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1966 Stretched DJ-6 6×6 Portland OR $25,000

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

This is a unique jeep that you may have see pics of around the internet/facebook. Both back axles are powered. A few readers have seen this in person and know the builder. One especially unique thing about it is that the jeep was originally a rare DJ-6.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/505387947387753

“Selling 1 of a kind custom 1966 CJ5 jeep , V6 auto. 6×6, former Holbrook specialty jeep, jolly jeepers rig, new tires,new paint and seats. V6 with turbo 400 transmission, bobcat tracks can be added , front winch. Off road use only. Ready for fun. 25,000$ No trades Trailer not included”

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1946 CJ-2A Wheat Ridge, CO $1000

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: , , .

This is an unusual build with a tilt hood and raised gauge panel.

https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/wheat-ridge-1946-willys-jeep/7357633012.html

“I’m not certain on the year of this Willys. This was purchased at a Estate sale and has NO TITLE, just a bill of sale.
Would make a great off road crawler. Was set up for a small block Chevy. One piece lift off front end. Custom dash.
A few misc. parts come with it, windshield frame, tailgate, some driveshafts and such. What you see is what I have.
Has original axles under it. Newer steering box. This could be a cool crawler.
Has a nice set of 33×12.50 tires on it.
May part out if I get enough interest in parts.”

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Year? DJ-5 Stretched Houston, TX $5900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

A custom stretched DJ-5.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-jeep-dj5-modified/7360059170.html

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“Wow this is cool – what kind of Jeep is this exactly? From Europe? South America? Is this Korean war era? Falkland Islands? Northern Ireland? These are the kinds of questions I get which is a lot of fun. If you don’t like attention, this is not the Jeep for you.

It started out as a retired postal Jeep (DJ5). I’ve since extensively modified it to be of roughly the same dimensions as the rare Willys CJ6. Frame stretched 18” with lots of hand fabricated body modifications, roll bars, etc. Custom safari top (the only top), new seats & seatbelts, Bluetooth stereo. I tossed the tired 4-banger and swapped in a stout Ford 302 & C4 automatic. Engine has 351 heads, 4bbl, new electronic distributor, water pump, radiator, exhaust manifolds, battery, etc. etc. Fairly aggressive cam, sounds great. Way more motor than this light truck needs, but it is fun.

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Year? CJ-3A Tacoma, WA $4750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

This jeep has been modified with a truck bed. It’s listed as a 1958, so maybe it was originally a DJ-3A or maybe it is a modified CJ-3B or CJ-5.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/197222075670198

“I am selling my one of a kind custom Willys Jeep. This Jeep has a CJ3A front end with a custom stepside Willys pickup style bed. It is powered by a Ford 302 v8 with a T150 three speed manual transmission. That is paired to a Dana 18 transfer case that puts power to a Dana 44 rear axle and a Dana 35 front axle. The Jeep has 33” tires with front locking hubs. Jeep runs, but needs a new battery and fuel, possible the carb cleaned. I’m asking $4750 or best offer.”

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1950? CJ-3A? Thermopolis, WY $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: .

This has a 2A body, so the date and model may be incorrect. The wagon/truck/jeepster front clip fits pretty well.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/622601245384028

“1950 CJ 3A Buick V6, has manual trans with 2 stick transfer case Asking $2,500 Has clear title”

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1950 Modified CJ-3A Celestine, IN $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

This jeep is probably a re-themed version of this ambulance jeep from 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/188309073217907

“For sale is a early 50s Willys Jeep. Runs good. Does need brakes to be drivable. 4×4. Has a generator in the back, used to be driven in parades in Vincennes. I do not have the title for it. Asking $10,000”

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German’s Re-style a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This post was first published September 25, 2014:

Joshua Regula-Morris has a neighbor who had an MB in Germany. The first photo shows him on his Jeep in 1946. The second photo shows the text on the back of the first photo. Apparently, some Germans restyled the jeep, resulting in photo #3. Joshua’s neighbor swears this is the same jeep. Before leaving Germany he sold it to a friend. You can just make out the shackles at the front below the bumpers. Unfortunately, there aren’t any photos from the side.

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2-Inline Raditors on MB Build

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Unusual • TAGS: .

This unusual build appeared in the November 1964 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine. The build has two radiators, built in-line. I figured you all would enjoy this oddity.

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1942? MB? Port Orchard, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

Hey, it runs! So much to look at here …

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/991011251697589

“42 Willys, many mods to the body, very cool rig, runs like a top, needs brake work and some love.”

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1951 CJ-3A? Kalkaska, MI $5000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/14/2021) Someone spent some time on that wood body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/126990732737502

“1951 Jeep custom wood body runs good one of a kind.”

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1948 CJ-2A New Paltz, NY $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/27/2021) This runs, but it appears to have a CJ-5 body melded with a CJ-3A cowl.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1466927140316312

“Good jeep starts right up 35 firm will start it up in front of you”

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1952? M-38A1? Silver Lake, MI $18,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , , .

Listed as a 1952, this may have been an M-38A1 at some point. If you like a colorful jeep, this may be for you.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/mears-1952-jeep-willy-cj-chevy-motor/7332281538.html

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“1952 jeep 350 chevy motor with aluminum heads turbo 400 trans 4×4 39x19x15 tires this jeep is set up for the beach ore sand dunes it has a fiberglass body with steel doors if you put on the street you will need to put on a different set of tires the frame is powder coated …..power dist brakes ps auto ALSO YOU CAN REMOVE THE HOOD AND REMOVE THE TOP ..”

 
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1974 CJ-5 Newkirk, OK $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: .

Here’s a customized plow jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/536866917321740

“1,500 firm I will not go any lower 1974 Jeep cj5 conversion. 258 inline 6 bottom end knocks Hydraulics work. Only one ever made I have the email from the company that manufactured it if proof is needed. Has a hydraulic blade on the front and hydraulics on the side for a brush hog. I do not have the brush hog”

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1973 Stainless Steel Jeep Las Vegas, NV $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. 

(03/07/2020) It’s a project. Has curved rather than flat fenders.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/168482501463382

“For sale rare 1973 stainless steal jeep style body . Needs to be fully re-stored (was bought for that purpose) Has title to the jeep Asking 6,500.00 or 6,000 Cash Only”

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1959 Custom Wagon Biala Podlaska, Poland $23,000

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

Mike spotted this interesting rebuild of a 1959 wagon. It’s located in Eastern Poland. The work looks great. Note the pic of the frame area and how clean that looks.

https://willysforsale.com/ads/willys-1959/

Rebuilt Station Wagon 1959. Original frame, Go Devil engine, T90 gearbox, 4×4 reducer. Rear body made of new sheets. All spare parts new or refurbished. After the renovation, he traveled 4km / 2.5 miles/. I have photo documentation of the renovation.
More information via e-mail: kamaje @ o2.pl (remove spaces around the @).
Shipping to the USA to be arranged.

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1961 CJ-5 JeepRod Bartlett, NH $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Jeep Rods • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price bumped to $12,500.

(03/11/2021) Lots of custom jeep here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3698330556895617

“1961 Jeep willys custom 1400 miles from frame off restoration chop windshield 270 v 6 two wheel drive headers duel exhaust!! Disk breaks !! Fiber glass hood !! One of a kind !!”

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Year? CJ-2A Cheyenne, WY $2250

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

This has a 2A body, so the listed year of 1950 may be incorrect. It’s got a few other odd mods, too.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1156921921410986

“1950 Willys Jeep CJ3 CJ3A Barn Find!!! This is a 1950 Jeep CJ3A that has a Buick V6 transplant. Intakes and cylinders look good oil is clean, looks like it was never run. Pretty sure it have not been driven in at least 20 years. Body is ok but not too rusty. Frame is solid. Have a clean title. Bought from a barn locally this winter but have too many projects.”

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1950 Modified Wagon Sun Valley, NV $4000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual, Willys Wagons, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

This is different. The price seems reasonable.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3923115954417478

“Mileage unknown. Needs master cylinder and battery. As is..must tow”

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Year? Mighty Mite Tucson, AZ $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Mighty Mites • TAGS: , .

This unusual build is a modified Mighty Mite.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/171675868130621

“1960’s Mighty Mite Jeep. Aluminum body, fiberglass hood and fenders from a Toyota Landcruiser. 4×4 positraction front & rear. 4 speed with high & low range, Independent suspension with inboard brakes. Power rack and Pinon steering. Engine is a aluminum 215 block shaved & board out to 327 cubic inch. 300 crank, 300 heads, needle bearing roller cam, Chaffer aluminum fly wheel, remote oil filter with oil cooler. Engine built by Sam Sturges & Less Black Selling as is the engine install has not been able to be completed do to health problems. All it need is to be buttoned up and its ready to roll. THIS JEEP IS STRICTLY FOR OFF ROAD USE ONLY!”

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1960 CJ-3B/M-38A1 Spartanburg, SC $9500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available

(11/13/2020) Mark spotted this modified 3B with what I think is an M-38A1 rear body (has military gas tank). Has rear PTO and gearbox.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/spartanburg-willys-cj-3b-jeep-1960/7297454116.html

“Vintage Collectible CJ-3B Willys Farm Jeep with PTO. (Power Take Off)
This is partially restored.
Following has been replaced new: tires, radiator, wiring harness, alternator, ignition wires, brakes, rear main seal, overhaul gasket set, horn, switches. All purchased paperwork along with owners manual and service manual.
Have some other new items such as all shifter boots, battery case holder and misc that are included.
This farm jeep runs great and is a rare find.”

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1970 CJ-5ish Payette, ID $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

The unusual project needs more work.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/481043199726492

“Cj5 jeep custom build with 350 Chevy 4spd trans transfercase motor run good. Needs a bell housing and a rear end and drive line this is been sold as is will need trailered.”

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1953 Jeep Buggy Fort Lauderdale, FL eBay

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This is back on eBay. It’s priced at $3500 or make offer.

(09/28/2020) This buggy has a feature I’ve not see previously. The shifter knob is a tow ball.

View all the information on eBay

“jeep willys 1953 . Condition is Used.”

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1959 Truck JeepRod Levittown, PA $14,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/24/2021) Another unusual JeepRod build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3436258699817372

“Custom 59 Jeep Pickup rat rod, 430 Buick motor, automatic Trans, with quick change heavy duty rear, fuel cell, new battery, huge wide 5 tires and rims, electric fan, custom air cleaner, Wildwood front brake assembly, all new tires, must be seen.OR OFFER thanks Paul. OR TRADE. RAT ROD”

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1960? Custom Flattie Project Kuttawa, KY $900

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/16/2020) Given the price, there might be value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/346038503320041

“Toy or parts has a 350 motor an 400 trans has military running gear”

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Modified MB w/ Marshall Jones and Roy Joe Baxter

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This jeep has some of the stranger fenders I’ve seen on WWII jeeps. They seem like they are slowly absorbing the jeep

https://digital.lib.utk.edu/collections/islandora/object/volvoices%3A3434

Marshall “Grandpa” Jones and Roy Joe Baxter pose with Roy Joe’s stream-lined Jeep in Munich, Germany, 1945. The Jeep was named “the Hunk.” After the war Jones attained fame as a musician on the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 32 he was already called “Grandpa”– he got his nickname ten years prior due to his grouchy moods on his morning radio show. The Jeep was most likely a government contracted passenger model made by Ford or Willys. There were over 500,000 of these cars produced during the War.”

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PHOTO CREDIT: Universi ty of Tennessee, Knoxville https://digital.lib.utk.edu/collections/islandora/object/volvoices%3A3434