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1953 CJ-3A Boise, ID $13,995

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UPDATE: This is now being sold by a dealership. The lengthy list of “Vehicle Options” is quite strange.

(10/11/2022) This jeep came out of the Fresno, California, area and has been for sale previously. It’s got a Muller top, expanded windshield, and doors similar to some other California-jeeps from that region. One thing I hadn’t noticed was that the generator has a power steering pump mounted behind it. Is that out of some vehicle? It seems like a handy setup.

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1953 M-38A1 Fresno, CA $9500

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Here’s another Fresno jeep with a Muller top.

“53 Willys M38-A1 Military Gunner Jeep. This model has the highly desired heavy duty turret frame because they were often used with a tripod mounted 50 caliber machine gun.
This Jeep now sports a ’69 Chevy 327 V-8 engine w/overdrive, 4-stick shifts (4-speed, 2wd-4wd, Hi-Lo, Overdrive), power steering, power brakes, Warn Locking hubs all around so you can tow it free-wheeling. Two Heaters. An extra external radiator fan. Two gas tanks. New modern fuse box built into custom glove box.
Also includes soft side windows and doors (not shown), roll bar, tow bar, trailer hitch.
Front winch and wipers are not hooked up.”

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

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(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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1945 GPW Red Bluff, CA $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/12/2020) This old school California build with a Muller top went through some additional modifications over the years. It will need a little more work, hence the price.


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$8k 1945 Ford GPW, old school “uncut” survivor, original boxed frame, sheet metal, and (extended) seats. 327 4bbl, Pertronix, 7:1 SM420, middle diameter Model 18 TC, 44 rear, 30 front, YJ spring-over, 2” hub spacers, proven bulletproof drivetrain. M38 windshield with hinged vent, PS, Power drum brakes, 1957 25A vintage generator/PS pump. Oil, power steering and extremely rare TRACO transfer case coolers.

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1961 CJ-5 Fresno, CA $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/01/2020) Looks like a good price for a Fresno-modified CJ-5 with a Muller top.


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1952 CJ-3A Show Low, AZ $13,000


There are lots of updates to the Flattie. It’s got a replacement body. The Muller Top has been modified with aluminum sides.

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“For Sale, 1952 Willys Jeep, 350 Chevy Engine, T-98 4 speed trans, Warn Overdrive, 5.38 Gears, Limited Slip Rear-end, Full-Floating Rear Axles, Locking Hubs on Front and Rear, Power Steering, Power Brakes, 4 Inch Lift, Toyota Electric Windshield Wipers, New BF Goodrich Tires, Warn Winch, Roll Cage, Swing away spare tire carrier, Tow Bar, Half Doors, Lift up rear window, Fresno Top, and Sony Stereo with Sony external Speakers… + So Much More, The asking price is $13.000.oo Please do not call to make me offers over the phone, you will need to see this vehicle in person, before I will consider any cash offers! This Beautiful Classic Vehicle is located about 10 miles N-E of Show Low Az. For more information on this Willys Jeep,”

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1943/65 Flattie Rio Rancho, NM $13,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,000.

(04/18/2018) Chad spotted another California modified Flattie. It’s nearly identify to three other jeeps (same body updates, same dash, same custom windshield, same Muller custom top, etc). The differences are slightly, such as this one has a black rear bumper rather than a chrome one like the others.

  1. For example, Here’s one that was also listed as a 1965. They have different valve covers and different rear bumpers, but pretty much everything else looks the same:
  2. Here’s another (this has a 302 and chrome bumper):
  3. And another (black seats):
  4. This has more differences than the others, but similar look: 

Here’s the ad …

“I’m selling my willys jeep. I hate to see it go but i don’t use it at all. Its in perfect shape. So many upgrades to the small block 305 v8. I don’t need to get rid of it so no low ballers. I am open to some trades and reasonable offers. I dont need help selling it and cash only. No scammers or tire kickers.”

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1948 CJ-2A Fresno, CA $1800

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/15/2018) This looks like a neat project. I’d love to get my hands on the doors and the customized windshield. And, it also has the first Muller half-top I’ve seen. Cool! I’ll be this has been sitting for years.

“1948 Willy’s CJ2A rebuild project. Chevy 283 goes with it, T-90 transmission and transfer case needs to be gone through, Chevy power steering box installed, have all the body parts”

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Muller Top Upland, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $380. I’ve contacted the seller and explained what he had (apparently, someone else had called him, too). He’d like to find this a good home. 

(08/02/2018) This is likely the only Muller top to be found that’s not installed on a jeep (See the directions for making a Muller top here). It’s a great piece of history.

“Selling a hard/soft top for a M-38 CJ-3A or Dispatcher Jeep. I’ve never seen another top like this one before. My dad bought this over 30 yrs ago to put on his flatfender. But it never was installed. And now I own the Jeep but it won’t fit over the cage. It’s got a metal/wood frame it looks like a soft top from the outside but is full framed with a headliner. The doors and side,rear windows all store in a compartment inside the roof . No tears or rust it’s dirty but it’s been stored indoor’s as long as we’ve owned it. I’m running out of room so it’s up for sale”

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1942 GPW Fresno, CA $25,000 obo

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/07/2016) Has a Muller Top and other custom updates.

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• 34,806 miles
• Clean Title In hand
• 74 Year Old Military Jeep

• Original Body
• All Chevy Products
• Top is Cooper Custom Made
• Top Can Be Removed
• Panels Can Be Removed
• Custom Made Doors
• Windshield Folds Down
• No Row Bar
• Bucket Seats From 1960 Mustang
• Custom Made Backseat
• Carpeted

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1961 CJ-5 Fresno, CA $2995


UPDATE: The price has been bouncing around a bit. This is the lowest I’ve seen.

This has the muller hardtop and a few other California-esque mods, such as the rear bumper (note it looks similar to the rear bumper in the muller ad). Despite sitting, this might be worth a look. It’s probably a well-built jeep.

“1 owner
283 chevy v-8 80,000 miles
Runs/on non op
new starter
new battery
new alternator
power steering
new tires
muller top
rear seat
soft doors and sides”

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Directions for Muller Custom Top

UPDATE: Hard to believe it has been almost three years since I published this post!

I discovered these directions for the Muller Custom Top in the August 1965 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine that we’ve seen on nicely modified Fresno area Jeeps.  I’m considering building one of these for Biscuit and selling my Kayline.

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1965 Custom Flattie Fresno, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,5000. It has a Muller Top


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Rancho Cordova Flat Fender Builder

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In 2010, Chris commented that a retired Ford Mechanic in Rancho Cordova, CA, built about 40 flatfenders.  I believe he’s responsible for a variety of jeeps I call the “California Modded” jeeps.  They often have an expanded windshield, implement a Muller Top, and have a lip added on the rear wheel wells.

Does anyone know the name of this mechanic or have any other information about him?

Here was Chris’ comment from this post:

There was a retired Ford mechanic in Rancho Cordova, Ca. that was building flatfenders for a while as a hobby. Back in the early 90′s he had built closed to 40. When he picked up a willys that didn’t have a a good windshield,the large windshield is what he put on. He has since passed away.

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1948 CJ-2A Clovis, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.  The seller says this jeep has a Cooper top, but it looks just like a Muller Top to me.  Maybe they are one-in-the-same?

“Ole Yeller” is up for sale or trade. Sporty, fun and dependable head turner. Comes complete with all snap on soft sides and windows and has original Black plates. It has a 48 Willys body, 69 Ford Windsor 302 motor with J-series cast iron heads, Keith Black pistons, Edelbrock cam, intake and timing chain, FMC carb, 69 C4 3 speed auto trans with stage 2 shift kit and B&M 2000 stall converter, Dana 25 front axle, Dana 44 rear axle with 427 gears, Spicer model 30 transfer case, SoCal gauges, Tilt steering wheel, electric parking brake, new hi performance battery, CD player, ceramic coated headers, like new tires. Only 6000 miles on it since build. Paint is not perfect and the Cooper top has a small repair patch in it, other than that it’s a fantastic little Jeep. I want $12,500.00 or trade for a custom vehicle of equal value. Please no texting or low ballers. Read the list of components and add them up, this is a good deal.

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1948 CJ-2A Fresno, Ca **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.  Could this also be this flattie? It’s got a Muller Top

(11/17/2011) This is a nice build.  I think the thunderbird seat looks good in it. Here are similar flatties.

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2AAll Original Steel
ENGINE1965 Ford 289 340hp 10-1compFord C-4 Automatic TransmissionSpicer 20 transfer caseMSD Ignition system100 amp single wire 12v GM AlternatorWalker Aluminum crossflow radiatorCustom fender exit headers aluma-coatedEdelbrock fuel pumpAluminum intake and water pumpVery well built and runs great!
SUSPENSIONRancho Leaf springs and hangers front/rear stock heightRancho shocks in all cornersDana 25 axle in front, openDana 44 axle in rear, open4:27 gear ratioWarn locking hubsDual power drum brakes31-10.50/15 Dominator AT Radial tires 15×8 US Mag steel wheels
EXTERIORCOOPER removable topSnap on clear side curtains, not pictured, very good conditionCustom rear bumperOriginal Military flip-up headlightsOriginal Military teardrop running lights, Ford script F on top, with slat covers12 gallon steel fuel tank in the frame rails, not under the seatsOriginal Black Ca license plates
INTERIORSO-CAL 6 gauge one piece dash boardAmerican Auto 15 circuit wiring system1962 Thunderbird seatsSO-CAL brake and throttle pedals
STORY BEHIND THIS LITTLE JEEPMy buddy is the second owner of the Willys, it’s been in his family since 1967. His dad bought her from a neighbors wife after the original owner passed away. Most of the modifications were done in the 60’s, she’s all original steel and been kept in that 60’s style. The springs and shocks have been upgraded and motor was rebuilt about 5 years ago, the 5k miles is original to the motor and the speedo reflects it. The paint looks very good, there is a few scratches where your feet drag getting in. The body seams were all welded properly, not just covered up and there has never been any body rust. The most off road she’s seen is Deer Hunting, so mainly Forrest type roads and never been wrecked. It’s a great little rig that would make a cool daily driver or weekender.”


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1946 CJ-2A Madera, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $8000. **SOLD** Looks like it has a Muller Top.

(08/30/2010) Here’s an unusual CJ.

“1946 WIllys CJ2A Jeep custom built. Chev V8, power steering, Rancho suspension, lockers, 5.38 gears, electric overdrive, 33″ new mud terrains, Warn 8,000 lb. winch, custom SS dash with full guages, heater, CB radio, AM/FM stero, Cooper removable top, half doors, and much more! This Jeep is for the serious Jeep builder and off roader only.”

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1953 CJ-3A Fresno, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $10,000. It has a Muller Top.

UPDATE:  More pics.  Some interesting pics of the custom soft top.  Price dropped to $10,000.  This also comes with the electric overdrive, which demonstrates you can sneak one of these behind a transfercase in a flattie.

(10/06/2009) It looks like there’s been some well done customizations.  I’d like to see more pics to see more.

“Rare 1953 Willy is a spectacular addition to any Jeep enthusiast • Custom Top • Custom Paint w/ Ghost Flames • New Tires & Wheels • V6 Chevy Motor • Rebuilt Front End • New Front & Rear Gears & Bearings • New Rear Axles • New Rear Springs • New 14” Brakes • New Radiator • Lots of Chrome & Stainless • Studebaker Electric Over Drive.  My loss is your gain! Asking only $10,000 when I have over 18k Invested.”