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1949? Flattie Colbert, WA $4000


This has an aluminum body and a Ford 4cyl engine.

“Cool project hand built body out of aluminum don’t know much about it hit me up with cash or trades ”

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Custom Aluminum Body Chester, MA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/28/2019) I be this wasn’t cheap to have custom made.


“Custom Aqualu CJ2A Body
– Tub – 4″ wider and 6″ longer than stock, 3″ of length added to door area, 3″ of length added to rear wheel area
– Grill – 4″ wider than stock
– Hood – 4″ wider, 3″ longer than stock
– Windshield Frame – 4″ wider than stock
– Front Fenders – 3″ longer than stock
– Storage Tailgate – 4” wider than stock
The body package was over $9k from Aqualu. “

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Year? Flattie Gold Country, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500. Contact the current owner if you have information on this build (See the comments or email me at

This has a custom aluminum body. Note the round cargo-area wheel well in the last pic.

“1942 Willy’s. Buick oddfire V6. Custom aluminum body. 33″ tires. Tags are current and title in hand. $5500 obo”

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Narrowed Aluminum CJ-7 Tub Graham, WA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $1500.

(03/16/2017) Interesting project. Maybe good for a race rig?

“Narrowed aqualu aluminum cj7 tub. 48″ wide. Has seat mount , shifter mount and steering rod mount.  $1500 obo”



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Custom Aqualu Aluminum Body Houston, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Well this is interesting. That body might fit nicely on a post 1972 stock CJ-5 Frame.

“Custom Aqualu CJ2A Body
– Tub – 4″ wider and 6″ longer than stock, 3″ of length added to door area, 3″ of length added to rear wheel area
– Grill – 4″ wider than stock
– Hood – 4″ wider, 3″ longer than stock
– Windshield Frame – 4″ wider than stock
– Front Fenders – 3″ longer than stock
– Storage Tailgate – 4″ wider than stock
Custom CJ2A frame
– 139″ long (end to end including bumpers)
– 29.5″ between rails
– Rear section (including angled taper into center section) – 40″ long
– Front section (including angled taper into center section) – 38.5″ long
– Front and rear sections are 2x4x0.188″ wall rectangle tube, center section is 2x6x0.188″ wall rectangle tube
– Setup for leafs with the frame side plates, but those could easily be cut off for links (that was my ultimate plan)

The body package was over $9k from Aqualu.

$6500 OBO
$8500 OBO with Jeep TJ Rubicon Axles and Heim Joints for Suspension”


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Aluminum Front Clip Parts Sun Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $150.

The fenders are a little odd.

“I have a set of aluminum body parts for an early jeep. Lightweight. Hood, grill, fenders”

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1953 CJ-3A (Aluminum?) New Baltimore, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Has diesel engine and aluminum body.

“1953 Jeep with an aluminum body. Dash and grill are original. Clutch and transition are new. This jeep will climb a wall with its 4 cylinder turbo diesel. Needs some TLC but its a blast to drive. includes a winch and snowplow.

I am sorry I had many calls and I dropped my phone in the lake Tuesday. If you are still interested please call.”

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Year? Flattie Grass Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Bill forwarded this ad. The body is aluminum. It’s listed as a 1942, but the chassis is likely newer than that.

“942 Willys jeep, aluminum body, nice rims, new tires, V-6 crossfire motor, power sterring, new springs,.”





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1947 CJ-2A Randolph, WI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2700.

Has an aluminum body? Custom? Replacement?

“1947 all aluminum jeep willies. Zero rust. It runs, when put on jumper. This would be an excellent project for someone that wants to go through a old awesome jeep. Interior is mint. Original engine and is a 5 speed. I am open to just about any trade just let me know!!”

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Custom Aluminum Flattie Wolfeboro, NH $5750


Here’s an interesting project.

“Custom aluminum jeep cnc waterjet cut 1/8″ thick and welded by areo space welder. It is modeled after the mb military jeep. It sits on a very strong custom cnc cut box frame with 4″ lift suspension. This jeep is the ultimate build platform for offroad or onroad . polish the aluminum and one of a kind. If you don’t want the swampers I will take $5200.00 firm. No motor trans. transfer but I have some options.”

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1949 Aluminum Flattie Buffalo, WY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6200. This has an aluminum body, most likely an aqualu. It also has a military passenger fender and possibly rear hubs. The chassis might be earlier than a ’49.

1949 flat fender aluminum body Willys Jeep. Rebuilt motor still needs fluids and hoses hooked up. Clutch and u joints are disconnected. Has the L head 4 cylinder motor. This jeep needs a little work still but everything works great.”


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1946 CJ-2A Holly Hill, FL **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $5000.

(03/10/2014) This has an aluminum body.

“‘’46 CJ2A Willys Jeep. Professionally built aluminum body and fenders, original 4-cylinder 3 speed. Transmission and transfer case both completely rebuilt. New starter, new clutch, professionally rewired, new lights, tail lights, turn signals. Runs great, new tires. 4×4 works fine. Includes 8,000 pound working winch. $6400 FIRM. No e-mails, call

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1946 CJ-2A Melbourne, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

(10/29/2013) I believe the exhaust is sticking out the hood.  The body is aluminum.

“this jeep is street leagal it has a winch and 4 good tires it has a aluminum body on it call lane at (321 288 46 five thre) if you have any questiones thanks”

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Odd VEEP-Like Aluminum Bodied VW Loomis, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

(10/18/2013) Scott forwarded this unusual vehicle with a Willys Grille.

“Jeep style VW powered aluminum dune buggy / parade car, looks like a Jeep, a real attention getter and conversation piece, a great advertisement vehicle, single port motor, runs good, $5500.00 ”

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Scrambler Flatfender Project Hemet, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“CJ8 Long Wheel Base, Aluminum Body, Custom Flat Fender Frontend, 9 Hole Grill, Custom Dash, Tailgate, Aluminum Radiator, TDK Frame, 4 1/2” Lift, ProComp Springs, Atlas 2 Transfer Case 3.8, 31 Spline, 4L60E Automatic Overdrive Trans, LS Motor Mounts(Motor not included), Stainless Hinges, New Windshield, Curry Hangers, Power Steering, Axles are rollers, Over $17K Invested, Great Project,


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1948 Custom CJ-2A Alpena, MI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

This is different.

“This willys jeep has an all alumium body which will never rust or corrod and since it is made out of alumium it is a lite ride. The body is on an s-10 sand blasted frame with a 96′ wheelbase. It is 2 wheel drive with a 305ci v-8 in it, it has a 30 over Big cam with a 700 R4 trany behind it. It has 13,500 miles on the engine and tranny, was never used for drag racing. It gets around 20 miles per gallon on the highway.”


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Aluminum Flatfender Body Pottstown, PA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3100

(11/30/2011) No pics provided.

“Aqualu Jeep aluminum body tub for CJ-2A or 3a. Brand new, was purchased for a project that never got off the ground. You can see the specs at it is part# 5000. This body is a direct replacement for the stock body, and is much stronger. Plus it is made from 5052 marine grade aluminum which means it won’t rust, or corrode.
MAKE OFFER! I need this gone.
P.S. If this is still listed it is still available, Due to excessive scammers if I receive a email that asks if it is still available I will assume you did not read this and will delete your email. Thank you.”

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Nicely Shaped Aluminum Body for Willys Sedan

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

This has nothing to do with jeeps, but Steve forwarded it thinking I might like it.  I did.  I figured some of you would too.

According to the attached text of the email, “Check this out… a hand-formed all-aluminum Willys Coupe! It’s amazing what some people can do with an English rolling wheel, sheet metal brake and a lot of skill and knowledge. No, he is not going to paint it.  I love the polished flames!  It’s got the right stuff under the hood, too! The hood scoop has yet to be installed in the photo below (Look closely). This is Walt Austin’s aluminum Willys coupe at Jim Hume’s shop, south of Bellingham , Washington.”

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1946 CJ-2A Melbourne, Fl **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

This has an aluminum body.

“Custom and very beautiful aluminum bodied 1946 Jeep Willy. A real collector or jeep lovers delight. Runs great and is a blast to drive. Has been stored in a shop and handled with care. Included is a new set of 31″ Super Swampers and if interested a custom fabricated and machined aluminum grill. Drivetrain and body are in excellent condition”

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Aluminum Flattie on Bronco Chassis Prescott, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Here’s an aluminum flattie body on a modified Ford Bronco chassis.  As I mentioned in a post last week, the vented hoods are very rare.  I’m not sure if that’s aluminum or steel.

“Unique aluminum bodied CJ2 Jeep. This is a professionally built for off road, but very streetable CJ2. It is a real eye catcher. It features a highly modified 1974 Bronco chassis with 4 wheel disc brakes, dual master cylinders, urethane bushings, power steering, trans. cooler, power steering cooler, etc. It sits on, like new, 35X10X15 Goodyears. Power is supplied by a fresh 351w ford with edelbroch manifold and newly rebulit edelbrock 4 barrel, connected to a modified c-4 trans.and headers. It is an older construction, but is done right! I prefer cash, but will consider a trade for a nice cj or wrangler or ? and cash. ”

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1950 CJ-3A Inland Empire, Ca $5500 (aluminum body)


This was rebuilt with an aluminum body.

“This is a 1950 Jeep CJ3A all aluminum body. Rebuilt 350 motor. TH350 auto transmission.
New tires. 2-1/2″ Ranch lift with new shocks. Ready to go 4 wheeling? Call Scott 619-247-4874.”

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1948 CJ-2A North Plains, Or. **STATUS UNKNOWN**


UPDATE:  The price was $2100.  Status unknown.

(02/21/09) “This is a full PROJECT I have most of the pieces to complete BUT it is missing the interior and misc. crap. TIRED OF LOOKING AT IT NEED IT GONE MAKE OFFER.

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Aluminum CJ-3A body + parts S. Cal $8500

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts • TAGS: .

It’s cool, but it’s a CJ-3A not CJ-3B.

“CJ3B Aluminum one of a kind.  Pictures speak for themselves. POLISHED aluminum…  Detailed replica of CJ3B flat fender…  Aftermarket AFW frame.  I acquired this Jeep CJ3B through a long history and I just do not have the time to complete the project. My loss your gain… The original fabrication cost of the body and frame is over $12,000.  Motor mounts are for a Chevy 350, or Vortec V6, Buick v6 etc… 44 difs no gears.  The wheels and rims pictured may not come with the vehicle… very scratched rims etc… not worthy of this show piece.  Price is $8,500 negotiable, motivated to sell in 2009.”


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Project Flattie with Aluminum Body Canton, Ga **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4100

“New Aluminum CJ3A JEEP body on a new 1973 CJ5 powder coated frame. This frame allows the use of a V8 engine. Powder coated Dana 44 rear, Dana 30 front, and Dana 300 Transfer case, are geared for the new tires installed on the polished aluminum wheels. A complete new power disc brake system is still in the boxes. New parts include a new fuel cell, fuel line, wiring harness, body mounts and suspension parts. All the parts for this project cost over $17,000, not including the powder coating, windshield frame and original front grill. I don’t even want to think about how much was spent on powder coating parts. I will offer delivery within a reasonable distance. Call for a list of all the new parts included with this offer. May trade. Call me with what you have.”