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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

 
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1951 CJ-3A Otis, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

This looks like a great price for a parts jeep.  It appears very complete.

“1951 Willys Jeep for Parts only …Plow goes with it …500.00 or best offer…No emails will be answered”

 
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1963 CJ-5 Duluth, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900

If this runs, this might be a good price.

“1963 Willys Jeep
4 cyl., 3 speed manual
solid frame
6 1/2 foot power angle plow included
Clear title
Credit cards accepted
Must purchase in person”

 
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1950? M-38 w/Trailer Fairbanks, AK $7900

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer • TAGS: , .

Not totally original, but not bad either.  The jeep was appraised at $17k?  The seller needs to ask for his money back on that appraisal.

“You can see this rig close up at the U Park located at the corner of Badger & Old Rich by Forbes Storage Complex and Gloy’s Thai Food To Go
.
Excellent Original Condition. Runs excellent, under 500 miles on newly rebuilt original flathead 4 motor, comes complete with Snow Plow, Matching Willy’s Trailer, and a truckload of spare parts including Spare Tires, Chains.tool box, gerri cans, ball winch, soft top, hard top, start up accessories, and a whole buch more.

The Jeep alone has been appraised at 17K, not counting all the extras. A real 49er deal if ever there was one! Limited time to buy this complete set up! A perfect opportunity for a restorer or any enthusiast!

Will trade for Gold , Silver , Cash, or a combination of the three.

For more info call 907 347 4135 before 9 pm, and please, no texts or e mails (they will be ignored as spam). Just call the phone number if interested”

http://fairbanks.craigslist.org/cto/3198800612.html

 
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Letter about Woodie Tops by Station Wagons, Inc

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Here’s a rare letter that advertises woodie kits from Station Wagons, Inc, for CJ-2A and MB/GPW models.  This 2 page letter shows both a full and a half cab.  Below the two page letter is an example of an ad that appeared in Popular Mechanics.

Popular Mechanics Ad from the January 1948 issue of Popular Mechanics, pg 266.  This ad appeared in the February 1948 issue as well. I haven’t done a full accounting to determine how many other issues had the ad.

1948-february-popular-mechanics-wood-tops

 
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Myers Half Cab Carmichael, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350. 

“Myers Half Cab in excellent condition with no dings or dents. It has been wet sanded and is ready for paint or polishing. It came off of a CJ3b, but should fit some earlier models as well. Asking $350.00”

 
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1958 CJ-5 Trencher Barnhart, MO $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

This runs and drives with an operating trencher and sports duallies.

“1958 CJ 5 Willys Jeep with a trencher attachment that was factory made for jeeps back before the industry started making trenchers for smaller jobs.

Back then it was either a shovel and pick or large diggers. This trencher fit the bill for the smaller jobs.

This unit is in complete working order and runs great. The odometer reads 4400 miles and I believe it.

The Huricane-4 motor runs smooth and does not smoke.

Also has duals on the back that are made for jeep and never seen one of these with a cab.

Price is OBO at $6500.00 Please only serouis inquirers. 314-952-two nine 61”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/3180235879.html

 
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1953 CJ-3B Madison, SD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD*** Was $1900

(07/15/2012) I believe this runs?  It also has a bed extender.  While it looks like it is missing the tailgate, Leo noted that tailgate is still there, just under the extender.

“1953 CJ3A Willys Hight Hood , farm model, Mfd. half cab, box extension, snowplow. Recent overhaul. Body is rusty, Great for parts or restoration, No Title, former owner is still looking but has not produced it at this time, therefore sold as salvage. $1900.00 , I have no more time for any projects,Will trade for items of interest. Sold in as is condition, 605–270-1252”

http://marshall.craigslist.org/cto/3158596687.html

 
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1949 CJ-3A Cherry Valley, Illinois **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300.

The seller lists this as a 2A, but looks to me to be a 3A.  This looks like an excellent project for the price.

“I have a 1949 Willys Jeep available for sale. It runs, but the fuel pump needs to be rebuilt (we were able to confirm that the engine is good by delivering gas straight into the carburetor). It also currently does not have brakes, although I have a brand new master cylinder and brand new wheel cylinders to go with it–these parts just need to be installed. It comes with a snowplow, but the hydraulic system for it needs to be overhauled. My grandfather found the Jeep in a salvage yard a number of years back and brought it back to life so that he could use it to haul wood around on our family farm. However, he passed away several years ago and the Jeep hasn’t been used much since then. This is a good project Jeep–everything is there; it just needs some work to get it back into good condition, and we don’t have the time to put into it. We will be demolishing the farmhouse and garage where it is currently being stored, so we’re forced to get rid of it. Other issues I can see with the vehicle: the windshield is cracked, the cooling system probably needs to be flushed, and the interior needs reupholstering.”

 
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1947 CJ-2A Port Orchard, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Was $500. **SOLD**

(06/26/2012) It sounds like the floor needs work.

“1947 jeep body with original title.
includes:
-1/2 cab hardtop w/doors
-body tub, rusted front floors
-front fenders
-hood
-transmission and transfer case(unknown condition)
-steering wheel and box
-windshield frame
-tailgate
-title
maybe more as I am still looking through stuff.”

 
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1960 CJ-5 Council Bluffs, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This doesn’t run, but appears pretty solid and utilitarian.

“We bought this Willys thinking we get around to restoring it… Well here we are and my bosses idea of restoration is “sell it, I’m too busy. Does not run, looks to be complete, clean title, great project car.”

 
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Year? CJ-5 Brick, NJ $2300

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2300.

(06/12/2012) For the price, it looks like a solid runabout jeep.

“Runs and drives great.. mostly original …great shape..1962 with good title. Also have soft top at a good price
Russ 732 703 1467”

http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/3094876660.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Pickerel, Wi **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  This sold quickly.

The front frame rails have been heavily reinforced.  You gotta love that ‘hardtop’. Despite this, I think there’s some value

“Excellent running 4cyl converted to 12 volt 5ft plow, 4sp frame good would make nice plow truck also has 3 point hookup on rear, 16 inch tire with chains.”

 
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1950 CJ-3A Tucson, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This looks like a fine price.

“Willys jeep , runs great, body is straight, and it also has new tires.”

 

 
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1949? M-38 Alaska $16,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer • TAGS: , , .

The seller lives in Alaska but is trying to sell this in Los Angeles.

“Vintage willys jeep, excellent shape, 80% restored.Under 1000 miles on new engine, original M38 with plow, trailer, hard top, soft top & plow.

Runs excellent, strong workhorse and fun for all the family.

will take silver, gold or cash

Call Dan at 907-347-4135 before 9pm AKST”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/3012560868.html

 
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1948 CJ-2A Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

I guess this jeep was used to back into hunting areas, hence the cammo is only on the back.

“260 NAIL HEAD BUICK MOTOR-RUN’S GREAT. HAS BILL OF SALE, BUT NO PAPERWORK, NOT STOLEN JUST HAVEN’T HAD THE TIME.”

 
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New Old Stock Half Cab Soft Top Arvada, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600

These don’t appear too often.

“Bestop Jeep half cab soft top, purchased in 1970’s, still new in the box. Fits Jeep cj2a, cj3a, cj3b, cj5, m38, m38a1. Includes original instructions with measurements, black top, full doors and hardware. Jeep collector item.”

 
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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Sheridan, WY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

Steve notes that this still has the column shift mechanics, though it also has a floor shift.

“This is a 1946 Willys CJ2A that I bought from a customer of mine.  Her husband bought it brand new and I have only driven it to town a few times.  The gears are good and tight. It starts just fine on the 6 volt system.  The Heater still works and I think they are kind of rare.  When I bought the jeep She said that it had not been started for over ten years.  After inspection I found thick oil in the oil pan so I removed the pan and cleaned out the old oil before trying to start the engine.  At this time I took pictures of the cylinders for inspection.  Two of the cylinders have marks where the rings sat over the years.  The cylinders will at sometime need to be honed out to remove the small ridges which you can see in the pictures.  After I had the carburator cleaned and we were able to start the engine the water pump had to be replaced with a new one and I put a new belt on at that time.

I have driven the jeep around while hunting and totally had a great time.  It is like going back in time and looking at the scenery a little longer because you are traveling a little slower.”

 
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1957 CJ-5 Averill Park, NY $800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

There’s some value here.

“For sale 1957 Willys Utility with plow. Removable hardtop and doors. Needs restoration. Engine not seized and will run. Plow is in operating condition. Cash offers are entertained, I know what its worth so please have a reasonable offer. Call 518-674-0675 and leave a clear message and phone number. I dont have time to restore so am parting with it.”

http://albany.craigslist.org/cto/2955689553.html

 
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1949 CJ-3A Rockrimmon, Ca $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(01/21/2012) This is worth a closer look.  The seller only wants to deal with people in person.

“This is a fully original 1949 Willy’s with clean title, civilian model with 12volt electric. Jeep has extesnion on back that can be taken off to reduce price. This Jeep has been great around the ranch and does need some body work. 16″ wheels but can trade out for 15″ both with desent tires. Breaks and front wheel cylender rebuit. Runs well just needs tinkering like any 1949 Jeep. Will take seriouse offers. No shipping, No dealers, In person only!!!!

Please call Joe 719 three three O – Five 5 9 Five”

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/2928196703.html

 
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CJ-5 Half-Cab Elk River, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $150

This looks like a good price on a half cab that needs some work.

“Hard top for sale. Pretty old. Glass is good. Steel is straight but needs paint. Window cranks work. Latches work. Looking for $150.00 or best offer.”

 

 
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1962 CJ-5 Howell, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3800.

This looks in good shape with a nice half cab.

“1962 Jeep Willys with half hard top/doors.. easy to remove
runs great..”powerfull,” starts right up lots of extras and fun”