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1955 Truck Grand Rapids, MI**SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

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”





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1942 GPW Golden Valley, AZ **SOLD**


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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Stretched CJ-5 Body Vacaville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200.

Here’s an unusual CJ-5 body.

“Jeep CJ-5 body, Stretched 1 foot in the door. Floor and sides armored. Willy’s tail gate. Only $200 Or Best Offer.”

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1943 Crawler Dublin, CA **SOLD**


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: