Desert-Dogs Research Archives

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1945 Flattie Portland, OR $700


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $700.

(09/05/2012) This was a 1945 GPW, but it now has a CJ-2A body and some other mods, including some Desert Dogs.

“$700 OBO.  The value here is in the parts. It does not run and will take a lot to get it running.
It pretty much needs everything gone through or rebuilt to get it street worthy again.

The Jeep is titled as a 45 Ford Jeep, but it doesn’t look like there is much left of a 45.
Body is 2A, frame is 48 or newer.

This was going to be a project but just too much for me to tackle. The motor has two cylinders that are rusty and I don’t have the
time or resources to pull the motor and rebuild it. There are some good parts on this Jeep that someone will want.

MB Grill
T 84 Transmission (Needs Rebuilt)
WW2 water pump undrilled
WW2 carb (maybe)

Buyer must take it all. I will not part it out. Trades considered, unless I get too many calls with people offering me garbage…..

Call or text Dan at five zero three – 380 – nine three six six”


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Grrrumbler: Custom Flatfender Model

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**. It is similar to the Trailblazer

Where was this when I was building models?  This has desert dog-like tires, a stainless look, and some turbine rims!

“GRRRUMBLER 4×4 Jeep Off Road Custom MPC 1:25 OPENED Vtg Model Kit 70’s”

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1987 Formula Tire Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures • TAGS: .

I didn’t realize that Armstrong had marketed the Formula Tires as a brand with multiple kinds of tires.  Maybe there are some other ads out there.

View all the information on eBay

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1951 M-38 Poulsbo, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was “Make offer”

The CJ-5/M-38A1 and the red M-38 have been sold.  Only the blue M-38 is left.

(09/05/2012) “Has a small block Ford engine. Needs lot’s of work Hasn’t been on road since the eightys. Doen’t run selling as is. $700. Will take your junk cars in trade.”

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1946 CJ-2A Montesano, Wa $2000


According to the seller, “no modifications have been made on this jeep“.  I count at least 21 modifications (not counting the tires).   That said, the body looks pretty good.

“This jeep has been garaged except the last the few months. Had to do some remodleing in my garage. There is little surface rust in a few spots nothing major. Role bar in back, snap on soft top. Small rust hole on passager side floor board. ENGINE NOT RUNNING, This jeep is in great shape considering the year it is made. Reply to this or call 360-249-4063. Ask for Kurt
Thanks for looking. This jeep wouldn’t take much to fix up nice if you have time and money that I don’t have. This jeep is all original from 1946, no modifications have been made on this jeep. There is not speedometer in the jeep, there never has been so I have no idea how many miles are on it, it the second engine that has been put in it.  Asking $2000.00 for it, title in hand.”

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1947 CJ-2A Bellingham, Wa $1200


UPDATE:  Still Available

I’ll bet it won’t take much to get this running.  The Desert Dogs appear to have good tread, too.

“barn find, 25 yrs storage, complete, all original, restoration project, not running, ran excellent when parked.(Yes it has a Title) Email with your phone number.”

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1946 CJ-2A Santa Rosa, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

This sports some old, used up desert dog tires.


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1946 CJ-2A Kennewick, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750.

This has some old Desert Dogs.

‘This thing is a major project. It has a buick v6 in it but I’m pretty sure it is junk. I was told that the front and rear axles are welded. The body is rough, no bad rust but plenty of surface rust. I had plans to build a wheeler out of it but life has got in the way and I’m not sure when I will get back to it. I’d like $750 but I’m flexible. Delivery available within reason. May take a trade but depends on what it is. Call, text or email me if you have any questions or want to come look”

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Old Flattie Racer Othello, Wa **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

This has some solid lettering Dogs.  It sure looks like a racer from the 80s maybe.

“This is a project rig. It does not run. I don’t know what kind of shape the drive train is in. I found it in a field. I was told it used to be raced and the axles are welded up. I due have a title for it. I can’t remember the year at the moment but 46′ sticks in my head. I was going to build a wheeler out of it but I have no time or money. I’d like to see $800 but feel free to make an offer. I can send more pics. It’s currently in storage in Othello but I live in tri-cities.”

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1953 CJ-3B New Ulm, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

This has some solid letter desert dogs.  I suspect this has hardly been used over the past 30 years.

“1953 Willys CJ3B with rare sears and robuck half cab topper circa 1960. F-head hurricane 134 ci 4 cylinder removed for restoration. Very little rust and solid frame and chassis. all original drive train aside from aftermarket rims and 31 inch tires. has the original heater unit. $3000 obo. ”

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1953 CJ-3B Hinckley, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000

(09/21/2010) You had me at teel wheels with desert dogs.  The reason for the sale is sad.

I have ALS sd cant drive tis anymore. Great shape, Must sell. All original 11,000 miles”

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1958 CJ-5 Yreka, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500.

This has some of the solid letter Desert Dogs.  I bet this doesn’t have a whole lot of miles.

“1958 Willys Jeep, $2500 OBO. Runs good, body in good condition. Wench, gunrack, new windshield.”

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Oldies but Goodies – Desert Dog Tires

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features • TAGS: .

The main reason for my trip to Seattle this weekend was to pick up a set of Forumla Desert Dog tires from Mitch with some good tread still left that I can use as offroad tires.  I have four more hurricane rims just aching for these tires, so I can’t wait to get them mounted.  This should really make Biscuit ready for summertime explorations.  Thanks Mitch!

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1947 CJ-2A Wheelersburg, Oh $250


Sure, it is a mess, but it has Desert Dogs!

“Complete Has overhead valve engine out of a newer (1950s-60s) jeep. Frame broken near grill. Has Willys stamped on windshield frame. Tub has been patched a few times but it it almost 70 years old. Great for parts. Was a mudder before frame broke about 15 years or so ago. I unhooked the generator and put a battery in it last summer and it whirled over but thats as far as I went. 740-464-0363 I will consider trades. No title.”

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1946 CJ-2A Elk River, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300

Some old desert dogs on the front and old terras on the rear.  The rims with the terras look pretty good.  Given those additions, I wonder if the drive train was upgraded with anything like posi.

“project JEEP frame was sand blasted. some rust some rust already fixed. no motor, trans, tcase. nice rims with 31-15.50-15 terra tires.”


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Year? CJ-2A Ceres, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Desert dogs on some old steel rims — classic.

“Has small block chevy engine 4 wheel drive needs work but it runs good if you like to know more 2,000 O/B/O”

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1955 CJ-5 Detroit, Mi $2750 w/plow

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , , .

This stock looking CJ-5 with a great half cab has some cool hubcaps and some early formula desert dogs.  This might just be the last jeep you’ll see with both hubcaps & desert dogs.  This appears to have the early CJ-5 reversed front springs, too.  I like it.

“Very solid steel cab on rough body. Plow is Full Hydraulic Up-Down and Left-Right from Inside Cab and is 6 1/2 ft. wide. Engine is 232 straight six cylinder, three speed on floor. Runs like a tank, Very strong, Very low overall gear ratios. Will deliver, per mile rate. Call: two six O / four one O / six five O one.”

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1947 CJ-2A Portsmouth, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

This is pretty beat up.  Note the old Desert Dogs.

“Complete 47 Willys for parts maybe.  Engine not stuck. No title. Broken frame in front. CJ5 Tub No Title $300. Windshield Frame $75. Full Roll Cage $150. Will consider trades.”

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1947 CJ-2A Flint Township, MI $1000


This looks like it has desert dogs and steel rims all the way around.

“Engine rebuilt 10 years ago, driven 200 miles since then. Call Todd 810/691-5130”

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4 Desert dogs with rims Pasco, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $100.

“4 DESERT DOG TIRES ON 15 INCH WHEELS 5 LUG 31’s 100.00 509-521-1420”

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1952 CJ-3A Fort Collins, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.

This does not include an engine and transmission.

“For sale is a1952 Willys CJ3A jeep compete less engine, trans and t/c. This jeep has been in our family for over 30 years. This was a project started but never finished. The body is perfect with NO RUST and a sweet paint job.

Here is what was done up till now: Body was removed and sand blasted then painted. Same with the frame rail. New Rancho 2.5″ suspension installed with KYB shocks. Replaced the origanal axle with a pair from a 1968 jeep, Dana 44 rear and a Dana 27 front. Installed front mounted steering plate for power or manual, replace tie rods and tube with 1 piece (1972 jeep style steering). ”

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4 Desert Dogs w/ rims Mulino, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Were $600. **SOLD**

These are the older style dogs and appear in good condition.

“4 Desert Dog Tires on 5 lug Ford 1/2 Ton Rims. Same pattern as Terra Tires. 90% Tread. 31×11.5 on 15″ DOT Tires good for snow, mud & sand. Great for off road racing! Tires aren’t weather checked, they either have been on the jeep or in the shop. The rims are either 15×9.5 or 15×10 wide. They came off of a 66 CJ -Jeep. Will fit 1/2 ton Ford or Jeep. 5 lug.”

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4 Desert Dogs + rims — Lee Summit, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Were $1150. **SOLD**

These have been sale for more than two years (assuming they haven’t been sold already).  Obviously, the price is pretty high.  I’ve been waiting for the price to drop … and still waiting.

“8 slot triangles, original white paint, chrome valve stems, new, 4, with Formula Desert Dog 10-15 LT tires, new, mounted, balanced, 4, $1150”


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Formula Desert Dog II .. Never seen these before

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Those these are branded Desert Dog II, they appear to be similar to the Desert Dog PCV.

These are located in Port Huron, Mi.  I’ve never seen this style of Desert Dog Tire.  Nor have I seen the “Desert Dog II” model. These must be very old, though the side walls still look good.

2- 28/10 15″ Formula Desert Dog II tires.  Good tread came off of sandrail.”


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Fiberglass Race Body and Desert Dog/Coop Tires Eatonville, Wa

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Features, Racing, Tires and Rims • TAGS: , , .


If you are doing some PNW racing, here’s some good stuff for you.  Plenty of tread on those tires.  The body comes with fenders, hood and grille.

“Bobcat willys flat fender race body complete with seperate fenders hood and grill. Has removalable tailgate and no floor. Very good condition.$700.00

4 co-op front tires. 2 are brand new, 2 have 1 race and 1 spare. 10 desert dogs 2 are brand new and the rest are 60% and 85-90%. $1000.00 for all. Must take all tires. Will not separate.”