Crawler Research Archives

To Top

1949 Stretched CJ-3A Western CO $15,000


Could be a fun rig.

“Ground up build has vortec 350 700r4 hybrid Dana transfer case 4.0 1 gears. Toyota Land Cruiser axles full float rear 4:56 gears Detroit lockers front and rear long field 30 spline inners. 37 inch tires. Alcan springs bilstein shocks. Wheelbase is 104. Body stretched behind door and front clip extended. Only thing original is windshield frame and grill.”

1949-cj3a-flattie-crawler-co2 1949-cj3a-flattie-crawler-co3 1949-cj3a-flattie-crawler-co4

To Top

1947 CJ-2A Davenport, FL $6500


Lots of updates here.

“1947 jeep wills for sale. 4.3 liter Chevy v-6 mated to an small manual transmission and the stock Dana 18 transfer case with the tera low kit and has been cryo dipped. Dana 44 front shortened 5 inches by Dutchman axles. Chrysler 9.25 rear shortened 5 inches to offset differential. Spring over in back with yj springs and tj coil springs up front. Spooled rear with locking hubs in front. 8k winch up front that’s never been used. Fuel cell and battery are in back. Copperhead fab beadlocks. Body was brand new a few years ago. Full hydraulic steering.”

1947-cj2a-crawler-lakeland-fl1 1947-cj2a-crawler-lakeland-fl2 1947-cj2a-crawler-lakeland-fl3

To Top

1946 CJ-2A Crawler Friendship, WI $15,000


I doubt there is much left of the CJ-2A here. Maybe the grille?


“I’m currently working on a hand built Rubicon style rock buggy that started life as a 1946 Willys flatfender Jeep. I’m still tinkering and working on it when time allows, but I’m willing to let it go if someone wants to make a decent offer. This project is still a long way from being finished but the chassis is fully welded, suspension is complete minus shock mounts, drivetrain is positioned, engine accessories in place, radiator mount mostly finished, etc. A lot of tube work, body work, all the small details, and finishing work are still needed.
Continue reading

To Top

JP Magazine’s Wicked Willys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Lots of great details about the build included within the description.

View all the information on eBay

1949-truck-jpmagazine-wicked-willys1 1949-truck-jpmagazine-wicked-willys2 1949-truck-jpmagazine-wicked-willys3 1949-truck-jpmagazine-wicked-willys4

” This is an Arizona titled (clean and clear) 1949 Willys Pickup built on a stretched 1997 Jeep Wrangler frame with a three-link front, 4-link rear, one-ton axles, manual transmission, 505 cubic inch Dodge/Chrysler RB Big Block engine. There are many many details that went into this build and I will try to list them here, but may miss some or forget some. Any really interested parties need to come see this truck first hand and ask questions. I reserve the right to cancel the auction any time in case of local sale, or if I decide to keep the truck. The truck drives great on-road and is extremely capable off-road. It has plenty of power, and turns heads everywhere it goes. Everyone loves it from Rednecks, to Hippies, and everyone in between.

Built as a Jp Magazine project Vehicle there are 8 or 9 3-4 page articles on the build. To see them Google: “Jp Magazine Wicked Willys”
You can also Google “Wicked Willys Ultimate Adventure” for more info on the truck and the UA trip

The truck, since I finished it in june of last year, has been on Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Ultimate Adventure for 2016 (that included about 2000 miles of on road and trail driving) Over the Rubicon, Isham trail near Trona, CA, and part of Fordyce. Its also been on a few trails in AZ and all over Moab during Easter Jeep Safari 2017. It drives over almost anything the driver aims it at and is very stable off-road. I’d love to keep it, but I like to build 4x4s and can’t keep them all.
Continue reading

To Top

1943 Crawler Nampa, ID $7500


UPDATE: Still Available.

Could be worth a look if you need a crawler.

To actual buyers: 39.5 irok tires, twin stick transfer case, 4 link suspension in rear spring in front, locked front and rear, warn locking hubs on the front, fox air shocks in rear, limiting straps. The passanger strap is partially broken, but the waist strap works. Running, no issues, street legal. We’ve owned it a year but need to sell now that we’re down to a single income”

1943-mb-crawler-nampa-id2 1943-mb-crawler-nampa-id3 1943-mb-crawler-nampa-id4 1943-mb-crawler-nampa-id5

To Top

1947 CJ-2A Crawler Inland Empire, CA $8800


It isn’t currently registered.

“For sale, 1 of a kind Willy’s rock crawler. Stretched body, custom box tube frame, full cage built out of dom. Chevy 350 motor runs great, new th350 trans and np205 tcase. Sway away 2.5×14″ dual rate coil overs, hybrid Cherokee/ wrangler rear leaf pack. 16 gallon fuel cell, autometer gauges, 4:88 gears and locker in back. All parts on this are new and only seen one trip to the desert. Moving out of state and can’t take it with me. Never got around to registering it but I do have a vin tag for it. ”


1947-cj2a-crawler-inlandempire-ca3 1947-cj2a-crawler-inlandempire-ca2

To Top

1947 CJ-2A/Crawler Hillsboro, OR $2100


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/29/2015) It looks like there’s potential here.

“I have a willys jeep project for sale. 102″ wheel base tub stretched 4″ in doorway. Frame is fully boxed with no cracks. It is running and complete now but I will be pulling the running gear and some other stuff for another jeep project I am working on. It is currently set up with dana 60 front 3 link with panhard. The rear is 4 link. Has j 20 steering box. Current engine is a 5.3 chevy trans is a th350 with a dana 300 transfercase. It has a great custom cage front tube work and rock sliders. Just use a 70s or or 80 chevy truck as a donor and it could be back running in no time. It could be easily pun on another frame if all you want is a light body for your crawler. Could also easily convert back to leaf springs if you want it more stockish. Body is in great shape I even have all the pieces that are cut off the back wheel well if you won’t them. Great project easy to finish lots of options all wiring works great turn signals wipers heater electric fan wiring. call with questions”

1947-cj2a-crawler-hillsboro-or2 1947-cj2a-crawler-hillsboro-or3 1947-cj2a-crawler-hillsboro-or4

To Top

1942? Crawler Kuna, ID $6000


Seems like a good price.

“1942 Willys crawler. Chevy 350, T18 transmission, Dana 20 transfer case with Terra Low Gear set, Dana 60 front axle with spool, and PSC full hydraulic steering, Rear ford 9″, nodular 3rd member, spool, 40 spline axles hardened axles, 4.56 gears front and rear, bead locks with 38.5″ x 14.50 x 15 Super Swamper TSL tires. Warn 8274 front winch, LED under carriage lighting. Runs great, crawls anything, full cage tied to the frame. Hate to sell but need something with more seating, titled and registered….Sell or Trade, trade must be pontoon boat or 4×4 with 5 seats or able to fit 5 seats, K5 Blazer, 5 seat CJ-5/CJ-7, Landcruiser, modified solid axle chevy Crew cabs, suburbans etc. Let me know what you have. Asking 6000 OBO or comparable trade.”

year-crawler-boise-id year-crawler-boise-id3 year-crawler-boise-id2

To Top

1942 MB/Crawler Fair Oaks, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $15,000

(12/07/2014) LOTS of updates.


1942-mb-crawler-fairoaks-ca2 1942-mb-crawler-fairoaks-ca3 1942-mb-crawler-fairoaks-ca4

“1942 Willys-Overland – $22,000
Plain and Simple: You will not find one as clean and mechanically sound as this one. 50 caliber gun mount still there. Fully street legal and fully tagged, ready for anything you want to throw at it. Customized for Off Road, however drives great on road. Virtually every mechanical part is brand new. I have invested approximately $30,000 of which I have all the receipts for. Work was either professionally performed or brand new mechanical parts meticulously installed with new gaskets and proper torque settings. Looks great in pictures and even better in person. I am selling because I don’t have the time to use it and it is taking up needed space in garage. Stored in garage every day since ownership. It has been on the Rubicon Trail 3 times with ease, never sustaining any damage, getting stuck, or need for winch. Below is a sample of the upgrades/mods that were performed:

Continue reading

To Top

1950 Crawler Ronan, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000

Includes a Warn overdrive. Lots of mods.

“Willys jeep v6 Dauntless T90 trans with Warn over drive. Dana 44 front and rearend lockers, 5.38 gear ratio. TSL 33×14.5-15’s 50″ light bar bimi top. Great trail rig might trade for a boat, what do you have. This is a great family jeep, have a fuel cell for it as well, just haven’t installed yet.”

1950-flattie-crawler-ronan-mt2 1950-flattie-crawler-ronan-mt3

To Top

1944 Crawler San Francisco, CA **Status Unknown*


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $18,599.

Lots of time and money in this rig.

1944-crawler-sfbay-ca0 1944-crawler-sfbay-ca1 1944-crawler-sfbay-ca2

“This is my pride and joy that I built for myself not to flip but now after completing the build I never have time to use it so I finished it 3 years ago and as you can see it has just over a 1000 miles on it and most of that is driving around town!! I have taken it across the Rubicon 3 times and across Fordyce once. I DO NOT trailer it every time, I drive it straight up I-80 thru Lake Tahoe to the Rubicon and back home it is registered street legal although it is pushing it with CHP!! I can tell you that pictures do not do this Willy’s justice you will not be disappointed to see and hear it in person it is very clean and capable of any trail.

Continue reading

To Top

1952 M-38? Tulsa, OK $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/09/2013) The front suspension looks unusual.

“Buick 231 engine
T-18 Transmission
31 spline 9″ in the back with a mini spool
Dana 30 in the front with locking hubs
New extra stout axels
35″ boggers on beadlock wheels”



To Top

1946 CJ-2A Crawler Portland, Or $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Crawler built from a Chev 3/4 ton.

“One of a kind – a real bad-ass
1946 Willys CJ-2A Rock Crawler
Original Willy’s frame boxed and stretched 4″ for more legroom
All steel body (except for fiberglass hood) I have the original hood too
Drive train ALL from 1976 Chev 3/4T PU
– 350 Eng
– TH350 Trans
– NP 205 Transfer (Geared not chain)
– Dana 44 front/Corp 14 Rear (un-narrowed)
Rear Suspension: triangulated 4-Link with quarter-elliptical springs
38″ Super Swampers (lots of tread left)
Full Cage w/padding
Mile Marker 12K winch, transferable Front/Rear using a receiver
Race Seats with/3″ 5 pt cam lock harness
Plexiglas windshield
CB Radio”

1946-cj2a-crawler-portland-or91 1946-cj2a-crawler-portland-or92 1946-cj2a-crawler-portland-or93 1946-cj2a-crawler-portland-or94


To Top

1947 Mud Bogger Blanchard, ID $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

I’d say this has seen some mud a few times. I’d guess not a whole lot of ’47’ left.

“stretched 47 willys full cage nice race seats 4 pt harnesses tach built 383 small block 3,500 stall converter in a turbo 350 38.5 tsl boggers on nice rims corporate 14 in the rear dana 44 in the front spare ujoint for the rear and a extra driveline possible part trade but mainly cash 5,000 obo”


To Top

1950 CJ-2A Crawler Deer Park, WA $8450


Looks ready for some offroad fun.

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ2A Custom frame up build, TOP of the line build, 4.3 Chevy motor, Automatic trans, Dana 44 front with disk brake, warn hubs and Lock Right posi, Dana 44 rear, Moser axles with Auburn Posi, 538 gears, twinstick transfer case with Warn overdrive, Warn 8,000 winch with braid cable line, Mad dog pit bull tires 39″ x 14.5″ x 15″ Like new sipped on Allied bead locker wheels, Fuel cell, 12 Volt after market fuse block and wiring harness, 2- aluminum radiators with electric fans, 2- tranny coolers on electric fans, Bilstein shocks, Polyurethene bushings and axle stops, Limiting straps, Air system, Drivers seat moved back, lots of lights, After market gauges, Electric wind shield wipers, Coil rear and leaf front suspension, Soft top with doors, Power steering Great 4- wheeler, you will not be disappointed.”



To Top

1952 Truck Union, MO $9,800

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

Here’s a highly customized truck.

“1952 Willy’s Pickup. Oak flat bed with oak sides. Black body with Blue Steel Prizm flames. 350 small block chevy bored 30 over, cam and headers with approximately 1000 miles. Aluminum intake, 650 double pumper, 350 turbo transmission with 2800 stall. Cheetah shifter, baja bucket seats with 5 point harness and full roll cage. Aluminum gas tank. Dana 44 front with 488 gears and trac loc, 14 bolt rear end with disc brakes true posi trac with 488 gears. Sits on 39″ Super Swampers with 16×5 14″ wide Monster Wheels. Installed new aluminum radiator April 2012. Street legal, restored in 2004”


To Top

1949 Crawler Gilroy, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $35,000

It’s a crawler ready for some rocks.

“testing the waters 1949 Willys flat fendercustom cage crossover steer high steer fenders suspension motor tranny this Jeep has a Dana 60 in rear Dana 44 in front Fox shocks all around worked 350 Chevy with turbo 350 automatic transmission and Dana 20 transfer case yes it is a 4 seater corbeau seats 4 point belts in front and five piont In rear B&M
shifter tilt wheel CD player 35″ bfg Krawler tires hi lift jack spare tire in custom rack tilt wheel and fenders are cut so seat push back this jeep has plenty of body mods12000 pound winch I’ve had this Jeep for 28 years it’s also equipped with a LED light bar full exterior cage and undercarriage lights$35,000 trade obo will trade for Motorhomefor other rock crawler”

1949-cj3a-crawler-gilroy-ca1 1949-cj3a-crawler-gilroy-ca2 1949-cj3a-crawler-gilroy-ca3 1949-cj3a-crawler-gilroy-ca4

To Top

1948 CJ-2A Hayden, ID $9,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $9500.

(10/07/2014) Lots of updates to this custom flattie.

1948 Willys CJ2A stretched 108 inch wheel base. Custom tube chaisse, all new rebuilt Dodge Slant Six 225ci, 727 Chrysler automatic, model 20 straight thru transfer case, Power Steering, custom seats & full soft top. 44 high pinon rear end, Detriot Locker, full floater axels. 30 Front end with Lock rite, 4 Wheel disc brakes, 37 inch IROC radials, 9000lb winch. This is a quality built machine.”

1948-cj2a-hayden-id2 1948-cj2a-hayden-id3

To Top

1942 Crawler Oxford, AL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

Has an MB Slat Grille.

“Thinking about selling or trading my Crawler.. It’s a 42 Ford GPW with a 302 with Holly projection and Malory coil and distributor… Motor runs perfect bad thing is Transmission is bad.. Have it out already it’s a np435 with Dana 20 case.. 4 link rear with blue torch trusses and Fox shocks.. Front is still springs Dana 44 axles locked front and spool in rear.. Has big aluminum fuel cell.. 8k pound warn winch.. 36 tsls on bead locks $4000”

1942-mb-gpw-gadsden-al1 1942-mb-gpw-gadsden-al2

To Top

1946 CJ-2A Sherwood, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

(09/12/20214) Lots of updates.

“Fuel injected Ford 302
Hi-Pinion Dana 44 Rear Diff w/ disc brakes
Dana 44 Front diff w/ disc brakes
ARB Lockers Front & Rear
ARB Compressor
37″ Goodyear MTR’s (80%) w/spare (100%)
Spring-over conversion w/ LC springs
Mastercraft seats w/5 point restraint
Fuel Safe 20 gallon fuel cell
Dana 20 T-case
Ford T-18 transmission
Warn 8000lb winch
CB, CD player, 2 lockboxes, spare parts”



To Top

1977 Stretched CJ-7 Crawler Scranton, PA eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7, Unusual • TAGS: .

It looks like there’s a pile of money put into this unusual rig. A couple things need fixing.

“This is a high-dollar build custom 1977 Jeep CJ that is just unreal! People come from all over to see this and get a picture with it. It is an extreme head-turner!! It will snap necks! The local police love it and offered to give me an escort wherever I need to go with it! It will dominate any 4×4 show. I own a car lot and use it for advertising. It is perfect for drawing business in.

It is an all steel body with the obvious mod, two extra doors! There is no roof with it. I was going to build an aluminum roof but never got around to it. It’s always been garage kept. The tires are 52 inch. The rims are 20 inch. It has a gorgeous small block chevy 350 with 350 turbo trans. I’ll add additional info about the rears tomorrow. I need to double check. It has air suspension. There is about 12-18 inches of travel with air. There is $60,000 invested in this. I use the term invested loosely… You will be investing though. This is an investment for your business or personal collection. The loss has already been absorbed by the original builder and myself. I can’t really call it a loss because it did it’s job. I sold a lot of cars and trucks due to the increased traffic this thing brought in.

Things it needs: the steering box mounted more sturdy. The mount flexes. It has a leak in the air suspension.

Please Call me before buying it now. It is a custom Jeep and I’m selling it as-is where is.”

View all the information on eBay


To Top

1946 CJ-2A Crawler Fort Collins, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500

(08/07/2014) This has a number of updates.

1946 Willys CJ-2A. Notes: WILLY’s!!!! This is a 1946 Willy’s CJ2A Rock Crawler. This thing is cool. It has a well built Chevy 350 Motor with a 4 Speed Manual Transmission. This thing is sitting on 1 ton axles with a welded rear and locked front and 38″ Super Swampers. This thing has some serious get up and go. Like most older Jeeps, it is a work in progress and needs some finishing touches, but it runs and drives and is ready for some fun the way it sits. If you want to get some serious attention around town or in the hills, this one will get it for you.”

1946-cj2a-crawler-fortcollins-co1 1946-cj2a-crawler-fortcollins-co2 1946-cj2a-crawler-fortcollins-co3

To Top

1946 CJ-2A DeForest, WI $8000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(07/07/2014) This one’s been updated extensively.

“Hate to see this go, but I don’t have time for it and I started a new project. This is a 1946 Wilkys titled Jeep, custom suspension with a modified YJ frame. 38″ tires, beadlock aluminum Wheels, full roll cage, 5 point harness and a rear mounted radiator. It’s powered by a fuel injected Chevy 350. As is for the asking pice. Leave the wheels and tires behind and I’ll knock it down to $7000. I have to retrieve it from storage for it to be looked at so serious buyers only. No low-ballers and no scammers. I don’t NEED to sell it, I just don’t need to keep it and I figure it’s time for the next person to enjoy it. Cash only. Local only. Has a clean title.”


To Top

1948 CJ-2A Miami, FL $3900


The cage and the fenders give this crawler an unusual look.

1948 jeep willy military , totally custom paint, body, suspension, roll cage, rock crawler bumpers and fenders, rear diff Dana 44/front Dana 30, original Go Devil engine, and three stick tranny, built for off-road.asking $3900 or OBO. Must sell, located in Miami.”


To Top

1952 M-38 Bellbrook, Oh $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

“1952 Willys Jeep. M38 body stretched 10 in. with an MB grill
This jeep was hand built using an International scout frame
shortened to a 97 inch wheel base. The Scout frame is a very sturdy boxed frame. The body is an M38 body (new steel after market 100% rust free) stretched 10 inches in the door ways to match the wheel base. We installed a carbureted Ford 302 ci. engine because it is light weight and quick to rev. We backed the engine with a heavy duty clutch and a smooth shifting T-5 transmission with a 300 transfer case. Dana 44 Axles with disk brakes front and rear, 427 gears in rear ends and Richmond spools front & rear. Also there are polished stainless steel covers on both rear ends. We installed custom made Twin sticks ( in & out of 4 wheel drive, and high & low gears ) for specialized off roading. There is High clearance leaf spring brackets for easier access over obstacles. Revolver shackles (front) to aid in articulation. Full role cage tied to frame, and heavy duty nerf bars to protect the body sides.
Corbeau racing seats with 5 point racing harness.
Ramsey 12,000 lb. winch (new never used)
Mickey Thompson aluminum bead locks with Superswamper TSL 33in. tires on the rear. (also have a set for the front at an additional cost if wanted)
Buckshot’s on aluminum slots in front.
Custom made bumpers front & rear
Aluminum gas tank with ¼ in. diamond plate skid plate
Bikini top and a new matching 2 A wind shield needs glass
Has blackout marker lights and the dash switch
The color is PT Cruiser Gold with hammered silver floors
This Jeep is easy to drive both on the high way and off road
It’s quiet a show piece and turns a lot of heads.”