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1956? Jeep Perkins Diesel Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This just sold on eBay for $31.00. It was listed as a 1955 brochure, but given it includes the CJ-6, it seems more likely it was 1956 or later.

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1964 Perkins Deisel CJ-5 Helena, MT $19,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This looks in good shape, though it does have a few mods. Has anyone ever seen dual tank inlets light the ones on the rear of this jeep? (At least I think those are gas inlets).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2244675705788461

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1962 Truck Milwaukie, OR $14,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

TJ shared this truck with a 1982 2.3 liter Peugot engine in it and featured on Barn Finds a couple days ago. It lacks four wheel drive due to non-matching RP ratios in the front and back.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/portland-1962-willys-jeep-pickup-turbo/6773827527.html

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“Let’s start with some bad.
No front drive line for four wheel drive because it has non matching gearing between front and rear axle.
Passenger floorboard has holes, big enough for a big toe to fit in.
Heater core has pinhole leak so it steams up the cab, currently bypassed.

Some good.
2.3l turbo diesel from 1982 peugeot 505s.
Bosch mechanical fuel injection.
Garret turbo.
Achieves 25 mpg city.
Capable of freeway speeds, but it takes a while(1st gear 10-20,2nd gear 20-30, 3rd 30-60, redline 85mph calculated)
20 gal aluminum fuel tank, 500 mile range.
Custom adapter for jeep t15 3 speed transmission.
Dana 44 rear axle 3.90 limited slip from full size jeep truck, with rebuilt brakes.
New brake lines front to back.
All new wiring and fuse box.
Wipers converted to 2 speed electric.
33 inch mud and snow tires.
Custom rear driveline.
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1962 Perkins CJ-5 Wakefield, NH **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $6500.

(08/02/2014) “1962 Jeep CJ very rare PERKINS DIESEL ENGINE 3spd Overdrive Transmission.”

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1962 CJ-3B Diesel Schwenksville, PA $3250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Find a different body and it might make an interesting rig. Includes a Koenig 1/2 Cab.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/233040864067677

“Diesel powered cj3b rolling chassis. Front sheetmetal only for mockup of 1975 Mercedes 240d engine mated to T176 4 speed transmission with dana 18 transfer case. T176 completely rebuilt over 1000$ in parts.Dana 18 completely rebuilt , all new gears and high speed intermediate shaft kit . Over 1100$ in parts. Chassis has new Superlift 2 1/2” lift springs. Custom radiator. Engine has new injectors, glow plugs, timing chain, injector lines . New? 240d short block included. Also included is a Koenig deluxe 1/2 cab. Dana 300 transfer case and a bunch of parts included. 16” original rims. Uses factory Mercedes hydraulic clutch. No title, much time and money invested in project .”

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Year? CJ-3A? Sarasota, FL **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Greg alerted me to this project that runs. It’s got Overland Diesel’s Kubota swap kit.

“Dad was a military vehicle enthusiast, collector, and master restorer for nearly 50 years. This is a frame off restoration. This restoration is particularly unique as this jeep was converted from gas to a turbo diesel. This 1953 Willys was the last project he took on before exiting this world last year. My dad had some really good military vehicle friends committed to help me get this project wrapped up to this point where it is now ready to transition to a new owner. This jeep is 90% complete with fresh new paint, new body, new tires, new windshield glass, new seats, and more. Jeep starts, runs, stops, and looks great! The new owner can enjoy the satisfaction of performing the final finishing touches such as wiring, emergency brake cable, exhaust system/muffler.
See videos below of the Jeep being started and driven.
Jeep located in Sarasota, Florida. Can assist with pickup/shipping.
Good luck bidding!!

Additional Info:
Converted from gas to Turbo Diesel
Runs and looks great!
Kubota Diesel V2003T engine
M38 Body mounted on a CJ2A Frame
New body, new tires, new glass, new seats”

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1947 CJ-2A Project Belchertown, MA $2000 or Parting Out

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000. This has a Mercedes engine in it.

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-willys-jeep/6638837179.html

(03/03/2018) “jeep is to be parted out, what ever parts you need call or text me, the whole jeep with out motor or transmission can be bought for $1000 or parted out. The Mercedes motor/transmission is also for sale it has 60k miles on it. That’s for sale for $1,200. If you showed up with close to $2000 and wanted the whole thing I wouldn’t say no. Deploying soon. Need gone ASAP.”

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1951 Wagon Diesel Coburg, OR $13,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

Nice looks wagon with an engine update.

https://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/d/1951-willys-2wd-wagon/6552836508.html

“A very special preservation of a nice station wagon. Body work done about 2000, including cab floor replacement w/ plate steel. New lacquer paint 2017. Engine professionally replaced 1 yr ago with good running Mercedes 3.0 5 cylinder diesel and Mercedes automatic transmission, including new driveline. New exhaust system. Electric fan w/ oil and transmission cooler. Interior done in the style of vintage woodies, with slat roof. Its 90% done, here’s what it needs still: heater installed (its provided). Some side glass replacement (wind wings, drivers side.) Needs better rear axle ratio– its now 4.88 and the MB transmission is geared to something like 3.49 to achieve a highway capable speed. Rear bumper is older chrome and is aged. Brakes all good and working, new master cylinder included for a later date if needed. Clean WA title. Its a very nice preservation, made for fun and touring.”

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1952 M-38A1 Wilbraham, MA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,000.

Craig spotted this M-38A1 that’s been repowered with a Kubota diesel engine.

“1952 Willys M38A1 was brought back to life in 2015 after a two year restoration and modification was completed. Every nut and bolt was removed, inspected, replaced if damaged and reassembled to ensure this restoration did not leave any areas of the Jeep untouched. Two major modification were completed during the restoration. The electrical system was converted to a 12V system and the engine was replaced with a Kubota V2403 60 HP turbo diesel engine”

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willys-m38a1-restro-mod/6461599224.html

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1955 CJ-5 Diesel Escondido, CA $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Seller swapped out the engine and the dash from an Isuzu.

“Fighting Jeeps .. Diesel engine..
Baja Mud Terrain 31/50R/15 Tires
Original gas engine was replaced with Isuzu Diesel. 4 wheel drive .
Starts right up all day everyday.”

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/d/1955-willys-jeep-diesel/6487133940.html

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1948 Truck Las Vegas, NV $4500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

It’s powered by a Nissan diesel engine.

“Thought it was sold but guy flaked
1948 Willys Overland Jeep Truck
4×4 warn hubs and winch, optima battery, aluminum radiator
Mid 80’s Nissan diesel and 5 speed transmission
Clean title registered and insured
Runs and drives but needs tinkering as with most things this old.”

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-willys-jeep-truck-diesel/6444906754.html

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1953 M-38A1 West Point, CA $4200

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Some M-38A1s came with Perkins?

“53 Willy’s Jeep
Rare
Perkins Diesel, Motor and drive train are Factory
Can be check out on Internet
Needs Differentials Replaced (Front and Rear)
Have Both
Winch and Tow Bar
Have clean title (on non-op)
More pictures on request”

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/1953-willys-jeep-cj-diesel/6439827619.html

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1953 M-38A1 West Point, CA $3900

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Needs works. Has lots of diamond plate bling!

“53 Willy’s
Perkins Diesel
Needs Differentials Replaced (Front and Rear)
Have Both
Have clean title (on non-op)”

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/1953-willys-jeep-cj-diesel/6373768877.html

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1961 CJ-5 VW/Diesel Project Fontana, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This is unusual.

“This was a VW diesel swap project I have been working on. GM Saginaw power steering conversion. Has painless switch panel. New tires. It is registered, It runs and drives. I unfortunatly underestimated the little diesels power for highway speeds when i chose the gear ratio. Take over this project or I may pull engine to part it out. I still have all the hardware to install a small block Chevy. It has disc brake upgrades large rear brakes. Dana 27 Front, Dana 44 rear. 4.27 gears, Detroit Locker rear. Dana 18 transfer case SM465 Chevrolet truck transmission with Granny gear. I will separate the diesel and sell if interested in the jeep only. Or sell whole thing.”

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/1961-willys-cj5-vw-diesel/6293199632.html

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1948 CJ-2A Caldwell, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,000.

“Details:
1948 Willys CJ2 with a V2203 Kubota turbocharged engine conversion.
Dana 44 front axle with a detroit locker and 4:88 gears. All new (axles, Hubs, locker, gears, bearings) with heavy duty tie rod and drag link.
Dana 44 rear full floating axle with a Auburn limited slip with everything brand new also!
Transmission and transfer case rebuilt and overdrive added.
New front disk brakes and rear 11 inch drums with dual master cylinder and all new brake lines.
Saginaw steering conversion.
New modern wiring harness.
New Mastercraft suspension seats with 5 point harnesses and full roll cage.
5 New BFGOODRICH 31/10.5/R15s with new wheels
New gauges with EGT gauge and Boost gauge
New battery and radiator.
I Also have a Artic front window that i will include in the sale

Lots of time and money invested! ( More than I’m asking) Jeep runs and drives excellent with no problems.”

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French Diesel Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This French brochure highlights a diesel jeep for a CJ-3A.

“Brochure JEEP WILLYS INDENOR DIESEL”

View all the information on eBay

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1980 CJ-5 Diesel Chicora, PA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Jack spotted this diesel modified CJ-5.

“Mercedes turbo diesel powered Jeep cj-5 for sale. It was built by the folks at Mercedes diesel 4×4 in eastern Pa and the build is documented on their site, they are the innovators of the Mercedes swap and all work is top notch. This CJ runs great, has lots of cool factor with the 5cyl om617 engine and gets 20+ MPG. It has a BDS 2″ lift on it, 4speed, new bestop supertop,32″ BFG radial all terrain tires. The frame is the cleanest I have ever seen and the all steel body is fair too, it just has some rust blisters. It hasn’t been run in winter on salty roads and has been kept up with.”

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/5986764570.html

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1981 Mitsubishi J-54 Blue Ridge, GA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

It’s diesel powered.

“1981 Mitsubishi J54 Diesel
factory 4DR5 Diesel 33mpg
45,980 Miles 1 owner
Will be fitted with new seats
Full services y Mitsubishi Dealer
Rare Flat Fender Model
Rare Military Dish Wheels with Military Bridgestone Tires
Factory Aisin Locking Hubs, Factory rear jump seats
Beautiful Classic Style

*Unbelievable build quality from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ( Same company that produce Aircraft, Ships, Missles and Nuclear Power Plants)
*Unbreakable Mechanicals 2.7 4DR5 Diesel, Dana Axles 44 and 30, Spicer/Dana 18 Transfer Case, Mitsubishi HD Transmission
*Incredible Fuel Economy (over 30 mpg)”

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/5993176702.html

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1971 Diesel CJ-6 Oklahoma city, OK **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $15,000

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“I am selling my 71 cj6. This is a one of a kind vehicle and I can guarantee nobody has one like it. I have completely built it from the ground up. A cj6 is from the factory 20” longer than a cj5. I took this cj6 and cut it down the middle from front to back and widened it 14.5 inches! Yes that means it took two of everything to build this jeep, two grills, two hoods, windshield frames ect. The body sits on a 73 chevy blazer frame with 3/4 ton axles and 37 in tires. The engine is a 5.9 12 valve cummins out of an 89 dodge pickup. If you know about diesels then you know that this engine is as reliable as they get, best diesel ever made. It has a tf727 automatic transmission that was rebuilt less than 2000 miles ago, in fact the entire jeep has les than 2000 miles on it sense it was built. here is a parts list.
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Mitch Needs Another Perkins Engine

• CATEGORIES: Features, wanted • TAGS: .

If you’ve been following Mitch Carter on Facebook, you know he’s been doing some great jeeping in his stock diesel-powered CJ-6 (Moab & Black Bear Pass among other places) … at least until he ran into an engine problem.

Now he’s hoping to find a second perkins 4.192 diesel engine. He thinks massey ferguson tractors, forklifts, generators, etc. Even a 4.203 indirect injected one would get him by until i can rebuild the original engine. If you have one, email me at d@ewillys.com or comment below and I’ll get you in touch with him.

I’ve known Mitch since he was a young kid. He does a lot for the PNW jeeping community and is always willing to lend others a hand.

About his engine problem he wrote, “I got crossed up on a rock on the alpine loop, and the fan bit the radiator. We patched it as good as we could which got us off the trail and over one pass to silverton. And this is where i made the mistake of leaving the cap off the radiator so it wouldn’t build pressure…. the gauge only read 200* but it was fooled by hot air and not water. The engine was much hotter and I fear it’s toast. Very little compression, hard to start but will still turn over and run badly while making equally bad noises.”

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On the back of a flatbed tow truck.

A few pics from Moab earlier in the trip.

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1970 Diesel DJ-5 Atlanta, GA $6500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

Glenn spotted this unusual build.

“Selling this Fully done 1970 Jeep Diesel Right hand drive with Mercedes ENGINE LOW OOW MILES REGISTERED AND INSURED PLEASE CALL ASAP”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/cto/5656885647.html

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1948 CJ-2A Reno, NV $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

No pics provided. VIN 162901.

“Full canvas. Roll bars. 1983 Isuzu engine/trans. Five additional mounted jeep tires. Odometer may not indicate miles on ebgine.”

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/5523612470.html

 
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1949 CJ-2A? Lake City, FL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $15,000.

(11/01/2015) An unusual build with a Kubota diesel engine.

“1949 Willy’s Jeep with a diesel engine. This jeep was completely built with all new parts except for the frame. It has a Kubota V2203 engine. This is a one of a kind build. Over 32,000 invested . No title, bill of sale only. First 15,000 takes it. ”

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1957 Truck w/ Diesel Amelia, VA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $10,500

Powered by a SD33 diesel.

“1957 Diesel Willy’s Pickup
This pickup has a 6 cylinder SD33 diesel engine, 4 speed transmission and Dana 20 transfer case out of a 1976 International Scout. All that it needs to pass a state inspection is the horn and turn signals to be fixed.

Things that I’ve done to it:
Glow plugs
Heater core
Rebuilt drag link ends
Complete new brake system, master cylinder, all wheel cylinders, drums, shoes, metal and rubber brake lines, parking brake cable and handle”

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1947 CJ-2A w/ Diesel Garden Valley, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

This has a turbo, too.

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“This is a beautiful 1947 Willys “Arctic” Jeep that is mostly complete in a conversion to a turbo aspirated 4 cylinder Kubota Diesel. The $1200 conversion kit is fully installed, the transmission has had a full $1200 rebuild by Bobby’s Transmission in Meridian, and I installed a $900 overdrive unit on the transmission. The $1200 turbo kit has only been test installed, and then I removed it to prevent damage while I was working on fitting the engine to the Jeep. The turbo fits perfectly….see picture. The original gas tank has been replaced with a new one, the radiator has had a commercial clean out, pressure test, and paint job, there is a new electric fan to replace the engine mounted fan, and much more. The only parts I have not yet purchased for the conversion and rebuild is either a full brake rebuild kit, or a disk brake conversion kit, which was what I was planning to install. You will also need to buy a set of CHT and turbo boost gauges. I have already purchased almost everything else to complete the conversion, including a new high end billet gas pedal and a Diesel “pull to stop” control.

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