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1946 VEC CJ-2A Coos Bay, OR $1800


It looks to be a pretty early one.


“I have a collection of 1946 VEC CJ2A Jeep parts for restoration or just parts. I was going to restore this but I have an aircraft restoration project that is more demanding of my time.

Parts include: Rolling chassis, (full floating rear axle), with tub, 4 like new 600×16 military NDT tires, engine, transmission/transfer case, radiator, rear driveshaft, drivers seat frame, non-VEC windshield frame, tailgate, hood, front fenders and grill.

Missing parts: Front drive shaft, exhaust system, fuel tank, VEC windshield frame, passenger seat frame and both rear axles.

The tub is interesting in that there is and opening around the steering column for the column shift linkage it also has the cover and mounting holes that look original for a floor shift. The trans I got with it is a top loader T90 floor shift.

There is the usual rust in the floors, toolbox and hat channels.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Auburn Hills, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

“1946 Willys Jeep 2a. Project Jeep. Mostly complete. The motor did run before I pulled it. It will need some sheet metal replaced. Motor is original and so is the whole drivetrain. It has a rare column shift transmission in it. The wheels on the Willys are not included. I will however include the original wheels that came with it instead. Im firm on the price, no trades. Michigan titled.

For sale till add is deleted.
Also, I do have another Willys, a 1948 2a. From Wyoming and still titled as such. $6000. for that one, a turn key jeep. E-email me if interested in that. Not yet listed.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Menlo Park, CA $8500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8500.

(11/03/2019) It’s got a column shift and tool indents.

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“Selling my 1946 Willys Jeep. This is the Civilian Model with three on the tree. It is Street Legal and Off Road Ready. This is great for around town and off-road…great hunting vehicle. Runs and looks great. This goes up the steepest of terrains with low gear 4WD like a tank. Many Extras: new soft top, extra rebuilt starter (original), outdoor rain cover, custom raised back bench, custom safari seat covers from Africa, tow hitch, tow harness and more. Easy to maintain. Fun to drive (lots of looks) and great investment. Call to see. Asking $9,000 or best reasonable offer”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Bangor, PA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $800.

The VEC body is rough, but this does have column shift parts and a supersonic head.

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“1946 Willys Jeep 4×4, incomplete, no paperwork, no title, I mistakenly paid 1500 for this and now willing to lick my wounds after a dip in lake stupid. I was told this is a 1946 as it is a 3 speed on the column, and has the two sticks on the transmission.
Lets be clear, I do not need a lesson on values, on what it takes to re-do a Willys, to be honest I don’t need anymore lessons on anything.
What you see is what you get, there is no secret stash of New Old Stock parts that I am squirreling away.
We almost had it running, lost spark and interest when the rotor fell apart, engine block is good, turns over no problem, and is very complete, was told early block as it has an “oval pad” behind the oil filler.
Has locking hubs, and a pretty decent frame, not trying to be rude in my description, oh well sorry my wife doesn’t like me either, so ill get over it. Its like a 1947 1948, and maybe a 1949
Happy to answer any questions that I have not covered, and this is located in BANGOR PENNSYLVANIA 18013
if that’s not in your Gas Monkey wheel house to get to that’s ok too.
God Bless, and have a wonderful day.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A New River, AZ $3000


This VEC appears to be # 22678. For some reason there are no indents.

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“Selling my project 46 cj2a. I was planning on restoring it and building it but plans have changed. It has a dauntless v6, 3 speed trans, twin sticks, reupholstered seats, original data plates which are hard to find, and a fairly rust free body. No rust holes! The hood and fenders are taken off at the moment but I can put them back on if need be. It is a project, but it runs, drives and stops and all gauges work accurately.

Needs paint, body work, probably a little more tuning with the carb, and wiring for the lights. I can finish the body work and paint but we would have to work out a price. Overall is a really cool little project. Not firm so send in some offers or trades! Serious inquires only, no low ballers please. Possible delivery, I have it on the trailer already”

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1946? VEC? CJ-2A Maurertown, VA $8500


Listed as a 1947, it appears to have a VEC CJ-2A body.

“47 willys jeep cj2a. Fresh rebuilt engine transmission an transfer case runs an drives little to no rust. New tires/ shocks/ master cylinder/ carburetor /oil pump/ fuel pump/ new wiring /wipers/ seats/ gauges/seatbelts/aluminum radiator/ new soft top and door/ heat. Has new cluch an presure plate/ fly wheel ringan strarter bedix Also have a few extra parts. Call for details thank for looking..”

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CJ-2A VEC? Acworth, GA $850


No pics provided.

“I have a early/very early CJ2a frame. Its a rolling frame with early full floating rear same as Ford GPW or willys MB military WW2 Jeeps.”


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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Luxemburg, WI $6500


UPDATE: Still Available. Was listed as a 1946; Now listed as a 1947.

(10/06/2019) Has the indents, so likely a VEC.

“Runs – Drives – Stops
Full soft top(doors included)
Rebuilt: Motor / Trans / T-case
Original L-134 Go Devil
4wd and Lo work great
Tool-slotted tub
Good tires
Solid frame
Price Negotiable. Cash Only.”

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Year? CJ-2A? VEC? Coleman, OK $5000


Listed as a 1944, this has a mix of mostly CJ and a few military parts. To me, it’s most likely a VEC CJ-2A.

“I bought this 1944 willy’s for my dad to restore, he just didn’t have the time or energy. It has a 1946 3 cylinder engine in it, runs good. New tires, new seats and seat cushions, including the back seat”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Escanaba, MI $16,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/17/2019) This has a dual master cylinder power booster brake setup.






“1946 Willys, very early civilian, completely restored. Rare column shift. New items Stock: Tub, Fenders, Windshield, Seats, suspension. Rebuilt items: Motor original flat head “Go Devil.” Rebuilt Tranny, Rebuilt Transfer, Rebuilt differentials. Original rims and new tires. New additions to stock that can be easily removed. Overdrive unit, Lock out hubs, Best Top Soft top, Aftermarket Heater, turn signals and lights, LED windshield mounted light, electric wipers, vacuum booster for stock brakes. Frame was sand blasted, treated for future rust and painted. Body was treated for future rust and painted. Way too much work to mention here also have the original tub, additional tranny, motor parts, transfer case, diff parts fuel tanks and body parts.

What don’t work: small oil leak in filter line, Speedometer. The speedo had been changed so we trusted it, alas we shouldn’t have. All new cables though and gear etc.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Albert, KS $4995


Has some steering updates (#19399).

“Original 4-cylinder motor, 3 speed transmission, 4 WD, with Chevy Power Steering.
Camo Paint job.”

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1946? VEC CJ-2A Albany, OR $1500


Looking for an odd VEC CJ-2A? Look no further. It also has some value just in the combat rims.

“Has been sitting in my garage the last few
years, and I now know I will never finish the project, The engine is froze It is an F head engine I remove the head, number four cylinder is froze the rest probably are stuck as well, It is still fixable, Overall condition seems to be really good, it has a three speed shifter on the steering column
Pop out front windshield works, it has a metal top with doors, and at some point somebody added about a foot to the back of the jeep box. Will sell for 1500 or trade”

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1949 CJ-3A Pipestone, MN $3950


Chandler’s is selling his CJ-3A that has a VEC CJ-2A body.

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“CJ3A with very rare 2A body (has MB side panels for shovel and axe on drivers side) Runs and Drives. frame has been painted with pour 15 anti rust paint. Was converted to 12v system. New clutch, new electric fuel pump, new drivers seat, New front bumper, new electrical, new ignition new gas tank painted with Berliner. Runs and drives, and shifts nice, needs lineage for clutch adjusted. Body is in great shape newly patched floor panels and side walls with correct sheet metal, 4 small spots fixed with bondo. Entire underside of body painted with pour-15 anti rust paint. bed patched and painted with pour-15 and bed liner. Rope, and grill cover not included”

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1945/46 VEC CJ-2A Enid, OK $9995


I can’t make out the serial number on the dash plate, but this has tool indents and it has rear floaters.

“It’s it great shape would be good for cruising the main drag in your home town. It is an attention getter. Runs and drives like a 40s model Jeep should!”





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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Minnetonka, MN $2000


Runs and drives.

“1946 Willys Jeep, exact to Army issue, runs & drives, fair condition.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Crawler Colorado Springs, CO $7500


Lots of updates to this VEC CJ-2A.

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“-Chevy Vortec 4.3L V-6 engine and 4L60E Automatic transmission from Blazer with less then 60K Miles.
-Dana 44 front and rearSpartan locker in rear with new Dutchman axles.
-New brakes all around.
-Body undercoated with rust prevention, heat shielding paint.
-Inside coated with truck bed-liner.
-Tilt steering wheel
-GPS speedometer.
-New gauges.
-Totally rewired.
-New aluminum radiator
-New soft top
-New seats
-Nice tires and rims.
-Dana 300 transfer case with twin shifter.
-New gold Warn hubs.
-Clear Colorado TITLE

Runs well and is all there for what ever custom touches you want to finish yourself. This is a rock crawler not a highway queen so don’t expect it to drive like one. Radiator has a pinhole leak but besides that every thing is good to go.

$7,500 cash or trade. Just seeing what is out there. Let me know what you have.”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Berwick, NH $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000 on Facebook:

Travis shared this ad. It looks like the floor and wheel wells have been repaired. Seller has extra parts that go with the sale.

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“46 willy’s CJ2 jeep, 4 wd, hi/lo, runs and drive good, new brake lines, brakes, water pump, 12 v. alternator, seat covering, top, painted in the past 2 years, Mohawk Chief tires, 2 shovels, fire ext, axe, first aid,ammo box, has spare engine, transmission,transfer, front & rear end, heater plus more.”

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Prescott, AZ $5500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

(05/04/2019) This has some tool indents, but the gas inlet is missing (probably removed, as the gas tank sits in the cargo area now). Strangely, there appears to be also a custom tank underneath the cargo area.


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1946 CJ-2A Houston, TX $13,900


UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,900.

(12/17/2018) Looks in good shape.

“Restored 1946 Willys CJ-2A. It is equipped with a Flathead 4-Cylinder Motor, Single-bbl Carb, 3-spd Manual Transmission, 6-Volt system, and Drum Brakes all around. The engine, transmission and 4×4 are in great condition. There are no noticeable rust issues. The paint and interior are in good condition.

All matching and brand new tires: Falken Rocky Mountains

Mileage: 21099
Engine #: 2.2 Willys Go-devil
3 on the tree, three speed manual transmission”

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Year? VEC? CJ-2A Chassis Hudson Valley, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450.

This could work for someone.


“This is a rolling chassis from an early CJ2A. I believe it’s early because it has a floating rear axle which was only in MB’s, GPW’s and early CJ2A’s.
The frame is RUST FREE, but it does have a quality repair done to the left front frame horn.
It’s a nice fix, just not original.
The home made front bumper is welded on but none of the frame was damaged or cut off. It could easily be brought back to stock, if desired.
Comes complete with wheels, rear draw bar, steering and everything else shown EXCEPT the trans/transfer case.
That can be left on for an additional fee.
CALLS ONLY, and not after 8pm. Text and emails will be ignored, thanks to scammers.
Located in 10588 zip. Please look it up before calling and asking “where are you located?”.”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Libby, MT $3900


This is an early one (#12146). Been converted to floor shift. Has the early windshield.

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“Same owner for 35 years. Always been in garage. Clear title. Is all original, with working headlights, turn signals and gauges. Glass is perfect. Three speed on the floor. Roll bar, seat belts. Runs and stops well. Drive train and 4-wheel drive work. Use it as a daily driver, sunny weekends or as a project.”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Tioga, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

It’s got the early windshield, but does not have full floaters. It runs.

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“Got to many projects going right now-
1946 Willy’s CJ2A Column shift. Runs & drives, Brakes need going thru-
Frame is Solid, body is pretty good-some spots need attention, floors need a little attention also but are not shot- few patches and they’ll be good.
Turn key and the Go Devil Flat Head starts right up! Has been converted to 12V. But not molested-
I can text a video! I drive it around the yard and up the rd(no brakes)

Looking to see what’s out there for trades- this is valued at around $4000 as it sits- most Column shift Willy’s are in private collections or museums. & this is a VEC has Military tool slots, column shift, square washers, many GPW marked parts. Machine gun mount on the crossmember up under the body!”


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1946 VEC CJ-2A Anaheim, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2750.

(04/18/2019) Includes lots of parts. The column shift has been replaced with a floor shift.

“Overall Good Condition
Frame and Body has been sandblasted and primer
All Parts in boxes
Great Project to Put back together
Maybe missing some items
Windshield is a CJ-3A
Clear Title
See Pictures for condition and whats included
$2,750.00 or best reasonable offer”





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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Bradenton, FL $8000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(02/02/2019) Looks like it has a VEC body.

“Original rust free body and frame no bondo
1967 V6 Dauntless Oddfire runs great
Headers and Dual exhaust
4 speed trans with new clutch
Power Steering
12 Volt system with new lights all around
Current clear Florida Title and tags
Well maintained vehicle looking for a new owner”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Owensville, IN $1000


Roger Martin shared this project.

“This is a project. Chassis is in good shape. Body can be seen in pictures. Body and Chassis serial numbers match. 20xxxx. Has correct grill too. No title. Trades possible, but don’t need another vehicle”