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1952 M-38 Ridgefield, WA $3650

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/01/2020) Unclear if it runs or not.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/ridgefield-1952-jeep-38/7521648742.html

“M 38 military 1952 jeep. All original includes original winter arctic hardtop. Original 24 V electrical system. Not currently running, in storage.”

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1946 CJ-2A Custom Cab Anaconda, MT $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , .

Here’s an unusual custom cab for sale spotted by Andy.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/609039380576173

“I have a 1946 Jeep cab $500. Need gone asap. You haul.”

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1948 CJ-2A Stevenson, AL $2400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This is listed as a 1949, but is a 1948 based on the serial number. Unclear how much value is here, but it does have a Sears/Allstate-branded deluxe top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1118204418790044

“1949 Willy’s Jeep CJA. Flathead 4 cylinder motor. It has been sitting but the motor moves freely. It’s all there, transmission, radiator, carburator. Would consider trade. DM any questions”

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The J-Bird Fiberglass Hard Top

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

This ad took me by surprise. I’ve never heard of the J-Bird Fiberglass hard top made by Stanley Aviation. I wonder if there are any left anywhere? I’m guessing it was made in Colorado given this ad was in the Mile-Hi Jeep Club archives.

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I was able to find some information about Stanley Aviation, but nothing related to Snaley Aviation and a jeep top.

 
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1942? MB? Aguilar, CO $2800

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2800.

(07/03/2022) I feel like we’ve seen this one before? It certainly has unique mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/603880324702074

“Awesome restoration project rare jeep .tires gas and battery and will drive.”

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1966 CJ-5 Tux Park IV Reno, NV $13,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Sri shared this Tuxedo Park IV with a custom paint job. The Reno Four Wheelers club plaque seems a nature fit for that rear quarter-panel.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3994444070780945

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“Runs like a top and turns heads left and right. Don’t need to sell, not in a hurry to get rid of it. Money is going towards Buisness ventures. I’ve taken it camping. Run around 6 people deep all week in 100’ heat for H.A.N and never gets hot.

Factory Buick v6
New tires
New front fenders
New rear cross member
New starter
Rebuilt radiator from A1
New water pump.
Rebuilt carb
New clutch
Rebuilt trans from Reno driveline/gear
New transfer case
Rebuilt warn overdrive
New Fog lights.
New dash
New electric windshield wiper kit
Padded carpet kit. (Much quieter)
Bunch more.. have a binder of receipts.

This jeep’s ready to hop in and enjoy for what it is. Or if you wanna finish it out with a paint job (factory color is killer)

enjoy it with the top on a doors, cruising fire roads and fun trails. & in the summer months with the top off and windshield down wind in your hair, bugs in your teeth having the time of your life. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Pre smog.”

 
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1966 CJ-5 Monroe, WI $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Given it runs and stops, this might be worth a look.

https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d/monroe-1966-willys-jeep-cj-cj5-cj/7518051442.html

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“1966 Willys Jeep CJ5. Starts, runs, drives and stops. This is a project and is full of rust. I used it to plow my driveway (way more fun than a snowblower) and it has not been on the road since I bought it last year. It is one of three Jeep CJ projects that I own, and I’m downsizing. Bring a trailer, it’s not road worthy. I can take buyer for a farm trail ride to prove it works. It includes the hydraulics and lift assembly for snow plow which works. I’m keeping the plow and lower mount. Use it as a cheap UTV or rebuild it. It will need a new body and probably some minor frame repair to restore due to rust at the front crossmember. I use it regularly as it is. Please no calls on weekdays before five pm or Thursday nights. I can’t answer it at work. Text anytime.”

 
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1949 CJ-3A Bozeman, MT $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Parked in 1980, but seems to have potential.

https://bozeman.craigslist.org/cto/d/bozeman-1949-fresh-barn-find-willy/7518602891.html

“Straight body. No rust. Parked in barn in 1980. All original. Original drive train easy restoration.”

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October 1953 Worman Hardtop Brochure

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

UPDATE: I finally found an original of this brochure by Laurel Worman, Inc. I was surprised to see it printed as late as October of 1953. It is an 8.5 x 11 inch brochure that folds out to 17 x 11 inches.

Its primary purpose was likely to promote the new Worman hardtop for the CJ-3B. I’m not sure how many of that style of tops sold, but I sure haven’t seen many. Instead, I’ve always wondered if the design was sold or made for Sears, which promoted a similar “Deluxe top”.  Interestingly, this was more than just a top. The brochure highlights that the top was the result of Worman’s 5-year attempt to turn the CJ-3A into a station wagon type vehicle. Given Worman faded quickly after this brochure was made, it seems the company’s goal wasn’t met. 

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1958 CJ-5 Broadus, MT $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/508957917520762

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1947 CJ-2A Denver, CO $5995

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/07/2022) Custom or modified hardtop?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/656621732209372

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“The St Patrick’s day parade is this weekend and this little soldier is ready for green craftys. Let’s go join the parade show our patriotism, get housed at Lodos and fight some Californians! What better way to ensure our American pride than tootin down 16th street mall half in the bag throwin green beads at children and possibly doin a lil plowin while we’re at it? This war machine ain’t perfect so don’t start belly aching to me, take it up with Uncle Sam who originally commissioned it. It fires up on revelry command and never leaves a man behind. Come join me plowing tomorrow morning and I’ll share some general Patton Java with you and let you shovel my walks at 5 a.m.. afterward we can put it on the auto lift, you can tell me how great it looks underneath and about how you lost your virginity under one just like it.”

 
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1963 CJ-5 York, PA $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Seller says, “Make offer”. Lots of rust, but it is supposed to run and drive. It has a Kelly hardtop.

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/pts/d/york-1963-willys-jeep-with-good-title/7509320041.html

“Runs and drives frame is good.Needs brakes and body work,possibly new tub. Kelly all steel top and doors.Drivers seat is only seating inside,gauges are there.Make an offer!”

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CJ-2A + CJ-3AB Homer, NY $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B • TAGS: .

Unclear how much value is here.

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/snw/d/dryden-willys/7496987616.html

“THESE ARE GETTING HARD TO FIND
CJ2A 53/ 54&60+/- NOT SURE THE FRAMES ARE SOLID THERE WILLY’S THEY NEED EXTENSIVE REPAIR BOTH ORIGINAL ENGINE ONE IS CONVERTED TO 12V PLUS IT HAS A COMPLETE ROLL BAR CAGE AND ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP I CLIMBED HILLS WITH IT.
LET ME KNOW IF INTERESTED.”

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1953 CJ-3B Cochecton, NY $2950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

It works, but has lots of rust.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/291533479766398

“1953 Willys Jeep CJ 4wd – 4cyl – 134cid – 1/4 ton Functional Snow Plow Running and Driving condition with a clean NYS transferable registration This Jeep is very rusty, the fenders and the rear floor are in poor condition, but the frame is solid This Jeep is perfect for plowing your driveway or a nice restoration project”

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Year? M-38 Highland, IN $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price now $2000.

(07/09/2022) There may be some parts value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2199085166923103

“Old military jeep 50 to 52 m38 Korean war jeep willys what u see is what u get no title all of drive trans is there no filter excepting offeres and trades”

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1955 CJ-5 Tahoma, CA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

The hardtop on this early CJ-5 was interesting, particularly the doors. I’m sure it’s a 1970s or later top.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/tahoma-1955-willys-cj5/7509733765.html

“‘55 CJ5 with original motor, 3 speed, near new tires and shocks. Top and doors come off. Currently not running and needs a new battery, which I’m taking care of. Comes with original metal gear directions. Perfect for someone with the time to tinker. Odometer doesn’t work and didn’t when I bought it a few years ago.”

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CJ-5 Meyer Hardtop Coopersburg, PA $900

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Steve shared this Meyer branded hardtop. It may be an ex-forest service hardtop.

https://allentown.craigslist.org/pts/d/bethlehem-meyers-cj-hardtop-doors/7500798724.html

“Meyers metal hardtop for CJ jeeps. Includes doors and hardware. ( Mounting hinges and door handles. Very good shape.”

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Sturdee Hardtop Brochure

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

UPDATE: Roger Martin bought this rare color Sturdee brochure and shared some pics with us. This is a cool item!
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Originally published March 26, 2018:  This is the only information I could find on this rare hardtop.

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Year? CJ-5 Killingworth, CT $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

This early CJ-5 includes a plow. It may be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/590718782393850

“Vintage jeep with plow, don’t know the year, milage or model number, last ran five years ago. Sold as is you pick it up.”

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1959 CJ-5 New Milford, PA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Maybe some parts value here at the very least.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/740363683718990

“Non running no paperwork Comes with additional frame ,wheels,”

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Kelly CJ-5 Hardtop? Ventura, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

David shared this ad. It looks to be some of the parts for a CJ-5 Kelly hardtop. However, I do not see pics of the rear door or the top portion of the top.

https://ventura.craigslist.org/pts/d/ventura-old-jeep-parts/7503708284.html

“These fit a 60s to 70s jeep m38 or cj5 these may be the only metal doors like these in the entire state of California, they both need door handles and the window mechanism works just fine and the window glass is in perfect condition also they do make after market doors handles for these doors.”

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1949 CJ-3A Liberty, NY $700

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

There see3ms to be value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1081397242799854

“1949 jeep willys project motor was supposed to have been rebuilt previous owner No title but the brass tags are there located in liberty, ny”

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1948 CJ-2A Yakima, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Has an updated engine.

https://yakima.craigslist.org/pts/d/yakima-1948-willys/7504401220.html

“1948 jeep willys runs but still needs work has new carb, fuel pump, water pump, break master cylinder. Has 200ci ford 6cly title from a 44 willys”

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1963 CJ-5 Prague, OK $4800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Nice wheels/tires. I’m pretty sure the faux battery box lid was phased out after the 1963 year, which suggest this might be a 1962 or earlier. Has a Meyer hardtop, with a handy-looking luggage rack, and a Ramsey PTO winch.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/697706211497483

“Hard top cj5 willies with doors Ramsey winch pto option starts and drives with new tires and spare cool all original minus seats cold take less if u have a diff set of wheels”

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1979 Mitsubishi J-24H Bradenton, FL eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: , .

Bill shared this hardtop-ed Mitsubishi jeep for auction on eBay (currently $1525).

View all the information on eBay

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“This 1979 Mitsubishi  J24H Jeep is an original. The owner has had it for 1 year. The vehicle is drivable.
2.7L 4DR5 Diesel 4 cylinder, 30 MPG
Ultra Tough 24V System
4WD equipped
Right Hand Drive from Japan
Runs and drives good, turn key starts up every time. Off road ready Willys style JEEP!
Front floor pans will need to be replaced, I found replacement floors for about $60 total for the metal
Everything else is solid, a few imperfections, dents as seen on pictures
Very cool unit that you could get into for cheap and restore to your desired taste.
Please message me with your email if you would like a short walk around video of it running”