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1949 CJ-3A Great Bend, KS eBay


UPDATE: Now on eBay. Current no reserve bid is $5900.

(01/15/2020) Looks in good shape. Has a Kelly hardtop and EasyLok hubs.

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

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1950 CJ-3A Midland Park, NJ $6000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/25/2020) Includes a snowplow, but needs to be installed.


“Runs good. Brakes work. It’s registered with antique plates. Comes with a snow plow but the lower frame needs to be installed. Has more than 300 miles. Not sure what the actual miles are. Rust in all the usual places”

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1948 CJ-2A Shipshewana, IN $2000


Nick’s got this 2A for sale. No description provided.


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1956 CJ-5 Millbrae, CA $4995


Unclear what work it needs. It has a rare Koenig 555 Super Cab.


“It’s a red 4×4, 2-dr utility ’56 Willys Jeep, CJ-5. Was going to restore it, but no longer have the time.
Was appraised at $6000, I’m asking $4995 obo.
Received a “Serviceable rating” = restorable, but needs work to be drivable.
Great for collectors or car enthusiasts.

3-speed transmission
38k miles
4cyl engine
Reupholstered seats, repainted body, metal top, spare, jack, tow bar, complete with trailer towing package, winch, and spot light.”

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1961 CJ-5 Billings, MY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Seller must sell.

“1961 Willy’s CJ5. Runs Great, drives good lots of new parts. Moving out of state must sale. replaced brake master cylinder, front brake cylinder, front brake shoes, new headlight switch, went threw wiring, is converted to 12 volt, new tail lights, new blinker switch, new shifter boots and knobs, new fuel tank and sender, new carb, new aluminum radiator and thermostat. Jeep needs some more minor work.”

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Sears CJ-5/M-38A1 Half-Top Hammond, WI $100


UPDATE: Price dropped to $100.

Needs glass, but looks solid.


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

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CJ-2A Half Cab Tuftonboro, NH $100


No mention of doors. The triple window setup in the rear makes me think this is a Koenig, but the construction of the rear of the top does not look like any Koenig I’ve documented. To me, the front curves in a way that looks like it was designed to fit snuggly atop a 3A or 3B windshield. Any thought on the model?


“Came off a 46 2A. Will it fit others? You will have to figure that out. Was saving for a project. A little rough but useable as is. Needs glass. Easy restoration project.”



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1972 CJ-6 Beaver Falls, PA $8500


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


“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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1959 CJ-5 Parting Out Philadelphia


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


“We are parting out a 1959 Jeep Willys”


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1948 CJ-2A Santa Fe, NM $2500


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.


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

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


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


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


“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


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


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Meyer CJ-5 Half Cab Avenger, TX No price


This still has the windshield attached.


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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


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


“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

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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

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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


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.


“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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1952 M-38 Carlisle, PA $2300


UPDATE: Still Available.

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


“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.


“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


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


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

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1947 CJ-2A Oregon City, OR $750


UPDATE: Still Available.

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


“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


UPDATE: Still Available.

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


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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


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.


“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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1966 CJ-6 Upland, CA **SOLD**


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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