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1962 M-422A Chine Valley, AZ $18,499

• CATEGORIES: Mighty Mites • TAGS: .

Sri spotted this unusual M-422A with a hardtop.  I don’t think I’ve seen a hardtop on one of these. Was this something that was available for an M-422A through a third party the way the M-38 and M-38A1 hardtops were? This fit seems pretty good.


“1962 Mighty Mite 422A · Military small all aluminum jeep made for remote drop for the Vietnam war · Driven 12,345 miles Restored 1962 mighty mite. 422A. Everything in good shape. Lots of work to get it out to restored shape”

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Mystery Hardtop and Doors

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

TJ shared this ad for the doors (hardtop not for sale) out of Everett, WA. The doors are priced at $50 on Facebook. I don’t recognize the doors or top. Does anyone else recognize it?

“These doors fit a hardtop like the one pictured. They contour to the jeep body nicely and are complete with glass. Unfortunately the top is not available.”

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1948 CJ-2A Powdersville, SC $1000


This has a rare Boston hardtop.


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“48 Willys CJ-2A with a title in my name.
Rough shape but all there except interior.
All drivetrain is there. The engine is newer not the original flat head. Has an over head valve engine that I’m pretty sure is bad. Does have a rare hardtop with one door that’s in bad shape but probably fixable.
I’ve owned the jeep for years and realized I’m not going to have time to do anything with it.
Looking for $1000 will negotiate in person if you’re interested.
Feel free to call or text me with any questions.”

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1953 M-38A1 Union, MO $9980

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

Looks in good shape.


“This is a 1953 Willys military jeep. It is not perfect but has been saved and redone in many areas. Mechanically good it runs and drives. The carburetor has been rebuilt and the jeep has new batteries. The 24 volt military electrical system in intact and most work. An electric fuel pump has been installed. Sure it is old and not a high speed truck. But rolling history in relativly good condition. The jeep is sold with a bill of sale”

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Year? M-38A1 Dallas, TX $1100


This has an unusual hardtop. I’m unsure how much real value is here.


“1951 Willys. All original. 4 cylinder. Needs work. Ran when it was parked, hasn’t been driven in years. Title in hand. $1100”


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1951 M-38 Olympia, WA $4000


Seller will combine with two other jeeps and parts for $7000.


“1951 M38 , have most of the parts, 24 volt. I know the original USA numbers also.”

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1950 CJ-3A The Dalles, OR $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(12/05/2020) A ran-when-parked specimen (though looks like it was parked many years ago). It includes a set of rare X-Style Desert Dogs which look little used. Unclear how much value is here, but the price seems to overestimate the value.


“1953 flat head ford v8, Was told it ran when it was parked. The more I put into it the more I will raise the price. Elec front winch, pto rear winch. If your interested i will get it started before I sell”

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1953 CJ-3A Nampa, ID $15,600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , , .

UPDATE: Price is now 15,600.

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


“1953 Willys Jeep. Professional restoration done in Clovis California. In great shape. $3000 custom top. Has power steering straight body and ghost flames. Chevy v6 engine firm on price that is the low. Please no story tellers tire kickers or lookers..”

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Plastic Turning Company’s Topless Top

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This also ran in October of 2016. I’ve still not uncovered any more relevant information about these tops. However, I can tell you that the Plastic Turning Company suffered a break-in on March 15th, 1970. the company was located at 511 Lancaster St, Leominster, MA. 

In March of 1969, Four Wheeler Magazine featured Plastic Turning Company’s Topless Top. It was built from plexiglass and was offered in a clear and tinted model. The company was based out of Leominster, Massachusetts. Has anyone ever seen one of these out in the wild? I didn’t have much luck searching Google for other images.

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CJ-5 Meyer Half Cab Mesa, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

Looks like it might clean up pretty well.

“Selling the cab off a 1966 CJ5. Let me know if you have any questions or want additional pictures.”


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Year? Custom Flattie Norwalk, CA $15,000

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,000.

The headlight bezels might hit at this being a CJ-V35U, but it also is a pretty big mish-mash of parts. There must be a good story behind this creation. Unfortunately, there is no description provided.


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CJ-2A w/ Beautiful Hardtop From Argentina

• CATEGORIES: Features, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

Diego Collia posted photos of this CJ-2A with a beautiful hardtop from Argentina on Facebook.


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Meyer Hardtop Doors Freedom, ME $150


If your Meyer hardtop needs doors, here is a pair.


“1955 Kaiser/Jeep cj5 doors driver and passenger side good glass not all rotted in great shape”


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1946 CJ-2A Sandy, OR $1000


It looks like there is a $1000 worth of value here. Note the hard-to-find Hudson steering setup.


“Here it is the opportunity of a lifetime. A 1946 jeep Willys that could become your dream come true. I purchased this vehicle and it was stored in the garage since the 1970s. The 70s is also when it was last driven. See the pictures that it is a work in progress and will become a labor of passion.  Unfortunately this beauty does not have a title and is to be sold as is. What a fantastic opportunity to bring this rich piece of history back to life.”

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1946? CJ-2A Albuquerque, NM $3000 obo


Listed as a 1946, the grille suggests it is later than that. The hardtop looks to be for a CJ-5.


“Used was run about 25 years ago”

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Custom Hardtop Lancaster, CA $800

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Unusual • TAGS: .

This custom top appears to be a shortened wagon roof possibly melded with a DJ-3A cowl windshield piece(?). Unfortunately, it does have some rust. But, someone did some good work on this.


“What appears to be top off vintage Willys Jeep.$800.00”

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1946 CJ-2A Newport Beach, CA $20,000


This seems in good shape, but you better like purple. The small-windowed Koenig hardtop looks to be from the late 1940s.


“Rare 1946 CJ-2A Willys Jeep Includes trailer 4 cyl Ford engine w/360 miles 3 speed 4WD Grandfather bought it new in 1946! Restored and stored indoors Straight clean body Fun to drive!!”

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1950s There’s a Jeep for Your Job Video

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

UPDATE: This video is making the rounds on FB, again, so, I figured I’d repost it.

Original Post March 2017: Listed as a 1940s promotional film, the inclusion of CJ-5s and the exclusion of DJs and FCs suggests to me it was created in 1955. There’s an extended look at a cargo personnel carrier near the end of the video There are also a variety of specialized equipment and hardtops shown.

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1952 CJ-3A Bonney Lake, WA $3000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.

(10/21/2021) Has a Warn OD, plus other updates.


“Hate to get rid of this guy but need the money. 52’ CJ3a Buick odd fire V6 3 speed trans with warn overdrive factory 5.38s with factory locker some extra misc parts message for any questions. Will need to be trailered”

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Year? CJ-2A Olean, NY $2200


UPDATE: Back on Craigslist.

(05/07/2016) Looks like this has a Boston Top.


“1940’s Jeep w/plow, starts runs plows, NO title, NO brakes, off road only. Rare aluminum full cab. Jeep is rough and rusty.”



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Cab Enclosure Hardtop for Flattie Sparta, NJ $500


Might be worth a look.


“Off a 1951 M 38 Military Jeep. Will fit others. All Aluminum except front windshield frame. It had a canvas rear window panel, long gone.”

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1953 CJ-3B Peru, PA $4000


Has some rust.


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1953 CJ-3B Caldwell, ID $14,000


There sure is a lot to like here, especially that hardtop, which looks to be a Koenig Super Cab model 550 with the optional vertical doors in the rear (see other Koenig brochures here).


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“This is a unicorn. This little green gem has around 36k miles on it. Nothing is rusted out. It is mostly all original from what I can see.
Runs good
The rare hard top is in amazing shape with keys to lock doors.
Still has the 6v system and has cloth wiring. You will not find another cj3b in this shape that has not been restored..”

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1953 M-38A1 Salmon, ID $6000


Seller has removed a layer of blue paint which revealed olive drab. Otherwise, I would have thought this was an Air Force jeep. Maybe used by the Army, then. the Air Force?


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“1953 M38A1 Willys Jeep. It is pretty much original though the electrical system has been converted to 12 volts. The brakes have been rebuilt and the tires are new. The canvas top is laying in the back on the floor. The exterior and interior were painted blue and the seats are upholstered in blue. I was going to freshen up the exterior paint. The blue easily came off with sanding leaving the original olive drab and markings. To restore it back to olive drab will take more time and energy then I have so it is for sale. Asking $6000.”

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1947 CJ-2A Billings, MT $8999


This unusual build has dropped in price to $8999.


“1947 Willie’s CJ2A with a 225c.i. Buick V6 (less than 5,000 on engine), PTO winch, wired for towing, hi-lift jack, 2 sets of chains, new tires, CB radio, 8′ snow plow, fireX, insulated half cab and heater. Will consider trades for a Volkswagen Van. Cash only local pick up. Delivery fee negotiable”

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