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1948 CJ-2A? Southwest MI $1900

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: , .

Hmmm. Have we seen this one before?

“Runs ans drives. New brake lines.”


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1951 Photo Showing Custom Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: .

This photo was taking in 1951 and shows Bill Warren in front of his modified jeep. It looks like a simple convertible top is stowed on the rear of the jeep.

“Vintage Photo — Photo Measures 3″ x 4.25″ — Photo Is In Good Condition with Minor Wear — ”

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1956? Flattie Reedsport, OR $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

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”



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1965 DJ-3A Charlton, IA $14,900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,900 and more pics included.

“65 dj3a hand built hot rod jeep, very rare body heavily modified jeep frame, 454 mark 5 crate motor with bigger heads all comp cams valve train , cdi ign.,177 blower, 9 quart oil system carbon fiber clutch, all new suspension, fuel cell, gel bat., so much more.600+ horse power,2400 pounds, this car isn’t for light weights. pearl paint on it ,in it, under it. 5speed w3500 over drive. runs on lightly doctored pump gas. will trade for way bitchin rat or kemp custom.”



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1947 CJ-2a Elk Mound, WI $2000



“1947 Willy on a 1975 Bronco frame and drive train

302 rebuilt motor
3 speed trans
New brakes
New front end”



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1956? Jeepney San Diego, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3800.

(06/19/2017) The Jeepney doesn’t run. The oil filter mount isn’t a triangle nor is it a circle. It’s an oval. What’s that from? It also has an interesting dash, too.

“This is for the Willys collector who thought they had everything. It’s an awesome project and you’ll be the hit of the show. Very complete and unusual. Does not run. Do not contact with offers to help sell. No trades.”


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1961 FC-170 Irrigon, OR $3500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

Well hello sexy!

“For sale 1961 FC170 Jeep pickup.It has an enclosed service box .Front diff is a Dana 44,rear diff is a full floating Dana 60.Transmission is T98 Warner 4 spd.Engine is 327 chevy small block with camel back heads”


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1946 CJ-2A Oakdale, PA $1700


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/30/2017) Craig shard this franken-jeep.

“1946? Willis home made half cab with Kelly doors, bed from 1/4 ton trailer, we call it “frankenwilly” flathead engine has decent compression, converted to 12 volt, new alternator,carb,starter, new wheel cylinders and master cyl. Frame repaired and sags, very ratty, very neat lots of good parts no title. We used it on the farm til this summer ”


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1948 Wagon/? Westcliffe, CO $3500

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

(03/01/2017) Not stock, but I suppose it could be argued that there’s something original about this ….

“1948 Willys Jeep, flat head 4 cyl, 4×4 with 6 foot plow”


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1951 CJ-3A Chesterfield Twsp, MI $5000


Lots of custom jeep here.

“Selling my 1951 CJ3A. It has been re-bodied out of aluminum, so rust will not be an issue. The frame is clean and this beast is powered by a 4 cylinder turbo Diesel engine. This winter the jeep received new BDS 3″ lift springs, a 4 wheel disc brake upgrade, Borgeson steering upgrade for improved performance off-road. The jeep has new plastic racing seats for easy cleaning and a removable steering wheel for easier entry and exit from the jeep. The jeep also has a set of new 31″ Lauflenn off-road tires. The jeep is very nice and only needs a new owner. I have a growing family and need a few more seats in an off-road vehicle. Price is $5000 obo. The only trade considered would be a Subaru Forester or outback.

Jeep comes with snowplow that will need fitted if you want to use it. Comes with pump and power directional.”


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1951 Custom Woodie Truck Lake Forest, CA $75,500

• CATEGORIES: Features, Willys Trucks, Wood bodies • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/31/2017) This is quite the build!

“All custom 51 Willys woodie. Extensive sheet metal work, extended fenders, hood, roll pan and a tilt hood and more. All polished LS engine, with LS460e trans polished, hydro boost brakes. Custom dash, gauges, center console. Custom rebuilt painted frame blazer. All custom solid Maple wood with electric lift gate, PW, PB tilt etc. Custom interior, 6 way power seats with headrest monitors, custom made maple rear floor. Brand new 20″ rims and tires. So much more…view the photos for all the extras all top name brand parts. Less than 300 miles. Just testing the market. Serious offers only. Leave a message.”


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1950 Popular Mechanic Post on an Amusement Park

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

In the same January 1950 Popular Mechanic’s issue about the Santa Fe trail, Gayland spotted an article about jeeps (pages 104 and 105). Note that the jeep in the first pic looks to have a CJ-2A body, as the bow holders are there.

View the article here (you will have to search for the article within the magazine).

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Photos of Shriner CJ-2A Parade Jeep Truck on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

There are four different 2×2 negatives of this jeep from similar angles.

“Original Photo Negative from the Tulsa, OK area from the 1950’s. There was no information about the photographer, I figured out the location and era based on information in the images of the set I am listing together (Car tags and signs and recognizable landmarks) I have “inverted” the image, so you can see what a print will look like. The quality is fair to good, having some graininess. This is a good quality, albeit amateur image.”

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1951 CJ-3A Kalkaska, MI $5500

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/05/2017) Craig found this unique wooden bodied 3A. The seller has a sense of humor, calling the jeep “Termite’s Delight”.

“Take a look at this 1951 four-wheel drive Willy’s Jeep! Custom designed handcrafted wood body. Great show vehicle. Vehicle specs: 134 c.u. flat head, 4 cylinder engine. Runs good. Comes with canvas top and side doors. Also comes with a six foot steel plow, electric winch operated. Clean title.”


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1948 CJ-2A/Samurai Independence, MO $3400


Seller dropped this ’48 body onto a Suzuki Samurai. The battery must be in the box behind the front bumper.

“I have a 1948 willys body stretched to fit on a 88 Suzuki samurai. 4 cyl 5 speed 4×4 with 143,000 miles. Was lifted about 5 inches. Brand new wheels and tires and paint, it is a rough texture bed liner paint. It needs some work here and there to be finished right but can drive. I put over 4K miles on it last year”


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1949 Jeepster Morris, IL $5950

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

Seth thought someone might enjoy this one. It’s a dual cowl, wooden bench Jeepster.

“1949 Dual Cowl Phaeton, 4 cyl, tuned exhaust, hi-rise intake, 3 sp, bench seats. NEW motor, brakes, susp, steering.”





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1951 CJ-3A Naches, WA $2500


UPDATE: Pics now provided. Interesting top. From the back it looks like a sears top, but the rest is custom.

(05/11/2017) Has an engine update. No pics provided.

“’51 Willys 3A Jeep with Cab Enclosure For Sale
Studebaker 6 cylinder Engine 170 cu. inch.
T 90, Dana 18 Transfer completely rewired.
New leaf springs and shackles.
Runs good. Asking $2500 firm.”


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1956 CJ-3B w/3A Body Chugiak, AK $40,000


The body is a 20 gage galvanized 3A shaped body.


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“1956 CJ-3B chassis with new 20GA galvanized CJ-3A body. New springs, frame brackets, body brackets, Overhauled1968 Chevy 283 cu. in. V8, 2 bbl Rochester Carb w/manual choke. 1958 Chevy BelAire tail lights, LED headlights, NOS TransDapt adapter, new transmission gears, new transfer case gears, new overdrive.

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1946 CJ-2A Saginaw, MI $900


When the windshield doesn’t fit your vision, trim it!

“1946 Willys Jeep, Ford V8 Flathead engine, needs a starter and fresh gas.”

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1949? CJ-2A Kalispell, MT $2600


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2600.

(10/25/2016) Has some custom rear body work.

“1949 Willys Jeep, CJ2A, runs good, 4 cylinder engine, 3 speed manual, $3,000.00”


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1949 CJ-3A Sand Jeep Las Vegas, NV $16,600

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/14/2016) Has quite a few mods.



Small block Chevy 283
Iskenderian racing cam
270 grind Hydraulic lift
Holly carb 4160 Avenger
Weiand 3000 intake manifold
Mallory Unilite ignition
Flex-a-lite fans with custom alum housing
Alum overflow tank
Fram HPG1 and inline fuel filters
Fuel pressure gauge
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1946 CJ-2A Reading, MA $500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $500.

(04/14/2017) This is an odd one.

“selling a complete rolling chassy, has some front only fenders motor runs, but smokes a lot, also have a set of diferencals from a 1943 mb , sold with bill of sale, $700 no scamer or b/s”


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Year? Flattie Queen Creek, AZ $3250

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3250.

(03/16/2017) Runs and drives, but requires hand signals. It is licensed as an ATV.

“This machine was built in 2005 and was titled as a special construction ATV, it is street legal (currently requires the use of hand signals for turn signals) the power plant/trans are out of a 2004 mustang fuel injected 3.8 V6 with approximately 60,000 miles, it runs and drives great and is mechanically sound, this jeep just needs someone to take the time to finish it and make it there own, it has a custom tow bar and it flat tows great, it has tons of power and is fun to drive, clean title in hand $4000.00 obo’


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1948 CJ-2A/ ’27 Ford Sunburg, MN $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Sedan-jeep • TAGS: , .

Steve shared this oddity.

“Original flat 4 engine and drive train, bran new BF goodwrench 35″ tires. Needs wiring and brakes bled. This is a one of a kind nice project! Clean title in hand. Call or txt. Txt during the week as I work all day and cannot answer calls.”


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1947 CJ-2A Bruce, WI $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/08/2017) For the jeeped who has everything?

“This is a excellent restored custom Jeep! I’m listing this for a friend! He spent many loving hours on this project! It is a frame up build! 2″x4″ frame, diamond plate, etc! It would be an awesome trail or cabin rig! It doesn’t have a title but one could be had if it was to go on the road as a custom restored vehicle I was told! A must see to appreciate the dedicated work that went into this vehicle!”