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1947 CJ-2A Vancouver, WA $2000


TJ spotted this project for sale. Looks like a good price.

“1947 Jeep CJ2a project. No engine. GM 4speed. Advance Adapter GM V-8, V-6 mounts and clutch slave cylinder bracket. Aftermarket steering. New front springs. Extra leaf springs. New body mounts. 11 inch Wagoneer brakes. Tub is solid with only surface rust. Will not separate. Been stored inside for the last 10 years”

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1961 FJ-3 Red Oak, TX (or CA?) $14,000


UPDATE: This has been listed in California and Texas. I’m not sure exactly where it is located.

Doesn’t run.


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“Selling this completely original 1961 Jeep FJ3 Fleetvan postal truck.
It’s all there original and untampered with from 1961. It has the original vin plate on the dash. Original motor and trans and all the original glass. You can still see the postal letters and numbers on the sides.

It has an amazing patina and great restoration candidate.

These are the rare unicorns of the step van world. These don’t come up for sale often, if they do they sell quick.

Currently not running. No title, Bill of sale only. “

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Frédéric’s Mobile Cinema Model

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: Frederic spotted another example of a Mobile Cinema trailer on Google:




Frédéric lives in France and recently completed a model, shown above, based on the mobile cinema operation shown in the photo below (see more mobile cinema photos here). We tried to find more pics of the mobile cinema setup, but we didn’t have much luck, so he had to use his imagination and experience for additional details. It took a year to complete and he did a great job!

His next project will be a German Car, a Stoewer from 691e Panzer Propaganda Kompanie that will include a couple german war reporters. 

In the meantime, as a health care professional, Frédéric is on the medical front lines in France fighting COVID-19. His region doesn’t have too many cases at the moment, so he’s in a relatively better place than other medical professionals in France. Stay safe Frédéric!


Here are some more photos:


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Boyertown VS. Montpelier Delivery Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: It’s been 9 years since this post has run, which just shows you how rare it is to see one of these for sale (see next post)


Craig Brockhaus saw the Boyertown Economy Delivery Comparison Post (see below) and forwarded both Boyertown and Montpelier Delivery Truck designs. Cool Stuff!


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1950s Boyertown Economy Delivery Van Gap, PA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This rare economy delivery van has an even rare cousin, the Montpelier version. Thanks to Roger Martin for spotting it. No description provided.

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1951 Jeepster San Bernardino, CA $8500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Looks like a great price.

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“1951 Willys JEEPSTER touring car. Rare 6 cylinder flathead engine. 3 speed transmission with overdrive. Runs ands drives. There were very few 6 cylinder models made and even less still around. All early Jeepsters were 2WD. This car has been converted to 12 volt with alternator. This car has been stored indoors for the last 15 years. This is a good project car with no apparent damage and very little rust. It comes with 5 original wheels and 5 original hubcaps. It also has a spare soft top frame. It has a clear title and current Non-Op since it was last registered a few years ago. The odometer reads 00068.5 miles. I have more photos. This car has been sitting for several years. It starts and runs. Selling As/Is. No warranty. Asking $8500. Make me an offer, the worst I will say is ‘No thanks’ This is NOT a Wrangler! Facebook has no listing for Willys and you must select a current vehicle to list.”

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1947 CJ-2A JeepRod Bagdad, AZ $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods

Lots of details to this build, but one big, potentially dangerous detail is the exposed driveline: Don’t wear loose clothing or have cords dangle!!

“Willys rat rod jeep 1947 CJ-2A
Runs and drives great license and insured as a 1947 jeep. Half a$$ed engineered piece of art. Drive train is out of an 88 F150 4.9 in-line 6. With a 5 speed manual transmission. 8.8 rear end on bags. replica 50 Cal machine gun on top”


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1947 CJ-2A Edgewood, NM $6500


Seems worth a look. Engine runs.

“I have a 47 Willy’s Jeep has a four cylinder. Has a 4 speed standard. Has brand new military tires from Coker tire. Motor runs. Zero rust”

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1948 CJ-2A Dolores, CO $5000


This has a set of hard-to-find 4-Wheel-Parts-branded Dualmatic hubs.

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“1948 Jeep willys CJ2A , good to restore ,have 800 new parts to get running,new key switch w/ keys,water pump, wires ,spark plugs ,distributer cap, points,rotor condenser, radiator hoses ,oil filter, carberator kit ,complete engine gasket kit , oil pressure line hoses etc,,,with receipts ,350 in original 1948 shop repair manuels including carter carburater. Exhaust manifold and all parts not seen are in storage out of weather and jeep is tarped. It has jeep tailgate,original gas tank not rusted, all original gages ,original drive train , was running when parked turns free and has compression, I was in progress of cleaning and installing parts to get running , I have no time to finish ,ready for you ,no trades, no texting,I will not reply ,please call me if your serious buyer .$5000 firm”

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1946 CJ-2A Gold Canyon, AZ $15,000


Lots of updates to this CJ-2A.

“46 Willys CJ2A. HP Buick v6 (less than 500 miles) w/ TH350 Auto & model 18 transfer case. PS, PB, rear Dana 44 w/locker 5.38:1 gears & 11 in drum brakes, Front Dana27 w/ HD spicer shafts, locking hubs and disc brakes. Full cage. Steel diamond plate welded tub w/ powder coat paint. Many spare parts included. Great trail jeep.”

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1953 M-38A1 Bozeman, MT $7500


Could be a good price.

“1953 willys m38 A1 jeep. The jeep has no rust it runs and drives. Has a clean title $7500 obo”

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1946 CJ-2A Newport Beach, CA $12,900


UPDATE: This was previously listed in Newport Beach in late 2021 for $20k. It’s now listed at Lake Arrowhead for less. (pics from previous post, as the jeep looks the same). 

(11/11/2021) The small-windowed Koenig hardtop looks to be from the late 1940s.×4/7446344891.html

“Rare 1946 CJ-2A Willys Jeep Includes trailer 4 cyl Ford engine w/360 miles 3 speed 4WD Grandfather bought it new in 1946! Restored and stored indoors Straight clean body Fun to drive!!”

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Bestop? Spare Tire Carrier Athmar Park, CO $50


It’s been covered with bed liner, but it looks to be a Bestop carrier (see different styles here).

“Jeep Spare Tire Carrier
Bolts to back of the body
Someone painted it with Bed Liner
Off my 1973 CJ-5. Same width as the CJ-7.”

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Tranny/TC/PTO Combo Wheat Ridge, CO Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Transfer Cases, Transmissions

Seller is looking for a best offer for this unusual combo.


“Have a Aluminum T-10 that came with a Willy’s I bought a few months ago. Has the adapter for the T-18 T-case. Also has a old P.T.O.
T-case is missing some parts for the P.T.O.
Trans looks ok inside, Have the side cover removed.
Also Cast Bell for Chevy sb/bb.
Looking for offer on all or part.”

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CJ-3B Tub Peoria, AZ $125

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-3B

Maybe someone can save this?

“I have a Willys Jeep CJ3B tub. It is a little rough but usable. Has some rust and a few dents. No title or vin. Comes as you see it in the pictures.”


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Farm Aide Lift Included in a 1947 Willys Ad?

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Several instances of newspapers carrying the ad have been found across the US. They include, Page 5 of the Atlanta Constitution’s American Weekly Magazine Page 3 (thanks John), The San francisco Examiner Sun’s American Weekly Magazine Page 3, and The Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph’s American Weekly Magazine Page 3. So, it was the American Weekly Magazine that printed the ad. Thanks for everyone’s help!


Barry is investigating how a Farm Aide Lift (or what appears to be one) ended up on page 3 in an April 6, 1947, Willys-Overland ad for the Universal Jeep. The biggest question is [ed note: now answered], in what magazine did the ad appear? My guess was that it is some kind of newspaper-related Sunday periodical (such as Parade or The Week). It might have even been a western-US only periodical or ad.

Well, I was right about the Sunday periodical, it was the American Weekly Magazine Page 3, but I was wrong about the regional aspect; it’s clear it was nationwide.

You can Barry’s full post about the topic here:

Here is a closeup of part of the ad (compare it with the  Farm Aide Lift).

This whole ad appeared in the Atlanta Consititution:


Here is the cover of the magazine:


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Budget Builds Saves a 1952 Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this Autorevolution article. I’ve included the video of the rebuild as well.



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2 M-38s Chico, CA $6500


Seller wants to sell these as a package.

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“I have two M38 Military M38 that are 1950-1952, theres no way to tell a specific year that I’ve been able to figure out. Neither of them run, the green one is together but has a hole in the oil pan. Its a very solid vehicle. The other has been torn down and all the parts I’ve got are sitting on a pallet. Since these were never intended to be registered for road use they were not given a vin number when new. Most people used the engine number as a serial/vin but neither of these have been previously registered.

The green one has recently been issued a vin number by the CHP and I have the paperwork needed to register. The year on the paperwork is not correct, I believe they marked it down as a 1946. I really want these to go to someone that will fully restore one or both. Located here in Chico, I accept cash ONLY. I am able to deliver these if needed but we will need to discuss the details of that in person. BOTH GO TOGETHER AS A PAIR, NO PARTS WILL BE SOLD OFF OF THEM.”

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1947 CJ-2A Yuba City, CA $6500


Unclear what type of ‘love’ this jeep needs. This appears to have an overdrive. It’s powered by a Ford 4cyl. It might be worth a look.

“1947 Willys jeep needs some loving. was my Grandfather’s”

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Year? M-38 Yakima, WA $6000


Seller has this listed as a 1955 CJ-3A, but it looks more like an M-38 that may have been titled in 1955.

“55 jeep CJ3A strong running 289 motor POWER Steering DUAL EXHAUST (WARN WENCH) like new tires aftermarket wheels new Ignition switch nice seats NEW MIRRORS NEW FUEL TANK NEW LED LIGHTS ON REAR New windshield wiper Motors Also have hard top possible trade?? (New classic plates )(clear title)YAKIMA AREA Trade for yj jeep”

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1959 M-38A1 Olivehurst, CA $5000


Listed as a CJ-5, it seems more like an M-38A1.

“1959 Willys CJ5. 4×4 350 Chevrolet small block. Automatic. Runs, drives, tagged. Has some extras. Actual mileage unknown. Trade for a sport side by side. Must have title. $5000 obo. Low ballers get blocked. If it’s still listed I still have it. I do not reply to auto messages. ”

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1948 CJ-2A Orovada, NV $8000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

“A 1948 cj2a Jeep with a 283 out of a corvette engine”

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1946? CJ-2A Shingle Springs, CA $4500


This has a variety of updates.

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“The term barn find gets used a lot but this is actually a barn find. I pulled it out of a barn in Wilton. It’s been sitting in there since 1985 when the guy that built it died of a heart attack. He built it in the early 80s to be the fastest jeep at Pismo. I bought it from his widow. It has a Corvette 327 and Muncie four-speed out of a 67 Corvette that his buddy wrecked. Dana 18 transfer case and warn overdrive. I believe the axles are original. The Vin verification has been done and I have a new non opped pink slip in hand. The body is mostly straight with a few small dents and dings. No Bondo that I’m aware of and no rust holes. It does not run but the motor will turn over. It has been sitting for 35+ years so everything will need to be gone through before it can be driven. I love this thing and I don’t really want to sell it but I have too many projects that need my attention”

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1952 CJ-3A Boise, ID $800


Looks like a fair price.

“1952 cj3a willys jeep. No title, parts jeep No motor”

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1947 CJ-2A Colfax, WA $4500


This may have a CJ-3B f-head.

“I’ve got a 1947 willys cj2 with a cj3 motor runs great its a project but definitely has good bones has a little bit of rust but nothing major has a pto winch”

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