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1942? GPW? Bend, OR $3000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/05/2022) This oddity is supposed to be built atop a 1942 GPW chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/448469127216690/

“Willys Jeep rolling chassis with custom built aluminum body unique vehicle one of a kind just don’t got time to finish it. No motor, trans, or title. Great condition for being from ww2 would make great frame to restore a gpw or finish it as it is.”

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1946 CJ-2A Brillion, WI $14,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/23/2021) Unusual build.

https://appleton.craigslist.org/bar/d/brillion-46-willys-jeep-wrangler/7516960660.html

“rat rod hot rod steet rod willys 355 that made 455 hp and 350 auto with a 3200 stall converter all sway bars have road race it works very good very fun like a big go cart has a dana 44 rear axle with 308 gears so can drive down the highway will go 80 all day long will sale out right chevy 67 to 73 camaro 64 to 72chevelle 62 to 72 nova 64to 72 el camino wrangler or corvette will sale out right will sale with out motor and trans 14000 for complete 9000 with out motor and trans”

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Brook Stevens’ Command Cars

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Here’s an additional photo. It was posted to the Toledo Region History and Memorabilia Facebook Page by Nelson Shaffer, who found the photo at the UAW Local 12 Office in Toledo.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1026729948030025/

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Originally posted April 10, 2019: During WWII Brook Stevens developed a couple different Command Car concepts. All the pics of these can be seen at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s site.

1. The first one is a 6×6 vehicle. It was made into an actual vehicle. I don’t know what happened to it. I’m pretty sure I have a press photo fo this vehicle somewhere, but I can’t seem to find it. This very well could be on the same platform as other 6x6s of the era.

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1949 Modified CJ-3A Lincolnton, NC $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: This has been painted red and is being resold.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/837017479769475

“1949 Cj3a fire truck one of a kind built by factory for fire protection then used by ambulance service runs and drives some work done $10500”

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1982 DJ-5 w/ Replacement Body Rosedale, MD $2500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Merlin shared this DJ-5 with an unusual fiberglass replacement body on Facebook. One person thinks the body is a “Bum-Vee” body, but I couldn’t confirm that. Anyone recognize this body? It reminds me of the Parmley body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/642102107495942

“Trades only classic car fire arms Runs and drives4 cyl runs and drives”

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1947 CJ-2A JeepRod Galloway, NJ $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

Looks ready to go.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1169501547281581

“1947 Jeep willys 350 bored 30 over Edelbrock aluminum heads intake and carburetor two-speed transmission speedway front end”

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1970 J-20 Saratoga Springs, NY $2500

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/28/2022) This former race-horse-track jeep has an unusual mod. Might make an unusual restoration. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/747155419912323

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1948 CJ-2A Council Bluffs, IA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

The seller describes this as a Pro Street jeep rather than a drag jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/628046495615902

“Custom built willys jeep, Pro street. ( not a drag car ,street car!) 350 Chevy engine .40 over aluminum heads. Tunnel ram , 450 Hollys ,2 speed transmission, manual shift. 12 bolt rear end. 4 link coil over rear suspension. Straight axle ,leaf springs up front. Manual steering and brakes . Custom paint. Slotted mags, new tires all the way around. Less then 200 miles on tires”

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1948 CJ-2A Ovando, MT $1500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.

(02/01/2022) Listed as a 1949, the serial number for the chassis is near the end of the 1948 production run. This lacks an engine. The hardtop does appear custom.

https://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/7548756707.html

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“1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep. $2000/obo. Sincere, old Montana jeep, surprisingly rust-free body, some bondo. No motor. Title (Helena, 1971); title says 1949 but I was informed the serial number is 1948 production. Unique, custom, well-built, steel full cab, therefore no original windshield frame or tailgate. Floors minor rust-out, bed very solid and straight, toolbox replaced. Some metal sheeting tacked on exterior of body. Original radiator and toolbox lid included. 16” rims, tires have air but need replaced”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Anderson, IN $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

Roger Martin spotted this oddly-modded CJ-2A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1151478875454426

“CJ-2A Runs great”

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1942 MB-Jalopy Twenty Nine Palms, CA $2200

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: .

This is unusual! You can see the MB/GPW dash, so it does have at least some jeep DNA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/658029439262195/

“1942 willys jeep dune buggy project. 1993 jeep grand cherokee frame and 4.0 engine. It Runs, drives and stops and the 4×4 works. Still needs some work before taking her out though. Could also be a sweet rat rod project. I was gonna rebuild it but some things have come up and I could use the money. Price is $2200 obo. Price will go up as I continue to work on it. ”

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1973 Stretched CJ-5 Valleyford, WA $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

This vehicle is located just south of Spokane. If you were planning on stretching a body, maybe this will meet your needs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/789911865641529

“Bought to finish and time ran out. Has running v8 and wagoner axels. Rear is installed. No driveline installed. Vehicle is stretched. Have pretty much all parts to finish. And extra parts.”

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Jeep Duriez Ads

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

UPDATE: The latest issue of the Europe-based 4X4 Story Magazine has images of a rare surviving Duriez jeep (see ads for the various Duriez models here).

https://www.4x4story.fr/index.php/2022/10/20/jeep-willys-de-1944-carrosserie-duriez/ 

There is also a video of the jeep here (in French): https://www.facebook.com/jeepvillage/videos/1170152156865967

Here are some additional pics:

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Originally posted Dec 14, 2014:  Marc found these vintage Duriez Ads from France. Duriez used the jeep platform (and other vehicles) to create more transportation options.

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3. View all the information on eBay

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Jeeps @ Sidney, NE Auction

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, FC150-FC170-M677, Other 4x4s, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

There are four jeeps (or partial jeeps) at a Nebraska Action. This first one is the oddest:

1) This obviously isn’t a jeep, but someone thought this model A should look like one:

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2) Here is an FC-170 (no year listed)

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1952 CJ-3A Northglenn, CO $25,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Here’s an unusual build. It is stretched and modified.

https://denver.craigslist.org/for/d/denver-willys-jeep/7543603466.html

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?I have a 1952 3A Willy’s Jeep for sale over 50K invested runs drives but still needs other work done need room in garage and don’t have time to finish completely! Has a 5.3 V8 320 hp Fi-tech intake computer controlled – griffin radiator 4L60E transmission w1500 stall atlas11 transfer case 4.0 low range 32 spline front and rear front axle Dana 44 rear 9” ford 4.11 gears moser axles 35 spline Eaton Detroit limited slip all new. Jegs LS mini starter 6.1 ratio. Front range custom drive shafts
Paul’s custom canvas bikini top rear cover, doors battery mounted in rear tool box custom seats 5 point harness to many things to list!
Don’t need help selling
No low ballers
Asking 25K?”

 
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1958 CJ-3B Rosedale, CA $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/26/2022) This CJ-3B’s body has been modified in the back.

]https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/bakersfield-1958-willys-jeep-high-top/7536130626.html

“ink in hand, selling a 1958 Willys Jeep High Top CJ3B. Registration is current and no smog needed. Many new parts including 2nd seat, seat belts, fuel line, gas pump, etc. Tires and rims are in great shape. Needs some fine tuning, but the components are there. Currently not running consistently.
Comes with frame for the doors and other parts.
Selling as is.
Cash sales only.
Firm on the price.”

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Year? CJ-3A? Laurel, MT $3500

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

Jerry’s father is selling this jeep he found in Wyoming (contact Jerry via FB — https://www.facebook.com/groups/18657808157/permalink/10160120357838158).

Jerry was told this was one of about a hundred that were built by an unknown company. I looked through my archives, but could not find anything exactly like this one. Anyone ever seen one like this?

For all the work that was done to create it, it seems possible that more were made. Jerry indicates that the body is galvanized. The entire top is custom, along with the fenders, and it looks like the work is reasonably good. The doors are suicide doors. The hood looks like an original part. The cowl and dash may be original, but the dash has been modified. The fan shroud is galvanized with an old electric fan.

If forced to guess, I’d say if several hundred were built, that they were older jeeps that were stripped and rebuilt. If all like this one, they were designed for colder and wetter climates (permanent hood, perm dash, and a perm heater blower), so I could imagine these would have been constructed out of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, or Northern Idaho.

Another theory is that if several hundred built, maybe they weren’t all built the same? Maybe some were more custom than others or more creative than others? That might explain some of the odd designs that we’ve seen over the years out of the northern Intermountain West? My assumption had been these were all home built, but perhaps not?

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1950 Truck Browns Summit, NC $7300

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Mike spotted this running and driving custom diesel truck with some Wilys truck parts.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1765745750475498

“Fabricated Wheelis Jeep Detroit turbo diesel engine four speed transmission positive track rear-end runs and drives good”

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1948 CJ-2A Hillsborough, NH $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This jeep has a custom body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/818919309122517

“This is my beloved 1948 CJ with a sweet homemade body made out of plate steel with the t-bucket look. It has a reproduction m38 windshield. It has the L134 with the desired kaiser SuperSonic head, t90, and dana 18. It comes on 31×10.50r15 Mastercraft mud terrain tires. This jeep gets all the attention whereever it goes. Jeep has a tabor 9k pound winch with in cab controls. The frame has been boxed. The seats are xp1000 seats out of a newer Polaris RZR. Has LED lights all the way around. Has Brennan Metcalfs tracker disc brake conversion on the front axle. This jeep is well tested on and offroad, it goes everywhere. I really hate to sell it but don’t really need 5 jeeps, and would hate to see it sit. I would like $5000”

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1949 CJ-3A Mora, MN $3950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Dave’s selling this custom build with a fiberglass body, unique fiberglass hood, and reversed springs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3349917061930694

“60’s cj5 frame and dauntless motor. 70’s t15 transmission and Dana 20 tcase. 70’s axles 4:27 gears. Disc brakes and power steering. All new clutch stuff with hydraulic master. Still needs some tweaking, maybe a different size master. Fiberglass body. Good title. Runs moves stops, but still a project.”

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1952 CJ-3A Alto, MI $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

Looks like a great price for a fun little rig. Note the disc brake on the transfercase.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1452506678597037

“Willys .buggy. trail rig. Rock crawler. 4×4. Runs.drives.stops. pinion brake and 2 front brakes.twin stick.4 cylinder. No title. Dont message after 9pm or before 9am i wont return message. Dont ask dumb questions. If you dont have cash dont message.”

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1946? CJ-3B? Memphis, TN $1250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B • TAGS: , , .

This is an interesting creature. Anyone recognize the chassis? The body looks lengthened, or is custom, or is some type of replacement body (prob out of the Philippines if a replacement).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/554849679675500

“1946 jeep 4 cylinder 3 speed motor runs”

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1982 DJ-5 JeepRod Rome, NY $8500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

Here’s an oddball.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/487795796012878

“1982 Mail jeep sitting on a 1996 s10 frame. 350 motor and 350 transmission. Steering has been converted to right hand drive. Runs and drivers great. Very fun and fast truck”

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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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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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