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1947 Lengthened CJ-2A Casstown, OH $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Ray reported the following about this jeep:  I spoke to the seller at length, and this was stretched on a military base and used as a tow vehicle.  Its nice, has a lot of extra parts that go with it. Known problems – brakes need gone over, been driving on the farm with no brakes. Motor has a rod knock, sounds like lower engine problem.  Rod, the seller, was very forthcoming and seemed very straight forward about it. They got new farm equipment so he wont be using the jeep on the farm any longer.

This 2A has been lengthened to 88″ and the gas tank is in the back. I’d really like to examine the frame. The lack of drain holes and fuel inlet on the driver’s side suggests there’s been at least some body work to this. As far as I know, there’s no documented prototype by Willys-Overland featuring a lengthened 2A, making this most likely some type of custom build. This does not look as stretched as the “CJ-2L”s that we’ve seen in the past, most (all?) of which were on the west coast.

“UP FOR SALE IS MY 1947 JEEP CJ2, USED AS A FARM WORK VEHICLE FOR THE LAST 17 YRS. NO RUST HOLES , REGULER MAINTENANCE A GENUINE WORK HORSE FUN OFF THE ROAD VERSATILE MACHINE.. THIS CJ2 INSTEAD OF HAVING A 80″ WHEELBASE IT HAS A LONG 88″ WHEELBASE WHICH GIVES THE JEEP A 4′ BED INSTEAD OF THE STANDARD 3′ BED. IT CAN CARRY 8 ADULTS. 6 IN THE BACK AND TWO UP FRONT PLUS A KID ON THE METAL PERCH BETWEEN THE SEATS, IT ALSO HAS A REAR MOUNTED GAS TANK WITH A SKID PLATE INSTEAD OF THE STANDARD UNDER THE SEAT TANK..

THIS JEEP COMES WITH $3,000.00 OF EXTRA PARTS AND ACCESSORIES . 2 COMPLETE MOUNTED SETS 5 EACH OF MILITARY LUG TIRES 700×16 AND 600×16.. 4 COMPLETE AXLES AND GEARS..ONE FOR THE FARM USE 5.38 GEAR RATIO AND ONE FOR THE ROAD USE 3.73 RATIO.. A STEEL CAB WITH GLASS AND WIPERS.. 2 WINDSHIELD ASSEMBLIES AND TOW BAR WITH HITCH.. EXTRA SHEET METAL – HOOD, FENDER, GRILL.. MECHANICAL PARTS GALORE INCLUDING HARD TO FIND ORIGINAL PARTS!! COMPLETE MAINTENANCE RECORDS , REPAIR AND PARTS MANUALS INCLUDING OWNERS MANUAL, HEAVY DUTY REAR CARRIER HOLDS 450 LBS. – 235 LBS. FRONT COUNTER WEIGHT REAR OLIVE DRAB CANVAS JUMP SEAT SEATS TWO TO THREE PERSONS, EXTRA SEAT FRAME , METAL BOWS FOR CANVAS TOP.. ASKING $6,500.00”

https://dayton.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-jeep-willys-cj2-rare-88/6414199800.html

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1951 CJ-3A Talmadge, CA $28,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

Another unusual build.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/5981148537.html

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“1951 Willy’s Jeep 4X4 CJ3A. $28,000 OBO Fresh resto, you won’t find one nicer at any price, 3400 miles since complete, I drove it from Portland To San Diego, runs like and champ and the best driving jeep you’ve ever driven, no freeway sway, built to be used, reliable and sexy. New crate 350 engine from JEGS with a 454 Lunati lift cam, all MSD ignition and wires, new 2 core 1” aluminum radiator, Kevlar wrapped custom headers, oil cooler, transmission cooler, everything under the hood and entire vehicle is new. Dana 44 limited slip in the rear with new Auburn limited slip spline and hubs (big upgrade over the originals). Dana 27 Limited slip upfront, both axles have new seals and brakes, front disc with power booster, power steering, hydraulic clutch, flaming river adjustable steering column, new 3 speed transmission, T-18 Borg Warner transfer case with over/under drive, Lakewood Bell housing, Center force Clutch assembly, Mean Green gear reduction starter. Smog exempt and current registration paid.
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Stretched M-38A1 at Walmart

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

Seth found this photo of a stretched M-38A1 with extra seats parked at a Walmart. Looks like there’s a small sign attached to the beer case that indicates this may be in Virginia near the National Museum of the Marines

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Fermel Utility Jeeps from South Africa

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , , , .

After publishing the post about the Union Mine Jeeps, Marc found a website that features new ones. A South African company called Fermel makes four different utility vehicles. The webpage for each jeep includes a video of each respective jeep.

1. Mini UV Emergency Vehicle: A light utility vehicle with permanent 4 wheel drive and a maximum payload capacity of 1500 kg. Built on a unique Meccano Type chassis
Features Include :
Blue Flashing Light , Siren , Roller bed & locking point for stretcher , Lockable cabinet , Overhead oxygen bottle rock , Drip hooks, Defibrilator carring points , Rubberlined rear , Fabric Lattice tailgate , Foam cushions , Flourescent lights at rear.
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2. MIni UV LDV: Categorized as a light utility vehicle, the MINI UV LDV is a 2 seater, 1500 kg payload capacity underground machine. The loadbay is ideally suited for materials transportation. The vehicle features permanent 4 Wheel Drive , a unique meccano type chassis and wet multi disc brakes inboard axles. Load area for carrying general materials.

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3. Mini UV LWB: A permanent 4 Wheel Drive , light utility transporter with a payload capability of 1000 kg. A seating capacity of 4-6 passengers. Built on a unique meccano type mining chassis , the MINI UV is a mining vehicle designed for use in harsh operating conditions. The vehicle is equipped with a DEUTZ 4 cylinder air-cooled motor , COMII , EPA II Emission compliance and wet-multi disc. Service and failsafe service inboard axles.

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4. Mini UV SWB: A permanent 4 Wheel Drive , light utility transporter with a payload capability of 1000 kg. A seating capacity of 4-6 passengers. Built on a unique meccano type mining chassis , the MINI UV is a mining vehicle designed  for use in harsh operating conditions. The vehicle is equipped with a DEUTZ 4 cylinder air-cooled motor , COMII , EPA II Emission compliance and wet-multi disc. Service and failsafe service inboard axles.

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1947 CJ-2A Enola, PA $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available

“Hello, have a 47 willy body mounted to a cj5 frame. Rolling on 33s. Was built as a mud or farm rig. Not currently street legal. Has Toyota drive train (r22) with cj5 axles. Jeep runs and drives. Needs steering and break work. Has cj5 front and rear seats. Asking $2000 obo. Title in hand. Call or text for questions or to see it. Someone’s always around. Possible trades. Interested in other 4x4s

Looking for bass boat, tools. Toolboxs ,bronco, old ford trucks . shoot me an offer. Keywords: jeep, Wangler, off road , mud, rig, r22, cj2a, classic, vintage, trade, ”

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/4878210906.html

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1955 Truck Grand Rapids, MI eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This truck has an extended bed and frame. It still needs a little work.

“Frame off restoration 90% complete
Numbers matching drivetrain
Straight 6 Super Hurricane
3 speed on the floor with factory overdrive
Partial 2×5 tube under bed to rear of cab
Custom long bed and tailgate
LED tailights
Need to be completed:
Windows and seals installed
Wiper motor
Power switch for the heater”

View all the information on eBay

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1942 GPW Golden Valley, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

(09/18/2013) This stock looking GPW has some mods, including being lengthened. It appears sound.

“Highly modified ’42 Ford GPW
4.3 EFI V-6 w/5 spd trans.
30/44 3.73:1 axles, posi rear, front pig to right side.
Frame/body stretched 6 inches.
Many new parts, new Cooper 31×10.50s.
Iroc Z steering box, DJ column
Manual 11-inch drum brakes
No parking brake cable, no windshield wipers.
Many storage boxes. Sluggish to start, runs great. Leaky fretted hole in Modine radiator.”

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1943 Crawler Dublin, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: MB • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500. Could this have been a Coast Guard jeep?

“1943 Willys – Currently registered and street legal in CA. Smog exempt. 4.3 liter V6 Chevy engine. TH 350 Transmission. Triple Toyota transfer cases (4.7 front, 3.8 middle & 2.8 rear). Dana 44 in the front, open, chrome molly axle shafts, ctm u-joints. Dana 60 in the rear with spool, 410 front & rear. Hummer H1 12 bolt bead locks on Good Year military radial tires. Crawls like you’ve never seen before. A MUST see/drive in person vehicle. Willing to talk about a trade. Let me know what you have to offer. Serious buyers only.”

 
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National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey

• CATEGORIES: Airborne Lightweight Jeeps, Museums • TAGS: , .

I’ve decided to create a new category that tracks the early jeeps located in museums.

Bill Maloney has shot a variety of early jeeps, among other vehicles, that appear in eastern US Museums.  Below are some of the images he has taken at the Militia Museum of New Jersey, in Sea Girt, NJ.  One of the more unique vehicles is the Prototype Extra Light Air Drop (see other lightweight jeeps here). Bill doesn’t provide any info about this particular light weight jeep, however Mark Askew, in his book RARE WW2 JEEP, identifies the vehicle below as a later version of a light weight jeep made my chevrolet.  There is an earlier version of this vehicle that had, at the very least, a slightly different grill and different lights.

Click here to see all of Bill’s 4×4 pics.

Here’s an extended MB Transport Willys (Ok, I don’t really know what the official name for this is).  I assumed these were built special for the Coast Guard?

This is a pilot version of the CJ-2A.  Note the location of the spare tire.

Here is an example of Bantam’s BRC-40.

This is a pic of the Austin Champ: