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

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

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.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/499034301493290

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

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1946 CJ-2A North Smithfield, RI $14,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/12/2020) The cargo bed floor has been replaced with a flat sheet.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/466864994649280/

“1946 Willys CJ2A · Other_body_style · Driven 24,000 miles $ 14,500 First year of the civilian Jeep. Has the very rare capstan winch. That alone is worth 3 – 4 thousand. Refinished in the original pasture green color. Runs excellent. Seats are out being reupholstered”

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1959 CJ-3B Tustin, MI $12,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

Looks like a nice build. I’m wondering if the top was designed for a CJ-5 originally? I haven’t seen a top adapter in the front quite like this one.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/303122987844216

“1959 Willy’s Jeep Flat Head 4 cylinder Hard Top $12,000”

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1969 CJ-5 Medford, NJ $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Seems like a good price given it runs, has a nice Kelly hardtop, and a plow setup.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1402738556730253

“1969 Jeep CJ5…Buick V6, 3 spd manual, 58k miles. Runs & drives, minimal rot on drivers floor pan. Has a 6 ft Meyer power angle plow. $2,500.00 FIRM. NO LOW BALL OFFERS / NO TRADES!”

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1949? CJ-2A Benton, PA $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Engine is frozen.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/212446674010100

“49 willys Jeep cj2a. Has 302 v8 ford engine that is locked up from sitting. Clean title. As is located in Benton pa”

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1963 CJ-6 Stuarts Draft, VA $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.

Body appears solid. No pics of the driver’s side included.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/380678419559984

“1963 cj6. Last year of the “willys” branded tailgate. F134 engine. Starts right up. Run, drives stops. New brake lines and brakes/ shoes and cylinders. New tires. 4WD works. Kelly hard top. Clean title. As far as I know all original. Message with any questions.”

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1960 Diesel CJ-5 w/ Lift Lake Ariel, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2400.

Andy spotted this deal. It includes a snow plow, Kelly Hardtop, Cutlas Hubs, Perkins diesel, and a Monroe Lift. Overdrive, too?

“Jeep CJ-5( Kaiser Jeep Corp.) Runs & Drives, (needs battery). 4 cylinder Perkins diesel engine, factory HD T98 transmission w/OD, T18 transfer case, Inline Dana 30 rears. 72” snow plow hydraulic lift manual angle, Monroe 4 point hitch. No title $2400.00 OBO.”

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1947 CJ-2A Frenchtown, MT $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

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

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/302672311184869

“No warranty, as is.”

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1952 Photo of Emily Osborne and a CJ-3A(?)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This looks to be a CJ-3A (the rubber seal around the edge of the windshield is one clue) with a Worman hardtop. Emily Osborne owns both the jeep and the farm.

https://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display?irn=10736646

“Emily Osborne works an eighty acre farm north of Albert Lea; she is shown here checking the oil in her jeep.”

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1953 CJ-3B Bonney Lake, WA $600

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

Daryl’s got this 3B with an early Worman hardtop windshield for sale.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/d/bonney-lake-1953-cj3b-willys-jeep/7299506179.html

“Cool old Jeep with factory hardtop windshield.
No top.
What you see is what you get.
No Title.
Can load for you.”

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1960 CJ-3B Carefree, AZ $15,900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

This jeep looks solid. Has a Koenig hardtop.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/scottsdale-1960-willys-jeep-4×4-rare/7294371564.html

“1960 Willys Jeep 4×4 with rare removable hard top. Completely
ALL NEW: battery, hoses, belts, fuel line, steering tie rods, water pump, fuel pump, gages, rims, tires, brakes, master cylinders & wheel cylinders, custom glass, custom rack. Lots more. Hundreds of hours in this project. Read to go. Runs fabulous.”

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1947 CJ-2A Uvalde, TX $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/05/2021) It’s a project.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/pts/d/uvalde-1947-willys-cj2a/7284065287.html

“Barn Find. 1947 Willys CJ2A project. No Title. Hard top and full doors. Has engine, transmission, transfer case, drive lines and axles. Will need floorboards and glass replaced. Has 5 new tires and a new fuel pump. Great project to fix up or part out.”

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1965 DJ-3A JeepRod Titusville, FL $25,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: , , .

Someone spent lots of time and money on this custom build.

https://spacecoast.craigslist.org/cto/d/cocoa-custom-willies-jeep/7284124535.html

“65 willys, custom frame. One off custom build. Only one in the world like it. Big block 454 with blower. 5 speed trans. Toyota rear end. 4 linked. Only a 2 year old build. Must go taking all offers I’m moving”

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1947 CJ-2A Colton, WA $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

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

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/776236313015536

“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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The Meyer Hardtop Built by Orroville

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .
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A Mark III Meyer hardtop for a CJ-5

A couple days ago a reader named Jeremy asked me about his top (above), referring to it as an “Orville Meyers” top. As I read that, I thought … hmmm … I’d never heard of an “Orville Meyers” hardtop.

While I had heard of a Meyer (without an “s”) hardtop (like the one above) and I’d heard of a Meyers (with an s) hardtop, better known as the manufacturer of the Allstate/Sears hardtops, I had never encountered a “Orville Meyers” top. I thought I’d better do a search, because I figure Jeremy must have gotten the name from somewhere.

The search results revealed that some of the folks over at the earlyCJ5 forum use various iterations of Orville Meyer(s) to describe what was marketed in the 60s as a Meyer hardtop. The addition of Orville made me think that the Orville connection must have originated from somewhere given its prevalence over there.

Several searches later, I learned how Orrville (2 “r”s and 2 “l”s) Body Company, was connected with the Meyer Products company.

At some point in the late 1950s or early 1960s, the Meyer Products company, from Cleveland, Ohio, chose to enter the hardtop market for the jeep. Up to that point, Meyer was known more for its snow plows, a product Meyer had built for vehicles before the jeep ever existed.

 

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The Short History of Orrville Body Works (read the long history here): The Orrville Body Works seems to have gotten it’s name from the city of Orrville, Ohio, a city southwest of Akron. Started as a small cabinet shop under a different name, by 1925 it had become the Orrville Body Works that produced a variety of truck cabs. Soon the name changed to the Oroville Body Company.

Meyer buys Orrville: Fast forwarding to the early 1960s, at some unknown time, Meyer contracted with Orrville to build custom jeeps cabs, though it’s not clear what tops Orrville initially built. What we do know is that the president and owner of Oroville died in September of 1964. A year later, in late 1965, Orrville was purchased by Meyer and was made a subsidiary of Meyer for the purpose of adding a line of jeep hardtops to Orrville’s portfolio of product, but with the tops marketed under the Meyer brand. The name of the company was changed from the Orrville Body Company to Orrville products, Inc.

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The Meyer Mark III jeep cab on a Meyer CJ-5, possibly a tux park.

Meyer introduces the new hardtops: A year after the purchase, Meyer introduced it’s new line of hardtops. According to the December 16, 1966, issue of the Orrville Courier Crescent,

“Jeep News, a publication of the Kaiser-Jeep Corp. of Toledo, is featuring in its current issue a new all-steel ‘M-III’ cab designed especially for its famous four-wheel vehicle by the Meyer Products Co., Inc., of Cleveland which is now being built here in the Orrville Products Co. plant, a subsidiary of Meyer Products.

“Built-in standard features of the cab include sound deadening, streamlined appearance, almost complete visibility in every direction and snug cold-weather comfort for owners of Jeep Universal. Two styles are available; each custom engineered for either the CJ 5 or CJ 6 model.

“The ‘owner-designed’ Meyer cab has welded and sealed drip moldings for maximum water run-off, and a four-step baked enamel finish for utmost durability. All components are steam cleaned, phosphate – coated and primed with a special rust-preventing coating before painting. The hard enamel finish coat is precision-baked in a special oven under close temperature control. Lustrous glacier white enamel is standard but other colors are available on quantity orders.

“Optional accessories provide Meyer cab users additional comfort and convenience. A two-position air vent gives the driver finger-tip control for drawing in fresh air or exhausting stale air. A roof-mounted tire rack assembly puts the spare tire up out of the way, yet easily accessible when needed. Continue reading

 
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1958 CJ-5 Batesville, AR $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/31/2020) This has a dual PTO with a Ramsey winch in the front and a rear PTO gearbox in the back. It’s topped by a Koenig hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/454676592168935

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“1958 Willy’s Jeep CJ5 (Serial # [hidden information])
-Starts/Runs/Drives
-RARE Dauntless Buick V6
-Front PTO drives working RAMSEY WINCH.
-rear PTO spins/works perfectly.
-Hard Top from KOENIG IRON WORKS and Hard Doors
-Dualmatic Locking Hubs
-New Tires/Rims

CONS
-some rust spots
-seats need reupholstered
-loud exhaust (dual glass packs I believe)
-no heat/air
-a lot of play in steering wheel”

 
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1969 CJ-5 Tooele, UT $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Given the Meyer hardtop, the Warn overdrive, and the winch, I’d say this might make a good little package for the price.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6999817

“Lots of extras: Warn overdrive, Warn winch, roll bar, tow bar, new front seats, original rear seat, metal top with doors, bikini top, rebuilt starter and alternator.
Engine was replaced by a previous owner, it is an odd-fire V6, 1987 Buick with electronic ignition.”

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Year? DJ-3A San Antonio, TX $600

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

Listed as a 1948, the body looks to be a DJ-3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/214334317072203

“1948 Jeep Willys. Comes with another hood.”

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Porter & Reed Hardtop, Reno, NV No Price

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

This might be good for parts, such as there rear hatch or doors.

https://reno.craigslist.org/pts/d/reno-jeep-willys-cab-cj2/7290902431.html

“Aluminum cab for a CJ2A or CJ 3. VERY rough shape. The next stop is the recycle yard. Respond with first name,”

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Kelly CJ-3B Hardtop Orchard Park, NY $1000

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Seems pretty solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/444932956687767

“TOP ONLY. 1958 willys Jeep original hard top. With doors , glass is intact with working crank windows. Actual Jeep not for sale.”

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1946 CJ-2A Laceyville, PA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/18/2021) This has a DJ-3A body on it what’s likely a 1946 chassis, but the “1952” date would be inaccurate.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/246539596981506/

“Year: 1946 Make: Jeep Model: Willys 1946 Cj-2a frame and drive train with a 1952 Dj tub. Engine will run but it needs a starter and generator rebuild beforehand. Frame has some rot on the inside. Tub has rust holes and body mounts are mostly gone.”

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1952 CJ-3A Boise, ID $22,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , , .

UPDATE: The seller has bumped up the price to $22,500. 

(04/19/2018) This one was purchased out of Clovis. You can see the ad from 2013 here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1639027499818418/

“1953 Willys Jeep. Professional restoration done in Clovis California. In great shape. $3000 custom top. Buick V6 engine. Four-wheel-drive works great. Also does great in 2 Wheel drive. Very hard to find a Willys Jeep in this condition. No rust. Tires in great shape. Brand new aluminum radiator and overfill. Brand new battery and battery hold down. New chrome valve covers and coil cover. Upholstery in new condition. Backseat just left out if you need the space in the back. Paint has ghost flames on the hood that you cannot see in the pictures..”

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1948 CJ-2A Roller Lynn, IN $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/03/2021) No engine or tranny/tc. But, it does have a Blue Star aluminum hardtop.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1900799976743629/

“1948 jeep willys I has the soft doors and the hard top it’s a roller no motor or trans also have square body truck frame that goes with it if you want was planning on put the body on the Chevy truck frame but just have the time for it $3500 or best offer”

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1956 CJ-5 Dover, OH $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Tom spotted this jeep. It includes an overdrive (not installed). While the fenders and paint aren’t original, along with a couple other items, there’s a lot to like here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/249178953590604

“Nice old Jeep. Was in storage for long time. New fuel tank,battery,tune up, and carburetor rebuilt. Fun little machine. Rare hardtop. Optional Jeep steps. Extra overdrive included.”

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CJ-2A & Parts Saxonburg, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD**

(01/08/2021) Not sure how much value is here.

“Willys Jeep and other Jeep transmissions for sale in an estate sale.”

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