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1952 Sand Drag Flattie Rancho Cucamonga, Ca No Price

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.  Was listed at $15,000.

(12/08/2010) Looks fun.

“1952 Flat fender jeep, full fiberglass body, Chevy 406cu small block 450 hp, Dana 60 in rear w/locker, Dana 44 in front w/warn hubs, 4-link in rear, fuel cell, 205 transfer case, B&M Trubo 400 w/clutch, B&M cable shifter, disk braks w/hill assist, scatter shields, MSD ignition w/two step rpm limiter, sand tires and garage tires. This is licensed as a 1952 and is current (clean title) ready to dune or do the hill. Call Chris @ 909-944-7173.”


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Larry Minor Sand Jeep Hemet, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was $35000. **SOLD**

“For sale is a custom, long-travel, sand jeep. It was built in 2004 by Larry Minor Motorsports using the finest automotive engineering and expertise available in the off-roading market. It is turn-key ready for Glamis fun.

The vehicle has a small block 430 cubic inch Dart after-market engine and produces 700 hp. It has a Turbo 400 transmission and a Strange Spool 9 inch Ford rear end. The body is full-fiberglass with a chromoly tube frame. It has been molded after a 1946 flat fender Willy’s Jeep.”

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Race / Sand Drag Flattie Oregon **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was $5500. **SOLD**

(07/16/2010) My only question is, why park it facing a tree for pics?

“Built 355 Chev. 800 plus hp Sand Dragger – Hill Climber! 1956 Willys flat fender, body and frame. Narrowed and lengthened. All fiberglass body. 4-wheel drive capability, with automatic hubs. 1000 plus CFM, Holly double pumper, Holly fuel pump and fuel regulator with pressure gauge. Custom flowed heads with roller rockers and girdles. Roller lifters and diamond pistons. High volume oil pump with extra deep pan. Power glide, 2-speed trany, with 6500 ratchet stall converter. Trany lock-out micro switch and ratchet shifter. Aluminum radiator with switches for fan, trany fan, water pump, fuel pump, ignition. Locker rear end with new Strange axles. 20.00 – 15 comp. cut paddle tires and Mitchell triple laminated aluminum rims. Sturdy, weighted triangular wheely bar, Mallory tack with rpm limit and shift light. Raced in B-Comp Modified Class! Never used nitrus, Fuel used is C-12. Geared for 100 yds. in 4.5 seconds. This rig is testosterone on steroids!!!! Proven Record of consistency.”

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1957 FC-170 Drag Jeep Anderson, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $25,500.

This is pretty cool and unusual!

“its a 1957 jeep fc170 wheel standing p.u !
2×3 tube frame
funny car roll cage
3″ chopped top
all lexan windows
tilt steering column
removable steering wheel
single seat
10 lb fire suppression system
both side panels removable for engine access
dodge van vacuum brake system
independent front suspension ( no front brakes )
dana 60 rearend ( 4:88 gears)
dual rear brake system ( 1 set to stop 1 set to steer)
4 – 1968 corvette calipers
dune buggy dual master cylinders for steering
ladder bar rear suspension
trasfer case
turbo 400 trans with external filter system
dual drive line loops
dual batteries
headlights and tail lights
8 gallon fuel cell
runs on alcohol
bug catcher injection
6:71 blower with 11% over drive
427 ci motor
8:1 compression
10 quart oil pan
cam drive fuel pump
dual fans / electric water pump
82 % rear weight
has been certified but it has expired”

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Drag Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: An update on Rapid Transit

Jeff and I were exchanging emails about drag jeeps the other day.  We were both sharing our memories about Roger Monson’s drag jeep, Rapid Transit. As Jeff notes, it certainly had its own sound!

Jeff wrote “it had an actual belt driven blown 4cyl pontiac motor in it.  A small 471 blower, insane RPMs and crazy loud! If ya didn’t cover your ears when it came by it HURT.  I saw it run @ the old firemountain drag strip @ washougal in the mid 1980s”

I’ve included a pic of it below.  Wes has collected a variety of old school Sand Drag vehicles at offroadracecanada.  Check it out!

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Unfinished Sand Rail Winchester, Ca $600


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $600

(01/11/2011) Given the paddles are included, this might not be a bad price.

“1946. was being built for the sand but could make a cool street rod or rat rod. set up for a small block chevy with a 4speed. NO ENGINE or TRANS. It needs a lot of work. 2 wheel drive, comes with what you see. Padels- needs tubes. New 15 gallon fuel tank. Ford rear diff. new 411 gears.Headers for SBC. I have a title for it but it has’nt been registered for years, should be off the books.$600.00 takes all. (951) 265-3149”


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1946 Sand Drag Flattie Battle Ground, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000

(01/18/2011) This rig looks ready to blast off.  That looks like a Bobcat Fiberglass body to me.

“1946 willy’s sand drag jeep. Best run was a 3.93 at 88 mph in 100 yards. It has small block chevy 705 hp built by somers racing, deden bear transmissions, ford 9 inch with strange 3rd member, custom chassis”

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1961 DJ? Portland, Or $650

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Someone thought this would be a good idea ….

“right hand drive 2 wheel drive jeep power glide bolt in your chevy this is a project but an easy one come get it before i part it out Trades? 503-819-6194 paddles shot”


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1948 CJ-2A Racer Yuma, Az Status Unknown

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was listed at $4500.

Looks nice. I can’t tell if this has an engine in it.

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Flattie: Drag Racer (and daily driver?) Kalispell, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $10,500

(08/17/2010) Believe it or not, this is licensed for the street ….

“For sale or partial trade, 1950 Willy’s Pro Street Jeep. 900 HP big block chevy with Nitrious. Licensed, streetable except extremely LOUD! Turn key. Will trade for classic car or street rod or $25,000 cash. Can be seen in parade downtown Kalispell Saturday morning starting at 10:00. Serious inquires ONLY please.”

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1947 Drag Jeep Hesperia, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

(08/03/2010) I thought I had listed it earlier, but I couldn’t find this in my searches.  It doesn’t come with a motor.


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1953 CJ-3B Racer Palm Springs, Ca $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Racing • TAGS: , , .

Looks nice.

“1953 willy,title in hand $7500 obo serious buyers only call with question after 5pm 928 580 0150”


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1949 Drag Truck Tahlequah, OK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

It’s not your everyday Willys Truck.

“this is a 1949 willys jeep truck , I have just lost intrest. everything you see was built about ten years ago. this jeep has a nova subframe, four link rear suspension with coil over shocks. i believe the motor mounts have been moved to fit a big block. the wheels are centerline warriors, the front wheels are new in box, also i have a new set of phantom autometer guages, and a new 16 gallon fuel cell with straps. all body work was 90 percent complete ten years ago. this jeep needs a new home and i need the extra room. this jeep would be a one of a kind”

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Jeff’s Fiberglass (Bobcat Body) Flattie

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Racing • TAGS: , , , , .

After seeing some of the posts about the old Desert Dog and Bobcat ads, Jeff dropped me a note saying he’s been enjoying the old ads and old pics as it reminds him of the busy Northwest days of jeep clubs, playdays and racing in the northwest.  So, he forwarded me a pic of one of his jeeps (he also has a sand drag jeep listed below for sale).

He’s been nice enough to let me post it.  I really love the creative paint job — I haven’t seen anything quite like it.

Jeff writes, “This bobcat jeep was bought back in 1983 as a project.  It was a body and a HUGE pile of parts, to which I’m sure your readers can relate. Currently, it runs a 355 chev w/ ford toploader 4 speed, a dana 20 case, a ford 9inch w/ 35 spline summers axles spool nod case and 6.00 gears.  The front is a gutted mdl 27 w/ a mustang rack.  The cage is chromoly.  The car weights 2250lbs w/o a driver.”

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1952 CJ-3A Drag Jeep Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

(05/10/2010) It’s not the fastest or the prettiest, according to the seller, but it’s fun!

“what i have is a 1952 Willy’s sand jeep. It has a title (in Arizona) and off road sticker in Ca.  motor- 350 Chevy with world pro heads,roller cam and rocker, edlebrock torker 11 manifold and well built non stock 750 holly carb. turbo 350 trans. with 3500 hughs converter.  ford 9″ with nodular pinion support 31 spline axles and Richmond 543 gears. all brand new have not used since it was put in, YET.  new rancho 9000 adjustable shocks and new manroe air ride adjustable in the rear.  gasser style front straight axle with Koni coil over adjustable shocks.has Edlebrock NOS 175 kit (never used) YET.  not the fastest or the perddiest but ist’s reliable and a heck of alot of fun. asking $8000.00 or trade for 97 or newer trail jeep OR trade for lund or lowe style fishing boat”

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1946 Sand Dragster Lincoln, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  Was $5000. **SOLD**

(07/19/2010) Nice …

“This is a 1946 willys jeep full dart 454 motor this things has lots of money into it 5000.00. or trade for nice rv 18 to 20 foot lite or motor home could be street legal with a few parts the motor along has 10000 $ plus in it.”

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Fiberglass Drag Jeep Loveland, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

(01/14/2010) It looks like a lot of work has been put into this rig.

“fiberglass flatfender race jeep stretched, coil over suspension narrowed dana 44 rack and pinion steering , cage nhra certified, new paint ,new wheels and tires, msd 7 ignition new pro shifter, new fuel pumps,new tach and gauges, new painless wiring harness still in box 360 amc block, 401 crank and rods, bored 80 over rollerrockers aluminum intake,oil system added, hardblocked , new carb, 727 trans needs rebuilt,jeep was torn down stretched engine plate put in body repainted and no time to finish will sacrifice for 5000 firm please no lookey loos serious buyers only”

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1946 CJ-2A Anza, Ca $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

How about this classic sand jeep.  If the tires goes with it and are in decent shape, then this looks like a good price for the right person.

“1946 cj2a, 2 wheel drive, no motor or trans, set up for small block chevy ,streched front end, Pink slip in hand. Contact Don @ Don’s Automotive. (951) 763-0113


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Sand Drag Jeep, Southern California eBay

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(06/09/2010) Fun and fast.

“This is a very unique Willys CJ2 Jeep built to have fun in many different situations and is why its called 3 Dimensional. This Jeep is a very consistent multiple ASDA and NSDA sand drag event winner and runs in 4.0 to 4.20 second range to 300 feet at about 76 mph. However it also equally comfortable at the dunes and can run all day on a tank of gasoline. Lastly it is registered and licensed for the street and would be a bunch of fun with the proper tires. The Jeep sits on a 112″ wb Twisted Tubes Fab chassis and the body is by Mallet. This is a very well built, seldom seen example that was constructed with only the best parts.  I will try to detail the vehicle here as much as possible but if you have a question or would like a picture of something specific please feel free to ask.”

View all the pics on eBay

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1952 CJ-3A Yacolt, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800

I’m sure this is a fun rig.

“1952 willies drag/play jeep, 16.5 rear paddles, sand steer tires. 500 +/- horse 350 chevy, turbo 350 tranmission and 205 trasfer case. 9 inch ford rear end with heavy duty ladder traction bars. full role cage with new 5 point harness system. external rear radiator with high volume electric fan. I have a 2800 stall converter but not yet installed. price is half of invested cost. ready to play.”


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1942 Willys Flat Fender Drag Jeep Placerville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $17,500

(12/09/2008) I doubt there’s many MB parts left on this drag jeep.

“’42 Fiberglass Willys Flat Fender Sand Car, all Chromalloy frame and rollcage, Ford 9″ 5 on 5 1/2 40 spline axles, Willwood calipers and disc brakes on rear, 617 gear, adjustable QAR coil overshocks, 2-speed power glide magnum pro-grip shifter, Chrysler A-arm front end with coil over shocks, motor is Orange engine built 383 Chevy small block approx. 500 HP, AFR aluminum heads new 1150 Holley dominator carberator, gauges, front head lights, rear tail lights, new rear taunel cover, paint and body work is all 6 mos. old, 2 Kirkey driver and passenger seats, and much more.”

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Drag Mail Jeep Bonney Lake, Wa **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Was listed at $400. Status Unknown.

(04/10/2010) Everyone needs a drag mail Jeep, don’t they?  Brian spotted this unusual racer.

“This is a highly modified postal jeep that was used for 1/4 mile drag racing. $400 obo ***don’t expect to turn a key and hear it run for $400. i also cannot tell you everything it needs to run*** …”

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CJ-3B Sand Racer Vancouver, Wa **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was priced at $7500.

This looks nice.


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1953 Sand Jeep San Diego, Ca $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

Looks fun.

“1953 Jeep Willy, 350 eng.,350 auto trans., full cage roll bar, 20” paddle tires, alum rims, reinforced tube housing for engune,750 Holley carb., turnkey, 11,000 or best, call for complete details, George, 760 788 6224.


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Drag Jeep Valley Springs, Ca $5000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $5000

(12/19/09) It’s not much of a jeep, but it’s likely fast!

“Completly Custom. Tube frame w/ fiberglass body. Narrowed Ford 9″ rear end, 4-11 gears. Summers Bros Axles. Austin 4 link w/ adj coil overs, 5 gal fuel cell, 1/2″ braided fuel line, Edelbrock elec fuel pump & reg, auto meter guages, MSD Dist w/ 6 AL box. 358 Chevy w/142 Weinad polished blower, 25% overdriven, 850 Holley, Steel crank, 292 Comp Solid Cam & triple valve springs w/comp.  Roller Tip Rockers, 9.5-1 pistons, Morso elec water pump. 350 Turbo w/ 2500 B&M stall converter, 36″ Austin Tubs w/12.32-15 Firestones, 110” Wheel base.
Would make great Sand Dragger or Strip Car. TURN KEY. Won 1st place @ Joey Grosse Racing Auto Show 2008, Lodi Calif.”