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M-38A1 Marx Jeep in Box Lexington, KY $125

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Tom spotted this toy for sale on Craiglsist. Another of these toys and box sold for $118 (plus an 18% buyers premium). A different version of this toy came with a search light (and sold in 2018 for $92).

“Made for Marx Buddy Charlie, GI Joe, and other 1/6 scale figures.
Jeep is in extremely good condition. Box in very good condition with cardboard inserts. Only real box damage is on a end flap. Tear on corner.
$125 firm.”

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1964 CJ-5 Klamath Falls, OR $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(02/06/2020) Looks like a nice CJ-5 with a well-kept Meyer hardtop.

“clean 1964 willys jeep”

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1973 CJ-5 Baraboo, WI $7000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Racing • TAGS: .

Custom drag jeep.

“Pro street jeep 468 bbc dual quad predator carbs 4 link rear suspension coil. Over all 4 corners 2480lbs new Mickey Thompson sr radial tires supertramp exhaust”


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1957 FC-150 Bettendorf, IA $7500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It runs, but could use some body work.

“Rare 1957 FC150 Jeep with original plow; complete motor and plow motor rebuild. Plows and runs awesome, window glass is great, lots of rust (body) a good resto candidate. Tires very good, other new parts.”

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1950 CJ-3A Carnation, WA $2000


It’s a project.


“1950 Willys Cj3a. I bought this about 10 years ago in Idaho and decided I wanted to put the original L-Head back in. I found an engine in excellent condition, with a high compression head on it. I swapped the original engine, transmission, t-case back in, but didn’t really button the job up. I also started a dual master cylinder conversion, but haven’t finished that, so consequently it has no brakes now. But I’ve got the parts for that.

It’s got rust in the normal spots, especially in the channels on the belly, but the body’s actually in pretty good shape. I’ve kept it in my shop, never out in the rain.

Show up with a trailer and I’ll help you load it. I’ve got the title, but I never transferred it into my name, so it’s the previous owner’s Idaho title.”

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1949? CJ-2A St. Cloud, MN $2250


Given the column shift, this is likely a 1946 CJ-2A.

“Nice frame, great shape, rare 3 speed on the column, original motor flat head. Transfer case , tranny ECT. Has everything.”


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1946 CJ-2A Bellingham, WA Trade for Boat


Not a ton of value here.

“1946 willys jeep for inboard motor Tahiti type boat”


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CJ-5 Trailer Bloomfield, NM $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, trailer

If you need a different looking trailer, here’s one option.

“This utility trailer has been converted from a Jeep body. access in back, driver location and under hood for storing or hauling. Good tires”


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1948 CJ-2A Ewen, MI $17,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/01/2019) “48 willys cj2a, lots of custom work, all steel body.origial drive line,8000 lb Ramsey PTO winch, rancho spring lift,under dash heater,heated seats, modern lighting and lots is an original lefty without spare tire mount installed”

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1973 CJ-5 JeepRod Cropwell, AL $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Jeep Rods

It’s very much a project still.

“Cj5 rat rod project. Not complete needs finished. Dont have to sale just seeing whats out there. Will trade for Harley, camper , flatbed work truck(diesel) or cask 4k”

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Propeller/Drive Shaft Guard Kit on eBay


Bill posted this OEM propeller / drive shaft guard kit on eBay. It’s perfect for someone restoring a jeep and wanting all the extras.

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“Driveshaft Guards Kit – Willys Vintage Jeep OEM CJ-3B CJ3B CJ5 CJ-5 FC-150 FC150. Condition is New.

Hello – pieces like this do not come around often. I cannot recall the last time that I saw a set of driveshaft guards for sale. This is an as-new Willys part in the original box. Original instructions are included. Packing newspaper confirms the build date as 1959-1960.

The loose pieces were sealed up in that cloth bag, I assume everything is there. All of the guards and brackets included are pictured. They all appear to be in excellent condition.

Look at the pics for fitment info. This kit says 3B, 5, and FC150. I can tell you that I have what appears to be the same kit on my CJ-2A from new. Maybe Willys labeled it only by the vehicles that they were producing in 1959 only. I don’t know, as I wasn’t there.

This will make the perfect accessory for your restoration, or buy it and copy it so everyone can buy a set of these… from you.

I was intending to put these on my CJ5 restoration, but I found a T98 4-speed trans for it. This kit will not working with a T98 since the trans is way bigger. So I am regretfully selling these to make more room for other stuff.”

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1952 Article “The World’s Most Versatile Car”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images, Old News Articles

In the January 14, 1952, Newsweek put out an article about the jeep’s versatility. There are some interesting tidbits, such as the Chinese’s nickname for the jeep was “the vehicle of 10,000 capabilities”. The jeep was used to spear barracudas in the Virgin islands, play tag in Yakima, ski via jeep-joring in New England and Ontario, Canada,, and in Burma it was claimed that a jeep was once used to pull an elephant’s tooth.




1952-01-14-newsweek-worlds-most-versatile-car0-loresThis photo and caption was also included in a seemingly random area of the magazine, despite the fact that the same image appeared within the article.


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The Sport of Jeep-Joring

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: More articles and better images have been added.

Originally published in November of 2014: Winter time means snow and ice for many folks. For people with jeeps, it means time to break out the skis, tow-rope and jeeps for some jeep-joring. Just mount yourself on some skis, tie the rope to the jeep, give a driver thumbs up and you’ll be jeep-joring behind a jeep like several generations before you. After all, how dangerous could it be?? **disclaimer: if you decide to do this and get hurt, this was not my idea. I’m only reporting it ….

Ski-Joring has been around for hundreds of years, though whether it started in Asia or in Europe is less clear.

When did jeep-joring begin? There’s evidence it was occurring as early as the winter of 1946-1947, in Ontario. These three articles suggest that the sport continued for at least seven years. The Violet Grafton image below made the rounds in a large number of papers.

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Most of the Violet Grafton images were long and narrow, but this one was cropped differently:


January 29, 1948, issue of the Chicago Tribune. Violet Grafton from Greenwich, Connecticut, is pictured.


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August 1954 Ad “How Willys Versatile Vehicles …” on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This two-page ad was published in the August 1954 issue of Fortune Magazine. It’s titled, “How Willys Versatile Vehicles Help Your Management Cut Costs”.

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1952 Truck JeepRod Columbiana, AL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks

I don’t see a speedometer?

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“’52’ Willys Ratrod $15k or TRADE -Built 355 sbc double hump heads, 280-285 comp cam, Edlebrock intake, Edlebrock 4bl carburetor, custom headers, electric fan -custom built 2×3 boxed frame, z’ed and notched. Ford 9” rear, 4 link suspension with Koni racing coil overs in the rear, straight axle front with disc brakes, shocks, steering stabilizer, 15” Crager in the rear, 14” Crager the front with all new tires -body chopped 6” and channeled, 4 point cage, vintage lawn chairs with new seat belts, sound proofed floors and doors, temperature gauge and oil pressure gauge, custom shifter, hand throttle, headlight, tail light and brake light -lots of custom touches all around, custom bed, custom grill, vintage lights, interior, etc…

Runs, drives and stops. Fun to drive and ready to enjoy! Loud and obnoxious but gets tons of attention everywhere it goes. Currently tagged and registered and driven regularly. $15,000 cash or trade for other vehicles, classic cars, hot rods, rat rods, Harley motorcycles, off road toys, GUY STUFF,”

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1947 CJ-2A Knoxville, TN $7000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7000.

(01/28/2020) Appears solid.

“Great jeep, runs strong. Starts real quick. Has unlocking hubs roll cage, and seat belts. Roll cage and seat belts can be removed if desired. Paint is rough in spots, but the drivetrain is in excellent condition”

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Year? Hobart Welder/Generator Dorchester, WI $650

It runs. Could be a good price.

“D.C. Generator/ Welder.needs a switch & cables,WILLY’S Jeep motor runs, a definite great buy. Located east of Colby”


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Year? CJ-2A Crockett, TX $1250


UPDATE: Terry noticed that the front frame rails may well be broken. He mentioned it was likely the result of being picked up from the front bumper.

There appear to be some body patches along the driver side.

“For sale is a 1942 willys c-j2a. It’s not rusted through anywhere. The floorboards are in great shape. The only thing I can detect missing is the carburetor.”


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Year? CJ-2A Eveleth, MN $800


If it includes the plow, this could be worth a look.

“Old Jeep willys wheels turn have 3 spare tires motor turns over was told ran worked 15 years ago can load on your trailer 800 obo located in eveleth mn”

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1946 CJ-2A Gary, TX $350

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Last Ride

Unclear how much value is here.

“Have for sale whole 1946 cj2a Willys overland serial number 70709 as seen in photos tub is in good condition except for rear passenger side was pulled away while removing it from trees. Has no windshield The tank has very few holes speedo says 60000 plus miles engine missing carb and cleaner tool box has no bottom the rear end was already gone when I got it has an extra set of front springs. Sell whole as is $350”

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1952 CJ-3A Merrill, WI $4500


Will need some brake work. It likely has an f-head.

“1952 Willy’s Jeep. not a military vehicle. Has a 1962 motor. Runs great, but uses a little oil and the brakes aren’t super great.”


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Year? DJ-3A Bremen, GA $1500


Not sure how much value is here.

“1940s Willy DJ3A 2wd dispatcher Jeep. Has engine and transmission. Has column shifter but not hooked up. Body has obvious rust and not currently running.”

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1958 DJ-3A Roosevelt, MN $3400


This has a few DJ-3A parts on it. Given the column shift, this could have been a convertible. It’s still 2WD.

“1958 Willy’s jeep with a 283 bored 40 over with small cam aluminum intake Holley 600 Vac carb 350 turbo transmission 8inch ford with mini spool 50miles on new motor 2 wheel drive title in hand”

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1947 CJ-2A Cartersville, GA $10,000


This militarized 2A has a few mods.

“Runs good. Looks great. 12v conversion.”

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1964? Traveller and Year? Truck Houston, TX

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

UPDATE: Dan forwarded some pics of the Traveller.

Seller has the truck (listed as a ’65) pictured below for sale and a traveller.

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“also have a 1964 willys jeep traveler for sale ( it has the barn doors in back ) for $2000 very rare also has 302 v8 with bell housing trans. and transfer case. not looking to sell parts want to sell complete units. thank you for looking have title for all. the last picture is of my 65 jeep truck. runs drives registered title in my name 383 stroker 400 turbo ect.ect. hot rod not for the faint of heart. bare bones rat rod $10,000 SELLING COMPLETE VEHICLES FOR PARTS OR WHAT NOT it is up to you have titles for them. I don’t speak or read Spanish. any e-mail in Spanish will be deleted. than you! not wanting to I am also putting my 1967 Plymouth wagon for sale $1000 as is or I can get it running and sell it for two times that”



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