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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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1952 CJ-3A Auburn, WA $15,250


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/10/2022) This flattie has a variety of updates, including a replacement tub.

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“1952 Willys CJ3A Jeep 78 Iron Duke 4 cylinder 2.5 liter (90 HP, versus 60 HP from stock L-head; used in 80-84 CJs from factory) T14 3 speed, D18 2 handle transfer case, Warn overdrive (gear splitter) Dana 25/44 538 ratio.

Will do/maintain 60, but not really a freeway vehicle (ideal speed range 35 to 55-loves long rural roads). In the 9 years I’ve had this, only used 4×4 for snow. no off roading/mudding. 11 inch drum brakes. Saginaw manual steering. 31×10.5×15 tires (80% tread) Hood, grill, fenders & tailgate are original.

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Year? M-38? Jamestown, CA $2000


This has an M-38 body, but I’m less sure about the chassis.

“As is parts or restore , no paperwork. Message me. Serious buyers only…. You haul – bring trailer or tow away.”

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1947 CJ-2A Carlesbad, CA $1500


This may have some Watson hubs.

“Comes with 2 working engines: Straight 6 cylinder 5 speed V6 chevy engine”


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Year? CJ-3B Auburn, CA $2000 obo


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/08/2021) Not sure how much value is here. Seller thinks this might be a 1953.

“No Title! I believe it’s a 53 cj3b high hood no paperwork. New tires and powder coated original rims and seats are redone. No motor and a bunch of random original parts to go with it. 2k obo”

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1952 M-38 Jurupa Valley, CA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

“Crawler, 4wheel drive, 4 speed transmission, big tires, full roll cage, small block Chevy engine with a modified cam bored and stroked, runs great. Has a tow bar but it is licensed for the road. It’s a Willy’s jeep with a CJ3A windshield”

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1970 CJ-5ish Payette, ID $1500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.

(03/28/2021) The unusual project needs more work.

“Cj5 jeep custom build with 350 Chevy 4spd trans transfercase motor run good. Needs a bell housing and a rear end and drive line this is been sold as is will need trailered.”

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Busy Week

• CATEGORIES: Features

Sorry for the lack of updates this week. Ann’s still recovering from gallbladder surgery, but she’s been well enough to keep an eye on the dogs during the day. So, I’ve been busy this week rebuilding the small shop (in back of the big shop … roughly 25′ x 20′). It was a dark, dingy room with one fluorescent light that didn’t work.

Since we have plans to redo this area of the shop (a year or two away), I didn’t want to invest too much into the room. So,after pulling down all the old shelving, I washed the walls, rather than paint them. Then, I replaced the dying fluorescent light with a series of LED shop lights. It’s not all that elegant, but it’s nice and bright in there. I also bought some hangers so I can put my extra wood onto the wall. Finally, I built a long, narrow, sturdy shop bench out of recycled wood and screws, where I can store more wood pieces and other materials. I still need to add a pegboard and build a vacuum setup for the wood dust.

Here’s a brief look at the small shop. My one before-photo isn’t all that good, but, as you can see, the room was dark (and that was with the light on)!.


There are the after pics, though there is more work, cleaning, and organizing to do still.


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Coach Jeeps Article at Hemmings

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Willys Wagons

Bill spotted an article at Hemmings about coach-built jeeps. Some of the Duriez ads were posted on eWillys back in 2014.



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1946 CJ-2A Cocoa, FL $20,000


Mark posted this at Its has a variety of updates. If I understand correctly, the windshield has been rebuilt (which looks well done).

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“I have owned this Jeep for forty years. I restored and rebuilt it to its present condition in 2017. It is original except for the 4-cylinder Chevy engine from 1977. It is in excellent condition running and otherwise. I rebuilt the transmission, transfer case, clutch, release bearing, pressure plate, steering system, etc. All four brake cylinders are new as well as the master brake cylinder. All of the brake lines are new, both metal and rubber. The restored body is original. I repaired the floor boards and replaced the bed. All of the support channels under the floor are new. The storage compartment under the passenger seat has a new steel floor. I fabricated a new windshield from 4130 steel aircraft tubing. The windshield frame is aluminum with new glass. It has a clean title. I drive it frequently on the highway. It could use a new radiator. The original one in the Jeep has a small leak near the top. It does not cause a problem even here in Florida except for the puddle it leaves on the garage floor. This a Willys that you can use daily on modern roads and run hard off road and it will still be good in another 75 years. It is original from the flywheel back having a jeep clutch plate and pressure plate so if someone wants to go back to the original type engine it is a simple bolt in place swap.”

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Marx Willys Truck Tailgate Specs

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

I put this series of tailgate photos together for Don, but perhaps others can use these measurements? If I had more time, I put together a drawing with them, but, for now, this is the best I have:

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1944 Airborne Converto Trailer Battle Ground, WA $3500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

Marty’s selling this Converto Trailer that includes the original combat rims. Call or text Marty Tilford 360 600 5300.

“1944 US Army Airborne Converto 1/2 ton dump trailer. 31 x 10.50 r15 BFG mud terrain tires on 10 wide wheels. Also comes with the original reinforced combat wheels with tires. All new tail lights and wiring. The original lunette eye mount is all complete and not modified. I made a new slug of solid 2 inch round bar to fit in the factory spot with a 2 inch ball coupler. It can be easily removed and put an original one back on it. The floor is solid with very little surface rust. The only original part it is missing besides the lunette eye is the handle for the rear gate dogs. I just made one out of some steel i had around. This trailer would not take much to have it fully restored. Im asking $4,000.00 obo”





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2005 Boyle-Stamped Metal Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: Here is a third one that was documented on Worthpoint and a forth one, also documented on Worthpoint. Both are slightly different from the two below and each other. My guess now is that these originated from this Australian company named Boyle. Though it no longer has jeeps listed, the site does include other vehicles with a similar vintage feel.

I bought this wagon off of eBay last week. At the time, I couldn’t find a comparable one. Though the eBayer listed this as a 1947 wagon (which technically it emulates), the stamp on the bottom clearly indicates it was made in 2005. My guess was that it was a newer model rather than an older one. Still, it was a good price (especially given it was coming from Canada) and a nice large piece in great shape. So, I bought it.

There is a similar one on eBay right now (NOW SOLD) (see pics at the bottom of the post), but there are numerous detail differences between them.

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Here are pics of the one currently on eBay:

There are a variety of minor differences between these two models. For example, this one has not stamp or date on the bottom. The windshields edges and wipers are different. The grille on this one has more slots than mine. This was has the 4-wheel-drive detail on the hood (mine doesn’t). This was has different hubcaps than mine. Mine has more “lines” on the bottom edge of the sides than this one. The steering wheel on this is brown and sits higher than mine.

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1960? Authenticast Wagon on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Mike spotted this rare authenticast wagon includes an even rarer box. The starting bid price is $425 with no bids just yet (12 hours to go). These are so rarely for sale that I’m not sure what prices they command? The CJ-5s of the same era seem to be between $100-$200 (like this one). This particularly seller has two CJ-5s for sale as well. This is one that’s tempting me…

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1954 CJ-3B Las Cruces, NM $16,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,000.

(01/03/2022) Looks like an interesting build.

“1954 Kaiser-willys CJ3B 400 c,l Small Block t-350 trans dana 30open front-disc brakes dana 44 flanged axel rear dana 18 transfer case tilt column and power steering new 20 gal. gas tank new radiator an Elec fans dual trans cooler and Elec fans warren locking hubs high back seats street legal-everything works no rust anywhere $18,000 OBO”


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Three Types of L-head Oil Filter Brackets

• CATEGORIES: Features

I thought I had created a post about the various oil filter brackets years ago, but if I did, I can’t find it. So, here are the three type of brackets on l-heads from 1942-1965. (If anyone knows of others, let me know via the comments)

Triangle: The first type is the “triangle-style”. It’s a familiar one on WWII and CJ-2A engines.
OVAL: This second type, the “oval-style”, was likely on l-heads sometime and somewhere between 1950 and 1952 (as best as I can tell). These are pretty rare and the pic below is the best example I currently have.
Round: The third type, “the “round-style”, appeared on late 1952 l-heads and later on DJ-3As:



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1960 FJ-3 Postal Jeep Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, FJ

I snagged this rare postal jeep FJ-3 brochure off of ebay; It is rare enough that I didn’t know these existed! One thing that caught my eye was the Civil Defense sticker. I off handedly mentioned it to Ann and she quickly found the reason for the sticker. From this page at the USPS website:

Each year from 1954 to 1961, civil defense authorities coordinated a drill called Operation Alert.6 Cities across the country conducted civil defense exercises on the same day. Postal participation in Operation Alert 1956 was described in a West Virginia newspaper:

A civil defense drill was held Tuesday afternoon in the Beckley Post Office. This drill was one of a series of simultaneous drills held in 38 key postal installations of the Washington Region….
These training drills are required by the government since keeping the mails moving plays an important part in the communications system that must be maintained during national emergencies. Four feder- al trucks operated by the Beckley Post Office have been designated Civil Defense units, and bear that insignia.

Including the four vehicles at the Beckley Post Office, 25,000 postal trucks were designated as emergency civil defense vehicles and fitted with Civil Defense de- cals in 1956. It was believed that “postal trucks would be valuable as emergency ambulances, rescue vehicles, and for local emergency transportation in the event of an enemy attack.”

Starting in 1956, many postal vehicles bore decals indicating their potential use as ambulances, rescue vehicles, and for other transportation during emergencies.

In December 1964, the Civil Defense Program was expanded to include even the smallest postal-owned motor vehicles, the three-wheeled Mailsters. Vehicle maintenance facilities provided Civil Defense decals so that each of these smaller deliver could be identified. Civil Defense decals were required on postal-owned vehicles until March 1971.

Now for the brochure:

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Dispatcher Magazine’s Winter 2021-2022 Has Arrived

• CATEGORIES: Features

The latest issue of the Dispatcher Magazine arrived in my mail box. The Bantam BRC-40 shown on the front is the focus of a fascinating story on it’s use as a truck at the America Bantam Factory. It is likely the first jeep with a tailgate!


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Jalopnik Article on a Modified Willys Wagon

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Bill shared this article byAuthor Rob Emslie, who shared his thoughts on Jalopnik about a modified Willys Wagon for sale in California.

Photo: Rob Emslie/Jalopnik

Photo: Rob Emslie/Jalopnik

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2022 Moab Willys-Overland Rally Apr 29th-May 1st

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

The 13th annual Willys-Overland Rally willy be held from April 29th – May 1st. It should be another great event! It looks like they will be holding it a little earlier than in the past, which should provide perfect weather (not blazing hot).

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1946 CJ-2A w/ Capstan Winch Statesville, NC $19,900


When I saw the first photo of this jeep I thought it might be a real nice build. But, some of the other photos tell a different story. My thoughts are among the pics …

  1. Looks good at first, but given how good it looks, I was surprised the rims lacked stripes and the windshield was one piece.


The engine sports a later model oil filter bracket, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the engine was from something later.


Check out the transmission cross member. It appears to be angled forward a little, like it hit something when backing. It’s also missing the transmission skid plate.


This side of the crossmember looks better.


The passenger floor has a patch plate and the driver’s side floor a hole.


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1948 CJ-2A Rathdrum, ID $6500


This looks like a good price.

“A running, driving, operational “work in progress”. Recent fluid change in all gear boxes, new carburetor & ignition tune up”

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1946 CJ-2A Boykins, VA $7200


Andy spotted this purpose-modded CJ-2A. It appears to have a lift in the back.

“i have owned for 30 years and used for many chores ,only reason for selling ,need something with a/c no text please!”

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1946 CJ-2A Walpole, MA $16,975


This is being sold by a dealer. It looks in good shape.

“Incredibly well sorted out jeep, ready to run and drive anywhere in the country. It was traded in by a very reputable collector. This Jeep is excellent and rust free from stem to stern. Call if you have questions, none nicer for the money. [hidden information] *Manual Transmission*





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1947 CJ-2A Richmond, KY $13,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,500.

(11/07/2021) Has a variety of mods.

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“For Sale 1947 Willys Jeep Hot-rod. Jeeps are built not made! Show off to your friends off-roading, plus enjoy it on the street. Body: Military tub, chrome military grill, CJ-3A one pane windshield, Willys hood, Bestop California issued VIN, Kentucky title. Suspension: 2.5 lift long leaf springs. Soft ride and very good off-road. Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks. 15×10″ Mag Wheels 33×12.5″ Mickey Thompson Baja-Claw tires.

Front Differential: Dana 30, Warn Hubs, 3.73 gears, Chrome-Moly axels, E-Locker differential, electric so you can turn it off and on with a switch from the driver’s seat. (front lockers do effect steering). Rear Differential: 3.73 gears, Detroit Locker, Chrome-moly Flanged axles. Roll cage: full family type. Brakes: Wilwood disc brakes front, rear and Master-cylinder. Engine: 327 bored .030″ Alu. heads, mild Hydraulic roller cam, AA Headers, Edelbrock. Transmission: BW alu. T10, alu. bell housing, 11″ clutch, Hurst Competition Plus Shifter, Warn Overdrive, M18 transfer-case. The original 1st generation Jeep, improved over the decades. Richmond KY call on cell Rob”