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1963 CJ-3B Minden, LA $8000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

It has an extra body, but it’s a bit rusty.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/764987708288170

“1963 cj3b has title and extra tub. Runs, drives, and stops! $8,000 obo”

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1943 MB San Antonio, TX $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Lots of rust here. Unclear there is much value.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1290942568356801

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“OBO. No title, will provide bill of sale. Located just south of San Antonio, TX. Willing to ship at buyer’s expense. I take cash, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle or CashApp. 1943 Willys MB: – Chassis #MB225765 – ACM1 Body #125686 – Pre-war engine casting #635713, head casting #637014 – Original T84 transmission, shifts smoothly – Original Dana 23 full floating rear axle – Early split style seat frame – Both bumperettes present – Original headlight buckets and blackout lights – Original fire extinguisher bracket in driver footwell Body is rough, chassis is in ok shape. Jeep is still restorable for sure, or good for parts on other restorations”

 
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Year? Model? Deridder, LA $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

The body might be worth the price. It’s listed as a 1944 MB, but it’s got a Civvy frame and fiberglass body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/686279689890317

“Fibreglas body. No title motor hasn’t run in over 20 years”

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Year? GPW Parkerfield, KS $2000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

Body has rust. No engine or tranny.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/856997915546480

“This is as far as I know . A 1940 something ford stamped jeep tub and frame. Has a hood parts are missing. No motor or trans… Would be a good project for restore or rat rod.”

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1951 Wagon JeepRod Winfield, KS $11,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/12/2022) This is different.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/907066637368587

“51 Willy’s Overland rat rod. It’s on a custom chassis. It’s got a 383 Stroker. Custom long tubes. Moroso 54930 1 inch carb spacer. Edelbrock CB4 intake. Edelbrock performer 600cfm 4 barrel carb with electric choke. Edelbrock Valve covers. MSD ignition. Power steering, power brakes, power wipers. Turbo 400 with trans cooler. Pretty much brand new Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/R tires. 26x12xr15 in the front. 31x16xr15 in the rear. 12 bolt rear end with 3.73 posi. Fast Shafts custom drive shaft. Adjustable QA1 coil overs in the rear. 4 link. Disc conversion in the front. I have a set of “prowler” front fenders that were custom built for this that bolt to the front caliper brackets. Runs and drives good! There’s about 5k miles on the build. Clean and clear title in hand. $11,500”

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1951 CJ-3A Manvel, TX $2500 (Make Offer)

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(12/12/2022) This is a project with a rare Blue Star hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/700082138343106

“1951 Jeep CJ3A Current condition is rough, notrunning; motor is running but not installed. would be a good parts Jeep. I have a spare willys frame from a jeep wagon with axles and transmission. I have lost interest and funds for this project and need the space. Make offer i need to move this thing from my garage.”

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Getting the Bends (Correct)

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

More-months-than-I-care-to-think-about ago (about seven months I think), I bought a cheap Affordable Bender. When it arrived, I was less than impressed with the collar (see this post). So, I called them, only to learn that the collar was designed that way and should work fine (I believe they told me “Billions” of bends have been done with Affordable Benders, or something like that).

So, I decided to test the bender before sending it back; I hadn’t expected to wait 7 months to test it!

Yesterday, I mounted it to my metal work table and tested it with a 90 degree bend, one of two I need for the racer’s main loop (it’s the most difficult bend of the entire roll cage). The bender comes with a 90 degree die, so I was a little worried wether the bender would do a 90 degree bend.

First off, it didn’t take me long to miss my old bender, the one I built from plans: http://www.ewillys.com/2009/10/08/my-tube-bender-almost-done/. But, since I couldn’t access my plan (lock PDF with no password and the author of the PDF wouldn’t answer my emails), I had to buy this AFF bender.

Here are the results of the 90 degree bend .. as you can see, it stops short of a 90 degree bend:

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Ugh .. what It meant is that I had to force the 15′ tube through the collar a few inches so I could add an additional bend. While that worked, I bent it too far (I misread my level .. it went to 90 degrees which I missed, then started down to 88, so I thought it was at 88 and needed to go to 90. UGH .. had to start over).

Eventually, I got the hang of how to do a 90 degree bend with this and managed to create the loop below.

This pic shows the first 90 finished and I’m starting on the second.

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This shows the second 90 done. That is all the 90s I need, so the rest of the bends should be much easier.

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I still have two more bends on this loop (the bars are parallel, though don’t look that way in the pics), which I’ll complete tomorrow.

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Modified Truck on FB

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Dwayne posted some more pics of his truck on Facebook. You can see them below:

This image was posted a few days ago by Dwayne Brown. I am guessing the the back bed is a modified wagon back? It reminds me a little of the “Tender” wagons. Looks like a great rig!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2382510764/permalink/10159262655025765

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1953? Magazine Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This unusual ad appears to include an M-38A1.  It also shows a CJ-3B, but not a CJ-3A, so my guess is 1953.

View all the information on eBay

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“The actual ad you are buying is the one pictured above. Please look at it closely and ask any questions you want.
These are advertisements that are carefully removed from vintage magazines – please read the full description and ask any questions if you are unsure of anything.
You are buying the advertisement, not the product in the advertisement.
Original 1 page print advertisement, measures approximately 8.5″ x 11″. (Not a reprint or reproduction, all of my items are originals). These ads are from various publications and are all vintage – no reprints or reproductions ever.”

 
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Jeep Model Kits

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

John spotted some vintage jeep/willys model kits at the Old Model Kits website. They seem cheaper than you’ll find on eBay.

https://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?searchtext=jeep

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1961 CJ-3B Arlington, TX $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1098843024165510

“This+CJ3B+is+a+jeep+collectors+prize.+ Hurricane+F+Flat+head+engine New+brakes New+fuel+tank New+carburetor Good+tires”

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1958 CJ-6 Sanger, TX $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6

Looks solid. It’s supposed to have a PTO, but I can’t tell if it is single or dual.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/483988553649447

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“1958 cj6 Willy’s Jeep Rebuilt 231 odd fire motor less than 1000 miles Rebuilt transmission and transfer case less than 100 miles Brand new drive shaft from inland trucks Electric fan Aluminum radiator New tires I do have a matching spare tire and wheel New seats—-etc Lots of parts thrown at this Jeep over the last few years These jeeps are like toys and are fun to work on but I wouldn’t hop in it and try and drive it to California I never drive it and kinda need the space in my shop so time to let this one go I do have a title and it’s registered antique for the road It’s a solid little Jeep and you don’t see very many cj6 out there Also this one has a pto as well I just don’t have the shaft”

 

 
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Year? CJ-6 Palestine, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

The year is incorrect. This could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2245865148921419

“Willis Jeep. Orginal hard top over two passanger seat.”

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1948 CJ-2A Robinson, TX $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This may have some patches over the drain hole area of the body on both sides.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/701550221683165

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“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2. Super clean for comparisons I have seen. Pinto motor transplant. Original flat head and other parts included in pictures go with the sale of jeep. Selling for my best friends wife. He passed away 4 years ago and it sat since then. She is ready for someone to finish the final touches for parades or whatever fun it will bring. I put in new battery, tubes in 2 tires and new distributor, plugs, and a couple other odds and ends to get the lil beast breathing again. Jeep runs, drives, stops, 4wd works, winch works, it is street legal with title ready to transfer to you. Reasonable cash in hand offers will be saved for consideration later if not sold for asking price. Reminder there are extras including axles, transfer, transmission, and flat head motor.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Prague, OK $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

The body appears fairly solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1646999119072503

“1948 cj2a Willys runs and drives on our farm has new tires, shocks, front springs brake cylinder, shackles, gas tank , fuel pump, alternator, battery, headlights rest is 75 yrs. old and good condition easy to restore or use like it is . Would consider trade for long wide stable fishing boat lake ready catfish or crappie big for 4 adults no bass boats Interested get in touch Hard to find one this nice”

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1947 CJ-2A Kerens, TX $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

It’s a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/556541293008594/

“1947 CJ-2A Ready to go together. If you know what your looking at your the person to put this back on the road. 1943 chain drive L134 was running and driving and mounted on the chassis. Discovered a crack in the block. Engine was rebuilt with .30 over and running before discovery. I have too many projects for the amount of time I need to finish. This 75 year old warrior comes with a title. If it’s listed it’s available. I won’t answer is it available”
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1948 CJ-2A Rogers, TX $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Doesn’t run at the moment.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/683776919956289

“Pretty clean for it’s age 1948 Willis with Title. Been sitting at the deer lease and has not run in few years. Will need a little love , but it is all there. All gears and transfer case feel good. Good tires and working locking hubs. HAS TITLE . Have owned for 25 or so years.”

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1949 Jeepster Azle, Tx $4500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

This may be worth a look. I can’t tell how rusty the floors are.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/575867721026139

“1949 Willy’s Jeepster Original flat head 4 cylinder spins over freely. Possibly needs coil to run. In good condition for its age. Clean title asking $4500”
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1948 CJ-2A Cooper, TX $7000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/14/2022) Runs with a PTO winch, but has some unusual bumpers.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/846445396466485

“Runs good., Recent tires. Actual Mileage unknown.”

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1956 DJ-3A Branson, MO $3000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This is an early DJ-3A. It’s a project. It has no engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1069902906997561/

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“1956 Willys DJ3A “The Dispatcher” Slated as a light delivery vehicle this is the first year for this model of Willys. The production number stamped in the frame is 1183 (see pics). This was my dads first vehicle and has been in the family since 1961. As far as I know we were the second owner. I have the original title. It’s a project. I have almost all of the original parts. What is missing is the motor, radiator, and seats. I have three of the original hubcaps. I have two tires on it that do hold air. The floor pans are rusted out. Last time it was on the road was 1973. It does have a factory heater. If you know the DJ’s then you know it is factory 2wd. I also have the doors. This is very difficult to post as I have a long history with this vehicle. Circumstances in life change and sometimes you have to let go of dreams. Ask any questions you want. I have more pics somewhere I will add later.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Rowlett, TX $2000 (make offer)

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This has a replacement body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5870141426376066

“1946 Willys Jeep, motor not original but the rest of the running gear is. Make offer!!!!!”

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1952 CJ-3A Stephenville, TX $7650

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/12/2022) This lacks a title.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1287248872064951

“NO TITLE. Rebuilt transmission, has been converted to have an alternator, new fuel tank and lines, and does need some carburetor work”

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CJ-3B Body Kit Sherman, TX $4227

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/15/2022) If you need a 3B body now, this might be an option. Chassis does not appear to be included.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1258025758345986/

“Brand new body for a 1960’s Willys Jeep body. No wait for shipping, come pick it up today. Fits 53-64 CJ-3B (stamped WILLS). Fenders, hood, windshield frame and tailgate all included.”

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Year? M-38 Burrton, KS $6100

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/12/2022) Listed as a 1944, this looks more like an M-38.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1806362713045602

“1944 Willys Jeep Brand new tires, runs & drives. Flags are optional. ”

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Racer Update

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

I’ve spent parts of the last couple of days thinking through how/where the new cage will attach, how the floor should attach, and how the body should attach and where it should sit. For example, the body must be far enough forward so that the solid front clip can slip over the front of the radiator, but back far enough to sit in the right area in the back.

My initial intention was to bolt the cage fo the frame, but this frame (already cut and spread 5″) has enough mods that if I’m at a point that the cage has to be removed to make changes, I’m better off starting with a new frame (and, at this point, I don’t want to do a ground up rebuild).

Additionally, the body has warped some, so I will need to build a jig out of wood so that I can try to straighten the body some (apparently, using a heat gun, I should be able to remove some of the warping. What I can’t re-straighten, I will use fiberglass and/or some (probably) aluminum plates placed strategically to make it look straighter.

Here’s a couple pics of the body. You may not be able to tell, but both sides of the front of the body have flexed outward. So, between the heat gun, the jig, some interior plating, and the use of strategic mounts, I should be able to make it look a little less out of whack.

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Over the next week we are supposed to have (finally) dry weather and temps that will be in the high 40s and low 50s, so I hope to get the cage built and, maybe, the body cleaned up to ready for some fiberglass repair and, eventually, some paint.

Though I dislike the neon green chassis, Ann has acquired a taste for it, so I might start with the body painted black, similar to the narrow body that was on it.