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1953 M-38A1 Great Falls, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

(08/17/2012) This has some rare coil springs installed on the rear.  The seller is a little confused about the CJ-3B.  The overload springs shown in the first pic might be an earlier version of the Canfield Springs shown in the brochure in the following post.

“1953 CJ3B (M38A1 early model) rebuilt trans and transfer case. Half cab, have new bed floor and end gate. $2500. Not interested in trades. If interested please respond wiht your phone contact (to help weed out scams). Thanks.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Van Buren, AR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1750.

(12/03/2012) Lots of surface rust, but it appears solid. Unclear if it runs or not.

“1947 CJ2A with steel Half Cab. Great restore project. It’s all there”

 

 
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Year? CJ-5 South Carolina

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Walter spotted this CJ-5. It looks pretty stock.  This might make a good stock restoration if the rust is only at the surface.

“Not sure of exact year 1964-1971. Needs fuel pump. Would like to trade for pontoon trailer, boats, golf carts, atvs. Open to all trades.”

http://hiltonhead.craigslist.org/bar/3584856407.html

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1951 CJ-3A w/rear PTO Boise, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500

This has no engine.  It has the rear PTO, a nice half cab, and looks very restorable.

“Half Cab, needs motor, body, reassembly. ”

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1955 CJ-5 Winona, WI No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Needs work.

“Project Jeep for sale. Taking offers. Email to set up a showing. Thanks”

http://lacrosse.craigslist.org/cto/3524994997.html

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1953 M-38A1 Lovell, WY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  ***SOLD***  Was listed at $2700.

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1957 CJ-5 Steinauer, NE $550

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Also on eBay

There may be value here.

“This is a complete 1957 Willys Jeep that I have owned for about twenty years and have done nothing with it. So its time to sell. $550 any questions you can text me at four zero two 990 seven thousand.”

http://lincoln.craigslist.org/cto/3484368758.html

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3 Tops Morristown, MN Call for Prices

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: , .

Choose between several different tops.

“I have 3 hardtops ,one is a military arctic top,the other two are civilian tops.call for prices,ph no 507 685 4418 no emails please”

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/cto/3441845003.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Fitchburg, MA $600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $600

(09/09/2012) There might be some value here in parts, but it’s not clear to me how much.

“1946 JEEP WILLYS PROJECT…ALL THERE HAS A BUICK V6 CONVERTION….DID RUN A FEW YEARS BACK…DUAL SPEED TRANSMISSION…HAS PLOW SET UP ALSO.. SOLD AS IS FOR PARTS OR REPAIR….LOOKING FOR 700 OR B/O CALL 978-833-6038 ”

http://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/3429174580.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Yamhill County, Or $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  This was listed back in 2009.  Price has dropped to $2000 since then. It looks like a good price.

(07/23/2009) There have been some minor updates to this.  The last ad listed this phone number, but I’d try by email first.

“For Sale- 1947 CJ2A Willy’s Jeep. Stock motor & trans. 12 volt. Runs O.K. New tires. $2000.00 obo.

http://portland.craigslist.org/yam/cto/3420908378.html

 
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1949 CJ-3A Stevensville, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This sold quickly.

“I have a 1949 CJ3A Jeep that I am selling for a friend. The Jeep runs well and the body is solid. The tires are like new,good brakes and has been recently upgraded to a 12 volt Delco altenator. Comes with a 6′ full hydraulic snowplow that is all hooked up and ready for winter. Michigan titled.”

 
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Unusual Half Cab for sale Lander, WY $1000

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Steve sent some more pictures.  This is interesting.

Steve had this half cab for sale. It appears to be a CJ-5/CJ-6 model.

Steve writes, “I have this old half top looks like protype of some short. It is not really homemade. It has cut outs for the early rollout windows and a sticker of some kind just under the back window…..would like to sell it … its located in Lander, WY, for $1000. my phone number 307-850-2890.”

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Goose’s CJ-3B Gets a Top

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  I had the wrong link to Goose’s original build (thanks Dave).

Goose forwarded some images showing the addition of a half cab to his CJ-3B.  Goose spotted this half cab on eWillys this summer.  He worked out a deal with the seller, then set about making a few customizations so that it would fit. It sure turned out nicely! If you don’t remember Goose’s Project CJ-3B, you can see his original four-month build here.

 
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1950 CJ-3A Deadwood, SD ** Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was on eBay. Status Unknown.

(09/29/2012) This solid looking CJ-3A looks like all it needs is a paint job to be a good looking jeep.  The nicely made half top out of boat material is very interesting too.  Whoever made those could probably sell a few — it is hard to find bikini tops for the early CJ’s, especially ones that fit so nicely.

“I bought this Willys from my uncle about 5 years ago. He used it in an apple orchard for many years to pull apple wagons so it went with out license tags for MANY years. It was only driven during apple harvest season so it got few miles usage each year. He and I both always stored it in the garage and never drove it in the winter. He had the engine overhauled about 9 years ago when he forgot to put oil in it during an oil change. When I got it the tranny and transfer case growled terrible do to many years with bad boots on the shift levers letting in water and dirt. I installed rebuilts about 5 yrs ago and it now runs very quietly. It is used as a summer putt around vehicle here in Deadwood SD so has been seen by MANY in this area. It purrs around nicely at speeds up to 50 mi/hr with out the typical WILLY WOBBLE. Driven mostly around mountainous terrain with out heat problems. (I had the radiator boiled out before I put it on the road 5 yrs ago). Lights and brakes work good. New windshield and windshield hinge gasket  2 yrs ago. New plastic under seat gas tank (same design as original). New gas sending unit which does not register correctly–I think it might be for a 12 volt. Other gages work fine. New speedo cable but speedo JUMPS when connected (Maybe the wrong drive gear was put in during rebuild). Emergency cable is missing but other parts including handle are included. Has warn lock outs in the front diff. It shows very little rust. The frame and floor are in good condition. The SURRY top(2 yrs old-made of boat cloth) and frame comes off very easily so windshield can be folded down.  This is a very nice little Willys which I am selling only because have another.”

 

 
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1946 CJ-2A Petaluma, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000

Some dents and dings on the passenger side and has some floor rust.

“This is a mechanically beautiful truck hiding inside a well patinated body. I’ve been driving it all over Petaluma this year, enough that it’s become well known and loved. I’d keep it forever, but our first baby will be here next month, and I have five cars that can’t hold a baby seat. D’oh!

Here’s a list of recent work:
– new radiator, thermostat, hoses, belts
– new cap, rotor, points, condenser
– new spark plug wires, plugs, coil, battery, battery cables
– rebuilt carb
– oil change, filter
– new fuel tank, all new lines & hoses, new fuel pump and fuel filter
– new or rebuilt all wheel cylinders and master, new lines and soft hoses
– axle seals (inner and outer, front and rear) replaced and packed wheel bearings, new swivel seals
– greased all chassis lube points
– rebuilt original Dualmatic locking hubs
– new rear main seal, timing cover seal, crankshaft seal, oil pan gasket, rocker cover gasket
– new muffler and rear portion of exhaust
– fresh tune-up including valve adjustment
– new NDT tires and tubes
– new full top bow set and Sunbrella canvas half cab
– 48″ farm jack mounted to front bumper

More good things:
– original chaff guard included (hard to find)
– starts easily, runs very well, shifts, steers, brakes etc. just as it should
– tow bar included for easier transport
– spare engine with all ancillaries comes with it; very handy for reference and emergency spares
– original black CA plates with current registration

Current needs:
– speedometer broke and was taken out to send to rebuilder; can rebuild or buy new one from Walck’s for $75 (maybe less on ebay)
– fuel tank sender needs replacement; registers ok between 1/4 and empty so at least you know when you need gas
– obviously needs body and paint if you want to win a show. Most people (including me) seem to get a bigger kick out of the patina that only 66 years of existence can produce
– rust through on passenger floor and bottom of tool box, pitted driver’s floor; otherwise just surface rust
– new owner may want new front seat canvas ($110 from New Life Canvas, screws in place)
– windshield vent levers are not installed (they are included with the truck)”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Montrose, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was several prices.

Dean reports this is posted with several different prices. It may indicate the seller is floating different prices, or it could be scam.

The fuel pump is having a problem. Looks pretty stock.

“I have an all-original 1954 Willy’s Jeep for sale. Uncut, unmodified in any way. If you are looking for a 100% original Willy’s this is it! This Jeep runs and drives. However, the fuel pump is a little weak. I am working on that right now. The minimal rust it has is very fixable. This Jeep has factory “Koenic Iron Works” hardtop and hard doors. Door windows roll up and down. This jeep is unmolested- from the period fire extinguisher, to the fan in the cabin. I even have the owners manual. The mileage is original at 44,000. I bought this from the original owners son. This is a fantastic original specimen and a very rare find considering the hardtop and harddoors. This Jeep is in good condition and is truly a nice vehicle. Look at the pictures! $5400 OBO!! OR I am looking for a decent 4×4 for trade. I am interested in Expeditions, Land Rovers,”

 
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1964 CJ-6 Algonac, MI $1750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

This includes a hardtop and a plow. It also runs and drives.

“This is a hard to find model, the first generation scrambler. This is a project, but does run good, shifts, stops, and 4×4 works. Frame is in very good shape, but body sheet metal pretty much gone. Has a snow plow with hydraulic lift and manual angle. 586-419-4196”

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/3338485067.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Whitehall, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(06/14/2012) This has a rear winch.

“1951 Willys Jeep CJ3A, Great restore project! Brakes are solid! Starts and runs! Rare half hard top! Has PTO, hand throttle, solid frame, beauttiful original Willys tailgate and windshield frame. Newly recored radiator, new hoses, much underhood restorations. Look at the pictures folks! Just need finishing touches!”

Old Color from July

 
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1946 VEC CJ-2A Isanti, Mn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2450.

(05/15/2012) The rear on this is very unusual.  The S/N is only 19370.  The tool indents appear in good shape.

“Original motor converted to 12V. Runs good,stored in garage 30 plus years. Have full steel doors. S/N 19370. ”

 
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1966 Color Slide of DC Fire Jeep

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

Thanks to Dennis for correcting me.  Admittedly,  I hadn’t had my caffeinated tea before deciding what this was.  With that in mind, check out how this CJ-6 is setup for lighting.

“For sale is one 35mm Kodachrome color slide.
Washington, DC Fire Department Floodlight Unit.
1966 Willy’s Jeep.
Photographed by Charles Marcus on 10/7/1983.
From the collection of the late Richard M. Adelman of Memphis, Tennessee.
Shipping and handling is 75 cents in the USA.”

View all the information on eBay

 
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CJ-3A Aluminum Top Bozeman, MT $20

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Not a perfect top, but a great price.

“Jeep topper with doors. Came off a CJ3 Willies Jeep. 4zero6-5nine9 two87three”

http://bozeman.craigslist.org/pts/3323280137.html

 
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Extended CJ-2A in Spain, but there is a small problem . . .

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Roberto’s friend Mr. Paco, has run into some bureaucracy trying title his Jeep.  I will let Roberto explain the details.

Let me introduce you the Willys CJ2A jeep owns by my friend mr. Paco, who lives at Valladolid, Spain. The jeep was found years ago at a farm (barn find!!!) and have belonged to an aristocratic dame, if I´m not wrong.

As you could see in the pics, it has a very curious extended body conversion with short hard-top and that´s the reason to ask your help. We would like to know if this kind of conversion could be done at the States as an extra ordered by the customer, or the institution which imported to Spain. Paco wants to get a tittle for his jeep as an historic vehicle and it seems that here, he needs to claim that this kind conversion was made at the factory. I mean, that this characteristic is “historical”. If not, he should modify again it to be a standard CJ2A jeep…Absurd, and illogical, as the guy who has pointed him this doesn´t care about the possibility of a local conversion made at Spain…isn´t would be this “historical” too? Burocracy, absurd and illogical burocracy…

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v82/Roberto67/Willys%20CJ2A%20jeep%20Paco/?albumview=slideshow

 

I responded to Roberto writing that while I knew a small outfit in California created CJ-2Ls by expanding the middle of some CJ-2As, I was not aware of any aftermarket group nor any Willys option to have the bodies extended in the rear (despite plenty of examples of jeeps that have been extended in the rear).  Does anyone else know anything different?

Here are some examples of jeeps extended at the back.
http://www.ewillys.com/2012/04/28/1950-cj-3a-heber-city-ut-3500/
http://www.ewillys.com/2012/04/06/1953-m-38a1-hamilton-mt-5500/
http://www.ewillys.com/2012/01/16/year-flattie-phoenix-az-3750/
http://www.ewillys.com/2012/01/05/1946-mbgpw-murphys-ca-2500/
http://www.ewillys.com/2011/10/22/1945-gpw-ceres-ca-2850/
http://www.ewillys.com/2011/04/27/1947-cj-2a-with-extended-rear-ramona-ca-ebay/
http://www.ewillys.com/2011/04/05/1946-cj-2a-phoenix-az-3150/
http://www.ewillys.com/2011/01/29/1963-dj-picture-rocks-az-2000/
http://www.ewillys.com/2010/11/26/army-depot-dj-3a-alexander-city-al-ebay/

 
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1952 CJ-3A Henderson, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4550

Runs and drives.  Looks solid.

“SELLING A 1952 WILLYS JEEP 4×4 RUNS LIKE A CHAMP. INCLUDES HARD TOP AND A BIKINI TOP
HAS ROLL BAR AND REMOVABLE REAR SEAT . HAVE MANY EXTRA PARTS TWO AXELS HEADS
ANS MUCH MORE. PLEASE TEXT OR CALL LEAVE MESSAGE NO EMAILS PLEASE SERIOUS INQUIRIES”

 
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1948 CJ-2A ‘Lefty’ Mansfield, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Dennis reports this has sold. It was listed at $1500.

This hasn’t b een run in a while and has rot on the driver’s side at the very least.  The half cab looks good.

“MOTOR REBUILT IN EARLY 1990’S, BEEN IN STORAGE FOR LAST 15 YEARS, LAST STARTED IN 2001. 6′ BLADE INCLUDED.”

 
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1954 CJ-3B Wabasha, MN $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

There’s value here.

“For a Midwestern Jeep this old, this has some surprisingly good parts on it. But make no mistake, this Jeep should be considered for parts or a total conversion and restoration only.

The drivetrain is complete: transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 44 rear and Dana 27 front axle, and the driveshafts are there. It has an Original stamped hood, grille, and tailgate. I don’t think the tailgate was used on it, because it doesn’t have any more than a couple tiny rust bubbles, and is in AMAZINGLY GOOD shape. These and the windshield frame are all in good, restorable condition.

The original motor, clutch, and bellhousing are gone.

The body has been patched and Bondo’ed and the floor is shot. It really should have a new body tub.
The front clip is all unbolted, there’s cut a hole in the floor of the cab from when they took the motor out (easier than crawling underneath?), and the body is unbolted from the frame. The steering column and pedals were removed in the process, but are still with the Jeep.

I have a clear Wisconsin tltle for it.

I bought this intending that I’d either buy a whole new body and put a whole new drivetrain in it, or just patch it up and throw a motor in it, and 4-wheel it.

I am also trying to part this out elsewhere, will sell it as part or whole, but really just want it gone.
Call, text, or email questions or for more pictures.
Chris 6 5 1 5 6 4 0 3 9 4”

http://rmn.craigslist.org/cto/3252050111.html