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Sears Aluminum Hardtop Tyngsboro, MA $300


Glenn spotted this top for sale, most likely sold by Sears and made by Meyers. Hopefully, someone can use it.


“Nice aluminum top with doors, door mounting pieces and windshield header. It’s in nice shape, not beat up. This will fit a Willys CJ2A, CJ3A, WWII Willys MB or Ford GPW. Hard to find in this shape. Looks to be a Sears tops based on photos I could find.”

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Meyer (Orville) Hardtop for a 1976 or later CJ-5 Carleton, MI $700


UPDATE: Jeremy provided this photo to show the top installed on the jeep. Because this is a post 1975 hardtop, it likely won’t fit a 1975 or earlier CJ-5 due to the angle and width of the windshield.


Jeremy’s selling this hardtop from his CJ-5.


“Very nice Meyer/Orrville Jeep hardtop. Complete with full size doors, windows work well. Pics show it on my ’76 CJ-5. Stainless hardware included, $700 or best. Calls only: 7 3 4 – nine one five – 0 4 one one”

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1956 CJ-5 Grover Beach, CA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $2000.

This has the early reversed springs and a (broken) 0-8 KS speedo.

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“I have a good 56 Jeep project that was sitting in a barn for about the last 30 years. It does not run. Complete and not dissassembled. Very solid body. Will require some rust repair on the right front floor and possibly the left front floor also. This is a project that needs restoration. I was told the engine was rebuilt many years ago and it was driven into the 90s. Bill Of Sale only. Two new front tires. Rolls well for loading. This is a project vehicle that is in good condition for being 65 years old.”

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1947 CJ-2A Colton, WA $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(03/02/2021) This probably has Ford Top Loader 4-speed.


“1947 CJ2A with 289 4 speed trans. Engine runs and things shift like they are supposed to. With cab, seats are not original nor are they bolted down clean title not currently licensed. OBO I can send specific pictures if needed.”

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1950? CJ-3A Union, MO $14,500


This appears to be a CJ-3A With a CJ-2A body OR a 3A body with CJ-2A bow holders(?). In any case, it looks in good shape with a Koenig hardtop.


“This is a 1950 Willys 2 door 4×4 utility vehicle that has been redone. Fairly rare with the hardtop and no rust. A repaint and restoration in excellent condition. Mechanically good, the Willys runs and drives and everything works. The brakes will need some attention.”

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Kelly 23 Series Hardtop St. Charles, MO $500


This appears in good shape.


“Complete Kelly full steel cab fits Willys CJ3A.
Basically consists of 6 large pieces.
2 lockable doors with frames that attach to the windshield. The door windows roll up.
2 side panels with large windows.
1 solid piece roof.
1 lift gate with large window.
Had very limited usage and only has minor surface rust from setting outside a couple of years.”

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1946 CJ-2A East Arlington, VT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

This jeep recently sold, but the ad included several good photos of a Worman hardtop. Based on the door rivets, this might be the “mail carrier” model, which included roll up windows.


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1949? CJ-2A? Covington, WA $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

Lots of updates to this fiberglass bodied jeep. This has a Bobcat fiberglass hood and may well have a Bobcat body, too.


“1949 Willy’s CJ2A. Original frame and grill, fiberglass body. Has 6 point cage tied into frame with 3 beard suspension seats and 4 point harnesses. VERY rare Koenig Arctic top included. Needs to be sand blasted and repainted but no real cancer spots. Motor/trans: carbureted Chevy 327 with new plugs, wires, and alternator, dual electric fans, freshly rebuilt TH 350 mated to a Dana 18 T Case. Running gear: Dana 44 front (Detroit) and rear (spool) with 5.13 gears. Disc brakes all around with dual Wilwood master cylinders. Riding on Rubicon Express YJ leafs SOA with trac bar. 35×15 with tons of life left.

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1947 CJ-2A Frenchtown, MT $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/12/2021) Unclear if it runs or not.


“No warranty, as is.”

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1952 M-38 Mackay, ID $1200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/04/2021) There’s some value here, just unclear how much.


“Military, parts Jeep or fixer up, no motor and no radiator.”

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Model F-23 Kelly Hardtop for CJ-3A St. Charles, MO $500


Seems in good shape. You can see what the F-23 looks like in this brochure post: http://www.ewillys.com/2021/05/27/kelly-manufacturings-23-series-tops/


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“Complete Kelly full steel cab fits Willys CJ3A.
Basically consists of 6 large pieces.
2 lockable doors with frames that attach to the windshield. The door windows roll up.
2 side panels with large windows.
1 solid piece roof.
1 lift gate with large window.
Had very limited usage and only has minor surface rust from setting outside a couple of years.”

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CJ-3A or CJ-3B Koenig Hardtop Scottsbluff, NE $475


Seller is unsure of the model, but given the date provided, I’d say it was a 1953 CJ-3A or CJ-3B. I don’t see pics of the flaps that mount the doors to the body.



koenigh-hardtop-scottsbluff-ne1“willys jeep koenig full metal top cj2a cj 3a cj3b cj5 ???? not sure what model it came off they said they thought it was from a 53 ??? but not sure of that came from a dry eastern wyoming so rust is not a issue has the brass koening tag hard to take good pic of it but doesnt say what model it was …. i have no of the door hinges not 100% what model this is for the doors say early but the front top addition says ? may for a ??? it can stay for a few months but if a tornado high winds hail etc destroy it ITS STILL YOURS NO REFUNDS BY NOT PICKING IT TIMELY MANNER YOU AGREE TO THAT TOP IS LOC NEAR SCOTTSBLUFF NEBRASKA”

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1958 CJ-5 Pueblo, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

This CJ-5 looks pretty stock, though the V6 has been added (looks like a good install). It includes a good Kelly hardtop and a Warn OD.

“1958 Willys Jeep CJ5. Equipped with the original Buick 235 Dauntless V6 engine. 3 speed manual transmission. Twin stick T18 transfer case with a Warn Overdrive selector. This nice little machine starts right up and operates as it should.”

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1961 CJ-5 Silverthorne, CO $4500


If the rust is as light as claimed, this early CJ-5 could be worth a look. Has a Kelly hardtop.


“Lots of new parts and recent work done. Very little rust, only on surface. Have service records of over $3500 worth of work done. Motor runs great! Hydraulic plow works and pushes snow well. Will remove at buyers request.”

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1959 CJ-3B Hesperus, CO $6500


Lots to like with this later model 3B. It has a Government plate, too.


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“1959 Willys Jeep CJ-3B. Runs and stops great, drives well. New brakes all around, including new master and wheel cylinders. New seats. Front axle rebuilt with all new bearings and seals. All new glass in windshield and steel hardtop; all windows roll up/down or slide as they should. Very little surface rust. The only cancer is in the vertical seam in the rocker right under the driver side door and it is very minor. F134 engine with Carter YF carburetor. T90 transmission, twin stick Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 44 rear and Dana 25 front axles. Like new tires. I’m selling this for my dad, who does not use Facebook. It is located near Ignacio, CO. $6500 obo. This is a very nice, reliable flatfender that can be used as is or would take very little work to bring it to the next level”

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Year? CJ-2A Waterbury, CT $1000


This is a CJ-2A with a Meyers-made Sears Top and a DJ dry gauze air cleaner.


“Up for sale is this 1950’s Jeep. I don’t know a lot about this, just looking to get rid of it. Contact me for more info or to come see it.”

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Year? CJ-2A Lake Grove, NY $3000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/19/2021) Listed as a 1942, I’m guessing this is a CJ-2A. It’s got a Sears/Allstate Meyers-made hardtop.


“Need to be restored motor is not seized it all there bill of sale best offer”

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1954 CJ-3B Pocatello, ID $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

Only the one pic. Has a Koenig hardtop. Looks promising.


“Just call with any questions, or leave us number and I’ll get back with u. It’s good shape and runs”


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1957 CJ-5 Casper, WY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3150.

This CJ-5 needs some love, but it looks promising. It’s powered by a diesel. It’s got a Koenig hardtop.

“1957 diesel willys jeep pto clutch driven winch no rust holes ran when parked 2-3 years ago open to trades serious inquiries only please”

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1947 CJ-2A New Paltz, NY $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/27/2021) This looks like the airpot jeep that Andy used to own. If so, I saw this one in person back in 2011.


“Cj2a 1947 runs and drives needs to be restored”

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1958 CJ-5 Indian Valley, ID $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features • TAGS: .

This CJ-5 has an M-38a1 “arctic” top with the wood doors. It seems in reasonably good shape. The side of the body threw me a bit as it appears to lack the “JEEP” stamps on the cowl sides. However, the passenger side looks like it may have had some bondo work, so that may explain why this lacks the stamp (likely either cut and repaired OR bondoed over OR both).

The seller included pics of a text message where some anonymous expert labeled the jeep a “ch3a”[assuming they meant CJ-3A), based on the “one-piece windshield”. The texter continued, writing, “In military lingo I believe it is a m38 … My best guess it is a 47/48 is is definitely military because of the gas cap.”

Hmmm …


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“1958 Willys Jeep cj5 hard top project in assembly phase. Parts cleaned painted surfaced for gaskets. On most parts. Block still needs to go to machine chop. Transmission ready for assembly T case is intact. PO did axles and hubs. Before purchase so it rolls. PO also gave a manual and a kizer willys mag for parts most the stuff is outlined With some notes from PO.

Lots of work has been done to this already & lots of leg work already done lots of new parts already new brake lines new brakes new U joints diffs serviced hubs are packed I would really like to see this go to a good home to run someday. Sooner than later I just don’t have the time My loss is your gain. In the kizer willys mag I found the tub of this Jeep $4700 Let alone all the new parts. Already purchased countless man hours already done dismantling cleaning resurfacing. Somethings already reassembly I’d say it’s a steal”

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A Creative Hardtop Made During WWII

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

David M. Barlow posted this photo of a jeep top his father made while serving in the Pacific on the island of Peleliu during WWII. Now we know where George Barris got the idea for the Model “T” Buggy top, lol.

George Barris’ Model “T” Buggy:


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1947 CJ-2A Burrton, KS Auction


This CJ-2A with a Sears Deluxe top will be auctioned June 5th (https://morrisauctions.com/2021/06/05/).


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See sale bill at http://morrisauctions.com/
1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A – runs good
4 X 4 High/Low
4 cylinder
3 speed manual transmission
39K miles
Brakes were looked at and repairs made as needed.
Aluminum Topper
Back seat
Have owned for 50 years”

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1948 CJ-2A Tulsa, OK $3500


This has a Blue Star hardtop.


“48 Willys with chevy v8. Runs and drives. Needs brakes gone thru due to sitting”


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1960s Harris Manufacturing Top and Doors

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

UPDATE: The October 1962 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine included an ad for the Harris top and doors, along with an article.

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Originally Posted October 07, 2017: Here’s a rare Harris Dura-Door one-page brochure on eBay. This fiberglass half door produced out of Bakersfield, California, for CJ-5s was also advertised in Four Wheel Magazine (see ad at bottom).

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This ad appeared in several Four Wheeler issues, including the June 1966 issue. I’d have to guess that by 1966, Harris had dropped its soft top product and focused on the dura-doors for jeeps.