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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 $11,000

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

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/941931283286466

“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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Kubota V2203 Engines Battle Ground, WA $1500

• 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-d1105/7283517367.html

These engines were removed from refrigeration units with under 15,000 hours.
4 cylinder, 2.2 liter
Multiple engines available, tier 2 and 4
Engine will be strapped to a pallet
These engines are easily swapped into Jeep’s, bobcats, or even used for standby generators.
I can send a video of the engine running or you can come check it out.
I also have some D1105 3 cylinder available $1000
Contact with any questions you might have. Quickest way to contact is text.
If you are needing a specific part for these engines I have many used parts available.
These V2203 engines can be swapped in place of older V1902, V1903, V1702, V1703 models.
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. L”

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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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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 $5500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

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

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/d/minneapolis-1986-jeep-cj10a-aircraft-tug/7229493890.html

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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 $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 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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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 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

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.”

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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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