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Year? CJ-2A Tahoe City, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,500.

(07/16/2018) Lots of updates.


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1946 CJ-2A Yerington, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2300.

The body’s rear wheel wells have been cut for a crawler.

“1946 flat fender, complete body minus windshield, custom frame, Ford axles, set up for small block Ford, No motor, trans or trans case, clean nevada title, cash, no trades”



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1952 M-38 Grandview, WA $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(08/27/2018) Lots of mods.

“3.8 Buick V6, original T-90 3 speed transmission, T-18 Transfer case, Dana 25 front axle, Dana 44 rear axle, 5.38 gears, stock driveshafts, original manual brakes, original manual steering box with upgraded crossover steering, 33×13.50×15 TSL LTB tires on steel wheels, mechanical fan with auxiliary electric fan.
Autometer gauge set, full cage with bucket seats & 5 point harnesses. Poly fuel cell mounted in rear tub.
LED taillights, 4 corner shackle mounts, winch mounting plate & hawse fairlead. Fabricated spring mounts & long travel shocks.
Built & ran on trails for 8 years. Has been parked for 10. Runs great.
Clear title.”

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1953 CJ-3A Naches, WA $10,500


Looks wel built for running the Cascades.

“CJ 3A flat fender Jeep. Turn-key mountain rig, ready to wheel. Fuel-injected 4.3 Chevy engine, 700R4 4-speed auto trans, D300 T-case w/ twin-stick shifter, D44 front end w/ ARB, D44 rear end w/ ARB, 5.38 gears, 4-wheel disc brakes, on-board air compressor, Saginaw PWR steering, Custom gas tank with in-tank fuel pump, six-point frame mounted roll cage, Corbeau seats, custom half-cab soft top, 37 inch Goodyear MTR tires on bead-lock wheels, Warn 8274 8000lb winch with dash-mounted controls, rear mounted storage/tool box, custom transmission, T-case and gas tank skid plates.”



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MB Crawler Lufkin, TX $15,000


If you need your MB with a few more mods, this might be for you.


“Custom built Willys MB rockcrawler. The motor is from a 2000 VW Beetle, it’s the 1.9 ALH TDI diesel motor and it’s mated to a Jeep T176 4 speed transmission. Transfer case is a twin sticked Dana 300, with 4:1, doubled to an NP231. Rear axle is a Ford 9″ with ARB airlocker and 4.10 gears, front is a Ford Dana 44 with an ARB air locker and 4.10 gears. The chassis is custom built, the suspension is true double triangulated 4 link both front and rear. Fox air shocks at all 4 corners, 10″ travel in the front and 14″ travel in the rear. Steering is PSC full hydraulic, column is adjustable and the steering wheel is removable. The seats are also from the 2000 Beetle and are leather and heated with full 5 point racing harnesses. There are two fuel cells to prevent any air getting into the fuel system and starving the motor. Tires are 36″ Super Swamper TSLs. The pedals and master cylinders are all Wilwood. The roll cage is 1.75″ DOM and is mounted to the frame for safety and strength. I did utilize the VW gauge cluster and all gauges work. This rig has performed perfectly I’m just getting out of the sport to pursue other interests. Feel free to email me with any questions.”

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Kids Crawler Stephens City, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE **SOLD** Was $6500.

John shared this interesting Kid’s crawler.


“1/2 scale Omix-ADA mini MB Jeep body kit.
1988 Honda TRX350D engine, gear box, wire harness, oil cooler, fan, fuel pump, and computer.
Holley fuel pressure regulator.
2.5 gallon jerrycan fuel tank.
Suzuki Samurai front and rear axles. Rear axle is spool locked.
Samurai transfer case. (2H, 4H, 4LO)
Front and rear disc brakes.
Wilwood master cylinder.
Monroe air shocks.
Double triangulated four links in front and rear. (Tractor top links for heim joints).
Full hydraulic steering. (Seastar helm pump and balanced hydraulic cylinder).
30″ UTV tires on 15” Jeep wheels.
LED lighting
Rustoleum Professonal “safety red” paint.”

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1946 CJ-2A Yerington, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

Seller had been creating a crawler. Plenty of work still left.

On chrome rims , 1989 350 Chev tune port injected motor
CUSTOM built 2x4x1/4″ tube frame , set up on leafs right now ,but needs to be 4 linked
Looking for a late 90s S-10 pick upor Blazer in good
shape ,please text if interested
I have a clean Nevada TITLE in hand , great project 85 % completed”


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Willys Rock Crawler Pahrump, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

A tiny bit of Willys left in this crawler build. Listed as a 1947.

“Tube chassis crawler.
TBI 350/TH350/Dana300
Dana 44 front, Detroit Locker, 5.38, RCV shafts, full hydro, 4 link, coils.
Tera 60 35 spline rear, Spool, 5.38, disc brakes, 4 link, quarter elliptical leaf springs.
New 40″ SX II Swampers on Staz Works double beadlocks.
New Corbeau seats.
This thing works great and is ready for the trail!
Warn HS9500i
Bilstein shocks.”


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1947? CJ-2A? Crawler Monterey, CA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Is there a jeep (or anything left from a ’47) under all that tubing?

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“1947 Willys CJ2A Have a title to make street legal, in previous owners name.
Stretched body 27″ behind the doors
116″ Wheelbase
2×4 main frame with tube front end. Cage built from 1.75″ DOM. Entire cage is removable like a normal jeep. Frame setup to mount an LS engine. Ruff stuff LS engine mounts. Roof rack is just tacked to the cage, easily removed.
3/16″ Aluminum side armor custom made for this stretched Willys.
New floor and rear wheel wells.
Toyota pickup swing pedals (clutch pedal still installed, planned to remove)
Bomber fabrication coilover shock package 2.0 King coilovers piggyback resi 14” Travel. One pair 150 over 200 springs, one pair 250 over 300 springs.

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1941 MB Slattie Sacramento, CA $8500


It’s propane powered. Lots of mods.

“Slat grille 41 Willys MB, super low serial number (under 3k). 22re got propane powered engine, Toyota 5 speed and t case with crawler gears. Toyota axles with 5.29 gears, Detroit front, e locker rear with cable. 4 link 1/4 elliptical rear end, leaf front, all on a custom boxed frame. Full soft top with doors, warn winch, 2 propane tanks, lots of extras. Runs and drives but needs the lights and winch wired up, could use a tune up as well. Tons of extras, CB, stereo rubicon rack, set of beadlock wheels. Trailer included, for the right price I’ll include an 89 F250 tow rig (11k for it all). 35in old style Goodyear muds, spare is a BFG km. Will consider trading for a small RV of equivalent value of possibly an old VW bus. Registered for the street with a 41 license plate. Currently in storage, serious buyers only.”

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1949 Stretched CJ-3A Western CO $15,000


Could be a fun rig.

“Ground up build has vortec 350 700r4 hybrid Dana transfer case 4.0 1 gears. Toyota Land Cruiser axles full float rear 4:56 gears Detroit lockers front and rear long field 30 spline inners. 37 inch tires. Alcan springs bilstein shocks. Wheelbase is 104. Body stretched behind door and front clip extended. Only thing original is windshield frame and grill.”

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1947 CJ-2A Davenport, FL $6500


Lots of updates here.

“1947 jeep wills for sale. 4.3 liter Chevy v-6 mated to an small manual transmission and the stock Dana 18 transfer case with the tera low kit and has been cryo dipped. Dana 44 front shortened 5 inches by Dutchman axles. Chrysler 9.25 rear shortened 5 inches to offset differential. Spring over in back with yj springs and tj coil springs up front. Spooled rear with locking hubs in front. 8k winch up front that’s never been used. Fuel cell and battery are in back. Copperhead fab beadlocks. Body was brand new a few years ago. Full hydraulic steering.”

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1946 CJ-2A Crawler Friendship, WI $15,000


I doubt there is much left of the CJ-2A here. Maybe the grille?


“I’m currently working on a hand built Rubicon style rock buggy that started life as a 1946 Willys flatfender Jeep. I’m still tinkering and working on it when time allows, but I’m willing to let it go if someone wants to make a decent offer. This project is still a long way from being finished but the chassis is fully welded, suspension is complete minus shock mounts, drivetrain is positioned, engine accessories in place, radiator mount mostly finished, etc. A lot of tube work, body work, all the small details, and finishing work are still needed.
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JP Magazine’s Wicked Willys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Lots of great details about the build included within the description.

View all the information on eBay

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” This is an Arizona titled (clean and clear) 1949 Willys Pickup built on a stretched 1997 Jeep Wrangler frame with a three-link front, 4-link rear, one-ton axles, manual transmission, 505 cubic inch Dodge/Chrysler RB Big Block engine. There are many many details that went into this build and I will try to list them here, but may miss some or forget some. Any really interested parties need to come see this truck first hand and ask questions. I reserve the right to cancel the auction any time in case of local sale, or if I decide to keep the truck. The truck drives great on-road and is extremely capable off-road. It has plenty of power, and turns heads everywhere it goes. Everyone loves it from Rednecks, to Hippies, and everyone in between.

Built as a Jp Magazine project Vehicle there are 8 or 9 3-4 page articles on the build. To see them Google: “Jp Magazine Wicked Willys”
You can also Google “Wicked Willys Ultimate Adventure” for more info on the truck and the UA trip

The truck, since I finished it in june of last year, has been on Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Ultimate Adventure for 2016 (that included about 2000 miles of on road and trail driving) Over the Rubicon, Isham trail near Trona, CA, and part of Fordyce. Its also been on a few trails in AZ and all over Moab during Easter Jeep Safari 2017. It drives over almost anything the driver aims it at and is very stable off-road. I’d love to keep it, but I like to build 4x4s and can’t keep them all.
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1943 Crawler Nampa, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

Could be worth a look if you need a crawler.

To actual buyers: 39.5 irok tires, twin stick transfer case, 4 link suspension in rear spring in front, locked front and rear, warn locking hubs on the front, fox air shocks in rear, limiting straps. The passanger strap is partially broken, but the waist strap works. Running, no issues, street legal. We’ve owned it a year but need to sell now that we’re down to a single income”

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1947 CJ-2A Crawler Inland Empire, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8800.

It isn’t currently registered.

“For sale, 1 of a kind Willy’s rock crawler. Stretched body, custom box tube frame, full cage built out of dom. Chevy 350 motor runs great, new th350 trans and np205 tcase. Sway away 2.5×14″ dual rate coil overs, hybrid Cherokee/ wrangler rear leaf pack. 16 gallon fuel cell, autometer gauges, 4:88 gears and locker in back. All parts on this are new and only seen one trip to the desert. Moving out of state and can’t take it with me. Never got around to registering it but I do have a vin tag for it. ”


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1947 CJ-2A/Crawler Hillsboro, OR $2100


UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/29/2015) It looks like there’s potential here.

“I have a willys jeep project for sale. 102″ wheel base tub stretched 4″ in doorway. Frame is fully boxed with no cracks. It is running and complete now but I will be pulling the running gear and some other stuff for another jeep project I am working on. It is currently set up with dana 60 front 3 link with panhard. The rear is 4 link. Has j 20 steering box. Current engine is a 5.3 chevy trans is a th350 with a dana 300 transfercase. It has a great custom cage front tube work and rock sliders. Just use a 70s or or 80 chevy truck as a donor and it could be back running in no time. It could be easily pun on another frame if all you want is a light body for your crawler. Could also easily convert back to leaf springs if you want it more stockish. Body is in great shape I even have all the pieces that are cut off the back wheel well if you won’t them. Great project easy to finish lots of options all wiring works great turn signals wipers heater electric fan wiring. call with questions”

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1942? Crawler Kuna, ID $6000


Seems like a good price.

“1942 Willys crawler. Chevy 350, T18 transmission, Dana 20 transfer case with Terra Low Gear set, Dana 60 front axle with spool, and PSC full hydraulic steering, Rear ford 9″, nodular 3rd member, spool, 40 spline axles hardened axles, 4.56 gears front and rear, bead locks with 38.5″ x 14.50 x 15 Super Swamper TSL tires. Warn 8274 front winch, LED under carriage lighting. Runs great, crawls anything, full cage tied to the frame. Hate to sell but need something with more seating, titled and registered….Sell or Trade, trade must be pontoon boat or 4×4 with 5 seats or able to fit 5 seats, K5 Blazer, 5 seat CJ-5/CJ-7, Landcruiser, modified solid axle chevy Crew cabs, suburbans etc. Let me know what you have. Asking 6000 OBO or comparable trade.”

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1942 MB/Crawler Fair Oaks, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $15,000

(12/07/2014) LOTS of updates.


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“1942 Willys-Overland – $22,000
Plain and Simple: You will not find one as clean and mechanically sound as this one. 50 caliber gun mount still there. Fully street legal and fully tagged, ready for anything you want to throw at it. Customized for Off Road, however drives great on road. Virtually every mechanical part is brand new. I have invested approximately $30,000 of which I have all the receipts for. Work was either professionally performed or brand new mechanical parts meticulously installed with new gaskets and proper torque settings. Looks great in pictures and even better in person. I am selling because I don’t have the time to use it and it is taking up needed space in garage. Stored in garage every day since ownership. It has been on the Rubicon Trail 3 times with ease, never sustaining any damage, getting stuck, or need for winch. Below is a sample of the upgrades/mods that were performed:

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1950 Crawler Ronan, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000

Includes a Warn overdrive. Lots of mods.

“Willys jeep v6 Dauntless T90 trans with Warn over drive. Dana 44 front and rearend lockers, 5.38 gear ratio. TSL 33×14.5-15’s 50″ light bar bimi top. Great trail rig might trade for a boat, what do you have. This is a great family jeep, have a fuel cell for it as well, just haven’t installed yet.”

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1944 Crawler San Francisco, CA **Status Unknown*


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $18,599.

Lots of time and money in this rig.

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“This is my pride and joy that I built for myself not to flip but now after completing the build I never have time to use it so I finished it 3 years ago and as you can see it has just over a 1000 miles on it and most of that is driving around town!! I have taken it across the Rubicon 3 times and across Fordyce once. I DO NOT trailer it every time, I drive it straight up I-80 thru Lake Tahoe to the Rubicon and back home it is registered street legal although it is pushing it with CHP!! I can tell you that pictures do not do this Willy’s justice you will not be disappointed to see and hear it in person it is very clean and capable of any trail.

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1952 M-38? Tulsa, OK $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/09/2013) The front suspension looks unusual.

“Buick 231 engine
T-18 Transmission
31 spline 9″ in the back with a mini spool
Dana 30 in the front with locking hubs
New extra stout axels
35″ boggers on beadlock wheels”



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1946 CJ-2A Crawler Portland, Or $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Crawler built from a Chev 3/4 ton.

“One of a kind – a real bad-ass
1946 Willys CJ-2A Rock Crawler
Original Willy’s frame boxed and stretched 4″ for more legroom
All steel body (except for fiberglass hood) I have the original hood too
Drive train ALL from 1976 Chev 3/4T PU
– 350 Eng
– TH350 Trans
– NP 205 Transfer (Geared not chain)
– Dana 44 front/Corp 14 Rear (un-narrowed)
Rear Suspension: triangulated 4-Link with quarter-elliptical springs
38″ Super Swampers (lots of tread left)
Full Cage w/padding
Mile Marker 12K winch, transferable Front/Rear using a receiver
Race Seats with/3″ 5 pt cam lock harness
Plexiglas windshield
CB Radio”

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1947 Mud Bogger Blanchard, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

I’d say this has seen some mud a few times. I’d guess not a whole lot of ’47’ left.

“stretched 47 willys full cage nice race seats 4 pt harnesses tach built 383 small block 3,500 stall converter in a turbo 350 38.5 tsl boggers on nice rims corporate 14 in the rear dana 44 in the front spare ujoint for the rear and a extra driveline possible part trade but mainly cash 5,000 obo”


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1950 CJ-2A Crawler Deer Park, WA $8450


Looks ready for some offroad fun.

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ2A Custom frame up build, TOP of the line build, 4.3 Chevy motor, Automatic trans, Dana 44 front with disk brake, warn hubs and Lock Right posi, Dana 44 rear, Moser axles with Auburn Posi, 538 gears, twinstick transfer case with Warn overdrive, Warn 8,000 winch with braid cable line, Mad dog pit bull tires 39″ x 14.5″ x 15″ Like new sipped on Allied bead locker wheels, Fuel cell, 12 Volt after market fuse block and wiring harness, 2- aluminum radiators with electric fans, 2- tranny coolers on electric fans, Bilstein shocks, Polyurethene bushings and axle stops, Limiting straps, Air system, Drivers seat moved back, lots of lights, After market gauges, Electric wind shield wipers, Coil rear and leaf front suspension, Soft top with doors, Power steering Great 4- wheeler, you will not be disappointed.”