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1948? Truck Extended Cab Kiowa, CO $7400

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Might make a good project.


“1948 Willys Pickup – Extended cab project. The engine is installed but hasn’t been wired. It does not run and will need to be trailered home. Open Montana title.

1948 Willys Pickup cab with panels from a Willys wagon grafted on to create an extended cab
Suburban frame
4 wheel disc brakes
Dana 60 front axle with G2 Hubs, no locker, gear ratio not known
14 Bolt rear axle, no locker, gear ratio not known
GM LS 6.0 engine with aluminum heads and iron block. Includes wiring harness and computer
5 speed manual
transfer case, no drive shafts”


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1946 CJ-2A Flat Rock, MI $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/21/2018) Apparently, this was a mail jeep. It’s got a top that fits it (CJ-6 top perhaps?). It runs, it drives, and is a bit different.


“1946 Willys cj2a has had lots of new parts on it over the past couple years new brakes rebuilt carburetor rebuilt generator(still on 6 volts), new tires inner tubes and powder coated wheels I know I’m going to forget alot of stuff. The only issues that I had with it are that it leaks and burns oil. So no long distance trips with it. It does run it does Drive and the 4 wheel drive works. High and low. I know I’ve spent more than $2,000 in Parts on it, for instance the wheels and tires alone where a thousand plus almost $800 for the brake system. master cylinder and all, just to name a few. It’s not pretty but it works. I’m looking to get $3,500 for it CASH only. Price is negotiable slightly. Thanks and there’s one thing I forgot to mention it used to be a mail truck back in the day and I do have the steel top that was originally on it. That’s why the body is extended about 12 inches in the back.”


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1951 CJ-3A 4-seat Henniker, NH $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.


“I am selling my 1951 willys project. It does not run or drive. It is a project and needs finishing. It started out life as a stock 51 and since has undergone some transformation. The frame has been lengthened 36 inches and boxed front to back. I built the entire tub from 1/8 inch plate steel. 3 inches wider than stock It has Dana 44 front and rear with 4.56 gear ratio and lockers front and rear. Axles were built and have not even had oil put in them. Front diff has passenger side drop. Leaf springs are brand new 2.5 inch wrangler soft ride lift springs. All hangers and shackles are brand new. Has 4 brand new shocks not mounted yet.

Gm 4.3 throttle body not wired yet, but has ecm and all wiring. It has a turbo 350 in it now but was just put in to get engine placed. It has 2 sets of nice adjustable bucket seats out of 2 mini coopers and a small bench seat out of a geo tracker in the rear. Brand new drilled and slotted brake rotors. Needs calipers, drive shafts, radiator, etc. I started to build this jeep so my whole family would fit, but all the kids decided they wanted four wheelers instead. Now I don’t have time to finish it. It is a really cool piece but it just needs the right guy/girl to give it the finish they want. Come take a look, I have lots of time, money and energy into this jeep. My loss is your gain.”

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1953 M-38A1 Hamilton, MT $5500


UPDATE: Still Available. There’s another example of the extended rear. See this post from 2014.

(04/06/2012) “1953 extended bed Willys. 4×4, original engine, new tires, added: removable rear seat, roll bar, attached front tow-bar. Asking price: $5,500.00”


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1954 Truck Extended-Cab Cody, WY $4200

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.


“Hate to stop on this project, but there are other priorities in life demanding more right now so this needs to go. Please look over the spec sheet and let me know if there are any questions. I’m willing to deal on the price or trade for a Jeep Wrangler or Cherokee XJ. Thanks for looking. Do not contact me to help sell, not interested.”

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1960 Wagon Four Door Dayton, VA eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Back on eBay (thanks Jerry)

(last listed on ebay in Jan 2015) “This is a custom, one-off Willy’s Jeep. It was made for Henry Kaiser, when he retired to Hawaii and became involved in tourism and land development. He had the custom pink long-wheelbase Willys wagon built for exploring the island. Kaiser’s wife loved pink and all of his construction equipment was painted pink, so that seems to be where the pink color for the Jeep came from. This can all be seen on the following web page, along with a photo (which is the black and white photo provided in the photos of the vehicle) of the Jeep in Hawaii : http://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyHawaii.html

We also have documentation from the Kaiser Jeep Corporation stating that this Jeep is an authentic one of a kind Jeep. Please only serious inquiries only and please do not try to convince us that we are wrong about it being a one of a kind, this is most definitely not a railroad Jeep. We know what we have and are willing to answer questions of those with serious inquiries about this vehicle.”

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The seller claims to have documentation to prove that this is the only four door limo-like wagon made. to Willys Country this wagon was once used as a limo for an airport. Whether there was only one built or remains an undocumented issue at this point. Is the wagon above the same one that’s in the photo below? Hard to say for sure.


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1950 Popular Mechanic Post on an Amusement Park

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

In the same January 1950 Popular Mechanic’s issue about the Santa Fe trail, Gayland spotted an article about jeeps (pages 104 and 105). Note that the jeep in the first pic looks to have a CJ-2A body, as the bow holders are there.

View the article here (you will have to search for the article within the magazine).

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1947 CJ-2A JeepRod Moses Lake, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(03/21/2017) It’s street legal.


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“The body is a 1947 Willys CJ2A, stretched 21 1/2” and channeled over the frame. The Frame (and title) started off as a 1934 Ford roadster, witch has been “Z’d” with 2×6. Adjustable coil over rear suspension, 4 link. 8.8 mustang rear end with open 2.72:1 diff, new axles and total new brakes. Front end is Super Bell drop I-Beam w/disk brakes, Vega box steering. Motor is new 383 stroker SBC, big cam, flat tops 10:1, 2 bolt, aluminum heads, high rise, 4bbl, HEI. Trans is TH400 stock stall, stock shift. New gauges including spedo/odo, nice stereo.”
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Extended Truck Body Project Salem, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .


Neat project. Seller will likely lose some money on the sale. Thanks to Marty for finding it.

“1950 Jeep Willys Extended Cab Pickup Project
frame ready to go
$6300 invested in body work already
Price Includes:
frame, extended cab, bed, tailgate, 2 fenders, grill, hood, bumpers, doors, console and more

Project was begun by father who recently died from cancer. He had a dream and a vision for this automobile that no one else in the family has the energy or know-how to complete. Price is negotiable.”

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Year? CJ-5 Temple, TX $800


Ex hunting or tour jeep? Could make an amusing rebuild.

“Been sitting in shed for years…it’s all there. No title. Motor does turn over”


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1948 Popular Homecraft’s Wander Wagon Junior

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Willys Wagons, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

In 1948 Popular Homecraft Magazine did a two article series on the construction of a home built Jeep Station Wagon. They named it Wander Wagon Junior. This past weekend Rolfe spotted the February issue of the magazine at a garage sale (for only a quarter!) and then shared scans of the article. We still lack the March-April version of Homecraft, but I’ll buy it should it land on eBay. Thanks to Rolfe for this article!

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1945 GPW Fort Mohave, CA $3000


This has the extended rear. Maybe a motor pool modification? Some of the pics show it without the body and some show it with the body.

“1945 Ford GPW Has 1960 Studebaker 6 cylinder 170 CID engine
Trans and transfer case Jeep
Ramsey PTO
Frame has all original motor mounts
Flip up headlights
MG Mount
Does not run – tows well”


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Five Star Jeep w/ Trimmings

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

This video of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Gen. George S. Patton, and others, includes a five star jeep with a rear extension and other mods. There’s also some graphic and grim footage as the men explore a former camp. This video was shared on Facebook a few days ago on the G503 page.

At the 18 second mark is a photo of the fronts of several jeeps, underscoring that multiple jeeps had been modified. At the 2:28 mark is a front look at two jeeps. For the next twenty seconds the video shows the jeeps driving away.

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1947 CJ-2Aish Joplin, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

(11/24/2015) It has an identity all its own.

“This 1947 Willy sits on a Chevy frame and has a 327 motor with 4 barrel carb. Tires are like new and comes with a full size spare to match. Clean inside and out, and ready for the road.”

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1946 Photo of Jeep from Manila

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This photo shows a MB/GPW that’s got a stretched rear. There’s no obvious indication an extension was tacked onto the back of a standard body. It was published in the May 7, 1946, issue of the Spokesman Review.


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Fermel Utility Jeeps from South Africa

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , , , .

After publishing the post about the Union Mine Jeeps, Marc found a website that features new ones. A South African company called Fermel makes four different utility vehicles. The webpage for each jeep includes a video of each respective jeep.

1. Mini UV Emergency Vehicle: A light utility vehicle with permanent 4 wheel drive and a maximum payload capacity of 1500 kg. Built on a unique Meccano Type chassis
Features Include :
Blue Flashing Light , Siren , Roller bed & locking point for stretcher , Lockable cabinet , Overhead oxygen bottle rock , Drip hooks, Defibrilator carring points , Rubberlined rear , Fabric Lattice tailgate , Foam cushions , Flourescent lights at rear.

2. MIni UV LDV: Categorized as a light utility vehicle, the MINI UV LDV is a 2 seater, 1500 kg payload capacity underground machine. The loadbay is ideally suited for materials transportation. The vehicle features permanent 4 Wheel Drive , a unique meccano type chassis and wet multi disc brakes inboard axles. Load area for carrying general materials.


3. Mini UV LWB: A permanent 4 Wheel Drive , light utility transporter with a payload capability of 1000 kg. A seating capacity of 4-6 passengers. Built on a unique meccano type mining chassis , the MINI UV is a mining vehicle designed for use in harsh operating conditions. The vehicle is equipped with a DEUTZ 4 cylinder air-cooled motor , COMII , EPA II Emission compliance and wet-multi disc. Service and failsafe service inboard axles.



4. Mini UV SWB: A permanent 4 Wheel Drive , light utility transporter with a payload capability of 1000 kg. A seating capacity of 4-6 passengers. Built on a unique meccano type mining chassis , the MINI UV is a mining vehicle designed  for use in harsh operating conditions. The vehicle is equipped with a DEUTZ 4 cylinder air-cooled motor , COMII , EPA II Emission compliance and wet-multi disc. Service and failsafe service inboard axles.


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1950 CJ-3A Calabasas, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600. It might have been some kind of tour jeep like those used in Ouray, Colorado.

This was available and appears to have been sold back in 2013.

“Selling a 1950 Willys Jeep. Starts, runs and drives but does not stop.. Needs some break work. Great little project that already moves under its own power. Fun toy. First one to give me $1,600 takes it home. Easily tows behind my SUV. Pink slip in hand.”

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1946 CJ-2A Fort Edward, NY $1350


UPDATE: Pics now provided. Price dropped to $1350. Has an extended rear.



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Extended M-38A1s – the Hamilton Mod?

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Yesterday I re-posted the extended M-38A1 in Hamilton, MT, for sale. A reader named J commented that he had a similar one: same year with the same rear extension using rounded rivets. A third reader, back in 2012, mentioned he had one also (I’ve emailed him for more info). So, the call goes out . . . has anyone seen other, similar M-38A1s with a similar extension? Here’s a review of vehicles with mid section extensions (http://www.ewillys.com/tag/stretched/) and rear extensions (http://www.ewillys.com/tag/extended/)

J has examined his M-38A1 (named Porkchop) closely. He notes no place where the frame appears to have been joined. To him it looks more ‘production’ than ‘motor pool’.  He also hasn’t yet found a VIN attached to it. However, like the M-38A1 from Hamilton, it has a hinged grille, suggesting it’s a pretty early model. One difference between the two is that Porkchop has a mid-section extension as well, similar looking to a CJ-6.

Why are we calling it the ‘Hamilton Mod’? J and I had a little confusion between us when we exchanged emails. But, I kind of like the name. So, until we know more, that’s the new name.

Here’s J’s Porkchop (see more pics and info here at J’s website):

1953-m38a1-extended-hamilton-modFor comparison, here’s the jeep for sale in Hamilton, MT. Identical, no. But, still worth exploring. I’ve emailed the seller to learn some more history.

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1947 CJ-2A Truck Missoula, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

(06/05/2013) I’ve never seen another jeep truck quite like it!

“Vehicle has been customized, lengthend and widened by adding Jeep Pick-up running gear and fenders.
has original 4 cylinder engine, and running gear. It is in good running condition. Owners manual included. More photos available”

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1945 CJ-2A (possible 2L?) Clovis, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Note the lengthened body. This could be a CJ-2L.

“45 Willy new tires new fuel pump new water pump new starter Bimini top,winch,back seat,tailgate,parts,ice chest”

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1948 CJ-2A Westcliffe, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Here’s an oddball.

“This jeep has a new rebuilt engine, new u-joints, new tires, new carburetor. Ready to go, especially during hunting season, good for ranch work, etc. This price is firm. Serious buyers only.”

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1951 CJ-3A Smithfield, ME **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

The body is extended; it looks like the frame was extended, too.

“This Willys CJ3A Jeep has a Rebuilt 225 Odd Fire Buick V-6 installed. PO had $$$$$ invested and gave up on the project. Body is extended, fairly solid and usable. Use this as parts, or a builder, your choice. Make NO mistake, This is a PROJECT and I want it GONE. $500 OBO, Might Trade, Try Me. Email for details, More Pix, and an appt. to view.”


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1961? DJ-3A Ambulance Sint Truiden, BE 17,500 Euros

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

Marc spotted this unsual DJ-3A. The back has been extended and the dash contains a glovebox, but otherwise there’s lots of DJ-3A elements here. I didn’t know there were DJ-3A ambulances. Anyone ever seen one?

“Fully equipped DJ3A ambulance, well restored over the past years, very good technical condition, new tyres, good condition canvas softtop, etc…”


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1950 CJ-3A? Woodland Hills, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $3400.**SOLD**

“1950 willys cj-3a flatfender jeep. Original 4 cyl hurricane motor, t-90 trans. Runs gd. Has extension on rear end and resembles cj-8. Dual gas tanks.”

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