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Verne Simons’ Identifies Early CJ-2As

• CATEGORIES: Features

Verne Simons tackles identifying the early CJ-2A in the article posted to Four Wheeler.


Pictured is a 1945 VEC CJ-2A that’s been converted to a floor shift.

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Image of CJ-2 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This image shows a CJ-2 jeep with a welding setup(?). The “JEEP” on the windshield coupled with the position of the spare tire are clues to the model. This image is placed atop a metal sign as part of the purchase.

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1945 MB Maple Falls, WA $4200


Listed as an M-38A1, the seller doesn’t quite have the model-type correct, but it lookalike a good price.

“1945 jeep M38-A1 4 cylinder 3 speed manual transmission is in good condition and runs good brand new wheels and tires BF-Goodrich mud terrains”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Milwaukee, WI For Trade


It’s missing a few stock details (pto bar and rear lights), but otherwise looks in good shape.

“Fully restored numbers matching 1946 CJ2A Willys Jeep painted in the factory yellow color. Original drive train. This Jeep runs and drives and stops fine. Everything operates as it should. Also has Rebuilt engine. Im exploring a trade for an equal value RUNNING AND DRIVING RESTORED Model A Ford in Trade. I will NOT chop up your Model A for a hotrod or ratrod. It will be driven and enjoyed like I did with the Willys Jeep. Please, dont contact me if you’re not serious or with a fixer upper.”

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1960 M-38A1 Toledo, OH $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500

(05/10/2019) Includes a trailer.

“M38A1 Military Jeep & M-100 Military trailer. The real thing!
Rebuilt original 4 cyl engine, carburetor, & fuel pump – everything works well.
Trailer has a removeable wooden seat(s) insert and a tubular framework for a top.
Ask price is $7,500 OBO (Verbal appraisal is Approx $12M for the pair).
Cool little piece for a country house, cottage or farm.”


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1953 CJ-3B Snohomish, WA $5700


I can’t tell how solid (or not) the body is. It could just be covered with some Western Washington moss.

“1953 cj3b asking $5700 or best offer. Original body and fame in very good condition for a 53. Motor is a 327 Chevy and running gear. Soft top in great condition. Warn upright winch.”

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Ford 2.3L Grand Rapids, MI $150


This came out of a 1943 MB/GPW. If you are looking for an alternative engine, this makes a good one, especially at this price.

“M38A1 Military Jeep & M-100 Military trailer. The real thing!
Rebuilt original 4 cyl engine, carburetor, & fuel pump – everything works well.
Trailer has a removeable wooden seat(s) insert and a tubular framework for a top.
Ask price is $7,500 OBO (Verbal appraisal is Approx $12M for the pair).
Cool little piece for a country house, cottage or farm.”


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1946 CJ-2A Gilbert, SC $4800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/01/2020) Runs and drives.

“First year after war production. Starts, runs, drives. Needs glass for windshield. Windshield frame and tailgate not shown, but included. Pretty nice shape now, it was a basket case when I got it. No title, but I have bill of sale from previous owner. Make a really good hunt vehicle.”

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1947? CJ-2A? Bluemont, VA $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/16/2019) This looks to have an Szekely APU hood and possibly a DJ-3A body (I can just make out the DJ-3A parking brake hole on the dash).

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“1947 Willy’s project
On a 1969 jeep chassis with mounts set up for the 1947 body.
327 Chevy motor
Dana 18 transfer case
1969 jeep axles
A bunch of other new and used parts.

The fenders, hood, body, etc is not bolted to the frame. I just set them on for the pictures.
I was planning on buying a new steel tub for it or you can fix the one it has. It comes with a title.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Princeton, IN $1800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/04/2020) It’s an early roller.

“Very Early Civilian model CJ2A. If this ad is still up it’s still for sale. Ser#18711, ’46 column shift. The frame, drivetrain, and body have been primered. This jeep does not have an engine. The body has had some bad spots cut out and patch panels made. The panels fit great but are not welded in. You can weld in these panels, or buy reproductions and use them depending on how precise of a restoration you want to do. This is a great restoration candidate, still has the column shifter and transmission. I do have other parts available for this project.”

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1951 CJ-3A Valdese, NC $3400


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(08/19/2019) It’s a project.

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“I have owned this 1951 Willys CJ3A since 1979. So many great memories made with this jeep and with a little TLC another generation can experience the Willys vibe. I took it apart for a frame up restore in 1981 but never got around to putting it back together (military, marriage, kids). It has the original T90 transmission with a Novak adapter bolted to a Buick Dauntless 225 V-6 (has about 60K miles on engine). Frame is solid with new leaf hangers and bushings. The tub, fenders, hood, tailgate, grill and windshield frame are in excellent shape and were sand blasted and coated with a heavy 3M primer before it was stored. This jeep has been barn stored for the past 36 years. Just needs to be reassembled and painted. Includes original backseat and added roll bar.”

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2020 FC-Round Up Cancelled


Jesse and Andrea made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s FC Round Up due to COVID-19. I believe it the right decision, not because I feared becoming ill, but because I have two health-compromised living with me, so I must be vigilant about not bringing it home. Because iof that, I was about to contact them and explain that I could not attend, which was especially hard because I was going to attend with my son.

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Image of Jeepster Commando w/ Camper on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Camping, Features, Old Images

This image seems to show a Jeepster Commando version of the CJ-5-camper concept. It’s unclear to me whether this was a prototype design or someone’s custom creation. Anyone ever seen other pics of this?

For this eBay auction, this image has been applied to a metal sign.

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“Vintage Jeep With Camper Extension New Metal Sign: Toledo, Ohio

Suitable for framing or hanging, has pre drilled holes. A nice piece of 20th century history.
Great coloration in the sign.
The sign measures 9″ x 12″
Watermark will not appear on your purchased sign.

This sign is also available in 12″ x 16″ size for $29.88
Please message if you are interested in the larger size.
This sign has a high quality baked on gloss finish, and is made in America

Sign is crafted of aircraft grade quality aluminum.”

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1950’s Truck Brochure from Australia **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I haven’t seen a similar version of this brochure for the US market.

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“Soft Cover
2 pages
Condition: Fair, no writting, no missing pages, no loose pages, no significant tears. Slight marks, yellowing and creasing.

“4-wheel drive Willys Jeep Australia’s Most Versatile 1 Ton Truck Model 6-226, 6 Cyl. “Super Hurricane” Power, Bodies to Buyers Specifications, Made in Australia, ‘If It’s not a Willys… It’s Not a ‘JEEP’ 4-Wheel Drive Truck!'” Brochure with specs.

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1945 Photo of Destruction in Berlin on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo appears to show a GPW in the foreground and a decimated street in the Berlin in the background.

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1948 CJ-2A West Point, IN $2500


This seems worth a look.

“1948 willys
Solid original body,floors have had work,motor stuck from sitting. Great start for project.
Good title and vin.
No trades,cash only.”

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Year? M-274-5 Mule Streator, IL $17,000

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UPDATE: John has this rebuilt M-274 Mule for $17,000 (As nice of a Mule and as equipped as I’ve ever seen). If interested, comment below and I’ll send you his email address.

“I also have an M274 A5 with recoilless rifle mule for sale. Four wheel steering. Nice but no museum piece either. I’m asking $17,000.00 for the mule.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Wyoming, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Might be worth a look.

This is an early CJ2A Willys Jeep with a column shift. Jeep was originally green with yellow wheels. Tub and frame have original matching vin tags. Trans and transfer case are original. I have another original column that goes with including new shift rods. Engine is free but has small crack in water jacket. I am including another early cj block that is in good shape. I wanted to restore this one as column shift jeeps were only made for a few months. Plans have changed so it is up for sale.”


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1950 CJ-3A Coal City, IN $12,000


Only the one pic provided.

“1950 Willis cj3a restored. Original Flathead 4-cylinder engine. Original rebuilt transmission and original rebuilt transfer case. Rhino lined on the inside of the tub and underneath. Windshield wiper. Great tires great machine.”


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Year? M-38 Connersville, IN $2500


Not sure how much value is here, but there appears to be some.

“4 Cyl engine does not run 3 speed transmission 700-16″ tires”

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CJ-3B and Other Parts Northern VA Make Offer


Looks like the seller has a 3B being parted out. Sounds like seller has other parts, too.

“jeep and parts.
many other parts available too but only for Jeeps older than 1972
make an offer”


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CJ-2A Parts Manchester, IN


There are more pics provided.

“1948’ish Jeep Willy parts. All original.”


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Rear PTO Gear Box St. Charles, MO $495


No pics provided.

“This is a vintage rear PTO unit for vintage era Jeeps – fits CJ2A and CJ3A between 1945-1953 – it would enable those classic old Jeeps to be able to perform many different farm related tasks with many different implements on the farm. In good shape, fully operational.
Picture to follow next week.”

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NOS Flattie Fenders Bennettsville, SC $400


These could be worth a look.

“Pair of nos new primed cj2a ARMY jeep FRONT fenders. Probably early 1940s!!.very heavy steel like usa used to make!!!! NEW NOS NEVER USED!! BEEN INSIDE DADS GARAGE FOR 40 ++YEARS!!”


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CJ-2A Top Bows Lebanon, PA $425


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/24/2019) These are supposed to be a complete, original set.



“This is a full set of vintage top bows to fit a Willys Cj2a. These are genuine Jeep parts not reproduction. The set also includes the brackets that fasten to the windshield and a pair of door sockets that attach to the body for the lower door attachment.”