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1948 ‘CJ-2B’ Attack Engine Riot Control Jeep

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

UPDATE: Derek did the initial research and writeup on this project, correctly identifying it as a CJ-2A. Check out the pre-restoration pics and info here: http://cj3b.info/Fire/NewSalem.html

The folks at the New Salem Fire Department near Albany, New York, recently ‘restored’ what they call a “CJ-2B Attack Engine”. And, to be fair, I suppose this CJ-2A has undergone some major changes. Perhaps it should be relabeled a 1948 CJ-2RC (Riot Control) jeep?

You can read about it here: http://newsalemfire.com/new-salem-fire-apparatus-Jeep-CJ-2B.php

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Restored MB Custom Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

This 2013 post from Offroad Action popped up while I was searching for something else. It highlighted the rebuild of an MB-turned-truck in Europe. There are a variety of photos showing the rebuild process.

http://offroadaction.ca/2013/04/05/restored-1953-willys-in-germany/

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1947 CJ-2A Lake Geneva, IL $6900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6900. It appears the spare tire holder is mounted atop an antenna bracket. 

https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-army-jeep-with-trailer/6561191200.html

“1947 army jeep
New tires
Runs good”

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Convertible Truck @ Portland Swap Meet $8500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Paul shared this odd-cool truck that’s for sale at this year’s swap meet. It’s got a shortened bed, which

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Year? Flattie Amelia, OH $350

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/11/2018) All kinds of oddness.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-jeep-cj/6522009308.html

“CJ 5 rolling project custom built body , frame , axles , wheels project heavy steel was used so you at least need a six cylinder . Roll bar has been sold Also have alot of other CJ parts for sale complete rear pto , harrisson heater , hi lo pumps , engine blocks parts , rims, axles just check other listings”

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Motor Patrol Colorado Jeep “Long John”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

I can’t remember where I found this, but I thing it was part fo the Denver, Colorado, St. Patrick’s parade. Anyone know anything about this jeep?

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1947 CJ-2A Snowflake, AZ $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/07/2014) The body has obviously been modified.

https://showlow.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-cj2-willys-jeep-will/6540198296.html

“This vehicle is in decent running condition and decent condition for the body. It is a 4×4, good meaty tires. Has roll bar, 2 gas tanks, towbar, All working lights, new fuel pump recently put on. Had doors made for this jeep and they can be removed.
This is good for playing in the hills or summer time work vehicle. This is a classic or collectible vehicle. I am moving and I will not have a place for the Jeep. I do not leave it outside, therefore I would rather sell at this price then to have this jeep destroyed by the weather elemen THIS TRANSACTION WILL ONLY BE DONE IN PERSON. DUE TO HIGH FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY .

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1952 Extended Truck Greenville, IL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Something different.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/355867868218333

“350chevy motor 7oor4 trans on s10 frame”

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1953 M-38A1 Custom 4DR Monrovia, CA $7500

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

It’s different …

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/1953-willys-jeep-4-door/6533392575.html

“Marine corps jeep sitting on an fuel injected bronco uncut solid frame
M38A1 korean war jeep

-Now has 5.0 v8 electronic fuel injection
-sitting on a bronco frame with independent fron suspension
-overdrive transmission great for the highway
-converted to 4 doors
-full roll cage
-power steering and brakes
-custom lights
-running boards
-2017 jeep bumper/tailights/tire carrier
-interior sprayied with truckbed liner for washing mud easily
-all metal doors and fender it is a solid functional car but not a show car

Might be forgetting some things but runs great on the highway and offroad 4×4 works great have all military tags with matching vin number from 1953 overland willys riveted to the body, has tags til mar 2019 clean tittle pink in hand under my name ready to go”

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Year? GPW? Walnut Grove, MO $4500

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

UPDATE: Still was is still for sale.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/40s-ford-gpw-rail-road-jeep/6520264044.html

“Found this in a old barn it’s a old Military Rail Road jeep real neet looking a jeep with a flat bedand still a 4×4 still have the original rail wheels on it the jeep is all there the way the military had it , I have not had the time to mess with it yet they year i was told 1941 to 1943 i do not know exactly , I have looked to find another one up for sale but i have not been able to find any ,I have found info on it about the military having them made and showed pics of them and it looks just like the old pics of them back in the 40s ,We are putting it up for sale for $4500″

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1953 CJ-3A Oddball Davisboro, GA $4500

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

Runs and drives.

https://augusta.craigslist.org/cto/d/cj-3a/6503675641.html

“CJ3A
Runs good
Body is angle iron.
Aluminum electric radiator
New gastank, electric harness.
Original engine and trasmission
Used around farm but not off road trails
Extra axle and many original parts”

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1944? Jeep Brandywine, MD No Price

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. Description has been updated. Was $400. Now no price.

(07/02/2014) Oh this crazy thing is great! It’s got some floating rear hubs, so very well could have a 1944 chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2018505331808739

“Experimental? 312 engine was informed by the long retired pilot Air Force. Found locally near Hyde field near Andrews AFB .. 312 virtually identical to 292 without checking numbers on crankshaft. Complete except carb. Parts or restore – pto, Dana 44s, tow bar. One off hand built cap. Still has some military type script on inside of cap, looks like they used recycled ductwork or equiptment steel. Ford mustang type seats. .. no parts this on really needs to be researched. Haven’t been able to locate a VIN. Confusion as to all that have studied it. No parts sell as whole unit. Bill of Sale. Great conversation piece, yard art or rare historical piece. Pretty solid except for some floor pan and rocker repair.

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1952 CJ-3A El Reno, OK $5900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5900.

(09/22/2016) It’s different.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-willys-jeep-willy/6519560756.html

“Runs GREAT, no issues, rumbles and runs like a HOT ROD
4×4 works great
Clean Title
Selling because I don’t have time to enjoy
Ford 302 Engine
Glasspacks
Snorkel
New Brakes Front/Rear
Hydrolic Clutch
38″ tires
4-LED Front lights on switch
2-Rear LED lights on switch
1-Main cut off switch
Custom made luggage rack
Waterproof Stereo System
Cobra CB
Dual Gun Rack”

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1984 Bronco Goldendale, WA $15,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $15,500.

(01/07/2018) Someone spent a lot of time and money building this rig. You might ask why? I certainly wonder why? Sometimes, a feller just has to follow his own path no matter where it leads ….

“Titled and lic. as a 1984 bronco 11( has bronco running gear) NEW custom hand built tub–it it 6″ wider and 6″ longer–It has taken 2 years to build–Here is a list of new parts–seats and covers–gauges–wiring harness–roll bar–paint–bed liner–flag–clutch–flywheel–windshield and rubber–wipers–fuel pump–lights–custom fuel tank–battery–filters–drive shaft–sensors==belts–shocks–exhaust–plugs and wiring–high performanc dist–starter–side steps–hubs–Many-many more parts—Also have an extra 2.8 engine with trans and transfer if a person would want them”

https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/d/custom-1946-willys-jeep/6449576110.html

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1948 CJ-2L? Spokane, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

More evidence that suggests the rumor of a Spokane Jeep dealer extending CJ-2As into “CJ-2Ls” was true. Thanks to Jay for spotting it. The hardtop has a Cab Enclosure data plate, suggesting that this top is a modified (hacked) version of that top.

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-willys-jeep-project-car/6515321431.html

“1948 Willys CJ-2A Jeep complete. This jeep is perfect for a full restoration project. Engine turns over freely, but does not start. Needs brakes. It has a hard top taken from a 1/4 ton truck welded to the body. Surface rust and some sheet metal rust out (see photos).

Started restoration, but stopped due to injury and now moving. Have all the parts removed plus new 50 Amp 12 volt alternator.”

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Year? CJ-2A Montrose, CO $14,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

The driver and passenger sides have been modified.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1039572172850255

“Fully restored frame up. Approx 300 mi . Features; winch, roll bar, drop down game rack, gun rack, lock out hubs front
And rear wheels, 10″ brakes, 12 volt system, 15″ tires.
This vehicle is great for hunting or ranch work.”

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1957 CJ-5 Eugene, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Well this is different.

“1957 Willys CJ5 with 1957 GMC bed. Runs well and drives well. 18 gal aluminum tank in bed. 30×10.50 x15 tires. New alternator, new water pump.”

https://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/d/1957-willys-cj5/6495920015.html

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1952? CJ-5 Bellingham, WA $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/26/2017) A factory bed conversion for a CJ-5? Anyone ever run across that? It’s listed as a 1952, but it has CJ-5 grille and body at the very least. Looks like a ventilating windshield, too (thanks Dave).

“1952 Jeep Willys
Factory flatbed conversion in 1957
Professionally refurbished engine
Runs good”

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/d/1952-jeep-willys-pickup/6473222711.html

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1953 Stainless Flattie Biggs, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

This is 2WD currently.

“All stainless Willys 5.3 vortec with mild cam, 4l60 2wd tranny with valve bodies. Have a stack og receipts for the engine swap. In it’s current shape its 2wd on drag slicks, perfect platform to make a one of a kind crawler”

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2109349835960785

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Custom-Flattie-Gone-Wrong Bonners Ferry, ID $2000

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

On the positive side … nope, I got nothing.

“1950’s Willy’s Jeep with Subaru motor and chassis. Runs. $2000 obo.”

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep/6481515963.html

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Year? CJ-5 Magnolia, TX $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

Engine supposed to be good, though it doesn’t run. That’s a funky half cab.

“1957 Willy’s jeep with cab does not run but has working engine.”

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-willys-jeep/6478151409.html

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1956? Flattie Reedsport, OR $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/08/2017) I just thought this one was interesting.

“1956 Willy’s on 1976 Chevy 1/2 ton 4×4 . Frame shortened 38″ to match tub. Mickey Thompson aluminum wheels. 13.5-15 hole shot paddles.4spd.350.roller rockers,big cam,Edelbrock intake,carb,vavle covers,and air breather.High back bucket seats.G-Force 5 point harnesses”

https://eugene.craigslist.org/snw/d/1956-willys/6465727503.html

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1960 Wagon Four Door Dayton, VA eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Back on eBay (thanks Jerry)

(last listed on ebay in Jan 2015) “This is a custom, one-off Willy’s Jeep. It was made for Henry Kaiser, when he retired to Hawaii and became involved in tourism and land development. He had the custom pink long-wheelbase Willys wagon built for exploring the island. Kaiser’s wife loved pink and all of his construction equipment was painted pink, so that seems to be where the pink color for the Jeep came from. This can all be seen on the following web page, along with a photo (which is the black and white photo provided in the photos of the vehicle) of the Jeep in Hawaii : http://cj3b.info/Siblings/SurreyHawaii.html

We also have documentation from the Kaiser Jeep Corporation stating that this Jeep is an authentic one of a kind Jeep. Please only serious inquiries only and please do not try to convince us that we are wrong about it being a one of a kind, this is most definitely not a railroad Jeep. We know what we have and are willing to answer questions of those with serious inquiries about this vehicle.”

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The seller claims to have documentation to prove that this is the only four door limo-like wagon made. to Willys Country this wagon was once used as a limo for an airport. Whether there was only one built or remains an undocumented issue at this point. Is the wagon above the same one that’s in the photo below? Hard to say for sure.

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1948 Wagon JeepRod Sumter, SC $5000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Mike spotted this unique jeep. It runs, but is not road worthy.

“48 Willys wagon body mated to a 95 caprice wagon lower. Car runs and drives but is not road ready yet. LT1 engine auto trans. All hard work is already done. Car still has factory a.c. if you want it. Willing to trade for an SUV 2006 or newer.”

https://columbia.craigslist.org/cto/6462169796.html

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1966 CJ-5? Youngstown, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Craig spotted this oddity.

“CJ 6 1966 V 6 Buick engine 14″ ag tires 4 wheel drive 3 speed”

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