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1946 CJ-2A Columbia, TN $7525


No description provided.


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1951 CJ-3A Phelan, CA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/27/2019) Appears worth a look.

“1951 willy’s cj3a 327 chevy Muncie 4 speed dana 44 front and rear runs and drives”

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1953 Drag/Sand Jeep Corona, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

Looks like a fun rig.

“Sand Jeep I pc fiberglass body tube chassis, 454 big block, 2 spd powerglide which need to be rebuilt”

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1950 CJ-3A St. Paul, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

(12/02/2019) Has some rust in the spare tire mount area. The driver’s side front rim has three holes drilled in it. I can’t remember seeing that on any other rims? The odd look of the photos appear to be a quick removal of background stuff from the photos, which, depending on what you have in your garage, is a good idea.

“Hello, I am selling a 1950 Willys Jeep CJ3-A. This Jeep was running and insured but has been stored inside and not driven the last few years. I have a title for it and it will also need tabs. It maybe needs a battery as well, It is still on 6 volt current, a 12 volt battery was hooked in for ease of starting. It has the Go-Devil 4 cylinder and manual transmission and 4 wheel drive. The body is better then many of the Jeeps of this era that I have seen, it needs TLC and is not perfect but solid. It is a good Jeep that should be driven. I also have a brand new 300.00 windshield and weather striping for the Jeep if interested. Contact me with any questions. 5,000 obo Will consider serious offers, Thank You”

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“Jesse James” MB-like Tractor Puller Chandler, AZ $5000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

Funny how these builds end up sometimes. This one is a shadow of what it was.

“I’m the current owner of the “Army Jeep Tractor Puller” that was built by Jesse James and a group of guys on the tv show Monster Garage. It aired in 2003 and is episode 3. Forty two various vehicles were built during the run of the series. This vehicle was later sold at Barrett Jackson in 2008 for $18,000. The engines were removed by the previous owner. What you see is what you get. If you do a search on youtube you can find the episode and watch the Jeep being built. This crazy ride could be built as a promo vehicle, a raffle prize, a collector could display it, or a builder could get it back on the road and show it. I can help ship it, will help load it, and can possibly deliver it on your dime. It’s located in Chandler, Az. Asking price is $5,000”



Originally published April 2011:

If Jesse James and West Coast Choppers were to build a jeep, what kind of jeep would he build?  Well, we have the answer from This unusual build was available for auction in 2008.  I can’t tell if it sold or not.  He did manage to use some original parts.  For example, that left fender sure looks like a WWII fender and there’s some original frame used too (you can make out the transfercase undercarriage mount near the rear tire).

SUMMARY: This authentic WWII Willys Jeep transformed into a twin-engined tractor-pulling behemoth is sure to bring home the Big “V” both on the race track and the front lines. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply.

DESCRIPTION: In the Summer of 2003, Jesse James accompanied Kid Rock to a USO Show for the troops overseas in Iraq. While there, Jesse was bit by the inspiration bug and set his mind towards his next build, the transition of an authentic WWII Willys Jeep into a twin-engined tractor-pulling behemoth using a team composed entirely of Army gearheads (well, with the exception of a couple of civilian experts). It wasn’t just a walk through the park, or even a walk through the front lines. Nearly every piece had to be fabricated for this build. Plus, the rear end and rims had to be modified for pulling. The biggest modification was comprised of extending the Jeep frame from 86″ to 180″. Over twice it’s original length.

THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers in Long Beach, CA, Joe Eder, multi-engine tractor-pull builder from North Collins, NY, Keith Kaucher, industrial designer, Kaucher Design Werks in Santa Monica, CA, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Sargent, utilities operations and maintenance technician, Headquarters Company/1st Engineer Brigade in Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 2nd Lt. Brian Johnson, armor officer, 1st Battalion/16th Cavalry Regiment in Fort Knox, KY.

Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers in Long Beach, CA, Joe Eder, multi-engine tractor-pull builder from North Collins, NY, Pfc. Jesse Dugan, wheel vehicle mechanic, D Company/801st Main Support Brigade in Fort Campbell, KY, 2nd Lt. Brian Johnson/2LT, armor officer, 1st Battalion/16th Cavalry Regiment in Fort Knox, KY, Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Morin, light-wheeled vehicle mechanic, Headquarters Company/187 Ordnance Battalion in Fort Jackson, SC, Tim Porter, single-engine tractor-pull builder from Louisberg, KY, Master Sgt. Darrick Preston, mechanical maintenance supervisor, 16th Ordnance Battalion/Aberdeen Proving Ground in Abingdon, MD, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Sargent, utilities operations and maintenance technician, Headquarters Company/1st Engineer Brigade in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO and Spc. Benjamin Smith, metalworker, D Company/801st Mechanical Support Brigade in Fort Campbell, KY.

Make: Willys Model: Jeep MB Year: 1943 Height: 64″ Width: 85″ (including rear tires) Length: 211″ Ground Clearance: 6″ to headers (1′ to frame) Horsepower/Torque: approximately 2,000hp /2,1000 torque Moving Parts: Includes the engine coupler, primary transmission, secondary gearbox and dual supercharged 502 engines. Special Welds: The guys performed heavy-duty welds on the body-frame extension and towing hitch. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: The team fabricated the engine coupler, towing hitch and straight rims.”

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1951 CJ-3A San Diego, CA $7500


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $7500. The link to the $7500 price has been removed, but this ad for it at the more expensive price is still there

Has mods.

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“Looks like it’s time for me to finally let go of my baby. Some lucky Buyer is going to walk away with a deal of a lifetime on my 1951 jeep Willys CJ3a, this jeep has a fuel injected 302CI V8, Power steering upgraded with five lug conversion, disc brakes in the front a brand new high-performance clutch under warranty for the next year just installed a month ago, 20 inch rims with 37 inch mud terrain tires, Muncie four-speed transmission the infamous “rock crusher” Shift smooth as it should the 4 x 4 works amazing as well. Custom rhino liner paint job done by the pros @ rhino liner of SD, custom LED headlights, Dakota analog gauge cluster, this jeep needs nothing clean title no accidents and is my current daily driver. 7500 is about 1/3 of what is trucks actually worth so please don’t contact me with lowball offers. I’m only selling because I need the money”

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1950 MC-38? Charlotte, NC $25,000


The seller of this believes this to be one of the six M-38 pilot vehicles, also known as MC-38s: …. However, after looking at the jeep, it has been modified to such an extent that even if it was one of the pilot models, there’s very little left of it. That said, I can see nothing that identifies it as an early model: 1) Serial number of MC 10149 is too late (serial number on data plates); 2) No full-floating axles (pilots had the WWII rear axles); 3) No battery box (battery box lid hinges were on the sides of the pilot vehicles); 4) wrong windshield setup  … the list goes on.

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1948 CJ-2A Victorville, CA $2700


It’s a project.

“1948 Willy Jeep Great project if you are interested in setting up and creating your own ride. All parts are here just no time to do the project, looking to clear up garage space. Pink slip on hand. I have engine, transmission, bell housing, hood, windshield, all part to complete the build. Also have windshield with “WILLYS” imprinted on it”

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1946 CJ-2A Llano, CA $2100


UPDATE :Price dropped to $2100.

(12/13/2019) Not sure how much value is here.

“1946 Willys Jeep manual transmission 4 x 4 all original four-cylinder flat head”

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1948 CJ-2A Oaktown, IN $5000


I’d wager this has a few more than 979 miles on it, especially since that’s not the original speedometer.

“979 actual miles Good body no rust. Will trade for $3000 cash and a good vehicle”

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Sept/Oct 1955 Willys News

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

Here’s another of my favorite issues of Willys News, as it includes a photo of our good friend Hugo Vidal as he and his two traveling companions (only Charles and Hugo are shown in the pic waving good bye) were about to depart Philadelphia in their trusty CJ-3B for their drive to Alaska.

Also in this issue is an image showing some of the brochures available to dealers. There are two new brochures added since the January 1955 Willys News showed these brochures: 1) The Willys Utility Wagon Brochure and 2) the introductory 1956 DJ-3A Brochure (not available to dealers until 1956).

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1942 Photo of Jeeps in New Guinea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: A second version of this press photo out of New Guinea is on eBay.

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“1942 Press Photo US jeeps driving through New Guinea jungle during World War II. This is an original press photo. World War II – New Guinea – Dispensing with recognized traffic rules, American “peeps” wind their way single file through this New Guinea jungle. Yesterday Japanese troops were in headlong retreat through New Guinea’s Papuan Peninsula with Americans and Australians in grim pursuit. Photo measures 7 x 7.5 inches. Photo is dated 11-15-1942.”




From June 5, 2017:

“1942 PRESS PHOTO WWII American Army Jeep Convoy Jungles of New Guinea 5757 Measures 6.5 X 8 inches”



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1943 Photo “Just Married?” Jeep Being Towed

• CATEGORIES: Features, Library Collections, Old Images

This will surely delay the honeymoon! These images are from the “Portal to Texas History” digital collection.


“Photograph of a newly wed officer and his bride being towed away in their jeep by a wrecker. A sign on the back of the jeep says, “Just Married?””

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1941 Service School for U.S. Army Instructors on Ford Vehicles $750

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

Roger Martin spotted this book on Facebook. It looks like it’s been up since July.


“This book contains invaluable knowledge from the experts themselves, to shape the future mechanics of WWII. They understood the competence of the students could be a matter of life and death. This incredibly scarce, all original book is entitled “Service School for U.S. Army Instructors on Ford U.S. Army Vehicles 1941”.

It was put together by Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan to be used by the school at the Rogue Plant, as well as traveling schools at military posts around the U.S. The contents of this book include:

*The service school program for U.S. Army Instructors on Ford built U.S. Army Vehicles at Rouge Plant
*Program for traveling service school for U.S. Army Instructors on Ford built U.S. Army vehicles
*Ford equipment-specialized services
*Universal equipment-specialized services
*Universal equipment-general shop use
*Individual mechanics equipment
*List of tools – U.S. Army Reconnaissance Car
*List of tools – U.S. Army Staff Car (Fordor)
*List of tools – U.S. Army Bomb Service Truck (Tonner)
*TM10-1101 Maintenance Manual for Ford Truck Model G.P. 1/4 Ton 4×4 for the U.S. Government *U-7434 Service Requirements Ford Army Reconnaissance Car
*To remove front door glass – Staff Car
*Remove and replace w/s glass – Staff Car
*Ford parts numbering system
*Ford Fordor Sedan Body Parts and Price List for U.S. Government
*TM10-1100 Parts Price List Special Model G.P. 1/4 Ton 80″ Wheelbase 4×4 for U.S. Government *Ford Form #7084 Ford and Mercury Chassis Parts and Price List 1938-39-40-41 Passenger Cars and Trucks

Adding further nostalgia, the first page includes a hand written message “Put it back where you found it It’s property of Neil Goldsmith Co A 27th Bn Camp Croft, S.C.” (which was dismantled after the war) The paper cover of this book is in rough shape (shown in pictures). However, the contents are remarkably clean and is a complete set. There is some damage to the back few pages (shown in pictures) but none of the print has been compromised (picture shows the page with the most damage).

Considering the rarity of this collection, aesthetics are variable. Here’s your chance to own a rare piece of American history! Asking $750″

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1948 CJ-2A Pittsburg, CA $2500


You don’t see a windshield like this every day.  It has an unusual headlight setup, too.

“Very rare 1948 bright yellow Willys Jeep. Has a 1968 Corvette engine. Has holly carburetor, modern exhaust system. Exempt from smog. Four Sand tires included (retail $1000).”

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Year? L-head Carnation, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

The looks like a good price. It has an unusual carb horn setup.

“Flat head 134 complete. Exhaust , bellhousing and clutch also included. Comes with original starter but have 12volt gear reduction for extra. $500 for engine and $100 for 12volt starter”

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Wagons & Trucks

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons


  1. 1957 Wagon Lenox, MA $10,000:
  2. 1949 Wagon Gillett, PA $1500:
  3. 1961 Wagon Riverhead, NY $3500:
  4. 1962 Wagon Orange, CT $3500:
  5. 1953 Wagon South Glens Falls, NY $1800:
  6. 1954 Wagon Patchogue, NY $2800:
  7. 1951 Wagon Portland, ME $2000:
  8. 1959 Wagon Farmington, NH $750:
  9. 1956 Wagon Federal Way, WA $1000:
  10. 1955 Wagon Billings, MT $1750:
  11. 1951 Wagon Bigfork, MT $4250:
  12. 1963 Wagon Stonyford, CA $6000 (odd one):
  13. 1955 Wagon Fernley, NV $3495:
  14. 1954 Wagon (diesel) Los Aneles, CA $10,000:


  1. 1959 Truck Far Rockaway, NY $6000:
  2. 1953 Truck Krugerville, TX $18,000:
  3. 1962 Truck Maricopa, AZ $12,500:
  4. 1948 Truck Las Vegas, NV $18,000:
  5. 2 Trucks Hillsboro, OH $5500:
  6. 2 Trucks Oxford, NJ $600:
  7. 1957 Truck Purdys, NY $5830:
  8. 1955 Truck Lake Stevens, WA $3000:
  9. 1954 Truck Las Vegas, NV $5500:
  10. 1951 Truck Vancleave, MS $4000:
  11. 1953 Truck Red Bluff, CA $2300:
  12. 1951 Truck Big Bear, CA $10,000:
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1950 Jeepster Project Waxahachie, TX $4750

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Appears worth a look.


“1950 willys jeepster condition: good cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas paint color: yellow size: sub-compact title status: clean transmission: manual type: convertible NOT SURE ABOUT MILEAGE I have a 1950 jeepster project. It has decent driver paint. Interior is in good condition just needs to be put together. Original motor and transmission are in the vehichle, but need to be hooked up. Motor is said to be rebuilt and never fired. Front bumper and drive shaft is gone. Needs top and 2 vent windows. New tires.ready to be finished and enjoyed by new owner. DOES NOT RUN OR DRIVE. PROJECT. Clear title in hand. Bring a trailer and cash only.”


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1983 CJ-8 Scrambler Burnet, TX $5800

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

I don’t run across Scrambler projects very often.



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1974 CJ-5 Fulton, NY $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(01/20/2020) Runs and plows.

“1974 Jeep CJ5 rebuilt straight 6 cylinder 4×4 new aluminum radiator runs good 7.5 ft Meyers plow electric over hydraulic will push snow all day long no title”

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Year? M-38 Jacksboro, TX $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/22/2019) Still needs some assembly.

“4 cylinder flat head. Body’s in great shape. Just dropped the engine back in after putting a new fly wheel on it. Not completely back together but have all the parts. Was running before I took it apart. Elderly so it’s hard for me to work on.”

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1946 CJ-2A Ladera Ranch, CA $12,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/31/2019) Has a variety of updates.

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This is a classic that can both roar down PCH or up any hill or sand dune across Southern California with fun and ease. Super reliable. This 1947 Willys CJ2a is completely upgraded throughout and as reliable as any daily driver while still staying true to the original.

The ride is super smooth. Springs are upgraded to allow the Willys to purr at 80 mph down the freeway without any wobble, nice and tight. You will never see a flattie roll as stable as this. Can also tackle any off-road situation with zeal. . . Sits on 35” BFG MTs (which will need to be replaced) and also comes with a full roll cage.

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1946 CJ-2A Pittsburg, CA $12,000


A bit rough for the price.

“Willys cj2a, buick v6 excellent body runs great.”

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1947 CJ-2A Port Angeles, WA $13,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

This has some Toyota parts.


“Custom frame off resto mod, less than 10,000 miles on entire build.
Rebuilt 22R
5 speed manual transmission
Custom paint
Toyota axles, rear has new diff 4.10 gearing.
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Lifted with 33” tires.
KC lights, led backup lights.
Garage kept.
Rhino lined interior.
Leather bucket seats.
Flowmaster muffler
9k Warn winch on stinger mount.
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1980 Malotte Manufacturing Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This rare 1980 Malotte Manufacturing brochure for fiberglass bodies was an interesting one to run across, as it includes a couple eastern dealers (see bottom image). This might explain where some of the older fiberglass bodies in the PA/OH area originated. 
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These four pages were inserts into the brochure:

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