Desert-Dogs Research Archives

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Year? CJ-2A? w/trailer Hughson, CA **SOLD**

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

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

(02/25/2014) The dogs look in surprisingly good shape. The tires on the trailer aren’t so good. This may include an overdrive, based on the ‘4 levers’ comment.


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4 Desert Dog Tires and Chrome Rims Portland, OR **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

UPDATE: These were $495. **Status Unknown**

Marty spotted this rare set of Desert Dogs in good condition on chrome steel rims.

“Tires have a 10″ face and 12″ section width. Have excellent tread, and are very good in mud, snow and I guess sand. These are a very tough nylon tire. Wheels are 10″ wide and are 5 on 5. 5 Fits ford, jeep cj, scout and samurai. May fit others?”




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1966 Tuxedo Park CJ-5 Savannah, TN $6500


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/24/2014) Jim spotted this solid looking Tuxedo Park CJ-5. And, it has desert dogs to boot, a real rarity in the Tennessee area. Looks like the front bumper has been replaced.

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1954 M-38A1 DuPont, WA $2500


UPDATE: Still Available

(08/18/2014) It’s a project with some Desert Dogs.

This jeep, for the year, is very clean and needs an owner that is not afraid of a little project. Everything in the pictures are included except for the exhaust wrap. The jeep must go, no low balls, clean title in hand, 2500 or best offer!

Jeep has:

Stock Chevy 350 four bolt main brand new
Muncie Rock Crusher 4 speed
T18 Big tooth
No drive shaft
Dana 44 rear diff fully locked with tapered axle
Dana 27 ten spline axle 
Lockers in the rear
10″ rear drum breaks
11″ front drum breaks
Brand new wheel bearings
Stock hubs
No steering box or column
Windshield in excellent condition
20 gallon fuel tank as well as original 10 gallon included 
Diamond plate rear wrap and gas tank shield
No exhaust
Frame is boxed in and body is in good/excellent condition
Will need new tires (holds air for about 24 hours)

Those were the main things I could think of… I have a folder full of receipts to show that it is worth it. Again, everything in the pictures are included. Please feel free to call or Text. Serious buyers only. WILL NOT PART OUT! Highest offer takes it all.”


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Vito’s Father’s CJ-5 from Italy

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Vito from Italy has fond memories of jeeping with his father back in the early 1980s. Here’s a photo of his father at the helm of his CJ-5. Check out the tires. Yes, some Desert Dogs made it all the way to Italy. In fact, Vito is hunting for a set for a vintage build he’s creating. He’s got another Italian friend who has some old vintage dogs as well. I had no idea!


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2 Desert Dogs with Rims Seattle, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

**SOLD** Were $80.

If I were in Seattle, I’d scoop these up.

Pair of Desert Dog tires. Good rubber.”


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1948 CJ-2A Chickamauga, TN **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was $2000. Status Unknown.

Runs, drives, stops and has desert dogs.

“This is a 1948 Willys CJ3A. It was used by a vet in parades and events. It is not military but it is done up as an Airborne jeep. It has a Ford early pinto or 2000 series motor which runs flawlessly. I just put a poly tank in it and replaced the fuel lines. It fires right up and shifts through all the gears and all the four wheel drive is working. It still has the T90 transmission and dana 18 transfer case. It also has the original 5:38 geared Dana 44 rear axle. This is a real hoss in the woods. It will need some wiring and seat bottoms. Yes, It stops and yes I just drove it around the yard to test everything out. The battery is not included. This is sold as is with a bill of sale only. four two three seven six two five eight five eight or come by 6645 Lafayette road (just across the street from trails end ranch).”

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1949 Flattie Chehalis, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500.

Could be made into a racer, too. Buckshots in the front and Desert Dogs on the back.

“I’m selling my ’49 Willys Bobtail Jeep. This is a Great Trail Jeep or Mudder or Rock Crawler or Whatever. It wouldn’t take much at all to make this a running driving jeep…. all that it needs is some brake work and possibly a carb. rebuild but otherwise complete and ready to go. It has the Stock 134F head 4Cyl. Engine , T90 3Spd. Transmission , Model 18 2 stick transfer case, Model 27 front axle and Model 44 rear axle both with 5.38 gears. Racing buckets with harnesses, Rear mounted 10 Gallon fuel cell and battery. It has a nicely built cage with rear mounted spare tire carrier. It has a 3″ suspension lift and comes with a pretty nice set of Radial Buckshots on White Spokes. We aren’t driving it much anymore and have kinda lost interest.”

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4 Desert Dog Tires Akron, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** were $250.

These appear to have some ware. Maybe 30-50% tread left?

“I have 4 desert dog tires on 15 inch rims. Bolt pattern is 5 on 5.5 wagon wheels, I also have four jeep alum rims for sale. They are the ones mounted on in picture”


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1948 CJ-2A Vinton, IA No Price


There’s some value here. The dogs appear in decent shape.

“Jeep has chevy v6, full cage etc. body is very good, no. rust, call for details. 3 one 9-560-6 two 5 two.”

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1959 CJ-5 Fruita, CO $4200


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4200.

(11/07/2013) Not only is this in good condition, but it also sports some Desert Dogs with the classic solid lettering. I might be in love (again).

“1959 Willys Jeep cj-5 rust free and in very good condition, new custom interior, custom rear and front bumpers, original 4 cylinder f head motor and three speed manual transmission. $4200 o.b.o. For more information and pictures please email me.”

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2 Desert Dogs Hampton, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $100.

Lots of tread left on these east coast dogs.

“2 (Two) Old school Formula 31″ x 10″ x 15″ Desert Dog tires for Jeep, VW Dune buggy, Baja Bug. Some light dryrot but they hold air and are awesome offroad in the sand and mud. Asking $100obo for the pair. ”


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A Couple South African Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: International, VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others • TAGS: , .

Marc forwarded these two jeeps for sale in South Africa. The first is a Gobex Jade Jeep, a kit jeep that is no longer produced. Marc’s trying to find out what happened to them.


The second jeep is a Badger Jeep, A veep-like kit car with a VW engine. What’s most interesting is that the tires are Desert Dog PCV Tires, yet the tires don’t include PCV like other PCV tires I’ve seen.

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1954 M-38A1 Des Moines, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

(07/23/2013) This jeep has a rare set of Desert Dog PCV (Pickup/Camper/VAn) tires.

“Awesome Jeep for sale-must go…needs very little to get back to perfect! Drives! Body in great shape. Serious inquiries. $6500 OBO”




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1951 CJ-3A $3000 and Year? M-38 $1200 Hunter Mountain, NY


The yellow CJ-3A looks like it has a very narrow set of Desert Dogs. Unclear if the yellow one runs (probably not).

“Selling a ’51 Willy’s CJ3 AND 40’s M38 rolling chasis. Both vehicles have been under cover
in a barn (near Hunter Mtn, NY )by our family for many years and are in GREAT shape for restoraton. If your interested please call me on my cell 201-820-8778. We’re asking $3,000.00 for the complete CJ3, and $1200.00 for the M38 complete rolling chasis. I would be happy to sell both the the same person!
Rob Miller
Thanks for your interest!”



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Custom Flatfender St. Louis, MO $5500

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Now No Price. Was listed at $5500.

The work looks good, but the frontend design is unexpected.  Those old dogs look in good shape.

“I have a built from ground up 1944 Willys Jeep, it has a regular jeep frame and Willys body, extremely nice, never seen rain or anything, garage kept. NO TITLE, but can get a builders title. Have over $13,000 invested in it. Will sell for $3500 OBO, motivated seller. If live at far distance and unable to pick up, will deliver for fee. You can call/text 618-917-7777, for any questions you may have. tHANKSs”

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1960 FC-150 Petaluma, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $550. Desert Dogs PCV on a FC?  That’s a rare sight.

“A later model 150. It has the wider track and the cast iron weight in the rear of the frame. The cab has the usual rust spots, the floor, lower rear corners and above the windshield. The bed is in reasonable condition, but no tail gate. The engine is loose and ran a few years ago. I never drove the truck so I do not know the condition of the transmission (three speed) and transfer case. The rear end is a limited slip. Included is a spare front axle from a CJ Jeep. It is a project, but it is all there.”

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Next Updates Sunday Evening

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , .

Ann and I arrived safely in Pasco after a sunny/rainy/snowy/windy day driving through the panhandle of Idaho, then west to Pasco. We spotted and photographed a couple jeeps, ate some good food and visited with family; so it was a complete day!

More tomorrow on this possible CJ-2L Bruce spotted. Note rare Desert Dog PCV tires (not that they are in good shape).  They have a tighter tread than the standard Desert Dog tires.

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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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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”