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Kubota V2203 Engines Battle Ground, WA $2200

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/04/2020) At the bottom you can see a video of a Kubota V2203 from a refrigeration unit installed in a flattie. You can learn more about this swap at overlanddiesel.com.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/d/battle-ground-kubota-v2203-d1105/7535174056.html

“Engine will be strapped to a pallet.
These engines are easily swapped into Jeep’s, bobcats, or even used for standby generators. Perfect for projects

I can send a video of the engine running or you can come check it out.
Contact with any questions you might have.
These V2203 engines can be swapped in place of older V1902, V1903, V1702, V1703 models.
D1105 will include an inline electric fuel pump

All you need to run these are fuel and a battery. Fully mechanical. Fuel solenoid can be removed and blocked off, or you can wire into ignition power. All engines have a manual shutdown lever on the fuel rack.

SAE #4 Bellhousing pattern

If you are unsure if this model will be a direct swap, message me and I will let you know if it will work for your application. Engines are sold “as is” with no warranty.

Conversion kit links;
https://www.overlanddiesel.com/

https://kubotaswappers.myshopify.com/”

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Here’s the video of a used Kubota engine installed in a a flattie that I mentioned:

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A Sammamish, WA $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has the Kubota engine update.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/437304568360017

“‘47 Willys CJ2A with a Kubota v2203 turbo diesel engine swap. I used an Overland diesel swap kit. http://overlanddiesel.com/ It has the stock 3 speed T-90 transmission and Dana 18 transfer case, front lock right locker with locking hubs and an open rear end. Front disc brakes. Everything works and it works well on the roads. You could drive it home but the gears limit top speed. I have a ton of spare parts that will go with it for the right price.”

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1963 Wagon w/Cummins Diesel Tonasket, WA $25,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Andy shared this build. Lots of mods on this diesel-equipped wagon.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/deals/item/5435267946601975/

“1963 Willy’s jeep utility vehicle. Motor is a 4BT Cummins with turbo kit. Has a turbo 400 automatic transmission. 1/2 ton Chevy axels. 4 wheel drive. $25,000 OBO”

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1946 CJ-2A Evergreen, CO $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This jeep is setup for a Kubota swap (engine included).

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/golden-1946-willys/7498482515.html

“This is a project and is priced at half of what I have invested.
I have to abandon the project due to a pending move. All the drivetrain has been professionally rebuilt and upgraded. T90, Dana 18 X case, overdrive, both axles. Frame is straight and free from cracks. Has been set up for a Kubota 2.2 turbo diesel. Upgraded brakes, upgraded steering, new tires. Nothing is missing. I was on the home stretch with this and doing final assembly.
I have the manual for the conversion and hardware bagged and tagged. Also have manual for the Kubota diesel.
I’m not willing to part out- yet- but we’ll see once the move date gets closer. Clean title.”

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2 CJ-2As Lena, IL $50,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

Bill shared this Hemming’s ad for 2 CJ-2As, one with the Kubota swap. This combo is listed on Hemmings. Given the red jeep isn’t quite stock (front bumper has extra metal, it’s missing the front bow holder, there appear to be no tail lights, and the front parking lights are incorrect) and the black jeep is even less so (has even more mods), though has a new  Diesel engine, the price seems a little aggressive.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2022/04/28/pair-of-1946-jeep-cj-2a-find-of-the-day-0422

“These 2 1946 Willy’s Jeep CJ-2’s are being offered as a package deal. The Red Jeep is a 2 owner vehicle, being in the seller’s family since 1953! It has been meticulously restored using all period correct parts, and only comes out for shows or parades. The Black Jeep is built for fun! Utilizing a Kubota Diesel out of a refer trailer (only 500 hours), along with a full swap kit and advice from our friends at Overland Diesel. Both are in amazing condition, and are available now! The owner would love to see them both stay together, but will entertain offers on either of them separately.More details below.”

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1957 CJ-5 Carlisle, PA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This sports a 2 cylinder Duetz Diesel.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/758324058471680

“1957 jeep cj5 with a 2 cylinder duetz diesel , runs and drives has very little brakes , body is very very rough has original m38 style hood , newer fuel tank , Ramsey winch works , no title but can write a bill of sale , bought as a project but am moving and don’t have the space to take it with me”

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1964 CJ-3B Weston, WV $5400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

This project has a VW Diesel engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1494810954190637/

“Good project just lost interest it has a 4cylinder Volkswagen diesel motor only thing it needs is seats tires shocks an paint everything else is done already done rack an pinion steering has windshield that comes with I”

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1960 Diesel CJ-5 w/ Lift Lake Ariel, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400.

Andy spotted this deal. It includes a snow plow, Kelly Hardtop, Cutlas Hubs, Perkins diesel, and a Monroe Lift. Overdrive, too?

“Jeep CJ-5( Kaiser Jeep Corp.) Runs & Drives, (needs battery). 4 cylinder Perkins diesel engine, factory HD T98 transmission w/OD, T18 transfer case, Inline Dana 30 rears. 72” snow plow hydraulic lift manual angle, Monroe 4 point hitch. No title $2400.00 OBO.”

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1957 CJ-5 Atlanta, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,000.

Tom forwarded this ad. The jeep has a Kubota engine, but still needs work to be running.

“WILLYS DIESEL 1957. KUBOTA ENGINE. THIS IS PROJECT THAT NEEDS I LETTLE MORE WORK TO BE RUNNING 100% NEED CLUCH ADJUSTMENT AND OTHER SMALL THINGS. LOCATION:CHAMBLEE, GEORGIA.”

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Year? Jeepney Philippines $80,000 (Scam?)

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Okay, it was listed in Alabama, but after some more research (thanks to Galen’s message) it is clear this should be listed in the Philippines. It may be a scam (with the scam the high price), but I can’t tell for sure …

I assume the seller is kidding when he writes “high performance machine”? I imagine the price is a placeholder?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/416858502958652

“Looking for a buyer good condition Jeep, high performance machine. Urgent reason for starting business only”

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1955 CJ-5 Diesel Lincoln, IL $16,500

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

I thought the build had some interesting aspects.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3143316459069252

“1955 Jeep recently fully restored from the frame up. No rust at all, 4bt Cummins diesel swap. 5spd transmission. Power steering, 4wd, runs and drives flawlessly. $16,500 obo or possible trade for something else interesting”

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1986 CJ-10a Tug Golden Valley, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Appears solid. It runs and drives, but could use brake work.

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“Up for sale is one of the more rare military Jeeps. The last of the ‘Real Steel’ CJ’s, the CJ10a. Built as one of two models of the CJ10, this one was made for the US Air Force as a flightline tow tractor, or tug. There were about 2300 or so built, thus the rarity.

All steel body including the removable hardtop. The rear body is 3/16 and 1/4 inch plate steel as part of the traction weight. Additional traction weight is a 4 1/2 thick slab of steel in a pocket on the frame above the rear axle. Curb weight is around 5500 pounds.

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1947 CJ-2A Morrisville, VT Bring-A-Trailer Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Greg from Overland Diesel, which sells Kubota conversion kits for jeeps, shared this modified CJ-2A for sale.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1947-willys-cj2a-10/

“This 1947 Willys CJ2A was acquired by the seller out of Georgia in 2018 and has since been repowered with a Kubota 2.2-liter turbodiesel inline-four mated to a three-speed manual gearbox and a two-speed transfer case. The body has been repainted in a desert camouflage scheme, and the truck is lifted over 32″ tires on beadlock wheels. Additional modifications include a roll cage, side steps, power steering, an 8k-pound winch, replacement seats, and more. This CJ2A is offered with a Bestop top and doors, refurbishment photos, and Vermont registration in the seller’s name.”

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Year? CJ-10 Dixmont, ME $5000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

If I understand correctly, it’s a diesel that’s been converted to running oil? Or, it includes a kit to make that possible?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/280790956427340/

“jeep season, need to sell my cj10 $ 5000 wt oil conversion, run for free”

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1962 Perkins CJ-5 Rochester, NH $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price now $11,500. Was last listed in 2018. This may have been purchased and is now being resold?

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/rochester-1963-willys-cj-5/7116116047.html

“4 cylinder Perkins Diesel (Factory)
3 speed with overdrive
2 speed transfer case
Hubs, New tires
Good body and paint
6’ quick switch plow
Tow bar Full cab
Excellent driver”

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1946 CJ-2A Leyden, MA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/26/2019) Has a Kubota engine installed; still needs a tranny and the adapter plate.

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/d/bernardston-1946-willys-cj2a/6960535162.html

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“1946 Willys CJ2A Jeep. Great shape and fun project for somone. not stock except for original Body(floor was replaced. and Frame which was boxed.POR15 on frame and underside of body. CJ7 Axles and seats. custom roll bar. Fuel Cell. swapped out motor. was a GM 350 now it has a V2203 Kubota diesel engine. still needs a transmission which will require an adaptor plate to mate the transmission to motor.”

 
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1966 CJ-5 Conshohocken, PA $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Steve spotted this Perkin’s diesel CJ-5 with a PTO, ventilating windshield, and a Meyer half cab.

https://reading.craigslist.org/cto/d/conshohocken-1966-willys-jeep-cj5/6946132709.html

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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 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $19,000.

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).

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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 CJ-3B Diesel Schwenksville, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3250.

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

“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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