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1948 CJ-2A w/ Trencher Scotts Bluff, NE $4000


This includes the Jeep-a-Trench.

“may be a 1948 ???? no title willys cj2a with the jeep a treach as you can see it is off of it seems complete it will run i reringed with new pistons also it due to # 4 piston being stuck . the engine at one time was rebuilt the piston were 0.30 over rod bearing were 0.40 over had it running needs a carb kit points fuel pump , its still on 6 volt system has a little brakes , tires hold air crackes in tires not road worthy , HAS no title guy i got it from didnt get one when he bought it over 5 years ago 4000.00 loc near scottsbluff Nebraska”

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  1. Year? CJ-5 Mahopac, NY $3300: or two CJ-5s
  2. Year? CJ-5 Mahopac, NY $1900:
  3. 1960 CJ-5 Many, LA $2800:
  4. 1962 CJ-5 Fresno, CA $4680:
  5. 1959 CJ-5 Casa Grande, AZ $4000:
  6. 1956 CJ-5 Willows, CA $4200:
  7. 1958 CJ-5 Kalona, IA $3850:
  8. 1971 CJ-5 Cedar City, UT $3200:
  9. 1970 CJ-5 Rolling Chassis Palmdale, CA $2200:
  10. 1975 CJ-5 Henderson, TX $2250:
  11. 1980 CJ-5 Pearcy, AR $3250:
  12. 1972 CJ-5 Corrigan, TX $3500:
  13. 1976 CJ-5 Orange, TX $2300:
  14. 1975 CJ-5 Magnolia, TX $3500:
  15. 1977 CJ-5 Garland, TX $4000:
  16. 1975 CJ-5 Gilmer, TX $3200:
  17. 1972 CJ-5 Keene, NH $2700:
  18. 1978 CJ-5 Northampton, MA $2500:
  19. 1983 CJ-5 Coushatta, LA $2500:
  20. 1978 CJ-5 Goodman, MO $3000:


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1946 CJ-2A Farmington, CA $3000


Runs and drives and Includes an overdrive.

“1946 Willys CJ2A Flat fender motor has been swapped out to a V-6 has manual transmission twin stick transfer case warren overdrive behind that runs and drives will need a tuneup and brake work before driving on the highway Overall body condition is good will need windshield frame replaced due to rust would make a great project for somebody been stored indoors in our shop since I’ve had it lost interest in it”

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Various Willys Jeep Parts Litchfield, ME


Seller has a variety of parts.

“AMC, Willys, Jeeps for restore or parts. Just in new OEM jeep parts, a lot of 1960 to 2000 new parts out of Jeep dealership. 1942 to 1980, Jeep CJ2a, 3 and 5, and Jeep Commando, TUB BODY 1976-1981 CJ5 nice tub $800.00, new Jeep parts, used engines, transmission, transfer cases, 3:54, 3:73, 4:27, 5:38, Dana & AMC 20, front and rear ends, body parts, frames. Call for what you are looking for. I restore and repair Jeeps, over 40 years working on them. Authorized Crown new parts dealer. Also I will buy old Jeeps, give me a call.”

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1948 Jeepster Camarillo, CA $5500


No indication as to whether it runs or not.

“1948 jeepster no rust need new home”

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1946 CJ-2A Spring Valley, CA $7900


UPDATE: If you have questions, you can contact the seller in the comments.

“1946 Jeep Willys This was a one owner Jeep. I purchased this Jeep from the original owner! It runs and drives great! We drive it all the time. Nothing wrong with it! Call me if your interested and I can fill you in on all the details.”

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1952 CJ-3A Bonnie, IL $1250


Hardtop looks home made. Not sure how much value is here.

“I have for a 1952 willys. This has lockers power brakes power steering. Needs an engine rebuild its locked up. Could make a badass jeep toy or rat rod”

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Year? CJ-2A Lemoore, CA $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/03/2020) Project or parts.

“Cj2 project, never finished, everything is there plus a hard top. Mercury v6. Aksing $2,000 or best”

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1950 CJ-3A New Braunfels, TX $3553


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/26/2020) Has axle, brake and steering updates.

“NO TITLE! Bill of Sale ONLY! $4250 Or Best CASH Offer 1953 Willys CJ3A Jeep does run and drive (no brakes) Also included: Dana 30 narrow axle (disk brake) Leaf springs Power steering gear box (mount) 5 OEM rims w/tires Drive train looks to be original and in good shape (engine timing cover leaks oil). surface rust (previous body repairs need work) a little money in parts and you can drive it around the lease, property, ranch…”

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1948 CJ-2A Houston, TX $15,000


A steep price for a jeep with a broken differential (if that’s actually the case).

“demás trabaja bien … translated to English: 48 Jeep with all the original parts. is broken the differential everything else works well”


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1948 Photo of MB/GPW at Cape Hattaras

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was taken August 8, 1948, at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It was posted to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook page. According to the post, “On August 8, 1948 flags flew from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, as the United States Coast Guard celebrated the 158th anniversary of its founding. Governor R. Gregg Cherry flew in by helicopter and spoke at the celebration, which also included Coast Guard apparatus demonstrations and a mammoth fish fry.”

The jeep looks to be an MB or GPW with a custom top accented by sliding doors. It’s a pretty nice setup.

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A Few Jeep Stories from 1943

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This article demonstrates the hazards a jeep faced in the field. The article was published December 16, 1943, in the Kansas City Times by Kenneth L. Dixon.

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Image Comparing Rear Seats & DJ-3A Seats

• CATEGORIES: Features

I was nearly done assembling this post (a post I started when I spotted the useful seat comparison image below) when I discovered that Derek already has a pretty complete post (and frankly better than mine was going to be) on the topic of rear seats (and was the actual source of the seat comparison).

But, there were still a few unanswered questions I had after reading his page, so I deleted what I had and reframed it as shown below.

I realized:
1) I didn’t know if the DJ-3A used the CJ-5 rear seat, the CJ-3A/CJ-3B rear seat or something else?

2) And, did the Surrey have it’s own rear seat or the same as the DJ-3A? (My guess, based on the pics above, and Bruce’s pics below, is that the DJ-3As and Surreys used the 3A/3B seat)

Below are photos of Bruce Agan’s DJ-3A restored back seat:

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While my DJ-3A came with a rear seat, it was actually one of the folding rear seats from an M-38 or M-38A1, a topic covered in these two links:

Here’s a pic of my 1956 DJ-3A with the rear seat that was in it. While no the correct seat, it fit in there pretty well:


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1963 Rural Wagon Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure out of Brazil highlights 6 reasons to buy the 1963 Rural wagon.

View all the information on eBay

“1963Jeep Folder, Brazilian Rural Jeep Folder. Condition is “Used”. Shipped with USPS First Class. This is a very nice folder Written in Portuguese Willys Overland”Fabricator vehicles of high quality”. I think what it’s saying is 6 positive reasons To buy a jeep in this rural area. Very nice piece, In great condition. All original.”

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1951 CJ-3A Loveland, CO $4800


A stock, solid looking CJ-3A. Electrical has been updated to 12 volt.

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“This little jeep has been great for my family over the years. We have primarily used it around our property, collecting firewood and doing other chores for the last decade. I purchased this vehicle from the original owner who bought it from a dealer in Glenwood Springs, CO. This is an original Colorado vehicle that runs and drives good. It can be used “as is” around your property or is a great start for a restoration project.

We have recently moved to town out of the mountains. As much as we want to keep this little jeep, we have limited storage and no longer have a use for it. We are asking $4,800.00. Clean, clear title in hand. Please email, text or call James with any questions or schedule a time to see it.”

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1945 MB Central Point, OR $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/29/2020) Lots of mods, including the cali windshield mod and reversed and lengthened front springs.

“225 v6 auto trans, power steering, electronic ignition, tilt steering wheel.runs great comes with soft top doors runs great also I’m posting the for my father”

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1957 DJ-3A Orlando, FL No Price


This nice looking DJ-3A has a few mods, such as the wrong tailgate, incorrect turn lights. extra rear bumper, extra gauges and some changes within the engine compartment. The history listed isn’t quite right either.

“The Willys Jeep Truck is a truck made by Willys-Overland Motors from 1947 to 1965. The styling and engineering of the Jeep Truck was based on Willys’ existing vehicles, the Willys Jeep Station Wagon and the Jeep CJ-2A. The DJ-3A was introduced in 1955. It used the body style of the older CJ-3A, along with the L-134 engine. Unlike the CJ-3A, it came with either a column shift or floor shift three-speed Borg-Warner T-96 manual transmission. The DJ-3A”

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1947 CJ-2A Redding, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE **SOLD** Was $5000.

Not too many jeeps with Dodge engines anymore.

“Firm price. 1965 318 Dodge motor installed. Not original. Needs brake work. Needs wiper installed (included). Needs some work not much. I also have soft top metal and door metal. No fabric. Also tow bar. Runs great”

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1961 Parkway Conversion Wagon Eatonville, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

The seller has done some research, discovering that this started life as a 2×4 for the Navy, but was then was refitted to be a 4×4 for the Forest Service (perhaps the Parkway Conversion was also implemented at that time?) .

“1961 Willys wagon 4×4. 4 speed with a Chevy small block. Vehicle has been stored under cover for the last 5 years until recently. There is some rust shown in the pictures. Hasn’t ran in 3 years and the rear brake line is bad. Does come with a tow bar and lights. Here’s a little back story on the wagon. Researching the serial number from Kaiser/Willys website this was a 2wd drive naval personnel carrier that was built at the end of the Korean War but never left the factory.

The government had Kaiser repurpose it for the forest service they transferred the body to a 4×4 chassis and sent it the forest service in Leavenworth Wa. I purchased it from the grandson of the man who bought it from the forest service. The original engine failed and was swapped out some time in the the mid 80’s. I don’t really want to sell but the wife wants a new house. Open to offers. Please don’t make a low offer I won’t be giving it away :-)”

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1947/1948 CJ-2A(s?) Kalispell, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Based on the pics, it seems both of these vehicles are included? The ex-service station red one with the sears half-cab is definitely included. There could be value here.

“1947/1948 willys cj2a project 99% original and complete. Functional before disassembly. Was originally a Standard gas service vehicle from big timber. plenty of extras. Engine is a L134 go devil (ww2 gpw) runs and supposedly fresh rebuild. Start of PTO front and rear. Extras: axles, tranny and t case, 5 tires and wheels, fenders, grill, guages, gas tanks, window, hood, heater, generator, steering etc etc New hat channel, most rust has been replaced with fresh steel. Needs: some more body work Springs, wiring and some break work. 1500 OBO or trade.”

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1964 CJ-3B Sandy, OR $4900


Plenty of project left. I don’t have any experience with the turbo 2.3l.

“Selling Willys cj3b project. Moving and can’t take it. Runs good with new 2.3 turbo charged fuel injection 4 cyclinder. Lots of new parts. Great project as is.”

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1956? FC-170 East Falmouth, MA $5200

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This has a dump bed. It’s listed as a 1956, but that seems unlikely since none were produced that year.

“1956 Willys jeep fc170 runs and drives. dump works. needs some work. make and offer. good title.”

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No Updates Saturday


Updates resume Sunday morning.

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Thank Goodness, 2020 is Over!

• CATEGORIES: Features

Happy New Year 2021!  Whew. We made it! Let’s hope 2021 is not the “Shit Show” 2020 was:

To no ones surprise, none of what I thought would happen, happened this past year. I could go through the long litany of what I had planned vs. what actually occurred, but I expect that’s true for all of us. Instead of tackling plans, we hunkered down, got two pups and stayed home. On the plus side, this did allow me to spend time better learning how to utilize our Traeger, as we had a freezer full of meat. I experimented with brining, smoked prickly pear (seems to reduce the stickyness) and chicken feet (for the dogs), played with chicken wing recipes, and cooked some amazing lamb/beef/pork/bison roasts. I also now have a pretty good workout gym in the garage, so I have returned to working out regularly, though, sadly, no gym means no basketball.

In July, Ann contracted the virus, and subsequently Covid, which hit her pretty hard, though thankfully didn’t seem to affect her lungs. She’s had various health issues since, similar to other ‘long haulers’; as of an ER visit in early December, one that required emergency dental surgery, her T-cell counts were still unusually low. Hopefully, she continues to improve.

For Ann and I, we expect 2021 to be a continuation of 2020, in that we begin the year with doctor appointments for our oldest dog, for Ann, and for Ann’s mother. That our oldest dog and Ann’s mother survived 2020 were minor miracles, but recent doc visits leave us doubting they will make it through 2021, so we will remain tied to home for the foreseeable future. Because of this, eWillys will continue as is (because I have plenty of short time bursts available, just not the long ones necessary to return to book writing).

My goals for the year are pretty modest, such as continuing to grow out my hair. I hope to get my hair to the point where I can donate it to a cancer patient as a wig. That means I have at least another year of growth. I’ve let my beard grow as well. Thankfully, Ann seems delighted by the whole process; she’s always up for an adventure.

I do have two short trips planned for 2021. Assuming the Homefront can survive without me, one trip will be a week-long adventure to Utah’s San Rafael Swell in late March to hike some remote trails with my oldest son. Sometime, probably in May, I’ll likely return to Salt Lake to help him build a shed for his backyard.

All that said, we did have some good fortune during 2020 and at some point late this year or into 2022 we will be buying a house or buying property and building a new place; that may require significant time away from updating the site and answering emails, Rest assured, there will be fair warning before that happens.


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August 1949 Toy Wagon Build From Mechanix Illustrated

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, toys

The August 1949 issue of Mechanix Illustrated included detailed plans for constructing a battery powered, remote-control toy wagon.
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