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CJ-3B Half Cab Jaffrey, NH $350

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Glenn shared this (likely) Sears branded Meyers hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/536033014329762/

“Used half hard top and doors for jeep cj-3b. Fairly sure it is a sears top, has a little bit of rot but overall decent shape for what it is. Trades for cj parts considered.”

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Year? CJ-5 Back Hoe Akron, Oh $3700

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This has an unusual half cab and body design. Though listed as a 1965, it’s got a post 1972 body and front clip.

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/hvo/d/akron-backhoe-jeep/7373926326.html

“1964 Gofore Digger Backhoe for sale $3700.00
4 cyl. 134 jeep engine F head runs wells no smoke.
Has been changed over from (6v gen) to 12volts alternator
Electric fuel pump 12v.
All Hydraulic rams are in very good shape not pitted.
Machine was used weekly until covid…….Retired now
Also Have $1500.00 of new spare parts complete rebuilt motor and transmission”

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1960 CJ-5 Sandy, UT $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

The writing on the door suggests this was a ranch vehicle out of Meeker, Colorado. The Koenig half top looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/343935637272342

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“Rare barn find. Original 1960 “Farm Hand” CJ5. Original, removable, fully enclosed cab. Runs and drives well. 4 wheel drive works well also. Front rods and steering updated with new old stock (got rid of “death wobble”). New and correct fuel pump, plus and electric fuel pump for cold morning starts. Great patina and original Colorado farm logo on the doors.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Newburgh, NY $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

The body has had some work around the steps. The cab looks in good shape.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/snw/d/newburgh-1946-willys/7340108086.html

“Selling a 1946 willys runs and drives cab can easily be taken off if wanted.”

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1948 CJ-2A New Paltz, NY $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/27/2021) This runs, but it appears to have a CJ-5 body melded with a CJ-3A cowl.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1466927140316312

“Good jeep starts right up 35 firm will start it up in front of you”

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1948 CJ-2A Dallas, PA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1617078282015496

“1948 CJ2A with a metal half cab and plow. Original drive train.”

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1956 CJ-6 Pepperell, MA $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://maine.craigslist.org/pts/d/pepperell-1956-cj6/7312384432.html

“1956 Jeep Willy RUNS, DRIVES, AND PLOWS 4X4 4 CYL ENGINE F134 BILL OF SALE ONLY…..NO TITLE NEW BRAKES NEW SHOCKS NEW FUEL PUMP HAS SOME DINGS, DENTS, AND A FEW RUST SPOTS. LOOKING FOR SERIOUS MOTIVATED CASH BUYERS READY WITH TRUCK AND TRAILER. ”

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Kelly Manufacturing’s Safari and 23-Series Tops

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

UPDATE: The September 1962 issue of Four Wheeler included a full page ad for its new hardtop and half-top designs. The magazine included both a full-page ad and a short article. Given this info, it looks like the top redesign was introduced during the summer of 1962.

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Originally Published July 7, 2020: Sometime in the early 1960s, Kelly Manufacturing altered the design of its angular full and half hardtops. The new tops eliminated some of the horizontal bevels and the flat back design for a slightly more elegant design; but, the tops did retain the angled top-side that was so recognizable (As I don’t have much knowledge on any interior changes, this post will stick to the major exterior differences) (See Kelly’s connection to Beck and Kemco and an early Kelly brochure) (Also see CJ-3B page Beck and Kelly histories)

Interestingly enough, Kelly branded the Flatfender  tops as 23-series, but not the CJ-5 tops. Here’s a 1962 Kelly brochure that highlights a wide variety of the rear-angled design for both the CJ-5 and the flatfenders, along with the model numbers:

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To make the differences more clear, let’s take a look at the early Kelly design (these early hardtops were also marketed by the Berg’s as JeepKing hardtops). Notice the horizontal bevels along the driver’s side rear and on the rear latch. Also note the flat vertical back of the hardtop.

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Year? CJ-5 Cameron, WV $400

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

The Meyer half top may be worth the cost of the whole jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/259140359345245

“Old jeep cj rolling chassis, not sure on the year”

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1950 CJ-3A Roseville, IL eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

The seller has the starting bid price at $3000, which seems a good price. It appears to run and drive. It’s also got a Meyers hardtop with the Meyers industries label, which means the top may pre-date the companies relationship with Sears/Allstate.

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“1950 Willys CJ2 Jeep. Condition is used. This jeep is a great barn find, clean title, ask questions”

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1946 CJ-2A Lee Center, NY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has a few mods, but looks solid. Nice early half cab with custom windshields.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3862484917153238

“1946 Willys Jeep with plow, under 21000.0 miles. Has been in storage for the last four years ( barn Queen ). Don’t use, only reason for sale. Also a show winner, best in class. Asking $10,000 OBO”

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1964 CJ-6 Camp Verde, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

The seller indicates this is a former fire brush or pumper jeep.

“1964 CJ6 Starts, Drives, stops. Practically rust free. Govt nomenclature tag, and former fire pumper. Includes, winch, and new Walcks front bumper and rivets. All sheet metal and bolts included. New exhaust manifold and exhaust system replaced.
Will need attention to: Hood, fenders and possibly a trans/transfer rebuild, gas tank needs cleaning.
Basically brought this home and secondary to exhaust repair it sat.
Super clean body for a Cj6 minus the fenders and hood. Clean AZ title”

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1951 CJ-3A Napa, CA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/20/2021) Jay’s selling this project CJ-3A.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/napa-1951-willys-cj3a/7293998414.html

“I have this 1951 Willys cj3a for sale in Napa. Has a clear California title. Most of the parts are there and a great restoration project, or drive as is and have a lot of fun with her. $4000 obo”

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1947 CJ-2A Quinlan, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/01/2021) Looks a bit rough.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/390615472161819

‘Trade 47 jeep turn over ,runs on spay.needs work.”

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Koenig CJ-5 Half Cab Missoula, MT $550

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

The top looks in reasonable shape.

https://missoula.craigslist.org/pts/d/helmville-willys-jeep-cj5-koenig-half/7288476350.html

“eep Half Cab, came off of an early Willys CJ5. A fine example of an early Koenig cab. Great shape, complete, minimal surface rust. Windows go up and down. Left window cracked. No drill holes in roof. Model number unknown. I have the missing left door flange, top piece, the spot-weld just cracked off. As you can see it doesn’t fit my CJ3A, but I don’t want to chop this nice top up!”

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1949 CJ-3A Brigham City, UT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: This sold in only a day. It was listed at $4000. Looks like it has a Kelly half cab.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4292515837459316

“Here is a great project complete cj3a. This is a civilian model. If you are interested in this vehicle I would love to speak directly with you about details.”

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1945? CJ-2A? Garden, MI $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/24/2020) The half cab appears custom. Nothing indicates it is a 1945 model.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2860221170857907

“1945 Willys jeep runs drives stops new floor braces,floor pans,fuel pump,exhaust,gauges”not all hook up yet”,choke and throttle cable all new lights and led back up lights custom built half cab with large sliding back window original Willys doors with roll down windows seats redone 33 boggers on back swampers on front not perfect or flawless but great trail buggy sure I’m forgetting some stuff”

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Meyer CJ-5 Half Cab(?) Athens, TN $600

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Bill notes that this may be a cut down full top.

No obvious rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/843332236431831

“Cj doors an top for sale. Jeep is not for sale. 600 obo !!!!!”

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Only This Update Monday

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

Updates will resume Tuesday morning.

In the meantime, Bill shared this video by Nick. In it, he obtains a ran-when-parked jeep, only to discover that a ‘2-hour’ repair job took a little longer than he planned. This is always the danger of a ran-when-parked jeep. Note that this has a rare Worman half-cab.

 
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1965 CJ-6 Taylor, TX $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

Appears worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/114770977176425

“1965 Jeep CJ 6 long wheelbase project. Clear Texas title, lots of new parts still in boxes. Was running when it was torn down.”

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1946 CJ-2A Manchester, NH $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/12/2020) No description provided. I wonder how vintage that signage on the jeep is.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1063099144148172/

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1946 CJ-2A Hamilton, MT $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

This could be a good price. No description provided, but there is a p# provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/743474713254665

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1947 CJ-2A Mt. Angel, OR $7999

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

It’s not clear to me whether this was part of a fire department or just made to look like that. The seller is firefighter.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/mount-angel-1947-willys-jeep/7266972623.html

“I’m a firefighter and it’s time to sell my “fleet”. The fire trucks have been sold but this 1947 Willys is a solid runner. Top and bottom of original engine has been rebuilt. New radiator installed last September. Has Warn hubs and like new Toyo tires. In addition to four wheel drive the overdrive allows you to drive comfortably at 50-55 mph, Tow bar will be included. Emergency lights have been removed.”

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CJ-3A? Half-Top Ripley, OH $550

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

This is an interesting half-top. I suspect it’s a nicely done custom creation.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/d/ripley-jeep-willys-aluminum-top-parts/7256384785.html

“1950’s and up Jeep Willys parts. Aluminum half top, soft top parts, brake parts, miscellaneous small parts. Original aluminum half top, doors and bed panel complete $550.00 one door hinge set is rotted has rubber hinge pieces, view photo. Bow set and doors, black in color, includes soft top which is not in very good shape $250.00. Doors, blue in color $75.00 pair”

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Worman Half-Top Averill Park, NY $450

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This appears to be a Worman half-cab.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/695223897858795

“Located near Albany, NY. Easy repair on top edge where it meets the windshield. Some broken plexiglass windows.”

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