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1947 Jeepster Dorset, VT $13,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Looks solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/757344768258334

“Totally restored. In get condition. Great ride”

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1946 CJ-2A Gilroy, CA $15,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Has a variety of updates.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/sacramento-1946-jeep-cj-2a/7326115486.html

“This is a world war II era 1945 Jeep CJ-2A. The engine is a Buick V6 odd fire, 4-speed manual, the exact mileage is unknown because the previous owner did not reset the odometer while doing the engine swap. There was a conversion from the original drum brakes to disc brakes. There was been work done on the transmission and clutch. New brake linings, new seats.”

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Year? CJ-3A JeepRod Beverly Hills, CA $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Jeep Rods

It still needs completion, but it’s unclear what it needs. It hasn’t run since 2014. Having driven around LA multiple times, I’m confident that driving something this low isn’t what I’d want to drive there.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/los-angeles-1950-willys-jeep-rat-rod/7327088817.html

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This project rod is so close to being completed, it begs the question “when is a rat rod really completed?”. Start with a fully boxed custom frame. Parts from GM, Ford and Willy’s get this rat a chance to run, or should we say terrorize, the streets.

Much patina has occurred, especially of late. Color starts with Army green and shows much surface oxidation. The sheet metal is based on Willy’s CJ with much, much modification. Channeled and fab’d windshield set the eye to the rest of the modifications. Body is bolted to a fully boxed and custom fabricated steel frame. Unlike many rat rods, the body is not channeled to accept the frame, but directly bolted to the top.

Black vinyl seats are from something small and fit tight and neat. Super-cool modified Willy’s wagon hatch-lid is fit behind the seats for rear-end and suspension viewing. Jerry cans at the stern function as the fuel tank. Surface rust is extensive throughout the interior, but there is no cancer visible. Hard probing shows all panels and flooring to be solid.

Small block Chevy power has not been fired since 2014, she does turn over freely. Custom fab’d headers with direct dumps have this rat shaking the neighbors. HEI ignition, aluminum intake and adapted down-draft twin carbs really set the heart of this rat. Aluminum radiator and electric fan keep things cool. Turbo 350 auto lead a custom driveline to the Ford 9” rear. Linked suspension and coil springs complete the rear. Solid axle front is sprung to the frame and adapted steering. Drums are located at each corner.

The listing can be seen here – https://www.clasiq.com/auction/1950-jeep-rat-rod/

Included in the listing is a pre purchase inspection, vehicle history, as well as a walk around video of the vehicle”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Sandy, UT $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This is a project.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/7171740

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“Or Best Offer
Beautiful CJ3A
Beefed-up military M38A1 Jeep frame
Rebuilt 231c.i. Buick V6 with rebuilt 2BBL carb
Rebuilt T90 transmission
Rebuilt Saturn overdrive (for splitting gears)
Hanging pedal assembly
Hydraulic clutch (brand new pressure plate and disc)
Custom, dual MagnaFlow exhaust headers, mufflers, pipes
Aftermarket power steering
Custom-made roll bar
Brand new 31” off-road tires with matching spare (5 tires on wheels) Continue reading

 
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1948 CJ-2A Driggs, ID $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/08/2021) This runs and drives, but the seller notes it will need more work to be road worthy.

https://eastidaho.craigslist.org/cto/d/driggs-1948-willys-cj2a/7315476791.html

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“This rare “flat fender” jeep has a rebuilt engine, new OEM carb, new tires, front springs, exhaust, new brake lines, wheel cylinders and master cylinder. I have checked and lubed the front and rear axles, and driven it around the block after putting it back together for my winter project.
I got this years ago as a complete “field find” and would run. It had been converted to 12V with alternator. However, I noticed milky oil due to head gasket leakage, and it had no brakes. The engine was pulled and inspected, cleaned and found cylinders had been bored and the pistons/rings in good shape. It was then reassembled with new bearings and gaskets.
I replaced the master cylinder, all the brake lines and installed new wheel cylinders. I did not replace the old drums and brake shoes. I cleaned and repacked the front hubs/wheel bearings and the front and rear differentials covers were pulled to inspect gears and add new gear oil. This winter it was further restored with a new carburetor, new exhaust system, new tires, and new front springs/shackles. The rusty floor was treated and painted with POR15 and the body was sanded and hand painted with red rustoleum.
It starts easily and I have driven it around the block, but needs additional work before being “road worthy” such as new brake drums/shoes, wiring for lights and gauges, and oil leaks from the tranny/transfer case.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Monterey, CA $7999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

This has some rust and is missing the hood clamps. It is skinned with some diamond-plate. The drain holes are covered .The cargo floor is also covered in diamond-plate.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/ctd/d/monterey-1949-jeep-willys/7324542099.html

“1949 JEEP WILLYS CJ3APLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW

For sale is a classic 1949 JEEP WILLYS CJ 3A. This Vehicle was accrued from a gentlemen in Monterey, CA. It’s in solid running condition. The has undergone a full service to the engine, it fires right up and sounds excellent. The brakes were also addressed, it has new brake lines and new brake hoses. Mechanically it runs / drives well and shifts through all the gears. Original engine, transmission, and transfer case/running gear. Never wrecked . It was converted to a 12 volt. The body is very straight, it has some rust on the body (as you can see in the photos). But the floors are very solid. Please watch the video to see all the details. Clean title.”

 
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Year? CJ-2A Yucaipa, CA $9750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $9750.

The front bumper/frame rails have been modified, but otherwise this may be fairly stock.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/yucaipa-willys-cj-2a-jeep/7325165051.html

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“Late 40s Willys CJ-2A jeep.
Run like a top !
4 cylinder Go Devil engine.
3 speed trans.
New gauges.
Converted to 12 volt.
Tags paid thourgh Jan. 2022”

 
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1960s Harris Manufacturing Top and Doors

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

UPDATE: The October 1962 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine included an ad for the Harris top and doors, along with an article.

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Originally Posted October 07, 2017: Here’s a rare Harris Dura-Door one-page brochure on eBay. This fiberglass half door produced out of Bakersfield, California, for CJ-5s was also advertised in Four Wheel Magazine (see ad at bottom).

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This ad appeared in several Four Wheeler issues, including the June 1966 issue. I’d have to guess that by 1966, Harris had dropped its soft top product and focused on the dura-doors for jeeps.

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1949 Photo Showing the Newgren Bush and Bog Harrow

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

A March 06, 1949, photo in the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph highlighted Newgren’s recently introduced bush and bog harrow. The Pittsburgh firm of Buyers Motors was promoting this piece of equipment and others as part of a product exhibition for Willys-Overland Motors dealers.

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The Spirit of Tomorrow

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

As part of the development of this uniquely styled rear-engine car, in 1937 Basil (Barney) Oldfield built a prototype he called the “Jeep”. The “Jeep” sold him on the idea of a rear engine vehicle, so he  began development of a safer, more dependable vehicle built around the rear engine. Unlike Tucker’s rear-engine auto design, Barney’s “Spirit of Tomorrow”, completed in 1942, did not lead to a manufactured product. But, Barney did achieve his goals, as Ralph Nader approved of his vehicle, claiming it was roomier, safer, and had more visibility.

This September 05, 1967, article form the Victoria Colonist (Victoria, B.C.,) provides some good early history on the vehicle.

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The “Spirit of Tomorrow” still runs. This 2018 video interview provides additional information:

https://www.sookenewsmirror.com/community/spirit-of-tomorrow-car-still-turning-heads-after-76-years/

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1944 “Invasion Scenes – Europe: British Troops” Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

The end of this video shows jeeps unloading, jeeps driving through a town, and a jeep navigating difficult terrain.

“L/Ss of soldiers talking to armed civilians on coastline. Various shots of man ploughing field with two ox. Several shots of war graves. Two men look at bullet holes in the helmet of which rests on grave. Various country scenes. Shots of soldiers looking out to see aided with binoculars. Various shots taken from landing craft approaching coast. L/S of jeeps coming ashore. Shots of jeeps moving through street of town. L/Ss of jeep being driven up steep mountain pass. M/Ss of soldier talking. More shots of jeep.”

 
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Year? DJ-3A Surrey Gold Country, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

**SOLD** Was $6500.

(02/02/2021) It’s still got the footman loops on the fenders, so it looks like it may have been a Surrey at some point.

“selling a surrey jeep 2wd column shift hard to find”

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1948 CJ-2A Troy, MT $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

https://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/d/troy-1948-willys-jeep-cj2a/7324684128.html

“All original drivetrain with 4 cyl. flathead. Runs and drives great, no leaks, rattles, knocks or smoke. NO RUST. Mechanically sound. 12v.”

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1951 CJ-3A Monroe, WA $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

This lacks a fuel inlet and drain holes, but the steps have been rebuilt. I’m not sure what body model this is (possibly mb/gpw).

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/monroe-1951-willys-cj3a/7326044883.html

“Willys Jeep, 231 V6, low miles, running gear in good shape, 3 speed with OD, new wiring, fuel tank, good tires with spare, new gauges, full top and bikini top, I bought this for a project this winter it’s good to go, all it needs is paint, I’m not a body guy, 9000.00 OBO.”

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1961 Sedan Delivery Franktown, NV No Price

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

Unclear if it runs or not. It does have a Gov plate.

https://reno.craigslist.org/pts/d/washoe-valley-1961-willys/7313779378.html

“1961 Willie’s panel delivery barn door 4×4”

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Hardtop Chehalis, WA $150

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

You’ll need the vertical-style windshield to make this flat fender top work.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/d/chehalis-willys-jeep-hardtop/7325563622.html

“I have an old jeep hardtop. Believe it belongs on a Willys Jeep? Not 100% sure what it fits the years. Selling as is for parts or usable? The windows are froze up in the doors. Feel free to ask questions I will answer to my best knowledge.”

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1946 CJ-2A Pullman, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

No pics provided, but includes a Warn OD.

https://pullman.craigslist.org/cto/d/pullman-1946-willy-flat-fender-jeep/7324725719.html

“his extremely rare find is in excellent condition, it has a Chevy small block, very solid axles, large drum brakes, with a Cadillac telescoping adjustable steering column, 4 speed transmission with a Warn All Range Overdrive transfer case, it will take you where you need to go, this thing has shown me a lot of love and I am ready to pass it on to the next person that will treat it right. Please let me know if you have any other questio”

 
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1947 and 1952 Models(?) Three Rivers, OR $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons

No pics provided; there may or may not have value.

https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/forest-grove-willys/7327683737.html

“I have a 1947, a 1952 Willys and an extra full set of running gear for them. They are from my late fathers collection. I know little about them other then they could use some serious TLC. The 47 has a straight 6 studabaker I once drove as a kid. The 53 has a 4 cylinder. I had big plans to restore them then ran out of steam.

The cars are at Three Rivers on Lake Billy Chinook. They will be available to look at this Memorial day weekend.”

 
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1962 Truck on S/10 Chassis Clayville, NY $2500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks

This unusual project needs some TLC.

https://utica.craigslist.org/pts/d/sauquoit-62-willys-truck-project/7302120894.html

“62 Willys truck project on S10 frame with 4BDT turbo diesel and auto transmission. Was to be mini big rig look with all the lights, stacks, etc. Have many new parts, new aftermarket steering column installed, new master cyl, have many new lights, digital dash guages, chrome exhaust stacks, more too much invested and no time to finish, engine ran sweet when removed from working truck, also have stainless wheel simulators for the chevy 15 inch wheels, call for more details.”

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2 Repro Combat Rims Brier, WA $300

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

Maybe someone can use these?

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/d/lynnwood-willys-jeep-repro-combat-rims/7325568073.html

“New in box reproduction MB or GPW combat rims 6 x 16 . $300 for both”

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1952 M-38 Ridgefield, WA $4400

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4400. Was listed as a 1951.

(07/01/2020) Unclear if it runs or not.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/ridgefield-1952-willys-jeep-m38/7325027486.html

“Military M38 1952 Willis jeep. Original military 24 V electrical system. Comes with original arctic hardtop, doors, and rear window included. Stopped my restoration work. It’s a rare bird, no title bill of sale only. Washington title possibly could be Resurrected”

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Year? GPW Kennewick, WA $1100

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1100.

(04/28/2021) It’s supposed to include four combat rims, so there may be value here.

https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/richland-ww2-willys-mb-jeep/7325960760.html

“WW2 Jeep rough, disassembled, modified, fairly complete, no title. Bill of sale only. I was told it’s a Ford GPW, but may be a Willys. Frame is boxed and reinforced for 289 Ford V8 engine transplant. 289 is included, condition unknown, plus adapter to Jeep transmission. A WW2 Jeep expert told me the axles, transmission, and transfer case are postwar. But, has 4 original combat rims. Dash and firewall have many non-stock holes. One seat only. Includes top bows, windshield, diamond plate running boards, most of the gauges. I have boxes of parts that go with it. Great project Jeep: I don’t have time and need the space. I got this from the high school friend of the guy who modified it, and he said it was a holy terror for burning rubber.”

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1948 CJ-2A Rocklin, CA $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Looks in good shape. It was previously listed in Portland.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/rocklin-1948-willys-cj2a-4×4/7326300067.html

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“1948 Willys split window Jeep

4 cylinder
3 speed
4×4 manual hubs
Seat belts
Roll bar
Converted to 12 volt

Fun to drive
Runs good
Very nice condition

Currently registered
Clean title in my name”

 
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Jeopardy and a Jeep Book by Dorothy Rogers

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features, Women & Jeeps

UPDATE: Ashley Giordano has published a well-written synopsis of the book Jeopardy and a Jeep for Expedition Portal: https://expeditionportal.com/jeopardy-and-a-jeep-africa-conquered-by-two-women-professors/

She also shared this article from April 27, 1954, that was published in the Cape Argus newspaper out of South Africa:

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Published Feb 28, 2021: According to the November 24, 1957, issue of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, this book was published in November of 1957 (previously, the date hadn’t been clear).

The December 08, 1957, issue of the Birmingham News included an article on Dr. Rogers’ new book. Apparently, Rogers was a former teacher in Alabama.

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Originally Published September 25, 2012:

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Kelly Manufacturing’s Safari and 23-Series Tops

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

UPDATE: The September 1962 issue of Four Wheeler included a full page ad for its new hardtop and half-top designs. The magazine included both a full-page ad and a short article. Given this info, it looks like the top redesign was introduced during the summer of 1962.

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Originally Published July 7, 2020: Sometime in the early 1960s, Kelly Manufacturing altered the design of its angular full and half hardtops. The new tops eliminated some of the horizontal bevels and the flat back design for a slightly more elegant design; but, the tops did retain the angled top-side that was so recognizable (As I don’t have much knowledge on any interior changes, this post will stick to the major exterior differences) (See Kelly’s connection to Beck and Kemco and an early Kelly brochure) (Also see CJ-3B page Beck and Kelly histories)

Interestingly enough, Kelly branded the Flatfender  tops as 23-series, but not the CJ-5 tops. Here’s a 1962 Kelly brochure that highlights a wide variety of the rear-angled design for both the CJ-5 and the flatfenders, along with the model numbers:

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To make the differences more clear, let’s take a look at the early Kelly design (these early hardtops were also marketed by the Berg’s as JeepKing hardtops). Notice the horizontal bevels along the driver’s side rear and on the rear latch. Also note the flat vertical back of the hardtop.

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