bed-extension Research Archives

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1950 CJ-3A Divide, CO $2500

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This looks like a good price. It appears to have a bed extension and some later model Free-Lock hubs.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/divide-1950-willys-jeep/7359513234.html

“Willys Jeep CJ2A with custom made truck bed and hydraulic pump for plow. It’s a restoration project and appears to be all original. Jeep is complete with drivetrain. It doesn’t run and didn’t when I purchased in 2008 from people in Crystola. I bought it to restore but didn’t get around to it.”

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1947 CJ-2A Lufkin, TX $20,999

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/24/2021) Looks nice. Adding the look of the stake bed to the bed extender gives this one a neat look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/510040676665639

“All original Jeep, Everything has been rebuilt recently. Runs great. Newly rebuilt original engine. All new steering components. Have to see to appreciate.”

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January 1956 Koenig Hardtop & Misc Brochure

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This is Koenig bulletin #156, one that I finally purchased and scanned. This brochure marked a change in model numbers from Koenig’s 1955 brochure; the “-5″s were eliminated in favor of individual hardtop numbers (which I imagine was easier for consumers to understand). See a Koenig hardtop brochure history here.

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1973 4Dr CJ-5/7/Scrambler Newark, DE $19,900

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/11/2020) This is certainly unusual build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3038752579495446

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“f Jeep would have started building these in the 70s, they would have never had financial issues. Look at this rare piece.The Jeep was built using all CJ5 parts. The front door is modeled off of a CJ7. The rear door is modeled off of a CJ5.

The bed is extended to the length of a CJ6 or CJ8 Scrambler. The frame is stretched 36 inches in the middle and 14 inches behind the rear axle. The frame was boxed from the front to the rear spring perches. It has Dana 30 and Dana 44 axles (both are open diffs). The transfer case is a Dana 20. The transmission is a 3 speed. I believe it is a T150.

The engine is an AMC 360 from a 1972 Wagoneer. It was rebuilt about 20,000 miles ago. It was bored over. The crank was turned. It got all new bearings, new pistons, new valve guides, and hardened seats. It has an RV cam, an Edelbrock SP2P low rise dual plane intake, and a Holley Street Avenger 570cfm double pumper carb. Skip White electronic ignition/distributor. Warn 8274 Winch. Heavy duty steel front fenders. (Matching Rescue Green CJ5 OEM fenders also included.) Rear corner guards. The motor has more than enough power for a vehicle this size.

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1947 CJ-2A Los Angeles, CA $2800

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Includes a bed extension.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pts/d/phoenix-willys-project/7248985611.html

“47 jeep willys needs complete restoration not running at this time clean title”

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1951 CJ-3A Fraser, CO $9999

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This has any unusual extension setup along with shorter rear barm doors. Maybe a Koenig hardtop?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2982722271947483

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“I am sad to be posting this but here it is. This is a one of a kind Hardtop Jeep Willys CJ3A. It has 18,500 original miles and the motor was rebuilt at 15,826 in 2016 ($3000 of work that I have the paperwork for).

Shocks were replaced at 15,665 miles. It is converted to 12volt. Its got brake lights and blinkers. 4×4 high and low work perfectly. The hardtop is custom fitted and fabricated, they didn’t make these with hardtops back then. This is a one of one Jeep Willys with an awesome patina, it could be sanded and panted easily but I would say don’t do it, keep that patina alive.
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1964 CJ-5 Flagstaff, AZ $10,000

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Not sure about the price, but this stock CJ-5 has a very solid looking body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1478236949044494

“64 Jeep all original 18k box A miles! Runs and drives”

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1947? CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ $3900

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/22/2020) This jeep includes a rear bed extension and a Sears David Bradley Trailer (I think).

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pts/d/phoenix-willys-project/7225277699.html

“47 jeep willys needs complete restoration comes with trailer clean title $3900 can send pics. the jeep is in phx. az”

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Body Extensions For Early 1/4 Ton Jeeps

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UPDATE: This DENCO body extension brochure appeared as part of the 10/01/1949 Second Supplement of the Willys-Overland Equipment Book brochures. 

Interestingly, the 1948 First Supplement of brochures showed a Newgren collapsible body extension (see a few brochures down or click here) very similar (identical?) to this 1949 DENCO Body Extension brochure. Both extensions offer 7 cubic feet of space and note that a spare tire can be mounted to the side. They also both seem to have the same style of stabilizer bar that connects to the PTO bar. I wonder if Newgren sold this design to Denco in late 1948 or early 1949?

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UPDATE 04/28/2020: Someone in Georgia is selling newly built beds.

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Originally published in 2016: This may come as a surprise (not) that early jeeps weren’t known for their vast amounts of space. We’ve all seen military photos showing jeeps packed full of stuff, like this SAS desert fighter:

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When the war ended and CJ-2As were introduced, a couple companies recognized the need for more room and solved the problem by creating add-on bed extensions (also known as bed extenders and body extensions). These bolted to the back and, usually, had supports that dropped to the PTO bar to help support the extra weight. Then, the tailgate was fixed to the very rear of the extension. The goal of this post is an effort to identify the different companies and their products.

As early as August and September of 1946, two different patents were filed, both by the same people.I have been unable to discover if that first patent model was ever built, but the second one has two sides that fold down similar to the Newgren (shown in #2).

Various Bed Extensions identified so far:

  1. Porter Reed Bed Extension: One of the earliest known bed extensions was produced by Porter & Reed. It was marked along with a half top, creating a truck out of a jeep.
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  2. Newgren Bed Extensions: The Newgren Company also entered the bed extension field in the later 1940s with two different versions. The first was their standard bed extension:1947-special-equipment-newgren-body-extension2
    The second model Newgren offered was a collapsable version.
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  3. S & B Corporation’s Jeep Panel Body: About the same time Newgren and Porter & Reed introduced their extensions, the S & B Corporation made their own spin on adding more room by selling a kit that converted the jeep into a panel van.
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  4. Koenig Bed Extensions: By 1955, Koenig had entered the market. Whether the company designed their own or bought out one of their competitors isn’t know (to me), but Koenig sold the extensions for at least a decade. This first ad is from 1955, the second from 1960, and the third from the mid-1960s.
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    1966-koenig-hardtops-brochure4-extendedHere is an example of a Koenig data plate:
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  5. Wall & Borg Bed Extender: In the 1960s, a Lake Tahoe, California, company called Wahl & Borg introduced a unique bed extension. Rather than bolt on to the rear of the jeep, theirs slid out.
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There have been a number of bed extensions that have resold over the last ten years on Craigslist and eBay, some attached to jeeps and some by themselves. I have found it difficult to distinguish between them, never having owned or seen that many up close. You can see all the ones documents thus far on eWillys: http://www.ewillys.com/tag/bed-extension/

Derek Redmond also has some excellent information on extensions over at the CJ-3B Page. https://cj3b.info/Tech/BodyExtension.html

 
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Postcard of Smith’s Ferry Jeep Online Auction

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This CJ-2A appears to have some kind of extended rear on it.

https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/rpc-smith-s-ferry-idaho-cougar-mountain-lodge_0754C92AD6/

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“”Visit Cougar Mountain Lodge- Smith’s Ferry, Idaho” b/w RPC, street scene with frontal image of the Post Office, quaint picture, flag flying above the A-frame post office, with a jeep parked in front; Business district , Lynn’s Place, Boise Meat Co., Miller signs ; white border, clouds, with forest in background behind Post Office; vintage card; rear of card unused; no divider, stamp box has unusual EKC lettering looks like an anvil on an e-bar Provenance: Country (if not USA): State: Idaho City/County: Smith’s Ferry Date: unknown”

 
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Built-to-Order Bed Extenders Gainesville, GA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $450.

These might be based on the Koenig bed extender (see a variety of extenders here). I’ve not interacted with the seller and have not seen one in person yet. Has anyone ordered one of these?

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“Listing for a friend that is not on FB. Built Willys Jeep Extend A Bed. 7 cubic ft more room!! Will fit CJ models 2a, 3a, 3b, 5, 6. I had this made exactly from an original 1946 extend a bed. For sale is the base and sides only. Included are nuts and bolts for mounting. Price does not include shipping. Send me your address for shipping quote. Local Pick up is available. These are made to order.”

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1951 CJ-3A Pueblo, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

Seller is hoping to trade for a truck. This includes power lock hubs and a bed extension. I’m not sure what the “gentlemen” comment means, but perhaps it’s not so much a gender issue as it is a politeness issue?

“Trade 1951 Willys CJ3A for nice Truck.
51 Willys is 99.9% complete and runs excellent.
This offer is extended to gentlemen only.
If you have a nice girly 4X4 pickup (for my wife) of equal or greater value with a possible cash bump either direction than call me.”

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1954 CJ-3B La Paloma, CA $7150

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This has an overdrive and a rear bed extender, though it’s shorter than most.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/orange-1954-willy-cj3b/6995689818.html

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“1954 WILLY
MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE
LONG LOVING JEEP FAMILY
ORIGINAL AND TRUE TO ERA
ALWAYS GARAGED
RUNS AND DRIVES STREET LEGAL
3 ON A TREE WITH OVERDRIVE
OBO”

 
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Unusual Rear Extension on a CJ-2A

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This photo appeared on Facebook. The rear bed extension is either a one-off customization or a dealer-related modification. Either way, I’ve not seen another one of these.

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The photo was take of Joe Smith by his son Albert Smith, Sr. It was posted to FB by Douglas Elliott.

It reminded me that these two unusual, extended 2As were also from Seattle (taken at Arthur Warn’s service station. I’ve never seen another like this or the one at the top.

 
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3 1946 CJ-2As For Sale

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John has listed 3 CJ-2As for sale in varying states:

  1. 1946 CJ-2A $19,700: https://willysforsale.com/ads/1946-willys-cj2a-9/
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  2. 1946 CJ-2A $12,500: https://willysforsale.com/ads/1946-willys-cj2a-8/ (this one might have a slightly modified Wahl & Borg slide out bed extender … or it’s a custom built one).
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  3. 1946 CJ-2A $4000: https://willysforsale.com/ads/1946-willys-cj2a-7/ (project)
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Instructions for Koenig Bed Extender 3J90

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Another installment of my series on how to assemble Koenig stuff. These instructions help guide the installation of a Koenig 3J90 bed extender.

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1951 CJ-3A Pueblo, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

(04/13/2019) The custom axe holder works well in that spot. Has some Cutlas Power-Lock hubs. Has some funky front fender flaps.

“1951 Willy’s Jeep. Engine all original.”

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1964 CJ-5 Littleton, CO $3500

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Could be a good price given he Kelly hardtop and rear extension bed.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/littleton-willies-jeep/6876634098.html

“hard top, power assisted steering, gm v6 with tune up, hoses, and new radiator.
over all great shape and classical condition. Could use new tires.”

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Bed Extender? Ham Lake, MN $150

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/01/2018) I’ve never seen one this long.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/pts/d/minneapolis-jeep-extendabed/6830422060.html

“Rare Jeep extendabed. Fit older CJ Willys Jeeps. $150.00 or B/O. Would like to sell before it gets covered up with snow.”

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1946 CJ-2A Grinnell, IA $29,500

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It’s a nice looking and a clean jeep, too. I suspect the price is based on the “professional appraiser” valuation.

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/d/grinnell-1946-willys-jeep-cj-2a/6798286614.html

“This is a unique year for the Jeep being the first year the Willys became available to the general public after the war. This is truly a fantastic full body off restoration using most original parts. Very rare find with a Port Reed Bed Extension. Features original #6 volt electrical system with 56,000 original miles. Original Flathead 4 cylinder Engine completely overhauled with all numbers matching. Has new brake lines, fuel lines, wire harness. Carb kit. new seats. Original color as it came from the factory. Too many great details to mention with gauges, wipers seating, etc. Professionally appraised at $39,000.00 plus”

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1948 CJ-2A Penasco, NM $4500

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UPDATE: Still Available. Has a bed extension.

(10/17/2018) Has a few odd mods. Runs.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/d/penasco-1948-willys-jeep/6768341669.html

“4cyl ..PTO cable winch. Runs great for the year.”

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1969 CJ-5 Oroville, WA $5000

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This includes a Meyer half cab, a 6′ plow, and a bed extender.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2475483095798406

“1969 Jeep CJ 5 with extended bed, seat cushions for the back, hard top, rebuilt motor last fall, new clutch last fall, needs one little thing welded on the clutch pedal guide. Have plowed miles of road with the 6′ plow works great. $5000 for all of it”

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Bed Extension Washougal, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350.

I’m not sure which model this is.

“Willy’s bed extension
You don’t see many of these
Cj2a cj3a cj3b May fit others
Mount right where your existing tailgate goes
Has the supports
In pretty great shape for its age”

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Willys Bed Extender Gold Hill, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $50.

Was this a one-off or an aftermarket piece? Looks like a good price.

“Willys jeep bed extender for a flat fender jeep or a CJ5
Fits a cj2a-3a, 3B or cj5
50 bucks FIRM”

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1951 CJ-3A Colorado Springs, CO $8995

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/15/2018) This appears to have a CJ-5 hardtop, hence the reason it fits oddly at the windshield.

https://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1951-willys-cj-3a-old-patina/6735364548.html

“Nice running and fully operational 1951 Willy’s CJ5. Has a manual winch on the front that operates like a comealong ratchet. Has some type of custom rack system for carrying boards, or long pipes ETC. Hard top and rear bench seat. Equipped with an external rear box for carrying tools or luggage ETC. This is a perfect Jeep for restoration or getting back to your back 40 in old school style to stretch the fence lines! It starts up and stays running on the first try.”

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