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1953 CJ-3A Placerville, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Lots of upgrades on this rockcrawler.

“Back up for sale. I have a 1953 Willys CJ3A built for rockcrawling. I have built this for the last 7 yrs and now I need one for the family. It has way to many upgrades to list. A few of the basics are: its a Willys that has a Buick V6 225, TH350 trans, Dana20 w/ Teralow gears, Dana30 Front and Dana 44 rear axles both w/ ARB air locker 4:88 gears and chrome Moly shafts (The rear is full float/ the front has bigger U joints), Custom made MRW extreme 40 count real beadlocks w/ 37″ (almost new) radial iroks. Custom removeable cage, 4 linked rear suspension w/ Fox Air Shocks …….. I have built this for many years and I know it inside and out. It runs excellent even at 8000 ft elevation. I just went thru the Jeep and replaced the electric fuel pump and fixed the drivers caliper and bracket I broke last year. This is 100% ready for the trail this year. I have ran many trails such as the Rubicon Trail countless times and Fordyce Jeep Trail and this jeep performs well!!!!! I have put over $13,000 into this jeep in the last 7 years. I have almost every reciept for this build. I can remove the PowerTank, puematic system and winch for 1,000 off the price. I could still use those. It’s not street leagal as of now but eaisly could be with the addition of a few items. (I towed it to the trails) still has registration tags not a green tagged vehicle. For more info or many more pics just email. NO LOW BALLERS I dont need to sell this fast. $6500.00obo Thanks for looking.”

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1948 Rock Crawler Post Falls, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD ** Was $4500

(09/22/2012) I have a rock crawler made out of a 1948 Willy’s tub and frame wrapped around a 350 Chevy out of an early 70’s Camaro or Corvette.

The specs:
350 Chevy with new motor mounts. Runs great its an 010 block really sought after lots of power with a Quadrajet carb, doesn’t cut out when on a steep incline.
-Custom headers with adjustable back pressure Supertrapp exhaust.
-37″ iroks, 85-90% tread
-Full PSC hydro steer with dual 8″ ram. Has entire PSC kit with reservoir. Only 4 trips since new.
-Dana 44 wagoneer axles, locked. Front axle just rebuilt. Disc brakes in front, recent disc conversion in rear with painted calipers. Only 4 trips since new.
-4 linked rear, 3 linked front. 16″ nitro shocks in rear.
-5 point Crow seats and harnesses
-Custom roll cage with tonneau cover
-4 speed tranny and NP 205 transfer case
-Cool thing with it being a 48 means it can be registered as a street rod and that makes it street legal.
-Have Idaho title in my name in hand.
-Only possible trade for 4×4 cummins.”

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1948 CJ-2A/Crawler Lemmon Valley, NV $5999


UPDATE:  Pics now provided and price dropped to $5999.

(08/13/2012) “1948 WILLYS Jeep ROCK CRAWLER STREET LEGAL BUILT 327 750 double pumper roller rocker forged pushrods 10.1 compression 52cc heads 480 lift cam 4SPD SM465 205 TRANFER CASE FULL SIZE CHEVY HALF TON AXLES WITH 488 GEARS LOCKED IN REAR SPOOL 38 INCH TIRES LOTS OF FLEX X-O CAGE 8000 POUND WINCH LOTS OF POWER FUN TO DRIVE 6,000 OBO 916-534-2644 OR PART TRADE FOR 50S CHEVY CAR or Trade for hot rod send me pics same value……..send me pics of what u got”

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1953 CJ-3B Montgomery, AL eBay


Lots of time and money in this crawler.

“1953 Willys Jeep, rock crawler and street legal, corvette 327 fuel injected motor; automatic chevrolet transmission, 3/4 ton chevrolet running gear, 37″ tires, bead lockers and wheels, chromali axles, front and rear lockers, winch front and rear, 4-wheel disc brakes, gas shocks, 4-link front and rear, aluminum fuel cell, 4 point harness, crush proof rear taillights, cowl induction hood, $16,000 OBO, will consider partial trade, located in Montgomery AL, (334) 300-0751”

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Crawler Evaro, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000

Robin spotted this one.  It is listed as a “Jeep 2A”, so I suspect that’s 2A body on it.

“Health forces sale, Custom built Jeep in Montana- -street legal. Hand build body, 383 Chevy crate motor, Bowtie700R4 transmission, Atlas 3.8 T case, 60 rear with Warn full floating axle, modified Scout front end. Both have Detroit Lockers and 4.56 gears, 4 Irock 13,50×36-15 on Marsh beadlocks, 5 Procomp 13.50×37-15 on Procomp beadlocks. 100 inch wheel base, special built Master Craft seats and harness 14 point cage on rectangular tubing frame. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY! lots more information and photos. $10,000”

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1948 CJ-2A Crawler Bellingham, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $12,500. **SOLD**

Not much CJ-2A left.

“1948 jeep, every cool part you can think of
First 12,500 takes it, over 30,000 in parts alone. Will consider trade for airplane, or hot rod”

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1947 CJ-2A Crawler Nebraska $6500


Yikes!  This might have been an authentic CJ-2A at some point . . .

“Very cool 1947 Willys CJ2A Jeep project for sale. I have had this jeep for 16 years and have recently started working on it again. I have lots of projects and am considering parting with this one if the price is right. This is an authentic 1947 Willys CJ2A and it is mounted on a 1974 Ford F250 Hiboy frame with Dana 60 Front and Rear Axles. The jeep is currently mocked up with a Chevy 454, Chevy SM420 4 Speed Granny Low Transmission, and Ford SM205 Divorced Transfer Case. We are very close to having it able to run and drive and have all parts necessary to do so including driveshafts. The project currently has 8 lug aluminum wheels with 36″ Goodyear Mud Terrain Tires (old but good shape still). I have suspension seats with brackets and mounting hardware for the front and a jeep forward folding rear seat. The CJ2A has been extended roughly 12″, cut was made at the mid-door seam and new diamond treadplate floor has been installed. I recently started fabbing the rollcage and front fenders and plan to make rear fender extensions to match the with of the fronts.”

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1948 CJ-2A Reno, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6200.

Lots of mods on this crawler.

“This is a one of a kind Willys that was built by a former Dynamics Engineer at Jeep and he also owned Nth Degree Mobility. With a small amount of work this Willys would be fully ready to hit the hit the trails. The Willys needs to have the Carb tuned and a new battery installed (has bad new Optima). This Willys has been wheeled all over the country from the Sierras to Michigan. The vehicle was completely rebuilt about 10 years ago and then parked till 3 years ago when I purchased. I replaced and cleaned the entire fuel system and got her up and running, wheeled it, loved it but just do not have room for it in my smaller home with a growing family and another jeep. Make me a reasonable offer, title in hand.

Contact me through Craigslist if you are serious about purchasing


-Buick 231cid oddfire V6 “Dauntless” engine
-New Holley Truck Advenger Carb, 470 (needs to be tuned)
-Monza 44# odd-fire flywheel (resurfaced; super heavy and allows GM 10.5″ clutch size)
-T-18A Trans with 6.32:1 granny low (needs input-to-main bearing replaced)
-International Scout trans-t/case adapter (was for T-19-Dana20, used instead of normal
Jeep adapter due to 9deg steeper drop angle for t-case)
-OEM mixed Spicer18/Dana20 hybrid t-case; D20 case and bearings with S18 gears (lower 2.46:1
ratio) – still double-offset as normal S18; 2/4wd lever is longer Willys truck version
-OEM Warn all-range Overdrive unit (0.75:1, rare 4-pinion model!) with custom-adapted 3rd
OEM-style shift lever to operate (works great!)

-Currie Front Custom Dana44: CJ-7 widetrac width (56″wms-wms) with High-steer
-Currie Rear Custom Dana 44: CJ-7 widetrac width (56″wms-wms) but with Willys offset diff.
-Detroit SoftLockers & 5.38:1 Gear Ratio
-Spring F/R: hybrid M-38 (double-wrap main leaves) + ’71 CJ-5 secondary leaves
-Rear kicker shocks (’86 4Runner OEM front shocks) in custom mounts

Frame & Body
-Kaiser Jeep ’71 CJ-5 Frame with mods, Internal Gusseting, Custom winchmount/X-mbr + D-rings & mounting for Saginaw steering box, custom fuel tank cradle/skid, Relocated Spring perches to use Willys-length springs and extend wheelbase to ~83.5″, Custom Powertrain and Trans Skids, Custom Trans X-mbr, Custom rear X-mbr
-True “Universal” M38 replacement body
-Reproduction MB 9-slot grille
-Stainless steel CJ-3A style windshield with newer glass (only ~1000 stainless exist) with 2nd olive-drab M38-style reproduction

-C4 Corvette replacement radiator.
-Electric fan in custom metal fan shroud with switched on/off/auto control
-Hydroboost brake system
-Low-back racing bucket seats
-4-point racing harnesses with quick-releases
-PIAA Series 40 fog lights adapted to serve as headlights
-102″ CB whip antenna
-OEM Late flatfender heater unit (way better than nothing!)
-Complete Soft Top & Soft Doors also included
-Super Swamper Bogger 35x16R15

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1955 CJ-3B Crawler New Mexico **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,500.

Lots of work and money put into this rig.  It’s no hack job.

Engine: 350 crate Aspiration: fuel injection
Transmission: SM 420 D
Transfer Case: 300 4:1
Front:14” coil overs 4 link
Rear:Uliptiacle 4 link
Front: Dana 60 lockers
Rear: 14 Bolt Disk brakes lockers
Wheels:15” 32 Bolt bead locks (stering full hydro.)
Tires: 42- inch IROCKS

Other cool Stuff
-Premier Wielder
-A F W Boxed frame used as an air tank
-york compresser
-chromemolly inner, 4 link
-Tom Woods Shafts
-Custom seats
-Howell fuel injenction
-new red Top optima
-42” IROCKS only used 3 times
-rock lights all over
-9k. Waren wench
-2” recivers F/R
-lots of storage
-snow chains”

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1942 Crawler Apple Valley, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $19,500.

Not much MB left here.

“completly custom built 42 mb on a scout frame. 4.3 vortec on propane, turbo 400 manuel shift, dana 300 with tera low 4 to 1 gears, tera hi pinion 60 rear, chevy 60 front with 4.88 gears and detroit lockers,4 wheel disc brakes, trail ready 17×9 bead locks with 39.5×13.5×17 iroc radials, on board air, dual batterys, warn 9500 winch, full hydraulic steering,coil spring 3 link front, wishbone link rear with an air bag, street legal(sorta) only 2 years old,”

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1951 CJ-3A Project Bend, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500

“I really hate to sell this but times are tough and need the money. 1951 willys cj3a rock crawler project, 4.3 vortec v6, th400 auto, advanced adapter, dana 20, and toyota pickup axles on 37″ super swamper SSR’s. frame is boxed front to rear. 1/4 eliptical rear suspention mocked up, and most of the parts for coils and a 4 link in the front. motor and trans are just sitting in the frame rails for mockup, no mounts or cross member built yet. the tube was really in bad shape so I cut it down and started over, no skins on the tube yet but I have a 4′-8′ sheet of steel for them.”

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Year? Wagon Rock Crawler Santa Barbara, Ca $17,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

A reader forwarded this very unusual wagon.  It has quite the exoskeleton cage!

“I’m selling the best rock crawler I’ve ever owned, Rubicon anyone? No problem. This thing is a fully welded tubular frame, 454 Fuel Injected Suburban 2500 drive train with rear mounted engine and oil coolers, 44 inch Superswapers, welded Dana 70 rear axle with dump truck drum breaks Dana 60 front, prodfessionally CAD’ed 4-link full coil over suspension with fox racing shocks, aluminum fuel cell in rear, exo roll cage just painted, Newer XRC 10k lb winch mounts in front or rear, 4 air ride seats. This thing is full on if you’re ready to do the Rubicon or the Hammers this will do it. Over $30,000 invested in parts alone, selling due to economy. Asking 17,000 serious inquiries only! -Erik”

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1956 Buggy Sacramento, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: .

Between the ARB, the overdrive, and everything else, there might be a pretty good 4×4 here.

“56 jeep willys with a custum cab.
Buick v6
aftermarket headers to cherry bomb mufflers
elecctric fan
electric fuel pump with regulator
new starter
new water pump
new power steering pump
400 tranny with hurst shifter
warn transfercase with over drive
power brakes
disc brakes front, drum rear
ARB front diff
Detroit rear dana 44
rear locking hubs for and drop hitch in front for towing no trailer needed
air compressor which also supplies ARB

no windshield
no brake lights
current registration for street use but needs lights and windshield to be street legal ( I have a windshield for it, just never installed it.)

$3000 obo, trade , or cash and trade

(916) 8704113”

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1948 Rock Crawler Grand Junction, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $18,200.

This is also highway driveable.

“For sale 1948 Willys rock crawler
Custom boxed in frame, and six point roll cage.
Drive Train:
Front axle: Dana 60 35 spline Moser axles, ARB air locker
Rear axle: Dana 60 35 spline Moser axles, Detroit soft lock
Motor: GM 350 TBI
Transmission: Turbo 400
Transfer Case: Atlas 2
Drive shafts: Tom Woods custom shafts
Power steering: Howe steering pump and Howe hydraulic assist
Tires: 37×12.5×16.5 Supper Swamper TSL
Wheels: 16.5 Hummer bead locks

This jeep is in great shape with very little body damage. Runs good. I have done the toughest trails in Moab and the jeep handles like a buggy in the rocks. The jeep will drive down the highway at around 50-60 MPH, but built for crawling. Head lights, tail lights, rock lights, blinkers, and flasher all work. 18′ dove tail trailer can go with jeep depending on price.”

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1955 CJ-3B Crawler Albuquerque, NM $14,000


Not much 3B left.

“(505) 466-6279”

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Year? Stretched CJ-3B Grants Pass, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000

This has a rare Bobcat CJ-3B Hood.

“The Jeep is a 1949 Willys on a custom 2×6 frame
Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear shortened and braced
38″ swampers
327 v8
It is street legal!
Will throw in a BRAND NEW 8000lb winch w/remote if the deal is right
BAD: Steering comumn has play and the box leaks a little. I have another steering column for it
And this is a crawler! And I dont have a top or doors for it only a weathered bikini top”

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1946 CJ-2A Portland, Or $4750 or Trade


I suspect this is offroad only.

“1946 willys flat fender
351w with 68 miles on it
Newer c4 tranny
Dana 300
Dana 44’s spool in the rear &welded frt
36-14.50-15 super swamper at 99%”

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1952 CJ-3A Crawler Prescott, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Still a project.

“Rock crawler needs finished….has Atlas 5.0 transfer case T350 trans. Small block chevy PSC full hydralic steering w/quick disconnect steering wheel FOX 2.0 air shocks for the rear BIG HORN 2.0 shocks up front corporate 14 bolt rear Dana 44 front.”

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1942 GPW Flattie Seymour, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $3000. **SOLD**

This used to be a GPW …

“I have a great start to a GREAT jeep rig! An aftermarket (ie NO rust) ’42 gpw flatfender jeep, painless wiring system installed, 6 point rollcage, even a safari rack on top of that, tub is on a CJ 7 boxed frame. linked axles: Dana 44 up front, a BUILT 14 bolt in the rear! (will pop covers and see what gears they are), good windshield, heater installed, and autometer gauges.

The bad: The axles link system was NOT done correctly. Lots of good parts to reuse but needs to be done, correctly! Did have a amc 360 in it with a four speed. They are long gone! But, at least the clutch and brake peddles have already been converted to top swing peddles.”

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1948 Flattie Port Orchard, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

Lots of updates to this crawler.

“1948 Willys CJ2A flat fender. it has a 1992 chev TBI injection 350, sm 4 speed with granny low. 205 transfer case. 529 gears with detroit lockers, custom Alcan springs, bilstein shocks, cross over steering/ Hi steer. Warn upright winch,complete roll cage tied to the frame,it sits on 37″ toyo’s could be easily street able if you changed out the tires, I built this willys just to go play so I just put it on a trailer . Corbeau suspension seats with harness. The body is all steel original 1948 thats not beat up. there is just way to much to list this thing is ready for the trails.”


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1948 CJ-2A Great Falls, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

This has some changes.

1948 CJ-2 this is a built rockcrawler
AMC 401
Dana 44s both ends
auto transmission
35″ Boggers
Have put some time into this rig but don’t have the time anymore and too many other projects. I have put baja seats, new dash with gauges, new fuel cell. The only thing left is to wire up the new gauges replace the battery and a tune up wouldn’t be a bad idea.”

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1949 CJ-2A Shoreline, Wa $7850


Lots of mods done to this flattie.

“This is a 1949 CJ2A Jeep Willy’s frame with a fiberglass tub and custom metal flat fender style fenders. Dana 44 front and rear. 5.38 gears with loc right in the front and mini spool in the rear. The Jeep has undergone a full spring over conversion. All Axles are Chrome alloy. Front axle has high steer steering set up with ram assist. 4 wheel disc brakes attached to two corvette 1 inch Wilwood mater cylinders. One controls the front brakes the other controls the rear. This allows brake adjustment to be fine tuned via the master cylinders and summit brake pedal. The rear axle has a custom made track bar. Rear driveline is a CV style, the front is a Tom Woods long slip front driveline. Jeep sits on Mickey Thompson II knock offs with 35 inch Wrangler M/TR tires. Transfer case is a Dana 18 twin stick attached to a newly rebuilt turbo 350 automatic transmission with a B&M stage two shift kit. The engine has maybe 15 hours on it. The motor is a 327 375 HP model out of a 1967 Corvette. Carburetor is a truck avenger. The gas tank is a CJ type moved to the rear of the jeep. The Jeep has a full family cage with intergrated rock rails, including two Beard adult suspension seats and one preteen seat in center rear all seats have 4 point quick release harnesses. Battery shut off switch passenger side floorboard, battery is in rear behind seat, has heater, and warn 8000 pound winch. All interior of the tub has been rolled with Herculiner. Steering column is stainless steel, tilt, with removable steering wheel.

It has conquered every trail at Reider except Outlet Mall. Fun to drive, room for someone up to 6 feet tall to drive or ride shotgun. Email for additional pictures.”

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1948 CJ-2A Waterloo, Il $2850


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2850

(03/07/2011) This has a variety of mods.  I’m unsure of the transfercase setup (someone recognize that?).  I have to say I’m a little surprised this runs the early C shackles.

“FOR SALE: A 1948 jeep willys mudder. This was built strictly for the mud. Has a small block chevy with a power glide tranny. The guy I bought it from says it has a full size blazer running gears. You won’t see one like this one! Smokes when first started up. Rough as hell, cool as hell! Call 618-473-3208 or 618-402-9717 for more info or pic’s.”

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1952 Flattie Fairfield, Ia $2500


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2000

(09/21/2011) “1952 willys jeep 1 ton project. jeep has dana 60 front with 4:56 gears ,eaton rear with detroit locker and 4:56 gears. four link rear end ,T18 tranny ,dana 20 T case, set up for small block ford. full roll cage ,aluminum dash with full autometer gauges, racing buckets, five point harnesses, wheels are military beadlock with run flats and 36 inch wranglers. project needs finished. have many parts that go with. 2500 OBO will not part out”

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1948 Crawler Lake Chelan, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3000.

(11/14/20100 This is aptly called “Widow Maker”

“48 willys with a 350 manual four speed lifted custom roll bar 5 gallon fuel cell crow bucket seats diamond plate all the way around”