Desert-Dogs Research Archives

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1951 M-38 Hudson, IL $3000


This appears to have an overdrive, along with some worn Desert Dogs.

“Parts and assembly to a 1951 Willys Jeep. Body and chassis comes with donor Jeep and more. V-6 engine, Manuals, and can include car hauler. Inherited the project as part of a recent home sale and looking to sell to a Jeep enthusiast that would appreciate the journey of taking this baby back to its prime. Buyer will need to transport and remove all related parts. OBO”

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Mud Racer Rock Springs, WY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

I wonder how long this has sat.

“This mud racer was built from the ground up. I don’t have a pic of the tires that come with but for the best info I can give you my father’s number. Very serious car. Nitrous system. Fiberglass body”


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Jeep Parts Kossuth, PA


A variety of parts. There are even some old, worn desert dogs. It looks like there’s a door for a Koenig hardtop.

“Small collection of jeep parts. Most all cj-2a but some from cj2-cj 5s. Steering colums, windshield frames, grills, heads,carbs, ect..ect. also wheels, some w tires some not.”

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Year? M-38 Independence, TN $12,500


This appears to have recapped desert dog tires. This is listed as a 1945 jeep.

“Call or text for more information. No rust. Older restoration. Runs and drives good. Clear Virginia title. May be interested in 7000 cash and nice trade such as muscle car or sports car or a nice side by side utility vehicle.”

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CJ-2A Project Auburn, CA $2900


This includes a Husky Overdrive and an NOS set of Desert Dogs.

“Rebuilt 225 V6, Turbo 350 rebuilt, model 20 rebuilt, Husky Overdrive rebuilt, mod 25 and 44 differentials, full floating with locking hubs front and rear. Has been in a garage since rebuilding for 30 years. Has 3A windshield, body without a tailgate, fenders, grille, hood, body complete not bolted to the chassis. Frame is a DJ 5 that has been strapped from front to rear. To show its age, it has a set of brand new Desert Dogs on multi spoke Vector wheel”


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1947 CJ-2A Taylor, MI $3000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/03/2018) Engine is locked. A rare desert dog sighting on this former racer.

“47 Willys Jeep aftermarket steel body, tilt front end, CJ chassis, Dana 44s, 480 gears, a true four-wheel posi front, and rear, 327 .30 over thats locked up, Ported heads, intake, Holley carb, 400 trans. This jeep was raced in the Great Lakes sanction. Sand Drags and obstacle course in the 80s, and 90s known as a shuffler..”


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1946? Flattie Riverbank, CA $4000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/05/2018) Has some Desert Dog tires. The body and grille look to be MB/GPW.


“Excellent project.
1946 Willy’s Jeep , has Buick V6 in it . Warn overdrive .”


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CJ-5 Racer Asotin, WA Best Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: , .

This has a couple Desert Dogs that lookin decent shape. The rear springs are outboard. There could be a little value here. This is about 2 hours east of me.

“Old raceing. Jeep need the moter put back to gether its a 455 old.lot of parts.”

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CJ-2A Project Auburn, CA $2900


This includes NOS Desert Dogs on Hurricane Rims and a Husky Overdrive.

“Rebuilt 225 V6, Turbo 350 rebuilt, model 20 rebuilt, Husky Overdrive rebuilt, mod 25 and 44 differentials, full floating with locking hubs front and rear. Has been in a garage since rebuilding for 30 years. Has 3A windshield, body without a tailgate, fenders, grille, hood, body complete not bolted to the chassis. Frame is a DJ 5 that has been strapped from front to rear. To show its age, it has a set of brand new Desert Dogs on multi spoke Vector wheel”


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1953 CJ-3A Fortuna, Ca $6000


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $6000

“1953 Willy’s Jeep CJ3A 4 speed with a chevy V8. Warren overdrive, power steering, full cage rollbar, 10 in brakes, 10 in tires, tilt wheel, rear seat, corvette aluminum cross flow radiator, and a 4 barrel carborator. Not sure on the miles but no more than 15,000. We are asking $7000.00. Jeep has been in the garage its whole life and is in great shape. This is a fun jeep!”

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Day 16 – Monday May 14th: Drive Them Jeeps!

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , , .

<– Day 15 – Sunday May 13th: Great Scott, Another Jungle Jims? | Day 17 – Tuesday May 15th: Cheese N’ Hardware –>

Thanks to Rick and Paulette for letting us take their Jeepster for a spin!

Thanks to Rick and Paulette for letting us take their Jeepster for a spin!

Day 16: Monday we drove from Cincinnati to Columbus, Ohio, via Roger and then Rick and Paulette’s places.


Monday’s trip took us from Cincinnati to Columbus, Ohio.

The first step towards facing your problem is admitting you have a problem. Yes, I have a problem. I have Jungle-Jim-itus. After saying our goodbyes to Scott, our first stop of the day was at Jungle Jims (just happened to be on our way, sort of). Our goal was to explore the gluten free aisle, then check out the coffee aisle. We were fairly well-behaved and managed to leave with only a few items.


When you need a map for a grocery store, you know you are in a big one!

Our second stop of the day was at Roger Martin’s house, where he plans on holding another Southwest Ohio FC gathering this summer. Since we won’t be around for that event, I got to have some early hands on FC fun. Roger’s been working on a green and gray FC-170. It runs great, but needs some more body work. He pulled it out of the garage and let me drive it around his property. I liked that it didn’t have a windshield!

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Racing Flattie Bakersfield, CA **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

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

Interesting engine choice for a later build. The fact that it appears in a Desert Dog ad is pretty cool!


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“This car was raced in the late 70’s and 80’s the last race it completed was in 1990. Glenn Emery built this car as one of the first 4WD 4 wheel independent suspension rear engine vehicle. It has a Buick 215 V8 mated to a Turbo 350 transmission with a B&M shifter. There is a Casal V-drive to get the driveline turned the correct direction mated with a corvette rear pumpkin. The car is rock solid and has a solid start on the restoration. The car is currently street legal and runs, get in it and go have fun. I’m not entirely sure how much travel this car has, but it’s a lot. It can take 2-3 ft whoops at any speed.

My uncle was in the pit crew back in the day when Glenn Emery owned the car. He sold the car to Carl Cook and we tracked the car down a few years ago and found it sitting in a barn. We got it running again and started the restoration. Mickey Thompson has driven and raced this car a few times as well, it is a true timepiece of off road racing. The old pictures have Mickey Thompson in the drivers seat. Life got in the way and we haven’t used it as much as we wanted and it is sitting more than it gets used.
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Year? CJ-3B Shasta Lake, CA $1895


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/22/2018) This late model CJ-3B has some Desert Dogs in great shape.

“Hello, I have a CJ3B project for sale, It includes the body as seen in photos, new frame with springs Dana 44 rear axle, Dana 30 front axle and four good Desert Dog tires. This is a new reproduction frame, not a sandblasted old frame. I have installed Saginaw steering using Jeep Parts from a 1971 Jeepster Commando, is a very good installation, and a trailer hitch made from 3/8 steel plate, so it is plenty strong and looks nice. Also, the front bumper is made out of 1/4 steel plate that I had made to look like a stock bumper, so it is really strong over a stock bumper. This is a very good start for a project, and I also have other Jeep parts for sale if interested in building a solid Jeep project. This project comes with the original VIN plate for registration, but this project is being sold with a bill of sale only. I can deliver this Jeep within 100 miles for fuel costs both ways.”

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1987 Samurai Woodburn, OR $2990

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Marty shared this one. It not only had desert dogs, but comes with a second set of them. Might be worth buying for the dogs, then turning around and reselling it.

“Runs and drives Good with only 70,000 miles has tach, stero ,extra set of offroad Desert Dog tires 0n mag wheels has 2″lift with custom bumpers”


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1946 CJ-2A + Parts Kalamazoo, MI $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/03/2017) A rare desert dog sighting!

“1946 willys jeep plus lots of extra parts for sale: tires, grill, fenders, gas tank …too many to list! $3500.00”

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1969 CJ-5 Tacoma, WA Parting Out


The dogs could be good for racing.

“Parting out 1969 Jeep CJ5. Pricing depends on part. CASH ONLY.l”


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1959 CJ-5 Cedar Rapids, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

Some nice dogs!

“Fully restored Jeep Willys CJ5 . Last items needed to finish: windshield, front seat and exhaust which is new and included. Original motor, transmission and differentels.”


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1959 CJ-5 Des Moines, IA No Price


Nice set of dogs!

“Fully restored Jeep Willys CJ5 . Last items needed to finish: windshield, front seat and exhaust which is new and included. Original motor, transmission and differentels.”


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1959 FC-150 Old Forge, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** for $6000 on eBay.

Desert Dogs on an FC. Probably never see that again!


“Engine – Hurricane 4 (out of 1961 Jeep)
3 speed manual transmission with low range
Vin # OH78015283
Navy blue – Black vinyl seats and trim
14,318 miles on odometer but true mileage unknown

I am selling my 1959 Jeep to make room in my garage for a boat. This is also my first sale on E-Bay so I have added links to videos of the truck in the description below. The Jeep has been restored and runs well. I have owned the vehicle since 1997 and it has spent most of the time in my heated garage when not driven. I purchased it from a neighbor who did the restoration for his wife who did not like it and would not drive it. The restoration took place between 1996 and 1997 and cost him over $10k at that time.

The major part was an almost new engine that was put in out of a 1961 Jeep CJ that only had 6,000 miles on it and that was used for snow plowing at a funeral parlor. This engine was purchased from Ray Galassi Jeep in Chicago, one of the original Jeep dealers. When you hear the engine you will know it’s in excellent shape. The body was repainted at the same time but is now showing some rust spots and paint peeling. Many parts were repaired or replaced in 1996. Continue reading

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1951 M-38 Issaquah, WA $4200

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available. Last listed in 2013. Includes trailer this time.

(04/03/2013) Desert Dogs, a winch, an overdrive and high gearing. Looks like a good Northwest rig. It also has the bobcat fiberglass hood. The steps appear modified.

“350ci chevy motor
12 volt system
3 speed trans. With overdrive
All 4 locking hubs, easy to tow with included tow bar.
Pto winch
Matching trailer 1953, with title
Myers snow plow,”






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1945? CJ-2A Olympia, WA $3200


UPDATE: Still Available.

“1946 Willy’s Jeep. 6 volt.Original motor running gear. Runs good, new brakes. Body in decent shape for age. Always stored indoors. Comes with extra transmission. Lots of fun. ”

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1955? CJ-3A Mountlake Terrace, WA $3200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/09/2016) This could be worth a look. Those Firestone tires look like Desert Dog knockoffs.

“1955 Jeep CJ, Flat Fender Body, 231ci Buick V-6, Full cage with diamond plate, Rancho lift, Tow bar, Warn 6,000 lbs winch, Dana 27 Front end, Dana 44 Rear end. There’s a lot more to this jeep call for more information.  ”


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1954 CJ-3B Battle Ground, WA $2200


Those desert dogs look in reasonably good shape.

“WILLYS HIGHHOOD. V-8. Runs. Drives. Needs fuel pump and maybe a new battery.”

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Dalton, MA $1200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/09/2016) Has some rare Formula Desert Dog PCV tires, though without much tread or life left.

“All original, matching numbers VEC Willy’s. VIN 23538. Column shift. Original motor serial # 24259. Lots of extra parts go with. Jeep rolls, motor turns. Frame is solid. Jeep has been stored indoors since I acquired it 5 years ago”


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1945? GPW? Riverbank, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

(11/12/2015) That appears to be a VEC CJ-2A body with a filled in tailgate. The rear axles aren’t full floating. Might be a mix of parts. The dogs look in reasonable shape.

“1945 ford jeep, Buick V6 runs good , good tires, needs brakes. trailer for jeep available, ‘

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