Half-Top Research Archives

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1972 CJ-6 Beaver Falls, PA $8500

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Was in JP Magazine several years ago. Has a Meyer half cab.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2892834614089614/

“1972 CJ6 Half cab very rare all steel body except front fenders are fiberglass 33 inch tires aluminum rims with lift kit 304 V8 three speed manual transmission four-wheel-drive headers with glass packs side pipes Jeep was re-done years ago starting to show its age has been sitting for 4 to 5 years I started up and moved it a couple times in that time Will definitely need carburetor rebuilt it was leaking a little bit and TLC points probably need clean from sitting Was in several magazines years ago just don’t have no time for now all it does is sit $8500 Don’t waste my time with stupid questions or offers”

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1949 CJ-3A Great Bend, KS $10,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

Looks in good shape. Has a Kelly hardtop and EasyLok hubs.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/great-bend-1949-willys-jeep-survivor/7053886913.html

“Extremely nice 49 cj3a. No rust ever. Very unique original kelly steel cab. New tires, wheel cylinders, etc.”

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1959 CJ-5 Parting Out Philadelphia

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Appears to have a sears half top. Front clip doesn’t look to bad.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/philadelphia-1959-jeep-willys-parts/7023981150.html

“We are parting out a 1959 Jeep Willys”

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1948 CJ-2A Santa Fe, NM $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price now $2250.

(10/25/2019) Given the half top, there might be value here if the body isn’t in too bad of shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/594168524726470/

“1948 Jeep Willy’s. Does not run. As is condition”

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Kelly CJ-3A Half-Top Carlisle, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

(12/10/2019) Looks like a good price.

“Kelly steel 1/2 top and doors removed from a 1952 Willy’s CJ3A. Good condition, some rust where the top meets the rear floor area. (see pictures) $400 obo”

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1955 M-38A1 Moreno, IL $2500

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Runs and has a half cab. Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/468538563858978/

“1955 Willys M38A1. runs and drives. Needs work. Comes with original rims and tires along with 33” tires on new rims. Also comes with a ton of spare parts, everything you need for it. Clutch is sloppy and brakes need work. Front driveshaft is out. Has rust. All original except rims and I have the originals. Make me an offer, trades welcome”

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1963 CJ-5 Midland, MI $1000

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Has a plow and Meyer half cab. If the engine runs, there could be parts value here. No description provided.

https://saginaw.craigslist.org/pts/d/midland-1963-jeep-willys/7039478736.html

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Meyer CJ-5 Half Cab Avenger, TX No price

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This still has the windshield attached.

https://easttexas.craigslist.org/pts/d/avinger-jeep-cj5-1-2-cab-hardtop-and/7033127144.html

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“I have a mega-rare 1976 Jeep brand CJ5 half cab hardtop and doors. It fits 1976 1977 1978 1980 1981 1982 1983 CJ5. Can also fit 1975 and earlier models with some modification. It is 100% complete:
I have everything: top, doors, hinges, bulkhead, visors, wiper motor and arms.
This is a Jeep BRAND hard top and doors. Each door window rolls up and down, and is perfect. Door handles operate well.
The lead picture to this ad is the ACTUAL hardtop for sale. The Jeep is no longer available, don’t ask.
Great set for your CJ 5 or 6.
Possible trade trades trading”

 

 
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1962 CJ-5 Des Moines, IA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This was Bruce Agan’s plow jeep. It hasn’t moved since he passed.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/des-moines-62-cj5-snow-jeep-6ft-blade/7035557417.html

“Jeep used for snow plowing in the past years. Runs but hasn’t been used in past 3 yrs since my late husband used it for plowing our drive. He parked it at end season 2016, has not been moved since that day. Jeep has been parked in a garage protected from the elements. Comes with a 6ft blade and hard top. For a view of my late husbands work and collection view this link: https://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyAgan.html

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Unknown CJ-5 Half-Top Model

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Anyone recognize the manufacturer or model of this hardtop? I noticed there were several models when going through the archives. Those long doors and the odd roof makes it distinctive. The way the front edges hug the curve of the CJ-5 top also make it distinctive.

1. CJ-5 sold out of Lebanon Oregon in 2013:

2. CJ-5 sold out of Boomton, NJ in 2016:

3. Jeep customized CJ-5/flattie sold out of Oakgrove, Minnesota, in 2018:

4. Possible example out of Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 2010:

 

 
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Wood Burning Jeep at the Budensee Museum

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums • TAGS: .

This is another modified German jeep, but this time it’s a CJ-3A located at the Budensee Museum in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany. Based on the Facebook caption, it appears to be a wood burning engine.

“(translation from German by Facebook) This Willys Jeep served until the mid-60 s a salary sawer, who moved from home to house. This vehicle prepares the fuel-eating glutton engine for users. What was the solution? Find out more on our historic wooden saw days on 13. and 14.10.2018.”

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1962 CJ-5 Watertown, CT $3000

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This has a curious halftop. It looks like the Jeep-branded Koenig-manufactured hardtop, but in a half-size version. I’ve seen no documentation that this ever existed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2411784025764412/

“Good shape it has a 4-way plow new tires great plow machine small gets in anywhere , minimal rust has been patched up ,very slow not for highway use ,will take trade”

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1970 CJ-5 Ex-Trencher Bainbridge, OH $2800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/18/2019) Jordan shared this ex-trencher with duallies.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/349562525718265/

“289 hypo. Runs strong and has original 4 cylinder Motor. Has tons of extra parts”

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1952 M-38 Carlisle, PA $2300

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/05/2019) Has a rare Beck/ Kelly Half top.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/carlisle-1952-willys-m38-military-jeep/7015922027.html

“1952 Willys M38 Jeep. Runs good, no brakes, body rusted, needs restoration or for parts. Has correct serial plates, paperwork and correct engine. Has a real nice Kelly steel half top that I will sell separate for $500. Has been converted to 12V and used as a plow Jeep for the last 25 years so you get the picture… Worthwhile candidate to restore. $2700 OBO”

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1969 Jeepster Commando Stoughton, WI $3500

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Someone created this custom Commando out of what was probably a rusted body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/458282124826200/

“V6 225 3 speed T14 manual transmission. It was redone to look nice with rustoleum tractor red paint and filler. It has wood floor and homemade truck bed. I redid brakes and have it running well. Plow pump was removed. Unique and road worthy, but not highway worthy yet. Not many out there and would be great off-road as 4wd works.”

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1949 CJ-3A Miles City, MT $5500

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Looks like something has been added under the hood near the driver’s side headlight that keeps the hood from closing all the way.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/738563819941441/

“1949 CJ 3A jeep with top, heater, and new gas tank”

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1947 CJ-2A Oregon City, OR $750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/04/2019) Lots of rust. The half cab is unusual. It’s got suicide doors, too.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/d/wilsonville-47-willys-with-title/7012505127.html

“Rough little 47 Willy’s
With title
See pics for details
It’s rough but it’s a Willy’s with paperwork
So possibilities are endless”

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1959 CJ-6 Weaverville, NC $600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/24/2019) It’s rough. It May have a Kelly half-cab.

https://asheville.craigslist.org/pts/d/asheville-1959-willys-jeep-cj6-parts/7005480456.html

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“1959 CJ six. This is not a CJ5 as it has a longer wheelbase. You must buy the entire jeep for parts. Includes everything you see in the pictures. Body is very rusty. Frame seems OK. Transfer case and transmission seem OK. Original steel rims. Engine is taken apart. Radiator and original gas tank is there. All for 600 bucks. No title. Parts only.”

 
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Year? CJ-2A Great Falls, MT $2000

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Given this civilian jeep didn’t appear until after WWII, I doubt it was used during WWII. Looks like the driver side frame rail and the driver’s side of the body has been repaired. Still might be worth a look.

https://greatfalls.craigslist.org/atq/d/power-world-war-2-army-jeep/7012158479.html

“Old army jeep was used in world war 2 still runs good just had a paint job must be a 1940s model”

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Sears Half-Top Hammond, WI $180

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UPDATE: **Still Available**

Needs glass, but looks solid.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/pts/d/hammond-willys-m38a1-cab-and-doors/6988318872.html

“Metal half cab off a M38A1. Good shape, needs windows. Might fit a Jeep CJ5.”

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1966 CJ-6 Upland, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900.

Runs and drives.

“1966 Jeep cj6 with Meyers half cab with a Jeep dauntless v6 all original runs and drives good factory widened Steelies some rust but all easy to repair and in manageable locations original bench seat, out of the system sold on bill of sale call only”

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1947 CJ-2A Xenia, OH $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/25/2019) The person who listed is not the one selling the jeep. But, FB auto hid the number, so you’ll need to contact the lister to get the p#.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2382070758555576/

“Manual. Good shape. Call Ed at [hidden information] for all questions, he doesn’t text and he’s not on FB. I am listing for him.”

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1953 CJ-3B Center Tuftonboro, NH $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Includes a Sears half-top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1304102996429679/

“Restoration Project, New Body, New Front Fenders, New Windshield Frame & Glass, motor needs to be installed..body is temp bolted together. Frame is solid..great project. Have to many and no time.”

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1959 CJ-5 Benzonia, MI $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

The engine runs. Seems like there’s value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/414302515893625/

“Runs good needs bolts for the rearend”

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Wyoming Digital Collection Photos

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

I found a few jeep-related photos in Wyoming’s Digital Collection.

  1. This first one is most interesting, as it might be a stretched CJ-2A. this might have a rare Porter & Reed half top:
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Wyoming State Archives, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Caption: “PLATTE COUNTY WEED & PEST CONTROL DISTRICT JEEP MOUNTED SPRAY RIG”

2) This CJ-2A might have a Beck hardtop:

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Wyoming State Archives, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Caption: “JACK WELCH WITH SMALL CALF ON TOP OF TALL SNOW BANK, CAR PARKED BENEATH THEM ON ROAD, WINDMILL BEHIND, BLIZZARD

3) Photo of soldier jumping a horse near a jeep:

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Wyoming State Archives, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Caption: “WYOMING NATIONAL GUARD, GEORGE GUY ON HORSEBACK JUMPING JEEP

4)  May 1, 1945, photo of infantryman fighting in Austria.

5) Jeeps at Casper Army Air Base:

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yoming State Archives, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Caption: “BRAKE COLLECTION–WWII–ARMY AIR BASE–CASPER, WYO-2 OF 4, CASPER AIR BASE, WY“.