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1951? CJ-3A? Buckeye, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200

The seller lists this a a 1951, but it looks more like a VEC CJ-2A.

“This Jeep is complete and has the hard tin top. It ran a year ago when I parked it, I think maybe the carbureator needs cleaned now. 4cylinder motor and 3 speed transmission… 4×4 …Clear AZ title, ready to go! Will trade for a jet ski or a quad or ???”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Superior, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

“OK. Here is the situation. We had this Jeep sold twice before but the buyers backed out. The reason is because we can’t find the title and the registration doesn’t match with the MVD records. The new owner would have to do an abandoned vehicle search and get a new title that way. We do not have the time to research all of this so we are willing to let it go at a cheaper price. This Jeeps blue book value is over $6000.

1946 Willy’s CJ2A Jeep. All original with added top. 6 volt system. Flathead 4-cylinder. RARE 3 speed on the column shifter. Original seat frames included. 16 in wheels. Been in the same family it’s entire life, 3rd owner in family. Spare tire. We started it a few days ago and drove it around but it does need a little TLC. More pictures available. Price is $2200.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Boise, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $500.  This appears to have a VEC body with the cutouts.

(05/03/2010) “46 willys jeep project has no motor/tranny/transfer, but body is complete and has a hard top with doors, the body is tore apart and the floor has been cut out to be repaired, i do have the title, call or e-mail for pictures”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Parker, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2750.  It includes a top.  Looks like a great price.  Brett noted that the seller updated the listing because the overdrive was incorrectly listed as a PTO.

(11/14/09) “1946 Willy CJ-2A Jeep, Strong 289 V8, 3-Speed transmission with Overdrive, extra Transmission & Transfer case, Rancho Shocks, 32” x 11.5 x 15 w/ Chrome Rims, Full soft top with doors, Bimi top, Front bumber tow mount, Back seat, rear rack with two 5 gal. gas cans. Lots of extra parts and accessories. $2750.”

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1945 VEC CJ-2A Fort Worth, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Here’s a running VEC CJ-2A.

“1945 Willys Jeep CJ-2A 4X4, runs, drives, and stops great. Great vehicle for a deer lease or mountain elk hunts. • 4WD works good, Hi or Lo range transfer case • Original flat head motor runs excellent. • New 1-wire alternator (no troublesome external voltage regulator) • New complete exhaust system • New master cylinder  • New distributor, rotor, and cap • Front steering stabilizer • Tow bar • Four military tires • Includes spare tire • $2500”

 
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1945 VEC? CJ-2A Ardmore, Al *status unknown*

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Status Unknown.  Price was $1200.

I wonder if this has a rear PTO, too.  It’s not ALL original, but there might be enough original to make it worth it. It runs, too.

“1945 Willy’s Jeep. All original and runs good. Thanks for looking. Email me if interested.”

 
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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Ogden, Ut $1446

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This needs some work.  No doubt the only VEC item left are the tool indents.

“Straight body, needs paint. Rock crawler potential. 4.3l V-6 engine, (probably needs replacing). Custom headers. EFI wiring harness. Muncie 420 transmission. Dana 300 t-case. Dana 44 front axle with spring over axle lift. Custom radiator. Custom engine mounts, (will work for a small block chevy v-8 also)

She needs more TLC and time than I can give her. Been sitting in my back yard untouched for far too long. If you want a rock crawler project, or a unique daily driver, this has potential. She looks a lot better than a lot of 66 year old people I know.”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=10813879&cat=103

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Flagstaff, Az $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

This looks like a great find by Jim.  The serial number is 17614.  It runs …

“A very rare restoration project. I pulled this CJ-2A out of a barn in Crawford Colorado. It is a very rare original VEC agri jeep, 1946 early serial number, was originally three on the tree, has tool indents, 3 piece agri dash plate, early wire steering wheel, 6 volt, original wheels, original seats, original everything, very little rust, runs, motor is super quiet. Has been in storage, will need brakes, tune up etc The serial number is 17614. Please dont tow this extremey old rig at 70 mph, bring a trailer.”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/1722796299.html

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Natomas, Ca **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Last price $8,500. Status Unknown.

(03/01/2010) Here’s a modded VEC that looks in very good condition.

“This 46 Willys has been completely gone through. It has always been garaged and is extremely clean. It has a Buick V-6 that runs strong – Turbo 350 transmission – Detroit Locker 44 in rear, 27 in front – brand new Toyo 33″ mud terrains – 2 in. lift with spring over – power steering – Ramsey 8,000 lb. winch – 1 year old paint job with no nicks or scratches – custom built roll cage with built-in speakers – CD player – Corbeau race seats and lap belts – GT steering wheel with telescoping and tilt column – tacometer – newer gauges – BNM floor shifter – bikini top – lots of chromed parts and much more! Must see to appreciate – serious inquiries only – no trades.”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Richland, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was $4500. **SOLD**

(03/14/2010) Here’s a good looking VEC with VIN 21131.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2a, serial number 21131, a very early civilian jeep with the column shift. PTO winch. Owned since 1965. Speedometer broke at 34000 miles. It has been stored in the shop or garage for many years. Starts and runs good, has leaky brake cylinder. tires are old, old.”

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Centerville, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD** As James notes, the seller neglects to mention the lack of a column shift (and I missed it too).

With a VIN of #10907, this is the 907th CJ-2A made.  It’s a rare vehicle.

“Out of the Utah high desert, WWII vet owned and maintained CJ-2A from 1945. First year a civilian Jeep was produced and one of the first 1000 made. All data plates are there and in good condition. True “survivor” with very few changes made to it over the years.

Compression and oil pressure are good, but I think the carburetor will have to be rebuilt (or ideally replaced, it’s not correct for the year). Has plenty of power and runs well at speed, but idles poorly (rich). Brakes work fine, shifts well through all gears. Was register/used right up until April 2009.

Front seat frames are original, rear is not, but would work/look fine while you shopped for an original. Body is in great shape overall (UT is the second driest state in the US, just behind Nevada) but it still has some hat channel rust under the front floor and tool box. No soft top or top bows.”

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Madison, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s a very early VEC! VIN#11435

“Here we have a highly sought after 1945 Willys CJ2A for parts or restore. Serial number is 11435. Frame, firewall, and dash tags are all there and in good shape. ACM numbers on toe board and tail gate are both 1583. Jeep comes with a clean WI title (VIN #11435). It’s generally pretty ruff and will take quite a bit to restore but has a lot of hard to find 1945 CJ2A parts on it.”

 
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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Greer, SC eBay … the last column shift?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: this is back on eBay

This CJ-2A appears to be a stock VEC CJ-2A with a serial number of 38965.  What makes this CJ interesting is that it is being sold by the second owner of the Jeep, the Jeep has matching numbers, and it’s a column shift.  What’s more interesting is that according to the CJ-2A site, column shifts were discontinued at number 38221.   So, it’s possible that this is one of the last column shift CJ-2As made.  Am I missing something?

“Low mileage – 64264 actual miles.  I am the second owner of this Jeep.  I have owned the Jeep since 1976.  This CJ-2A has all matching serial numbers, including the tag on the front frame horn.

This flatfender Jeep is an early 1946 model.  It has the original timing chain equipped Go-Devil flathead 4 cylinder engine and column shift 3 speed manual transmission.  The engine was rebuilt in the 1980s by my father and me.  The engine was bored 0.030 over, hardened valve seats were installed on the exhaust valves and the head was milled 0.020.  It has approximately 15,000 miles since the rebuild.  Has original “military standard” oil filter and oil bath air filter.  Also is equipped with a NAPA top cylinder oiler. Electrical system is 6 volt negative ground.  The Jeep has not been run in over a year and will need to be trailered or trucked.  It will need a new battery.

The driveline is all original with the addition of a Warn “All Range” overdrive unit.  The orignal column shift 3 speed transmission shifts solidly and does not pop out of second gear on deceleration as many of these older jeeps are prone to do.  Transfer case is original 2 speed and shifts great.  The rear axle is a Dana 41 and the front axle is a closed knuckle Dana 25.  Gear ratio is 5.38…. ”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Hereford, Az $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

1945_cj2a_herefordUPDATE: Still Available

(06/26/09) Well, it is a VEC, but it’s not looking all that great. No serial number listed.

“late 1945 CJ2A Willys jeep mostly parts -engines, front ends, and rear ends, frame, body bucket (not in good shape) new bearings , brake lines bell crank and various parts, extra tranfer cases and transmissions, pto winch (Ramsey Model 200 4K capacity) all tag numbers match body and frame – clear az title. call Art 520-266-2349 ”

http://sierravista.craigslist.org/pts/1636621767.html

 
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Kevin & Steve Spot the same VEC CJ-2A While on Vacation

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Kevin from the UK wrote me today to say that he spotted the same CJ-2A Kevin saw while on vacation on Maui in 2002.  Too funny!  He also took a picture and provided it for our viewing pleasure.  Thanks Kevin!

Steve was visiting Hawaii a few years ago and spotted this VEC CJ-2A on the island of Maui in Hawaii.  There can’t be too many of these on the island!

 
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1946? VEC? CJ-2A Wendover, Ut $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Brett found another interesting deal in Utah.  The seller labels this a 1952, but it looks like a VEC CJ-2A to me.  It looks like it was also a column shift at some point.

“Sold As Is.  1952 CJ2A Jeep.  Has 2 motors needs install.  Asking 1000.00 or best offer.”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=0&nid=443&tab=list/view&ad=2222121

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A (77th Produced) — Elkins, Nh eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Mike notes the general consensus on this VEC is that maybe only the frame and running gear is from the ’45.

With a serial number of 10,077, this is an early CJ-2A.   Unfortunately, it appears someone spray painted this wildly.  Interestingly, it is missing the tool indents.

“This Jeep is the 77th Civilian Jeep manufactured by Willy’s and includes a ” 3 Point Hitch ” for the Farmers of America. The engine is a “Flat Head 4 cylinder that runs good ….no smoke”. The shift for this jeep is a 3 speed on the column. The tires are new and are mounted on original solid Jeep rims.  The brakes have been worked on. There has been some body work and the Jeep was painted recently. Mechanically the Jeep is in good condition but will require some tinkering (TLC)….”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1945 VEC CJ-2A Indianapolis, In $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Here’s an early CJ-2A.

“1945 CJ2A – Only 1800 CJ2A’s were made in 1945. Has tool indent on driver side. Has tube front cross member. Serial # 11495. Runs and drives. All lights work. Transmission has been rebuilt. Brakes have been converted to 11″. Original 134 Flathead – smokes. Floor has been replaced with new metal in rear. Includes hand wench with crank. This is a hard to find jeep that actually runs and looks good. Email with questions.”

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/1601552861.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A VEC Wenatchee, Wa $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

It runs, but has to be compression started.  It’s got the tool divets.

“1946 Willys Jeep. Rebuilt 134ci. L-head jeep motor. Later model T-90 tranny and spicer 18 transfer case w/1.25″ intermediate shaft ( largest available for spicer 18). Dana 25 with Lock Rite front locker, dana 44 19spline with military limited slip from m38 jeep. 31×10.5×15 Swampers, more than 2/3s tread left. 2.5″ Rancho leaf springs. Front shackle reversal. Rear extended shackles. Home brew extended front shock mounts. Custom drive shafts front and rear. Brakes are toast from sitting. Starter is siezed. Can be pull started (I ran it like this to move it, scetchy with out brakes though). Awesome project, only $800. Call Dustin 509-881-0335”

http://wenatchee.craigslist.org/cto/1600903375.html

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A McCall, Id eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

The outside of the body looks solid.

“This an early cj2a, serial # 11325 which puts it being built in 1945. This jeep would make a great start for a restoration. It is very straight with little hat channel rust for 65 years.The side steps are solid and support weight. Runs good ( smokes a little) , all lights, dash light, horn work. Fourwheel drive and all gears work. Brakes work good for 9″. Things that are new: BATTERY 6 VOLT, 4 NEW TIRES, SEAT CUSHIONS, SIDE MIRROR, SPARE TIRE MOUNT, PROPER SIDE MOUNT MUFFLER WITH NEW MOUNTING HARDWARE. Been trying to put back original equipment. Shifting was put back on floor with a MB transmission . A lot of WWII parts on it. Sold as is , no warranty, Non refundable doposit of $500.00 48 hours at end of bidding. Balance due within 7 days unless other arrangments are made. Buyer responsible for shipping. Vehicle is towable. Oriqinal paint was forest green and autumn yellow….”

View all the info on eBay

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Escondido, Ca **STATUS?**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1500

(01/12/10) It appears to have tool indents.  It looks like it runs.

“this 1946 willeys jeep cj2a .good roolling .bottom end no top.minor rust under seet..”

 

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A body Delphi, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100.

This might be a good deal on a VEC body.

“Just Selling body”

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Palos Verdes, Ca $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  This is now on Craigslist for $10,000. This was on eBay.

(11/04/2010) This is a fine looking CJ-2A with some polish that likely runs and drives well.  What puzzles me is why it lacks VEC and CJ-2A elements.  I would call it a frame off rebuild, but I couldn’t call it a frame off ‘restoration’ (I would expect a “Collector” to know the difference — perhaps the seller was mislead).

Sure, it has the tags, along with an ID of 25588, but, given the seller’s asking price of $14,500, it should also have a column shift, tool indents, the correct parking lights, the bow holders, original bumpers, body drain holes near the steps, the bow mounts at the rear corners and a few other things. Also, why paint it the correct color, yet not paint the wheels the correct Autumn Yellow?

“First of all please note my stellar feedback so you can bid with confidence. I expect the buyer to be the same. Out of my collection is this very original 1946 CJ-2A Willys with matching civilian 1946 TC-3B Bantam trailer. This Willys is a frame off restoration. It is refinished in the original and correct color of Harvest Green. It has the correct original running gear: 134-L Go Devil engine, T-90 trans and Dana 18 transfer case. This Willys would do well in any show and is turn key ready. Best of all, you can drive it anywhere.  The reserve is set MUCH less than comparable vehicles on the market and this INCLUDES the Bantam trailer. Odometer shows 47,290. I don’t know if this is actual or not. The following are all new or professionally rebuilt. Look at the pic’s…”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/2141640785.html

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Pueblo, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

It’s an unusual color scheme.  It looks in solid shape and will likely make a great restoration.

1946 Willys Jeep, all original. This Jeep has been in storage for many years and not started. It has also been owned by the same family for over 40 years.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Phoenicia, Ny eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(10/22/09) There’s something growing out of the driver’s side fender  …..  This seller is selling about 5 other jeeps (CJ-5s) on ebay as well.

“1946 Willys cj-2a column shift jeep. No engine is installed, just the original transmission and rest of drivetrain. Unfortunately, no serial number plates have been left on this jeep. Many very good parts like the hood, grill and fenders. Complete column shift linkage and working transmission is also present. Frame is very good, except for one of the front horns where some metal was welded on to reinforce one side. Looks like it should be removable with frame remaining intact. Snowplow lift is bolted on. The body has rust in the front floors and on the side bottoms. Body can be restored with repairs in the front floor area and the right rear corner. Rear area is pretty good and amazingly not dented up.”

View all the pics on eBay

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