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1948 CJ-2L(?) Aurora, OH $7000


Andy shared this lengthened CJ-2A. It looks about the same length as the CJ-2Ls. It’s just rare to see one this far east.


“Up for sale is my 1948, CJ2L (cj2a just longer). This was in the same family since the 50s, was on a private ranch. It has 14 inch wheels, and a stretch from the dealership. I purchased this as a back up plan for a couple trips this coming year incase my other jeep didnt get finished. It looks like I’ll finish my other Willys in time so it’s up for sale. I have a clean and clear title, it runs and drives great has a brand new Joe Jennings rebuilt carb on it, needs some brake work (personally I would do the disk brake conversion- about $450)”

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Year? CJ-2L? Chassis Loon Lake, WA Make Offer


UPDATE: Some additional pics added. 

This chassis appears to have front frame horns and may have a CJ-2A transmission crossmember side-frame-mount setup. Given it’s been lengthened and located in the Spokane area, I’d bet this is a lengthened CJ-2A chassis (or CJ-2L as we’ve come to call them).


“WILLY JEEP … have questions we dont mind answering 240 four, four 0 21 nine7 any time or 509 two 51 eight3 1seven”




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1946 CJ-2L(?) Yucaipa, CA **SOLD**


This looks to be one of the CJ-2As lengthened out of the Spokane area. This was listed a few days ago on Craigslist (I think for $1800, but I can’t remember exactly). It lacked an engine.

“I have this very rare Willys CJ6 from 1946
Its a project car and the last guy lost interest.
What you see is what you get, engine missing!”

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Worman Hardtop Graeagle, CA Best **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: *SOLD**. The jeep as a whole was sold back in 2014.

(12/28/2017) The hardtop looks to be an early Willys-Overland Worman-manufactured hardtop .. a very hard to find item.

“Cab with doors as seen in pics. Does NOT include tub. Best CASH offer.!

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Year? CJ-2A / CJ-2L Wabasha, MN $650


This looks like one of the lengthen CJ-2As out of the Spokane area.


“Classic Jeep Willys model CJ-3B for parts or a project vehicle. Not sure on the exact year, if you have a trailer come and pick it up.
Don’t know how long it has been at the field edge, doesn’t run.”

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1948 CJ-2A-Truck Priest River, ID **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4000.

This may be one of the custom CJ-2A trucks sold out of Spokane (or it is a truck chassis with modified 2A body). This might differ from the “CJ-2Ls”, which had extended bodies to match the longer frames. It would be interesting to compare this frame with the CJ-2L frame. The half-top could be a remodeled Worman full-top.

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This bottom ad describes a long-wheel base jeep with half cab made of wood. It’s plausible a similar vehicle was made with a metal half cab.


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1948 CJ-2A Spokane, WA $12,000


If this builder didn’t stretch this, then it could have been a CJ-2L (it looks about the right length).


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“Custom built Willys ready for wheelin! This Jeep was built then stored and never used. Must see in person. Serious inquiries only!

225 Dodge slant 6 rebuilt engine
727 Automatic transmission
538 Gears with Detroit Lockers
Full floater rear-end
New paint and Tube frame
All new wiring kit, winch, roll cage
37 inch IROC Super Swampers”

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1961 Photo of a CJ-2L(?) Pest Control Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This 1961 photo of a lengthened CJ-2A pest control jeep with a sprayer unit can be found in the Wyoming Digital Archives. Given CJ-2L’s, those extended CJ-2As that appear to have been modified in Spokane and sometimes re-stamped as CJ-2L, were sold out of both Spokane and Montana (see ad examples at the bottom), it is highly probable this could have found its way from either location.

This particular jeep likely has a Porter-Reed aluminum half-cab.


View the photo in the Wyoming Digital Archives.


View this example at the Wyoming Digital Archives.

CJ-2L long-wheel-base and CJ-2A extended ads:

This January 1953 ad seems the clearest in terms of a long-wheel-base CJ-2A. Other dealers in the Spokane and Missoula areas carried “lengthened”, “extended” or “long-wheel-base” CJ-2As as well. I believe the ‘extended’ jeeps were likely ones with extended rears, though whether that meant a permanent extension or a bolt on extension is not clear to me.

Fields Motor Company was in Dishman, Washington, which has since been absorbed by suburban Spokane.


January 19, 1951, Spokesman Review

Here’s an example from 1949. Sandifur Motors was profiled earlier this year:


December 11, 1949, Spokesman Review

Here’s an example of one ad from 1951. Burhart was a dealer out of Spokane, Washington.


February 18, 1951, Spokesman Review

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Stretched CJ-3A Frame & Body Reno, NV **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $300.

Could be of interest to the right person. Looks similar to a CJ-2L, but this is more likely a one-off build.

“this is a cj3a body and frame that has been stretched,has willys tailgate and grill and hood, ok condition, no title, set up for chevy and 700r4, i think it would make a nice rat rod”


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1947 CJ-2L Frederic, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000.

This lengthened CJ-2A looks similar to other “CJ-2L“s mostly seen in the Pacific Northwest. It wouldn’t surprise me if this was original from that area. Strangely, this jeep is decorated with license plates.

“Selling for a friend. 1947 CJ2A stretch. Needs a little work but it runs and drives. All original motor and drive train and has been used on private property for 50 years.”

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1948 CJ-2L(?) Anchorage, AK **SOLD**


UPDATE: UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Price dropped to $1500. Might be a good price if the body is solid.

This has a bobcat hood and looks to be extended similar to CJ-2As. It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that this was originally a Washington State jeep.

“1948 Willys Jeep, V8 Ford 351w, manual transmission, power steering, does not run – electrical problem
$2000 or best offer”


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Willys/Jeep Parts Modesto, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Parts • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price. Possible Coast Guard Super Jeep?

That’s an interesting, extended WWII body.

“Need a part for your WILLYS JEEP? I have anything and everything (Mechanical [Non-Electrical]) you can think of!
The parts I have are for a Willy’s GPW L134!
(1941-1945) are the years the Willy’s GWP (GO DEVIL) were manufactured! This is a very light weight and capable 1/2 ton vehicle used in WW2. Because these parts were manufactured from 1941-1945 they are very good quality.
Some parts are quite rusty due to being left outside but most were in a basement located near Seattle, WA and are brand new…. as in fresh out of their boxes!
I have loads of bearings and gears! 5 transmissions, 2 engine blocks, 2 transfer cases, 2 bell housings, 3 cylinder heads, 3 oil pans, 3 fly wheels, 1 crank shaft, 1 camshaft, 1 starter, 2 front axles, 1 rear axle, 6 pistons and so much more!!!!! MESSAGE ME!!!!”

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Year? CJ-2A Butte, MT Auction July 12th


This appears to have been a CJ-2A that’s been heavily modified. Possible CJ-2L?

View all the information on AuctionZip

“Willys Jeep With Equipment Attachment Willys Jeep Truck with front end loader or snow plow”


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Year? GPW Friant, CA $5000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000. May have been an ex-cj2.

It’s a mix of GPW/CJ/other parts. No description provided.

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1948 CJ-2L? Odessa, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $700.

Another extended 2A out of the Northwest. Seller seems convinced it was lengthened by a spray company, but it manner of extension looks similar to other “CJ-2Ls” we’ve seen (and rumored to have been built by a Spokane Jeep dealer many years ago).

“1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep Rough shape, could be restored, lot of work. Engine runs need to clean carb. Rust in fuel line plugs carb float. Burns oil, unit sat for lot of years before I got it. Was going to fix up but am moving. Frame and body were extended by a spray applicator company to carry a sprayer, 24″ longer. has the PTO on the transmission, but missing the gear box on back, body has rust issues. Have title but it was never changed from a previous owner.It has the front fenders hood and grill, they are off and in the back. Fenders grill and hood are actually in the best shape, The bars for the cab in the one picture, are gone, but the windshield is there”




A couple of photos prior to disassembly:



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1948 CJ-2L? Spokane, WA $1000


More evidence that suggests the rumor of a Spokane Jeep dealer extending CJ-2As into “CJ-2Ls” was true. Thanks to Jay for spotting it. The hardtop has a Cab Enclosure data plate, suggesting that this top is a modified (hacked) version of that top.


“1948 Willys CJ-2A Jeep complete. This jeep is perfect for a full restoration project. Engine turns over freely, but does not start. Needs brakes. It has a hard top taken from a 1/4 ton truck welded to the body. Surface rust and some sheet metal rust out (see photos).

Started restoration, but stopped due to injury and now moving. Have all the parts removed plus new 50 Amp 12 volt alternator.”

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1945? CJ-2A? Fresno, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500. This is back up for sale after being listed in 2009. Could be a CJ-2L.

“1945 Willy jeep roll cage winch to much to list.”


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CJ-2L? Extended CJ-2A Sold @ Auction for $700

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

Blaine discovered this possible CJ-2L that was auctioned off last weekend. The auction occurred just north of where I live, but, unfortunately, we didn’t learn about he auction until today.

I called one of the men responsible for the auction. He had some images of the jeep saved to his phone, so he forwarded them to me. He couldn’t remember who bought the jeep. These are the first photos I’ve seen of the underside of an extended CJ-2A. In this case, the extension was done poorly and looks more like a backyard extension than that of a dealer.





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1946 CJ-2L? Graeagle, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

Looks like this has a Willys Overland hard top and the body is lengthened.

“46 Willys body cj-2a
24,301 original miles
flat head 4
Ran when it was parked 25 years ago.
no title but is out of the dmv system.
all parts are there”

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Year? CJ-2L? Spokane, WA **SOLD?**


UPDATE: Hopefully this sold.

This is the third stretched jeep I’ve seen for sale in the Spokane area in the last few years. It is possibly a CJ-2L.

“I think its a 1944 willys jeep has the original flathead 4 cylinder four wheel drive works. was used to plow the driveway has a back blade. Hasn’t been ran since last winter should run, the frame has been broke by the front leaf springs.”

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1948 CJ-2L? Tenino, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $2500.

(09/05/2013) This might be a rare CJ-2L, which is a CJ-2A that was stretched by someone in California.  Examples of CJ-2Ls.    Learn more about the CJ-2L here.

“good project jeep lenghten 2′ from factory no motor rebuilt muncie SM 420 4sp w/ dana 18 tcase & muncie overdrive 2.5″ rancho lift dana 25 frt dana 44 rear 5.38 painless wire harness other extras go with it.”

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1947 CJ-2A Truck Missoula, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

(06/05/2013) I’ve never seen another jeep truck quite like it! Possible CJ-2L?

“Vehicle has been customized, lengthend and widened by adding Jeep Pick-up running gear and fenders.
has original 4 cylinder engine, and running gear. It is in good running condition. Owners manual included. More photos available”

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1945 CJ-2A (possible 2L?) Clovis, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Note the lengthened body. This could be a CJ-2L.

“45 Willy new tires new fuel pump new water pump new starter Bimini top,winch,back seat,tailgate,parts,ice chest”

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Coast Guard Lengthened Jeep AKA The Invader Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB), videos • TAGS: , , .

Coast Guard Super-Jeep at the National Guard Militia Museum in New Jersey.

Posted at bangshift (though I couldn’t find this original link), referenced by Jalopnik, linked to by Kaiser Willys, and forwarded by Colin, here is a great video  of a coast guard “super jeep” in action.


1) From the May 06, 1944, Perth Mirror in Australia:

At a Coastguard Station on the Atlantic Coast, U.S. Coast Guards men recently demonstrated a new super-jeep, carrying 10 men and traveling up to 60 miles an hour over sand. Officials said the super-jeep was developed to meet special problems of Coast Guard shore patrols. Chassis of a regulation jeep was halved and steel shafts inserted to add one yard to its wheelbace. Seats for 10 were installed and specially designed wheels employed to permit travel over any kind of beach.

2) Volume 70 of the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings discusses the results of the Coast Guard Jeep. Unfortunately I don’t have access to the whole document. I do have this:

As a basis for comparison, the regular Army jeep tried to follow the super-jeep over the same course, but foundered in the deep sand. The super-jeep was developed in the Coast Guard transportation office to meet the special demand that branch of services has for a vehicle capable of moving through sand . . .

http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=177213 (three good photos of an original coast guard jeep)



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1946 CJ-2A/CJ-2L Lethbridge, AB, Canada **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Bruce spotted this unusual flattie.

“We have a 1946 Willys jeep that was passed down from my grandfather. It was running last year but had some bad fuel and needs a carb job and a clean tank of fuel. Engine and transmission in great shape, but the suspension needs to be replaced. The body is very much restorable. I am only interested in serious offers on this Jeep…No tire kickers please. Im not sure on the KM’s, but had to put in something. 4000$ OBO”