare engine.
The body number is 3408
The frame number is 3248
The engine number is 1769

The Mites are located just north of Chicago. Both Mites have titles. The internal condition of all three engines is unknown. Please PM me with any questions or offers. I’ll do my best to answer your questions, but I’m not a Mite guy, so my knowledge is very limited. I am not willing to part these out. The M422 is almost 100% complete and would be an easy enough restoration on its own, but paired with the A1 you’d probably only need a passenger seat, rear seats, (and if you so chose) top bows and canvas to complete it.”

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Progressive Farmer Magazine Jeep Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Generally, my interactions with ebay sellers have been excellent. But, of course, it was only a matter of time before I received some damaged goods.

Recently, I got a good price on three Willys-Overland Progressive Farmer Magazine Ads from the late 1940s off of eBay. However, the packaging was less than stellar; in fact, it was so poor that the package arrived like this:


Inside, each of the ads was torn in the same spot, meaning the USPS was a little too rough with the package (though I do think the seller’s poor packaging is really the primary issue).

Worse, the ads were wrapped in cellophane, without any kind of backing, making them difficult to remove without tearing the pages worse:


The good news is that upon being notified the seller refunded my money in its entirety and let me keep the fairly worthless ads. Still, I can eventually scan them and repair them in photoshop, some day.

And now for the Ads: This ad does not have a date on it, but given the “J” logo, I’d say it was December of 1945 or January of 1946, page 11:


This next one is from July of 1946, page 19:


This one is from May of 1947, page 49 (it also appeared in the May 1947 issue of the Country Gentleman Magazine):


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Johnstown Four Wheel Drive Plate eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

Maybe this bit of nostalgia will appeal to someone?

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Thor Winch $650 … And the Related Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Here’s a Thor PTO winch for sale. See the brochure for it at the bottom of the post. (Thor also made hubs).

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“A late 1960’s Thor T-100 Pto 8000lb winch. Popular on old Willys and jeeps,
Very hard to find, in Excellent condition as far as running properly.
Hasn’t been used since the late 70’s always been stored in a dry place no rust, has some paint missing from being moved around over the years.
Asking 650$ Obo
I have no use for this but I’m sure someone restoring a project Jeep or Bronco would love to have an original winch from the era.’


Original Post from December 2016: 

The Thor line of winches. Thor also had a line of hubs.

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1953 CJ-3A San Gabriel Valley, CA $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000

(02/16/2019) Has updates.

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“I’m selling my1953 willys jeep with good condition. It’s drivable and v8 small block engine.
Two gas tanks
brand new seats
New suspension
New cooling
New oil and filter
Full rolling bar
Storage boxes.
It’s clean title.”

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1947 CJ-2A Spirit Lake, ID $4900


Includes a DVD of this jeep going over the Rubicon. Needs master cylinder fixed.

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“1947 Willy’s Overland CJ-2a Jeep

Veteran of 5 trips over the Rubicon Trail, ‘the Hard Way’!

• 225 V-8 ‘Odd-Fire’ GM Engine, Rebuild has less than 2,000 miles on it!
• Engine had Complete Rebuild – Bore = 10% over – Tight!
• Weber Carburetor – Baffled for running on “extreme-tilt” terrain!
• Dana-40 Heavy-Duty Rear End!
• Posi-traction in Rear End = 110# torque to break loose = “Tight”
• 11” Brakes installed from ½ Ton! (9” is standard on the Willy’s)
• Warn Hubs on Front Wheels.
• Electronic Ignition installed = ‘no points to mess with’!
• Original 3 speed floor-shift with 1st being a ‘granny-gear’ for ‘walking’.
• And….has a Back Seat!
* Full Roll Bar with added Seat-Belts
• All ‘Steel’ original body!
• Have extra parts, i.e. Original ‘stick’ hubs, soft-top frame + doors, 15” wheels, extra drive-line shaft, extra rear-end pinion, etc.
• Comes with a “Clean” Title!
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1948 CJ-2A Livingston, MT $3850


Though it has the driver side spare tire mount, I do not believe this was a lefty. It appears the original holes for the front bow holder are still there.

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“1948 Willys CJ2A for sale. L-head motor. All brake lines and wheel cylinders have been redone. New brake master cylinder, converted to 12v. New gas tank. Reupholstered seats. Tub is in pretty good condition. Runs well. Call for more info or if you would like to come take a look”

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1950 M-38 Hayden, ID $1800


Will need some work.

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“Help me reclaim my garage. Running 1950 willys flat fender jeep project. Orginal flat 4 drive train, new radiator, new tires , new springs, clean title. Body is rough, rust is present, but not too bad for its age. No time to work on it and I need the space back. Bring a trailer. 1,800 obo”


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1948 CJ-2A Leadville, CO $700


UPDATE: Price dropped to $700.

(07/25/2018) Not sure how much value is here.

“Decent body, chassis, roll cage. Tub has had the floor repaired, new fuel tank and has lifted suspension under it. Had a chevy 6 cylinder in it last. Last owner cut the hood for stacks, but will be easy to repair. All body edges are good, has a few rust spots that will be easy to fix. Steering column is there. Have a bench seat that fits well. Was going to build, but might clearing out projects.”


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Year? L-Head Gilbert, AZ $300


Head appears to be WWII.


“This is from an early CJ 2a or cj3 Jeep from 1946 to 1955 era. Sitting for long, will need to be rebuilt most probably. AS IS