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Year? CJ-3A? Princeton, CA $2000


Its a project or parts.

“55 willys Toyota axles all new brakes, new shocks, steel rims, frame rhino lined and underside of the jeep is also rhino lined T 90 trans and dana 18 transfer 2000 obo”


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CJ-3A Project Artondale, WA Parting Out


UPDATE: Bobcat hood is sold.

Lots of work left on this project.

“Jeep Willy’s cj3a project buggy. Tube chassis. Stainless steel grill, fiberglass hood, cj3a windshield, fresh rebuild by rears and gears on T18 tranny, Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 44 front 4.88 with Detroit locker and disc brakes, rear is a full float high pinion Dana 44 4.88 Detroit locker. New 35×12.5×15 pit bull rockers on 15×10 wheels. 4 new ORI stx 14” struts, 10 Summit Machine Large rod ends. Just lost interest in project. 6,500$ OBO for all thanks for looking.
FRONT AND REAR DANA 44’s selling as set only. 2,500$ OBO
T18 with dana 20 transfer case 800$ OBO
any other parts make offer”

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1946 CJ-2A Harrison, MI $2400


Drain holes have been filled. Has a 3B windshield, along with a few other mods.

“Needs brake work but runs and drives 4×4 works”

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1960 CJ-3B Sedgwick, ME $2500


Could be a good price.


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Draining Away the Water

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE II: There are additional updates throughout as several folks suggested other drain holes in various bodies and windshields. 

UPDATE: Barney Goodwin noted that MBs/GPWs also have drains on the gas tank sump, front and rear. He also shared some pics (thanks!). Also, some MB/GPW bodies had 3/8″ drain holes in the tool boxes (seem more here).

A couple months ago Chuck asked a question about drain holes, so I collected the information below. It’s hardly exhaustive, so if I’ve missed something, please comment. Also, I did not find any drain strategies for Wagons, Trucks, Jeepsters or FCs; did they have any interior drains? I’m also unsure if the prototype jeeps had drain strategies.

MBs & GPWs:

MBs and GPWs did have drain holes in the far left of the driver side and far right of the passenger side corners, stopped with brass plugs. There seems to be some debate about whether the plugs should have square tops or slotted tops. You can imagine it might not be easy to locate and remove a brass plug once the floor of an MB was full of dirt/mud/water. Here’s a photo of a square plug from G503 in the left corner of the floor:


Arrow points to the drain plug on the driver’s side of this MB.

Fun fact, the drain plug for the floor is reportedly the same size as the drain plug for the MB and GPW gas tank.


Here’s an example of the square plug alternative, a slotted plug. I would think this could be especially difficult to locate when filled with water/mud:


I didn’t know about the fuel tank sump drain holes (of course, on hindsight, it makes sense they’d have them). Barney Goodwin adds, “MB/GPWs had 2 large drains on the fuel tank sump to clear water out, especially after fording. They are basically a radiator cap and gasget without the temp pressure spring. Even the neck on the drain looks like a radiator neck.  There was one fore and aft of the sump.  It was especially important because there was  felt or horsehair insulators between the tank and the body that would be prone to retain moisture and rust the tank if not maintained.”

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These jeeps had drain holes on the sides near the outside step on either side of the body. When purchasing a jeep, If the body is missing the drain hole, then it’s worth examining the body to see if it has been altered in some fashion. Sometimes the lack of drain hole is also a sign that the body is an M-38 or that the body is fiberglass.


Drain hole for CJ-2As, CJ-3As, CJ-3Bs, and DJ-3As.

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Auburn Jeep-A-Trench & CJ-2A Slide on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That might be a 1947 Luzon Red CJ-2A. An early Auburn Jeep-A-Trench is mounted on the back. One of the fellows is wearing overalls with “Lincoln City Line, Inc.” (Bus/Transit Company) on the back, a company that was based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Meanwhile, Auburn Machine Works was based out of Auburn, Nebraska. So, I’d wager that this photo was taken somewhere in Eastern Nebraska, probably in 1947 or 1948.

The Burke-Schneider Motor Company out of Lincoln, Nebraska, was also involved in this event. The company had a Willys dealership, which explains the fellow in the center with his white overalls. As early as December of 1946 Burke-Schneider was advertising the new CJ-2A (perhaps earlier, but I have no evidence).


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CJ-2A ‘Jeep’ Fire Truck Brochure on eBay

This is one I’ve bid on a few times, but never seem to get. At some point I will.

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“Vintage Willys Jeep Firetruck Brochure CJ2 CJ3 as pictured. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS First Class Package. Thanks for looking. Let us know if you have any questions”

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Ford GPA PTO on eBay


Jordan shared this Ford GPA PTO. These were also used on the Model 88 Empire Tractors.

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“Willys Ford GPA Amphibious Jeep PTO Power Take Off”


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1946 CJ-2A Indian Spring, MD $6500


Looks solid.

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“1946 Jeep Willys cj2a with rare aluminum hard top!
4 cylinder “Go Devil” L-head engine. Jeep starts and runs strong. Brakes, steers and shifts through all gears with no problem – road worthy. 4 wheel hi/low works. Engine was removed and re-built in 2008 (have receipts) with a new clutch, pressure plate & throw out bearing. Radiator replaced and new tires. New spark plugs in 2016. Temp, amp & oil pressure gauges all work. Have owner’s manual and mechanics manual. New original style spare tire carrier/mount from Walcks (not generic aftermarket carrier). Has new front turn signals as well as correct tail lights. Headlights work, also has a cabin heater (under driver dash).

All footman loops are present. Original body, not perfect but pretty close and amazing for 70+ years old. Paint is old flat finish, hard to get patina in a paint can. Windows slide open and shut. Seats are good – no tears. Bolt on roll cage for safety along with harness seat belts-can be removed.

One crack in windshield and one crack in side rear aluminum top window. Neither bothered me, but could be replaced cheap! Minor oil leak but for the age, what can you expect (most likely around a seal). I bought another Jeep a few years newer with a snow plow and so wife says one has to go so she can get her vehicle back in the garage! Hoping to find this CJ a good home at $6,500. Also have 5 original (not aftermarket) 16″x 4.5″ wheels in fantastic condition for $400.”

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1948 CJ-2A Fort Collins, CO $8500


In some of the pics the jeep has Selectro hubs and in other pics it does not.

“CJ-2A Willys Jeep restored as a US Navy Shore Patrol vehicle. New tires, battery, seat cushions, windshield, steering wheel, paint, etc. 95% restored”

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1952 CJ-3A w/ Trencher Canton, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** $2000

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“1952 Willys CJ3A Auburn Jeep-a-Trench Trencher Jeep.
Project – must sell to save this iron. I will consider fair offers. Early Auburn Trencher wheel drive, on a 1952 Willys CJ3A.
No Title. Low miles. NE Ohio. Akron / Canton Area. This Trencher was used to dig irrigation ditches on a golf course in Northern Ohio. It was sitting outdoors when I saved it.
Frame is in great shape. Leaf springs are ok. Body is pretty good (my opinion), No filler. Could use new front floor of course. Half cab top bows – no canvas, no door frames, Monarch Governor with handle and cable. Motor and Transmission are locked, I disconnected the drive shaft to roll it. I removed all brake drums also, found one rear hub was cracked so I replaced both rears hubs. Green narrow 16″ jeep wheels go with it, see last picture.”

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1947 CJ-2A Warrior, AL $8750


The body was rebuilt. The frame is from ’53.


“1947 Willys CJ2A restored in 2017. Engine was bored .060, crank .040/.040 harden
valve seats, new pistons new water and fuel pumps, carb rebuilt. Trans has new bearing
and synchronizer. Transfercase all new gears. Axles bearing replaced as needed and
new seals. Brake system all new. Frame is a 1953 good steering new king pin bearing.
Tub (body) front half is a 1947 back half 1946 married together with new floor board
and frame channels. Seats have been recovered. Lights and instruments work all but gas gauge. New tires.
I have driven about 4000 miles go anywhere as long as I don’t have go more than
55 mph. and have had no problems. I built a another jeep a year ago and don’t need
both. Pics show rebuild and testing have most of new parts receipt”


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Hobart Welder/Generator Roseville, MN $800

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This industrial engine also has the heat shield atop the carb.

“For sale is a Hobart G310 welder/generator. This unit has a Willies Jeep motor that could be pulled and used in something else. The welder/generator doesn’t come with leads”

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1946 CJ-2A Wildersville, TN $9000


To be a true restoration, this jeep will need more than paint to ‘completely’ restore it.

“1946 willys jeep .excellent shape . Top included. Thousands of dollars of new parts. To be completely restored just need new paint”

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CJ-3A & CJ-2A FAlksville, AL $3200


May be rough.

“The black one is a 1949 and is supposed to run it is $2000. The other is a 1947 Willys, no motor $1200. Both need complete restoration.”

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1952 M-38 Carlisle, PA $2300


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/05/2019) Has a rare Beck/ Kelly Half top.

“1952 Willys M38 Jeep. Runs good, no brakes, body rusted, needs restoration or for parts. Has correct serial plates, paperwork and correct engine. Has a real nice Kelly steel half top that I will sell separate for $500. Has been converted to 12V and used as a plow Jeep for the last 25 years so you get the picture… Worthwhile candidate to restore. $2700 OBO”

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1953 CJ-3B Fairmount, GA $6750


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6750.

(10/24/2019) I can’t tell how good/bad the rust is on this one.

“1953 JEEP WILLYS CJ3 BMP – $7,250.00 OBO

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1946 CJ-2A Portage Lakes, OH $700

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts

Has some floor repairs.



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Year? CJ-3A Carlisle, PA $650

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Last Ride

UPDATE Price dropped to $650.

Not much value here.

“Willy’s Jeep 1955 Antique. Great rebuild project, non-running.”

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1950 CJ-3A Acworth, GA $2000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(10/17/2019) Has a pto winch. Body will need work.

“I have a CJ3a That actually runs. The body needs replacing. I put a few brake lines on it and got the brakes working. It has a cheesy electrical fuel pump currently but it will crank up run drive a stop. I haven’t cranked it up since july. The Pto winch has all the parts. This is a good project jeep that needs fully restoring. I do have a clean title.”

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Late 1950s Jeep Sign Meriden, CT eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Reproduction sign? With over 1 hour to go the auction is only at $162 (plus $33.80 shipping).

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“Used Previously displayed Jeep Willys lighted sign Sign. Silk screen lens with metal ribbed frame. Measures 37x3x10.5 inches. Recently purchased with other Mopar related items. Has wood backing and the light source is a tubular bulb. Tested in working condition. Has newer cord. Ships priority insured ”


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1944 Photo of MacArthur in Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s another example of MacArthur visiting the troops.

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“Press Photo Douglas MacArthur Jeep Shown forward Area troop Lloyd Lehrbas. This is an original press photo. Douglas MacArthur, in his 4 star Jeep Shown During a visit of his troops in a forward Area, Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 02-02-none.”




Originally Published August 27, 2017

“1944- General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of the Pacific, in his four-star jeep on a visit of his troops in a forward area in New Guinea on his birthday. General Robert Eichelberger is driving the jeep and his acting aide Colonel Lloyd Kehrbas is in back.”



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1949 CJ-3A Andover, NH **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $6500.

The seller has provided a very complete description. Includes an overdrive.

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“I am selling my used driver quality Willys Jeep CJ-3A. This is a great “drive-it-like-it-is” rig. Starts, runs, drives, and stops exactly as it should; even the parking brake works (could use some adjustment though to hold on a hill…). It’s not perfect, won’t win any concours, but a solid driver. Most of the work you usually have to do when you drag home an old jeep has been done. It’s been driven on the road as well having seen off-roading adventures at the NH Trail Ride and Rausch Creek PA. Used but not abused as they say. Tough to find solid non-rotted originals like this in New England. I can be tough to get a hold of on the phone based on my work schedule so texts and emails are preferred.

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1961? CJ-5 Pueblo, CO No Price


This may have potential. That appears to be a Kelly Bonanza III hardtop.

“We also have a 1951 Jeep Willies”

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Year? CJ-3B Lake Havasu City, AZ $5900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5900.

(06/09/2019) Has a variety of mods.

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“1950 Jeep CJ 3B with a clear title
My Jeep has New:
Tires and Wheels
SBC conversion
Clutch Kit
Rear Springs
Wheel Cylinders, Brake Lining, Master Cylinder
Accessory Drive Belts
Fuel Pump and Fuel Lines
I have updated the T-15 (3 speed) Transmission, Transfer Case and added a new adapter
My Jeep has Power Steering, and a rear locker, a Bimini Top and a Full Canvas Top
This Jeep is not perfect, it is 70 years old.
With full price comes a variety of extra parts”