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3 1946 CJ-2As For Sale


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

  1. 1946 CJ-2A $19,700:
  2. 1946 CJ-2A $12,500: (this one might have a slightly modified Wahl & Borg slide out bed extender … or it’s a custom built one).
  3. 1946 CJ-2A $4000: (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 $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $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


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

“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


UPDATE: Still Available.

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

“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


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

“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


UPDATE: Still Available. Has a bed extension.

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

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

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1969 CJ-5 Oroville, WA $5000


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

“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**


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


UPDATE: Still Available.

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

“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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Extra Long? Bed Extender Columbia, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

The bed extender seems longer than others I’ve seen. Might be custom.

“This is a vintage accessory to extend the cargo bed for a utility Jeep. It fits a CJ2, CJ3, CJ5, and Cj6. It installs easily. Just unbolt your tailgate, and bolt this in its place. No drilling is required. Your original tailgate moves to the end of the box extender.”


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1946 CJ-2A Flat Rock, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on $3500.

(06/21/2018) Apparently, this was a mail jeep. It’s got a top that fits it (CJ-6 top perhaps?). It runs, it drives, and is a bit different.

“1946 Willys cj2a has had lots of new parts on it over the past couple years new brakes rebuilt carburetor rebuilt generator(still on 6 volts), new tires inner tubes and powder coated wheels I know I’m going to forget alot of stuff. The only issues that I had with it are that it leaks and burns oil. So no long distance trips with it. It does run it does Drive and the 4 wheel drive works. High and low. I know I’ve spent more than $2,000 in Parts on it, for instance the wheels and tires alone where a thousand plus almost $800 for the brake system. master cylinder and all, just to name a few. It’s not pretty but it works. I’m looking to get $3,500 for it CASH only. Price is negotiable slightly. Thanks and there’s one thing I forgot to mention it used to be a mail truck back in the day and I do have the steel top that was originally on it. That’s why the body is extended about 12 inches in the back.”


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1953 CJ-3B Fredericksburg, TX $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(05/15/2018) Has a bed extension.

“Good solid running 65 year old Jeep Classic with Antique Tags good till 2023. Restore to your liking or use it the way it is on your Ranch or hunting lease. The longbox is handy for feed or supplies. I have windshield (cracked) but frame is good along with some other items and a matching spare tire. Has 12 volt system. Also, new gas tank, water pump, and new brakes. Driver’s seat needs upholstery. Fun vehicle that should hold its value or increase with restoration. $6,200.”

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1946 CJ-2A Okeechobee, FL No Price


It’s got a bed extender on the back.

“Jeep Willy 1/4 ton all original.would like to trade for a full size chevy truck it runs and drives but doesn’t have alot of power as the rings are worn. Easy to fix, and restore as well. I am open to cash offers . Title isn’t a problem”
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1947 CJ-2A Austin, TX $10,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

Ron’s selling his nice looking CJ-2A. He told me it is turn-key. If interested, contact him at or call him at 512-800-0863.

“1947 CJ2A runs perfect and reliable. Complete new fuel system (tank to carb), new complete exhaust system, new interior, new tires, new custom top and frame, newer complete 12V conversion, new steering components, newer paint, newer brakes, etc. very rare bed extender. Perfect for town or the hunting lease.”






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Bed Extension Merrill, OR $500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/10/2018) A little dented, but no obvious rust.

“Bed extension box, includes original Willy’s stamped tailgate. It has been sanded and primed with spray paint. IT FITS A CJ3A WILLYS JEEP. I also have other body parts for a Cj3a. $500 for the bed extender.”


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CJ-3A Body, Floor Panel, Extension Merrill, OR

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Seller has three items for sale.

“I have a tub, rear floor panel and a bed extender including a Willy’s stamped original tailgate. These parts are all for a Willy’s Cj3a jeep. The tub is in rough shape but definitely fixable. The rear floor pan is brand new never installed. The bed extension box is rare and in good shape as is the tailgate. I also have the tool box cover that goes under the passenger seat that will go to whom ever buys the tub. The tub was sandblasted and primed at local body shop. The floor panel is brand new and came ready to paint. The bed extension and tailgate were sanded a bit and rattle can primed. I am asking $750 for the tub. $250 for the floor panel and $500 for the bed box with tailgate. This will be a cash only, in person, you pick up sale.”

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Year? CJ-2A Delta, CO $2000


This might have a Porter & Reed Half Cab. It’s got a bed extender as well. It’s listed as a 1942, but clearly is a CJ-2A.

“Great 4weeler”


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1946 CJ-2A VEC Madill, OK $23,000


The SN# is 19045. Looks nice.

“Up for sale is a beautifully restored 1946 Jeep CJ2A. This is the 1st year for the civilian model. This was a frame off restoration. It has been returned back to stock- with original parts. It has the addition of a 3×3 box on the back. I have the complete written story of this Jeep, along with original title, and all receipts, and paperwork. Selling price is 23k obo. It starts, and runs perfectly. Pics were taken 10-14-17. Serious offers only. You will have to meet in Madill, OKLAHOMA by appointment only.”





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1955 CJ-5 Meridian, ID $2400


This has a 2×4 as a front crossmember? I think we’ve seen this before; that rear seat looks familiar.

“First year of the Jeep CJ5. Runs great, recent engine, brake and exaust rebuild. Needs clutch work to get going again. The floors are rusted out but the rest of the body is good. Pretty much all original. Needs restoration or use for hunting, etc.. Original color is Diamond Blue. Clean Idaho title.”

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Bed Extender Camano, Island $500


I believe this is a Koenig bed extender. It has the same supports and channels as this one.

“Willys bed extention in good shape. No rust. $500 obo.”

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1950 CJ-3A Titusville, FL $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/22/2016) Has some updates.

“Super nice willys with v-6 Buick, automatic, power disc brakes, hardtop, cabin AC very nice with good winch”

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Body Extensions For Early 1/4 Ton Jeeps

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(This is a working draft, an attempt at combing all the information I have on bed extensions. There is plenty I don’t know.)

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:


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.

  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.
  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.
    1966-koenig-hardtops-brochure4-extendedHere is an example of a Koenig data plate:
  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.

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:

Derek Redmond also has some excellent information on extensions over at the CJ-3B Page.

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1948 CJ-2A Columbia, MO $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/13/2016) The Bed Extension looks like a permanent fixture rather than an aftermarket version. The last pic shows the walls of the extender appearing to extend into the bed.

“Runs excellent. Original other than wheels and tires. PLEASE CALL”

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